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Myrna Crowther

Greg Martin

Senior Branch Manager Assistant Vice President

Janet Mayo

Bob Crowther

Mortgage Loan Officer

Mortgage Loan Officer

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(951) 816-3603

(951) 775-4883

Mortgage Sales Assistant

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Mortgage Loan Officer

(951) 816-3602

(951) 816-3608

Lori Corwin Mortgage Coordinator

(951) 816-3607

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Nancy Coe

Vanessa Reyes Mortgage Loan Officer

Paula Lebleu

Steve Ventre Mortgage Loan Officer

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(951) 816-3624

Mortgage Loan Officer

Sharon Sosa

Mortgage Loan Officer

Sales Manager

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Rick Barrera

Tim Moreno

Sales Manager


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in this 2010 Awards Gala ....................................................................... pg. 4 Women in Business ..................................................................... pg. 5 Wine Country Classic ................................................................ pg. 6 City Article ..................................................................................... pg. 9 Ribbon Cuttings......................................................................... pg. 10 New Members ............................................................................. pg. 16 Calendar ........................................................................................ pg. 18 VYP Launches New Site ......................................................... pg. 19 directors

Nancy Austin, Grubb & Ellis Tony Berardino, Cornerstone E & S Insurance Services Dan Brunell, Dearborn West, LLC

26790 Ynez Court, Temecula, CA 92591 Phone: 951.676.5090 Fax: 951.694.0201 Email : mission Statement

The mission of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is to promote the economic environment of all member businesses and by so doing will support the programs which preserve and improve the quality of life.

officers Chairman of the Board — Stan Harter, Reid & Hellyer, A Professional Corporation

First Vice Chairman — Kelly Daniels Neu, Premier Marketing/Valley Events Second Vice Chairman — Isaac Lizarraga, Rancho Ford Lincoln Mercury Treasurer — Jerry Konchar, Pechanga Resort & Casino Secretary — Janet Scott, Bank of America

Teresa Fleege, Southwest Healthcare System Ron Guerriero, EDGE Development, Inc. Jeff Kurtz, The Promenade Temecula Shane Lesovsky, Temecula Valley Communications Suzanne Lingold, California State University San Marcos Paul Nolta, Small Business Development Center Tom Paradis, The Press-Enterprise Janese M. Reyes, Community Little Book Karen Roberts, Kaiser Permanente Bill Seltzer, Temecula Valley Golf School Jackie Steed, Clear Blue Promotions Roger Ziemer, The Gas Company

management Team

Alice Sullivan, President CEO Laura Turnbow, Chief Operations Officer Kimberly Freize-Uhler, Membership Director Katie Edmonds, Membership Coordinator Yvonne Ruiz, Membership Coordinator Jennifer Cloud, Special Events Director Jeanette Kristensen, Resource Coordinator Lynn Collett, Resource Coordinator Emily Pulley, Communications Director Karen Ratkowski, Operations Assistant Justin Lawler, Creative Director Jeremy Harris, Legislative Council


LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL Chair — Roger Ziemer, Southern California Gas Company MEMBERSHIP SERVICES Chair — Lori Maruffo, Virtual Outsourcing Solutions Co Chair — Ryan Andrews – Integrity Journal Co Chair — Adam Ruiz – A R Home Loans Direct Inc. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES Chair — Laura Bruno, Referral Institute VYP Chair — Adam A. Ruiz, A R Home Loans Direct, Inc. and Tiffany Carreon, Computer Max Co-Chairs — Ashley Garing & Lynne Kristensen, The Temecula Insider; Martin Canchola, Pro Internet Strategies; Michael Klein & Nicole Albrecht, Financial Accounting Services, Inc.; Jennifer Weidinger, Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley; Victor Bottino, Temecula Stage Stop Deadline for text is the 10th of the preceding month, and deadline for inserts is the 10th of the preceding month. Members wishing to submit articles for upcoming issues of Temecula Today, please submit to Flyer insert: To reserve space for an insert, please call Alice Sullivan at 951.676.5090 For advertising opportunities please call Emily Pulley 951.676.5090

The opinions and views expressed in Temecula Today are those of the writer or person interviewed and are not necessarily those of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, its Officers or Board of Directors, the editor, or the advertisers in Temecula Today, The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce endorses no person, political candidate, or opinion unless specifically stated. The publisher accepts advertising on the condition that at no time shall the publisher’s liability exceed the cost of space involved, and the publisher is not liable for incidental or consequential damages.

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2010 Awards Gala Recap

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC), hosted the Valley’s 44th Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, February 20 at Pechanga Resort and Casino. Coinciding with the 20th Anniversary of the City of Temecula, this year’s event celebrated the great achievements the Chamber has made in 2009, the city’s history and honored winners of the Business, Citizen and Charitable Organizations of the Year. “Our Awards Gala was a spectacular event, with a great turnout from local businesses and dignitaries,” said Alice Sullivan, Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. “The Chamber would like to congratulate this year’s winners and thank them for the incredible contributions they’ve made in the community.” In addition to the night’s business, organization and citizen awards, there was a surprise Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to Jimmy and Peg Moore who were one of the driving forces behind the incorporation of the City of Temecula and have remained an integral part of growth and success of the community’s development. Another special honor that was handed out at the gala was the Chairman’s Choice Award which went to Dennis Frank, a longtime contributor to the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Southwest California Concil. The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce would like the thank the business community for their generosity. This year garnered a record donation item amount from local area businesses valued at over $63,000. The over 440 gala attendees enjoyed a champagne reception, dinner, awards presentation, entertainment and dancing as part of this black tie event.

Jimmy and Peg Moore A Lifetime of Achievement If you haven’t heard of Peg or Jimmy Moore then you probably need to brush up on your Temecula history. This dynamic duo played an important part in helping Temecula not only become incorporated as a city, but help lay the path for Temecula to become one of the premiere cities in the region. Jimmy and Peg Moore were recognized as the Life Time Achievement recipients at the 44th Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, February 20. Just another one of many awards these two have received throughout the years for their service to the community. Married for over fifty years, they moved to the area in the 80’s and knew they had found a special place in southwest Riverside county. From important players in lobbying for incorporation, to a seat on the first City Council, to the Historical Society Board and to teaching a class on the history of Temecula. Just to name a few of the highlights from this couples history in our town. We, the citizens of Temecula are lucky to have people like the Moores who care so much about their community.


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Complete list of all Contributors: Acuvest Commodity Brokers Affordable Fitness American Laser Centers Anela Apothecary Antique Pro Photo Aquarium of the Bay Arthur Murray Dance Studio Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries Assistance League BBC Worlwide Productions Bennett & Bennett Big Apple Physicians Big Fogg Birch Aquarium Birth Choice of Temecula Pregnancy Resource Center Bob’s Canvas Bradford Renaissance Portraits Brighton Collectibles Buffalo Wild Wings Calavo California Academy of Sciences California Ballet California State University San Marcos California T’s Screen Printing & Embroidery Callaway Vineyard & Winery Christian Community Musical Theater Christian Youth Theater Clear Blue Promotions Coast to Coast Laser Collette Vacations Community Little Book Cornerstone E&S Insurance Services The Creative Bar Dental Suite at Rancho Pueblo Dogtopia of Temecula Dr. Richard Uhler Fast Teks On-Site Computer Service Fitness Together Four Queens Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Frankie’s Steak & Seafood Great Harvest Bread Company Habitat for Humanity Hagafen Cellars Harrahs Rincon Casino Hearst Castle Hilton Palm Springs Hope’s Chest Co Huntington Library Janet Scott - Bank of America Jeanette Kristiansen & Lynn Collett Kids World Killarneys Restaurant & Irish Pub Live with Regis and Kelly Living Yoga Center Lori Maruffo, Virtual Outsourcing Solutions Los Angeles Dodgers Murrieta Day Spa Museum of Contemporary Art Museum of Photographic Arts Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

County Nimmo Construction Ontario Improv Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Arizona Pala Casino Spa & Resort Parul Mehta DDS Inc Pechanga Resort & Casino Perfect Tan Pittsburgh Steelers Poindexter Consulting Group Pole Position Raceway Promenade Temecula Ramona VNA & Hospice Rancho Ford Lincoln Mercury REE HVAC Referral Institute So Cal Regal Entertainment Reid & Hellyer Ripleys Believe it or Not Riverside Resort Rowley Portraiture San Diego Ballet San Diego Chargers San Diego Harbor Excursion San Diego Museum of Art San Diego Museum of Man San Diego Zoo Santa Barbara Zoo Santa Monica Playhouse SCEGA SCEGA Gymnastics Shedd Aquarium Chicago Simply Kneaded Sizzler Restaurant South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Southwest Healthcare System Spirit Cruises Sprouts St Louis Rams Stone Brewing Company Super Media, Official Publisher of the Verizon Yellow Pages Supervisor Jeff Stone Sweet Bean Sycuan Casino Sycuan Casino Talega Golf Club Technology Squared Temecula Community Theater Temecula Police Department Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival Temecula Valley Golf School The Bank of Mexican Food The Grape Escape Balloon Adventure The Grapeline The Ice House Top of the Rock Tucalota Springs RV Park Van Avery Prep Versus Visterra Credit Union Voit Management Western Science Center

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Women in Business Forum Inspires & Empowers moRe thAn 200 Attendees By Kim Wilder-Lee The third annual Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Forum, which took place on October 29, 2009 at Wilson Creek Winery, was a resounding success. Themed “Personal Triumphs: Women Inspiring Women,” the event drew more than 200 local area businesswomen and attendees who spent half a day browsing more than 30 booths promoting local shops, products and businesses, as well as the works of several local female artists. The art pavilion was a new feature this year, and showcased photography, watercolors, oils and drawings by a hand-picked selection of women artists from Temecula and Los Angeles. Attendees also enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by Delytes Fine Foods, Inc. as well as a panel discussion on women’s issues moderated by Leah DiBernardo, Executive Chef of Delytes. This year, our distinguished panelists included Kathy Anselmo, Co-Founder of Our Nicholas Foundation; Sherryl Ford, CEO of Facelogic International; Jacqueline A. Howells, Principal, Howells Government Relations; and Terri Pebley, Owner, Keyways Vineyard & Winery. Guests also had the opportunity to hear the powerful, moving and inspiring comments of topic speaker Evangeline J. “Ginger” Larson, Partner at Winton Larson & Solecki LLP. Said TVCC President Alice Sullivan, “This year’s Women in Business Forum surpassed all our expectations. We nearly doubled our attendance from the previous year and are so happy to have been able to host an event that drew such a large, diverse group of women and which hopefully inspired and empowered them to succeed in business and in life. We look forward to building upon the success of this year’s event as we turn our thoughts toward next year.”


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2009’s event was chaired by Leah DiBernardo (Delytes Fine Foods, Inc.), Bette Endresen (Artist Touch Studio), LouEllen Ficke (Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley), Julie Ngo (State Farm Insurance), Jackie Steed (Clear Blue Promotions), Kim Wilder-Lee (The PR Maven), as well as Alice Sullivan, Katie Edmonds, and Kimberly Freize-Uhler of the TVCC. “I absolutely enjoyed attending the Women In Business Event. I had the privilege of meeting the most amazing women in all types of business and look forward to attending next year. Temecula Chamber of Commerce should be proud of how well it was organized.” Gina Fogelmanis, Sexton Advisory Group

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Take a Swing at the Wine Country Classic sponsoRed bY edge deveLopment, inc. It’s time to hit the course, golf course that is, and take care of business at the Annual Wine Country Classic! This year’s tournament is set to take place Friday, May 7, held at Journey, a world class golf course. Journey unwinds gracefully along a spectacular boulder strewn mountain with over 7 miles of cart paths. Journey presents an exhilarating “journey” that is sure to create the perfect environment for success. Shotgun start is at 10am. Now is the time to get your foursome together and register for the first tournament of the year! The fee to golf is $250 per person or $1000 per foursome. Reservations include the golf fee, cart, lunch and the banquet following the tournament. Sponsorship opportunities are now available. The tournament will offer participating businesses an opportunity to spend time with key business customers for 4 to 5 hours of undivided attention. Available sponsorships range from $500 to $150. Each of the sponsorships comes with the opportunity to display your products or services to those that golf. Don’t let this great opportunity pass you by. For details on the tournament or to become a sponsor please contact Jennifer Cloud at 951-676-5090.

Thank you to our Wine Country Classic Sponsors: Title Sponsor – EDGE Development Inc. Tee Box Sponsors – Abbott Vascular, Pechanga Resort & Casino Lunch Box Sponsor – Brandman University Banquet Sponsor – American AgCredit Golf Cart Sponsor – Community Little Book, Print, On-line & Mobile Yellow Pages Putting Green Sponsor – CR&R Recycling & Refuse Service Eagle Sponsor – Southwest Healthcare System

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Friday, August 13 5:30-8:30pm Wilson Creek Winery The Chamber’s Wine & Bingo event is just that…WINE and BINGO! It’s a casual, fun night out with members of the Chamber and of the local community. A great opportunity to play a few games of B.I.N.G.O. and taste some of Temecula’s finest wines. $25 includes admission, 9 games of bingo and appetizers. Additional bingo cards for sale at event, cash bar. $300 cash prize! To sign up for this great event go online or call the chamber today.


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Now more than ever, the Chamber is here to help Check out these testimonials:

“I launched my business, Credible Witness Notary Service in August of 2009. I have held a Notary Public commission since 2005 and decided to pursue the business full time in August. My license was up for renewal in October. I took the required notary class and exam to renew my commission in September. I invested in equipment, marketing materials and became a member of the Temecula Chamber of Commerce.   However, the Secretary of State’s office did not send me a renewed commission. After a very frustrating twelve weeks of trying to contact the Secretary of State,  it dawned on me that I had forgotten the Chamber of Commerce is not only about networking, but there to support businesses who experience challenges.  I promptly contacted the Chamber and within minutes I was in touch with Ms. Fuller of State Assemblyman Jeffries office.  Within twenty-four hours I received my renewed commission and was back in business! I am so glad I made the wise business decision to join the Temecula Chamber of Commerce. Thanks so much for all you do to support all types of businesses!” — Catie Drott, Credible Witness Notary Service In early January 2008, while working in my home office one morning, the phone rang. The voice on the other end began, “Mr. Huth, this is Scott Brown from Chambers and Chambers. We are a personnel search firm located in Omaha, NE. “I saw your biographic information on the

Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Web site and thought that you could help me fill a position that we have contracted with a publicly traded company on the West Coast. Do you know anyone interested in a Managerial Position that offers an attractive compensation package and an aggressive bonus program?” Just finishing up with a 5 year stint in real estate and not enjoying it at all, I decided to jump back into Corporate America. I indicated to Scott that I knew someone who met the requirements of the position he described. Me. I emailed him my work history and within twenty-five minutes Scott Brown called again. He said the job was right up my alley and asked if I was available to meet with the Chief Operating Officer of his client company, for a personal interview, the next day? Excitedly, I said absolutely. Well one thing lead to another and on January 31, 2008, I started my new position with Barrett Business Services, Inc (BBSI) as the AREA MANAGER. BBSI is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ SYM BBSI). It has been in business since 1951. As a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), BBSI is self-insured in the state of California. Whether serving a large national employer or a smaller local company, BBSI’s goal is to implement the “Power of Five,” providing the client with comprehensive human resources management services. The Power of Five includes Payroll, Human Resource Management, Employee benefits, Safety Services and Workers’ Compensation. BBSI provide services to a variety of clients. All aspects of construction, administrative types of work and the trades, are just a few of the variety of clients that BBSI services. Thinking back to that initial phone call from Scott Brown, I realized that it was my relationship with the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and the information that I had placed on their web site that opened the door to a new career. The few minutes it took to fill in my name, contact information and background, became a priceless conduit to Corporate America. I knew that joining the chamber would increase my exposure to the local business arena. I had no idea that it would reach an out-of-state Head-Hunter who ultimately would place me into a fulfilling career with an outstanding company. — Doug Huth, Barrett Business Services, Inc

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Beauty + Brains = Desirable Biotech/Biomed Home! the citY of temecuLA

By: Christine Damko, Economic Development Analyst Temecula, branded as Southern California’s wine country, is most known for its award winning wineries, panoramic vineyard views, historical Old Town, and home of Pechanga Resort and Casino. What one may not know is that the City of Temecula also hosts a cluster of prominent medical distribution/supply and biotech/biomed companies. These businesses have been attracted to Temecula for a number of reasons including our highly skilled labor force, top notch K-12 school system (which ranks 10th out of all school districts in Riverside, Orange, and San Diego counties), close proximity to San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties, quality and affordable housing, and an exceptional quality of life. The City of Temecula is also committed to providing excellent, expeditious, and clear guidance to companies located or planning to locate here throughout the development process, whether constructing a new facility or leasing. It is with these attractive qualities and high level of customer service that businesses are drawn to Temecula. Projects such as our Regional Promenade Mall expansion along with the continued planning and construction

of hotels, restaurants, and businesses have given Temecula continued strength even during these slow economic times. Biotech companies have also continued to develop and grow within the City of Temecula. Within the past three years, over one million square feet of biotech space has been constructed within our city limits. Within the past year, Abbott Laboratories has completed their 419,341 square foot office, manufacturing, and laboratory building along with their 1,618 space parking structure. Abbott is a leader in designing and developing cardiovascular medical products. Professional Hospital Supply (PHS), one of the nation’s oldest regional suppliers of medical and surgical supplies, has just expanded in Temecula. PHS’ hospital supply system streamlines the hospital supply process and distributes medical products to hospitals and alternative care facilities. PHS has just finished construction on a large office and warehouse expansion of over 600,000 square feet in size. Other biotech companies such as Millipore (biopharmaceutical manufacturing), Golden West Biologicals (distributor of essential raw materials), Isomedics (sterility industry leaders), Extrumed (custom thermoplastic), FFF Enterpises (biopharmaceuticals distributor), Generic Manufacturing Corp (surgical/medical instrument manufacturing), and SurgiCount Medical, Inc. (computer assisted safety-sponge system) have continued to grow and thrive in Temecula. As Temecula continues to build its hive of success, it attracts those who demand this high quality of life. With a median age of 30.6, average household income of $90,946, and 67.13% of its adults 25 & over having attended some college, Temecula’s residents (both residential and commercial) continue to push for civic excellence. The City of Temecula welcomes biotech (and other types of industry) companies to explore both the beauty and the brains of our city and what we have to offer. For additional information on the biotech industry within Temecula, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 951-506-5100 or visit


2010 stAte of the citY AddRess The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to take advantage now to sponsor and attend the 2010 State of the City Address titled, “IMAGINE.” This year’s event will take place Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Mayor Comerchero will lead guests on a journey, looking back over the last 20 years since our incorporation and a look forward at our many goals and opportunities the next 20 years hold for Temecula. Reservations are now being accepted for this sell-out event. Individual reservations are $40 and corporate tables of 10 guests are $500. Reservations can be made online at or by calling the chamber at 951-676-5090. Temecula Today | March/April 2010

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Temecula Valley

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrates each new member with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Or, if you are an existing member and move locations let the business community know with a ribbon cutting. Contact the Membership Department to learn more call 951-676-5090. Carrie Tomseth/Erne Orin PO Box 1646 Temecula, CA 92593 (951)329-8080

Wright Productions William Wright 28924 Old Town Front St. Ste. 105 Temecula, CA 92590

Community Hospice Services Rachel Mason 41769 Enterprise Circle North #102 Temecula, CA 92591 (951)296-2829

Old Town Temecula Ice Skating Rink

Travel by Cheryl Cheryl Pollard 28636 Old Town Front Street Ste. 104 Temecula, CA 92590 (951)693-4702

Old Town Sweet Shop Deborah Drew 28545 Old Town Front Street Ste. 101 Temecula, CA 92590 (951)693-1919 Holly Suso 31915 Rancho California Road #200-301 Temecula, CA 92591 (408)667-9951

LPL Financial La Pointe Private Client Group David La Pointe 28544 Old Town Front Street Ste. 201 Temecula, CA 92590 (951)694-3537

Free Community Event

8th Annual Community Water Conservation Festival April 24, 2010 10:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. Diamond Valley Lake Visitor Center 2325 Searl Parkway, Hemet 92543

Two landscape workshops (11 & 1), designed to educate residents on how to create and maintain a beautiful and California friendly landscape, as well as tips for implementing “water-wise” techniques on a daily basis. What’s Happening x Drip irrigation demonstrations x Free raffle prizes, every hour x Free water-saving devices x Rebate information x New landscape technology, smart controllers

Activities for the Kids x Free fake tattoos x Free face painting clown x Free caricature artist x Meet Admiral Splash, Zoie & Dewie x Aqua Smart puppet program x Fish simulator

For more information call: 951-296-6948 or visit Water Festival Partners- Bureau of Reclamation, Riverside County

Flood Control, Department of Water Resources, Eastern Municipal Water District, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Rancho California Water District, and Western Municipal Water District.


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New Members

A veRY speciAL weLcome Hospice Community Hospice Services Rachel Mason 41769 Enterprise Circle North #102 Temecula, CA 92590 (951)296-2829 (951)296-2881

Janitorial Service commercial and Residential cleaning Nice and Tidy Cleaning Service Antonio Smith Temecula, CA 92591 (951)775-6510

Hotels / motels Motel 6 Dominique Trammell 41900 Moreno Rd. Temecula, CA 92590 (951)676-7199 (951)676-2619

attorneys Spile, Siegal, Leff & Goor, LLP DW Duke 41955 4th St. Ste. 320 Temecula, CA 92590 (951)265-1756

Garage doors Precision Door Service Donald Taylor 2780 La Mirada Dr. Ste. B Vista, CA 92081 (760)734-4475 (760)727-2090

Golf Instruction Primus Golf Academy Richard Navock 36625 Kevin Rd#148 Wildomar, CA 92595 (951)696-4499 (951)696-4415

Real estate Marshall Reddick Realty, Inc. Marshall Reddick 1691 Kettering Irvine, CA 92614 (949)885-8173 (949)885-8188

life & Relationship coach Inner Power Leadership Tina Finn 29970 Technology Dr. #206 Murrieta, CA 92563 (951)824-5183

computer Networking ESI - Elite Systems Integrators, Inc. Phyllis Risner 12600 Stowe Dr. Ste. 11 Poway, CA 92064 (866)461-1789 (619)839-3696

Beauty Salon / Hairstylists Bella Capelli Salon & Boutique Carole Spears 26489 Ynez Rd. Suite A Temecula, CA 92591 (951)296-9466

Individual Eilek, Shirley Shirley Eilek Temecula, CA 92592 (951)551-3828

Veteran Services Department of Veterans Affairs Christine Alvarez 40935 County Center Drive Temecula, CA 92591 (951)296-5608 (951)296-0598

medical Medxevent Specialist Lela Lundy Menifee, CA 92584 (619)823-7457 (619)985-2934 dentists Parul Mehta DDS Parul Mehta 40975 Winchester Rd. Temecula, CA 92591 (951)296-1717 (951)296-1712 Tax Preparation Temecula Valley Taxes Doug Castino 27720 Jefferson Avenue Ste. 310 Temecula, CA 92590 (951)579-4877 (951)840-2268

Fire Sprinkler Systems Pacific Fire Protection Frank Carrill PO Box 891955 Temecula, CA 92589 (951)694-6900 (951)206-9700 Plumbing Temecula Valley / So Cal Plumbing Mark Milison Temecula, CA 92592 (951)303-3949 Food Services Quick Dry Kelli Lau 293 Venture Street San Marcos, CA 92078 (760)908-6991 (760)744-2890

appliance Repair & Service DKM Appliance Services David Chaich 36484 Erica Court Winchester, CA 92596 (951)326-6663

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Renewing Members Thank You

Action Coach All About Self Storage All About You Marketing All Pro Displays & Graphics, LLC Altura Credit Union Amante & Associates Insurance Solutions, Inc. American AgCredit American Cabinet Co. American Society for Quality, Temecula Valley Section Anela Apothecary Angels At Work AppleOne Employment Services Arizona Tile Barrett Business Services, Inc. Bejoca Grove and Landscape Management Brandman University Calavo Growers Inc. California Bank & Trust Chateau at Harveston Citslinc International, Inc. Cornerstone Surety & Insurance Agency, Inc. Cosmetology Institute, The Creative Bar, The D & D Ballooning D.R. Frank & Associates Donelle Rasmussen Chiropractic / Acupuncture Eagle’s Mark Executive VIP Airport Shuttle Fairfield Inn & Suites Gershon Bachus Vintners Glennie’s Office Products Global Health Ins. Marketing, Inc. Granite Construction Co. Hampton Inn & Suites Harry’s Pacific Grill Hillcrest Academy Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Image Source Impact Marketing & Design, Inc. Inland Eye Specialists Jon H. Lieberg, A Professional Law Corporation Keystone Pacific Property Management Kodam & Associates LSL, CPA’s Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball Law Offices of Rosenstein & Hitzeman, The AAPLC Lawlor Chiropractic Living Yoga Center Loma Vista Bed & Breakfast Markham Development Mgmt Group, Inc Maxim Healthcare Services McDonald’s Mercer Construction Co. Metropolitan Water District of So. Calif. Mira Loma Apartments Money Matters


Nash Dental Care O’Reilly Public Relations P & R Foundation PCS Building Maintenance Pacific Barcode, Inc Passion 4 Pets, LLC Pechanga Development Corporation Peltzer Farms Portofino Apartments Preferred Lenders Corporation Protection One Provident Bank RKR Marketing & Advertising Ramada Inn Rancho California Water District Rancho Financial, Inc. Rancho Land Associates, Inc. Rancho TV, Inc. Rancon Real Estate - Felicia & Janene Hogan Rauschenbach, Leila Raymond Querido Insurance Agency Real Goods Carlson, Inc. Redhawk Engineering Inc. Reno Contracting Rightway Site Services, Inc. Robinson Printing & Creative Media S. Sanders Company Insurance SB & O, Inc. San Diego County Credit Union Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation Scarcella’s Italian Grill Shafer & MacRae, CPA’s Sherwin Williams Sonoma at Mapleton Storage Express Strachota Insurance Agency Stuart Cellars Vineyard & Winery Stutz, Artiano, Shinoff & Holtz Sylvia A. Gisi MD, Inc. Temecula Dental Group Temecula Public Cemetery Temecula Valley Womens Club Tucalota Springs RV Park Uhler Spine Sports Medicine & Family Practice Clinic Verizon Vintage Mortgage Group Voit Management Walt Allen Architects WestMar Property Management, Inc. Western Municipal Water District Zoofari, Inc.

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Experience peace and serenity while drifting over the vineyards of Temecula Valley WineCountry in one of our deluxe Hot Air Balloons. Take flight with the birds and observe wildlife as your beautiful balloon floats above. The adventure will span from launch, to somewhere downwind, to a picturesque picnic area for champagne and full picnic style breakfast.

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3rd Largest event in the world The Chamber has secured the 2010 dates for our Annual China Tour. From September 28, 2010 through October 6, 2010, visitors can discover China for a phenomenal rate of $1,899 per person and includes airfare, 4 to 5 star accommodations, and meals. Passengers in 2010 will be offered a unique opportunity to visit to the Great Wall, Tian Men Square, as well as experiencing Shanghai during the World Expo 2010. The World Expo hosted this year in Shanghai is the third largest event in the world which is an international exposition that covers over 5 square kilometers and displays exhibitors from over 200 countries. For more information please contact Jennifer Cloud at 951-676-5090.

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new LAws thAt mAY impAct YouR business A number of legislative and regulatory changes will take effect in 2010 that may impact the operations and planning of local businesses. “Keeping our members informed of the nature and timing of these types of changes is an important part of the Chamber’s mission,” Alice Sullivan, President and CEO of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We encourage all members to review this information and contact the Chamber staff with any questions,” continued Sullivan. neW form i-9 Revised August 7, 2009, the new Form I-9 contains an updated list of acceptable documents that employees must present upon hiring. The new form also bears a note that all documents presented to establish identity and/or ability to work in the United States must not be expired. e-VerifY reQuireD for feDeral ContraCtors Federal contractors and subcontractors must use the E-Verify system when hiring employees. Other employers may use the verification system if they wish to do so. E-Verify compares Form I-9 document information against federal government databases to verify employment eligibility. inCrease in state WitHHolDinG State withholding increased on November 1, 2009. There is a 10 percent mandatory increase on employee withholdings, a 0.6 percent increase in supplemental wage withholding and a 1.2 percent increase on wage stock options and bonus payments. alternatiVe WorKWeeK sCHeDules The law regarding alternative workweek schedules was amended to permit an eight-hour day as a valid alternative schedule. Additionally, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) issued an opinion letter stating that under some circumstances, an alternative workweek schedule may be in place for less than a full year — for example, during the summer months only. fmla amenDments Federal legislation changed the definition of which service members are covered for leave under the “qualifying exigency” category. For regular Armed Forces members, “covered active duty” means duty during the deployment with the Armed Forces to a foreign country. Reservists are covered when they are on duty during deployment with the Armed Forces to a foreign country or notified of an impending call to active duty.

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CiVil air patrol leaVe Employers with more than 15 employees are subject to a new leave for employees who are volunteer members of the Civil Air Patrol.\ minimum WaGe for eXempt Computer professionals anD liCenseD pHYsiCians Rates for exempt computer professionals and licensed physicians do not change for 2010. The current rates for these professions are: Computer Professionals: $37.94/hour $6,587.50/month $79,050/year Licensed Physicians: $69.13/hour safetY AB 1083 (John A. Perez; D-Los Angeles) adds requirements to the Health and Safety Code requiring all licensed hospitals to annually conduct a safety and security assessment. SB 188 (Runner; R-Lancaster) amends the Code of Civil Procedure to permit post-secondary educational institutions to seek temporary restraining orders and an injunction on behalf of a student or students. This requires written consent of the student(s). out-of-state marriaGes California recognizes out-of-state marriages as legal in California if they are legal in the state where the marriage occurred. SB 54 (Leno; D-San Francisco) provides a same-sex couple’s marriage, valid in the state in which it was contracted, will receive the same rights in California as spouses, with the exception of the designation of “marriage.” WorKers’ Compensation Cannot be DenieD Workers’ compensation cannot be denied because an employee was killed by a third party in the course of the employee’s work, no personal relationship existed between them and the injury/death was because of third party’s personal belief relating to the employee’s race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sex or sexual orientation. Log on to for more information and how you can participate in the advocacy efforts of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Support Federal Legislation shipping And continued goods movement in AmeRicA’s poRts The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce has expressed its support for two Federal pieces of legislation that will impact the future competitiveness and environmental soundness of the Long Beach and Los Angeles Ports and aid in the goods movement process from the Southwest California region. H.R. 3446 provides for a competitive program making grants to seaport governing bodies for the acquisition of fuel efficient and lowemission equipment and systems at port facilities. H.R. 3447 would alter the funding system for the Trust Fund by taking the spending power out of the hands of Congress. H.R. 3447 will allow the funding to be used entirely and without delay by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging of America’s harbors. “H.R 3446 will further advance the effort to ensure the movement of goods through Long Beach and Los Angeles Ports in an environmentally friendly way while not impacting the bottom line of our business members,� Alice Sullivan, President and CEO of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce. “And, most importantly, because of the grant-making process, it enables progress without negative financial consequence to the Ports that would have ultimately been passed onto businesses that utilize and depend on the Ports,� continued Sullivan. H.R. 3446, which will be developed and administered by the Secretary of Transportation, allows harbor commissions and port authorities to apply for grants that can be used to fund projects and/or the acquisition of equipment that promote environmental, air quality, and fuel use reduction benefits.


H.R. 3447 will revise current protocol in which funding is subject to Congressional approval, a protocol that has resulted in funding delays as well as the reallocation of funds otherwise earmarked for the dredging and maintaining of harbors and ports to unrelated budget measures. Log on to for more information and how you can participate in the advocacy efforts of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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bus pAsses foR sALe At chAmbeR Did you know you can catch a ride with the Riverside Transit Agency by purchasing tickets at the Chamber office? The Chamber is offering 30 day passes for those commuting from Escondido and Oceanside to Temecula as well as the General 30 day local passes. We also offer Student, Youth and Senior, Disabled and Medicare passes. Contact the Chamber for pricing at 951-676-5090 or


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TVcc calendar mARch 2010

Tuesday, march 2, 2010 12:00pm – Power Networking Workshop Thursday, march 4 8:00am – VYP Committee Meeting 1:00pm – SCORE 4:00pm – New Member Reception

ApRiL 2010 Thursday, april 1, 2010 8:00am – VYP Committee Meeting 1:00pm – SCORE Microsoft Windows 7 Event @ the University of Redlands Friday, april 2, 2010 8:00am – Coffee Connection

Friday, march 5, 2010 8:00am – Coffee Connection

Tuesday, april 6, 2010 12:00pm – Power Networking Workshop

Tuesday, march 9, 2010 12:00pm – Business Success Forum

Wednesday, april 7, 2010 SBDC Counseling

Wednesday, march 10, 2010 SBDC Counseling 8:00am – Membership Committee

Thursday, april 8, 2010 1:00pm – SCORE

Thursday, march 11, 2010 11:30am - VYP Lunch & Learn 1:00pm – SCORE monday, march 15, 2010 12:00pm – SWCLC Meeting @ Wildomar City Hall Wednesday, march 17, 2010 5:30pm – Networking Mixer at Rancho Springs Medical Center Thursday, march 18, 2010 1:00pm – SCORE Wednesday, march 24, 2010 SBDC Counseling 7:30am – Networking Breakfast @ BJ’s Thursday, march 25, 2010 1:00pm – SCORE 6:00pm – VYPER – Melting Pot Tuesday, march 30, 2010 11:30am – Networking Luncheon/Members Only @ Pechanga

Tuesday, april 13, 2010 12:00pm – Business Success Forum Wednesday, april 14, 2010 8:00am – Membership Committee Thursday, april 15, 2010 1:00pm – SCORE Thursday, april 17, 2010 9:00am – Youth Employment Expo monday, april 19, 2010 12:00pm – SWCLC Meeting @ Wildomar City Tuesday, april 20, 2010 9:00am - Ambassador Training Wednesday, april 21, 2010 5:30pm – Networking Mixer - DCH Auto Dealership Thursday, april 22, 2010 7:30am – 2010 State of the City Address 1:00pm – SCORE 6:00pm – VYPER – The Edge Restuarant Wednesday, april 28, 2010 8:00am – Southwest California Business Summit 7:30am – Networking Breakfast @ BJ’s


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vALLeY Young pRofessionALs team ValleY YounG professionals – raCe for HumanitY Saturday, April 24, 2010 9:00am at Mt. San Jacinto College VYP continues to support Oak Grove Center for Education Treatment & the Arts by participating in the 1 mile fun run/walk. Meet at Mt. San Jacinto College on Saturday, April 24, at 9:00am. Help us meet our goal to raise $1,000. Your support helps the kids. Funds raised will provide Oak Grove with new school computers, additional technology in the classrooms and further resources for their literacy programs. Call Katie at the chamber to sign-up. lunCH & learn Thursday, March 11, 2010 11:30am-1:00pm at the TVCC Get motivated… Come hear what Mark Seay has to Say! Community Relations Representative with Stater Bros. Market and Former NFL wide receiver Mark Seay will be sharing on his football career, unique business background, the importance of investing in the community and how to set attainable goals for yourself.

Get the inside scoop. RSVP is required. Contact for more information or to reserve your seat today. This event is open to VYP members and young professionals looking for advice from someone whose made it big in the sports industry and has created a very successful career for himself. VYpers: Opportunities for YOUNG professionals to network and build relationships. Melting Pot March 25, 2010 6-8pm The Edge Restaurant – Old Town April 22, 2010 6-8pm

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