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Member Appreciation 2010 Employer Posters

SC�Gas Co Tops in Customer Service

Myrna Crowther

Greg Martin

Senior Branch Manager Assistant Vice President

Janet Mayo

Bob Crowther

Mortgage Loan Officer

Mortgage Loan Officer

(951) 816-3626

(951) 816-3603

(951) 775-4883

Mortgage Sales Assistant

(951) 816-3601

Mortgage Loan Officer

(951) 816-3602

(951) 816-3608

Lori Corwin Mortgage Coordinator

(951) 816-3607

An exceptional neighborhood deserves exceptional service R

Nancy Coe

Vanessa Reyes Mortgage Loan Officer

Paula Lebleu

Steve Ventre Mortgage Loan Officer

(951) 816-3625

(951) 816-3616

(951) 816-3624

Mortgage Loan Officer

Sharon Sosa

Mortgage Loan Officer

Sales Manager

(951) 816-3612

(951) 816-3604

Rick Barrera

Tim Moreno

Sales Manager


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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 — Nancy Austin, Grubb & Ellis Secretary — Janet Scott, Bank of America


Tony Berardino, Cornerstone E & S Insurance Services Dan Brunell, Dearborn West, LLC Dennis Frank, D.R. Frank & Associates Ron Guerriero, EDGE Development, Inc. Neerav Jadeja, Southwest Healthcare System Jeff Kurtz, The Promenade Temecula Jerry Konchar, Pechanga Development Corporation Shane Lesovsky, Temecula Valley Communications Tom Paradis, The Press-Enterprise Karen Roberts, Kaiser Permanente Bill Seltzer, Temecula Valley Golf School Jackie Steed, Clear Blue Promotions Donna Wilder, Mt. San Jacinto Community College 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 Michelle Barritt, Special Events Assistant Jeanette Kristensen, Resource Coordinator | Lynn Collett, Resource Coordinator Emily Pulley, Communications Director | Karen Ratkowski, Operations Assistant Justin Lawler, Creative Director | Jeremy Harris, Legislative Council

Enhance your Membership ..................................................... pg. 4 Member Appreciation................................................................ pg. 5 Student of the Month/PNW ................................................... pg. 6 Pennies for pens........................................................................... pg. 7 Ribbon Cuttings.......................................................................... pg. 12 New/Renewing Members ....................................................... pg. 13 SC Gas Co .................................................................................... pg. 15 Calendar ........................................................................................ pg. 18


LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL Chair — Roger Ziemer, Southern California Gas Company MEMBERSHIP SERVICES Chair — Adam Ruiz, AR Home Loans Direct, Inc. Co Chair — Jann Gentry – Gentry Studios Co Chair — Teresa Machado-Dancy – Keck Insurance Agency BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES Chair — Laura Bruno, Referral Institute VYP Chair — Tiffany Carreon, The Event Theory Chair — Adam Ruiz, AR Home Loans Direct, Inc. Co-Chair — Emily Falappino, Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle Co-Chair — Nicole Albrecht, Financial Accounting Services, Inc

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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 Commerece, its Officers or Board of Directors, the editor, or the advertisers in Temecula Today! The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerece 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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Enhance your Membership

Discounts and Affinity Programs Put your chamber membership to work by taking advantage of unique discount opportunities found in the Member to Member Discounts and Affinity Programs. Member to Member discounts are just that; Discounts offered to TVCC members by fellow TVCC members. A few examples of discounts offered are: South Coast Winery Resort & Spa: “TGIF” Special for all TVCC Members at the Grapeseed Spa. 20% discount on any 50 minute services of your choice every Friday. Not valid with any other offer. Visit for more information. Marrs Maddocks & Associates Insurance Services, Inc: $250 voucher towards Chamber dues, major events and/or advertising when purchasing qualifying Worker’s Compensation Insurance. For a complete listing of discounts visit the chamber website at www.temecula. org. In fact, the Member to Member discount section is one of the most frequently visited pages on the chamber website. If you would like to extend a discount to other members please contact the membership department. Affinity programs capitalize on the potential group buying power of the chamber; extending discounts to members while donating proceeds from sales back to the chamber to fund programs. Currently there are several affinity programs available to the TVCC members: Office Depot: offers a savings of up to 25% off your overall office supply expense annually including purchases of office furniture, technology, office supplies and printing. Registration link for this program can be found on the chamber website. Sherwin Williams: offers 20% savings on regularly priced items and 5% off of sale items. Discount card must be shown at the time of purchase. Please contact the membership department to get your discount card today. Smart Card: up to 60% off at your favorite restaurants, shopping, entertainment and more. TVCC members qualify to purchase the Smart Card at a discounted rate. Purchase of the Smart Card can be done directly at using promotion code TVCC. The Business Press: special subscription rate of $39.00 annually (regularly $79.00 annually) subscription includes weekly paper, The Book of Lists and access to the Inland Southern California Data Center. To subscribe please contact the chamber directly at (951) 676-5090. Additionally, as a member of the TVCC your business is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce. Through this complimentary membership your business will qualify for the discounts with the following companies: FedEx, Monster, Sam’s Club and others. Specifically, the FedEx discounts are as follows: FedEx : up to a 21% discount on FedEx Express, up to a 15% discount of FedEx International, up to 12% on Fed Ex Ground, save an additional 5% if your business has a account, volume discounts available. Call 1-877-569-8040 to sign-up. You must have your US Chamber of Commerce number available. Eligible members can obtain their US Chamber number using the following resources: Check your USChamber. com weekly e-newsletter. The member number should appear in the top left hand box. Contact the member services center at membership@ or call 1-800-638-6582. Finally you can complete and submit the online member number inquiry form\ service\member_number_inquiry_form.htm


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Awards Gala

Saturday, February 20, 2010 Each year the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce honors exceptional businesses, service/charitable organizations, and individuals with the title of Business or Citizen of the Year, during the annual Awards Gala. Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce members nominate businesses, and individuals they felt to be outstanding in their service to the community, business values, and leadership. Business, Service/charitable organization, and Citizen of the year will be announced at the Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Pechanga Resort & Casino. For more information contact the Chamber at 951-676-5090 or visit

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Member Appreciation Night December 9, 2009 5:00pm – 7:30pm Journey’s End at Pechanga, 45000 Pechanga Parkway Enjoy an evening of Holiday Cheer! A night to honor you; our members

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Discover the French Riviera trip. The cost of the trip is $2,599 Double Occupancy, Single Occupancy is $2,999. Price includes: Round Trip Air from San Diego Int’l Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges of $350 (subject to increase until paid in full), Hotel Transfers. Not included in price: Cancellation waiver and Insurance of $150 per person.   Trip Highlights: Nice , Ventimiglia, San Remo, Grasse, Perfumerie, St. Paul De Vence, Flower Market, Chagall Museum, Villefranche, Rothschild Villa and Gardens, St. Tropez, Cannes, Monaco, Oceanographic Museum. Also included with the trip are 10 meals: 6 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners.

Member Appreciation Night is a networking celebration that brings our members together to enjoy complimentary entertainment and food, while recognizing and appreciating our Annual Milestone Members. This is our opportunity to celebrate our success along with yours; a way for the Chamber to say “Thank you” for your support. This event is exclusive for Chamber members only. Special Evening Includes: Festive Foods Live Music and Entertainment Fun and Networking

Thank you to our facility sponsor:

The deadline to register is November 18, 2009. A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot.  Checks should be made payable to Collette Vacations. Visit China! You have two opportunities to visit China in 2010! March 29 - April 6 , November 5 - November 13 $1899.00 based on double occupancy Discover Ireland October 17 - October 26 $2699 based on double occupancy See Alaska~ Anchorage to Vancouver on Royal Caribbean August 6, Price starting @ $882.00 Per Person Tour Canada New England to Boston, Round Trip on Royal Caribbean September 25 – October 2, Price starting @ $777.22 Per Person

Chamber Spotlight Sponsored by:

NOVEMBER Volunteer Business of the Month

Chamber Spotlight

Mystery Shopper

Dennis Frank – D.R. Frank & Associates (951) 757-1889

Trinity Lutheran Church (951) 676-1492

The Creative Bar (951) 294-5309

Chamber Spotlight

Mystery Shopper

DJ’s Virtual Management (800) 488-0945

Primo Stones Marble & Granite

DECEMBER Volunteer Business of the Month Roger Ziemer Southern California Gas Company

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PoWer netWorKing WorKshoP )MPRINTCOLORS How to Create Your Own Luck,ARE by Susan Roane “How to Create Your Own Luck”, is the ‘You never know!” approach RED to networking, taking chances and opening yourself to opportunity. In it Roane identifies eight LIGHTGRAY traits that people have who successfully create their own positive circumstances: 1. They talk to strangers.


2. They make small talk. 3. They drop names. 4. They listen and eavesdrop. 5. They ask for or offer help. 6. They stray from their chosen paths (or go outside their comfort zone). 7. They exit graciously without burning bridges. 8. They say yes when they want to say no. Because “You Never Know” who might be the next stranger you can sit down and pass the time of day with, and you don’t know who they might know, it makes sense to open up yourself and be willing to meet the people who are serendipitously placed in your path. The book has story after story to illustrate all of the traits, most of them along the lines of a chance encounter that—because that person was open and willing—led to a business deal, finding someone who knew someone, a job opportunity, a turn-about of good fortune and the opportunity to connect to powerful names or celebrities, plus more.

stuDent of the month Winners Standing from left to right: Photo Caption: (pictured from left to right) Justin Glatt, Chaparral High School, Kyle Green, Great Oak High School, Mitch Combs, Linfield Christian High School, Adam Lee, Rancho Vista High School, Karl Pruhsmeier, Temecula Valley High School, Meredith Ritter, Chaparral High School, Michelle Tang, Great Oak High School, Rachel Haggard, Linfield High School, Courtney Greiner, Rancho Vista High School, Tracy Rheaume, Temecula Valley High School

Says Roan, “I have a term for people who constantly open themselves to opportunity; I call them, ‘You Never Know It Alls.’ When we are open, we can see possibilities, seize them and transform them into valuable—and sometimes amusing—experiences.” The people we think of as “lucky” have mastered the art of openness and communication. They see the “You Never Know” possibilities that perfectly position them to take advantage of life’s coincidences. Roane outlines the simple strategies those “lucky” people implement every day to take control of their own professional and personal destinies. Unless you turn and talk to the person sitting next to you at the doctor’s office, or waiting in line at the post office, or on that four hour plane trip, you never know if he or she could change your life, make it sweeter, or use what you have to offer. Book Report provided by Jann Gentry; Gentry Studio

The Chamber of Commerce High School Student of the Month Program kicked-off its 18th year of recognizing and inspiring academic excellence and scholarship at the end of September. The students were personally acknowledged by their principals, teachers and their families. Certificates of Recognition were presented by the respective Chambers of Commerce, Cities, State Senator, State Assembly, County Supervisor, School District and US Congressional Office. The program is video-taped and aired on Time Warner Cable TV in Temecula. The luncheon is attended by its sponsors (local businesses, clubs and organizations), school representatives and the student’s families. The program is grateful to all its volunteers and sponsors. The Student of the Month Program welcomes new sponsors and invites you to consider being part of the program. For information about becoming a sponsor, please call Sally Myers at (951) 506-8024. For information about Temecula’s Student of the Month Program, contact Publicity Coordinator, Melanie Norton at (951) 506-7903.


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Local Company Launches “Pennies for Pens”

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Special Offer! A local promotional company, Clear Blue Promotions is launching “Pennies for Pens”, a fundraiser for Rancho Damacitas. “Promotional pens are the most popular item we sell. We hope to raise money and awareness for Rancho Damacitas while allowing our customers to promote themselves,” explains Clear Blue Promotions owner Jackie Steed. The “Pennies for Pens” promotion will begin October 1 and continue through the end of the year. The promotion’s tagline is “Promote Your Business and Pay It Forward”. Local businesses are asked to mention the promotion when ordering but all pens sold during the months of October, November and December will be considered for the donation.

Win 300 Pens with your company’s custom logo! Email your contact information to Put “TVCC Offer” in the subject line. One winner will be chosen on October 31st. Open to TVCC members only. Client to provide artwork. PEAR Marketing & PR to choose product type. Entries accepted until October 30th at 5pm PST.

Rancho Damacitas is located on 12.5 acres in the beautiful wine country of the Temecula Valley. Six cottages house the 36 children that reside at the facility. The children at Rancho Damacitas suffer from depression, poor self esteem and poor social skills due to child abuse and neglect. For more information regarding “Pennies for Pens” or Clear Blue Promotions, please contact Jackie Steed at (951) 452-3856.


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City of Temecula

temecula valley college anD vocational invitational On Saturday, September 26th, the City of Temecula Community Services Department, the business community, local school districts, colleges and schools joined efforts in sponsoring the first annual Temecula Valley College and Vocational Invitational held at the Promenade Mall. The event attracted thousands of prospective students and their families from throughout the region. Representatives from over 100 colleges, military academies, as well as vocational and trade schools, both locally and nationally, were on hand to showcase their school, provide information and to answer questions. At the end of the day it was truly apparent that the event was a resounding success! The overall benefits of this event were numerable. Potential students and their families had an opportunity to gather information and explore options from schools of interest. September is a great month to host an invitational! The timing of this event enabled many students looking to attend school next year an opportunity to gather final information within the timeframe necessary for end of the year application deadlines. Many families and friends were able to participate in this event together. Some were interested in information for the very near future while others were inquiring in hopes of preparing an education and financial plan for years to come. Over 100 higher education providers were present at one location at the same time in a local, convenient and inviting environment and many retailers benefited from the increased exposure this event provided. Those represented were excited to be in Temecula and desired to help provide information and promote higher learning and education to our community. The local community partnership involving the City of Temecula, nearby school districts and the business community together supported the vision of bringing valuable information regarding higher education, learning and opportunity to the entire valley. It is important to note that this event was a direct outcome the goals

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and objectives set forth in the Youth Master Plan that was approved approximately two years ago by the City of Temecula. The Youth Master Plan is a comprehensive strategic plan that is designed to identify and address the needs of young people. The plan clearly identifies the desire and the need for our young people to continue their learning beyond the high school years and to find ways for greater self sufficiency. We are proud to announce that the 1st Annual Temecula Valley College and Vocational Invitational did just that!


Successful In Representing Business Interests In 2009 The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce successfully represented the interests of its business community at all levels of government throughout the past year. The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce secured positions on state and federal legislation to protect investments in workers’ compensation reforms, affordable medical care for the region, and local city and agency funds. “We continued to make sure our legislators at all levels of government understood what is important to our business community and provide each of our local legislators the position of the chamber on critical pieces of legislation,” stated Alice Sullivan, President and CEO of the Chamber. “Only through the hard work and dedication of our members and everyone involved in representing the Temecula business community’s interests were we successful at protecting the economic vitality during an otherwise tough economic year,” continued Sullivan. The Temecula Valley Chamber involved many business people in its government affairs process. The Chamber assisted with a legislative summit with hundreds of business people in attendance to address critical needs of our community. The Chamber also lead a delegation of businesses to Sacramento to meet with key statewide decisionmakers to discuss proposed laws that impact Temecula’s economy. The Chamber will continue to monitor, discuss and take action on issues impacting the economic vitality of our community in the second half of the legislative session that begins in January 2010. The following accomplishments are only the beginning to outlining a member’s return on investment in the Temecula Valley Chamber during the past year: The Chamber tracked 35 potential new laws in 2009 that would have impacted our business community. The Chamber focused its efforts in the past year on the most critical potential laws that would impact the business community in a negative way. Over 40 different letters were sent to local state legislators, the Governor and other stakeholders on legislation and issues that would have impacted the Temecula Valley business community. Opposed federal piece of legislation that aimed to establish a national commission to study state workers’ compensation laws and if passed would assemble a 14-person commission charged with studying and evaluating each State’s workers’ compensation laws when California has already enacted a fair and equitable system. Supported Assembly Member Kevin Jeffries’ proposal to make the legislature more open to the public. ACA 8 would have allowed the public and organizations to comment on legislative proposals in State Legislature. A 72 hour notice would be required on any issue that comes before the Legislature and would have also allowed for more transparency in state government and put an end to backroom deals.

California is in its third year of a drought, supported a reasonable solution that will mitigate the initial outlay for any business willing to increase their conservation efforts. Helped to secure needed transportation funding for the Southwest California region by urging U.S. Senator Boxer to support increasing the investment of federal transportation infrastructure funding from $27 billion to $50 billion when the economic stimulus package was issued. The Chamber opposed raising taxes as it released its positions on the May 19, 2009 Special Election ballot propositions. The ballot propositions were part of the 2009-2010 state budget agreement between the Governor and Legislature designed to help balance the state budget through various increase in length of time of taxes, shifting of former voter-approved propositions and borrowing of funds from future state lottery revenues. Protected employers interest when using a credit report to hire qualified and interested individuals. A legislative proposal would have severely diminished an employer’s ability to protect their business from employee theft and other related issue threats found when using a credit report correctly. Urged Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to assist in the opening of Rancho Springs Hospital by joining forces with the Temecula Valley, Murrieta, and Wildomar Chambers of Commerce by delivering 1,500 letters from concerned business and community members to the Governor’s Riverside Office. Defeated, for the second straight year, a multi-billion dollar, jobkiller mandate that would have unreasonably expanded employer’s costs and liability by mandating a specific paid sick leave policy. Supported a flexible work week schedule proposal for employers and their employees. Continued our outreach efforts to local state legislators and the Governor in times of economic and financial crisis by continuing to lobby for an economically sound proposals leading to job growth and business stability. Protected vital transportation, property tax and redevelopment funds by submitting letters from our membership on the type of impact it would have on local business when the Governor and State Legislature attempted to balance the state budget. The California State Legislature has finished the first year of a two year legislative session. The Chamber will remain vigilant as it tracks potential laws that may be reintroduced in the second year of the legislative session. Log on to for more information on these and other legislative issues and the advocacy efforts of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Opposed federal legislative proposal that would have mandated paid vacation for full and part-time employees. It is the first of its kind at the federal level and would have been costly to employers at a time when unemployment rates have continued to climb.

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Protects members from anti-business legislation The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce opposed AB 793 and AB 943, two legislative proposals that would have put businesses in Temecula at a competitive disadvantage. The Chamber, through its regional business advocacy coalition the Southwest California Legislative Council (SWCLC), sent letters to area legislators and the Governor urging their opposition to the legislation. The Governor vetoed AB 793 and AB 943 in October.

AB 943 would have prohibited employers from using consumer credit reports for employment purposes unless the information is “substantially job related.” It would have severely diminished an employer’s ability to protect their business from the threat of employee theft. Employee theft has been well documented as a growing problem and the United States Chamber of Commerce rates the annual cost to businesses at $40 billion.

“These were two very destructive pieces legislation that would have harmed Temecula businesses,” stated Alice Sullivan, President and CEO of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce. “The state legislature needs to focus their priorities on job creation and stimulating the local economy through reducing burdensome regulations on business. AB 793 and AB 943 would have taken businesses in the wrong direction in California,” continued Sullivan.

Log on to for more information and how you can participate in the advocacy efforts of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce.

AB 793 would have revised the statute of limitations law for any workplace claim or lawsuit relating to compensation so that the statute of limitations is renewed each time an employee’s compensation is “affected,” including each time it is paid. AB 793 would encompass a broad array of workplace decisions, including hiring, job evaluations, and promotions. The Chamber opposed AB 793 because it unreasonably expands employer liability in workplace lawsuits far beyond the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.

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Temecula Valley

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce celebreates 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.

Lucero Entertainment & Consultings Tony & Rhonda Lucero Temecula, CA 92591 (402)601-2000

KKs Webs Kerilyn LaFournaise Temecula, CA 92591 (951)970-6479

Anything Sells Lora Nasby 27315 Jefferson Avenue #J Temecula, CA 92590 (951)698-7514

Derek Thomas, CPA 31805 Temecula Parkway PMB 502 Temecula, CA 92592 (951)375-1390

Innovative Mechanical & Electrical, Inc. Kimberlyn Lebsock 41769 Enterprise Circle N. #104 Temecula, CA 92590 (951)296-5466

CGC Sleep Lab, LLC Leonard Santos 43920 Margarita Road Ste. G Temecula, CA 92592 (951)402-5076

Susan G. Komen for the Cure 43397 Business Park Drive Ste. D-9 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 676-7465

Trinity Worldwide Reprographics (Rosenow Copies) 26820 Adams Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 453-2090

Wal-Mart 32225 Temecula Parkway Temecula, CA 92592 (951)506-7613

Steadfast Healthcare Business Services, LLC Carol Landford 38975 Sky Canyon Drive Ste. 201 Murrieta, CA 92563 (951)461-4794

Diamonds by David 40665 Winchester Road Ste. B Temecula, CA 92591 (951)296-6363

Brandman University 27447 Enterprise Circle West Temecula, CA 92590 (951)697-0111

American Grooming Services / Academy Angela Clark 31285 Temecula Parkway C8-190 Temecula, CA 92592 (888)550-9274

Extra Space Storage 41704 Overland Drive Temecula, CA 92590 (951)693-5538

Idearc Media Corp., Official Publisher of Verizon Yellowpages Iris Hooper 10459 Mountain View Avenue Ste. A Loma Linda, CA 92354

Meridian Advisors LLC Jules Ruggles PO Box 893425 Temecula, CA 92589 (951)303-3600

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Renewing Members thanK you

Affordable Fitness Affordable Window Coverings Alexander Pacific Electrical Contractors Autiron BMW of Riverside Barney’s Tire & Wheel Bear Creek Golf Club Best for Less Tires Birth Choice of Temecula Black Tie Productions Bob’s Canvas, Inc. Brookhavens Mortgage Canine Support Teams, Inc. Computer Alert Systems, Inc. Cornerstone Community Church Country Villa Murrieta Healthcare Center Craig Davis Family Insurance Agency, Inc. DBA: FARMERS D.L. Phares & Associates Daniel S. Venne, CPA Dental Suite At Rancho Pueblo, The Destination Temecula Diane L. Anderson, D.D.S. Employer Services Esquire Limousine Service Farenbaugh, Marcy Farmers Insurance - Wayne Jones First California Bank First National Bank of Omaha Fitness Together Francesca’s Italian Kitchen Friends of the Temecula Libraries Guadalajara Mexican Grill Guaranty Bank

Hearing Aid Systems, Inc. Hospice of the Valleys Hospitality Car Wash Hugs Foster Family Agency Humana Inc. Inland Valley Symphony International Rectifier Jolly Jumps Event Planners Jul’s BBQ & Dog House Jul’s BBQ & Dog House Keller Williams Realty - Allison McClelland Koch Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Lloyd M. Bradshaw, CPA ME Business Brokers, Inc. Merit Moving Systems-United Van Lines Midas of Temecula Mr. Fennie’s Mobile BBQ & Catering Murrieta Auto Collision Murrieta-Temecula Property Managers Oak Park Executive Suites Outback Steakhouse Pacific Sales Pacific Trust Bank Prime Care of Temecula Ramona VNA & Hospice Rancho Dental Rancho Ford Lincoln Mercury Rancho Runners Courier Service Rauschenbach, Leila Reid & Hellyer, A Professional Corporation Riverside Community Hospital Rodrigo’s Mexican Grill Rotary Club of Temecula

STP Consulting, Inc. Safe Alternatives For Everyone, Inc. Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. Shakey’s Pizza Parlor Sizzler / BMW Mgmt South Coast Air Quality Management District Southern California Telephone Company Spa Escape Stadium Pizza - Redhawk Stadium Pizza - Jefferson State Farm Insurance Agent Julie Ngo State Farm Insurance Company Stromsoe Insurance Agency Swim to Shore Tarbell Realtors - Jody & Ron Mathews Temecula Recycling Temecula Ridge Apartments Temecula Valley CVB Temecula Valley Civitan Club Temecula Valley Fire Equipment Company Temecula Valley Special Olympics Temecula Valley Unified School District Trevi Spa & Salon Union Bank of California Vallee’ d’ Brume Virtual Outsourcing Solutions Visterra Credit Union Walters Management Company, The Western Commercial Construction, Inc Wiens Family Cellars Workforce Development Center of Riverside County Your Pain Care

Shop Smart & Save

When you shoP temecula first! The TVCC wants to help consumers and businesses alike to Shop Smart and Shop Temecula First ! The Chamber has partnered with Smart Card to offer members the chance to purchase a Smart Card at a discounted rate and take advantage of some great deals at many local businesses. Some of these great discounts include 10%+ off at local restaurants, big discounts at wineries and theme parks and much more! To purchase your card online Go to www., choose “Temecula Valley Chamber” on the drop down menu and use the student name and coupon code, “TVCC.” Or you can stop by the Chamber office. For more information contact Kimberly at the Chamber, kuhler@

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New Members

A Very Special Welcome Wellness - Healthcare Wholistic Detox Jennifer Peterson Temecula, CA 92591 (714)206-6322 Catering A Touch of Soul Allison Washington 28970 Old Town Front Street Ste B Temecula, CA 92590 (951)239-6450 Health Care Services CGC Sleep Lab, LLC Leonard Santos 43920 Margarita Road Ste. G Temecula, CA 92592 (951)402-5076 (951)302-4890 Individual Hunt, Robert Robert Hunt Temecula, CA 92591 (951)506-5739 Computer Service Kinnsch Engineering, Inc. Eric Kinnsch Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760)207-0851 Plumbing Roto Rooter Gary Ramos 2141 Industrial Court Vista, CA 92081 (800)491-7686 (760)598-1657 Real Estate Mortgage Loans Steyert Financial Services Ken Steyert 27805 State Highway 74 Perris, CA 92570 (714)904-9557 (951)245-1994 Pet Supplies Doogie Snacks Rob Meredith PO Box 893521 Temecula, CA 92589 (951)775-4252 Restaurant Pat & Oscar’s Restaurant Lisa Grogg 29375 Rancho California Rd. Temecula, CA 92591 (951)695-2422 (951)695-1643 Non Profit Save Our Southwest Hills Fred Bartz 42890 Calle Corto Temecula, CA 92590 (951)302-3401

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Website - News Media Southwest Riverside News Network Jose Arballo Jr. 38245 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd. M302 Murrieta, CA 92563 (951)375-2072 Financial Services Allstate Insurance Drew Potter 41720 Winchester Rd. Suite L Temecula, CA 92590 (951)541-1925 (951)296-5548 Financial Advisor/Planning Ameriprise Financial Michael Klein 8910 University Center Lane Ste 200 San Diego, CA 92122 (858)795-2358 (858)535-0822

Hotels / Motels Spring Hill Suites By Marriott Krissie Goodin 28220 Jefferson Avenue Temecula, CA 92590 (951)699-4477 (951)699-5477

Bookkeeping Champion Bookeeping Doug Castino 27720 Jefferson Ave. Ste 310 Temecula, CA 92590 (951)595-5416 (951)840-2268

Health Care Services American Laser Centers Jessica Hansen 41607 Margarita Rd. Ste. 100 Temecula, CA 92591 (951)719-3233 (951)719-3213

Financial Services Infinity Financial Alliance Be Ton 40575 Cal Oak Road Ste D2247 Temecula, CA 92562 (951)551-2989 (951)698-5529

Credit Card Processing Merchant Solutions Catherine Clegg 23698 Sonata Drive Temecula, CA 92562 (951)813-8703 (310)765-6338

Jewelry Silpada Designs Aubra Beeman Murrieta, CA 92562 (951)775-1432

Pageants Southwest California Pageants Anne Bowman Murrieta, CA 92562 (951)541-9163 (951)698-9560

Military Air Force Adam Stiers 27311 Jefferson Ave. #102 Temecula, CA 92591 (951)719-1494 (951)719-1854

Contractors - General Dean & Sons Construction Inc. Rhonda Dean 28581 Old Town Front St. Ste. 211 Temecula, CA 92590 (951)676-8200 (951)695-7107

Health & Nutrition GNC at The Promenade Mall Courtlandt Kindreich 40820 Winchester Rd. #2410 Temecula, CA 92592 (951)693-5946 (951)693-5946

Karate Kobushi Shotokan Karate - Do Erik Larsen 36671 Ponderosa Ct. Murrieta, CA 92563 (951)219-1942

Real Estate Mortgage Loans Guild Mortgage Darrell Giannone 27290 Madison Ave. #104 Temecula, CA 92590 (951)765-1718

Communications Effinger Communications Lynn Effinger Temecula, CA 92591 (951)587-9365 (951)587-9365

Attorneys Law Office of Robert J. Danko Robert Danko 32605 Temecula Parkway, Ste 205 Temecula, CA 92592 (951)303-1200 (951)303-1225

Repographer Rancho Reprographics, Inc. Peggy Ko 27715 Jefferson Ave. Ste. 111 Temecula, CA 92590 (951)676-5300 (951)676-5339

Real Estate Keller Williams - Deborah Shepard Deborah Shepard 30492 Calle Loma Lane Bonsall, CA 92003 (760)630-0086

Telephone Equipment & Systems Westel Communications, Inc. Jay Killen PO Box 891557 Temecula, CA 92589 (951)676-1516 (951)676-0286

Churches Trinity Lutheran Church Jim Vandenberg 30470 Pauba Road Temecula, CA 92592 (951)676-1492 (951)695-1520

Property Management Real Property Management Results Sarah DuBois 28545 Old Town Front Street, Ste 206 Temecula, CA 92590 (951)676-5717 (951)676-5718

Jewelry Diamond By David David Manager/Owner 40665 Winchester Road Ste. B Temecula, CA 92591 (951)296-6363 (951)894-1081

Event Planning & Coordination Hyped Gaming Denni Griffith 43398 Business Park Drive Temecula, CA 92590 (951)693-0440 (951)693-0446

Health Care Services FFF Enterprises Madeleine Mestman 41093 County Center Drive Temecula, CA 92591 (951)296-2500 (951)296-2565

Manufacturing / Industrial Luvata ElectroFin, Inc. Angela Kipper 27633 Commerce Center Drive Temecula, CA 92590 (951)699-8528

Marketing Consultants Aspire Contingency Marketing Howard Kotliar 42391 Wyandotte Street Temecula, CA 92592 (951)760-8981 (951)303-2890 Cellular Phones Clique Wireless Troy Aguayo 28480 Front Street Temecula, CA 92590 (951)699-2600 (951)699-2601 Notary Public Credible Witness Notary Service Catie Drott Murrieta, CA 92562 (951)813-8147

Auto Sales John Hine Temecula Mazda Bill Brumbaugh 42050 Dlr Drive Temecula, CA 92591 (951)533-2000

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Southern California Gas Co.

Tops in Customer Satisfaction, says J.D. Power and Associates Southern California Gas Co. (The Gas Company) has earned the top customer satisfaction ranking among natural gas utilities in the Western United States and has the highest score among all utilities nationwide, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM .  

The J.D. Power and Associates study ranks 75 of the nation’s largest natural gas utilities, and this year interviewed more than 54,000 customers. The scores for each utility are based on six factors: billing and payment; price; corporate citizenship; communications; customer service; and field service.

The study is based on a random survey of U.S. residential natural gas utility customers.

Southern California Gas Co. has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 140 years. It is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing safe and reliable energy to 20.5 million consumers through 5.7 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company’s service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles in diverse terrain throughout Central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. The Gas Company is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE). Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company.

“To be recognized by J.D. Power and Associates for customer satisfaction is a tribute to the outstanding commitment of our employees to meet our customers’ needs every day,” said Debra L. Reed, president and chief executive officer of The Gas Company. In the study, The Gas Company received a customer-satisfaction score of 671, the highest score among all natural gas utilities, and the highest score among the 15 utilities surveyed in the western region.

City of Temecula

Leading efforts to consider expansion of CSUSM Temecula History has shown us that a soft or depressed economy triggers a significant increase in interest in higher education opportunities. Today is no different with a heightened demand for needed courses with institutions challenged with mandated reductions in enrollment due to the lack of State funding. California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) at Temecula, established in the Paul Goldring Garrett Institute for Learning in 2008, has successfully been serving over 100 students, largely nursing students. The Higher Education Subcommittee of Temecula City Council Members’ Mike Naggar and Chuck Washington have been focused on identifying innovative methods to assist CSUSM for both the short and long term needs. “The importance of getting CSUSM deeply rooted in Temecula cannot be overstated, such higher education opportunities for our community and region are priceless,” stated Council Member Naggar. CSUSM at Temecula in a very short period of time has grown enrollment, added niche programs and continues to see a large demographic attending their main campus. In this economy, the need for an entrepreneurial effort is necessary to identify a suitable venue, revenue, staffing and leveraging of resources. The Higher Education Subcommittee, consisting of Council Members Washington and Naggar, have worked diligently with both Cal State San Marcos and the Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) to form a partnership that will consider expanding Cal State San Marcos at Temecula, within vacant space, at the Sparkman Alternative Education Center. It is envisioned that this property allows CSUSM the opportunity to grow their curriculum in areas such as Nursing, Teacher Credentialing, Human Resource Management Certificate, and Osher Lifelong Learning. The proximity to a future hospital development is also an advantage as the concept is further reviewed.

This concept has necessitated the preparation of a Mitigated Negative Declaration examining the impacts, if any, associated with this proposed project and will be circulated for 30-days. In addition, there is an Open-House scheduled for October 28, 2009 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sparkman Alternative Education Center, multipurpose room. Officials from the Temecula Unified School District, as well as, Cal State San Marcos and the City of Temecula will be available to discuss this concept and provide further information. This concept project will be further reviewed by both TVUSD Board of Trustees and the City of Temecula City Council in November. We are excited about the opportunity the Sparkman Alternative Education Center facility provides. The partnership between the Temecula Unified School District, the City of Temecula, Cal State San Marcos and the southwest Riverside County business community will advance the public higher education needs of this region. Because of the fiscal crisis in California, we knew that a Cal State San Marcos at Temecula campus would have to sustain itself without the use of state funds. Through creativity, entrepreneurialism and strong collaboration, the partners have found a way to make this happen. The Sparkman facility will provide space to serve more students and allow for expansion of innovative degree programs, career development and lifelong learning opportunities that are relevant to preparing southwest Riverside County residents for the future. Today, Temecula IS a university town thanks to the leadership and vision of the community and local business and city leaders. The people of Temecula can take great pride in belonging to a community that is a pioneer of 21st-century education.  We are ready to work side by side with our partners to raise the level of educational attainment in the region, preparing a workforce in teaching, nursing, biotech, and other needed areas.

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Consumers Win as Idearc Media’s Exclusive Superguarantee Wages War on the Recession Consumers across the country will be stimulating the economy while saving valuable time and effort, according to Idearc Media LLC. Idearc Media not only guarantees it; they “SuperGuarantee” it.

Idearc’s War on the Recession Provides ‘Super’ Benefits for Consumers and Clients

Idearc Media’s SuperGuaranteeSM program is a national consumer guarantee initiative designed to increase spending in local economies by dramatically lowering the risk associated with hiring contractors, plumbers, auto body repair shops and thousands of other eligible service provider category based businesses.

The SuperGuaranteeSM program is free for consumers and eligible businesses. Clients may qualify for the SuperGuaranteeSM program based on heading, category, and ad program. All eligible clients were placed into the program at first launch on Feb. 17. It is a first of its kind consumer guarantee for the Yellow Pages and Internet Yellow Pages industries.

Whether it is dry cleaners in Seattle, dog grooming in Austin or wedding consultants in Philadelphia, consumers can trust the service they are paying for will get done right, or Idearc Media will make it right. Idearc Media will work with the consumer and the client and try to resolve any issues that may arise from a service or reimburse the consumer up to $500 of labor services.

As consumers use the SuperGuaranteeSM program they will be asked to submit user ratings and reviews on® about the service they received. This will generate more content on Superpages. com®, providing even more relevant information for consumers as they decide where to spend their money, and delivering more traffic to Idearc Media clients.

SuperGuaranteeSM companies, indicated by the SuperGuaranteeSM shield, are found exclusively in®, new editions of the Verizon® Yellow Pages directories and SuperpagesDirect™ direct mail products. Consumers register the service in advance through Businesses receiving multiple complaints may be removed from the program.

“The initial response from consumers and clients is nothing short of super,” said Klein. “I’ve heard countless stories of our clients saying the SuperGuaranteeSM program will bring more business to them and many are already using it as a way to generate more business for themselves – it provides them an instant competitive advantage.” For more information visit

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Gold Level - Founding Benefactors Community Little Book

Silver Level The Law Offices of Dennis F. Fabozzi, APC

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TVCC Calendar November 2009

December 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 12:00pm – Power Networking Workshop 2:30pm – Restaurant Assn. Meeting

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 12:00pm – Power Networking Workshop 2:30pm – Restaurant Assn. Meeting

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 8:00am – Membership Committee

Thursday, December 3, 2009 8:00am – VYP Committee Meeting 1:00pm – SCORE

Thursday, November 5, 2009 8:00am – VYP Committee Meeting 1:00pm – SCORE 4:00pm – New Member Reception

Friday, December 4, 2009 8:00am – Coffee Connection Tuesday, December 8, 2009 12:00pm – Business Success Forum

Friday, November 6, 2009 8:00am – Coffee Connection Saturday, November 7, 2009 9:00am – E-Waste Event at The Promenade Temecula Sunday, November 8, 2009 9:00am – E-Waste Event at The Promenade Temecula Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00pm – Business Success Forum

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 SBDC Counseling 8:00am – Membership Committee 5:00pm – Member Appreciation Night Thursday, December 10, 2009 1:00pm – SCORE Monday, December 14, 2009 12:00pm – SWCLC Meeting at Lake Elsinore Ortega Adult School

Thursday, November 11, 2009 Veterans Day Office Closed

Tuesday, December 15 11:30am to 1pm – Ambassador Meeting

Thursday, November 12, 2009 9:00am - Sphere of Influence - Real Estate 1:00pm – SCORE Monday, November 16, 2009 12:00pm – SWCLC Meeting at Lake Elsinore Ortega Adult School

Thursday, December 17 1:00pm – SCORE 6:00pm – VYPER - Wine Tasting & Holiday Lights Tour Thursday, December 25 Christmas Day Office Closed

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 8:00am – Ambassador Training at TVCC Wednesday, November 18, 2009 5:30pm – Networking Mixer at Wilson Creek Winery, hosted by Rotary Club of Temecula Thursday, November 19, 2009 1:00pm – SCORE 6:00pm – VYPER at Oak Mountain Winery

November 26-27, 2009 Thanksgiving Office Closed

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Wednesday, November 30, 2009 1:00pm – SCORE

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Wednesday, November 24, 2009 7:30am – Networking Breakfast @ BJ’s

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