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Alice Sullivan, President CEO Laura Turnbow, Chief Operations Officer Katie Cook, Membership Director Katy Winston, Membership/VYP Coordinator Jennifer Cloud, Special Events Director Brooke Nunn, Special Events Coordinator Candice Russell, Events Cordinater Anneke Pyle, Director of Public Relations Jeanette Kristensen, Resource Coordinator Lynn Collett, Resource Coordinator


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C a l i f o r n i a ’ s S t a t e E c o n om y S tr e n gth e n s

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The office market in the state continues to flourish. Employment in the construction of nonresidential buildings is up a whopping 9.6% from a year ago. The office market is tightest in San Francisco where the vacancy rate is just 11.7%, considerably lower than the nation’s 16.7%. Demand remains strong in the San Francisco market, as the tech sector continues to snap up large swathes of space, with notable large leases from Salesforce, Uber, Yelp and Pinterest. In addition to high rents, another threat to the San Francisco office market is Prop M, which limits the amount of office space that can be built in the city. There appear to be some ways to temporarily work around this cap, but the pace of building has been strong and the current limit of 875,000-square-feet per year is unlikely to allow for supply to keep up with demand and could push rents even higher. With an office vacancy rate of 17.7%, San Jose has more supply than the markets along the Peninsula. Activity in Silicon Valley, however, is still quite high. About 3 million square feet of space is under construction in Santa Clara-Sunnyvale and another 1 million square feet in Cupertino. The new supply is doing little to alleviate demand. The vacancy rate has come down considerably from recent highs over the past couple of years. Although we remain constructive on the metro area, demand slipped some in the fourth quarter, which may point to some of the competition Silicon Valley is facing from San Francisco and elsewhere. Demand for office space in Southern California has been considerably softer. Los Angeles has only recently started to improve. Although there are some sizable projects under construction, including about 500,000 square feet in downtown and another 300,000 square feet in LAX/El Segundo and Long Beach. Los Angeles’s broader economic recovery has been more modest than in other parts of the state. While more modest than the Bay Area, the creative sector has been vibrant throughout Southern California, particularly companies producing digital entertainment content. Some of that work is beginning to come downtown. The office vacancy rate in Los Angeles is slightly below the national average and rents are increasing, which could help spur some more construction. Moreover, there has been a great deal of 4 | Temec ul a To day | May • J u n e 2 0 1 5

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activity in the hotel and apartment sector. Similarly, San Diego’s office market is holding its own, with very little space currently under construction. Leasing remains steady and rents and resale prices continue to rise, benefitting from a lack of new supply and low interest rates. Considerably more projects are in the planning phases, however, though the physical construction still appears to be a ways off.

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Home sales improved only modestly in 2014, with the single-family market up just 0.6% over the year, and the condo and townhome market rising a paltry 0.2%. Home sales languished nationwide in 2014, so the weak growth rates actually look quite a bit better when comparing them to national numbers. San Francisco, San Diego and the Inland Empire all saw home sales rise this past year, while Los Angeles, Orange County and much of the Bay Area outside of San Francisco posted declines. Inventories have risen slightly throughout the state, which should provide more options to buyers. The inventory of homes available for sale in the Bay Area remains exceptionally lean. The pace of single-family construction has leveled off at fairly low levels, but is showing signs of reviving in a handful of areas. The strongest markets have few developed lots available for a single-family construction. The multifamily sector continues to strengthen, which comes somewhat in contrast to the slowdown seen nationwide. The apartment market is exceptionally strong in the Bay Area and San Diego. Vacancy rates in San Jose, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco are all below the national average, which is encouraging more growth in those markets. Although home prices have moderated recently, they remain 7% higher than a year ago. Thanks to the faster-than-average appreciation, home prices are just 15.2% below their prerecession peak, not much further than the national average of 13.4%. Written by: CalChamber. Publication of this report is a project of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education.






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For years California has been the state to flock to, with its shimmering coastline, magnificent redwood trees, rolling vineyards, and abundant farmland, it has been the symbol of economic success and possibility, but that promise of possibility is slowly diminishing by a punishing drought. Governor Jerry Brown has ordered California’s first every mandatory water restriction, a 25 percent cut in water consumption. Brown stated, “The State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) shall impose restrictions to achieve a statewide 25% reduction in potable urban water usage thorough February 28, 2016. These restrictions should consider the relative per capita water usage of each water suppliers’ service area, and require that those areas with high per capita use achieve proportionally greater reductions than those with low use. The California Public Utilities Commission is requested to take similar action to investor-owned utilities providing water services. The Water Board shall impose restrictions to require that commercial, industrial, and institutional properties, such as campuses, golf courses, and cemeteries, immediately implement water efficiency measures to reduce potable water usage in an amount consistent with the reduction targets mandated by Directive 2 of this Executive Order.” (Executive Order B-2915) With this announcement the state is entering uncharted territory, which raises fundamental questions about what life in California will be like in the years ahead, and even whether this state faces the prospect of people leaving for wetter climates. The biggest change coming out of Brown’s order is a call for water agencies to implement new pricing models for consumers.






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What that means for Californians is that voluntary water restrictions may become mandatory and that rate hikes are inevitable. Most importantly how will tourism and economic development be impacted? Until recently, it seemed that the California dream was sustainable: growing cities, lush green lawns in every neighborhood, golf courses and, above all, a vibrant agricultural sector in an otherwise parched landscape. The current water shortage and Brown’s executive order is a turning point for the state. Rebates are now available to those who remove turf, install rotating nozzles, weather based irrigation controllers, high efficiency toilets, and high efficiency washing machines. Rancho Water District is also offering residential water use efficiency evaluations in which representatives will visit your property and give you tips on how to become more water efficient. Now, with utilities offering rebates to replace water thirsty turf, and nonefficient appliances the long-held aesthetics of California will start to shift. This drought will change the ways Californians operate both on a personal level and statewide economic level. With no change in sight the current drought situation has been, and will continue to be, punishing for everyone. The drought is real and major changes are on the horizon. The solution for California is to have everyone be water wise and to improve water use efficiency. Written by: Anneke Pyle

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The Bike Shop 32835 Temecula Parkway, Ste. B (951) 303-9477

Front Street Plaza 28693 Old Town Front Street, Ste. 300 (951) 297-9191

Happy’s on Main Street Cafe 42031 Main Street, Ste. A (951) 699-4130

The Last Stop Shoppe 30520 Rancho California Road, A103 (951) 676-7085

Maria Vitale Salon 41785 Nicole Lane (951) 693-4247

Navy Federal Credit Union 32413 Temecula Parkway, #210 (951) 303-8429

PSA Insurance 27292 Via Industria, Ste. A (951) 694-0625

Redline Athletics 41735 Winchester Road, Ste. A & B (951) 719-3842

Wells Fargo Bank - West Temecula 28751 Rancho California Road (951) 676-6501 May • Ju n e 2015 | Te mecula To day | 7

New members Academy Mortgage 43471 Ridge Park Drive, #C Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 694-3300 Category: Real Estate Mortgage Loans

Burgers & Beer 41577 Margarita Road Temecula, CA 92591 (760) 899-9399 Category: Restaurant

Acappella Hair Design & Color Studio 28780 Front Street, Ste. C6 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 676-5980 Category: Beauty Salon / Hairstylists

Chaparral Self Storage 27380 Nicolas Road Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 699-4119 Category: Storage

Administrative Design Oceanside, CA 92058 (760) 659-3751 Category: Employment

Club Matrix Productions Temecula, CA 92592 (619) 616-8238 Category: Marketing

Amani Boutique 17600 Collier Avenue, #D131 Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 (951) 471-3454 Category: Clothing American Spine & Pain Med Group 39765 Date Street, #101 Murrieta, CA 92563 (951) 734-7246 Category: Medical - Pain Management America’s Destination Pen Pals 29910-G #237 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd Murrieta, CA 92563 (951) 696-1515 Category: Education

Dan William Pynn Insurance Agency, LLC 42103 Rio Nedo, #107 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 239-0038 Category: Insurance - Business/ Commercial Effinger Communications Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 514-5699 Category: Marketing Communications Front Street Plaza 28693 Old Town Front Street, Ste. 300 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 297-9191

Andrea Aston Attorney at Law 5256 S. Mission Road, Ste. 1010 Bonsall, CA 92003 (760) 758-1565 Category: Attorneys

GFDM Web Design & Marketing 41135 Sandalwood Circle, Ste. A Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 677-2424 Category: Website Design

ARCO - AM/PM 41555 Winchester Road Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 296-3038 Category: Gas Station

Horizon Resources, Inc. 2260 Rutherford Road, Ste. 110 Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 692-5205 Category: Real Estate Commercial / Industrial

Arent Fox, LLP Temecula, CA 92592 (213) 443-7548 Category: Attorneys Bangkok Chef Restaurant 27451 Jefferson Avenue Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 676-6768 Category: Restaurant Battery Systems 26586 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. C Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 894-2960 Category: Batteries BizBeats Advertising & Web Design PO Box 891152 Temecula, CA 92589 (951) 638-3680 Category: Advertising - Directory & Guide

Jefferson Creek Plaza 27311 Jefferson Avenue, C-103 Temecula, CA 92590 (925) 890-8177 Category: Shopping Center Kalifornia Distilleries, Inc. 40880 County Center Drive, Ste. P Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 239-5183 Category: Breweries Kimberly Ogden Photography Newborn and Baby Portraiture 33041 Embassy Avenue Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 302-1537 Category: Photography LA Crawfish 40788 Winchester Road, Ste. C Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 296-3030

8 | Temec ul a To day | May • J u n e 2 0 1 5 Category: Restaurant LogiPath Solutions, LLC 43264 Business Park Drive, #106 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 383-4212 Category: Business Coach Los Angeles SEO PRO Results 907 S Hill St #101 Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 204-6244 Category: SEO MoreStars 41700 Ivy Street Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 299-0123 Category: Marketing OctoClean 3357 Chicago Avenue Riverside, CA 92507 (951) 300-1152 Category: Janitorial Service Commercial and Residential Cleaning POW Medical 32827 Temecula Parkway Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 302-2000 Category: Medical Primerica - Leticia Chavarria 27470 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. 5A Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 704-4389 Category: Financial Services Pro Auto Collision 42011 Avenida Alvarado, Ste. E Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 296-3373 Category: Auto Repair Ranked Fame 43200 Business Park Drive Temecula, CA 92590 (909) 286-1947 Category: Entertainment Reality Rally Temecula, CA 92591 (781) 962-8234 Category: Fundraising REC Consulting, Inc. 2442 2nd Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 232-9200 Category: Consultants Redhawk Mechanical Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 265-3404 Category: Air Conditioning / Heating Revved Up Nutrition 30535 Temecula Parkway Temecula, CA 92592

(951) 506-7777 Category: Nutrition Salon Bel Fiore 33321 Temecula Parkway, Ste. 101 Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 395-0177 (salon) Category: Beauty Salon / Hairstylists San Diego County Apartment Association 5675 Ruffin Road, Ste. 310 San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 278-8070 Category: Real Estate Trade Organization Daniel Stafford Temecula, CA 92591 (815) 483-8878 Category: Individual Swarovski 40820 Winchester Road, Ste. 1550 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 719-3735 Category: Jewelry Temecula Wine & Beer Garden 28464 Old Town Front Street, Ste. D Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 506-4474 Category: Wineries Thrivent Financial 28780 Single Oak Drive, Ste. 250 Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 676-6450 Category: Financial Advisor/Planning Tupperware - Cutting Edge Enterprise Menifee, CA 92586 (909) 957-4489 Category: Kitchen Accessories Vein Clinic of Temecula Valley, The 24640 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. 105 Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 600-9111 Category: Health Care Services Vineyard Notary Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 704-6548 Category: Notary Public Which Wich 32140 Temecula Parkway, Ste. J102 Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 760-2055 Category: Restaurant World Pay 24120 Adams Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 775-4697 Category: Credit Card Processing

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NAMI - Temecula Valley

Roncone Orthodontics

Carol’s Restaurant at Baily Winery

The Gifting Group

New Day Solar

San Diego County Credit Union

GRE Land &Commerical Real Estate

Nothing Bundt Cakes - Temecula

Shafer &MacRae, CPA’s

Pacific Dental Group & Orthodontics

Superior Restoration

Home Perfect Carpet & Tile Cleaning, Inc. / Home Perfect Emergency Services

Peg McLaughlin Paralegal & LDA Services

Temecula Carpets, Inc.

La Masters of Fine Jewelry La Quinta Inn & Suites

Rady Children’s Hospital / Rady Children’s Healthcare

Lamar Advertising

Rancho California Auto Collision

Law Office of Robin Johnson

Rancon Real Estate - Sandy Tyler

Certified Folder Display Service, Inc. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Competitive Edge Construction, Inc. Corman Leigh CR & R Environmental Services Crescent Heights Apartments Daniel E. Greene CPA David & Karen La Pointe – La Pointe Wealth Management Econ.Dev.Corp. of Southwest California Elyse Reuben Custom Couture European Autowerks / Quality 1 Auto Service, Inc. The Everzocial Group, LLC Extreme Signs & Graphics Fallbrook Country Inn First Service Residential

C h a m b e r Friday, May 1 8:00-9:30am Coffee Connection @TVCC Tuesday, May 5 12:00-1:30pm- Power Networking Workshop @TVCC Thursday, May 7 8:00-9:00am Ambassador Training @ TVCC Friday, May 8 9:00-11:00am- Professional Development Series “It’s All About the Customer” Closing Customers (Sales) at TVE2, 43200 Business Park Dr, Temecula, CA Tuesday, May 12 12:00-1:30pm Business

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C a l e n d a r Encounter “How To Drive Sales On Auto Pilot” @TVCC Wednesday, May 13 8:00-9:00am Membership Committee Meeting @ TVCC Thursday, May 14 9:00-12:00pm SBDC Seminar, “Certifications for your Business & 8(a) Application” @TVE2, 43200 Business Park Dr, Temecula, CA 9:00-10:30am City Walk - Visit local business meet @TVCC 1:00-2:30pm City Walk - Visit local business meet @TVCC Monday, May 18 12:00-1:00pm Southwest

C a l e n d a r Encounter “Practical Techniques for Communicating Through Conflict@TVCC Wednesday, June 10 7:30-10:00am- Economic Forecast @South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, 34843 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA Thursday, June 11 9:00-12:00pm SBDC Seminar “Loans for Your Business” @ TVE2, 43200 Business Park Dr, Temecula, CA

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Redhawk Auto Service RipTide Systems

Temecula 24 Hour Urgent Care

Temecula Valley Music for Young Children Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association Third Street Smokehouse Vintage View Apartments White Van Real Estate Services Wilson Creek Manor Wilson Creek Winery

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California Legislative Council @ MSJC, 28237 La Piedra Rd, Room #805, Menifee, CA Wednesday, May 20 5:30-7:30pm Mixer @California State University San Marcos - Temecula Campus, 43890 Margarita Rd Temecula, CA 92592 Friday, May 22 9:00-11:00am Professional Development Series “It’s All About the Customer” Managing Customers @TVE2, 43200 Business Park Dr, Temecula, CA

11:30-1pm Ambassador Luncheon @TVCC 5:30-7:30pm VYP Mixer @Wilson Creek Manor, 35250 Loma Ventoso Ln, Temecula, CA Wednesday, May 27 7:30-9:15am Morning Mixer @ BJ’s Restaurant, 26500 Ynez Rd, Temecula, CA Thursday, May 28 7:30-10:00am State of the City @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA

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Monday, June 15 12:00-1:00pm Southwest California Legislative Council @ MSJC, 28237 La Piedra Rd, Room #805, Menifee, CA Wednesday, June 17 5:30-7:30pm Mixer @MercedesBenz of Temecula, 40910 Temecula Center Dr, Temecula, Ca Thursday, June 18 9:00-11:00am- SBDC Seminar,

“Open for Business” What You Need to Know About Starting Your Business @TVCC Friday, June 19 10:00am Wine Country Classic Golf Tournament @Temecula Creek Inn, 44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula, CA Tuesday, June 23 5:30-7:30pm VYP Mixer @Uptown Tavern, 27911 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA

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City of Temecula Eco n omic

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Since its incorporation in 1989, Temecula has experienced tremendous growth. The city of Temecula welcomes all new businesses to the community and is ready to support your business throughout the development and implementation processes. The goal to establishing a growing economy is to create a critical link between the local city government and the business community. The main focus of the economic development division is to assist in the development and growth of new and existing businesses. In doing so we strive to empower of all businesses in order to strengthen their business capability and survivability. Below you will find out what each division of the City of Temecula does and how they may be of assistance to you and your business. Development Services is a multi-disciplinary department providing a range of planning and development services to citizens, elected officials, appointed boards, commissions, and City Departments. This is accomplished by promoting positive community and economic development within the City. Additionally, ensuring that all development is consistent with the Municipal and Building Codes, the goals of the community, life safety, and neighborhood preservation. This includes adequate affordable housing and providing social service programs.

innovation, and accountability to our departmental partners. Responsibilities include planning, developing, implementing, supporting the technology systems and networks and use of Media Services to increase community involvement throughout the City of Temecula. The mission of the City Clerk’s Department is to serve as the Clerk to the Temecula City Council by managing, disseminating and maintaining the public records of the City Council; maintaining custody of the City Seal; authenticating official papers and instruments requiring certification; providing technical and clerical services for meetings; keeping all ordinances, resolutions, rules, and regulations for all City agencies; and conducting all elections for the City of Temecula in accordance with the City Municipal Code and the laws of the State. The Community Services Department is dedicated to providing an award winning complement of recreational and cultural programs, community and human services and special events activities aimed at enhancing the high quality of life of our youth, adults, seniors and special needs population-- we create community through people, parks and programs.

The Building and Safety Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the uniform codes pertaining to Federal, State and City adopted laws and ordinances. This responsibility includes meeting state mandates to assure all structures meet or exceed the minimum life safety standards of the codes, laws and ordinances. The Building Department assures that these standards are achieved by providing organized procedures and processes for reviewing and approving plans and specifications, issuing permits, and making field inspections.

The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide quality services that support the infrastructure demands of the City of Temecula and enhance the safety, welfare and aesthetic environment of the residents, businesses and visitors. This is accomplished through the development and maintenance of City streets, sidewalks, traffic systems, bike lanes, parks, buildings, trails and drainage facilities; professional engineering oversight of public and private improvement projects; and implementation of erosion/sediment controls and storm water quality measures.

The mission of the Temecula Fire Prevention Bureau is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Temecula through the application of a comprehensive fire and hazard prevention program.

For more information on Temecula’s economic development, please contact Christine Damko, Economic Development Analyst at christine. or call 951-693-3952.

The Information Technology department serves our community by researching, developing, implementing and supporting effective and innovative use of technology through teamwork, collaboration,

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E c o n om i c Fo r e c a s t S a v e th e d a t e Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:30am-10:00am South Coast Winery Resort & Spa 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591 Learn how the current economic trends and conditions will impact our regional and local economy. This year’s forecast features an informative presentation on topics such as the housing market, retail leasing & demographics, statistics and local economic trends. If you do business in Southwest California you’re not going to want to miss this year’s Economic Forecast. The event title sponsors are Loma Linda University Medical Center, Murrieta and Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors. Reservations can be made online at


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off to the races in sacramento More than 2,300 bills have been introduced in the California Legislature for the 2015 session. That’s 2,300 new attempts to tax, regulate or otherwise impact how you live and how you run your business. The Southwest California Legislative Council, your voice in Sacramento, has been busy studying these bills and letting lawmakers know how we feel. The Council, made up of representatives from six area Chambers of Commerce, have adopted positions on 18 bills already, and the legislative year has just started. Some of the bills you may want to watch out for include: • SB 3 (Leno). Not satisfied with the 20% increase mandated last year raising wages to $9/hr and $10 on 1/1/2016, Mr. Leno wants to accelerate that and bump the minimum to $11 in 2016 and $13 by July 2017. After that there would be automatic annual raises set to the Consumer Price Index (or more), in perpetuity. The SWCLC doesn’t believe that’s good either for businesses or for employees just trying to start up the job ladder and we have OPPOSED this bill. • AB 1038 (Jones). Local Assembly Member Brian Jones has again introduced a bill that would allow employees to request an employee-selected work schedule that would allow them to work 10 hour days for 40 hour work weeks without the employer having to pay overtime. While a flexible work schedule is ideal for many types of businesses, the true benefit it to employees. It allows them to enjoy three day weekends, spend much-needed time with their families, lessen traffic congestion on our crowded roads and highways, and time to attending to other important family matters, medical visits, etc. without taking time off work. The SWCLC thinks this makes a lot of sense and voted to SUPPORT this bill. • AB 67 (Gonzalez). But while Mr. Jones would like to provide more flexibility to employees and employers, Mr. Gonzalez would like to further restrict it by mandating an employer pay double for ‘family’ holidays, currently defined as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Got employees for whom those two days are no 1 4 | Temecul a To day | May • J u n e 2 0 1 5

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• SB 67 (Galgiani) and AB 1525 (Jones). Most people, especially small business owners, agree that ADA compliance nuisance lawsuits have gotten way out of hand. These two bills, among others we have yet to consider, would help reign in these nuisance lawsuits by requiring sufficient advance notice of infractions, sufficient time to effect any repairs that might actually be required, remittance of 75% of the fee from the filing party back to the state (there goes that profit motive) and a requirement that there actually be a damaged party. This step alone would prevent attorneys from simply paging down a phone directory and firing off extortion demands to every restaurant or flower shop or real estate office on the list. We like bills that make your life easier and, while we fully support access for the disabled, California has tied ADA compliance to the Unruh Act. That act is aimed at discriminatory practices and this linkage has made a mockery of the intent of the ADA compliance bill while not actually helping people with disabilities. The SWCLC strongly SUPPORTS these bills. Well, that’s a small sample of what’s in store for us this year. The Southwest California Legislative Council is an important member benefit of Chamber membership giving you an active voice in how Sacramento treats you. We invite you to get involved, attend our monthly meetings and let us know when a particular bill comes along that would either help or harm your business. The Council meets the 3rd Monday of each month at noon. This year we’re in the library at Mt. San Jacinto campus in Menifee. Hope to see you there. Written by Gene Wunderlich, Southwest County Legislative Council.





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christen artino with temecula valley real estate Christen and her family moved to Temecula in 2008 after living in San Diego her whole life. She fell in love with the city of Temecula and decided that it was time to grow in the community and what better way to do so than helping people buy and sell homes!

selling real estate. Christen joined The Chamber of Commerce in 2012 and shortly after became a part of VYP. “Surrounding myself with like minded individuals in VYP who genuinely want to help others succeed is why I am part of this organization-it’s a win-win.”

Since 2012 she has worked closely with clients to tailor their experience to meet their needs and guide them through the process of buying and

june Featured Member Kirk Medeiros with Markham Development M a n a g e m e n t G r o u p, I n c . Kirk began working for Markham Development Management Group, Inc. (MDMG) in March 2013 as a project engineer. Markham Development Management Group, Inc. is a multidisciplinary land planning and civil engineering firm. Founded in 1981, the firm has been at the forefront of the explosive growth in Riverside County. Providing services in land planning, civil engineering, direct consultant services, environmental planning,

governmental relations coordination and total development management. With the help from Larry Markham and the MDMG family, he is pursuing his Civil Engineer Registration and will be taking the Registration Exam in October 2015.

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Back by popular demand, the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting the incredible trip, Mission to China! The Chamber will once again partner with Citslinc International Inc., who works with over 800 chambers in the US and Canada to send over 20,000 people annually to visit China. During this tour you will visit memorable sites, both ancient and modern, and enjoy a multitude of unforgettable experiences. Trip highlights are Beijing, Tian An Men Square, The Great Wall, Lingering Gardens, Suzhou, National Embroidery Institute, Hangzhou and Shanghai. The Mission to China trip will have you departing on October 20, 2015 and returning on October 28, 2015. The cost of this 9-day trip is

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$2,399 per person based on double occupancy. There is an optional tour for additional $500 to Xi’an to see the Terra Cotta Warriors. Trip amenities include three meals a day, roundtrip international airfare, 5-star or 4-star hotel accommodations, transportation to & from the LAX airport, deluxe tour bus, English speaking tour guides and admission tickets to tourist attractions. Register today for this amazing trip! A $300 deposit is due at time of registration. The trip deadline and full balance is due by July 24, 2015. Hurry and make your reservation! Space is limited! For more information, please contact the Chamber office at (951) 676-5090. May • Ju n e 2015 | Te me cula To day | 15

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