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Rio Hondo College celebrates 50 years of service to the community in 2013 with special events for both the College community as well as the general public. These include the release of a first-ever photo-essay book highlighting College history and a 50th Anniversary Celebration on April 19 at the Industry Hills Expo Center. Since Rio Hondo first opened its doors in 1963, more than one million students have come to the hillside campus, as well as its satellite education centers, to pursue their educational goals. While the state’s budget crisis continues to challenge

a 112-page commemorative book of interesting narrative and vintage photos that illustrate the early development of the College and growth since the founding of the District in 1960 and first classes were held in 1963. “The occasion of Rio Hondo’s 50th anniversary was the perfect time for the College to research our past and create this informative and insightful historical record,” says Susan Herney, Director of Marketing & Communications. “This beautiful book captures important stories that will interest current and future generations about College origins and our progress.” 50th Anniversary Celebration Underwritten entirely by the Rio The Rio Hondo Foundation will host the 50th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, April Hondo College Foundation and the 19 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Industry Hills Follett Higher Education Group, the Expo Center. Everyone is invited to join in a book is available for purchase for $40 special evening of food and entertainment, at the College Bookstore, online at www.rhc.bkstr.com or by awards and enjoyment As we approach phone at (562) 699-8676 with members of the t h e 5 0 t h A n n u a l ext. 3. Rio Hondo College C o m m e n c e m e n t “This beautiful community, local ceremonies in May, we publication is a real leaders and elected laud the accomplishments tribute to the history of Rio officials, school of students through the Hondo as it celebrates 50 alumni and donors, years and commend those years of education,” says as well as friends and committed and dedicated Yoshio C. Nakamura, an partners of the College. trustees and employees artist and retired educator Individuals who have who have served who’s had a long and made exemplary so ably. distinguished career contributions to Rio at Rio Hondo and was Hondo College will be among the first faculty honored with new Medallion Awards. Business attire requested. Tickets are $50 members to sign a contract with the College. and benefit student scholarships. Industry “I congratulate everyone who worked on Hills Expo Center is located at 16200 Temple this project.” Ave., City of Industry. For information and reservations, contact Michelle Yriarte, myriarte@riohondo.edu or (562) 908-3403, or visit www.riohondo.edu and click on the link for the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

the College, students are undeterred in their commitment to achieving their academic goals, as are the more than 500 faculty members and counselors helping them. “A 50 th Anniversary provides the perfect opportunity to thank and acknowledge the community that initiated plans for a community college in 1960, and funded construction of the first campus three years later,” days Rio Hondo College Interim Superintendent/ President Teresa Dreyfuss.

Our History

Rio Hondo College Timeline

1960 Area voters established a Junior College District.

1962 Area expanded to include El Rancho Unified School District, necessitating election of a separate Board of Trustees.

1963 Dr. Phil Putnam hired as first president.

MAY 1963 Board selected ‘Rio Hondo’ as college name.

SEPTEMBER 1963 First classes held at Sierra and El Rancho High Schools.

OCTOBER 1963 $12 million construction bond issue passed to construct a college for 4,000 students on the Pellisier Ranch property, the present location of the main campus.

1964-1965 Classes held at former Little Lake School in Santa Fe Springs.

FALL 1966 Rio Hondo College campus opened with an enrollment of 3,363 daytime students and 2,682 evening students.

2013 Today Rio Hondo College serves more than 20,000 students each semester on a beautiful campus and new satellite facilities equipped with essentials for 21st Century teaching and learning.

A highlight of the ongoing celebration of the 50-year milestone celebration is the release of Our History,

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It’s time to “pass the baton” on my term as president of the Whittier Chamber. I can’t believe it’s been a year already! But it’s been an exciting, event-full and productive year! It was obvious to me coming into this year that the accomplishments of the Whittier Chamber are in the greatest part due to the exceptional staff and executive directors, which has become even more apparent to me after serving beside them over the last year. Therefore, I would like to thank all of the staff members for their hard work, dedication and positive attitudes that helped to make this year such a success! I would like to thank our exceptional board members as well who have put in many hours of planning and support at meetings, ribbon cuttings and other community events, always providing their strong leadership, guidance and enthusiasm… you truly are a huge part of what makes a successful Chamber. We, at the Chamber, have so much to be proud of and thankful for this year. There have been so many outstanding events, including the monthly Wake Up Whittier networking breakfasts, our Tasty Tuesday luncheons, the Business Expo, Hathaway Golf Tournament, Silver Shield, the new Shop Local Showcase and many others. These events serve as an opportunity for members and residents to come together and support our local economy. What make these events so special are the participants and sponsors who continue to keep this Chamber growing each year by suiting up and showing up, making a commitment to not only their business, but the Whittier business community as a whole. The most important part of this Chamber is our dedicated and loyal members! The stability and vitality we’ve experienced over the last year is thanks to the countless business owners who join and renew each year. This year, we have grown to over 600 members, and it’s been exciting to watch as those numbers keep increasing. I am sure this trend will continue into next year as my friend Bonnie Watje of ACRO Printing, Inc. takes over the helm as our next president for the 2013-2014 year. As we move forward, we are set to plan a number of new and exciting things as we gear up for our 100th year! Join us this month for Wake Up Whittier at Rio Hondo College, who is celebrating 50 years serving the community this year, on Wednesday, March 20 and Tasty Tuesday will be at Seta dine:lounge on Tuesday, March 26. Please don’t miss out on these great monthly events which offer an opportunity to get to know your fellow Chamber members, build leads and strengthen your professional network. I have truly enjoyed serving alongside such dedicated, hard working and caring members of the community during my term as president and I want to thank all of you who helped me along the way. Here’s to continued success in the years to come!

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$ TAX TIPS American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012— Individuals

Richard Scrivanich Although Congress averted many of the consequences of a possible tumble over the fiscal cliff with last-minute action, you will want to be aware of the impact of the bill that was passed — known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 — signed into law January 2, 2013. Below is an overview of the key provisions of this new law affecting individuals. • A Tax Increase on the Highest Incomes in 2013. Although most taxpayers avoided a tax increase, rates did rise for top earners. Taxpayers (including those who receive income through partnerships and S corporations) who earn more than $400,000 ($450,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly) have a marginal tax rate of 39.6%. All other existing rates remain the same. • Higher Capital Gains Rates for Top Earners. The same individuals who are subject to the new 39.6% top rate on income now face a 20% rate on capital gains and dividends, up from 15%. Taxpayers in the 10% and 15% income brackets have a zero capital

gains rate and those in the middle will continue to pay 15%. Higher Personal Exemptions Phase-out Levels. The phase-out levels for personal exemptions and itemized deduction have been raised to $300,000 for married couples and surviving spouses and $250,000 for individuals. Permanent AMT Inflation Indexing. The alternative minimum tax originally was intended to prevent high-income individuals from avoiding taxes. In the absence of a patch for last year, more than 60 million middle-income taxpayers might have been subject to the AMT on their 2012 income. After years of last-minute AMT “patches,” the new law permanently indexes the AMT to inflation starting in tax year 2012. Restoration of the Full Rate for Social Security and Medicare Taxes. The law did not extend the 2% cut for the employees’ portion of the Social Security payroll tax, which means it will go back to the full rate of 6.2% on income up to $113,700 in 2013. Clarity on Estate and Gift Taxes. After years of uncertainty in this area, the new law holds the estate and gifttax exclusion at $5 million, indexed for inflation ($5.12 million in 2012). The top tax rate jumped to 40% from 35% as of January 1, 2013, but without this change, it would have soared to 55% with a $1 million exclusion amount. The act made permanent the estate tax portability election, which allows a surviving spouse to use a deceased

spouse’s unused exemption amount. • Education Tax Benefits Extended. Many deductions for education expenses were set to expire at the end of last year, but they will remain in place under the new law. For example, the law extends the deduction for qualified education expenses through 2013 and retroactively for the 2012 tax year. • Conversions to Roth Retirement Plans. The new law allows participants in an employer-sponsored 401(k) to transfer any amount to a Roth 401(k) — the funds will be taxed upon conversion. • Tax Relief for Mortgage Loan Modifications. Taxpayers struggling to pay their mortgages, or whose home values have fallen below their purchase price, were given another year of tax relief on any qualifying “indebtedness income” they may receive as a result of a loan modification or short sale on their principal residence. Also, taxpayers who have net investment income beginning in 2013 will face a 3.8% surtax on categories of certain unearned income, potentially increasing the total tax rate to 43.4%. This tax was already slated to go into effect as a result of health care reform. If you have any questions regarding the above discussed topic or any other tax matter, please feel free to give me a call at (562) 698-9891. Richard Scrivanich, Partner For Harvey & Parmelee LLP

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The Silver Shield Awards Banquet is here, scheduled for Friday, March 1 at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda. This is the 15th annual awards ceremony and appreciation dinner where the community comes together to celebrate the brave men and women of the Whittier Police Department. If you do not have a chance to attend or sponsor a Police Officer to attend this year, please consider doing so next year as it is a wonderful recognition of our Police Department’s great work. Thank you to the Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce and the business community for your continued support of this event. Progress at the Fred C. Nelles site is finally being made! This is great news for the community as it has been eight years since the site closed. The city has interviewed environmental consulting firms and will be making a selection soon. Then, the development review process will begin. The state and Brookfield Homes, the site developer, amended their purchase and sale contract last summer and it’s great to see the developer moving forward on this project which will be such a positive addition to Whittier. With spring just around the corner, please get out and enjoy one of our many beautiful parks or go out for a bike ride on the Greenway Trail. Easter will also be here shortly and that means the city’s annual Eggxtravaganza will be here too! The Eggxtravaganza, scheduled for March 23 at Parnell Park, is one of the more popular city events among children as it features candy egg hunts throughout the day! Egg

hunts are broken down by age group so the younger children can hunt for the candy without having to compete with older kids – and everyone will get their fair share of the goodies. The fun-filled day will include crafts, face painting and entertainment, as well as special activities like the rock climbing wall, trackless train rides and inflatable attractions. The Eggxtravaganza also features a “Family Faire” event with many local children’s agencies providing information on their services. Children may participate in all the activities with the purchase of a $5 individual wristband or buy four and get one free. For more information, call Parnell Park at (562) 567-9450. You may have noticed some new stores around the city. The Whittwood Town Center has welcomed eCosway, a health and beauty store that also sells gadgets for the home. In Uptown Whittier, a new furniture store has opened at the Bank of America building located at the southeast corner of Philadelphia Street and Greenleaf Avenue. Sprouts Farmers Market is set to open this month at Whittier Boulevard and Santa Gertrudes, near the Whittwood Town Center. I hope you join me in giving all the new businesses a warm welcome by visiting soon. Finally, congratulations to PIH Health on the completion of the newly expanded medical tower. The new 250,000 square foot Plaza Tower includes five floors, 112 beds, 64 private medical beds, 48 critical care beds, labs and a state of the art surgery department. We are proud to have PIH Health in our city as it is a resource that protects the health and safety of the community while providing jobs to our residents. PIH Health is the city’s largest employer with more than 2,500 employees. The hospital now has a total of 548 beds, making it one of the largest hospitals in the area. Congratulations again!

Whittier hosts spring Eggxtravaganza and Family Faire Local youngsters may enjoy fun, food and activities – and, of course, visits with the Easter Bunny – at the annual Eggxtravaganza and Family Faire sponsored by the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled to Saturday, March 30. Children will enjoyy visiting with the Easter Bunny, and the event will also feature candyy egg hunts by age group throughout oughout the day, crafts, face painting and entertainment. Special activities will include a rock climbing wall, trackless train rides and inflatable attractions. ns. Egg hunts are broken down by age group so the younger unger

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Health Care Reform Act: What Does It Mean for Your Small Business? March 28, 2013 8:30 to 10 a.m. Whittier Central Library 7344 Washington Ave. Whittier 90602 Whether you refer to it as the Health Care Reform Act, PPACA or “ObamaCare,” the new legislation is shaking things up for employers. Do you know what the recent changes mean for your business? The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has changed the health care landscape and is presenting new questions for businesses of all sizes, regardless of whether the business is required to accept certain responsibilities by law or not. Attend this informative seminar to hear more about the key points in the Act that may impact you and your employees. Also, find out how the Health Care Reform Act attempts to

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Building a healthy, active Whittier Business tips: staying healthy in the workplace c/o Activate Whittier Worksites are a great place to promote healthy eating and physical activity. 70 percent of working-age Californians are currently employed and most of them remain sedentary during their workday. In order to reduce the risks of chronic disease, you need at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity every day. Also, adults need to eat 3 1/2 to 6 1/2 cups of colorful fruits and vegetables every day. The California Dietary practice survey showed that 60 percent of all Californians agreed that fruits and vegetables were hard to get at work. If employees are not able to get the right nutrition or the opportunity to be physically active at the office, then that would mean they have to make up that time at home. Due to busy lifestyles, it is highly unlikely that they will get the recommended amount of healthy foods or physical activity. This problem can also be expensive for California’s employers who see their insurance costs and workers’ compensation premiums rise as productivity declines. This epidemic is preventable! Improving nutrition by eating fruits and vegetables and increasing physical activity can help prevent many serious health problems like heart disease, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Making these healthy changes can boost your energy and will have you looking and feeling great, which will allow you to get more work done. Where do you start? It is important to have a supportive work environment that encourages healthy lifestyle choices. A great place to start is by improving the access to healthy foods and physical activity at the workplace. Small changes can make a big difference! 1. Serve healthy food during meetings. Develop guidelines about fresh fruits and vegetables at catered meetings or when ordering group meals. Serve water, 100% juice or unsweetened tea and coffee instead of sugar sweetened beverages. 2. Make it a walking meeting. You can burn about 75 calories in a 30-minute walking meeting, while getting fresh air and a steady flow of ideas in an outdoor setting. 3. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. You can burn 10 calories per minute climbing up stairs! What is Activate Whittier? Activate Whittier is a collaborative that proactively works everyday towards a healthy, active Whittier. Today Activate Whittier boasts a membership that includes the City of Whittier, YMCA of Greater Whittier, PIH Health, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Boys & Girls Club of Whittier, Whittier City School District, East Whittier School District, Whittier Union High School District and Whittier College. With the support of additional community partners and residents, the group is striving to achieve this goal of local wellness. For more information visit www.activatewhittier.org.


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Chamber bids fond farewell to retiring board members Many thanks go out to three distinguished leaders who will be stepping down from our Board of Directors at the end of our 98th year on March 31. As a group they served a combined total of 14 years on our Board in one capacity or another. t was a privilege to work with each of them and we will certainly miss their dedication, enthusiasm, humor and leadership. All of our retiring board members have helped form our Chamber into what it has become today and we are grateful for all of their time and effort. As a Board member, they are expected to serve up to three, 2-year terms and also participate on several different committees. Please join us in thanking and honoring the following retiring Board members.

Jeff Ball, Friendly Hills Bank Jeff joined the Whittier Chamber Board in 2007 and has been a vital part of the growth and leadership of the organization. For the past several years Jeff has served on the Executive Committee as the VP of Finance where he spent countless hours overseeing the budget and working closely with staff to streamline reports and ensure that the Chamber remained fiscally sound. Jeff has also spent the last 2 years as the legislative committee chair bringing forth business-related legislation to share with our members. In addition, Jeff served one year as chair of the Business Expo. As the president of a locally-owned bank, Jeff really understands the value of being part of the community, allowing his staff time to network, and using the benefits of the Chamber to the fullest. Jeff’s insight, strong business principles and great communication skills will be missed at monthly board meetings. Thank you, Jeff, for your leadership and dedication to our organization!

Eric Day, Credit Union of Southern California Eric has been around Whittier and the Chamber for quite a while. As co-owner of Zieman Manufacturing, he was a Chamber member for years until the company was sold. We were pleased when he returned to Whittier with CU SoCal and expressed an interest in serving on our Board of Directors. Eric is very well respected by his peers on the Chamber Board and we were lucky to have his strong business knowledge, humor and support for 2 years. His strong understanding of our Chamber’s history has been very beneficial to our board and he will be greatly missed. We wish you well in your retirement, Eric, and thank you for all your contributions and service to the Whittier Chamber!

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F I N A N C I A L U P DAT E Investing in Sectors: Risks and Returns

Douglas M. Rowan, CFP®, CMFC, AIF®

Sector funds target specific industries and economic niches to seek aboveaverage returns.1 With the opportunity for greater returns comes greater risk, as these funds typically are prone to fluctuate in value more than diversified, multi-sector funds.2 Sector funds may invest solely in specific industries, such as utilities, technology, financial services, health care, and manufacturing. They may also invest in commodities, such as oil and gold. Additionally, there are sector funds that invest in specific international markets, such as Germany and China. Many investors look to sector funds to gain exposure to industries that may appear to offer exceptional potential. Top-down investors and market timers look first for industries that often perform well in certain economic cycles and then seek to predict which industry will be next in the “rotation.” Because of their higher potential volatility, it may be prudent to limit investments in individual sectors to no more than 10% of an overall equity portfolio. Some investors choose a contrarian strategy, seeking value in sectors that have been passed over by the rest of the market. Another strategy is the tilted index. Passive investors will invest in a market index seeking to avoid

the inefficiencies of picking individual stocks. By adding shares of sector funds that outperform the market, you may outperform the index overall. Evaluating Sector Funds Whatever strategy you use in choosing a sector fund, be careful not to chase past returns. A high-flying sector may be at its peak. The table below shows the top three performing sectors from the S&P 500 for the past five years.3 As you can see, it’s rare for one sector to lead the pack year after year. 2008 Consumer Staples Health Care Utilities

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You should also be aware that even if the name of the fund is the same, not all sector funds are alike. Stock/cash allocations, sector segment weights, top holdings, portfolio size, past performance, yield, and portfolio turnover are among the criteria used to compare funds that invest in the same sector. • Stock/cash allocations refer to the percentage of a fund’s assets that is actually invested in the chosen sector. In addition to cash, funds may invest in bonds, or even stocks from other sectors. Although these investments may increase performance or decrease risk, you should be aware of the portfolio’s composition. • Many sectors can be divided into subsectors and industries, and sector weight refers to the percentage of assets invested in each. • Portfolio turnover measures trading aggressiveness and often exceeds 100% in a single year. • Although past performance is no guarantee of future results, the longer the return period the better. Look at returns over at least a five-year period, if Continued on page 8

Ana Gutierrez, Whittier College Ana became a member of the Whittier Chamber Board of Directors in 2007 and has participated in numerous events including Hathaway Golf, Expo and the Ambassador Committee where she served as chair. Ana brought the perspective of both Whittier College and that of a homebased business owner (she is a member with her Cookie Lee jewelry business as well) to the board. She was instrumental in ensuring that the benefits of Chamber membership were in line with what our members needed. Ana’s love of Whittier and her upbeat and warm personality will definitely be missed at our monthly board meetings. Many thanks, Ana, for being such a “Chamber fan” and true supporter of the Whittier community.

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Whittier Union High School District Board of Trustees honors three students The Whittier Union High School District Board of Trustees recently honored students from Whittier, Frontier and Pioneer high schools for their special achievements. Every year, the Board recognizes students from each high school for their exceptional achievements. The students are selected by the principal and administrators from each school and receive special proclamations from the Board for their efforts.

Left to right: Manuel Reyes, outstanding student recognized for benefitting from Whittier High School’s Academic Mentor support program; Brooke Hernandez, president of the Whittier High School Choir who sang for the Board of Trustees; Tanya Cortez, outstanding Whittier High School senior recognized by the Board; and Ruben Rodriquez, a Whittier High junior who performed for the Board

Whittier High School senior Tanya Cortez was recognized for her work as an academic mentor. Inspired by Whittier High School’s Senator/Link Crew program when she was a freshman, she volunteered in her sophomore year to be on the “A” team, which is the group of 10th grade students who set up for all of the Senator Activities. Cortez has been a Senator for two years, serving as the Historian this year. When Cortez heard about the specialized tutor training opportunity to become an Academic Mentor to fellow students at the end of her sophomore year, she applied for that program as well. Cortez has always been a high achieving student; she has a 4.1 GPA, taking 17 AP and Honors courses. Cortez also has had perfect attendance for the last three years and is focused on maintaining that record

through her senior year. Cortez has applied for early admission to NYU, where she would like to pursue a major in Aerospace or Civil Engineering. Cortez also serves as the President of “Men in Red,” a Community Service Club at Whittier High School that volunteers at the Posada Retirement Home and at an Animal Shelter called Beagles & Buddies. The group organizes beach clean-up days, and “Jean Drives,” collecting gently used jeans for those less fortunate. Members also regularly serve food to homeless families at the Salvation Army. Cortez was one of Whittier High’s outstanding juniors to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership training conference last year. And if that isn’t enough, she has played on the girl’s water polo and swim teams all four years. The Board also has honored Frontier High School student Edward Barajas. Barajas enrolled as a senior at Frontier High School in July 2012 with only 150 credits, but has been able to overcome his deficits to succeed in school and plans on graduating now and going on to study to become a firefighter. Now living with extended family members, he has been able to achieve all A and B grades at Frontier. His attendance stands at 100%. During the last grading period, Barajas earned 23 ½ credits which is 156% of Frontier’s

Frontier High School senior Edward Barajas, center, holds his proclamation with family members by his side and the Whittier Union High School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Sandy Thorstenson in the background

No girls allowed! These Whittier Chamber fellas got down to business during the monthly Wake Up Whittier breakfast last month

Pioneer High School senior Aubree Gomez, center, with her sisters, parents and friend celebrate her Whittier Union Board recognition

expected rate. He has done this through a combination of efforts inside the classroom and extensive participation in the afternoon academic lab program and the Learn PREP recreation program. Barajas also embraced the opportunity to participate in Frontier’s Associated Student Body and quickly displayed leadership skills both in identifying and recruiting other student leaders and by being a driving force behind student-led activities. Pioneer High School senior Aubree Gomez was recognized by the Board for being a Scholar Athlete. With a 4.27 GPA, Gomez has taken the most rigorous course of study Pioneer has to offer, taking mostly Honors and AP classes. Gomez is a California Scholarship Federation lifetime member and also is a member of the Pioneer High School Academic Decathlon team. She was named Pioneer’s Student of the Year in both her freshmen and sophomore years. In addition to her academic achievements, Gomez has also played on the school’s soccer team all four years and volleyball team for three years in addition to playing club soccer. Gomez has also been a dedicated member of Pioneer ’s Leo Club, participating in beach, Heal the Bay and Wrightwood clean-ups, as well as the annual Christmas Basket Giveaway. She also volunteers at her church, delivering food to the homeless on Skid Row. Gomez has applied to several University of California and California State University campuses and plans to pursue her studies in mathematics.

Merrill Gardens representatives Tom Rios and Suzie Magpayo accept a certificate of appreciation from Chamber president Sue Dean of Notary Signing Network for hosting another successful event

City of Whittier Community Development Manager Aldo Schindler, Whittier City Manager Jeff Collier and City Council members Cathy Warner, Joe Vinatieri and Fernando Dutra stopped by the Chamber’s monthly breakfast before heading to work at City Hall

Members of the Whittier High School Theatre group took a mid-week field trip to Wake Up Whittier and rallied support from local business owners for their upcoming show

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U.S. requires poster change for employers of 50 or more Employers with 50 or more employees are required to display an updated federal family leave poster beginning on March 8, 2013. The final rule outlining the requirement was rececntly issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to implement federal laws expanding Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protections. The FMLA applies to employers with 50 or more employees. The FMLA changes were legislated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (signed in 2009).

Family Leave Notice Change The final regulation requires a change to the federal FMLA notice/ poster entitled “Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under the Family and Medical Leave Act,” prepared by DOL. This is “Notice C” on the California Chamber of Commerce California and Federal Employment Notices Poster. All covered employers (50+ employees) must display the poster summarizing the major provisions of the FMLA and telling employees how to file a complaint. The poster must be displayed in a conspicuous place where employees and applicants for employment can see it. A poster must be displayed at all locations even if there are no eligible employees. The FMLA includes a special leave entitlement that permits eligible employees to take up to 26 weeks of leave

to care for a covered servicemember during a single 12-month period.

Definition Clarified The revised federal FMLA poster clarifies that in addition to those currently serving, a “covered servicemember” also includes veterans discharged in the last five years. Among the mandatory revisions on the federal poster is a note that the FMLA definitions of “serious injury or illness” for current servicemembers and veterans “are distinct from the FMLA definition of ‘serious health condition.” A second mandatory note states that special hours of service eligibility requirements apply to airline flight crew employees. Although the new poster has a revision date of February 2013, the DOL specifically noted that employers may either start using the new poster immediately or may use the old FMLA poster through March 7, 2013. Changed requirements taking effect on March 8, according to the DOL, include “military caregiver leave for a veteran, qualifying exigency leave for parental care, and the special leave calculation method for flight crew employees.”

Revised Poster If you have 50 or more employees and purchased your poster through the Whittier Chamber, we will have an updated poster for you soon. Please contact the Chamber office at (562) 698-9554 to confirm.

As California moves toward implementation of the Affordable Care Act, wellness programs which promote healthy choices to prevent illness are in the spotlight of the latest edition of CalChamber News. Under the law, federal grants may be available to some small businesses to offset the cost of established wellness programs, and insurance companies must provide wellness services, such as counseling and health screenings, at no extra cost to the employee. Companies such as Safeway have made the investment and launched a workplace wellness program long ago, encouraging workers to take personal responsibility for their health. Larree M. Renda, executive vice president for Safeway and 2010 chair of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, reports that the company’s wellness program has been extremely successful for employees and the company’s bottom line. “When we survey our employees, we know they are more engaged as a result of the wellness programs that we’ve offered here,” says Renda. “We also know they’re happier in their jobs and become more productive employees.”

Health Cost Savings The results are remarkable. By encouraging health screenings, immunizations and programs to manage weight and quit smoking, Safeway and its workforce have saved substantially on health care costs through reduced absenteeism, reduced claims and fewer doctors’ visits. “And while the rest of the world has had on average an 8 percent, 8-and-ahalf percent health care cost increase on an annual basis, our costs are nearly flat,” Renda says. One example of the success of Safeway’s wellness program is Eric Ward, a facilities manager with the company. Ward has taken full advantage of Safeway’s wellness program. By consciously choosing fresh fruit or vegetables to snack on, keeping

a regular running schedule and making consistent use of Safeway’s state-of-the-art fitness center at company headquarters, he’s lost more than 60 pounds. “I have a lot more energy, I have a lot more,” says Ward. “I can lead my people as opposed to managing them. I listen to them more; I’m more attentive as opposed to just being tired.” Based on a Texas case study, wellness programs can yield savings of $2.43 for every dollar spent, according to the Centers for Disease Control. On a larger scale, it’s the kind of math that adds up for any business, regardless of size. “I think wellness is not just a smart business practice for the people who benefit, but also for the employers themselves,” says Dr. Sanjay Varshney, dean of the School of Business at California State University, Sacramento. Renda sums up the benefits best, saying, “Any business that doesn’t invest in its employees and wellness programs is really missing a huge opportunity.”

More Information Businesses interested in learning more about how to establish a workplace wellness program and the tangible benefits it creates should visit www.healthlawguideforbusiness.org. Established in partnership with the Bay Area Council, CalChamber, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, California Restaurant Association, California Small Business Development Centers, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Business Group on Health, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Small Business California, Small Business Majority and The California Endowment, Health Law Guide for Business is a first-of-its kind website devoted to informing California’s business community about businessspecific provisions of the health care law. As an information hub for California businesses, the media and employees, Health Law Guide for Business provides accurate information on the health care law that’s most important for employers to run and operate their businesses.

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Want to know what’s down the road for the Whittier Chamber? Join us for the 99th Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers on Thursday, March 21 on the 3 rd floor of King Richard’s Antique Center. At this lunch time event, we will celebrate the past year and welcome Bonnie Watje from ACRO Printing, Inc. as the 99th President of the Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce. Bonnie will outline the “Road to Success” as she reveals the board’s 2013-2014 action plan for the year. The lunch and program will begin at 11:30 a.m. and is being co-sponsored by Friendly Hills Bank, Southern California Edison, The Quad at Whittier and the WPOA. Tickets are $40 per person. As the conclusion of the Chamber’s 98 th year of serving the business community nears we will celebrate another successful year and the end of the presidential term for Sue Dean of Notary Signing Network. “We’ve had a really great year. Despite the still struggling economy, we have been fortunate to see new businesses come to town and our membership numbers grow. To us that indicates that what we are doing in terms of programs and services we provide is working for our members,” she stated. As with all good races, a big win depends on the race car driver and the whole crew working together. Bonnie has already driven down this road before. She served as president of the Chamber in 2000 and was elected

Planning Conference, the new board designed a plan for the year that is fiscally responsible and focused on the Chamber’s core competencies. We are very excited to be revving up for our 100 year celebration in 2014,” added Bonnie. One activity that will take place at this enjoyable event is the installation of new representatives to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. They are Ramsey Ezaki, Ezaki Dentistry;

Chris Hardeman, DialMed Home Care; La Donna Munier, Friendly Hills Bank and Tom Rios, Merrill Gardens. We will also be officially installing Krista Lesa from The Quad at Whittier and Ted Knoll from First Day, who both came on the board mid-term. “We are very excited to welcome our newest “pit crew” members who will surely work fast and hard for the organization,” stated Bonnie. “They are talented individuals, many of whom have already been contributing to the Chamber for a long time. We are looking forward to the new ideas and perspectives they will each bring to the Chamber Board of Directors.” At the Installation we will also bid farewell to retiring board members Jeff Ball from Friendly Hills Bank, Eric Day from CUSoCal and Ana Gutierrez from Whittier College. Combined, these three leaders have given hundreds of hours of service to the Chamber over the years and their individual talents, dedication and contributions to the board will be missed. The Annual Meeting and Installation will also include a “look in the rear view mirror” State of the Chamber report and the announcement of the Ambassador of the Year and the Volunteer of the Year among others. All members are encouraged to attend this event and learn more about everything the Chamber plans to offer in 2013. For additional information, please call the Chamber office at (562) 698-9554 or register online at www.whittierchamber.com.

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Branch Manager, Chase Bank in Uptown Whittier Chase believes it has a responsibility to help grow the economy and strengthen the communities in which we live and work. We try to give back and help build strong communities, and we believe strong communities help our business too. Being a member of the Whittier Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in helping me become an active member of the business community and get to know Whittier better. The Chamber provides events and networking opportunities that bring residents, businesses and visitors together. I’ve made invaluable professional relationships through the Chamber and look forward to cultivating them – as well as many more – in the years to come. Rudy Martinez, Branch Manager, Chase Bank in Uptown Whittier

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15th Annual Silver Shield Awards Banquet @ Nixon Presidential Library (18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886) 5:30 to 9 p.m. $100 per person. Join the Whittier Chamber of Commerce in honoring the brave men and women of the Whittier Police Department. Please contact the Whittier Chamber at (562) 698-9554 for more information

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“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” @ the Ruth B. Shannon Center of the Performing Arts (13406 Philadelphia St.) time and fees TBD. Whittier College Theater Arts presents this Steve Martin classic to the community. For more information please call (562) 907-4203

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Whittier Art Association Photography Group Reception @ Whittier Art Gallery (8035 Painter Ave.) 3 to 5 p.m. FREE. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments and networking. For more information call (562) 698-9710

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Pathways Support Group @ Red Cross building (6701 Friends Avenue.) 7 to 8:30 p.m. Every Monday. FREE. Contact (562) 698-0304 for more information

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Ribbon cutting @ King Richard’s Antique Center (12301 Whittier Blvd.) 4 p.m. FREE. Visit SoCal’s largest antique store and enjoy refreshments and business networking. For more information call (562) 698-9554

Book Faire & Meet the Authors @ Ruth B. Shannon Center of the Performing Arts (13406 Philadelphia St.) 8:30 a.m. Contact (562) 907-4203

Eggxtravaganza & Family Faire @ Parnell Park (15390 Lambert Rd.) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5 per children; buy 4 and get one FREE! Parents are free. Enjoy activities, food and the Easter Bunny during Lehua Kalima & Lei’oh @ Ruth B. Shannon Center of the this fun filled event. Activities include crafts, face painting and rock Performing Arts (13406 Philadelphia St.) 3 to 8 p.m. Lehua Kalima climbing. For more information call Parnell Park at (562) 567-9450 (from Na Leo Pilimehana) & Lei’ohu Ryder will be performing with the Aloha Series. For more information please contact “Sight for Kids” Wine Tasting, Dinner & Auction @ Whittier Community Center (7630 Washington Ave.) 5:30 to 10 p.m. $50 (562) 907-4203 admission. Whittier Host Lions Club invites you to their annual 80th Birthday Dinner Gala @ A.J. Villalobos Hall, Whittier College fundraiser event with over 100 valuable prizes and raffles. Campus (7214 Painter Ave.) 6 p.m. $100 per person. Celebrating 13 local restaurants and 9 wineries participating. All funds raised the orchestra’s 80th year of free concerts with a 1920’s themed will go right back into the community! For more information e-mail event, dinner catered by Bon Appetit, live music and auction. Al Compano at alcampano@aol.com or call (562) 556-1967 or Call (562) 698-8626 or visit www.riohondosymphony.org Alberto Montes de Oca at (562) 698-3386

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Wellness Roundtable @ Friends Chiropractic (6736 Friends Ave.) New Member Orientation & Open House @ Whittier Chamber 7 p.m. FREE. Attend the discussion to learn ways to change your Office (8158 Painter Ave.) 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. FREE. Business life for the better and interact during a question/answer period. owners welcome to come and learn more about the Chamber, To register and RSVP call (562) 698-1275 hear City updates and network with fellow Chamber members RCS 5th Annual Spring Golf Classic @ Friendly Hills Country Club in a casual atmosphere. Continental breakfast sponsored by (8500 Villaverde Dr.) 8:30 a. m. registration. $175 per person. Polly’s Pies. For more information please call (562) 698-9554 Proceeds benefit St. Bruno’s Catholic Church. Contact Jared

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Tasty Tuesday Monthly Networking Lunch @ Seta dine:lounge (13033 Philadelphia St.) 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tasty Tuesday is a great place to meet new business contacts, enjoy a delicious meal and support a local restaurant. For more information please contact Natalie Saenz at (562) 698-9554 x 105

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FREE Business Seminar @ Whittier Public Library, Nixon Room (7344 Washinton Ave.) 8:30 to 10 a.m. FREE and open to ALL local business owners. Learn more about the Health “Senior Matters” workshop @ Whittier Place Senior Living Care Reform Act and how your business could be affected by (12315 Burgess Ave.) 6 p.m. FREE. Find out why laughter really new legislation. To RSVP call (562) 698-9554 is the best medicine! RSVP to (562) 321-9401 School Shooting Symposium @ Ruth B. Shannon Center of the Dine-Out Night @ Phlight for the Friends of the East Whittier Performing Arts (13406 Philadelphia St.) 9 a.m. to 12 noon. FREE Middle School Instrumental Music Program. 5-10 p.m. Call admission. $25 CEU’s for LCLSW’’s and MFT’s. The Whole Child Jessica Magdosku for more information (714) 337-3264 or is hosting the symposium on the critical topic of school shooters. Ribbon cutting and renovation celebration @ Radisson Hotel www.ewmsimp.org for more information. Co-hosted by Congresswoman Linda Sanchez & Rose Hills. Whittier (7320 Greenleaf Ave.) 12 noon. Come see the exciting Register with Christina Gallegos at (562) 692-0383 new renovations and enjoy refreshments and networking with fellow business owners. For information call (562) 698-9554 Wake up Whittier @ Rio Hondo College (3600 Workman Ribbon cutting & grand opening @ Emmy Doo’s Ice Cream Mill Rd.) 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. FREE for Chamber members, Shop (13102 Philadelphia St.) 12 noon. FREE & open to the $20 for all non-members. Wake Up Whittier is a great public! Enjoy refreshments and business networking. For “Health Care Reform and Workers’ Compensation – What the way to get to know over 200 fellow Chamber members more information call (562) 698-9554 Future Holds” interactive seminar @ SASSFA WorkSource and local business owners, hear important City updates, Center (10400 Pioneer Blvd., Ste. 9, Santa Fe Springs) 8:30 to enjoy a hearty breakfast and stay connected with what’s 11 a.m. Information pertinent to businesses with 50+ employees. happening at the Whittier Chamber! For more information Mayor ’s Prayer Breakfast @ Radisson Hotel Whittier Registration is free but space is limited. Contact Teri Ryan at please contact Natalie Saenz at (562) 698-9554 ext. 105 (7320 Greenleaf Ave.) 6:30 to 9 a.m. Enjoy breakfast and the tryan@boltonco.com or call (626) 535-1471. chance to speak with author and CEO Aurelio Barreto III. Contact Mike Delgado for tickets at (562) 944-6325 Golf 4 A Cause @ Candlewood Country Club (14000 Telegraph Rd.) 9 a.m. registration. Come for a day of fun while raising money to support the SKILLS Foundation! Includes continental breakfast, lunch catered by Portofino’s, drinks and dinner buffet after a full day on the course. For more information contact the SKILLS Foundation at (562) 325-5620

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Chamber members took a break from their bites to say cheese during the monthly networking lunch held at Swiss Park Banquet Center in January

Swiss Park Banquet Center owners Angelika and Marcus Kollmai (3rd, 4th from left) and their friendly staff greeted guests and served up a delicious lunch during the Tasty Tuesday event

These Whittier Chamber members got a chance to mix n’ mingle during the monthly networking lunch while gaining new business leads and enjoying an exclusive menu from the local banquet center


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OFFICE LIFE 6 Ways to Enhance Your Credibility You won’t succeed in business if nobody believes in you. Here’s how to make certain they do. By Geoffrey James, As seen on www.inc.com Your success in business is directly within the customer’s firm. Remember: proportional to how quickly (and how even the smartest CEO doesn’t know well) you can establish credibility everything, and as an outsider, you can with your customers, investors and bring a fresh perspective to old problems. colleagues. A while back, I had a 4. Listen actively, consider carefully conversation about credibility with and respond succinctly. People who Randall Murphy, president of the have credibility don’t feel the need to professional development firm Acclivus. “prove it” all the time. Nothing says “I’m Here’s my interpretation of his ideas: insecure and insincere” like spouting 1. Be genuine about who you really answers to questions that haven’t been are. The days are long gone when asked. Therefore, when a customer customers were impressed by an speaks, listen with all your concentration, illustrious corporate name or a fancy take a few seconds to consider what was job title. Customers are more likely to said and only then make a remark, ask respect you if you present yourself as another question or tell a brief story to an individual rather than a plug-and- move the conversation along. play “representative.” The moment you 5. Never talk or write in “salespretend to be more (or something other) speak.” The moment you sound like a than you really are, your credibility flies salesperson, customers buttonhole you out the window. Be authentic, even if all into the “empty suit” category. Whenever you bring to the table is your enthusiasm. you communicate with customers, edit 2. Know the legitimate value of what out everything that sounds like a sales you provide. When you know--truly pitch (e.g. “money back guarantee”), know--what your products and services don’t make unsubstantiated claims are worth, you’re unafraid to communicate (e.g. “we have the highest quality”) and both the strengths and the limitations avoid marketing biz-blab (e.g. “reach of your offering. You’ll refuse to cave to out”, “best practices”). Instead, clearly unreasonable customer demands. You’ll describe how your offering improves stick to your firm’s policies and procedures, your customer’s business. and explain to the customer why they 6. Be a catalyst rather than a hero. In make sense. You’ll be strong and confident the comics, heroes swoop in to save the about what you can contribute, thereby day. In real life, would-be sales heroes creating credibility. fall flat on their faces. Credibility comes 3. Have insights based on research not from your heroic actions, but from and analysis. Adding insights to a your ability to “crystallize” problems conversation automatically creates and solutions. Even customers with a credibility. Insight comes from learning detailed list of requirements usually need about a firm, the role it plays in the industry a clearer understanding of their needs and the customers that it serves. Insight is and how best to meet them. Doing so strengthened when you develop multiple helps the customer to be the hero, which contacts (and thus different perspectives) creates masses of credibility...for you.

MISSION To attract and retain talent to our community by offering opportunities for young professionals to create a valuable network of peers, develop and grow professionally, build relationships with local business leaders and contribute to the economic development of our local region.

WHAT IS IN IT FOR ME? WYPG offers opportunities to: • Build a valuable network of peers • Grow and develop personally & professionally • Learn from established professionals • Contribute to and enrich the community • Receive training through educational seminars & workshops • Build awareness of governmental process and issues • Create and cultivate future leaders • Work to keep our young professionals in the Whittier area

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AROUND TOWN Multi-Chamber networking event to be held at the Doubletree Hotel

Save the date for Shelter’s Right Hand 5K Fitness Walk

On May 1, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m., five local Chambers of Commerce will join together for the 11th annual Kaleidoscope Fundraiser. Called “Kaleidoscope,” this colorful blend of five cities will offer Chamber and community members five times the networking opportunities, not to mention a ballroom full of shopping items and tasty samplings from local restaurants and caterers. Represented at the mixer will be Chamber members from the cities of La Habra, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier. Each Chamber has been assigned a color: La Habra is yellow, Norwalk is red, Pico Rivera is blue, Santa Fe Springs is green and Whittier is orange. City residents, business people and Chamber members are encouraged to show their city pride by wearing clothing or accessories that correspond with the color of their Chamber. Each Chamber will host a table providing information on membership and upcoming events. In addition to great Chamber networking, the event also features hundreds of silent auction items to bid on. The Doubletree Hotel Norwalk and other local food vendors

Mark your calendar for the Shelter's Right Hand 5K Fitness Walk coming up on Saturday, April 27. The 17th Annual Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence 5K Fitness Walk will benefit the Women's and Children's Crisis Shelter. Walk for fun, walk for health, and most importantly, walk in support of victims of domestic violence and their children. Every dollar raised goes to providing emergency shelter and support services for individuals and families who are fleeing abuse a n d seeking safety and restored lives. For walk information, please visit the Shelter’s Right Hand website at www.sheltersrighthand.org, find the Shelter's Right Hand on Facebook or call (562) 693-7378.

will provide delicious appetizers for guests to enjoy, including no-host bars. Guests will also be treated to entertainment by RMH Dance & Productions. Businesses and community members can support this event many different ways. They can donate items to the silent auction, serve as a Corporate/ Family/Friend Sponsor for $100 receiving signage at the event and in the printed program or come with co-workers, family and friends to network and shop on May 1! All the proceeds from the silent auction, raffle and Corporate/Family/ Friend Sponsorships will go directly to supporting the services provided by CAPC, Inc., an organization which specializes in empowering individuals with disabilities to maximize the quality of their lives in their homes and communities. The Doubletree Hotel Norwalk is located at 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650. For additional information, please contact Erin Hodges at hodgese@capcinc.org or call (562) 693-8826 x3007.

Family health center offers free flu shots in March Santa Maria’s Children & Family Health Center is proud to offer the community free flu shots available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their office, 9209 Colima Rd., Suite 4400 in Whittier. They also offer various medical services for free to local residents in need. Contact them for more information at (562) 907-0777 or to learn more about getting a free tax preparation appointment.

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Wellness roundtable, community yoga classes to be hosted by Friends Chiropractic Have you ever wanted to sit down with a doctor and really understand your options for wellness? Friends Chiropractic makes it their priority to find out exactly what ails you and help you fix it so you can have a great life free from pain and limitations. They believe you should live life to the fullest and want to help you achieve wellness quickly, painlessly and naturally. A special introductory Wellness Talk will be held on March 18 at 7 p.m. to help you understand your exact issues and what you need to do to improve your situation. Attend the discussion to learn more ways to change your life for the better! This will be an informal roundtable presentation with a question

and answer period and refreshments will be served. You’ve got nothing to lose but your problems! Friends Chiropractic is located at 6736 Friends Ave. in Uptown Whittier. Please call Dr. Yani Feliciano at (562) 698-1275 for more information or to RSVP. Friends Chiropractic also hosts community yoga classes on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. All levels are welcome! Learn how yoga can help you increase your flexibility, improve your range of motion, enhance your posture and much more. Bring a yoga mat or one will be provided for you. Certified Instructor will be Rebecca Merlino. Please call (562) 698-1275 to reserve your spot. Cost: voluntary donation.

Non-profit women’s group is looking for a few good women Are you a woman looking to make a difference in another person’s life? Soroptimist International of Whittier invites you to join them Tuesdays at noon at the Radisson Hotel in Whittier, 7320 Greenleaf Ave. Come learn more about their mission and find out how you can improve the lives of women and girls throughout the world. The Soroptimist Orientation Leadership Training (SOLT) meeting will be held on March 12, and on March 22, SIW will be helping out with the Girl’s Conference at Rio Hondo College. For more information or to RSVP call Carolyn Theisen, Membership Director at (562) 756-4171 or Dr. Yani Feliciano, Public Awareness Director at (562) 698-1275. You can also visit them online at www.siwhittier.org.

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Join Whittier Place Senior Living to find out why laughter really is the best medicine for you! This event will explore ways that laughing helps reduce stress and strengthens the immune system and learn breathing exercises to improve the quality of Assisted Living • Memory Care your life. Presented by Dianne McNinch, certified laughter yoga instructor, this workshop is free to the public and is hosted by Whittier Place Senior Living on Thursday, March 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP to (562) 321-9401 by Tuesday, March 19 to reserve a spot for this fun, laughter-filled workshop!

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AROUND TOWN Rio Hondo Symphony celebrates 80th birthday The Rio Hondo Symphony will celebrate its 80th year of free concerts during a special 80th Birthday Dinner Gala at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 in the A.J. Villalobos Hall on the Whittier College campus. The celebration will include a gourmet dinner catered by Bon Appetit, special live music, a live auction and more. The theme will be the 1920’s and the event will be a semi-formal affair, with 20’s-inspired clothing optional. Among the many live auction items will be a $3,000 mini vacation trip for two to Montana with lodging in a historic home. Other auction opportunities will include short trips, gourmet dining experiences and more.

In addition to a celebration of the orchestra’s 80th milestone, the event will be the Symphony Association’s major fundraiser for the 2012-2013 seasons of four free concerts. Chairing the event is Charles Claver, past Symphony Association Board member, and assisting him are Dr. Fay Weber, Laurie Baccus, Neal Welland, Mary Herrera and Maurice Meysenburg. Tickets are $100 each. Anyone who would like to receive a special invitation or more details may call (562) 698-8626 or visit the website at www.riohondosymphony.org.

Local agencies to host health care reform seminar for large businesses WorkSource California at SASSFA, under the sponsorship of Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion, invites you to attend an informative session presented by Bolton & Company on “Health Care Reform and Workers’ Compensation – What the Future Holds” for businesses with 50 employees or more. The event will be held on March 14 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and wrapping up by 11 a.m. at WorkSource California at SASSFA, 10400 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 9 in Santa Fe Springs. Key topics include health care options, workers’ compensation in the marketplace and business services and resources available at no extra cost. Registration is free but space is limited. Contact Teri Ryan at tryan@boltonco.com or call (626) 535-1471.

The Whole Child to sponsor community symposium on critical topic of school shooters A premier children’s mental health agency since 1957, The Whole Child will host a symposium on the critical topic of school violence on March 28 at the Shannon Center, located on the campus of Whittier College (6760 Painter Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The event, co-hosted by Congresswoman Linda Sanchez and Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, will be free to the community, with CEU’s (continuing education units for LCSW’s and MFT’s) available for a nominal fee of $25. Subject matter expert, Dr. Tony Beliz, Head of Emergency Services Bureau, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, will present on “School Shooters and How to Evaluate Risk.” Attendees will include professionals in the areas of mental health, education, probation, law enforcement, Department of Child and Family Services, faith-based institutions, therapists, psychologists and community members. At the national level, school violence has become a critical topic. Since 1996 there have been 78 instances of school

shootings, with over 373 students killed. The first step in preventing school violence is to understand the extent and nature of the problem. Throughout its history, The Whole Child has been a leader in advocacy on behalf of at-risk children, innovation and expansion of best practices and has brought dynamic change to its community by organizing and presenting professional development seminars for the purpose of raising awareness of child, youth and family mental health issues. Seating is limited. Please email Christina Gallegos cgallegos@ thewholechild.info to reserve a seat or call (562) 692-0383 for additional information.

New film production company seeks board members CEO & Producer/Writer, Lloyd Kaneko, recently announced that he is expanding his business from a one-man, homebased novel/screenwriting operation into a full film production company based in the Whittier area. With a 5-year expansion plan in development, Mr. Kaneko is presently working towards incorporating Paper People Productions by the end of the second quarter of 2013. Mr. Kaneko first plans to formulate a board of directors which will formally guide the business and provide direction, longevity and stability to the organization. Board members are being recruited based on a broad spectrum of community members, representatives and leaders particularly interested in the art of film making (e.g., movies), not only entertainment in general, but movies that are also socially-responsible, enlightening and empowering. “Many production companies film here in Whittier for location projects. Whittier offers a good backdrop and location for filming. Excellent opportunities exist

here. Besides, Whittier is my home – it’s where I reside,” says Lloyd. Part of Mr. Kaneko’s 5-year expansion plan is to build a full independent film production studio (campus) including a state-of-the art sound stage, recording studio, screening theatre and postproduction facility here in the Whittier/ Santa Fe Springs area, but will initially begin with a smaller office and warehouse facility in the area. Plans are to also host a future annual international film festival here in Whittier. Mr. Kaneko is seeking both board members and qualified investors. Anyone interested in serving on the board of Paper People Productions should contact Lloyd Kaneko at (562) 261-5385 or (888) 736-2493 (toll-free). Write to Lloyd at jashohara@ paperpeopleproductions.com to learn more about upcoming projects.

Whittier Art Gallery welcomes nationally renowned photographers The art gallery recently opened their annual show of the Whittier Art Association’s Photography Group. The group includes such nationally renowned photographers as Oscar Castillo, Neal Johnston, George Rodriquez, Brent Newmann and Art Leon. The show’s reception is Saturday, March 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge for the event which is a great opportunity to meet the artists. For more information, please call the Whittier Art Association and Gallery at (562) 698-9710. The gallery is located at 8035 Painter Ave. in Whittier.

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Breakthrough Treatment Now Available In Whittier techniques, all of which are safe and effective. But there are a large number of people who never get to experience the amazing benefits of chiropractic because they are scared to have their spines adjusted in that way,” says Dr. Yani. Now, there is no longer a reason to be weary. The ProAdjuster is perfect for anyone who has been thinking about going to a chiropractor, but hasn’t yet made that decision. Dr. Yani wants everyone to be able to experiences these same benefits and if you have any of the following conditions, the ProAdjuster may be the answer you’ve been looking for...

Whittier, CA - Imagine thirty to forty years ago if you were told that lasers would replace scalpels in surgery or that robotic instruments would build cars; you may not have believed it. By the same token, would you believe that chiropractic treatments could be performed using a special hand-held instrument developed by NASA scientists; all while you were sitting in an upright position without any turning or twisting movements? Advances in computers and engineering technologies have been able to uniquely blend with chiropractic in order to both analyze and treat the human body in such a way that was never before realized.

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According to Dr. Yani Feliciano, “This new form of computerized treatment is so gentle and effective, that it truly amazes even the most skeptical patients. It’s called the ProAdjuster and is the latest, state-of-the art technology in existence today, and the only one in the Whittier area.” The ProAdjuster can safely and gently analyze and treat the spine and other joints to remove the nerve impingement that is often the cause of pains in the low back, neck, shoulder and elsewhere in the body. It also works on a variety of muscular conditions to loosen tight muscles with ease and comfort. Many patients say that it’s like getting a mini-massage. It can also help increase the amount of motion in almost any joint. Even patients with knee, hip and foot problems such as planter fascitis are being helped. It is also covered by most insurance companies including medicare.

Dr. Yani uses the ProAdjuster to analyze a patient’s spine and pin-point areas of nerve impingement syndrome causing malfunction and pain.

Dr. Yani says that “The secret to the ProAdjuster lies in its advanced piezoelectric sensor that is able to detect the slightest amount of restriction in a joint and then deliver an extremely precise and gentle adjustment.” She says that “Even though traditional forms of adjusting also work, people are drawn to this new technique because of how gentle it is and does not involve any twisting, especially in the neck. Many people like getting adjusted with traditional manual

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Treatment with the ProAdjuster is consistent, measurable and extremely gentle. There is no guesswork, and it’s safe for individuals of all ages. Call our office today and mention this article to receive a FREE ProAdjuster analysis to pin-point your problem areas and to see how the ProAdjuster can help. Call within the next 7 days and you will also receive a free examination that can show the areas of your stress and how it’s affecting your body. Call (562) 698-1275 today to reserve your free ProAdjuster Analysis Scan. (reg $150) This technological marvel can help you return to a healthier lifestyle. You may no longer have to live with a persistent, painful condition. Call us today.

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The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. They aspire to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope. Their communities are ready and prepared for disasters; everyone in the country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products. All members of their armed services and their families find support PLUMBERS/PLUMBING and comfort whenever needed; and in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to SUPPLIES use their Red Cross skills to save lives. Join the Red AM Rooter Service & Cross movement in helping to provide people in crisis Plumbing today with hope for tomorrow. P.O. Box 6 Whittier, CA 90606 (562) 556-5962 maciasmuro1@msn.com www.amrooterandplumbing.com Emmy Doo’s Steve Chang AM Rooter Service & Plumbing has been offering 13102 Philadelphia St. plumbing repair and installation services to the Whittier, Whittier, CA 90601 CA community since 1995. They also service L.A. and (562) 945-0150 Orange counties. They specialize in plumbing repair, info@emmydoos.org installation and preventative maintenance, and their www.emmydoos.org staff offers quality and reliable service that you can count on. Call on AM Rooter Service & Plumbing for an honest Emmy Doo’s, an ice cream sandwich shop, is a plumbing service or repair quote. social enterprise program started by LEARN, whereby 100% of all profits will be used to fund programs for RESTAURANTS youth in local area schools. Employees at Emmy Doo’s are local high school students enrolled in a life skills My Pizza Pub course which includes how to apply for a job, develop Steven Wang a resume, learn job skills and money management. 1501 W. Whittier Blvd. LEARN, an educational agency started in Whittier La Habra, CA 90631 almost 9 years ago assisting students and families (562) 694-2181 to obtain educational resources in our local school steve.w.wang@hotmail.com districts, has grown over the years to serve over My Pizza Pub offers a safe & fun family atmosphere; 3,500 students. LEARN exists to “develop a culture of they are the largest pizza restaurant in La Habra, with learning” for students and families as they navigate the over 20 big screen televisions to satisfy all those sports road to students’ post secondary goals. Come support fans out there. My Pizza Pub is a proud supporter our local youth by supporting Emmy Doo’s where you of all youth and adult sports teams; bringing the can “Eat Good and Doo Good!” community together is their goal. They offer delicious specialty pizzas, fresh salads, calzones, hot and cold sandwiches, hot wings, pastas and much more, not to mention the variety of arcade games and air hockey! It is not too late to contact My Pizza Pub to book your next team party celebration.

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VETERINARIANS County Line Animal Hospital Elizabeth Gray 2551 W. Whittier Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 egray.clah@yahoo.com www.countylineanimalhospital.com County Line Animal Hospital is a small animal practice that has been in business since 1954. They strive to provide high quality pet health and wellness services to assist your pet in living a longer, happier and healthier life. CLAH is open 7 days a week and offers low cost vaccines every Thursday. They offer a variety of services including general medicine and preventative care, general surgery dental services, acupuncture and emergency services. Call today to schedule your appointment.


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