Accolade Awards 2015 - Victorville Chamber of Commerce

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Accolade Awards 2015 - Victorville Chamber of Commerce
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CHAIRMAN’S
MESSAGE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2015 - 16
Steve Orr, Chairman of the Board
Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group
Teressa Coomes, VP Membership & Community Services
Citizens Business Bank
Doug Robertson, VP Business Services
City of Victorville
Chuck Duncan, VP Special Events
Reflections Catering
Cindy Gustin, VP Financial Services
Alaska USA Business & Commercial Services
Chris Lamoreaux, VP Economic Enhancement
Coldwell Banker Home Source
Anita Tuckerman, Past Chairman of the Board
Stirling Development
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015 - 16
Angie Callahan
Jan Gonzales
Eddie Hernandez
Yvonne Hester
Dwight Johnson
Derek King
Gabe Lovato
Sue Moore
Lovella Sullivan
Bobby Tarango
Ron Wilson
Daily Press
Victor Elementary School District
The Mall of Victor Valley
Mojave Water Agency
El Dorado Broadcasters
Excelsior Charter Schools
Apple Valley Communications
Purofirst Fire & Water Restoration
Victor Valley Global Medical Center
Chicago Title
ICR Staffing Services, Inc.
STAFF
Michele Spears
Lisa De La Cruz
President/CEO
Business Development
Manager
Starlene Seargeant Communications Manager
Lisa Robinson
Membership & Advertising
Sales Manager
Tari Blalock
Special Events Coordinator
Published by the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce
14174 Green Tree Blvd., Victorville, CA 92395
Tel: (760) 245-6506 Fax: (760) 245-6505
E-Mail: [email protected]
Visit us online at vvchamber.com
A
s we embark on a new fiscal year for the Victor
Valley Chamber of Commerce and as I look at
the success that we have had this past year with
our membership growth as well as the work to become
a regionally focused chamber, I am excited about the
opportunities ahead. In the past couple of years we have
experienced growth during a time of economic recovery,
this tells me that we have a worthy product.
I know that the following statement in most cases is not
necessary but I’m going to make it anyway, membership
is what allows your chamber to do what is the mission
statement; To encourage a strong local economy
and quality of life by promoting sound government and an
informed membership & community. Without membership growth we
can not continue to provide the essential support that a chamber is there to
provide, it will take all of us working together to produce something of value
and without member involvement, it will make providing that essential support a
bit more difficult. My number one goal for this coming year is to ensure that the
Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce remains a relevant product for high desert
companies.
I am honored to be part of this chamber, and as the incoming chairman, I
would ask one simple thing from the current membership, look for opportunities,
opportunities to make your membership in the Victor Valley Chamber of
Commerce work for you through growth. It has been said on numerous
occasions that you get out of your chamber what you put into it, this is the
backbone of everything we do at the chamber! Together we can and will
accomplish whatever goals we set for ourselves and our businesses.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your continued
support as well as success in the coming year. Please feel free to contact your
chamber office if there is anything that you believe we can do to assist you in
that endeavor.
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CHAMBER UPDATES
State Of The Chamber Draws A Crowd
P
ast Chairmen of the Board pictured l to r: Marilyn
Buttelwerth – 1995, Robert Lovingood – 2011, Sharon
Rodriguez – 2010, Ryan McEachron – 2000, Caroll Yule
– 2003, Mike Page – 1999, D. Kevin Porter – 1998, Paula Porter
– 1996, Anita Tuckerman – 2013, Kaye Walraven – 2014, and
David Greiner – 2012
The Chamber’s Annual Shareholder meeting, dubbed “State of
the Chamber” drew many members including a 20-year span
of past Chairmen of the Board. Outgoing Chairman, Kaye
Walraven conducted the breakfast like a board meeting, calling
upon fellow board members to report on progress on the 201415 Board’s goals. They included drawing up a cession plan,
upgrading technology, and initiating a Pride in Business movement. The 2015-16 new board members were sworn in and
Kaye relinquished the reigns to incoming Chairman, Steve Orr - Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group. Here are your new
Executive Officers for 2015-16: Teressa Coomes - Citizens Business Bank,VP Membership & Community Services; Doug
Robertson - City of Victorville, VP Business Services; Chuck Duncan - Reflections Catering, VP Special Events; Cindy Gustin Alaska USA Business & Commercial Services, VP Financial Services; Chris Lamoreaux - Coldwell Banker Home Source, VP
Economic Enhancement; Anita Tuckerman - Stirling Development, Past Chairman of the Board. Thank you to all the outgoing
Board Members and Chairpersons for donating so much of their time this past year to keep this Chamber strong. Thank you
to our State of the Chamber sponsors.
ICR
Staffing Services Inc.
Supervisor Lovingood Pulls
Together Esteemed Panel For
September State Of The County
J
oin the Chamber for the State of the County Address
on September 2. To date, Supervisor Lovingood’s
fellow speakers will include: Auditor-Treasurer-Tax
Collector Larry Walker, Sheriff John McMahon, District
Attorney Mike Ramos, Assessor Bob Dutton and Board of
Supervisors Chairman James Ramos. Chamber members
will hear first hand the progress and highlights on projects
in our county. This standing room only breakfast will be
held at the Victorville Conference Center at 7:30 am. The
cost is $18 with reservation by August 26. Sponsorship
opportunities are available.
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Recognizing
Outstanding People
Focus Of Accolade
Luncheon
T
YOUR
BUSINESS
he High Desert has extraordinary
individuals and businesses, and
on June 19 we acknowledged
those 2015 exceptional winners at the
Accolades Awards Luncheon. The newly renovated Holiday Inn
played host to this year’s event. We’d like to thank the committee
Co-Chairs Anita Tuckerman-Stirling Development, and Yvonne
Hester-Mojave Water Agency who helmed their enthusiastic
committee including: Adriana Chavez-ICR Staffing Services, Inc.,
Georgia Duncan-Reflections Catering, Margarita Rios-Valley Hi
Nissan, Paul Riding-Capstone Consulting Group, and Rosalinda
Ratliff-City of Victorville. Thank you to these table sponsors:
Charter Business, Choice Medical Group, City of Victorville,
Greiner Buick GMC, Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group, San
Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Southwest Gas Corporation,
St. Joseph Health St. Mary, Stirling Development/MojaveWater
Agency, Valley Hi Nissan and W.A. Thompson Dist. Co. A special
thanks to Presenting Sponsor
2015 Accolade Committee
We’d like to acknowledge out 2015 Accolade Nominees
Terry Cooper
Chris Lamoreaux
Ginger Ontiveros
Eric Schmidt
Paul Starks
Caroll Yule
Desert Communities United Way
Destiny Christian Center
Exquadrum
Greater Hope Foundation
Greiner Buick GMC
ICR Staffing Services, Inc.
Reflections Catering
Sterling Inn/Sterling Commons Koelsch Communities
Valley Hi Nissan
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Chamber Commitment Award Recipients
Celebrating 25 Years of Chamber Commitment
l to r: LifeStream, El Dorado Broadcasters, Desert Valley Hospital and St. Joseph
Health St. Mary. Not pictured: Napa Auto Parts
T
his award honors those businesses and individuals who have
shown their commitment and support of our chamber by renewing
their membership for 25 years. The Victor Valley Chamber proudly
recognizes the following members in 2015.
Desert Valley Hospital joined in 1990 and had already been serving the High Desert for 6 years. In treating
thousands of community members each month, Desert Valley Hospital and Desert Valley Medical Group are proud of
the commitment we are making every day to our Communities health and well being.
El Dorado Broadcasters with membership since 1990, is the parent company for radio stations Y-102, Kat Country,
Fox 106.5, and Talk 960. These heritage radio stations are proud to serve the high desert with music information and
commerce.
LifeStream supplies blood products and services to more than 80 Southern California hospitals, including Victor
Valley Global Medical Center, St. Joseph Health/St. Mary, Bear Valley Community and Mountains Community.
Napa Auto Parts
The Nassiff’s purchased Napa Auto Parts in January of 1976 and started with no employees, handling all the work
themselves. Today they have 22 employees in the Victorville store and have purchased 3 additional Napa stores in the
high desert employing a total of 64 employees.
St. Joseph Health St. Mary has served the health needs of the High Desert with innovative technology and
compassionate care for over 60 years. The non-profit hospital continues its mission of extending the healing ministry
of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health and quality of life of
people in the communities we serve.
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
High Desert Media Group
I
n March of 2014, the Daily Press was purchased by Local
Media Group, LLC and operates under the umbrella of
High Desert Media Group. Their product line includes
the following print products: Daily Press, Desert Dispatch
(Barstow), Hesperia Star, Apple Valley Review, El Mojave
(Spanish-language), Victorville Review and Lucerne Valley
Leader. In addition to banner advertising on the newspaper &
mobile websites, we also offer a full suite of Digital solutions
through Propel Marketing. These services include: Search
Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Social Media
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Combined with the other printing capabilities to produce glossy
flyers, direct mail campaigns and front-page sticky notes,
High Desert Media Group is now a highly diverse Multimedia
company poised to help businesses in the High Desert continue
to thrive and grow. Call (760) 951-6288 for free consultation.
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
DESERT VALLEY HOSPITAL
DESERT VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP
Accolade
Awards
2015
T
he Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce our
2015 Accolade Award recipients. These fellow chamber businesses
and individuals are making a difference in the region.
Presents the
A
We are privileged to have had so many deserving business and
individuals nominated this year. We hope you learn a little more about these
exceptional people.
Spirit of Victor Valley
ICR Staffing Services, Inc.
I
CR Staffing Services, Inc. has been committed to supporting the Victor Valley
community for more than 24 years by providing the most professional and
competitive executive recruitment, contract and temporary staffing solutions. As
one of the region’s largest employers, ICR has worked diligently to foster job growth,
attract new manufacturing and industrial companies to the region and fulfill their
client’s workforce needs by recruiting, qualifying, training, staffing, and payrolling
over 500 employees each week. ICR’s mission has always been to go the extra mile for their clients providing the people, resources
and services they need to stay competitive in today’s challenging economy, earning them a reputation for service and integrity with
clients, employees, and their community. ICR Staffing Services, Inc. exemplifies the “Spirit of Victor Valley” through their advocacy,
active participation, and monetary contributions with numerous charitable, community and business organizations, as well as, public
and private foundations throughout the Victor Valley. An example of ICR’s charitable giving (cooperatively with their generous clients
and partners) is the annual “turkey Drive” through which approximately 90,000 pounds of turkey has been donated those in need,
over the last fourteen years. Professionally, ICR Staffing has demonstrated their commitment to the business community and growth by
donating administrative staffing to each of the local Chambers of Commerce. They consider this contribution a privilege and are proud
to support their local Chambers who play such a critical role in advocating for the community. ICR’s professional affiliations and the
persona affiliations of their staff run in lock-step. ICR’s ownership has a long held belief that their corporate success is not only measured
in dollars and cents, but also on what they give back to the community. ICR’s management and executive staff has contributed to their
time to community organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, High Desert Employer Advisory Council, St. Joseph Health St. Mary,
Victor Valley College Foundation, Academy for Academic Excellence, United Way, Rotary and Kiwanis to name a few.
Chamber Award of Excellence – Small Business
Desert Communities United Way
D
esert Communities United Way has been providing and supporting
programs in the High Desert for over 50 years. Their funded programs
range from the most basic of needs such as food and shelter services,
disaster response, home health care to prevention education. Their focus is on
access to basic services through United Way 2-1-1, supporting programs that
reduce substance abuse, child abuse and domestic violence as well as increasing
health education and prevention care. They are helping children succeed in life
and in school through after school programs, their DCUW Kids Food Pack which
feeds almost 200 school children over the weekend throughout the school year,
and providing backpacks filled with school supplies to over 900 children every
year. The programs that receive their funding are reviewed every single year to
make sure that the program truly makes a difference in the lives of the individuals
and families participating, making the community a better place to live, for all.
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Chamber Award of Excellence – Large Business
Valley Hi Nissan
V
alley Hi Nissan takes pride in their community and is providing opportunities
for business growth as they give back to their community as well as create
sales events. They have served as the Vice President for the Victor Valley
Marketing Group (member since 2014), sponsor for many chamber events,
members of the Hesperia, Victor Valley and Apple Valley Chambers since before
2000, sponsored the following community events: Special Olympics in March
2015, March of Dimes April 2015, Desert Communities United Way Diaper Drive
in May 2015 providing diapers, sponsoring their upcoming Golf Event, High
Desert Steppers Dance Team, Apple Valley High Swim Team, Hesperia NJB Boom
Basketball Team, High Desert Homeless Services event, VVC Respiratory Therapy
Students Program, VVC Campaign for Classes, and the Halloween Costume Contest for 4 years in a row for local Junior High and
High Schools. They sponsored the 50th Annual Veterans Ceremony in Fort Irwin in April and with the Auto Park, have sponsored An
Evening Affaire. Their conference rooms are available to nonprofit organizations to use for meeting space. Recently they provided their
employees with a wellness program which is free to staff and promotes their health in the aspects of mental, physical, physiological, and
emotionally. They are collaborating with local health professionals to come and speak with staff regarding their health, which builds
pride and employee morale because they care for their staff and their well being. Recently, they sponsored employees to participate
in the Color Run at the San Bernardino County Fair in Victorville. This is one example of uniting their business with the community.
Customers are their number one priority. Their company has weekly customer service meetings with all their sales, service, and parts
staff. They believe in going above and beyond for their customers, even going so far as to pick up a service customer’s vehicle at her
place of work, fixed the concern, and drove the vehicle back to her work to avoid inconveniencing her.
Most Inspirational Leader - Eric Schmidt
R
ecognizing a leader sets a high bar to meet, and yet, Eric Schmidt has broken that barrier – like
a rocket, which is fitting since his company makes them. Eric is the President of Exquadrum, Inc.,
a Victor Valley based defense contractor whose innovative solutions have garnered numerous
patents and many awards. In 2014, he and his partner were recognized by the US Small Business
Administration with the Tibbitts awards for Small Business Innovation and Research. The Inland Empire
Center for Entrepreneurship named Eric the Technology Entrepreneur of the Year. He’s been a finalist
for SBA Small Business Person of the Year (2013), was recognized as the Alumnus of the Year by his
Alma Mater Cal Poly (2011), and has received a half a dozen awards for his work with the Department
of the Air Force. His success in business is rivaled by his contributions as a volunteer and leader in
our local community. Eric currently serves as the Mayor of Hesperia and devotes countless hours of his
personal time to governing the city, representing the council at civic functions and celebrating its citizenry. For many, that would be
more than enough to give, but Eric regularly takes on other volunteer roles most recently being named, “Man About Town” for shattering
the individual fundraising record in support of the valuable work of the Phoenix Foundation. Eric serves as a member of the Leadership
Team of the Desert Mountain Region for the Alliance of Education and is actively involved in helping both Apple Valley and Hesperia
High Schools to establish manufacturing and engineering pathways. He is the Vice President of the Victor Valley College Foundation
to which is he greatly dedicated.
Volunteer of the Year - Chris Lamoreaux
O
ver the past 25 years, Chris Lamoreaux has built three successful companies from the ground
up, from San Diego, up to Vancouver Canada, out to Las Vegas, and back home in the
High Desert, creating over 500 direct jobs through her career. During this span of time,
Chris has been deeply involved in the community in a variety of areas and capacities, giving an
almost equal time to the community as she does with her business. She has been recognized by the
Wall Street Journal, Success Magazine, San Diego Union Tribune, Fresno Bee and the Daily Press
for both her business acumen and community involvement. She was recognized by Paul Cook as a
Distinguished Woman of our community, along with various awards from chambers, including Small
Business of the Year. Her volunteerism further includes High Desert Opportunity Board of Directors,
Vice President, President and Chair of the Marketing Committee; Apple Valley Police Activities League
Board of Directors; Rotary RYLA Program; Hispanic Chamber; Habitat for Humanity; and Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of
Directors. Chris feels that promoting pride starts with how one conducts business and in one’s personal life through positive community
involvement and lead by example.
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
NEW CHAMBER INVESTORS
Bears Private Home Care
12152 Cobblestone Dr., Victorville CA 92392
(760) 951-4803
http://bearsprivatehomecare.com
Senior Living/Senior Care
Bears Private Home Care Services provides personalized senior care
for you and your loved ones. We provide quality non-medical care
by a team of qualified professionals that serve with willingness and
compassion to give you and your loved ones the care necessary for
peace of mind. We come to your home, and work for you on a
personal level at an affordable rate.
Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
17486 Nisqualli Rd., Victorville CA 92395
(760) 269-4046
http://churchdwight.com
Manufacturing & Production
Church & Dwight Co. Inc., a $2.6 billion company, was founded in
1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey. We are one of
the fastest growing Consumer Packaged Goods companies that has
outpaced the Standard & Poor’s by more than two times over the last
10 years. Church & Dwight is a leader in the Household Consumer
Products and Personal Care industry, with such brands as ARM &
HAMMER.
Cole Vocational Services
16579 Victor St., Ste. 102-105, Victorville CA 92395
(760) 962-9111
http://ca-mentor.com
Social Services
Cole vocational Services (CVS), a partner of California MENTOR
offers structured, activity-based day programs that give individuals
with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to achieve
goals, become independent and active in their community. Together,
we deliver innovative human services solutions to improve the lives
of those we support and respond to the state’s growing need for
community-based services. Through a range of individualized support
delivered in our center and in the community, our organization helps
individuals build diverse skills so they may achieve personal success.
Inland Empire Job Corps Center
3173 Kerry St., San Bernardino CA 92407
(909) 887-6305
http://inlandempire.jobcorps.gov
Employment Services
Job Corps is a hands-on career training program that provides
students (16-24) with the employability skills and education needed to
obtain a career or job in todays job market.
“The Chamber’s new improved website makes staying
involved so quick. The job posting was easy, the event
reservations convenient and I absolutely love the new, easy
way to add events to my calendar and share, such as ribbon
cuttings and mixers.”
Chris Lamoreaux - Coldwell Banker Home Source
*Indicates Chamber Member Sponsor
Nerium Independent Brand Partner-Patricia Scott
9115 Chimney Rock Ave., Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 490-2076
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Pieology (Coming Soon)
13325 Main St., Hesperia CA 92345
(760) 961-8189
http://pieology.com
Restaurant
At Pieology, we serve hand-crafted pizzas inspired by you and baked
to perfection by us. We give you the freedom to choose a delicious
variety of fresh quality toppings, housemade crusts and signature
sauces.
Print Post Plus
14084 Amargosa Rd. Ste. 140, Victorville CA 92392
(760) 245-1219
http://printpostpl.us
Printing & Typesetting
Print Post Plus is a small business solution center providing services
such as from shipping, printing, web design, graphics design and
many more, all under one-roof. No job is too small or too big for
us. We work with your budget and provide ideal effective solutions,
which enables your business to grow. We have over 20 years of
experience in retail, printing and marketing. For quality products and
prompt services, we are the #1 solution center in the High Desert.
Re/Max Signature Services
15550 Main St., Ste. C13, Hesperia CA 92345
(760) 983-8173
http://remaxss.com
Real Estate
Our offices in Hesperia and Dana Point provide full service to our
clients throughout California and the world. It is truly a global market
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
New Member Reception
T
he Chamber recently held the quarterly New
Member Reception. Members are asked to
bring samples of their products, brochures,
flyers and display them in a mini table top exhibit.
They had the opportunity to network with other new
members and make new business connections. The
Chairman of the Board, Steve Orr gave tips on getting
the most from their membership, while CEO Michele
Spears informed them on upcoming opportunities.
Pictured l to r back row: Paul Starks-Parade of Pianos;
Bill Thomas-Bill Thomas Consulting; Young ChoeWorld Financial Group; Robbi Gore-One Light Ahead;
Salvador Perez-Print Post Plus; Sazed Alam-Print Post
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Front row: Patricia Scott-Nerium Brand Partner; Reba
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Steve Orr-Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group, Victor
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Cybersecurity Make Sure Your Password Is A 2-Dayer
A
t a recent VMI Breakfast, Detective Dan Helmick, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
spoke on Cybersecurity. One of the most striking points made was how quickly a password
can be broken. When hackers obtain data, they set their computers to run non-stop until they
try all combinations and break the password. The difference between a 4-digit password and one that
includes upper/lower, numbers, symbols can be up to 2 two days for your breaking your password,
with most criminal moving on to another after a few hours. Make sure yours is as hard as possible to
break. See charts below.
You can see the difference in time it takes to crack by just adding numbers and symbols
A. 10,000 Passwords/sec Typical for recovery of Microsoft Office passwords on a Pentium 100
B. 100,000 Passwords/sec Typical for recovery of Windows Password Cache (.PWL Files) passwords on a Pentium 100
C. 1,000,000 Passwords/sec Typical for recovery of ZIP or ARJ passwords on a Pentium 100
D. 10,000,000 Passwords/sec Fast PC, Dual Processor PC.
E. 100,000,000 Passwords/sec Workstation, or multiple PC’s working together.
F. 1,000,000,000 Passwords/sec Typical for medium to large scale distributed computing, Supercomputers.
Distributed.net’s Project Bovine RC5-64 possibly the fastest computer on earth has recently reached a speed of 76.1 Billion
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
COMMITTEE FACILITATORS 2015-16
Accolades ................................................. Ro Ratliff, City of Victorville
Paul Riding, Capstone Consulting
Ambassadors .......................................... Dwight Johnson, El Dorado Broadcasters
An Evening Affaire ................................. Lovella Sullivan, Victor Valley Global Medical Center
Terry Seanz, Victor Valley Animal Protective League
Business Builder Opportunities ............... Angie Callahan, Daily Press
Business Development ............................ Sue Moore, Purofirst Fire & Water Restoration
Business Showcase Expo ....................... Eddie Hernandez, The Mall of Victor Valley
Dwight Johnson, El Dorado Broadcasters
Economic Enhancement .......................... Yvonne Hester, Mojave Water Agency
Education ................................................. Chuck Duncan, Reflections Catering
Jan Gonzales, Victor Elementary School District
Financial Review ..................................... Bobby Tarango, Chicago Title
Leadership Victor Valley ........................ Sam Pulice, Mojave Copy & Printing
Legislative Action .................................... Sharon Rodriguez, Southwest Gas
Nominating ............................................. Steve Orr, Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group
Pride In Business ..................................... Ron Wilson, ICR Staffing Services, Inc.
Roadrunner Golf Classic ......................... Teressa Coomes, Citizens Business Bank
Jim Coomes, First American Title
Swig, Schmooze & Shank Mixer ........... David Greiner, Greiner Buick GMC
Gabe Lovato Apple Valley Communications
Valley Morning Insight ........................... Anita Tuckerman, Stirling Development
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNIVERSARIES
30 + Years
Desert Family Eye Care
Midway Home Solutions
R & S Beverage Co.
R.E. Goodspeed & Sons Dist., Inc.
Spring Valley Lake Country Club
Thompson Law Office
Victor Valley Personnel Services Inc.
Victorville Glass Company, Inc.
20 – 29
Action Eviction Service
America’s Job Center of California
Cimarron Escrow, Inc.
El Dorado Broadcasters
La Casita Mexican Restaurant
Mojave Copy & Printing, Inc.
Napa Auto Parts
Range R.V.
15 - 19
Apple Valley Transfer & Storage, Inc./
Shred Your Docs
Brandman University
Dalton & Associates
Excelsior Charter Schools
Protech Minerals
1- 4
Alaska USA Mortgage
All Care Home Health Services
Andalusia Luxury Apartments
Cruise Planners
Eldon Kingston
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Johnson Real Estate Group
Life Church
Macy’s
Marine Corps Community Services
Mike Rothschild
Rancho Seneca Apartments
Rose Of Sharon Life Center
Sam Thatte Presentations
Siverts Publishing
Supreme Force Services
Taylion High Desert Academy
The Lord’s Table
WellSaid! Communications
Valley Collision Center
* Investing in the Chamber as
a Chairman’s Circle Member
10 - 14
Assistance League of Victor Valley
Curt’s Pharmacy
Goodwill Career Resource Center
High Desert Employer Advisory Council
Learn CPR 4 Life
Raymond James Financial Services
Servpro of Victorville/Adelanto/Victor Valley
Springhill Suites by Marriott
5-9
Decorating Den Interiors
Janice Olson
Kendra Care Medical Group, Inc.
Million Air Victorville
Rancho Physical Therapy
San Joaquin Valley College
Ultimate Sports and Orthopedics
Underpressure Powerwashers, Inc.
University of La Verne
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CHAMBER CLIPS
Armstrong Fairway Insurance Agency is named the 33rd
Assembly District’s “Small Business of the Year”
Armstrong Fairway Insurance Agency was selected as the 33rd Assembly District’s “Small Business of the
Year” by Assemblyman Jay Obernolte. The award was presented to agency owner, Casey Armstrong,
on June 10, 2015 in Sacramento, CA. In March, the agency was voted as Best Insurance Agency
by readers of the Victorville Daily Press and Casey Armstrong was voted as Best Insurance Agent. “I
wouldn’t be able to do anything without Shanna Miller, Alyssa Evans, Stephanie Lacey, Kim Glover, Mimi
Rosas, Chrystal Wells, Bobbie Willis, Tiffany Hunt, and Lauren Kuhn,” said Armstrong. “They are my rock.
The past couple of years have been the biggest struggle for the health insurance industry. While most
health insurance agents just up and quit, we decided that the High Desert deserved a voice.” Armstrong
Fairway Insurance is a full-service agency that provides auto insurance, homeowners insurance, business
insurance, health insurance, bonds, workers compensation, and more. For more information, the agency can be contacted at
(760)245-2561.
Victorville Motors Duo Receives Medal Of Honor And Continues Their Giving
Back To Education
Victorville Motors co-owners Tim and Chet Watts, received the 24th Annual San Bernardino
County Education Medal of Honor in recognition of their contributions to public education
for their company’s “It’s A Gas To Go To Class” student attendance incentive program.
The program just wrapped up another extremely successful school year. Between the 14
participating high schools, just over 20,000 students had the chance to win one of TWO
NEW 2015 DODGE DARTS for achieving perfect attendance. At the end of the first semester,
420 eligible students won $50 gift cards for going to school everyday in the first semester.
The end of the year saw 1,425 students eligible to win an array of prizes at the Celebration
of Education in the High Desert. During an exciting event, attended by nearly 5,000 people,
with many prize-winners. Students George Laskow, Junior at Apple Valley High School, Karina Cruz, Sophomore at Barstow
High School and TEACH Class winners Tamara Alt, Biology Teacher at Apple Valley High School, and Alex Cohen, Kindergarten
Teacher at Lewis Elementary all won new cars. “One of the most important things for us to do as a company is to be a responsible
community partner.” Said Tim Watts co-owner Victorville Motors. Approximately $8Million in incremental funds have been raised
for the local school districts through the Gas to Go to Class program.
Excelsior’s 2014-2015 School Reverse Career Fair Helps Students Prepare For
The Real World
Excelsior Charter School had its Reverse Career Fair May 27 at the Main Campus located in
Victorville. It was a huge success, with community volunteer representatives from throughout
the high desert including Board members Anita Tuckerman and Sue Moore. The Reverse
Career Fair consists of students having their own independent station where they needed to be
prepared with resumes, references, all about me statements along with extra -curricular awards,
trophies, and school letters and answering mock interview questions that volunteers would
ask prospective employees. The most important strategy Excelsior can offer our students is to
prepare them to become successful adults. This means assessing yourself, learning what skills
you enjoy using, and discovering what types of job environments you seek. The Reverse Career
Fair was designed to do just that. With the positive feedback from the community participants, Excelsior is looking forward to an
even bigger Fair next year.
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
RIBBON CUTTINGS
Veteran’s Resource Center At Victor Valley College
April 23, 2015
Groundbreaking Victor Elementary School District
June 2, 2015
ReMax Signature Services
May 3, 2015
Nerium Independent Brand Partner – Patricia Scott
June 9, 2015
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
May 8, 2015
Thorny’s Bar & Grill Oak Hills
June 10, 2015
San Bernardino County Fair
May 23, 2015
Sterling Inn 25-Year Celebration
June 11, 2015
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VICTOR VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CALENDAR
July
August
1
5
Valley Morning Insight
Victorville Conference Center
12603 Mariposa Rd.
7:30 am
11
Ambassador Committee Mtg.
2:30 pm
13
Legislative Action Cmte. Mtg.
8:00 am
18
Business Showcase Expo
3:00 – 6:00
Victorville Conference Center
12603 Mariposa Rd.
Victorville
19
Board of Directors Mtg.
7:00 am
9
14
15
16
Valley Morning Insight
Business Roundtable
7:30 am
Victorville Conference Center
12603 Mariposa Rd.
Victorville
Legislative Action Cmte. Mtg.
8:00 am
Ribbon Cutting
Dickey’s Barbecue
4:00 pm
15683 Roy Rogers Dr., Ste. 304
Victorville
Ribbon Cutting
Gayle Walker Wellness
14455 Park Ave., Ste. D
Victorville
10:00 am
Ambassador Cmte. Mtg.
2:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting
Bears Private Home Care
3:00 pm
Board of Directors Mtg.
7:00 am
Ribbon Cutting
Global Urgent Care of Victorville
10:00 am
12384 Palmdale Rd., Ste. 104
Victorville
Swig, Schmooze & Shank
Golf Mixer
SVL Country Club
13229 Spring Valley Lake Pkwy.
Victorville
4:30 – 6:30 pm
$5 per person
Ribbon Cutting
Foremost Senior Community
17581 Sultana St.
Hesperia
9:00 am
Meetings are held at the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce,
14174 Green Tree Blvd., unless otherwise noted. For more information,
call (760) 245-6506, or check our website: wwwvvchamber.com
Chairman’s
Chairman’s
Circle
2014-15
Platinum members
ICR
Staffing Services Inc.
DESERT VALLEY HOSPITAL
DESERT VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP
Gold Members
Abengoa Solar LLC
Auto Park at Valley Center
City of Victorville & SCLA
Excelsior Charter Schools
Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group
Southwest Gas Corporation
Victor Valley Global Medical Center
Silver Members
Alaska USA Business & Commercial Services
Apple Valley Transfer and Storage & ShredYourDocs.com
Athena Jean Salon & Day Spa
Century 21 Fairway Realty, Inc.
Desert Community Bank
Greiner Buick GMC
Johnson Construction
Mitsubishi Cement Corporation
Mojave Copy & Printing, Inc.
PRINTmart
Riverside Cement
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Shear Realty – Victorville
St. Joseph Health St. Mary
Stirling Development
The Law Offices of Caldwell, Kennedy & Porter
Victorville Disposal/Burrtec Waste Industries
The Chairman’s Circle has been created to prominently recognize companies
whose continual support has been instrumental in the growth of the Chamber.
14174 Green Tree Blvd., Victorville, CA 92395
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