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                                                                                   The mission of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce is to promote a prosperous                                                              environment by representing and serving our members and the community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        march 2011

Remembering Penny .....
                                                                            The business topic planned for this month’s ‘Chairman’s Message’ will be
                                                                           postponed to a later publication. In its place, we would like to dedicate the
                                                                           March issue of “The Apple Valley Business Source” to the memory of Penny
                                                                             Wansten who passed on February 19, 2011 after a very brief illness.

                                                                                            Penny was a current member                         much appreciated their respective                     animals in distress whenever she
                                                                                            of the Apple Valley Chamber of                     professional expertise in the sale                    encountered them. Penny was an
                                                                                            Commerce board of directors. She                   and financing of real estate. I did                   “A” student in college, and was
                                                                                            was an avid volunteer for many                     not know them as close, personal                      a life-long learner. She had the
                                                                                            years with the Assistance League                   friends. However, during a recent                     gift of being able to recognize a
                                                                                            of Victor Valley and the Apple Valley              visit with Penny’s brother-in-law and                 person in need and then taking
                                                                                            Animal Shelter. She was an officer                 sister-in-law, Hal and Nancy DeCou,                   action and doing all she could
                                                                                            with the Victor Valley Association                 I acquired a keen appreciation for                    to meet that person’s need. As
                                                                                            of Realtors and Vice President of                  what a wonderful person she was -                     her sister-in-law Nancy DeCou
                                                                                            Gary Stater Realty. Also, she was an               a personality whose thoughtfulness                    described her – “she was the
                                                                                            active member in the Apple Valley                  and        benevolence       eclipsed                 ultimate Good Samaritan.”
                                                                                            Rotary Club.                                       her      formidable      professional
                                                                                                                                               accomplishments. Penny and Don,                       Penny lived an exemplary life –
                                                                                            Penny’s business credentials are                   High School sweethearts, were                         balanced by not only professional
                                                                                            top flight for certain, but I would                married for over thirty years and                     and personal success but, more
                                                                                            like to offer you a glimpse of                     had two sons, Ryan and Nicholas.                      importantly, because she lived her
                                                                                            Penny that will not be found on                    They maintained a close walk                          life in a fashion that reflected her
                                                                                            a resume. I, like many of you, am                  with the Lord. She loved animals                      dedication to the Lord. We know
                                                             In MeMorIaM                    a business acquaintance of Penny                   and had three St Bernard dogs as                      that she is standing in His presence
                                                                                            and her husband Don and very                       pets. She could not resist rescuing                   now and for eternity.
                                           Penny Wansten

                                                                                                     BUSINESS                                                                                            A       pple Valley Christian Care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Center provides licensed,
                            VICTORVILLE, CA

                                                                                                                                                                  Apple Valley
                               PERMIT #95

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 quality health care in a


                                                                                                                                                                                                         loving, Christian environment. Our
                                                                                                                                                                 Christian Care                          desire is to make each resident feel
                                                                                                                                                                                                         comfortable and relaxed while in our
                                                                                                                                                                    Center                               care, confident in knowing that our
                                                                                                                                                                                                         trained staff of nurses and caregivers
                                                                                                                                                                                                         have their best interests at heart.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         As a Christian home for medically
                                                                                                                                                                                                         fragile seniors, we strive to honor
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Christ while caring for our residents
                                                                                                                                                                                                         with quality, professional services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Since the Center opened in 1991,
                                                                                                                 Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                 Apple Va                                                                                we have provided services for
                                                                                                                                                                                                         High Desert residents from all
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                                                                                                                                                                                                         the individuality of our residents
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                                                                                                                                                                                                         respect. We are committed to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         highest standards of health care in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         loving Christian environment.
                                                                                                                                Date: Wednesday March 23rd, 2011                                         Whether your needs are for short-
                                                                                                                                Cost: $20 (Refreshments Provided)
                                                                                                                                                                                                         term rehabilitation, hospice, respite/
                                                                                                                                                                                                         vacation or long-term care, our staff
                                                                                                                                   Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                                          is available for residents 24-hours a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         day, seven days a week.
                                                                                                                   Location: Apple Valley Chamber Academy- Computer Lab

                                                                                                                       16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley, CA 92307                                   Upon discharge, our Social Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Department helps residents
                                                                                                                                                                                                         transition back home. They have
                                                                                                                                   SPACE IS LIMITED!!                                                    resources and referrals for Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Health services, as well as medical
                                                                                                                                          Learn how to:                                                  equipment and other services.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                         Apple Valley Christian Care
Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit
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                                                                                                                                                                                                         corporation that operates our
      16010 Apple Valley Road
       Apple Valley, CA 92307

                                                                                                                        This is a hands-on, practical application class                                  99 bed skilled nursing center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Founded in 1991, we were created
                                                                                                                                                                                                         by a partnership of Church of the
                                                                                                                                                                Stay tune for Microsoft Powerpoint       Valley, Presbyterian and St. Mary
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Medical Center.

                                                                                                                                        Our Family ... Caring for Your Family
                       Lunch bites                                                                                                               from the February Luncheon

                                                                                                                                                            JIM GUTIERREZ poses with the associates from
                                                                     Jr. Ambassador MORGAN THRUSH leads the chamber                                         Lamoureax Residential Real Estate after receiving
  STEVE ORR from High Desert Primary Care                              attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance while Chamber                                           their New Member plaque.
                                                                           Chairman JIM GUTIERREZ follows her lead.

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receiving her New
  Member plaque.                                                                      JIM GUTIERREZ congratulates ???????????? of ??????????? on             ?????????????????????????? talks about the importance
                                                                                                receiving his New Member plaque.                                     of retaining funds for redevelopment.

                                                                                                ??????????????? speaks on the
                                                                                                benefits of being a chamber                                           SAM PULICE of Mojave Copy & Printing talks
                                                                                                           member.                                                   about the ??????????? technology and how it can
                                                                                                                                                                                    benefit businesses.
                                                           JIM GUTIERREZ
                                                           ???????????? of
                                                           ??????????? on                                             STAFF                                             EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
                                                           receiving his New                                          President / CEO Janice Moore                      Town of Apple Valley
                                                           Member plaque.                                             Executive Assistant Nyesha Loyd                   Frank W. Robinson
                                                                                                                                                                        THE APPLE VALLEY
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                                                                                                                      Chairman                                          Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                      Jim Gutierrez, High Desert Party Rentals          Spirit River Center
                                                                                                                      First Vice Chairman                               16010 Apple Valley Road
                                                                                                                      Andy Tricinella, Staples                          Apple Valley, CA 92307
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                                                                                                                      BOARD MEMBERS
                                                                           SCOTT NASSIF gives the Town                                                                  DESIGN/ PAGE LAYOUT
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                                                                                                                      Donald Tatera, Decorating Den Interiors
                                                                                                                      Gayle Walker,
                                                                                                                      High Desert Therapeutic Massage
                                                                                                                      Penny Wansten,
                                                                                                                      Gary Stater Realty, Inc.
                                                      JAnuARY MeMbeR stAts
   New Members                                                                                   Renewing Members
   Inland Empire Small Business                   Apple Valley Auto Pros
   Development Center                             Sara & Joaquin Guajardo                        1 Year                                   12 Years
   Louisa Miller                                  18285 Highway 18                               Cimarron Escrow                          American Medical Response
   15490 Civic Drive, Suite 102                   Apple Valley, CA 92307                                                                  Waggin’ Tails
   Victorville, CA 92392                          (760) 242-2001                                 2 Years                                  Silver Oaks Stables
   (760) 951-1592                                 Auto Repair & Service                          Apple Valley Little League
   Consulting & Training                                                                         A-1 Recycling                            14 Years
                                                                                                 Ben E-lect                               Vocational Improvement Program, Inc.
   HomeSource Lamoreaux                           H & R Block                                    Carpet Club, Inc.
   Residential Group                              Dan Dever                                                                               16 Years
   Chris Lamoreaux                                14075 Hesperia Rd. #202                        3 Years                                  Capstone Consulting Group
   15500 W. Sand Street Suite 4                   Victorville, CA 92395                          Quantum Office Products                  Golden State Water Company
   Victorville, CA 92392                          (760) 245-7970
   (760) 684-8100                                 Tax Preparation                                4 Years                                  18 Years
   Real Estate                                                                                   Premier Home Mortgage                    Debra Popineau- Baker
                                                                                                 Peter Allan, Individual
   Hi-Desert Republican Women                                                                                                             20 Years
   Federated                                                                                     5 Years                                  Apple Valley Village Mobile
   Cheryl Bluy                                                                                   US Bank                                    Home Estate
   12218 Apple Valley Rd.                                                                        Lewis Operating Group                    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
   Apple Valley, CA 92308                                                                        Decorating Den Interiors
   (760) 953-4117                                                                                                                         31 Years
   Non-profit Organization                                                                       8 Years                                  Desert Community Bank
                                                                                                 Extreme Skin Rejuvenation
                                                                                                   Medical Spa                            33 Years
                                                                                                 High Desert Republican Headquarters      B.R. Tinsley, Inc.

                                                                                                 10 Years                                 43 Years
                                                                                                 Hi- Desert Center for Spiritual Living   Southwest Gas Corp.

                 Quick Connect:
Fun, Food and Fellowship with Chamber Members

T     his event is a great networking opportunity for both new and existing members to introduce
      themselves and build a working relationship. We encourage all new and renewing members to
      take the opportunity to introduce themselves, their business, and what kind of services their
business offers; the event is free to all guests Everyone in the community is invited to attend to see
what the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce is all about. Please call the Chamber office to make your
reservations 760-242-2753 today!

Please join us at the next Quick Connect Tuesday March 29th, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the
Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce Conference Center, 16010 Apple Valley Rd.

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                                                                                                                           April 1, 2011 - Apple VAlley Country Club
                                                                                                                                General Membership
  March Events                                                                                                                  Luncheon
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  Executive Committee Meeting                                     Microsoft Office Excel for Beginners                          March 16, 2011
  Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center                    Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center
  16010 Apple Valley Road                                         16010 Apple Valley Road
  7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                                           9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                                        Apple Valley                           Ticket Sales
  Chairman: Jim Gutierrez, High Desert Party Rentals, LLC                                                                       Country Club                           Virgil &
                                                                                                                                                                       Armida Murphy
                                                                                                                                15200 Rancherias Road
  16                                                              29                                                                                                   Wiest Realty
                                                                                                                                Apple Valley
  General Membership Luncheon                                     Quick Connect
  Apple Valley Country Club                                       Chamber Conference Center, Spirit River Center
                                                                                                                                Check-in begins at                     Greeter
  15200 Rancherias Road                                           16010 Apple Valley Road                                                                              Gayle Walker
  11:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. - Networking
                                                                                                                                  11:15 a.m.
                                                                  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                                                                                High Desert
  11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Program                                                                                              Luncheon begins at
                                                                                                                                                                       Therapeutic Massage
                                                                  Coming in April
  Chairman: Jim Gutierrez, High Desert Party Rentals, LLC                                                                         11:45 a.m.

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  Board of Directors Meeting                                      Government Relations                                          Program                                Apple Valley Chamber
  Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center                    Committee Meeting                                             High Desert                            of Commerce
  16010 Apple Valley Road                                         Chamber Conference Room                                        Primary Care                          Nyesha Loyd
  8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                                           Spirit River Center                                                                                  (760) 242-2753 or
  Chairman: Jim Gutierrez, High Desert Party Rentals, LLC         16010 Apple Valley Road                                                                    
                                                                  Noon – 1:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                Table Sponsor
                                                                                                                                Shake, Rattle & Roll
  18                                                                                                                             Disater Preparedness                  Cost
  Ambassador Meeting                                              Art Bishop, Apple Valley Fire Protection District
                                                                                                                                                                       $20.00 per person
  Chamber Conference Center, Spirit River Center
  16010 Apple Valley Road                                                                                                       Drawing                                with reservation
  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
                                                              For more information about the listed events, call the            Raffle Prize Announcer
                                                             Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce at 760-242-2753,                  Jessica Hack                           $25.00 per person
                                                             or click on “Calendar of Events” at              Apple Valley                           at the door
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