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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.
BUSINESS A pple Valley Christian Care
Center provides licensed,
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
Microsoft Excel walks of life. We acknowledge
the individuality of our residents
For Beginners and treat them with kindness and
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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Use worksheets and workbooks. Use Charts, graphics, formulas & it’s many features
Apple Valley Christian Care
Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit
Return Address Requested
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
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.
receiving her New
Member plaque. JIM GUTIERREZ congratulates ???????????? of ??????????? on ?????????????????????????? talks about the importance
receiving his New Member plaque. of retaining funds for redevelopment.
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benefits of being a chamber SAM PULICE of Mojave Copy & Printing talks
member. about the ??????????? technology and how it can
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receiving his New President / CEO Janice Moore Town of Apple Valley
Member plaque. Executive Assistant Nyesha Loyd Frank W. Robinson
THE APPLE VALLEY
Executive, Government Relations BUSINESS SOURCE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MONTHLY BY
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
Treasurer Fax: 242-0303
Colleen Hunt, ICR Staffing Services
Past Chairman Web site: www.avchamber.org
Tour Our Properties Online! Pat Orr, Little Caesars Pizza www.highdesertonline.com
SCOTT NASSIF gives the Town DESIGN/ PAGE LAYOUT
update. Susan Brodeur
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
• Lease / Rent Angie Callahan, 951-6216
• Commercial & Daily Press / Freedom High Desert
• Property Repairs FOR ADVERTISING. CONTACT
• HOA Management Devin Finley, Bluestar Properties
12176 Industrial Blvd., #1, Victorville
Dr. Vicki Godden, PrintDirect 951-6216
760-241-5995 Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
DRE #01871781 / Gen Con Lic #949570
Sam Pulice, Mojave Copy & Printing A Division of the Daily Press
Retired, San Diego Chamber of Commerce
Donald Tatera, Decorating Den Interiors
High Desert Therapeutic Massage
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.
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.
1st AnnuAl Apple VAlley ChAmber Golf tournAment
April 1, 2011 - Apple VAlley Country Club
March Events Luncheon
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 &
15200 Rancherias Road
16 29 Wiest Realty
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
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. High Desert
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Program Luncheon begins at
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 email@example.com
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Shake, Rattle & Roll
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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 www.avchamber.org Apple Valley at the door
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request for individuals with disabilities.
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return of submitted materials.
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