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					                                                                                                    Volume XVIV, No. 2 / FEBUARY 2007

Inside . . .
                                                          “New Future” forecast revealed
                                                                        orecast re
                                                          “New Future” for
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2       Early Conference Years Faced

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        Similar Issues
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3       Business People to be Honored
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        at Conference
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        AVBOT Plans Lobbying Trip                         by Katie Corbett, Corbett Professional Services, Publicity Chair
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        to Nation’s Capitol
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4                                                                                       THE BUSINESS OUTLOOK CONFERENCE HAS FAITHFULLY
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        BOT Executive Director
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        Appointed to CSA’s Board                                                        year after year provided an in-depth forecast for the Antelope
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                                                                                        Valley’s business and industry. But the 2007 conference audience
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5       AVBOT Closely Reviews
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                                                                                        will be privileged to hear about the “New Future” from America’s
        Proposed Legislation for
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                                                                                        leading Global Futurist Dr. James Canton.
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        California
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                                                                                           As a political scientist and author, Canton has been charting
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        Wright Patterson Commander                                                      trends that he sees in technology, business and industry for thou-
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        to Speak at Conference
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                                                                                        sands of people around the world for the last 25 years. The mes-
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        Time Warner Cable Vice                                                          sage that he stresses is that the “world is in a massive transformation
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        President to Address
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                                                              Dr. James Canton          the likes that has never been experienced before – a fusion of
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        Technology at BOC                                  BOC Keynote Speaker rapid changes in biology, science and information technology.”
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8       Labor Expert to speak at BOC
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                                                                                           Also the conference that is sponsored by the AV Board of Trade
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        BOC Sponsors                                      will have a full program of outstanding speakers, all experts in their fields such as former
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9       The Gas Co. Offers Rebates,                       UCLA economist Christopher Thornberg and award-winning author and motivator John
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        Incentives                                        Alston. The daylong meeting will be held 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 23, at the
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10      Valley Realty Joins Coldwell                      Poppy Pavilion on the AV Fairgrounds in Lancaster.
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                                                              In keeping with the tradition of planning the conference around an annual forecast, this
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        Banker Commercial
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                                                          year’s committee chose to highlight the future in technology and business. Like Canton, they
11      Crime Prevention Officer Joins
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                                                          believe that extreme changes are coming faster, bigger and more devastating than anyone can
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        City of Lancaster
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                                                          believe, and it is time to think about them in terms of the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles
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        for City of Palmdale
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                                                              The AVBOT committee has asked Canton to speak on “The Extreme Future: Top Trends
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                                                          That Will Reshape Business and Society” at the conference.
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                                                              Canton’s distinguished career has spanned 25 years in forecasting the impact of future
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                            Mission                       trends and innovations on business, customers and society. He is the chairman and CEO of the
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                           Statement
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                                                          Institute for Global Futures, a San Francisco-based think tank he founded in 1990 to help
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                                                          clients better anticipate the future. He advises Fortune 500 companies, the National Science
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                           The Antelope Valley
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                      Board of Trade’s mission is         Foundation, and the White House Office of Science and Technology. Media coverage about
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    “to engage in maintaining and promoting               Canton’s innovative vision of the future has appeared in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal,
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                                                          Bloomberg Report, the New York Times, US News and World Report, CEO, CIO, and CFO
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    diverse business and industry, quality
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    infrastructures, and a strong legislative voice       magazines. He is the author of Technofutures, a book acclaimed as a blueprint for how inno-
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    for the benefit of its members and the greater        vation will shape the future of business in the 21st century.
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    Antelope Valley.”
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      The Antelope Valley Business News is
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                                                                                  DIRECTOR
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               EXECUTIVE BOARD
                                                               Early conference years faced
John Currado, Allstate Financial/Currado Ins.      President
Harvey Holloway, Valley Real Estate          President-elect
Dr. Jackie Fisher, Antelope Valley College Vice President
                                                               similar issues
Rhonda Nelson, Northrop Grumman Corp.              Secretary
Bret Banks, AVAQMD                                 Treasurer   FEBRUARY IS ALWAYS AN EXCITING




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Chris Spicher, Antelope Valley Florist        Past President   month for the AV Board of Trade as we have




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Alis Clausen, Southern California Edison Director at Large     an opportunity to bring well-known business




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Lew Stults, Individual                     Director at Large




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                                                               experts and inspiring speakers to the Valley
Cathy Hart                                Executive Director




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                                                               for our annual Business Outlook Conference.




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                     DIRECTORS                                 This year marks the 35th year of the confer-




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                                                               ence and the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s




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John Alesso, III                            ACC Consulting




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                                                               50th year of service to the Valley.




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R. Gregg Anderson               Rancho Vista Development           In the early 1970s when the conference




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* Cherie Bryant                       Antelope Valley Press                                                                    Cathy Hart




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                                                               was launched, it was an interesting time in
Irene Cardwell                Cardwell Desktop Publishing




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                                                               the Valley’s development. Looking back, we                       AVBOT




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Ingrid Chapman                  Chapman Communications                                                                      Executive Director




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James W.M. Charlton                    Charlton Weeks LLP      can see the progress achieved since then.




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Dave Christensen                        The Gas Company        Here’s a few interesting facts from our early




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Katie Corbett                Corbett Professional Services




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Gordon Elder                           Gordon Elder, CFP®      • In 1970, there was a noticeable decline                          to the local economy that aircraft turned




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Ron Emard                      Robertson Palmdale Honda




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                                                                     in the military aircraft assembly and test-                  out to be! In 1975, the Board of Trade
Chris Fall                             Advantage Disposal




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John Fergione      Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company               ing at Plant 42 in Palmdale. The Board                       was known as the “bomber lobby” on




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Patricia Fregoso-Cox                    Time Warner Cable            of Trade took the issue to Washington                        their Washington D.C. trip as they made



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Russell Fuller                 AV East Kern Water Agency             D.C. that year to lobby for “joint” mili-                    the case for B-1 jobs in the AV.


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Barbra Greene                         The Boeing Company


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                                                                     tary and commercial operations at the                  •     Also in 1971 work began on the fifth seg-

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Roger Hemme                                  Bohn’s Printing         airport. They also joined the City of Los                    ment of the 14 freeway between
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Mark Hemstreet                                    Individual
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                                                                     Angeles to co-host the ground-breaking                       Rosamond and Mojave. Thanks to the
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Larry Jernigan                              DMR Team Inc.            ceremonies for the half million dollar                       tireless efforts of AVBOT Past President
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Bob Johnstone                         The Aerospace Office           mini-air terminal that was to be the in-                     Lamont Odett who chaired a
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Dianne M. Knippel Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company                terim facility for commercial airline                        longstanding Freeway and Transporta-
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Nancy LaMoureaux Rio Tinto Minerals ~ Boron Operations
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                                                                     feeder services. Little did they expect                      tion Committee that lobbied for the high-
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Vicki Medina                                      Individual         then that more than 35 years later we                        way 14 project, the Antelope Valley
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Aida O’Connor                         Hanford Home Loans
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                                                                     would find great excitement in the fact                      Freeway was almost completed.
Michael Page                                        Verizon
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R. Jared Pearce                     Underground Graphics             that major airline service is coming to                •     Although the early Business Outlook
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Dr. George “Bud” Reams           Monte Vista Building Sites          Palmdale Regional Airport.                                   Conference line-ups were mostly com-
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Cecil Swetland                     Desert Christian School     • In 1971, Lockheed began test and evalu-                          prised of state and local economic ex-
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Dr. David Vierra       AV Joint Union High School District
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                                                                     ation at Plant 42 of a “unique” aircraft                     perts and panelists, the AVBOT did bring
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Marie Walker                           Fiberset Corporation          known as the L-1011, and Board of Trade                      some notable speakers to the Valley in
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Bart York            California Portland Cement Company
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                                                                     members were briefed on potential pro-                       the 70s. In 1970, Dr. Charles F. Richter
Johnny Zamrzla          Western Pacific Roofing Company
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                                                                     duction and sales plans by BOT director                      (of Richter earthquake scale fame), Con-
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             LIFETIME DIRECTORS                                      Steve Chaudet, the representative to the                     gressman Barry Goldwater, and Robert
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                                                                     board from Lockheed. What a great boon                       A. Finch, counselor to President Rich-
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Janice Anderson                                  Carl Porter                                                                        ard Nixon all spoke at AVBOT’s func-
Clyde Bailey                              Frank C. Roberts                                                                          tions.
Larry Chimbole                                  Kurt Ullman
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                                                                                                                                        Housing, flood control, and airports
Joseph Davies                               Monna Wagner
Michael Dispenza                                Art Wallace
                                                                                                                                    were the pressing issues of the early 70s
Murray Golub                                 Coleen Walker Lew Stults                    Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon           as the Antelope Valley addressed barri-
Leroy Harrington                       * Director Emeritus Rex Moen                                       Senator Roy Ashburn       ers to economic development. Hats off
                                                             Donna Termeer                            Senator George Runner         to former executive directors Ben Oman
                        Newsletter                           Larry Grooms                     Assemblywoman Sharon Runner
                                                                                                                                    who was followed by Chris Lee who
                                                             James Welling                 Kern County Supervisor Don Maben
                                                             Norm Hickling & Pat Russell LA Co. Supervisor Michael Antonovich
                                                                                                                                    helped to steer the organization during
Editor: Irene Cardwell, 661.948.8386, Fax: 661.726.7026
Email: idesktype@verizon.net                                 Ranney Adams                             AF Research Laboratory        that incredible time!
Printer: Bohn’s Printing, 661-948-8081                       Allie Harnos                   Air Force Flight Test Center, EAFB
AVBOT, 661.942.9581 Fax: 661.723.9279                        Vern Lawson                                      City of Lancaster                      Continued on page 7
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2                                                                              February 2007                                             Antelope Valley Board of Trade
                                                                    FROM THE PRESIDENT . . .
                                                                    FROM
Business people                                                                         Your 35th Annual Business




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by Katie Corbett, Corbett Professional                                     FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, your inspirational conference unveils! Con-




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Services, Publicity Chair                                                  gratulations to our many sponsors who underwrite and promote the suc-




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                                                                           cess of this event. With nearly 50 years of continued success, your AVBOT



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AS A NEW FEATURE AT THE BUSINESS                                           strives to bring to the public forum the best of the best! Such is the case


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                                                        John Currado
Outlook Conference Feb. 23, the Antelope              Allstate Insurance again this year as featured speakers Dr. James Canton, Christopher
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Valley Press will present an award to the             Currado Financial Thornberg, General Bruce Carlson, and John Alston are certain to en-
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                                                                           lighten, educate, inform, entertain, and spark you personal inner drive!
representatives from the AV Board of Trade,                                    For those of you just clearing your personal schedules, there is still
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the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alli-            time to obtain tickets and seating. Please call our Executive Director Cathy Hart, 551-942-
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ance and the daily newspaper.                         9581, for reservations.
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   Readers of the newspaper were asked to                 See you there!
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nominate names of owners or managers who
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have owned or operated a successful for-profit
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                                                      AVBOT Directors plan lobbying trip to
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business or who has been significantly in-
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volved in service to the AV business commu-
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nity. The nominees were required to have
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demonstrated creativity, cost controls, perfor-
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mance, and problem solving ability in their           BOARD OF TRADE DIRECTORS, now is the time to consider booking flights and hotel if
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businesses.                                           you are planning to be part of our Washington, D.C., delegation this year. Although our itiner-
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   On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Valley Press will
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                                                      ary is not firm yet, we will be working Mar. 19 through Mar. 22 (Mon. - Thurs.) and doing
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publish a tabloid size section devoted to shar-       some joint activities with the California Space Authority delegation during Space Week in
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ing the stories and photos of the nominees.           addition to some of our usual visits.
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   AV Press Editor Dennis Anderson said that             As in past trips, delegates are responsible for booking their own air and ground transporta-
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the newspaper wanted to honor the business            tion to and from the hotel. Plan to fly in on Saturday, the 17th, or Sunday, the 18th. We start
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people who contribute to their community as           working first thing Monday morning! Washington Dulles or Reagan International airports are
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well as make a living from it. The special rec-       both close enough to the hotel; Baltimore is a little bit of a distance. Current airfare bargains
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ognition of Valley companies will help to raise       can be found on Jet Blue ($278 RT out of Long Beach, non-stop to Dulles, or $358 RT out of
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the level of awareness about achievements of                                                                    Burbank with a connection at JFK to
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people in the business community.                                                                               Dulles). At Cheaptickets.com there are
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   “The Board of Trade is very pleased to                   Lobbying Trip Scheduled                             some bargains on United and Delta,
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assist the community newspaper in recogniz-                                                                     most with connections through Salt
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ing outstanding businesses at our annual con-                                                                   Lake City or Denver, from about $230
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                                                                    Washington, D.C.
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ference,” said AVBOT President John                                                                             RT. We personally recommend Jet
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Currado.                                                           March 19 - 23, 2007                          Blue -- nice, clean airline, easy airports
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                                                           Call Executive Director Cathy
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                                                                                                                to park at, and DirecTV all the way!
       Lobbying Trip Scheduled
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                                                                Hart, 661.942.9581, for                             A block of rooms is already re-
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     Directors are planning their                              attendance information.                          served at the Holiday Inn Arlington
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     Sacramento trip in May 2007                                                                                (www.HIArlington.com), a short
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       Call Executive Director                                                                                  Metro ride from the D.C. downtown
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      Cathy Hart, 661.942.9581,                                                                                 area, and close to restaurants and lo-
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     for attendance information.                      cal shopping. We have secured a group rate of $180 per night. Reservations need to be made
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                                                      individually by calling (703) 243-9800 and mentioning the “Antelope Valley Board of Trade”
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 Corporate and Business Members
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                                                      group. Travelers will be responsible for their own hotel bills individually. Reservations must
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       Place Your Ad Here                             be made NO LATER THAN FEB. 2, 2007, in order to take advantage of the group rate. The
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  Business Card 1.4x2.4 inches:
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                                                      delegation usually eats breakfast and dinner together at or near the hotel or in D.C. as well as
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   annual $220 / 6 months $120                        two or three lunches out during the week.
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   Flyer inserts: $150 per page
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                                                         Please call Executive Director Cathy Hart, (661) 942-9581, or e-mail cathy@avbot.org if
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           661.942.9581                               you have questions about any aspect of the trip and to let her know if you are going to join us,
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                                                      or even if are thinking about joining us.
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BOT Executive Director appointed to CSA’s board
        California Space Authority                    prise industry and keep this great State com-




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    announces 2007 board of directors                 petitive as we look to the future.”




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SANTA MARIA, CA – THE CALIFORNIA                      of 21 members of which 12 are elected and 9




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SPACE AUTHORITY ANNOUNCED ON                          are appointed. Elected members represent 4




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December 14th the new slate for the 2007              from each of CSA’s three regions (north, cen-



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California Space Authority Board of Direc-            tral, and south) and serve for 3 years; ap-


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tors. The three new members of the Board are:         pointed members serve for 2 years. Board

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      • Scott Hubbard                                 seats have representation across CSA’s con-
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           Carl Sagan Chair                       ○
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           SETI Institute                             ment, academia, large, small, etc.                     directors, CSA works closely with the state
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           Sen. Vice President                        of our board of directors is invaluable to CSA’s       cation, workforce entities and academia to
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           SAIC Space Operation                       success,” stated the Honorable Andrea                  support space enterprise development and
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      • Cathy Hart                                    Seastrand, CSA Executive Director. “The                expansion statewide.
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           Executive Director                         members of the board are an excellent ex-                 Congratulations, Cathy, on your appoint-
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           Antelope Valley Board of Trade             ample of California’s space enterprise lead-           ment.
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                                                      ers and we look forward to our continued
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   “The CSA Board of Directors leads the              prosperity with their given credibility and col-
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way for California space enterprise and it has        laboration.”
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been an honor to work along side these in-                California Space Authority is a nonprofit
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dustry visionaries,” commented Crowley.               organization supporting California’s commer-
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“The work of this board will continue to keep         cial, civil and national security space stake-
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                                                                                                                      There will be NO Monthly
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California at the forefront of the space enter-       holders. Governed by a statewide board of                        Business Luncheon in
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                                                                                                                             February.
                                                                                                                         Business Outlook

BOT Membership worth its investment
                                                                                                                            Conference
                                                                                                                          February 23rd.
MEMBERSHIP IN THE ANTELOPE Val-                       •    A large membership voice that works
ley Board of Trade provides you with the tools              for the Antelope Valley
to improve your leadership skills, saves you
precious time and resources, keeps you abreast           When it comes to fighting for your busi-
of changing standards and trends, and helps           ness and your community, no organization is
you network with business leaders and local/          worth its investment more than the Antelope
national elected officials. Some of the many          Valley Board of Trade.
benefits offered with a membership are:                  Complete the membership form in the is-
                                                      sue, attach your dues and become a Board of
•     Bi-monthly Directors Breakfast                  Trade member today!
       Meetings
•     Monthly Business Luncheons
•     Annual Business Outlook Conference
•     14 Committees
•     Monthly Newsletter
•     Annual Economic and Demographics
       Report
•     Antelope Valley Marketing on DVDs
       or VHS Tapes
•     Corporate and Business Advertisement
•     Lobbying Trips to Sacramento and
       Washington, D.C.
•     Annual Events
•     Legislative Issues

4                                                                    February 2007                                       Antelope Valley Board of Trade
                                        gislati
                                      Legislativ
                                . . . Legislative Committee . . .
AVBOT closely reviews proposed legislation for
California
by Harvey Holloway, Coldwell Banker/Valley Realty, Legislative Chair

State                                                     5    Recent history suggests that the cost of           the Governor will ask legislators to approve




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                                                               health care can easily increase at a much          Indian gaming contracts worth $506 million.




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                                                               faster rate than the increase in wages.            The state will also use bond money to repay


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   California Governor Schwarzenegger has


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proposed a monumental overhaul to our states                   Therefore, the 4% of payroll contribu-             $200 million in general fund dollars used on

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                                                               tion employers are required to make                water projects and the public transportation
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health care system. In summary, his proposal
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                                                               toady may likely escalate.                         account would pick up some busing costs pre-




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     level of insurance.                                      This proposal is likely to change as it works       get also calls for a $324 million cut in the
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                                                          its way along and we will be following it               CalWORKS program.
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2 Require insurers to guarantee individu-
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     als access to coverage and require them              closely to ensure California businesses are not
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     to spend at least 85% of every premium                                                                                   Workers’ Compensation
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     dollar on patient care.                              reduces their competitiveness in our global
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3 Doctors and hospitals are expected to                   market.                                                    Attacks on the Workers’ Comp reform are
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                                                                                                                  expected to continue this year. We need to
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is a Gift—Don’t Trash It,” “Goodness Must                                                       Gardens and Ar-
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Chapman College and the University of Cali-                                                     velopment of affordable housing projects us-
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bring the latest view of the Valley’s economy.                                                  years, he has worked with redevelopment
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consulting firm that specializes in regional                                                    opers to fund $114 million dollars for afford-          tions call the AVBOT office at 661-942-
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Wright-Patterson commander of Air Force Materiel
Command to speak at Business Outlook Conference
by Katie Corbett, Corbett Professional Services, Publicity Chair

LANCASTER – GEN. BRUCE CARLSON,                      nity Leadership Program. This program is             Force Structure,




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mand, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio,         Force local community.”                              sessment with the




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will be a speaker at the annual AV Business             As commander of the Air Force Material            Joint Staff.




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ence. He is very enthusiastic about speaking         Command, Headquarters Air Force, the of-             mander, 8th Air




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of the AVBOT leaders through his Commu-              Secretary of Defense, and as the Director of         Joint Functional Component Commander for



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by Katie Corbett, Corbett Professional Services, Publicity Chair
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                          cable system construction activity in the division, which currently             have adequate land, transportation, water,
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 Time Warner Cable        erating expenses.                                                               was the year that all of this became a reality.”
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                          ing organizations in the cable industry, he has spent the last eight            gion grows, those same issues are still at the
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                                                           years at Time Warner Cable. Pre-               forefront and the AV Board of Trade still has
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                                                           viously he has held operations po-             a mission. We hope some of you will think
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                                                           sitions with TCI, Century Cable,               about joining us on one of our legislative trips
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                                                           TRW and Copley Colony                          this year, either to Washington, D.C., in March
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Labor expert to speak at 2007                                                                                  BOC 2007
Outlook Conference                                                                                            SPONSORS
by Katie Corbett, Corbett Professional Services, Publicity Chair
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LANCASTER – LABOT MARKET EX-                             Kemp’s background as a business manager




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PERT Brad Kemp of the California Employ-             prior to working for the state puts him in tune



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ment Development Department will discuss             with employer informational needs today. He               City of Palmdale


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the latest information on Los Angeles jobs at        regularly prepares special reports detailing the         Time Warner Cable
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                                                     fornia wildfires, on the affected labor markets
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   The Antelope Valley Board of Trade is             industry and unemployment rate for Los An-             County of Los Angeles
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sponsoring the 2007 Business Outlook Con-            geles County on a monthly basis.
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                                                                                                        Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
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ference, which will feature Futurist Dr. James           Conference Co-chair Harvey Holloway
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Canton as keynoter speaking on the Valley’s          said, “Kemp will be an invaluable addition to           The Boeing Company
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future in technology, business and economy.          the conference speakers’ roster. For all our                  Diamond
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be two more dynamic speakers: John Alston,           industries and occupations in Los Angeles
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the award-wining author of business motiva-          County!”                                                       GAVAR
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tional books, and Dr. Christopher Thornberg,             Corporate sponsorships are still sought to
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former senior economist for UCLA Ander-              support the conference expenses. Sponsors
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                                                                                                           Northrop Grumman Corp.
son Forecast.                                        will receive special recognition in the media
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   Kemp works in the EDD Labor Market                and at the conference as well as other ben-
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Information Division as a labor market con-          efits.                                               Southern California Edison
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sultant for Los Angeles County. His respon-              The AVBOT’s 35th annual conference will                 Tejon Ranch
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sibility is helping policy makers in business        be held 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb.
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                                                                                                                 Wells Fargo
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and government to understand their local la-         23rd at the Poppy Pavilion on the AV Fair-
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bor markets, how those markets have changed          grounds in Lancaster.                                         Platinum
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over time, and how to focus their efforts in             Tickets will be $150 per person or $1,200
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the future. Previously, he served in EDD’s           per table for eight. For reservations call the
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Unemployment Insurance and Job Service               AVBOT office at 661-942-9581 or fax 661-
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divisions, which provided a stable platform          723-9279.                                           Rancho Vista Development Co.
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to understand human resource processes.                                                                     Western Pacific Roofing
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                                                                                                          California Space Authority
                                                                                                          Cardwell Secretarial & DTP
                                                                                                                Clear Channel
                                                                                                           East Kern Airport District
                                                                                                          High Desert Broadcasting
                                                                                                         LA County Sanitation District
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8                                                                   February 2007                              Antelope Valley Board of Trade
                                           . . . Member News . . .
The Gas Company offers businesses record-setting $10 million
in energy rebates, incentives
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29, 2006 – SOUTH-                         which offer up           $10 million in energy-efficiency                1-800-GAS-2000




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ers to apply for more than $10 million in en-               per year, for                                                             representatives.
                                                                                     The Gas Co.’s 140-year history.


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ergy-efficiency rebates and incentives                      improving busi-                                                             The Gas Co.’s


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reserved for them in 2007 – the highest level               ness processes and                                                    energy-efficiency

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of funding for such programs in its 140-year                installing energy-efficient                                    programs for business and
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history.                                                    equipment                                   residential customers in 2006-2008 have a




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    These rebates and incentives are only the           3. $1.2 million in incentives from the En- goal of saving about 58 million therms of natu-




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ergy efficiency plays a critical role in meet-              vice Equipment Rebate Program, which by California utility customers and adminis-




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Antelope Valley Business News                                          February 2007                                                                   9
     Member News                                                   . . . MEMBERSHIP . . .
Valley Realty joins                                   Thank you for your continued memberships. We look forward to seeing all of you at our
                                                      bi-monthly Directors Meetings and monthly Business Luncheons! [Area Code 661,
Coldwell Banker                                       unless otherwise listed.]




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THE NEW YEAR BRINGS A CHANGE TO




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Valley Realty and is pleased to announce its         ANDREW SHILLINGLAW                               EDWARDS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION




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affiliation with Coldwell Banker Commercial.                                                           Stanley Turner




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    Valley Realty will remain an independently                                                         44288 N. 10th St. W.




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                                                            Renewals ~ Businesses
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owned and operated business, and continue




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its focus in the sale of land, commercial, in-                                                         952-5945 x127 FAX 258-7244
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dustrial and investment real estate. Most im-        (CALIFORNIA BANK & TRUST)                        OMIDI ENTERPRISES




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portantly, Valley Realty’s growth will                 Jack Seefus




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                                                       831 West Lancaster Blvd.                        1041 West Avenue M-14, Suite B
strengthen results for their clients by enabling




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them to combine many decades of local ex-              945-4511                                        272-9999 FAX 266-2869




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perience with Coldwell Banker Commercial’s




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global platform.                                                                                      ADVISORS
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    Valley Realty appreciates its clients past




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patronage and hopes to have the opportunity           Mojave CA 93501-7730                             27201 Tourney Road, Suite 201




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     Harvey Holloway, Owner/Broker                    Larry Jernigan




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     Coldwell Banker Commercial Valley Realty         44965 - 10th Street West




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     Fax: (661) 945-2524
     E-mail: harvey@cbcvalleyrealty.com             AVBOT Directors meet bi-monthly . . .
                                                    THE AV BOARD OF TRADE MEETS bi-monthly on the first and third Tuesdays at 7:30
                                                    a.m. at the Essex House, Lancaster Room. You are invited to join President John Currado,
                                                    his board and guests.
                                                     The focus of the meetings is sharing presentations on development and economic forecasts
                                                    for the Valley; creating a tighter network of organizational membership; building that network
                                                    not only locally but also nationally; learning about Valley businesses; and supporting our
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                                                    Monthly Business Luncheons
                                                    Our Business Briefing Luncheons are held monthly on the fourth Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. at
                                                    the Cascades Grill, Palmdale. For more information, call 661.942.9581.




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welcomed the newest member of its commu-              Lancaster Strong Neighborhoods Initiative.




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nity safety team in November, a special crime            Henson graduated with a Bachelor’s of                 PALMDALE - PALMDALE OFFICIALS




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prevention officer (CPO). Shelli Henson, the          Arts Degree in sociology from California                 are pleased to announce that John Mlynar was




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residents to make Lancaster a safer place to          rience includes various aspects of program               citywide public relations program. Mlynar




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the city of Lancaster, working with residents         the Neighborhood Watch Program for single                public information officer for the city of Vista.




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the eyes and ears of the Sheriff’s Department,”       California Crime Prevention Officers Asso-               make Palmdale truly a place to call home,”


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                                                                                                         PRSRT STD
                     ANTELOPE VALLEY BOARD OF TRADE                                                     U.S. POSTAGE
                     548 W. Lancaster Blvd., Suite 103                                                     P A I D
                     Lancaster CA 93534-2534                                                            Permit No. 55
                     661.942-9581 Fax 661.723.9279                                                       Mojave, CA
                     Email: cathy @avbot.org
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                     Website: www.avbot.org




           February 23
     BUSINESS OUTLOOK
         CONFERENCE
AV Fairgrounds ~ Poppy Pavilion
        7:30am - 2:30pm
          661-942-9581

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