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The CONNECTION E-NEWSLETTER | APRIL - JUNE 2012 | VENTURACHAMBER.COM ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CHAMBER PHOTOS PAGE LEADERSHIP VENTURA OUR BRIGHT FUTURE P.4 MIXERS, MEETINGS & EVENTS! P.12 COMMUNITY BETTERMENT P. 18 1 VENTURA MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN CHAMBER “Success is Not Accidental” 2012 OFFICERS Michael Silacci, Chairman of the Board Our Chamber and its members can be proud Jim Duran, Chair Elect of the positive impact we have made on the Steven Brown, Vice Chair -Treasurer economic growth and success of the commu- Barbara Quaid, Secretary nity. Any task that is worthwhile requires focus Mel Sheeler, Vice Chair - Business Development and dedication which the Chamber has shown, Mary Jarvis, Vice Chair - Communications working on behalf of the business community Pat Seminario, Vice Chair - Membership as an advocate for a strong local economy, a re- Matthew Graczyk - Vice Chair sponsive government and clearing roadblocks Governmental Affairs Marni Brook - Immediate Past Chair for new businesses. Since the beginning the Chamber has been the voice of business. The Economic Summits in 2009 and 2010 co-sponsored with the 2012 DIRECTORS City, the Chamber helped to identify critical resources and resolve potential Saurabh Bajaj, FASTSIGNS of Ventura obstacles for a strong local business environment. Phil Carlson, Pacific View Mall Kevin Clerici, Downtown Ventura Partners A good partner in creating a more prosperous community, the City Scott Corby, AERA Energy has worked with the Chamber and streamlined the permitting process, mak- Nan Drake, EJ Harrison & Sons, Inc. ing it easier for new businesses to operate in Ventura. Since the beginning of Sharon Dwyer, Ventura County Community the year, 38 permits for new projects and renovation projects have gone over College District Jeff Hata, My Anchor Printing the counter, creating jobs and revenue for the city. John Hecht, SESPE Consulting, Inc. The Chamber, in conjunction with the City, has a goal to call on the Jim Word, Casitas Municipal Water District Top 100 private sector employers in the City to listen and learn more about the needs of business in Ventura. This will provide important and much needed SENIOR DIRECTORS Gary Wilde, Community Memorial input for both the private and public sectors in the development of the City’s Health Systems and the Chamber’s long range economic strategy. Randy Hinton, RH Wealth Advisors At the Economic Outlook Breakfast we learned about key current and Steve Doll, NAI Capital long range plans that will bring over $1.5 billion in capital to our city and Stephanie Becerra, Montecito Bank & Trust Ted Cook, Ventura Rental Center result in new jobs and economic activity. This will require continued energy and diligence to ensure that the interests of businesses are represented in mov- CHAMBER STAFF ing forward and creating effective polices for the future. The Chamber will Ed Summers continue to represent and serve business interests in Ventura with continued President & CEO focus and dedication because after all, success is not accidental. Nancy Maxwell Membership Director Charleen Morla Marketing & Events Director Mike Silacci Leslie Knapp Chairman of the Board Office Manager Bob Macaulay Office Administrator Magali Rodriguez / Guillaume Racine Intern COVER PHOTO PROVIDED BY: VENTURA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 2 APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2012 THE MIX! @ Ventura County Credit Union | June 27, 2012 Contents Features Upcoming 2 Message from Our Chairman Events 4 Economic Outlook Breakfast: ARTS IN THE PARK Our Bright Future & Chalk Art for Charity Sat/Sun Aug. 18-19, 2012 6 CHAMBER CONTINUES LEGISLATIVE ACTION TO 10:00am - 6:00pm Support a Strong Business Environment Ventura Harbor Village 9 Featured Event: 4th Annual Arts in the Park YPG WORK IT Fashion Show 10 New Members - April -June 2012 FALL 2012 Welcome Aboard! 5:30pm - 9:30pm LocationTBD 12 Chamber Album Capturing Chamber Events April - June 2012 BUSINESS EXPO Haunting at the Harbor 16 Renewing Members October 25, 2012 4:30pm - 7:00pm Featuring Kaiser Permanente & Southern California Automobile Club LocationTBD TASTE OF THE CHAMBER November 1, 2012 5:30pm - 9:30pm The Pierpont Inn POINSETTIA AWARDS “We’re taking care of business.” DECEMBER 13, 2012 505 Poli Street, 2nd Floor 11:30am - 2:00pm Ventura, CA 93001 Marriott Ventura Beach (805) 643-7222 | FAX (805) 653-8015 www.VENTURACHAMBER.COM 3 economic bor, a center of commercial and recreational activity. Ventura is one of the top 10 commercial fishing ports in the Country outlook breakfast A BRIGHT which will be complemented by commercial and retail develop- ment in the Harbor. One of these plans includes building on the new Sondermann Ring project, bringing 300 apartments to FUTURE the Harbor to increase the economic activity and community interest in the Harbor. Tyson Cline updated the attendees on the aspiration of By: Ed Summers, President & CEO one day capping the 101 to re-connect our vibrant downtown The Ventura Chamber of Commerce held its annual to the beach, restoring Ventura as a true beach community. The Economic Outlook breakfast on June 21st. An audience of over plan creates much greater access to our beach as well as im- 200 business and community leaders learned of several exciting proved access to transportation and Downtown Ventura. projects and visions for Ventura. Guests included State officials, Focusing on Downtown, Dave Armstrong, DVO Supervisor Steve Bennett, and five of our current Ventura City Chair, spoke about Downtown’s renewed energy and prosper- Council members. Of course, the speakers did not represent ity over the the last few years. Increased revenues from parking all of the new economic activity we will enjoy over the next 10 and retail activity have provided programs for creating a safe years as all of these projects will serve as great catalysts for a and clean environment in our unique Downtown. Armstrong prosperous community. spoke about the important economic links and partnership be- The theme of our Economic Outlook Breakfast, “Put- tween all of the participants and projects. The long term in- ting the Puzzle Pieces Together”, highlights the combined im- vestment in the Downtown is providing significant economic pact our ideas and innovations will have moving forward within activity and rewards for the City. our community. Some of the projects are currently under de- Gary Wilde, CEO of Community Memorial Health velopment; others are dreams for the future. Yet if we maintain Systems provided an update on the significant and exciting focus and work towards a mutual vision, it will be a very bright building project at our hospital, creating a new medical cen- future. ter and related offices and services in mid-town. This will be Nick Deitch, Chair of the Harbor Commission pre- followed with a similar capital investment and project at our sented information about the Master Plan for our Ventura Har- county medical facility. The plan includes improvements along Main Street which will substantially increase the economic ac- 4 APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2012 tivity in the medical sector, making Ventura a regional medical 5% compared to last year. center. -Pat Seminario, General Manager of the Marriott Ven- There was an update on potential housing opportuni- tura Beach was also positive about the increased activity in the ties from Lynn Jacobs, former Director of the State’s Department hotel and hospitality industry from conferences and specialty of Housing and Community Development. A long time Ven- groups such as the Ventura County Fusion. tura resident, Jacobs was appointed to the position by Governor -Finally, Summers and Lambert reported that the City Schwarzenegger. Work force housing continues to be a priority, and the Chamber will be working closely over the next 5 to 10 especially to support the economic growth created by all of these years on a new Economic Development Strategy to focus on and many other projects. The message stressed the importance the assets and specific economic needs of our community. We of housing and the economic benefits of creating future homes need to determine the right mix of planning and incentives to to meet the community’s needs, as well keep our city growing and thriving. The business community as the importance of exploring every must be an active partner in the plan, identifying specific re- potential housing opportunity. sources that are needed for Quality of life continues to be a pri- continued success. ority within the Chamber’s mission of When you look “Improving the Quality of Life through at all of the plans and po- Economic Vitality”. Future plans need tential projects that were to include recreational and open spac- presented, we have the es while enhancing transportation, potential of $1.5 billion in support current retail activity and cre- long-term capital invest- ate jobs. Jacobs emphasized economic ments into our community. data provided by the State Department Based on data supplied by of Housing and Community Develop- the California Economic ment that indicates that each new house built in a community Strategy Panel (a bi-par- also creates 2.5 permanent jobs. This is directly related to the tisan Board appointed by Chamber’s and City Council’s goal of job creation. the Governor) the capital Jeff Lambert, Community Development Director for investment results in $3.54 the City of Ventura and Ed Summers, President and CEO of the billion increased economic Chamber concluded the morning sharing other good news re- output. If built, housing ports from various segments of the community: developments identified in the City’s General Plan will create -Stacy Petersen, Regionals President, First California approximately 15,000 new jobs. Bank noted an increase in activity in the financial services in- The morning presented a very positive perspective dustry and a growth in successful businesses supporting the lo- about Ventura’s potential for economic growth and prosperity. cal economy. Last year the breakfast asked the Question: “Are we there yet?” -Both Barbara Meister, owner, Barber Automotive This year certainly provided the answer: Not all the way, but Group and Phil Carlson, General Manager of the Pacific View we are off to a great start and headed in the best direction for Mall reported that automotive and retail sales were each up over our community! 5 CHAMBER CONTINUES LEGISLATIVE ACTION TO Support a Strong Business Environment THE VENTURA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Chamber Alliance provides the Ventura Chamber continues to represent business and monitor government and with a voice in Sacramento. The Legislature having passed legislative activity at the local, state and federal level to ensure a budget on time this year, lawmakers are enjoying a summer the Ventura business communities voice is heard on critical is- recess before they reconvene on August 6 to close out the end sues that could impact our ability to build a strong local econ- of the legislative session. omy. The effort involves both the Chamber’s Board and also Some pro-business bills are moving forward for a works with partners including the Chamber Alliance, an orga- change, and the Chamber Alliance has added our two cents on nization of Chambers of Commerce from Simi Valley to Goleta them, including: to increase the voice and impact. At the local level, the Chamber continues to monitor • SB 1225 (Padilla), which authorizes Caltrans to contract with the Westside Community Plan. After involving the stakehold- Amtrak for a transfer of services agreement with the Los An- ers representing many of the key business on the Westside, the geles-San Diego (LOSSAN) Corridor Agency for the provision Chamber provided a five page of intercity passenger rail service “whitepaper” summary of the “As the General Manager of the Marriott in the corridor (Pacific Surfliner) business community’s concerns Ventura Beach Hotel, it is very important to between San Luis Obispo and San and questions. Many of the is- me - personally and professionally - to be Diego. This bill comes as a new sues have been addressed and engaged in governmental and legislative commuter depot has been ap- the City has moved forward activities that help shape the business envi- proved for Goleta. with an Environmental Impact ronment in the City of Ventura. The Cham- Report (EIR) for the Plan. The ber and the Chamber PAC provide me • SB 1128 (Padilla), which ex- Chamber will continue to be in- access to our city leaders and up-to-date empts advanced manufacturers volved and monitor the changes information regarding local policies. Col- from paying state sales and use as the City completes the EIR lectively the Chamber represents business tax on the purchase of equipment and public hearing process. interests to our local government where indi- used to design, produce, manu- Locally, the Chamber vidually we may not be nearly as effective.” facture or assemble their prod- also provided comments and ~ Pat Seminario, General Manager | Marriott Ventura beach ucts, benefiting industries such support to the Board of Supervi- as aerospace, biotechnology and sors recently regarding the Text food production. Amendment to the Agromin Bio-genetic Park. This change will enable our community to meet the requirements recently estab- • SB 1186 (Dutton/Steinberg), which provides a 90-day win- lished under AB 341 for the reduction of waste being taken to dow for businesses to fix possible Americans With Disabilities landfills. At the request of the Ventura Harbor, the Chamber Act violations before lawsuits could be filed. supported AB484, a bill introduced by Assemblymember Das Williams that would allow the Ventura Harbor to use Federal • AB 2026 (Fuentes), which protects jobs in the film industry contractors to dredge the Harbor and save hundreds of thou- by extending the film tax credit for five years, until July 1, 2020. sands of dollars in expenses. The Chamber joined many chambers and business or- • SB 1099 (Wright), which provides certainty for business ganizations in providing strong support to the House Trans- by creating a predictable and easy- to-track implementation portation Bill recently passed by the Senate. The bill renewed schedule for new regulations with only four quarterly dates the current funding and budget to retain billions of dollars in where they could take effect. funding to maintain roads, transportation and infrastructure. A solid transportation system is very important to local and The Chamber Alliance with the Ventura Chamber national business activities. continues to track and advocate for and against dozens of bills The Political Action Committee (PAC) is another way that have a direct impact on our region’s business climate. the Chamber stays involved in providing the business perspec- With a diverse set of tools, the Ventura Chamber is the tive to evaluate and endorses candidates in City and County business watch dog for policy and legislation. elections. NETWORKING WITH NANCY B usiness lead- ers often tell me care of the chamber first.” you can have valuable input that will help make changes for the betterment Unfortunately, business people “I am involved sometimes see the chamber as just an- of business. Or, if you can’t attend the with the com- other good cause. All of these other committee meetings, you will be the re- munity – I am groups can do just about everything a cipient of the changes the committees the president of chamber can do – fundraising, network- bring about. (a service club, ing, and events. The Chamber offers While the chamber is not a net- board of a non- what other groups can’t – PRO-ACTIVE working group, the name of this column profit, etc.)” There are many good ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PO- is “Networking With Nancy”, so I’d be causes, groups and organizations that LITICAL ACTION. This is the chamber’s remiss if I didn’t tell you that we have need help. They ask “should we be part niche. The chamber is not just another outstanding opportunities to promote of the chamber or should we assist with charity or good cause. I hope that all your business through referrals and community activities or non-profits or businesses will think about this and re- networking. Connection Breakfast lets service organizations or an arts group?” alize they just “have to be a member”. you interact with up to 120 people each Business people need to know It is even more critical during this eco- month. The evening MIX attracts an av- that, while the causes and non-profits nomic climate that businesses join the erage of 50 people. The three Biz Con- are important, their best “cause” is to chamber. nections groups are wonderful referral develop a strong business community. You say you don’t have time groups to help grow your business. The Business is the heartbeat of a prosper- to attend meetings. Standing commit- upcoming October Business Expo will ous city. The other causes will not be tees – Economic Development and the showcase your goods or services. possible without the strong tax base Legislative Committee, - meet once Call (805) 643-7222 or e-mail that a healthy economy brings. “Just a month and deal with issues facing email@example.com for more like an airplane, you put your oxygen business within the city of Ventura and information on how you, too, can bene- mask on first, then take care of others state laws that will affect the cost of do- fit from being a member of the Ventura in need. Business people need to take ing business. For just an hour a month Chamber of Commerce. TOP WEB CLICKS Breeze V e n t u r a OF THE QUARTER These are the top sites clicked through from the Your Hometown Paper The Ventura Breeze is a Chamber website proud member of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and is the #1 PrimeLending 2011 “Small Business Of The Year”. #2 Paychex, Inc. The Ventura Breeze is published every other Wednesday and over 11,300 free copies are circulated to almost 600 #3 Lincoln James Construction locations in the cities of Ventura, Ojai and the Channel Islands Harbor including local merchants and #4 The May Firm businesses, Ventura City Hall , the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau, restaurants, the Ventura Harbor and #5 FOOD Share-Ventura County’s Food Bank all of the major hotels. #6 Ventura Marina Mobile Home Park The Breeze is read from cover with cover with great #7 Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors enthusiasm, your ad will be seen by thousands of local residents, business owners, community leaders, and #8 Archstone Vanoni Ranch visitors. You will reach a highly targeted audience. # 9 County Schools Federal Credit Union Make a significant impact on local readers who are passionate about the newspaper and support the Breeze #10 Ventura’s Surf Brewery advertisers by placing your ad in the Ventura Breeze. #11 Pampered Chef - Carol Gerke Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org #12 Parigan & Paumier Dentistry or at (805) 653-0791 7 Green & GROWING By: Diane Demaille Plan on attending the next GTF meeting (third Thursday at 3:30), if you ASSEMBLY BILL 341 haven’t been to one yet. Eye-opening presentations on subjects like: the Ventu- ra River Parkway project, ocean-friendly gardens, and green construction have at- REQUIRES COMMERCIAL RECYCLING tracted standing room only attendance. Other topics include the City’s Green Busi- On July 1, California Assembly Bill 341 went into effect stating that all com- ness Certification Program and upcoming mercial businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of trash per week and “Best Green Practices” workshops. all multi-family residential properties with five or more units must have recycling. We are particularly proud of the Not only should recycling containers be present on the property, employees and May 19th Green Jobs Summit, a co-presen- tation of Assemblymember Das Williams, multi-family residents should be informed about what to put into the recycling bins. the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, the Although many businesses and multi-family property managers say they City of Ventura, and the Ventura County all know about recycling, when bins are checked, there are often non-recyclable Community College District (VCCCD) items in the recycling containers and recycling found in the trash containers. Har- with sponsorships from Cool Planet rison Industries and the City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division are Energy Systems, VCCCD, Houewling’s To- working together to provide literature, posters, presentations and other materials matoes and AT&T. to support businesses and multi-family properties in their waste reduction and re- The GTF was presented with cycling efforts. For assistance or more information on these programs, call Daniel a Certificate of Recognition at the City Council meeting on June 4th, from As- Harrison at 647-1414, ext. 4321, or email him at email@example.com. Commer- semblymember Das Williams for “partici- cial businesses also can call Courtney Lindberg at 667-6502 (email: clindberg@ pation in the 2012 Green Jobs Summit”. cityofventura.net) and owners of multi-family properties can call Christine Wied at The GTF also received Special Recogni- 652-4584 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). tion from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on April 24th. The Best Green Practices work- shops have covered restaurants (held Green Business Certification at RedBrick Pizza) and lighting upgrades The City of Ventura now has a Green Business Certification (held at the YMCA) and have proven to be Program for local businesses to be recognized and celebrated popular and informative. for their environmental practices. The certification process And for fun, the GTF is organizing focuses on waste, energy and water usage, pollution preven- Green Drinks, a networking event for the tion, and general staff awareness. Watch for this sticker in lo- environmentally-minded crowd. Come cal office/retail and restaurant locations to indicate a certified sip organic tequila with us on Wednes- green business. Sign up to become a green business at www. day, August 1st at 5:00 at the EcoLogic greenbusinessca.org. Contact Courtney Lindberg for more information 667-6502 LifeStyles Design showroom, 56 S. Oak (email@example.com). Street. Diane de Mailly, Courtney Lind- berg, and James Davis, Co-Chairs 8 APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2012 50 Artist, Live Chalk Art, 2 Days at the Harbor By: Barbara Hinton The fourth Annual “Arts in the Once again “Chalk Art for Char- than sixteen years, participating in fes- Park” hosted by the Ventura Chamber of ity” will be part of the festivities. This street tivals, fundraisers, and corporate events Commerce will be held on August 18th chalk art event will raise funds for, Kids’ both nationally and internationally. Ash- from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and August 19th Art, a local non-profit organization which ley has received numerous awards for her from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ventura Har- offers creative arts programs for children work, including People’s Choice and Best bor. The outdoor event will feature fine every Saturday morning at no charge. of Show awards. Her work can be pre- arts and crafts, street chalk art, and music A limited number of chalk art squares are viewed on her website, www.chalkgirl. throughout both days. available for sponsorship by companies net. Newbury Park artist, Ora Tamir, or individuals and will feature the spon- Admission to the event is free. has been selected as the Feature Artist sor’s name. Sponsorships can be pur- For questions or sponsorship informa- of “Arts in the Park” this year. Tamir has chased through the Ventura Chamber for tion, please call the Ventura Chamber of been painting since childhood and regu- $125 for Chamber members or $150 for Commerce at (805) 643-7222. larly exhibits her work at festivals in Cali- non-members. fornia, Arizona and Nevada. Her paint- Several experienced street chalk COFFEE & ings captivate viewers with their surreal images and futuristic qualities. She says artists from throughout Southern Cali- fornia will be participating in the event BENEFITS with Nancy she listens to her inner voice while she including Lysa Ashley, an artist and SEPTEMBER 5th & 19th paints, and that each painting is an ad- teacher from the Inland Empire, who re- 8:00am - 9:00am Come learn about the benefits of venture. “People tell me that they find turns this year after participating in the belonging to the Ventura Chamber of their own stories in my paintings,” Tamir “Chalk Art for Charity” debut last year. Commerce! Reserve your seat notes. 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Now I number my friends amongst the hundreds and many of these have been through Chamber contacts. I do business with some and they do business with me, but there are many that are not in this category. They are just friends. I quickly became an Ambassador and decided that to get the most out of the Chamber, I had to put something in. So I attend as many functions as I can. To paraphrase one of your past Presidents “ask not what the Chamber can do for you, but ask what you can do for the Chamber!” After I sold Mr. Suds, I carried on with my membership in my new travel business and am still Stephen Joyce actively involved (when my travel committments allow!) with the Ambassadors (3 times Am- bassador of the year) the Marketing Committee and Arts in the Park, as well as the Economic World Ventures/Rovia Travel Development Committee. To me the Chamber is an essential part of my business toolbox and I cannot think of a time in the future when I would not be a member of the Chamber and taking part in the many activities. THE What is the MARKETING Ventura Chamber of Commerce COMMITTEE Political The Marketing Committee of the Ventura Chamber has Action been hard at work since the beginning of the year devel- Committee oping a new and improved Marketing Plan. This is an ex- citing step forward, but only the beginning of the process. The Ventura Chamber Political Action is a commit- A document is only as good as the people putting forth tee of the Chamber. It also has a separate Board of Trustees, the effort to support its goals. required by State of California Political Campaign laws so not to cause all Chamber activities and finances reportable to In order to achieve these goals five different work groups the State, County and City agencies. have been established to support the plan. These work By law, the PAC has separate bylaws and reports all groups include Media, Publications, Membership Devel- activities and finances to governmental agencies. The Board opment, E-Marketing and Events. Each work group is ex- of trustees consists of 11 members, four of which are Cham- pected to touch base either in person or via conference ber Board members at the time of their PAC appointment. call on a monthly basis to work on its area of focus. Events The PAC is designed to support candidates who sup- members will be working to help organize and support port the free enterprise system, demonstrate a fiscally re- Chamber activities, Membership Development will sup- sponsible government and whose views represent the inter- port member growth and retention, E-Marketing will sup- ests of both the private and public sector for a strong local port web and social media efforts, Publications will work economy. to help create and update Chamber printed materials and The PAC will keep local politicians honest and fo- Media will focus on assisting Chamber staff with press and cused on business. That is something most business owners broadcast opportunities. do not have the time or desire to do. The PAC will identify the issues most relevant to the business community. The We know there is a wealth of talent within our Chamber PAC interviews the elected officials and candidates and pro- so we are asking for volunteers to join this exciting effort. vides information through our reports, newsletters and fo- Please contact Charleen Morla at the Ventura Chamber rums. to share your area of interest and the Chair of the work Join the PAC and support local businesses. For more group will follow up with you to notify you of meeting information or to get involved call (805) 643-7222! times and dates. 11 CONNECTION BREAKFAST CLOCKWISE: April Connection Breakfast Sponsor Rabobank; May Connection Breakfast Sponsor - Daylean Atkin, Scentsy Independent Consultant; June Connectiong Breakfast Sponsor - Farm- ers Insurance, ML Peterson; Angel Jones of Wenches & Warriors dressed in costume for her 20 second commercial; Linda Wall & Ridgeway Pope engage their table in their 20 second commercial RIBBON CUTTINGS & GRAND OPENINGS CLOCKWISE: Loving Arms Staff celebrate a ribbon cutting and grand opening reception; Ambassadors join the staff at Bail Bonds for a mid-day ribbon cutting; Amigo’s Cantina in Downtown Ventura for their ribbon cutting; Mayor Mike Tracy joins staff and Ambassa- dor’s for Rabobank’s ribbon cutting at their new Victoria location! 12 APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2012 PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY CLOCKWISE: Foothill Technology School’s Art Class take a break to take a quick picture with Principal for a Day - Mary Jarvis; Su-Lin Rubalcava taking the seat as Pricipal for a Day at Poinsettia Elementary School; Participants of the program end the day at the Ventura Unified School District office for lunch and a wrap up session GREEN JOBS SUMMIT CLOCKWISE: Members of the Green Task Force along with Peter Brown, City Manager - Rick Cole, Kevin Clerici (DVO) & Joey Briglio (City of Ventura) take a break between sessions; Green Jobs Summit attendees fill the City Chambers during speaker sessions; Assemblymember Das Williams; Diane Demaille & James Davis (GTF Co-Chair) with James Panagotti (Red Brick Pizza); Ventura Water participated as an exhibitor 13 THE MIX! TOP ROW: Chamber Ambassadors & Friends at THE MIX! @ Rabobank; Ventura County Credit Union staff Patti Braga and Natalie Bradley pose with President & CEO, Joe Schroeder MIDDLE ROW: Kama Sutra Closet - Owner, Roylin Downs showing the crowd her hula hooping skills; Janet Fukumoto (Time Warner) & VCCU’s Stacey Oates network- ing away; BOTTOM ROW: Mixer at WE OLIVE to commemorate the late Steve Tobey; Rabobank Manager Roland Barrios welcomes the crowd at their MIX! BIZ CONNECT, CONNECT BIZ CONNECTION leads referral groups cast net at their Bi-Annual Biz Connect, Connect which took place at the Marriott Ventura Beach! 14 APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2012 BUSINESS OLYMPICS EXPO TOP ROW: Cypress Place Staff - Robert Goldberg (Executive Director), Yvonne Knepper and Mike Macke (Marketing) stop and take a photo with Tom Spence (KVTA - Goldcoast Broadcasting) who won the grand prize raffle (55” Flat Screen TV) which they donated!; Colleen Caster (Ventura Party Rentals) is seated at her beautifully decorated booth perfect for the summer!; MIDDLE ROW: Chamber Ambas- sadors Rosandra Esquivel & Carol Gerke enjoying their time at the expo; City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability - Courtney Lindberg and Dana Bogdanich (Intern) set up shop and talked TRASH; Ventura Chamber’s YPG - Diana Trinh and Angel Jones going for the gold; Anchor Printing Crew - Dan Gutierrez, Michelle Mercado (Axxess Ventura) & Jeff Hata pose with the bronze, silver & gold; LEFT: Robert & Sue Gary of Promotional Products USA and their fabulous display perfect for Expos! 15 RENEWING MEMBERS 47 YEAR MEMBER “The Automobile Club of Southern California Ventura County Branch has been a loyal 46 YEAR MEMBER Ventura Chamber member for 47 years. At Kaiser Permanente we promote the idea that it is important to Thrive. Through these many years, the AAA Ventura And in order for a community to Thrive, it needs an active, vibrant and County Branch has benefited through this engaged Chamber of Commerce. That is why Kaiser Permanente sup- alliance because the Chamber is such a strong supporter of the local ports and participates in the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. We are business community. The Ventura Chamber has been a great place proud to be associated with a local Chamber that always keeps the to develop relationships and to network with a diverse group of needs of its membership, the business community and community at large businesses in Ventura. We look forward to working with the Cham- as the focus of its efforts. Our membership in the Ventura Chamber is a ber for many years to come.” Rikki Pleis – AAA Ventura Branch proud tradition and one that we know helps to keep Ventura thriving! Manager 64 YEARS Southern California Edison Co. Ventura Del Sol 3 YEARS Fileyourtaxes.com 47 YEARS Automobile Club of Southern California Porta - Stor Prudential California Realty 48 YEARS Kaiser Permanente 14 YEARS Ventura Urgent Care Center KP Enterprises 41 YEARS Hammer-Hewson Assoc. 13 YEARS Halter-Encinas Enterprises, Inc Diani Building Corp. Eulau Accountancy Corp. VC Reporter & Ventana Monthly Magazine SESPE Consulting, Inc. 39 YEARS Plum Lift-A-Door Co. 12 YEARS KHAM INC Coastal Occupational Medical Group 33 YEARS T.E. Hoctor & Company Museum of Ventura County 2 YEARS Kingdom Center, The Paradise Chevrolet Players Club, The Ralston Courtyards 33 YEARS Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP Hammerhead Industries Inc. Cypress Meadows LP - The Towbes Group 30 YEARS Victoria Village Shopping Center CSU Channel Islands Vintage Production California LLC Hubbard & Gruber, CPAs 11 YEARS Anti Aging - NuSkin Enterprises Keller Williams Realty 28 YEARS Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Ventura Education Partnership 1 YEARS Rabobank Main St Branch Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Assoc. Roadrunner Shuttle Rabobank N.A. Mills Branch 27 YEARS Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast United Way of Ventura County Buena Animal Hospital Rasmussen & Associates Patrick Allan Telephone REC Solar 26 YEARS Oaktree Property Management 9 YEARS Community Access Partners (CAPS) Essex Realty Management, Inc. 25 YEARS Earth Systems Southern California Ventura West Marina Mission Church Swiss Productions, Inc. Ventura Gateway Western States Petroleum Association Boys & Girls Club of Ventura Seaside Highland Games Ventura County Fusion 24 YEARS Woodland Apartments Bonaventure, The AdvoCare Ashwood Gardens Apartments 8 YEARS Freeway Mini Storage Instrumental Music Corp 22 YEARS Alert Communications Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP Long Term Care of Ventura County (Ombudsman) Kiwanis Club of Downtown Ventura Four Seasons Cleaners Massage Envy Spa of Ventura 21 YEARS Office Depot 7 YEARS Commercial Process Serving, Inc. Janet Fukumoto, Time Warner Cable Media 20 YEARS Pacific Aire, Inc. 6 YEARS Kruger Bensen Ziemer Architects, Inc. SAS Comfort Shoes 19 YEARS American Cancer Society, Central & Pacific Breeze Chem-Dry First 5 Ventura County Greater Ventura 4 YEARS Camarillo Premium Outlets Roger Case Realty Humana, Inc 18 YEARS Ventura Downtown Lions Club Midtown Kitchens Inc. 17 YEARS Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau Old Creek Ranch Winery Inc 16 YEARS Ventura Baptist Church Hillview Dental Care 15 YEARS Armada Apartments Hooman Zarrinkelk, DDS Command Performance Catering 16 APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2012 Ventura THRIVES School Supply Drive: Together Helping Replenish Inventory for Ventura Educators and Students Ventura City Corps is cur- their classrooms donated by the community. Everyone wins rently seeking businesses to host boxes with THRIVES – the teachers, parents and especially the kids.” for their employees and patrons to stuff THRIVES was made possible through donations with school supplies throughout July. from Pacific Oaks Federal Credit Union and Ventura County Boxes will be delivered at the end of June Credit Union. and a list of participating businesses and Ventura City Corps youth volunteers are managing the master supply list will be available at the THRIVES Drive. The Ventura City Corps mission is to www.venturacitycorps.com. inspire and develop youth to become capable, productive, en- Ventura THRIVES has launched for the second year. gaged civic leaders and to elevate the status of youth in their Ventura THRIVES School Supply Drive functions similar to a communities, through experiential service learning projects toy drive with area businesses placing donation boxes in their and youth mentoring. lobbies or offices and community members generously donat- Ventura City Corps is seeking youth volunteer lead- ing items from the THRIVES Master Supply list, compiled di- ers, ages 21-30, to lead projects. All youth 12-18 interested in rectly from input from Ventura Unified School Districts Prin- making this an outstanding summer are encouraged to volun- cipals and Teachers. Ken Cozzens, retired Sheriff ’s Captain teer. Find applications and more information about getting and Ventura City Corps Site Director comments “Feedback involved with Ventura City Corps or making a tax deductible was overwhelmingly positive from last year’s drive. We had donation @ www.venturacitycorps.com or by stopping by 77 nearly 60 teachers show up and leave with free supplies for N. California Street. EDC-VC Leads lending means, and thus would never get off the ground.” Through its website, Kiva lets people lend as little as $25 Launch of Kiva to help fund entrepreneurial ventures across the globe. With a 98.97 percent repayment rate since its 2005 founding, Kiva has Pilot Program generated $328 million in loans through 784,817 lenders. The organization works with 154 field partners and 450 volunteers in 62 countries. Peer lending program provides micro- To qualify for a Kiva Zip loan, an area business must financing option for area’s smallest businesses have a solid business plan and social and economic need. The company must be unable to access a loan through formal finan- CAMARILLO, Calif. – The Economic Development Col- cial channels, and have less than $3,000 in past-due debt. Other laborative-Ventura County is leading the launch in Ventura and requirements include having a debt-to-income ratio of less than Santa Barbara counties of Kiva Zip, a Kiva.org pilot program that 35 percent, a monthly repayment-to-net-income ratio of less enables small businesses to access peer-funded micro-loans of up than 75 percent for the loan and not be in bankruptcy or fore- to $5,000. The program is built on Kiva’s mission of connecting closure proceedings. people globally through lending to support business entrepreneur- EDC-VC is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as a ship. business-to-government liaison to assist businesses in Ventura As a Kiva Zip field partner, EDC-VC will identify small County by offering programs that enhance the economic vital- businesses within the region that are a good fit for the program. ity of the region. For more info about the Small Business De- “This is an excellent resource for small-businesses in the velopment Center, loan programs, manufacturing outreach and earliest stages of growth,” said Bruce Stenslie, CEO and president international trade programs or other services available to small of EDC-VC. “These microloans will provide startup funding to businesses through EDC-VC, contact Stenslie at 805-384-1800 businesses that would not receive financing through traditional ext. 21 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit www.edc-vc.com. 17 Leadership WHAT IS LEADERSHIP VENTURA? Employers and individuals alike reap the benefits of Leadership VENTURA Since January, Ventura Leadership 2012 has been split up into 3 Ventura; a leadership development course led by Relly Nadler. A working groups with specific project focusses for the betterment of licensed psychologist and Master Executive Coach, Dr. Nadler the community. Here is an insite of what each group has been doing: has been working for more than 30 years with top executives and their teams to become star performers. Participants learn prin- Team 1 - Partners with DVO to Enhance ciples such as Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Levels, Change Downtown Mini Park Management, Feedback/Delegation, Coaching for Performance Team 1’s project is working in a partnership with the Downtown and Decision Making. Each participant receives a Myers-Briggs Ventura Organization to enhance the downtown mini park lo- Type Indicator and personal analysis. The return on investment cated on Main Street, between Oak and Palm. Enhancements for any company with an employee participating is phenomenal. will include landscape upgrades, lighting upgrades and increased Emotional Intelligence Leadership improves leaders’ ability to ex- usability by the public. Specific landscape design plans have not cel in today’s increasingly difficult and complex leadership roles. been finalized yet, but in-kind donations for equipment usage and electrical installation labor have been graciously donated through Through the first year, the class hears from key community leaders Leadership Ventura. The group is also working with the City of as they share the latest plans, developments, and decision-making Ventura for potential additional funding, and the Rotary Club of processes affecting the community. Lectures, panel discussions Ventura in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club to have an and site visits provide a forum for discussion and a greater un- environmental education component, working with the kids to derstanding of local issues. Class attendees participate in hands further enhance the park. on learning including a grass roots community betterment project. Amazing Team 2 -Tender Life Maternity Home Leadership Ventura meets once a month for the first 11 months. Our project emerged from a vision to help the homeless preg- Each day begins at approximately 7:30 AM and lasts until 4:30 PM. nant women residing at the Tender Life Maternity Home in Ven- Continental breakfasts and lunches are provided. The second year, tura experience a welcoming and safe environment for them and participants lead the activities and planning for the subsequent their expected newborns. From the generosity of the community class, offering the opportunity to test the skills learned year one. Tender Life receives many donated baby items which were over- 18 APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2012 whelmingly stored in their garage. Our team worked together to the residence shelters located in River Haven. You can help raise sort through baby and maternity clothes, strollers, car seats, cribs, the funds for the River Haven paint project through a unique fun- blankets and many miscellaneous items and organized them into draising effort developed by team three called “arts for the home- storage bins and shelves to make them more accessible to residents less.” Local arts organizations, artists and artisans donate tickets and and staff. In addition we planted a sustainable vegetable garden to products to “arts for the homeless.” When you purchase those tick- help subsidize their food budget. Currently we have a few more ets or products online, 100% of your donation automatically goes small projects to complete at Tender Life and as a team we have all to the River Haven paint project. You may purchase tickets, prod- learned that our hard work today helps to build a brighter tomor- ucts or make a direct donation through “arts for the homeless” at: row for mothers and babies at Tender Life who would otherwise www.Artsforthehomeless.com. For more information contact any have been living on the streets. of the following team three members through the Chamber: Staci Brown, Katherine Kasmir, Robert Krimmer or Carlos Landeros. Team 3 - Announces Fundraising Effort River Haven is a two-year transitional program offering Ventura’s For more information on Leadership homeless an opportunity to move from the river bottom towards Ventura, please contact Daylean Atkin self-sufficiency. As a community project, Leadership Ventura’s team (805) 207-8569 or Lola Hererra (805) three is raising the funds and the “people-power” needed to paint 612-5868 or visit www.venturachamber.com Chamber Appoints ML Peterson New Foundation President I am pleased and honored to serve as process and create a closer relationship to our schools. The the President of the Ventura Chamber’s Foundation is working to recruit additional leaders over the Commerce and Education Foundation. months ahead. Through these committees, the Foundation I accepted the nomination because will manage existing and emerging projects in each designat- of my deep respect for the Chamber and ed focus, providing leadership, advocacy and fund sourcing. President Ed Summers’ integrity, expertise, The filter through which the Foundation will work will be and deep commitment to strengthening to focus on making a more significant impact on supporting and expanding partnerships between busi- to build a thriving business and cultural climate in which com- ness and the Ventura Unified School District, the Community munication, partnership-building, and life-long education for Colleges, workforce training and professional skills develop- personal and professional development can be sustained con- ment. sistently now and into the future, benefitting Ventura’s busi- I see my primary responsibility as supporting and ness and residential community by investing in the economic, serving the Foundation’s Board educational, cultural, and envi- of Directors. Comprised of Chamber members, each are “Foundation will take great ronmental interests of our city. To do so, the Foundation chairing committees focused on strengthening existing programs care to identify and develop will take great care to identify and develop multiple funding and developing new ones that are responsive to the needs multiple funding streams.” streams. Fortunately, the Foun- dation begins with a healthy of our business and education starting point and financial foot- partners. ing: We currently receive gen- We have a strong group of Directors, Lola Herrera erous tax-deductible contributions from local business and remains as the Chair of Leadership Ventura and a Foundation community leaders. We will have to build on this and will have Director. Leadership provides an excellent opportunity for to do more. local executives and future leaders to gain valuable insight All this will take time, wise planning, and the good work of into personal leadership styles and skills as well as the many our business and community leaders. unique characteristics of our community. Patti Braga will I look forward in taking these first steps in this exciting again oversee the Teacher of the Month Awards and Principal journey with the Chamber’s Commerce and Education Foun- for a Day Program. Sam Benner has agreed to undertake a dation’s Board of Directors and the Ventura of Chamber’s staff. new initiative for the Foundation, developing a professional Mary Louise (ML) Peterson is the owner of ML Peterson Farmers Insurance skill development workshop series. Other Directors ready Agency in Ventura, California. Previously, she served as President of the Ventura and willing to serve are Sherry Lyons, Treasurer and Chris- County Board of Education, eight years as Trustee on the Ventura County Board tine Wied, Su-Lin Rubalcava, and Stephanie Becerra who will of Education, and four years on the Board of Directors of the California County oversee our efforts to integrate business not the educational Boards of Education, representing Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. 19 TEACHER OF THE MONTH Ventura, Calif. – On May 16, the Ventura Commerce and Commerce members Ventura Trophy, Red Brick Pizza, the Rubi- Education Foundation (VCEF) named Sebastien DeClerck May’s con Theatre, Island Packers and Pacific Oaks Federal Credit Union. Teacher of the Month. Mr. DeClerck was presented with certifi- Principals and parent-teacher organizations from schools cates of appreciation from Ventura County Board of Supervisor within the Ventura Unified School District are all eligible to nomi- Steve Bennett, and a representative from the office of Assembly nate any teacher(s). Nominees must be a credentialed teacher, and member Das Williams. Ventura High School Principal, Val Wyatt, should display certain qualities, including the demonstration of an and VUSD Superintendent, Trudy Tuttle-Arriaga, spoke of Sebas- outstanding dedication to students, service on school or district tien’s dedication to the student body and the support he gives his committees, and projects on their own time and/or participation fellow staff members. in youth-focused activities in the community. Mr. DeClerck has been teaching French and Italian The VCEF, under the auspices of the Ventura Chamber for more than 13 years, advises three separate clubs on campus, of Commerce, works to provide a business link to the economic, welcomes the exchange students on campus and is currently the educational, cultural and environmental interests of the Ventura Foreign Language Department Chair. Gifts of appreciation were regional community. presented to Sebastien by Ventura Commerce and Education For more information about the Teacher of the Foundation member Pattie Braga from Ventura County Credit Month program, please contact Pattie Braga, Chair, at PBraga@ Union. Donated items came from generous Ventura Chamber of VCCUonline.net or (805) 477-4052. THRIVES 11X17 Poster:Layout 1 6/27/12 1:36 PM Page 1 Drop off new, lead-free, non-toxic school supplies to beneﬁt Ventura Uniﬁed Schools! www.venturacitycorps.com/thrives Scan for a full shopping list and drop off locations. Made possible by: 20 APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2012 I AM THE CHAMBER “As a board member of the Ventura Chamber, people often ask me why they should join. Accordingly, I list for them the myriad ways the Chamber can help them create new opportunities, advocate for their inter- ests on important legislative issues and save them money. Though these are certainly important valuable aspects of Chamber membership, joining the Chamber also makes a powerful statement to the business community that you, a fellow business owner, understand the value of the greater collective whole. Your Chamber membership makes you part of something larger than your own individual business. You are part of an enterprise that is solely focused on creating, sustaining and growing a vibrant community for all of us. Montecito Bank strives to be committed, contributing members of our community. One of the ways we demonstrate this commitment is by joining the local Chambers of Commerce because we know that a vibrant community is absolutely dependent on a thriving, connected business climate. As the Community Marni Brook President for this region, one of my primary responsibilities is to make and cultivate connections with the business owners of our community. The Ventura Chamber continues to provide a variety of opportunities Montecito Bank & Trust to do this. The Connection Breakfast, Business Tabletop Expos and other events keep us connected not only to other businesses but as well to key issues that are impacting our community.” CONCERTS and RODEOS are FREE with Fair Admission Technology Committee The Technology Committee of the Chamber is a group of local member companies in the Information Technology fields. We meet monthly and have four goals: education, conservation, advocacy and philanthropy. We seek to edu- cate not only our own community, but the public at large in advanced and basic technology issues. We promote green technologies and ways to conserve finances. We aim to in- fluence public policy issues affecting the industry, and in- form the public on its consequences. We also give back to the community in various ways as well, including technol- ogy donations, and donated time. We’re looking for inter- ested Chamber Members who have a strong background in Information Technology! For more info, contact Charleen Morla at the Chamber office. 21 22 APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2012 MEET OUR INTERNS Magali Rodriguez Guillaume Racine Magali Rodriguez was born and Guillaume is currently completing raised in Panama, where she gradu- his second year of college. He is a ated from high school and complet- business major at Novancia Busi- ed two semesters of marketing at ness School which is adminstered University of Panama. by the Paris Chambre de Com- On December, 2000 she moved merce et d’Industrie. His long with her family to Oxnard, California term goal is to work abroad and where she has been residing since more particularily for a company then. As the oldest of three sisters, she wanted to be an with an international dimension. example for her sibling and follow her dreams as well. Therefore, she started to pursue a higher education once As a second year, business student, his major is in Market- again. ing and Economics. Last year, as part of his school’s inter- She graduated from Oxnard College on 2008, national focus Guillaume spent three months studying at obtaining an AS in Business and AA in Liberal Arts. After a the University Salamanca in Spain. Back at home in Paris, one year break, Magali transferred to CSU Channel Island Guillaume works part time at an events planning company. where she is currently finishing her BS in business with mar- In the future, he hopes to work for an international firm. keting option and economic minor. WORK IT 2 A Fashion Show for Business Professionals COMING SOON! BE A PART OF THE HYPE! For more info, please “LIKE” SEPTEMBER 2012 www.facebook.com/VenturaYPG SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE! PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP SIGN UP NOW! - Title $3,000 - Full Page 8” x 10” $100 Call Charleen @ the Chamber Office - Platinum $1,500 - Half Page 8” x 5.5” $75 (805) 643-7222 or email: - Diamond $1,000 - Business Card 3.5” x 2” $30 email@example.com - Gold $750 - Ruby $500 Your Ventura Chamber Young Professionals Group (YPG) membership will bring you great professional and personal benefits. We thank you for taking the first step towards creating a fulfilling impact in your life and your community. 23 Ventura Chamber of Commerce presents... Join us for two days of fun, Fine Arts, Fine Crafts, Live Entertainment & More! Over 40 Art Exhibitors will display a wide array of Sculpture, Photography, Jewelry and Painting Featuring.... the 2nd Annual Chalk Art for Charity Over 20 Chalk Artists Watch the sidewalk come to life! Proceeds to benefit West Side Cultural Center Featured Artist: Ora Tamir, Magic, Oil on Canvas, 18” x 14” Kids Arts SATURDAY, August 18 from 10am - 6pm SUNDAY, August 19 from 10am - 5pm Ventura Harbor Village - Main Lawn For more info (805) 643-7222 | www.VENTURACHAMBER.com RS VP Video Production Gold Bronze Media 24 APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2012 Sponsorships still available! Call Now!
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