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EXETER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE www.exeterchamber.com October 2012 CHAMBER Our mission is to promote, support and enable Exeter to prosper The official publication of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce REPORT (559) 592-2919 www.exeterchamber.com Creating A Strong Providing Promoting the Representing the Local Economy Networking Community Interest of Business Opportunities With Government Fall Festival Mixer and Fall Festival Pg 4 City Meetings Pg 5 Week Ambassadors Pg 5 Miss Exeter Pg 5 ~ COVER ~ Women In Pg 3 Business 2012 Chamber Board of Directors President David Nielsen Nielsen & Associates Insurance President-Elect all estival 2012 John Guinn Evans Miller Guinn Exeter- 99 Years of Home, Harvest & Heritage Chapel Events for the week of October 8th - 13th Secretary/Treasurer Cindy Gerdes Monday, Oct. 8th at 6pm Coldwell Bank/ J. Heaton and Assoc. & Bodyworks Miss Exeter Coronation Dinner, Faith Tabernacle 515 S. Filbert. $20 per Ticket Brickhouse Gym Available at chamber in advance. Past President Wednesday, October 10th from 5-7pm Garrett German Valley Financial Group Family Fun Night in downtown Exeter. Participation bracelets will be available Directors for $3 at the Chamber booth on the corner of E St. and Pine St. Valerie Agahi Exeter Family Dentistry Thursday, October 11th from 5-6:30pm **See Flyer Insert Kristy Alves Bank of the Sierra Mixer. 1103 W. Visalia Rd. Open to the public. Hometown Emporium Honoring Miss Exeter and Court Linda Sue Bauer ABC Bookkeeping and Saturday October 13th Tax Services, Inc. 10 am - Fall Festival Parade on Pine Street Mike Deathriage 7am - 5pm - Fall Festival in Exeter City Park. Pancake Breakfast, Live Music & Monarch Ford Entertainment featuring RUN4COVER, Food & Craft Vendors, Kids Activities, Marla Gary and the 6th Annual Car Show. Petals & Presents Kevin Kirkman Visit the new Fall Festival website brought to you by Valley Digital Solutions Kirkman’s VIP Pizza & http://www.valleyds.com/fallfestival Bodyworks Brickhouse Gym Tricia Kirksey Sponsored By: Tricia Kirksey Real Estate Exeter City Parks & Recreation Hosts: William Stimpel Wed., Oct. 10th at 4:30 pm -Pumpkin Carving Contest Simple Plumbing Garrett German Financial Planner Fri., Oct. 12th at 6 pm - Lip Sync Contest Head Ambassador Sat., Oct. 13th at 7 am - Annual Run/Walk Nielsen & Associates Insurance Judy Anderson Sat., Oct. 13th at 8 am - Horseshoe Tournament Hometown Emporium City Council Liaison For more info. on these events, Teresa Boyce Kings Mortgage - Brent Baker call Exeter Parks & Recreation at 592-5262 ABC Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc. Office Hours Monday—Friday, 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday & holidays Open on the web 24 Hours/Day 7 Days a Week! www.exeterchamber.com MEMBER NEWS The Economic Development Corporation serving Tulare County will celebrate 15 Years of the Business Incentive Zone at the 2012 State of Economic Development luncheon on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Visalia Holi- day Inn, 9000 W. Airport Dr., Visalia, CA 93277. The Business Incentive Zone, due to expire in December 2012, has thousands of employees and hundreds of businesses. The event will celebrate the success and recognized the efforts that help make the BIZ a model economic development activity in California. Information concerning the event can be found at the EDC website at www.sequoiavalley.com or by calling the EDC office at (559) 688-3388. Exeter Merchant Meeting will meet on the first Wednesday of the month. October 3rd, 8 am at Hometown Emporium . They will be getting ready for the Experience Exeter’s 21st Annual Christmas Open House, Nov. 29, Dec. 6,13,& 20th. Come see what all the talk is about with your fellow merchants. Central California Blood Center. The management at A&W Root Beer in Exeter invites you, your family and friends to help save lives by participating in a blood drive on Thursday, October 4. A Bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to take your blood donation. Donors will receive a voucher for a FREE Regular Size A&W Root Beer Float, plus a variety of discounts from valley businesses for dining, recreation, entertainment, and services. For more information: Blood Drive Chairperson Craig Van Horn 559-732-5356, or Darla Silvera with the Central California Blood Center at 559-288-6319. Pacific Crest Client Appreciation & BBQ Dinner. October 5th, from 6-9pm RSVP to 592-4753 Visalia Emergency Aid Council presents Concert for a Cause. “Everyone Against Hunger” Friday, Oct., 5 2012. at the KJUG backyard. Gates open at 5 pm. For tickets or more information, please contact VEAC, 732-0101 EUHS Alumni Foundation is hosting their 17th Annual Golf Tournament. Saturday October 6th at the Exeter Golf Course. Check in time 8am. Shot Gun 9am. Cost is $50 per player - Includes Green Fee and Tri-Tip lunch. Hole sponsorship is available for $100. For more info, call Garth 679-3413. Ford Farms is happy to announce that they will be at this years Family Fun Night and Fall Festival! Ford Farms is a family owned and operated Mobile Petting Zoo & Guided Mini Horse & Standard Horse Rides. See their flyer insert on how they may entertain at your next event and visit them at www.Ford-Farms.com Mirror Image Ministries presents Road to Jobs. A faith based 501c(3) dedicated to help the unemployed of Central California find work. The weekly program runs October 15-19 9am-3pm, $50 per person. 2011 boasted an 88% success record helping people who completed the 1-2 week program. For more information, call the Mirror Image Office, 592-2679. Exeter Police Department & Exeter Faith tabernacle will be hosting Trunk or Treat this year. Trunk or Treat will be located at Exeter Faith Tabernacle, 515 S. Filbert, from 5-9:30pm on October 31st. Candy donations can be dropped off at the Exeter Po- lice Station and Faith Tabernacle. The Perfect Garden is here to help you winterize your home! Whether it’s Roof Repairs to Debris Removal to Landscape Main- tenance, they can help. See their flyer in this months newsletter for a full list of how they may be able to help you this winter or visit them at www.theperfectgarden.net Oasis Security Systems will be moving their office location starting November 1st. The new address will be 411 E. Pine Suite C. The phone number will remain the same. If you have any questions, please call Oasis, 592-9587. Exeter Baseball Boosters Dinner/Auction and Dance. Sat. Nov. 3, 2012. Exeter Veterans Memorial Building. Doors open 5pm Dinner 6:30pm. Hosted Bar, Sit Down Steal Dinner, Live and Silent Auction. Tickets $70 Single, $130 Couple, $480 Table of 8. For more info please call Eddie 679-8463, Kevin 471-9331 or Peter 786-6200. Kiwanis Club of Exeter presents it’s 21st Annual Spirit of the Holidays. “A Cowboy Christmas” Premium Wine tasting and west- ern cuisine, silent auction, and live Christmas tree auction. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from Bank of the Sierra, NSE Insurance, Chamber of Commerce and any Kiwanis Member . **See Flyer Insert Courthouse Gallery of the Arts will be hosting their annual Christmas At The Gallery on Saturday, December 8. Come enjoy the Art Auction & Show from 4:30 - 7:30pm. There will be Fine Foods & Specialty Wines, Champagne, Silent Auction and En- tertainment. Tickets are $40 and available from Exeter Chamber, Exeter Flower Company, NSE Insurance, and Gallery Board Members. A special raffle for a “Marty Weekley Painting", Electric Model Train. Tickets are $10—need not be present to win. For more information or tickets, please call 592-2919. Exeter Woman’s Club presents their 2nd Annual Christmas Home Tour. Thursday, December 6th from 4:30 - 8pm. Featur- ing 4 beautifully decorated homes, Live music throughout the evening, hot cocoa and snacks. Also, do not forgot to mark your calendar for Friday, Dec. 14th for the Nutcracker Ball, 6-11pm. Enjoy this semi-formal Dinner/Dance at the Exeter Woman’s Club. Silent auction, no host bar, and live music! Pre sale tickets will be available soon at the Exeter Chamber of Commerce for both events. For more information, please call 592-6738 or visit www.exeterwomansclub.com. Manor House provides Christian retirement for seniors 62 years and older. If you have a parent or grandparent, who is tired of living alone and in need a safe and comfortable home? Give them a call to schedule a tour or to receive more information. 592- 2132. The Manor House, 710 Lenox, Exeter, CA. **See Flyer Insert Counterfeit bills have turned up at several local businesses in the past couple of weeks. The counterfeit bills have been in multiple denominations: 10-20-100. We encourage all local business owners to be on the look out and to train their front line staff on how to recognize counterfeit currency. Purchasing a counterfeit detection pen at an office supply store would be a good investment for any business that receives cash. Please hold onto any bill that you come across and call the Exeter Police Department. 592-3103. This will help them with more leads. For more information, please contact your local bank. PROVIDING NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES Business After Hours Due to Fall Festival there will be no Ambassadors All are invited to join the Chamber for a for the month of October special mixer honoring Miss Exeter and Court The next meeting will be in November Hosted by: November, 8th 2012 Bank of the Sierra Straw Hat Pizza Thursday, October 11th from 5-6:30pm 1111 West Visalia Rd. **See Flyer Insert ***Be sure to bring lots of business cards October For more info call the Chamber office. 592-2919 Tulare County Legislative Summit ~ 2012 Miss Exeter Candidates ~ Kara Bryant Tricia Kirksey Real Estate Kayla Hernandez October 26th, 2012 Tulare Galaxy Theatre Exeter Lions Club 7:30 am - 10:30am Jacqueline Hutcheson Guest Speakers Simmons Tire Congressman Devin Nunes Senator Jean Fuller Chelsea Larson Assembly Woman Connie Conway M & C Farming Chamber Members: FREE!! Bridgett Rodrigues Non-Members: $25 Kirkman’s VIP Pizza Limited Seating, RSVP Required Rachel Roldan Continental Breakfast Provided Register at tclegsummit2012.eventbrite.com Petals & Presents For more info, contact the Exeter Chamber 592-2919 Kiersti Smith ~ Exeter Old Timers Luncheon ~ Kristie Brasiel’s Dazzle Guests are required to have lived or born in Exeter 50+ yrs. October 13th, 2012, Exeter Memorial Building Danielle Sutton Lunch will be Served at 12:00 pm Kiwanis Club of Exeter Everyone must make reservations for the luncheon by Oct. 8th. Cost is $12 **Class of 1962 will be honored** Shelby Woods Call Wilma Hirni for more information 559 592-3434 Hometown Emporium Exeter Chamber Seeking Fall Festival Vendors, Family Fun Night Businesses, Scarecrow, Parade and Car Show Applicants Applications are available at the Chamber. Call or email the Chamber for more information. Have you hosted a Ribbon Cutting or Mixer? (559) 592-2919 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org It gives your business newspaper exposure and gives you a chance to tell the community more about Upcoming Exeter City Meetings who you are and what you do. Meetings are held at City Hall Call the Chamber 592-2919 located at 137 North F St. City Council Meetings CONNECT WITH YOUR Tues., October 9th at 7 pm CHMABER ON FACEBOOK! Tues., October 23rd at 7 pm go to facebook.com/exeterchamber Exeter Chamber of Commerce PRSRT STD www.exeterchamber.com U.S. Postage 101 W. Pine Street PAID Exeter CA 93221 Exeter, CA 93221 Permit # 30 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED Have news? Contact the Chamber 559-592-2919 email@example.com “Our mission is to promote, support, and enable Exeter to prosper” Scarecrows are coming to Exeter, October 1-31, 2012 For the entire month of October Exeter Chamber of Commerce Businesses and Or- ganizations will line the charming streets of Exeter with artistic, creative & lively scarecrows that will be sure to delight locals and visitors alike! Stroll the streets and cast your vote for the most original scarecrow! Voting will begin on October 1st and run through October 12th. Voting ballots will be available at the Chamber of Commerce and all Fall Festival events. The winner will be announced on Saturday, October 13th during Fall Festival under the gazebo. Exeter Fall Festival Annual Parade “99 Years of Home, Harvest & Heritage” Car Show and Parade applications are available at the Chamber. Limited, late registration will be available 10am In Great Food, Festival Activities, the day of Car Show & Parade Downtown Exeter 50/50 Drawings, Raffles & Music Are you thinking about starting a new business? Need help coming up with the right business plan? Or want some great tips for your existing business? The Exeter Chamber and the Small Business Development Center, bring you the tools necessary to develop your business. Light Bulb to Launch is an online program to help you assess your business goals and examine your business plan. The SBDC has already helped many local chamber members and even gave a connection to one, for a live segment on a local TV Channel. “Because on my relationship with the SBDC, I was able to get a TV gig with KSEE 24 Central Valley Today show where I was able to share with many valley residences what TGN Distributing does as well as Exeter Hobbies. Thanks to SBDC, I was able to put my business on the map here in the central valley as well as Exeter” Mark Hull, Owner, Exeter Hobbies This $200 program is yours FREE through Exeter Chamber of Commerce partner plan. See Flyer insert to get your code for 100% off. For more information, please call the Chamber 559-592-2919 Exeter Chamber of Commerce presents Heart of Ireland, An 8 day escorted Tour, April 6-13, 2013 Cost is $2,899 Per Person. Saving $300 per person if booked by October 13th, 2012. A non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Stay 2 nights in Galway, 2 nights in Killarney and 2 nights in Dublin. See sights such as Cliffs of Moher, Connemara Marble Factory, & Guiness Storehouse to name just a few!! For more information, call Terri at Terri’s Travel 280-0897 Please Welcome Our Newest Chamber Members Exeter Seventh Day Adventist Church Joyce Marlin 559-592-2464 Grill-N-Spokes BBQ Adrian & Errika Renteria 559-627-1233 Ford Farms Holly & Sean Ford 559-577-0445 Hertz Rent-A-Car Erik Anderson 559-791-1685 Thank You…To the following Chamber members for renewing their commitment to the Exeter Chamber of Commerce. We ask our members to use their membership directories to patronize all of our members. Alberto Gomez Lawn Care Alberto Gomez 559-308-9574 C-Thru Window Cleaning, Inc. David Freeborn 559-799-0764 Courthouse Gallery of the Arts & Ed Zimmerman 559-592-5900 Historical Museum Exeter Volunteer Fire Department Joe Armstrong 559-592-3714 Knit Together Karlyn E. Dunn 559-594-1915 Maid to Order Agency Connie Roche 559-592-7192 McDonalds Restaurant Haydee Gomez 559-592-5810 Molthen Chiropractic Frank Molthen 559-592-9560 Monet’s Jennifer Davis 559-592-9453 Practical Scents Laurie Prideaux 559-936-1918 Rocky Hill, Inc. Patricia Jacobsen 559-592-2104 Sissy’s BBQ & More Debbie Warkentin 559-802-6111 Willitts Equipment Co., Inc. Jean Jones 559-734-6342 Exeter Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Series Is Back from Summer vacation!! Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Guest Speaker 12 - 1:30 p.m. Tessie Velasquez East Meet West - 224 N. Kaweah, Exeter Licensed Happy 100th Birthday NSE Insurance!! $ 15 - in advance (by Monday, Oct. 1) Aesthetician Join them on October 10th in a day long “thank you” celebration to the community who $ 20 - at the door “Getting your skin has backed their business for 100 years. Lunch, Program, Networking & Prizes winterized!” Open House 10 am - 6 pm Tickets available at the Exeter Chamber Main Event 6 - 8 pm 160 South D Street. **See Flyer Insert Do you have promotional items, flyers or business cards you would like to Fun for the whole family! share? Are you a student with a resume`? Food, bounce house for the kids, drawings to We would love to help you share your information. win prizes including an iPad and a DJ to Bring your items to the Exeter Chamber of Commerce 101 W. Pine St., get you in the celebration mood! before Monday Oct. 1, to be included in gift bags.
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