Newsletter Exeter Chamber of Commerce by alicejenny


									           EXETER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                                                October 2012

          Our mission is to promote, support and enable
                        Exeter to prosper

    The official publication of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce
                                                                           (559) 592-2919

   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

       2012 Chamber
      Board of Directors
David Nielsen
Nielsen & Associates
                                                                 all              estival 2012
John Guinn
Evans Miller Guinn Exeter-                     99 Years of Home, Harvest & Heritage
Chapel                                    Events for the week of October 8th - 13th
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 &                          
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
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! 
                                                  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 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
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
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
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.
            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
                 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 ~
  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
Exeter Chamber of Commerce                                       PRSRT STD                                     U.S. Postage
      101 W. Pine Street                                            PAID
      Exeter CA 93221                                         Exeter, CA 93221
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   “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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