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                                                                             2          We’re not the same old
                                                                                        Chamber anymore!

                                                                                        Linda Ashley, President/CEO
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                                                                                                                                    3          BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

                                                                                                                                               Chamber Ribbon Cutting
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                                                                                                                                                                                                4             Trivia Matters Competition

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Newark Educational Foundation




                    THE VOICE                                                                                    OF                          BUSINESS
        www.newark-chamber.com                                                        A PUBLICATION OF THE NEWARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                                                                                   November 25, 2008




             B USINESS                                                                             Chamber mixer happenings
         S POTLIGHT                                                          W Silicon Valley:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gene Daniels,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Farmers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              insurance

                                                                             Halloween treat                                                                                                                                  (center) is joined
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              by the senior sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              staff at W Silicon
                                                               The staff at W Silicon Valley         ing. Among the treats were apples                                                                                        Valley. From left,
                                                           turned their conference room into         that could be dipped in caramel                                                                                          Mai Yang, Sales
                                                           a fun Halloween-themed site in            or chocolate, with toppings to be                                                                                        Coordinator;
                                                           October for their mixer for the New-      savored there or later.                                                                                                  Rosanne Oberts,
               With ever increasing competition            ark Chamber of Commerce. From                The appetizers and dessert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Director of Sales
           and the current state of the economy,           the costumes, to the décor, to the        dainties were provided by the chef
                                                           snacks, it was a ghoulish and ghastly     of Relish, the hotel restaurant, and                                                                                     and Marketing;
           increased company and product aware-
                                                           affair.                                   certainly a good sampling of the                                                                                         Daniels; Angela
           ness is absolutely essential in today’s
                                                               The sales manager, Elaine             gourmet menu.                                                                                                            Paradiso, Catering
           information saturated marketplace.
                                                           Driscol, was a pirate, and her staff         The W Silicon Valley offers an                                                                                        Sales Manager;
           Since 1976 Allen Graphic Design (AGD)
                                                           were various characters from history      outstanding hotel stay with a fine                                                                                       and Elaine Driscol,
           has established a reputation for serving        and fable. The whole hotel was            restaurant open to the community;                                                                                        Sales Manager.
           the unique needs of clients throughout          decorated for Halloween, and the          consider them for the next time you
           the nation. Based in the Bay Area, AGD          mood was celebratory and welcom-          need a break or want to treat visitors.                                                                                  ELIN THOMAS
           provides award-winning solutions in vi-
           sual communication to a wide variety

                                                                                                                                               Super Suppers: Dinner in a flash
           of companies, solutions that help them
           stand out from the competition.
               This creative and responsive design
           office still follows it’s original philoso-                                                                                             Super Suppers is a dinner concept                 some of her crew and explained how
           phy “provide unique, creative solutions                                                                                             unlike a restaurant. You can go there                 the business had grown and the menus
           which are tailored to the requirements of                                                                                           to prepare meals in advance, with all                 that were currently offered.
           the client.”                                                                                                                        the ingredients prepped, or pick up                      Carleton passed out a question-
                                                                                                                                               already done meals that are frozen and                naire with several cooking questions
               Well-designed visual communication
                                                                                                                                               ready to cook at home. At their Newark                and was surprised at the knowledge of
           materials help companies outsmart their                                                                                             Chamber mixer on Nov. 12, several                     the Chamber members, most of whom
           competition rather than outspend them.                                                                                              specialties were available for attendees              knew what Bechamel sauce was and
               Some of these visual materials in-                                                                                              to savor, and there was also wine tast-               what polenta was made from. It was a
           clude: corporate identity systems, logo                                                                                             ing offered to add to the conviviality.               fun activity and a special opportunity to
           design, brochures and catalogs, adver-                                                                                                  The specialties offered, including                learn from and about other guests.
           tising, sign programs, point-of-purchase                                                                                            artichoke dip, chicken Parmesan and                      When you’re looking for that special
           and product packaging.                                                                                                              mini-meatballs, gave a hint of the type               meal that you may dread preparing,
               One of the cornerstones of a busi-                                                                                              of meals that were readily available.                 keep Super Suppers in mind; holiday
           ness is the logo. The definition of a                                                                                               Owner Becky Carleton introduced                       help is available.
           logo is: “A mark or symbol created for                                                                             GENE DANIELS

           an individual, company, or product that                   amonG the many chamber members enjoying the mixer
           translates the impression of the body it                  at Super Suppers were, from left, Wayne Barnett, Brinks Home
           is representing into a graphic image.”                    Security; Ginger Ikuno, Coldwell Banker; Sue Ten Eyck, SF Bay
           Any logo should be able to be used                        Wildlife Society; Ken Smith, Re/Max One Alliance; Nancie Allen,
           in a variety of sizes and on a range of                   MasterKey Advantage; and Stephen Allen, Allen Graphic Design.                                                                                              becky
           applications. Considering the varying                                                                                                                                                                                carlton,
           nature of business, many companies                                                                                                                                                                                   owner

                                                            City of Newark’s 22nd Annual
           tend to advertise and market their ser-                                                                                                                                                                              of Super
           vices outdoors, in the newspaper, in                                                                                                                                                                                 Suppers,
           brochures and on the web. You need                                                                                                                                                                                   describes
           to ensure that your logo can be resized
           and used on a range of backgrounds so
           that it does not become distorted, but
                                                                Tree Lighting Program                                                                                                                                           the choices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                available for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                people to make
           instead is a true representation of your                     This traditional program                                                                                                                                up or pick up
                                                                    includes holiday caroling, refresh-                                                                                                                         meals at the
           company’s image no matter where and                                                              December 1, 2008
                                                                    ments, and a special performance                                                                                                                            store.
           how it is used.                                          from the Newark Memorial Cougar        assemble: 6:15 p.m.
               The key to successful branding is to                 Chords. For further information,      Program: 6:30-7 p.m.
           ensure that the application of your logo                 please call the Recreation and      newark civic center, carl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                GENE DANIELS
           follows all the guidelines that have been                Community Services Department         Pierce memorial tree.
           established with the creation of the cor-                at 578-4437.
           porate identity system. It should reflect
           your identity, tone, and service. A well-
           thought-out corporate identity system
           will allow the consumer to see a com-
           pany logo design, recognize the brand            City Managers Luncheon
    Entertainment 2009 Is Here!
           and feel good about dealing with that
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           company. They have a choice and you
           want to make sure they feel good about
                                                                                                                                                           New leads group forming
           their choice and this happens to a much                                                                                                  Leads For Success Clubs are                      currently forming Leads For Success
                                                                                                                                               dynamic groups of Chamber Partners                    II with a planning meeting on Monday,
           larger degree when you start with a well-
                                                                                                                                               who meet on a weekly basis to ex-                     Dec. 1 at the Holiday Inn Express at
           designed logo.                                                                                                                      change business leads and ideas with                  7:30 a.m.




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               Contact Allen Graphic Design at 510-                                                                                            fellow business professionals. Net-                       If you need more customers, call
           657-8470 to find out how well-designed online                                                                                       working in this manner has proven to                  Linda at the Chamber (744-1000) for an
    Great Features More 50%-off Discounts—available
           visual communications can help your                                                                                                 be extremely successful and rewarding.                invitation to attend the next Leads For
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                               a broader spectrum of
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                           Top
                                                                                                                                                   Leads for Success I meets every
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                                                                                                                                                                                                     Success.
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            Spotlight articles in the Voice of
            Business are won by Chamber
              member businesses. Every
           member has an opportunity to be
           chosen for this article placement.
             Printing of the article does not                                                                     JEANETTE BUTLER
              signify endorsement of the                   FreD Diaz, Fremont city manaGer (left), Larry
              products or services of the                  Cheeves, City Manager of Union City (center), and John
                    chosen business.                       Becker, Newark City Manager (right) enjoy a moment to-
                                                           gether after having made their presentations at the October
                                                           Luncheon.



9                    Entertainment®                                            The three city managers of Newark, Union City
                                                                           and Fremont all presented status reports on each
                                                                           City’s development at the Oct. 16 Chamber Lun-
                      2009 Is Here!                                        cheon. Both Fremont’s Fred Diaz and Union City’s
                                                                           Larry Cheeves concentrated on looking for better
                                                                                                                                                City of Newark Guides & Council Agenda now in Community Matters
                                                                           days ahead in this time of a troubled economy. Fre-                   The Newark Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the following City of Newark
                                    MAKES A GREAT GIFT!                    mont is tapping into financial reserves and has a                     guides will now be included in our monthly e-publication Community Matters:
                                                                           selective hiring freeze. Union City has been cutting
                                                                           services and may begin layoffs. John Becker, New-                             Activities Guide by the Newark Recreation & Community Services Department
                                                                           ark City Manager, announced the City has laid off                             Newark News
                                                                           workers, implemented an employee salary cut and                               Newark Senior Scene Newsletter
                                              $25.00                       are closing City offices every other Friday.
                                                                               Each talked about the boosts to come from vari-                   In addition, the City of Newark Council Agenda & Minutes will be included!
                                                                           ous developments in the coming year. Fremont will
                                                                           be opening their water park, finishing Niles Plaza                    And, Community Matters will continue to include the following:
                                                                           and adding new car dealerships. Union City is look-                          Calendar of Events – Newark Chamber of Commerce Calendar, Tri-Cities
                                                                           ing to new highrise development near the BART sta-                             Community Events Calendar and Annual Tri-Cities Community Events Listing!
                                                                           tion.                                                                        Newark Chamber of Commerce Events – e-flyers for events such as the Chamber
                                                                               Newark is working on an environmental study for                            luncheons, mixers, ribbon cuttings, seminars, BBQ & Auction, Car Show, Bunco
                                                                           a planned development on the Western edge, which                               Tournament and Blues Festival.
                                                                                                                                                        Member Events & Promotions – e-flyers with announcements of Newark Chamber
                                                                           will include a golf course. Becker announced that
                                                                                                                                                          of Commerce members events, sales & promotions!
                                                                           the management of NewPark Mall has decided to
                                                                                                                                                        Voice of Business – the Newark Chamber of Commerce publication that is in the
                                                                           phase in revitalizing of the Mall, with plans expected
                              Contact                                      shortly. Mowry Crossing, across from the mall, is be-
                                                                                                                                                          Argus on the last Tuesday of every month.
                   Linda Ashley at (510) 744-1000                          ing reconstructed, with the addition of BJ’s Restau-
                                                                                                                                                        NEW: Job postings by Newark Chamber of Commerce Member Businesses!
                                                                           rant and Brewhouse.
                                                                                                                                                 You can receive Community Matters via email the last week of every month. It’s FREE!
                                                                               All three managers emphasized that their cities
                     Thank You for Supporting                              had weathered economic downturns before, and
                                                                                                                                                 Just go to http://www.newark-chamber.com/chamber/community-matters.php to sign up.
                  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - NEWARK                             concentrated on finding positive news to report.
2 - NOVEMBER 25, 2008                                                                                                                                                     NEWARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: VOICE OF BUSINESS
2 - OCTOBER 28, 2008                                                                                                                                                      NEWARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: VOICE OF BUSINESS



                                                                                 FROM THE PRESIDENT / CEO        FROM THE
                                                                                Newark Chamber of Commerce      PRESIDENT /
                                                                                   We aren’t the same old Chamber anymore
                                                                   By Linda ashLey
                                                                                          Mixers      have made many improvements. need to do now to take the next Development Director — Col-                                                CEO
                                                              newark ChamBer President & CeO          We revised the bylaws and poli- step?                                                      leen Ganaye (her bio is below).
                                                                                 Newark Chamber of Commerce members and their
                                                                                                      cies and procedures; created a                 1. We will be working on a new Colleen is a whiz at membership

                                                                                                                                                                                                             What’s new at the
                                                                 In a few short months I will cel- invited to the following events: five-year strategic plan. Where and marketing and has already
                                                                                   employees are five-year strategic plan; re-en-
                                                            ebrate five years at the Newark ergized the Board of Directors, do we want to be in 2014? Please started implementing some of
                                                            Chamber of Commerce. Many Ambassadors, Ribbon Cuttings, email me with your ideas!                                                    her ideas. Watch the Dec. 30

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Newark Chamber of
                                                            things have changed since April Mixers and Luncheons; created                            2. We decided to go green Voice of Business and/or Com-
                                                                           went from a member an entirely new5:00 to 7:00 pm and start the Community Matters munity Matters for a huge an-
                                                            2004 when ITuesday, October 28 Mixer                            Web site; pro-
                                                            of the Board to the paid admin- duced a new Newark map and e-publication with Newark Cham- nouncement of a new program
                                                            istrator facing many challenges. the Community Guide and Direc- ber and City of Newark informa- that will drive business to your

                                                            of the Newark City Council and
                                                                                                       Halloween Mixer at W Silicon Valley It is available FREE to any- door!
                                                            With the help and encouragement tory; and more.
                                                                                                          But, Gateway rest on past
                                                                                                                                                tion.
                                                                                                         8200 you can’tBlvd, Newark one who would like to subscribe
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Commerce?
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Working together, it’s going
                                                            staff, and the Chamber Board of successes, especially when (see article on page 1).
                                                                                                                      494-8800                                        By Linda ashLeybe a great 2009! changed
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to         working Club
                                                            Directors and Ambassadors we times get tough. So, what do we                                             a new Member
                                                                                                                                                     3. We hired newark ChamBer President its name to Leads for
                                                                                                                                                                                 & CeO
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Success, changed their
            Linda Ashley, President and CEO                                                                                                                                                                 location to IHOP Restau-
               6066 Civic Terrace Ave. #8
         Phone 510-744-1000 Fax 510-744-1003
               www.newark-chamber.com
                                                                             Ribbon Cutting: bJ’s RestauRant and bRewhouse
                                                                            Tuesday, November 11 Mixer                     5:00 to 7:00 pm
                                                                                               Thanksgiving Mixer at Super Suppers
                                                                                                                                                                       E-publication
                                                                                                                                                                       Our first edition of
                                                                                                                                                                  Community Matters is on
                                                                                                                                                                                                            rant, and increased their
                                                                                                                                                                                                            membership and also
                                                                                                      39162 State St, Fremont                                    Mayor David W. Smith
                                                                                                                                                                  its way to you today via
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the large Chamber
                                                                                                                                                                                                         with a number of refer-of
          E-mail: Linda@Newark-chamber.com                                                                                                                  welcomed the addition of                        rals exchanged in at-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Commerce crowd each
                                                                                                                745-8270                                    BJ’syour email … if you are tendance.
                                                                                                                                                                   Restaurant and Brew-                     Wednesday at noon. If
                                                                                                                                                                  a to the Newark busi-
                                                                                                                                                            houseNewark Chamber of                           The menu features deli-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            you need more business
                                                                                                                                                            ness family at the ribbon or cious American-style food
                                                                                                                                                                  Commerce member
                Board of Directors                                                                                                                                have November 6,                          you need to join Leads
                                                                                                                                                            cutting onalready signed up selections, especially sig-
                                                                                                                                                            2008. Right off the freeway nature deep-dish pizzas,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            for Success now!
                                                                         Wednesday, December 3 Mixer                       5:00 to 7:00 pm                        on our web site. So what and many types of micro-
                                                                                                                                                            and across from NewPark                             New Celebrity
                                                                                                                                                                  is Community Matters? brewed beers. There are a
                                                                                                                                                            Mall, at 5699 Mowry Ave.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wreathdesserts, sched-
                                                                                                                                                            it’s aCommunity Matters is our variety of Auction and as
                                                                                                                                                                    great location for this
                                                                                                Holiday Mixer at the Newark Chamber                         popular concept restau-                         uled for December 11
                                                                                                                                                                  new e-publication that the samples they provided
                                                                                                      6066 Civic Terrace, Newark                            rant.will electronically provide are an indication, a great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Holiday
                                                                                                                                                                 As part of the revitaliza- selection of appetizers as
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Luncheon will feature a
                                                                                                                  744-1000                                  tion you with information
                                                                                                                                                                   of the Mowry Center,                  well. BJ’s offers the option
                                                                                                  *Bring an unwrapped gift for a child!                                                                     curbside takeout: cus-
                                                                                                                                                                   is a bellwether of new of special auction of order-
                                                                                                                                                            BJ’sabout the Chamber,
                                                                                                                                                            development for the City.
                                                                                                                                                                  Chamber members,                          tom decorated holiday
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ing by phone or over the
                                                                                                                                                                  Community offer deli-
                                                                                                                                              GENE DANIELS Not only do theyEvents and internet, and then picking
                                                                                                                                                                                                            wreaths donated by
                                                                                                                                                            cious food, they have tasty upsome notable bay area
                                                            Kirsten Ashley, with grandmother Linda Ashley, Newark Chamber brews (includingBusiness. your car. getting out of
                                                                                                                                                                  the Voice of home-                         without
                                                            CEO, and little Madison,Refreshments and Newark Councilmember Luis made root beer) to offer
                                                                                             granddaughter of door prizes!                                             New to our website                   celebrities — maybe
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The BJ’s chain began
                                                            Freitas, joined Newark City andplenty of business cards ribbon cutting for hungry • The Chamber Store with a deep dishfigure or
                                                                                            *Bring Chamber officials at the                                             and thirsty patrons.                even a sports pizza
                                                            family-oriented Bj’s Restaurant and Brewhouse.                                                                                                  two! and now is invited.
                                                                                                                                                            Mayor Smith took pleasure recipe, Everyonehas a re-
                                                                                                                                                                  where you can find and
                                                                                                                                                            in introducing BJ’s Area
                                                                                                                                                                  pay for Membership                     cord of successful growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Watch for the article in
                                                                                                                                                            Director, Gerald Simmons; throughout California. on
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the
                                                                                                                                                                  Dues, Luncheons, Leads MayorVoice of Business
                                                                                                                                                            General Manager C.J.                                 Smith thanked them
                                                            New Member Development Director, Colleen Ganaye                                                       for and the dues, Spe- forNovember 25 for a list of
                                                                                                                                                            Garcia, Successlarge staff                       locating in Newark
                                                                                                                                                            on handEvents and more!                         the celebrities.
                                                                                                                                                                  cial for the opening. It and wished them much
                                                                The Newark Chamber is                                          variety of                   was a high-energy evening success. are always on the
                                                            pleased to announce the ad-                                        goods and                               • Send Artwork / Files                   We
                                                            dition of Colleen Ganaye as                                        services that                      will allow you to send up lookout for more ways
                                                            the new Member Development                                         all busi-                          to five files at one time to to serve our members
 Nancie Allen, MasterKey                                    Director.                                                          nesses need.
 Real Estate Advantage                                                                                                                                            be included in any of our and the community. I’d
                                                                Colleen comes to the Cham-                                     She would
                                                                                        Holiday Luncheon &
                                                            ber with over 35 years of local                                    like to see                        publications.                             love to hear your ideas!
 Elise Balgley                                              business experience. From her                                      co-op buying                            Leads for Success                    Call me!
 Bernard, Balgley &         Carol Palinkas                                           Celebrity Wreath Auction!
                                                            first business venture at the age                                  opportunities                      •Last month the Net-
                                                            of 10 with her first lemonade             Colleen GAnAye for Chamber
 Bonaccorsi                 EmbroidMe
                                                            stand in Newark, she has been                                   members.
                                                                                Musical Entertainment by the City of Newark’s Yowza Band!                            Holiday Luncheon &
                                                            coming up with ideas to create                If you need any help with
                                                                                                      your business and you are a
                                                            and develop business strate- will be Santa, Mrs. Santa, and Santa’s helpers!
                                                                                   Special Guests
                                                                                                                                                               Celebrity Wreath Auction!
                                                                                                      Newark Chamber Member or
                                                            gies to bring in clients. HerHoliday Wreaths decorated by local celebrities!
                                                                                      Bid on
                                                            duties at the Chamber will be to would like to join the Cham-
                   Board Liasons                            find ways to help our members
                                                                                                         Holiday Raffle!
                                                                                                      ber, please call Colleen at the                         Musical Entertainment by the City of Newark’s Yowza Band!
                                        Stephanie Evans
                           Newark Unified School District
                                                            get a larger share of business            Chamber office 510-744-1000.
                                                            because of their membership Thursday, December 11! talk with
                                                                                                      She will be pleased to                                                                                         Upcoming
                                                                                                                                                                 Special Guests will be Santa, Mrs. Santa, and Santa’s helpers!
                                                                                                                                                                    Bid on Holiday Wreaths decorated by local celebrities!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                   chamber ribbon
                                                            with the Chamber. She will also you about your needs and help                                                                Holiday Raffle!
                                        Jason Jones
                                                                                                       Newark Hilton
                                                            be working on strategies to help in any way she can.
 Lt. Tom Milner
 Public Safety Liaison       Ohlone Community College       members to save money on a       39900 Balentine Dr., Newark                                                      Thursday, December 11!
                                                                                                   11:15 am - 1:30 pm                                                                 Newark Hilton
                                                                                                                                                                           39900 Balentine Dr., Newark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cUtting
               Ambassador Corps                                                                                      Please bring an unwrapped gift to                           11:15 am - 1:30 pm
                                                                         Social time 11:15 – 11:45             help Tri-Cities League of Volunteers (LOV)
                                                                         Lunch & program 11:45 – 1:30
                                                                                The Newark Chamber of Commerce
                                                                               Board of Directors and Ambassadors
                                                                                                                     make a child’s Holiday special!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BJ’s Restaurant and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please bring an unwrapped gift to
                                                                                                                                                                                            Social time 11:15 – 11:45                      help Tri-Cities League of Volunteers (LOV)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Brewhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                            Lunch & program 11:45 – 1:30                        make a child’s Holiday special!
                                                                                    invite you Sponsorship Opportunities:
                                                                                                and your staff
                                                                                        $500 Holiday Mixer as
                                                                     Table Sponsorship:to aIncludes table for 8, recognition ata table sponsor at the event and other sources
                                                                        The Newark Chamber of etc.), and you may hang your business banner!
                                                                                               (website, newsletter, Commerce Office                                                                              Sponsorship Opportunities:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             We welcome the the event and other sources
                                                                                                                                                                                Table Sponsorship: $500 Includes table for 8, recognition as a table sponsor at opening of
                                                                      Event Sponsorship: $1000 Includes all of the above plus “Featured Member” in the Voice of Business in the
                                                                                6066 Civic Terrace Ave., Newark
                                                                                                Argus and on the Chamber website for 1 month in the first quarter of 2009!
                                                                                          Tuesday, December 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                          (website, newsletter, etc.), and you may hang your business banner!
                                                                                                                                                                                Event Sponsorship: $1000 Includes all of the above plus “Featured Member” in the Voice of Business in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in Newark. for 1 month in the first quarter of 2009!
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Argus and on the Chamber websiteThis popular chain is
                                                                                              of Newark, 7:00 pm
                                                                   Tickets: $35 – Members 5:00 to Fremont or Union City Chambers                             $45 – Non-members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            increasing its presence in North-
                                                                      Bring plenty of Holiday Spirit, your business cards,
                                                                         Company: ____________________________________________________                                                                                                                location
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ern California with a new $45 – Non-members
                                                                                                                                                                                     Tickets: $35 – Members of Newark, Fremont or Union City Chambers
                                                                          and an unwrapped gift to help the League of
                                                                         Names: ______________________________________________________                                                                                      on Mowry Avenue.
                                                                            Volunteers make a child’s Holiday special!                                                                      Company: ____________________________________________________
                                                                           I will donate a raffle prize _____                  I will bring a gift for a child ______                                                          City officials will be officially
                                                                                                                                                                                            Names: ______________________________________________________
                                                                   Refreshments provided by our Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                       cutting the ribbon onaThursday,
                                                                                                                                                                                            I will donate a raffle prize _____      I will bring a gift for child ______
                             Sherri Lee                           Chargemember Caterers,mastercard (You can now pay at www.newark-chamber.com!)
                                                                          $ _________ to my visa / Hotels, and Restaurants!                                                     Nov. 6, and Chamber members
                             The Argus                            Card # ___________________________________ exp ________
                                                                  Door prizes provided by our _________________________________
                                                                  Name (as it appears on your Credit Card)generous Ambassadors,
                                                                                                                                                                                and friends are invited to check
                                                                                                                                             Charge $ _________ to my visa / mastercard (You can now pay at www.newark-chamber.com!)
                                                                                                                                             Card # ___________________________________ exp ________
                                                                  Board Members and Chamber of Commerce members!
                                                                  Billing Address (inc. zip) _______________________________________________ Name (as it appears on your Credit out their menu and beer selec-
                                                                                                                                                                                Card) _________________________________
                                                                  Signature _______________________________________ Date ____________                                           tions from 5 to 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                             Billing Address (inc. zip) _______________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BJ’s is located at 5699     Mowry
                                                                                                                                                                                    Signature _______________________________________ Date ____________
                                                                                   Reservation deadline is December 8th at noon (no cancellations after that time).                                                         Ave., across from NewPark Mall.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Reservation deadline is December 8th at noon (no cancellations after that time).
                                                                               Pay on the web, by Fax, phone or email the Newark Chamber to make reservations by credit card.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Pay on the web, by Fax, phone or email the Newark Chamber to make reservations by credit card.
                                                                             Web: www.newark-chamber.com * Fax: 744-1003 * Phone: 744-1000 * email: info@newark-chamber.com                   Web: www.newark-chamber.com * Fax: 744-1003 * Phone: 744-1000 * email: info@newark-chamber.com
                                                                             Or, mail your check to Newark Chamber of Commerce, 6066 Civic Terrace Ave, Suite 8, Newark 94560                 Or, mail your check to Newark Chamber of Commerce, 6066 Civic Terrace Ave, Suite 8, Newark 94560




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                      A promise to our children                                                                              Third Annual Bunco Tournament
                         of the 21st century                                                                        Many Bunco players came in
                                                                                                                costume to join the Third Annual
                                                                                                                Newark Bunco Tournament!
                                                                                                                                                    providing delicious food:
                                                                                                                                                    • Ginger Bar & Grill at the
                                                                                                                                                      Hilton
                                                                                                                                                                                            Design) for designing our pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                            motional material.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Minuteman Press (Hayward)
  bY Kevin e. Harrigan               these questions is to identify        school?                              The Bunco players all enjoyed       • International House of                  for donating our posters.
   Superintendent of ScHoolS         the factors that contribute to             Thinking back, who or what      wonderful music, great food, a        Pancakes                              • Raffle prize donors: My Office
                                     student success and then align        were the most important influ-       chance to win raffle prizes, lots   • Kabul Express Kabob                     Products, Janet Drews, Round
    At this time of year, we give    community resources and sup-          ences in achieving your educa-                                           • Papilion Restaurant                     Table Pizza, AC Transit,
                                                                                                                of yelling “Bunco,” and much
thanks for the many blessings        port services with those factors.     tion goals? Can you define the                                           • Patron Plaza Mariachi                   Landru Chocolates, Home-
                                                                                                                laughter throughout the evening.
in our lives. In celebration with         Educators, parents, students     qualities and characteristics of                                         • Relishes at W Silicon Valley            wood Suites, Pat Danielson,
                                                                                                                    The winners for the night
family and friends, we acknowl-      and community members are             those influences?                                                        • Super Suppers — Fremont                 The Hilton, MasterKey Real
                                                                                                                were:
edge the simple truths: that we      constantly evaluating what con-            If there was one condition      • Most Bunco’s — Susie                  Please patronize their won-           Estate Advantage, CC Law-
are cared for and appreciated,       tributes to a student’s success                                                                                derful establishments.                    group, IHOP, Cartridge World
                                                                           that could have increased or           Habild; Susie won $250 and
that we are sustained in our         in school. Traditionally, broadly                                                                                  Judges Bob Rada (John                 (Fremont), Andy Francis, John
                                                                           improved your educational              a trophy.
daily living, and that the prom-     speaking, standardized tests
                                                                           success, what would that             • Most Wins— Norma Mcgee;           Hancock Financial Network) and            Hancock Financial Network,
ise of tomorrows have actually       and assessment data are used                                                                                   Jasmine O’Neal (The Newark                Linda Ashley and the others
                                                                           have been? How would your              Norma won $150 and a
been fulfilled in yesterdays.        to measure a student’s aca-                                                                                    Hilton) who kept score — they             who graciously added items to
                                                                           educational success have been        trophy.
    In the midst of fall 2008, we    demic success, and behavioral
                                                                           changed?                             • Most Bunco’s Runner-Ups           worked really hard.                       the raffle table.
are even more grateful for the       rubrics measure behavioral suc-                                                                                   Gene Daniels (State Farm                 (On a personal note, thank
                                                                                If you could identify a suc-      — Bettyann Gauvreau, Jay
continuity of our lives during       cess. Professional educators                                                                                   Insurance), for memorializing           you Greg Magee (GM at the
                                                                           cess factor so that today’s            Shaffer and Johanna Mu-
this historic time of change.        generally identify the following                                                                               the event in pictures.                  Hilton and our Chamber’s Chair-
                                                                           learners will contribute to both       rayama; all won free entry into
Even in the face of uncertainty,     factors as enabling a student’s                                                                                   Raffle queen Pat Danielson,          man of the Board) for stepping
                                                                                                                  the 2009 competition.
we are still filled with the hope    success:                              the community and the work
                                                                                                                • Early Bird Registration           who presided over the raffle.           up and handling much of the
of opportunity. As participants           • Academic success               force, what would that single
                                                                                                                  Drawing — Susie Habild;              Stephen Allen (Allen Graphic         preparation of the last days prior
in an educational community,              • Cognitive development          success factor be? How would                                                                                                    to the event when
                                                                                                                  Susie won free entry into the
we see the promise of the 21st            • Social development and         you recommend that it be se-                                                                                                    I was unavailable.
                                                                                                                  2009 competition.
century, our children, and our       skills                                cured for today’s students?                                                                                                     — Linda)
                                                                                                                • Best Costume — French
work with them.                           • Emotional health and well           The month ahead will be                                                                                                        Please call
                                                                                                                  Maid Sharon Van Horne; Sha-
    In the months ahead, we will     being                                 filled with dialogue in response                                                                                                the Chamber at
                                                                                                                  ron won free entry into the
be challenged as a school dis-            • Behavioral development         to these questions, as we weigh                                                                                                 744-1000 to get on
                                                                                                                  2009 competition.
trict and community to prioritize    /character development                the consequences of aligning                                                                                                    the mailing list for
                                                                                                                    A huge thank you to the fol-
and determine how we will meet            • Physical health and well       available fiscal resources with                                                                                                 the Fourth Annual
                                                                                                                lowing without whom the event
the promise to educate our chil-     being                                 the educational programs that                                                                                                   Newark Bunco
                                                                                                                would not have been possible:
dren with reduced resources.              • Environmental security                                                                                                                                         Tournament to be
                                                                           support student success. As          • The Newark Hilton, our host
The current economic crisis in       and safety                                                                                                                                                            held in October
                                                                           community members, we will             for the evening and GM Greg
California has already resulted           • Familial support                                                                                                                                               2009.
                                                                           look to you to participate in this     Magee for co-chairing the
in a reduction of funding to              Therefore, let me pose these
                                                                           dialogue. We in the Newark Uni-      event.
public education and mid-year        critical questions to you for your
                                                                           fied School District are thankful    •DJ Susan Harlow-Schott of
cuts and decreased revenues          consideration. Referencing the                                                                                                                                          At lEFt,
                                                                           to participate in a community          SHB Enterprises for providing
for 2009 loom on our horizon.        list above and based on your
                                                                           so deeply committed to its chil-       the music and starting off each                                                            The Chamber
    As a school district, we         own life experience, I invite you
                                                                           dren, and we are committed to          round of Bunco with “Let’s Go                                                              President/CEO,
will be called to formulate a        to reflect on the circumstances
                                                                           leading with integrity, diligence      Bunco!”                                                                                    Linda Ashley,
thoughtful response to the bud-      or conditions that helped you                                                  An extra special thank you to                                                            stands with
get deficit by asking ourselves      succeed as a student. What            and unwavering promise to our
                                                                                                                the following Newark Chamber                                                                 “Most Bunco’s”
critical questions. The goal of      promoted your success in              children of the 21st century.
                                                                                                                of Commerce businesses for
                                                                                                                                                                                                             winner, Susie
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Habild; below,
                                    Meet our New Member                                                                                                                                                      with “Most Wins”
                                                                                                                                                                                                             winner, Norma
                                                                               Hristo Minev and Laura Fan, recent Nevada Star Ball Profes-                                                                   McGee.
                                                                           sional Rising Star finalists, joined forces in September 2008 to
                                                                           re-open Premier Ballroom Studio, an established ballroom facility                                                                 PHOTOS BY GENE
                                                                           for 14 years, located at 4181 Cushing Parkway in Fremont, Calif.                                                                  DANIELS
                                                                           Their vision is to offer a fun and dynamic environment for people
                                                                           to meet socially, relieve stress and experience the magic of ball-

                                                                                                                                                          Holiday Community
                                                                           room dancing.
                                                                               Premier occupies over 8,000 square feet with a 3,200-square-
                                                                           foot floor with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems perfect
                                                                           for social and competitive ballroom dancing. Premier is open
                                                                           seven days a week offering a variety of group lessons covering
                                                                           Social Ballroom, Latin and Club style dances. On the weekends,
                                                                                                                                                               EvEnts
                                                                                                                                                         Dec. 1 — Newark Tree               5-10 p.m.
                                                                           there are six social ballroom dance parties with upbeat music             Lighting Program, holiday                  Dec. 12 — LUNA Las Posa-
                                                                           for everyone to have fun. Please check their Web site at www.             caroling, refreshments and en-         das celebration.
                               PHOTO COURTESY OF PREMIER BALLROOM STUDIO   premierballroomstudio.com or call 510-683-9228 or email info@             tertainment by NMHS Cougar                 Dec. 13 — Viola Blythe
  premierballroomstudio.com for more class and party information.                                                                                    Chords. 6:30 p.m., Newark              Center Free Holiday Party for
     In December, there are two exciting events at Premier. On Saturday, Dec. 13, Premier will have a Christmas Showcase Party, from                 Civic Center, Carl Pierce Me-          Children
  5 p.m. to Midnight featuring Professional and Student showcase, dance competition, hors d’oeuvres and drinks. On Dec. 31, there will               morial Tree.                               Dec. 14 — LOV Sunday
  be a grand New Year’s Eve party featuring The Nocturne band, Professional and Student showcase, hor d’oeuvres and drinks. The                          Dec. 4 — WHHF and Mc-              Afternoon Concerts: Newark
  band will ring in 2009 for the crowd!                                                                                                              Donald’s restaurants present           Symphonic Winds presents
                                                                                                                                                     Trees of Angels 2008. Lighting         a holiday music program, 2
                                                                                                                                                     of the tree at Silliman Activity       p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                                     Center, 6800 Mowry Ave. at             the MacGregor/ Bridgepoint
                                                                                                                                                     6 p.m. Entertainment by the            School Auditorium, 35753
                               RENEWING CHAMBER MEMBERS                                                                                              Newark Symphonic Winds; ap-
                                                                                                                                                     pearance by Santa and special
                                                                                                                                                     “Angel” ornaments for sale;
                                                                                                                                                                                            Cedar Blvd at the corner of
                                                                                                                                                                                            Cedar and Lake, Newark. Ad-
                                                                                                                                                                                            mission is a new, unwrapped
                                                                                                                                                     refreshments served.
   Bank of the West       Kiwanis Club of         Music for Minors II      Quality Sign &         RE/MAX One             Webeze                                                             toy for the Marines Toys for
                                                                                                                                                         Dec. 6 - Washington Hos-
   — Fremont              Fremont                 Carol Zilli              Banner, Inc.           Alliance               Kelley Rao                                                         Tots campaign. Complimen-
                                                                                                                                                     pital Breakfast with Santa and
   Tak Yamamoto           Shirley Sisk            37141 Second St.         Robert Patrician       Ken Smith              11637 E. Charter            Ronald McDonald: 8:00 a.m.             tary refreshments during the
   5120 Mowry             P.O. Box 2068           Fremont, CA 94536        5588 Central Ave.      5600 John Muir Dr.     Oak Drive                   registration, 8:30 breakfast           intermission.
   Avenue                 Newark, CA 94560        Member Since:            Suite F                Newark, CA 94560       Scottsdale, AZ              served. Reservations required.             Dec. 15 — Frosty Fam-
   Fremont, CA 94538      Member Since:           2007                     Newark, CA 94560       Member Since:          85259                       $10 per person includes                ily Fun Night at the Silliman
   Member Since:          2006                    (510) 733-1189           Member Since:          2006                   Member Since:               breakfast, entertainment and a         Center, 6 p.m.
   2004                   510-793-5683            Fax: (510)713-9879       1994                   510-471-6946           2004                        photo with Santa!                          Dec. 20 — Kid’s Holiday
                                                  MusicForMinors2.         510-713-2200           Fax: 510-471-1960      480-862-7600                    Dec. 6 — Newark Sym-               party and bingo presented by
   510-791-0763           kiwanisfremont.org
                                                                                                                                                     phonic Winds Holiday Con-              LOV. Doors open 11 a.m. at
   Fax: 510-794-6754                              org                      Fax: 510-713-2298      kensmithrealty.com     Fax: 480-452-0965
                                                                                                                                                     cert, Newark Memorial H.S.             McGregor School Auditorium,
   bankofthewest.com                              czilli@aol.com           bob@qsbusa.com         ksmith@ken-            web-eze.com
                                                                                                                                                     Theatre, 7 p.m.                        35753 Cedar Blvd., Newark.
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                                                                                                                                                         Dec. 6 — Newark Rotary             Check www.lov.org for more
   bankofthewest.com                                                                                                     com.
                                                                                                                                                     Crab feed, Newark Pavilion,            details.




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                     NEWARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
    December                                                                                                           January
     Dec. 1 — Newark Chamber Ambassadors Meeting, noon.                                                                1–2 — Chamber office closed for the holidays.
     Dec. 1 — Newark Tree Lighting Program, holiday caroling, refreshments and entertainment by                        1–2 — NUSD Winter Break; school closed.
 NMHS Cougar Chords. 6:30 p.m., Newark Civic Center, Carl Pierce Memorial Tree.                                        1–2 — City of Newark offices closed.
     Dec. 2 — Newark Chamber Holiday Mixer at the Chamber office, 5–7 p.m.
     Dec. 4 — Newark Chamber Executive Board Meeting, noon.                                                            ON-GOING CHAMBER NETWORKING CLUBS
     Dec. 4 — WHHF and McDonald’s restaurants present Trees of Angels 2008. Lighting of the tree at                    • Wednesday at Noon, IHOP Restaurant, contact Linda at 744-1000.
 Silliman Activity Center, 6800 Mowry Ave. at 6 p.m. Entertainment by the Newark Symphonic Winds;                      • New group now forming; Mondays at 7:30 a.m.; contact Chamber at 744-1000 for information.
 appearance by Santa and special “Angel” ornaments for sale; refreshments served.
     Dec. 5 — Deadline for newsletter articles and advertising, and deadline for Luncheon reserva-                   RECURRING WORKSHOPS AT THE TRI-CITIES                                                       ONE-STOP CA-
 tions.                                                                                                            REER CENTER, NEWARK CAREER LOCATION
     Dec. 6 — Breakfast with Santa and Ronald McDonald at Washington Hospital.                                        Career Assessment Workshop “Choices” every other Wednesday, 1–2:30 p.m.
     Dec. 6 — Newark Rotary Crab feed, Newark Pavilion, 5-10 p.m.                                                     Career Center Orientation, first and third Tuesdays, 1–2:30 p.m.
     Dec. 6 — Newark Symphonic Winds Holiday Concert, Newark Memorial H.S. Theatre, 7 p.m.                            Please call 510-742-2323 to confirm dates/times and to pre-register. Also, check out the Web site
     Dec. 7 — Farmers Market at NewPark Mall, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.                                                     at www.tricitiesonestop.com
     Dec. 8 — Deadline for e-flier inserts in Community Matters
     Dec. 9 — Bookmobile at Schilling School, 2:15–3:15 p.m.; Ash St. at Wells Ave., 3:25–4 p.m.                       ON-GOING CLUB MEETINGS
     Dec. 9 — SCORE counseling at the Chamber Office. Appointments required; 744-1000.                                 • Newark Toastmasters meets every Tuesday, 7 a.m., in the Newark Library 510-796-3031
     Dec. 11 — Chamber Holiday Luncheon and Wreath Auction, Hilton Hotel, 11:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.                         • Toastmasters Star Search Club meets every Wednesday at the Newark Public Library, 7 p.m. For
 See information page 2.                                                                                           more information check the club’s Web site at www.starsearchtm.org or call 510-490-2149.
     Dec. 11 — Newark City Council Meeting, 7:30 p.m                                                                   • American Business Women’s Assoc., Pathfinder Chapter, meets the third Wed, of each month at
     Dec. 11 — Bookmobile at Stellar Academy, 1:45–2:15 p.m.                                                       the Newark Hilton, 6:30 p.m. For more information: 744- 1000.
     Dec. 12 — Newark City offices closed.                                                                             • Newark Rotary meets every Tuesday at Noon in Beck’s Steak House on Cedar Boulevard. For
     Dec. 12 — LUNA Las Posadas celebration.                                                                       more info call Jim Leal, Newark Rotary President: 510-578-4725.
     Dec. 13 — Viola Blythe Center Free Holiday Party for Children.                                                    • Newark Optimists meet every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m in Newark’s IHOP on Jarvis except the
     Dec. 14 — Farmers Market at NewPark Mall, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.                                                    first Wednesday.
     Dec. 14 — LOV Sunday Afternoon Concerts: Newark Symphonic Winds presents a holiday music                          • Newark Library League meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Newark Library.
 program, 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. at the MacGregor/ Bridgepoint School Auditorium, 35753 Ce-                   510-745-9363
 dar Blvd., Newark. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy for the Marines Toys for Tots campaign.                          • AARP #4486 meets fourth Friday of each month, 10:30 a.m., Newark Senior Center. 510-793-
     Dec. 15 — Frosty Family Fun Night at the Silliman Center, 6 p.m.                                              1144. No meeting in November.
     Dec. 16 — Newark Chamber Board Meeting, 4 p.m.                                                                    • Kiwanis meets every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. at Bakers Square Restaurant on Thornton Ave.
     Dec. 20 — Kid’s Holiday party and bingo presented by LOV. Doors open 11 a.m. at McGregor                          • Soroptimists meets monthly, third Monday at Papillon Restaurant in Fremont at 5:30 p.m. Con-
 School Auditorium, 35753 Cedar Blvd., Newark. Check www.lov.org for more details.                                 tact 494-0829 for more information.
     Dec. 21— Farmers Market at NewPark Mall, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     Dec. 22 — Dec. 31 — NUSD Winter Break; school closed.                                                            Organizations in the Tri-Cities Area (Newark, Union City and Fremont) are encouraged to contact
     Dec. 23 — Bookmobile at Schilling School, 2:15–3:15 p.m.; Ash St. at Wells Ave., 3:25–4:00 p.m.               the Chamber of Commerce to check the Community Calendar for conflicts and to place their activity/
     Dec. 22–31 — Newark Chamber office closed for the holidays.                                                   event on the calendar. As a service to the community the Chamber will publish events in this Calendar
     Dec. 24–31 — Newark City offices closed.                                                                      as there is room. Events can also be posted on the Chamber website at www.newark-chamber.com.
     Dec. 28 — Farmers Market at NewPark Mall, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.                                                    The Chamber’s number is 510-744-1000 or fax information to 510-744-1003 or email to info@newark-
     Dec. 30 —Voice of Business Newsletter in the Argus and Community Matters distributed.                         chamber.com.




It’s not trivial: Trivia Matters competition                                                                      Allstate agency owner celebrates 35 years in the
raised funds for school district                                                                                  Newark community
                                                                                                                     Allstate Insurance Com-             the agency located at 6657                    each and every one for sup-
    The Newark Educational                There were over 15 teams          Carleton (Super Suppers) and          pany is recognizing Ray J.             Thornton Avenue.                              porting my business.”
Foundation presented Trivia           competing, including staff from       Elise Balgley (Bernard, Balgley       Rodriguez of Newark with its               “Time flies! It feels like just              Rodriguez provides auto,
Matters on Friday, Nov. 7 and         several NUSD schools and mem-         and Bonnacorsi) took away the         Agency Affiliation award for           yesterday when we opened                      home, life and commercial
several teams competed to iden-       bers of the community, who paid       top prize, although the teams         reaching an important mile-            our doors,” said Rodriguez,                   insurance to area residents,
tify the most esoteric informa-       to have the opportunity to test       from The Graham Elementary            stone as an exclusive Allstate         who has owned and operated                    as well as a variety of financial
tion. The competition, which is       their memories.                       Grahamtastics (Stephen Moresi,        insurance agency owner.                the Allstate agency since 1973.               products including college
a fundraiser for Newark Unified,          From questions that elicited      Debbie Roa and Karen Hiraga)          Rodriguez is celebrating 35            “This milestone with Allstate                 savings plans, mutual funds,
includes dinner prepared by the       answers from everyone, to a few       and the City of Newark (City          years of helping area residents        is very important to me. I have               banking products and more.
NUSD staff. This year’s event         that had almost no responses, it      Manager John Becker, Asst.            protect their property and             enjoyed working with so many                     Contact Ray Rodriguez at
raised funds for the Founda-          was a fun and educational expe-       City Manager Dennis Jones and         prepare for the future through         families in Newark and thank                  510-794-7997.
tion, which, in turn, will help the   rience for all.                       Rosie Jones) were also top con-
school district.                          The team of Ned and Becky         tenders.

                                                                                                                      The Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation and McDonald’s Restaurants, in coopera-
                                                                                                                   tion with the City of Newark, presents…

                                                                                         ExcitEmEnt                                   trEEs of angEls 2008
                                                                                         was high as
                                                                                         several teams                                           Silliman Activity Center, 6800 Mowry Avenue
                                                                                         demonstrated                                                  Thursday, December 4, 6:00 p.m.
                                                                                         they had winning
                                                                                         answers to a trivia           Join Newark Mayor David W. Smith, members of the City Council and families from
                                                                                         question at the           throughout the community for a special holiday evening at the Silliman Activity and Aquatic
                                                                                         competition.              Center. Event highlights will include a holiday musical performance by the remarkable Newark
                                                                                                                   Symphonic Winds; remarks from Mayor Smith and Washington Hospital Foundation represen-
                                                                                                                   tatives; ceremonial tree lighting and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!
                                                                                                                       The “Trees of Angels” program is an annual campaign to raise funds and increase aware-
                                                                                                                   ness of hospice care. Special “Angel” ornaments and other items will be available for pur-
                                                                          GENE DANIELS                             chase and refreshments served. For further information about this special holiday program,
                                                                                                                   please call 510-578-4400.




       thE tEam of Ned
       and Becky Carleton                                                                                                    Ohlone for Kids Announces
    (Super Suppers), and                                                                                                     A Call for Student Art Submissions
   Elise Balgley (Bernard,
 Balgley and Bonnacorsi
   – front) were the grand                                                                                                    In celebration of our 20th annual summer program, Ohlone for Kids is submitting an open call
prize winners of the Trivia                                                                                                   for drawing submissions to design the cover for the 2009 catalog. The contest is open to all
       Matters tounament.                                                                                                     students in grades 3-8; previous Ohlone for Kids attendance and participation is NOT
                                                                                                                              required.

                                                                                                                              HOW TO ENTER: During the contest period, visit www.ohloneforkids.com to download and
                                                                                                                              complete a printable contest entry form. To participate, entrants must draw a cover for the
                                                                                                                              2009 Ohlone for Kids program that reflects the activities and experiences that are typically
                                                                                                  GENE DANIELS
                                                                                                                              enjoyed by students in the summer enrichment program.

                                                                                                                              THE CONTEST: On an 8.5 x 11-inch, plain-white sheet of printer/copier paper, contestants


              FIND IT IN NEWARK
                                                                                                                              are asked to incorporate all of the following four (4) required elements into submissions:

                                                                                                                                 •   The official Ohlone College logo (as seen in upper left of this flyer),
                                                                                                                                 •   The Ohlone College Motto: A World of Cultures United in Learning,
                                                      Where was it?                                                              •
                                                                                                                                 •
                                                                                                                                     Educational enrichment themes, activities, or courses offered in the OFK program,
                                                                                                                                     Cultural diversity
                                                         Last month’s “find it” was the catcher statue at Silliman
                                                      Center on Mowry Avenue. The prize, dinner at Relish res-                Illustrations may be done using markers, crayons, colored pencils, chalk, paint, or even
                                                      taurant donated by W Silicon Valley, was won by Dan La-                 computer generated images. (Please note that some types of paint may not transfer nicely to
                                                      guna of Newark.                                                         a digital image.)

                                                                                                                              REQUIREMENTS: All submissions require an Official Entry Form that can be found on the
                                                      This month:                                                             Ohlone for Kids website. The entrant’s name, school name, and school address should also
                                                                                                                              be written the back of the drawing along with a completed entry form. By entering this contest,
                                                      Where is this found?                                                    all entries will become the sole property of the Ohlone for Kids program and will not be
                                                                                                                              returned. Participant art may be used for future advertising for the Ohlone for Kids program.
                                                      First person to correctly identify the location of this object          Incomplete, illegible, or inappropriate entries will not be accepted. All finalist artwork will be
                                                      wins a Ganaye Skin Care start up package of One                         displayed on the Ohlone for Kids website.
                                                      CoQ10 Moisturizer, One Cleanser, One Clairifier and A
                                                      beautiful Ganaye Skin Care Tote Bag, donated by Colleen                  All entries must be received no later than the end of business (5:00 PM) on December
                                                      Ganaye.                                                                                     5, 2008. There is no limit for entries per person.

                                                                                                                              PRIZES: One first place winner will be awarded with four (4) complimentary summer classes
                                                      If you recognize it, be the first to call the Newark Chamber            and will be featured on the cover page for the 2009 catalog. Second and third places will be
                                                      office at 510-744-1000; you can leave a message. Or e-                  awarded two (2) complimentary summer classes and will be displayed on the OFK website.
                                                      mail Linda@newark-chamber.com.                                          Prizes are not transferable and may only be used during the 2009 summer program.
                        PHOTO TAKEN By ELIN THOMAS.

                                                                                                                                                        Contest submissions must be submitted to:

                                                                                                                                                                          Ohlone for Kids

                             Join the Newark Chamber of
                                                                                                                                                                        39399 Cherry Street
                                                                                                                                                                        Newark, CA 94560
                                   Commerce today.
         Call 510-744-1000                                        for more information.                                               Inquiries can be made at www.ohloneforkids.com or by calling the OFK office at (510) 742-2304.

								
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