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					                                                                                                                  Volume 28 Issue 1, January 2010
                             28062 Forbes Road, Suite C
                             Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
                             949.363.0136 · Fax: 949.363.9026
                             www.lnchamber.com
     Laguna Niguel           info@lagunaniguelchamber.net
   Chamber of Commerce


                                                             28th Annual Installation Breakfast
                                                                        Sponsored by Chick's Plumbing
January CHaMBEr EVEnTS                                     Honoring 2009 Chairman Mark Montgomery
      Tuesday, January 5, 12, 19, 26                 Honoring the 2009 Directors ~ Installing the 2010 Directors
          Niguel Networkers                                        Friday, January 8, 2010 ~ 7:15-9:00 a.m.
           Cedar Creek Inn                                The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel ~ One Ritz-Carlton Drive
           11:15AM-12:45PM
              $17 Members
                                                                 $40.00 per Person or $320.00 Table of Eight
           $22 Non-Members                                           $500 To Sponsor the Event Includes:
                                                               Two Admissions, Program & Event Recognition
          Thursday, January 14                                Newsletter, E-news & Prominent Table Recognition
       New Member Reception                                                   Valet Parking Available at $10.00
Laguna Niguel Chamber Conference Room
         12:00 Noon – 1:00PM                     Chamber schedules a unique cruise on the Yangtze River!
     Come one & all to learn about
 how to use the Chamber most effectively!
                                                       April 16-26, 2010 China trip for $2299
             Lunch provided!                                                                     Need something special for an upcom-
      RSVP to the Chamber office                                                                 ing birthday or anniversary? Think
                                                                                                 China! Join the Laguna Niguel Cham-
            Friday, January 15                                                                   ber for its 10-day trip that visits the
     Governmental Affairs Forum                                                                  Great Wall of China, the Forbidden
     Hosted by Brown & Saraci,                                                                   Palace, the Olympic Village in Beijing;
        An Office of MetLife                                                                     the splendor of nightly scenery, the
      Moulton Niguel Water District            enchanted ancient garden and town in Shanghai – then cruises the Yangtze River with
            27500 La Paz Road                  fascinating day excursions.
                7:30-8:30AM                    For more information, contact Wendy Harder, wwharder@soka.edu at 949.480.4081 or
   Presentation by Joseph “Joe” Macias         Lisa Lu, lu@soka.edu at 949.480.4083 or come to a noon information meeting on Friday,
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement         January 15, 2010 at the Laguna Niguel Chamber office, 28062 Forbes Road, Suite C,
               at www.ice.gov                  Laguna Niguel, CA 92677. A $200 deposit will reserve your spot.
      Breakfast refreshments provided!

          Thursday, January 28                               2010 Chairman’s Circle Sponsorships
          January Mixer                                         A Great Way to Enhance Your Membership &
            Hosted by                                              Showcase Your Business All Year Long
  SALT CREEK WINE COMAPNY
    30100 Town Center Drive, “B-2”             Without question, consistent advertising and popular promotion are required ingredients in
             5:30-7:00PM                       the growth of a healthy enterprise, especially in this current economic environment. For that
 $10/Members & $15/Potential Members           reason, we have developed an appealing promotional package that include a twelve-month
      Includes 2 beverages & food              program of excellent advertising, event benefits, and image building at value prices. With the
                                               support of the 2009 Chairman’s Circle Sponsors, the Chamber implemented new programs
                                               that assisted and promoted local businesses.
     JANUARY COMMITTEE                           · Mayor’s Walks: The Mayor of Laguna Niguel, the Chamber CEO and the Chairman
          MEETINGS                                 of the Board walked the shopping centers to address the needs of the local merchants.
                                                 · Community Expo: This event returned as a vehicle to assist members to promote
      Tuesday, January 5 @ 8:00am                  their businesses to the residents.
      Executive Committee Meeting
                                                 · Mayor’s Roast: Mayor Robert Ming was a good sport while being roasted by everyone
    Wednesday, January 6 @ 8:00am                  from his mother to Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth Starr.
    Membership Committee Meeting                 · Membership Matters Event: The Chamber increased its membership by 50 new
                                                   members in just 4 hours.
    Wednesday, January 13 @ 4:30pm
                                                 · Policies, Procedures and Protocol Committee: This group of experts met monthly to
            Board Meeting
                                                   review and update the By-Laws of the Chamber which were ratified on
                                                   December 18, 2009.
    Wednesday, January 20 @ 4:30pm
    Ambassador Committee Meeting               Contact the Chamber office as soon as possible to get a menu of the sponsorship levels and
                                               benefits to enhance your membership and make your business more visible.
     The 2010 Board met at Moulton Niguel Water District to plan the new year.




Carole Allen, Alex Terzich, Steve Rettig, Cristie Connors,            David Russell Ohrn "DRO", Mark Montgomery, Candy Fortune,
Mike Plouff, Kirk Lapple                                              Shawn Tabor, Mark Snider, Dan Abrams

     A Special Thanks to the 2009 Board of Directors                                                       Thank you to
           by 2010 Chairman David Russell Ohrn (DRO) South County Printing
                                                                                                           Mimi’s Café
Happy New! We begin another year of service to our local businesses. I would like to thank            for hosting the lunch
2009 Chairman Mark Montgomery and his Board of Directors for steering us through
some tough times for many of us and our friends and neighbors.                                       at their La Paz location.
A very special THANK YOU to our CEO Debbie Newman for operating our Chamber
with limited staffing this past year. Her great dedication to our Chamber and keeping the           2010 CHaMBEr OFFICErS
wheels of commerce turning in Laguna Niguel is appreciated.                                         & BOarD OF DIrECTOrS
The volunteers have been the backbone of our operation this past year and they deserve a                     OFFICErS
BIG THANK YOU too. If you would like to be involved in your Chamber now is a great              David Russell Ohrn (DRO), Chairman
time to volunteer. Call the Chamber office at 949-363-0136,                                        249-1000 South County Printing
I look forward to working with our 2010 Board to continue the work of our Chamber for                  Kirk Lapple, Chair Elect
the betterment of all of our businesses. Having worked in Communications for the past 50          363-5900 Law Offices of Kirk Lapple
years I want you all to know I can be contacted anytime.
                                                                                                       Mike Plouff, Vice Chair
Office phone is 949-249-1000 (almost everyone remembers it).                                        443-1800 Allstate Insurance Co.
Personal email address is: David@scp2.com                                                             Candy Fortune, Secretary
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidrussellohrn                                           448-8814 From the Vine Wine Boutique
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DROTODAY                                                                  Cristie Connors, Treasurer,
                                                                                                    (714) 438-4000 (x4724) Paychex
I also accept PRINTED communications sent through the post office.
                                                                                              Mark Montgomery, Immediate Past Chairman
I look forward to hearing from all our members during this next year.                             337-6225 Montgomery Photography
May your new year be prosperous.                                                                            DIrECTOrS
                                                                                                          Daniel H Abrams
                              Thank You P Cubed                                                  429-7000 Abrams CA Health Insurance
                     by David Russell Ohrn "DRO" Committee Chairman                                         Carole Allen
                                                                                                   922-0011 CUSD Teacher Emeritus
I would like to publicly THANK my fellow members of the 2009 Policies, Procedures and
Protocol Committee: Robert Ming, Attorney and Mayor of the City of Laguna Niguel;                         Ramin Behnam
Gary Capata, CPA and City Council Member; Kirk Lapple, Attorney; and Dan Abrams,                  448-8550 Union Bank of California
Health Insurance Agent.                                                                                     Steve Rettig
                                                                                                      542-7300 Altera Real Estate
Chairman of the Board Mark Montgomery also attended these meetings as an ex-officio member.
                                                                                                            Mark Snider
This Committee met for the entire year DONATING billable hours equaling approximately               429-7095 Prepaid Legal Services
$25,000.00. These are truly dedicated Chamber Members who assisted in revising the
Chamber Bylaws. Some minor changes were in verbiage such as changing “Resident Mem-                        Shaun Tabor
ber” to “Community Member”. The most significant change was to ARTICLE IV, SEC-                  951-8535 Doctor’s Ambulance Service
TION 3, which changes the term of office of elected directors from two three year terms                      Alex Terzich
TO three two year terms.                                                                             269-2793 24 Hour Restoration
These restated Bylaws were passed at the Annual Meeting but by only one member estab-                   Newsletter photos by
lishing the quorum. A BIG THANK YOU to all who took the time to attend and to vote                    Montgomery Photography
on this very important matter.                                                                           & Debbie Newman
                                                                                                    Newsletter layout & printing by
It has been said "The Majority of the Minority Rules." Your vote does count.                           South County Printing
2 — Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                         A Fast 20 Years
       Calling All Sponsors for the
            Mayor’s Luncheon
            “State of the City”
            Featuring Keynote Speaker
         Honorable Mayor Linda Lindholm

              Friday, February 26, 2010
                 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
               El Niguel Country Club
        23700 Clubhouse Drive, Laguna Niguel

       Mayor’s Choice Sponsorship - $1,000
             Table of 8
             Company logo on advertising and program
             Platform recognition at the event
                                                                   Happy Birthday to the City of Laguna Niguel! Mayor Pro Tem Gary
             Display table at the event
                                                                   Capata, Mayor Linda Lindholm and first Mayor and County Supervi-
             Company name or logo displayed at event
                                                                   sor Pat Bates cut the cake.
             Recognition in the Newsletter & E-newsletter
         City Council Sponsorship - $500
             Four admissions to the event with reserved seating    Looking for a Job or Career Guidance?
             Company logo on program                                               by Assemblywoman Diane Harkey
             Platform recognition at the event
             Company name or logo displayed at event              Orange Counties offer assistance with preparing a resume, find-
             Recognition in the Newsletter & E-newsletter         ing out what is available and many other services for those looking
                                                                   for a job or underemployed. If you or someone you know fits this
               To receive full sponsorship benefits,               description please visit: www.oconestop.com/
               please remit by February 1, 2010




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                                 CARPET ONE
 CARPETS • DRAPERIES • VINYL • PERGO • WOOD • TILE


27751 “A” La Paz Road                           PH: 949-831-1332
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

                ESTABLISHED 1957




                                                                                     Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce — 3
      WELCOME nEW MEMBErS                                                        Membership anniversaries
        The following businesses joined the Chamber                                     (November Membership Renewals)
                 in the month of November                                  We want to thank the following businesses and residents that,
                                                                          through their continued support of our chamber programs, have
                  Computer Services & Repair                              expressed their dedication to the future growth of our Chamber
                           Iowantech                                             by renewing their membership for another year.
                         Eric Dollison
                                                                                             1982 Charter Member
               903 Mariner Street ∙ Brea, CA 92821                                             Turn-Kay Associates
                        (714) 600-5829
                                                                                               Member Since 1983
                     www.iowantech.com                                                 CR&R Waste and Recycling Services
                                                                                               Member Since 1985
                       Interior Design                                                        Vito & Karen Ferlauto
               DMD Interior Design Group
                                                                                               Member Since 1988
                      Debra McCortney
                                                                                     Judy & Paul Whitelock, Altera Real Estate
30100 Town Center Drive, Suite O-159 ∙ Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
                                                                                               Member Since 1992
                       (949) 248-9905
                                                                                            Donna B’s Bakery Boutique
                www.dmdinteriordesign.com
                                                                                               Member Since 1995
                                                                                                 Linda Lindholm
                        Jewelry Sales                                               Laguna Niguel Realty & Mortgage Services
                      One Love Jewelry
                                                                                               Member Since 1998
                       MaryAnn Elders                                                           Fredda VanSchmus
          25379 Wayne Mills Place ∙ Valencia, CA 91355
                                                                                               Member Since 2002
                       (310) 359-3665                                                         Laguna Design Center
                   www.onelovejewerly.com
                                                                                               Member Since 2003
                                                                                             DII Consulting Services
                                                                                               Member Since 2004
                                                                                              Moulton Niguel Plaza
                                                                                               Member Since 2005
                                                                                      Marina View Preschool & Kindergarten
                                                                                               Member Since 2006
                                                                                 Mark & Helene Snider, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
                                                                                               Member Since 2007
                                                                                               24 Hour Restoration
                                                                                          Orange County Fire Authority
                                                                                              P.V. Maintenance, Inc.
                                                                                          Proactive Security Systems, Inc.
                                                                                                    Salon Diva
                                                                                               Member Since 2008
Welcome New Members: Debra McCortney & Nicola Dietz (DMD
                                                                                                Advance Dental Art
Interior Design Group, Deck the Halls), Rich Tatkelis & Drew Garber                          KC Boutique & Jewelry
(Massage Envy, LN), MaryAnn Elders (One Love Jewelry)                                              The Tides Inn




Thank you for investing in the Chamber for another year – Rachelle Paris (CR&R Waste and Recycling Services), Paul & Judy Whitelock ( Altera
Real Estate), Andrew H. Favor, Wendy Harder & Lisa Lou (Soka University), Warren Hoffnung (Marla’s Mania Promotional Products), & Alex
Terzich (24 Hour Restoration)
4 — Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                             Thank your for donating to the
                                                                                            November Networking Breakfast!
                                                                                               DMD Interior Design - Deck the Halls
                                                                                                          The Gazette
                                                                                                  Help-U-Sell Wright Realty
                                                                                                         Marla’s Mania
                                                                                                  Montgomery Photography
                                                                                                  Salt Creek Wine Company
                                                                                                  Soka University of America
                                                                                                      South Coast Singers
                                                                                                David Weiss Designs Fine Jewelry



Thank you to Julie Wright (Help-U-Sell Wright Realtors) for being the November     ABOUT YOUR JANUARY MIXER HOST
guest emcee and to Mark Montgomery (Montgomery Photography) & David B.
Weiss (DW Designs Fine Jewelry) for sponsoring the breakfast.
                                                                                               Salt Creek Wine Company
                                                                                                  30100 Town Center Drive, B-2
       New 2010 Officers of the Niguel                                                              Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
                                                                                                         (949)249-9463
                                                                                                      www.saltcreekwine.com
                                                                                                    Owners – Bob & Heidi Fisher

                                                                                 Salt Creek Wine Company is a family owned and operated 2,000
                                                                                 square foot retail store and wine bar featuring a large selection of
                                                                                 great wines. You will enjoy discovering new wines and relaxing
                                                                                 with friends in a comfortable tasting environment in the wine bar.
                                                                                 Most of the wines on the shelves come from small production,
                                                                                 family operated or boutique wineries, and many are sold exclusively
                                                                                 through the winery’s tasting rooms and a small number of
                                                                                 restaurants. With very limited retail distribution it’s exciting to
                                                                                 have these wines for your tasting pleasure. We’ve tasted every wine
                                                                                 on our shelves so we can help recommend something that you are
                                                                                 sure to enjoy!

                                                                                 Each evening we feature our wine bar, serving a “flight” of 5 or 6
Networkers that meets every Tuesday from 11:15-12:45 at Cedar Creek              wines for a moderate cost. We also offer wines by the pour and
Inn: Steve Rettig, Altera Real Estate-The Rettig Team (Networker                 small appetizer plates with cheese, hummus and salami. You may
Chair & Vice President), Heidi Fisher, Salt Creek Wine Co. (Trea-                pull a bottle off the shelf and enjoy it in the tasting bar. Turn your
surer), Karen Saulus, Great Promos & Engraving (Secretary), Don                  flight into a leisurely dinner or just enjoy sipping your favorite
Herzog, American Senior Funding (President)                                      wine in a warm, inviting and intimate setting. Our shop is
                                                                                 available for special private events with friends, family or clients.
    Solutions You Can Bank On.                                                   We have beautiful gift baskets that we make with hand selected
                                                                                 wines and gourmet foods. You may select one of our many
           First-time buyer or savvy investor?                                   constructed basket options, or choose to create a custom, personal-
 Take the risk out of your real estate financing decision.
                                                                                 ized gift with us which can be produced to fit any budget. Whether
                                                                                 the basket is a “Thank You”, “Congratulations”, or any other
                                                                                 message... your friends, associates, and clients will appreciate and
                                                                                 remember the unique gift we’ve helped you create for them.
    Experts in Residential and Small Commercial Financing.

                                                                                 We’re open from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday,
                  What’s Your Interest?                                          11:30 am to 8:30 pm Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 pm on
          Call Steve Walters, President/Broker
                                                                                 Sunday, and closed on Monday.
   949.249.1280 | MeridianREGroup.com
                                                                                                   Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce — 5
                             2009 Christmas Tree Lighting / Menorah Lighting




                                                                                                 Though Donna B doesn’t look like your typical
2009 Chairman Mark Montgomery and Mayor                                                         grandma, she can sure bake like one! Thanks for
Linda Lindholm kept the festivities bright and                                                  donating all those cookies, Cookie Gal.
introduce the star of the season, Santa himself!
                                                                                              Fire station 5 has been delivering Santa
                                                                                              to this event for over 27 years




                                                                                                                 Doctor’s Ambulance Service was
Thanks to Betty Pequet for convincing the City that the Charlie Brown Christmas                                  on hand in case of any
Tree needed to be replaced, Derek Quinn for lighting up the tree, Candy Fortune                                  emergencies. We almost needed
for decorating the tree and arranging the tree lighting festivities, and the City of                             them to find Santa.
Laguna Niguel for sponsoring the event.

                                                                                                                She sure is a beauty!




                                      The South Orange County School
                                      of the Arts Dickens Carolers led
                                      by Raymond Woods provided the
                                      songs of the season.

                                                                               Councilman Robert Ming , Rabbi Mendy Paltiel (Chabad of Laguna
                                                                               Niguel), Mayor Linda Lindholm and Mayor Pro-Tem Gary Capata
The man of the hour! It must be St. Nick!                                      participate in the 2009 Menorah Lighting
6 — Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce
                           Holiday Mixer Hosted by American Security Bank




                                                                   Bob Brown, Supervisor Pat Bates, & Sandi Simonson bring in the
                                                                   holiday season.
Thanks to Executive Vice President of American Security Bank for
hosting the holiday mixer




                                                                   Behind the scenes at the mixer are David Weiss, Cristie Connors, Assistant
                                                                   City Manager Pam Lawrence and Community Liaison Solveig Darner
Former Board member, Joyce Mills works the Soup Kitchen at the
Holiday Mixer
    Thank you for your generous donations to
               the Holiday Mixer
             AMERICAN SECURITY BANK
                    24 Hour Restoration
                        Allen Cadillac
                           Arbonne
               Abrams CA Health Insurance
    Benjamin Franklin Plumbing & Kalka Heating & Air
                      Chick’s Plumbing
             David Weiss Designs Fine Jewelry
                Donna B’s Bakery Boutique
                  El Niguel Country Club
                     Fred’s Mexican Café                           City Council Liaison Pauline Colvin & LN Mayor Linda Lindholm
              From the Vine Wine Boutique
           Hanna Chiropractic Wellness Center
                Help-U-Sell Wright Realtors
    Huntington’s Disease Society of America, OC Chapter
                     Ron & Cindy Latin
                        Massage Envy
                 Montgomery Photography
                      OC Interior Flair
                 Salt Creek Wine Company
                       Silpada Designs
                 Soka University of America
                     South Coast Singers                           Steven Phillips is in good company with Alison Ferguson, Bonnie
                       The Toll Roads                              Kotzbach and Maripaz (no last name like Madonna)
                                                                                       Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce — 7
                                  Salt Creek Wine Co. Hosts the Ambassador Party
        Heidi & Bob Fisher hosted a pot luck holiday party for the Ambassador Committee at their wine store, Salt Creek Wine Co.




 The holiday season provided many opportunities for the Ambassador committee to have a lot of fun and make great connections while
serving the Chamber. They started off with some birthday cake at the city’s ceremonial 20th anniversary cake cutting event on December
1st at the City Hall, then pitched in at the Holiday Mixer on December 3rd at American Securities Bank and the city Christmas Tree
lighting event on December 6th at the Crown Valley Community Park. As a little reward they had a holiday party of their own on Decem-
ber 8th at the Salt Creek Wine Company. It’s a fun group of people serving the Chamber and making great connections to help grown
their businesses. Some of the recent additions are Cap Poore, Don Herzog and Krista Clarke.
If you want to join this great group, contact Dan Abrams dan@insuresaver.com.

                                                                                                    Fazing out the
                                                                                                  Chamber Cash Card

                                                                                            The Chamber is no longer going
                                                                                            add money to the members’
                                                                                            Chamber Cash Card.
                                                                                            However, we will be accepting
                                                                                            them for payment as long as mem-
                                                                                            ber has money on them.
                                                                                            Please contact the office if you
                                                                                            have any questions.

The City of Laguna Niguel’s Military Support Committee along with the LN Chamber,
Abrams CA Health Insurance, & First Bank collected over 500 toys to give to the children
of the adopted military regimes.


   Stinchfield, Mellotti & Rasmusson
                 Certified Public Accountants
     Professional Tax and Accounting Services designed to
      coordinate Business and Personal Financial Affairs.
  • Tax return preparation    • Business consulting   • Corporations
  • Accounting & auditing     • Computerized services • Sole proprietorships
  • Financial & tax           • Individuals           • Partnerships
   planning                                           • Estates & trusts
                             (949) 495-2622
         30092 Ivy Glenn Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

8 — Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce
                              Congratulations to the 2009 Award Recipients
                                       And thanks for all you do!
At the December awards breakfast, the Mayor of Laguna Niguel the      2009 OUTSTANDING ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
Honorable Linda Lindholm and the representatives from Congress-       KAREN SAULUS, GREAT PROMOS & ENGRAVING
man John Campbell, Senator Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman Diane          Karen is new to the Chamber even though her parents have been a
Harkey, County Supervisor Pat Bates and Chamber Chairman Mark         business member since 1994. She immediately joined the
Montgomery presented awards to the following recipients:              Ambassador committee then took charge wherever her services
2009 OUTSTANDING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:                                were needed. Karen worked over time when she volunteered to
SOUTH COUNTY PRINTING                                                 run new member packets for 2-weeks after the membership event
South County Prinitng has been a member since 1998 and has            was completed.
donated thousand’s of dollars of goods and services throughout the    2009 OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR:
years. Any time the Chamber office needs a logo, a layout, paper      BONNIE KOTZBACH, PRE-PAID LEGAL SERVICES
or printing, all Debbie needs to do is call Bill or DRO at 249-1000   Webster says that a volunteer is “a person who offers himself for
and they assist with her needs immediately.                           a service without obligation to do so.” Bonnie Kotzbach was the
2009 OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE YEAR:                                  Executive Assistant that was laid off due to the current economic
DAVID RUSSELL OHRN (DRO),                                             climate. With a strong commitment to the Chamber, she
SOUTH COUNTY PRINTING                                                 immediately rejoined the organization as a business member
DRO has given more of himself and of his time, far and above any      with Prepaid Legal Services. She continues to help Debbie by
other member. He has created and expedited the following new          volunteering in the office and at events whenever she is asked.
programs: He was the Chairman of the Policies, Procedures &           2009 OUTSTANDING AMBASSADORS OF THE YEAR:
Protocol Committee and put together a committee of experts that       JULIE WRIGHT, HELP-U-SELL WRIGHT REALTORS
dissected the By-laws and updated them. DRO also chaired &            The Outstanding Ambassador of the year was selected by the
created the Mayor’s Roast that was, not only fun, but also a          ambassador chair with the recommendations from the committee
successful first time event. In his spare time, he chaired the        members. Many have stood out & every one of the Ambassadors
Membership Committee that had an event that brought in 50             is appreciated with their enthusiastic hard dedicated work. Julie
new members in 4 hours.                                               stood out, always pro active, jumping in with these words, “What
                                                                      else can I do?” She is a dynamo just waiting to explode and always
          Congratulations to Carole Allen                             extremely enthusiastic, with a smile, and has a kind heart for all.
        for winning the Jack-of-All Trades!                           2009 RUSTY GAVEL AWARD: BETTY PEQUET
                                                                      The Rusty Gavel award is voted on by the past presidents of the
                                                                      Chamber to give recognition to their colleagues. Betty was the 3rd
                                                                      president of the Chamber from 1984 to 1985. She volunteers in
                                                                      the office whenever needed. She was instrumental in getting the
                                                                      City to replace the Charlie Brown Christmas tree with a gorgeous
                                                                      cut tree.
                                                                      More photos available on South County Printing’s Flyer

                                                                                   Business Of The Month
                                                                               www.TheRettigTeam.com

              Thank you for donating to the
                  December Breakfast
                          Capata & Co.                                                                   Steve & Anu Rettig
                David Weiss Designs Fine Jewelry                                                             Realtors®
                 From the Vine Wine Boutique                                                                Ph: 949 542-7300
                     Mauro Advisory Services                                                                Fx: 949 542-7301
            Pre-Paid Legal Services - Bonnie Kotzbach                                          Email: steveandanu@therettigteam.com
                                                                                                DRE#01204186 DRE#01335377
                   Soka University of America
                       South Coast Singers                                3 Monarch Bay Plaza, Suite 100 • Monarch Beach, CA 92629
                         Tastes of Greece
                         The Toll Roads
                                                                                        Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce — 9
                                                                       Winter Season Information by SDG&E
                                                                       As the change in season approaches, we’d like to help you pre-
                                                                       pare for the colder weather. Here is some helpful information
                                                                       about this winter’s energy outlook and what you can do to save
                                                                       money and energy.

                                                                       Gas Price Outlook
                                                                       During these tough economic times, we realize that increases
                                                                       can be difficult, and SDG&E® remains committed to help-
                                                                       ing customers manage their energy costs with programs and
                                                                       energy-saving tips.

                                                                       What You Can Do
                                                                       The best way to keep winter bills lower is to conserve energy.
                                                                       Try these simple low cost/no-cost tips to reduce natural gas and
                                                                       electric consumption:
                                                                          · Adjust the thermostat down in the winter and shut it off
                                                                                 when not in use
                                                                          · Install programmable thermostats or time clocks
                                                                          · Lower the thermostat on the water heater
                                                                       For more helpful tips to lower your energy bill this winter go to
                                                                       www.sdge.com/winter.

                                                                       How We Can Help
                                                                       SDG&E offers a variety of programs to help business cus-
                                                                       tomers manage winter bills. Go to www.sdge.com/business
                                                                       and check out your options. Please do not hesitate to contact
                                                                       SDG&E’s Business Contact Center at 1-800-336-7343 if you
                                                                       have any questions.

                                                                       Noteworthy
                                                                       Pacific Hills Family Chiropractic is offering 1 WEEK
                                                                       FREE CHIROPRACTIC CARE. You may contact them at
                                                                       (949)367-0407 to schedule your visit.
        998 Glenneyre Street                (949) 499-5915
        Laguna Beach, CA 92651         Fax: (949) 499-3590
                                                                       On Monday, January 4th to Wednesday January 6th, Sapphire
                                                                       Laguna will be closed for lunch and dinner while they refresh
                                                                       the aesthetics of our restaurant. They will reopen for Dinner
                                                                       on Thursday, January 7th. Sapphire Pantry where you can
  LAGUNA NIGUEL                                                        select a fondue cheese, always a fun choice and entertaining,
                                                                       will be open as usual from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. during their
    LIONS CLUB                                                         touch-up.
                                  Griffin Optometric Group
                                       Dr. T. Powers Griffin, Jr.
                                        Dr. S. Randall Griffin
                                         Dr. Patrick Griffin
                                             Dr. Traci Paul
                                        140 Avenida Del Mar
       Gary Capata                    San Clemente, CA 92672
      2009-2010 President                  949.492.1853
                                      30030 Town Center Drive
                 st
       Meets on 1 and 3 rd            Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
                                           949.495.3031
           Wednesday
     El Niguel Country Club           The Courtyards at Talega
                                     1001 Avenida Pico, Suite A
        Guests Welcome                San Clemente, CA 92673
       Call (949) 215-3051                 949.940.0200
                                                                       Congratulations to Mark & Helene Snider (Pre-Paid Legal
                                    www.griffinoptometric.com
  www.lagunaniguellionsclub.com                                        Services) for celebrating their 5th Anniversary at new mem-
                                     est. 1957 by Dr. Ted P. Griffin
                                                                       bers Elizabeth & Giannis’s restaurant, Tastes of Greece

10 — Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce
    Ambassador’s Committee                                                                                                       January 2010
     Sun     Mon       Tues                                                     Wed              Thurs                       Fri        Sat
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              All meetings held at the Chamber
              Office unless otherwise noted.
                                                                                                                        New Years Day
                                                                                                                         Office Closed


	        3	                       4		                     5	                       6	                  7	                      8	             9
                                                        8:00 am
                                                 Executive Committee
                                                  11:15 am - 12:45 pm                                                    7:15 - 9:00 am
                                                  Niguel Networkers           8:00 am                                Installation Breakfast
                                                   Cedar Creek Inn      Membership Committee                            The Ritz Carlton


	       10	                      11	                    12	                       13	                14	                      15	             16
                                                                                                                        7:30 - 9:00 am
                                                 11:15 am - 12:45 pm                                                 Governmental Affairs
                                                                                                 12:00 noon
                                                 Niguel Networkers              4:30 pm         New Member              Moulton Niguel
                                                  Cedar Creek Inn            Board Meeting       Reception              Water District


	       17	                      18	                    19	                       20	                21	                      22	             23
                                                 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
                            M L King Jr Day      Niguel Networkers              4:30 pm
                            (Office Closed)       Cedar Creek Inn           Ambassador Comm.


	    24/31	                      25	                    26	                       27	                28	                      29	             30
                                                  11:15 am - 12:45 pm                            5:30 - 7:00 pm
                                                  Niguel Networkers                                  Mixer
                                                   Cedar Creek Inn                             Salt Creek Wine Co.




    Ambassador’s Committee                                                                                                     February 2010
     Sun     Mon       Tues                                                    Wed               Thurs                       Fri       Sat
	
	         	                       1		                    2		            	          3	                 4	                       5	             6	
                                                        8:00 am
                                                 Executive Committee                                                    7:30 - 9:00 am
                                                  11:15 am - 12:45 pm                                                Governmental Affairs
                                                  Niguel Networkers           8:00 am                                   Moulton Niguel
                                                   Cedar Creek Inn      Membership Committee                            Water District


	        7	                       8	                     9	                       10	                11	                     12	              13	
                                                                                                5:30 - 7:00 pm
                                                 11:15 am - 12:45 pm                                 Mixer
                                                 Niguel Networkers              4:30 pm          Marbella CC
                                                  Cedar Creek Inn            Board Meeting     with SJC Chamber


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                                                 11:15 am - 12:45 pm                                                     7:15 - 9:00 am
                           President's Day       Niguel Networkers        4:30 pm - 5:30 pm                          Networking Breakfast
    Valentines Day         (Office Closed)        Cedar Creek Inn        Ambassador Comm.                                El Niguel CC


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                                                                                                                          11:30 - 1:00
                                                 11:15 am - 12:45 pm                                                   State of the City
                                                 Niguel Networkers                                                        Luncheon
                                                  Cedar Creek Inn                                                       El Niguel C C


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                                                                                                    All meetings held at the Chamber
                                                 11:15 am - 12:45 pm                                Office unless otherwise noted.
                                                 Niguel Networkers
                                                  Cedar Creek Inn

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