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Delta Dispatch The Official Journal of the California Delta Chambers & Visitor’s Bureau Phone: 916-777-4041 Korth’s Pirates Lair, 169 Brannan Island Road, Isleton, Ca 95641 www.californiadelta.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 1118 Rio Vista, Ca 94571 Volume 15 Issue 2 Spring 2010 A Message from our President Wow … Rain, Rain and more Rain! Let’s take this moment in time to reflect on the days of June and July when nor- mally everyone is complaining about the heat. I guess that is indeed the norm however, it gives us all something to talk about. For me I would rather talk about the heat vs. the rain. Then again, even I have to remind myself from time to time, especially when there seems no end in sight to the rain, that it really does take the rain and cold weather to appreciate the Sun and warmth of Summer. So keep holding on, I am sure summer is coming soon! March and April were boat show months and what shows they were! The Sacramento Boat Show in March put on by the Sacramento Valley Marina Association and in April the Strictly Sail Pacific & the Pacific Powerboat Expo held at Jack London Square in Oakland. Both shows, in Sacramento and in Oakland brought in large enthusiastic crowds, boat buyers and a feel in general that we just very well might start seeing a bit of a turnaround! They had the feel and excitement of the shows in year’s past… the ones that I remember doing so well in when I first got into this business some time ago. Your Delta Chambers and or its members have many events scheduled for this spring and summer. I hope to see some of you at these events. Bring friends and introduce them to the many advantages of our Delta Chambers. If you nor- mally do not attend our events make 2010 the year that you try something different and plan on attending. Besides our monthly Mixers (of which have been doing very well I might add in not only attendance but in recruiting new mem- bers) there are a number of other events to attend as well. July 17th will be the 9th annual Taste of the Delta being held at Windmill Cove again. Stockton Downtown Marina who just became a Chamber Member will be hosting a Cele- brate the Delta event on May 8th at the Marina with live entertainment, raffles and food. The 13th annual Delta Loop Fest, normally held on the 1st Saturday of May has been moved in search of Sun, to the 22nd of May. Your Delta Chambers is here to help in the promotion and prosperity of all our members. The Taste of the Delta has been a great success over the years and has brought a lot of attention to Central Delta Businesses. It is our goal this year to hold a similar event in the North Part of the Delta by putting together an Art and Music Festival at The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg to be held in the fall. Should this happen and be successful your board of directors would like to add another event that would be more local to the South and or South West Delta in the future. I am looking forward to a great summer and maybe I will see ya on the water soon or at the next mixer on May 12th which will be held at Windmill Cove. If you have any questions or comments please e-mail me: tymel- email@example.com or call our executive director Bill Wells at 916/777.4041. As members, this is your Delta Chambers and I welcome comments from you to help us, your board of directors serve you better. Don’t let us forget that we are here to serve you! Ty Mellott President Page 2 Delta Dispatch PRESIDENT Ty Mellott - Bay & Delta Yachtsman Magazine (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) VICE PRESIDENT Dave Theis: Email: email@example.com IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Blair Hake - Ameriprise: (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) TREASURER Kim Korth - Korth’s Pirates Lair Marina (email: email@example.com) DIRECTORS Lynn Hahn - Hahn Tractor (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org) Kelli Pearson - MapCo Marketing (Email: email@example.com) Trisha Meagher - Windmill Cove Restaurant & Bar (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) Colleen Murdock - California Waste Recovery Systems (email: email@example.com) Marnie Stiles - Carvalho Family Winery (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) Heather Ingram - Delta Discovery Cruises (email: email@example.com) Margot Ray - Citadel Broadcasting Company firstname.lastname@example.org) WEBMASTER Suzanne Black - Delta Webs (Email: email@example.com) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Bill Wells - Classic Yacht Association (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) Westmar Insurance at the Sacra- mento Boat Show Page 3 9th Annual Taste of the Delta July 17, 2010 Windmill Cove Resort & Marina 1:00PM to 4:00PM Wine / Food Tasting, Live & Silent Auction, Live music, Vendors www.tasteofthedelta.com or call 916/777-4041 for information! Korth’s Cafe Tony & Sharon at Foster’s Bighorn Andy, Patti, and Liz at Foster’s Page 4 Please welcome these new members that have recently joined! The Complete Boat 406 Delta Ave. Isleton Ca, 95641 916/777-5654 Central Valley Business Times Douglas E. Caldwell 209/477-0330 Kops Consulting Service Karen Kops 4464 Lone Tree Way #520 Antioch, CA94531 925/783-3790 Emerald Point Marina Niki DeDonato 4234 Stone Road Bethel Island, Ca 94511 925/684-2388 VOX Network Solutions John L. Romero Boss Business Systems 650/989-1024 Cell: 916/600-6026 819 Performance Drive Stockton, CA 95206 Phone: 209/952-2677 www.bosscopy.com Bixler Vineyards Printing Document Handling Mark Federchak 7761 W. Undine Rd Stockton, Ca 95206 Eddo's 209/810-4089 Stockton Downtown Marina Harbor & RV Park Westrec Marina Management Inc Sherri Keys / Anthony Davis California Delta, USA 445 W. Weber #139 Stockton, Ca 95203 "Striper Central On The San Joaquin" 209/462-4200 19530 Sherman Island E. Levee Road Rio Vista, CA 94571 Windmill Cove Bar & Grill Phone (925) 757-5314 Trisha Meagher Fax (925) 757-6246 7600 Windmill Cove Rd. Stockton, CA 95208 email Eddos@eddosharbor.com 209/948-2940 Page 5 Advantages of Being a Delta Chamber Member Our website gets about 380,000 unique visitors per year. We believe our site to be the most visited recreation-oriented website in the greater Delta region. Some members who are linked to us claim they get 80 percent of their traffic referred to them from this site. CHAMBER OFFICE: The Chamber currently rents office space located at Korth's Pirate's Lair Marina on the Delta Loop. Chamber staff members respond to phone and email messages. Member brochures are available free and visitors can purchase maps and guides to the Delta. WEBSITE LISTINGS: Each member receives a listing in the Website, which usually includes business name, address and telephone number. We try to list the members in the most appropriate spot in the Website. Some may get listed on more than one page, if appropriate. WEBSITE LINK: Each member gets a website (or e-mail) link. This includes one link on the Member Directory and other links wherever their web address is mentioned (new members, events, etc.). ADVERTISING: The Delta Chambers purchases a booth at several area shows per year Member brochures are placed in the booth and distributed to attendees of the show. Volunteers work in the booths and answer questions from the public. WEBSITE AERIAL PHOTO: If a member can provide us with an aerial photograph of their establishment, we will run a second listing of it with photograph on our Aerial Photos page. EVENTS: Member (Delta) events open to the public are listed FREE on our events page, if the member provides the event information. SYNDICATED EVENTS: We encourage all members with Websites to do their share to help us promote Delta events by placing our Syndicated Delta Events Calendar on their site. CHAMBER MIXERS: We have a Membership Mixer the second Wednesday of every month at various member facilities around the Delta area. You can join online at www.californiadelta.org. The business dues are $150.00 per year. If you are a fan of the Delta but not a business person you can join as an individual booster member (no business listing) for $35.00 per year. Page 6 Member Profile With each issue of the Delta Dispatch we try to include a history or profile of a member busi- ness. We feel it is a good way for a business to get additional exposure in the community and to make other members more aware of the products and services available at a business. If you would like to have your business profiled please contact us at 916//777-4041 or email: email@example.com. TIKI LAGUN RESORT & MARINA 12988 W. McDonald Rd. Stockton, CA 95206 209-464-2980 R.V Park, Tent Camping, Boat Launch Polylift at the Store & Gas Sa c r a me n t o Covered Slip’s available in Boat Show 28’- 42’ft lengths Give us a call! “It’s always noon at TIKI LAGUN” Page 7 Member Profile River Delta Dental, Practice of Norman Spalding D.D.S. My former patients knew me as “Painless”, or simply “Norm”. After 25 years in Dentistry, nearly 20 of them in Walnut Grove, I retired at the age of 50. It had been a wonderful 20 years…my Delta patients were the greatest and my office building was a gem. But working 10-12 hours a day, 5 days a week non- stop had put my health in jeopardy. This seemed a perfect time to retire, since my wife, Flora, a high school vice-principal, wished to retire in order to welcome our first grandchild, who was born on the first day of our retirement. I got bored after only one month....so I got my contractors license and with the help of Flora, who did the landscape and interior design, began remodeling older homes and helping our children build and remodel their homes. We even gave a name to our new enterprise: “Grampy and Grammy’s Construction Com- pany”. Some people asked for our cards, but we said, “if we ain’t your Grampy or Grammy, we ain’t gonna work for you.” Those ten years were spent doing long, hard, unpaid labor…while our family ex- panded to a total of 13 grandchildren, along with our four children and spouses! Last year, when Dr. Noe built a new office leaving my building empty, I was ready to return. All along, I had missed being on the Delta and doing dentistry in Walnut Grove. Besides, most of my grandchildren needed braces and many of my former patients needed me. We named our “new” practice, “River Delta Dental”. In opening our office, I used my skills as a contractor to remodel our dental office and equipped it with modern technology. Flora designed the garden and office decor, enhancing it with rich colors and beauti- ful features. More importantly, she became our offices' personnel manager and provided the administra- tive expertise I lacked to develop a very special environment. Our employees feel well cared for and our patients are treated with utmost care. That, combined with fewer days and hours (3 to 4 days a week) treating patients, has definitely alleviated my stress, and I am enjoying dentistry as never before. I am excited by the great leaps in dentistry and have become even more energized by my training in im- plant dentistry and oral conscious sedation. As before, I provide most all of the services my patients need, including extractions, root canal therapy, orthodontics (both traditional braces and clear Invisalign), crowns, bridges, implants and dentures. The dental profession can do remarkable things to improve your life... If you have ever had really unattractive teeth or experienced a rip roaring toothache, you can appre- ciate how a capable dentist is able to change the quality of your life in a very short time. My father, a veterinarian, practiced until the day he died. Drs. Ray Primasing, Paul Barnes and Henry Go, have also been excellent role models, working many years to provide the people of the Delta the health services they need. If I am lucky, I will do the same with my skills, ability and with great appreciation for my profession and my patients of the Delta. RIVER DELTA DENTAL MARKET STREET AND BROWN’S ALLEY WALNUT GROVE, CA OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-5PM (916) 776-1235 California Delta Chambers PO Box 1118 Rio Vista, CA 94571 www.californiadelta.org Scene on the Delta Host a Mixer! Our monthly mixers are a good way to get recognition for your business. Typically between 50 and 75 chamber members and guests attend the mixers. You don’t have to be a restaurant or bar, we have had many great mixers at other types of businesses. You could consider having a joint mixer combining two businesses. Give us a call at (916) 777-4041 if you want to schedule a mixer! May Mixer: Windmill Cove Resort & Marina 7600 Windmill Cove Road Stockton, CA 95206 209/948-6995 Between light 34 and 36 on the San Joaquin www.windmillcove.com Wednesday May 12, 2010 Casey and Devery Stockon at the 6:00PM to 7:30PM Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball (Devery won first prize for her costume) Eat, Drink, make contacts, have fun!
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