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					Santa Fe Springs
Official Publication of the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce
                                      	                                                                              Vol.	24,	No.	9	•	May	2011
 MAY 4 / Wednesday
 7:30–9:30 AM / Vintage Cerritos
 11000 New Falcon Way, Cerritos
 3–4:30 PM / SFS Chamber Office
 4–7 PM / Radisson Whittier Hotel
 7320 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier
 MAY 5 / Thursday
 3:30–4:30 PM / SFS Chamber Office
 MAY 9 / Monday
 8:30 AM registration / 10 AM shotgun start   Santa Fe High School Principal Kevin Jamero congratulates           Scholarship Committee Chairperson Lisa Boyajian looks
 4 PM dinner                                  Jeanneth Guerrero and Frankie Aguayo, this year’s                   on as Frankie Aguayo calls his parents to share the exciting
 Hacienda Golf Club                           Destiny recipients.                                                 news.
 718 East Road, La Habra Heights
 MAY 11 / Wednesday
                                              Scholarship Winners Embrace Their ‘Destiny’
 12 NOON–1 PM / SFS Library                     April 12 is a day that Frankie Aguayo, Jr. and Jeanneth           and hardships and never giving up” convinced the Scholar-
 YOUTH ENRICHMENT FUND BOARD                  Guerrero will never forget. Six members of the Santa Fe             ship Committee that she would be a worthy recipient of
 1–2 PM / SFS Library                         Springs Chamber/League Youth Enrichment Fund walked                 the scholarship.
 SFS CITY COUNCIL / REDEVELOPMENT             into Santa Fe High School armed with the good news that                The Destiny Scholarship is funded by donations and
 6 PM / SFS City Council Chambers             both were receiving Destiny scholarships.                           proceeds from the annual Fundraiser Dinner and Auction.
 11710 E Telegraph Rd., Santa Fe Springs        Frankie Aguayo, Jr., winner of the $20,000 Destiny                This year’s event—“Destiny Derby”—which will be held
 MAY 12 / Thursday                            Scholarship, looked surprised as the exciting news sunk in          June 18 at Santa Anita Park, features a Kentucky Derby
                                              then called his parents to share the news. “Thank you very          theme and includes wine tasting, dinner, silent auction, hat
                                              much,” the stunned senior said as he received congratu-             contest, and “horse racing”. The community is encouraged
 9–10 AM / SFS Chamber Office
                                              lations from Principal Kevin Jamero and chamber board               to support the youth programs by contributing to and at-
 CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS                   members. Frankie will be attending UCLA in the fall, where          tending this evening of entertainment. Please contact the
 11:30 AM–1:15 PM
                                              he will be studying astrophysics.                                   Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce at (562) 944-1616
 Candlewood Country Club
 14000 E. Telegraph Rd., Whittier               In addition to extremely rigorous classes, Frankie is on          for more information.
                                              the varsity tennis team and was active in Future Business              Frankie and Jeanneth are the 18th and 19th recipients of
 MAY 13 / Friday                              Leaders of America, FIRST Robotics Club, Southern Cali-             the Destiny Scholarship. The Scholarship is paid out over
 RCA / LEGISLATIVE FORUM                      fornia Academy of Science Research Training program, and            four years as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.
 8–9 AM / Southern California Edison          he works part time.                                                 Each year the students meet with the Scholarship Commit-
 9901 Geary, Santa Fe Springs                   Jeanneth Guerrero, winner of the $10,000 Destiny Schol-           tee to review their grades, their classes and get support.
 MAY 18 / Wednesday                           arship, beamed as Lisa Boyajian, chairperson of the Schol-             The selection of the Destiny Scholarship Recipients
                                              arship Committee and owner of Ansa Insurance Services,              is always tough for the Schoalrship Committee because
 9–10 AM / Clarke Estate                      announced that she was one of the Destiny Scholarship               all the candidates are so qualified. Daniel J. McMillan of
 10211 Pioneer Blvd., Santa Fe Springs        recipients. Jeanneth then hugged her mother, who was                MorganStanley Smith Barney and member of the Scholar-
                                              overcome with pride and emotion. Jeanneth will be at-               ship Committee explained, “There were so many amazing
 3:30–4:30 PM / SFS Chamber Office            tending UC Irvine where she will study biological sciences.         students who came in well prepared for this scholarship. As
                                                Jeanneth’s philosophy of “life is about opportunities             difficult as it was to pick the recipients, I am very pleased
 MAY 19 / Thursday                            and what you make of them. Life is about facing obstacles           with the outcome.”
 11:30 AM–1 PM
 Firestone Grill, Embassy Suites Hotel
 8425 Firestone Blvd., Downey
                                              It’s Derby Time! Destiny Dinner June 18 at Santa Anita
                                                 On June 18, the horses are not           For information about sponsorship                 Join us at this fabulous event and
 MAY 25 / Wednesday
                                              running at Santa Anita Race Track,        levels, contact the Santa Fe Springs              help us prepare our youth to join us
 AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE                         but the Santa Fe Springs Chamber is.      Chamber at (562) 944-1616 or visit                in the world of business!
 8:30–9:30 AM / Police Service Center         Join us for the Destiny Derby at Santa    the website at
 11576 E. Telegraph Rd., Santa Fe Springs
                                              Anita Park.
 MAY 26 / Thursday                               The evening will be packed full of
 MENTOR EXCURSION                             entertainment with dinner and danc-               

 11 AM–4:30 PM / Huntington Library           ing along with dozens of exciting                 
 Art Collections and Botanical Gardens        auction items to be announced in the              
 SFS CITY COUNCIL / REDEVELOPMENT             coming weeks (including front row
 6 PM / SFS City Council Chambers             tickets to “Dancing With The Stars”)!             
 11710 E. Telegraph Rd., Santa Fe Springs     All this to support scholarships and
 MAY 30 / Monday
                                              youth programs for Santa Fe Spring’s
                                                                                                                Destiny Derby
 MEMORIAL DAY                                    Tickets are $100 and include wine
 SFS Chamber Office closed
 MAY 31 / Tuesday
                                              tasting, dinner, dancing, and live jazz
                                              entertainment by the Edmund Velasco
                                                                                                             At Santa Anita Park
 11:45 AM–1 PM
 SASSFA WorkSource Center
                                              Trio. Put your fanciest hat on, get
                                              ready for “horse racing” and join the
                                              fun. Highlighting the evening will be
                                                                                                            Saturday, June 18, 2011
 10400 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 9, SFS            the “Derby Drawing” where one lucky
                                              individual will win $500.                                        6:30 to 11:00 pm
                                                                                                                Enjoy an evening of Fun while supporting the
                 Santa Fe Springs Business                                                                               Youth of Santa Fe Springs.
                                                                    PRSRT STD
                 12016 East Telegraph Road, Suite 100
                                                                   U.S. POSTAGE
                 Santa Fe Springs, California 90670
                                                                                                                      Dinner, Dancing, Silent Auction
                                                                    Permit No. 3                                     “Hat Contest” and “Horse Racing”
                                                                Santa Fe Springs, CA




 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE                                                                                                                  Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 2

  May is the time of year when we cel-
ebrate our mothers and all that they                                                                                                                       SAnTA Fe SpringS
do for us. In honor of Mother’s Day,               By
I would like to take this opportunity                                                                                                                    ChAMber oF CoMMerCe
to thank my mother for the guidance                Wendy                                                                                                12016 E. Telegraph Rd., Suite 100
and inspiration that she provided for              Meador                                                                                                 Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
me as I was growing up.
                                                                                                                                                                (562) 944-1616
  While most of my friends had moth-               Tangram
ers who stayed home with them, mine                                                                                                                
left every morning for work in Los
Angeles at 7:00 a.m.                                                                                                                                       — eXeCUTiVe CoMMiTTee —
  I can remember her taking me into                                                                                                                   president
the office when I couldn’t have been                  I was thrilled. Who knew you could              successful in my profession as I am.            WenDY MeADor
any older than five or six and setting             get paid for putting papers in piles                  Now I don’t want to leave the dads           Tangram Interiors
me up at a desk across from hers. She              by color? Heck, my teacher made me                 out of the equation or let anyone               president-elect
gave me a large pile of papers and                 do it for free. Business was fun (and              think that my Dad wasn’t also a great           JiM CUSiCK
asked me to sort them out by color                 they paid you)!                                    inspiration to me. I can remember
                                                                                                                                                      Shaw Diversified Services, Inc.
and then by the first letter of name.                 My mother taught by example, she                rides on the forklift in the warehouse
  At the end of the day the nice man               volunteered to teach adults to read                and he is the man who taught me                 Vice president, Member Services
who worked down the hall that my                   after work at the library which inspires           to read a tape measure, use a saw,              DAn STepAniAn
mom called “Mr. Johnson” came out                  me to give back to our community.                  change my oil, use a computer (that             CR&R Waste & Recycling Services
and asked me to come into his office               If it wasn’t for my mother and the                 one was invaluable), and read a map.            Vice president, Youth enrichment Fund
and when I went inside he pulled                   lessons she taught me as I grew up, I              I have not mastered killing the bug or          SUSAn CroWeLL
out a silver box, reached inside and               never would have had the opportunity               the perfect omelet, but he holds out            HealthFirst Medical Group
handed me a $20 bill, then thanked                 to be the president of the Santa Fe                hope for me anyway.
                                                                                                                                                      Vice president, public Affairs
me for a hard day’s work.                          Springs Chamber of Commerce or as                     So mom and dad conversations lead
                                                                                                      me to segue to the mom-and-pop                  LArrY L. CLAnTon
                                                                                                      businesses in our community. Have               Cosby Oil Company, Inc.

  Rob’s building Maintenance                                                                          you ever wondered if there was an
                                                                                                      inexpensive way to market to all of
                                                                                                                                                      LiZ bUCKinghAM
  •   SANITARY PRODUCTS                                                                               the businesses in Santa Fe Springs?             Friendly Hills Bank
  •   CLEANING SUPPLIES                                                                                  Well, luck has it that the chamber
  •   COMPLETE JANITORIAL SERVICES                                                                    can help you. We have a directory that                       — DireCTorS —
                                                                                                      is available electronically which lists
  •   SANITAIRE VACUUM REPAIR                                                                         all businesses in Santa Fe Springs with
                                                                                                                                                      Debbie bAKer
                                                                                                                                                      Simpson Advertising, Inc.
       562-777-2255 • 866-205-9107                                                                    their contact person, address, phone
                                                                                                      number, number of employees, and                LiSA boYAJiAn
             WWW.ROBSMAINTENANCE.COM                                                                  type of business.                               Ansa Insurance Services
                                                                                                         This directory is available for a            riChArD Fierro
                                                                                                      discount rate to members for $100               Consolidated Disposal Service
                                                                                                      and to non-members for $250. We                 pAUL FLeCK
                                                                                                      also offer a discount to your chamber           Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
                                                                                                      dues to new members if you join the
                                                                                                                                                      MiChAeL J. FoLeY
                                                                                                      chamber within 60 days of purchasing
                                                                                                      the directory.                                  CB Richard Ellis
                                                                                                         As our economy improves, now is              CArLoS gALVAn, Jr.
                                                                                                      the time to start marketing your busi-          La Amapola, Inc.
                                                                                                      ness and getting your name out there            pAUL heSSe
                                                                                                      and the chamber is here to help you             Penta Pacific Properties
                                                                                                      grow and succeed. Just give us a call!          JoAnne KLeMM
                                                                                                                                                      Comet Employment Agency
                                                                                                                                                      pATriCiA KoTZe
                                                                                                        SFS Chamber
                                                                                                                                                      Diversified Risk Management, Inc.
                                                                                                        Website Statistics                            riCK LAnDiS
  CATERING SERVICES AVAILABLE                                                                           March 2011                                    Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet
                                                                                                                                                      MArC MAXWeLL
                      Open	Daily                                                                        Visits:	1,334                                 Beltmann Relocation Group
                      7	am	–	8	pm                                                                       Pages	viewed:	6,051                           CUrTiS MeLLo
                                                                                                                                                      Heraeus Metal Processing, Inc.
                 ORDER	BY	PHONE                                                                         Directory	searches:	2,902
                                                                                                                                                      ToM SUMMerFieLD
                                                                                                        Top five categories searched:
                 Tel:	(562)	862-3500                                                                                                                  Cascade Pump Company
                                                                                                        Attorneys and legal services
                 Fax:	(562)	862-4020                                                                                                                  DenniS TUrner
                                                                                                        Property management                           PDQ Rentals
 9134 Telegraph Rd. • Downey, CA 90204                                                                  Auto parts: equipment and
                                                                                                        accessories                                                 — STAFF —
                                                                                                                                                      KAThie FinK
                                        Residential or Commercial Shredding                                                                           Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                        Import and Export
                                                    Special Offers                                                                                    brUCe berTrAM
                                                                                                        Top five members searched:                    Director of Marketing
                                         •	 $1.75	per	box	(customer drop-off, credit card required)     Bruce’s Prime Rib & Spirits                   MAriCeLA CASTeLLAnoS
                                         •	 Businesses—Call	for	a	FREE Cost                             Hart & Vandenberg, CPAs                       Accounting
                                         	 Analysis	of	your	current	shred	program!                      Golden Springs Development Co.                SUe grAnA
   10010 Pioneer Boulevard, Suite 102                                                                                                                 Youth Services/Special Events Coordinator
                                                Aggressive Pricing                                      Husami & Associates
      Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
                                        Onsite or Offsite Service Available                                                                           LAUrA gUiDerA
            (562) 801-1800                                                                              Uptown Realtors                  AAA NAID Certified                                                                                      Administrative Coordinator
                                                                                                        ‘Hot	Deal’	searches:	928                      ChriSTY LinDSAY
                                                                                                        Job	searches:	109                             Member Services/Special Events Coordinator

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 MEMBER PROFILE                                                                                                        Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 3

Tangram Interiors
  Tangram Interiors is Southern Cali-
fornia's leading commercial furniture
dealer and has a legacy that originates
from the Huntington Desk Company
established in 1927. Over the past                                                                                            Since
several decades, the distribution                                                                   COMMERCIAL	               1958
channels for the commercial office                                                              	   •	Drains	and	Sewers	Cleaned	             •	Water	Heaters
furniture industry have compressed                                                              	   •	Copper	Repiping	     •	Furnaces	       •	Hydrojetting
with time.                                                                                      	   •	Air	Conditioning	    •	Water	Piping	   •	Leak	Detections
  Multiple dealerships merged to-                                                               	   •	Water	Softeners	     •	Disposals	      •	Bath	Remodeling
gether to form fewer, but larger                                                                                     •	Backflow	Testing	&	Repair          State
dealerships. Although its ancestry is                                                                                                                  Contractor
lengthy, the Tangram name has been                                                                           11661	E.	Firestone	Blvd.,	Norwalk           License
in the Southern California market
since 2000 when Pacific Business                                                                                    24 HOUR SERVICE
Interiors merged with California Busi-
ness interiors.
                                              serving thousands of small, medium
                                              and large corporate accounts. Annual                     800   238-5558•562 868-7777
  Tangram is currently a flagship             sales reached a record high $135 mil-
dealership for Steelcase, Inc. In the         lion in 2008 and have averaged $85
past four years, Tangram’s annual             million the past two years in a very
sales volume has been top three for all       challenging economy.
North American Steelcase dealerships             Tangram has over 240 employees
                                              in Southern California with its cor-
                                              porate facility—a 210,000-square-foot
                                              operations center—here in Santa Fe
City Hall Hours                               Springs. Tangram also has offices in
                                              Santa Ana, Woodland Hills, River-
  Please note that City Hall will re-         side and Fresno to better service the
sume its regular hours of operation           Southern California and surrounding
beginning the month of May. The               markets.
furlough schedule previously set as              As an organization, Tangram and
a cost reduction measure has ended.           its employees are very active in com-
City Hall Hours are as follows:               munity events including participa-
  Monday through Friday,                      tion in and with the Orangewood
  7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.                      Foundation, Boy Scouts of America,
  Closed every other Friday beginning         Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles,
May 13.                                       Susan Komen Race for the Cure,
  This schedule only affects City Hall.       Aspira Toy Drive, the American Heart
Please call (562) 868-0511 for hours          Association, the Special Olympics and
of operation for other City facilities.       the Let it Be Foundation.

  In Memoriam, Mel Gilman
                                 Mel Gilman—July 1926 to March 2011—co-
                              founder of Gilman Associates and GM Proper-
                              ties in Whittier, passed away March 30, 2011.
                              A gentleman with a big heart; beloved brother,
                              father of two daughters, grandfather of five
                              and great grandfather, cherished soul-mate to
                              his love Kathy Saylor, uncle, Papa Mel to his
                              adopted family members, mentor, business-
                              man, master mason, real estate developer and
                              humanitarian. Mel Gilman touched the lives of
                              so many in his 84 years.
    Mel leaves a tremendous legacy in Whittier, Santa Fe Springs and sur-
  rounding communities with the many skillfully designed and hand crafted
  buildings, using his magnificent masonry skills to add wonderfully crafted
  brick designs into the buildings. A businessman with a penchant for learn-
  ing and educating, he was a mentor and friend to many in the commercial
  real estate arena in the Whittier area.
    “We will miss Mel and all his wisdom” explains Jason Jamison, owner
  of GM Properties. “He was a loving and gracious man with an amazing
  understanding for business. I am honored and fortunate to have worked
  with him these past 14 years. He had an everlasting impact as a mentor,
  partner and friend.”
    A family man and believer of the arts, Mel left a collection of poems,
  photos and memories of the life he lived, and live he did. He imparted the
  love of family and the belief of family-time in those he loved and worked
  with; a complex man, with a heart of gold.

                 Member Honor Roll
  The	chamber	appreciates	these	companies	which	have	been	members	for	
  more	than	10	years.	We	thank	them	for	their	commitment	to	the	community.
  33   Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital   21   Johnson-Peltier
  31   Maruichi American Corporation          19   Shoring Engineers
  31   Rebar Engineering, Inc.                18   Marilyn Smith
  29   J B Patterson & Associates, Inc.       16   Royal Paper Corporation
  28   Mike Thompson’s RV Superstores         15   Vernola’s Tow Service
  27   CR&R Waste & Recycling Services        14   Fluorescent Supply Co., Inc.
  27   Holiday Inn La Mirada                  14   Norwalk/La Mirada Plumbing & HVAC
  27   Industrial Control & Supply Company    13   Greater L A County Vector Control District
  27   Para B Ltd.                            12   Complete Landscape Care, Inc.
  26   American Compressor Company            11   Chu’s Packaging Supplies, Inc.
  22   Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles/Norwalk   11   Industrial Material Handling Express, Inc.
 BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE                               Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 4

Santa Fe Springs Library and Café n’ Stuff Catering
Co-host April Business Card Exchange Breakfast
Santa Fe
Chair                     Director of Library
Randall                   Services Hilary
Courtney                  Keith of the Santa
presents                  Fe Springs Library
Café n’ Stuff             receives a certificate of
Manager Rita              appreciation from SFS
Benedictis                Chamber Ambassador
and staff                 Chair Randall Courtney
with a                    of DDWerks, Inc./
certificate of  
for hosting
the BCX

Boyajian,                 Debbie Baker of
Ansa                      Simpson Advertising,
Insurance                 Inc. donning her
Services,                 derby hat as she
Betty Sanchez             announces the date of
of Banco                  the upcoming Destiny
Popular, and              Derby at Santa Anita
Holly Noble,              Park on June 18,
Mary Kay                  the Santa Fe Springs
Products, had             Chamber fundraiser
a great time              for the Destiny
networking                Scholarship and other
at the April              Youth Enrichment Fund
Business Card             programs.
 BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE                                                                                                          Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 5

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There was another great turnout at the April Business Card Exchange Breakfast
held at the beautiful, newly-remodeled Santa Fe Springs Library

Greg Gunter
of Greg’s Auto
Body, Herbert
Wiggins of
& Associates,
LLP, and
Tom Fallon
of Raymond

The Santa Fe Springs Library
is a Great Place To Visit
  The Santa Fe Springs City Library was delighted to host the Santa Fe Springs
Chamber Business Card Exchange on April 6. The event was co-hosted by Café
n’ Stuff of Downey, who supplied all of the delicious food for the morning
breakfast. The event was well attended with many first-timers.
  The newly-renovated library turned out to be the perfect venue for a Business
Card Exchange. It is in a central location, large enough to fit a crowd, and it
has such a welcoming atmosphere. But more importantly, the Santa Fe Springs
Library was able to spread the word about all the valuable resources they have
that benefit our business community.
  One of the most useful tools available is 24/7 access to many full-text data-
bases, including Reference USA! The library provides books on CD (for that
commute), DVD’s, magazines, cultural programs, and of course lots of great
books are all available for free with your library card.
                                                         continued on page 6

      Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce
                                Hosted by

                 Banco Popular
            Town Center Hall
       11710 East Telegraph Road
             Santa Fe Springs
    Wednesday, June 1, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    Members: $15 / Prospective Members: $25
               price includes breakfast
    Featuring Serious Networking, fun and Prizes!
         We recommend registering with your credit card online
          any time by visiting our website:
    All prepaid attendees are guaranteed a spot at the event and
   will also receive Express Check In and Personalized Name Badges
                 Prospective Members are welcome to attend
                 a maximum of two Business Card Exchanges
 NEW MEMBERS                                                                                                   Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 6

Fred Gerlach, General Manager                                                     CalChamber Business
8331 Slauson Avenue
Pico Rivera 90660
(562) 801-919
                                                                                  Summit to Feature Governor,
Sales and leasing of all makes and models of new and used vehicles                Chevron Executives,
LOS CERRITOS CENTER                                                               Communications Expert
Megan Richardson,
  Marketing Manager                                                                  Featured speakers at the California Chamber of Commerce Business Summit
239 Los Cerritos Center                                                           on June 1 will be Dr. Frank I. Luntz, communications expert, political pollster
Cerritos 90703                                                                    and bestselling author; and John S. Watson, chairman and CEO of Chevron
(562) 860-0341, ext. 229                                                          Corporation.                                                              Summit attendees also have the opportunity to attend the 86th annual,
Look no further. Los Cerritos Center has a collection of wonderful shops, the     invitation-only Sacramento Host Breakfast on June 2, the morning after the
best department stores and delectable dining—all in a comfortable and easy        Business Summit.
setting. Discerning shoppers love Apple, A|X Armani Exchange, Aldo, Coach,           Governor Jerry Brown and CalChamber Chair S. Shariq Yosufzai, vice president
Hot Topic, M-A-C Cosmetics, Nine West, Pac Sun, Sephora, Victoria's Secret and    of Chevron Corporation, will be the featured speakers at the Host Breakfast.
so much more. A brand new Nordstrom, a department store-sized Forever 21,         Breakfast and Reception
Macy's and Sears encourage serious retail therapy. Relax over lunch at Califor-      A committee of Sacramento business leaders hosts the annual reception and
nia Pizza Kitchen or Red Robin. Fuel your shopping spirit at Nordstrom's Cafe     breakfast to spotlight California’s role in national and international commerce.
Bistro. Los Cerritos Center has it all.                                              The goal of both events is to provide decision-making leaders in California
                                                                                  finance, government, education, agriculture and industry an opportunity to
                                                                                  exchange views, establish and renew friendships, and create statewide atmo-
                                                                                  spheres of good will and understanding at the informal setting of a common
 Join the SFS Chamber! Call bruce bertram, (562) 944-1616                         table.
                                                                                                                          Business Summit
                                                                                                                            CalChamber President and CEO Allan
                                                                                                                          Zaremberg will open the Summit with an
                                                                                                                          overview of CalChamber priorities.
                                                                                                                            Watson will be the featured morning
                                                                                                                          speaker; Luntz will present the luncheon
                                                                                                                            Also scheduled during the luncheon are
                                                                                                                          recognitions for local chambers receiving
                                                                                                                          President’s Circle awards, the Political
                                                                                                                          Partner of the Year and Small Business
                                                                                                                          Advocate of the Year Awards
                                                                                                                            Optional afternoon breakout sessions
                                                                                                                          will cover:
                                                                                                                            • Advocacy Boot Camp 101;
                                                                                                                            • Political Reforms: Redistricting and
                                                                                                                          Top Two Open Primary;
                                                                                                                            • Human Resources Issues and Compli-
                                                                                                                          ance Update;
                                                                                                                            • International Trade Forum.
                                                                                                                            The two-day registration package,
                                                                                                                          including Summit with lunch, the Host
                                                                                                                          Reception and Host Breakfast, is $275.
                                                                                                                          Other registration options are available.
                                                                                                                            UnitedHealthcare is again the major
                                                                                                                          sponsor of this year’s Summit.
                                                                                                                            Online registration and more informa-
                                                                                                                          tion are available at www.calchamber.

                                                                                                                        SFS Library
                                                                                                                        continued from page 5
                                                                                                                          The library happily dispelled the myth
                                                                                                                        that you have to live in Santa Fe Springs
                                                                                                                        to use the library, by signing up many of
                                                                                                                        the Business Card Exchange attendees
                                                                                                                        to be new library users on the spot. We
                                                                                                                        welcome our business community and
                                                                                                                        offer them the same access to materials
                                                                                                                        as we do our residents. So please visit us
                                                                                                                        online at or in person.
                                                                                                                          The library is located in the Santa Fe
                                                                                                                        Springs City Hall Plaza or you can call
                                                                                                                        for more information at (562) 868-7738.
                                                                                                                        They urge companies and residents to
                                                                                                                        take advantage of all they have to offer!
                                                                                                                          Library hours are Monday through
                                                                                                                        Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.;
                                                                                                                        Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday,
                                                                                                                        1:00 to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00 noon to
                                                                                                                        5:00 p.m.; and they are closed on Sundays.

                                                                                                                                     Please submit
                                                                                                                                 member news items to
                                                                                                                             Santa Fe Springs Business at
                                                                                                                           12016 E. Telegraph Rd., Ste. 100
                                                                                                                             Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
                                                                                                                              telephone: (562) 944-1616
                                                                                                                                  fax: (562) 946-3976
 BUSINESS NEWS                                                                                                      Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 7

L.A. County Small Businesses Find Resources
and Positive Economic Outlook at Conference
By Erick Galindo, Staff Writer                             “We had a really good turnout for the event, which      taking steps to help small business have access to
  John Wei was forced to close his Santa Fe Springs      is great because it’s ultimately designed to help         capital.
office last year and relocate his company, Sound         businesses’ bottom lines,” said Kirk Kain, SASSFA’s          “The biggest role bankers play in contributing to
Bridge, to his home office.                              executive director.                                       the economy is providing access to capital,” he said.
  “The recession was pretty bad and rent kept going        The conference included two panel discussions,             Other invited guests pointed to the recent drop
up,” said Wei, whose company focuses on sound            four workshops and a range of experts from the            in unemployment in the county and the San Gabriel
system design and consultation. “That’s why I’m          public and private sector.                                Valley. Workforce representative Luis Astorga said
here at this conference, to see what help is out there     Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and             that trend is expected to continue.
for small businesses.”                                   Whittier City Councilman Joe Vinatieri opened the            Astorga said his Workforce unit will be handling
  Wei was one of more than 250 small business own-       event. Christopher Thornberg, leading economic            the hiring next week of several people to work at the
ers from all over Los Angeles County in attendance       forecaster of Beacon Economics and chief economic         soon-to-open Superior supermarket in Irwindale.
Wednesday for a one-day conference aimed at pro-         adviser for State Controller John Chiang, gave the           Fourteen panelists were split into two panels cov-
viding resources to sustain and expand operations.       keynote address.                                          ering trade information, assistance with government
  The Santa Fe Springs-based Southeast Area Social         Thornberg painted a relatively positive picture of      permits, energy efficiency incentives, employee
Services Funding Authority and the County of Los         the economic outlook for the state and county. He         training subsidies, manufacturing consultants and
Angeles Workforce Investment Board teamed up             pointed out that exports, spending and manufac-           economic assistance agencies.
to present “Small Business L.A.” at the Sheraton         turing have increased, while the price of housing            The workshops covered loans, the impact of
Cerritos Hotel.                                          has stabilized.                                           health care reform, tax credits and incentives and
                                                           “This idea that business are leaving the state in       the effects of new labor laws. Many panelists also
                                                         droves is hogwash,” he said. Thornberg noted that         had booths set up to help address specific issues.
2011 Leadership                                          before the economic collapse, California’s economy
                                                         grew at a rate that far exceeded states like Texas that
                                                                                                                      “It’s great. I didn’t know there was so much in-
                                                                                                                   formation out there for us,” said Jimi Yamagishi,
Recognition                                              were relatively unaffected by the housing crash.
                                                           Panelists were also positive about the future for
                                                                                                                   who runs the Altadena-based Songwriters Network.
                                                                                                                   “I’m definitely going to take advantage of some of
                                                         small businesses in the county. Ruben Lucero, a           the resources.”
Reception June 9                                         senior vice president at Citibank, said the bank is                  —San Gabriel Valley News, April 20, 2011

  The Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce &
Industrial League, Inc. invites chamber members
to attend the Leadership Recognition on Thursday,          Advertise in Santa Fe Springs Business
June 9, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at The Clarke Estate,       Mailed every month to 4,000 area businesses
10211 Pioneer Boulevard, Santa Fe Springs.
  We will be recognizing the volunteers that devote        Mailed every other month
their time to help further our mission in the busi-
ness community and through the Youth Enrichment
                                                             to 5,000 Santa Fe Springs homes
Fund programs.                                             For details, call Rebecca Medina,
  Please call to R.S.V . before Thursday, June 2.
  If you have any questions or need additional infor-      (562) 225-0211, or email
mation, please e-mail Laura at guidera@sfschamber.
com or call (562) 944-1616, ext. 100.
CHAMBER NEWS                                            Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 8

Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park Partners with                              On April 14, Golf N’ Stuff Family
                                                                       Fun Park in Norwalk partnered with
                                                                       Café n’ Stuff Catering of Downey by
Café n’ Stuff Catering to Host Chamber Mixer                           hosting a great evening networking
                                                                       event at their facility.
                                                                         Both are valued members of the
                                                                       Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Com-
                                                                       merce and they did a wonderful job
                                            Santa Fe Springs
                                                                       of welcoming attendees with a great
                                            Chamber of
                                            Commerce                   buffet of delicious food and refresh-
                                            CEO Kathie                 ments.
                                            Fink presents                Golf N’ Stuff also gave all attendees
                                            a certificate of           free passes for miniature golf and a
                                            appreciation to            ride on one of their exciting park
                                            both Group Sales           rides. A fun time was had by all!
                                            and Marketing                We highly recommend you take a
                                            Manager Ken                break and have fun at GOLF N’ STUFF
                                            Garcia of Golf
                                                                       FAMILY FUN PARK, the ultimate family
                                            N’ Stuff Family
                                                                       fun destination! Offering challenging
                                            Fun Center and
                                            Event Specialist           miniature golf, exciting rides includ-
                                            Michael Smith              ing go-karts, bumper boats, bumper
                                            of Café n’ Stuff           cars, Disk’O Thrill Ride and kiddie
                                            for co-hosting             train—the fun never seems to stop!
                                            the evening                  While you’re there, check out the
                                            Santa Fe Springs           latest in arcade games, great prizes,
                                            Chamber “Mixer             snack bar, and party facilities! Save $8
                                            N’ Stuff ” on April        off their two hours of unlimited use
                                            14, which was              of rides and golf (regularly $25). This
                                            held at the Golf
                                                                       park special expires May 31, 2011.
                                            N’ Stuff Family
                                            Fun Center in                GOLF N’ STUFF is located at 10555
                                            Norwalk.                   EastFirestone Boulevard, in Norwalk,
                                                                       just off the 605 freeway. Visit www.
                                                              or call (562) 868-
                                                                       9956 for park hours. They have been
                                                                       providing affordable family fun since
                                                                         CAFÉ N’ STUFF is located at 9306
                                                                       Firestone Boulevard, in Downey,
                                                                       right across from the Stonewood
                                                                       Shopping Mall. Visit www.cafenstuff.
                                                                       com or call them at (562) 940-4494
                                                                       for all your corporate and personal
                                                                       catering needs, whether it is for pri-
                                                                       vate parties, weddings, or a special
                                                                       company event.

                                   Remember, Buy from
                                   Chamber Members!
                                   The	following	companies	recently	renewed	their	memberships.	We	salute	
                                   these	businesses	and	thank	them	for	their	continued	support.	Members	
                                   listed	in	boldface	type	donated	to	the	Youth	Enrichment	Fund.
                                   A+ Safety Training                         Maruichi American Corporation
                                   American Compressor Company                MedCoast Ambulance Service
                                   AMTeK Construction                         Mike Thompson’s rV Superstores
                                   beltmann relocation group                  Mike Young, Master Appraiser
                                   blue ribbon Container & Display, inc.      MMZ Printing & Graphics Corporation
                                   bob peters Fire protection                 MorganStanley Smithbarney
                                   Chu’s packaging Supplies, inc.             Norwalk/La Mirada Plumbing & HVAC
                                   Complete Landscape Care, inc.              para b Ltd.
                                   Cr&r Waste & recycling Services            premier packaging & Assembly
                                   DDWerKS, inC. / Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
                                   Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles/Norwalk       Pro-Tech Carpet & Tile Care, Inc.
                                   Fluorescent Supply Co., Inc.               Rebar Engineering, Inc.
                                   greater LA County Vector Control District Renew Massage and Skin Care
                                   holiday inn La Mirada                      royal paper Corporation
                                   industrial Control & Supply Company        Santa Fe Footwear Corporation
                                   Industrial Material Handling Express, Inc. Sequel Contractors, inc.
                                   J B Patterson & Associates, Inc.           Shoring engineers
                                   Johnson-Peltier                            Skin rituals, South pasadena
                                   La Mirada eye & Laser Center               University of phoenix
                                   Lincoln Training Center                    Vernola’s Tow Service
                                   Marilyn Smith

                                Pan Pacific Fiber, Inc.
                                 Paper	Recycling	and	Destruction
                                     •	Computer	Paper	•	Corrugated
                                   •	Office	Records	•	All	Types	of	Paper
                                                   (562)	926-0666
                                14051	Marquardt	Ave.,	Santa	Fe	Springs,	CA	90670
 YOUTH ENRICHMENT FUND                                                                                                           Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 9

Summer Internship                                                              Santa Fe Springs Chamber/League Youth Enrichment Fund
Program for Santa Fe High
                                                                     ‘Destiny Derby’ at Santa Anita Race Track
School Academy Seniors
   Starting June 20 through July 28, next year’s seniors in
                                                                          Saturday Evening, June 18, 2011
the Business and the Mechanical and Architectural Draft-      I would like to become a Ph.D Donor:
ing Academies are being offered the opportunity to do
their senior project fieldwork/internship. The internship            Ph.D (Pretty Huge Donor) is a commitment of $5,000 which can be paid at $1,000/year.
requires students to do volunteer work for a minimum of              Includes two reservations per year; event, website and newspaper recognition; diploma and pin.
                                                                     Donors will receive automatic upgrade with purchase of either Kentucky Derby or Belmont
45 hours and they can select a career field as their focus.          Stakes sponsorship level.
   Hours for their internship are flexible for employers
and students depending on the needs of both parties.          I would like to become a Table Sponsor:
The Whittier Union High School District is covering the
workers’ compensation insurance for this program as each             ______$5,000 Triple Crown
                                                                           (includes VIP seating for a table of ten (10), recognition as a Triple Crown
student will be required to complete a work permit and                     Sponsor in all promotional materials and event signage, organization’s logo on the
work experience training agreement.                                        Chamber website to be displayed throughout the 2011-2012 fiscal year,4 bottles of
   All students will also be required to prepare a resume                  Premium wine at table, elegant table setting)
for their employer. Students will come from various educa-
                                                                     ______$3,000 Kentucky Derby
tional backgrounds, so communication is very important.                    (includes premium seating for a table of ten (10), recognition as a Kentucky Derby
If you would like to interview a student before making a                   Sponsor in all promotional materials and event signage, organization’s logo on the
commitment to this program, please let Dona Warkentin                      Chamber website to be displayed throughout the 2011-2012 fiscal year, 4 bottles of
know so she can send out more than one student. Re-                        premium wine at table, elegant table setting)
member, this is a learning experience on many different
                                                                     ______$1,500 Belmont Stakes
levels for these students.                                                 (includes seating for a table of ten (10), recognition as a Belmont Stakes Sponsor in all
   This is your opportunity to make a difference in these                  promotional materials and event signage, organization’s logo on the Chamber website to
students’ lives since many of them have never been in a                    be displayed throughout the 2011-2012 fiscal year program recognition, 4 bottles of wine
professional setting. If your work site would be open to                   at table)
hosting a student, please contact Dona Warkentin at dona.     _____I would like to become a Santa Anita Sponsor for $500:                                                 (includes seating for four (4) and program, website and newspaper recognition)

Time for Spring Cleaning!
                                                              _____I would like to donate an item or service for the Silent Auction:
                                                                     (please deliver to Chamber Office or call 562/944-1616 for pick up)

Donate your car, running or not, to Cars4Causes! Tell         _____I would like to make a one-time donation*:
them you want the proceeds to go to The Santa Fe                     Enclosed, Please find my check for the amount of $_______
Springs Chamber Youth Enrichment Fund. Local youth            _____I would like to attend:
will benefit from the donation and you get a tax deduc-              Please reserve ____seats for me at the dinner for $100 each.
tion. Cars4Causes will even do all the DMV paperwork!               ***Donations will be acknowledged in the Dinner Program and in the Chamber Newspaper***

                              1-800-766-CAre                  Name or Company:_______________________________________

                              (1-800-766-2273)                Mail form and donation to:
                                                                      Santa Fe Springs Chamber/League Youth Enrichment Fund
                                         12016 E. Telegraph Rd. Suite 100, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

                                                                        The Santa Fe Springs/League Youth Enrichment Fund is a 501c(3) charitable organization. Tax I.D. #93-1217543.
 MEMBER NEWS                                                                                                           Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 10

Shaw-Tuftex Gives Back to
the Community in Annual
Earth Day Celebration
   On April 9, Shaw Diversified Services, Inc. (Shaw-Tuftex) helped sponsor the
Earth Day Event at the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts in the city of
Whittier for the second straight year. Every year the Sanitation District provides
booths to educate the community on how to protect the environment in honor
of Earth Day. Shaw-Tuftex is the largest carpet and rug manufacturer in the city
of Santa Fe Springs who seriously believes in giving back to the community by
honoring and supporting Earth Day.
   This year, the purpose of the green exhibitors was to increase the community’s
knowledge of efficient water and energy usage, and the reduction of waste going
to landfill. This date was prior to Earth Day (April 22), and offered a large audi-
ence of both children and adults to target environmental education programs.
                                                                                                                                                         Shaw Diversified
   Shaw is one of the leaders in protecting the environment and is currently
                                                                                                                                                         Services, Inc.
“Zero Waste to Landfill” at their two carpet manufacturing facilities in the city of
Santa Fe Springs. In addition, one of Shaw's locations was awarded the distinc-
                                                                                                                                                         helped sponsor
tion of “Facility of the Year” by the California Water Environment Association
                                                                                                                                                         the Earth Day
for all of Southern California.
                                                                                                                                                         Event hosted
   “Shaw believes in being a leader in the community and actively participat-
ing in local events that serve to enhance the areas in which we live and work,”                                                                          by the Los
says Scott Price, plant manager. “Earth Day is an excellent time for everyone                                                                            Angeles County
to band together to help each other make positive strides toward protecting                                                                              Sanitation
the environment. Earth Day gives people, who have not taken part in recycling                                                                            Districts. The
and protecting the environment, the opportunity to make changes in their lives                                                                           event, featuring
and their community that they will cherish for a lifetime,” says Bill Woyshner,                                                                          dozens of
Shaw's Divisional Environmental/Risk Manager.                                                                                                            exhibitors, drew
   Every year, there are thousands of children and adults that attend the commu-                                                                         a large crowd
nity Earth Day Event. This event was a good way to give back to the community,                                                                           interested in
prepare for Earth Day, learn from others on how to protect our environment,                                                                              learning about
and gain valuable conservation tips from representatives of the local businesses                                                                         protecting the
and utility companies.                                                                                                                                   environment.

Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Named One
of the Best Hospitals in Los Angeles in U.S. News &
World Report’s Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings
  Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital (PIH) has          years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled          Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
been named as one of the 44 Best Hospitals in Los         in handling the most difficult cases, such as brain            Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Angeles in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever          tumors typically considered inoperable and delicate            Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Sunset
Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online      pancreatic procedures.                                         Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
at PIH is ranked 18 on             The new metro area rankings are relevant to a               Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
the list of hospitals.                                    much wider range of healthcare consumers. They                 White Memorial Medical Center
  The new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or          are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may                Anaheim Memorial Medical Center
near major cities with a record of high performance       not demand the special expertise found only at a               Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
in key medical specialties, including 132 of the 152      nationally ranked Best Hospital. Patients and their            Kaiser Foundation Hospital
hospitals already identified as the best in the nation.   families will have a far better chance of finding a            USC Norris Cancer Hospital
There are nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.              U.S. News-ranked hospital in their health insurance            Glendale Adventist Medical Center
  U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20           network and might not have to travel to get care at            Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
                                                          a high-performing hospital.                                    Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
                                                             “As a ‘Best Hospitals in Los Angeles’ recipient, we         St. Francis Medical Center
                                                          are pleased to be among a select group of healthcare           Centinela Hospital Medical Center
             Does your                                    innovators leading the way to providing high-quality,
                                                          high-value care,” said James R. West, PIH president
                                                                                                                         Kaiser Foundation Hospital
                                                                                                                         Mission Hospital
                                                          and chief executive officer. “At PIH we are focused on         Northridge Hospital Medical Center
           company need                                   unremitting innovation and dedication to providing
                                                          a superior healthcare experience for our patients.”
                                                                                                                         Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
                                                                                                                         St. John’s Health Center
                                                             To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to           Valley Presbyterian Hospital
       CERTIFICATES                                       score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at
                                                          least one of 16 medical specialties.
                                                                                                                         Brotman Medical Center
                                                                                                                         California Hospital Medical Center
                                                             “All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the     Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

        OF ORIGIN                                         majority of patients, even those with serious condi-
                                                          tions or who need demanding procedures,” says
                                                          Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The new
                                                                                                                         Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center
                                                                                                                         Methodist Hospital of Southern California
                                                                                                                         Providence Tarzana Medical Center

          for products                                    Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which
                                                          hospitals are worth considering for most medical
                                                                                                                         San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
                                                                                                                         Sherman Oaks Hospital
                                                          problems if you live in or near a major metro area.”           St. Jude Medical Center

        manufactured in                                      For the full list of metro area rankings visit www.
                                                 All hospitals that ranked in
                                                                                                                         About Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
                                                                                                                         Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital is a 400-
                                                          Los Angeles are listed below:                                plus bed acute care, nonprofit hospital which was
       the United States?                                    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
                                                             Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
                                                                                                                       founded in 1959 with the community’s trust and
                                                                                                                       support—values retained today by maintaining the
                                                             USC University Hospital                                   highest standards in medical services, in turn mak-
                                                             University of California, Irvine Medical Center           ing us the area’s acknowledged leading healthcare
          Contact Laura Guidera                              Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center                          center.
                                                             City of Hope                                                Through commitment to outstanding patient care,
          at the Santa Fe Springs                            Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center          respect and compassion for all, responsiveness, in-
                                                             Long Beach Memorial Medical Center                        tegrity, collaboration, innovation, and stewardship,
          Chamber of Commerce                                St. Vincent Medical Center                                the PIH team is devoted to serving the needs of its
                                                             Huntington Memorial Hospital                              community. PIH’s healthcare team is comprised of
      (562) 944-1616, ext. 103, or                           St. Joseph Hospital                                       a stellar clinical staff of almost 600 board-certified
                                                             Good Samaritan Hospital                                   physicians representing a broad range of medical
  email                               St. Mary Medical Center                                   specialties, highly qualified nurses, and other ex-
                                                             Garfield Medical Center                                   emplary staff.
Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 11
 MEMBERS MAKING NEWS                                                                                           Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 12

PIH Earns National Award for Cancer Services
  Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital’s (PIH)          our cancer program,” said Nathan Honda, M.D.,          access to ongoing clinical trials and new treatment
Ruby L. Golleher Comprehensive Cancer Program           medical director of the Ruby L. Golleher Compre-       options;
has recently earned the Outstanding Achievement         hensive Cancer Program at PIH. “Receiving this            • A permanent cancer registry that collects
Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the          award is a testament to our commitment to provide      comparative data and treatment results, and offers
American College of Surgeons, as a result of a survey   outstanding cancer care to the community.”             lifelong patient follow-up;
performed at PIH during 2010.                             What this award means to PIH’s communities is           • Cancer care facilities and amenities that go
  The Ruby L. Golleher Comprehensive Cancer             the best possible treatment close to home. At PIH,     beyond the expected, designed for comfort and
Program at PIH is one of a select group of 90 ac-       those diagnosed with cancer will find:                 improving quality of life for patients.
credited cancer programs across the United States         • Comprehensive care, offering the most ad-             Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding
to receive this award.                                  vanced lifesaving services and equipment;              Achievement Award (OAA) is designed to recognize
  “It is an honor to be recognized by the Commis-         • A dedicated oncology unit applying the latest      cancer programs that strive for excellence in provid-
sion on Cancer for the scope of high-quality health-    standards in diagnosis and care;                       ing quality care to cancer patients.
care provided by PIH’s clinicians and physicians in       • Cutting-edge education and support including          The award is granted to facilities that demon-
                                                                                                                  strate a Commendation level of compliance with
                                                                                                                  seven standards that represent six areas of cancer
                                                                                                                  program activity: cancer committee leadership,
                                                                                                                  cancer data management, clinical management,
                                                                                                                  research, community outreach, and quality im-
                                                                                                                  provement. PIH has received this recognition for
                                                                                                                  the third consecutive time since the inception of
                                                                                                                  the award.
                                                                                                                     The level of compliance with the seven stan-
                                                                                                                  dards is determined during an on-site evaluation
                                                                                                                  by a physician surveyor. In addition, facilities must
                                                                                                                  receive a compliance rating for the remaining 29
                                                                                                                  cancer program standards. Ninety programs,
                                                                                                                  including PIH, received the OAA as a result of
                                                                                                                  surveys performed in 2010.
                                                                                                                     This number represents approximately 17 per-
                                                                                                                  cent of programs surveyed during this period. A
                                                                                                                  majority of recipients are community-based facili-
                                                                                                                  ties; however, teaching hospitals, NCI-designated
                                                                                                                  Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Pediatric, and
                                                                                                                  Network Cancer Programs also received the
                                                                                                                     The CoC’s core functions include setting stan-
                                                                                                                  dards for quality, multidisciplinary cancer patient
                                                                                                                  care; surveying facilities to evaluate compliance
                                                                                                                  with the 36 CoC standards; collecting standard-
                                                                                                                  ized, high-quality data from accredited facilities;
                                                                                                                  and using the data to develop effective education-
                                                                                                                  al interventions to improve cancer care outcomes
                                                                                                                  at the national, state, and local levels.
                                                                                                                     There are currently more than 1,500 CoC-ac-
                                                                                                                  credited cancer programs representing 25 percent
                                                                                                                  of all hospitals in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. These
                                                                                                                  CoC-accredited facilities diagnose and/or treat 71
                                                                                                                  percent of all newly diagnosed cancer patients
                                                                                                                  each year. Receiving care at a CoC-accredited
                                                                                                                  cancer program ensures that a patient will have
                                                                                                                  access to the full quality spectrum of comprehen-
                                                                                                                  sive cancer care close to home.
                                                                                                                     The CoC provides the public with information
                                                                                                                  on the resources, services, and cancer treatment
                                                                                                                  experience for each CoC-accredited cancer pro-
                                                                                                                  gram. This information is shared with the public
                                                                                                                  on the Cancer Programs page of the American
                                                                                                                  College of Surgeons website at and
                                                                                                                  through the American Cancer Society National
                                                                                                                  Cancer Information Center at 1-800-ACS-2345.
                                                                                                                     For more information about the award-winning
                                                                                                                  Ruby L. Golleher Comprehensive Cancer Program
                                                                                                                  at PIH or a referral to one of our oncology special-
                                                                                                                  ists, please call 1.877.285.DOCS (3627) or visit
                                                                                                         For more information about the
                                                                                                                  CoC, visit

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 HR FORUM                                                                                                    Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 13

‘Do Not Threaten Me!’ Termination Affirmed                                                                                           Santa Fe Springs

By Andres C. Hurwitz, Esq. Christopher S. Andre, Esq. and Paul S. Fleck, Esq.                                                        Chamber of Commerce
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
   Without violating the provisions
of California’s Fair Employment
                                       them to her “Kill Bill” list for making
                                       her wait. Wills’ physician later placed
                                                                                  The trial court found, in relevant
                                                                               part, that Wills’ employer met its bur-
and Housing Act (FEHA) for disabil-    Wills on a medical leave of absence to  den of showing a non-pretextual, non-
ity discrimination, can an employer    treat her bipolar disorder.             discriminatory reason for terminating
terminate an employee whose phy-         Other incidents followed, includ-     Wills’ employment. On appeal, the
sician-diagnosed disability (bipolar
disorder) caused her to make violent
                                       ing Wills forwarding to a co-worker a
                                       ring tone of a shrieking voice saying
                                                                               California Court of Appeals found that
                                                                               under these very specific circumstanc-
threats against co-workers?            “I’m going to blow this (expletive)     es, Wills’ disability discrimination
   In a positive ruling for California up if you don’t check your messages     claim must fail because an employer
employers, the California Court of     right now!”                             may reasonably distinguish between a               Immigration
Appeals answers “yes”. See Wills v.      After placing Wills on administrative disability caused misconduct and the               and E-Verify
Orange County Superior Court.          leave and conducting an investigation,  disability itself, when the misconduct
   When Linda Wills arrived for work,  the Orange County Superior Court        includes threats or violence against             Presented by
and after waiting to be admitted to    terminated Wills’ employment for        coworkers.                                         Paul Fleck
the secured police department facility violating various policies, including      In a time when workplace violence
                                                                                                                             Atkinson, Andelson,
where she was assigned, Wills became   a policy forbidding workplace vio-      headlines are not uncommon, it is
angry, swore, and told police depart-  lence or making threats of workplace    reassuring to find decisions such            Loya, Ruud and Romo
ment employees she was going to add    violence.                               as Wills which support employers’
                                                                               efforts to keep workplaces safe for            Tuesday, May 31
                                                                               employees. However, as welcome                11:45 am to 1:00 pm
       Santa	Fe	Springs	Crime	Statistics                                       as this decision is, employers must
                                                                               remain mindful of what the Court of                 SASSFA
       Part	I	Crimes	Monthly	Comparison                                        Appeal did not decide.                         10400 Pioneer Blvd.
                              March      2011         2010                        While the Court clearly holds mis-           Santa Fe Springs
   Crimes Reported             2011      total        total      Difference    conduct in the form of violence or
   —————————————————————————————————                                           threats of violence can be the subject
   Total	                         95	     290	         339	           –	14	%   of discipline without violating the
   Homicide	                       0	        0	           0	            —	%    FEHA, the Court of Appeal did not
   Rape	                           0	        0	           0	            —	%    reach answer the question of what
   Robbery	                        4	      13	           12	           +	8	%   other types of misconduct would be
   Aggravated	Assault	             3	      10	            8	         +	25	%    subject to a similar rule.
   Burglary	                       7	      27	           58	          –	53	%      Therefore, employers must con-              is sponsoring lunch
   	    Commercial/Retail	         6	      21	           44	          –	52	%   tinue to exercise caution when termi-
   	    Residential	               1	        6	          14	          –	57	%                                                      for this FREE
                                                                               nating or disciplining employees for
   	    Vehicle	                  19	      54	           75	          –	28	%   other types of misconduct when the            members-only event.
   All	Thefts	                    74	     209	         230	            –	9	%   misconduct is the result of a disability
   	    Vehicle	                  16	      53	           48	         +	10	%    or a medical condition.
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   	    Shoplifting	               7	      32	           39	         	–	18	%                                         or
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   Auto	Theft	                     7	      30	           31	           –	3	%
   Arson	                          0	        1	           0	        +	100	%
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COMMUNITY NEWS   Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 14
 NETWORKING @ NOON                                                                                      Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 15

                                                                               Firestone Grill
                                                                               (located	in	the	Embassy	Suites)

                                                                               8425	Firestone	Blvd.
                                                                               Thursday,	May	19
                                                                               11:30	am	to	1:00	pm
                                                                               Pre-registration:	$12	/	Day	of	the	event:	$17
                                                                               Includes	lunch,	beverage,	tax	and	tip
                                                                               Self-introductions,	business-to-business	networking,	
Crowd at Setá enjoys Networking@Noon during April gathering.
                                                                               and	a	delicious	lunch!
                                                                               Go	to	for	more	information.

Setá Hosts April
Networking @ Noon
                      “Setá dine:lounge, 13033 Philadelphia Street,
                   Uptown Whittier, hosted the chamber’s April Net-
                   work@Noon event.
                      Setá, a contemporary dining establishment, is
                   complete with steakhouse favorites showcasing
                   critically-acclaimed Executive Chef Hugo Molina.
                   They strive to exceed guests’ expectations through
                   their food, atmosphere, genuine hospitality and
                   unparalleled service.
                      The restaurant has won the Southern California       	      Occupational	Health	                     Urgent	Care
Restaurant Writers Association Chef of the Year 2009, 4 Star Award
2010 and 2011, and Mixologist of the Year 2010.
                                                                                      Services                              Services
  They are open for lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Their $8 Recession Proof Lunch Specials includes a soft drink.
  Dinner hours are Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:00 to 9:00
p.m. and Thursday through Saturday, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
  Setá’s Sunday brunch runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They are
known for the “Best Chilaquiles in Town!”
  “Eat your food with gladness and drink your wine with a joyful heart.
Always enjoy life” is their motto. Setá is online at www.dinesetá.com
and The telephone number is
(562) 698-3355.

        Join the Santa Fe Springs
        Chamber of Commerce...
          It’s Good for Business!
         Call Bruce Bertram for
           details, 562.944.1616

  Supporting	the	
Business	Community	
     Since	1922
 12016	E.	Telegraph	Rd.,	
         Suite	100
  Santa	Fe	Springs,	CA	
 Phone:	(562)	944-1616
   Fax:	(562)	946-3976
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COMMUNITY NEWS                                                                             Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 16

                                                               City Offers Full-Day Year-Round Child Care and
       STAINLESS STEEL – TOOLS – GAUGES                        Development Services for Ages 2.5 to 12 Years!
                 WATER WORKS                                     Offered through the Family & Human Services Division, the City of Santa
                                                               Fe Springs offers an educationally sound, developmentally appropriate, and
BRANDON SUPPLY CORPORATION                                     enriching full-day child care program all year round including summers.
                                                                 The staff is composed of state certified teachers with formal education and
       HUBZone CERTIFIED MBE (EDI Capable)                     expertise in early childhood education and school-age child care. Educational
                                                               and recreational activities are planned throughout the day that supports health,
We offer a full range of valves for all piping applications,   wellness, and the elementary school curriculum.
       pressure tubing in all sizes and schedules,               The City has the following three child care facilities:
   a complete line of fittings, flanges, and couplings           Lakeview Elementary, 11436 Joslin Avenue, serving ages 6 to 12 years
     in carbon stainless PVC and other materials.                Los Nietos Park, 11143 Charlesworth Road, serving children ages 6 to 12 years
                                                                 Family Center, 10349 Heritage Park Drive, serving children ages 2.5 to 5 years
                                                                 All sites are open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and are licensed by the State
                CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS                         of California. All facilities offer breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Full
      14120 Gannet Street, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670          and part time fees are available. Call (562) 944-6419 for more information.
        Phone: 562.921.0407        Fax: 562.921.5945
                                                                City’s Family and
                                                                                                   Youth Intervention
Advertise in SFS Business! Call Rebecca Medina, 562-225-0211                                       Program Offers Help
                                                                                                     The City of Santa Fe Springs has been on
                                                                                                   the cutting edge of youth intervention pro-
                                                                                                   grams statewide for many years. The Family
                                                                                                   and Youth Intervention Program (FYIP) pro-
                                                                                                   vides service to the community through the
                                                                                                   Police Services Department in partnership
                                                                                                   with all city departments and local schools.
                                                                                                     The FYIP’s mission is to positively engage
                                                                                                   families and their children (ages 7-17),
                                                                                                   who are experiencing relationship and/or
                                                                                                   developmental challenges with an array of
                                                                                                   multidisciplinary intervention strategies that
                                                                                                   promote competent assets needed to thrive
                                                                                                   as successful families and young adults.
                                                                                                     Through this program, the following ser-
                                                                                                   vices are provided to families:
                                                                                                   • Group and individual counseling
                                                                                                   • Court-ordered community service for
                                                                                                   • Parenting classes
                                                                                                   • After school homework help
                                                                                                   • Drug testing
                                                                                                     For more information, call (562) 944-

                                                                                                   Make Some New
                                                                                                     Share your love of reading by helping
                                                                                                   someone learn to read better! The Santa
                                                                                                   Fe Springs City Library’s Literacy Services
                                                                                                   will hold its next volunteer tutor training
                                                                                                   workshop May 3, 5, 9 and 12 from 6:30 to
                                                                                                   9:30 p.m. This workshop will train you to
                                                                                                   work with English-speaking adults. Tutoring
                                                                                                   schedules work around the schedules of
                                                                                                   the volunteer and student. There is no cost
                                                                                                   and most tutoring materials are provided.
                                                                                                   To register, please call the Library at (562)
                                                                                                   868-7738, ext. 7820.

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                                                                                                              for products
                                                                                                            manufactured in
                                                                                                           the United States?
                                                                                                         Contact Laura Guidera
                                                                                                         at the Santa Fe Springs
                                                                                                         Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                       (562) 944-1616, ext. 103, or