Santa Fe Springs
Official Publication of the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce
www.sfschamber.com Vol. 24, No. 9 • May 2011
MAY 4 / Wednesday
BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE
7:30–9:30 AM / Vintage Cerritos
11000 New Falcon Way, Cerritos
3–4:30 PM / SFS Chamber Office
CAPC KALEIDOSCOPE MIXER
4–7 PM / Radisson Whittier Hotel
7320 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier
MAY 5 / Thursday
3:30–4:30 PM / SFS Chamber Office
MAY 9 / Monday
46th ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC
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
CHAMBER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
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
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS
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
NEW MEMBER WELCOME
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-
PAST PRESIDENTS MEETING
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.”
NETWORKING @ NOON
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 www.sfschamber.com.
11576 E. Telegraph Rd., Santa Fe Springs
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
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
HUMAN RESOURCES FORUM
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.
12016 East Telegraph Road, Suite 100
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.
While most of my friends had moth- Tangram
ers who stayed home with them, mine www.sfschamber.com
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
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MEMBER PROFILE Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 3
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
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in the Southern California market
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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
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 RedsShirtPrinting.com.
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
of Greg’s Auto
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
BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE
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: www.sfschamber.com
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
CENTRAL SALES & LEASING
Fred Gerlach, General Manager CalChamber Business
8331 Slauson Avenue
Pico Rivera 90660
Summit to Feature Governor,
Sales and leasing of all makes and models of new and used vehicles Chevron Executives,
LOS CERRITOS CENTER Communications Expert
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.
www.shoploscerritos.com 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.
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
• Advocacy Boot Camp 101;
• Political Reforms: Redistricting and
Top Two Open Primary;
• Human Resources Issues and Compli-
• 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.
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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 www.sfslibrary.org 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.
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
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.
golfnstuff.com 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
Remember, Buy from
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. / redShirtprinting.com 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
Pan Pacific Fiber, Inc.
Paper Recycling and Destruction
• Computer Paper • Corrugated
• Office Records • All Types of Paper
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. (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
www.cars4causes.net 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 is one of the leaders in protecting the environment and is currently
“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-
tion of “Facility of the Year” by the California Water Environment Association
the Earth Day
for all of Southern California.
“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 www.usnews.com/hospitals. 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
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.
usnews.com/hospitals. 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 email@example.com 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 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 www.facs.org 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
www.pih.net. For more information about the
CoC, visit www.facs.org/cancer/index.html.
C ELEBRATING OUR
40 th Anniversary
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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
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.
Register online at
Shoplifting 7 32 39 – 18 % sfschamber.com or
For more information on this and
Auto Theft 7 30 31 – 3 %
Arson 0 1 0 + 100 %
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NETWORKING @ NOON Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 15
(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 www.sfschamber.com for more information.
Setá Hosts April
Networking @ Noon
“Setá dine:lounge, 13033 Philadelphia Street,
Uptown Whittier, hosted the chamber’s April Net-
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
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.
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 www.facebook.com/setadinelounge. The telephone number is
Join the Santa Fe Springs
Chamber of Commerce...
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Call Bruce Bertram for
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Santa Fe Springs, CA
Phone: (562) 944-1616
Fax: (562) 946-3976
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Partnering for Success
COMMUNITY NEWS Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • May 2011 • Page 16
City Offers Full-Day Year-Round Child Care and
PIPE – VALVES – FITTING – CONTROLS
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 MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
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
www.brandonsupplycorp.com City’s Family and
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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