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March 2011 GREATER TEHACHAPI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE www.tehachapi.com NEWSLETTER Platinum Level Gold Level The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of resource for visitors who are looking for Commerce is preparing the 2011/2012 everything from entertainment and dining Business Referral Directory, the most to transportation and shopping. This important business-reference publication publication may prove to be the best way available. to maximize the impact of your advertising The Directory will be a valuable dollars and will promote your business for information source and reference one full year. to the products and services that Each Chamber member receives, at Chamber Members have to offer. The no charge one alphabetical listing and one Directory is a “must have” reference categorical listing. There are additional with a comprehensive community fees for other listings and display profile, demographic overview, tourist advertisement. Silver Level information, and other pertinent People like to do business with those in information. their community, and members of similar More than 1,500 business and organizations. Local businesses support community leaders in Kern County the same causes, and by doing business will use the Directory. Residents and locally with Chamber Members, we are businesses considering a move to our supporting each other and keeping that community, new residents looking money in our community. for products and services to purchase, Please call Ida at the Chamber office Bronze Level thousands of people who call the Chamber if you would like to reserve your ad space each year for information, news media, or if you have any questions about the business organizations, libraries, school importance of this publication and how districts, government agencies, and we use it to promote our members. Call colleges. 661-822-4180 or email to idaperkins@ It will be available at the Chamber tehachapi.com. and area hotels and motels as a Greater Tehachapi Chamber Of Commerce Your Chamber Working For You 209 E Tehachapi Blvd We'd like to share some ways we have promoted your business last month… P.O. Box 401 Tehachapi, CA 93581 Phone Office Information 661 822-4180 Calls Visitors Referrals Directories Maps Packets Fax 661 822-9036 www.tehachapi.com 440 277 1847 145 19 73 March Chamber Network Luncheon Please join the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce at March Chamber Network Luncheon, Tuesday, March 15 , 2011 12:00 p.m. at Pacino’s Spaghetti Factory, 1100 Tehachapi Blvd, #A. Our guest speaker will be Dana Culhane, Deputy Chief of Staff for Senator Jean Fuller. Dana will provide an update on Senator Fuller’s work in the State Legislature and the proposed State Budget. Senator Fuller’s top legislative priority this year is reducing regulations that burden California’s businesses that prevent them from hiring, or rehiring, workers. Jean Hungry Howie’s Pizza opened in May believes that putting more people to work and solving each of 2009. Hungry Howie’s is a franchise that is Californian’s personal budget crisis is the key to California’s economic rebound. locally owned and operated by Elnora Mackenzie. Elnora previously owned a Ceramic business in As Vice Chair of the Energy, Utilities and Bakersfield. Elnora has a background in pizza, Communications Committee, Senator Fuller will focus having worked at another pizza franchise as a staff on policy relating to our energy resources and emerging member and working her way up to manager. She technologies. She will also continue her focus on our natural resources and the area of water policy. has more than 10 years of pizza experience. There is a wonderful crew of team members including As a member of the Budget and Fiscal Oversight some family members and Elnora’s husband, Committee, she will work to ensure the Legislature reduces Stuart. unnecessary state expenses and guarantees tax-funded services are both needed and carried out in the most cost- Howie’s is getting ready to start on their third effective way year of business. There have been a lot of local The cost is $15 for Chamber Members, $20 for Non- businesses and organizations that have been taking Chamber members, which includes lunch. Reservations advantage of the fundraising program offered. This are required. Please make your reservation by calling will be the franchises second year having a Relay the Chamber at 661-822-4180. Reservation deadline is for Life team to help support the American Cancer Friday, March 11, 2011. Society. Hungry Howie’s also donates pizzas to this event. Hungry Howie’s is open Monday through Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm. The only days during David James, City of the year that the business is closed is Thanksgiving Tehachapi Community and Christmas day. The menu offers a variety of Development Director, items to choose from, including pizzas ranging addresses Chamber members at the February from Junior up to Extra Large and a wide variety Chamber Network of toppings; calzone style subs; chicken wings and Luncheon. boneless wings, as well as four different types of breads and salads. Delivery is offered from open to close daily, with deliveries being available with-in a 5 mile radius. Delivery is also available to Cummings Valley School four times a day at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30, as long as you call 30 minutes before hand. This is to accommodate all of the customers in Bear Valley and Stallion Springs. Come see us at 675 Tucker Rd, Ste F, or call us at 661-822-1000. We also have online ordering at www.hungryhowies.com. 2 tehachapi.com working for our members We'd like to share with you a summary of our website business directory activity last month The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce will host a business workshop entitled “Social Media and the Workplace”. Main Directory Search Page Visits 1,418 Alphabetical Listing Search 442 Because social media is still relatively new and always changing, it’s Categorical Listing Search difficult to point to definitive answers to questions surrounding the use of social 1,959 media in the workplace; especially in the areas of discrimination, privacy and Search For 90 harassment. New Member Listing 60 Despite the unsettled legal questions connected to social media, employers Member Website Visits 895 can take certain steps to protect themselves. Emails Sent to Members 4 Some of the items that will be covered in this workshop include: Member Map Views 257 • Hiring and Discrimination • Termination Welcome Our Newest Members • Privacy • Harassment Celebrating Home • Marketing guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission Heather Passegger • Protective Measures 19970 Jacks Hill Rd Tehachapi, CA 93561 The workshop will be presented by Tom See with Tom See & Associates 661-822-1228 and Katy Ratis with Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP. Tom See graduated from California State Polytechnic University, San Cen Cal Solutions Luis Obispo, majored in Business Administration with concentrations in Bonnie MacKenzie Industrial Relations and Psychology, and a Masters from CSUB. Tom has 785 Tucker Rd, Ste G #520 earned the distinction of Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Tehachapi, CA 93561 Human Resource Certification Institute and the Society of Human Resource 661-771-2606 Management. The Miche Bag Lady He has over forty years of experience in the Human Resource field (Shell Oil, Williams Brothers Engineering, and California Production Service), Heather Passegger is an Adjunct Lecturer and the instructor for the Human Resources Certificate 19970 Jacks Hill Rd program at CSUB, and was on the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Tehachapi, CA 93561 Labor Arbitrators. Also, he has served on the Miscellaneous Personnel Civil 661-822-1228 Service Commission for the City of Bakersfield as a commissioner. As a Human Resource and Management Consultant, Tom’s “mission” is to help companies Stickel Mortuary develop their strategic business plan and weave human capital and quality David Heinzeroth processes throughout that plan. He specializes in helping Family Owned 2201 Inyo St Businesses. Mojave, CA 93501 661-824-2328 Katy Raytis received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley and her Juris Doctor, Order of Coif, from Boalt Hall School of Law, Tehachapi Lifestyle Magazine University of California, Berkeley in 2001. She was admitted to State Bar of Donna Fischman California in 2001. 122 E Tehachapi Blvd Katy focuses her employment law practice on employer representation Tehachapi, CA 93560 and counseling for matters related to harassment, discrimination, wage and 661-822-1100 hour, wrongful termination, and other compliance issues. She has extensive experience handling administrative claims and has actively participated in litigating a variety of employment-related law suits. Katy’s counseling practice Congressman McCarthy and includes policy development as well as practical advice on implementation, enforcement, and trouble shooting. Assemblymember Grove Mobile The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. Office Hours at the Chamber to 6:30 p.m. at Pacino's Spaghetti Factory, 1100 Tehachapi Blvd, Ste A. The cost Ben McFarland from Congressman of the workshop is $15 for Chamber Members, $25 for non-chamber members McCarthy's office and Javier Reys and advance registration is required. Registration deadline is Friday, March from Assemblymember Grove's 18, 2011. Seating is limited so please register early. Registration forms are office will hold office hours on available at the Chamber office, 209 E Tehachapi Blvd, or by clicking here. Tuesday, March 15th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. To schedule a meeting The March workshop is sponsored by Tom See & Associates and Klein, with Ben, call 661-327-3611. To DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP and Pacino's Spaghetti Factory. schedule a meeting with Javier, call 661-325-2995. 3 2011 March Membership Anniversaries Board of Directors 31 Years 8 Years C hairperson Southern California Gas Co Coldwell Banker Best Realty/Carol Chase Marty Pay 23 Years Shofner Automotive Farmers Insurance Century Glass Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Parks District Johnson's Printing 7 Years C hair eleCt Don Ward Canine Creek Dog Wash & Boutique Lorraine Berry 21 Years CST-The Composites Store, Inc. Individual Asian Health Project & SB First Cook Greenberg Construction Wood Family Funeral Service treasurer Tehachapi Airport Industrial Park Tammy Wallace 20 Years 6 Years Brite Canyon Resource Recovery Ace Window Masters High Desert Wireless Sierra Ridge Apartments Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb past C hairman & Kimball, LLP Tim Kielpinski 19 Years Tehachapi Auto Glass Old Towne Nursery Oak Tree Medical Group Tehachapi Pet Lodge & Outfitters 18 Years 5 Years • DireCtors • RE/MAX Tehachapi, Inc./Jack & Diana Williams Don Juan's Kathy Carey Sierra Family Care Prospect Design Studio Tehachapi Hospital BVS Properties The Art Dept., Ink 17 Years 4 Years Carl Gehricke GE Energy Aspen Builders, Inc. Tehachapi Bible & Bookstore Henry's Café Lisa Carmel Photography Claudia Henson Village Grille Maxine de Villefranche, Attorney at Law Hilltop Publishers 16 Years National Chavez Center BS&E Brian Johnson 3 Years The Heat Souce AltaOne Federal Credit Union 14 Years Tacos Samich Kern Economic Development Corporation Carolyn Wiles La Bella Amore Italian Bistro Terra-Gen Power, LLC 11 Years Tehachapi Cleaning ProZ Catholic Daughters Ct St Malachy #2360 Triassic Legacy Vineyards 10 Years 2 Years Ida Perkins Access Real Estate/Paul & Mary Ann Durnell Pacino's Spaghetti Factory President Advanced Health & Wellness Professor Muldoon's Hot Air Balloons & Haddad Dodge Susan Burt Flying Machines Hilltop Publishers Administrative Assistant The Pampered Chef Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant Laurie Friesen, MFT 1 Year McGuire's Pub & Game Room Adorable Alpacas Mountain Music/Fiddlers Crossing Big 5 Sporting Goods Oak Creek Energy Systems, Inc. Coldwell Banker Best Realty/June Dee Linn Vestas American Wind Technology, Inc. The Dressing Room WebNet Services Epic Games 9 Years Jennifer's Terrace Spirited Bead Moses/Master Carpet Principal Financial Group/Charlotte MacKelvey 4 Chamber ServiCeS For Members Only Mailing Labels $50.00 Electronic (Excel) Mailing List $75.00 Employment Posters Members: $40.00 Non-Members $48.00 Directory of Members 37 Renewing Members Strengthen Available to all at No Charge Chamber and Business Community The following members renewed their commitment to the Chamber from Website Advertising - Members Only January 26 through February 23, 2011. Please thank them for their support and Contact Chamber Office for pricing patronize their businesses whenever possible! and options Member Since Member Since Airstreams Renewables, Inc. 2009 Kent Turner Construction 1995 Free to Members Only AltaOne Federal Credit Union 2007 Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Display of Cards & Brochures in the American Business Machines 1998 Kimball, LLP 2005 Chamber Office AmeriPride Uniform Services Beeline Woodworking 2001 2009 Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant M&M Sports, Uniforms & Embroidery 2004 1998 Referrals From: Benz Sanitation 1996 Notary Now! 2002 Phone Calls Walk-In's Internet Bill Wright Toyota 2010 Postal ASAP 1995 First Hotspot in Newsletter (first 90 Books and Crannies 2006 RE/MAX Tehachapi, Inc/Jack&Diana Williams 1993 Boyle Engineering Corporation 2005 Salvation Army 2004 days of membership) Brite Canyon Resource Recovery 2010 Tammy Engel, Mortgage Advisor 2000 Advertising - Members Only Canine Creek Dog Wash & Boutique 2004 Tehachapi Federal Credit Union 2010 Coldwell Banker Best Realty/Dottie Connolly 1988 Tehachapi Hospital 1993 Newsletter Hotspot $ 50.00 College Community Services 1999 Tehachapi Liquor 2009 Newsletter Card Country Collections 2004 Tehachapi News 1979 per month $ 35.00 Country Real Estate/Rubien Brandon 2010 Tehachapi Performing Arts Center Foundation 2004 Creative Wireless, Inc. 2004 Terrio Therapy-Fitness, Inc. 2006 per year $300.00 Experience Tehachapi Magazine 2010 Think Travel 2004 Relocation Packet $125.00 H&R Block 2007 Triassic Legacy Vineyards 2008 Insert/per year Hampton Inn & Suites 2010 Village Grille 1994 shop Support your local business community local ! www.tehachapi.com sun mon tue WeD thu Fri sat 1 2 3 4 5 Calendar of Events First Friday Art Reception Board of Directors Mtg GTEDC Mtg 5-8 PM Chamber Office 5:30 pm 7:30 AM Apple Shed 661-822-6062 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Chamber Mixer hosted by Canine Creek Dog Wash & Boutique 538 E Tehachapi Blvd City Council Mtg 5:00 to 7:00 PM BeeKay Theater 6 PM 661-822-4180 13 14 McCarthy Office Hrs 15 16 17 18 19 10-11 AM 661-327-3611 Grand Oaks Ranch Grand Grove Office Hrs Re-Opening Daylight Savings 10-11 AM 661-395-2995 3-6 PM, Ribbon Cutting Time Starts Chamber Office at 3:30 CHAMBER LUNCHEON 21260 Schout Rd Pacino's 12 Noon-1:30 661-444-6713 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Chamber Workshop Tehachapi Culinary Studio "Social Media and the Grand Opening Workplace"; 5-6:30 PM Noon-3PM, Ribbon Cutting City Council Mtg For info call the Chamber at 12:30; 208 S Mill St BeeKay Theater 6 PM at 661-822-4180 661-822-1122 # 27 28 29 30 31 March 2011 For detailed information on events, visit our Community Calendar at www.tehachapi.com 5 it’s a Enjoy Some People Pampering at Canine Creek Grand Re-Opening - Wednesday, March 16 3:00 to 6:00pm • Ribbon Cutting at 3:30pm West on Hwy 202, Right on Schout Rd, Left on Jeffery Rd to a private road Don’t miss this Chamber Event! ~ Light Buffet, Dessert & Drinks 6
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