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NEWSLETTER - Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce


									                                                                                                March 2011

                                                                                  GREATER TEHACHAPI
                                                                               CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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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
                         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       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
                                                                         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

                                                                                          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
                                                                                              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
      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

                     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

 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
                                                                                                             Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant
                                                                                                             M&M Sports, Uniforms & Embroidery
   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

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     Calendar of
                                                                                                                   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 &
                                                                          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 #
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                                                                                                                                    March 2011
                                                                                                                  For detailed information on events, visit our
                                                                                                                  Community Calendar at
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


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