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					                       The Chino Valley Connection
                           CHINO VALLEY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NETWORK PUBLICATION

                                                DECEMBER 2010

HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS – A
COMMUNITY EVENT
                    Admission is free – there will be
                decorated trees and Christmas
                                                                         DECEMBER
                displays – craft booths for last minute              HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
                gifts - music and entertainment.
                Hometown Christmas can be found
                on Friday, December 17 and
                                                                     WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8
                Saturday, December 18 at Heritage                      11:30AM – 1:00PM
Middle School, Road 2 North & Road 1 West. Bring
your family and friends to this unique Chino Valley
way to begin the holiday.
                                                                  ADMISSION: $12 PER PERSON
   Have you decorated a tree or created a Christmas                      FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS
display? First, second, and third place ribbons are                        WITH RESERVATIONS
awarded in five categories: Non-profit, Commercial,                       $15 PER PERSON
Private (individuals), School, and Display. We have
                                                                     FOR NON-CHAMBER MEMBERS
several ribbon winners back again to defend their
“awards.” Give them a challenge and make your own                    & ALL WITHOUT RESERVATIONS
Christmas entry. Tree entries need to be to the                          (Reservations to the Chamber by
Chamber by 5:00pm, December 10.                                      3:00pm, Tues., Dec. 7. Because this
                                                                   is a restaurant, admission will be charged
THE COWBOY GALA HIT THE MARK                                                 whether eating or not.)

   Cowgirls and cowboys packed Gabby’s Catering                      LOCATION: GABBY’S KITCHEN
and Banquet Hall on November 6 Over 70                               CATERING & BANQUET HALL
businesses and individuals contributed silent                      2235 S HIGHWAY 89, CHINO VALLEY
auction items and/or goods and services.
   A gigantic thanks to the Winter Wonderland
Committee: Chair Robin Christie (Granite Mountain
                                                                 REID-KAECKER 2010 VOLUNTEER
Home Care & Hospice), Bonnie Hayes (Sunshine                         OF THE YEAR AWARDED
Clean Team), Lisa Feingold (Granite Mountain Home
Care & Hospice), Denise Mueller (Herman & Lily’s),                   Business of the Month and New
Jolyne Nichols (Cruise Specialist), Rick Nichols (Rick                    Member Recognition
Nichols Custom Engraving), Tom Payne (Tom’s Print
Shop), Dian Tucker (Arizona’s Hometown Radio                           Promote Your Business at the
Group), Rene Vicente (National Bank of Arizona).                  Business TO Business Networking Tables
Special thank you to Kim and Tim Davis (KT
Interiors) for the carriage ride and Tom Payne for                 Bring Prizes for Business Card Drawing
constructing our “saloon” for the evening. Please be
sure to our Tabletop Sponsors on your list of                          50/50 CASH DRAWING FOR THE
                                                                        CHAMBER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
businesses to patronize as a way to thank them for
their additional support. Tabletop Sponsors listed
below.
                                                                 JOLYNE NICHOLS CRUISE SPECIALIST
    ARIZONA HIGHWAY SAFETY SPECIALISTS                          PURPLE SAGE EMBROIDERY & AWARDS
              BARRETT PROPANE                                      ROTARY CLUB OF CHINO VALLEY
        BOB’S COMPLETE AUTO REPAIR                                          SIR SPEEDY
            THE CARING PRESENCE                                STATE FARM INSURANCE-PENNY HUBBLE
      CHINO VALLEY NOONTIMERS LIONS                                      SUDZ YUR DUDZ
   GRANITE MOUNTAIN HOME CARE & HOSPICE                             TENDER HEARTS SENIOR CARE
               HERMAN & LILY’S                                         WARREN’S HAY-N-MORE
                    KOA                                               YAVAPAI BROADCASTING
      RICK NICHOLS CUSTOM ENGRAVING
                                      NEWS & NOTES                              Highway Administration are
                                                                                conducting a study to evaluate and
                                                                                identify potential corridor
                                      THANKS TO OUR 2010                        alternatives for a new access
                                      PLATINUM SPONSORS                         controlled facility to connect
                                                                                Interstate 17 and the proposed Fain
                                         They supported the Chamber in          Road Connector at State Route 169 in
The Chino Valley Connection is        2010 by being Platinum Sponsors.          Yavapai County.
a monthly publication of the:         Their sponsorship dollars helped the          Public input is needed and two
                                      Chamber continue its support of           public meetings are scheduled. A
CHINO VALLEY AREA
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                   business in Yavapai County. So be         meeting is scheduled for Monday,
P O BOX 419                           sure to thank them for their              December 6th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at
175 E ROAD 2 SOUTH                    contribution to the business              the Town of Prescott Valley Council
CHINO VALLEY AZ 86323                 community.
928-636-2493                                                                    Chambers, 7401 E Civic Circle. A
www.chinovalley.org                           ALLIANCE HOME CARE                second meeting is scheduled on
                                         ARIZONA’S HOMETOWN RADIO               Wednesday, December 8th from
                                                   GROUP                        5:30pm-7:30pm at Mayer High School
2010-201
2010-2011 Board of Directors
  10                                                                            Multipurpose Room, 17300 E Mule
                                            BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD              Deer, Spring Valley. Information
John Morgan-President                                                           regarding the study can be had by
   Yavapai College, Dean                  CIRCLE L ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Leonda Armstrong – Treasurer                                                contacting Bill Pederson, ADOT
    Circle L Animal Hospital            GRANITE MOUNTAIN HOME CARE              Information Officer, 602-712-8069 or
Robin Christie –Secretary                        & HOSPICE                      bpederson@azdot.gov.
    Granite Mountain Home
    Care & Hospice                         HORIZON DENTAL GROUP
Larry Anderson – Alliance Home                                                  WILDLIGHTS & ANIMAL
    Care                                     PRESCOTT TRUE VALUE
Dave Barrett – Barrett Propane                                                  SIGHTS
Rhonda Chavez – Wells Fargo                    TOM’S PRINT SHOP
    Advisors                                                                        During the holiday season
Dr. Mark Costes – Horizon Dental
    Group                             LIONS CLUB SELLING TREES                  Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary
Leslie Hoffman – Yavapai Title                                                  (1403 Heritage Park Road, Prescott)
    Agency                                                  Get your live       will feature a holiday light display
Kay Jones – Chino Valley Historical
    Society                                             Christmas tree from     every Friday and Saturday evening
Bob Layton – Bob’s Complete                             the Chino Valley        from 6:00pm-9:00pm through
    Automotive Repair                                   Lions Club. The trees   January 1, 2011. The Park will be
Rick Nichols – Rick Nichols Custom                                              lighted with festive holiday
    Engraving
                                                        are being sold in the
Tom Payne-Tom’s Print Shop                              lot south of the Road   decorations, light displays, and
Ron Romley – Vice Mayor, Town         Runner Laundry at 665 N Highway 89.       special scheduled attractions.
    of Chino Valley                   The lot hours are 2:00pm – 6:00pm,            The admission fee is $3 for
John Scholl – Chino Valley Unified
    School District                   Monday – Friday, and 10:00am –            members and $5 for non-members.
                                      6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday. The          Cencessions as well as the gift shop
                                      Lions will be selling douglas, grand,     will be open during event times.
Chamber Staff                                                                   Information is available at
                                      and noble firs of various sizes.
Ab Jackson – Chief Executive             Their trees always sell out quickly,   www.heritageparkzoo.org or by
   Officer                            so don’t miss out if you are looking      calling 928-778-4242.
Linda McFarland – Office Manager
Eric Spurgeon-Director of
                                      for a live tree. The trees are sold to
   Volunteers                         raise funds for the many charitable       HOLIDAY TREE PICK UP
                                      and community projects supported
                                      by the Lions.                                When you are ready to dispose of
Mission Statement:
                                                                                your live tree, Boy Scout Troop 617
To promote economic growth,           ADOT CORRIDOR STUDY                       has a pick up and recycling service.
serve as a voice for the business                                                    Pick Up Date: January 8, 2011
community, and enhance the
quality of life for Chino Valley.        Arizona Department of                       Pick Up Times: 8am – 4 pm
                                      Transportation is holding public               Cost: $10 donation per tree
                                      scoping meetings for the I-17 to Fain     To register for this pick up and
                                      Road Connector Corridor Study.            recycling program, contact Bruce
                                      (ADOT Project # 99 YV 000                 Goodman, 928-583-0925, or online
                                      H816201L) The Arizona Department          www.scouts617bsa.org/tree.asp.
                                      of Transportation and the Federal
                                                (continued next column)
       ON CHRISTMAS & VOLUNTEERS                            In order to accommodate our dynamic growth, we
                                                         recently moved into new headquarters on Road 2
                         by                              South and Highway 89. On December 15, our
                 Ab Jackson, CEO                         monthly mixer will be a grand opening at the
                                                         Chamber from 3:00 to 6:30 PM.
                            You may recall that the
                         song White Christmas was           Welcome to our newest Chamber Board Member,
                         introduced in the movie         Leslie Hoffman of Yavapai Title Agency. Leslie and
                         “Holiday Inn” in 1942 and       Eric also own Big Daddy E’s and they have been great
                         became the title for movie      supporters of the Chamber for years. Welcome
                         in 1954. Both starred Bing      Leslie!
                         Crosby.
                                                            As you probably know, this year’s Winter
                             “Holiday Inn” was about     Wonderland, “A Chino Cowboy Gala” was a huge
                          a former showbiz star          success. Thanks to Robin Christie for her leadership
                          named Jim Hardy who            and to her terrific committee for their hard work.
retired to buy a farm in Connecticut. He converts a      Ahead for our Chamber is this year’s Hometown
portion of the farm into a nightclub open on             Chino Christmas on December 17 and 18. Dr.
Holidays, hence the name “Holiday Inn.” Although         Leonda Armstrong and her crew are preparing the
the movie was not really about Christmas, the high       best ever for the Chino Community. More details are
point of the movie was when Crosby sang Irving           elsewhere in this newsletter.
Berlin’s White Christmas.
                                                            On your business book shopping list for the
    Like Jim Hardy the Chino Valley Chamber puts on      season should be: Buy In by John Kotter, Mojo by
lots of events and not just on holidays. On the          Marshall Goldsmith, The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon,
second Wednesday of each month, we conduct a             and Boom Town by Jack Schultz.
Membership Luncheon. We started those luncheons
in January of 2006, with about forty in attendance.          One account says that Irving Berlin wrote the
Sixty Luncheons later we average 100 at that             song White Christmas in 1940 sitting around a pool
function.                                                at the Arizona Biltmore. Whether true or not, White
                                                         Christmas is the best selling single record of all time
   On the third Wednesday of the month we conduct        and the 1954 movie was that year’s highest grossing
monthly Mixer’s at our members’ businesses. Those        film.
Mixers provide excellent opportunities for
networking and socializing. Another great venue for         I hope you will find time to volunteer during the
networking is our Women-In-Business Luncheons,           season. I hope you will also support your
conducted quarterly and our Business and Educators       community by shopping local. Happy Holidays!
Breakfast also a quarterly activity.

   In January we will be bringing back our Chamber
Brown Bags, which will be conducted in our new
Board Room. In January, we will also begin a
Citizen’s Academy to help equip volunteers for
service to our Community.

   If you add Casino Night, the Chamber Golf
Tournament, the Business Expo and Winter
Wonderland to the mix above, you can see we have
been a pretty active Chamber with two full time
employees. In order to make all that happen, we
invited Eric Spurgeon to join our team to be Director
of Chamber Volunteers. Eric is doing a terrific job
and I hope you will respond positively if he calls on
you to help. Eric will be on hand to help Bob
Kaecker, Virginia Reid and Charlie Arnold (last year’s
recipient) present the Reid-Kaecker Volunteer of the
Year Award at our Holiday Luncheon on December 8
at Gabby’s. Get your reservations in early-this is my
favorite luncheon of the year and it will be crowded!
                                                   Dean Echols and Robin Christie at the Gala.




SCENES FROM THE COWBOY GALA

   From decorations to food, the Cowboy Gala had
something for everyone! See some of the pictures
taken at the event.




                                                   Tom Payne at the “saloon” – which Tom built.




 Cowgirls Dana Sharp, Marilyn Henze, Kay Jones.




                                                   Desperado wanted posters and resident “jailbird.”
NOVEMBER BUSINESS LUNCHEON                                 New members received their membership
                                                       plaques. Welcome them to the Chamber the next
   THANK YOU to TIM WIEDERAENDERS, editor of           time you see them.
The Daily Courier for keynoting the November
Business Luncheon. Mr. Wiederaenders spoke to
how the newspaper focuses on local news and
information because it has the greatest impact on
community. Media has also changed to meet social
networking by being online, tweeting, and blogging.




                                                       Pictured L-R with Ab Jackson (far left) and John
                                                       Morgan (far right) are: Patrick Taft (SCHWAN’S
                                                       HOME SERVICE), Steve & Chris Anderson (CONEYS),
                                                       Trudy Chapman-Radley (HORSES WITH H.E.A.R.T.),
                                                       and Steve Cotton (INDIVIDUAL MEMBER).

                                                          The Winter Wonderland Committee was
Picture above is Tim Wiederaenders speaking at the     recognized at the luncheon for their hard work and
November luncheon.                                     contributions to a great fund raiser. THANK YOU
                                                       Winter Wonderland Committee!
   The November Business/Organization of the
Month went to the CHINO VALLEY FOUNDATION
FOR SENIORS. The Foundation for Seniors is a
nonprofit dedicated to providing meals on Fridays at
the Chino Valley Senior Center. Local restaurants
donate food and volunteers from businesses and
organizations serve the meals. The Foundation for
Seniors fills the gap for meals because the Town of
Chino Valley is on furlough on Fridays.
Congratulations!



                                                       Pictured L-R front row: Jolyne Nichols, Lisa Feingold,
                                                       Robin Christie, Rene Vicente. Pictured L-R back row:
                                                       Rick Nichols, John Morgan, Dian Tucker, and Tom
                                                       Payne. Not pictured: Bonnie Hayes and Denise
                                                       Mueller.

                                                          THANK YOU to JIM BUNKER for donating his
                                                       share of the 50/50 cash drawing back to the
                                                       Chamber Scholarship Fund. Each spring the
                                                       Chamber donates the contents of the Scholarship
                                                       Fund to Chino Valley High School graduating
                                                       seniors. THANK YOU to SCHWAN’S HOME SERVICE
                                                       for providing frozen food products to the winner of
Pictured L-R: Board President John Morgan, Kay &       the second ticket drawn. See page 6 for those who
Harvey Jones for Foundation for Seniors, and           provided prizes in November.
Chamber CEO Ab Jackson.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS                                    FROM DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEERS

Pizza Hut (returning member)                                                 Mr. Dennis Garvey,
312 Market Place Dr                                                       Gerontologist and Dean of Lifelong
Chino Valley                                                              Learning at Yavapai College, as well
928-636-6400                                                              as a published author and national
Contact: Jody Bigger, Manager                                             speaker, gave a presentation on the
Restaurant that specializes in pizza.                                     older worker in the workforce at
                                                       the November Business/Educators Breakfast. He was
Chino Valley Quilters                                  warmly received by those in attendance because of
1824 E Ash Dr                                          his dynamic, fun, and educational presentation.
Chino Valley                                           Dennis is a leader in the area and well respected for
928-636-0908                                           his knowledge in the field of gerontology. Perhaps
Contact: Susan Gates Harms, Opportunity Chair          Dennis will return for a more in depth presentation
A nonprofit organization of quilters who share their   on the subject in the future. The Chino Valley
talents with the community by donating quilts to       Chamber says THANK YOU to Dennis Garvey for
local groups and charities.                            taking time out of his busy schedule to come and
                                                       speak – especially so early in the morning.
D & R Home Improvements & Repairs (returning)              The Chamber also appreciates those of you who
P O Box 3600                                           attended the Business/Educators Breakfast. We look
Chino Valley                                           forward to seeing you at the next Breakfast in the
928-308-1468 (cell) 928-636-9387 (business)            first quarter of 2011.
Contact: Douglas Riggs                                                                      Eric Spurgeon
Doing this type of work for 25 years.

Chino Valley Church of Christ                                  THANK YOU! FOR PROVIDING
P O Box 2673                                                      PRIZES IN NOVEMBER
Chino Valley
928-273-1494                                                      Big Daddy E’s BBQ & Catering
Contact: James Isenberg, pastor                                  Jolyne Nichols Cruise Specialist
Sunday worship and weekly Bible study.                                 The Windmill House
                                                                         Cartridge World
                                                                 Rick Nichols Custom Engraving
                                                                      Warren’s Hay-n-More
PLEASE NOTE HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSINGS
                                                                       Yavapai Title Agency
              FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24 –
                                                                       Bonnie Casey-Artist
               FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31                                  BestFriends General Store
                                                                         We Can Help U
                                                                     Schwan’s Home Service
                                                                    Las Fuentes Resort Village
                                                                           H & R Block
                                                                    Tender Hearts Senior Care
                                                                Arizona’s Hometown Radio Group



                                                       HOLIDAY WINE RELEASE CELEBRATION
                                                          GRANITE CREEK VINEYARDS invites you to its
                                                       Holiday Wine Release Celebration on Saturday,
                                                       December 11 and Sunday, December 12 from
                                                       11:00am – 5:00pm. The featured new wines are
                                                       2009 Sauvignon Blanc and 2008 Chenin Blanc.
                                                          Admission on each day is $10 and includes wine
                                                       tasting, appetizers, live music, and festivities.
                                                       Included in the celebration will be a few cellared past
                                                       vintages of Granite Creek Vineyards wines available
                                                       for purchase. Come and enjoy the fabulous new
                                                       white wines and amazing red wines.
                                                      See below for pictures of the breakfast. The first
                                                      picture is Dennis Garvey speaking to attendees. The
              THANK YOU!                              second picture is of those attending.
       TO OUR RENEWING MEMBERS

                      Walgreens
                Alliance Home Care
                  Patriot Disposal
                  Cartridge World
          Chino Valley Noontimers Lions
               Wells Fargo Advisors
                     Vang Comp
              Stazenski Construction
               The Brochure Works
             Chino Valley Fire District
          Saving Grace Lutheran Church
                    Drake Cement
           Tender Hearts Senior Care
                  United Disposal
                      U.S. Vets
               Paradise On Wheels
                     Bob Kaecker
           Valpak of Northern Arizona
                      McDonalds
               Hospice of the Pines
       R W Turner & Sons Pump & Windmill
        Mary Kay Cosmetics-Dede Jackson
                     Andy Tobin
             National Bank of Arizona
                 Galpin Ford & RV
       Prescott Resort & Conference Center
            Chino Valley Mini Storage
             Southface Solar Electric                        DECEMBER MIXER/OPEN HOUSE
                                                                  December 15, 2010
                                                                   3:00pm – 6:30pm
BUSINESS/EDUCATORS BREAKFAST
                                                          Help the Chamber Celebrate Its New Location
    THANK YOU to Jim Cabral of Gabby’s Kitchen
                                                              Attend a Mixer at the Chamber Office
Catering & Banquet Hall for hosting the Chamber’s
4th quarter Business/Educators Breakfast. Breakfast                   175 E Road 2 South
was delicious with plenty of hot coffee. A special                       Chino Valley
THANK YOU to DENNIS GARVEY for speaking to the
breakfast attendees. Dennis has many insights into               We Will Have Food, Fun, & Prizes!
the impact of older workers on business economy               Great Business TO Business Networking
and a humorous way of letting us know about their           50/50 Cash Drawing for the Scholarship Fund
gifts and weaknesses.




                                                                     HAPPY NEW YEAR!
                          2010 PLATINUM SPONSORS




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