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					Santa Fe Springs
Official Publication of the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                      BUSINESS
                                              www.sfschamber.com                                                                        Vol. 23, No. 10 • June 2010
 CalENdar
 JUNE 9 / Wednesday
 CHAMBER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
 12 NOON–2 PM / SFS Chamber Office

 JUNE 10 / Thursday
 CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 3:30–4:30 PM / Clarke Estate
 LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION
 4:30–6 PM / Clarke Estate
 SFS CITY COUNCIL / REDEVELOPMENT
 6 PM / SFS City Council Chambers
                                                                                                            Representatives from the Regional Chamber Alliance met
 JUNE 11 / Friday                                                                                           with several of the area’s elected officials. Pictured here,
 RCA LEGISLATIVE FORUM
                                            Regional Chamber Alliance meets with Assemblymember             Larry Clanton of Cosby Oil shaking hands with Senator
                                            Tony Mendoza.                                                   Ron Calderon.
 8–9 AM / Southern California Edison

 JUNE 17 / Thursday
 NETWORKING@NOON
                                            Regional Chamber Alliance Members
 11:30 AM–1 PM / Bar-B-Que Express,
 Clarke Estate, 10211 Pioneer Blvd.         Attend Legislative Summit in Sacramento
                                              Several business leaders from the       budget without doing it on the backs        with lawmakers.
 JUNE 18 / Friday
                                            Regional Chamber Alliance, (RCA)          of our state’s business community.             “We need to tell our lawmakers that
 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE             traveled to Sacramento last week to          At the Sacramento Host Breakfast,        we will not look the other way while
 8:30–9:30 AM / SFS Chamber Office          attend the CalChamber 2010 Business       Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger              they vote on over-regulation, and vote
                                            Summit and to meet with our legisla-      said, in this time of economic uncer-       on ‘job killing’ bills. We need to tell
 JUNE 22 / Tuesday                          tors to discuss the importance of sup-    tainty, California needs to focus on        them our expectation is they will work
 COMPUTER SECURITY SEMINAR                  porting business friendly legislation     job creation.                               with us—not against us—to put our
 9–11 AM / Atkinson Andelson Loya           to California’s economic recovery.           “Job killer” legislation is the last     state back on a strong financial footing
 Ruud & Romo, 12800 Center Court Dr.,         During the two-day conference,          thing California needs, Schwarzeneg-        where it belongs,” Renda said.
 Suite 300, Cerritos                        RCA representatives met with several      ger said during a question-and-answer       Budget Reform
                                            legislators from our business commu-      session with CalChamber President              The Governor said the private sec-
 JUNE 24 / Thursday                         nity—Assemblymembers Tony Men-            and CEO Allan Zaremberg at the 85th         tor should not have to pay for the mis-
                                            doza and Charles Calderon, Senators       annual breakfast.                           takes made by the Legislature through
 SFS CITY COUNCIL / REDEVELOPMENT
                                            Bob Huff and Ron Calderon. We also           “What we need is to do the oppo-         tax increases that hurt businesses.
 6 PM / SFS City Council Chambers
                                            met with Dan Carrigg of the League of     site, what we need to do is to create          “The problem in Sacramento is that
 JUNE 29 / Tuesday                          California Cities as well as Rick Rice,   jobs,” the Governor said. His last year     they don’t understand business that
                                            the head of the California Recovery       in office is all about “job, jobs, jobs,”   well,” he said.
 HUMAN RESOURCES FORUM
                                            Task Force.                               Schwarzenegger said.                           He compared the problem in Sac-
 11:45 AM–1 PM / SASSFA                       The conference offered the oppor-          The breakfast, sponsored by the          ramento to the lack of leadership in
 JULY 5 / Monday                            tunity to listen to former Governor       25-member Sacramento Host Com-              New Orleans leading up to Hurricane
                                            Pete Wilson and Russell Gould, chair-     mittee and the CalChamber, attracts         Katrina in 2005.
 SFS Chamber office closed to               man of the University of California,      a statewide audience of hundreds of            “They knew for years that those
 observe Independence Day holiday           Board of Regents as they discussed        leaders from business, agriculture,         levees were vulnerable. They knew
                                            the state’s governability. A common       industry, education, government, the        for years that if a big storm comes
 JULY 7 / Wednesday
                                            theme amongst the entire conference       military and the consular corps.            it will wipe out the city, but they sat
 BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE                     was the importance of balancing the          Zaremberg pointed out that the           there and they hoped for the best
 7:30–9:30 AM / Café & Stuff at                                                       Governor has vetoed more than 200           and then what happened was finally
 Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Dr.                                                        “job killer” bills since taking office      Katrina came and wiped out the city.

 JULY 8 / Thursday                              SAVE THE DATE!                        in 2003.
                                                                                      Employers Key
                                                                                                                                  And now the economic decline came
                                                                                                                                  worldwide and it wiped out the state
 SFS CITY COUNCIL / REDEVELOPMENT
 6 PM / SFS City Council Chambers
                                                 Team Up with                            In remarks preceding the questions-
                                                                                      and-answers with the Governor, Lar-
                                                                                                                                  of California,” Schwarzenegger said.
                                                                                                                                     The Governor has proposed budget

 JULY 13 / Tuesday
                                                Santa Fe Springs                      ree Renda, executive vice president of
                                                                                      Safeway, Inc. emphasized, “Employers
                                                                                                                                  reforms, including pension reform.
                                                                                                                                  The California pension system has
 SOCIAL MEDIA SEMINAR                             Businesses!                         are the bridge to California’s future.      increased from $150 million 10 years
                                                                                      We are the key to helping our state get     ago, to $3 billion today—a 2,000 per-
                                                   2010
 8:30–10:30 AM / Town Center Hall
                                                                                      back to work.”                              cent increase, the Governor said. He
 JULY 14 / Wednesday                                                                     She called on breakfast attendees        said he wants to bring that number
 CHAMBER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE                   Business Expo                          to commit to an “ongoing dialogue”          back to those 1999 levels.
 12 NOON–1 PM / SFS Chamber Office
 MULTI-CHAMBER MIXER
                                              Thursday, September 16                  City Now Offers New Online
 5:30–8 PM                                       3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
 Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles/Rosemead
 888 Montebello Blvd., Rosemead
                                                   Heritage Park                      Services to Better Serve You!
                                                  $100 table/$150 table                  To better serve the community, the
 JULY 15 / Thursday                                                                   city has added online services for your
                                                     with electricity                 convenience. You may now submit a
 NETWORKING@NOON                                    Register today at                 service request from the comfort of your
 11:30 AM–1 PM / location to be announced
                                                  www.sfschamber.com                  home or office.
                                                                                         You can now submit an online service
                                                                                      request through our frequently asked
                                                                                      questions (FAQs) found by visiting our
                Santa Fe Springs Business                                             website at www.santafesprings.org. Ac-
                                                                  PRSRT STD
                12016 East Telegraph Road, Suite 100                                  cessing our online service request form
                                                                 U.S. POSTAGE
                Santa Fe Springs, California 90670                                    is simple, just follow these three steps:
                                                                      PAID
                                                                  Permit No. 3        1. Visit our home page and select
                                                              Santa Fe Springs, CA       FAQs/Online Service Requests
                                                                                      2. On the FAQs/Online Service Requests page search for the answer to your
                                                                                         question. Depending upon your question, you may be able to access an
                                                                                         online service request form by clicking on the link provided.
                                                                                      3. If you still need further assistance, complete and submit a service request
                                                                                         form. Once submitted, you will be able to track the progress of your request.
                                                                                         For more information, please call City Hall at 868-0511.
 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE                                                                                                Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • June 2010 • Page 2


                                          an inspirational leader and a great       as far as we have with the website
By                                        friend. I am grateful for his support     project without your passion and                  SANTA FE SPRiNgS
                                          and faith in me to name me as presi-      dedication.
Wendy                                     dent elect.                                  Susan Crowell of Health First Medi-
                                                                                                                                    CHAMBER oF CoMMERCE
Meador                                       Sylvia Southerland of Southern Cali-   cal Group and our youth advocate.               12016 E. Telegraph Rd., Suite 100
                                          fornia Edison has been a tremendous       You have provided counsel and wis-                Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Tangram                                   help during the transition and is al-     dom and I treasure our friendship and                   (562) 944-1616
Interiors                                 ways available when I have a question     the opportunity to work with you.                    www.sfschamber.com
                                          or need some extra help. She is also         Raman Venkat of LeFiell Manufac-
                                          serving a longer than normal term as      turing Company, who is stepping off                — EXECUTiVE CoMMiTTEE —
                                          immediate past president and I am         the board after his three-year term,          President
                                          thankful that she has agreed to serve     will be sorely missed.                        WENDY MEADoR
  Usually this is the final opportunity   a second term as such.                       Liz Buckingham of Friendly Hills           Tangram Interiors
for the outgoing president to send a         The executive team was outstand-       Bank, your dedication to keeping              Vice President, Public Affairs
message to the chamber members and        ing this past year. They stepped up       our chamber on budget during some             RAMAN VENKAT
to thank their team for the past year’s   and took on extra appearances when        tough financial times is spectacular.         LeFiell Manufacturing Co.
hard work.                                I was unable. Lisa Boyajian of Ansa          The entire chamber board, commit-          Vice President, Member Services
  While I am going to be serving for      Insurance Services always brought         tee chairpersons, and chamber staff           PAUL HESSE
another year I didn’t want to miss        sunshine with her to every meeting. I     did an outstanding job this year with         Penta Pacific Properties
the chance to give much deserved          can’t begin to say what a tremendous      all of our programs and committees.           Vice President, Youth Enrichment Fund
appreciation to those who helped out      asset she is to our chamber!              The strength of our chamber lies in           SUSAN CRoWELL
during this challenging year.                Paul Hesse from Penta Pacific Prop-    the diversity and dedication of our           HealthFirst Medical Group
  I want to start out with Marc Es-       erties or “King of the Website”, you      volunteers; each and every one of you         Vice President, Special Events
sensa of McKesson. He served as our       served double duty as vice president      is a superstar!                               LiSA BoYAJiAN
president for the first five months of    and chairperson of the website com-          Of course the city council, City Man-      Ansa Insurance Services
his term and during that time he was      mittee. We would have never gone          ager Fred Latham, and city staff have         immediate Past President
                                                                                    continued to support our businesses           SYLViA SoUTHERLAND
                                                                                    in Santa Fe Springs. This was a tough         Southern California Edison Company
                                                                                    year for the city and I watched the           Treasurer
                                                                                    council and Fred agonize over difficult       LiZ BUCKiNgHAM
                                                                                    decisions that had to be made. Every          Friendly Hills Bank
                                                                                    decision they made was in the best
                                                                                    interests of the residents, including                     — DiRECToRS —
                                                                                    the business community.                       MiCHAEL B. BECHER
                                                                                       This past year has been a tumultu-         Miller Giangrande, LLP
                                                                                    ous one, full of change and uncer-            LARRY L. CLANToN
                                                                                    tainty. As we come out the other side,        Cosby Oil Company, Inc.
                                                                                    I have great hopes for the future of          JAMES CUSiCK
                                                                                    our businesses in Santa Fe Springs            Shaw Diversified Services, Inc.
                                                                                    and the chamber in particular. There          RiCHARD FiERRo
                                                                                    are many opportunities opening up             Consolidated Disposal Service

  Rob’s building Maintenance                                                        as our economy begins to grow again           PAUL FLECK
                                                                                    and I can’t wait to see what this next        Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
                                                                                    year has in store for us.                     MiCHAEL J. FoLEY
     • JaNItorIal SErvIcE & SUPPlIES                                                   I look forward to serving the next 12      CB Richard Ellis
     • Floor & carPEt clEaNINg                                                      months as your president and hope to          CARLoS gALVAN, JR.
                                                                                    see you at a chamber event soon!              La Amapola, Inc.
     • PrESSUrE WaSh                                                                                                              RiCK LANDiS
     • WINdoW clEaNINg                                                                                                            Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet
                                                                                      	           Santa	Fe	Springs                MARC MAXWELL
                       (866) 205-9107                                                 	           Chamber	of	Commerce             Beltmann Group
                                                                                                                                  CURTiS MELLo

                                                                                           Human	
  rob & Irene Franco / cell (562) 201-7436 / licensed & insured
                                                                                                                                  Heraeus Metal Processing, Inc.
                                                                                                                                  S. HARRiS PiNSKY

                                                                                          Resources	                              Scanlon, Guerra, Burke Insurance Brokers
                                                                                                                                  CHERYL RoMERo


                                                                                            Forum
                                                                                                                                  Preferred Bank
                                                                                                                                  ToM SUMMERFiELD
                                                                                                                                  Cascade Pump Company
                                                                                                    Topic:
                                                                                                                                                — STAFF —
                                                                                      Performance	Reviews                         KATHiE FiNK
                                                                                                                                  Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                              Presented	by:                       BRUCE BERTRAM
                                                                                                Paul	Fleck	                       Director of Marketing
                                                                                                                                  MARiCELA CASTELLANoS
                                                                                           Atkinson,	Andelson,	
                                                                                                                                  Accounting
                                                                                          Loya,	Ruud	and	Romo                     SUE gRANA
                                                                                                                                  Youth Services Coordinator
                                            •	 Fire	Extinguishers                           Date	and	Time:
                                                                                                                                  LAURA gUiDERA
                                            •	 Fire	Sprinklers                         Tuesday,	June	29                           Administrative Coordinator
                                            •	 Extinguisher	Cabinets                  11:45	am	to	1:00	pm                         CHRiSTY LiNDSAY
                                                                                                                                  Member Services Coordinator
                                            •	 Restaurant	Fire	Systems
                                                                                                  Location:                       NiCoLE CHAVARRiA
       VLADIMIR ROSALES                     •	 Design	and	Build                                                                   Receptionist
     Sales and Service Manager                                                             SASSFA,	
                                               SALES	&	SERVICE
        Tel. (562) 424-8486
         Fax (562) 989-4747               INSPECTIONS	&	MAINTENANCE                    10400	Pioneer	Blvd.
                                                                                        Santa	Fe	Springs                          Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS
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 MEMBER PROFILE                                                                                             Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • June 2010 • Page 3




ACRO Printing, Inc.
   How exciting to have the opportu-
nity to share with you a little about
myself and ACRO Printing, Inc. My
name is Sara Lindborg and I have
been blessed to work in my family’s                                                                                Since
business for over 15 years.                                                              COMMERCIAL                1958
                                                                                                                               RESIDENTIAL
   I started in the printing industry
                                                                                     	   •	Drains	and	Sewers	Cleaned	             •	Water	Heaters
sweeping floors and doing simple
                                                                                     	   •	Copper	Repiping	     •	Furnaces	       •	Hydrojetting
bindery operations. I eventually
                                                                                     	   •	Air	Conditioning	    •	Water	Piping	   •	Leak	Detections
moved my way through production
                                                                                     	   •	Water	Softeners	     •	Disposals	      •	Bath	Remodeling
positions and into a customer service
                                                                                                          •	Backflow	Testing	&	Repair          State
position.                                                                                                                                   Contractor
   My hands-on experience, as well as
                                                                                                  11661 E. Firestone Blvd., Norwalk           License
growing up in the business, allow me                                                                                                         #271767
to successfully assist my customers
                                                                                                         24 HOUr SErVICE
with all of their printing and promo-
tional item needs.
   ACRO Printing, Inc. was established
                                          Sara Lindborg, ACRO Printing,
                                          Inc. sales representative, enjoying               800   238-5558•562 868-7777
in 1952 and has been serving this         networking at a Santa Fe Springs
community ever since. The word            Chamber of Commerce event.
ACRO is a Greek word meaning “the         while intergrading modern technol-
top of the mountain; the ultimate”        ogy with the latest XEROX DIGITAL
hence, in the ‘60s the slogan was “The    COLOR technology.
Ultimate Printer.”                          We also have a digital black and
   ACRO Printing, Inc.—“The Commu-        white copier up to 12 by 18 inches, as
nity Printer”—believes in supporting      well as a full-time design/typesetting
the community through involvement         department, printing press depart-
in many service and volunteer orga-       ment, full bindery area with pick-up
nizations, as well as being members       and delivery.
of professional organizations such as       In addition to our printing on paper
chambers of commerce, The Printing        services we can also assist you with all
Industry Association of Southern Cali-    your promotional item needs.
fornia, National Association of Pho-        Please feel free to contact me today
toshop Professionals, and California      for more information or to schedule
Association Business Printers.            an appointment. Call me at (562)
   Today, ACRO Printing, Inc. main-       945-9638 or email me at Sara@acro-
tains old fashion customer service        printing.com.
                                            You can also visit us at 13301 Phila-
                                          delphia Street, Whittier, CA 90601 or
                                          learn more about the various services
                                          we have to offer on our website at
                                          www.acroprinting.com.




                                               For more information,
                                               call 562-698-0811 Ext. 12332
                                               or check our website at
                                               www.pih.net




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BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE                                                                                            Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • June 2010 • Page 4


                                                                                    Executive Director
Promoting Your Business                                                             Laura Trujillo and
                                                                                    Marketing Director
to New Heights!                                                                     Kris Schero of
                                                                                    Vintage Cerritos
                                                                                    receive a beautiful
                                                                                    photo plaque from
                                                                                    Randall Courtney
                                                                                    of DDWerks, Inc.
“You save because I listen.”                                                        for hosting the
                                                                                    May Business Card
H Corporate Gifts                                                                   Exchange breakfast.
H Trade Shows                                                                                                Chamber Ambassadors Kimberly Sawyer, Wine Shop at
H School Fundraisers                                                                                         Home; Randall Courtney, DDWerks, Inc.; and Robert
                                                                                                             Tice, Copynet Office Solutions; congratulate the very
H Employee Recognition                                                                                                            lucky $100 Pot ‘O Gold winner,
                                                                                                                                  Sharon Cote of Hidden Valley
H Eco-Friendly
                                                                                                                                  Moving and Storage.

Angie Lee                                                                                                                           New chamber member Michael
(562) 822-9706                                                                                                                      LeMaster, Cutco Cutlery, and
info@stellarpp.com                                                                                                                  LAEDC Regional Manager Nancy
                                                                                                                                    J o rd a n n e t w o r k a n d t r a d e
www.stellarpp.com                                                                                                                   signatures as they complete their
                                                                                                                                    networking game paperwork.


Discover the Company that cares more about your landscape than you do...             Vintage Cerritos Hosts May
                                                                                     Business Card Exchange
            Award Winning Landscape Maintenance                                        Vintage Cerritos is truly the next generation of assisted living for seniors. This
 LIMITED TIME FIRST MONTh FREE WITh ONE-yEAR CONTRACT                                beautiful facility incorporates the latest in technology with award winning archi-
           Water Management • Professional Tree Care ISA Standards
                                                                                     tectural design. Vintage Cerritos independent and assisted living takes pride in
      Irrigation Repair • Installation • Fuel Modification • Weed Abatement
           Member of the California Landscape Contractors Association
                                                                                     their surroundings while providing outstanding care and support for seniors.
              Contracted to the City of Santa Fe Springs for 29 years                The community is located on a portion of Cerritos College Campus, featuring
       (562) 946-4441 • www.completelandscapecareinc.com                             garden walkways, interior courtyards and a lushly landscaped private park.
     Insured-Bonded-License # C27 - 756703 QAL 104401 Arborist WE-8219A                At Vintage Cerritos we are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our
                                                                                     residents. Our staff is composed of a team of special people who have a passion
                                                                                     to willingly give of themselves every day, and a desire to lend a hand when it is
                                                                                     needed most. Our exceptional programs are designed to promote your health:
FREE DELIVERY                         (MINIMUM ORDER OF $15 WITHIN 3-MILE RADIUS)    physically, mentally and spiritually. A variety of healthy meals are prepared three

       RACHADA                        THAI CUISINE
                                                                                     times daily, and a choice of nutritious snacks is always available.
                                                                                       This unique community offers 105 of its 147 apartments for seniors, age 62 or
             The Authentic Taste of Thai                                             older, with very low to moderate income. Applications for the Vintage Cerritos
                                                                                     affordable program can be requested by calling the community. The application
          • DINE-IN • TAKEOUT • DELIVERY                                             process includes income verification, applicant interviews and assessments by
 • LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY NIGHT • OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK                                      Vintage Cerritos senior management staff.
  13416 E. IMPERIAL HWY., SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA 90670                                   At Vintage Cerritos we know how hard you have worked to get where you
    (Located on the corner of Imperial Hwy. and Carmenita Rd.)
                                                                                     are today. We want to give you the opportunity to know your home as a beauti-
     TEL. (562)        921-0889 • 926-6255                                           ful, serene place where you can meet with your family and friends, relax, and
                      www.rachadathai.com                                            make the most of your life. You have taken care of others all your life; now let
                                                                                     us take care of you!
                                                                                       Kris Schero is the marketing director/assistant executive director for Vintage
                                                                                     Cerritos. She has worked in the senior industry for over 16 years and extends
                                                                                     a warm welcome for you to stop in and tour our beautiful community or call
                                                                                     for a free brochure. Vintage Cerritos is located at 11000 New Falcon Way in
                                                                                     Cerritos. Please give us a call at (562) 865-9500 or you can learn more about
                                                                                     us at www.vintagesenior.com.
                                                                                       Vintage Cerritos is having a “McSenior Night Fundraiser” on June 9, 4:00
                                                                     CHAMBER         p.m. to 7:00 p.m., to raise funds for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life
                                                                      MEMBER         sponsored by Vintage Cerritos Senior Living and McDonalds in Artesia. It will
                             .
                       John P Pringle, Partner
                                                                     DISCOUNTS
                   Sharon Wu, office adminiStrator                                   be held at the McDonalds at 17523 Pioneer Boulevard, Artesia. Twenty percent
                        Phone: 323-724-3117                                          of all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. They welcome
     6055 eaSt WaShington boulevard, Suite 500, loS angeleS, ca 90040-2466           the participation of members of the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                     and city residents.



                                                                                           Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                         BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE
                                                                                                                    Hosted by
                                                                                         Café N’ Stuff at Heritage Park
                                                                                          12100 Mora Drive, Santa Fe Springs
                                                                                                           (Entrance on Hathaway Drive)

                                                                                                     Wednesday, July 7
                                                                                                     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
 MEMBERS MAKING NEWS                                                                    Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • June 2010 • Page 5




Office Administrator
Sharon Wu, Roquemore,
Pringle & Moore, and Sales
Consultant Andrew Lopez,
Paychex, enjoyed the great
food and networking
at Bruce’s Prime Rib &
Spirits.




Bruce’s Prime Rib & Spirits
Hosts May Networking@Noon
  Bruce’s Prime Rib & Spirits has been        and those who attended can certainly
a member of the Santa Fe Springs              vouch for the wonderful food that is
Chamber of Commerce for over 34               served there on a daily basis.
years and yet there are still some local        Bruce’s is located at 12623 Imperial
business people and residents who             Highway in Santa Fe Springs, right
have not had the good fortune to try          at the corner of Bloomfield Avenue.
out this wonderful establishment.             They are open for your dinning plea-
  In May, Bruce’s hosted our monthly          sure Monday through Saturday from
Networking@Noon chamber event                 11:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. while their
                                              lounge remains open until 1:00 a.m.
                                              Their lounge also features Karaoke ev-
                                              ery Tuesday and Thursday evening.
                                                In addition to banquet facilities
                                              available for company or personal
                                              events, Bruce’s Prime Rib also of-
                                              fers offsite event catering. For more
                                              information contact their restaurant
                                              manager, Jeannie Mayer, at (562)
                                              868-4660.




                 Bar-B-QUE EXPrESS
               at the Clarke Estate
      10211 Pioneer Blvd., Santa Fe Springs
                         (behind	Town	Center	Hall)
   Thursday, June 17, 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,	and	a	delicious	lunch!
   Go	to	www.sfschamber.com	for	more	information.


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     PROVIDER IN SOUThERN CALIFORNIA SINCE 1946.
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  ( Incentive Travel
  ( Meeting Planning
  ( Contract Negotiations
  ( Travel Policy Implementation
  ( Budget Monitoring
  ( Employee Vacation Planning
  CALL US FOR A FREE PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION OF yOUR TRAVEL POLICy AND BUDGET.

  Call us at 562-945-3801
  13127 Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90601 • info@lagunatravel.net
GOLF CLASSIC                                             Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • June 2010 • Page 6



A Great Time Was Had by All!      Corporate
                                  Sponsors




                               City of Santa Fe Springs Community
                                    Development Commission

                                                                                             45th Annual Golf Classic




                                                                         Thanks to Our
                                                                      Tournament Sponsors
                                                                     CORPORATE SPONSORS
                                                                     City of Santa Fe Springs
                                                                        Community Development Commission
                               City of Santa Fe Springs Community
                                                                     CR&R Waste & Recycling Services
                                    Development Commission
                                                                     McKesson
                                                                     Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
                                                                     Serv-Wel Disposal & Recycling
                                                                     HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSOR
                                                                     BreitBurn Operating, LP
                                                                     CONTEST SPONSORS
                                                                     CLOSEST TO THE PIN – The Whole Child
                                                                     LONGEST DRIVE – McKesson
                                                                     STRAIGHTEST DRIVE – Tangram Interiors
                                                                     PUTTING CONTEST SPONSOR
                                                                     WAPADH
                                                                     TEE SPONSOR
                               City of Santa Fe Springs Community    Community Bank
                                    Development Commission           TEE SIGN SPONSORS
                                                                     Ansa Insurance Services
                                                                     Consolidated Disposal Service
                                                                     Gateway Business Bank
                                                                     Preferred Bank
                                                                     Rose Hills Memorial Park
                                                                     Santa Fe Springs Firefighters Local 3507
                                                                     Southern California Gas Company
                                                                     TEE PRIZES & RAFFLE PRIZES
                                                                     Ansa Insurance Services
                                                                     Bumble Bee Foods
                                                                     Enos Chiropractic Clinic Chiropractic Clinic
                                CR&R Waste & Recycling Services      Hacienda Golf Club
                                                                     HealthFirst Medical Group
                                                                     Nestle – Wyanne Nord
                                                                     Norwalk/La Mirada Plumbing & HVAC
                                                                     People One Source
                                                                     PIH
                                                                     Renew Massage and Skin Care
                                                                     Tri Cities ROP
                                                                     Safeway LA Federal Credit Union
                                                                     Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet
                                                                     Southern California Gas Company
                                                                     Stellar Promotional Products
                                           McKesson                  MORNING LIBATIONS
                                                                     Cafe n’ Stuff
                                                                     LUNCH SPONSOR
                                                                     Bruce’s Prime Rib & Spirits
                                                                     BEVERAGE SPONSORS
                                                                     Norwalk-La Mirada Plumbing & HVAC
                                                                     Triangle Distributing Company
                                                                     Superior Grocers
                                                                     SNACK SPONSOR
                                                                     Heraeus Metal Processing, LLC
                                                                     GOLF BROCHURE
                                                                     Design donated by Simpson Advertising Inc.
                                  Presbyterian Intercommunity        Printing donated by X-IGENT Printing, Inc.
                                            Hospital
                                                                              SPECIAL THANKS TO
                                                                            ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS




                                  Serv-Wel Disposal & Recycling
GOLF CLASSIC                                               Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • June 2010 • Page 7


                                  Fred Latham,
                                  closest-to-the-pin,
                                  sponsored by The
                                  Whole Child

                                           Justin Wells,
                                         longest drive,
                                         sponsored by
                                             McKesson
                                                           FORKLIFT
Some of the Golf Classic Contest Winners!
                                  Bill Weldon and
                                  Jeff Winkler,
                                                           RENTAL DEPOT
                                  first place

                                       Mike Wallance
                                      and Don Skala,
                                        second place


                                                                    13178 Sandoval Street
                                  Paul Hesse and                 Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
                                  Justin Wells,
                                                             (562) 941-5405 • (562) 941-1425 FAX
                                  third place
                                                                     www.IMhEINC.com
                                         Steve Naylor,      Email: customerservice@IMhEINC.net
                                     straightest drive,
                                         sponsored by
                                    Tangram Interiors




Bruce Lazenby, putting contest,
sponsored by WAPADH



JOIN THE SFS CHAMBER!
Call Bruce, 562-944-1616




  ADVERTISE IN SFS BUSINESS! Call Michael, 562-464-7297
YOUTH ENRICHMENT FUND                                                                              Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • June 2010 • Page 



                                                                               Students Get a Glimpse of College Life
Change a Child’s Destiny... Become a Ph.D                                         Students in Santa Fe High School’s mentor pro-
Make a commitment to donate $1,000 a year                                      gram learned about college life as they toured Cer-
                                                                               ritos College with their mentors. For many of the
for five years and earn the honor of Ph.D.                                     students, it was their first time on a college campus.
As a Ph.D (Pretty Huge Donor), you join the ranks of those                     Included on the tour was an up-close view of the
who are committed to changing the destiny of our youth.                        nursing, culinary arts, automotive technology and
Your donation will go to the Youth Enrichment Fund which awards an             cosmetology departments. For the students, who are ending their ju-
                                                                               nior year in high school, this is the time for them to start researching
annual $20,000 Destiny College Scholarship, $2,500 Powell Grant, and
                                                                               avenues available to them upon graduation.
funds youth programs for students in Santa Fe Springs.
As a Ph.D, you will be recognized in the chamber newspaper, you will receive
two reservations per year at the Destiny Dinner and Auction, you will be       Could Your Business Benefit
recognized in the event program, and thanked with a diploma and pin.
 Call the chamber today and commit to changing a child’s destiny!
                                                                               from Volunteer Workers?
  (562) 944-1616 or www.sfschamber.com for more information.                      Does your business have a use for student volunteers? Are you in-
                                                                               terested in hosting a student volunteer this summer? Santa Fe High’s
                     (Tax I.D. #93-1217543)                                    Business and Mechancial/Drafting Design Academies may have a stu-
                                                                               dent for you.
                                                                                  Students from these Academies will be participating in a summer
                                                                               intern program which will run from June 21 through July 29. Students
                                                                               will have completed their work permits and work experience forms and
                                                                               their workers’ compensation insurance will be covered by the Whittier
                                                                               Union High School District.
                                                                                  Past student interns have volunteered their hours at the library, law
                                                                               firms, retail stores, doctor offices, and child care programs. If you are
                                                                               interested or would like more information about the intern program,
                                                                               please contact Dona Warkentin at donawarkentin@hotmail.com or
                                                                               call (626) 369-6581.


                                                                                               dONatE yOUr Car, trUCk,
                                                                                                      rV Or BOat tO
                                                                                                    SaNta FE SPrINgS
                                                                                                    CHamBEr/lEagUE
                                                                                                yOUtH ENrICHmENt FUNd
                                                                                  you can donate your car, running or not, to Cars4Causes.
                                                                                          Tell them you want the proceeds to go to
                                                                                 Santa Fe Springs Chamber/League youth Enrichment Fund.
                                                                                  We benefit from the donation and you get a tax deduction.
                                                                                       Cars4Causes will do all of the DMV paperwork!
                                                                                              1-800-766-CARE (1-800-766-2273)
                                                                                                    www.cars4causes.net



                                                                               CAPC, Inc. Hosts Kaleidoscope Mixer
                                                                                On May 13, CAPC, Inc. hosted the eighth annual Kaleidoscope Five-
                                                                               Chamber Mixer and Silent Auction fundraiser at the Radisson Hotel in
                                                                                                         Whittier. The Santa Fe Springs Chamber of
                                                                                                         Commerce hosted a table at the event and,
                                                                                                         as always, their staff and the many members
                                                                                                         of the chamber who attended the event did
                                                                                                         so by wearing green to proudly represent
                                                                                                         their chamber.
                                                                                                            There were hundreds of attendees at this
                                                                                                         great chamber networking event which also
                                                                                                         featured a huge silent auction with hun-
                                                                                                         dreds of items to bid on, raffle drawings,
                                                                                                         the Laker Girls signing autographed photos,
                                                                                                         and a wide array of delicious food for guests
                                                                                                         to enjoy. Guests were also entertained
                                                                                                                        by SFS Chamber member,
                                                                                                                        R.M.H Dancesport Center,
                                                                                                                        which did a wonderful job of
                                                                                                                        emceeing and providing the
                                                                                                                        entertainment.
                                                                                                                           Businesses and commu-
                                                                                                                        nity members supported this
                                                                                                                        event by donating items to
                                                                                                                        the silent auction, serving as
                                                                                                                        corporate sponsors, or who
                                                                                                                        came with co-workers, fam-
                                                                                                                        ily and friends to network
                                                                                                                        and bid on auction items! All
                                                                                                                        the proceeds go directly to
                                                                                                                        supporting the services pro-
                                                                                                                        vided by CAPC, Inc., an orga-
                                                                                                                        nization which specializes in
                                                                                                                        empowering individuals with
                                                                                                                        disabilities to maximize the
                                                                                                                        quality of their lives in their
                                                                                                                        homes and communities.
                                                                                                                           If you would like to learn
                                                                                                                        more about CAPC, Inc. and
                                                                                                                        how you can help to support
                                                                                                                        this wonderful organization,
                                                                                                                        call (562) 693-8826 or visit
                                                                                                                        their offices at 7200 Green-
                                                                                                                        leaf Avenue., Suite 170, Whit-
                                                                                                                        tier, 90602. Their website is
                                                                                                                        www.capcinc.com.
 MEMBERS MAKING NEWS                                                                                                  Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • June 2010 • Page 



HealthWays Medical Group Celebrates with Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
   On May 18, HealthWays Medical Group celebrated        You are welcome to come by to meet their staff or
the opening of their beautiful new location with a       take a tour of their great new offices. For more in-
grand opening and ribbon cutting event, attended         formation, call (562) 698-7161 or visit their website
by a large contingent of members from the Whit-          at www.healthways1.com.
tier and Santa Fe Springs chambers of commerce.
Attendees toured the new facility and enjoyed great
food and refreshments.
   HealthWays Medical Group, owned and managed
by Dr. Edwin Chun, D.C. and his wife Serena, is a
team of healthcare providers servicing the fields of
medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic, and acu-
puncture. They also have staff providing massage
and fitness training.                                                                                                 HealthWays Medical Group Massage Therapist
   They take a holistic approach to find what works                                                                   Connie Perez, Acupuncturist Michelle Wu, Physical
best for each person in creating and maintaining                                                                      Therapist Kelley Wung, Office Manager Serena
health with the goal of delivering excellent care and    Dr. Edwin Chun and wife Serena prepares to cut               Chun, Dr. Edwin Chun, DC, Massage Therapist/
getting meaningful results for their patients.           the ribbon as SFS Chamber Ambassador Chairman                PT Aide Steve Hernandez, and SFS Chamber
   HealthWays Medical Group’s new facilities are at      Randall Courtney, staff employees, SFS Chamber               Ambassador Chairman Randall Courtney as they
6518 Greenleaf Avenue, Suite 25, Whittier, 90601.        ambassadors and members look on.                             receive a certificate of congratulations.



                                                 Setá Dine
                                                 & Lounge
                                                 proprietors Javier,
                                                 Casey, and Jeen
                                                 Jimenez recently
                                                 hosted a mixer
                                                 to celebrate the
                                                 restaurant’s first



                                                                                  Occupational health                                       Urgent Care
Setá Hosts Celebrates First                                                           Services                                               Services
Anniversary with Mixer
   On April 29, the owners of Setá Dine & Lounge, Javier, Casey
and Jeen Jimenez celebrated the first anniversary of opening their
beautiful contemporary dinning establishment in Whittier by host-
ing a joint evening mixer of the Pico Rivera and Santa Fe Springs
Chambers of Commerce.
   They wanted to show their appreciation and say “thank you” to all
for the support they have received from individuals and businesses
located in these two nearby communities. A large and exuberant
crowd of chamber members enjoyed a wide array of Setá appetizers
and refreshments while networking the evening away.
   What was scheduled to be a two-hour evening event went on
for several hours longer. Setá, complete with steakhouse favor-
ites, showcases critically acclaimed Executive Chef Hugo Molina’s
Modern American Cusine with Spanish and Asian influences. Chef
Molina prepares all his steaks over mesquite wood.
   They believe in using sustainable farming and organically grown
produce resources. For your personal dining pleasure or to book
your next company party or event, you will find Setá at 13033
Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90601.
   Lunch is served 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
and dinner, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. daily. For more information, call
(562) 698-3355 or visit their website at www.dineseta.com.


 SFS Chamber
 Website Statistics                                                                                     June Means Parties
 april 2010                                                                                             for Dads and Grads!
 Visits: 6,535
 Directory searches: 324
                                                                                                        We can help you make it special.
 Top five member searches:                                                                              Visit our NEW website! Get a quote
 Blue Coast Financial
 Vans Inc.
                                                                                                        online at www.orbitpartyrentals.com
 Venbrook Insurance Service
 Renew Massage and Skin Care
 Blooms Floral Company
 Map referrals: 3,044
 Top five members mapped:
                                               562-696-8875
                                                          12061 E. Slauson Ave.
 Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Park                          Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
 Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles/Rosemead       • Linens         • Weddings
 Vans Inc.                                   • Tables/Chairs  • Graduations
 Residence Inn by Marriott                                                                                   Get Your Event Off the Ground...
                                             • Umbrella/Tents • Corporate Events
 Holiday Inn Select
                                                                                                                                                and Into Orbit.
 Top categories for the month:                       MONTHLY DRAWING
 Wearing Apparel                                        ENTER TO WIN $25 CASH
 Manufacturing                                          $25 Riddle for May contest:                       15% OFF all barbecue, griddles,
 Copier Systems: Sales and Service
                                                    When the cow jumped over the moon,
                                                      what ran away with the spoon?
                                                                                                          picnic canopies and umbrellas
 Logistics Distribution: Contractors          Email your answer to: oprcustomerservice@hotmail.com      Good 6/1/10 thru 6/30/10 only. (May not be combined with other offers.)
 Auto: Parts Remanufactures                   Winner will be notified by email. One winner per month.       VISIT OUR WEBSITE CATALOG TO VIEW ALL RENTAL ITEMS.
 NEW MEMBERS                                                                                                Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • June 2010 • Page 10


CHARTER ADJUSTMENTS CORPORATION                                                  JBS
Ken Odett, national sales manager/VP                                             Mariah Tomich, human resources manager
9400 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 100                                             13215 Cambridge St., Santa Fe Springs 90670
Chatsworth 91311                                                                 (562) 565-8010 / www.jbssa.com
(818) 407-4040, ext. 316 / www.charteradjustments.com                            Food processing
Charter Adjustments is a commercial collection agency handling business to
business past dues. We also specialize in the recovery and remarketing of in-    LA MIRADA EYE & LASER CENTER
dustrial and agricultural equipment.                                             Alex Hamric, chief operations officer
                                                                                 12675 La Mirada Blvd., Suite 301
CULLIGAN WATER                                                                   La Mirada 90638
Dorian Austin, sales representative                                              (562) 204-3003
9145 Rose St., Bellflower 90706                                                  www.lamiradaeye.com
(951) 757-1687 / www.culligan.com                                                La Mirada Eye & Laser Center treats
We are dedicated to delivering high-quality                                      all medical and surgical diseases of
water solutions that will improve the lives of                                   the eye including Lasik and cataract
our customers. Today we offer the most tech-                                     surgery with premium lens implants.
nologically advanced, state-of-the-art water                                     Our optical department offers a large
filtration products available. Our entire line         Dorian Austin,            variety of stylish frames and custom      Nhu Ly, O.D., Erin Song, O.D., Jeffrey
of water softeners, water filtration systems,       sales representative         lenses.                                   V. Winston, M.D., Vinay Gutti, M.D.,
drinking water systems, and whole-house filtration systems set the standard in                                             and Lynne D. Louie, O.D.
the water treatment industry.
                                                                                 MARKET MY LOCAL BIZ
EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION                                                Dave Espino, president
Lisa Rendon, Job Developer                                                       12325 Florence Ave., Santa Fe Springs 90670
8707 Sorensen Ave., Santa Fe Springs 90670                                       (562) 322-3284
(562) 945-1064 / www.ecf.net                                                     www.MarketMyLocalBiz.com
We are a 64-year-old, nonprofit organization                                     We help small businesses generate more customers from
serving children and adults with developmen-                                     the internet.
tal disabilities by offering programs and servic-
es out of our 18 locations. Two of our focuses                                                                    Dave Espino, president
are identifying employment opportunities in
our local communities, and subcontracting                                        PDSI (PROCESSING & DISTRIBUTION SERVICES, INC.)
work into our two PAR (packaging, assembly, Lisa Rendon and Felice Peres         John Belsito, president
and rework) services warehouse facilities totaling 65,000 square feet.           14141 Alondra Blvd., Santa Fe Springs 90670
                                                                                 (562) 407-1000 / www.pdsidistribution.com
HUNTER SECURITY, INC.                                                            Physical distribution of apparel, footwear and accessories.
Jay Hunter, president                                                            PDSI, with over 50 years’ experience in the handling of ap-
15317 Paramount Blvd., Suite 103                                                 parel and general department store merchandise will develop
Paramount 90723                                                                  Carton In–Carton Out, Pick and Pack, and/or Garment on Hanger programs for
(562) 602-2700 / www.HunterSecurity.org                                          your company’s specific needs.
Security guards and patrol service
                                                                                 SERVPRO OF WHITTIER
                                                                                 Veronica Perez, sales manager
  Remember, Buy from Chamber Members!                                            12407 E. Slauson Ave., Unit L
  The following companies recently renewed their memberships. We salute          Whittier 90601
  these businesses and thank them for their continued support. Members           (562) 698-5368
  listed in boldface type donated to the Youth Enrichment Fund.                  www.servproofwhittier.com
                                                                                 Residential and commercial
  Adecco Employment Service              healthFirst Medical Group North
                                                                                 fire, water and mold damage           Juan Alfaro, Marlyn Torres, Carlos Avila,
  Coory	Engineering                      McGranahan	Carlson	&	Co.                restoration. We are a premier         Diana Garcia, Angel Rodreguez, Rene
  Electric Sales Unlimited               Otto	Systems                            insurance vendor.                     Mendoza, Veronica Perez, Joe Ramos, and
  Golden Springs Development Co. Pregis	Corporation                                                                    Arturo Rios
  Goodrich	Corp.                         Safeway	LA	Federal	Credit	Union         VECTOR SECURITY
  Gorlitz Sewer & Drain                  Southern	California	Edison	Co.          Aaron Esparza,
                                                                                   regional sales manager
                                                                                 5411 E. Valley Blvd.
                                                                                 Los Angeles 90032
              SErraNO laNdSCaPINg, INC.                                          (800) 521-1958 / www.vectorsecurity.com
                                                                                 Alarm services including intrusion, fire, access control, video surveillance, in-
              COmmErCIal maINtENaNCE SPECIalIStS                                 tercom, and central station monitoring
           • RESiDENTiAL              • CLEAN-UPS / CLEARiNg SINCE 1974
           • NEW LAWNS                • WEED ABATEMENT
           • MoNTHLY MAiNTENANCE      • iRRigATioN SYSTEMS & REPAiRS                  Call Michael Aguilar for information about advertising in
           • TREE TRiMMiNg            • gARDEN DESigNS
                                                                                           Santa Fe SpringS BuSineSS, (562) 464-7297
                      (562) 698-7100
   martin Serrano cell (714) 222-7605 / Insured / lic. # C27-903273
 SECURITY AND SAFETY UPDATE                                                                                           Santa Fe Springs BUSINESS • June 2010 • Page 11



Employee Theft on the Rise
By Captain Aviv Bar                       ance in this area.
  In the past year, the Whittier Police      Another safeguard against internal
Department has seen a sharp increase      theft is regular and consistent auditing
in the number of internal theft inci-     of activities related to inventory, credit
dents from businesses in Santa Fe         cards, company checks, expense ac-
Springs and Whittier.                     counts, payroll and cash.
  Although theft by employees is not         End-of-year reviews of credit card
a new crime, the current economic         bills and checks activity may allow too
condition may have contributed to the     much time for a dishonest employee
increased frequency and magnitude         to damage an organization.
of this crime.                               In some instances, we receive
  Internal theft cases have ranged        such reports an entire year after the
from shoplift incidents at retail es-     theft occurred and the employee
tablishments to the embezzlement          has moved on to another business,
of tens of thousands of dollars from      most likely continuing their crimes.
manufacturing and service businesses      Employees need to know that strict              Santa Fe Springs Chamber Security and Safety Committee members touring
in town.                                  enforcement, auditing and oversight             the Homeland Security Regional Training Center in Santa Fe Springs.
  Other incidents included the sale of    occur on a regular basis by manage-
customers’ personal information for       ment.
the purpose of identity theft and the
unauthorized use of business credit
                                             Part of preventing internal theft is
                                          knowing your employees. It is not
                                                                                          SFS Chamber Members Tour
cards and checks.
  There is no easy way to predict
                                          uncommon for employees who steal
                                          to use the proceeds for dramatic life-          Homeland Security Training Facility
who in your organization may stray        style improvements such as expensive
                                                                                            Several members of the Security and
towards internal theft, however there     cars, extravagant vacations, and new
                                                                                          Safety Committee toured the six-acre
are safeguards that can be imple-         homes.
                                                                                          Rio Hondo Fire Academy to view the
mented to prevent, deter, and detect         Also, regardless of your business
                                                                                          newest improvements being made to
such activity.                            size, owners, managers and supervi-
                                                                                          the SFS Homeland Security Regional
  First and foremost, effective pre-      sors should develop a communication
                                                                                          Training Facility.
employment screening should be            channel for employees to report ille-
                                                                                            These improvements include the
applied to any hiring process, regard-    gal activity in the workplace. This can
                                                                                          rubble pile, several vaults and tun-
less of the position. A variety of pre-   range from an open door communica-
                                                                                          nels used for confined space rescue
employment screening services are         tion policy to anonymous hotlines.
                                                                                          training, a 35-foot cracking tower, rail
available online.                            In many cases, other employees
                                                                                          car and track used for both hazard-
  Unfortunately, gone are the days of     know that illegal activity is taking
                                                                                          ous material and urban search and
a simple reference check and a few        place, but do not have an effective                                                        Bill Woyshner, Shaw Diversified
                                                                                          rescue drills.
phone calls to screen new employ-         and safe way to inform the company                                                         Services, Inc., and Wendy Meador,
                                                                                            Division Chief Stan Klopfenstein
ees. Pre-employment screening may         about such damaging activity.                                                              Tangram Interiors, in front of an
                                                                                          is primarily responsible for collect-
include a background check, criminal         If you suspect internal theft at                                                        overturned tanker used for many
                                                                                          ing the discarded equipment that
history, credit history, and academic     your business, please contact the                                                          different kinds of drills.
                                                                                          makes up this tremendously valuable
and driving history. You should con-      Whittier Police Department at (562)
                                                                                          rubble pile. If you have a railroad car    like to dispose of, you might want to
sult with your legal counsel for guid-    945-8250.
                                                                                          or overturned tanker that you would        consider giving him a call.
Aviv Bar is a captain with the Whittier Police Department and can be reached
at (562) 945-8253 or via email at abar@cityofwhittier.org


      Santa Fe Springs Crime Statistics
                    Part I Crimes Monthly Comparison
  Crimes Reported            April 2010    2010 total       2009 total       Difference
  Total                            104             445              429           +4%
  Homicide	                          2	               2	               0	       +200%
  Rape	                              0	               0	               3	       –300%
  Robbery	                           3	              15	              20	         –25%
  Aggravated	Assault	                2	              11	              18	         –39%
  Burglary	                          7	              75	              62	        +21%
  	     Commercial/Retail	           6	              59	              43	        +37%
  	     Residential	                 1	              16	              19	         –16%
  	     Vehicle	                    25	            100	               59	        +69%
  All	Thefts	                       69	            289	             246	         +17%
  	     Vehicle	                    10	              58	              65	         –11%
  	     Shoplifting	                 3	              32	              63	         –49%
  Auto	Theft	                       21	              53	              77	         –31%
  Arson	                             0	               0	               3	       –300%




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       PIPE – VALVES – FITTING – CONTROLS
                                                               Come Celebrate Grand Reopening
       STAINLESS STEEL – TOOLS – GAUGES                        of City Library Saturday, July 31
                 WATER WORKS                                     The city is excited to announce the grand re-opening of the Santa Fe Springs
                                                               Library. The City Library which serves close to 180,000 yearly recently went
BRANDON SUPPLY CORPORATION                                     through a complete modernization and renovation in order to continue to
                                                               serve the needs of the community and provide better resources to its patrons.
      HUBZone CERTIFIED MBE (EDI Capable)                      The 50-year-old building includes several new and exciting features as well as
We offer a full range of valves for all piping applications,   expansion of its print collections and new digital resources.
                                                                 Come be part of the grand reopening of the library on Saturday, July 31, from
       pressure tubing in all sizes and schedules,
                                                               12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. The program and ribbon cutting is scheduled at 12:00
   a complete line of fittings, flanges, and couplings         noon. Children will have the opportunity to enjoy a juggler at 1:00 p.m. and a
     in carbon stainless PVC and other materials.              puppet show at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, a balloon artist,
                                                               and drawings for exciting prizes throughout the event.
          ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED                        The grand reopening will also offer opportunities to participate in the fol-
                                                               lowing:
               CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
                                                               • Take a tour of the new facility with knowledgeable staff.
     14120 Gannet Street, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670           • Find relaxation in a great book, our new Reading Garden, and our adult
       Phone: 562.921.0407        Fax: 562.921.5945              Reading Lounge.
                www.brandonsupplycorp.com                      • Check out the expanded Children’s Area, updated Café Libro seating, and
                                                                 the new self-service checkout station!
                                                               • Patrons will also enjoy our community room, enclosed study room, and
                                                                 the new computer area.
Join the SFS Chamber! Call Bruce for details, (562) 944-1616   • Don’t forget to try out Café Libro where you can enjoy great coffee beverages
                                                               • Free Wi-Fi hot spot
                                                                                                       Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate
                                                                                                    the opening of our wonderful community
                                                                                                    resource and its new features designed to
                                                                                                    enrich your experience. For more informa-
                                                                                                    tion please call 868-7738. Join us as we
                                                                                                    celebrate our renovated and modernized
                                                                                                    library!


                                                                                                   Summer Concert at
                                                                                                   Heritage Park July 14
                                                                                                      Grab a blanket and some lawn chairs and
                                                                                                   get ready to enjoy a new series of summer
                                                                                                   concerts at Heritage Park. Heritage Park
                                                                                                   will feature Sean Wiggins and Lone Goat
                                                                                                   on Wednesday, July 14.
                                                                                                      Sean and her band have toured the U.S.
                                                                                                   in support of her last six CD releases, play-
                                                                                                   ing over 100 dates per year while opening
                                                                                                   for and sharing stages with the likes of
                                                                                                   Blues Traveler, Cyndi Lauper and Sophie
                                                                                                   B Hawkins.
                                                                                                      Sean Wiggins has
                                                                                                   entertained crowds
                                                                                                   at festivals, clubs, and
                                                                                                   colleges in Nashville,
                                                                                                   New York, Atlanta,
                                                                                                   Boston, Chicago,
                                                                                                   Houston and more.
                                                                                                   This 2002 Billboard
                                                                                                   Song Contest winner combines strong
                                                                                                   bluesy vocals with slide guitar and the
                                                                                                   country-rock back beat of her band.
                                                                                                      Bring your friends and family to enjoy
                                                                                                   a great night of sizzling songs at Heritage
                                                                                                   Park from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Don’t miss
                                                                                                   out on the barbecue meal that will be sold
                                                                                                   at each event. There will be plenty of park-
                                                                                                   ing and best of all—admission is FREE! For
                                                                                                   more information, please call 946-6476.
                                                                                                      This concert is sponsored by the Los
                                                                                                   Angeles County Arts Commission.



                                                                                                      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.
                                                                                                      54 years Golden Springs Development Co.
                                                                                                      43 years Southern California Edison Company
                                                                                                      40 years Goodrich Corp.
                                                                                                      27 years Coory Engineering
                                                                                                      23 years HealthFirst Medical Group North
                                                                                                      22 years McGranahan Carlson & Co.
                                                                                                      21 years Adecco Employment Service
                                                                                                                Electric Sales Unlimited
                                                                                                                Pregis Corporation
                                                                                                      20 years Gorlitz Sewer & Drain
                                                                                                      17 years Safeway LA Federal Credit Union
                                                                                                      14 years Otto Systems

				
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