EVERYTHING FOR THE WORKPLACE
The month of April kicked off with a day of silly pranks and practical jokes. While most of us don’t like falling victim to pranks you can rest assured that there will be no “pranking” in this month’s edition! I am going to spare you that and am pleased to tell you that this month’s issue of the Source is dedicated to member business spotlights.
I am excited to see so many of our member businesses taking advantage of the opportunity in getting their name out to chamber members. Some of these opportunities came as a result of renewing their chamber membership while others
First Vice ChairmanBob Tinsley
Past-Chairman of the BoardRick Danzey
Members of the BoardChris AckermanRichard BounceNick DiCosola Colleen Hunt Lisa Iskandar
Raghada Khoury Kari Leon
Kevin Mahany Jeanie Miller Tony Penna Terry Saenz
Max Schetter Tisha Snyder
Source MagazineEditor & DesignerChris AckermanSignify Designs
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The AV Business Source Magazine is published monthly by
The Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
Spirit River Center16010 Apple Valley Rd.Apple Valley, CA 92307
Tel. 760.242.2753Fax. 760.242.0303
Email. [email protected] www.AVChamber.org
By Marci AguayoMessage from the Chairman
April 2016April 2ndFurball Mini GolfApple Valley Conference Center14975 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
April 3rdCome Make MagicHilton Garden Inn12603 Mariposa Road, Victorville11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
April 6thDiscover & Explore Pompeii & AmalfiChamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 6:00 p.m.
April 7thAll Chamber After Business Networking EventMavericks Stadium12000 Stadium Way Adelanto, CA4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
April 8th2016 Man About Town Kick-offChamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm.
April 13thExecutive Committee MeetingChamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Chairman: Marci Aguayo, Alaska USA FCU
April 13th2016 Water SummitBarstow Community College2700 Barstow Road, Barstow7:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
April 19thBoard of Directors MeetingChamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Chairman: Marci Aguayo, Alaska USA FCU
April 20th General Membership LuncheonApple Valley Golf Course15200 Rancherias Road, Apple Valley11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
April 22ndAmbassador Committee MeetingChamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Chairman: Richard Bounce, Bounce Realty
April 22ndObamaCare WorkshopChamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
April 28thChamber Mixer SpringtiniColdwell Banker Homesource12138 Industrial Blvd. #102, Victorville4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
May 2016May 6thGovernment Relations Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple ValleyNoon – 1:00 pmChairman: Pat Orr, Little Caesars
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We appreciate the overwhelming response in attendance at the General Membership Luncheon
and wish to accommodate all members in attendance. In our efforts to fulfill the reservations at the Apple Valley Golf Course for the monthly
luncheon we ask that members R.S.V.P. no later than the Thursday before the luncheon. Should a member reserve and not attend, the lunch fee of $25.00 will be billed to the member. Notice of cancellation of
reservations for the luncheon must be made 24 hours in advance in order to avoid the lunch fee.
April 20, 2016
American Legion Post 256 9 Years
Anita I. Holmes 4 Years
Apple Valley Unified School Dist. 28 Years
ArchAngel Financial 2 Years
Barbara B. Blaine 12 Years
California Writers Club HD Branch 4 Years
Carmike Cinemas 3 Years
Ed Henry 2 Years
Frick, Frick & Jette’ Architects 7 Years
Friends of Apple Valley Library 5 Years
Hi-Grade Materials/Robar Ent. Inc. 29 Years
HD Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 7 Years
High Desert Party Rentals, LLC 9 Years
Hitt Plumbing 22 Years
Inland Valley Hospice Care 1 Year
Marine Corps Community Services 4 Years
Mohave Historical Society 4 Years
Passantino Andersen 9 Years
R & S Beverage Company 35 Years
Silver Valley Propane 2 Years
Spirit River Center & Executive Offices 8 Years
State Farm 9 Years
Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with
disabilities upon request.
Thompson Family Plumbing and Rooter, INCPO Box 400748Hesperia, CA 92340760-694-5269
The Fitt Klub18165 Highway 18Apple Valley, CA 92307760-810-0655
Paul R. Russ10401 Choiceana Ave.Hesperia, CA 92345760-987-4694
Lovingood for Board of Supervisor 201614360 St. Andrew DriveVictorville, CA 92395760-245-8384
Apple Valley Golf Course 15200 Rancherias Rd.
Apple Valley, CA 92307Check-in begins at 11:15 a.m.Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.
ProgramIs Your Business a Target for Hackers?
SpeakerAkilah Kamaria, Blue Fields Digital
Table SponsorSan Bernardino County Fairgrounds
DrawingRichard Bounce, Bounce Realty
Ticket SalesArmida Murphy
Ambassador ChairRichard Bounce, Bounce Realty
AmbassadorsJackie Bounce, Bounce Realty
Joan Phelps, HD Center for Spiritual Living Sandra Ganis, Ganis ConsultingMiriam Munoz, Valley Hi HondaLinda Martin, Linda’s Tailor Shop
Anita Holmes, California Writer’s ClubTerry Saenz, VVAPL Humane SocietyRandy Mages, Century 21 Desert Rock
Barbara Smith • Armida Murphy
RSVPApple Valley Chamber of Commerce
(760) 242-2753 or [email protected]
Cost$20.00 per person with reservation
$25.00 per person at the door without reservation
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found value in purchasing the chance to spotlight their business in front of the over 350 recipients of the Source. The strategic partnership these businesses have formed with the chamber allows them to raise their visibility and heighten their exposure to a key target audience consisting of business owners, professionals and aspiring leaders.
Studies have shown that by just being a member of a chamber of commerce, businesses enjoy a 73% increase in awareness from consumers and a 78% increase in awareness among fellow businesses. That is just
the bare minimum. By taking advantage of numerous opportunities offered by the Chamber, your business can greatly improve its visibility throughout the community.
We know it is a courageous endeavor to run a business. That courage benefits all of us. I encourage you to support the businesses that are spotlighted this month, as well as all chamber businesses. When we support each other we all benefit!
The Church for Whosoever 7 Years
Town of Apple Valley 26 Years
Valley Insured Property Management, 7 Years
Victor Valley Women’s Club 6 Years
Victorville Glass Co., Inc. 32 Years
Waggin’ Tails 17 Years
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Business Spotlight SPECIALThis month will be a special issue, as we highlight our membership! The following companies were selected at random by the Editor from their Business Spotlight forms turned in as either a luncheon
prize or as a new or renewing member. If you are not in this issue, you will appear in a later one.
Apple Valley Christian SchoolApple Valley Christian School was founded in 1976 as a
ministry of the Apple Valley Baptist Church. These wonderful people of faith had a vision for a Christian school in this rural desert area and developed a long-range plan to support Christian education.
Apple Valley Christian School exists to give its students a complete God-centered orientation of life, providing them with an education founded on a thoroughly Christian and biblical world view, with the goal of creating, under God, a student with a Christian mind. They provide education from pre-school through 12th grade with a full range of sports, musical programs, Latin and Spanish, as well as before and after school day care. Visit www.avcschool.com for more information.
DS Energy SolutionsWith an innovative business model, dedicated staff,
experienced solar and electrical professionals, consultants, partners and affiliates, DS Energy Solutions is one of the top local companies dedicating themselves to provide solar solutions for your home or business.
They pride themselves on their ability to create long lasting relationships with their clients that does not end at the project’s completion. Solar is not a “one size fit all” type of business. Every project needs to be taken individually, and every system, is a custom-tailored energy solution for our clients. To start your path to a solar future call today at 844-DS-Energy.
Family Real EstateSince 1990, Family Real Estate is a full service company
that specializes in home, commercial and vacant land real estate sales & listings. With over 30 years experience and locally owned and operated, Family Real Estate has creative financing and also educates with their own home buyers seminars.
Become part of the Family! Call Family Real Estate at 760-242-3137 and see what they can do for you!
Bears Private Homecare, Inc.Bears Private Homecare has been in business for
approximately 6 years and is locally owned and operated. They make it easier for your loved ones to be able to live in the privacy of their own home.
The staff at Bears love what they do and you will know this by the special care their team offers for those who need care. The caregivers are all trained with compassion and a willingness to aid anyone with their personal needs. To find out more, call them at 760-951-4803 or visit www.bearsprivatehomecare.com.
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Paws for Conservation.
Water is essential to everything that’s living, and we must be smart about how we use it. There is no shortage of ways that you can make a difference, and Liberty Utilities is here to help. Please don’t use more than you need.
Conserving is Caring.
Glenn DentalGlenn Dental, a leading dental practice
in Apple Valley, CA specializes in general, cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic dentistry. They provide comprehensive dental care for all ages in a fun, professional and safe environment. They know how much a straight, white smile can boost a person’s confidence and self-esteem and that is why Glenn Dental strives to provide their patients with the quality dental care that will help them achieve and maintain a beautiful smile and optimal oral health for life.
Dr. Glenn Ong-Veloso saw too many friends and family going “down the hill” for more advanced dental options that was lacking in the high desert. Due to this, he attended and earned his degree in dentistry from Loma Linda in 1997 where he graduated in the top 3 percent of his class. Since 2010 they have been providing the latest advancements in dentistry such as laser dentistry, 3D Radiography, non-surgical TMJ/Migraine Treatment, Sleep Apnea solutions and much more.
Apple Valley Eyewear, Inc.Dr. Philip Etchells and his staff provide more
than just eyewear, but full eye exams, glaucoma evaluation and treatment, dry eye treatment, LASIK consultation and contract lenses.
At Apple Valley Eyewear they treat their patients like family. They offer delivery of glasses and contact lenses for those who can’t make it in. There is a reason why they have been voted “Best of the Desert” in the Daily Press three years in a row! Apple Valley Eyewear is located at 13692 Apple Valley Road in Suites 170 and 180 in Apple Valley.
Starbuck Walsh, LLPJennifer Starbuck and Joseph Walsh have
been providing tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll audits as well as general business consulting since 2003.
Starbuck Walsh, LLP specializes in understanding the needs of our High Desert community and tailor their services to accommodate the specific needs of each client. Businesses contact Starbuck Walsh to guide them through
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Fairway Realty, Inc.
Sue Moore of Moore Digital Marketing speaks to the
membership on the power of Facebook for business.
Gini Watterson of Massey Insurance shares a Business
Moment at the luncheon.
Wanda Sterbonic with The Phoenix Foundation promotes the 2016 Man
About Town event.
New members, Thompson Family Plumbing are welcomed as new
members to the Chamber.
Paul Russ, is now a proud member of the
Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Apple Valley Fire Chief Sid Hultquist gives an update at our monthly
Pastor John Rickart takes advantage of our “Marketing Minute” to promote the upcoming
Monopoly Tournament at AV Christian School.
Board Members Lisa Iskandar and Rick Danzey, receive Resolutions from George Runner, Vice Chair, 1st
District of the State Board of Equalization.
complicated compliance issues that are part of operating every business and work with them to achieve the financial results they expect. Contact them today at 760-242-9222.
Capstone Consulting GroupMaking money in business is one thing, but what about the future and protection for you and your family? T. Kirk Riding,
Paul Riding, Eric Sinclair and Debbie Richardson have over 50 years of combined experience offering retirement planning, wealth management, legacy & estate planning, investment advice, life insurance, long term care insurance, individual & group health, as well as traditional and Roth IRA services.
The process they teach their clients is CLIMB. Collaborate, Learn, Implement, Monitor and Build. This process helps them design and execute a plan that is customized to each of their client’s needs and goals.
Find out more at www.capstoneconsultinggroup.us.
Conco Construction Engineer, Design & Build, Inc.Conco Construction is a hands on General Building & Engineering contracting firm located in Apple Valley.With 30 years in business and a strong background in civil and structural construction, Conco specializes in the designing
and building of industrial, commercial and residential construction projects requiring imaginative and inventive solutions for special conditions. They offer a unique blend of general & subcontractor services, that enables them to view a project from different perspectives as well as of having a superb team of professionals. When you think of your next building project, call Conco at 760-247-8814.
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Hi Desert AlarmThe genesis of Hi Desert Alarm began in 1967 when Roy and Carrie Watson bought Barstow Alarm. In 1980 they became
Hi Desert Alarm in Victorville and is now considered one of the iconic companies in the High Desert. A true example of a family owned business, they handle all security needs with the latest innovations and technologies for both residential and commercial customers. Call them today at 760-245-8600 to get a quote today.
Armstrong Fairway Insurance AgencyArmstrong Fairway Insurance Agency is an independent agency with the customer in mind. They have relationships
with dozens of insurance companies, allowing you to get the right price with the right service. Whether you have the ideal history that preferred companies desire, or a not so perfect history, Armstrong Fairway will find the right coverage, with the best company, at the best price for you.
As an independent insurance agency, Casey Armstrong and her staff can offer you the right coverage with the personal touch you would expect from your neighborhood insurance agent. Consistently voted “Best of the Desert” for the last 7 years, Armstrong Fairway was also awarded 33rd Assembly District’s “Small Business of the Year” in 2015. For more information call 760-245-2561.
Merrell Johnson CompaniesMerrell Johnson Companies is a full-service civil engineering, surveying, construction management, materials testing
and special inspection consulting firm that provides each client with dedicated attention. The staff has high ambition and energy to dedicate to any project it undertakes. Merrell Johnson has been serving the High Desert and Southern California since 1957. Their excellent team of highly qualified professionals and support personnel has the experience and technical expertise to provide quality service that you can rely on.
Merrill Johnson moves any project from the planning stages through construction. They deliver an unparalleled record of accountability based leadership while being able to coordinate and direct multiple project-based efforts that are cost effective with timely results. Call them today at 760-240-8000.
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