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VAllEy-WIDE WOMEN THE 102.5 RECREATION IN HISPANIC THE VINE & PARKS BUSINESS NETWORK RADIO Pg 06 Pg 08 Pg 10 Pg 18 2019/2020 Board of Directors Executive…
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VAllEy-WIDE WOMEN THE 102.5 RECREATION IN HISPANIC THE VINE & PARKS BUSINESS NETWORK RADIO Pg 06 Pg 08 Pg 10 Pg 18 2019/2020 Board of Directors Executive Committee RICHARD PERRY, Chair DR. ROBERTO GUADAMUZ VIP Autos Guadamuz Chiropractic KEVIN PEARSON LAKSHMAN KOKA, Past Chair EMWD SJ Medical Center JOHN PETERSEN DR. VINCE RECORD, Vice Chair DFI Insurance San Jacinto Unified School District LEONARD PURVIS TAMMY CUNNINGHAM, Secretary Riverside County Sheriffs Mt. San Jacinto College MICHELLE RYNEAL DAN GOODRICH, Co-Treasurer Sierra Dawn Estates The Village PATRICIA SCOTT, Co-Treasurer IGNACIO VALDIVIA Virtue Services Consulting CR&R Environmental Services ON THE COVER:Valley-Wide Board of Directors ANDREW VALLEJOS Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians KARENA ZERMENO © Copyright 2019 Hemet San Jacinto Regional HARMONY DICK Altura Credit Union Chamber of Commerce, 615 N. San Jacinto Beltone Hearing Care Center Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543, 951-658-3211. All rights reserved. Chamber of Commerce Staff CYNDI LEMKE Executive Director YOLANDA SAENZ Business Development SONIA LAMAS Events & Communication FELIX PARKER Multimedia Volunteers SONIA RAMOS VALERIE VANDEVER The Chat is published monthly by the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber BRANDON LEA of Commerce and distributed by the chamber and its member businesses. For advertising information or to direct questions and KEVIN SAUNDERS comments about the magazine, please contact us at 951-658-3211 or by email at director@hsjvc.com. The chamber welcomes article submissions from its members concerning business updates, upcoming events and other items The Hemet/San Jacinto Chamber of of interest to the community. Articles should be in Microsoft Word Commerce serves as the voice of business format, and accompanying photography should be in .jpeg or .pdf to the entire San Jacinto Valley region. We attract, develop, promote and seek to harbor format and a minimum of 300 DPI. full prosperity for local businesses through providing avenues to network, training and program development, influencing public These should be submitted by email to: director@hsjvc.com. In policy and advocating legislative issues that order to be considered for a specific month, materials should be promote local business and job growth. submitted no less than 15 days before the 1st of that month. 2 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com OCTOBER 2019 FEATURES 06 Valley-Wide Parks and Recreations MEMBER TO MEMBER 08 Women In Business 10 Hispanic Network 18 102.5 The Vine pg 6 pg 18 LEGISLATIVE ISSUES 14 Sacramento Democrats Jeopardize Jobs Across California 15 Idyllwild Road Update ENTERTAINMENT 20 Chamber Events 21 Community Events pg 08 pg 11 pg 14 pg 16 OCTOBER 2019 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com 3 4 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com OCTOBER 2019 WELCOME, New Members... THANK YOU! Renewing Members American Legion Madam Post 53 Confection Buffalo Wild Richard Giese Wings As a member of the Hemet/San Jacinto Chamber of State Farm Commerce, you’ll receive more than just the satisfaction Cornerstone Insurance - of knowing that you helped make your community a bet- Christian Valerie Drummer ter place to work, live and play. Preschool VETERAN'S YEVONNE S2A MODULAR Swan, Carpenter, PAYING IT HOLLAND- Ruben Diamond Valley Wallis & FORWARD ARENDT DeSantiago Ronnie Imel YeVonne Holland- Hemet, CA Realtors Inc McKenzie, LLP Mountain Arendt (909) 815-7274 Center, CA Hemet, CA (951) 675-2026 (951) 451-3461 Hemet Host Trent Thompson V'S HOME SPECIAL 360 X SMART Lions Club Law Offices DECOR & MORE EDUCATION AND SAFE Christina Cadwell ADVOCATE PROGRAM 203 W. Florida Selina Davis Ken Haslam Hemet Valley Valley Restart Ave.,Hemet, CA, Hemet, CA 535 E. Florida Medical Center Shelter (619) 733-3998 (951) 782-1550 Ave., Suite A, Hemet, CA (951) 330-9332 Historic Hemet Wedbush 360 X SMART LITTLE THE BOYS & Theatre Securities, Inc. AND SAFE BLESSINGS GIRLS CLUB OF PROGRAM CHILDREN SAN Ken Haslam STORE GORGONIO Los Vaqueros 535 E. Florida Bless Beuceflas PASS Ave., Suite A, 1779 E. Florida Amy Herr Cantina & Grill Hemet, CA Ave., Suite D1, 240 W. Ramsey (951) 330-9332 Hemet, CA St. Banning, CA, (951) 800-2275 (951) 922-3259 We would like to personally thank you for your continued interest and investment in the Hemet/San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce. We value your support and commitment to the Chamber of Commerce and the San Jacinto Valley. OCTOBER 2019 | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com 5 Another Year of Fun Fall Activities Center hosts our Halloween Extravaganza from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. This free event will be filled with chills, thrills and fun! Games and candy will be provided! Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District is excited to Thursday, October 31st from 5:00pm – 8:00pm is our begin another year of fun Fall activities! Halloween Spooktacular at French Valley Community Center. This fun, haunting and safe alternative to trick Saturday, October 5th at Aldergate Park in Menifee or treating will be filled with Halloween games and from 9:00am – 11:00am, we host our Dog Daze festival candy for your little ones! and costume contest. Grab your furry friend and enter them into the highly competitive costume contest! Saturday, November 2nd is the 27th Autumn Elegance Wine and Food Tasting experience! Buy your tickets Saturday, October 19th from 4:00pm – 8:30pm is our now and reserve your spot before it’s too late! The Halloween Block Party at Valle Vista Community Hemet Exchange Club and Friends of Valley-Wide Center. This event features a costume contest for the Foundation host this year’s event at the new Soboba kids, as well as food and cookie decorating. Casino and Resort. Proceeds go toward the Youth Sports Scholarship Fund and other community Wednesday, October 30th, Winchester Community projects. 6 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com OCTOBER 2019 Saturday, November 23rd is our annual early bird/$3.00 door fee) Thursday, December 19th from 6:00pm Turkey Trot 5k Family Fun Run Outback. – 7:00pm is our Great Grinch Candy Join us at Diamond Valley Lake for this Night 3: Thursday, December 12 at Cane Hunt at Winchester Community competitive event. The first 50 to sign Marion V. Ashley Community Center Center. Santa’s elves have hidden red up receive a FREE Turkey Trot T-Shirt. ($2.00 early bird/$3.00 door fee) candy canes in the Park, but The Grinch is turning them green! Find the green Next, we begin our Holiday Gingerbread Friday, December 6th at 6:00pm is the candy canes to win a prize! House Nights. Join us for a fun-filled 13th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at evening as we make Gingerbread Regional Park in San Jacinto! Finally, we finish off the Season’s event Houses. Events include hot cocoa, Experience a movie under the stars, calendar with our Polar Plunge on cookies and a visit from Santa! music, complimentary refreshments Saturday, January 11th. Take a dip or and pictures with Santa! ride down the slide into the unheated Night 1: Wednesday, December 4th at pool at Diamond Valley Aquatic Center. French Valley Community Center ($3.00 Saturday, December 14th, we host our Only the bravest swimmers will be able early bird/$4.00 door fee) 11th annual Breakfast with Santa from to take the chill at this inaugural event! 8:00am – 11:00am at the Valley-Wide All donations will go to charity. Night 2: Tuesday, December 10th at Sport Center in San Jacinto. The fee is Valle Vista Community Center ($2.00 $3.00 and includes breakfast and For more information, check out our entry into the website, GoRecreation.org or find us on grand prize Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and drawing. YouTube at ValleyWideRec. ...responsibly provide exceptional programs and quality park facilities that promote community involvement and healthy lifestyles. OCTOBER 2019 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com 7 WOMEN IN BUSINESS HOW TO BE PREPARED IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY? The Women in Business Networking meeting on August 20, of being financially intelligent. She also explained how it is 2019, was well attended and was held at the Assistance important to be organized and responsible when it comes League Thrift Store, 180 N. Girard Street, in Hemet, a location to retirement, paperwork, and teaching others about that will continue to host monthly meetings. The finances. Assistance League is managed purely with volunteers for many notable philanthropic programs, including Operation The Women in Business group holds one-hour networking School Bell (clothing for K-5th grade students), Teen Parent meetings beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the Support, and Scholarships for women returning to month. The next meeting on October 15th, at the education. Assistance League Thrift Store (180 N. Girard Street, Hemet) will feature Guest speaker: Dawn Lawrence, Emergency Quote of the Day: "You may encounter many defeats, but Preparedness Coordinator for San Jacinto Unified School you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to District and their Public Information Officer. Is your family encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what prepared in the event of THE big earthquake? Dawn will you can rise from, how you can still come out of it."- Maya share suggested preparations for you and your family, Angelou along with emergency protocols at all SJUSD schools. The meeting’s Teachable Moment was presented Louis Attendees are eligible to promote their business at any of Vasquez Jr. from -Emergi+Ready-Women's Protection the meetings with a 30-second commercial by providing products. Louis spoke to us about protection, security on a door prize for the monthly drawing (proceeds from $1 how to be prepared in case of an emergency such as tickets for the annual San Jacinto Valley Women’s earthquakes.. Conference). Member Focus presentations are brief, five- minute sharing of business and/or organization Member Focus presentations are brief, five-minute sharing information and selected for each meeting from of business and/or organization information. This month’s volunteers. Contact Yolanda Saenz, Business Development member focus was Amber Martinez with Revolution Coordinator for HSJVCC, for Women in Business Member Financial Management. Amber spoke about the importance Focus opportunities at (951) 658-3211. 8 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com OCTOBER 2019 Hispanic Networks invites you to the next through an infomercial given that they bring an meeting, every 2nd Tuesday of the Month! item to be raffled off. The Hispanic Network creates an environment that connects community members, business owners and employees. Book This Month The Hispanic Network held their meeting the next Tuesday of the month in your calendar and at the Chamber of Commerce. Don’t miss the join The Hispanic Network for their next meeting on opportunity to join the next meeting that is filled October 8th, 2019. with invaluable information. This month Speaker was Dr.Martinez from Hemet Eye Care Center. Dr. Martinez shared a plethora of information regarding If you are interested in being a guest speaker the risks associated with staring at screens for the please contact esmeraldasanchez.ca@gmail.com. extensive amount of time as well as conditions to Remember everyone is welcome to join us! You do be aware of such as cataracts, macular not need to be of hispanic descent in any capacity. degeneration & retinal detachment. We are excited to meet you all and to network Hispanic Network Empowers local businesses to promote their goods and services: The Hispanic Network always kicks of their monthly meetings with a traditional networking opportunity! At the end of the meeting there is also a raffle drawing that allows businesses to present their goods or services 10 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com OCTOBER 2019 OCTOBER 2019 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com 11 12 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com OCTOBER 2019 OCTOBER 2019 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com 13 13 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com OCTOBER 2019 SACRAMENTO DEMOCRATS JEOPARDIZE JOBS ACROSS CALIFORNIA By: Senator Mike Morrell Near the end of the 2019 legislative session, Democrats in Sacramento pushed through Assembly Bill 5 (Gonzalez, D-San Diego), which enshrines in state law the California Supreme Court’s 2018 Dynamex decision, which further restricts the ability of Californians to work as independent contractors. As vice chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement, I had the opportunity to oppose the bill during regarding independent contracting. Senate Republican its July committee hearing, sharing my own Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) offered that policy as experience as an independent contractor an amendment to AB 5 on the Senate Floor, but the majority early in my career. party voted it down. AB 5 fundamentally disrupts the right of Senate Republicans also called out the process of choosing millions of Californians to have independent exemptions for various industries as arbitrary and unfair. working relationships with their clients or We proposed additional amendments on the Senate Floor employers. It will take away jobs and for other industries that did not make the cut determined by livelihoods and make it more difficult for Democrats and labor, including physical therapists, startup businesses with little capital to get landscape architects, single-truck owner-operators, off the ground. This is wrong. franchisors, interpreters, and others. Each was rejected. By choosing to exempt some industries, but Regrettably, on September 18, Governor Gavin Newsom not others, Democratic legislators and signed the bill. However, given the impact this policy will unions are picking winners and losers have on workers and the economy, there is little doubt this through a process that gives the distinct law will remain contentious in the years ahead. appearance of impropriety. To read more about either AB 5 or SB 238, you can visit the Senate Republicans previously proposed legislative information site at leginfo.legislature.ca.gov or legislation (SB 238) that would have treated see the press releases on my website at all industries equally in applying the law www.senate.ca.gov/Morrell. . Senator Mike Morrell represents the 23rd Senate District in the California Legislature, which includes portions of San Bernardino, Riverside, and Los Angeles counties OCTOBER 2019 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com 14 IDYLLWILD ROAD UPDATE By: Supervisor Chuck Washington I’m thrilled to announce that travel to and from Idyllwild is improving after months of road work and many challenges for residents in the mountain hamlet. Due to the tireless efforts of Caltrans District 8 and Ames Construction, emergency work on State Route 74 and State Route 243 is nearing completion. This great news comes more than a year after the devastating Cranston fire charred 13,000 acres in Idyllwild and more than six months after heavy storms Residents of and visitors to Idyllwild also have a washed out parts of both of those few street improvements in store in Idyllwild state routes. Village. In late September, the Riverside County Transportation Department will grind and The pilot car escorts on SR-74 now resurface Park Lane, Ridgeview Drive, North Circle are running 24/7 between Idyllwild Drive and Village Center Drive. The project will and Hemet and will be replaced in occur over the course of six weeks from 8 a.m. to late September or early October 2019 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. with a 24/7 flagging operation. During this time, there will be lane closures with Moreover, commuters will have traffic control, and access to businesses will be limited access — either by pilot cars coordinated. If you have any additional questions or flagging operations — to SR-243 by about the Idyllwild Resurfacing Project, you can November 1, 2019. Travelers are contact the construction hotline at 877-672-7765. reminded to take care while driving, as construction crews will remain on Make sure you read October’s edition of Chuck’s both routes until at least the end of Chronicles to see what other projects are in store the year. for the Third District! 16 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com OCTOBER 2019 OCTOBER 2019 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com 17 102.5 The Vine Hemet-San Jacinto’s hometown radio station Still learning the wonderful area we now call home, about where we all live and all the folks who live Doc and I are experiencing a new phenomenon for and do life and business here far supersedes us, a “season” as he says, called Fire. anything we’ve ever seen. In case you don’t know 102.5 The Vine, it’s a truly As Hemet-San Jacinto’s hometown radio station, local radio station licensed to Hemet. Since going we’re hearing and telling the great stories of what’s on the air in March 2018, we’ve covered lots of local happening here and across our local listening stories including the Cranston Fire in Idyllwild, the area. The other media can tell what’s happening Holy Fire in Lake Elsinore, and just recently, the across the world. Our business and our heart is Tenaja Fire in Murrieta and the Horseshoe Fire in here. As is yours. San Jacinto. When The Vine is boots-on-the-ground as these Having worked at radio stations across the country, fires pop up at a moment’s notice, it’s not just to what Doc and I see happening with The Vine in the let listeners know the details of what’s going on – SWIET (Sweet!) Spot (the South West Inland Empire the evacuations, how much has burned, Towns) surpasses the parameters of “normal” containment, traffic issues, what’s next – although radio. that is part of the work we do. But it’s more. It’s the wonderful opportunity we consider a gift from God It’s because we as a community are not normal. to be able to reach the people who are in need of The hard work you’re doing as citizens who care help right then. 18 THE CHAT | www.HemetSanJacintoChamber.com OCTOBER 2019 Far past just a news stor y, we get to look in the Please know that one of the main reasons that eyes of folks waiting to s ee if they have to 102.5 The Vine is able to do hands-on/heart-on evac uate mea nwhil e spraying d own the ir th in gs li ke : h el p th at 70- s ometh in g-year-old hous e s, packing the ir mos t important couple pack their car right after they’d watered poss es s ions, g ather ing and al er ting famil y their house down; listen to the folks who at first member s, a ll wor ried and tr ying hard to th i nk didn’t realize the seriousness of the fire and left straight. their dog in their home; stood by with the mom and dad as th ey wa i ted for th e word from Sometimes we know what’s happe ning before offi ci al s that th ey coul d g o g et th ei r t eena g e th e ho meow ners do b ecaus e of update s f ro m s o ns who di dn’ t know t o evac uate a s th ei r police and firefighters and we can relay news, parents were out of town - the reas on we can give hope or a hug, a word of encourag ement, c onti nue to stop t o pray wi th a nd over the and even pray with some. fi re fi ghte rs and af fected famil i es, is becaus e we know tha t w hen we turn arou nd, put o ur We’re different. Rather than the microphone in mikes down, and go home, ashes on our clothes th eir fa ces for a s o und “bite” or g etting the and exhausted, is becaus e our “home” folks – “best stor y” and getting it first, The Vine gets to you – as members of th e Hemet -San Jac i nt o be t he voice of calm . That do e s take Di vi ne C h amber of Commerce are there to gi ve us a Guidance. h ug an d a smi l e and a ch eer a nd words of e nco urag ement t o keep on keepi ng on to wherever God opens doors. And we’re bei ng noti ced. The LA Ti mes aske d who we are and took photos as we prayed with homeowners, noticing we weren’t just all-eyes- on-the-fire. A reporter from one of the Hispanic statio ns asked i f we’ l l pass our g ood- new s stor
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