According to the EPA's ENERGY STAR® program, U.S. small businesses together spend a whopping $60 billion on energy each year. A survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) found that energy costs are a top three business expense for more than one-third of the nation's small businesses.
But small businesses also have significant energy savings potential. Depending on the building and business type, small businesses can reduce their energy without sacrificing service or comfort. Here are some ideas:
MV Chamber ambassador, John Rodriguez (iFinance Mortgage) briefly video interviewed fellow member Tricia Yee (The OC Local). Watch the video to learn more about Tricia's business and how to support her.
MV Chamber member, John Rodriguez (iFinance Mortgage) briefly video interviewed fellow member Bruce Hardy (Hardy Party Rentals). Watch the video to learn more about Bruce's business and how to support him.
The City of Mission Viejo and it's Council are always huge supporters of Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce events. Representing the City, Mayor Pro Tem Wendy Bucknum and Councilman Greg Raths were in attendance at the Annual Holiday Party. Please enjoy this video featuring Councilman Raths and MV Chamber member, Saeedah Rad.
What an exciting time had by all as MVCC members, their families, and the community gathered for the Annual Holiday Party on December 8th! Please enjoy the video produced by Jennifer @valcmakeup capturing the highlights of the event!
We have so many amazing events coming up next year, including our inaugural Car Show and Women in Business Awards Luncheon/Fashion Show. All of our events provide excellent networking opportunities!
If you are a business owner or represent a local business, NOW is the time to join the MVCC as we are ready to sail into 2022 with a positive attitude, readiness to grow our businesses and desire to promote one another. Click here to join us. Let's go!
Smart Cups: How the company behind 'the world's first printed beverage' aims to help the environment
Exciting to see MVCC member, Smart Cups, featured on ABC7 Eyewitness News. Smart Cups, a technology company and new-age drink manufacturer, has a plan to disrupt the future of beverage manufacturing and delivery. "Smart Cups eliminates the need to transport liquid," said the company's founder and CEO, Chris Kanik.
Click here to watch the ABC7 News feature video. Go Smart Cups!
On Saturday, October 30th, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Mission Viejo/Saddleback Valley hosted a very sobering and timely event for the community with over 70 in attendance, including City of Mission Viejo Mayor, Trish Kelley and 14 members of the Mission Viejo Chamber. "Stop Human Trafficking through Education and ACTION" was the topic and the AAUW was deeply appreciative of the support and publicity provided for this special event.
Chamber member Moustafa El-Shaabini of Paradise Photography receives credit for the pictures. The event evaluations were positive, and 94% of the responders felt they gained new information at the event.
We are excited for next year's event!
What started as a small coffee shop on the corner of Main Street in downtown Longmont, Colorado in 2004, has since grown to multiple drive-thru and coffeehouse locations across the U.S - including beautiful Mission Viejo! From the beginning, Ziggi's Coffee mission has always been simple: To serve a convenient and superior cup of coffee with service customers can rely on.
On Monday, October 11th, several members from the MV Chamber, including Directors and the Daybreakers Networking Group Leadership Team, "mobbed" Ziggy's Coffee and loved the delicious coffee and food. Chamber Mobs afford a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow business owners and the community.
Now it's your turn, let's support our local businesses, large and small, as we strive to continue "making business happen" in the great city of Mission Viejo!
One amazing benefit for new members is to host a Ribbon Cutting. These events draw many Chamber members, community business owners and friends, and our City, County, State, and Federal governmental officials. In addition to showcasing one's business, there are networking opportunities galore!
Please join us in celebrating the Ribbon Cutting hosted by Project Eyecare Optometry on October 15th, starting at 4 pm. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
Note: If your business would like to host a Ribbon Cutting, please click here to review the guidelines and qualifications.
One of the best ways to support our fellow Chamber members is to drive business directly to them. "Chamber Mobs" are designed to do just that. We literally "mob" or plan an all-out Chamber visit, to specific businesses to purchase their goods.
Please join us as we "mob" one of our new members, Ziggi's Coffee, on October 11th. Please see the attached flyer for directions and other helpful information. See everyone there!