On Thursday, July 11th, the Mission Viejo business community gathered at Fidelity Investments to celebrate their Ribbon Cutting.
In attendance were representatives from the City, County, State, and Federal government offices who presented welcome certificates to the management of Fidelity Investments. Also, various Chamber Directors, Ambassadors, and members showed their support and participated in the Ribbon Cutting ceremonies.
We are thrilled to welcome to the Mission Viejo Chamber business family, Fidelity Investments!
Please enjoy the photos below taken by fellow Chamber member and "Small Business of the Year", Takata Photo & Design.
The Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce and it's Board of Directors wanted to take another moment to recognize all of the hard work and volunteerism of the individuals and businesses that won awards at the recent Annual Chamber Breakfast held on June 20th:
Breakfast Sponsors: Title: City of Mission Viejo. Premier: Cox and Southern CA Edison. Platinum: San Diego Gas & Electric. Gold: DM Color Express. Silver: Jaguar Land Rover MV, Moulton Niguel Water District, and Santa Margarita Water District.
Business Awards: Large Business of the Year: Moulton Niguel Water District. Small Business of the Year: Takata Photo & Design. Distinguished Community Member of the Year: St. Joseph Health - Mission Hospital.
Chamber Awards: Co-Volunteers of the Year: John Salamy and Michael Leonard. Ambassador of the Year: John Rodriguez
S.T.E.M. Awards/Scholarships: Tyler Self (Capistrano H.S.) and Jack Galliver (Mission Viejo H.S.).
Chamber Board of Directors: Outgoing Directors: Bob Stewart (as outgoing president, staying as Director and past-president), Bob Morris, Janet Kunst, Lisa Sakai, Jim Froling, and Jay Djavid. Incoming Directors: Jason Ball (as incoming president), Michael Leonard (as president-elect), Melodie Davis (Secretary & Ribbon Cuttings), David Benson (Treasurer), Donna Lang Stoffel (Events Co-Chair), Linda Rippin (Membership Chair), and Scott Paul (At-Large). Existing Directors: Valorie Green (At-Large), John Salamy (Events Co-Chair), John Rodriguez (Ambassador & Communications Chair), Michael Leonard (IT Coordinator), Larry Longenecker (MV City Liaison), and Doug Zielasko (CEO).
All in attendance also enjoyed listening to Mayor Greg Raths speak on the "State of the City" and the tremendous progress that has been made throughout the City. Many more exciting improvements are coming in the near future.
Our Chamber CEO, Doug Zielasko, did a fine job as the MC and brought our Annual Chamber Breakfast to a conclusion.
Thank you again to all for joining us on this special day! Until next year's event ......
We thank Chamber Ambassador, Sherry Meradji (Independent Insurance Broker), for spending time with fellow Chamber member, Dr. Jeff Flores (Rancho Dental Studio).
The Rancho Dental Studio is a beautiful and hi-tech office. They provide both general dentistry and specialized services.
For more information and to contact the Rancho Dental Studio:
Rancho Dental Studio
Dr. Jeff Flores
28261 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Primary Phone: 949-682-7378
Please enjoy this brief video showcasing Mission Viejo Chamber member, Dr. Zachary Cadman (ADIO Chiropractic). Courtesy of Chamber Ambassador, Sharad Rao (RAO Insurance Services).
For more information and to contact ADIO Chiropractic:
Dr. Zachary Cadman
24178 Alicia Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Twenty (20) Mission Viejo Chamber members and their guests are invited (and needed) to help volunteer as "Timers" for the prestigious - 2019 U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championships, August 7-11, at Mission Viejo’s Marguerite Aquatics Center (home of our very own Chamber member, The Nadadores!).
Swim meet timers have the most important job and best seat in the house. Two timers are paired up in each lane, without them the meet cannot start. One is responsible for holding a stop watch to time the swimmer’s race, while the other timer jots down the finishing time on the heat sheet. Both timers are responsible for pressing the stop button once the swimmer touches the wall.
Although it is a simple job, timers are necessary to run a meet. It is a fun job that allows volunteers to see some fast racing in the first row. Volunteers will receive a shirt, snacks, water, and are promised to have a blast!
Additional information can be found at: https://www.usms.org/files/sanction/20190807SNCL/entry_form/EventEntryForm-2018110812310512019.pdf.
For more information and to register as a volunteer, please contact Chamber Director John Rodriguez at email@example.com. #mvchamber #missionviejochamber #missionviejo #mvcityevent #mvnadadores #volunteerspirit #summerfun
Do You Have an Environmental Hero?
Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land invite you to nominate an individual who is volunteering his or her time to create, preserve or enhance outdoor spaces for the 2019 Cox Conserves Heroes program. One winner will be named California's Cox Conserves Hero and receive a $10,000 grant for their nonprofit of choice. California's winner will then move on to compete nationally against eight markets (Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington) for an additional $50,000 for their nonprofit.
Volunteers should be located in a Cox service area in Orange County, Palos Verdes, San Diego or Santa Barbara. Nominations are being accepted through Wednesday, July 31 at CoxConservesHeroes.com.
Please enjoy this brief video interview featuring Chamber Ambassador, Jeff Zaret, of PayProTec West Coast. Courtesy of Chamber Ambassador, John Rodriguez, of iFinance Mortgage.
Jeff saves his clients, in some cases, thousands of dollars in unnecessary fees and charges by employing his stellar services.
Please enjoy this brief interview with Chamber member Randy Johnson, owner of Lock-Tech. Courtesy of Ambassador Committee Chair, John Rodriguez (iFinance Mortgage).
He's not only a safe cracker; he can get you into places you've locked yourself out of while seeing others that don't belong there - out!
Chamber Ambasador, John Rodriguez (iFinance Mortgage) caught up briefly with fellow members, Charlie Woodward and Jim Boada (Good Circle Insurance).
Enjoy learning more about their services and how to contact them.
Chamber Ambassadors, Julie Schmidt (Team IT Logic) and John Rodriguez (iFinance Mortgage) met with prospective member, Allan Bayer, Tax Manager, for Glenn B. Hetzel & Associates, CPA's.
After enjoying coffee and avocado toast together, we discussed the many benefits of becoming a Chamber member with Allan and he confirmed that his firm sees the value in joining at the "Silver Level" ($500/annual).
We look forward to officially welcoming Allan and his firm shortly and scheduling their welcome Ribbon Cutting!