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GETTING MORE INVOLVED - as published in the February 2019 edition of the Mission Viejo Reporter
Helping The Chamber of Commerce Grow In 2019
by correspondent John Rodriguez, Chamber Ambassador Committee & Board Member
The Ambassador Committee members serve as the "good will arm" for the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce. An extension of the Board Membership Committee, the Ambassadors serve an integral role in encouraging membership retention and promoting new membership, mostly among businesses in Mission Viejo.
If you are a current Chamber member, have you considered getting more involved as an Ambassador? Please consider attending one of our upcoming Ambassador Committee meetings (February 19th) to learn more about the roles and responsibilities. The Ambassador Committee meets every 3rd Monday of the month, with few holiday exceptions.
For additional information on the Ambassador program, please contact Chairperson, Jim Froling, at email@example.com.
Let the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce and the City of Mission Viejo be a resource for you! For example:
What are the top 10 reasons to do business in Mission Viejo?
1. Consistently One of the Safest Cities in California
2. Beautiful, Master Planned Community in South OC
3. Strong Demographics and Population over 96,700
4. Business Friendly Local Government
5. Outstanding Quality of Life for Residents and Visitors
6. State-of-the-Art Medical Services at Mission Hospital
7. The Shops at MV an Upscale Regional Shopping Mall
8. Eight Luxury Auto Brands in Mission Viejo
9. Outstanding Schools and Saddleback Community College
10. More than 40 Parks, Multiple Recreation/Fitness/Tennis Centers and a Community and Senior Center
Let us help you establish and grow your business in the great city of Mission Viejo!
MV Chamber of Commerce
For information call 949-441-0602 or visit www.missionviejochamber.com
Please join Moulton Niguel Water District for a meet and greet reception for the Honorable Gloria Gray, new Chairwoman for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The reception will be held on Friday, February 22 from 5-7pm at The Hills Hotel in Laguna Hills. The hotel is located at 25205 La Paz Road, close to the 5 Freeway.
Kindly RSVP by February 15 at the following link bit.ly/MoultonWelcomesGloriaGray or RSVP with Medha Patel at MPatel@mnwd.com or by calling (949) 795-2233.
Chamber CEO, Doug Zielasko and Board Member, John Rodriguez of iFinance Mortgage, paid a visit to fellow Chamber member, Kanwal Mundy, owner of Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Company.
In addition to showing genuine interest in Kanwal and the growth of his business, we were able to share some upcoming event reminders and additional ways to benefit from his Chamber membership.
This is one of the many responsibilities and privileges of serving as a Chamber Ambassador. If you would like to know more about how to become an Ambassador, please reach out to Committee Chair, Jim Froling, owner of (949) Local Internet Marketing, at 949-573-2125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Tuesday morning starting at 7:30 am the Chamber hosts the Daybreaker's Networking Breakfast. In addition to networking and our 30-second commercials to pitch our respective businesses, we enjoy listening to two select members give their 10-minute business presentations. This rotates weekly.
On Tuesday, February 12th, both Amir Mohammadpour, owner of A-Z Tech Automotive, and Cedric Campbell, of Crown Castle Fiber, were the featured speakers. Great job to both of you!
On Tuesday, February 12th, a new "commercial" King was crowned. Congratulations to Daniel Sullivan, owner of Branches Olive Oil Company, for winning the most interesting, practical, and entertaining 30-second business commercial.
Each Tuesday morning starting at 7:30 am, the Chamber hosts a Daybreaker's Networking Breakfast where all members and visitors can meet new business contacts and "pitch" their business needs.
Come join us next Tuesday at the High Park Tap House. RSVP here:
One of the many benefits to joining the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce is to enjoy a "warm" marketing appointment via one-on-one business visits. It's during these special visits that you really start to build long-lasting business relationships, become better acquainted with your fellow Chamber member, and clearly identify each other's referral needs and how to help promote one another more fully.
Yesterday, John Rodriguez, of iFinance Mortgage, met with Kathy Jimenez, with Rodan & Fields. Kathy is a mover and shaker in her business communities, hard working mother and wife, and a true inspiration for all who are juggling multiple responsibilities.
All Chamber members are encouraged to take full advantage of one-on-one business visits - simply "marketing 101"!
For more information on Rodan & Fields products and services, please feel free to contact Kathy at (657) 269-0052 or email@example.com. If you would like more information on today's interest rates or regarding home loan programs, please contact John Rodriguez at 949-456-7056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber and the City are co-sponsoring the Oso Fit Community Health Fair & 5k Fun Run on February 23rd and we need your help.
We are collecting $25 gift cards/certificates from businesses within the Chamber and the community to give away as prizes to the first place finishers in each age bracket. We are less than two weeks away from the event and are seeking a few more prizes to give away. Gift cards can be to your business or to your favorite restaurant or store and will be given away in your business’s name.
Please help make this event a success by bringing a $25 gift card with you to our next Daybreaker's Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, February 19th or contact the event coordinator, Michael Leonard, at email@example.com.
Enjoy this throwback September 2018 "Humans of Mission Viejo" article from the Mission Viejo Reporter, featuring Chamber member, Jan Eisenbeisz, of Coastal Naturopathic Wellness.
Each month, the Mission Viejo Reporter, owned and operated by fellow Chamber member, David Leckness, reaches thousands of families and businesses with pertinent and interesting articles. Further, MV Chamber Board and Ambassador Committee member, John Rodriguez of iFinance Mortgage Inc., makes a small monthly contribution to the Reporter entitled: "Humans of Mission Viejo."
In the May 2018 Reporter, our dear Linda Rippin, who is an estate planning and reverse mortgage advisor, is featured in the "Humans of Mission Viejo" corner. Enjoy reading this throwback article from May 2018!