The Chamber is pleased to welcome two new members to the Ambassador Committee: Kateryna Karasyk (Elephant Signage & Display US) and Jim Boada (Good Circle Insurance).
We truly appreciate their extra volunteer efforts on behalf of the Chamber and our members!
There are now 25 Ambassador Committee members. To see the full list of names, please click here www.missionviejochamber.com/committees.html.
Chamber member Moulton Niguel Water District has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant for its advanced meter infrastructure program. Projected to save 500 million gallons of water every year once complete, the program enables all 170,000 District customers to have access to real-time water usage. To date, Moulton Niguel has received $2.1 million in grants for the smart meter program.
Moulton Niguel Water District is getting a boost in its effort to conserve more than 500 million gallons of water every year.
Last month, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation awarded Moulton Niguel $1.5 million in federal grants for its advanced meter infrastructure program. The automated smart meters will help the District detect water leaks, improve operations, and allow customers to monitor their water usage in real-time. Once completed, the project is expected to conserve 500 million gallons of water every year.
“We’re proud to bring federal funds to invest in our local water infrastructure,” said Moulton Niguel President Brian Probolsky. “Smart meters help our agency detect leaks at the earliest possible moment – saving our customers water and money.”
Moulton Niguel was one of just 45 projects in the entire country to receive funding from the federal government’s WaterSMART Program to help communities conserve water. The federal grant will fund the final phase of the District’s smart meter project, which will include the installation of state-of-the-art technology and automated meters at nearly 45,000 residential, commercial, and fire protection sites in the District’s service area.
“These water and energy efficiency grants help increase hydropower production and contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States,” Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman said in a press release announcing the $29.1 million in WaterSMART grants.
In addition to conserving water, automatic meters will help reduce the need of in-person meter reading. In total, Moulton Niguel has been awarded $2.1 million in grants for the smart meter project.
“Federal grants stretch our ratepayers’ dollars even further,” said Moulton Niguel Vice President Duane Cave. “We will continue to proactively pursue state and federal grant opportunities to upgrade and maintain our infrastructure.”
Moulton Niguel Water District delivers high-quality drinking water, recycled water and wastewater services to customers in Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Dana Point, and San Juan Capistrano. A leader in conservation and environmental protection, Moulton Niguel maintains the lowest average water bill in South Orange County.
There are many amazing business owners within the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce who tirelessly work hard on behalf of their fellow members and the community, including our various committee members (Ambassadors, Communications, Events, Membership), Daybreakers Leadership Team, and our Board of Directors.
This month we are highlighting one of our dear members who displays an incredible volunteer spirit as a Director, Ambassador, Events Committee Co-Chair, and master networker and business relationship builder - Donna Lang Stoffel, of Heightened Health.
Donna continuously seeks the advantage of others, works hard to cross-promote her fellow Chamber members, and supports as many events and functions as humanly possible.
Heightened Health promotes health and wellness for life by showcasing nutritional products and physiovascular therapy devices, all contributing to a healthy lifestyle. To contact Donna for more information, please call 949-463-0520 or email her at email@example.com. Also, visit her website at www.heightenedhealth.net.
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 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!
We whole-heartedly welcome Frapy's Yogurt to the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce!
If your looking for delicious frozen yogurt, with a family-friendly and awesome work environment (free WiFi), and live music, stop by Frapy's Yogurt at:
24001 Via Fabricante
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Stay tuned for our upcoming "Chamber Mob" and Ribbon Cutting announcements! #gogetsomeyummyfrozenyogurt #mvchamber #missionviejo #frapysmissionviejo #missionviejochamber #mvchambermob
The Chamber celebrated as the ribbon 🎀 was cut for new member, Sydnee’s Pet Grooming.
It's always appreciated when Chamber members, including Ambassadors, and surrounding businesses come out to show their support too. Various governmental official representatives presented welcome certificates to Sydnee’s ownership.
We give special thanks to Alice Dong, family to the ownership team, for capturing two Directors caricatures. #wearethefunchamber #mvchamber #ribboncuttings #missionviejo #buylocal #shoplocal
Please join us in welcoming new Chamber member, The Gateway Center, on Thursday, June 27th, starting at 4:30 pm.
This is a great opportunity to meet the Executives that manage the The Gateway Center shops and the various City, County, and State officials that will be represented. #mvchamber #missionviejochamber #missionviejo #ribboncuttings #welcomenewmember