Please enjoy this new monthly feature - MEMBER SPOTLIGHT. We are pleased to draw your attention to 21-13 Impact Graphics - Jan Miller.
Brief description of business: A one stop shop for your branding and marketing needs. Helping our clients with Graphic Design, Printing, Web Design and Development and Promotional Material.
Doing business in Mission Viejo since: 2014
Chamber Member since: 2018
Favorite Chamber Member benefit: Networking with Daybreakers Breakfast Group
Favorite Chamber event and why: The Annual Chamber Breakfast – Was amazing turnout and good to see members of the community honored.
I joined the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce because: I wanted to help small and med size businesses become successful by helping them Visually communicate their message to their clients. And help out my community where it’s needed.
The Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce has helped me and my business by: I have been very successful thanks to the MV Chamber. I have help many Chamber members by rebranding their companies and they have helped me fill in gaps of my business where I needed professionals.
We thank you Jan for all the outstanding services you provide the Chamber and it's members! To learn more about Jan's services, please call 855-438-2113.
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.
Mission Viejo Chamber Member South County Outreach Honored By Senator Patricia Bates as "Non-Profit of the Year". Congrats!
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has honored Orange County’s South County Outreach as the 2019 Nonprofit of the Year for the 36th Senate District. This recognition is part of a larger celebration of CalNonprofits’ “California Nonprofits Day” at the State Capitol’s South Lawn that took place yesterday.
“South County Outreach is a tremendous force for good in Orange County and I am proud to honor its work for positively changing thousands of lives,” said Senator Bates. “Whether feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, or teaching computer skills, the people of South County Outreach are making a real difference in our community.”
South County Outreach (originally Saddleback Community Outreach) is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) non-profit and non-sectarian organization dedicated to ending hunger and homelessness in Orange County. Its Transitional Housing Program puts a roof over the heads of 17 households every year and its Food Pantry distributes over 800,000 pounds of food and keeps nearly 2,500 children fed annually. #chambermemberspotlight #mvchamber
We are thankful for Chamber Ambassador, Barry Langfelder, from The UPS Store, who shared his one-to-one visit (via video) with Amir Mohammadpour, owner of A-Z Tech Automotive.
Amir is our featured Chamber member of the month. To contact Amir for his premier automotive services, please call 949-472-8111. #mvchamber #missionviejochamber #missionviejo #chambermemberspotlight #businesscrosspromotion
21-13 Impact Graphics and Kurt Varricchio just won the 2019 Communicator Award of Distinction for Kurt's book - Behind in the Count!
Congratulations Jan Miller & Kurt Varricchio!
Huge win for you both by receiving the 2019 Communicator Award of Distinction for Kurt's book - Behind in the Count!
Judging was completed for their submissions to the 25th Annual Communicator Awards, and we're excited to inform the Chamber and our community that their work has been selected by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts to be recognized as a Communicator Award winner!
21-13 Impact Graphics did the artwork for the book jacket and we won! #mvchamber #missionviejochamber #2113impactgraphics #kurtvarricchio #celebration
Congratulations to Katie Averill, owner of Eat Street Kitchen, for winning today's "Best Commercial" at the weekly Chamber Daybreaker's Networking Breakfast. She even brought complimentary cinnamon rolls for all in attendance!
Mission Viejo Mayor Greg Raths was present and graciously congratulated Katie for her big "win" and confirmed the City's support of our small businesses.
Each Tuesday morning the Mission Viejo Chamber meets at the Daybreaker’s Breakfast Networking event hosted by the High Park Tap House. In addition to networking opportunities and developing deeper business relationships, attendees are encouraged to offer testimonials to fellow Chamber members for excellent services rendered.
Please enjoy the positive video testimonials directed to long-time Chamber member, Karin Krawiec, owner of Neighborhood Car Care. #mvchamberrocks #testimonials #joinmissionviejochamber
Recently, a call went out to all Chamber Ambassadors to make it their goal to set up more one-to-one appointments and take video interviews with fellow Chamber members with whom they are assigned to.
One benefit of using brief video interviews is that it helps cross-promote our businesses using a very "up close and personal manner". It also becomes very easy to share them across our social media platforms and website Blog for the benefit all our Chamber members and the local communities.
We would like to thank one of our newest Ambassadors, Jeff Zaret, of PayProTec West Coast, for setting a fine example and lead as he recently visited an took a brief video with fellow Chamber member, Vince Gonzalez, of Aflac.
Please enjoy the video interview! #mvchamber #missionviejochamber #missionviejo #ambassadors #chambervideointerviews
Today, one of the featured presenters at the Daybreakers Networking Breakfast was Kurt Varricchio, of the Law Offices of Kurt Varricchio.
Each Tuesday at 7:45 am, at the High Park Tap House, after all attendees have introduced themselves and their businesses, generally two presenters will have 10 minutes to tell us more details about their businesses and what is their ideal type of referral.
To contact attorney Kurt Varricchio for more information on his services, please call 949-830-3501. #mvchamber #missionviejochamber #missionviejo #daybreakers #thefunchamber