Summertime I here! This issue brings us news on the new minimum wage requirements which for some of you (26+ employees) goes into effect July 1, 2016. Please check out the Cal Chamber section to find out more. Please let me know if you have any questions. Be sure to read all the great events we have in our business community and attend one or two of them if you can. Read our Comings and Goings section for an update on what’s happening at the Chamber.
Some other great news is that ZipEdTech is now up and running for you, our Chamber members. Please check out the link below.
I would love your feedback regarding the offerings. You will be receiving eblasts that offer discounted and/or free classes.
Have a happy and healthy Fourth of July!!
I hope you enjoy our July issue and hope to see you at the Chamber events.
Comings and Goings...
This month was a great month of events!
The City held the Country Fair Jamboree which was a blast! We had 43 vendors and crafters as well as fun rides, a petting zoo, all kinds of contests and great bands. We also celebrated the 60th anniversary for Montclair!
The Chamber breakfast speaker was Joy Clarke-Holmes from SCORE which is an organization that mentors and counsels small businesses to thrive. All their services are free to any business. They also work with the Small Business Administration on acquiring loans. SCORE’s services are vast and I encourage you to take advantage of this great group! For more information, please contact the Chamber at (909) 985-5104.
We had our Installation which honored our Chairman’s Circle:
CITY OF MONTCLAIR
CUNNING DENTAL GROUP
MONTCLAIR HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
WELLS FARGO BANK
AND COMPLETING OUR CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE:
BURRTEC WASTE INDUSTRIES
METRO AUTO GROUP – HONDA & ACURA
METRO NISSAN/INFINITI OF MONTCLAIR
MONTE VISTA WATER DISTRICT
SOUTHERN CALFORNIA EDISON
Pat Rees, Montclair Kiwanis
Ruccsana Ahmed, Laptop Xchange
Larry Martin, Montclair Place
Amy Norman, Red Lobster Restaurant
Tim Walborn, Ontario- Montclair YMCA
Bobby Hyde, Ben Bridge Jeweler
Susan Elias, Dragon’s Tale Brewery
Ron Ikejiri, Global Link Distribution, Inc. (Member-at-Large)
Board Chair – Barbara Johnson, Travel By Design
Treasurer – Virgel Mabini, Wells Fargo Bank
1st Vice Chair - Scott Poddig, Bowlium
2nd Vice Chair - Joy Haerens, Chaffey College
Past Board Chair - Rosa Rangel, Montclair Florists
And Our Ambassadors: Team Leader Ruccsana Ahmed, Laptop Xchange; Pat Rees, Montclair Kiwanis; Lori Jepson, Montclair High School; Diana AlAbbasi, There Is Hope Foster Family Agency; Rupinder Bedi, BLS Express CPR; Krystle Gonzales, Bowlium; Amber Morten, Wells Fargo Bank; Raphael Cordova, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; Eren Cello, Montclair Hospital Medical Center & Wendy Orosco, California Bank & Trust.
Thanks to all for your support!
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Montclair Chamber of Commerce Biography
The Montclair Chamber of Commerce’s Mission is to provide leadership, organization, and resources to support the Montclair business community by providing our members with a wide range of services, programs, and information.
The Chamber is a vehicle to promote economic growth as we serve our members as by providing worthwhile training and networking opportunities. The Chamber advocates for the interest of the business community with federal, state, and local officials. The Montclair Chamber is funded by local businesses and key events. We work closely with the city of Montclair to promote our local businesses and community.
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