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Providing Networking Opportunities and Business Referrals
Ambassadors are the Chamber's most visible committee. They conduct member visits, serve as greeters at Chamber events and help to coordinate business grand openings and ribbon cutting ceremonies. Ambassadors can easily be recognized at events by their maroon blazers or polo shirts with the Chamber badge prominently displayed. As representatives of the Chamber, Ambassadors are often called upon to answer questions and be the intermediary between the public and the CORONA Chamber of Commerce. In addition to their contribution to the Chamber and their prominence in the community, Ambassadors often cultivate their own personal contacts while completing their duties. Committee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30am.
AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH - November 2017
Congratulations to Laura Arrona! On behalf of the Corona Chamber of Commerce, we recognize and thank you for your dedication, service and commitment to the business community.
2015 Ambassador of the Year
Rick is a Cruise Consultant for Corona-based Affiniti Cruise Travel, a full service travel agency specializing in all types of cruises. As a former Cruise Director for Princess Cruises, it was probably inevitable that he and his wife Marlene, a former employee of Continental Airlines, would one day open their own travel business. After all, they did meet on the original 'Love Boat' Pacific Princess, on a cruise to Acapulco.
Rick and Marlene have also owned and operated Prima Dance Studios of Corona since 1988, and Rick is a commercial real estate agent for Martin Associates Brokerage. Always busy, Rick enjoys meeting people on a daily basis, and especially his various duties as a Corona Chamber Ambassador.
Laura A. Arrona
Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial
Laura Arrona is a Financial Advisor for Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial. She is passionate about helping individuals turn dreams and goals into a customized plan with milestones and an achievable accomplishment date. She is a firm believer that if you control your ‘controlables’ consistently, the world has a way of inevitably delivering what is due.
Laura grew up in the San Fernando Valley with two younger sisters, to be a first generation high school graduate and college student. She lived in Fullerton while completing her bachelor’s degree in Business at Cal State Fullerton, with concentrations in Marketing and Risk Management.
Laura was part of the Creating A Path to Success (CAPS) program in 2014, through the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, during the year of the program’s 10th anniversary celebration. She has since returned as a mentor and now a presenter for the classes of young leaders in the CAPS program. It is her passion to work with individuals and encourage them to strive for more, and help them understand how they can reach higher.
American Cancer Society
2014 Ambassador of the Year
Jim Dorsey Photography
2012 Chairman's Award Recipient
Woman's Improvement Club
2011 Ambassador of the Year
Circle City Notary
Circle City Notary provides professional on call notary and signing agent services throughout Southern California. Licensed, bonded, and insured. Anywhere, Anytime, Anyplace!
JMW Insurance Solutions
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Creative By Design
2012 Ambassador of the Year
2016 Ambassador of the Year
Aladdin Cleaning Services, Inc.
Mike Quraishi is the President and owner of Excellence in Service Award winning company Aladdin Cleaning Services Inc. which has been in business since 1999. Mike is a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. He is also involved in Member retention committee. Mike has Masters Degree in Business Management and two Bachelor degrees, one in Math & Physics and other one in Aircraft Engineering. Mike also holds Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Power plant license. Mike’s professional experience includes 22 years in aerospace and Hi-tech industries where he held senior management positions in the areas of Commercial Passenger Aircraft Certification and Aircraft modifications with Boeing and Douglas Aircraft. Mike was also a nominee for the Spirit of the Entrepreneur - Award 2011. Mike is a proud father of seven years old triplets. In his spare time (if any) he likes to play golf, hiking and flying.
Ryan & Associates Financial Services
Mike Ryan is a financial professional, helping business and families with solutions to protect their business, family, finances and future. He is dedicated to helping them to take control of their finances, eliminate debt and interest obligations, reduce taxes and obtain a safe and secure retirement plan. He is life/health and securities licensed, certified in Medicare with all the major carriers, as well as California Partnership for Long Term Care.
He is active in both the chamber and community, and is a chamber ambassador. He is Chairman of the Board for Peppermint Ridge and a member of their finance committee, a board member of the Dayle McIntosh Center, board member and secretary for Circle City Rotary, on the fundraising and annual walk committee for the Alzheimer’s Association, and is also on the speakers bureau of the Alzheimer’s Association. He is a member of the Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
He is proudly married to his wife, Caroline, has four grown children, nine grandchildren (two of which are proudly serving our country) and one great grandchild. He is known for his work with families, small business, the senior community, as well as those with special needs, with a focus on quality of life.
CARSTAR Allstar Collision, Inc.
Dean Seif is the President and Owner of CARSTAR Allstar Collision, Inc. and the Seif Real Estate Group, Inc. Dean is a an advocate for the Chamber and a firm believer in the Chamber principles. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Corona Chamber, and was the Chairman of the Board in 2015. Dean is a member of the Corona Rotary Club and serves on the Board of the Corona-Norco United Way. Dean's professional experience includes over 25 years in aerospace and hi-tech industries, where he held positions as a flight engineer on Boeing 727 and Airbus A-300, senior quality engineer, and director of quality and manufacturing. Dean was an adjunct professor at Cal State LA University, DeVry University and Riverside Community College, where he taught engineering topics and statistics. Dean has a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s degree in technology management. Dean was the recipient of the Chamber's "Award of Excellence in Service" in 2010, and the "Chairman's Award" in 2011. Dean and his wife Shannon have three grown children and one granddaughter.
Corona Parks & Recreation Commissioner, 2017 Chairman
www.LiberateDebt.com via Shapiro Enterprises
Credit Coaching & Debt Resolution Expert
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2010 Ambassador of the Year
Solomon "Sol" Shapiro was appointed by the City Council to the Corona Parks and Recreation Commission in 2015, and currently serves as Chairman. Having lived and worked in Corona since the 1980s, Sol married Terri in 1983, raised their 3 children together, and helped raise 3 nieces, as well. A business owner who frequently can be found out and about helping others, his community involvement has included leadership positions with: Community Services Network; Congregation Beth Shalom; Corona Chamber of Commerce; Corona-Norco Unified School District; Corona-Norco United Way; Dads Club, Inc.; Food Runners Club, Inc.; Healthy Corona; La Sierra Business Academy; Your Own Community Foundation; and other charitable causes.
Sol is running for the newly formed District 4 Corona City Council seat in 2018.
Altura Credit Union
Jerry Wilson, NMLS 233515
Jerry Wilson is a Home Mortgage Consultant for PRMG. Prior to entering Mortgage Banking, he spent over 30 years working for a major retail electronics company in the capacity of District Sales Manager. He has received numerous awards throughout the years, including Rookie of the Quarter in 2007 and Ambassador of the Year in 2008. Jerry has been involved in the Chamber for years, serving as the Chairman of Corona Networking Solutions (2010), the Ambassadors (2009-2011), Membership Development (2011), while working on the Magic of Monte Carlo committee (2007-2010) and as Chairman of the Board in 2014. Jerry serves on the Recreation and Affordable House Committees for TIGAR (Board of Realtors) and Board of Directors for CRMC Hospice Auxiliary. In his spare time he likes to play golf and spend time with his grandchild.
Majestic Sign Studio