Jon Haratyk, Living Better 101
Yolanda Carrillo, Corona-Norco Family YMCA
Don Garling, Lifetime Vinyl Fence Fabricators, Inc.
Palbinder Badesha, Express Employment Pros
Tiffany Elsner, Eagle Glen Golf Club
Roxanne Bickham, American Cancer Society
Deborah Nance, Reverse Home Loans
Linda Pearson, Corona Regional Medical Center
Kara Lubin, The 100 Mile Club
Marc Schryer, Schryer's Tile & Grout Restoration
Rebecca Spiegel, Too the Moon and Back
Elizabeth Hayden, Community Activist
Jim Dorsey, Photographer
Scott Foties, LPL Financial
JaMarr Brown, Selling in Color
Jason Scott, Corona City Council
Shilo Vigil, Altura Credit Union
Jami Merchant, Optimum Group
Simon Khinda, Khinda Wilson, LLP
Local Realtor, Veteran, Applauds Chamber's Outreach Efforts
As a veteran, I really appreciate what the Chamber is doing to help these young men and women that have done so much to keep us free. Supporting out military should always be there. Even if you don't agree with the war, we should always support our troops.
Always seemed appropriate that Memorial Day came before Independence Day. If it wasn't for the tremendous sacrifice of some of our brave military people we would have never had an Independence Day. Even today we are paying a price for our freedom. As the saying goes "Freedom is not free."
As always, let me know what I can do to help.
Ambassador Program Opens Doors
I decided to join the Corona Chamber of Commerce Ambassador program as a means to meet fellow business owners and help out the Chamber, while increasing my overall familiarity and awareness of the Corona business community. Only a couple of weeks into the program, and my reaction is "Why didn't I sign up sooner?!"
Every business has a unique underlying storying highlighting the passion and efforts of entrepreneurs. I enjoy listening to these business owners. And my interest in them usually results in a reciprocal response! My opportunity to talk about my company has allowed me to close on one significant sale while presenting proposals on two other occasions. I would have been challenged to gain access to these individuals purely on a cold calling basis.
At the end, I am enjoying my time with fellow business owners while growing my own business. I also like the fact that I am a contributing member of the Chamber of Commerce through my Ambassador efforts. Clearly, I would recommend the Ambassador program to other Chamber members.
- Lester Li
Owner, Town Planner
International Businessman Applauds Chamber
I want to thank you for reaching out to us recently and getting Vesta involved with the local Chamber. I have worked with Chambers in other cities (on both sides of the pond), and Corona’s is the most active and dynamic one I’ve seen. Keep it up, and pass on my regards to Bobby and the team.
Mark Stuart | Plant Manager
Vesta Thermoplastic Division
Lubrizol LifeSciences | Medical Device
547 TRM Circle, Corona, CA 92879 | USA
Memorial Day weekend events hit home for veteran
It was great seeing you on Friday and Saturday for all the events surrounding Memorial Day. It is a weekend that I will never forget. It was very inspiring and motivational for me. All of you at the Chamber did a wonderful job an everything that you did for the veterans of the United States Military. The documentary on Mike Ehredt was really phenomenal and was a very moving experience for me. He is one individual that really makes a difference in the world and firmly believe that his feat will never be duplicated by anyone else. I am hoping that he will be involved with us next year and really looking forward to all the events that will take place in 2016.
Keep up the great work.
New restaurant able to keep business furniture due to assistance from Chamber
On Saturday I received an email followed by a phone call from Keith Jones: Deputy Director of Riverside Health Dept. Mr. Jones did inform me that we are going to be able to keep our lobby benches. Both the owner and I want to thank you for all the assistance the Chamber has been, not only willing but able to give with us in establishing our new restaurant. Please forward this to any others who assisted in this.
DM: Marco's Pizza
540 Hidden Valley Pkwy
Corona, Ca 92879
Chiropractic Network Sees Success from Chamber Expo
On behalf of Dr. Anthony Pirritano, I would like to extend a thank you to the chamber for giving me over 100 new leads of business, where we can ensure the best quality of health to the employees and employers. We appreciate you allowing our business to participate and look forward to work with the chamber again.
CCU kicks off with a bang
"I found the [first CORONA Chamber University] meeting to be fantastic. I learned a lot and was reminded of the many things we take for granted and all the excuses we make along the way. [Ja Marr] without a doubt is a great educator and motivator. He was able to engage the room with valuable information we could all put into practice immediately. I feel this type of learning environment is very conducive to discovering new practical ideas we can actually use. I look forward to attending the next class. I can't thank you enough for inviting me to be your guest!"
- Liz Cahn-Castruita, Owner/Publisher, WestCoast Media
Businessman Saves Big with Chamber Partnership
I just bought all the paper at Office Depot I saved over 50% off of the sale price thanks to the Chamber Discount card!
-Sol Shapiro, CEO, Shake It Up Fresh Grill
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Update: Assembly & Senate Joint Resolution opposing BRAC
We have finally succeeded in getting our Joint Resolution introduced in the Senate and Assembly. I want to thank Assembly member Linder and his staff for their support. Also Assembly member Nestande and Media. This reso clearly recognizes the contributions both bases (Corona-March) make to national defense, homeland security, employment, and the economy. It send a non-sense message to DoD and the Administration that BRAC is opposed here. I also want to thank Bobby Spiegel at the Corona Chamber and Cindy Roth at the Greater Riverside Chambers for their support of this joint reso. The reso will be delivered to our congressional and senate leaders in DC upon enactment. Thank for your support!
Thomas L. Freeman, Commissioner
Office of Military & Defense Services
Office of Foreign Trade
Office of Film & Television
EDA-Riverside County, CA
Riverside Auto Company Expands Footprint into Corona, Joins Chamber
Hello to all! Thank you for sharing in our one year anniversary celebration. We are so happy that we are part of the Corona Chamber and love the “family” atmosphere it celebrates. We love the strength and commitment the chamber has for our community. We look forward to learning more about this wonderful town.
Ted Becker, Brooke Loomis & Denise Becker
Chamber program helps member with marketing success
“Last fall I participated in Corona Chamber’s Small Business Thursday program, which I look forward to continuing. So many of the things I’ve learned from Hanlon and Williams—particularly from their book—have proven to be great tools I confidently recommend that my clients use in their own marketing. This has added value and increased their satisfaction with my video and marketing services. Thanks Corona Chamber for bringing us this helpful program.”
-Matt Holmes, ConnectingU Marketing
Chamber program helps small business
“Since July, my business and team of reps has been growing steadily. I joined the Corona Chamber’s Small Business Thursday program in the fall, and was delighted with what I learned. I passed four strategies on to my reps, who gained new inspiration to stay consistent and focused in their efforts. Thank you Corona Chamber!”
Susan Yasui, Kangen Water - Wellness Solutions
Thank you from Marie Callender's Corona
I just wanted to follow up and brag about the chamber again. This last week, over Thanksgiving, which is the busiest week of the year for us, we managed to increase sales by 11.5% over last year. What did we do differently? We joined the chamber and started actively going to chamber networking events and the CN$ group, and we also got Mark Neely to get us on shopcorona. The numbers just don't lie; the chamber and its resources when utilized have a huge impact on profit! So I just wanted to say thank you to the hardworking staff of the chamber and its members.
Alicia Nichols, Regional Marketing Coordinator