Palbinder Badesha, Express Employment Professionals
Mike Quraishi, Aladdin Cleaning Services
Shilo Vigil, Altura Credit Union
Jim Dorsey, Photographer
Rebecca Spiegel, RnR Marketing
David Brambila, Creative Marketing
Cherie Crutcher, Riverside Community Hospital
John Weyhgandt, Western States Financial
I moved my office to Corona in 1998 and immediately joined the chamber. Then in 1999 I bought my home here in Corona. I knew that by being involved in my community I could get to know fellow business owners and feel more at home here. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I have grown as an individual and as a business since that time. Not only have I thrived as a business, but I feel this is my town. By assimilating into the Chamber and getting involved, eventually becoming president in 2005, I have never looked back. I believe the Chamber and Bob Spiegel and his staff have done an excellent job in growing, maintaining and becoming a force to recon with. I salute the Corona Chamber for their strong and positive influence in this city.
- Mike Reaume
Owner, Reaume Insurance Services
I wanted to send you a quick note, The workshop was a great educational session. As a small business owner I found value in it. I would highly recommend that the chamber host this again at a later date, I believe that all employers should know these types of practices. One of the reasons why I keep my membership being now an outside state member is because this chamber offers great educational sessions for its members.
CEO / Creative Principal
Hey Bobby - Happy Wednesday!
I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the invitation to join the coaching program with Jeff Brandeis. I look forward to the coaching sessions each week. These sessions have really kicked me into gear with becoming more organized and impactful in how I operate ABC Hopes and manage the team members I have. By me being more organized I am able to encourage and assist my team on being more organized and this results in wonderful productivity for the organization as a whole. Jeff has been supportive and encouraging of my progress thus far and he does an awesome job of picking up on areas for me to improve and dive deeper into.
Thank you again, Bobby! Truly an invaluable opportunity.
I have been in business for some 45 years. I’ve been to many chamber functions in several different cities. I‘m here to say that the Corona Chamber of Commerce with Bobby Spiegel and his amazing crew are the hardest working Chamber team I have ever witnessed. I have a small business with just 8 employees that most Chambers would give very little (if any) recognition to. But not the Corona Chamber. Bobby Spiegel and his incredible staff took the time to stop and take a look at our little business and recognize the hard work that my incredible team, led by Paul Angulo, has done all year to make the City of Corona proud to have us. As a result the Chamber has awarded us the Service Business of the Year. Thank you Bobby S., John W, Stephanie S. the board of directors and the rest of the great team at the Chamber.
Owner, Bear Brake and Alignment
Dear Bobby & Corona Chamber of Commerce Staff,
I wanted to Thank you all for giving me an opportunity to be an entrepreneur last Monday in Coffee with Entrepreneur platform to share my journey with the community. I greatly appreciate the support and encouragement Bobby, Stephanie and entire Chamber’s staff has provided me since I started my journey as an entrepreneur. Once again, thank you all for everything you do to support all the small businesses.
MBA, CCA, MCP, MOS, CCSP
FutureLink. "Inspiring Success"
I will be sending you your own link to Frozen Jr. as thanks for the Chamber's incredible partnership. You have credit in this "commercial" and on the actual film that will be live streamed. We really could not have done this movie without the help of the chamber.
On another note, on Monday I received a link for a federal grant from Deserie. We would have NEVER known about this opportunity for the Shuttered Vendor Operator Grant if she had not sent it to me. I am so grateful for the thoughtfulness of her (and you) watching out for CAT. If we are a recipient (many, many hoops to jump through) it could change everything right now for CAT. Thank you so much! CCC is really doing exactly what your mission is - helping business (especially SMALL BUSINESS) succeed during this terrible time!
Love you all,
Christian Arts and Theatre
Good Evening Bobby,
I wanted to thank the Corona Chamber for posting a welcome social media graphic for Escobedo Design this morning, About 3 hours after the graphic was posted I received a call from a new client wanting me to design a full-scale website.
Thank you and I'm excited to be back at the CORONA Chamber!
Anisa Escobedo | Owner & Creative Principal, Escobedo Design
Last year, I stated in an impromptu testimonial that over half of my revenues resulted directly or indirectly from Chamber events or Chamber activities. The final total came to 62% of my 2017 revenues. I was recognized at the National Town Planner Conference in New Orleans for my first year achievements as a franchisee. I received the 2018 Top Producer Award - 40K & Under for calendar publisher/franchisees who had calendar distributions of 40,000 households or less, and I also received the 2018 Rookie of the Year Award for the top publisher among first year franchisees. Clearly, the Chamber played an important role in my achieving the awards.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
"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
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, Shapiro Enterprises
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
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
“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
“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
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