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Giving Thanks to Our Chairman’s Circle Sponsors | Executive Director’s Report #4

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is made up of amazing individuals playing an active role in making our local business and economy stronger. With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, we wanted to thank our Chairman’s Circle Sponsors, among others, who support and positively impact our business community.

To our community, volunteers, members, ambassadors, staff, Chairman’s Circle Sponsors, and board members … thank you!

Chairman’s Circle Sponsors:

Our Chamber doesn’t run without the involvement of our Chairman’s Circle Sponsors. These organizations not only contribute funds to ensure the success of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, but most of them donate time, resources and manpower as well.

Chairman’s Circle Sponsors contribute to our local business community by sponsoring Chino Valley Chamber events like the Business Expo, Holiday Luncheon, Salute to Public Safety, Taste of the Chino Valley, State of the City for Chino and Chino Hills, and our Installation Dinner.

In return, these organizations receive sponsorship benefits at these events, are promoted year-round on our website, emails, marketing materials, and social media channels, and value that comes from positively impacting our local economy by supporting local business – among many other things.

The Chamber has worked with many organizations for a number of years, and some have recently joined us.

We’d like to start by thanking those organizations who have backed us for a number of years.

Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Circle Sponsors


Long-Time Chairman’s Circle Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors:

Chino Valley Medical Center

Established in 1972, CVMC is a 112-bed community hospital that serves a diverse population and incorporates elements of urban, suburban, and rural medicine, offering a wide array of patient services. They have a bustling emergency department, 10 intensive care beds, full radiological and laboratory services; as well as a comprehensive operative suite with separate GI and pain facilities.

Gold Sponsors:

The City of Chino

Encompassing approximately 30 square miles, Chino is home to 88,000 residents in the Western San Bernardino region. Chino benefits from a well balanced landscape with established residential and commercial areas, beautiful neighborhoods, quaint hometown charm, and a diverse business foundation.

The City of Chino Hills

Chino Hills is well known for its high quality of life and beautiful rural atmosphere. The community has a population of 83,159, boasts 3,000 acres of publicly-owned open space, 43 parks, and 48 miles of trails.

Waste Management

Waste Management is the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 21 million municipal, commercial and industrial customers in the U.S. and Canada. We have invested in developing waste solutions for a changing world. Today, this includes not just disposal and recycling, but personal counseling to help customers achieve their green goals, including zero waste.

Champion Newspapers

Champion Newspapers publishes two award-winning community newspapers serving the Chino Valley area in Southern California. The Chino Champion and the Chino Hills Champion are delivered by carriers and by mail to subscribers and others reaching over 90% of Chino Valley homes every Saturday morning. Copies are also available for sale at newsstands and stores throughout the Chino Valley.

Silver Sponsor:

Southern California Edison

Electricity powers our homes, our businesses, and our communities. SCE has delivered it to Southern and Central California for more than 125 years. As one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, they’re committed to keeping electricity safe, reliable, affordable and clean today and for the future.

New Chairman’s Circle Sponsors

We’re also extremely excited to announce several new partnerships starting this year. These are organizations who have been involved as members for years, like Apollo Insurance, or just moved into town, like our two new Walmart Distribution Centers or the new Kaiser Permanente facility.

Gold Sponsors:

Walmart FC #8103 and Walmart FC #7049

What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Each week, nearly 265 million customers and members visit more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. It’s all part of their unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world.

Silver Sponsor:

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to improving the health of our members and the communities we serve, by creating safe, healthy environments and providing care and coverage for all.

Bronze Sponsor:

Apollo Insurance

Apollo Insurance Services, Inc. is a full-service agency with over 40 years of experience offering a wide variety of insurance products and services. Founded in 1969, their expertise translates into the ability to offer the best coverage at the most reasonable rates.

Thank you to all of our Chairman’s Circle Sponsors for investing in the Chino Valley Business Community. Your commitment to improving our local economy and supporting local business is making a difference.

Are you interested in becoming a Chairman’s Circle Sponsor? Please contact me, Zeb Welborn, at or call us at (909) 627 – 6177 to schedule an appointment to discuss our Chairman’s Circle Program and see if your company or organization would be a good fit.

Business Expo a Success:

The Business Expo is probably the largest event the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce puts on every year, and this year our Business Expo was the largest it has ever been. We sold out the Business Expo with 84 business booths to make this one our best attended Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.

It wouldn’t have been possible without the involvement of the Business Expo Committee and our sponsors who helped make our Business Expo a success.

Thank you to Business Expo committee members: Denise Cattern, Dean Burt, Suzanne Burt, Gigi Fix, Jim Gallagher, Saundra Marie Ramirez, Jimmy Garcia, Scott Burroughs, Abel Dutra, Lynette Goodenough, Sandy Graham, Gloria Smith, Liz Divens, Donna Gannon, Judy Conacher, and David Bare.

Thank you to Chairman’s Circle Sponsors and Business Expo Sponsors: Chino Valley Medical Center, Waste Management, the City of Chino Hills, the City of Chino, Walmart FC #7049, Walmart FC #8103, Champion Newspapers, Southern California Edison, Apollo Insurance Services, Rosanna Mitchell, Finance of America Mortgage, and Rockstars of Tomorrow.


And, lastly, thank you to those who volunteered their unique talents and traits to the Business Expo including Jimmy Garcia from Retro Rolling Video Games, Michael Anderson from Rockstars of Tomorrow, Rebecca Mocarski from Fred Astaire Dance Studio, the numerous stores in the Shoppes at Chino Hills who participated in our fashion show and, most importantly, the Shoppes at Chino Hills for giving us the opportunity to host our Business Expo at The Shoppes.

Check out pictures from the 2018 Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on our Facebook page.

We want your feedback on the Business Expo so we can make next years event even better. We want your feedback so much that we’re going to give one of our respondents a $250 gift card to The Shoppes at Chino Hills. The winner will be chosen at random on Monday, November 12 so be sure to give us your feedback by the end of this week.

To give us your feedback on the 2018 Business Expo please fill out this brief survey –

Upcoming Events:

This month we have several activities planned, including:

Business @ Breakfast Every Wednesday at 7:45am at the Chino Hills Community Center

  • Nov. 7 – Zeb Welborn from the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce on Chamber 101
  • Nov. 14 – Shanise Turner from Orion International Academy on Early College Program
  • Nov. 21 – No Business @ Breakfast because of Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 28 – Suzanne Burt from Real Time Pain Relief on Business Cards

Lunch & Learn is currently the 2nd Thursday of Every Month from 11:30am to 1pm:

  • Nov. 8 – VITA Italian Bar & Grill at 3101 W. Temple Ave., Pomona 91768

Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings:

  • Nov. 8 – Grand Opening for TownPlace Suites, Chino Hills from 4pm to 6pm at 15881 Pomona Rincon Rd., Chino Hills 91709
  • Nov. 29 – Ribbon Cutting at Thee Christmas Tree Company from 5pm to 7pm at the Chino Fairgrounds at 5410 Edison Ave. Chino, 91710

Ambassador & Membership Meeting (For Members Only) on the 2nd Tuesday of Every Month from Noon to 1pm:

  • Nov. 13 – Ambassador & Membership Meeting at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Building

Monthly Mixer on the 3rd Thursday of Every Month from 5pm to 7pm:

  • Nov. 15 – Soroptimist International-Chino Valley is hosting our monthly mixer at the Chino Youth Museum

Thank you to everyone for your involvement with the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce and to our Chairman’s Circle Sponsors. We have so much to be grateful for … thank you for being a part of the business community and the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber Holiday Luncheon

  • December 2018

More information to follow. Keep a look out for updates about our Holiday Luncheon.

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