Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fwd: Chamber Communicator

October 16, 2012
Wed Oct 17  
Business In Action
Speaker: Margeaux Mernick of Mernick Law
Chamber Bourns Boardroom
7:15 AM
Thu Oct 18
Business Mixer

BMW of Riverside and Infiniti of Riverside
3060 Adams Street
5:30 - 7:30 PM  
More Info 
Fri Oct 19
Governmental Affairs Council
Chamber Bourns Boardroom
11:30 AM  
More Info

New Members
Member Benefit
Pre-Order Your HR Materials Today
Laws and regulations have changed since last year, so your 2012 posters will need to be replaced. Pre-Order your 2013 Compliance Materials from the Chamber  today and avoid fines of up to $17,000. Non-laminated posters in English or Spanish are $22+tax and laminated posters in English or Spanish are $34+tax. Order your compliance materials through the Chamber at a greatly reduced price!  
Place your order online or contact Information Specialist
at 951-683-7100 ext. 208.

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We are committed to building a stronger local economy by actively promoting and supporting our community; by fostering the growth and strength of our member organizations, and by engaging federal, state and local officials on behalf of business interests.


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Brian Kelly, Acting Secretary of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency discusses the government reorganization plan that will create a separate transportation agency. "There are things the department does extraordinarily well and it's important that going forward the department is focusing on those functions and those duties," said Kelly highlighting the benefits of an agency dedicated to transportation. Kelly, along with Senator Bob Dutton and Assemblymembers Kevin Jeffries and Mike Morrell provided attendees with an update of the latest legislative issues affecting the region's economy.   
Chamber Urges Members to Register  
to Vote for November Election 
As the voice of the business community, the Chamber is urging  members to register to vote for the November 6 General Election before the October 22 deadline. Voter registration information is available at the website of the Secretary of State. The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot is October 30. A registered voter may request a ballot by using the application printed on the back of the sample ballot booklet.  Do your part to support the growth and improvement of our regional economy by casting your vote on election day. 
Riverside Businesses Gear Up  
to Make Double the Connections 
Don't miss this opportunity to connect with great businesses throughout Riverside at the Chamber's Afterhours Business Mixer hosted by BMW of Riverside and Infiniti of Riverside. Admission is free! The event will take place on Thursday, October 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at 3060 Adams Street. Members can connect in a casual and fun atmosphere, enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, win door prizes and increase the visibility of their businesses all in one night. This year it will be double the fun with dancing under the stars, two live bands and two great dealerships! For more information or to donate a door prize, contact Special Events Manager Kelly Straine at  951-683-7100 ext. 211  
Chamber PAC Endorses Biz-Friendly Louis Davis for RCCD Board 
The Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Political Action Committee (GRCCPAC) has endorsed Louis Davis for Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees because he will be a concerned and diligent representative for the newly-created trustee area covering Corona and Norco. Davis will bring forth the skills and connections in his professional career to establish productive relationships in the community. He also demonstrates a compassion for community college students and a desire to address the challenges that impact their education. The GRCCPAC is a separate, non-partisan organization that identifies and supports candidates for public office that will advocate for business-friendly public policies. No Chamber membership dues or revenue are used to fund GRCCPAC-endorsed candidates.


Member Spotlight
Take the Chamber to the Polls with You
Be sure to head to the polls on election day and support legislation that will strengthen the economy . The Chamber has  taken positions on the following ballot items in an effort to promote government reform and a pro-business climate.


Prop. 30 - Oppose
Prop. 31 - Support
Prop. 37 - Oppose 
Prop. 38 - Oppose 
Prop. 39 - Oppose
Prop. 40 - Support


Download and print complete Chamber's Business Voter Guide here.  
Upcoming  Events
Master the Basics of Mobile Marketing
Join us on October 26 at the Chamber where Izzy Gregorio of the Press Enterprise and Courtney Kaufman of Accent Computer Solutions will teach you the tips and tricks to enhance your business from your mobile devices.This workshop will highlight key ways to market your business to mobile devices and maximize your reach to consumers or clients. Don't miss your opportunity to modernize the way you do business. Whether you have a smart phone, tablet, or laptop, there are unlimited resources out there to make your business thrive. Register online or contact Community Development Coordinator  Nick Psomas at  951-683-7100 ext. 218. 
Build Connections Every Wednesday
Don't miss this opportunity to make important business connections. Business In Action provides an opportunity for Chamber members to connect and hear a range of informative speakers. Join us on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:15 AM for a presentation by Margeaux Mernick of Mernick Law. For more information, contact Information Specialist Sonja Wardle at  951-683-7100 ext. 208.
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