Victorville Chamber Of Commerce eNEWSBLAST.

VICTORVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE eNEWSBLAST

January 6, 2011

Find Out What’s In Store For California Businesses
It’s a new year and a new Govenor. Find out what’s in store. Join the Legislative Action Committee tomorrow Thursday, January 6, 2011, 4:00 p.m. at the Victorville Chamber of Commerce to hear California Chamber of Commerce’s Marlene Carney, Director of Chamber Services discuss the political forecast for California and what it means to business.There is no cost to attend, simply email Michele to confirm your attendance.

Local Solar Project In Jeopardy
The 250 MW Mojave Solar Project could well represent one of the largest solar power developments in the world – once on-line it will be capable of producing more solar energy than all nine of the current large-scale solar plants in the Mojave Desert combined – enough for approximately 90,000 homes.  It is projected that over 60% of the jobs this project would generate would come from the Victorville area.  Add to that the additional commerce for businesses it would bring and it could be a great windfall for the area.  Chamber member Abengoa Solar is developing the project, and would like to request your help because a serious issue has arisen that threatens to bring an abrupt halt to the Mojave Solar Project. The Mojave Solar Project will be financed in part by a Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Loan Guarantee funded under Section 1705 of the stimulus legislation. If Congress votes to rescind the remaining funding available for the DOE Federal Loan Guarantee Program, Abengoa Solar would not be able to obtain project financing for the Mojave Solar Project and the company’s investment in this project and the accompanying jobs and electricity capacity for San Bernardino and Kern Counties will be lost. If you or your company might benefit from this project and would like to show your support click here for a sample letter to send to Howard P. (Buck) McKeon. You may email Kaye at Abengoa Solar to place your company on the bidding list or for further questions on the project.

We’re Always Interested In Your Good News
The Victorville Chamber of Commerce’s Insight Magazine  is always looking for member news.  The “Chamber Clips” section of Insight is just for our members and their highlights. If your business has just received a special accolade or perhaps involved in a great community event,  send us a 50-word description and we’ll try to get the word out to our members. Deadline for the next Insight is January 20.  Please email your story to Starlene at the Chamber for consideration.

Business Input Sought At County Vision Workshop
Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, who was appointed today to the Southern California Association of Governments Regional Council, the key planning agency for six counties in the region, will be hosting a Countywide Vision Public Workshop. The workshop will be held tomorrow night, January 6 at the Victorville City Council Chambers at 6:00pm.  Supervisor Mitzelfelt will present his vision for the direction he would like the County to take. Representatives from SANBAG will report on the status of projects both ongoing and future .  There will be a question and answer period after the presentations with officials. This is your chance to be heard and determine the future course of the county community.  For more information on the Vision Project click here.

Don’t Miss A Seat At The Big Game!
The 2011 Winter Business Showcase Expo January 26th at the Hilton Garden Inn is the best place to position your company as the go-to business in the upcoming year. This business-to-business expo is an excellent way to increase your business results!  Promote your products and services to local area businesses. With a Superbowl theme this year, it’s time to get your team together and join the Victorville Chamber for networking, exhibit booths, food, and drawings.

Exhibitor partnerships, like season tickets go fast, so act now and secure your spot at the expo before that prized booth spot is taken.  For details, please contact DeAnna or call the Chamber (760) 245-6506.

Keep That New Year’s Resolution!












January 25, 2011 from 8:00 – 11:00 am.  For details, please visit our website to RSVP.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Cake Boutique & Bakery

Ravindra Chandrashekhar, M.D.

Ryan McEachron Charitable Foundation

Top Notch Networking

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Jan. 6 Business Expo Cmte. Mtg., 2:00 pm
Legislative Action Cmte. Mtg., 4:00 pm
Jan. 10      An Evening Affaire Cmte. Mtg., 2.30 pm
Jan. 12      Ambassador Cmte. Mtg., 12:00 pm, RSVP
Spring Valley Lake Country Club
3229 Spring Valley Parkway
Jan. 13      Executive Cmte. Mtg., 7:00 am
Brentwood Morning Insight, 9:00 am
, RSVP
Brentwood School of Business & Leadership
13962 Hook Blvd., Victorville
Financial Review Cmte. Mtg., 1:00 pm


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