Vol. 16 Issue 36DECEMBER 2017CEO Message2City/Downtown Updates 3Member News4New Members/Renewals 57 New Year Resolutions 6Professional Services7Calendar8“Creating A Community Where Business Thrives”Sandwich CousinsRibbon Cutting Ceremonywww.tracychamber.orgParty GiantsRibbonTurtleCutting CeremonyPinkShoppe Ribbon Cutting
A Messagefrom theChamber CEO.As a business owner, have you set yourgoa ls for 2 018? W he the r it’sprofessional or personal goals, it iscrucial for all of us to take time this monthto reflect on the challenges and obstacleswe have overcome as well as the vision andgoals we would like to set forth toaccomplish in the new year.In addition to assessing your year, takesome time to write down the achievementsyou are most proud of. Each year is filled with ups and downs andthrough all of life’s challenges it’s extremely important to staypositive, motivated, and celebrate your “WINS”. As a Chamber,we experienced several WINS this year, and I’d like to share someof the achievements I am most proud of that would not have beenpossible without the efforts of my staff and volunteers whocontinue to strive to help the Chamber thrive:*Successfully grew our membership with over 100 new membersand we finally achieved having over 500 Chamber members!*Recognized by Western Association of Chamber Executives,with an award at our annual conference for the Tracy RED Tourwhich was named “Core Competency Program of the Year”*Completed the largest Leadership Tracy class with 15 graduates*Awarded 5,000 in scholarships to Hispanic students on behalfof the Tracy Hispanic Business Group*Nearly doubled the size of the Tracy Hispanic Business Groupmembership (now 50 members)*Successfully executed a Job Shadowing Day for the Hire Me FirstYouth Internship Program with over 20 students participating*Prepared over 1,000 students through Hire Me First for theworkforce through workshops, mock interviews and internships*Held a successful Tracy Industrial Roundtable with over 35businesses and organizations in attendance2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORSBoard Chair:Nolan O’Brien, Lawrence Livermore LabLisa Aguilera, Aspire Hometown RealtyDan Arriola, District Attorney’s OfficeDan Ball, McLane Food ServiceDana Cooper, PG&EBill Fields, Surtec Systems, Inc.Will Fleet, Tracy PressDave Garcia, Dave Garcia DesignsDan Greene, Bank of the WestJoe Homen, Premier Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of TracyCliff Hudson, Fresh Coat PaintersSherry JonesBrent Ives, BHI Management ConsultingRobin Lopez, Taylor FarmsDan Mendoza, Movement MortgagePatricia AlvarezDebbie Rinaldo, Sutter Tracy HospitalDr. Brian Stephens, Tracy Unified School DistrictChad J. Wood, Willbanks & Wood, PLCCHAMBER AMBASSADORSCHAIR: Germaine ClarkKaren Aranda, Park Lane JewelryMaggie Foresee-Griese, Young LivingDave Garcia, Dave Garcia DesignsCeci Haas, Cultural Homestay InternationalVirna Hudson, Fresh Coat PaintersConrad Levoit, Levoit Advanced Protective ServicesAs Tracy grows and diversifies, the Chamber hopes to strengthenits existing programs and develop new programs to betterenhance the benefits of our organization. The Chamber willcontinue striving to accomplish its mission of “Creating aCommunity Where Business Thrives” in 2018, and our hope isthat that your business will take advantage of the vast resourcesand information our office has available for you. Whether you areseeking education, business assistance, or community informationfor your clients, think of your local chamber of commerce as theone stop shop for your business and community needs.Dan Mendoza, Movement MortgageOur organization would not exist without the support of itsmembers and volunteers. To our members, faithful volunteers andgreat supporters, I would like to personally thank you for yourdedication to the Chamber. The leadership found in ourorganization is amazing and I feel fortunate to be surrounded bygroup of people who genuinely seek prosperity for the Chamberand the community we live in. Happy Holidays from all of us atthe Chamber! And don’t forget to set your goals for 2018 today!CHAMBER STAFF-Sofia Valenzuela, CEO, Tracy Chamber of CommerceDebbie Hall, Dement Real Estate GroupBetsy Moreno, California Advantage Real EstateCarol Newman, Surtec Systems, Inc.Kipp Skelton, Spencer Flooring & PaintDarcella Wright, Helms BriscoeSofia Valenzuela, CEOsvalenzuela@tracychamber.orgMaria Valenzuela, Membership/Event Servicesmvalenzuela@tracychamber.orgAlyssa Mupo, Hire Me First Program Coordinatorhiremefirst@tracychamber.orgCarol Neely, Receptionistwww.tracychamber.org
What’s Happeningin yourCity.What’s HappeningIn yourThe City Center Association will host itsfourth Ornament Stroll on Saturday,December 9th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Guests willstroll and receive a different holiday ornamentfrom 26 participating merchants, whileenjoying Downtown Tracy’s festive holidayatmosphere. Only 300 tickets will be sold forthis event online through Event Brite.Community Notices:The City of Tracy is actively notifying local healthcare facilities of upcoming changes to its drinkingwater disinfection practices. Beginning December1st, 2017, Tracy's drinking water conveyancesystem will change from containing combinedchlorine (chloramines) to free available chlorine.This is a routine maintenance measure designed tokeep water mains clean and free of potentiallyharmful bacteria throughout the year. Please contact (209) 831-6302 orDave.Carter@ci.tracy.ca.us should you have any questions.The 11th Street Bridge has re-opened with two lanes of traffic on eachside. Construction activities on the bridge will continue in themonument areas, sidewalks, guardrails, and street paving. The project isexpected to be completed by the end of March 2018.Downtown.Join the Arts Education Program at the Grand Theatre as theyhost their annual Holiday Open House and Art Sale on December9th1 from 12PM-3PM and 5:30PM-8:30PM. The Grand will beoverflowing with holiday cheer, Santa photo opportunities anddiscounts will be offered on arts education classes.In order to reduce traffic congestion, the City of Tracy will beginreconfiguring the intersection of 11th Street and MacArthur Drive thisDecember. The project will add a dedicated lane for eastbound travelersalong 11th Street to turn right onto MacArthur Drive, and a lane will beadded for westbound travelers along 11th Street to turn left ontoMacArthur Drive. In addition, the project will add a dedicated leftturning lane for northbound travelers along MacArthur Drive.Construction is expected to begin in mid-December and is anticipatedto be completed in spring 2018.Children’s Dance Theatre of Tracy will present the 15th Annualproduction of The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 16th andSunday, December 17th at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.Show times are 1pm and 6pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday.Tickets range from 15- 50.For more information about the City of Tracy visit www.ci.tracy.ca.usFor more information about TCCA visit www.tracycitycenter.comGrand Theatre Center for the Arts will host a Paint Night onDecember 21st from 6PM - 8PM.Elite Ambassador:of the month:Virna Hudson,Fresh Coat PaintersThank you for yourcontinuous support to thePURCHASE TICKETS ONLINEAT EVENTBRITEChamber and its members!www.tracychamber.org
MemberNews & Events:Edward Jones ChristmasOpen House hosted by NyishaBell, Financial AdvisorLet us add some extra money toyour Christmas season with aC h r i s t m a s o pe n ho use .Refreshments and light snacks will be served.Join us on December 21st from 9AM-1PM atour location, 2156 W. Grant Line Rd. as weshare our appreciation to our clients andfriends.Congratulations to the 2017 Leadership Tracy GraduatesCommunity Center for the Blind andVisually Impaired Crab Feed January 20thCCVBI will host its 11th annual crab feed onJanuary 20th at Heritage Dining & Provisionsat Waterloo Gun and Bocce, 4343 NorthAshley Lane, in Stockton. Tickets purchased by12/15 are 55/person ( 60 after 12/15) andinclude an appetizer station, crab, pasta, bread,salad, and dessert. Raffle prizes and a silentauction add to the festivities. A no‑host baropens at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m.,followed by dancing. For tickets call(209) 466 -3836.Notre Dame de Namur University InfoForum December 7th 6:30p.m. at NDNUOffice at 902 Central Avenue Ste#1 in TracyLet us show you how simple it is to get started!Take advantage of a part-time and eveningprogram with personalized staff and facultyadvising tailored to your needs. Built-inflexibility allows you to schedule classesaround work and personal commitments.Classes offered in Business BS & MBA, HumanServices BS, Special Education MA, TeachingCredentials and TESOL MA online. RSVP bycalling 209-833-5020. Programs start yearround. Classes located at TracyTransit Center.Surtec Adopt a Family NeedsVolunteers this Holiday SeasonVolunteers are needed for thefollowing dates:12/02 Box Assembly at 9AM at Surtec12/09 Gift Wrapping at 9AM at Surtec12/16 Delivery of Food/Gifts 10AM at SurtecFor more info call 209-820-3700 ext. 214Submit YOUR member news! Email 100 words or lessto firstname.lastname@example.org by the 25th of every month!www.tracychamber.org
Thank You for RenewingWith Us Chamber Members:Under 5 Years:Bright Now! DentalCo-Occupational Medical PartnersDonnie’s BBQ & DeliEaton Optometric Group, Inc.Edward Jones - Shad Roundy Financial AdvisorFIX’D, Inc.Greater Bay Relocation ServicesOak Valley Community BankOlive GardenSan Joaquin Historical SocietyThe Owl BoxTracy Ford5-10 Years:All in the DetailsDayak’s Den SoccerCalvary Chapel TracyMarcel OrthodonticsMenchie’s Frozen YogurtMo-Cal Office SolutionsSuit City TailoringTracy Sunrise RotaryWindmill Ridge WineryWelcome to theChamber NewMembers!80 Percent What You Eat, Inc.2503 N. Tracy Blvd., Tracy, CA209-831-9858Leilani Sandoval*Health - Nutrition & WellnessRAM Protective Services793 S. Tracy Blvd. #345, Tracy, CA209-914-4888Rodney Davis**Security ServiceTracy Goldstar Networking Group2880 N. Tracy Blvd. Ste #2, Tracy, CA209-914-3753Carla Carroll*Networking OrganizationDeli Delicious Tracy2805 N. Naglee Rd. #130, Tracy, CA209-221-0615Russell Clark*RestaurantHumphrey’s University6650 Inglewood Ave., Stockton, CA209-478-0800Robert Humphreys*Non-Profit11-20 Years:Behnam Accounting SolutionsBlinds, Etc.Don CoseHampton InnHotchkiss Mortuary FD 321UNCLE Credit UnionVCA Old River Animal HospitalRegeneration International FoundationTracy, CA209-814-8973Lucy Ndeithi**Non-Profit30-49 Years:Moore Quality Pest ControlTracy, CA209-346-3990Christopher Moore**Pest Control ServicesKagehiro RanchesMiller’s Family DentistryNapa Auto PartsOld Republic TitlePFWD, Inc. dba Fallavena & WillbanksPrologis17284 W. Commerce Way, Tracy, CA209-839-0209Matt Drury*Real Estate Industrial50 Years:Harold K. Reich’s PharmacyS.J. Frerichs & Son Insurance AgencyWoody SouzaThank you for your support in“Creating A Community Where Business Thrives!”www.tracychamber.org**Home-Based Business
7 New Year’s Resolutionsfor Your Small BusinessIn 2018BUSINESS QUOTE OF THE MONTH:“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is thecourage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill1.Manage Cash FlowThis is a greatresolution for smallbusiness owners whohave drastic ebbs andflows in their cash flow or those who don'treally understand the day-to-day finances ofthe business.2. Improve Your Digital PresenceIf it's been more than two years since your sitehas been updated, if you haven't doneanything to make your web presencemobile-friendly, if you still haven't created anemail marketing list, or if digital isn't acomponent if your marketing plan, it's time toadd this resolution to your list.3. Get Social for Your BusinessHave you been putting off social media, noteven starting to explore which network is thebest platform for your business? Have youtalked about starting a business blog, buthaven't had time to work on a content strategyyet? If so, this is the perfect resolution for yourbusiness.4. Focus on ProductivityThis is a great resolution for those of us whooften waste time on social media or findourselves succumbing to other distractionsthat get us off-track, then end up wonderingwhere day went because we still have ahandful things left to complete.5. Charge Your WorthDo you often feel underpaid and undervaluedin your business? If so, then this resolutionwill help you market to the right audience,revamp your strategy and raise your rates toaccommodate the value you bring to the table.6. Grow Team and DelegateIf you have more work than you can handleand no time to focus on growing yourbusiness, it's time to stop wearing all of thehats in your business and start bringing inothers to pick up the slack. This resolutionthat focuses on building your team andlearning how to delegate effectively is right upyour alley.7. Become a Better CommunicatorFrequent issues with misunderstandingsamong your employees, lack of employeemorale and consistently wasting timerepeating the same information over and overis a sign that you are communicatingineffectively. This resolution will help youfocus on becoming a better communicator inyour business.Courtesy of The Balance - Small Businesswww.thebalance.comwww.tracychamber.org
Tracy Chamber Professional Services ListingDECEMBER 2017PAINTING CONTRACTORACCOUNTING & TAX SERVICEBehnam Accounting Solutions .209-835-9655Fresh Coat Painters . . .209–390-4326BANKSPET SITTINGBank of Stockton . .209-820-2000Oak Valley Community Bank .209-834-3340Your Girl Friday, LLC . . .209–814-7200BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLLMoore Quality Pest Control . .209–814-7200Account Masters Bookkeeping .209-836-4961BUSINESS COACHINGPEST CONTROLPHYSICIANS - FAMILY PRACTITIONERSAdapa and Agastya Medical Associates 209–833 –7555Empowerment Enterprises . .209-832-8259COMPUTER SERVICESPOOLS & SPAPacific Pool & Spa . . .925-337-4207Tracy Computer Services. .209-835-8096FINANCIAL ADVISOREdward Jones - John Dyer . .209-839-0179WFG .613-523-1815FINANCE/CREDIT REPAIRPlatinum Credit Solutions . .209-229-7750GOVERNMENTDLA Distribution San Joaquin .209-839-4226REAL ESTATEAspire Hometown Realty. .209-814-8256California Advantage Real Estate .209-836-3300Dement Real Estate Group . . .209-914-0635Legacy Advantage Real Estate .209-321-2186Norine Higa—Keller Williams Realty . .209-207-4439Ray Lopez - Keller Williams . .209-914-8010REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIALPrologis . .209-839-0209HEALTH - NUTRITION & WELLNESS80 Percent What You Eat, Inc. .209-831-9858INSURANCE SERVICESFarmers Insurance - Hashimi Insurance Agency . . .925-353-5942Larry Benson Nationwide InsuranceLife, Home, Auto, Business, Workers Comp, Motorcycle . . .209-229-1096RESTAURANTDeli Delicious Tracy . 209-221-0615Squeeze Inn .209-833-7992Chicago’s Pizza With a Twist .209-666-1212SECURITY SERVICESRam Protective Services . .209-914-4888SHOPPING - RETAILMARKETING/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTGraphic Design, Websites, Social Media MarketingAll Occasion Gift Baskets .209-346-4887Premier Production Group, LLC .209-597-8288Revolution Marketing Media & Design .209-834-4418TERMITE & PEST CONTROL SERVICESMORTGAGE LENDINGLibby Martinez -Wells Fargo Home Mortgage .209 -629-3646Pamela Dew– Movement Mortgage .209-814-3135Take Care Termite & Pest Control .209-832-7300VETERINARIAN SERVICESVCA Old River Animal Hospital .209-835-5166MOVING & STORAGE COMPANYWATER WELL PUMP CONTRACTORGreater Bay Relocation Services, North AmericanVan Lines . . .209-830-4435I. J. Larsen Pumps, Inc . .209-529-2020Commercial, Domestic, Irrigation, 24 Hr.WEBSITE HOSTING & DESIGNNETWORKING GROUPTracy Goldstar Networking Group .209-914-3753Nnvent .888-408-2515NON-PROFITHumphrey’s University .209-478-0800Regeneration International Foundation .209-814-8973UNEED2, INC 209-831-3550Get NOTICED for 12 months of the year on the Chamber’s Professional Services Page featured in each edition ofthe newsletter! Your company can be listed here for just 100 per year. Call 209-835-2131www.tracychamber.org
December Meetings12/0512/1112/1212/1312/149:30AM Ambassadors at Chamber4PM City/Chamber Liaison Mtg at Chamber12:30PM Hispanic Group at Chamber4PM Board Meeting at Chamber12PM Starting Your Own Biz at ChamberDecember Events12/05 8AM Chamber Coffee Tracy Senior Assoc.held at Chamber Office12/06 12PM Lunch Meet-Up at Nana Olies12/07 11AM Ribbon Cutting Deli Delicious12/08 10AM Gala Press Conference at Chamber12/14 5PM Holiday Mixer at West Valley Mall(Inside former Rue 21 location next to Luxury Perfumes)12/18 12PM Lunch Meet-Up at El Patio Mexican RestaurantJanuary Meetings01/0401/0911/1101/1201/1701/248:30AM Ambassadors at Chamber12:30PM Hispanic Group at Chamber12PM Starting Your Own Biz at Chamber5PM Young Professionals at TBD5PM Governmental Affairs at Chamber4PM Board Meeting at ChamberJanuary Events01/0901/1001/2201/2501/268AM Chamber Coffee Tracy Computer Service12PM Lunch Meet-Up at Deli Delicious12PM Lunch Meet-Up Chicago Pizza With a Twist5PM Chamber Mixer Aspire Apartments Homes6:00PM Winter Gala at The River Mill***Chamber Office Will be Closed 12/25 to 01/01***www.tracychamber.org
793 S. Tracy Blvd. #345, Tracy, CA 209-914-4888 Rodney Davis **Security Service Tracy Goldstar Networking Group 2880 N. Tracy Blvd. Ste #2, Tracy, CA 209-914-3753 Carla Carroll *Networking Organization Calvary Chapel Tracy Deli Delicious Tracy 2805 N. Naglee Rd. #130, Tracy, CA 209
Medifast Weight Control Center of Tracy 2630 S. Tracy Blvd. #130, Tracy, CA 209-835-3278 Tim Coykendall *Health & Fitness Tracy Veterinary Clinic Securelion Security Tracy, CA 888-572-5545 Aj Boomwal *Security Service The Dugout 4100 Commercial Dr. Ste#103, Tracy, CA 925-525-3683 Samantha Ruzbarsky *Sports - Youth Welcome Wagon Tracy, CA 800 .
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Tracy, CA 209-216-7200 Alan Flores **Carpet Cleaning Alexander Electric 2250 N. Mac Arthur Dr., Tracy, CA 209-221-4905 Karen Pulos *Electrical Contractor Bark Avenue 2726 Naglee Rd., Tracy CA 209-229-8184 Nefti Espinosa *Pet Grooming Bay Alarm Company 3819 Duck Creek Dr., Stockton, CA
Dr. Brian Stephens, Tracy Unified School District Bruce George, Thrivent Financial Daniel Greene, Bank of the West . (full-time). For a downloadable application, please visit www.tracychamber.org or call 835-2131. . 793 S. Tracy Blvd, #253, Tracy, CA 706-612-3798 Melissa Smith *Administrative Services
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