Vol. 15, Issue 2FEBRUARY 2015CEO Message2City/Downton Updates 3Hispanic Scholarships4New Members5Member Spotlights6Professional Services7Calendar8“Creating A Communit Where Business Thrives”KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY MIXERAPOLLO CPR TRAININGTracy Fit Body BootcampStudio One Dance CenterRibbon Cuttingwww.tracychamber.orgAccounting & Tax Pro’sDelta Brews
A Messagefrom the2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORSBoard Chair:Cliff Hudson, Fresh Coat PaintersChamber CEO.In life we NEED a vision for everything;family, career, you name it. If you don'thave a vision or a road map thatillustrates how you plan to get to whereyou want to be in life, you will keepgoing around in circles. If your businessdoes not have a clear vision or mission,do not worry! The Chamber can help!In Business You Are Never AloneMy favorite saying for 2015 which you will hear me repeatover and over and over (until it sticks) is that "you are neveralone in business". The Chamber is committed to helping yourbusiness "thrive" by providing you with as much resourcesand education so that you can get your business to the nextlevel; all you have to do is ASK for the help you NEED. "Askand you shall receive"I understand all of our businesses are on different journeysand on different levels. But, overall, I am confident theChamber can come in and help you no matter whatsituation you may be in because of the vast group ofknowledgeable professionals we surround ourselves with.Plan for Success Business WorkshopsOur first workshop in the 2015 Plan for Success Series willbe dedicated to understanding how the right VISION andMISSION for your business are critical for the health andwell being of your business. This workshop will befacilitated by the talented Scott McFarland whoseexpertise in organizational development as well asleadership and management training will provide workshopattendees with sound and professional advice they can takeback to their office to improve their business.Lisa Aguilera, Keller Williams RealtyDan Ball, McLaneDana Cooper, PG&EMike Donaghy, West Valley MallSheri Facciolla, Patriot Pest ManagementBill Fields, Surtec Systems, Inc.Will Fleet, Tracy PressDr. Brian Stephens, Tracy Unified School DistrictBruce George, Thrivent FinancialDaniel Greene, Bank of the WestBrent Ives, BHI Management ConsultingNolan O’Brien, Lawrence Livermore LabRobin Lopez, Taylor Farms PacificDoshia Myrick, Fairfield Inn TracyPatricia PalmaAl Santa Catalina, Buffalo Wild WingsTammy Shaff, Sutter Tracy HospitalCHAMBER AMBASSADORSLisa Aguilera, Keller Williams RealtyCarolyn Brown Blunt, Sow A Seed FoundationKaren Aranda, Altamont Mechanical Heating/AirGemaine ClarkJim Fitzpatrick, AFLACDave Garcia, Dave Garcia DesignsBruce George, Thrivent FinancialFlo Guzman, Faifield InnWhat are You Waiting For?Even if your business has developed a vision and mission,you won't want to miss the opportunity to learn how tobest articulate the vision and mission in a way youremployees will "own" it and your customers will "believe" init . Make sure you register for our Vision/StrategicPlanning workshop on February 24th.Matt Higa, Pineapple Club DesignsI hope to see you at the Chamber's upcoming Plan forSuccess Business Workshop on February 24th!CHAMBER STAFF-Sofia Valenzuela, CEO, Tracy ChamberMaria Valenzuela, Membership/Event Servicesmvalenzuela@tracychamber.orgVirna Hudson, Fresh Coat PaintersRay Lopez, Keller Williams RealtyConrad Levoit, Levoit Advance Protective ServicesCarol Newman, Surtec Systems, Inc.Brian Schilling, Zero BS MarketingSofia Valenzuela, CEOsvalenzuela@tracychamber.orgAlyssa Mupo, Hire Me First Program Coordinatorhiremefirst@tracychamber.orgCarol Neely, Receptionistwww.tracychamber.org
What’s Happeningin your City.What’s HappeningIn your Downtown.Economic Development Update: The Tracy Outlet Center is currentlybeing sold and in the process of closingescrow. The plan for the property willcontinue for retail use. City council has approved a purchaseand sale agreement for the sale of the Cityowned one-acre property adjacent to TexasRoadhouse. The developer has an executedletter of intent with El Pollo Loco for the site.City staff is working on two additional fast casualrestaurants interested in developing on the City’s Park &Ride in the I-205 area.SweetArts located in Downtown Tracy is now open. Theyoffer a variety of cupcakes, cookies, macaroons, andspecialized cakes.Extreme Pita located at 2439 Naglee Rd. near the HomeDepot shopping center is now open. They use grilled meatsand vegetables in their pitas as a healthier option to fastfood.Ono Hawaiian BBQ has opened near Extreme Pita offering adiverse menu with a fusion of Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean,Chinese and American dishes.For more information about the City of Tracy visit www.ci.tracy.ca.usThe Downtown Tracy Community BenefitDistrict (CBD) has recently been renewed fora ten year term by a majority vote of propertyowners within the district. The renewed termwill begin in July, and the boundaries of therenewed CBD will be expanded on CentralAvenue to include the portion between 11thStreet and Grunauer Alley.A new bakery, SweetArts, has opened at 1020 B Street and willbe celebrating their Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Saturday,February 7th at 5:00 p.m. Another new business openDowntown is Delta Brews located at 47 W. 10th Street.Many great shows are coming to the Grand Theatre Center forthe Arts this month. Tickets are still available for the Ozomatlishow on February 21st at 8:00 p.m. don’t miss Best of SanFrancisco Comedy: Three Still Standing LIVE! on February 7that 8:00 p.m. Friday Night Jazz presented by Main Street Musicis on February 27th at 8:00 p.m.The City of Tracy and Notre Dame de Namur University willco-present Once on This Island at the Grand Theatre onSaturday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available 15- 18.For more information about the Tracy City Center visit www.tracycitycenter.comElite Ambassador:of the month:Lon SwansonJourney Christian ChurchThank you for yourcontinuous support to theChamber and its members!www.tracychamber.org
Hispanic GroupScholarshipApplicationsPump It Up Tracy’s New Party AdventureAt Pump It Up of Tracy, your Kid's Birthday Party isalways a memorable and private experience. We combineimagination and inflatables to create the most excitingparty your child has ever had.Our friendly, trained staff will help you from the momentyou arrive until the guest of honor makes a wish andblows out the candles. We set up, entertain, coordinatefood and beverages and clean up, so you can relax andenjoy the party.The Tracy Chamber of Commerce HispanicBusiness Group (THBG) is still acceptingscholarship applications for their 2015scholarship program. All scholarshipapplications must be submitted to the TracyChamber of Commerce by Friday, February20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.A range of 10 to 13 scholarships of 500 eachare available in the following interestcategories: education, healthcare, vocational/trades, athletics, academic achievement,pre-law, athletics, community service andVisual/Performing Arts.Eligible students must currently attend ahigh school within the Tracy Unified SchoolDistrict boundaries. Qualifying studentsmust plan to enroll in a university,community college, and/or vocational tradeschool in Fall of 2015 for a minimum of 12units (full-time). For a r.org or call 835-2131.Pump It Up is the premier kids birthday destination. Weknow it’s the most important day of the year for your child and we treat them like it.Every party is hosted by our friendly staff, who make sure your every need is attended to.Our parties are 100% private – both the play time and the party room time. We havenumerous party options to fit your needs. Just start with our Classic, Deluxe andUltimate party packages and add one of our experiences like Adventure parties andGlow parties. Book your party at Pump It Up of Tracy – it’ll be better than you imagineand something your child will never forget.We’re not just about birthday parties at Pump It Up of Tracy. We also have open jump,special events and group events for everyday fun. Check out our website for upcomingevents and discounts: www.pumpitupparty.com/tracy-caPump it Up Tracy is located at 1325 N. Mac Arthur Drive. Call 209-833-7867 for moreinformation on how to book your next party or event.At this time, the THBG would like to reachout to all the members of the Chamber toencourage them to sponsor a scholarship.Sponsors can choose to fund a wholescholarship ( 500) or half scholarship( 250). Sponsors will be recognized duringthe Latino Awards event ceremony withadvertisements in the program as well asseveral acknowledgements during the event.If you are interested in sponsoring ascholarship, please contact Sofia Valenzuelaat 209-835-2131.The Tracy Chamber of Commerce HispanicBusiness Group was founded in 2002 by agroupofTracybusinessowners,professionals, educators and communityleaders. As a networking committee of theChamber of Commerce, the Tracy HispanicBusiness Group exists to promote businesswith the Hispanic community, supporteducation at all levels, provide service to thecommunity, and to recognize and promotecommunity leadership.www.tracychamber.org
Thank You forRenewing With UsUnder 5 Years:CMCS/Central Valley PartyCalifornia Advantage Real EstateCertified Collision Center TracyDhaba Indian CuisineGreater Bay Relocation Services, Inc.Kanga ZoomPremier StaffingPrime Health & NutritionTracy ToyotaU NEED 2 Inc.5-10 Years:Community HospiceGrace ChurchHome Buyers RealtyMcLane Food ServiceRobert V. ElliottRon’s Driving SchoolThrivent FinancialWelcome to theChamber NewMembers!Altamont Cowork95 W. 11th Street Ste#205, Tracy, CA209-221-9699Brian Schilling*Executive SuitesAnderson Insurance ServicesTracy, CA209-676-8811Rhoda Anderson**InsuranceCommunity Resident Services, Inc.662 East Street, Tracy, CA916-320-4060Alicia Sanders*Non-Profit/Support Group11-20 Years:Blinds, Etc.Sutter Gould Medical FoundationTracy Hospital Foundation20-30 Years:Schack & Company, Inc.Thermal Energy Dev Partnership, LPTracy Breakfast Lion’s ClubTracy Optometry GroupTracy Veterinary ClinicTracy Unified School DistrictU S Cold StorageV & F Body Shop & TowValley First Credit UnionVirginia Mechanical30-40 Years:American Ag Credit, ACATracy Mini StorageOver 50 Years:Owens Illinois North AmericaReich’s PharmacyS. J. Frerich’s Insurance AgencySutter Tracy Community HospitalTeichert AggregatesTracy Delta Disposal Service. Co.Tracy InnTracy PressYandell TruckawayFirst Class Travel Service618 Central Ave, Tracy, CA209-820-8331Stacey Alves*TravelOsorio’s Insurance Agency/Farmers Insurance68 E. 11th Street Ste#102, Tracy, CA209-831-9256Brenda Osorio*InsuranceThe Personal Virtual Assistant793 S. Tracy Blvd, #253, Tracy, CA706-612-3798Melissa Smith*Administrative ServicesTracy Fit Body Bootcamp24560 S. MacArthur Drive, Tracy, CA209-597-7810Jesse Martinez*FitnessSincere Home Decor100 Sloan Ct., Tracy, CA209-523-3798Karen Au-Yeung*Retail– Home Décor**Home-Based Businesswww.tracychamber.org
Member NewsPG&E Bright Minds ScholarshipDo you know a deserving student in need offinancial assistance for college? PG&E will awardscholarships to enable high school, communitycollege and “non-traditional” students to completetheir higher education paths.Bright Mindsscholarship winners will receive scholarships of upto 20,000 per year for up to five years; program finalists will receive 2,000 towards their studies. High school seniors, current collegestudents, veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged toapply. Check out the PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship at grams/education/brightminds/index.page Application deadline is February 9, 2015.Tracy Breakfast Lion’s Club Louie “Gee Gee”Galli Memorial Cioppino DinnerJoin the Lion’s Club as they host their annualCioppino Dinner to benefit local charities onSaturday, February 21st at the Portuguese Hall.Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with Dinner at 6:30p.m. and a raffle following the dinner. Tickets are 45 per person available at Yerian Insurance Agency or from any Lionclub member. For more information call 209-832-2002.Happy Anniversary from all ofus at the Chamber!To submit your member news email 100 words or less to: firstname.lastname@example.org the 25th of the month.PLAN FOR SUCCESSBUSINESSWORKSHOPSBUSINESS QUOTE OF THE MONTH:“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But ifyou must be without one, be without strategy”- Norman SchwarzkopfPrepare your business forGREATNESS !Tues. Feb. 24th 9AM atChamber officeTopic: Strategic Planning“The Road Map to Success”Cost : 10RSVP: 209-835-2131Limited seatingwww.tracychamber.org
Tracy Chamber Professional Services ListingFebruary 2015ACCOUNTING & TAX SERVICEBehnam Accounting Solutions .209-835-9655MEDICAL SUPPLYEcologically Sound Medical Services. . 209-835-6868AUTOMOBILE - REPAIRS & SERVICED & M Automotive . . . .209-879-9345MORTGAGE LENDINGPamela Dew-Diversified Capital Funding . .209-833-3338BANKSBank of Stockton . . .209-820-2000Oak Valley Community Bank . .209-834-3340MOVING & STORAGE COMPANYGreater Bay Relocation Services, North American Van Lines . .209-830-4435BAR & LOUNGEMJ’s Bar & Lounge LLC . .209-831-9948NON-PROFITManteca CPR Classes 209-817-8464BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLLAccount Masters Bookkeeping . .209-836-4961PET GROOMINGPampered Pet Grooming & Spa .209-833-7600CHILD CAREKinderCare Learning Center . .209-835-9247Theory of Play Child Development . .209-597-5705PHOTOGRAPHYTracy Portraits . .209-834-2052DENTISTRYShailaja Singh, DDS .209-833-0020EVENT PLANNERCaptivating Moments Event Planning & Mgmt .209-830-7014FARMERS MARKET ASSOCIATIONStockton Certified Farmers Market . . .209-943-1830GROCERY STORESGrocery Outlet of Tracy . 209-836-2182HANDYMAN SERVICEDynasty Handyman .209-627-0080HEATING & AIR CONDITIONINGAltamont Mechanical Heating & Air . .209-346-2422HOME FURNITUREYesterdays Treasures Consignment . .209-248-6888INSURANCE SERVICESFarmers Insurance - Hashimi Insurance Agency . . . .925-353-5942Larry Benson Nationwide InsuranceLife, Home, Auto, Business, Workers Comp, Motorcycle . . . .209-229-1096POOLS & SPAPacific Pool & Spa .925-337-4207REAL ESTATEHolly Commerce Center . .925-283-8777Lisa Aguilera—Keller Williams .209-814-8256Ray Lopez - Keller Williams . .209-914-8010RESTAURANTExtreme Pita . .209-221-6449SHOPPING - RETAILWest Valley Mall Community Room Rental . 209-836-4091 x108SOLAR SALESSunrun . . . . 209-814-6156SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCEAFLAC . . . 209-323-4183TERMITE & PEST CONTROL SERVICESTake Care Termite & Pest Control .209-832-7300WATER WELL PUMP CONTRACTORCommercial, Domestic, Irrigation, 24 Hr.I. J. Larsen Pumps, Inc . 209-529-2020WEBSITE HOSTING & DESIGNNnvent .888-408-2515LED LIGHTSDesign Energry Group . .209-609-8186MARKETING/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTGraphic Design, Websites, Social Media MarketingPineapple Club Designs . . 209-207-4504Your company can be listed here for just 100 per year. Call 209-835-2131www.tracychamber.org
February Meetings02/0302/1002/1202/258:30AM Ambassadors at Chamber12:30PM Hispanic Group at Chamber12PM Starting Your Own Business at Chamber4PM Board Meeting at ChamberFebruary Events02/04 12PM Ribbon Cutting Adapa & AgastyaMedical Associates02/06 12PM Ribbon Cutting Your Space Furniture02/07 5PM Ribbon Cutting SweetArts Bakery02/10 8AM Coffee at Singh Dental Center02/17 4PM Ribbon Cutting Tracy Orchard Dental02/18 10AM Loan Readiness Workshop at Grand02/24 9AM Plan for Success Workshop at Chamber02/26 5PM Mixer Grand Theatre by City of Tracy andGrand FoundationMarch Meetings03/0303/1003/1203/258:30AM Ambassadors at Chamber12:30PM Hispanic Group at Chamber12PM Starting Your Own Business at Chamber4PM Board Meeting at ChamberMarch Events03/10 8AM Coffee at Fry Memorial Chapel03/26 9AM State of the City at Grand Theatre03/26 5PM Mixer by Hispanic Group at El Tapatiowww.tracychamber.org
Tracy Chamber of Commerce2015 Calendar2015 Networking Coffees 8AM- 9AMTuesday, January 13th Bill Pollard, Jr. CPA, 79 E. 11th StreetTuesday, February 10th Singh Dental Center, 2750 Naglee Rd.Tuesday, March 10th Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central AvenueTuesday, April 14th Holiday Inn Express, 3751 N. Tracy Blvd.Tuesday, May 12th T & J Educational/Tutoring Club, 320 W. 11th StreetTuesday, June 9th Pacific Pool & Spa, 223 E. 10th StreetTuesday, July 14th Tracy Optometry Group, 36 E. 10th StreetTuesday, August 11th St. Paul’s Lutheran Church/Bella Vista, 1635 Chester Dr.Tuesday, September 8th El Concilio, 95 W. 11th Street Ste#104Tuesday, October 13th Bank of the West, 1810 W. Schulte Rd.Tuesday, November 3rd by City of Tracy, 333 Civic Center PlazaTuesday, December 1st by TBD2015 Networking Mixers 5PM-7PMThursday, January 22nd by Board of Directors at McLane, 800 E. Pescadero Ave.Thursday, February 26th by Grand Foundation & City of Tracy, 715 Central Ave.Thursday, March 26th by Hispanic Business Group at Jorge’s El Tapatio, 572 W. 11th StreetThursday, April 23rd Valley First Credit Union, 1003 Central Ave.Thursday, May 21st Berberian European Motors at West Valley Mall, 3200 N. Naglee Rd.Thursday, June 25th Oak Valley Community Bank, 1034 N. Central AveThursday, July 23rd iMortgage, 2516 W. Grant Line Rd.Thursday, August 27th by Hire Me First Program at TUSD Office, 1875 W. 11th StreetThursday, September 24th Captivating Moments Event Planning at TBDThursday, October 22nd Eaton Optometric Group, 4598 S. Tracy Blvd. Ste#130Thursday, November 12th Surtec Systems, Inc., 1880 N. Mac Arthur Dr.Thursday, December 10th Holiday Mixer at West Valley Mall, 3200 N. Naglee Rd.Annual Chamber Community Events:Winter Gala: Friday, January 30th at Community Ctr, 950 East St, 5:30PM-9PM ( 75)Hire Me First Lunch: April 16th at Community Center, 950 East St., 11:30AM-12PM (Free)State of the City: March 26th at Grand Theatre, 715 Central Avenue, 9AM-11:30AM ( 20)Business Forum & Real Estate Round Up: April 15th at Community Center10AM- 2PMGolf Tournament, Monday, May 18th at Diablo Grande, Shot gun start 12:30PM ( 125)4th of July: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Lincoln Park (Free)Plan For Success Business Workshops: ( 10 Each or 50 for all 6)February 24th 9AM: Strategic Planning at Chamber OfficeApril 28th 9AM: Plan for Profit at Chamber OfficeJune 23rd 9AM: Market with Style at Chamber OfficeAugust 25th 9AM: Building the Dream Team at Chamber OfficeOctober 27th 9AM: Don’t Break the Rules at the Chamber OfficeDecember 8th 9AM: Merry Tax Season at Chamber Officewww.tracychamber.org
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
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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