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CORONA DEL MAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE2006EXECUTIVE BOARDBob Voorhees, ChairmanA.G. Edwards & SonsChip Stassel, Past ChairmanState Farm InsuranceBernie SvalstadTreasurerBPS Newport Financial, Inc.Frank MascialeSecretaryCDM PropertiesLinda LeonhardPresidentBOARD OF DIRECTORSDebra E. AllenAllen, Mullins & Allen LLPBarbara BoatmanBoulevards of TravelJim DigradoColdwell BankerDavid MullerNewport Harbor NauticalMuseumDr. Kevin PriestleyPriestley ChiropracticShari Ten EyckTen Eyck Real EstateJacqueline WittmeyerColdwell BankerLuvena HaytonLifetime MemberADMINISTRATIVECOORDINATORJordana CarrollGET INVOLVEDIN CORONA DEL MARCONTACT US2855 E. Coast Hwy., Suite 101Corona del Mar, CA 92625Phone: (949) 673-4050Fax: (949) 673-3940info@cdmchamber.comwww.cdmchamber.comChairmanBob VoorheesA.G. Edwards & SonsG r e e t -ings Chambermembersand residents!Having justsuccessfullycompletedthe 25th AnnualCoronaCHAIRMAN’S MESSAGEGOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT—Bernie SvalstadThe GAC(GovernmentAffairs Committee)had avery interestingMay session,with reports bycouncilman Ed Selich on thefi nal recommendations of theCity Hall Site Review Committee.After considering 24sites, the committee chose twopossible locations for further reviewby the City: one located atFashion Island adjacent to theNewport Beach Country Clubon Pacific Coast Highway, andthe present City Hall location.We also had an excellentreport by Finance Committeemember Jack Wu on thedel Mar Scenic 5K, I hopeeveryone had a good time andenjoyed a wonderful communityevent. If you were notthere as a participant, spectator,volunteer, vendor or sponsor,you missed out on a great timeand a good deal of fun.In reflecting on the event,it represents many of the thingsthat the Chamber exists for andrepresents our valuable partnershipwith the City of NewportBeach, our mission as a strategicbusiness resource for membersand residents, the opportunityfor increased exposure and networkingopportunities, and theability to give back to the communityby sponsoring an eventlike this and supplying countlessvolunteer hours, along withhundreds of other people thatare committed to the village ofCorona del Mar.The race was bigger andbetter than ever this year inevery way! There were morerunners and more people visitingbecause of the race, whichmeans more people that understandthe charm of ourcommunity.I want to thank SeanLevin and the entire NewportBeach Parks and RecreationDepartment as well as all othercity staff that were involved inthe event. I also want to thankall our sponsors, vendors, andeach and every volunteer thathelped to put on the race—wecouldn’t have done it withoutyou. I offer special thanks toJim Skahan, Co-Chairman ofthe event. He is retiring fromthe race this year after 20 yearsof participation, many years ofleadership, and countless hoursof volunteer time and effort.Again, “Thank You” to all.Enjoy the wonderful summerseason in our special seasidevillage community!final results of the FacilitiesFinance Review Committee.The committee recommendedthat a Facilities ReplacementFund be established, and alsorecommends that future annualGeneral Fund allocationsto the Facilities ReplacementFund be targeted at $4.5 to $6million, adjusted upward atleast 2.5% per year, unless theCity Council determines thatother General Fund OperatingBudget requirements shouldconstrain it to a lower level.The specifi c level of fundingwithin that range should beidentified by the City Managerin his Budget Recommendationto the City Council. The committeehad many other recommendationsthat you can learnabout by contacting the City ofNewport Beach.The Debt Initiative failedto qualify for the ballot. Thisinitiative would have givenvoters the right to approve allforms of public borrowing tofinance construction of publicimprovements. It would havebeen a nightmare to implementand probably would haveconsumed many private andtaxpayer dollars in litigation.Note: The GAC will NOTmeet in July and August due tomany members’ vacation schedules.See you in October whenthe battle for six city council seatsheats up and the General Plan isvoted upon in November.PLACE YOUR BUSINESS CARD ADVERTISEMENT IN THE CORONA DEL MAR CHAMBER NEWSLETTER2www.cdmchamber.com


CORONA DEL MAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCEA “DON’T MISS” EVENTSAVE THE DATE ~ SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 20063 www.cdmchamber.com


CORONA DEL MAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCECHAMBER MEMBERS MIX IT UPAT THE NEWPORT HARBOR NAUTICAL MUSEUMThe view from the TexasDeck of the Newport HarborNautical Museum was the perfectbackdrop for April’s networkingmixer. The guitar andvocals of Don Covel set themood for a relaxing evening onthe water as members enjoyedrefreshments and meeting newbusiness contacts.David Muller, ExecutiveDirector of the NauticalMuseum, opened all exhibitsonboard the historical boatto Chamber members duringthis special evening. Somemembers even participatedin a virtual deep sea fishingexperience that was like thereal thing!L to R: Jordana Carroll, David Muller, Linda LeonhardIf you haven’t been aboardthe Museum, it’s time to makethe trip and learn of life inNewport Harbor, visit the vastdisplay of miniature boats,and browse the gift shop foritems indicative of NewportBeach. And, of course, don’tforget to visit the restaurant fordining and refreshments.David would like you toknow that all exhibits are opento the public Tuesday throughSunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., withonly a $5 donation for adults.Upcoming events include theopening of Dredges to Dreamboats:100 Years of NewportNautical History, which willrun from June 10 to October15. For more information, visitwww.nhnm.org.The Museum also offers aperfect place for functions andmeetings complete with anocean view.A big “thank you” toDavid Muller and the NewportHarbor Nautical Museum foropening their doors to theCorona del Mar Chamber ofCommerce.EXEX JEWELRY HOSTS MAY MIXER IN STYLE!An evening of beauty!Wow! Not just the appetizers,but the gems too! ClaudiaAgudelo put on a first-classevent, inside and out! Animpressive array oftreats including croquettes,skeweredchicken, cheeses,desserts, and terrific wines on theoutside, incrediblenecklaces, earrings,bracelets, rings, andaccessories on theinside. Claudia’stalent for romanticelegance wasshowcased in eachdisplay. Chambermembers found treasures inevery drawer as they viewedeach unique piece.Look for EXEX’s trendyfashions on QVC in August.Claudia Agudelo’s Fall 2006EXEX Jewelry Collectionis exotic, excessive, andexceptionally beautiful! Afterall, this Colombian-bornjewelry designer’s motto isExcess of Expression! And it’sthis big and bold collectionthat got her an invitation intothe exclusive Pret-A-PorterParis show inSeptember, whereit will be featuredalong with otherluxury lines fromaround the world.See for yourself atwww.exexjewelry.com.Caption for photo atfar left: Diana, Stacy,Claudia, Pam, andClemenciaPLACE YOUR BUSINESS CARD ADVERTISEMENT IN THE CORONA DEL MAR CHAMBER NEWSLETTERHOOVER LAW OFFICETina Bush Hoover, Esq.2721 Pacific Coast Hwy., #107(Mail: P.O. Box 63)Corona del Mar, CA 92625Tel/Fax: 949.675.3498Cell: 714.812.7942E-mail: tinabh@adelphia.net4 www.cdmchamber.com


CORONA DEL MAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCENETWORKING SPEAKER LUNCHEONEnjoy Chamber networking and hearing from one of ourfabulous speakers at this informative monthly event.JULY 18CHAMBER NETWORKING MIXERJULY 25 • 5:30 - 7:30 PMHost Location:AMERICAN YACHT CHARTERS11:30 AM - 1:30 PMFIVE CROWNS RESTAURANT3801 E. Coast Hwy., CdMRSVP in advance fordiscounted member price.949-673-4050 orinfo@cdmchamber.comMembers with reservation: $20($25 at door)Non-members and guest: $25Space limited:48-hr. cancellation requiredSpeaker:TONY RACKAUCKASDistrict AttorneyTopic:THE CRIMINAL JUSTICESYSTEM IN ORANGE COUNTYDockside aboard The Endeavor2901 W. Coast Hwy.(parking structure just past Chart House)Includes Food and Beverage, Live Entertainment,and Great NetworkingMembers: $5 ~ Non-members: $10Bring a guest...and plenty of business cards!CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHTThe “Two Jim’s”...Jim Skahan, Retiring 5K Race Chairman, and Jim Digrado, New ChairmanWhen Jim Skahan announcedhis retirement after17 years of chairing one ofthe Chamber’s signature communityevents, he passed thetorch to Jim Digrado who acceptedthe leadership role forthe Corona del Mar Scenic5K. So, in light of this changein command, we would liketo acknowledge both Jim’s inthis month’s Chamber MemberSpotlight.Each of these gentlemenhas served on your Chamber’sBoard of Directors and has contributedhis time and talentsto the further development ofChamber events and programs.As local businessmen andresidents of Corona del Mar,both Jim’s have given back tothe community in a numberof ways and deserve an honorablemention for their greatefforts throughout the years.As the race torch is passed,we exchange a great leader oftradition for another, and welook forward to many moreyears of success and fun for theCorona del Mar Scenic 5K as itedges toward its next milestoneanniversary of 30 years.L to R: New 5K Race Chairman Jim Digrado and retiring Chairman Jim SkahanPLACE YOUR BUSINESS CARD ADVERTISEMENT IN THE CORONA DEL MAR CHAMBER NEWSLETTER5 www.cdmchamber.com


HEALTH TALKWHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN PURCHASING A DIET BOOK—Leanne DiSanto, Fitness PatrolInquiringminds...Question: Iwas tryingto purchasea diet bookthe otherday and there are so manyto choose from, which is thebest?Answer: Boy, I know how confusingit can be staring at allthose books and hearing all thenews reports about what to eat,what not to eat, and seeing allthe celebrities jumping on thediet publishing bandwagon.First, I don’t like the word diet,which implies something yougo on and off of or a plan youcannot continue long term. Ifthe book talks about doingsomething drastic for a periodof time, I would run screaming.So I’m not a fan of the cabbagesoup diet or grapefruit diet orthe Beverly Hills diet or thevarious liquid diets. We all sawOprah Winfrey parade acrossstage with the wheelbarrowfull of fat representing whatshe lost on the Optifast liquiddiet, only to gain it all back andthen some.When I evaluate a meal planor eating strategy these are acouple of things I look for:• Does the plan include all foodgroups. Taking something out ofthe mix can cause deficienciesand actually cause us to craveand then binge on the foods weare missing.• Does the plan recommendand encourage physical activity.If they are touting that you don’tneed exercise and you can reachyour goals with diet alone, it isfundamentally flawed.• Does the plan include tips formodifying your current behaviorso as to be in better alignmentwith your goals. If the plan ispushing their own packagedfoods or lots of supplements orare using terms like “It’s quickand easy and works like magic,”then I would be very leery.I do like Dr. Phil’s book and BillPhillips’s book, “Body for Life.”They both seem to encompassthese principles and look at aneating strategy as a lifestyle,with the goal not being perfection,but progress. Good Luck.The Corona del MarChamber of Commercecongratulates theTransportationCorridor Agencies on20 great years!HAPPY 20 THANNIVERSARYCHAMBER BUCK$!A WIN-WINOPPORTUNITYHelp our Chamber growand earn Chamber Buckscredit in the process. Foreach new membershipreferral, you receive a $25credit to your membershipaccount. Apply yourChamber Bucks towardnewsletter ads, directoryads, event attendance,and annual dues. Together,we can grow!JOIN A CDM EVENT TEAMVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLEThe Chamber is proud to uphold its annual tradition of presenting the community with three veryspecial signature events. The event committees and volunteers that contribute their time to these excitingevents make it possible for all to enjoy. Becoming a volunteer has so many rewarding benefits thatoften these folks return year after year. Many find they have made lifelong professional and personalrelationships, while others enjoy a strong sense of pride from giving back to the community. What all ofthese wonderful volunteers have in common is the fun and excitement that comes from Event Day.SCENIC 5K ~ JUNE COASTLINE CAR CLASSIC ~ SEPTEMBER CHRISTMAS WALK ~ DECEMBERTo become an event team volunteer, please contact the Chamber office at (949) 673-4050. Planning for theCoastline Car Classic and Christmas Walk is underway, so meet the committees and hop on board! Admission,T-shirts, and lunch are provided for all event team volunteers.


2006 BIDADVISORY BOARDJohn BlomChairmanJohn Blom Custom PhotographyBernie SvalstadVice ChairmanB.P.S. Newport FinancialSharon DawsonTreasurer/SecretaryPriority Real Estate ServicesPhillip GreenbergCDM PropertiesBeverley “B.J.” JohnsonPrudential California RealtyMark SchuleinCrown Ace HardwareChip StasselState Farm InsuranceBID APPOINTMENTSAND VOLUNTEERSGeorge A. BergerPlanning Department,City of Newport BeachLinda LeonhardCdM Chamber of CommerceScott PalmerBID AdministrationWade RobertsSherman Library & GardensEd SelichNewport Beach City CouncilmanMike SinacoriPrincipal Civil Engineer,City of Newport BeachVal SkoroParks, Beaches & Recreation▼For ongoing updatesfrom theBusiness ImprovementDistrict, visitwww.cdmvillage.com▲CITY COUNCIL APPROVES RENEWAL OFTHE CORONA DEL MAR BIDEach year the Business ImprovementDistrict of Coronadel Mar must apply for renewalthrough a review and vote bythe City Council. On June13th, the City approvedthe renewal of the BIDfor fi scal year July 1,2006 through June30, 2007.BID MEMBERS: GET INVOLVED & INFORMED!Advisory Board meetings are open to the public:you are always welcome!July 27 • 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.The BID continues towork hard for the communityof Corona del Mar, and weappreciate your support, confidence, and involvement.We extend a sincere“thank you” tothe Newport BeachCity Council!CROSSWALK CONTRACT APPROVEDFOR INSTALLATION AT ORCHIDOn June 13th, the NewportBeach City Council reviewedthe contract proposalfor installing a longawaitedcrosswalkat Orchid and Pacific Coast Highway(PCH) in Corona delMar. The crosswalk,which will include alighted flashing overhang,is scheduled forinstallation beforethe end of the yearand is a much anticipatedsafety improvement forthis dangerous crossing area.Another intersection, atIris and PCH, was recommendedfor implementation ofa crosswalk or signalby studies conductedby traffi c and safetyconsultants.P l e a s e s t a ytuned for more oncrosswalks, sidewalktreatments,parking, and beautificationprojectsfor Corona del Maror visit our websitefor more information atwww.cdmvillage.com.CdM Chamber Office: 2855 E. Coast Hwy., Suite 101For more information: www.CdMVillage.comCDM BIDANNUAL MEETINGAN INFORMATIVECOMMUNITYEVENTOn April 26, 2006 theBID held its annual publicmeeting at Sherman Library &Gardens. The turnout filled thebeautiful, historical room withcommunity business ownersand residents alike gathered todiscuss pertinent communityissues.This year, the meeting washeld in conjunction with theCdM Resident’s Associationand began with the fi nancialand business reports from theBusiness Improvement District,followed by refreshments andnetworking, closing with theResident’s Association meetingand featured speakers.The evening allowed busypeople to hear from the communitythat works for themand to mingle amongst theirneighbors, friends, and professionalcolleagues.Thank you to all BIDmembers in attendance – Yourinvolvement is important!


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