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THE VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL 18 August 2017 Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange You are invited to join us at the following TVE2 workshops/events: August 9th: TVE2 Pitch Practice. 11:30am - 1:00pm Come and practice your business or investor pitch in a fun and friendly environment. Entrepreneurs that pitch will receive feedback from a panel of experts. No cost to attend. If you would like to pitch, please email Charles Walker at To register please visit https:// August 17th: Federal and State Basic Payroll Tax Workshop. 9:00am – 3:00pm Are you about to hire a new employee? Are you processing your current payroll taxes properly? Join us for an in-depth seminar presented by the California State Employment Development Department and the Internal Revenue Service and learn what you need to be doing now to ensure your business complies with employment tax laws to avoid payroll tax problems and penalties. No cost to attend. To register please visit Murrieta School of Business August 8th, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM “2,000 Known Earthquake Faults Crisscross California; Are you near one?” Presented by Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, meets with business leaders and local, community stakeholders about the importance of earthquake preparedness. His 25-minute presentation offers insight on what communities and businesses can do to prepare for an earthquake, and what recovery steps to take following a natural disaster. Glenn also touches on the organization’s exciting new programs and initiatives launched this year. Additionally, Glenn’s presentation covers the potential economic consequences often caused by the aftermath damages of a significant earthquake, and the tremendous effect on homeowners and the growth of business. Did you know California Earthquake Facts? • Most Californians live within 30 miles of an active fault • In California, there is a 99% chance of a Magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years • In Southern California, there is a 75% chance of a Magnitude 7.0 or larger earthquake occurring in the next 30 years • Less than 10% of all California homes are covered by earthquake insurance • 1994 Northridge Earthquake caused $40 billion in total property damage Location: Murrieta Chamber Office, 25125 Madison Ave. Suite 108, Murrieta, CA 92562

August 2017 A Vital Relationship EDUCATION by by Drake Levasheff, PhD. Steve Fillingim As a newcomer to the valley, I have been spending a great deal of time in the community, attending meetings, connecting with influencers, and listening to local leaders. It’s been invigorating! I have enjoyed the opportunity to get to know people and understand the area. I’ve been encouraged by the vitality of our community. One recent meeting with local educators was particularly invigorating. The people were bright and welcoming. And the conversation reminded me of the vital relationship between business and education. We began with introductions. One participant was head of school at a private academy. Two were K-12 school district leaders. An education foundation leader attended. And a number of universities were represented. With all of the colleges in attendance, I wondered how the conversation would go. When you put that many potential competitors in one room, there’s always a chance for individual agendas to get in the way of the greater good. But my concern quickly diminished as I heard these colleagues talk about the needs of the community, how they hope to help, and that we can accomplish more if we work together. We even began sharing the programs that each school offered so we could direct students we could not serve to local options. The room came alive when one of the district representatives shared about his passion for career and technical THE VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL education. We discussed its value for many students. We shared stories about students who had learned through the type of hands-on experience that career and technical education provides. We discussed the essential role businesses play in helping to educate these students. The last point about the vital role of businesses occupied us for sometime. It was noted that state mandates had not been helpful of late, and that businesses needed to gain a vision for these programs. Of course, the question was asked, why don’t businesses do more to partner with high schools for career education? The district leaders told us that a few businesses expressed interest, but that often something as simple as completing the paperwork became an obstacle. None of us were surprised by this observation, but one participant responded by emphasizing how shortsighted the decision not to partner with high schools for career and technical education was. “I brought high school students to work in a business I owned years ago with a similar program. Sure, there are obstacles, and even then there was a lot of paperwork. But the students that worked for me did very well. In fact, all totaled, the students I hired through that program stayed with my business for forty years or more.” Her words have been on my mind since that meeting. What an outstanding example of the symbiosis between education and business! It filled me with hope and made me consider what I can do in the valley to help bring business and education together. For the good of our students. For the good of our community. When business and education work together, everyone benefits. Drake Levasheff, PhD, Senior Director, Murrieta Regional Campus, Azusa Pacific University - connect: Your Local Chambers Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Murrieta Chamber of Commerce 19 Azusa Pacific University and KATY 101.3 Announce 2017-18 Teachers are Heroes Promotion Since 2013, Azusa Pacific University (APU) Murrieta Regional Campus and KATY 101.3, The Mix, have partnered to honor educators who have impacted their student’s lives. APU and KATY 101.3 are excited to announce the 2017- 18 Teachers are Heroes promotion which begins September 1, 2017, and will run through the last week of April 2018. Once a month, Teachers Are Heroes will recognize a teacher who personifies dedication to their students. Each honoree will win great prizes from The Mix Prize Closet and a classroom pizza party from The Pizza Factory in Temecula. At the conclusion of the school year, all selected teachers and their classes will be invited to attend a celebration at the Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium. Teachers from the Southwest Riverside County, and nearby areas, may be nominated by students, parents, grandparents, and even other school administrators. For more information or to fill out the entry form go to or Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce See how the chambers can help your business.