Chairman’s Message: Nominations, The Taste of the Chino Valley, and the Salute to Public Safety

Nominations for Board of Directors

We’re excited to announce our nominations to the Board of Directors for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce for 2016 – 2017.

  • Leonora Foddrill from Foddrill Construction
  • Jeff Feather from Forest Lawn
  • Gustavo Miranda from Sam’s Club
  • Peter Rogers from the City of Chino Hills
  • Glenn Duncan from the City of Chino

Taste of the Chino Valley

Our Taste of the Chino Valley is coming up on April 4 and it looks like it’s going to be a fantastic event.

We have already secured sponsorships from the City of Chino, the City of Chino Hills, Waste Management, Welborn Media, Champion Newspapers, Insurance & Surety Services, Chino Commercial Bank, Chaffey College, Sam’s Club, Town Square Florist, Southern California Edison, Chino Valley Medical Center and OKE POKE with more looking to come on board.

We also have some great local restaurants who will be participating including:

  • tasteCannataro’s
  • The Pub
  • WARA Bistro
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Pacifica Senior Living
  • Los Portales
  • The Flinderstreet Cafe
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Corner Bakery
  • Pick Up Stix
  • Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
  • Thai Twist
  • Blue Fire Grill
  • Tahoe Joe’s Steakhouse
  • Los Serranos Country Club
  • Taqueria Y Mariscos Madrigal
  • Titan Burgers
  • Specialty Beers by Riverside Grill
  • Award Winning Wines by Fairplex
  • And More . .

Interested in attending the Taste of the Chino Valley, you can buy tickets online here –

Or at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Building located at 13150 7th St., Chino, CA 91710.

Salute to Public Safety

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce together with the City of Chino Hills, the City of Chino, the Chino Valley Medical Center, Waste Management and Los Serranos Country Club organized our Salute to Public Safety honoring the men and women of our Fire, Police, and Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday, March 2 at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills, CA.

We were honored to have Keynote Speaker, Jarrod Burguan, San Bernardino Police Chief share his experience of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino on Dec. 2. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan was commended for his steady professionalism and his handling of the events resulting in 36 shooting victims, 14 dead and 22 injured.

The honorees of our Salute to Public Safety were:

  • Chino Hills Police Department Deputy of the Year – Maria Colombi
  • Chino Hills Police Department Professional Staff Employee of the Year – Office Specialist Annette Villa
  • Chino Police Department Officer of the Year – Corporal Jonathan Monroe
  • Chino Police Department Civilian of the Year – Michelle Ogilby
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District Firefighter of the Year – Jonathan Cripe, Engineer
  • Chino Valley Fire District Employee of the Year – Lena Lin, Fire Inspector

Photo from The Chino Valley Fire District’s Facebook Album

Thank you to the following organizations for sponsoring our Salute to Public Safety: City of Chino, City of Chino Hills, Los Serranos Country Club, Chino Valley Medical Center, Waste Management, Chino Valley Independent Fire District, Kiwanis Club of Chino, Capriana at Chino Hills, Walmart Distribution Center, Watson Land Company, Supervisor Curt Hagman, Apollo Insurance Services, Athens Services, MLC Holding, Inc., Republic Services, Big League Dreams, Dale Bright’s Auto Service, Frontier Communities, US Bank, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Roses Say.

And thank you to Arianna Fajardo from the City of Chino for chairing the Salute to Public Safety Committee and to Massiel De Guevara, Margareth Jackson, Gabriela Coletta and Denise Cattern for helping make it such a great success.

Ambassador of the Month

Michel Agee


Michel Agee joined the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce in 1985 and has been active ever since. She originally joined the Chamber with her husband as Ramara Associates and has been involved in nearly every committee the chamber has at one point or another.

She’s now representing the Rancho Del Chino Rotary and the Chino Youth Boxing Club. As a long standing and active chamber member for more than 30 years, it’s our honor to award Michel Agee as our Ambassador of the Month.


Thank you for reading the Chairman’s Message. And, thank you all for everything.
Zeb Welborn CVCC Chairman of the Board
Zeb Welborn
Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board
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