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CVCC Pitch Competition Gives $5,000 to CVUSD Entrepreneurs

By Zeb Welborn | May 25, 2020 |

5 finalists took home $5,000 in grants for their business ideas

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce awarded $5,000 in grants to CVUSD students during their first annual CVCC Pitch Competition on May 14 via Zoom.

The video of the event on Facebook has already received more than 5,900 views and is available at https://www.facebook.com/ChinoValleyChamberOfCommerce/videos/955063618246935/

and YouTube at https://youtu.be/k0151VbmQmA

First Place: Sunyoung (Lydia) Chung

The winner of the contest, Sunyoung (Lydia) Chung, an 11th grader from Chino Hills High School received $2,000 in grants during the first CVCC Pitch Competition. Her idea was to produce school supplies that are functional and comfortable to use, by personalizing them to each student’s needs and wants, allowing them to design their own supplies. 

Sunyoung also produces a weekly Vlog in which she highlights her week. A big piece of her recent video covers her experience in the CVCC Pitch Competition. You can watch her video here – https://youtu.be/ZqiejdZ8SvY

Second Place: Elizabeth Dang

Elizabeth Dang, a 7th grader from Canyon Hills Junior High School, received $1,250. Her idea was to create an online customized personal travel planning service that would partner with existing businesses to design and plan the perfect day trip itinerary.

Third Place: Rachel Tong

Rachel Tong, an 11th grader at Chino Hills High School received $750. Her idea was to create an eCommerce store that features all certified U.S.-made products. This allows all U.S. manufacturers, small and big, to converge their products on one shopping site, thus providing the consumers with a convenient way to shop made in USA products.

Finalist: Andy Berry

Andy Berry, a 10th grader at Chino Hills High School, received $500 for his mobile device stand that allows for ease of use with your phone when on those work from home video and conference calls. 

Finalist: Farmers for Everyone

Kenneth Nguyen (11th grade), Ryan Chang (11th grade), Krish Shah (11th grade) and Steven Nguyen (9th grade), students at Ayala High School, also received $500. Their ideas was to create an on-demand delivery service from local farms to peoples doorsteps.

The CVCC Pitch Competition was created to promote entrepreneurship, create job shadowing and internship opportunities, and connect future leaders with Chino Valley business leaders.

The event was emceed by CVUSD School Board member Christina Gagnier and Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce President Zeb Welborn. 

Entertainment at the event included an announcement from Chino Hills Mayor Art Bennett, Steven Sashen from Xero Shoes, whose company has been featured on Shark Tank, and a performance by David Lee from Rockstars of Tomorrow. 

The judging panel included business owners from across the Chino Valley including Michael Anderson from Rockstars of Tomorrow, Clark Canedy from Management Strategic Ideas, Sally Connolly of Night Buddies, Leonora Foddrill from Foddrill Construction, Deanna Margaritha from Infuzion Zone, and local businessman Wayne Scaggs.

Thank You Sponsors:

Thank you to the large list of sponsors who supported the event including: Watson Land Company; the City of Chino; Health Service Alliance, the Chino Rotary Club, San Bernardino Countywide Vision 2 Succeed, Ontario International Airport, Walmart, Waste Management, Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, Waste Management, Foddrill Construction, Waste Management, KB Real Estate, Shell Roofing Solutions, Good Enough Travel, Tri-Counties Association of Realtors, Chino Valley Medical Center, Apollo Insurance Services, John Edgar State Farm Insurance Agent, Chino Commercial Bank, Accredited Tax, Pacific Energy Network, Towneplace Suites by Marriott,  Michael Milhiser, Monte Vista Water District Vice President, Infuzion Zone, Carlton Fields, Chino Commercial Bank, Jim Gallagher, Personalized Gifts for You, Clark Canedy, Napa Valley Toys, Wayne Scaggs, Heather Nishioka, and Eddy Sumar.

For more information about the event and our sponsors, please visit the CVCC Pitch Competition page.

If you’d like to promote entrepreneurship, create job shadowing and internship opportunities and connect future leaders with business leaders across the Chino Valley, please consider becoming a financial supporter. You may support our program by visiting the link – Support Entrepreneurship in the Chino Valley.

Your contribution will include your name/business listed as a supporter of entrepreneurship and youth at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce for 2020.

Chamber Hosts Webinar on Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

By Zeb Welborn | May 18, 2020 |

Federal, state, county and city leaders join weekly forum offering resources for local business and plans for re-opening.

Resources for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemics’s impact on Chino Valley’s 400-plus businesses and hopes for reopening the local economy are the central focus of a weekly open webinar sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

Congresswoman Norma Torres, Congressman Gil Cisneros, State Senator Ling Ling Chang, State Senator Connie Leyva, Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez and Supervisor Curt Hagman are frequent panelists on the 8:30 a.m. Tuesday webinars moderated by Chamber President Zeb Welborn. If those officials can’t attend, they send top assistants.

“Zeb Welborn’s Chino Valley Chamber call provides critical collaboration and information sharing for our community, and it’s why I believe it’s important for myself and my staff to participate,” said Rep. Cisneros. 

Mayors, police and fire chiefs, and representatives from electric, gas, school district and water districts also participate. Supervisor Hagman provides the weekly update on the spread of the virus in San Bernardino County, including numbers of contagions and deaths.

The webinar, called Chino Valley Leaders Webinar on the Coronavirus, is open to the public, and access can be found at https://chinovalleychamberofcommerce.com/coronavirus-update/, on the chamber’s facebook page and subscribers of their email list. 

“This is a golden opportunity for businesses and individuals to learn the latest statistics affecting the Chino Valley, stimulus programs from the federal government, and guidelines for re-opening the economy from state officials,” Welborn said.

Welborn said the webinar is designed to provide vital information specific to the Chino Valley.

Representatives Torres and Cisneros detailed the federal response to the crisis at Tuesday’s meeting with updates on Federal stimulus programs designed to support Chino Valley businesses.

 “The Chamber’s efforts to bring together local leaders for COVID-19 updates and to provide a variety of business resources that are helpful to local businesses impacted by COVID-19 has been appreciated,” said Chino Hills Mayor Art Bennett.

2020 Board of Director Nominees Announced

By Zeb Welborn | May 18, 2020 |

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Director Nominees.

Our Board Nominees slated to begin on July 1, 2020 are:

Will Fleet : Champion Newspapers

Will Fleet is the Owner and Publisher at Chino Champion, Tracy Press, Patterson Irrigator, Scotts Valley Press Banner

Heather Parsons-Nishioka : Chaffey College

Heather Parsons-Nishioka is the Manager of Major & Capital Gifts Fundraising at Chaffey College.

Josh Sun : Edward Jones

Josh Sun is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones.

Some Board Members are unable to complete their terms on the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and we need to find replacements to help fill those vacancies. We added two new Board Members in this fashion. Thank you to Kavita Bhatia and Terry Fitch for becoming Board Members for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce in the 2019-2020 year.

Kavita Bhatia : KB Real Estate

Kavita Bhatia is the President and Broker at KB Real Estate

Terry Fitch : LegalShield Business Solutions

Terry Fitch is the Regional Business Director at LegalShield Business Solutions

Board of Directors 2019 – 2020


Chairman of the Board Art Bennett : City of Chino HillsIncoming Chairperson of the Board Gigi Fix : Chino Kiwanis ClubPast Chairman of the Board Eric Hasanoff : GEM MortgageSecretary Christina Gagnier : Carlton FieldsTreasurer Gabriel Hill : Insurance & Surety ServicesKavita Bhatia : KB Real EstateGlenda Chavez : Waste ManagementGail Christner : Apollo Insurance ServicesTerry Fitch : LegalShield Business SolutionsLeonora Foddrill : Foddrill ConstructionJim Gallagher : Dog Park for Chino Hills Non-ProfitMark Hargrove : City of ChinoTeresa Hull : Chaffey CollegeMarcia McBean : Chino Commercial BankGustavo Miranda : Sam’s Club

Business Partners Needed for Chino Valley Chamber Pitch Competition : Promote Entrepreneurship

By Zeb Welborn | May 6, 2020 |

Dear Business Owner,

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that we are hosting our first annual CVCC Pitch Competition on May 14, 2020. 

Our goal is to promote entrepreneurship amongst our youth in the Chino Valley, connect business leaders with our future leaders, and build a stronger economy in the long term. 

Contestants will be tasked with developing and delivering a business idea to a qualified panel of judges (business leaders of the Chino Valley).

To qualify, individuals or teams created a 90-second pitch video of their business idea. A judging panel reviewed the pitch and identified 5 finalists to compete during a live pitch competition. The semi-finalists will give a 5-minute virtual pitch with a round of questions and answers in front of the judging panel.

Semi-finalists will pitch virtually for $5,000 worth of prizes on May 14, 2020.

Funds from the event will go towards: 

  • Promoting youth entrepreneurship in the Chino Valley;
  • Creating job shadowing and internship opportunities for Chino Valley youth;
  • Creating career pathways for students in the Chino Valley; and
  • Strengthening the connection between the Chino Valley business community and future business leaders.

There is a great need in the Chino Valley to promote business growth and encourage our younger population to live and work in the community they grew up in. 

For more information about the CVCC Pitch Competition please visit – https://chinovalleychamberofcommerce.com/cvcc-pitch-competition/

We are asking for your financial support to promote these efforts. Will you be a sponsor of the CVCC Pitch Competition? 

Thanks for everything!

Zeb

CVCC Pitch Competition Flyer
CVCC Pitch Competition Flyer

Chino Valley Re-Opening the Economy Survey

By Zeb Welborn | May 5, 2020 |
Please respond to this survey to help us help our local businesses re-open effectively.

As you know, many communities are considering allowing businesses to reopen but requiring that they put strict, protective measures into place to protect employees and patrons. However, it is unclear if businesses will need approval ahead of time from the local governments or if there will be inspections to ensure compliance.

Your feeback is critical to inform the position of readiness letter we will send to state and local leaders and businesses in our region.
 
Take the Survey – https://forms.gle/P2bgMjzX6kJw8Zyr7Take the Survey

Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Announces 2020 CVCC Pitch Competition Finalists

By Zeb Welborn | May 4, 2020 |

Five Teams Compromised of Chino Valley Unified School District Junior High and High School Students to Compete in May 14 Virtual Competition

May 4, 2020

Chino, CA – The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce announced this morning finalists for CVCC Pitch, a virtual pitch competition to take place over Zoom on May 14, 2020.

As part of a series of measures to support youth entrepreneurship in the Chino Valley, CVCC Pitch was created to support students who attend the Chino Valley Unified School District and their business ideas. To compete, students had to create a ninety (90) second pitch video and provide
information about their business plan.

Finalists include:

  • Andy Berry, 10th Grade, Chino Hills High School – Pitching a solution that integrates Consumer Goods, Design, Hardware and Social Media
  • Sunyoung Chung, 11th Grade, Chino Hills High School – Pitching a solution that integrates Creative Arts, Design and Education;
  • Elizabeth Dang, 7th Grade, Canyon Hills Junior High – Pitching an Entertainment solution;
  • Kenneth Nguyen (11th Grade), Ryan Chang (11th Grade), Krish Shah (11th Grade) and Steven Nguyen (9th Grade), Ruben S. Ayala High School – Pitching a Consumer Goods and Food solution
  • Ruiqi (Rachel) Tong, 11th Grade, Chino Hills High School – Pitching an E-Commerce solution.

Finalists will pitch live on Zoom on May 14, 2020, beginning at 6 p.m. PST. The students will have five minutes to pitch their idea live and will then have to answer questions from a panel of judges.

Judges represent local business owners and leaders in the Chino Valley Committee.

Our goal is to promote entrepreneurship amongst our youth in the Chino Valley, connect business leaders with our future leaders, and build a stronger economy in the long term. To sponsor the event, please visit – https://chinovalleychamberofcommerce.com/cvcc-pitch-competition/

For further questions, please contact Christina Gagnier at 909.493.6447 or via email at christina@christinagagnier.com.

CVCC Pitch Competition Flyer
CVCC Pitch Competition Flyer

Chino Valley Business Coronavirus Survey Results

By Zeb Welborn | April 8, 2020 |

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce conducted a Chino Valley Business survey asking businesses how they have been impacted by the coronavirus.

We had 87 businesses respond to the following questions:

  • What difficulties are you facing? 
  • What resources do you need?
  • What action(s) has your business taken to address COVID-19?
  • How can the Chamber best help you?
  • How has your financial situation been impacted?
  • Do you have ideas on ways we can support businesses?
  • Are your employees impacted?
  • Are you providing support to others?

Based on the responses Chino Valley businesses have indicated the following challenges: 

  • Non-essential businesses are suffering. Survey participants indicate their revenue has either stopped completely or have been severely impacted.
  • Membership businesses have customers who are placing accounts on hold or are dropping them completely.
  • Employees in all businesses have been showing up to work less
  • Traffic for business has been severely impacted
  • Contracts have been halted or delayed indefinitely
  • Businesses have a large amount of receivables and are concerned with getting paid. 
  • Businesses have indicated drops in revenue from 70 to 100%
  • Eye Care, Publishers and Real Estate companies have expressed hardships

Chino Valley businesses have indicated the following needs:

  • Financial assistance to pay rent, business equipment, other monthly expenses
  • Training on the utilization of online resources including Zoom
  • Debt forgiveness
  • Inventory supplies to keep patients and staff safe
  • Extensions of rent from landlords
  • Need to open so members don’t quit
  • Hand sanitizer, donations, masks
  • Support from community and promotion of businesses still in operation

Businesses have taken the following actions:

  • Sanitizing everything
  • Social Isolation
  • Allowing for telecommuting
  • Switching events and activities to online platforms
  • Updated clients and employees on CDC guidelines
  • Cancelling in-person appointments
  • Following government mandates and communicating with clients
  • Closed completely/temporarily
  • Posted signage to promote proper sanitization
  • Entire building is locked down
  • Everyone wearing masks, protective wear and gloves.

The Chamber can best help businesses by:

  • Keeping them informed
  • Creating a list of restaurants that offer takeout/delivery services
  • Creating a list of all businesses still in operation during the lockdown
  • Provide applications and links to any information about resources that become available
  • Advocate for businesses to receive financial assistance
  • Partner with landlords, property management companies and landlords to defer payments

Financial Situation of businesses are:

  • Income dropped to 0
  • Lost clients and employees
  • All pending sales cancelled
  • Significant decline in revenue
  • Can’t pay rent or loan
  • Devastating impact with reported drop in revenues from 70 to 100%
  • Future revenues have been impacted

We can support businesses by:

  • Highlighting businesses/promoting businesses
  • Educating businesses on government/grant/loan assistance
  • Offer online trainings/presentations
  • Buy local
  • Provide resources for impacted businesses
  • Support overhead costs/rent/mortgage
  • Working with property owners to defer payments
  • Work with utilities to defer payments
  • Provide outreach and support
  • No taxes during crisis

Employees have been impacted by: 

  • Employees are impacted at most employers with layoffs, furloughs, or reduced hours
  • Employees are utilizing sick time and vacation time limiting business productivity
  • Telecommuting has presented challenges to some businesses
  • Nearly all businesses surveyed expressed some minor and some substantial impact to employees

Businesses are helping others by: 

  • Offering telehealth appointments
  • Distributing information about how to diminish risk
  • Emotional support
  • Created a Facebook page to offer services online
  • Offering free food delivery/discount on curbside pickups
  • Assisting church, neighborhood and businesses
  • Checking in with elderly customers to make sure they are ok.
  • Discounts on To Go Orders
  • Supporting other businesses who are struggling
  • Providing food to students
  • Supporting the homeless with food and support
  • Educate businesses on social distancing and wearing protective gear
  • Supporting quick repair of Amazon fleet to ensure on-time deliveries
  • Shopping locally and ordering takeout
  • Promoting businesses on social media

If you’re a better visual learner I delivered the results of our Chino Valley Coronavirus Survey on a Facebook Live video which you can watch here – https://www.facebook.com/ChinoValleyChamberOfCommerce/videos/529013021344459/

Businesses Still in Operation in the Chino Valley

By Zeb Welborn | March 31, 2020 |

Chino Valley Community,

These businesses are still in operation during the Coronavirus pandemic in the Chino Valley. We encourage you to shop local to support local business during the coronavirus crisis.

An ** indicates a Chairman’s Circle Sponsor of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce.

An * indicates Chamber Member. Thank you for being a member with the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, your support allows us the opportunity to support Chino Valley businesses and our community.

We have also compiled a list of restaurants that are offering takeout/delivery services which you can see here –

Restaurants Offering Takeout/Delivery

If you know of any other businesses, please email Zeb Welborn at ZWelborn@ChinoValleyChamber.com and we will update this list as soon as we can.

Chino Valley Businesses Still in Operation

**Chino Valley Champion

909-628-5501

Location: 13179 9th St., Chino CA 91710

Products: Still open for business (Office temporarily closed to public).

 

**Foddrill Construction Corp.

www.foddrillconstruction.com

909-591-4095

**John Edgar State Farm

john@Johnedgarinsurance.com

909.342.9603

Location: Our business continuity plans are in place and active, and we are available to service your policies via phone and email. John Edgar State Farm Agency is fully prepared to support you and your policies during this time.

Products: We are here to review your current Insurance needs during the difficult time.

**Vista Medical Group 

909-613-0100

Location: 12488 Central Av. Suite B

Products: Our doors are open Offering convenient Urgent Care Services (Not A Covid-19 Testing site).

**Good Enough Travel

www.goodenoughtravel.com

lynette@goodenoughtravel.com

909-446-2519

Location: Chino hills 

Products: Booking the world. Do not cancel your vacation, change the date to have time to enjoy your family and friends.

**Pacific Energy Network 

ruby@teampen.com

909-606-5503

Location: 15342 El Prado Rd Ste 200B Chino, CA 91710

Products: Solar Company

 

*Rockstars of Tomorrow Chino Hills

chinohills@rockstarsoftomorrow.com | www.rockstarsoftomorrow.com

Location: 4200 Chino Hills Parkway, #670, Chino Hills CA 91709

Products: Full live video online platform.

 

*The Let It Be Foundation,

www.theletitbefoundation.org/event/walkon2020/

Location: operating in full from our homes; providing weekly support to our Let It Be Families.

Products: We are still planning our annual walk-run with a new virtual format; “Walk-On 2020”.

How To Participate

 

*LNR Promotions

LNRPROMOTIONS.com

phone/text 714-349-2884 | fax via scan/email

Products: Promotional Products •  Online Events • Consulting

We are OPEN and still provide a wide range of products for employee and clients including Home Office Essential Kits, Home Essentials, Digital Products, Disposable Masks, Gloves, and even custom Toilet Paper and so much more.   Available for a discovery call for those in need of advise and ideas on how to navigate this situation.

“Your Marketing is more important now than ever – to be in front of your clients and be top of mind”

 

*AAA- Chino, CA

Chris Formica | Formica.christopher@aaa-calif.com

909-364-1488

Products: Home and Auto Insurance, AAA Membership and towing

 

*Golden Empire Mortgage

Eric Hasanoff

909-664-5873 Cell

909-266-5668 Fax

 

*KB Real Estate

kavita@kbrealestate.net

909-210-1570

Location: Office is closed to the public but we are accessible via phone, email, and video chat.

Products: KB Real Estate is a commercial real estate firm with emphasis on Sales and Leasing of Commercial Real Estate including retail centers, office buildings, industrial warehousing, land, mixed-use properties, and more.

 

*Postal Centers +

postalcenters@yahoo.com

909 591 3925 | FAX: 909 591-2045

Location: 12403 Central Ave is open.

Products: We are providing mailing, package sending and package drop off for DHL, FEDEX, UPS and USPS.  We more importantly have a Notary Public on staff all store hours and are continuing to do Live Scan Fingerprinting.  Notary Services and Live Scan Fingerprinting are especially important right now during this crisis.  We also continue doing faxing, scan to email, photo copies and other business related services.

Shipping with a Choice Made Easy.

 

*Personalized Gifts For You

persongifts@gmail.com

www.personalizedgifts4u.com

951-903-8806

Products: I am still open but only shipping products NO WILL Call or pick up embroidery, screen printing and most promotional products, as well as printed items Business cards brochures, banners, flyers post cards etc.

 

*Caliber Collision Centers

Antonio.velasco@calibercollision.com

909 597 2203

Location: 14622 Ramona Ave, Chino CA 91710

Products: We are an Autobody/Collision repair shop, and we are definitely open for business.  We handle insurance and out of pocket claims.  We, at this rough time, are offering to pick up vehicles and customers to help facilitate auto body repairs.

 

*GMP Global Nutrition, Inc.

Tel:(909) 628.8889

Fax:(909) 993.5968

Location: 13653 Central Avenue, Chino, CA 91710

 

 

*Cherry Auto Body

cherryab@verizon.net

909-591-7481

Location: 13634 Central Ave., Chino, Ca.  91710

Products: We are considered an essential business and we are operational and are taking in vehicles for repair.  We are observing all safety guidelines. With the home sheltering, this is a good time to fix vehicles as they are parked in the driveway, anyway.  Our job is to fix vehicles after accidents and restore them to pre-accident condition.  We have been here almost 40 years and guarantee all our repairs for as long as the vehicle is owned by the same person.  We do repairs for all insurance companies as well as ones paid for by customers themselves and can arrange rental cars for those who need them.

 

*ShabuWara 

Shabuwara8@gmail.com

https://shabuwara.com/

909-342-9128

Location: 13788 Roswell Ave #188, Chino ca 91710

Products: Japanese Asian Fusion cuisine. As a proud member of Chino Valley Chamber, we will donate portion of our profits to provide medical supplies and donations to Kaiser Permanente and Chino Valley Medical Center to prevent spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your support!
Now offering Take-out and Curbside pick up | Free Face Mask with Emergency Family Combo Pack
$5 off your first order | $15 off $75 family orders
Please order online

 

 

*Omnia Dental Care

www.omniadentalcarechinohills.com

Ph: 909-497-9449 | Fax: 844-600-4099

Location: 15911 Pomona Rincon Rd. Unit 120, Chino Hills, CA 91709

Products: We are open to emergency patients only.

 

* Berkshire Hathaway HomeServies California Properties

RealestatebyLeilani@gmail.com

(951) 201-5642

Location: 4085 Grand Avenue, Chino, CA  91710

Products: Our agents are still conducting business from home, and showing virtual tours of homes. Our office is open on a limited basis–no gatherings. We have a Covid-19 Advisory that we request both buyers and sellers to sign when sellers are allowing buyers to enter their homes. Safety is of primary concern to us so agents are providing gloves, masks and disinfectant for those sellers who are allowing to show their homes, and for buyers who want to preview the homes.

 

*A Storage Place El Prado

Location: 4643 Chino Ave, Chino, Ca

Products:  Our self-storage customers still have access to their units, although our offices are technically closed to protect our employees. Move-ins on an appointment only basis.

 

*Symmetry Financial Group

pjosephu2@att.net

Cell:  714-473-8086

Location: Located Chino Hills. Home based and Zoom meetings currently.

Products: Licensed Agent with Jessup Agency/Symmetry Financial Group

Access to 90+ insurance companies. Offering mortgage protection and life insurance and 401K rollovers.
Property/Casualty/Life/Agency Producer

 

* Metz Air Control

info@metzaircontrol.com

909-628-9525
Location: 13784 Monte Vista Ave, Chino, CA 91710

Products: We are open for air conditioning/heating service repairs or estimates.

 

* California Pizza Kitchen – Chino Hills

pwaimrin@cpk.com

(909) 590-3090

Location: 3505 Grand Ave., Chino Hills, Ca 91709

Products: We are currently open for takeout and delivery. Here are our hours of operation:

Sunday-Thursday 11am-7pm | Friday and Saturday 11am-8pm

 

*Dale Bright’s Auto Service

http://www.dalebrightsautoservice.com

(909) 628-0600

Location: 5180 G St., Chino, Ca 91710

 

*Man vs Fries

https://www.doordash.com/store/man-vs-fries-chino-hills-834485/1177063/en-US

Products: Man vs Fries exclusive delivery pop-up of an American classic. Delivery Only Through DoorDash


* Ekta Samtani, New York Life Insurance Company.

esamtani@ft.newyorklife.com

909-896-7559

Products: Helping Clients on Zoom to protect you and your loved ones with insurance.

 

*Abel Dutra with Dale Freitas Realty

abel.c.dutra@gmail.com

909-210-8263

Location: 5499 Riverside Dr. Chino (by appointment)

Products: Providing clients a solution for their Real Estate needs.

 

*Bento Mgmt & Realty

Bentomgmt@msn.com

909-627-7220

Location: 5389 Riverside Dr Chino, CA 91710

Products: Property Management & Real Estate. Full service property management company.

 

* Trinity Networx

www.trinitynetworx.com

info@trinitynetworx.com

(951)479-1727

Location: 3333 Concours Suite 4203, Ontario, CA 91764

Products: As an essential business, Trinity Networx is open and available to handle the Technology needs of all Inland Empire Businesses. Whether you need to set your team up to work remotely, or you need security cameras installed while you’re business is closed, the Trinity Networx team is here for you.

 

*Econo Lube N Tune & Brakes

chinohillseconolube@gmail.com

909-393-6867

Location: 14688 Pipeline ave #A, Chino Hills, Ca 91709

Products: General auto repair all makes and models

 

*Lani City Medical Urgent Care

909-465-5000

Location: 4036 Grand Avenue, Suite A, Chino, Ca 91710

Products: Now offering COVID-19 testing for eligible patients – If you or a family member are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath, schedule a telemedicine visit at www.lanicitymed.com and find out if you can be tested at our clinic. We are happy to be providing care to the community of the Chino Valley during these difficult times.

Mon – Fri: 10am – 6:30pm

Saturday: 11am – 5pm

Sunday: Closed

 

* The Vintner’s Tavern

www.thevintnerstavern.com

909-497-7183

Location: 13788 Roswell Ave, Suite176-186, Chino, CA 91710

Products: Doing carry outs Wed thru Saturday 4-8.  Carry out menu is available on our website. We are also on Yelp on line ordering.

The very first winery and restaurant in Chino Valley. Follow us on IG and FB!

 

*Hacienda Properties BY AC Realty

www.lahomesinfo.com

santh1948@aol.com

anthony@lahomesinfo.com

https://www.facebook.com/tonysolomonrealestate/

951-202-2303

Anthony Solomon | BRE#00865082

Location: 2514 S. Hacienda Blvd. Ste.A, Hacienda Heights ,Ca. 91745

Products: We are remotely servicing our potential buyers and sellers via zoom. Your Home Sold at 100% of Your Asking Price. GUARANTEED or I’II Pay You the Difference

 

*Code Ninjas Chino Hills

Products: We temporarily suspended our center hours; however, we have transitioned to provide distance/online learning services in the meantime. Code Ninjas Chino Hills is NOW offering an “At-Home Coding” program, this program includes the following:

  • Weekly private sessions with one of our Code Senseis
  • Unlimited access to the daily Interactive Online Group Sessions
  • Weekly coding challenges to complete at home

While enrolled in this program, you earn hours of “dojo time” for every 30 days that you are enrolled. You can use your earned hours at the center when we re-open our doors.

To request information, visit: https://bit.ly/codingathome or email us at ChinoHillsCA@codeninjas.com

 

* Professional Mobile Notary Services

lenmobilenotary@gmail.com

(909) 815-4801

Location: Chino Hills, CA 91709

 

* Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

dickeys1@yahoo.com

(909) 902-1320

Location: 11748 Central Avenue, Chino, CA 91710

 

* Sam The Chiropractor

info@samthechiropractor.com

https://www.samthechiropractor.com/

(909)529-1179

Location: 5370 Schaefer Ave, Suite G, Chino, CA 91710

Products: Website Special: $99 New Client Special Includes Consultation and Chiropractic Adjustment

“I specialize in preventative Maintenance Chiropractic Care to help people feel better, boost their health & decrease stress/tension. I take care of families, health fitness enthusiasts, athletes and anyone looking for natural ways to stay healthy. I offer customized Chiropractic Adjustments by hand.”

 

*Voorhees & Ratzlaff Law Group, LLP

kari@voorheeslawgroup.com

(909) 334-1425

Location: 13831 Roswell Ave., Bldg. 10, Suite D, Chino, CA 91710

 

*Roses Say

www.RosesSay.com

www.facebook.com/1Rosessay/

909 630-6852

 

*Chino’s Caring Kennel

www.chinoscaringkennel.com

909-627-2212

Location: 3890 Walnut Ave., Chino, CA  91710

Products: We provide boarding and grooming to pets in our care.  We also carry Nature’s Select Dog and Cat Food along with other retail items should client need.

 

*Roberts Bariatric Services

rbceja@gmail.com

909 418-8308

Location: 6507 Issac Ct. Chino CA

Products: I am open to serve the public through my online classes.

 

*Edward Jones – Josh Sun 

Josh.sun@edwardjones.com

Jessica.koerner@edwardjones.com

909-597-9619

Location: 14748 pipeline ave., Suite F, Chino hills 91709

Products: Helping individuals, families and businesses to prosper through financial planning and investment management.  We’re offering free consultation by phone and web conference during this time.

 

*Baldy View ROP

publicrelations@bvrop.org

909-947-3400

Location: 1501 S. Bon View Ave. Ontario, CA 91761

Products: We provide free courses and programs that prepare high school students for career and college. We also provide fee-based adult programs that lead to in demand, high skill, and high wage careers.

 

*Transamerica Financial Advisors

jmaloney25@aol.com

909-967-7662

Location: 14726 Ramona Ave., Ste 301, Chino, CA 91710

Office is currently open however most of our staff is working from home. Please contact Branch Office Supervisor, Jim Maloney @ 909.967.7662 if you have a need to visit the office. Otherwise, we are currently offering complementary phone consultations as well as web conferencing. Call us for details.

Products: We offer comprehensive financial planning in addition to a broad array of financial products including investments, life and disability insurance, annuities, long term care and final expense planning.

*Postal Centers +

www.Postalcenterschino.com

909-591-3925

Address: 12403 Central Ave, Chino   on the corner of Central & Walnut

Products: We have a Notary Public during all open hours and continue to do Live Scan Fingerprinting.

We are mailing, packing and shipping packages and letters via DHL, FEDEX, UPS and U.S. Postal

We are accepting prepaid drop off packages with labels from Amazon, FEDEX, and UPS.

Shipping with a Choice Made Easy.

 

*A Storage Place

www.Astorageplace.net

(909) 627-5456

Location: 4643 Chino Ave., Chino, CA 91710

Products: Gates are currently open for tenants; Move-In by appointment only

 

*SA Recycling

http://www.sarecycling.com

(909) 643-2402

Location: 11614 East End Avenue, Chino, CA 91710
Products: Not currently accepting CRV

 

*House of Ruth

http://www.houseofruthinc.org

(909) 623-4364

Location: 599 N. Main St., Pomona, Ca 91768

Products: 24 Hour Hotline 877-988-5559

 

*Lennar Homes

http://www.lennar.com

(951) 817-3550

Location: 980 Montecito Drive, Suite 300, Corona, CA 92879

Products: By appointment only

*GMX International Corporation

http://www.gmxinternational.com

(909) 627-5700

Location: 13771 Roswell Ave, Ste A, Chino, CA 91710
Products: Hard water treatment, water treatment without chemicals or salt

 

*Oakmont of Chino Hills

http://www.oakmontseniorliving.com

(909) 606-3010

Location: 14837 Peyton Dr., Chino Hills, Ca 9170

 

* Reserve at Chino Hills

https://www.decron.com/apartments-reserve-at-chino-hills/

(909) 597-4831

4200 Village Drive, Chino Hills, Ca 91709

 

Shima Japanese Restaurant 

www.shimachino.com

909-591-0175

Location: 13700 Roswell Ave., Chino CA 91710

Products: We open for take out/togo and deliver through our partners, Ubereats and Grubhub.

Open Monday to Thursday 4-8pm and Friday to Sunday 12-8.30pm

Lunch 10% off and Dinner 20%off

 

*Welborn Media

zeb@welbornmedia.com
(909) 973-9089

 

Benham Advertising

www.benhamad.com

909-591-4791

Location: 4091 Riverside Drive, Suite 215, Chino, Ca 91710

Products: We are OPEN during this global crisis, offering Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations services for your business. We specialize in integrated marketing and advertising solutions, including crisis messaging, that inspire respected brand identity and leverage tangible lasting results.

 

KYR Music

http://www.kyrmusic.com

(909) 597-0750

Location: 14560 Pipeline Ave., Chino, Ca 91710

Products: KYR Music is still open with modified hours! All lessons are online and every other service, sales, rentals, and repairs are rolling along. We even offer curbside pick-up and delivery.

 

*Apollo Insurance Services

http://www.apolloinsuranceservices.com

(800) 426-1088

Location: 13920 City Center Drive, Ste. 220, Chino Hills, Ca 91709

 

*Servpro of Chino/Chino Hills

https://www.servprochinochinohills.com/

951-235-9927

Location: 14175 Telephone Ave, Suite I, Chino, Ca 91710

Products: Fire & water – Cleanup & Restoration. Mold remediation, asbestos removal and COVID-19 clean-up and disinfecting

 

Empower Physical Therapy & Wellness

lisa@empowerptwellness.com

www.empowerptwellness.com

909-907-0805

909-907-0735 Fax

Location: 15944 Los Serranos Country Club Dr., Ste. 250, Chino Hills, Ca 91709

 

Bell Termite & Pest Control

888-699-9808

Location: 3873 Schaefer Ave., Suite J, Chino, Ca 91710

Products: During these difficult times Bell Termite & Pest, Inc. extends our heartfelt hand. We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our valued customers. Associates and community extremely serious. We are closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have and will continue to practice social distancing. Although may companies have temporarily closed their businesses to protect and care for those they are in contact with.

We want to assure you that because we are an emergency response team our services will remain operational, while still maintaining a clean safe environment for both our clients and our employees.

 

*Infuzion Zone

http://infuzionzone.com/

Location: 4200 Chino Hills Pkwy, Suite 400, Chino Hills, Ca 91709

Products: Our customers tell us, “…hope you guys don’t go anywhere. My kids love it there!!!” Infuzion Zone Laser Tag is a family owned small business and we plan to be here for our customers for many years to come! Although our doors are temporarily closed, you can still book a future birthday or team party on our website https://infuzionzone.com/ or grab now the post quarantine 50% Laser Tag Special: https://bit.ly/lasertagplay

 

*Bykowski Equipment

(909) 902-9400

Location: 12360 East End Ave., Chino, Ca 91710

 

*Chino Airport

http://www.chinoairport.org

(909) 597-3910

Location: 7000 Merrill Ave., Box 1, Chino, Ca 91710

 

*Haughey Insurance

http://www.haugheyinsurance.com

(909) 627-4161

Location: 5670 Schaeffer Avenue  #F, Chino, Ca 91710

 

*Stater Bros. Markets-Chino Hills Pkwy. Store

http://www.staterbros.com

(909) 591-5405

Location: 14250 Chino Hills Pkwy., Chino Hills, Ca 91709

Products: Open 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Senior (65+) only, shopping hour: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

 

*C21-Century C21 Award

http://www.rosecervantes.com

(909) 938-7154

Location: 13920 City Center Dr. Suite #260, Chino Hills, Ca 91709

 

*Accredited Tax & Financial Planners Inc.

http://www.accreditedtax.com

(909) 627-7007

Location: 5690 Schaefer Ave Suite H, Chino, Ca 91710

Products: Open for drop-off, returns & uploading documents.

 

*Progressive Real Estate Partners

http://www.roxannek.com

(909) 576-4259

Location: 9471 Haven Avenue, Ste. 110, Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 91730

 

*Legacy Realty Partners

http://DannyGomesHomes.com

(909) 292-3435

135 S. State College Blvd., Ste. 675, Brea, Ca 92821

 

*FTC Consulting

http://www.weareftc.com

(909) 642-9300

4091 Riverside Drive #217, Chino, Ca 92880

Chino Valley Restaurants Offering Takeout

By Zeb Welborn | March 17, 2020 |
Chino Valley Restaurants Offering Takeout

Chino Valley Restaurants Offering Takeout or Delivery

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce have compiled a list of businesses offering takeout and delivery services throughout the Chino Valley. We emailed member businesses first and asked our community on social media to let us know of all restaurants offering takeout and delivery services.

If you know of a Chino Valley restaurant offering takeout or delivery services, but is not on our list please let me know.

The City of Chino Hills has also compiled this list of restaurants offering takeout and delivery services – https://www.chinohills.org/DocumentCenter/View/22054/List-of-Restaurants-in-Chino-Hills-With-Adjusted-Hours-and-Services?bidId=

The City of Chino has compiled this list of restaurants offering takeout and delivery services – https://cityofchino.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_10382578/File/Business/COVID%20Biz%20Resources/Restaurants%20List%204.7.2020.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2YSaR_tBODxhxt-4bVIfGOiMXkDTclMioOAqOZuGN4owHxduNUMFG3bTI

The Shop Chino Valley App also has a list of Chino Valley restaurants offering discounts. To take advantage of their program text SHOPCV to 63975.  For a business to be added to the app, text CVBIZ to 63975 and you will be added to the group.

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce has also started a Facebook group called Chino Valley Take-Out and Delivery options during COVID-19. Become a member of the group to share your experiences with take-out and delivery options in the Chino Valley – https://www.facebook.com/groups/162772208337740/

Updated 04/08/20 at 2:08pm

*Fresh Cut Catering

Offering Take-Out

Special Offer: Free Delivery

www.freshcutfcatering.us

*Mariscos Las Brisas

Offering Take-Out and Delivery through:

Doordash and UberEats

www.mariscoslasbrisas.com

*Take Ur Seat

Offering Take-Out (will soon be offering Pick-Up and Delivery services)

LOCAL Coffee is offering curbside, takeout and in-house delivery

Special Offer: Free delivery up to 5 miles if you place a minimum order of $25

Source: Jordan Givson

www.takeurseat.com

*Shabu Wara

$5 off any order first time customer $10 off $50 or more We also provide drinks, water, soda, toilet paper, mask, eggs, veggies, food, grocery and many essential supplies

Offering Take-Out

www.shabuwara.com

*Man vs Fries

Offering Delivery through:

DoorDash

*R&R Breakfast Spot

Offering Take-Out and Delivery through:

Ubereats, DoorDash, GrubHub, or Postmates

909-548-0014

*Mimi’s Café

Offering Take-Out

www.mimiscafe.com

909-465-1595

*Vita Italian Bar & Grill

Offering Take-Out

Dine-In will resume April 1st

www.vitalosangeles.com

*Limerick’s Tavern

Offering Take-Out

www.limerickstavern.com

*Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ

Special Offer: 20% coupon online and a great deal on a meal for 4

Source: Beatriz Ledesma-Gonzalez

*The Avocado House

https://www.theavocadohousechino.com

Source: Melanie Soares

*Mariscos el Guero, Inc.

Source: Ryan Rogers

*Cannataro’s

open for pick-up, delivery and catering.

$10.00 OFF! Enjoy $10.00 off your purchase of $40 or more. This special offer is not valid with any other discounts or promotions. One offer per party. Expires: April 14, 2020 $5.00 OFF! Enjoy $5.00 off your purchase of $25.00 or more. This special offer is not valid with any other discounts or promotions. One offer per party. Expires: April 14, 2020 You may place your order by calling us at 909-590-7960 and text 909-260-2049 if you would like your order brought to your car upon your arrival. You may also order from DoorDash.com and they will deliver to your door. Cannataro’s will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12th! May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness during this Easter season.

*Lemongrass Bistro

Open for pick-up, delivery

*Mountain Mike’s Pizza

Takeout and Delivery

*California Pizza Kitchen

Source: Chris Burns

CPK MARKET As a partner in our communities, we’ve put together a collection of hard-to-get pantry items as well as meal kit solutions for our guests to make at home. Milk, Eggs, Produce and Meat are just examples of the 50+ Pantry List items that we are now offering nationwide. Our most popular item to date is our Kids Build-Your-Own Pizza Kit that allows for an interactive and fun dinner experience. Use the below link to check out everything CPK Market has to offer! For a NO-CONTACT transaction, guests can Pay by Mobile using the CPK App! https://www.cpk.com/Event/Index/CPKMarket CATERING In recent days, we have had the pleasure of catering to some local businesses during this trying time. We understand that due to the circumstances, they are experiencing longer work days and little rest. We would appreciate the consideration of any businesses that would like to provide catering to their teams. We offer Specialty Packages and individual Lunch Boxes that can be modified for dietary needs as well as catering-sized portions of some of our most loved Pastas & Salads. The below link will take you to our current Catering options so businesses can see the best options to fit their needs. https://www.cpk.com/Catering/Menu TAKEOUT, DELIVERY & CURBSIDE While all of our restaurants offer takeout, a lot of our restaurants offer delivery and curbside too! Find which services your local restaurants provide by going to https://www.cpk.com/Location/Stores Your location does not deliver? No problem! We also partner with Uber Eats, Postmates, Door Dash, Grubhub and many other delivery companies.

*Los Portales

Takeout – (909) 548 – 6660

Montclair location is offering takeout too

Source: Jim Hoffman

*Riverside Grill

Source: Janet Ellis Replogle

*Nothing Bundt Cakes

Offering Delivery

www.nothingbundtcakes.com

*The Vintner’s Tavern

Offering carryout

*Dickey’s BBQ Pit

Takeout

909-902-1320

11748 Central Avenue, Chino

*Las Cascadas Mexican Cuisine & Cantina

Takeout and Delivery

Sizzler

To Go

Papachinos

Source: Linda Robison Croyt

Lettuce Toss It

Available for Take Out, Curbside Pick Up, or Delivery.

Source: Sej Gangula

Subway

Open throughout the Chino Valley

Order through the app with no need to wait in line.

Special Offer: Order a footlong sandwich through the app get a footlong sandwich for free.

Source: James Griffith

Baskin Robbins

Take out

Source: Niki Carrasco

All That Sushi

Open all day 12pm – 8pm for delivery/curbside pick up/take out

(909) 696-6174

Source: Sarah Nisha Navin Yuvanasiri

85Degrees

Take Out and Delivery

Source: Holly Ortman Madewell

*indicates Chamber Member

Red Robin

Delivery

Owensbistro

Menu and instructions found on website owensbistro.com

Source: Gladys Rey Hamil

Pizzaioli

Source: Kerry Woods

Chili’s

To Go

Rendez-vous Cafe

Open from 7am till 5pm Monday through Saturday

Delivery service through doordash.

Zendejas

Takeout

Source: Xavier Chavez

Chino Cafe

Takeout

Source: Luis Calvo

Manna Donuts

Sandwiches To Go

Source: Luis Calvo

Old Fashion Donuts

Sandwiches to go

Source: Luis Calvo

The Patio Grill & Cantina

Source: Luis Calvo

Carrie-Out Burgers & Breakfast

Source: Luis Calvo

Empanadas to Go

Source: Chris Mangrich

Always Ready Meals

Meal prep services deliveries straight to your door steps.

Chick-fil-A

Source: Chris Burns

California Pizza Kitchen

Source: Chris Burns

Andy’s Burgers

Source: Chris Burns

Shima (Teppan)

Source: Chris Burns

BJ’s

Source: Chris Burns

Yogurtland

Source: Chris Burns

Joghurt

Source: Chris Burns

Luna Grill

Source: Chris Burns

Squeeze In

Takeout and Delivery

Chino Hills Pizza Company

Takeout and Delivery

Source: Ryanne Michelle

Super Chili Burgers

Source: Janet Ellis Replogle

Chino Express Burgers

Source: Janet Ellis Replogle

Santa Maria Grill

*Whole Tri Tip Sirloin Roast* Only $35.00 (Serves 6-8) *Red Oak Grilled Chicken* Only $20.00 (Serves 8-10) *Order & Delivery Information* Please email order Tuesday for Wednesday Delivery and Thursday for Friday Delivery  Email Orders: santamariagrill@gmail.com

Dennys

Dennys on Fairfield Ranch Road is open for take out and delivery Source: Valerie Pestana

Shi Foo Chinese Restaurant

Take out and delivery 15942 Los Serranos Country Club, Chino Hills 909-786-1542. Discount for cash orders 🙂 Source: Sandy Graham Chino Pollo – 10% off 1st online order https://www.chino-pollo.com

Xavi’s Cantina & Grill

10% off 1st online order https://www.xaviscantinaandgrill.com Source: Judy Conacher

Victory Cafe (at Victory Outreach Church)

https://www.facebook.com/victorycafechino/app/701720909911837/ Source: Judy Conacher

Louie’s Chicken Cafe

https://www.louieschickencafe.com/menu Source: Judy Conacher

Nonno’s Pizzeria

$3 off your online order once per month. Minimum order $20 https://www.snaptown-online.com/ordering/restaurant/menu?restaurant_uid=22d91a6c-eea0-4bd1-9ab6-ba0d32bf76b8&coupon=3OFF Source: Judy Conacher

Woodstone Pizzeria

Mariam Diyab

Painted Dough

 

Source: Janet Ellis Replogle

Yard House

Open for takeout and delivery through Grub Hub.

Yard House Chino Hills Takeout Delivery

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

Curbside Takeout

Source: Cyndy Largarticha

Yum Yum Donuts

12819 #C7 Mountain Ave

Source: Cyndy Largarticha

Taco Dudes

Takeout

Source: Christy Bradley

Shima Japanese Restaurant

13700 Roswell Ave Chino CA 91710 909-591-0175 www.shimachino.com

The Flinderstreet Cafe

Takeout Source: Alan Forbes

To learn more about how the Chino Valley Chamber is supporting Chamber Members during the Coronavirus please visit – https://chinovalleychamberofcommerce.com/coronavirus-update/

Know of any Chino Valley Restaurants offering takeout or delivery options? Please email Zeb Welborn at ZWelborn@ChinoValleyChamber.com so we can add them to the list.

 

Philly’s Best

4047 Grand Ave., Suite F, Chino, Ca 91710

www.eatphillysbest.com

https://www.facebook.com/phillys-best-of-chino-124116127600311/

909-219-8254

Local counter-serve chain known for cheese-steaks & hoagies, plus burgers & other Philly-Style faves.

Dine-In, Delivery & Take-Out

 

RA Sushi Bar & Grill

13925 City Center Dr., Ste. 2065, Chino Hills, Ca 91709

http://www.RASushi.com

(909) 902-0044

Delivery, Take-Out & Carry- Out

 

Archibald’s Restaurant

15421 Fairfield Ranch Road
Chino Hills, CA 91709
(313) 772-1771

 

Bombay Blues Indian Cuisine LLC

2545 Chino Hills Pkwy, Suite A-C, Chino Hills, Ca 917098

http://bombay-blues.com

(909) 393-8878

 

*Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies

2569 Chino Hills Parkway, #L, Chino Hills, Ca 91709

(909) 497-7444

Offering Take-Out & Delivery

 

Roscoe’s Famous Deli

14700 Pipeline Ave., Chino Hills, Ca 91709

http://www.roscoesfamousdeli.com

(909) 597-3304

Curbside Pick-Up, Take-Out & Delivery Coming May 4th!

Teaming Up with California State Polytechnic University

By Zeb Welborn | March 6, 2020 |

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce has dedicated its mission to the development of local businesses and those within our community.

President, Zeb Welborn knows this mission starts by playing an active role in the growth and education of those who will take the baton next. He acknowledges this by saying, “the biggest responsibility of a Chamber is to promote business in the area they serve. Helping and supporting youth is a great way to fulfill the mission of our Chamber”.

When Zeb saw an opportunity within the Chamber Valley of Commerce website, he decided that student perspectives would greatly improve and modernize the online presence of the chamber. After going to the office about internship programs, he was connected to professor Dr. Kristen Schiele and her Digital Marketing classes.

“Connecting my students with the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce was a wonderful experience. Zeb was so great to work with, and I truly appreciate the great opportunity he gave my classes” says Dr. Kristen Schiele. This connection later created enough content for two classes to benefit from Zeb’s original internship program request.

Students were presented with the real life task of improving the online presence of an organization and were made accountable for their participation. This accountability made students gain a higher desire to succeed in this project. Student, Ashley Quintero says, “it allowed me to put my creative side to work…I believe working with a real organization really gives you that push to do your best and take it seriously. It allowed (me) to put what I learned throughout my college career in the college of business and show what I have to offer.”

The entire community has benefited from this project that exposed Cal Poly Business students to the actual marketing needs of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce. Students gained real life marketing experience to place on their portfolios, the chamber had hands on involvement in the development of these students whilst the Chamber received valuable insight from a fresh set of eyes, and students have new resources for their future endeavours.

Student Experience on Real Life Marketing Needs:

Unlike most semester projects, this one, that partnered with Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, allows students to include their submissions into their personal portfolio to share with future job prospects. Students were assigned to study the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce’s mission and compare it to its online presence. Once those observations have been made, they were assigned to create various forms of website and marketing recommendations to present to Zeb Welborn.

The pressure of presenting how they have used what they’ve learned to a real client encourages a student to try their best for the organization, the organization’s president, and for their own personal brand and portfolio. Quintero says, “Most companies hire marketing interns or employees to bring in more customers, members, sales, etc and change their status. Chino Valley definitely needed this and we gained the desire and obligation to make this company better in marketing to attract new members”.

Although not what they are normally used to, students agree that this project has enhanced the skills they have been working on their entire school career. When asked what skills they feel were improved during this Ethan Dang lists, “content creation, communication with team members, and public speaking,” as improved qualifications while Nick Nguyen explains that his, “time management, designing, and analysis skills” were polished during this project.

Students were given a task that involved a real client in an environment where it was encouraged to communicate their ideas with each other. This created a team amongst them where each member would guide their peers in their strengths and lean on one another when approaching something new. Quintero mentions this project approach, “makes you rethink and question yourself in a positive way to improve”.

Learning concepts like web design, digital marketing, and marketing strategy to later present as recommendations to Zeb helped students gain knowledge of those concepts, and real life marketing experience, preparing them for their post graduate lives.

CHAMBER INVOLVEMENT IN DEVELOPING STUDENTS OF COMMUNITY:

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce’s hands on involvement boosted self confidence in students and helped them gain more passion for the skills they seek to improve. Student, Ethan Dang says “Once we were able to connect and communicate with the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, my perspective of the organization shifted. I became invested in demonstrating my best efforts to help them as much as possible”.

In order for students to get the full digital marketing experience from this project, they had to understand why Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce online presence was important. Zeb Welborn emphasizes, “The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is the hub of the Chino Valley business community. The better we can make our business both online and offline, the better it is for our businesses”.

Knowing that the quality of the work they present to Zeb has an effect on the betterment of local businesses, transformed the classroom into a conference room. Professor Dr. Kristen Scheile says, “by working with the Chamber, the students learned about real problems the organization is facing and were able to work together to give solutions for the client”.

This project was not only about their grade, it was also about putting what was learned into practice. This type of learning experience makes the learning objectives students gained more memorable. Dang says, “I can utilize these tools greatly in my own career. I would be able to show my future company that I am knowledgeable with their competitive analysis and be able to provide ideas on how they can improve their company in an interview. I feel like having these resources at my disposal will exponentially benefit me in finding my future career and applying when I am working.”

By the end of the semester, students had created detailed website suggestions, information videos promoting the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Events, and website platform new posts ideas to improve engagement with members. When asked about student feedback Zeb responded, “I enjoyed the honest feedback from the students at Cal Poly Pomona. It forced me to focus on our online presence and how we can make better changes to our website and marketing efforts to have a bigger impact for the businesses we represent.”

Student Exposure to Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce:

Overall, students were exposed to the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce and how a Chamber of Commerce organization really is beneficial to local businesses it supports. This is important because no matter their future endeavours, a chamber of commerce is a great opportunity for a business student to use as a resource.

Dr. Schiele says, “Before this project, a lot of students didn’t know exactly what the role of a chamber of commerce even was. Now the students understand the value this type of organization provides small businesses and how to communicate that value to others using social media”.

Student Noe Ramirez admits, “I did not know much about this organization, but after this learned that many cities or communities have these groups available for people seeking to gain new customers and expand their business. I was able to gain the insight that it is always important to network with others”.

Another student, Diana Mora, acknowledges after the project, “I’m glad the Chino Valley of Commerce was our client. We learned about the multiple opportunities and supporting community the commerce companies provides”. In order to obtain new photo suggestions for future advertising, students were encouraged to attend at least one Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce event.

Another student refers to the 2019 Business Expo they attended saying, “it was worth every minute to be there”. Additionally, Minerva Young was able to attend the Chino Hills State of the City Address reflecting, “they were both nice events that gave citizens the opportunity to learn more about the resources and businesses the city has to offer.”

This project was a great way to expose students to opportunities to network and boost their success through networking and using resources provided. Students themselves gained awareness of a new tool they can refer to if they need or desire a business owner support system.

When asked if they can see themselves signing up to their local Chamber of Commerce in the future, many students acknowledged that there was a high chance. Student, Natalie Nieto, supports this saying, “my dream is to create my own clothing business and run a few shops in different cities. I do plan to join my own local Chamber of Commerce in the future so I can help my own and other local businesses by sharing ideas or tips, being a part of a community”.

By actively participating in improving the online presence of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, students gained a better understanding of why it is so beneficial for a business organization to join. This is something they will keep in mind as they join or create organizations in their local community and throughout their own careers.

Reflection: Teaming Up with Cal Poly Pomona

The community benefited by exposing a real life problem/improvement based project to the business students of Cal Poly Pomona.

Zeb says “By collaborating with students at Cal Poly Pomona we are creating opportunities for students to apply real world applications on the things they’re learning in class and the Chamber benefits by incorporating those strategies to market ourselves and our businesses better. It’s a win-win.”

This project was a semester long experience for students who felt they had a true effect on the betterment of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce. What is normally perceived as just a school project was now being valued as something they can show to other prospects. Being able to focus on content they created and present those ideas to Zeb was a confidence booster and impacted the way the students perceived the project.

Professor, Dr. Kristen Schiele, says, “from this project, I will always remember how proud the students were as they presented their final projects…In their presentations, you could tell they were now more confident with the digital tools and technologies. I’m just so proud of them and everything they’ve accomplished”.

Furthermore, student Mariano Cardenas remarks there is another reason he gave this particular project her/his best, “I supported the cause we were behind. I am all for supporting your local business and upon learning that this is part of what Chambers of Commerce do I was happy to be apart of this project”.

Either way, students reflect that they were both excited and highly involved with the project every step of the way. These potential local business owners gained and polished skills and learned how to communicate with each other as a group while learning how to communicate and give feedback to other groups. Because everyone in the room had the same goal in mind, which was to improve the online presence of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, outside and personal factors were set aside so that full focus could be placed onto this project which made students feel a greater sense of pride and accomplishment once the project was over.

Quintero reflects that what will be most memorable is, “the validation and how fulfilling it is for someone to comment and listen to your recommendations to better their company. By Chino Valley using our content and putting to use our recommendations makes me feel more prepared and confident into working in marketing and continuing my career” which supports the overall mission of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce.

*This article was written by Esmie Bonilla, a student from Cal Poly Pomona and intern at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce.*

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