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  • Murrieta Chamber Receives CalChamber 2017 President’s Circle Award

    Representatives of the President’s Circle chambers were honored on May 31st during the CalChamber’s annual Capitol Summit in Sacramento. Murrieta Chamber President and CEO Patrick Ellis accepted the award from CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and CalChamber Board Chair Susan Corrales-Diaz, president and CEO for Systems Integrated. “We’re honored to take this opportunity to […]

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  • Pechanga Only CA Casino Nominated for Best U.S. Casino

    Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, the largest resort/casino in California was the only California casino nominated to the list of the 10 best casinos in the country. By Monday, July 17, four thousand Pechanga team members hoped they will continue working for the #1 casino in the nation. Defending its title, Pechanga was voted […]

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  • Temecula Breaks Ground on Temecula Parkway Interchange Project

    “This is a long awaited and much needed infrastructure project that will reduce congestion in Temecula, and will make way for increased economic development. It will smooth access to business and retail commerce located on Temecula Parkway and provide faster access to emergency and health services at Temecula Valley Hospital.” says Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards. […]

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  • Temecula Valley Visitors Spent Record $712 Million in 2016

    Visit Temecula Valley today announced record-setting 2016 visitor spending of $712 million that directly supported 7,430 full-time and part-time payroll employees, salaried and self-employed individuals, and business owners, and generated a milestone $232 million in earnings representing 7.8 per cent growth. Average spending in Temecula Valley, per person by the year’s hotel, motel, and B&B guests was $306 per day in 2016, while those traveling simply for the day, 50 miles or more, one-way from their homes, spent $153 per person.

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  • WPC to Present Sandy Peckinpah as July Speaker

    At the age of 16, Sandy Peckinpah left home to travel the world in a musical show. It began her quest to live her life boldly, out loud, and share her story with others. What she didn’t know then, was how her life would bring her great joy, but also great challenges. Sandy is the […]

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  • Professional Women’s Roundtable Announces New Meeting Location

    The new meeting location for PWR is 8 bit Brewing Company, 26755 Jefferson Ave., Ste. F in Murrieta. The 5-Minute Speed Networking Experience will be held Thursday, July 6th from 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. What’s your experience of Networking? Do you embrace, enjoy and attend with an open heart? Get involved in the group’s […]

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  • The Rotary Club of Murrieta is inviting nominations of “heroes” who will be honored during the 2017 Murrieta Field of Honor, November 4 through 11. What is a Hero? A hero is a person (or group) who in the face of danger or adversity or from a position of weakness displays courage or self-sacrifice for […]

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  • 29 Local Chambers Receive 2017 President’s Circle Award

    Recognition for Excellence in Business Advocacy, Helping Members Comply with Labor Laws The California Chamber of Commerce has named 29 local chambers of commerce to receive the 2017 President’s Circle Award. The award, first presented in 2009, recognizes chambers for excellence in business advocacy and helping their members comply with California employment laws. Representatives of […]

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  • President’s Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award

    This year, Linda Wunderlich, Owner, Publisher & CEO of The Valley Business Journal and long-time area resident, was recognized with this prestigious award. Wunderlich has a long history of community service and has been recognized as ‘Business of the Year’ by both the Temecula and Murrieta Chambers of Commerce.  In 2008, the newspaper was also […]

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  • WINEormous Receives ‘Wine Tour Operator of the Year’

    WINEormous, a Temecula winery tour operator since 2010 has received the ‘Wine Tour Operator of the Year’ award from the The Luxury Travel Guide for Temecula, California. These awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields. They pay tribute to and commend those who have excelled in the industry. […]

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  • Sheriff Stan Sniff Speaker for June 6th Temecula Valley Learning Forum

    Stanley Sniff, Jr. has served as the 13th Sheriff of Riverside County since October 2, 2007. He was subsequently re-elected in 2014 to a second full 4-year term. He is the third Sheriff to also serve as Coroner-Public Administrator after that Department was merged in 1999. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department was created in 1893 […]

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  • The Grapeline Celebrates 15 Years in Wine Country

    Today, there are more than 40 wineries in the Temecula Valley – with literally dozens more in the planning stages. And Grapeline, which now operates tours in five different California wine regions, serves more than 20,000 guests a year. “We actually thought we were going to run out of money and go out of business […]

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  • EVMWD Receives Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting

    District achievement demonstrates exceptional displays of transparency and communications. At a recent board meeting, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This recognition is the highest […]

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  • @Work Personnel Services and @Backgrounds Celebrate Anniversary

    In that short time span, partners Moses Rangel and Gregg Hassler managed to open and grow four successful @Work Personnel locations in Temecula, Riverside, Palm Desert and Carlsbad, plus @Backgrounds, a well-regarded global employment screening company. According to the partners, the rapidly expanding business started as a result of the right people and events converging […]

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  • Murrieta Receives Special Award by U.S. Department of Commerce – Inland Region

    Mayor Rick Gibbs accepted the award from the Assistant U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce/Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service.  The special award reads: “for outstanding contribution to regional job growth by supporting U.S. exports and foreign direct investment”. International business advisor for Murrieta, Juha Kiesi, understands the importance of foreign direct investment. He […]

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  • A Family’s Journey to Thrift Store Success

    Our family came together researching business requirements, finding a store front, attending auctions to gather inventory, buying and building shelving units to put our store together.  April 1st marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our family. It was the most thrilling and scariest thing we had done yet. Things We Love Thrift […]

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  • Alice Sullivan Wins ‘Riverside County 3rd District Woman of the Year’

    Nominated by Temecula Mayor Pro Tem Matt Rahn and Temecula City Manager, Aaron Adams, Alice Sullivan’s impact on the region are well known and respected. Since beginning her career at the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) in 1989, Sullivan worked her way up, holding every position at the TVCC and has excelled in all […]

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  • Temecula Couple Offers Transportation Service and Brewery Tours

    Stryder Transportation is probably, unintentionally, one of the best kept secrets in the Valley. Now marking its 12th year in business, Stryder is the driving force behind Grapeline Wine Tours, providing all of its vehicles and licensed drivers. But what’s really not widely known is that this local company has quietly become a comprehensive ground […]

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  • Temecula Chamber Commissions National Publisher

    The TVCC hopes to highlight the life and enterprise that has helped create our dynamic economy, rich heritage, and the unique culture of the Temecula Valley. A special feature of the book is a section entitled “Temecula Valley Partners,” honoring businesses and institutions which have played a major role in the development and vitality of […]

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  • Michael Fisher to Receive 2017 ‘SCORE Mentor of the Year’ Award

    Four years ago when Fisher became a Certified SCORE Mentor, he started out volunteering to help small businesses one day a week. This quickly became two days, then three, and now he spends his retirement volunteering to what amounts to almost a full-time job. In his capacity as a Certified SCORE Mentor, he enjoys helping […]

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  • Lee Torres Named General Manager at Pechanga

    In addition to overseeing all departments and the property as a whole, Lee will continue to play a lead role, in conjunction with the Pechanga Development Corporation, in executing Pechanga’s $285 million expansion set to be completed by December 2017. Lee has been an integral part of Pechanga’s leadership team, most recently serving as its […]

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