Education

  • Reflecting on the Vulnerable

    And as I reflect this Christmas season, it occurs to me that vulnerability is at the heart of the Holiday’s vital story. As a young girl, Mary embraces an assignment that is beyond her—bearing God’s only son. Then, great with child, she travels a long distance with her fiancé to an unfamiliar land and gives […]

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  • Student of the Month

    To: Student of the Month Sponsors From: Brooke Nunn, Temecula Student of the Month Program Chair Re: Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce High School Student of the Month Breakfast Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Where: Murrieta Sizzler Restaurant 40489 Murrieta Hot Springs Road Time: 7:45 AM Sharp, Breakfast is served! Chaparral High School – Anjali Sivanandan Great […]

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  • Boulder Ridge Elementary School Teacher Erin Lipsitz Receives September ‘Teachers are Heroes Award’

    Mrs. Lipsitz was nominated by Tiffany Lallande-Banks, the mother of one of Lipsitz’s students who said, “Mrs. Lipsitz assisted in the development of the girl’s STEAM Club, and also runs an after-school Math program. She inspires kids to learn outside the box.” Boulder Ridge Elementary School Principal Jon Mitchem, provided additional comments saying, “Erin Lipsitz […]

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  • Cause for Hope

    The first, “Salute to Heroes,” which is spearheaded by the Veterans Supplemental Support Network (VSSN), occurred a few weeks ago at the Temecula Promenade. It brought together hundreds to honor those who have served our country and enjoy great food, live music, and family activities. It was a pleasure to see so many businesses and […]

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  • Azusa Pacific University to Launch Digital Media Degree to Meet Job Growth

    A new bachelor’s degree program in Digital Media and Communication launching at Azusa Pacific University on the Murrieta campus is geared to meet that employer demand. “I’ve worked in the digital media field for 20 years, for the USA Today network, the Oakland Tribune/ANG newsgroup, and The San Francisco Examiner and had difficulty during campus […]

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  • Abundance or Scarcity Mentality?

    I recently returned to Covey’s work and discovered the concept I had not latched onto when I read the book decades ago. It relates to a theme that is woven throughout the writing, the abundance mentality. The abundance mentality refers to a perspective that says there is enough for everyone: enough resources, enough opportunity, and […]

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  • Leading in Jesus’ Way

    I am savoring this season with its passion and hope. And I recognize that once it gives way, I will return to the same space all leaders occupy: basic, un-sexy, practical reality. With that, countless questions will be brought to me: Why isn’t this technology working the way it should? When will the new office […]

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  • Rancho Damacitas Raises $30,000 for Scholarships

    Rancho Damacitas received a generous boost of support during a small gathering on June 29, 2018 to continue helping Riverside County foster youth pursue and achieve their career goals. The BBQ dinner celebrated the accomplishments of last year’s scholarship recipients, including recent college graduate Alex Kerhli, a former foster youth and a scholarship student since […]

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  • Three Things Being a Dance Dad Taught Me about Leadership

    My 11-year-old daughter participated in competitive dance for the first time last year. It has introduced me to a new world involving costumes, choreography, and more than a little drama. As I reflect on the year, I can’t help but connect what we experienced and what I have learned about management over the last few […]

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  • Murrieta Rotary Awards $8,000 in Grants to Local Schools

    The Rotary’s Clubs annual grants to local schools are made possible through the support and fundraising it does for the annual Murrieta Field of Honor and Patriots Ball, held during Veterans Day week. The award-winning Read 180 program has benefited from Rotary Club support since 2013 and has received a total of $25,000 in that […]

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  • Awake to Life

    Since I’ve become aware of this tendency, I’ve been able to adjust and avoid falling asleep when I should be awake. Nobody wants to sleep through life! Sadly, I have found that people are doing that very thing in our society. Due to the demands of life and, to an extent, due to ubiquitous access […]

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  • Students Dive in to Science Fair with Water-Based Projects

    The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s (EVMWD) Board of Directors recognized five students for their water focused projects from the 2018 Lake Elsinore Unified School District Science Fair at a recent board meeting. Families and teachers were invited to a reception and ceremony that was held in honor of the students at the EVMWD Board […]

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  • Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange – June 2018

    You are invited to join us at the following TVE2 workshops/events: June 5th: EDC Board of Directors Meeting. 8:00am – 10:30am. The Economic Development Coalition is a place for business leaders who want to be involved in the Region’s positive growth and influence the direction in which we are going. Through the dedicated efforts of […]

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  • The Power of Encouragement

    The NBA Playoffs are in full swing, and much of the focus has been on the defending champion Golden State Warriors, who some place among the all-time great teams. Many attribute to the greatness of the Warriors to their star power: the team boasts four All Stars and two of the top three or four […]

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  • Temecula’s ‘2018 Students of the Year’ Honored

    The Student of the Month Program’s defining mission is: To bring the community together to honor and praise our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school activities, athletics, and community service. Or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education. The “heartbeat” of Student of […]

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  • Temecula’s April Students of the Month Honored

    The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) Student of the Month Program was founded by entrepreneur and community leader Sally Myers over 26 years ago. The program brings together local businesses, government representatives, and Temecula valley families to spotlight local students during their senior year. The Student of the Month Program’s defining mission is: To […]

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  • Is Professional Development Monkey Business?

    I spent much of the last week in Hershey, Pennsylvania. I could have used the time in the office, and I would have liked to of been with my family. But, as I reflect on what I have gained this week, I am thankful that I traveled across the country for a conference with other […]

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  • An Inspirational, Sacrificial Leader

    But after reflecting on the great achievements that we watched, my mind returns to a story from earlier this year that deeply inspired me. It is about Rachael Denhollander, the former gymnast who was instrumental in bringing to light the crimes of USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Perhaps you have read about her: sixteen […]

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  • A Trip to the Dentist

    Britney started her search by looking online. This begs the question: how many of us have Yelp and Google pages for our business? For those who do, how well are we monitoring them? Is our correct contact information posted? Are the offices hours up-to-date? Do we have an offer posted on the page for new […]

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