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NOVEMBER 2011
The Greater Bakersfield Chamber of
Commerce is dedicated to:

• Building a Strong Economy
• Providing Business Education &
Networking Opportunities
• Promoting Our Community
• Representing the Interests of
Business with Government
Building a Strong Economy
CEO Column .......................................... 2
Bakersfield: The Next 5 Years................ 3
New Chamber Board Members ............. 4
Representing the Interests of
Business with Government
Jobs Task Force Town Hall .................... 5
Promoting Our Community
Chairman’s Circle Focus ........................ 2
Committee Reports ................................ 6
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies ................... 8
New Members ........................................ 9
Renewing Members ............................... 10
Promoting Our Members ....................... 11
Providing Business Education &
Networking Opportunities
Business Continuity Seminar ................. 1
Labor Law Forum .................................. 3
Chamber Monthly Planner ..................... 7
The past few years have been very hard for many of us, but
if there is one thing that will help bring us out of this tough
economy it is the growth and expansion of small businesses.
Small business growth would not be possible without daring
entrepreneurs, willing to take risks and build something out of
nothing. In 2012 the Chamber will celebrate these individu-
als and the companies they have founded, beginning with
the publication of our 2012 Bakersfield Guide & Business
Directory, which this year offers a special salute to Chamber
member businesses just announced as “fastest growing busi-
nesses” on the Inc. 5000 list.
The full-color guide segment of the 2012 Directory will include information on
Recreation; Tourism and Film; Arts and Entertainment; Hospitality; Economy; Educa-
tion; Healthcare; History; Travel and Transit; Distribution and Logistics; Oil and Energy;
Agriculture; Real Estate; Workforce; Business Incentives; Government and Elected
Representatives; and Business Resources. The directory listing segment of the 2012
Directory lists all active (dues current) Chamber Members both alphabetically and by
business category. This segment makes the Directory the best reference available for
choosing where to shop and do business.
The 2012 Bakersfield Guide & Business Directory will be distributed beginning in
early 2012 and throughout the year to more than 4,000 Chamber member representa-
tives, executives, community leaders, visitors, tourists and professionals relocating to
Bakersfield. Advertising in the Directory is a once a year opportunity. Both full-color
and single color advertisements in a wide range of sizes are available, with a price to
fit every budget. The deadline to reserve your advertising space in the 2012 Bakersfield
Guide & Business Directory is Nov. 11. For more information, call Spencer Schluter at
(661) 327-4421 or visit www.bakersfieldchamber.org
Is your business prepared for the unexpected? Who will
take control of your company if something happens to you?
On Nov. 10 from 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Chamber will
try to answer these questions for you with its next business
development seminar focused on Business Continuity.
Speakers will include succession planning experts Steve
Parish, Principal Financial Group; and Jennifer Adams,
Klein DeNatale, Goldner et al. Attendees will also hear from local business owners
who have successfully implemented a succession plan, Rick Kreiser, Carney’s Business
Technology Center; and Ben Stinson III, Stinson Stationers, Inc. The event MC will
be Bill Jeffries, Citizens Business Bank.
Price is $25 for Chamber Members, $50 for non-members and includes a box lunch.
To RSVP, call (661) 327-4421 or register online at www.bakersfieldchamber.org.
Getting Back to the American Dream
Business Continuity Seminar Nov. 10
Jobs Task Force at the Chamber..5
The Chamber’s 2012 Bakersfield Guide & Business Directory Will Cel-
ebrate Entrepreneurship & Salute the Fastest Growing Local Companies
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Daniells Phillips Vaughan
& Bock CPAs and Advisors
was founded in 1956 by Leslie
Watts, who opened an office at
the corner of 18th and Chester.
Their talented team of partners
and staff’s pride runs deep in
the firm’s history.
Today, the people who make
up Daniells Phillips Vaughan
& Bock hold a high degree of skill, and offer diversity and dedication to their
clients and the public accounting profession. They are the true reason for the
continued success of the firm, which has consistently demonstrated leadership
abilities with several partners having served as Presidents of the Bakersfield
Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Additionally, their firm was and is set apart by their affiliation in January 1994
with the McGladrey Network (now called McGladrey Alliance). This alliance
gives our firm access to personnel and expertise that we would not otherwise
have and our firm is the only member of this alliance in Kern County.
METRO Business Journal is the
Official Publication of the
Greater Bakersfield
Chamber of Commerce
1725 Eye Street • PO Box 1947
Bakersfield, CA 93303
661-327-4421 • FAX: 661-327-8751
http://www.bakersfieldchamber.org
The Chamber of Commerce President/CEO
has the sole right to refuse any advertisement
in any Chamber publication.
Businesses
Supporting
Business!
Aera Energy LLC
Barbich Hooper King Dill Hoffman
Bright House Networks
Jim Burke Ford
Carney’s Business Technology Center
Castle & Cooke California, Inc.
Chevron
Continental Labor & Staffing Resources
Daniells, Phillips, Vaughan & Bock
Dowling, Aaron & Keeler, Inc.
Golden Empire Transit District
Gregory D. Bynum & Associates, Inc.
Hall Ambulance Service
Kern Schools Federal Credit Union
Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, et al.
Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield
Mid State Development Corporation
Occidental of Elk Hills, Inc.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Rabobank, N.A.
San Joaquin Community Hospital
State Farm Insurance
Stinson’s Stationers, Inc.
Tejon Ranch Company
TelePacific Communications
Wells Fargo Bank
Law Offices of Young Wooldridge LLP
Chairman's Circle Focus
Lots of News is Good News
Unique Opportunities to Promote Our Community
In the midst of the roller coaster ride of the stock markets and the feeling of uncertain-
ty that prevails for businesses, there is good news...and there are good things happening
too. For instance, just yesterday I spent considerable time on the phone with people
seeking information to help them promote Bakersfield. That’s a good thing.
The first was a healthcare recruiter looking to place skilled professionals in the
Bakersfield healthcare industry. This recruiter needed assistance finding information
to help him sell Bakersfield to prospects from around the country who are considering
relocation. When we finished talking he said he was now armed with enough informa-
tion about the “real” Bakersfield to sell it.
About an hour later I had a call from the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
They are creating a Bakersfield Sound exhibition that will be a wonderful celebration of
Bakersfield’s musical history, planned to be open in Nashville for almost two years. It
was a pleasure to spend thirty minutes with them on the phone to help them get started
on an exhibit that will bring positive exposure to Bakersfield for years.
We get calls like that at the Chamber often. It’s part of our organization’s mission
to be there as “clearinghouse central” to provide information, introductions, access
and support for things that build the positive image of our community. This function is
largely unseen by the public, but it is a huge benefit to our members and our entire com-
munity.
Some Good Jobs News
There are also two great reports from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics about
employment in Kern County. The first report is about the increase of local manufactur-
ing jobs in Bakersfield/Kern County, where from August 2010 through August 2011
we ranked ninth out of the nations’ top 100 largest metro areas, and the second best in
California. The second report ranks Bakersfield/Kern County number two in overall
California job gains for that same time period (August 2010-August 2011). Only San
Jose’s rank was higher. In this study, Bakersfield ranked 17 out of the largest 100 US
metro areas. Not bad!
By Debbie Moreno, President/CEO
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On November
15 from 7:30 to
10:00 a.m. the
Chamber will
present its latest
Labor Law &
Human Resource
forum, The On-
Line Bottom Line:
Issues Surround-
ing Social Media
at Work. The guest
speaker Katy C. Raytis, Attorney with
KDG HR Solutions, will discuss the HR
and legal implications of social media in
the workplace and will offer her profes-
sional expertise in answering questions
from attendees.
There is no charge for Chamber Mem-
bers to attend this forum. Cost for non-
members is $40. Refreshments will be
provided. Reservations are required. To
RSVP, call (661) 327-4421 or visit www.
bakersfieldchamber.org.
Join the Chamber for
Another Free Labor Law
Forum on November 15
Katy C. Raytis
KDG HR Soultions
Tuesday, December 13
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bakersȴeld Marriott at the Convention Center
Presenting Sponsor: Silver Sponsors:
Bronze Sponsors:
Chevron
San |oaquin Community Hospital
The Next Five Years
Bakersȴeld: The Next Five Years is the Creater Bakersȴeld Chamber of
Commerce Business Development Committeeȇs Premiere Event and
Concludes the 2011 Education Series
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“I believe that
people should
be involved in
the communities
where they live
and work. My
participation in
the Bakersfield
Chamber of
Commerce will
be a way for me
to be part of an
organization that
plays a vital role in shaping our com-
munity. My experience with this chamber
is that it has made an effort to take a bal-
anced approach between preserving our
quality of life while promoting growth and
a strong local economy. I look forward to
participating in this effort.”
Carla Musser is responsible for manag-
ing Chevron’s Policy, Government and
Public Affairs activities for Chevron’s San
Joaquin Valley Business Unit and also cen-
tral California. Her responsibilities include
managing government relations, media
communications, internal communications,
and community relations. In this role she is
responsible for developing and implement-
ing strategies to help Chevron become
the energy company most admired for its
people, partnerships, and performance.
Carla holds a bachelors degree in Busi-
ness Administration from the University of
LaVerne. She is a certified Senior Profes-
sional Human Resources (SPHR) with the
Human Resources Certificate Institute, and
a member of the Public Relations Society
of America.
She is actively involved in the com-
munity and has served on several boards
in the Bakersfield community: Court
Appointed Special Advocates of Kern
County, Bakersfield Association for Re-
tarded Citizens Foundation Board, Kern
Economic Development Corporation,
Leadership Bakersfield Advisory Council,
and is a current board member for the Al-
liance for Women in Energy and the Kern
Economic Development Foundation.
“I am very ex-
cited to join the
Chamber Board.
Trans-West sup-
ports the commu-
nity through mem-
berships in local
organizations
that support local
business and are
champions for the
communities and
County we live
and do business in. Collectively, Trans-
West employs over 400 employees. As an
employer, I care deeply about every em-
ployee and the safety and security of our
employees is the first consideration in
our operational approach. I also believe
we have the responsibility to invest in the
community through economic support,
volunteerism and leadership and to be an
environmental steward as well!”
Brooke Antonioni is the President/
CEO for Trans-West Security Services,
Inc. Brooke also serves as the Vice Presi-
dent of Trans-West Services, Inc. Trans-
West provides professional services in
the areas of physical private security
and commercial and industrial cleaning.
Brooke and her family are natives of Ba-
kersfield and involved in the oil service
business in Kern County going all the
way back to the 1930’s. Brooke has her
bachelor’s degree in Communications
and Master’s degree in Public Adminis-
tration from California State University
Bakersfield (CSUB). Brooke is extremely
involved in the Community and active
in various service clubs and foundation
boards, including, Rotary, Bakersfield
Memorial Hospital Foundation and the
Tree Foundation of Kern County. This
community engagement flows over to the
operation of Trans-West as well!
Providing Leadership For a Healthy Business Community
 The Chamber Welcomes 2012 Incoming Board Members
Brooke Antonioni and Carla Musser
Brooke
Antonioni
Carla
Musser
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operations through the Kern County Creen Business Certiȴca-
tion Program. Chamber Member Aera Energy LLC’s facility at
the Oaks was the latest to complete this process
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assessment.
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GREATER BAKERSFIELD
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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Chamber Hosts Task Force Seeking to Cut Red Tape
Business and local leaders gathered
at the Chamber for a Joint County/City
Jobs Task Force meeting October 20.
Born out of a conversation at a ribbon
cutting event, local representatives, As-
semblywoman Shannon Grove, Kern
County Supervisors Mike Maggard
and Karen Goh, and Bakersfield City
Councilmen David Couch and Ken Weir,
wanted to hear from businesses what
specific problems they encounter from
regulators. They want to identify both
issues and solutions.
According to Assemblywoman Grove,
“I want to make Kern County a place
business comes to and thrives while pro-
viding an example to the rest of the State
on what to do right in growing businesses
and jobs.” This was a sentiment shared by
all of the leaders present.
Many of the challenges shared by busi-
ness people during the meeting stem from
Federal and State regulations including
those that are implemented by the County
and the City. The most challenging ap-
peared to be the California Environmental
Quality Act (CEQA) and National En-
vironmental Policy Act (NEPA) require-
ments. CEQA creates a great deal of
uncertainty to developers of large and
small projects as a company will be mil-
lions of dollars and years into a project
and have no certainty, if or when, it will
be able to complete the project. Compare
the same process to other states where the
investment is a few hundred thousand dol-
lars, a few months and a permit is issued to
start construction. Litigation concerns on
projects also create a great deal of uncer-
tainty. Another often repeated topic was
that of duplication. There is CEQA and
NEPA, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) and Califor-
nia Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Occupational Safety and
Health (Cal/OSHA), and on and on.
Suggestions and complaints were
gathered and will be reviewed by the
task force. There will be follow up
discussions and findings on what can,
or needs to be done and how that may
be achieved. Our local representatives
are trying to foster an environment for
growth and prosperity in a State that
continues to foster uncertainty and
distress.
The message from our businesses,
those around the State and those look-
ing to come to California, seems to be,
“give us regulatory certainty and less
duplication.”
Ambassadors / Mixer
Steve Bohn, Principal Financial Group – Chair
 In October, the committee enjoyed
a presentation from Carlin Jones, Arts
Council of Kern. He discussed the many local
activities and projects that you and your family
can be involved in. Additionally, we heard
from Marsha Weimer, The Henrietta Weill
Memorial Child Guidance Clinic – The
Guild House for the 5 minute commercial.
The committee continues outreach into the
community through it’s participation in the
Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breakings, Mixers and
helping with the Mayor’s Freeway Cleanup each
month. Please contact Pauline at the Chamber
if you are interested in becoming a member of
this committee.
Staff Contact: Pauline Bartlett
Business Development
Eric Merz, Institute for Business Excellence – Chair
 A big thank you to ARRC Technology for
hosting the recent Facebook Marketing seminar.
We appreciate the insight from Gabe Ulloa,
ARRC Technology and our own Spencer
Schluter, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of
Commerce as they walked us through some
useful tools that can extend our business
marketing outreach. Attention business owners,
please mark your calendar for the November 10
seminar on Business Continuity. There will be
experts from Principal Financial Group, Klein
Denatalie Goldner et al and local companies
that have successfully implemented succession
plans, Carney’s Technology Center and
Stinson Stationers, Inc. Come find out how you
can plan succession and have peace of mind for
the future of your business. See the front page
article for more information. Finally, mark your
calendar for December 13 for Bakersfield: The
Next Five Years luncheon forum.
Staff Contact: Pauline Bartlett
Energy
Tony Moreno, Valley Clean Air Now - Chair
 Our recent Committee meeting included a
brief commercial from Ryan Crowl, Bakersfield
Jet Center by Loyd’s Aviation. The Committee
additionally put together the very informative
VIP Oil Tour featuring Occidental Elk Hills
facility and discussing industry topics including
land use, fracking, water, as well as the overall
impact on Kern County. There are many
opportunities to participate in our local energy
industry activities including being a mentor
for the Independence High School Energy &
Utility Career Academy.
Staff Contact: Pauline Bartlett
Building Relationships Through Committee Connections
Beautiful Bakersfield Committee
Maggie Cushine, The Boys & Girls Club of Kern
County – Chair
 Planning for the 2012 Beautiful Bakersfield
Awards has just begun. Join in the fun that
accompanies preparations for this premiere
annual event that promotes our community!
Staff Contact: Jean Scheiber
Heartland Saloon Fundraiser
Steve Bohn, Principal Financial Group - Chair
 We are getting the committee planning started
this month. Contact Pauline if you are interested
in being on this fun committee. We will be
recruiting for sponsorships, auction donations,
volunteers for black jack dealers, etc. Come join
in the excitement and mark your calendar for
April 19, 2012 at the Kern County Fairgrounds.
Staff Contact: Pauline Bartlett
International Business & Trade
Bob Meadows, Union Bank – Chair
 The Committee met on October 5 and reviewed
its program of work and discussed ways to assist
businesses in the County with International
Trade. In November, attendees have been
asked to make a brief presentation about their
business and expertise in international business
and trade. Anyone interested in learning more
about international trade is welcome to join the
committee which meets the first Wednesday of
the month from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Chamber
office (please note the meeting time change). The
next meeting is November 2.
Staff Contact: Leigh Ann Cook
Leadership Bakersfield Advisory
Council
Julianna Gaines, Kern County Superintendent
of Schools - Chair
 The October session of Leadership Bakersfield
focused on local arts & culture. Participants
were guided on a downtown walking tour by
Advisory Day Chair David Gordon with the
Bakersfield Museum of Art. The class made
visits to the Padre Hotel, Metro Galleries,
the Guild House, Spotlight Theatre, Buena
Vista Museum of Natural History and Buck
Owen’s Crystal Palace. Thanks are extended
to Advisory Council Chairs Patricia Newquist,
McIntosh & Associates and David Gordon,
Bakersfield Museum of Art for putting together
such an outstanding experience and sharing
their knowledge and expertise with the class.
A special thanks to the Day Sponsors, Klassen
Corporation, Tejon Ranch Commerce Center
and Walker-Lewis Rents.
Staff Contact: Tonya Sterling
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The
Ambassador/
Mixer Committee
has selected
Kelly Sloan of
Bakersfield
Marriott at the
Convention
Center as
Ambassador of the
Quarter. Thanks are extended to Kelly
for her contributions to the Chamber
and business community.
According to Kelly, “Being an
Ambassador is a great way to network
and serve your community. Every event
is an opportunity to meet new people,
and to showcase your business.”
Honorable mention goes to Roy
Kintz, University of Phoenix and
Martha Griffith, Alzheimer’s Disease
Association of Kern County.
Ambassador of
the Quarter
Kelly Sloan
Governmental Review Council
Jeff Green, Grimmway Farms - Chair
 In October, Governmental Review Council
(GRC) members heard impacts of public
safety realignment and the impacts of the
State’s marijuana policies from Kern County
Sheriff Donny Youngblood. We invite you
to attend GRC meetings for information and
discussion on the latest legislative, regulatory,
and public policy issues facing the community
and local area businesses and industries. The
GRC meets every Friday morning at 7:30 a.
m. at the Chamber office.
Staff Contact: Leigh Ann Cook
Youth Leadership Bakersfield
Advisory Council
Shonna Shearson, Kern Schools Federal
Credit Union – Chair
 Candidate selection for the 2012 class of
Youth Leadership Bakersfield is underway.
The council is in the process of planning
the curriculum and securing sponsors to
support the program. To find out how you
can help support our workforce and leaders
of tomorrow, call (661) 327-4421.
Staff Contact: Tonya Sterling

Chamber Monthly Planner - November 2011
Mark your calendar for these upcoming Chamber meetings & events.
Date Committee Time Place
Nov. 2 Executive Committee 12:00 p.m. Chamber
Nov. 2 International Business & Trade 3:00 p.m. Chamber
Nov. 3 LB Advisory Committee 7:30 a.m. Chamber
Nov. 4 Governmental Review Council 7:30 a.m. Chamber
Nov. 9 Beautiful Bakersfield Committee 12:00 p.m. Chamber
Nov. 9 New Member Reception 4:30 p.m. Chamber
Nov. 10 Business Continuity Seminar 10:45 a.m. Chamber
Nov. 11 Governmental Review Council 7:30 a.m. Chamber
Nov. 14 YLB Advisory Committee 11:45 a.m. Chamber
Nov. 15 Labor & Employment Law Forum 7:30 a.m. Chamber
Nov. 16 Energy Committee 8:00 a.m. Dark
Nov. 16 Board of Directors 11:45 a.m. Chamber
Nov. 17 Mixer: Bakersfield Association of REALTORS ®
4800 Stockdale Hwy, Ste. 100 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 18 Governmental Review Council 7:30 a.m. Offsite
Nov. 18 LB Class Day 8:00 a.m. Chamber
Nov. 19 LB Class Day 8:00 a.m. Chamber
Nov. 22 Ambassador/Mixer Committee 11:45 a.m. Chamber
Nov. 24 & 25 Chamber Closed: Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 28 Business Development Committee 11:45 a.m. Chamber
Dec. 1 LB Advisory Committee 7:30 a.m. Chamber
Dec. 2 Governmental Review Council 7:30 a.m. Chamber
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PO Box 2426 • 93303
661-861-9249
www.scorebakersfield.com
Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE is a national non-profit organization made
up of retired and working business professionals
who volunteer their time to help the
small business community.
Providing FREE Business Consultations
Marketing & Business Planning Assistance
Financing and Loan Review
Government Procurement Opportunities
The Congdon Financial Group
5080 California Ave.
Bakersfield
661-321-9172
www.congdonfinancial.nmfn.com
CA#0E67288
Define yourself by what you do.
Fulfill your potential while you make a difference in people’s lives.
You’ll sleep soundly at night representing Northwestern Mutual –
named by FORTUNE ® Magazine as “America’s Most Admired”
Company in its industry for the 25th time.
05-2887 The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI. The Congdon Financial
Group. Tony D. Congdon is a District Agent of Northwestern Mutual (life and disability insurance,
annuities) amd a Registered Representative of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC
(securities), a subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual broker-dealer and member FINRA and SIPC.
FORTUNE magazine, March 2008.
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El Tango Reception Hall
5400 Woodmere Drive
(661) 717-1221
Grand Opening - Reception Hall
Marinello Schools of Beauty
3737 Ming Avenue
(661) 282-2308
Grand Opening - Education (Beauty and Health)
Walmart
2601 Fashion Place
(661) 288-0275
Grand Opening - Retail Store
The French Quarters
3220 Stine Road, #A
(661) 412-4989
Grand Opening - Restaurant (Southern Cooking)
Havok Airsoft & CQB
4210 Resnik Court, Suite 200
(661) 496-6644
Grand Opening - Indoor Airsoft Field and Store
InSpire Salon & Spa
3615 Coffee Road, Suite 500
(661) 587-4777
Grand Opening - Salon
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Aflac Regional Office – Dawn Tyack
5558 California Ave. #320
Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-444-9130
www.aflac.com
Baker-Hughes – Baker Oil Tools
4230 Foster Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93308 661-327-7201
www.bakerhughes.com
“Advancing Reservoir Performance”
Colliers International
10000 Stockdale Hwy Ste. 102
Bakersfield, CA 93311 661-631-3800
www.colliers.com
“Colliers International is a Commercial
Real Estate Brokerage Company
specializing in office, retail, industrial,
multi-family and land properties within the
Central San Joaquin Valley.”
Diamond Technologies, Inc.
5417 Woodmere Dr.
PO Box 9007
Bakersfield, CA 93389 661-833-5600
www.diamondtechsolutions.net
“Diamond Technologies, Inc. is Kern
County’s first Cloud Integration specialist
bringing Cloud and On Premise based IT
computing services to small, medium and
large businesses.”
E & B Natural Resources
Management
1600 Norris Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93308 661-679-1700
www.ebresources.com
“E & B Natural Resources is a rapidly
growing, California based, privately held
Exploration and Production Company
focused on the acquisition, optimization,
and exploration of oil and gas.”
French Quarters
3220 Stine Rd. Ste. A
Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-979-1108
Golden Hearts Residential Care
Facility
9104 Gleeson Ct.
Bakersfield, CA 93311 661-412-4849
“Serving seniors in our community, one
golden heart at a time with dignity and
respect, striving for independence in a safe
and happy environment.”
Greenlawn Southwest
2739 Panama Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93313 661-834-8820
www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com
“Serving Bakersfield and Kern County for
over 75 years.”
Hello Eco
2000 S. Union Ste. 51
Bakersfield, CA 93307 661-549-0744
www.helloeco.com
Kern County Fire Department
5642 Victor St.
Bakersfield, CA 93308 661-391-7000
www.kerncountyfire.org
Marinello Schools of Beauty
3737 Ming Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-282-2308
www.marinello.com
“Marinello has been educating students
to enter a professional career in the
Beauty Industry. Marinello has provided
graduates with “Cosmetology” education in
California, and more.”
Mike Ponce Insurance Services, Inc.
1200 21st St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301 661-325-7200
“Business Insurance: Workers’
Compensation, Auto, Bonds, Liability,
Property, Health & Employment Practices
Liability.”
Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce
581 Dolliver St.
Pismo Beach, CA 93449 805-773-4382
www.pismochamber.com
Salon Gianna
1529 19th St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301 661-873-4635
“Salon Gianna is a full service hair salon
and day spa. All profits from Salon Gianna
go to THE ROCKET FUND set up at
the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research
Institute for childhood diseases.”
SendOutCards – Marilyn Henderson
Bakersfield, CA 661-871-2824
“In 60 seconds, you can choose your custom
greeting card, which we print, stuff, stamp
and mail to anywhere in the world!”
Sugar Twist Bakery
9500 Brimhall Rd. Ste. 507
Bakersfield, CA 93312
www.sugartwistbakery.com
“Bringing a new “twist” in bakery goods to
Bakersfield - satisfy your sweet tooth; create
your own donut, and have a “make ME
happy” bar! Sugar Twist Bakery, the place
to be!”
Welcome Nineteen New Chamber Members
Chamber Social
Media Promotes
Member News
The businesses listed below have made a significant commitment to the community and an important investment in their future by
joining the Chamber. New members joined during the period of September 15 through October 14. (Quotes provided by new members)
The Chamber’s Facebook and
Twitter exist to help promote our
Members. Share your company news
and we’ll make sure it gets out to our
1,084 Facebook fans and 342 Twitter
followers.
Synergy Lifestyle Center
4100 Empire Dr. Ste. 120
Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-878-9100
www.synergybakersfield.com
“Comprehensive medical weight loss and
addiction treatment services.”
Team Beachbody – Shaun Harris
Bakersfield, CA 661-317-2736
www.shakemojo.com
“Team Beachbody strives to help
individuals reach their health and fitness
goals through simplified nutrition and
fitness programs like P90X, Insanity, and
Turbo Jam.”
Touchstone Industrial Supply
Bakersfield, CA 661-333-8300
www.TouchstoneIndustrialSupply.com
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Acacio Fertility Center, Inc. ....................2010
American Business Women’s
Association .....................................2007
American Financial Service ....................2003
American Lung Association of
California .......................................1990
American Self Storage ............................2009
AP Real Estate Holdings, L.P. .................2009
Bakersfield Jet Center by Loyds
Aviation ..........................................1991
Bakersfield Rack & Shelving ..................2008
Mon Bertolucci .......................................2010
Best Western Liberty Inn ........................2002
Biomat USA ............................................2006
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery .....................2006
Boston Eye Care .....................................2010
Budget Medical Clinic ............................1995
California Veterans Assistance
Foundation Inc. (CVAF).................2009
Carriage House Estates ...........................1998
Chevron Valley Credit Union –
Granite Falls Dr. Branch ................1990
City Body Works .....................................1991
City Neon Sign Systems .........................2007
Customsoft Corporation ..........................2001
Diamond Real Estate Management .........2000
DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Group ..1995
Electrical Systems &
Instrumentation, Inc. ......................2009
Elephant Bar Restaurant .........................2005
Employers Depot, Inc. ............................2007
Environmental Sound Solutions, Inc. .....2010
Galen Harris Painting ..............................2010
GEMCare Health Plan ............................2006
Golden Empire Concrete .........................1989
Golden Touch Limousine ........................2009
Greenshops ..............................................2008
The Grove Apartments ............................1993
63 Renewing Members Support Chamber
The following members renewed their commitment to the Chamber during the period of September
15 through October 14. We thank them for their support and commitment to the Chamber!
Member Since Member Since
Promoting Our Community
Hampton Inn & Suites
Bakersfield-Hwy 58 .......................2009
JLH Construction Inc. .............................2010
John’s Incredible Pizza Company ...........1998
KDG HR Solutions .................................2006
Kento’s Mandarin B.B.Q. .......................1992
Kern County Bar Association .................2010
Kern County Waste Management
Department .....................................1996
Klein, DeNatale, Goldner et al ................1987
Law Office of Robert H. Brumfield, P.C. 2010
Legacy Education LLC dba
High Desert Medical College .........2010
Lightspeed Systems ................................1999
California Mentor, Stine Road ................2009
MetLife ...................................................2009
Neon Energy Corporation .......................2008
O’Dell Cross, A Professional
Corporation ....................................1991
Olive Drive Church .................................2001
Outback Steakhouse ................................1994
Pastoria Energy Facility ..........................2001
The Price Company .................................1998
Prudential Tobias Realtors ......................2009
Rio Tinto Minerals U.S. Borax ...............2008
Royal T Management ..............................1988
S.O.S. Staffing.........................................2008
San Mar Properties, Inc. ..........................2000
ServiceMaster at Bakersfield ..................2008
Stockdale Country Club ..........................2004
tw telecom ...............................................1999
United States Cold Storage of
California .......................................1993
University of Phoenix .............................1996
Univision KUVI TV45, KABE TV39
& KBTF TV31 ...............................1995
Volt Workforce Solutions ........................1984
Promoting Our Community
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 Bakersfield Rescue Mission would like
to invite you to their 2nd Annual Mission
Cup Golf Tournament at the Kern River
Golf Course, on Rudal Road, on Friday,
Nov. 4. Shotgun start is at 8:00 a.m. $85
entry fee includes green fee, golf cart,
token and lunch. Proceeds benefit the
Bakersfield Rescue Mission’s goals of
helping and healing individuals caught
in destructive lifestyles of addiction. For
more information and registration, call
(661) 472-9072.
 The Bakersfield Marriott at the
Convention Center cordially invites
you to attend the inaugural Golf Classic
benefitting United Way of Kern County.
The Tournament will be held on Friday,
Nov. 4 at the Riverlakes Golf Course,
5201 Riverlakes Dr. with Shotgun start
at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call
(661) 565-9309.
 Guild House is excited to be
participating in First Friday. The
Guild House will be open Friday, Nov.
4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will be
serving light appetizers, desserts and a
glass of wine for just $10 per person.
Live music will be provided by Ken
Fahsbender (Saxophone) and Larry Peahl
(Keyboardist). For more information, call
(661) 619-4488.
 The Heart Gallery of Kern County
on Friday, Nov. 4, is a heartfelt,
photographic exhibit featuring the
faces and stories of Kern County’s
foster children seeking “forever
families.” Please join the Kern County
Department of Human Services to see
if you have room in your heart and home
to be a foster/adoptive parent. This is
a free, family friendly event you won’t
want to miss. For more information, call
(661) 631-6600.
Promoting Our Members
News from and about your fellow Chamber members
 The City of Bakersfield Recreation and
Parks and Kern County Disc Golf Club
are hosting the Fifth Annual Disc Golf City
Championship on Saturday, Nov. 5 starting
at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call
(661) 326-3866.
 Mayor Harvey Hall highway cleanup
dates this month are scheduled for Nov. 5
& 19. Participants meet at the Park & Ride
lot on Stockdale Highway west of Oak St.
prior to 9:00 a.m. If you plan to participate,
please call the Mayor’s office at (661) 326-
3711.

 Be part of a Bakersfield holiday tradition!
Treat yourself, your friends and family, or
your clients to a beautiful poinsettia plant
this season. By purchasing, you help the
American Lung Association in California
- Bakersfield continue, and expand, local
programs that promote lung health and
prevent lung disease. To order, contact the
Lung Association before November 16 at
(661) 847-4700.

 Kern Community Foundation was
awarded a $500,000 grant from The
James Irvine Foundation to increase it’s
philanthropic and leadership capacity. The
grant was one of 24 new grants totaling
$8.8 million recently approved by the
Board of Directors of The James Irvine
Foundation. One way this grant will benefit
Kern County is by providing dollars to fund
projects that build the capacity of arts and
culture organizations.
 Veteran Vendors has partnered with
HirePatriots.com to start a free Bakersfield
job board to provide employment
opportunities for our active duty soldiers
and veterans. Veteran Vendors is calling
on local businesses to help, for more
information visit www.veteranvendors.com.
The Chamber prints news from members when space is available in METRO Business Journal. The Chamber also publishes news from members in
our monthly METRO E-News email. Member news items that are considered for publication are good news announcements (such as staff promotions,
new board members, awards, etc.) or community service type activities (such as charity functions, volunteer efforts or fundraisers). Member news
does not include any commercial advertising. If you wish to submit an item for consideration in member news, please contact Spencer Schluter at
sschluter@bakersfieldchamber.org or call (661) 327-4421. Submitting an item for consideration does not guarantee placement.
$3.5 billion of the construction fund-
ing is from the Federal Rail Authority.
This funding is dedicated to construc-
tion in the Central Valley and putting
people back to work. Could we give
the money back? Absolutely. Would
returning the money reduce the Federal
Deficit? No. The money is programmed
for federal rail projects and would be
reallocated to another state that would
then benefit from the federal invest-
ment. This is exactly the same way
that California stands to benefit from
Florida’s decision to forgo federal fund-
ing for its high speed rail project.
Today, more than ever, California
businesses face increasing demands
to comply with labor laws. California
employers and businesses are required
to post updated employment posters
at their places of employment to avoid
fines and penalties.
The Greater Bakersfield Chamber of
Commerce is currently taking orders
for the 2012 California and Federal
employment posters, which will include
the new notice issued by the National
Labor Relations Board (NLRB) entitled,
“Employee Rights Under the National
Labor Relations Act.” Please note that
pending lawsuits may change or elimi-
nate the NLRA requirement, but the
2012 California and Federal employ-
ment Posters will still be mandatory.
Contact the Chamber at 327-4421 or
preorder through the Chamber’s Online
store at www.bakersfieldchamber.org.
High Speed Rail
Fast Facts
Preorder Your
Required 2012 Labor
Law Posters
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Chairman of the Board
Sheryl Chalupa
Goodwill Industries of South
Central California
Chairman of the Board Elect
Tim Terrio
Terrio Therapy Fitness, Inc.
Vice Chair Administration
Garrett Ming
Jim Burke Ford Lincoln Jaguar
Vice Chair Business Advocacy
Susie Geiger
Occidental Petroleum
Vice Chair Member Education
Christine Frazier
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Vice Chair Networking
Bill Murray
DoubleTree Hotel
Vice Chair Community Outreach
Linda Heald
Automobile Club of Southern California
Treasurer
Scott Begin
Citizens Business Bank
Immediate Past Chair
Rick Riley
Townsend Design
Director-at-Large
Matthew Park
Kern County Farm Bureau
Board Members
Mike Allen AGM California
Greg Chamberlain Bakersfield College
Bruce Freeman Castle & Cooke Calif., Inc.
Shaun Kelly TWIW Insurance Services
Karen King Golden Empire Transit
Dan Klingenberger Dowling, Aaron & Keeler, Inc.
Jarrod McNaughton San Joaquin Community Hospital
Dayna Nichols Castle Print & Publication
Danny Ordiz Ordiz-Melby Architects, Inc.
Tom Randour KGET-TV 17
Monique Rogers ARRC Technology
Rick Stevens Stevens Transportation, Inc.
John F. Stovall Law Offices of John F. Stovall
Danielle Wade Bright House Networks
Leslie Walters Walters & Associates
Chamber Staff
President/CEO Debra L. Moreno
Director of Operations Tonya Sterling
Controller Jennifer Abercrombie
Project Manager Pauline Bartlett
Government Affairs Leigh Ann Cook
Director of Membership Tonya M. Dretzka
Marketing & Communications Spencer Schluter
Operations Assistant Jean Scheiber
Information Specialist Janet Ursery
2011 Board of Directors
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