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Win A $500 Shopping Spree

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Chino Hills – Residents of Chino Valley. Do you consider yourself involved in the community? If so, the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event that can benefit you as well as your fellow local businesses. The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce invites residents to learn more about the products and services local business have to offer at the Chino Valley Business Expo. Make the Chamber booth your first stop so you can find out more about a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at The Shoppes in Chino Hills. The Business Expo will be held on Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive in Chino Hills. Be sure and visit the City of Chino Hills’ booth too! For additional information, please contact the Chamber at (909) 627-6177 or visit the Chino Hills  website at Chinohills.org under “Local News”. Click view more to share the article online!

CH Allows Watering 3-Times Per Week

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Chino Hills- A meeting that was held on July 12 recommended that the Chino Hills City Council review a recommendation to adopt an urgency Water conservation Ordinance that would allow watering to move to three-times per week instead of the two-times per week.

June has been a record high with the heat, so concerns about distressed and dying trees was fast tracked for a special meeting in the City Council Chambers at the City Hall.

On July 13, Chino Hills City Council released that they took action on an Urgency Water Conservation Ordinance and declared a Stage II Moderate Conservation Alert that went into effect immediately. This is now allowing the community to use water for outdoor irrigation three-times per week.

The City of Chino Hills released the following restrictions:

The Stage II Moderate Conservation Alert that went into effect immediately with last night’s Council action limits outdoor irrigation to 3 days per week. Residential addresses ending in an even number may use water: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (except 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.). Residential addresses ending in an odd number may use water: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays (except 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.). Non-residential addresses may use water: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (except 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.). All irrigation shall not exceed fifteen (15) minutes per watering-station, except for drip or micro-spray irrigation systems which shall not exceed 30 minutes per station.

The Stage II Moderate Conservation Alert also imposes the following restrictions:

  • Prohibits outdoor watering of landscaping between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Prohibits application of water to hard surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, and parking areas etc. or irrigation causing runoff, etc.
  • Requires the repair of leaks within 48 hours.
  • Prohibits use of water hose without a shutoff valve.
  • Prohibits irrigating outdoor landscape after measure rain (1/10” or more within a 48 hour period)
  • Limits pool-filling to the above specified irrigation days.
  • Decorative water fountains at commercial properties may only be operated if the water is part of a re-circulating system.
  • Vehicles, trailers, boats, and livestock can be washed with a hand-held hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle.
  • Restaurants may not serve water unless the customer request water.
  • Water may not run off or leak from landscaped areas to streets, sidewalks, or other paved areas due to incorrectly directed or maintained sprinklers or over watering.
  • Fire hydrants may only be used for firefighting. *

*An exception may be made for construction use through a City-designated meter when recycled water is not available.

City of Chino Hills reminds everyone that the new Ordinance reinforces the need to continue to conserve water with the current drought conditions, and will continue to encourage the replacement of turf with drought tolerant vegetation; improve the water system to limit failures; and increase the use of recycled water as well as enforce water restrictions.

For additional information, you may view the Water Conservation Ordinance on the City website at: www.chinohills.org/waterconservationordinance.org

Wahfles, Desserts and Coffee Anyone?

Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new member


By Gel Delos Santos

Chino Hills – On Aug. 16, Anthony, Lorraine and Jacob Abel took ownership of Wahfles Desserts & Coffee.  The restaurant has been open for two years located at 5751 Pine Ave. in Chino Hills.

Jacob Abel, son of Anthony and Lorraine has worked for the restaurant for almost two years before the previous owner sold it to his parents.  They decided to keep the name and the entire menu of specialty waffle and classic waffle desserts, sandwiches and a full espresso bar, shaken teas, special drinks, ice-blended drinks and affogatos.

So whether you are catching up with friends, grabbing a quick bite for lunch or taking the family  out for a Sunday morning breakfast, this place is a cozy family-friendly spot ready to serve up some savory goodness any time of day.  While you wait for your order, the family may play a game of cards or a board game, or if you simply want to read a book, they have a book shelf full of novels just for you.  Wahfles Desserts & Coffee is quite unique.  This is why Anthony and Lorraine jumped on the opportunity when the previous owner offered it to them.  Their one and only son Jacob, 18, put in his own life savings into the business making him a co-owner with his parents.  The Abel family is no stranger to Chino Valley area.  They have called Chino Hills their home for 18 years.  Lorraine teaches at the Alternative Education Center in the Chino Unified School District for independent study for high school students since 2011, and in the elementary division since 2003.  Anthony runs the restaurant full time alongside their son Jacob when he is not at school.  Jacob currently attends Cal State University majoring in Economics.  His ambition is to purchase many more businesses!

As a new Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce member, one of the things the Chamber does is hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate its grand opening and let the community know about your place of business. The mayor, city council or representatives from their office, and representatives from the district and assembly offices also come out to award the new business owner with certificates and welcome them to the community.

The ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening for Wahfles Desserts & Coffee was held on Oct. 7, 2015.  Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome Wahfles, Desserts, & Coffee to the Chino valley business community.

Chino Valley Chamber Expo Makes Connections

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Chino– On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Chino Valley Medical Center, hosted its annual Business Expo featuring more than 100 vendor booths and drawing more than 500 attendees to the at the Shoppes at Chino Hills.
The crowd mingled among booths while learning about local companies, including Delicate Smiles, Cruise Planners, Pampered Chef, Welborn Media, ABC Public Relations/Armijo News, Nutrishop Chino Hills, and Smileland Orthodontics.
In addition, a variety of local agencies were represented, including The Chino Valley Police Department’s, Supervisor Curt Hagman, City of Chino, City of Chino Hills and Chino Valley Fire District. Kids also enjoyed a variety of fun activities including pony rides, petting zoo and a children’s corner.
The Chamber was delighted to see such a great turnout from vendors and visitors, the visitors and vendors themselves all seemed pleased to have taken the time to be a part of the expo.

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Chino Valley Chamber Welcomes 9 Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness

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Chino– Say goodbye to the boring, big box gyms because a new fitness circuit is in town!  Chino Hills residents John and Selina Licea opened 9 Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness franchise club on July 30, 2015 in Chino Hills, located at 14230 Chino Hills Parkway, Suite E.  John and Selina are true fitness gurus who fell in love with the concept of a 30-minute full body circuit training routine. It is a high energy fitness program for every body type. Designed for both young and old, from age 10 and up, there is no limit. Full customizable family plans are available for the entire family.  Reasonably priced, 9 Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness is a more affordable option than those large gyms.  With the price that a member pays, membership includes a personal trainer who will guide and coach them through the 9 different stations, or better known as 9 Rounds. Members also have access to an online nutrition program.  John and Selina encourage everyone to stay fit.  Selina says, “Don’t be afraid because at 9 Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness you get fit, never hit!”

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce will officially welcome its newest member, 9 Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m.  The ceremony will be followed by a grand opening raffle where all proceeds will be donated to Gifts 2 Help, a non-profit organization that benefits local families in need during the holiday season.

Come join the Chamber, city officials, local elected officials and other community members in welcoming John and Selina Licea to the Chino Valley business community.

Chino Valley: Remax Top Producers

CV Chamber welcomes a new member


By Gel Delos Santos

Chino Valley – When you’re opening a new business in Chino or Chino Hills, one of the things that the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce does for you as a member is hold a ribbon cutting ceremony – with either the City Mayor or representatives from their office, as well as representatives from the District and Assembly offices – to wish you well and award you with a certificate of membership.  What an excellent way to let the community know about your company.

On Thurs., Aug. 27, the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce did the very same for Remax Top Producers, located at 13788 Roswell Ave., #167, in Chino.  It was a very well attended and well planned event, with a grand opening celebration held immediately after the ribbon cutting.

Christian and Jeanette Fuentes – a husband and wife owner/broker team – are quickly becoming quite an icon in the real estate industry.  The company started four years ago in Diamond Bar, with eight agents in a 2,000 square foot office building.  In just a short time, they grew to 72 agents in 9,000 square feet of space.  Two months ago they opened a second location in Chino with another 18 agents.  Their goal is to have a combined total of 120 agents this year.

Christian believes in sharing his 19 years of experience, knowledge and success with anyone he brings in

to his company.  He encourages all his agents to share with each other what works for them, no secrets.  If one is successful, the others should be too.  “Success is contagious” is Christian’s motto.

Christian and Jeanette have been blessed with two beautiful children, Alexandria, 5, and their son Liam, 2.  Christian believes in spending good quality time with family.  He tells his agents that they don’t have to be slaves to their business, but to have a good balance between family and work.

Furthermore, the Fuentes’ firmly believe in charity giving, and on Nov. 13, Remax Top Producers will hold a Charity Poker Tournament to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  This is the company’s third year holding this event, successfully raising $18,000 in the first year, and $21,000 last year.  This year’s goal is to raise $25,000.

If you would like to know more about the Charity Poker Tournament, visit www.remaxTPcharityevent.com or contact Nayelli Soto at (909) 590-8853 or Christian Fuentes at (626) 625-9037.

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome Remax Top Producers to the Chino Valley community.


Chino Hills: Businesses Invited To Business Expo At Fair



Chino Hills – Companies in Chino Hills will have an opportunity to showcase their businesses and offer pre-packaged items for sale or sampling on Fri., Sept. 19, at Chino Hills Day at the Los Angeles County Fair.

The Business Expo will be located in a high-visibility location near the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts. Participation in the Business Expo will be coordinated by the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce. Applications will be available starting on Thurs., July 31, and can be downloaded from the City’s website at http://www.chinohills.org/BusinessExpo, or picked at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce

Office, located at 13150 Seventh Street, in Chino. The Chamber is open Monday through Thursday from

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Chamber will begin accepting completed applications starting on Mon., Aug. 4., and will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis (subject to L.A. County Fair approval) until all booths have been assigned. Requests to share a booth are encouraged. Only one of any type of business will be allowed due to the limited number of spaces.

Businesses must have their primary business address in the City of Chino Hills and must have a current City of Chino Hills business license. Chamber membership is not required. Prepackaged items for sale and items to be sampled must be approved by the Fair.

A seller’s permit is required and Health Department guidelines must be followed. Selected businesses will be asked to make a suggested donation of $100 which will be donated to The Learning Centers at Fairplex. Expo participants will receive up to four admission tickets, up to two parking passes, and exposure to Fair visitors during the Expo hours from 3 to 7 p.m. The booths include a 10’ x 10’ canopy, one 8- foot table, two chairs, a small hanging sign with the company name, a table cloth, and table skirt.

Set up for the Business Expo begins at 2:00 p.m. Participants may not drive onto the fairgrounds. Fair personnel will assist with booth set up and tear down. Hand carts or flatbeds will be available.

Some categories of products and services have exclusive marketing rights at the L.A. County Fair and items that compete in those categories may not be displayed nor sold during Chino Hills Day at the Fair. A complete list of categories for which exclusive marketing rights have been granted is noted on the application form. The Chino Hills Business Expo may not feature the following categories: beverages, cookware, pay TV services, grocery stores, magnetic therapeutic jewelry, mattresses / high end sheets, online deal-of- the-day companies, timeshares, cell phone companies, and vehicles (including products bearing the name of major auto manufacturers). Additional rules may apply; see the application for complete details.

For additional information regarding participation in the Chino Hills Day at the Fair Business Expo, please call the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce at (909) 627-6177.