Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
April 2017
President's Message:

Spring has sprung and our New Member and Sponsorship Drive is off to a great start. 

The Chamber has welcomed 12 new members since the start of the new year.  We are sweetening the pot with Chamber Bucks.  Current Chamber members can earn $20.00 for every new Chamber member they recruit until the end of April 2017.  Chamber bucks can be used towards membership dues, event registration, raffle tickets and merchandise.  Recruiting new members is easy, just share with them the many benefits you have received from your membership and involvement in the Chamber.  A personal testimony goes a long way in recruitment efforts.  

The Chamber is offering Sponsorship Packages for 2017.  This is a fantastic way for businesses to increase their exposure in the community.  The Sponsorship Packages provide multiple levels to meet the various budgets of our sponsors.  Current Chamber members can also earn Chamber Bucks for each Sponsorship recruited by you.  It’s easy and you earn 10% of the level chosen by the sponsor in Chamber Bucks through the end of April 2017. 

Let’s all spring into action and earn some bucks at the same time!!!!

Get to know your 2017 Ambassadors:
Each Month we will be highlighting one of our Board Members or Ambassadors...click here to send us a short bio and get featured!
Katie Kenoyer | Placer County Business Service Representative
KKenoyer@placer.ca.gov 

Loomis Chamber Ambassador since 2016.  Works for Placer County providing business and employment services during the week and for Lifetime Athletic teaching swim lessons on the weekends.  A Loomis resident since 2002, I enjoy being active in the community.  Currently volunteer regularly for Stand Up Placer, Folsom CERT, and Girl Scouts, but also really enjoy volunteering at the Manda Run, Del Oro football games, and other events.  I am on the board for the Auburn Chamber of Commerce as well as the Foothill Employer Advisory Board and am a 15 gallon blood donor.  My husband and I have two college-age children who are Del Oro graduates, of course!
I love Loomis!

QUICK LINKS:




UPCOMING EVENTS:

5-Economic Delvelopment Meeting

6-Chamber Connection
Guest Speaker: Katie Kenoyer from Placer County Business Advanage Network

13-Board Meeting

15-Community Easter Egg Hunt at H. Clarke Powers

15-Flower Farm Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

20-Mixer
Horton's Iris Garden-Business Showcase

27-Ambassadors Meeting
Did you increase your Tax Rate??
*Reminder Tax Rate in Loomis has gone up to 7.5% starting April, 1*
April Mixer Business Showcase
Thursday, April 20
@5:30p.m.

Showcase your business Thursday April 20, at the Horton Iris Garden.  This is an opportunity for Chamber members to showcase your business or products to other Chamber members.  Showcase if free to attend for current Chamber members!

RSVP by April 17th with your name and business information to reserve your spot!
What to Bring:
An eye-catching table setup | An appetizer that serves 25
Any promotional items | Business cards | And a raffle prize

Any questions contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce
916-652-7252 manager@loomischamber.com
IF you aren’t NETWORKING... soon... you may NOT be WORKING
By: Brain Hogan

Here’s a few of my ideas and a few “borrowed” from others...and REMEMBER The Chamber suggests you ENGAGE, CONNECT and then count on GROWTH.

1.   Do NOT try to SELL anybody anything at a Chamber event. CONNECT on a social level.            Get one piece of personal info that might come in handy down the road.
2.    Your ELEVATOR Drill should pique their interest to ask a question ...so you can explain          more.   Sometimes I say in regards to our storage business “I help you see your garage            floor again.”
3.    FOCUS on the person you are talking to.  Ask them questions and care about their
      answers... and don’t look around for your next prospect. See if you can help them find a       prospective customer.
4.   Find the person that is not engaging with others and engage with that person ‘cuz you
      never know who they are or who they know.
5.  When in a group, be the person that asks questions of the group. That sets you up as a           person that cares about more the group than yourself.

This engaging with Chamber members has paid off nicely for our Storage Business and our Logo business.   I met my insurance agent (Ferreira) my plumber (Crystal Blue) my concrete company (Viking)  my Chiropractor (Loomis Life Care) my electrician (KSJ) my cabinet maker (West Pacific) my realtor that helped us get new land for Storage expansion (Patricia Green) my computer wiz (Valley IT)...and there are more.

An offer from Ticket Chocolate!!
Fill up those Easter baskets with 30% off for Chamber members
Use Online Code
hopaway30
The Loomis Community Yard Sale
Saturday, May 6

The Loomis Community Yard Sale is an all day event where you can sell your treasures and make some money!
Registration cost $10

Or visit the Chamber office and fill out an application

-Register your own Yard Sale location and receive a  map with your sale pinpointed.  And a goody bag with price stickers and a yard sign.
OR
-Join others selling their items by registering for a booth space at the Historic Train Depot Lot .
Beauty and the Beast Broadway Musical
by The Company & Del Oro Theatre Arts
April 7-9  April 21-23
Tickets are $10 & $15
Loomis Chamber of Commerce members can purchase discount Beauty and the Beast tickets using coupon code CHAMBER.
Loomis Basin Brewery 
Loomis Spring Fling

Saturday, April 22 1-8p.m.
Historic Loomis Train Depot Plaza
3640 Taylor Rd. Loomis, CA
Kid Zone | Food | Beverages | Music

Still looking for vendors!
Loomis Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15
Hunt starts at Noon
H. Clarke Powers Elementary
Celebrate Earth Day all Month Long at the Flower Farm
Starting  Saturday, April 8 @11AM
Flower Farm Tower Garden Demo
Flower Farm Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, April 15
Free Educational Class
Learn the process of buying a home!
Saturday, April 22 @1:00p.m.
Hosted by Hurst Home Realty
MUST PRE-REGISTER
*Space is limited*
Loomis Library & Community Learning Center
6050 Library Dr. Loomis, CA 95650
Mark your calendar for the Placer Food Bank's Fill the Pantry BBQ and Auction
Blue Goose Event Center
Friday, April 21 @6p.m.
$$Prize for winner!$$
Pictures
LBB March Mixer
Special Thank You to Kenny Gowan and the Loomis Basin Brewery!
New Members

Efficient Tint-
Steven Hansen
916-899-7338

Young Living-
Cecelia Deckman
916-838-0910

Renewing Members

Mark Breunig, Attorney at Law

Barry Mercer DDS

Terry Duarte- Crossroad Ventures Group

Accurate Cleaning, Inc.

Johnson & Company, CPA'S

First Assembly of God Church

Hebard Insurance & Tax Solutions

mPower Placer

Koinonia Family Services

Valley Rock Landscape Material Inc.

Viking Custom Concrete
Welcome new member Steven Hansen from Efficient Tint!