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April 1

Seine River Trip 

Presentation at 4:30pm

Chamber Boardroom

April 9

Executive Committee 

Meeting at 12pm

Chamber Boardroom


April 9

Ambassador Committee Meeting at 4pm

Chamber Boardroom

April 16

Government Committee Meeting at 3:30pm

Chamber Boardroom


April 17

Marketing Committee 

Meeting at 11am

Chamber Boardroom


April 18

Board Meeting at 8am

Chamber Boardroom


April 23

After Hours Mixer at 5pm

Desert Regional Medical Center

1150 North Indian Canyon Drive 


 Lead$ Lunches

Tuesdays at Noon

Cowboy Way Bar-B-Que

2000 N. Palm Canyon Drive

Our CEO, Nona Watson, receiving the 
Distinguished Women 
of the Desert award 
from Assemblyman 

Palm Springs Chamber 

Executive Board


Andrew Starke, President

Palm Springs Power Baseball Club


Tim Ellis, Past President

Palm Mountain Resort and Spa


Ulrich McNulty, President Elect

Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger


John Dahlin, Treasurer

Maryanov, Madsen, Gordon & Campbell


James Canfield, Vice President

Palm Springs Convention Center


David Gandolfo, Vice President

Palm Springs Airport Self Storage


Jerry Noonan, Vice President

Fisherman's Market & Grill


Ken Wheat, Vice President

Desert Regional Medical Center


"Big THANK YOU from Globe homes and condos!!!


Your referral gave us 

a 7 day booking!!


We appreciate all you do!!"


Warm regards,

Tom Paris

for hosting our 
March After Hours Mixer!

 New City Electric Vehicle Stations Celebration

April 2 @ 1pm

City Hall
Palm Springs Masonic Lodge
April 18 @ 5:15pm
450 Avenida Caballeros 
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Palm Springs Chamber 

Board of Directors


Ryan Brown, Classic Party Rentals


Aftab Dada, Hilton Palm Springs


Jeff Grubbe, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians


Mary Jardin, The Palm Springs Follies


Mike Keane, Milauskas Eye Institute


Martin Massiello, Eisenhower Medical Center


Keith McCormick, Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions  


Joel Ontiveros, Airport Quick Car Wash


Tammy Perezchica, Canyon Commercial Services, Inc.


David Portener, TravelHost Magazine 


Patrick Service, Las Casuelas Terraza 

Medical Center 
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A Place in the Sun Garden Hotel

Ron & Norma Van Meeteren

754 E. San Lorenzo Road

Palm Springs CA 92264




Aim Mail Center

Dave Berghoff

1775 E. Palm Canyon Dr, Ste 110

Palm Springs CA 92264




American Cab, LLC

Harry Incs

440 S. El Cielo Road

Palm Springs CA 92262




American Leak Detection

Jimmy & Kris Carter

888 E. Research Dr., Suite 105

Palm Springs CA 92263




Best of the Best Tours

Tim and Christy Regalado

Palm Springs CA




Best in the West Air Conditioning

Richard Weaver

31225 Plantation Drive

Thousand Palms CA 92276




Big League Dreams Sports Park

Pat Queenen

33700 Date Palm Dr

Cathedral City CA 92234




Burgess NorthAmerican

Todd Burgess

770 S. Gene Autry Trl

Palm Springs CA 92264



Burke Rix Communications

Brian G. Rix

431 S. Palm Canyon Dr, Ste 206

Palm Springs CA 92262




Cafe Palette

Rich Stanley

315 E. Arenas Road

Palm Springs CA 92262




Daniel's Tires & Service

Fred Pringle

296 S. Indian Canyon Dr

Palm Springs CA 92262




Dolly Sinatra Lodge #2400

Joseph LaPorta

1700 N Sahara Rd

Palm Springs CA 92262




Emeritus at Palm Springs

David Tamo

1780 East Baristo Road

Palm Springs CA 92262




Hill & Associates

3001 E. Tahqutiz Canyon, Ste 105

Palm Springs CA 92262




Kaiser Restaurant Group

Eric Morcus

78-100 Main Street, Suite 203

La Quinta CA 92253




Las Casuelas Terraza

Patty Delgado Elliott

222 S. Palm Canyon Dr

Palm Springs CA 92262



LULU California Bistro

Willie Rhine

200 S. Palm Canyon Drive

Palm Springs CA 92262




Luxury Homes by Keller Williams Realty

Michael  C. Hilgenberg

435 N. Palm Canyon Drive

Palm Springs CA 92262




National University Online Information Center

Omar Fimbres

72-840 Highway 111, Suite 441

Palm Desert CA 92260




Palm Springs SunUp Rotary

Kevin Taylor

Palm Springs CA 92263




Pinocchio in the Desert

Friedrich and Desiree Gerhardt

134 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

Palm Springs CA 92262




PJ's Desert Trophies & Gifts

Elaine or Doug Holmes

82716 Miles Avenue

Indio CA 92201




Rotary Club of Palm Springs

Anita Gray

Palm Springs CA




Saguaro Hotel

Michael Von Wittenau

1800 E. Palm Canyon Drive

Palm Springs CA 92264




SmokeTree Commons &

SmokeTree Village

Audrey Yokota - Rhoades

1733 E. Palm Canyon Drive

Palm Springs CA 92264




The Escrow Connection

Kathy Kleindienst

1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon, Ste 107

Palm Springs CA 92262



The Original Las Casuelas

Alana Coffin

368 N. Palm Canyon Dr

Palm Springs CA 92262




Whitewater Rock & Supply Company

Allen Bankus Jr.

58645 Old Highway 60

Whitewater CA 92282




Wiefels Palm Springs

Mark Matthews

690 S. Vella Rd

Palm Springs CA 92264




For the generous contributions of 

Raffle Prizes, 

Food & Libations for last month's Golf Tournament & Mixer!

Aaker & Associates
ACE Hotel & Swim Club

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
Airport Quick Car Wash

American Medical Response
Bill's Pizza

Bradford Portraits

Builders Supply

Camelot Theatre & Cafe
Citibank of Palm Springs

City of Palm Springs

Classic Club

Classic Party Rentals

Costco Wholesale

Daniels Tire & Service

Desert Radio Group

Desert Regional Medical Center

Desert Valley Star Weekly

Destination PSP

Dr. Dennis Spurgin


Eisenhower Medical Center

Escena Golf Club

Esser A/C & Heating

Extended Stay America

Fisherman's Market & Grill - Shanghai Reds

Jessup Auto Plaza

Johnny Costa's Ristorante

Knott's Soak City

Korakia Pensione

Lamar Advertising Company

Lloyd Pest Control

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Massage Envy Spa

Matchbox Palm Springs

Mayfield College

Miracle Springs Resort & Spa

Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

Office Depot Palm Springs

Pacific Premier Bank

Palm Canyon Theatre

Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Follies

Palm Springs Lanes

Palm Springs Power Baseball Club

R&R Broadcasting


Raphael's Salon & Spa
Renaissance Palm Springs

Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

Rowley Portaiture

Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

SERVPRO of Palm Springs

Shear Pleasure

Spa Resort Casino

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort

The Golf Club at Terra Lago
Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa

Wang's in the Desert



April Newsletter 
Business Matters
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President's Circle Sponsors
TOPPresident's Circle Sponsors

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New Members
Police + Fire Appreciation Luncheon
Annual Golf Tournament Photos
Mixed Business Shares Same Industry Order if Managed as One
Travel to Cuba or France with the Palm Springs Chamber!
Launched: New Film Friendly Incentive Program
Advertise with the Chamber!
Stater Bros. Charities Announces 2013 Award Recipients
Lead$ Lunches at Cowboy Bar-B-Que this Month
Stroke Awareness Month
April Mixer @ Desert Regional Medical Center
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Accounting/ Bookkeeping/ Tax Services
1301 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 205, Palm Springs CA 92262
(760)322-5500  www.AbbottTaxes.com





Ruben & Ozzy's Oyster Bar & GrillMara Lopez
241 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs CA 92262


Marketing/Public Relations
Palm Springs CA  (310)488-0339  www.digitalblum.com
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A fun day at our 2013 Annual Golf Tournament! 

  1st Place GROSS winners:

Palm Springs Power Baseball Club


1st Place NET winners:

Airport Quick Car Wash

Winding down from golf 
at the Awards Reception

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Mixed Business Shares Same Industry Order 

if Managed as One



            We have a Golf Course that also has a snack bar/caf�. Which Industrial Welfare Commission order applies to our caf�? Is it different than the Golf Course?



            Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Order 10, Amusement and Recreation Industry, covers Golf Courses and other businesses incidental to the Main Business. Unless the caf� is operated as a separately organized and managed entity, it also will be covered by IWC Order 10.


To determine the correct order, it is necessary to understand how the classification system works in California. Continue Reading Here.

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City of Palm Springs & Bureau of Tourism Launch
New Film Friendly Incentive Program and Web site 

Filming in Palm Springs is now easier than ever thanks to the new City of Palm Springs "Film Friendly" Incentive Program and a Virtual Film Office web site, launched by the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism.
The new web site, www.psfilmfriendly.com, is for filmmakers and producers sourcing locations in Palm Springs for upcoming movies, television shows, commercials, and advertising photo shoots. The site features an image library, a free film permit application and a helpful directory of film-friendly locations in Palm Springs.

"We created this online resource to showcase our diverse locations and the benefits of filming in Palm Springs," said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. "Palm Springs has always been "film friendly" and we are now taking it to the next level. From small filmmakers to Hollywood hot shots, we are here to help make their projects come to life."

The City of Palm Springs recently launched a new "Film Friendly" Incentive Program, which includes the waiver of film permit fees and a limited quantity of $5,000 grants, either in cash or in-kind services, for production expenditures in the city that total a minimum of $25,000.

On Wednesday, March 6, the Palm Springs City Council presented the first $5,000 grant to Barry Barnholtz, the producer of "Hidden Away," a new Hollywood production that was recently filmed in Palm Springs starring Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sean Patrick Flanery and Elisabeth Rohm, which will premiere at the Annenberg Theater this June.
The City Council presents first $5,000 film grant 
to producer Barry Barnholtz
The City Council presents first $5,000 film grant to producer Barry Barnholtz
Since the 1930s, Palm Springs has been a set for many movies, commercials and photo shoots. Most recently, Academy Award winning actors Michael Douglas and Matt Damon were in Palm Springs shooting scenes for the new HBO movie, "Behind the Candelabra," about the life of former Palm Springs resident Liberace. In addition, the City of Palm Springs was the premier destination for the 9th season of "Occupation Double," the top rated reality television series in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

"Just a two hour drive from Hollywood, Palm Springs is an easy and naturally beautiful location destination for filmmakers," said Mayor Steve Pougnet. "I want to thank the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism for their continued efforts in promoting our destination and there is no doubt in my mind the new Film Friendly Incentive Program and Web site will further boost the city's reputation as a great place to produce movies and film."

For more information, visit www.PSFilmFriendly.com.

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Stater Bros. Charities Announces 2013 Award Recipients

Awards given in conjunction with the 6th Annual Stater Bros. Charities Dave Stockton Heroes Challenge

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA - Stater Bros. Charities is pleased to announce the 2013 Award Recipients as part of the 6th Annual Stater Bros. Charities Dave Stockton Heroes Challenge. The Awards were given to individuals who exemplify a caring commitment to the community they live in and were
presented at the Stater Bros. Charities Awards Banquet on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California. Continue Reading Here.
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City of Palm Springs to Celebrate 
Upgraded Electric Vehicle Charging Stations 
at Tuesday, April 2 Ribbon Cutting

As Palm Springs continues on its path to becoming a more sustainable community, Mayor Steve Pougnet and members of the City Council will celebrate the upgrade of 10 electric vehicle charging stations at a special ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, April 2
The 1 p.m. event will be held at the location of two charging stations behind City Hall near the Palm Springs Dog Park. The other upgraded, faster-charging stations are located at Coachella Valley Economic Partnership headquarters across from City Hall, Palm Springs International Airport, the Palm Springs Public Library and the City's fleet fueling area. The EV charging stations are FREE and open to the public. 
The upgrades were paid for thanks to a $40,000 grant from the state's "ReConnect California Program." 
"These stations offer faster charging and will help make the dream of driving electric vehicles a reality for Palm Springs residents interested in going green," said Mayor Steve Pougnet. For more information about green programs in Palm Springs, visit YourSustainableCity.com
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Stater Bros. Charities Announces 2013 Award Recipients

Brigadier General Stan Brown, USAF (retired), received the prestigious Captain Leland F. Norton AwardGeneral Brown served as Base Commander at March Air Force Base and later was appointed Wing Commander there. While at March, he successfully lobbied for the establishment of the Riverside National Cemetery.

The following individuals were the recipients of the 2013 Heroes of the Heartland Awards
Rabbi Hillel Cohn

Rabbi Hillel Cohn (Rabbi Emeritus Congregation Emanu El in Redlands and Rabbi Sun City Jewish Congregation in Palm Desert)

Ronald Loveridge (former Mayor of Riverside)
Russ Blewett (Hesperia Council Member and former Mayor of Hesperia)
Stater Bros. Charities made a significant donation in honor of each individual to the following nonprofit organizations:
Ronald Loveridge
  • Riverside National Cemetery Memorials & Monuments Committee ~ in honor of the Brigadier General Stan Brown ~ $25,000
  • THINK Together (serving San Bernardino County) ~ in honor of Rabbi Hillel Cohn ~ $10,000
  • Community Connect (serving Riverside County) ~ in honor of Ronald Loveridge ~ $10,000
  • Feed My Sheep in the High Desert; Holy Family Catholic Church Food Bank; and Living Waters Church Food Bank ~
    Russ Blewet
     in honor of Russ Blewett ~ $10,000 (equally distributed)
Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and work. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has provided funding to countless local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children-in-need, education for both youth and adults, services for the elderly and care for our Nation's Veterans. Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. For more information log onto www.staterbros.com.
Stater Bros. Charities ~ Caring For The Communities We Serve!
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Mixed Business Shares Same Industry Order 

if Managed as One



Private Business

Private businesses are subject to 17 IWC orders regulating wages, hours and working conditions (such as meal periods, overtime, alternative workweeks, etc.) each with differing nuances, exceptions and exemptions that pertain to that particular business.


When determining which IWC order applies, follow a process of elimination. The orders are classified as either an industry order or an occupational order, and if an industry order exists for your type of business, it takes precedence over the particular occupation an employee is performing.


One must first review the descriptions of covered businesses in each order that contains the word "industry or industries" in the title. There are 12 orders identified as industries orders (1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,and 13) and five as occupational orders (4,14, 15, 16, and 17). Occupational orders apply only when a business is not covered by an industry order.


Mixed Business

Mixed businesses require an assessment of the main purpose of the business and applying the order which corresponds to that purpose. There may be instances where a multipurpose business has two or more corporate entities operated for different purposes and the management is separately organized at all levels. In this case, two separate IWC orders may be appropriate.


The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement offers the following examples of coverage situations:

  • IWC Order 1 (Manufacturing Industry) applies to an office assistant employed by a company that builds automobiles because the company is covered by an industry order.
  • IWC Order 4 (an Occupational Order) applies to an office assistant employed in a law firm     because a law firm is not covered by an industry order.
  • A business's main purpose is operating a warehouse and incidental thereto the business employs a separate sales staff to sell goods. IWC Order 9 covers this operation even though sales are covered under IWC Order 7 because the main purpose of the business is to operate a warehouse.
  • A retail department store (IWC Order 7) owns a restaurant (IWC Order 5) that is located on the department store premises, but is operated as a separate corporate entity. These businesses are covered by different industry orders because they are operated for different business purposes, and the management is separately organized at all levels.