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

The Chamber’s motto is Engage, Connect, Grow and with a great start to 2017, we are taking this to a new level.

Most evident is our revamping of the format for our monthly Business Connection meetings and our monthly Chamber Mixers.  We are bring a more concentrated focus on networking for business grow. 

Formerly known as the Coffee Connection, the new monthly Business Connection format includes networking activities, pertinent business topics and speakers from within our Chamber. Our monthly Chamber Mixers also have a new format for 2017. We kicked off the new year with a very successful Business Expo and our February Chamber Mixer included a fun and engaging networking activity, as well as a treasure hunt taking us through the businesses in the Blue Goose Event Center.  Our upcoming Mixer at Loomis Basin Brewery will not disappoint; a St. Patrick’s Day theme, some fun contests and engaging activities to promote your business.  Our new format includes making each Mixer throughout the year different and unique while incorporating networking opportunities, showcasing businesses, theme-oriented, contests and of course, FUN!

Come join us; engage, connect and watch your business grow.
Patricia Green
Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce
  Get to know your 2017 Board Members:
Each Month we will be highlighting one of our Board Members...If you are a current board member click here to send us a short bio and get featured!
Deb Collender |  Loomis, CA
(916) 899-1431 |  debcollender@gmail.com

Board Member since 2009!
Deb currently helps market McLaughlin's Theatre Co. and Rubino's Ristorante through Chamber events and other activities in Placer County.
Need some extra help once in a while?
Call Deb for small or large projects, by the hour or by the job!
Administrative Help | Data Entry | Event Planning | PR/Marketing And More!


2-Business Connection

7-Economic Development Meeting

9-Board Meeting

13 The Musical: McLaughlin Theatre Co.

15- Eggplant Committee Meeting

16-Mixer: LBB Brewery

17-19 St. Patrick's Day bag pipe performance:
Flower Farm

23-Ambassador Meeting

25-Red, White & Blue Dance

26-This Arts Celebration: Flower Farm
Member Tip
ATTN: Businesses with over 10 employees
New state law mandates electronic submission of tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits for all employers.

Employers are required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD).
Employers can use e-Services for Business to comply with the e-file and e-pay mandate. 
We strongly recommend you begin this now.

Penalties will incur for non-compliance of this mandate. To avoid the penalties enroll in e-Services for Business.
Penalties for Not Electronically Paying DE 88 – Payroll Tax Deposit will be 15% of amount due.

If you are currently using J C Bookkeeping & Financial Services for your payroll service as of January 1, 2017 we will be submitting and paying ALL payroll taxes and reports electronically.

For more information, visit FAQs  E-file and E-pay Mandate for Employers on the EDD website edd.ca.gov
  Be a part of the Eggplant Committee Team!
Help with Entertainment, DYI Demos, Kids Zone, Vendor & sponsor outreach and much more!
Our goal is to provide a safe and fun community festival that brings enjoyment to families and visitors and our small-town atmosphere. 
We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each Month @ 2pm in the Chamber office.  
First meeting March 15th
Email Jenny if interested in attending
  Upcoming Mixer!
You won't want to miss
Thursday, March 16th
St. Patricks Day theme!
LBB Brewery
3277 Swetzer Road
Loomis, CA 95650
Bring Raffle Prizes &
Business Cards
   Gut Check Nutritional Therapy Ribbon Cutting
  JC Bookkeeping & Financial Services Ribbon Cutting
Blue Anchor Annex Mixer
Co-Host's Sarah Whitcomb Antiques,
Gourmet Garage, & Blue Goose Produce
New Members

LOJO Marketing-
Eric Lay
3111 Sunset Blvd. Suite T
Rocklin, CA 95677
916-303-4080 www.lojomarketing.com

Brielle Kruger

SAFE Credit Union-
Carissa Padilla
2295 Iron Point Rd. Suite #100
Folsom CA 95630

Central Security Group-
Sherman Whitney
5701 Lonetree Blvd. Suite #126
Rocklin, CA 95765

Front Street Media
Brenan Greene
5000 Windplay Drive Suite #2
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Monster Tires, LLC
Brenan Greene

Pacific Coast Iron
Adam Murray
520 Truck St. 
Placerville, CA 95677

Renewing Members

24 Seven Fire Protection


B&B Real Estate & Investment

Ferreira Insurance Agency, Inc.

Huber Property Management

Jim Ingram Signs

KD Anderson & Associates Inc.

Lisac Kitchen and Bathroom, Inc.

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center

Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinc

Loomis Flooring USA

Loomis Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

Lowell Developments, Inc.

Magic Sun Solar

Mark Breunig Law Inc.

Nelthorpe & Son Appliances

Placer Union High School District

Randy Elder, CFP

Sarah Whitcomb Antiques

Secrect Ravine Vineyards

Select Electric

Soroptimist International- Loomis Basin

The Reffered Real Estate

The Stove Connection

Welcome to our new members!
Tyler from Ticket Chocolate
  Eric from Lojo Marketing 
Jonelle Tannahill from
Impressions ReDesign
Sherman from
Central Security Group 
This year, BE THE 3%
By: Brian Hogan

WOW...it’s 2017 and some haven’t written down your 2013 goals yet.  A few years back, I wrote about a Harvard study where they interviewed 100 people that graduated in 1979. They asked each graduate if they had goals and of course all said they did.  ONLY 3 % had clear written down goals with plans to achieve them. INTERESTINGLY, they interviewed the same 100 MBA graduates it 1989... and... each of those 3 graduates, were earning TEN TIMES MORE than the total earnings of all the other 97 graduates.
It just might pay to be part of the 3% ??  I write down my goals every year and stick them on the wall near my desk... and sometimes, I even accomplish a few of the goals.  It does help me to remember NOT do the same thing over and over again.
I looked around my goals and looked around GOOGLE and found a few goals that might be a kick starter program to get you thinking. So, here goes:
1.    Be a better Community Citizen... Get involved with the local causes.  Get active with the chamber... As we say ENGAGE and CONNECT.  Get off the sidelines and guaranteed it WILL help your business .
2.    Focus on your employees.  If they don’t care, get them to not care somewhere else.  INSIST on great customer service and REWARD it.  CHANGE your M.O.
3.    Seat goals to Delight your Customers... as that will SHOCK them into talking about you and they will share with friends. There was a restaurant in Chicago where the owner gave Milk Duds to all his women customers when they were leaving. Easy to remember that place.
4.    Make meetings MORE productive and fun.  Make your team want to be at your meetings.
5.    FIX what’s broken.  Maybe it’s an employee, or a computer, or the look of your business. Maybe your service is slow (maybe give Milk Duds to  the disappointed ...or something).
6.   Update your website.  Get a pro involved. THIS is really important.
7.    Talk to your customers more. Ask “ how are we doing”... Do surveys. 
8.    CARE ABOUT YOUR BRAND... Your BRAND is how you answer the phone, how you greet customers, how you treat employees, how you staff, how you make it EASY to work with your company.  Your BRAND is the EXPERIENCE the customer has with your company (not your tagline, not your logo...)
9.    Market...Advertise... Market... Advertise.  Get your  message out there in creative ways.  Hopefully, you all know I work at Loomis Self Storage facility and I hope one of the reasons is you remember something about the corny raffle prizes when I have the microphone at the Mixers (PS that’s part of a plan to hope you remember us...).
10.   BE the 3%. Set a goal a change personally, to get into that 3% club.
Best of luck in 2017 !!  Brian.Hogan@4LogoGEAR and Loomis Self Storage.
 So, Why Do 3% of Harvard MBAs Make Ten Times as Much as the Other 97% Combined? 
It's that time again!!
The Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce is requesting original submissions for the 2017 Loomis Eggplant Festival Logo.  
The Eggplant Festival will mark its 30th anniversary when it returns Saturday, Oct. 7. The Loomis Chamber is holding the pre-festival design competition.
The contest closes at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 3rd
This Year's Theme:
The Historical Agricultural Heritage of the Loomis Basin
The selected logo will be used on promotional items such as T-shirts, coffee mugs, posters and brochures. The winning artist will receive a free booth space during the Eggplant Festival, event souvenir items and special recognition.
Discover Loomis Magazines are ready for pick up!
If your office is in need of more or current Discover Loomis magazines pick them up at the Chamber Office
6090 Horseshoe Bar Rd. Loomis, CA 95650
M-TH 10a.m.-4p.m.
 We have plenty to go around!!
StressLess 6 Week Stress Management Group
Moday's from 6p.m.-8p.m.
March: 6, 13, 20, & 27
$25 per class
Limited availability, reserve a spot today!
Get back to eating REAL FOOD, ditch the sugar for 21 days, and get serious about your health at Gut Check Nutritional Therapy right here in Loomis!

Contact Stacey Maedge a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner owner of Gut Check Nutritional Therapy.

Registration is open for March Restart® classes!