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July 2

Ribbon Cutting 

at Asian Bistro

at 11:45am

362 S Palm Canyon Drive            in Palm Springs            (next to Rite Aid)

 July 4th

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce will be closed. 


July 9

Ribbon Cutting 
at Dash and a Handful Catering

at 2:00pm

2100 N Palm Canyon Dr

July 9

Ambassador Meeting    @ 4pm

Chamber Boardroom


July 16 

Government Affairs Meeting @ 3:30pm

Chamber Boardroom

July 17 

Marketing Meeting    

@ 11am

Chamber Boardroom


July 23

Mixer @ 5pm

Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

350 S. Indian Canyon Drive



Lead$ Lunches

Tuesdays @ Noon

Asian Bistro at 

362 S. Palm Canyon Drive   


Palm Springs Chamber 

Executive Board



Ulrich McNulty, President

Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger


Andrew Starke,

Past President

Palm Springs Power Baseball Club


James Canfield, 

President Elect

Palm Springs Convention Center


John Dahlin, Treasurer

Maryanov, Madsen, Gordon & Campbell


David Gandolfo, Vice President

Palm Springs Airport Self Storage


Keith McCormick, Vice President

Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction


Joel Ontiveros, Vice President

Airport Quick Car Wash

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Palm Springs Chamber 

Board of Directors


Ryan Brown, Classic Party Rentals


Carolyn Caldwell, Desert Regional Medical Center


Aftab Dada, Hilton Palm Springs


Jeff Grubbe, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians


Mike Keane, Milauskas Eye Institute


Scot Koehler, Time Warner Cable


Martin Massiello, Eisenhower Medical Center


Jerry Noonan, Fisherman's Market & Grill


Tammy Perezchica, Canyon Commercial Services, Inc.


David Portener, TravelHost Magazine 


Erin Scott, Integrated Wealth Management


Patrick Service, Las Casuelas Terraza 

The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Spa Resort Casino for hosting a fabulous mixer.


   Ribbon Cutting for Redphone Technologies
 (36660 Bankside Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234).

 Ribbon cutting for Palm Springs Pharmacy (611 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 12).
 We wanted to thank Sydney Renee Retamar and Chad Arulsamy on completion of their internship at Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce.



Ernie Santora

1st Community Insurance

400 S. Farrell Drive, Suite B-104

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)325-7400


Brian Butterworth

Ace Hotel & Swim Club

701 E. Palm Canyon Drive

Palm Springs CA 92264

Phone: (760)325-9900


Stephanie Huber

All Card Processing

42580 Caroline Court, Suite B

Palm Desert CA 92211

Phone: (760)777-8511


Cassie Ferrier

Atria Hacienda

44600 Monterey

Palm Desert CA 92260

Phone: (760)341-0890


Chuck Eusey

Atria Palm Desert

44300 San Pascual Ave

Palm Desert CA 92260-2920

Phone: (760)773-3772


F Gillar Boyd Jr

2195 E. Alejo Rd

Palm Springs CA 92262-6205

Phone: (760)327-9857  


Andrea Madrigal

Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs

450 S. Sunrise Way

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)327-1304


Briana Jordan

Brudvik Inc

600 S. Eugene Rd

Palm Springs CA 92264-1514

Phone: (760)320-4429


Greg Rubino

The Classic Club

75-200 Classic Club Blvd

Palm Desert CA 92211

Phone: (760)601-3600


Jason Perry

Colony Palms Hotel / Purple Palm Restaurant

572 N. Indian Canyon Drive

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)969-1800


Holly Haas

Costco Wholesale

72800 Dinah Shore Dr

Palm Desert CA 92211-0814

Phone: (760)770-1010


Erin Warren

Crown Printers

250 W. Rialto Ave

San Bernardino CA 92408-1017

Phone: (760)770-0489


Susan Patel

Days Inn

1983 N. Palm Canyon Drive

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)416-2333


Stacey Rasada

Desert Pages Yellow Book

71847 Highway 111, Suite C

Rancho Mirage CA 92270

Phone: (760)341-6892


Golriz  "Reese" Fozouni

Falls Prime Steakhouse

155 S. Palm Canyon Drive,

Suite #A-21-27, 2nd Floor

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)416-8664  

Angela Gardner

Goodwill Southern California

68-100 E. Ramon Road Suite A-9

Cathedral City CA 92234

Phone: (760)969-4329


Kim Laidlaw

Guide Dogs of the Desert

PO Box 1692

Palm Springs CA 92263-1692

Phone: (760)329-6257   Fax


Tammy Graves

Hotel Zoso

150 S. Indian Canyon Drive

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)325-9676


Gabriel Codding

Kraft Nabisco Championship

2 Racquet Club Dr

Rancho Mirage CA 92270-1480

Phone: (760)324-4546


Nyla Patzner

The Living Desert

47900 Portola Ave

Palm Desert CA 92260

Phone: (760)346-5694


Steven Harris

Offroad Rentals

59511 US Highway 111 - Windy Point

Palm Springs CA 92262-1169

Phone: (760)325-0376


Nadine Koehler

PS Resorts

190 W. Amado Road

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)275-0963


Lisa Slam

Palm Springs Air Museum

745 N. Gene Autry Trl

Palm Springs CA 92262-5464

Phone: (760)778-6262


Randy Wiemer

Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors

4045 E. Ramon Road

Palm Springs CA 92264

Phone: (760)320-6885


A.J. Najafi

Prestige Rugs

127 E. Amado Road

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)778-6700


Ginny Hahn

Private Villa Management

303 Cabrillo Rd.

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)325-3888


Rick Seidner

Rick's Restaurant

1973 N. Palm Canyon Dr

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)416-0090


Ana Farfan

Riverside County Office of Education

3939 13th Street

Riverside CA 92502

Phone: (951)826-6675


Rev.  Andrew Green

St.  Paul In the Desert

125 W. El Alameda

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)320-7488   Fax: (760)416-2441


Debra Matas

Sam's Family Spa Hot Water Resort

70875 Dillon Rd

Desert Hot Springs CA 92241-7695

Phone: (760)329-6457


Chris Bennett

SERVPRO of Palm Springs

81785 Trader Place, Suite A

Indio CA 92201

Phone: (760)345-5210


Sam Harris

Sherman's Delicatessen & Bakery

401 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

Palm Springs CA 92262-6630

Phone: (760)325-1199


Dr Dennis E Spurgin

555 Tachevah Dr, 3W Ste 101

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)327-9402


Pat  & Dick Olsen

Tahquitz Mesa Villas /

Wessman Development

1333 S. Belardo Rd

Palm Springs CA 92264-8912

Phone: (760)322-5002


Ranz Wienert

The Tropicale

330 E. Amado Road

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)866-1952


Peter Brauer

Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa

67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail

Desert Hot Springs CA 92240

Phone: (760)329-8791


Sergio Najera

Vacation Palm Springs Rentals

& Real Estate

1276 North Palm Canyon Drive,

Suites 101 & 211

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)778-7832


Brenda Boone


5601 E. Ramon Road

Palm Springs CA 92264

Phone: (760)322-3906


Carmen Burgueno

West Dermatology, Inc.

340 S. Farrell Dr.  Ste A205

Palm Springs CA 92262

Phone: (760)325-5588


Sobhy Yousef

Yousef's Shell Service Center

1708 N. Palm Canyon Dr

Palm Springs CA 92262-2916

Phone: (760)325-4955   


For the generous contributions of 

Raffle Prizes for   June's mixer!

Advertising Special Continues!

50% off Newsletter Advertising and       E-Blast's.  

Click on the brochure above for a direct link to view online.

Reserve the Chamber Board Room!
Need a location for your next business meeting?
One of the many perks of your Chamber Membership includes: 
50% OFF BoardRoom Rental!
Pricing (Member/Non-Member):
2 hours - $40 / $80
4 hours - $50 / $100
8 hours - $100 / $200
Subject to availability.  
Table seats 20; Perimeter seats add an additional 10.
 BoardRoom is available during business hours: 
Monday through Friday from 
8am- 5pm.
July 2013 
Business Matters Newsletter
President's Circle Sponsors
TOPPresident's Circle Sponsors

New Members
Facebook Photo Contest Winner
Flashback Photo - Annual Installation Awards
Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce 2013 / 2014 New Board Members
July 23rd After Hours Mixer at Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill
2012 / 2013 Annual Report
City of Palm Springs to Celebrate Independence Day with "All American Fourth of July" Fireworks Spectacular and Power Baseball
Lead$ Lunch at Asian Bistro
Dash and a Handful brings artisanal catering to Palm Springs
Travel to France with the Palm Springs Chamber!
Rabobank Celebrates National Small Business


Gay Men's Clothing Optional Resorts
526 S Warm Sands Drive 
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 323-7505


Casa Moderno ~ George Machado 

Furniture - Modern

368 S Palm Canyon Drive

Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 778-0077


Century Palm Springs~ Lou Sawaya   
Gay Men's Clothing Optional Resorts
598 Glenfall Rd 
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 323-9946   
Dash and a Handful ~Chad Gardner 
2100 N Palm Canyon Drive #B104
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 883-5333  

Haute Dawgz Pet Salon ~Ed Smudsky  
Pet Services/Supplies
1506 S Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 322-0900
Helios ~Ed Smudsky    
Gay Men's Clothing Optional
280 E Mel Ave
Palm Springs, CA 92262 
(760) 323-7497


La Joya Inn La Dan Monshi  
Gay Men's Clothing Optional Resorts 
545 S Warm Sands
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Monroe Classic, Inc.
Mike Warner & Dan Plante
Promotional Products
74136 University Pointe Ct
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Palm Springs PharmacyRoberta Imanishi  
611 S. Palm Canyon Drive Suite 12
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 760-322-3630 
Palm Springs Printing Brokerage ~LawrenceTiffin
Printing & Photocopying
255 N El Cielo Rd Suite 140-646
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 327-9950 
Rocky's Pawn Shop.~ Landon Hilker     
691 S. Palm Canyon Drive    
(760)322-5748Palm Springs, CA 92264
The D Resort  
Palm Springs, CA
(760) 699-8340
The San Giuliano Hotel.~Marina Rossi  
375 W. Arenas Road       
Palm Springs, CA
(760) 325-7100 

The SoCal CoyotesLaurie B Miller 
Service Clubs
4375 Calle de Ricardo, Suite A     
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Warm Sands Villas 
Gay Men's Clothing Optional Resorts 
555 Warm Sands Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 323-3005


Yogurt on Tap ~ Mark Purcell
Frozen Yogurt
190 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 699-7486




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Greg Begin has been awarded the Kindle Fire HD for his photo depicting his "Favorite Place to Take a Break in Palm Springs". Greg is an amateur photographer who loves living in beautiful Palm Springs and is excited for all the changes and                                      progress happening in our town.                            Congrats Greg and Happy Kindling!     




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Annual Installation Awards



June 25th Annual Installation Awards were held at the Renaissance Hotel in Palm Springs.

New board member Erin Scott, Integrated Wealth Management, Mayor Steve Pougnet, new board member Carolyn Caldwell, Desert Regional Medical Center and CEO Nona Watson, Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce.  


  The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new 
2013 / 2014 Board Members!



Media Contact:

Reggie Cameron



Dash and a Handful brings artisanal catering to Palm Springs


Opening reception and ribbon cutting scheduled for July 9th

Palm Springs, Calif. (June 26, 2013)- Dash and a handful is more than a name- it's a style of cooking for owner Chad Gardner. As long as he can remember, his mother was in the kitchen creating wonderful offerings for his family, many times without recipes and just by using "a dash of this and handful of that." Bitten by the culinary bug at young age, he has always looked at food in an unconventional way by creating dishes in his head and then preparing them in the kitchen.


Gardner, who has been hailed a Culinary Artist, will celebrate the opening of his new catering kitchen with a reception and ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at 2100 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Suite #104. He will begin preparing meals from his artisanal menu starting July 10th, offering free delivery to homes and offices in Palm Springs.  To view the complete menu for parties, weddings, on-set catering, corporate events and more, 



Listed as "Best of Yelp , Personal Chefs," in Palm Springs, Gardner is a member of the exclusive James Beard Foundation and has dedicated a Farm to Table approach to catering whenever possible. He prides himself on being environmentally aware and makes it a point to use sustainable products. Each item is prepared in a "green kitchen" using induction heating and an electric convection oven.


Gardner is also the official caterer for iconic Palm Springs homes 

including The Lucy House, The Gabor Retreat, Dry Falls Las Palmas, 

the C. Farrell Compound and more. Expert advice and event planning assistance are also available to help you choose the perfect menu, presentation or wines to be served.


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Dash and a Handful Catering is a full service catering and special event company based in Palm Springs. Chad Gardner, Executive Chef and Owner, has a passion for exotic, bold spices and unique flavors. He offers more than 20 years of fine dining hospitality experience in weddings, private occasions, corporate and charity events. 

For more information, visit



Click on FLYER below for full details!


Rabobank Celebrates National Small Business with Special Business Financing Offer!



In celebration of National Small Business in June,  Rabobank in the Coachella Valley is offering local businesses a special discount on small business loans and lines of credit, business checking and business on-line banking. All local Rabobank Branch Managers and staff are ready to answer your questions and help you get started.


 "Small businesses are the heart and soul of our local economy here in the Coachella Valley and we want to help them grow and succeed," 

said Keith Goff, regional president.  "A business loan or line of credit can be used to buy equipment, build inventory, manage seasonal cash flow 

or grow your business."


Businesses that apply for a loan or line of credit by July 19 receive a $250 loan fee discount plus either six months of free business checking or six months of free premium business online banking services.  That's a savings of up to $339.  Rabobank customers that refer a fellow business owner can receive 

the same offer.


You'll have the personal attention of the local Rabobank team plus free 24/7 access to their new business online banking, designed to make your everyday transactions simple and convenient.  Their premium services include Bill Pay and a direct connection to your accounting software (Quicken or QuickBooks)  to make managing your money even easier.


Rabobank's mission is to create value for their customers, employees and communities by providing high-quality and reliable financial services. Details about the offer are available by calling any of our local branches or by  visiting