The Tustin Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Leprechaun Leap took place on Saturday morning March 16th at the District. As you can see by the pictures it was a beautiful morning with no rain (yea) and everyone had a great time. Thanks go out to DeShaun Foster a former Tustin High football player who made his name at both UCLA and in the NFL playing for the Panthers and the 49′rs, who helped with the announcements. There are so many other people who took part in the event and gave graciously of their time and money that it would be a disservice to try a mention them all here and maybe miss someone. With that being said, Lisa Gross and Cindy Spindle of the Chamber office truly did an amazing job and the event would not have been as successful withthout their hard work and dedication. To all of the hundreds of other volunteers and Chamber Board members who worked on the event Thank YOU!
The Tustin Chamber’s monthly membership breakfast was held this morning (Wednesday March 13, 2013) at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club dining room. Another in a string of beautiful mornings in Tustin. Following our tradition, a Tustin Police Officer of the Month is honored. This month it was Police Officer Rene Barraza and a member of the elite K9 Corps, Bravo. It was interesting to see a dog that well trained in an environment like the dining room of a Country Club. Bravo behaved like the professional that he is!
Tustin Mayor Al Murray outlined his plans for the City of Tustin. There are lots of positives to look forward to according to our Mayor, promising some big announcements to come by the time of the State of the City address in June. The City of Tustin has succeeded in surviving the last few years with great success despite the economy because the City is well run and continues to exhibit conservative attitudes towards expenses and programs. The State of California would do well to pay attention!
Check out the pictures! Come to our next breakfast in April and be sure to come and run in the Leprechaun Leap 5K Race on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at The District at Tustin Legacy.
Our friends at Vantage Real Estate Jeffrey Hakim, Chris Drzyzga, and Richard Sung were welcomed formally to the Tustin business community on Thursday. Their Ribbon Cutting was a very nice affair. Starting at 2:00 with catered appetizers and wine and beer the office was all cleaned up and shiny for the presentations. As the Chamber does at all Ribbon Cuttings, Vantage received certificates of recognition from elected officials from Congressman John Campbell on through the City of Tustin. Attendees were feted with food and drink and everyone participated in the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, see the pictures below.
Wow, do they know how to make great appetizers! The staff and management at JT Schmid’s served up some great food for our mixer on Thursday Jan 24th at the District in Tustin. Yes! all of the District is in Tustin, so we do our best to include them in all of the happenings of the Chamber despite their proximity to our neighbors in Irvine. And it was worth it! For those of you that missed out be sure to attend our next monthly mixer at Granada Plaza in Tustin. Anyway, the mixer was fun. We gave away some great prizes and everyone got a chance to introduce themselves and their business and talk a little about what they do. I think it was an ideal, comfortable networking event that everyone enjoyed. Check out the pictures below it tells the whole story.
The Tustin Chamber got 2013 off to a bang with a great membership breakfast. Our thanks goes out to our scheduled speaker Mr. David Wilson of the City Department of Parks and Recreation. Dave was supposed to give us an update on the Parks and Programs in Tustin but was gracious to yield his time to our Congressman John Campbell. Congressman Campbell spends most of his time in Washington doing our business so it is rare for him to make an early morning mid week breakfast meeting. The Congressman gave us a report on the status of the current Congress and spoke bluntly about the issues at hand. We really appreciate the Congressman taking the time to address the citizens of Tustin and wish him luck in Washington. Dave Wilson will be our featured speaker in May so please come and join us then! Here are some pictures of the breakfast.