CORONA BUSINESS NEWS Serving Corona’s Business Community and Cutting Through Government Red Tape since 1910 TAKE ME HOME VOLUME 2 , NUMBER 9 | OCTOBER 2016 Concrete Symposium Oct. 4 to Bring International Attendance to Corona A Corona mining firm, the City of Corona and the Corona Chamber of Com-merce are pleased to an-nounce the formation of the Natural Pozzolan Symposium on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Eagle Glen Golf Club (1800 Eagle Glen Pkwy, Corona). A product demonstration will be conducted at the 3M Company the following day, Wednesday, October 5th. Res-ervations for EACH event are required by calling the CO-RONA Chamber at (951) 737-3350, or registering on line ... Continued on page 4 Where We Stand W ith the upcoming elec-tions upon us, the CO-RONA Chamber, through its Advocacy Outreach (Legisla-tive Action Committee, LAC), has provided the following brief narratives and decisions on various ballot initiatives. Set by the LAC’s 2016 Plat-form, the group has the sup-port of the Board of Directors, which is comprised of up to 30 volunteers that serve to repre-sent the business community. With a clever sense of wordsmithing, the submis-Friday, Oct 7, 2016 8:00am Chamber Conference Room 904 E 6th St, Corona sions of some of the prop-ositions, which the CA At-torney General approved, is just shy of utter nonsense, meaning, when you vote YES, you are actually against the proposed intent. Not all of the propositions are con-... Continued on page 6 Chamber Supports Chiefs to Keynote Measure N Upcoming Luncheon Don Williamson T his November’s election, Measure N will give Coro-nans the opportunity to answer a proposal first presented here in the late sixties: “Shall Coro-na City Council members be elected by district instead of ‘at-large’?” Since first established, Corona has had five City Coun-cil members, each of whom represented all residents. The question was first raised in the Circle City by the His-panic community, whose pop-ulation totals, though well over one-fifth of the total, did not have an elected representa-tive. The prevailing argument against “wards” as they were then called, was that Corona, with a population of approxi-mately 25,000, was too small. The concept never got past the “letters-to-the-editor” and dis-cussion phase. Each decade or so, the quest for a more direct representative council process would surface, but never gained traction. This year, the Corona City Council, under pressure by the Voting Rights Act, added the proposal to the November ballot. As with every issue, there are advantag-es and disadvantages convert-ing to districts, some depend-ing upon your position in the status quo. Corona has grown not only in ... Continued on page 2 C T CTE Career Expo! he CORONA Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Corona-Norco Unified School District and Norco Col-lege for the second annual Ca-reer Technical Education and Career Expo. In recognition of the impor-tance of preparing students with the necessary skills to compete in the 21st century workforce. As such, this unique opportunity brings togeth-er business and local schools to showcase all of the Career ... Continued on page 2 orona police officers and firefighters put their lives on the line daily, protecting and serving the communi-ty, and the Corona Chamber is humbled to honor them at their annual luncheon on Thursday, December 15 at Ea-gle Glen Golf Club. The busi-ness community and residents are invited to attend as these local heroes are recognized. The award recipients will be announced in the November issue. Each agency has se-lected their own outstanding individuals, across several cat-egories. With Corona recently being named as the 13th safest city in America, and both the Police and Fire Departments being involved in nationally recognized events, this is the perfect time to say thank you. Police Chief Michael E. Abel and Fire Chief David Duffy will keynote the event, as each have built their careers strengthening Corona and making it an even better place to live and work. More information about the event and registration can be found on www.mychamber.org. Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 11:30am Doors/Buffet open Eagle Glen Golf Club 1800 Eagle Glen Pkwy RSVP to (951) 737-3350 FIRE CHIEF DAVID DUFFY David Duffy has been a proud member of the Corona Fire Department since 1997. Over the years his commit-ment and dedication to the Corona Fire Department has demonstrated his passion for our City. David shares his heart for public service with his broth-ers and sisters in the Depart-ment. Together they serve the citizens of Corona with a mis-sion and vision. POLICE CHIEF MICHAEL ABEL Chief Michael Abel began his career at Corona Police De-partment as a police cadet in 1987 and then hired as an of-ficer trainee in January, 1989. He is extremely proud of the men and women of the Corona Police Department that serve our community in the many different aspects within the entire organization, and sees it as an honor and privilege to serve those who serve. Chief Abel and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married 17 years, and have one child, Grace.