Guest Speakers: Scott Agajanian
Date: March 6, 2018 • 9:00 AM
Location: 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562
In March we’ll be traveling to the City of Murrieta for our Board Meeting. Our speaker for the day will be Scott Agajanian, Murrieta’s Business Development Manager. He will update us on much of what the City of Murrieta is doing to enhance economic development in their city and beyond.
RSVP Required to attend for non-members.
About Our Speaker:
Scott Agajanian is the Business Development Manager for the City of Murrieta and has been in that role for 18 months, prior to that he was with the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce for nearly 4 years, and prior to that he was the Group Sales Manager at Mulligan Family Fun Center since 2005. All of this just goes to explain that no other city would accept him. His hobbies include eating, napping, and jealousy and he is a lifelong fan of Donald Trump’s hairdresser. He is survived by his wife and 3 children, Brinkley the dog and a cat named Roman.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 • 9:15 am
Our guest speakers: Peter Palmer & Scott Carpenter from PKC Kuebler, APC
Location: TVE2 Building – 43200 Business Park Drive – Temecula
About our Speakers:
Pete provides high-level tax compliance, planning, research and consulting services. He also spends significant time consulting with executives and employees on the impact of changing tax laws and the legislative environment.
Scott provides tax consulting and tax compliance services to a wide range of clients, including manufacturing, contractors, distributors, real estate developers, various service providers, and captive insurance companies.
We invite Business Leaders in our region to gain insight on how you can better raise employee performance, improve leadership skills, and identify challenges in the workplace.
Jonathan Seitz is a Partner in Crestcom Southern California, a Leadership, and Development organization dedicated to delivering results through skill development. Prior to joining Crestcom, Jonathan served on the executive team of two multi-national businesses and owned and managed two successful start-ups. With over 35 years of positive impact through coaching, mentoring, and leading others to achieve, Leadership and Management Development is an extension of his passion and experience.
Brian Link is a business partner with Crestcom of Southern California. Crestcom is an internationally recognized leader in professional workplace development training offering their award winning Bullet Proof® Manager Leadership and Management training program. Mr. Link has executive management experience in the hospitality/gaming industry and is also a retired California law enforcement officer having served over twenty years in varies roles in law enforcement functions from patrolman to management. Mr. Link has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management and a Master of Arts degree in Business Management. Mr. Link has extensive experience in facilitating and teaching before professional audiences. His philosophy is, “If a good leader can foster positive influence, build trust, develop credibility and command respect. Imagine what a bad leader could do.”
The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest California will hold its first State of the Region—Valley of Innovation on April 27, 2017. This important business and industry conference will be held at the Lake Elsinore Diamond.
This year the EDC will introduce the completely re-branded “Valley of Innovation” and discuss the advancements the region has made in business partnerships, the communities, culture, commerce and in making it easier for businesses to locate in here. The EDC’s interests cover the cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Menifee and the portions of the county of Riverside.
When asked why anyone should attend this event, Doug McAllister, the Coalition’s Executive Director said, “The purpose of this initiative is to provide a defensible answer to the question: ‘Why is our region the best region in California in which to do business?’
At SOAR’s Phase One in April we are going to familiarize ourselves with what is available in this area so we can introduce our region to the world in October. In April, we will show how our region is coalescing, making us the best place in California from which to access the world’s 6th largest economy.”
The 2017 State of The Region: Valley of Innovation Conference is being held on April 27, from 11:00 to 1:30 at The Diamond Club, located at the Lake Elsinore Stadium.
The event will feature a presentation from Mr. McAllister addressing the question of how to maximize opportunities and meet the challenges of a region that is expected to add four million people over the next ten years. This highly anticipated event brings together state and local elected officials, CEOs, business and civic leaders, transportation and environmental stakeholders, local government staff and others.
Also premiering at the event is the 2017 SOAR Awards for Innovation, recognizing exemplary businesses and government innovation in the region. To attend and learn why our region can legitimately claim to be the future of California, register today at www.edcswca.com. Please see the website to apply for one of the Innovation Awards. For more information, call the EDC at 951.694.9800.