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  • February 05, 2018 9:46 AM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    Dear Chamber Member,

    We all know that it's challenging for businesses -- especially small businesses -- to succeed in a state like California. Together with our State Senator, Patricia Bates, we are creating a Small Business Communication Coalition to help identify problems and communicate the correct solutions to our state government in Sacramento.

    The first step is to identify our current issues. Please click here to our business climate survey that will help us fully understand the largest challenges facing our business community.

    Your feedback will begin the process of finding legislative fixes with our Senator. Additionally, the 36th Senate District Small Business Communications Coalition will work with Senator Bates to communicate our legislative needs, our support for, and our opposition to proposed legislation that impacts the business community. Together, we can unite to find a better way forward and ensure the voice of our business community is represented in the State Senate.

    Please take a few moments to fill out the brief survey below. Your responses will help to encourage business growth and job creation in 2018!


    LRCOC Board of Directors 

  • February 05, 2018 9:26 AM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    Shredz Gym Opens in Terrace Shops in Ladera Ranch

    Ladera Ranch, California (January 29, 2018)  – Shredz Gym, a cutting edge gym facility for fitness enthusiasts of all levels, has opened in the Terrace Shops shopping center in Ladera Ranch. 

    The 3,200 square foot fitness facility, offers the latest proven and up-to-date fitness trends allowing customers to achieve their personal fitness and weight loss goals safely and efficiently.  Whether goals involve losing weight, toning up, building muscle or improving athleticism, Shredz Gym caters to everyone with experience in fitness, as well as someone brand new to working out. The staff and on-site trainers all come from experienced fitness backgrounds, including the owner of the gym, Brittany De Anda, who started her career as a National Physique Committee (NPC) bikini competitor out of San Diego.

    Shredz Gym offers top-of-the-line weight training and cardio equipment on an open floor format and unique high intensity interval training (HIIT) classes. These classes were designed to be physically challenging, increase heart rate and metabolism, while being able to track progress using heart rate monitors and companion display and app technology. Another unique service the gym offers is heated spray tans with an Evolve Tanning Airbrush System. This system is a safe, fast way to get a sun kissed-radiant glow in seconds, while providing a warm airbrush tanning experience.  

    “At Shredz Gym, we understand that the place you train is just as important as how you train,” says Shredz Gym owner, Brittany De Anda. “We provide a unique, fun, and casual atmosphere and welcome all that share a positive mindset about fitness.”

    The Shredz Gym Grand Opening Event will take place on February 9th from 4pm – 8pm. The event will start off with a ribbon cutting with the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce and will include food and a bounce house outside of the space for the kids.

    Shredz Gym is open Monday through Friday from 5am – 10pm, Saturday from 5am – 8pm, and Sunday from 5am – 7pm. The gym is located at the Terrace Shops shopping center in Ladera Ranch, near Lola’s Café & Jerry’s Dogs, at 1501 Corporate Drive, Suite B2-3 in Ladera Ranch.  For more information, call (949) 354-0913 or visit https://www.shredzgym.com

  • January 16, 2018 7:29 AM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    Ladera resident Jonathon Blum is about to get the thrill of a lifetime as he and USA Ice Hockey teammates are set to take on the world at the Olympics in South Korea. The Chamber plans to host watch parties at local restaurants to support Jon. More deets to follow! Go USA! Go Jonathon!

    Read the OC Register article here:


  • December 11, 2017 5:01 PM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    In 2017, California enacted new employment laws that may affect your business's day-to-day operations in 2018 and beyond. Download the attached Cal Chamber document for more details.


  • December 01, 2017 11:25 AM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    Rancho Mission Viejo, CA (11/10/2017) - The community is invited to experience Rancho Mission Viejo's newest shopping center as Sendero Marketplace, located on the corner of Antonio Parkway and Ortega Highway, kicks off its Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, December 2nd from 11:00am - 2:00pm with a family-friendly event. 

    "We are very excited to bring the community of Rancho Mission Viejo together to celebrate the grand opening of Sendero Marketplace," said Jud Dutrisac, Chief Operating Officer of Westar Associates. "With Gelson's planned opening prior to the holidays, Sendero Marketplace will now provide the community with grocery and specialty goods, along with a variety of other shopping, dining, and services to meet the daily needs of the community."

    The Sendero Marketplace Grand Opening event follows the Gelson's grand opening event, scheduled for Thursday, November 30th at 9:00am. Gelson's will continue their grand opening festivities throughout the weekend on Friday and Saturday - the day of the shopping center grand opening. 

    The grand opening of the center - located at 30721 Gateway Place in Rancho Mission Viejo - will feature a variety of activities for children and adults alike, including: 

    -    Face Painting & Balloon Art 
    -    A printable photo booth 
    -    Games including life-size Jenga and Ping Pong 
    -    Live music performances from the Mike Moody Jazz Trio 
    -    Samples & demonstrations, kids crafts, and live music hosted by Gelson's 
    -    Special product handouts and Maybelline "Fit Me Foundation" beauty demonstrations hosted by Rite Aid
    -    Open House at Sendero Animal Hospital with fun games including a prize wheel with chances to win discount coupons on services 
    -    Sport Clips handouts for free MVP Haircuts to new clients, with opportunities to win other prizes including 4 MVP Haircuts - ($108 value)
    -    Giveaway drawing, food and refreshments, and other prizes hosted by Unique Accents 
    -    Site tours offered by Mission Wellness Corner along with complimentarily freshly-popped popcorn with various healthy seasonings and the opportunity to win aromatherapy diffuser and essential oils  
    -    Buy one get one offers at Nekter Juice Bar  
    -    Goodie bag handouts from Ben White Orthodontics with toothbrushes, floss, Chapstick, and coupons  
    -    And more to be announced!  

    Retailers currently open or scheduled to open at Sendero Marketplace by December 2nd include: Gelson's Market, Rite Aid, Starbucks, Rancho MMC, Sendero Animal Hospital, Chase Bank, The UPS Store, Sendero Nails & Lashes, Unique Accents, Sendero Dental Studio, The Powder Room, Nekter Juice Bar, Sport Clips, Mission Hospital Wellness Corner, and MemorialCare Medical Group.

    Located right in the heart of Rancho Mission Viejo, designed with walkability in mind, Sendero Marketplace serves the adjacent residential communities and office communities including the villages of Sendero and Esencia on The Ranch, Sendero Gateway Apartments, the upcoming Sendero Bluffs, as well as the upcoming Memorial Care Medical Group facility. 

    "Sendero Marketplace is an exciting new addition to Rancho Mission Viejo! These new options to shop and dine bring a new level of convenience to residents that are sure to enhance life on The Ranch," said Nadine Corrigan, Vice President of Marketing for Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC. "With the recent grand opening of the new NorthWalk Neighborhoods at Esencia combined with the grand opening of Sendero Marketplace, it is an exciting time for current and future Ranch residents."
    For more information regarding grand opening festivities, visit: www.senderomarketplace.com or follow Sendero Marketplace on Facebook or Instagram.  

  • September 20, 2017 7:00 PM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    The Chamber helped to welcome 30 new residents to Ladera Ranch at the new resident orientation held at the Oak Knoll Clubhouse September 19th!

  • August 13, 2017 10:21 AM | Moby Young (Administrator)

    At the August 2nd, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting, the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce board unanimously voted to appoint James "Jim" Leach from the Santa Margarita Water District to the Board of Directors.

    Jim Leach, currently the Director of External Relations at the Santa Margarita Water District has been involved in business and economic development in Orange County for over 15 years.  During that time, he was Vice President for Public Affairs at Cox Communications, he served in a variety of leadership roles at the South OC Chambers of Commerce and he helped transition that organization to the Economic Coalition.  He serves on the Board of the Orange County Taxpayers Association where he is currently Treasurer and is currently President of the Mission Viejo Community Foundation.

    Jim is active in the Orange County Business Council serving on the Infrastructure committee.  He is also active with the Association of California Cities-Orange County and with the Legislative Task Force of the Southern California Water Committee.

    He’s a past President of the Saddleback College Foundation and has served on that board for the past 8 years. 

    Jim lives with his wife , Dot and his son, Cameron in Dove Canyon in Rancho Santa Margarita.  He also has two daughters—Katie and Joanna—and two grandchildren.

    Jim is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

    -LRCOC Board of Directors 

  • August 07, 2017 8:04 PM | Moby Young (Administrator)

    As many of you know, the former RSM Chamber had begun to dissolve in June after the resignation of several board members along with outgoing Executive Director Suzanne Singh accepting another position. It was at this time that the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce was asked if we would adopt and support the members of the RSM Chamber since the chamber would no longer exist. After much discussion, our board unanimously voted to help our neighbors and support the RSM business community because we felt it was the right thing to do. 

    In the last month, a group comprised of former RSM Chamber Leaders and former RSM Chamber members have emerged and will be creating a new RSM Chamber of Commerce. As we understand it, this group has been working with the City of RSM and it appears that the city desires to have its own Chamber of Commerce. We have requested more details from this group but as of yet, we have not been given any information as to when this chamber will be operational, any detail as to what events they will support, or who will run the organization. We have however, been asked by this group's legal counsel to rescind our “adoption” of the former RSM Chamber Membership in order to make way for the new RSM chamber. We feel it is not our position to question these efforts and have decided to support the new RSM Chamber just as we always have. 

    Effective immediately, the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce will end its “adoption” of former RSM Chamber of Commerce members and make way for the new RSM Chamber. The LRCC has always had a great relationship with our neighbors and we will continue to be supportive of all neighboring businesses. Myself, Lori Schindler, Todd Stearns & newly appointed Director Jim Leach have enjoyed meeting all of you and welcome you to any of our future events.

    We will temporarily suspend any renewals and new membership applications from RSM businesses and  former RSM Chamber Members are encouraged to join the new chamber. 

    Former RSM Chamber members have these options:

    Continue your LRCC Membership - you must reply to this email BEFORE COB Friday, 8/11 and say, "yes I will be keeping my LRCC membership"

    Renewals processed between 6/1/17 and 8/8/17 - if you wish to OPT-OUT, please reply to this email and say "cancel my LRCC membership" BEFORE COB Friday 8/11. 

    Discontinue LRCC Membership and join the new RSM Chamber - no action is required as your information will be removed from our site if we do not hear from you by COB Friday, 8/11.

    If you are opting out and wish to attend our events, we welcome you and will be offering a discount to any active members with any of the following South County chambers: Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest and RSM. Future events with this offer will be available for sign-up at www.laderaranchochamber.org/calendar

    Upcoming Events & Event Changes

    8/8 - Modern Professionals @ Cinepolis - will continue as scheduled

    8/12 - Ribbon Cutting: Camp Opie Dog Daycare - will continue as scheduled - City of RSM will handle ceremonies

    8/15 - Lunch Networking Mixer w/Special Video Marketing Presentation - no change

    8/19 - Ribbon Cutting: Karmuh Kitchen - City of RSM will handle ceremonies

    8/24 - Chamber Social - moved to Casa Ranchero in Ladera Ranch

    We welcome the resurrection of the new Rancho Santa Margarita Chamber of Commerce and wish the RSM business community a successful 2017. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at president@laderaranchochamber.org

    -Board of Directors

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