Community donates over $40,000 during inaugural #ValleyGivesDay

Community donates over $40,000 during inaugural #ValleyGivesDay

Following the hectic buying days of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, hundreds of local residents came out to the Promenade Temecula Tuesday, Nov. 28, in support of the very first #ValleyGivesDay to start the season of charitable giving. According to event organizer Ashlee Collins, the community donated over $40,000 in support of […]

Pechanga honored by American Fundraising Professionals as Community Champion of the Year

Pechanga honored by American Fundraising Professionals as Community Champion of the Year

The Inland Empire chapter of American Fundraising Professionals joined more than 100 other chapters nationwide in celebrating National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15, at Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside. The annual event began in 1986, founded by President Ronald Reagan to recognize the endless contributions given by numerous organizations involved in countless missions and causes. Pechanga […]

American Indian film festival brings two exclusive screenings to Pechanga Resort & Casino

American Indian film festival brings two exclusive screenings to Pechanga Resort & Casino

Two exclusive movie screenings, question and answer sessions and movie shorts were some of things guests enjoyed Nov. 2-4 at The Theater at Pechanga Resort & Casino for California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival. The exclusive films shown at the event were music documentary “RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World” and western film “Hostiles.” […]

Temecula’s Economic Development Department awards three real estate brokers at fifth annual Temecula Brokers Breakfast

Temecula’s Economic Development Department awards three real estate brokers at fifth annual Temecula Brokers Breakfast

The city of Temecula’s Economic Development Department held its fifth annual appreciation breakfast for commercial real estate brokers, Nov. 2, at the Temecula Civic Center. Mary Piper, Sherry Shoemaker and Carey Pastor were recognized for their outstanding contributions in the industry. Christine Damko, economic development analyst for Temecula, gave a brief city update, before honoring […]

Dustin Jake wins grand prize at inaugural Wine Country Music Awards

Dustin Jake wins grand prize at inaugural Wine Country Music Awards

Musician Dustin Jake took home the Grand Prize at the Wine Country Music Awards at Wilson Creek Winery Saturday, Nov. 5. In addition to a check for $1,000, Jake also received a four-song recording EP at the recording Farm, a professionally produced music video by Sebaz Productions, an opening slot performance with a national act […]

Thrivent Financial and volunteers pack 10,000 meals in 45 minutes

Thrivent Financial and volunteers pack 10,000 meals in 45 minutes

Thrivent Financial employees were joined by church and community volunteers as well as local chamber of commerce members for a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony that included packing 10,000 meals in 45 minutes. According to Mike Stock, director of the southwest for the nonprofit organization “Kids Around the World,” these meals are destined for needy children in […]

Economic Development Coalition’s 2017 Valley of Innovation said ‘We’re Open’

Economic Development Coalition’s 2017 Valley of Innovation said ‘We’re Open’

“We’re Open” was the theme of the Economic Development Coalition’s 2017 Valley of Innovation Conference held Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Pechanga Resort & Casino. The event was designed to inspire businesses to move to the region. “The Valley of Innovation is the logical choice for anyone that plans on doing business in southern California,” […]

Rancho Damacitas’ Champion’s Lunch was a huge success

Rancho Damacitas’ Champion’s Lunch was a huge success

Hundreds of guests filled the room at the South Coast Winery in support of Rancho Damacitas’ fourth annual Champion’s Lunch, Oct. 5. The event raised over $200,000 in pledges and donations; donations are still being accepted. “We are thrilled at the increase in new support we have seen this year as well as those individuals and […]

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