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Chamber celebrates accomplishments, 2013 award winners

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In his first awards banquet address as Ramona Chamber of Commerce executive director, Dr. Robert Argelan recognized the willingness of Ramona’s volunteers “to give of time, thought and money,” demonstrating an understanding of the importance of being involved “and how that involvement plays a keen role in the evolution of our community” as the Heart of San Diego County.
The event, held in San Vicente Resort Sunday evening, culminated in announcements of Ramona’s 2013 award winners: Jewelry World & Loan as Business of the Year, attorney Robert Krysak as Citizen of the Year, Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center as Non-Profit of the Year, and 9-year-old Alexavia Zetterberg as Special Recognition Award recipient.
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob administered the oath of office to the chamber’s 2014 board of directors, outgoing chamber directors received accolades, and special recognition went to the chamber’s 2013 committee chairs and to Tina Cowle, 2013 Ambassador of the Year.

Supervisors sign off on road signs

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San Diego County Board of Supervisors tentatively agreed to amend the county’s zoning ordinance and sections of the county code to allow community and special event signs and banners along county rights of way in unincorporated areas.

The flags currently are banned, but community groups have been asking for the prohibition to be repealed so they can promote their neighborhoods.

Ramona interior designer makes Cowboy Christmas debut

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In 1996, a year after she moved to Ramona, Marlene Holmquist traveled to Las Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo and visited the Cowboy Christmas gift show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

She did not return to Las Vegas during NFR until 2013, when her involvement with Cowboy Christmas was as an exhibitor on behalf of her Luxury Ranch interior design business.

Ramona chamber announces 2013 award nominees

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Thursday, Dec. 26—Ramona Chamber of Commerce today announced the nominees for the Annual Awards Ceremony that will be part of the Chamber Installation Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 12:

•Citizen of the Year — Carol Kinney, Darrel Kinney, Robert Krysak, Dawn Perfect, Dr. Jane Tanaka and Greg Chick, and Alexavia Zetterberg.

•Business of the Year — Jewelry World, Law Offices of Krysak and Associates, Packards Coffee Shop and Ramona Music.

Budget tight this season? Ramona merchants can help

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Big box stores aren’t the only ones offering good shopping deals to gift-givers this holiday season.

From Ace Hardware to Jewelry World and Loan, Ramona merchants are offering holiday gifts for $25 or less — without the parking and crowd headaches.

Venus Nails & Spa celebrates third anniversary

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Diane Lam, fourth from left, owner of Venus Nails & Spa at 1672 Main St., Suite A, and her staff treat clients to an array of authentic Vietnamese food and refreshments to celebrate the third anniversary of the business on Saturday, Dec. 14. From left are Donna Do, Christina Nguyen, Kim Trin, Lam, Ivy Njam, Lena Trin, Julia Nham, Katie Phan, Lee Le, Emily Phan and Linda Ma.

Ask Mr. Marketing: Buying Closer to Home

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I’m not generally a flag-waver, nor do I adhere to much of the flotsam floating around the Internet. However, this morning’s collection of junk email delivered a message that had some real merit.

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheap merchandise produced at American labor’s expense. Our economy isn’t expected to grow much, even as the Chinese economy takes off like a jackrabbit.

Assisted living lodge strives to create homey environment

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Off a dirt road, in the rural nooks and crannies of southwestern Ramona, is a new business striving to make elderly residents feel at home.

It’s called Ramona Senior Lodge and is a six-bed assisted living facility for the elderly. The lodge, which sits at 15855 Marmac Drive, is the brainchild of longtime San Diego resident Serena Nelson, now a Ramona resident.

Ron’s Tire & Brake partners with Michelin on donation to Ramona Boys & Girls Club

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Ramona Branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego has received approximately $330 in money and equipment from Ron’s Tire & Brake and Michelin through the Michelin Soccer Program.

This community program partners Michelin tire dealers with local soccer organizations nationwide. The dealers purchase customized soccer balls that are redeemed with certificates sent to the soccer organization. For every Michelin tire sold to the general public at Ron’s Tire & Brake during the 30-day soccer ball giveaway, $2 is donated to the soccer organization.

Ask Mr. Marketing: Buying Closer to Home

mr marketing.50x35

I’m not generally a flag-waver, nor do I adhere to much of the flotsam floating around the Internet. However, this morning’s collection of junk email delivered a message that had some real merit.

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheap merchandise produced at American labor’s expense. Our economy isn’t expected to grow much, even as the Chinese economy takes off like a jackrabbit.

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