According to Kathy Kassel, Chamber executive director, Christmas on Maine Avenue is a holiday tradition for many families. This year's sponsors include Barona Resort & Casino, San Diego Gas & Electric, Hilliker’s Ranch Fresh Eggs, Alpine Rock & Block, Daily Disposal Services, Lakeside Equipment, State Farm Insurance, Rise City Church, 7 San Diego Church and Montessori East County Preschool, Bob’s Crane, Williams & Sons Masonry, Lakeside Veterinary Hospital, EC Constructors, Inc., Easy Open Doors, Lloyd’s Collision, Cyphertech Mechanical, National Security Works, True Lawn Care, AT&T, Enniss Inc. For more information, visit www.LakesideChamber.org. Alpine Chamber Will Host Joel Anderson at `Hot Topics’ Breakfast The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce will host its next “Hot Topics” networking breakfast meeting starting at 7:15 a.m.
13, at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd. Joel Anderson who will discuss proposed legislation and an update on Sacramento activity. Also speaking will be Richard Davila, County Sherriff’s Dept. Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP), on the need for more RSVP volunteers. Cost to attend the Chamber breakfast is $20 per person, which includes opportunity drawing tickets. Prizes will include admission to future chamber events, including a “Hot Topics” breakfast and a “Red Hot and Moving to the Top” promotional event for businesses and organizations. For more information and to RSVP, call (619) 445-2722 or visit www.AlpineChamber.com. Anderson’s 38th Senate district in the California Legislature includes Alpine, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Poway, Escondido, San Marcos, Lakeside, Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Julian, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Bonsall, Borrego Springs and Fallbrook.
He was first elected to the State Assembly in 2006 and to the State Senate in 2010. Lakeside Realtor Named Realtor of the Year Lakeside resident Ron Boland has been named 2016 East County Realtor of the Year by the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a 2,500-member trade group for San Diego-area realtors. Boland, a real estate sales agent since 2005, has served on the PSAR board of directors since 2012. He also has served the past four years on the PSAR Budget and Finance Committee and the past two years on the PSAR Tech Committee. Two years ago, he singlehandedly installed a flag pole for an American flag at PSAR’s East County Service Center, 1150 Broadway, El Cajon. Since 2009, he has worked with Parkway Real Estate, an El Cajon real estate sales and property management firm. A native of Winona, Minn., Boland, 78, has lived in California since 1982. Prior to real estate, he spent 20 years selling frames to artist supply shops in Utah, Arizona and California. Ron has resided with wife Carolyn in Lakeside’s Eucalyptus Hills community since April 1984. Founded in 1928, PSAR offers San Diego County REALTORS® access to the Sandicor MLS, along with educational training, advocacy and other services and resources. Chamber Members are More Confident, Survey Said San Diego County business owners expressed a moderately positive outlook in a recent survey of chamber of commerce members. The survey’s results pushed higher a “business outlook index” (BOI) to 16.8 in October, compared to 15.6 points in September. Business owners were asked whether, in the upcoming three months, they expect more or less revenue, an increase or decrease in the number of employees or the hours they work, and an improvement or worsening of business conditions. The survey found increasing confidence among those in the manufacturing section, with drops among respondents in hospitality, transportation, and home and garden. The recent survey of about 200 chamber members included members from the Lakeside, Santee, Alpine Mountain Empire and San Diego East County chambers, as well as chamber members from Escondido, Vista, National City and San Diego. Hollywood Casino in Jamul Completes Refinancing Jamul Indian Village, operators of the Hollywood Casino in Jamul, has announced it has completed a $460 million refinancing of the casino, which opened Oct. Proceeds from the refinancing will be used to refinance casino development debt, retire tribal debt and gain working capital, a statement said. The federal securities filing also said that Penn National will provide up to an additional $15 million of loan commitments to fund certain roadway improvement costs. The casino, located at 14145 Highway 94 at Daisy Drive, features 1,700 slot machines, 43 live table games and multiple dining and entertainment options. Penn National Gaming (Nasdaq: PENN), managers of the casino on behalf of the Jamul Indian Village, received $274 million cash as a result of the transaction. Jamul Indian Village’s new credit facilities include a $5 million revolving line of credit. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP of Phoenix provided legal counsel for Jamul Indian Village and Stuyvesant Square Advisors Inc. Goldman Sachs Banks USA and Fifth Third Bank acted as joint lead arrangers and joint book runners. Penn National receives a fee of 30 percent of net revenue (earnings before taxes) for the management of the facility, as well as a licensing fee of 2 percent of gross revenue for the use of the Hollywood brand and marketing services. Penn National Gaming operates 26 facilities in 16 jurisdictions across the U.S.
The Jamul Indian Village is one of 13 bands of the Kumeyaay Nation of Southern California. Thunderbird Products in El Cajon Goes Solar Thunderbird Products of El Cajon has announced it has completed a 74.43-kilowatt-AC photovoltaic installation at its El Cajon manufacturing facility. The system from Sullivan Solar Power consists of 252 SunPower 327-watt solar panels expected to produce more than 135,000 kilowatt-hours per year, enough to meet Thunderbird’s energy needs. Thunderbird specializes in making copper products such as drains and vents. Chargers Blood Drive 38 Set for Tuesday The San Diego Blood Bank will host Chargers Drive 38, presented by San Diego County Credit Union, on Tuesday, Nov.
at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Mission Valley. In addition to an all-day blood drive, attendees can meet Chargers players, enjoy entertainment and take advantage of free bone marrow registry testing. Activities also include a “Wellness Zone” with interactive exhibits, musical entertainment, complimentary food sampling and a performance by the Charger Girls.