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Chamber Leaders

Calimesa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors - 2016


Donna K. Lotz
Chamber President

As an Associate Member of the Chamber for the past 6 years I have always believed in the importance that supporting our local Chamber and Businesses is a value to any community.  At age 70 I retired from a varied career in Marketing and Promotions from one of the largest commercial Wind and Solar companies serving North America. After 2 weeks home I was prompted by Chamber members to get more involved and help promote the Chamber, which has now expanded to 15-20 hours per week volunteering in the Chamber office and helping where I can.  The Calimesa Chamber has no paid employees and I have the opportunity to volunteer on equal footing with all the many supportive volunteers in the Community. I have worked with 3 different large cities in positions from City Clerk, Secretary to the City Manager, Secretary to the Chief Building Official and City Council Secretary, so being that involved in City government I wanted to continue that involvement when I moved to Calimesa 12 years ago.  I was appointed by a Councilman to the Calimesa Community Services Commission and served as the Chairperson for 10 years.  Working with the Calimesa Citizens on the new Calimesa Community 4th Street Park was a 10 year adventure that will come to fruition in November, 2014.

 

 

 

 


Anthony R. Phillips (Tony)
LPL Wealth Advisor
Tri-Focus Wealth Management Group Inc.

As a local business person with Tri-Focus Wealth Management Group, I believe we should take a proactive role in meeting community needs. The importance of a relationship built on trust and service can foster long time friendships.

I enjoy the opportunity to meet people, and I’m genuinely interested in helping them to achieve their goals. Having the chance to work with the Calimesa Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador for New Homeowners and distributing the gift bags to people who thoughtfully chose to move into the neighborhood, has given me a chance to meet and welcome them and show that our community greatly appreciates having them as new homeowners.   As the newest member of the Board of Directors, I am looking forward to expanding my role in the Chamber and the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy Houlihan, Manager Crown Village Center
Vice President

I have been associated with the Calimesa Chamber for over 10 years serving in various positions and volunteering with the Chamber.  I have served as Chairperson for Our Casino Nights, and other Chamber events and provided assistance for all table decorations for State of City and Installation Dinners.  I have been active with the Calimesa Citizens on Patrol for over 15 years and was selected as the COP Volunteer of the year. I was a volunteer on the Community Services Commission for 10 years and was selected as Calimesa Citizen of the Year in 2009. As Manager of Crown Village Center I know how important and helpful the Chamber is to local businesses and I enjoy working with everyone in the Chamber.

Personally, having 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren I spend a lot of time with family, and enjoy family research and genealogy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Green, Green Accounting Team
Treasurer, Board of Directors


After earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University, San Bernardino, I pursued a career in management accounting.  Several years later I decided to start my own company, Green Accounting Team. I have been able to put myself in the same role as our members which make it possible for me to understand the complexity and time constraints with running a business. 
I joined the Chamber to involve myself more in the Calimesa Community and have served as Treasurer and Financial Auditor for the past 2 years.  I have enjoyed assisting the Board of Directors in making sound financial decisions to better benefit the Chamber and the members.  
My husband Dale and I are parents to Schroeder, our black lab and Gavin, our 3 year old son.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Craig
Secretary, Board of Directors

My name is Valerie Craig. I am the secretary for the Chamber and I enjoy being a part of the community and helping out. 
I am married and have 3 grown children and 2 grandsons. Although I don't have a paying job now, I keep busy with family priorities, friends and community events. 
In the past I owned and operated a Daycare business as well as working in the Dental field for many years. I am now learning more about the city I call home and the people that live in it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ricka Showalter, General Manager Bob’s Big Boy, Calimesa
Board of Directors

I have been married to Dave Showalter for over 40 years and we have 5 Children.  I began working for Bob’s Big Boy as a server at the age of 18 and worked my way up to General Manager. After Big Boy was sold to Coco’s in 1993, I continued to work as a Manager for Coco’s until returning to work for Bob’s Big Boy and then I opened the Calimesa location as the General Manager in 1998 and continue to this day.
I enjoy supporting the Chamber any way I can and look forward to the monthly Chamber Breakfasts held here at Bob’s. I love playing soccer on a women’s team and support several different sports and non-profit organizations any way I can.

I belong to the Gold Star Mother’s Group in Redlands after losing my son in the war in Afghanistan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angie Daley, Volunteer
Board of Directors

I am Angela Daley and I have been a resident of Calimesa since September of 2007.  Before moving to Calimesa I lived in San Diego for 36 years with my husband of 44 years Bill, two sons and 4 Grand children.  I previously worked in the Insurance industry for over 30 years working in different areas of insurance.
When we settled in Calimesa I became a volunteer at the Senior Center and also sit on the Community Service Commission, currently service as Chairperson.  I am a member of the Yucaipa Woman’s Club.  I joined the Chamber in 2013 and am happy to be serving on the Board of Directors.  I joined the Chamber to help promote what the City of Calimesa has to offer and to help promote what the City of Calimesa has to offer in bringing new businesses and new residents to our community.  I have been recognized in the City with the honor of “Calimesa Volunteer of the Year, 2013”. I know the importance of living life and helping others as I lost my precious niece in the Twin Towers on 911.

 

 

 

 

 

Michele Ryneal, Interior Designer, Entrepreneur,
Network Marketing Professional
Board of Directors


Over 25 years in the interior design industry in the Inland Empire & a retired design center owner-operator.  Sales & marketing knowledge led to involvement in direct sale companies and network marketing business ventures.  Currently, as an independent distributor for LifeVantage Corporation, a bio-tech company in the health & wellness industry.  Actively involved in community and civic projects in the San Jacinto Valley with hours of volunteering and fundraising for several organizations such as Child Help, Salvation Army’s S.A.M, Hemet woman’s Club annual Scholarship, City of Hemet P.A.L. afterschool program.
As the newest Board member, I look forward to creating new ideas that would be key to the organizational growth & success of the Chamber.  With a broad experience in sales, marketing, business promotion and leadership I hope to bring a solid input to existing programs and future endeavors of the Chamber.  As a Board member, I aspire to maintain a commitment to a lasting expansion of the Chamber with its growing merchant and civic community efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Loman, Board of Directors

I moved to California in 2001 and started my business. Cakealicious Custom Cakes in Calimesa in 2012 fter years of making sugar creations for friends and family. The chamber was so helpful to my busniess that I wanted to get involved in this great community as well. So I joined the chamber of commerce and happily accepted the offer to become a member of the board of directors I look foward o giving back to a city that has been so    great to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Hewiit , Champagne Pools
Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Cece Palumbo, Board of Directors

Having been raised in the San Fernando Valley, I spent more than 30 years in the School photo business.  I have been married to my wonderful husband Pete for 55 years.  As an animal activist I appreciate everyone who loves and takes good care of all our 4 legged friends.
I have enjoyed doing volunteer work in different areas especially at the Plantation on the Lake where I live and am currently the Hospitality Chairperson for our park.
I became a Chamber Board Member because I love people and have enjoyed getting to know the new residents of my park by delivering the Chamber “Welcome to Calimesa” gift bags.
I love a good laugh and really appreciate the love and understanding I get with my friends at the Chamber who always are appreciative of my stories!

 

 

 

 

Wynona Duvall, Board of Directors

After a successful career in the corporate world, I am  enjoying my retirement which allows me to travel and spend more time with my family.

I recently joined the Calimesa Chamber and I am having a wonderful time embracing their vision by giving back to the community.

 

 

 

Ignacio Valdivia- CR&R, Board of Directors

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