As one of the premier business organizations throughout California, the CORONA Chamber has a tremendous focus on Legislative Outreach and Advocacy. With continual changes in laws, new legislation being proposed and un-informed legislators attempting to govern the business community, the CORONA Chamber invests thousands of dollars annually to protect the business owners’ rights.
“Our Legislative Outreach has proven very successful,” shares Dean Seif, Chairman for the Corona Chamber’s Legislative group. “Tremendous benefits are derived from our chamber’s advocacy outreach!” The estimated investment a business would have to make, if they did this on their own, would far exceed the $130,000 annually. “This chamber works smart and is very frugal. We have about 20 volunteers, business owners who take their own funds to travel to Sacramento and Washington DC annually for the Corona Chamber Legislative Summits,” says Seif, and “our costs are decreased to about half that amount.”
In order to offset these dollars, the Corona Chamber hosts an annual fundraising gala – Grand Prix Monte Carlo which includes a full dinner, silent and live auction items, play gaming and live entertainment. For a second year in a row, the Ontario DoubleTree by Hilton will be the location. Save the date for Friday, November 4 for an adult event you will be glad you were part of!
The Corona Chamber is proud to announce plans for their annual Grand Prix Monte Carlo Night Extravaganza will include “Honoring our Military”. The event, held annually, is a must-go activity benefiting The Chamber’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC), which focuses on monitoring pending State and Federal legislation which affects businesses in the greater Corona area and makes sure that legislators know our position on questionable bills under consideration.
Through the efforts of our lobbyist Jeff Gibson and the LAC board led by Chairman Dean Seif, each piece of legislation is carefully reviewed to insure they are good for our businesses and help to drive our economy. They strongly oppose any Job-Killing bills and bills that advocate burdensome over-regulation and support bills that protect businesses from costly litigation and others that increase the cost of doing business through unnecessary changes to our overly complex tax, wage & hour and regulatory laws already in place. The LAC also monitors local issues, such as the 91 freeway expansion, Riverside County and The City of Corona.
Proceeds from the Grand Prix Monte Carlo Gala will support the efforts of the LAC, a vital election year and help Corona’s Chamber to help shape our region, State and Nation in building strong businesses that will drive a strong local economy.
This year’s event will include live music by 70’s retro-group The TMK All-Stars, complete with dancing, a seated 3-course dinner, a live and silent auction and “Just for Fun” gaming tables for that exciting Monte Carlo Vibe. Lucas Oil will be loaning a Formula One Race Car to The Event for some great Photo Opps and our roving Paparazzi may just catch you in a moment of merriment as you celebrate the night away with everyone who is anyone in Corona.
The Doubletree has a limited number of rooms at a reduced rate in case you plan on having “too much fun” and want to stay the night in one of their luxurious rooms and enjoy a leisurely Saturday morning the day after the event.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, which include reserved tables for dinner, a special VIP reception and much more. Contact the Corona Chamber for Tickets, Sponsorships and other information at 951-737-3350 M-F 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M