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  • August 13, 2017 10:21 AM | Moby Young (Administrator)

    At the August 2nd, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting, the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce board unanimously voted to appoint James "Jim" Leach from the Santa Margarita Water District to the Board of Directors.

    Jim Leach, currently the Director of External Relations at the Santa Margarita Water District has been involved in business and economic development in Orange County for over 15 years.  During that time, he was Vice President for Public Affairs at Cox Communications, he served in a variety of leadership roles at the South OC Chambers of Commerce and he helped transition that organization to the Economic Coalition.  He serves on the Board of the Orange County Taxpayers Association where he is currently Treasurer and is currently President of the Mission Viejo Community Foundation.

    Jim is active in the Orange County Business Council serving on the Infrastructure committee.  He is also active with the Association of California Cities-Orange County and with the Legislative Task Force of the Southern California Water Committee.

    He’s a past President of the Saddleback College Foundation and has served on that board for the past 8 years. 

    Jim lives with his wife , Dot and his son, Cameron in Dove Canyon in Rancho Santa Margarita.  He also has two daughters—Katie and Joanna—and two grandchildren.

    Jim is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

    -LRCOC Board of Directors 

  • August 07, 2017 8:04 PM | Moby Young (Administrator)

    As many of you know, the former RSM Chamber had begun to dissolve in June after the resignation of several board members along with outgoing Executive Director Suzanne Singh accepting another position. It was at this time that the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce was asked if we would adopt and support the members of the RSM Chamber since the chamber would no longer exist. After much discussion, our board unanimously voted to help our neighbors and support the RSM business community because we felt it was the right thing to do. 

    In the last month, a group comprised of former RSM Chamber Leaders and former RSM Chamber members have emerged and will be creating a new RSM Chamber of Commerce. As we understand it, this group has been working with the City of RSM and it appears that the city desires to have its own Chamber of Commerce. We have requested more details from this group but as of yet, we have not been given any information as to when this chamber will be operational, any detail as to what events they will support, or who will run the organization. We have however, been asked by this group's legal counsel to rescind our “adoption” of the former RSM Chamber Membership in order to make way for the new RSM chamber. We feel it is not our position to question these efforts and have decided to support the new RSM Chamber just as we always have. 

    Effective immediately, the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce will end its “adoption” of former RSM Chamber of Commerce members and make way for the new RSM Chamber. The LRCC has always had a great relationship with our neighbors and we will continue to be supportive of all neighboring businesses. Myself, Lori Schindler, Todd Stearns & newly appointed Director Jim Leach have enjoyed meeting all of you and welcome you to any of our future events.

    We will temporarily suspend any renewals and new membership applications from RSM businesses and  former RSM Chamber Members are encouraged to join the new chamber. 

    Former RSM Chamber members have these options:

    Continue your LRCC Membership - you must reply to this email BEFORE COB Friday, 8/11 and say, "yes I will be keeping my LRCC membership"

    Renewals processed between 6/1/17 and 8/8/17 - if you wish to OPT-OUT, please reply to this email and say "cancel my LRCC membership" BEFORE COB Friday 8/11. 

    Discontinue LRCC Membership and join the new RSM Chamber - no action is required as your information will be removed from our site if we do not hear from you by COB Friday, 8/11.

    If you are opting out and wish to attend our events, we welcome you and will be offering a discount to any active members with any of the following South County chambers: Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest and RSM. Future events with this offer will be available for sign-up at www.laderaranchochamber.org/calendar

    Upcoming Events & Event Changes

    8/8 - Modern Professionals @ Cinepolis - will continue as scheduled

    8/12 - Ribbon Cutting: Camp Opie Dog Daycare - will continue as scheduled - City of RSM will handle ceremonies

    8/15 - Lunch Networking Mixer w/Special Video Marketing Presentation - no change

    8/19 - Ribbon Cutting: Karmuh Kitchen - City of RSM will handle ceremonies

    8/24 - Chamber Social - moved to Casa Ranchero in Ladera Ranch

    We welcome the resurrection of the new Rancho Santa Margarita Chamber of Commerce and wish the RSM business community a successful 2017. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at president@laderaranchochamber.org

    -Board of Directors

  • July 28, 2017 4:21 PM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)


  • July 28, 2017 3:39 PM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)
  • July 03, 2017 7:11 PM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    The Chamber is looking for volunteer members to serve as representatives on our Board of Directors! 

    • Do you have some extra time to help out the local Business Community?
    • Be a part of the action in helping to set up fun events!
    • Make friendships and develop contacts to grow your business!
    • Network, Network, Network!

    We are looking for 3 additional members to fill the board to the max of 7 provided for in our bylaws. It is a lot of work but is also very rewarding.

    E-mail info@laderaranchochamber.org with your name and a brief bio about yourself and your business.


  • June 16, 2017 1:31 PM | Moby Young (Administrator)
    First of all, we welcome all the former RSM Chamber Members to our family here at the Ladera Rancho Chamber. In case you missed the email from our President, Moby Young we wanted to provide a quick summary of what was in that message to everyone of our members.


    • RSM Chamber will be/has voted to dissolve due in part to the resignation of Suzanne Singh. 
    • Ladera Rancho Chamber Board voted to adopt RSM Chamber members in an act of good faith because we believe in supporting local business and did not feel it was right to just leave the RSM business community without any support.
    • As part of the dissolution, RSM Chamber Memberships would be/are terminated and the Ladera Rancho Chamber voted to adopt our neighbors and honor their membership terms under the Ladera Rancho Chamber and at no cost to the next renewal date.
    • Any RSM Chamber Member not wishing to be a part of the Ladera Rancho Chamber can decline this offer by emailing president@laderaranchochamber.org
    • In contrast to RSM Chamber, we are 100% volunteer driven and managed by a seven member volunteer Board of Directors comprised of business owners and professionals that live and work along the Antonio Corridor. 
    • Moby Young, our President is a State Farm Agent in Newport Beach and because of schedule conflicts with this adoption, has been unable to attend any events but plans to do so as his calendar frees up.
    • The LRCC is looking for volunteers to serve at events, on committees or even on the Board of Directors and if you are interested, please email president@laderaranchochamber.org for more info!

    -Board of Directors

  • May 30, 2017 11:04 PM | Moby Young (Administrator)

    As part of the adoption of former RSM Chamber Members, the Ladera Rancho Chamber has updated contact information. Our offices will be located at the Regus Office Suites in Rancho Santa Margarita:

    Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce
    30211 Avenida de las Banderas, Suite 200
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

    info@laderaranchochamber.org.

    (o) 949-354-2055

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