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  • March 12, 2021 8:23 AM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    We aways celebrate successful businesses who are savvy enough to go the distance. And the Crown Valley Market just turned 20!! Mohammad Ariarad - who lives in Ladera Ranch - opened the market when most of Ladera Ranch wasn't even here!

    What we like about the market: CVM has a cool, international feel that is different from a regular bog-box grocery store. That diversity is welcome! 

    Here's what Matt Surrena from Lola's had to say about it: "Great store! Great prices (tons of fresh herbs), deli it top notch, desserts/bakery is stellar... oh, and fresh baked Sangak (Persian flatbread about 2 ft long... oh so good!)... yup, we're long time fans." Matt would know!

    They also operate Bahar restaurant upstairs that offers Mediterranean food made from scratch that is available for catering or delivery (Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Seamless and TryCaviar).

    If you haven't checked them out lately, you have to! Congrats on 20 years Mohammad!

  • February 19, 2021 7:44 AM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    Business Spotlight!

    Not only are these two beauties female entrepreneurs, they also operate NuAge Spa next to Stater Bros. as a mother/daughter duo! Most importantly, they are two of the nicest people you will ever meet!  

    If you haven’t met Nicole and Jenny Romero, here they are! Stop in and meet them in person!

    They are passionate about their clients and will do anything to make them happy. They offer a myriad of beauty treatments but try to focus more on total person wellness. We love that! 

    They had their choice of locations but chose Ladera Ranch because they love our residents. So please support them! 

  • January 25, 2021 5:34 PM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

  • October 16, 2020 3:49 PM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    They were hanging up signage and banners Oct. 16th. Expected to open for the holiday season soon! Oh boy, oh boy!!!

  • July 23, 2020 7:21 AM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    The County of Orange recently awarded $10,000 grants to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Businesses had to meet at least one of three criteria:

    • The business was forced to close.
    • Sales from the business were down 25% or more than compared to the previous three months. (Prior to March 1, 2020).
    • The business had to lay off at least one of its employees (full or part-time).

    The Chamber is happy to report that almost 50 local businesses received $470,000 of very badly needed money to pay for rent, utilities, insurance, accounts payable, etc.

  • June 30, 2020 9:34 AM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    It's apparent that COVID-19 is going to be around a lot longer than many predicted (or hoped) early on. That has impacted the way many of us live our lives and the way businesses in Ladera Ranch and Rancho Mission Viejo operate. But it doesn't mean residents have to live in hibernation.

    We have seen a tremendous amount of innovation and adaptation from our business community to continue operating the safest way possible. Carryout food ordering has been the most visible and restaurants have done an amazing job altering their menus, dining and operating procedures.

    What about fitness? Traditionally, fitness involved close proximities and the sharing of weights and machines that could transfer germs. That's no longer the case and F45 in the Sendero Marketplace offers a good study of a business that has drastically changed course.

    Before even entering a class, members are temperature screened to make sure they are not sick.

    The whole method of Functional 45 involved the rotation of members between stations that worked different muscle groups or cardio. Now, members stay in a singular location with all of the workout materials surrounding them. They switch between dumbbells, bars, kettle bells, jump boxes, weight balls within a six-foot radius - complete with disinfectant wipes used to clean everything at the end.

    Class sizes are around a quarter what they used to be but with additional time slots added. Windows and doors are keep open for air circulation.

    Equipment, floors and surfaces are then sanitized again at the end of each class.

    Medical practitioners state the importance of keeping active so that our bodies are better able to fight off any type of infection - not just COVID-19 - and consistent visits to your gym is a great way to do that! 

    We recommend scheduling a non-workout visit to learn about the additional steps your gym is taking to keep all us all safe during this time. They want you to stay safe because that keeps you moving back!

  • May 28, 2020 4:19 PM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    Stater Bros. Markets to Open Its First Supermarket in Ladera Ranch 

    San Bernardino, California (May 28, 2020) – Stater Bros. Markets is excited to announce the opening of its first supermarket to serve the community of Ladera Ranch. The new store will be located at 25636 Crown Valley Parkway and will be the thirtieth Stater Bros. location in Orange County. 

    Our new store will officially open for business on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. with thorough cleaning and sanitation procedures in place for a safe, reassuring shopping environment. After Wednesday it will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., with 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays dedicated exclusively for senior shoppers. The new store will be led by Store Manager, Maurice Saavedra who has nearly 17 years of service with the company. 

    “We are pleased to bring Stater Bros.’ unique brand of high quality fresh foods, friendly service, and exceptional value to the discerning shoppers of Ladera Ranch,” said Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden. “We appreciate the warm welcome given to us from the residents of Ladera Ranch and look forward to becoming a fixture in this great community,” Van Helden concluded. 

    At 48,000 sq. ft., the new supermarket will feature: 

    A full-service Fresh Meat Department 

    • A full-service Fresh Seafood Department 

    • Fresh sushi handcrafted in-house daily 

    • A full-service Deli offering our famous Cleo & Leo fried chicken, specialty sandwiches, charcuterie meats and fine cheeses, and a full line of available party trays 

    • A full-service Bakery with artisan breads and rolls, specialty single-serve desserts, Cleo & Leo classic cakes, and in-house cake decorators to assist with your special occasion needs 

    • A Floral Department 

    • A garden-fresh Produce Department f

    • Fresh fruit cut daily at a prominently displayed cutting station 

    • High-end, premium wines and an extensive craft beer selection 

    • Gourmet, natural/organic, and global foods 

    • Freshly prepared, grab-and-go food items for the ultimate in convenience 

    • Specialty foods to accommodate vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets 

    • Modern features such as beautiful, low-maintenance flooring and energy-efficient LED lighting 

    In honor of Stater Bros.’ long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities it serves, Stater Bros. Charities will present donations totaling $30,000 to Family Assistance Ministries, Laura’s House, the YMCA of Ladera Ranch, the James Henry Ransom Foundation, Working Wardrobes, and New Beginnings for Animals. 

  • May 12, 2020 12:25 PM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    Join The Great American Takeout and Pepsi in supporting local restaurants with dinner and a movie!

    This Friday at 8 pm ET, order takeout from your favorite restaurant (bonus points if it’s owned by a woman) and stream a free showing of A Fine Line—a powerful new documentary exploring why fewer than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women. Pepsi is making the award-winning film available for free on YouTube, followed by a Q&A with the director and some of the world’s most renowned female chefs. Join us for an inspiring celebration of perseverance, family and food!

    Set a reminder to watch the virtual screening here:

  • May 08, 2020 11:57 AM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

    Californians have been staying home and saving lives since the start of our statewide stay-at-home order issued on March 19, 2020. These efforts have allowed the state to move forward on our roadmap for modifying the statewide order. 

    We are now moving into Stage 2, where some lower-risk workplaces can gradually open with adaptations. The state is issuing guidance to help these workplaces reopen safely.

    STAGE 1:
    Safety and preparedness

    Make workplaces safe for our essential workers. 

    STAGE 2:
    Lower-risk workplaces

    Gradually reopen retail (curbside only), manufacturing & logistics. Later, relax retail restrictions, adapt & reopen schools, child care, offices & limited hospitality, personal services.

    STAGE 3: 
    Higher-risk workplaces

    Adapt and reopen movie theaters, religious services, & more personal & hospitality services.

    STAGE 4: 
    End of Stay Home Order

    Reopen areas of highest risk: e.g. Concerts, conventions, sports arenas.

    When modifications are advanced and the state’s six indicators show we’ve made enough progress, we can move to the next stage of the roadmap. 

    Stage 2 expansion will be phased in gradually. Some communities may move through Stage 2 faster if they are able to show greater progress. Counties that have met the readiness criteria and worked with the California Department of Public Health can open more workplaces as outlined on the County Variance page.

    Industry guidance to reduce the risk

    California will move into Stage 2 of modifying the state’s Stay-at-Home order on May 8, 2020. Our progress in achieving key public health metrics will allow a gradual re-opening of California’s economy.

    We recognize the impact of economic hardship. We must get our economy roaring once again and put paychecks in people’s pockets. But the risk of COVID-19 infection is still real for all Californians and continues to be fatal.

    That is why every business should take every step humanly possible to reduce the risk of infection:

    • Plan and prepare for re-opening
    • Make radical changes within the workplace
    • Adjust practices by employees and help educate customers

    Below are guidance for each early Stage 2 business to follow. The goal is a safe, clean environment for workers and customers. Businesses may use effective alternative or innovative methods to build upon the guidance.

    Review the guidance that is relevant to your workplace, prepare a plan based on the guidance for your industry, and put it into action. 

    When complete, you can post the industry-specific checklist (below) in your workplace to show your customers and your employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.

    Before reopening, all facilities must:

    1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan
    2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them
    3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
    4. Implement disinfecting protocols
    5. Implement physical distancing guidelines

    To provide your input on future industry guidance, fill out the California Recovery Roadmap survey.

    It is critical that employees needing to self-isolate because of COVID-19 are encouraged to stay at home, with sick leave policies to support that, to prevent further infection in your workplace. See additional information on government programs supporting sick leave and worker’s compensation for COVID-19.

    Click the link for more info!

  • April 13, 2020 3:21 PM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)
    While having to Shelter in Place certainly has its downsides, there are a few upsides too. Namely, you should be at home and that gives you the opportunity to take some of the great FREE Score Webinars available!

    Take advantage of some really great, truly relevant topics!

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    • April 16: National Resources and Policy Updates for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
    • April 21 - How Volunteering Can Help Your Business
    • April 28 - Marketing Advice to Combat an Economic Downturn
    • May 7 - Navigating Long-Term Uncertainty After Disruption
    • May 14 - Essential PR Tools and Tactics While Sheltering in Place
    • May 21: Don't Let Fear Steal Your Dream of Business Ownership

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