Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Speaker of the Week!

Joshua Bonner is the president and CEO of the greater CV Chambers of Commerce with offices in Coachella, Indio, La Quinta, Cathedral City and soon in Desert Hot Springs and serving also the unincorporated areas of the county….think businesses in Bermuda Dunes.  It is the first chamber in the nation to have tribal representation as a partner with the chamber.  Mr. Bonner spends some time in Washington DC and in Sacramento and the issues at the federal level include proposed tax reform and healthcare reform.  From the chamber’s perspective, the cost to small businesses to insure all employees resulted in continually increasing costs under Obama Care.  At the state level the chamber is watching the Governor’s election and the candidates’ interest in single payer healthcare and how it will be paid for.

Upcoming Chamber events:  State of the City hosted by the Mayor Elaine Holmes on 10-19, Taste of Indio on 10/26 at Jackalope Gardens; national competitive bar-be-cue at the golf course on 11-4 and the business expo at Fantasy Springs events center on 11/16.

To honor the tradition of the good works of service clubs, Mr. Bonner donated 2 tickets each to our longest serving member, Roger Harris and to our newest member, Brandy Shaski.  They are going to the Taste of Indio.

He is donating free tickets for all to attend the business expo.