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Cultural Center Construction Update

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians thanks all of you who joined us at the Agua Caliente Cultural Center Groundbreaking celebration on Friday May 11. More than 350 community members helped us kick off the two-year construction cycle for our 5.8-acre project in the heart of downtown Palm Springs that celebrates the Tribe’s history, …

June 14, 2018

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The New Tax Law took the “Fun” out of Tax Deductions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated the deduction for business entertainment expenses, as well as for meals related to business entertainment – such as the expense of a hot dog at a baseball game, or lunch at the golf course. Prior to the TCJA, business meals and entertainment were both deductible – but limited …

June 11, 2018

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2018 Business Awards Nominees

Citizen of the Year: Attorney Michael J. McGuire – California Elder Law Center Ellie Marks – California Brain Tumor Association Bob Leach – Hotel Paseo Scott White – Greater Palm Springs CVB Patrick Klein – Gardens at El Paseo / El Paseo Village Dominique Fruchtman – Escape Room Palm Springs Eric Morcus – Kaiser

June 8, 2018

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A Centrist Approach

Op-Ed article for PDACC. Politics is a constant battle of ideas, ideals, and methodologies. Some see their arguments with a religious interpretation, while others want just the facts and try to fit the issues into a sterile environment to be dissected. The Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce, the Desert’s only U.S. Chamber of Commerce …

June 1, 2018

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PALM DESERT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES CHAMBER VETERAN TODD RHODEN AS ITS NEW PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Todd Rhoden, MBA, has been named the new President and CEO of the 5 Star Accredited Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce (“PDACC”). Mr. Rhoden was chosen after an extensive nationwide search of over 400 applicants. Mr. Rhoden was the best of the best. “PDACC’s Board of Directors created a Search Committee that conducted an …

May 30, 2018

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President’s Circle Award for the 10th year in a row

Our own Debbie Frazer, receiving the President’s Circle Award for the 10th year in a row, at the CalChamber Capitol Summit in Sacramento!

May 24, 2018

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Four Tips to Save Your Skin and Beat the Heat

Here are four ways to look your best without the summer sun and heat getting the best of you. 1. Use Sunscreen – Apply and Reapply Besides UVA rays contributing to premature aging, just one sunburn every two years as an adult triples your risk of Melanoma. Sunscreen only works if you apply it and …

May 3, 2018

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Desert Living Show – Agua Caliente Band Of Cahuilla Indians

May 2, 2018

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Desert Living Show – Desert.Live

May 2, 2018

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Do You Need Travel Insurance?

As temperatures rise here in the valley, many local residents begin their season of travel and adventure. Travel insurance is intended to cover your actual financial loss when your trip is interrupted. Do you need it? It depends. Our recommended insurance philosophy is “sweat the big stuff”…lost luggage isn’t big stuff. On the other hand, …

May 2, 2018

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