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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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Basic Rights and Liabilities Concerning Nursing Home Admissions in the State of California

When you are admitted to a nursing home, you will be asked to sign an admission agreement that explains your rights and responsibilities and those of the nursing home. In years past, this involved signing contracts written by nursing homes that often contained deceptive or illegal terms. Signing the Agreement The person being admitted to …

April 30, 2018

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NIGC and The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Announce Approval of Alternate Technical Standards for Class II Gaming using Mobile Devices

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2018 – Today the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) announced the approval of alternate standards for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (Agua Caliente) applicable to Class II mobile gaming on its reservation lands in Southern California.  The approval, issued by Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri, allows the Tribe to apply

April 26, 2018

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City Offers Free Shredding

The City will host a free, two-day shredding event at City Hall, 73510 Fred Waring Drive, on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5. Shredding will take place from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. or until the trucks are full. There is no need to remove staples or paper clips. Binders will not be accepted. All …

April 20, 2018

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Business Open 2018

April 20, 2018

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Thanks Mike Renner, from WAC Solution Partners, for letting us know the positive impact we played in helping your business make great connections in our local community!

Just want to thank the Five Star Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce. We always knew the power of Chambers of Commerce, as we started our business in the Seattle/Tacoma area in 1984 we had been members of: Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, South King County and Fife Chambers for 25 years they really were the go …

April 18, 2018

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CalChamber Identifies Three More Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added three more bills to its job killer list, bringing the total number of job killers to 24. The new additions to the list are: • AB 2447 (Reyes; D-Grand Terrace): This bill would force state entities to weigh discrimination factors when deciding whether to certify an environmental …

April 16, 2018

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Help! I’m Losing My Hair

It is normal to shed some hair each day. It’s just part of your hair’s normal growth cycle. However, when scalp shedding exceeds normal levels, it’s wise to visit your dermatologist. Hair loss may indicate an underlying health problem. There are many causes for excessive hair loss. For example, about three or four months after …

April 12, 2018

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Problems With Condo Insurance

Insurance companies slice up your home property pie into four pieces: Main structure, Interior finishes, Personal property, and Other structures. In a standard homeowner’s policy, the individual homeowner owns all four slices and a minimum limit on personal property is fixed. But with condos, individual homeowners own and insure only interior finishes and

April 10, 2018

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Tribe invites community to May 11 groundbreaking for new cultural center

Agua Caliente project includes new museum, spa & bathhouse, Oasis Trail in downtown Palm Springs; opening in 2020 PALM SPRINGS – The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians invites the community to its groundbreaking at 9 a.m. Friday May 11 of its new 5.8-acre cultural center in the heart of downtown Palm Springs that celebrates …

April 10, 2018

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Tax Tips for Business Owners: Can You Save More With A C Corp or S Corp Election?

For decades, CPAs have had a simple piece of tax advice for business owners: Take the small business – or S Corp – election instead of C Corp. But now, the new tax code is shaking up such long-held assumptions. As a business owner, could choosing C Corp be right for you? The S Corp …

April 10, 2018

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10 Questions Leaders Ask in Team Meetings

A few weeks ago my post on Questions to Ask During a One-on-One garnered a lot of attention. Today’s post follows a similar theme and, thanks to a tip from Shannon at Soapbox, provides 10 questions to consider asking during team meetings (with a few of my own ideas thrown in). When is the best …

April 10, 2018

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PDACC- Desert Living Show 04.04.18

April 9, 2018

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Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce – Desert Living Show

April 5, 2018

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On your June 5th Ballot – Statewide Ballot Measures

Your Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Action Team has reviewed and discussed the 5 Propositions you will see on your June 5, 2018 ballot. In examining each of the ballot measures, we looked at how each of these potential laws could impact your business interests and the economic well-being of the entire Coachella …

March 28, 2018

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PDACC- Gym Guyz

March 28, 2018

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Meet an Ambassador: Dee Eckman, Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of California

Deanna (Dee) Eckman has experienced and accomplished more things in her 35+ years in real estate than most people can only imagine. A native of Iowa, Dee spent her professional life as a Director at Cushman & Wakefield in Santa Monica and Marina del Rey (where she headed up their industrial real estate platform for …

March 23, 2018

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Mohs Surgery – A Most Effective Cure for Skin Cancer

Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly specialized and precise technique that offers the highest cure rate among treatments for skin cancer. The Mohs technique aims to preserve as much healthy skin as possible for maximum cosmetic results. An enduring method Mohs micrographic surgery was first developed in the 1930s by Dr. Frederic Mohs. While new …

March 19, 2018

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Spotlighting Short-Term Rentals

Recently, the Palm Desert City Council approved a new ordinance that eventually eliminates short-term rentals in some residential areas (R-1 and R-2 zones) while preserving the opportunity to own and operate vacation rentals in Palm Desert’s planned residential zones, which contain many gated communities along with most of the homes in our community. The

February 21, 2018

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Plan Now, Save Later: Tips For Surviving the 2018 Tax Changes

They say that nothing is ever certain except death and taxes, but that doesn’t quite hold true for 2018. The massive GOP tax cut finally will be going into effect – and causing major changes along the way. Just a little bit of planning, however, can help you come out on top. One of the …

February 14, 2018

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