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Harrisons Welcome New City Mayors
Camarillo Chamber's Business Expo on Jan. 30
Chamber to Celebrate 'Best of Carpinteria' on Jan. 25
Agromin's Bill Camarillo Earns VCEDA's Carl Lowthrop Award
Spend an 'Evening with the Stars' for Santa Clara Valley Kids
Harrison Receives Developments on AB 341 and AB 32
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Harrisons Welcome New City Mayors

Brad Stein
Brad Stein
Kevin Kildee
Kevin Kildee
Cheryl Heitmann
Cheryl Heitmann
The Harrison Family and I wish to congratulate the new mayors in the cities we serve: Cheryl Heitmann in Ventura, Kevin Kildee in Camarillo, Brad Stein in Carpinteria, Carlon Strobel in Ojai, Manuel Minjares in Fillmore and Andrew Fox in Thousand Oaks.

Andrew Fox
Andrew Fox
Manuel Minjares
Manuel Minjares
Carlon Strobel
Carlon Strobel
For Andrew, it's the fifth time that he is holding the gavel at Thousand Oaks City Council meetings. That's dedication to one's community! We look forward to continuing to provide you and your constituents with trash and recycling service that is second to none. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. We're here to serve.

Camarillo Chamber's Business Expo on Jan. 30 

Camarillo Business
                                              ExpoThe Camarillo Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo is right around the corner. It's on Thursday, Jan. 30 and runs from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District office at 1605 E. Burnley St.

Harrison Industries is a Key sponsor of the Business Expo, and Recycling Coordinator Peter Gutierrez and I will be manning a table and available to answer all your questions about trash collection and recycling.

The theme for the Business Expo is, "A List - Academy Awards." The Chamber invites all to dress up and decorate their booth in an Academy Award theme. Prizes will be given to the guest/exhibitors in the Best Dress Up/Costume & Best Decorated Booth.

I really enjoy this event because it gives a big lift to the business community by providing local companies and organizations a chance to share their products and services with area residents and one another.

It's also a good opportunity to mingle with old friends and a lot of fun! There is food- and wine-tasting, so there's a real "party feel" to this event.

Chamber to Celebrate 'Best of Carpinteria' on Jan. 25

Carp awards Gala General Manager Lynn Harrison and his wife Patty will be representing Harrison Industries when the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrates the "Best of Carpinteria" at its 56th annual Community Awards Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 25.  

Volunteerism is the focus of this wonderful community event that will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club, 4849 Foothill Road. The "Carpinterian" and "Junior Carpinterian of the Year" are honored, and the Chamber also presents special awards to the outstanding large and small businesses of the Carpinteria Valley.

In addition, local educators are recognized and service clubs and nonprofit organizations name their individual outstanding volunteers.

Harrison Industries is honored that the Boys & Girls Club of Carpinteria has recognized us as its 2013 Business of the Year.

It's going to be an inspiring evening and we look forward to seeing many of our fellow Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce members there. For tickets, please call 684-5479 or go to www.carpinteriachamber.org.

Agromin's Bill Camarillo Earns VCEDA's Carl Lowthrop Award  

Bill Camarillo
Bill Camarillo
Congratulations to Bill Camarillo of Agromin, for receiving the Ventura County Economic Development Association's Carl F. Lowthrop Golden Eagle Award for outstanding public service. Bill accepted the award at VCEDA's 65th annual Installation of Officers event on Dec. 3 at Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard.

The award is named in honor of Carl Lowthrop, whose vision guided VCEDA for more than 20 years. It is selected by the current VCEDA chairperson and honors the organization's board member who has provided leadership and guidance above and beyond the call of duty. Ellen Brown of Volt Workforce Solutions recognized Bill for the valuable advice he gave her during her first year as chair. Bill served as VCEDA chair in 2012.

"With no prior chairperson experience I relied on Bill to help me look at things from many different angles so sound decisions could be made," Ellen says. "Bill always makes himself available and never hesitated to give me his frank counsel. 2013 was a challenging year for VCEDA and Bill worked tirelessly to network within the greater Ventura County community presenting the benefits of membership in VCEDA."

Last year, I received the Golden Eagle Award. It is an honor that I'll always cherish because VCEDA is so important to the economic vitality of Ventura County. I know Bill feels the same way.

Spend an 'Evening with the Stars' for Santa Clara Valley Kids  

Boys
                                    & Girls Club of Santa Clara
                                    Valley's 10th annual auction and
                                    dinner Ever dream of walking the red carpet at the Hollywood premier of a blockbuster movie or the Academy Awards? The microphones, the TV cameras, the paparazzi... Well, here's your chance, and you'll be doing it for a great cause!

On Saturday, Feb. 15, the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley is holding its 10th annual auction and dinner at the Saticoy Country Club. This year's theme is, "An Evening with the Stars."

Harrison Industries is an enthusiastic sponsor of this fun-filled event that begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by a silent auction, dinner and a live auction.

Live auction items include vacation packages, sporting events, dining and entertainment packages, artwork, jewelry, gift baskets and assorted wines. Tickets are $90 per person, with proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley.

Saticoy Country Club is located at 4450 North Clubhouse Drive in Somis. For tickets or to donate an auction item, call Pearl Galvan at 525-7910. Do it and you'll become a star to hundreds of kids in the Santa Clara Valley!

Harrison Receives Developments on AB 341 and AB 32

Environmental Engineering Lobbyist Evan Edgar (right) held a Dec. 20 meeting attended by Ventura Mayor Cheryl Heitmann (front center) and from left: Harrison Industries VP Jim Harrison; Mike Smith of Waste Management; Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station GM George Harrison; Harrison Engineer Mike Harrison; and Agromin CEO Bill Camarillo. Harrison President Ralph Harrison also attended.
Evan Edgar, principal of Edgar & Associates, a Sacramento environmental engineering firm specializing in solid waste management, spoke at the Ventura County Waste Haulers Association breakfast at Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station on Dec. 20 to deliver a progress report on recycling and greenhouse gas emissions legislation.

Regarding Assembly Bill 341, which requires a 75 percent recycling rate for all municipalities in California by the year 2020, Edgar reported that Harrison Industries and the cities we serve are well on track to meet this goal. He used figures from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to calculate the recycling rates of our franchise clients as following: Ventura (74 percent), Camarillo (74 percent), Carpinteria (74 percent), Thousand Oaks (70 percent), Ojai (62 percent), Fillmore (60 percent) and unincorporated Ventura County (60 percent).

Assembly Bill 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act, requires municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020 and further reduce greenhouse gas emission levels by 80 percent of 1990 levels by the year 2050. Edgar reported that legislators in the next two months would determine benchmarks for meeting AB 32's goals.

Edgar owns the greenest of the green engineering firms in the state. With his guidance, Harrison Industries is committed to helping our client franchises meet the goals of AB 341 and AB 32. We'll keep you posted on further developments.
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