By webmaster Larry McIntyre
Watch this site for our June 18th "June on the Patio" reception at Bernard'O Restaurant.
Save the date. Tuesday, June 18th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Bernard'O Restaurant. There will be plenty of food and plenty of shade.
The RBBA May Reception is a celebration of spring.
The RBBA May Reception will be The Barrel Room Wine Bar and Bistro combined with their affiliate URGE American Gastropub
across the courtyard.. Food stations will be available at both locations on The Barrel Room patio and the newly expanded
URGE patio. The courtyard in between as well as the Gazebo will also be available for RBBA members and guests.
Beer selections will be available at URGE with wine
selections at The Barrel Room. Both establishments are
owned by Rancho Bernardo High School graduates Zak
and Nate Higson and Grant Tondro, along with their
newly opened establishment Brothers Provisions. Most
of you are very familiar Brothers
offers a wide array of artisanal
cheeses, high quality charcuterie,
and other accoutrements. Explore their extensive selection of jams, spreads, olive oils, crackers, aged
balsamic vinegars and other fine grocery items. High end meat selections are offered as well as fine
beers and wine. The restaurant section offers a variety of sandwiches, cheese boards, specialty
sandwiches and more.
.....and Chris Burgess is back with his beautiful saxophone music.
The "Spring into Spring" Reception will be held Tuesday, May 21st, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The Barrel Room and URGE
are located in The Plaza in Rancho Bernardo off Bernardo Center Drive.
The reception is free
to RBBA members and $15 for guests. And the first drink is always on the RBBA
RSVP to Mary at 858-451-3406 or by email to Mary Stanton
SUCCESS!! the Rancho Bernardo Business Association
celebrates its 7th Anniversary at Unicorn Jewelry
Many thanks to our host Fred Nasseri and his wonderful Unicorn Jewelry
team for a very special reception. It was a party to remember on a beautiful
Rancho Bernardo evening. Fred gave gifts away every 20 minutes with a
grand prize of a $1500 watch that was won by Jonathan Smith who is joining
the RBBA this month. Members took advantage of Fred's "Members Only" Sale saving up to 65% on many of Unicorn's fine
jewelry and watch selections.
Four of RB's finest restaurants provided
outstanding appetizers. Athens Market Cafe
provided Spanakopita, Hummus Dip Pita
Bread, Tzatziki Sauce, Chicken Ka-bobs, Greek
Meatballs, Raw Veggie Platter and¨›Pastitso.
The Barrel Room provided Deep Fried Shrimp
served with a Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce, Fried
Ravioli: Breaded & Fried Italian Cheese Blend
Ravioli topped with a Creamy Leek Sauce and
served with Zesty Marinara, Garlic Cream
Fettuccini: Fettuccini in a roasted garlic cream
sauce with shredded parmesan and roasted
tomatoes, sundried tomatoes and artichoke
hearts. Bernard'O Restaurant served Short Rib
Croquette with Bleu Cheese and Mushroom,
Horseradish Cream, and Arugula Salad Display
of Domestic and Imported Cheeses, with
Assorted Nuts and Grapes and Assorted Fresh
Seasonal Vegetables, with Herb Buttermilk Dip.
From Cafe Merlot: Seasonal Tropical Fresh
Fruit with jicama and cayenne seasoning, Mini
Bella's, Mini Reuben's and all natural Hummus
and Tapenade with Crackers and Lavosh.
Thanks to all these restaurants and special
thanks and gratitute again to Fred and his
The 2013-2014 Rancho Bernardo Honorary Mayor candidates announced at the April Reception
The 2013-2014 RB Honorary Mayor candidates were announced at the April RBBA Reception. They
are (pictured below left to right) Arlene Cawthorne of Assisting Hands, Alex Monroe of Morgan Stanley
and Maria Pena-Morales of RE/MAX Real Estate
Their campaign begins in earnest at the upcoming May 21st reception at The Barrel Room and URGE.
The candidates are all well known in the community and each has selected a great team to back them.
You can vote as many times as you wish for your favorite candidate or all three if you wish. Voting tickets
are $5 per vote or 6 votes for $25. The tickets will be entered into a drawing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
prizes. The grand prize is a two-night stay at the
RB Inn including a round of golf and breakfast for two.
2nd prize is four $75 gift certificates ($300 value)
Bernard'O Restaurant, Carvers, Cafe Merlot and Athens
Market Cafe. 3rd prize is two $75 gift certificates
($150 value) to The Barrel Room and Urge American
A portion of the money raised will go to organizations
such as Miss RB Scholarship Fund, RB Historical Society,
RB Community Foundation, RB Hall of Fame, and the
Boys and Girls Club.
The campaign will end at the RBBA's popular Savour RB
Food Fare Tuesday, October 15th, at Bernardo Heights
Country Club at 6:30pm when the winning candidate
will be announced. The two runnerups will serve as the
Mayor's Deputy Honorary Mayors. The Grand Prize and
2nd and 3rd prize drawings will also be held the same evening.
Brown Bag Lunch a Learning Experience
RBAA members and guests had a great opportunity, in one hour, to learn how to take advantage of internet marketing
strategies that drive traffic and generate more leads to increase sales.
Our guest speaker, David Carleton, a Local Business Marketing Success Consultant specializes in showing small business
owners how to spend less and get more from their marketing and advertising using low-cost strategies in local business
marketing, including generating leads and taking advantage of internet marketing and social media. He also went into detail
on how to take advantage of search engines such as Google so your business is always on the first search page. Everyone
agreed that they took in a lot of great information that they will now use to increase their business. Many indicated that
they were so impressed with David's presentation they were considering learning more from him individually.
Dave has been a keynote speaker for many industry and trade groups across the United States and is a frequent guest on
KUSI and Channel 6 in San Diego.
Visit David's website for more information at: http://www.LocalBusinessMarketingSuccess.com.
Many thanks to our host for the Brown Bag Lunch - Maria Pena-Morales of RE/MAX RB and the RE/MAX RB office for the use
of their facilities.
Don't miss the next RBBA Morning Networking Meeting....A great way to start your day!
The successful monthly RBBA
Morning Networking Meetings are
scheduled every fourth Tuesday
of each month
The next Networking Breakfast Meeting is
Tuesday, May 28th, at Athens Market Cafe.
Athens is owned by Board member Nick
Anastasopoulos and is located at 11640 Carmel
Mountain Road in Carmel Mountain Ranch next to
the Reading Theater. The Networking Breakfast
begins at 8:00am and ends at approximately
The goal of the morning networking meeting is
to provide an enjoyable and fun way for fellow
RBBA members to get to know each other with the
strong possibility of generating future referrals.
There will be no exclusivity of business categories
and no mandatory lead referrals at any of our
meetings. Members will have the chance to sign
up and bring the "nosh" for a future meeting in exchange for the opportunity to speak for 5
minutes to the group. We will have a second
speaker chosen at random that will also have the
opportunity to speak about their business for
Each member will have a minute or two to
introduce themselves and their business to the
This is an excellent opportunity to market your
business to interested members and to discover
what other members have to offer you.
Please email your RSVP to Arlene Cawthorne our
Morning Networking Co-chair today.
Your RBBA is working hard to make
your membership in the RBBA a great
investment for you.
The 2nd Annual Bob Wells Memorial
Rubber Ducky Race, $500 winner is
RBBA member Larry Cook.
The 2nd Annual Bob Wells Memorial Rubber Ducky Race held in
Webb Park on Saturday, April 20, following the "Hats Off for
Volunteers" ceremony at the park, was a photo finish with Larry
Cook's duck narrowly beating Gigi Brintwood's duck. The race was
close throughout with over 400 little rubber duckies entered.
Some of the family of the late (and great) Bob Wells were present
to help in the event. Bob's son-in-law Bob Davie and his grandson
Bradley Davie took part along with Scott and Alex Lawn in throwing all the duckies in the water
simultaneously. Also present were Bob's daughter Sharyn and son David.
A portion of the proceeds will be distributed to local organizations.
2013 Miss Rancho Bernardo and Miss Rancho Bernardo Teen are crowned.
Katherine Da Silva, an 18-year-old Rancho Bernardo High senior, and Kayla Anderson, a 16-year-old Del Norte High junior,
were crowned 2013 Miss Rancho Bernardo and Miss Rancho Bernardo Teen. The two queens will represent the community
at a wide variety of events including RBBA receptions and events. The RBBA has sponsored the Miss RB Scholarship program
for many years. The queens are pictured below with Larry McIntyre, RBBA President.
Third Alarm Coffee ribbon cutting.
RBBA member Rich Brocchini, a fireman for 18 years and now a Battalion Chief, recently opened his new coffee kiosk in
front of Carl's Jr. on Bernardo Center Drive. If you're on the go, heading to work or just out and about, pull through their
drive-thru and enjoy one of their premium hot or cold coffee drinks, teas, smoothies and fresh pastries.
The RB firefighters from Firehouse 33 were supposed to be in the photo below but had to leave on a call. When they
returned, there were a few RBBA members still around for the second photo that included the firefighters and one of
Remington Club celebrates their 25th Anniversary open house with an RBBA
The Remington Club retirement community began its 26th year with a smashing 30's to 50's theme with Marilyn and
Elvis impersonarors, 50's automobiles and plenty of appetizers for the large crowd. The afternoon kicked off with an
RBBA ribbon cutting. Kristen Kearnaghan, Executive Director of Remington Club, did the honor of cutting the ribbon.
iA few of the RBBA members and guests enjoying the Remington Club open house were Jan Dunlap, Scott Lawn.
Marty Judge, Beverly Judge, Debbie Kurth, Patti Hall and Terry Klinker.
THE RBBA KEEPS GROWING! 6 new members in April
Richard Brocchini - Third Alarm Coffee www.thirdalarmcoffee.com
Renee VanHeel - Pay it Forward Processing www.pfprocessing.com
David Carleton - Local Business Marketing Success www.LocalBusinessMarketingSuccess.com
Dr. Gianne Brintwood (Gigi) - Active Balance Chiropractic
Sandra Jaffe - The Financial Edge
Tom Kaa - Real Living Lifestyles
Rancho Bernardo buries time capsule to be opened in 50 years
To see what was placed in the time capsule and how it was sealed click here.
Watch a short movie of Rancho Bernardo's 50th Birthday Party September 22nd, 2012. The video was videotaped
and edited by RBBA member WeTubeU
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Take advantage of your membership
Did you know that the RBBA will send out your information not only to members but to a growing list of 900 people?
Do you want to promote a product, a service or special offer? We will send it at no cost to you. You can send us a
flyer or just send us your info and we will create a message for you. All we need is your copy, your logo and any
photos you would like to use. We will send you a proof for approval before we send your info to the list.
Your RBBA is working hard to make your membership in the RBBA a great investment for you.
Join one of these RBBA committees to better serve our membership.
Your input is important and invaluable.
We eagerly invite members to become part of any of the 13 committees available to help in creating or
enhancing existing educational opportunities as well as promoting business among our members through support,
promotion, networking, advertising, and customer referrals.
Committees include the Membership Committee, Marketing and Program Committee, Brown Bag Lunch
Committee, Savour RB Committee, Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Committee, Reception Committee
and the Political or Business Luncheon Committee.
We also have five new recently formed committees. They are:
1. The New Programs Committee This is a brainstorming committee designed to come up with new ideas that
would be of educational and social interest to the membership.
2. Membership Committee This committee is in charge of creating at least two membership drives per year and
may solicit members to join them in their endeavor to increase membership.
2. Welcoming Committee This committee will consist of a number of greeters who will welcome new members,
present the RBBA packet of brochures, decals, member certificates, take publicity photos, etc. and, if applicable,
stage ribbon cuttings.
3. Door Prize and Business Tabletop Committee This committee will be responsible for contacting members for
door prizes to be given away at receptions and for encouraging businesses to take advantage of a business table
at each reception.
4. Member Promotions eBlast Committee Encourage members to offer discounts and promotions through an
email blast to every member.
5. RB Honorary Mayor Committee Each year this committee selects at least 3 members to run for RB Honorary
Mayor to raise funds for selected non-profit organizations. The Mayor and his/her Deputies preside over a number
of RBBA events and functions.
If you would like to be a part of any of these committees please call Mary at 858-451-3406 or email her at
ManagementServices@san.rr.com and she will get you in contact with the appropriate committee chairperson.
If you have any comments or suggestions for this column or the website in general, we invite your thoughts
and opinions by emailing, RBBA webmaster, Larry McIntyre.