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  • Chamber Chat - Fridays at 8:00am on KX FM 104.7


    Hosted by Ed Steinfeld, 'Chamber Chat' is a 20 minute spot on KX FM 104.7 featuring a different Chamber member each week. Click the links below to listen to each week's podcast! If you are interested in being on Chamber Chat, please e-mail paula@lagunabeachchamber.org to schedule your interview.*


    March 27th: Christopher Lorenzana, Small Business Administration

    The Deputy Director in charge of the OC & Inland Empire SBA, Christopher Lorenzana, and Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold, Executive Director of the Laguna Beach Chamber Of Commerce join us for a detailed conversation about the ways local businesses, and non-profits can request assistance from the SBA, as part of the $350 billion dollar SBA loan program, that’s part of the 2 trillion dollar rescue & relief plan just passed by congress.

    March 6th: Judy Davidson, Franchoice

    A really fun and informative conversation with an expert in all things franchised. Judy Davidson steps into the studio to tell us about the fantastic consultation services offered by FranChoice, what should be your first stop before considering franchise ownership.

    February 21st: Hannah & Amelia, Amenah

    Ed & Paula welcome Hannah and Amelia from Amenah. 


    February 14th: Sharael Kolberg, Kolberg Creative Services

    Local business Kolberg Creative Servieces. amd absolutely necessary addition to any business, is spotlighted on todays chat. We learn the multiple ways they can help you drive customers to your business. We also learn a lot about the amazing life led by Sharael Kolberg. Along with Ashley von Gremp from the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, its a conversation worthy of a listen.


    February 7th: Paige Strayer, Dawg~Ma Companion Care

    Paula & Ed welcome the owner of Dawg~Ma, and all 'round animal lover Paige Strayer, in for a chat about the best places in Laguna to walk your dogs, and her website, OCdogfriendly.com.


    January 30th: Kristen Camuglia & Adriana Galdamez, Cox Communications

    On the 20th anniversary of COX Cares, we find out from Kristen Camuglia and Adriana Galdamez whats coming up on COX.


    January 24th: Debra Ball, Love Those Paws & Liz Monaco, Coastal Concierge

    Ed welcomes Ashley von Gremp from the Chamber, Debra Ball of Love Those Paws dog walking service and Liz Monaco, the 'Coastal Concierge'. 


    January 10th: Louis Weil, Berkshire Hathaway

    Ed welcomes Ashley von Gremp(Executive Director Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold is on the DL this week) and Louis Weil in for a discussion about his role at Berkshire Hathaway, his role on the Design Review Board, and their role in our community. We also manage to talk a little football...

    December 20th: Veniroe, Jewel of Laguna

    Join Paula & Ed in a chat with Joanne Im and Gemma Park from Veniroe. They discuss their beautifully designed jewelry and the process behind the unique pieces. Listen in to find out what inspires them!

    December 13th: Dr. Adrienne O'Connell, Laguna Beach Aesthetics

    Board Certified Physician, and local Lagunan, Dr. Adrienne O'Connell joins Paula & Ed to discuss her tireless work keeping our skin healthy and looking its best. A fascinating conversaion about everything from the latest innovations in cosmetic dermatology to her experience as a practicing ER physician. Take a few minutes to meet a very interesting local physician!

    December 6th: J.J. Ballesteros, Ballesteros Group Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

    Paula & Ed welcome J.J. Ballesteros, from the Ballesteros Group Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. They cover everything from investment properties to his duties at President of the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, his beautiful family, Hospitality Night, community involvement, and the fact that he studied hard and maintained focus at the nation's #1 party campus, SD State University. A great conversation with a valued member of our community.

    November 29th: Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold & Ashley von Gremp, Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce

    With Small Business Saturday set to take place under sunny & beautiful conditions, Ed gets the latest from Paula & Ashley on the participation of over 90 local merchants. It's an informative, and important conversation about supporting local merchants, not just this coming Saturday, but year round. Best of all, we get a sampling of Paula's awesome taste in music.

    November 22nd: Julie Laughton, Julie Laughton Design Build

    WOW! Meet someone who accesses the entirety of BOTH halves of her brain! Paula & Ed welcome Julie Laughton, the perfect combination of artistic creativity and technical wizardry... and it shows in her finished product. In her remodel and redesign of high end properties, her attention to detail is incomparable.

    November 15th: Gail Landau, Catmosphere Laguna

    Paula and Ed speak with a true Laguna Beach treasure.. Gail Landau, who has taken her love of cats, and created a PURRfect place to visit with and possible adopt them. Catmosphere is a uniquely imagined, necessary non-profit in our community. We cover all things feline, including the Dec. 5 event at GG's Bistro for the Catmosphere Laguna Foundation from 6-9pm, as well as Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30.

    November 8th: Carmelit Green, Troy Lee Designs

    A truly unique local business, combining magnificent artwork and the sport world's toughest protective gear. Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Paula Honrbuckle-Arnold and Ed welcome Carmelit Green, the driving force behind Troy Lee Designs, and their very eclectic relationship with our city. Our conversation takes us from artist and athlete Troy Lee's first works, to his current involvement in racing of all sorts. With a celebration of racing & art heritage on November 23rd, Carmelit and Paula tell us all about Small Business Saturday, and the importance of supporting local, small businesses.

    November 1st: Marcela Owen, Health and Prosperity Coach

    Ed is joined by Ashley von Gremp of the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Marcela Owen, a health and prosperity coach, who helps busy, sometimes overwhelmed women release stress, and regain focus. With a seminar coming up on the 19th, it's a fascinating conversation about the stress we all carry in our daily lives, and how to better deal with it.

    October 25th: Jeff Redeker, CalPrivate Bank

    Ed and Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold chat with Jeff Redeker, Senior VP/Relationship Manager at CalPrivate Bank, and community involved local Lagunan. Our conversation takes us everywhere from his involvement in this year's Grapes for Grads, to the Oak St. Halloween party, to his splitting allegiances during Laguna Beach/Dana Point high school football games. Take a moment, and get to meet a business leader, who is heavily involvd and invested in our community.

    October 18th: Dawn Knepper, Buchalter

    Ed welcomes Dawn Knepper, a Labor and Employment attorney of Buchalter Law, and Paula Hornbuckle -Arnold, Executive Director of the Laguna Beach Chamber Of Commerce.  Together, they’re offering a live, interactive sexual harassment training seminar, October 22, at The Boys & Girls Club Of Laguna Beach, that will meet training requirements. We also hear a great discussion on labor laws, and recent California laws signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.


    *To be featured on Chamber Chat, you must be a current Chamber member in good standing. If you would like to join the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, click here.