Our Member Spotlight this week comes from our monthly Business@Breakfast networking events, which feature a guest speaker and provide you with an opportunity to promote your business.
Why did I join the Chamber?
I joined the chamber in January 2020 to get more involved in the Ventura County business community, to meet other business owners, and to be a source of information for other businesses. I joined the Oxnard Chamber Ambassadors one month before COVID started, which stopped all in-person meetings. After 18 months, I attended my first ribbon-cutting ceremony! I am excited that the Camarillo and Oxnard Chambers have joined because together we are smarter, stronger, and have a bigger voice. I am very much looking forward to meeting members of the Camarillo Chamber. Lots of familiar faces!
PrideStaff is an award-winning staffing and recruiting company with 85 offices around the country. I am the owner of the offices in Thousand Oaks and Oxnard. We pride ourselves on making staffing personal again. We try to build strong, long-term relations with our clients and our candidates. We provide staffing for office jobs (admin, receptionist, customer service, paralegal, legal assistants, financial staff, and medical front office) as well as light industrial jobs (manufacturing, assembly, and warehouse).
About Daan Renssen
I am originally from The Netherlands and moved to the USA in 2010. I opened the PrideStaff Thousand Oaks office in 2013 and the Oxnard office in 2017 to realize the American dream. I love working with the local business community. When I am not working, I enjoy our beautiful nature walking my two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, hiking, or mountain biking, and enjoy some of the amazing restaurants in our area. I am married and have three kids, but we are about to become empty nesters. A new phase in our lives...more time to travel???
We recently welcomed Ryan Charlon Insurance & Financial Services as a member of the WVCBA community! From insurance for your life and home, to insurance for your cars and pets, they will ensure that you are armed with the appropriate information to make an informed decision. Learn more at www.mycamarilloagent.com.
What products or services do you provide?
What is your mission statement?
Our mission is to help our State Farm customers insure against what can go wrong so they can invest in what can go right.
What’s one thing the business is known for?
I am a second generation State Farm Agent, proud father, blessed husband, grateful son, loyal friend, and a small business owner who wants to make a positive impact in the lives of my Customers, my Team, and my Community. I am very fortunate to say I enjoy what I do and have welcomed the personal and professional growth over my long tenure with State Farm.
At the Ryan Charlon State Farm Agency we are well equipped to offer you any Insurance and Financial Services plan found in the marketplace today, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right fit for you.
If you are looking for a local, State Farm office that takes the time to the understand what’s important to you, helps identify your specific goals and dreams, and arms you with the appropriate information so you can make an informed decision – this State Farm Agency is for you.
We are Camarillo, Somis, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura County’s premier State Farm Agency. We are more than superior insurance protection, we are problem solvers.
My Agency can help you plan and protect your family's financial future with a variety of Life Insurance options. My Team and I can ensure your Business and your Commercial vehicles are properly covered. We can assist in developing a personalized income coverage plan. Our office can insure your Cars, Motorcycles, Recreational Vehicles, Homeowners, Renters, Condo, Apartment, Boat, Jewelry, and even your Pets.
We look forward to assisting you with your Insurance and Financial Service needs, whether it be in person, over the phone or online. #statefarmcamarillo #mycamarilloagent
Why did you select Camarillo as your business location?
Camarillo is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Ryan is happily married and has a 7-year-old son. Ryan’s wife works at the Naval Air Station, Point Mugu and their son attends a local elementary school with aspirations of becoming a sea doctor one day.
Are there any new products you want to highlight?
Banking: Invest in your future and help meet your goals with State Farm® Investment Planning Services. You’re offered a variety of account types and multiple investment products. Banking, your way. When, where, and how you want. When you're looking for help to achieve your financial goals, we want to be your first and best choice in Camarillo, CA. Thanks to an all-new alliance between U.S. Bank and State Farm®, now, you'll be able to apply for U.S. Bank Checking, Savings, CDs and Retirement CDs.
Pet Insurance: When your pets need medical attention, the last thing you should worry about is cost. Unfortunately, many pet owners find themselves facing tough decisions about their dog or cat’s care. We’re here to help. State Farm works with Trupanion – a leader in high-quality pet medical insurance – to make it easier for pet owners to care for their furry family members.
We recently welcomed Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers as a member of the WVCBA community! Located off of Rose Avenue in Oxnard, Raising Cane's is committed to being part of the community and strives to support the local schools and non-profit organizations to make a positive impact. Visit them online at www.raisingcanes.com.
What products or services do you provide? Fresh, never frozen, high quality Chicken Fingers Meals
How and when did the business get started? Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS has more than 550 Restaurants in 31 states and the Middle East with 75 new Restaurants and 20 new markets planned for 2021. The company has ONE LOVE®—quality chicken finger meals—and is continually recognized for its unique business model and customer satisfaction. Raising Cane’s vision is to grow Restaurants, serving our Customers, all over the world and be the brand for quality chicken finger meals, a great Crew, cool Culture and active Community involvement. In addition to being named the “Fastest Growing Chicken Chain” by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2020, Raising Cane’s was also named the #1 fast-casual restaurant for “Keeping Customers Safe.”
What is the company's mission or motto? Fast, Fresh, Clean and Have Fun
What’s one thing the business is known for over its competitors? High Quality, Fresh, never frozen chicken fingers, house-made cane's sauce and our fresh squeezed lemonade
How can the community help the business? We would love to be connected to the community to support it and be an active participant in everything Oxnard.
We recently welcomed B & B Mensch Security, Inc. as a member of the Oxnard Chamber community!
The Thousand Oaks-based business is a veteran-owned consultant and management security company that is fully insured and licensed in California. They provide unarmed/armed uniformed agents and plain clothes agents, and specialize in Executive Protection, Estate/Residential Protection, Religious Institutions, Corporate Offices/Property, and Events. Visit their website to find out more.
What products or services do you provide?
Unarmed and armed uniformed or plain clothes security agents
How and when did the business get started?
Our security company initiated at the end of December 2019 but our cadre has an extensive 30+ years of experience in the security sector and military background which we have transition our expertise into the civilian security sector.
What is the company's mission or motto?
Our commitment is to surpass your expectations with transparency and we are determined to protect the livelihoods you cherish with little to no disruptions. So, you can focus on what matters to you most.
What’s one thing the business is known for over its competitors?
We believe in quality not quantity. We provide trained and certified security agents. Not discarding the fact that we are an equal opportunity company that also provides training or commits to keep their guards trained year-round and as a result our clients receive quality services for a hassle-free lifestyle.
Are there any new or upcoming projects/products/events/etc. you can tell us about?
Our CEO is currently taking extensive training on surviving, being proactive and reactive to an active shooter situation. By the beginning of July 2021, we should have an established training to offer our clients and any other facilities that are interested in this type of training.
How can the our community help the business?
The community can help us by making everyone aware that we will soon offer active shooter training and it’s very difficult to promote this because no one likes to think of the fact that this could happen, but we need to be proactive not reactive. But, if needing to be reactive, what is the proper way to do so. We won't be able to save lives that could have been saved if this training would of been taken by more individuals prior to being in this type of devastating events.
What else should potential clients/customers know?
The purpose of our company is to help others by providing security services but also help those who are less fortunate and cannot afford security. As a supplement, we can give educational trainings for survival in case they are in a life-threatening situation.
OPCF will support community outreach and programs for OPD’s personnel and family members
A group of community members have come together with the Oxnard Police Department to form the Oxnard Police Community Foundation (OPCF). The goal of the independent 501(c)(3) non-profit is to enhance public safety in the City of Oxnard by providing financial support to the Oxnard Police Department. The OPCF will support critical programs that are not funded by the City of Oxnard, such as community engagement events and peer support following traumatic work-related incidents.
“I’m very excited to partner with the Foundation to make Oxnard safer and stronger. With the Foundation’s support of our community events, we will continue to increase trust and respect,” said Police Chief Jason Benites. “The Foundation’s support for officer wellness will allow us to better care for our officers, dispatchers, and support staff that protect and serve in this difficult and challenging profession.”
Policing through community engagement and partnerships is one of the ways the Oxnard Police Department is helping to reduce crime while making lasting connections between law enforcement and the public. Many communities across the country are forming nonprofit foundations to bridge funding gaps and assist law enforcement in acquiring the tools not covered in the regular budget.
“We hope the Foundation will help improve the quality of life for everyone in our Oxnard community by encouraging positive contacts between the police and residents and fostering programs and initiatives to enhance public safety in Oxnard,” stated Stacy Miller, Chair of the Board of Directors.
We hope the community will consider becoming a partner today and supporting this worthwhile effort. - Chief Jason Benites
The OPCF is guided by a Board of Directors composed of community members and sworn police personnel. The Board works with the leadership of the Oxnard Police Department to ensure the Foundation’s priorities and objectives align with those of the Department. The Board Executive Committee includes Stacy Miller, President, Carey Everhart, Vice President and Delia Campbell, Chief Financial Officer. Board Members include Jason Benites, Chief of Police and Luis McArthur, Police Commander.
For more information about the Oxnard Police Community Foundation please contact Paul Carganilla at (805) 385-7631.
To donate please visit us online at OPDFoundation.org. Donors can also send a check made payable to:
Oxnard Police Community Foundation
3600 South Harbor Boulevard #152
Oxnard, CA 93035