The Newport Scholarship Award Breakfast

May 2nd, 2013

The Newport Scholarship Award Breakfast was April 30th in Newport Beach and our Co Owner Rob and MB Office Manager Sam attended the award Breakfast!!

Here’s a letter from the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce President and C.E.O. Steve Rosansky

Dear Members and Friends of the Chamber,

Don’t forget to join us at our 52nd Annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast on April 30 from 7:15 AM – 9:00 AM at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club honoring the top scholars from Newport Harbor High, Corona del Mar High and Sage Hill School. Click for reservations and details…52nd Annual Scholarship  Awards Breakfast.

Outstanding student scholars from Newport Harbor, Corona del Mar and Sage Hilll High Schools will be honored for their academic achievements.

The event will also feature guest speaker Keith O’Neill of the Esteem Dream Network, Inc. Keith O’Neill is a father, coach, author, therapist, business consultant and public speaker; his expertise is building self-esteem. Keith has worked with children and adults, well-known celebrities, professional athletes, and some of the biggest and most successful companies in the world.


Presenting Sponsor (One Available) – $2,000

  • BRAND VISIBILITY – Your logo and/or company name will be incorporated into all marketing material, program advertisement, e-newsletter, flyers, mailings, projection screens at the event, and news releases.
  • PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS – Deliver a one-minute message from the podium, receive an on-stage mention at the event, and place promotional pieces on tables.
  • Includes a table for ten people (three seats are reserved for a student athlete and his or her parents), and table signage.


Table Sponsor – $400

  • BRAND VISIBILITY – Your company name will be listed in the event program and the projection screens at the event.
  • Includes a table for ten people (reserve three seats for a student and his or her parents, and table signage.

For sponsorship information, please call Kathleen Sanchez at 949-729-4403.



  • Tickets are $40 each and include breakfast and parking

 The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

Is Freshman Year important?

January 15th, 2013

We are halfway through another school year, and for some of you that means that High school is right around the corner. Since there are 4 years of High School, many students don’t ever think that your Freshman year really is an important year… so I am here to tell you that freshman year really is an important year !! 

Freshman year is a new start for a lot of students…new school, new friends, new teachers/classes.. and every student wants to make a good first impression. For most students, going to a new school can be a big adjustment. Even if you have older brothers or sisters, naturally students will want to pave their own path and create their own reputation. Freshman year will be a chance to find new friends, join interesting extracurricular activities, and adapt to new teachers and their different teaching strategies.

New School: What you decide to do in High School will impact your future… and if you start off on the right track, hopefully your future will turn out bright.
When applying to colleges, they look for not only good grades but also consistency with sports, clubs, and organizations… so when you’re a Freshman, you should try to join either a club or extracurricular that you are passionate about and that you will stick with throughout your 4 years of High School.

New Friends: Usually when you attend High School you will be mixed with new people which is always fun and exciting. These new students could turn out to become some of your closest friends, and Freshman Year is a great way to break the ice and meet new people since you’re all going through the same experience.

New teachers/classes: In terms of new classes and teachers: each year, the learning curriculum will become more vigorous and the work load will become longer and more strenuous. The grades your receive your Freshman year are as important as the grades you receive the most of the years, though Sophomore and Junior year grades are weighted more on your GPA.

Learning to study for Finals will be new to all Freshman, since for most Freshman this will be their first time taking Final exams. Final exams are usually cumulative and there are good strategies to help you when taking the exams. Since grades are always important,  the study habits that you use or learn from others will hopefully improve over time and can help you not only through High School but college as well.

As you can see, Freshman year is very important and can make a good or bad impact on you, depending on your experience. Here’s to a great first year!