Dameron Communications of San Bernardino, CA has been honored with recognition by UpCity.com in its selection of “Top PR Agencies 2022.”
San Bernardino, Calif. – Dameron Communications of San Bernardino, CA has been honored with recognition by UpCity.com in its selection of “Top PR Agencies 2022.”
Carl Dameron, founder of Dameron Communications said: “This is quite an honor for us. The fact that UpCity.com included Dameron Communications in its selection of “Top PR Agencies 2022,” signals that our constant efforts toward business excellence are paying off. We are proud to be included in this recognition.”
Dameron Communications’ is an Advertising and public relations agency based in Southern California receiving award-winning client accolades, and delivering effective Advertising and public relations for more than 30 years.
“We infuse research and creativity into our advertising and public relations methods to deliver winning and measurable results,” said Dameron.
He added, “We serve clients who make the world a better place: businesses small or large; candidates; governments or nonprofits; and products, services, or causes. We reach our clients’ communications goals.”
Following the publication of Dameron Communications’ selection for UpCity.com’sTop PR Agencies 2022 list, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dameron Communications to the “Registry of Business Excellence™”. An exclusive recognition plaque, shown above, has been designed to commemorate this honor.
For more information on Dameron Communications, located in San Bernardino, CA please call 909-534-9500, or visit Dameron Communications.com.
“I’ve quit drinking and for the first time in years, I was able to buy school clothes for my children and a sturdy pair of shoes for myself for work. Mike Delgado at The Salvation Army is helping me now to qualify for section 8 housing. I’m excited about work and feel so much better now that a big weight has been taken off of me. All I can say is that you should never give up.” (From left) Angel, Hope, Zoe, Andrew, Nicholas and Noah (twins), and Amanda Arista.
“We’re gonna be okay, thanks to the Salvation Army!” says Amanda Arista
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF.—A few years ago, a young mother saw her children’s dad getting into trouble with drugs and going downhill. She got him involved with the Salvation Army’s Hospitality House program and today he’s clean and sober, has a good job and his life is in good order.
Unfortunately, things later took a turn for the worse for that single mother of six, Amanda Arista. In 2019 she lost her job and was evicted from the residence she had been renting, along with her children ages 10 to 16. She didn’t know what to do and it broke her heart to place three of her children with their father and three with her mother. Then Covid hit.
Her mom got ill and Amanda started caring for her. For a while, her mother got better but then took a turn for the worse and passed away in August 2021. Amanda went on a mental and emotional roller coaster, sometimes up, sometimes down. Her mom had always been the one to help her with paperwork for things like applying for government help. She found herself unable to fill out Social Security assistance forms.
Amanda Arista said “I prayed for help from God and who should come to my rescue but my children’s father, Miguel, who got in touch and told me he hadn’t realized how bad things were.”
Amanda started drinking heavily and got into such a dark mood that she was sometimes afraid to leave her room. She was losing the will to live. She prayed for help from God and who should come to her rescue but her children’s father, Miguel, who got in touch and told her he hadn’t realized how bad things were.
And that’s when everything started to change for the better. The man she had helped to recover from his own downward spiral now turned out to be the one to help her. On a Saturday, Miguel told her about the Salvation Army’s Hospitality House program and that as it helped him, it could now help her.
The following Monday, Naomi Goforth, the Hospitality House Program Director, and Mike Delgado, the Social Services Director for the Salvation Army’s San Bernardino Corps, contacted her and processed her into the same program that had been so helpful for Miguel.
Delgado says, “Usually, our referrals come from churches, county agencies or veterans’ programs. Amanda’s case was different, as her children’s father, who she had referred to us a few years ago, was the one who got her into our program. It’s a great example of ‘paying it forward’ paying off for her and her children.”
“I was really in a dark place,” says Amanda, “depressed and anxious, talking to myself. Miguel saw that I needed help, and he got me connected with the Salvation Army. Today, I’m mentally stable, I have a place to live, I have my kids back with me and in school, and I have a job working for Super 8. The Salvation Army is paying the rent on two motel rooms for us, as the Hospitality House residence is at capacity right now.
Mike Delgado says, “Usually, our referrals come from churches, county agencies or veterans’ programs. Amanda’s case was different, as her children’s father, who she had referred to us a few years ago, was the one who got her into our program. It’s a great example of ‘paying it forward’ paying off for her and her children.”
“I’ve quit drinking and for the first time in years, I was able to buy school clothes for my children and a sturdy pair of shoes for myself for work. Mike Delgado is helping me now to qualify for section 8 housing. I’m excited about work and feel so much better now that a big weight has been taken off of me. All I can say is that you should never give up.”
The Salvation Army is able to help people like Miguel, Amanda and their children thanks to the generosity of the people and organizations who contribute money and other resources like food and clothing. To find out more about the Salvation Army’s Hospitality House Program and other Salvation Army services, visit their website at https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/
About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is able to help people like Miguel, Amanda and their children thanks to the generosity of the people and organizations who contribute money and other resources like food and clothing. To find out more about the Salvation Army’s Hospitality House Program and other Salvation Army services, go to https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/ or call (909) 888-4880.
The Salvation Army is ready to help with free meals and food boxes for your entire family.
“All the food here is excellent and balanced. I feel much better, more energetic, and more healthy. A million thank-yous!”
(San Bernardino, Calif.)The San Bernardino area Salvation ArmySummer Meals Program is in full swing and ready to help area residents enjoy good-tasting and healthy hot meals.
Because the Salvation Army’s operations are so efficient, a gift of just $1.28 is enough to provide a nutritious meal for a hungry child, homeless adult, or struggling senior.
“The Summer Meals Program at our San Bernardino Hospitality House served 5–7,000 meals per monthlast year, and we expect that because of inflation and a slowing economy, we will be serving more this year,” says San Bernardino Corps Major Isaias Braga.
As one retired healthcare worker put it, “All the food here is excellent and balanced. I feel much better, more energetic, and more healthy. A million thank-yous!”
Because of the current Covid situation, sit-down meals are served only to Hospitality House residents, located at 925 West Tenth Street, San Bernardino. Nonetheless, to-go hot meals in boxes are being distributed to community members in need at that location.Community meals areserved from 4:30 to 5:30 pm six days per week, Sunday through Friday, and closed Saturday.
In addition to the to-go hot meals offered at the Hospitality House, the Salvation Army also distributes non-perishable food itemsand fresh meat through a community food distribution program on the first, second and third Thursdays of each month from 9:00 to 11:30 am.
On the first Thursday, this takes placeat theRedlands Corps facility, 838 Alta St., Redlands, 92374; on the second and third Thursdays,at theSan Bernardino Corps warehouse facility at the San Bernardino Airport, 295 North Leland Norton Way, San Bernardino, 92408.
The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. To donate go to: www.salvationarmyusa.org
From left to right, Regina Ivery, Keith Morris, Dexter Smiles and Nick Alexander will provide laughs for the Little Sunshine Foundation fundraiser on Saturday.
The Little Sunshine Foundation’s mission is to provide underprivileged youth in the community the necessary resources to improve their quality of life through literacy and sports programs while also providing an avenue to train young adults on how to help to their community because every child deserves a little sunshine.
(Glendora, Calif.) The Little Sunshine Foundation is presenting a star-studded fundraiser to benefit underprivileged youngster on Saturday, June 4, from 4 to 8 PM at The Bidwell Forum in Glendora.
“Our foundation offers literacy programs, sports programs and a youth ambassador program that have all been improving young lives for five years now,” says Foundation Director Bianca Vobecky. What is especially noteworthy is that the organization was founded by Bianca’s now-18-year-old daughter, Monique, in 2018 when she was just 14 years old.
Monique is now a full-time student at Harvard University, where she is majoring in pre-med and wants to become a neurosurgeon.
This daughter of a Haitian mother and an American father of Czech-German heritage has always wanted to help others who are under-resourced and whose lives can take a dramatic turn for the better thanks to assistance from organizations like the one she founded.
Monique Vobecky started the Little Sunshine Foundation while a 14 year old freshman at Glendora High School. Now-18-years-old Monique, is now a full-time student at Harvard University, where she is majoring in pre-med and wants to become a neurosurgeon.
The Little Sunshine Foundation was singled out for praise by the Glendora Chamber of Commerce as its “Nonprofit of the Year” in 2019 and continues to set an example for how local charities can improve their communities. The Little Sunshine Foundation programs typically provide services to some 2,000 students every year.
The “Dinner and Comedy Show” fundraiser will take place on Saturday, June 4, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at The Bidwell Forum, 116 E. Foothill Blvd., Glendora.
Entertainment is provided by comedians Regina “After Five” Ivery, Keith “Look Around” Morris and Dexter Smiles, with special appearances by Nick Alexander, an actor from New York City, who has a debut comedy album set to be released this year entitled “What Happened to Nick Alexander?” and DJ Afrocah.
Rich Wallace, President of the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, and Rhonda Jackson, owner of Decor Interior Design, Inc., a minority-owned business that widely consults minority start-ups and has a popular podcast channel, will share Master of Ceremonies duties. The dinner is being catered by Canyon City BBQ, which is certain to be a major crowd-pleaser.
Tickets are $60 per person and sponsorship opportunities are still available, starting at $350 for a Star Sponsor, which includes two tickets, a Friends of Little Sunshine sponsorship for $500 that includes four tickets, and three more categories, including a Title Sponsorship that comes with tickets for a table of 12.
“Proceeds from ticket sales will go to school supplies and scholarships,” says Monique Vobecky.
For those who would like to help but cannot attend the event, the Foundation accepts tax-deductible donations on its website through the end of July. Little Sunshine will then budget the receipts for purchases to help students for the fall school term.
The Little Sunshine Foundation has developed three programs in furtherance of its mission.
The Foundation’s Literacy Program provides disadvantaged kindergarten to eighth grade students with new or gently used books as well as reading tools to improve reading proficiency.
The Sports Program provides support services to disadvantaged youth, ages 4 to 18 years of age, that allow them access to play sports. The sports program provides youth with athletic shoes, athletic equipment, and financial support for uniforms and sporting fees.
The Youth Ambassador Program provides opportunities for youth to contribute to their communities in a meaningful way. Involving youth as partners in this mission empowers them with leadership opportunities and helps them become empathetic, reflective individuals, setting them on a course to becoming community leaders.
The Little Sunshine Foundation’s mission is to provide underprivileged youth in the community the necessary resources to improve their quality of life through literacy and sports programs while also providing an avenue to train young adults on how to give back to their community because we believe every child deserves a little sunshine.
(Moreno Valley, Calif.) Dr. Vivian Joneswhye-Brock was enjoying her retirement after a career in the military and in teaching. With her doctorates in Theology and Psychology, she enjoyed reading, networking, and collaborating with people and children helping them overcome stress through animal ministry. She has been extraordinarily successful in overcoming her post traumatic stress disorder by not just working with animals but with all of God’s creatures and enjoying the beauty of nature. She has been so successful with this technique and our own personal life, she wanted and continued to share her knowledge with others.
Dr. Joneswhye- Brock’s love for her environment, all creatures and nature challenged her to pursue her doctorate in theology and psychology. Now, Dr. Joneswhye-Brock has talked on a radio station, done podcasting, and lectured on the importance of ministering not only to humans but all of the Creator’s creations.
But, in 2019 her kitchen was damaged when a water pipe burst inside a wall of her two-story home affecting her kitchen. She submitted a claim to her insurance company that she has had for over 42 years. Her insurance company sent the plumber to fix the leak, a restoration company to remove the damages caused by the water and allowed her to choose the company to reconstruct the kitchen as it was before the damage.
Things went downhill from there.
She looked around and hired a local firm, Delta Restoration and Construction in Beaumont, also known as exclusive property restoration and construction. Exclusive property restoration and construction is a company that does several things. She said “Had I known that this company was a Jack of all trades and a master of none… I would have never hired them.” After they came out and took pictures to prepare an estimate, they promised to do the job the work correctly and speedily. That didn’t happen.
Instead, she got poor workmanship. Since part of her kitchen tile had to be removed, she was told she would get new counter and backsplash tile since her tile was obsolete. And one small cabinet wall had to be rebuilt.
This company ended up putting tile that did not match her existing tile, building a new wall cabinet to match the cabinet door. Then they changed the estimate order without her knowledge or consent…took all of her twenty-seven other cabinet doors and painted them a glossy white. Leaving all twelve of her drawers a cream color as well as the cabinetry. While removing and replacing the kitchen doors, exclusive property restoration also known as delta exclusive property restoration damaged her penny floor. Did they take responsibility and repair the damage? Not at all.
So, Dr. Joneswhye- Brock paid half of the estimate and wanted to use the remaining to repair the damages and poor workmanship done by exclusive property restoration and construction also known as delta restoration and construction.
Delta Restoration and Construction also AKA Exclusive Property Construction and Restoration said that they would not take part they wanted all of the insurance money and would not accept responsibilities for any damages they did or poor workmanship at all. She said no way, they then slapped a mechanics lean on her property. This company did unauthorized work on an unauthorized change order. Exclusive Property Restoration and Construction also took two months to do what was supposed to be only a two-week project.
Dr. Joneswhye-Brock had told them that time was of the essence, and she was planning a party for her Doctorate graduation in mid-August 2019. She signed the contract on July 3, 2019, Exclusive Property Restoration and Construction did not even send any estimate to her insurance company until July 30, 2019. Her insurance company takes like most insurance company ten business days to process the claim. Her insurance company processed the claim on August 14, 2019, and a check on the claim was issued on August 20th 2019… after her graduation ceremony date.
When Dr. Joneswhye Brock tried to go pro per, the legal system was extremely complicated, and a lawyer was needed. She hired Darren Trone from prepaid legal to assist and that turned out to be a substandard move.
He quoted her a fee of $20,000 to manage her case. The bill currently stands at $37,000 and does not include the latest court appearance. A final verdict is expected by May 11,2022 for the attorneys are presenting written closing arguments. No doubt that will add more billable hours to pad his bill. The court’s presiding commissioner noted that attorney Trone was dragging out the case longer than it needed to be.
This same attorney had actually told Dr. Joneswhye-Brock he would resign if she did not pay additional pretrial fees of $16,000 from her case after one court appearance. Dr. Brock called the agency that had referred her to Trone to complain.
We’ll never know for sure, but to an outsider looking in, it seems that they might have contacted Trone and urged him to reconsider. In fact, he did, and he went to court with Dr. Brock to present evidence supporting her claim.
Included in Trone’s bill is $600 for at least three briefcase to carry all the evidence that Dr. Brock provided in and digital format. For whatever reason, the attorney decided to make it into written format which created books at least 13 to 14 inches thick. There is additional question as to why that was necessary since we are in the age of a paperless society and the courtroom definitely had an Elmo dictation projector to connect to the computer. One wonders how big a collection of briefcases this attorney may have in his closet.
Dr. Joneswhye-Brock is working double time to earn money to fight her case period to satisfy the lien she would have to cash in her stock portfolio and her IRA. This widow a disabled veteran this Navy veteran herself and retired schoolteacher this 74-year-old African American woman who is an upstanding citizen is being taken advantage of by unethical people. Now start up here stop
Some justice may be served soon, but there is more to this ongoing story yet to be told.
Thom Salisbury, is the Art Director at Dameron Communications
“His versatility includes all aspects of effective storytelling and motivating people to respond. He makes me and the entire team better. Thom is the most valuable creative talent I have ever worked with.”
(San Bernardino, Calf.) Thom Salisbury has been designing and directing effective, enduring, and meaningful products in Southern California since the “dawn of time.” Prior to that, he was hanging on, and painting billboards in Las Vegas. In 2007, he joined forces with Dameron Communications as the Art Director.
Early in his career, Salisbury worked with the outstanding Sales and Marketing team at the Long Beach Press-Telegram. From there he was recruited to lead the advertising design team at The (San Bernardino) Sun. Later he moved on to completely redesign Pacific Coast Sportfishing magazine where he continued for many years without ever being able to conquer severe seasickness.
According to Agency Creative director and founder Carl M. Dameron, Salisbury delivers design and art direction with a straight-forward, clean, and practical approach that emphasizes visual impact and meaningful messaging that effectively tells the story and motivates the desired reaction from the audience.
“Thom’s understanding of audience, diversity, and straight-forward messaging, as well as his unparalleled abilities to ask the right questions and reject mediocre efforts are the bedrock to his ability to bring all together into truly outstanding solutions,” said Dameron. “He makes me and the entire team better. Thom is the most valuable creative talent I have ever worked with.”
His versatility includes all aspects of effective storytelling and motivating people to respond. From concept, copy writing, image selection (and direction), illustration, branding, and the ability to bring all components together in a powerful and cohesive visual, truly set him miles apart from any of his contemporaries, said Dameron.
For more information on advertising and public relations services call Carl M. Dameron at (909) 534-9500 or email Carl@DameronCommunications.com
We serve clients who make the world a better place – small businesses or large, government or non-profit, product, service, or cause. The Dameron Communications team is a dedicated group of creative, experienced, educated, talented, and diverse, Communications professionals delivering inspired advertising: public relations, community relations and government relations. The Agency’s work has won awards and client accolades for more than 30 years. Uniquely, we blend unsurpassed relationships with proven advertising and public relations methods to deliver winning results.
(San Bernardino, Calif.) The Northwest Project Area Committee is hosting a Town Hall and Mayoral Candidates Forum featuring the SEVEN candidates for the City of San Bernardino.
The forum will be held at 6:00 pm on Monday, April 11, 2022, at the Woodward Leadership Academy located at 1777 Baseline Street, San Bernardino. The forum is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to meet the candidates, hear their platforms and answers to relevant questions regarding our city.
The Northwest Project Area Committee is an oversight organization. The committee serves as a liaison to the city’s mayor, city council members and various departments. The organization collaborates with other PACS, public and private agencies on workshops, seminars, and outreach on projects and services benefiting residents and businesses in the 6thWard and citywide.
Dr. Greg Zerovnik, Ph.D., an award-winning marketing, advertising, and public relations professional has joined the Dameron Communications team as an advertising and public relations professional
(San Bernardino, Calf.)Dr. Greg Zerovnik, Ph.D., an award-winning marketing, advertising, and public relations professional has joined the Dameron Communications team as an advertising and public relations professional.
Dr. Zerovnik has won regional awards for his copywriting and graphic design work including: the redesign of peer-reviewed journals for the Society of Critical Care Medicine, he also led the marketing communications effort that resulted in the passage of a $121 million bond issue for Citrus College.
Dr. Zerovnik has taught marketing and strategic management in MBA programs at several American universities and taught branding and positioning internationally at two universities in the People’s Republic of China on a teaching fellowship. He has also delivered seminars in strategy and marketing to Chinese executives visiting the U.S. in industries as diverse as banking, mining, petrochemicals, and community colleges.
“We are honored to have Dr. Zerovnik join the Dameron Communications team of diverse, talented Communications professionals. His creativity, knowledge and skill in media psychology, strategic management, marketing, advertising, and public relations will help our clients grow and prosper,” said agency creative director and founder Carl M. Dameron.
Dr. Zerovnik belongs to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Society of Media Psychology and Technology, and has served as a past president for the Inland Empire chapters of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and the American Marketing Association (AMA). He served a term as Governor for District 15 (Southern California and Southern Nevada) of the AAF.
Dr. Zerovnik holds an MA and Ph.D. in Media Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. an EMBA from the Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and a BFA from the California College of the Arts, majoring in painting and sculpture.
For more information on advertising and public relations call Carl M. Dameron at (909) 534-9500 or email Carl@DameronCommunications.com
About Dameron Communications
Dameron Communications’ is a diverse team of communications professionals delivering inspired advertising: public relations, community relations and government relations. The Agency’s work has won awards and client accolades for more than 30 years. Uniquely, we blend unsurpassed relationships with proven advertising and public relations methods to deliver winning and measurable results.
Dr. George Gary Manross, Ph.D, Director of Research
Dr. Manross a behavioral scientist with more than 25 years experience in marketing and applied research, George joined Dameron Communications in 1998. He is also chairman and CEO of the Strategy Research Institute in Fullerton, California. Additionally, he has held executive-level positions with two Fortune 500 companies as well as the California Association of Realtors and PR firm Hill & Knowlton.
George began his career as a business editor for a large metropolitan daily newspaper. He has taught at UCLA and USC in communications, advertising and public relations.
His Ph.D. is in Communications Research from the Annenberg School for Communications at USC.
Dameron Communications services include: advertising for television, social media, radio, newspaper, magazine, and billboards, web sites, direct mail, mobile web applications, and email. They also deliver award winning public relations press releases, press conferences, media relations, television programs, web sites, opinion editorials, promotions, event creation and management, government relations and community relations.
For more information on Dameron Communications call Carl M. Dameron @ (909) 534-9500.