Welborn Media’s Top 10 of 2017 – Business, Passion, Golf, Education, Family & Community Service

Lacey Welborn

Lacey Welborn

Lacey and her brother Zeb Welborn founded Welborn Media. She has designed and launched websites, several projects, marketing materials, a podcast, a book and more. Her passions include her family, her friends, creating things and helping businesses grow.
Lacey Welborn

Another year has flown by! At the end of each year we like to reflect back on the year we had. It’s become a tradition to do a top ten each year. When we sit down and think about how we started it feels amazing to acknowledge how far we’ve come.

Here is our top ten from 2017!

#10 GolfChat

A few years ago Zeb Welborn started #GolfChat, a twitter chat for golf fans and golfers.Who knew it would grow on to become its own wonderful little corner of the internet. #GolfChat took place every Tuesday on Twitter at 5PM PST with the help of @golfbandwagoner and @ConnectGolf. If you’re invested in golf, you should join us in 2018.

The chat has sparked some great conversations and debates prompting the establishment of #GolfChat Authors. #GolfChat Authors have contributed articles on golf to give their thoughts and opinions on ways to improve golf. #GolfChat is the place for knowledgable and thoughtful golf experts to share their insights on the golf industry. Check out GolfChat Authors, Click Here.

One of the highlights of the year was having Ron Sirak, award winning golf writer and, Brandel Chamblee, analyst at the Golf Channel, jump into the chat. Looking to make 2018 another great year for #GolfChat.

#9 A Company Visit to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a beautiful city on the beach. This year we worked the Santa Barbara’s Parks and Recreation department to promote their events and facilities.

We made the trip to Santa Barbara to shoot some video and take pictures of the venues throughout the city of Santa Barbara. We were so lucky as the weather was perfect and the venues came out looking great.

Here’s one of the videos we did about the Historic Carrillo Ballroom at the Carrillo Recreation Center.

Part of the fun of our job is some of the new exciting opportunities that get presented to us. Spending several days in Santa Barbara was definitely a highlight.

We love Santa Barbara and wish the city and all its citizens a fast recovery from the Thomas Fire.

#8 Helping Passionate People Become More Successful

This year we’ve continued working with some amazing clients and started working for others.

It’s always exciting to start working with a new client. Hearing about their business and their passion for what they do always helps to energize us in the work we do.

This year we worked with Eye Eco, Scott Goodwin Associates, DI Solutions, Los Serranos Country Club, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, NextLinks, GoodFaith Medical Transportation Inc., Co., Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation, Village Greens of Woodridge Golf Club, Beckett Tires, Anaheim Hills Golf Club, Realtor Lyle Ballard, Town Square Florist, Riverwalk Golf Course, Bernardo Heights, San Bernardino County, Indian Wells, Anaheim Hills Golf Course, Dad Miller Golf Course, Being True to You, Benham Advertising, Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, CORE Real Estate, CrossCreek Golf Club, Desert Island Golf & Country Club, Integrity Cremations, Intensity Security, KKW Trucking, Konvert Golf Marketing, Lettuce Wok N Roll, Oke Poke Claremont, OoMaLoo, Paul Cushing Turf Professional, REALiTEE Golf, Robinson Ranch Golf Course, Bernardo Heights Country Club, Servpro Chino/Chino Hills, Steve Pennington, Strawberry Farms Golf Club, Tony’s Truck Shades and Dale Bright Auto Center to name a few.

Thank you to everyone who worked with us in 2017.

#7 The Social Golf Course in Scotland & Viral Golf Videos

No one has been more supportive of us and this business than our parents. They are the best! This year they had some wonderful adventures including a trip to the very heart and soul of golf, Scotland. They brought copies of the book The Social Golf Course written by Zeb Welborn and delivered the book to key individuals at St. Andrews, Royal Dornack, Brora and Elie.

It’s great to see The Social Golf Course at the Home of Golf.

Viral Golf Videos:

Two golf videos we created this year went viral. One was a video of Zeb Welborn interviewing John Powell about his world record-breaking round of golf where he shot 22 strokes under his age.

John Powell’s video was picked up by several major golf publishers throughout the country and he got lots more publicity for his remarkable accomplishment.

It was great helping get John Powell be recognized, he loved the attention he got from our video.

The second viral video was an interview I had with Bruce Loman, one of the first members of the Callaway Golf team. He’s seen Callaway become one of the biggest brands in golf and he shared the story regarding his experience with the company.

The interview came about purely by chance as Bruce recognized me coming off the 18th Hole at Strawberry Farms Golf Club. He was open to doing an interview right then and there.

#6 Sponsored Scott Goodwin Associates Firefighter Training Program

Scott Goodwin Associates provides the best online firefighter training for fire departments across the country. This year they launched a new program to allow individuals, groups and businesses to sponsor tactical simulation training for firefighters and fire departments across the country.

Welborn Media got the unique opportunity to sponsor the Corpus Christi fire department. A sponsorship valued at over $165,000. We even got some airtime on the local news station. Read about it here: Fire Department Receives Training Donation

And see our news coverage here: CCFD Receives Donation of $165,000 Training Service

 

#5 Southern California Charity Golf Classic

The 3rd Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic was held at Los Serranos Golf Club on July 29.

This year we raised $14,401.87 and brought the total amount raised for local charities (since we started) to over $33,000. Thank you to everyone who organized, sponsored, donated and played in the SCCGC!

 

Zeb Welborn inducted as the 2017/2018 Chino Rotary Club President with his son Sebastian Welborn-De La Torre looking up to him.#4 Rotary Club President

When Zeb assumed the role of Rotary Club president he saw a big opportunity. Rotary which is known for doing good both in the community and around the globe is an organization that younger professionals would want to be a part of if they just knew more about it. Since Zeb has taken the help of the Chino Rotary they have seen record growth that will continue in 2018.

Learn more about what we’ve been able to accomplish with the Chino Rotary Club in 2017.

 

#3 Zeb Welborn Speaking Engagements

Zeb has a passion for education by helping others understand how to more effectively promote their business and making the world a better place.

This year we spoke at events hosted by San Bernardino County Workforce Development, Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, Rotary clubs, local Chambers of Commerce, the California Golf Course Owners Association, and the Arizona and Nevada Chapters of the National Golf Course Owners Association.

Zeb Welborn's Speech on the Impact and Influence of Social Media on Peace Building at the Rotary District 5300 Peace Conference at the Huntington Library28th Annual Rotary International District 5300 Peace Conference

On October 21, Zeb was invited to speak at the 28th Annual Rotary International District 5300 Peace Conference on the Impacts and Uses of Social Media on Peace Building.

The engagement was very well-received and Zeb Welborn has since been invited to attend the Rotary International Zone 25 & 26 Institute in Reno, act as the Public Relations Chair for Rotary International District 5300 for 2018/2019 and be on the Board of Directors for the Rotary International Peace Conference.

Zeb is planning on doing more speaking in 2018 including speaking engagements with the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board, the City of West Covina, the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, the Pasadena Rotary Club, the University Club of Pasadena, the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Upland Rotary Club.

 

#2 Birth of Our Darling Niece

Just about a year ago our brother Rocky became a father and we got to meet our niece. She is simply amazing. An animal lover who enjoys food, she is already very good at sharing. We are so excited to see her grow and to be a part of her life!

#1 New Baby Coming in 2018

We’re happy to announce that Cindy, Zeb’s wife, is pregnant with their second child – a girl. 2018 is going to be another great year full of joy, laughter and excitement. Sebastian is super excited to become a big brother.

Sebastian's Getting a Little Sister

Sebastian’s Getting a Little Sister


It is not lost on us how fortunate we are to be able to do the work we do with people who never fail to be interesting and passionate. So many people have helped us get to where we are.

We have a lot of plans for 2018 and are looking forward to another memorable year. We hope you all have an absolutely amazing 2018!

Thank you all for everything!

Zeb & Lacey Welborn

Welborn Media and the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Website

Lacey Welborn

Lacey Welborn

Lacey and her brother Zeb Welborn founded Welborn Media. She has designed and launched websites, several projects, marketing materials, a podcast, a book and more. Her passions include her family, her friends, creating things and helping businesses grow.
Lacey Welborn

At the beginning of 2012 Welborn Media joined the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce. So far we’ve attended numerous events, given a handful of helpful presentations, met so many hardworking business leaders, and Zeb has become an Ambassador for the Chamber. Recently we were brought on to redesign the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce website.

About the Chamber:

“The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce continues to be the largest and most comprehensive business organization in the Chino Valley speaking on behalf of its member firms. Members include a mix of companies of all sizes and industries, from entrepreneurial start-up companies to large long-established business entities. The Chino Valley is indeed “Open” to business and the Chamber works to make this community a premiere place to do business.”

We were excited to get the opportunity to create a website that would be able to benefit so many people in our own community, whether it be business owners who would like an online presence, or residents looking to find out more about businesses and events in the community.

The old Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce website was difficult to update and difficult to navigate. We wanted to make sure we gave our chamber something much more useful, for chamber members and visitors to the website alike. We decided to use WordPress as a content management system in tandem with ChamberMaster, a powerful easy-to-use member management software created specifically for chambers of commerce. By keeping the design clean and modern we were able to create a site that is easy to navigate while still representing the Chino Valley. Here are some screenshots of our chamber of commerce website design:

Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Website - Business DirectoryChino Valley Chamber of Commerce Website - Board of Directors
Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Website - Events CalendarChino Valley Chamber of Commerce Website - Join, Sign up
Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Website - About the ChamberChino Valley Chamber of Commerce Website - Home Page

Check out the new Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce website and let us know what you think!

Click over to our Clients page and scroll to the section Website Design to see some of the other websites we’ve built.

New Website Design! Our Saviour’s Children’s Center

Lacey Welborn

Lacey Welborn

Lacey and her brother Zeb Welborn founded Welborn Media. She has designed and launched websites, several projects, marketing materials, a podcast, a book and more. Her passions include her family, her friends, creating things and helping businesses grow.
Lacey Welborn

Welborn Media created a brand new website for Our Saviour’s Children’s Center located in Orange, CA.

We wanted to create a playful website that showcased the fun and caring environment at Our Saviour’s Children’s Center. The wonderful childcare provided here to kids in Orange, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Tustin and other Orange County Cities is enriching lives. Encouraging all the children to grow spiritually, cognitively, emotionally, socially and physically from infants only 6 weeks old through kids in pre-kindergarten.

Home Page Design - Our Saviour's Children's CenterGallery Page Design | Our Saviour's Children's CenterEvents Page Design | Our Saviour's Children's CenterFooter Design | Our Saviour's Children's Center

Some of the highlights of the day care program are field trips, a Christmas program, weekly Spanish classes for 3s and 4s, Grandparents’/Loved Ones’ Day, Winter Fun Day, Thanksgiving Feast, Parents’ Night Out, Daddy & Me, and Mommy & Me. They even have Webby Dance and gymnastics as well as Soccer Shots available at this child care center.

The goal of the center and their curriculum is to eliminate stereotyping and discriminatory behavior based on gender, physical attributes, socio-economic position, race or ethnicity. Cooperation, understanding and compassion are modeled by staff and encouraged in the children.

At Welborn Media we are proud to have worked on this site for such a wonderful local business with a caring licensed staff. Please check out the website, take a look at the childcare events and the photos that show the playground, the large outdoor areas, swing set, track path, colorful kids play room, and the babies room.

If you’re interested in getting a new website, like Our Saviour’s Children’s Center, contact us to find out about our website design process and about how we can create a custom website for your business.

Email Lacey@WelbornMedia.com

SPEC Home Loans Website Design

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

We’re excited to announce the new SPEC Home Loans Website Design. We encourage you to visit their website and see what we’ve been able to accomplish for SPEC Home Loans. For each of our clients we develop a personalized strategy, that is designed to share the passion business owners have for the work they do with potential partners and clients. Our services include social media consulting and execution, content creation, website design,  search engine optimization, pay per click campaign set up and administration. We use proven strategies, and stay up to date on  best practices by attending shows, taking classes, and interacting with Social Media colleagues. Because every business is different our marketing packages are very flexible.  If you’re interested in getting a new website designed for your business or in Social Media Consulting, please contact us!

SPEC Home Loans

SPEC Home Loans is the premier mortgage and loan providers in the Inland Empire and Southern California.  Their goal is to create extraordinary mortgage solutions for the citizens of Southern California.  They are trustworthy, efficiand, honest, and reliable.  For more information about SPEC Home Loans, please call Brian Barre – (714) 745 – 8947 or by email, brian.barre@spechomeloans.com

 

Gotcha Covered | Take Your Windows from Ordinary to Extraordinary!

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

Gotcha Covered of Chino Hills

Gotcha Covered of Chino Hills offers free in-home consultations to discuss the needs you have for your windows.  Gotcha Covered is partnered with Lafayette, Hunter Douglas, Graber, Wesco fabrics and many more.  They can treat any window specific to your needs.  They also offer their services for residential and commercial customers. Let Gotcha Covered take your windows from ordinary to extraordinary!

Theresa Mastroianni has been educated in the fine art of beautifying interior spaces.  Window coverings designed properly can accentuate the warmth and elegance of a home.  Theresa designs window coverings that enhance the character of each clients home.  She uses the juxtaposition of different materials, such as, wood, iron, and fabric to create a harmonious design balance.  She guides her client through the creative and technical process of window treatment design.  Each client gets to enjoy participating in the design process with her guidance and expertise.

Cindy Domino has been in the home textile design business for 15 years. She had the pleasure of working with Kathy Ireland, Alexander Julian and Donald Trumps design teams for their fashion bedding programs. She also worked with major department stores creating bedding and window treatment programs.

We are helping Gotcha Covered reach out to new customers by helping them rank higher in the Google search results using search engine optimization.  We highly recommend their services as they are extremely passionate in what they do.  They’ve been able to help many happy customers as evidenced by the high recommendations they’ve received from others.

Gotcha Covered provides draperies, window coverings, wood blinds, shutters, window and interior design services in Chino, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Claremont, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Anaheim Hills, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, and the Inland Empire

If you have any windows that need a little something extra, contact Cindy Domino at Gotcha Covered – 909-855-0779 or Theresa Mastroianni at TheresaMastroianni@GotchaCovered.com.

ABC Services | Turnkey Network and PC Solutions

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

Applied Business Computer Services President Jim Keneaster

In 1990, founder of Applied Business Computer Services or ABC:\Services, Jim Keneaster recognized a need for a timely, reliable, on-call computer service.  Since that time, ABC:\Services has been helping to provide computer support to businesses throughout California’s Chino Valley.

Many changes have come to computers since 1990, but ABC Services has grown, adapted and responded to those changes by meeting demands and acquiring technological expertise.

The services at ABC Services are extremely flexible and believe in the “Golden Rule.” They are devoted to treating their clients with equality and respect without regard to their size or wealth.  Client relationship is their top priority.  Their slogan, “At your door – at your convenience.” is more than a slogan, it’s the way they do business.  If you need troubleshooting and repair, hardware upgrades, custom PC systems, office products, maintenance agreements, and/or data back up contact ABC Services.

As an active member of the “Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce,” ABC Services is committed to providing the highest quality services to their community.

ABC Services is a turn-key, (they do it all), solutions provider for networked computer systems.  They even provide pre-arranged services to our clients after normal business hours, including weekends and most holidays.

ABC Services maintains technical expertise plus sophisticated software, and hardware tools to provide your company with security against viruses, worms, and data loss.  They can recover your lost or erased data, provide low cost, off site client data backup storage, break passwords, and repair virus and worm damage.

Applied Business Computer Services

Contact President Jim Keneaster by telephone, (909) 590 – 7500, by email jimk@abc-services.com or visit the ABC Services website www.abc-services.com.

 

Rodell & Company | An Accountancy Corporation Designed to “Help Your Business Succeed”

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

Rodell & Company recently signed on with Welborn Social Media to help improve their online presence.

Rodell & Company is an accountancy corporation located in Chino Hills, CA, but services clients all across Southern California.  Specializing in management consulting services and traditional accounting engagements (compilations, reviews, audits, tax preparation and planning for business and personal taxes), Rodell & Company is here to “help your business succeed.”

“Our company is committed to serving your business needs. We take pride in focusing in on your business environment and core competencies. Most CPA firms treat you as a client and see you as an account with a budgeted number of annual hours for your engagement. This is where we separate ourselves from our peers. If your business doesn’t succeed, then we have not done our job, hence our mission statement, ‘Helping Your Business Succeed,’ plain and simple.”

Owner, John Rodell is extremely active in the community, he participates heavily in the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, sponsors Kristie’s Foundation, a local NPO servicing the needs of families with critically ill children, participates in “Chino in the Know” and a variety of other local organizations.

If you’re looking for a CPA, we encourage you to contact John Rodell of Rodell & Company for more information –  (909) 606-3544 ext 117.

Save Lives . . . Complete Cambodia

Zeb Welborn

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

Complete Cambodia | Building a Future, Free of the Past

We recently began working with Steve Pennington from Complete Cambodia.  We’ve never met a more passionate individual . . . a man who is trying to make a difference.  During the Vietnam War massive amounts of bombs were dropped in Cambodia. They are still going off today, killing innocent Cambodians more than 30 years after the Vietnam War.  Complete Cambodia’s mission is to remove those mines from Cambodia by building awareness for this cause.

To build awareness, Steve has asked us to build a website designed to accept donations and by holding fundraising events. He already has plans for a benefit concert at a later date.  Steve is also headed to Cambodia on September 18 to assist in removing land mines.  Here is what Steve had to say about his mission for Complete Cambodia:

I have been inspired to take action in raising the awareness level, as well as fundraising for what is occurring in Cambodia as a result of America’s actions during the Vietnam war. From the years of 1964 through 1973 over 2 million tons of ordnance were dropped by United States bombers over Cambodia.

Presently, men, woman and children are being injured and killed by land mines and unexploded bombs. At a rate of almost 1 per day.

Cambodia is by far the most bombed area on the planet to date, and because of that their economy is handcuffed. Land can’t be developed for building roads and schools, as well as farmed. It’s crippling a society. The children seem to be the most affected as they tend to think the land mines are toys, and when they pick them up, they obviously explode.

If the organizations that are there don’t continue to get funding and a dialog in this country is not created, casualties of the Vietnam war will continue to occur. The people of Cambodia will never have the ability to thrive as a society and will constantly be living in the face of fear.

By creating awareness and doing the fundraising, the people of this amazing country will finally be able to take ownership of their land. They will be able to walk anywhere without the fear of being injured from a land mine or bomb. They will have the ability to build and farm on land that they have not been able to because it WILL be safe to do so. Most of all, as a society, they will start to get complete with something that we as being on the outside, consider history.

My intentions are to host a benefit concert to not only fundraise, but to generate more recognition towards this cause. Any help is greatly appreciated on raising the awareness of the Complete Cambodia project.

Thank you,

Steve Pennington

We are thrilled to work with such a passionate individual and encourage all of you to become engaged in his cause.  Visit his website at www.completecambodia.com and tell us what you think.

You can also connect with Complete Cambodia on their Facebook page – Facebook.com/Complete.Cambodia, or their Twitter account @CmpleteCambodia.  Together we can make a difference.