Every year Welborn Media likes to take a look back on the past year to reflect on the year we had and to plan for the year ahead. We always create a top 10 list as we celebrate another year in business. Here is our Top 10 for 2018!
10. University Club of Pasadena
If this year had a theme for our business it may have been about membership organizations. This year we took advantage of several opportunities to work with local membership organizations including the University Club of Pasadena. Our ability to help improve the impact these organizations have as well as increase membership has been noticed. The University Club of Pasadena is a social and business networking club with a beautiful home base facility that is also a desirable event venue.
9. Speaking Engagements
This year Zeb Welborn continued delivering presentations to business owners across Southern California. He spoke more than a dozen times in Southern California with the San Bernardino Workforce Development Board, the City of West Covina, the University Club of Pasadena, the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and more!
8. Shots in the Dark at Indian Wells Golf Resort
NextLinks – one of our most interesting and innovative clients – had a phenomenal year which includes the opening of a first-of-it’s-kind facility, Shots in the Night, at Indian Wells Golf Resort. The NextLinks Putting Green Experience allows golfers and non-golfers of all ages to play different golf inspired games together in a fun social environment. The experience has been commended for staying true to golf while also attracting new people to the game who maybe wouldn’t have tried it before.
7. Moving Websites
Welborn Media works on several websites and we fully manage and host about a dozen more. This year we tackled the challenge of moving all those websites to a new virtual private server. This move gives our websites better security and more opportunities for performance optimization.
6. Southern California Charity Golf Classic
We had another amazing year with the Southern California Charity Golf Classic at Los Serranos Country Club on June 29, 2018 as we raised $13,225.97 for local charities in our community.
5. Joined the Advisory Council for the CGCOA
If you’ve followed Zeb Welborn for any amount of time then you probably know about his love for golf. We even run 19th Hole Media, to provide social media tools and management to golf courses in Southern California and beyond. This year Zeb’s love of golf and enthusiasm to grow the game has earned him a spot on the Advisory Council for the California Golf Course Owners Association.
4. PR Chair for Rotary District 5300
Rotary International District 5300 covers Southern Nevada, the High Desert, Antelope Valley and more areas of Southern California. In June, Zeb Welborn was announced as the Public Relations/Social Media Chair. Zeb has met some wonderful people who are doing great things through Rotary District 5300. He’s also had some amazing experiences including attending the Rotary Peace Conference.
3. Rotary Club of Chino
Zeb Welborn finished up his term as the President of the Rotary club and passed on the role to Chris Foster. During his year as President of the Chino Rotary Club the club grew their membership from 14 to 26 members, the fastest growing Rotary club in District 5300 for the 2017/2018 year. Our club raised nearly $30,000 through our Dinner & Auction and gave back more than $30,000 to our community. Members of the Chino Rotary Club helped secure close to $1,000,000 to help support various causes throughout the world. We helped secure $600,000 for a water project in Honduras; several hundred thousand for Rotary Project Hope, a program to teach leadership programs in Mexico and a $61,000 scholarship for Anna Casalme to attend the University of Edinburgh for Childhood Studies. District 5300 also honored us with the Governor’s Bell Award for the most outstanding small club in our Rotary District.
2. Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce
Welborn Media has been involved with the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce since almost the beginning of our business. Zeb Welborn has been very active at the chamber and has been a member of the board, then Chairman of the Board and now he’s taken on the role of Executive Director. Since Zeb has taken the helm the organization has seen drastic increases in event participation and attendance (up 29%), sponsorship (added 5 major sponsors) and membership (added 60 members).
Elena Welborn-De La Torre was born on July 5, 2019. She is such a happy baby and it’s apparent that she is also full of love for her brother, Sebastian and parents, Zeb and Cindy. No doubt she will grow into an amazing passionate person.