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September 27, 2010



Contact: Art Pedroza, MBA – (714) 606-7622,

Santa Ana Business Association launched to promote businesses in Santa Ana

SANTA ANA – When local businessman Art Pedroza found out that the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce had rejected his membership application, he didn’t get mad.  Instead, he decided to start his own organization to promote Santa Ana’s businesses.

Pedroza was rejected because he has, in the past, been critical of the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce because they hold events outside of Santa Ana.

“Why are they holding events outside of our city when they are supposed to be promoting Santa Ana businesses,” said Pedroza.

Pedroza also contends that the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce is overpriced and does not reach out to Latino owned businesses and small businesses.

Pedroza is the publisher of the first Orange County political blog, the Orange Juice, which he started in 2003.  Pedroza started his New Santa Ana blog last September.  Both blogs have proven to be very popular.

Pedroza says that the Santa Ana Business Association will promote its members on the New Santa Ana blog.  The new association will also assist members with matters involving local and legislative government.

The Santa Ana Business Association will also offer the services of former Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Sean Mill, as a consultant.  Mill has a degree in political science from UCI.  He has been involved in local politics for over twenty years.  He maintains close ties with the Santa Ana City Council.  Mill is also a previous candidate for the Santa Ana City Council.

Pedroza has served on two Santa Ana City Commissions, including the Santa Ana Public Library Advisory Board and the Santa Ana Housing and Redevelopment Commission.  Pedroza ran for the Santa Ana City Council in 2008, when he tallied over ten thousand votes.  This year he is a candidate for the Santa Ana Unified School District’s Board of Education.

Pedroza is also a safety consultant, whose work has been featured in the O.C. Register.  He served as the President of the Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers last year.  He specializes in loss control and has experience in retail, manufacturing, food production, refineries and construction.  Pedroza plans to assist his members with safety issues, in addition to helping them promote and grow their businesses.

Find out more about this new organization at  Pedroza may be reached at (714) 606-7622 or via email at


By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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