TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 25, 2014) – Pechanga Resort & Casino, one of the largest resort/casinos in the western United States, has been recognized by the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and its constituents as the Platinum Business of the Year. Each year, the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce honors exceptional businesses, service and charitable organizations and individuals. Chamber of Commerce members nominate those they feel to be outstanding in their service to the community, in business values and in leadership. Pechanga Resort & Casino won the distinction from a field of 10 nominees including businesses in healthcare, wineries, manufacturing, sales, and hospitality. The award winners and nominees were honored at a black tie gala held in late February at Pechanga Resort & Casino.
TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 4, 2014) – Single mother of a four-year-old girl, Natosha Heard, had been having some bad luck the last few months. The transmission on her unreliable car had died and she was driving a rental car. Payments for the rental car and other bills had begun to pile up. On Sunday, March 2, she managed to get a day off from tending to patients and health care providers as a health care insurance representative. She opted to spend some time playing a $0.01 “Let’s Make a Deal” slot machine at Pechanga Resort & Casino. It was getting late in the afternoon and before she was about to drive home to Anaheim, she took the slot machine reels for one more spin. In less than one second, lights began flashing, bells began ringing, and Natosha began screaming. She hit the winning combination to score the progressive jackpot worth $295,423.30.
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