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Over 200 Visit Chamber Breakfast Bash

Guest speakers included an Olympian and a top-ranked MMA fighter.

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A crowd of over 200 local leaders of business spent Thursday morning at the , where the annual Chamber of Commerce breakfast featured seven motivating speakers.

Speakers included Saddlback College president Tod Burnett, Olympian Brian Goodell, nationally-ranked MMA fighter Mark Munoz and Mayor Frank Ury.

Councilman and business owner Dave Leckness recalled Burnett's speech.

"He said he's got 40,000 registered students there, a huge portion of them are adults that come in the evening," Leckness said. "It's just a great base--they're all folks that are consumers. We want the college to be in a position where they go there for the amenities the city offers, too."

Munoz talked about his five key values for success, which include desire and determination.

Christine Taglieri, , was also honored.

Leckness said the crowd was a broad cross-section of the city's business community, from top hospital brass to barbers and yard workers.

"The butcher, baker and the candlestick maker, they were all there today," he said.

The city's waste management program was also recognized this morning. For the first time this year, 100 percent of Mission Viejo's multi-family dwellings have convenient access to recycling.

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