Aug 2012 – President’s Article

     Recently, City council member Bob Gardner proposed a 1 cent per ounce tax for sugar drinks sold in Redlands. Your Chamber of Commerce felt that the “Sugar Tax” was not a sweet deal for either our business owners or the customers or clients of Redlands. Fortunately after the Chamber, business owners and food company representatives pleaded with Council, the city council did not further the tax that would place the ordinance on the ballot.
            We will always be vigilant for any action that may be proposed, be it at the local, state or federal level that will affect your business. Your chamber will be there to look out for you.
            The fall season will be upon us soon, it will be time to shop for Halloween, Thanksgiving and even Holiday gifts so I want every person in Redlands to think Shop Redlands First. Your Shopping dollars will make a difference.



AUG 2012 – Shop Redlands Winner Announced

     Congratulations to Cynthia Lake, the lucky winner of the Shop Redlands, July $100 Cash Gift Card provided by Matt Leeds, Whitefrog Design, LLC. The month of August’s Shop Redlands prize is a $100 Massage Gift Certificate sponsored by Zack Zacharis with Zack’s Hands located at 17 South Fifth Street, Redlands.

     Bring in your shopping receipts from chamber members or local businesses and be eligible for the drawing that will be held the last day of August. By shopping at chamber members you will receive two tickets for the drawing, non member receipts qualify you for one ticket. The member directory can be found on the Chamber’s web site at The receipts must be $25 or more.

       Once again congratulations to Cynthia Lake, and thank you to Matt Leeds, Whitefrog Design, LLC.   Here we go again …… let’s get shopping inRedlands!