As the cost of just about everything continues to rise, one of the added values of Chamber membership is the ability to escape into the world of movie magic at discounted prices. In partnership with Krikorian Theatres the Redlands Chamber offers discounted tickets to members providing substantial savings when it’s time to go to the movies.

Whether the tickets are used for personal enjoyment or as an incentive for customers or employees, they are a terrific reward for a job well done or a gift for customer loyalty.

Tickets are available at the Chamber office for members only during normal office hours, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM (closed 12 –1). Each ticket is $8.00 each (Cash or Check Only Please). For large orders call in advance to insure there are adequate tickets available. (909) 793-2546

Discounted movie tickets; another benefit of chamber membership!!

JUL 2013 – MEMBER PROFILE – Bill & Wag’s, Inc.

Bill & Wag’s Inc. is a well-established towing and recovery company that is centrally located to the Inland Empire / Greater Los Angeles Metro Area. With over 40 years of experience, a fleet of over 30 pieces of equipment, and locations in Pomona, Ontario, and Redlands they are one of the largest companies in the Inland Empire.

Bill & Wag’s offers services ranging from lock-outs, tire changes, jumpstarts, roadside repairs and more.

Their light-duty service fleet has a capacity up to 10,000 lbs. handling your everyday cars, trucks, and vans. They are fully equipped with ratcheting tie downs and binders for the safe delivery of all your transport needs. While their medium-duty services has the ability to tow Tractors, Mobile Homes, Box Trucks, Construction Trailers, and Yard Goats.

Bill and Wag’s specializes in prompt, courteous service for dealerships, private property impounds and small fleets. Quality matters. They continue to invest in the latest designs of towing equipment in order to provide you with the best in safe, prompt towing and recovery. Even the best maintained equipment can experience a breakdown, costing you time and money.
Professional training is ongoing at Bill & Wag’s. All of their drivers undergo continual industry-sponsored and certified instruction to match their skills to their modern equipment. Customers benefit from the resulting higher standard of courteous, skilled care when their valuable equipment is at risk.

Their heavy duty tow trucks haul most large vehicles including tractor trailers, school buses, dump trucks, motor homes, mobile cranes, construction equipment, straight trucks, fire and emergency trucks.

With their extensive fleet of heavy wreckers, they will go anywhere at any-time to rescue your equipment. They understand that when a truck in your fleet is disabled, your bottom line is at risk. Their heavy duty tow trucks haul most large vehicles including tractor trailers, school buses, dump trucks, motor homes, mobile cranes, construction equipment, straight trucks, fire and emergency trucks. After providing towing service for over 45 years to The Inland Empire, Bill &Wags Inc. knows the importance of getting our customers trucks back on the road.

They also provide emergency recovery, load shifts, bridge jobs, rollovers, pick up and
storage of tractor trailers. This and ongoing relationships in the trucking industry has allowed us to become the provider of choice in the Inland Empire for several large scale trucking companies and a host of owner operators.

Their business consists includes contracts with law enforcement agencies, to services they provide to the general public and private sectors including  private property impounds, auto dealers, body shops, fleet and national accounts.
Bill & Wag’s is the place where you can get all your work completed whether it is preventive maintenance, a BIT/DOT inspection, a clutch or transmission, wheel seals or suspension work. Their goal is to complete all your repairs on the same day.
They offer a secure yard to leave your load while you have your truck or trailer repaired. They provide complete truck repair and maintenance services including the following:

  • Complete Engine Work
  • Differential & Drivelines
  • Air Conditioning
  • Welding & Fabrication
  • Transmission
  • Suspension
  • Electrical Updates & Diagnostics

The Redlands office is located at 945 W. Brockton Ave. For more information about services provided by Bill & Wag’s Inc. call 798-4863 or visit www.billandwags.com


JUL 2013 – Covered California Announces Plans and Rates for 2014

Covered California, the State insurance exchange, announced 13 diverse health insurance plans that will be available in January 2014, State wide. The tenative selection of health plans is subject to a rate review by the state regulators.

The rates submitted for review for the 2014 individual market ranged from two percent above, to 29% below, the 2013 average premium for small employer plans in California’s most populous regions. The 2014 products include doctor visits, prescriptions, hospital stays including a maximum out of poket cost of $6,350.

Once plans are approved by state regulators, Covered California will sign contracts and begin the work of enrolling hundreds of thousands of Californians in the plans. In the Riverside, San Bernardino areas only five plans will be available for individual policies, including, Kaiser, Health Net, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare.

Every health plan designed a custom network for Covered California. Negotiations included a review of each plan’s rates, their mix of hospitals, physicians and other providers and their contingency plans for expanding networks in the event that more consumers sign up than expected.

The current list of insurers is for individual policies only. Covered California will announce its options for small businesses to buy health insurance

JUL 2013 – Aguilar Offers Year At A Glance

Mayor Pete Aguilar stood before an audience of one hundred plus business leaders at the Chamber’s State of the Community luncheon and offered a thumbnail review of the 2012/13 budget year noting the accomplishments of the year past. He pointed out the $7 million plus in reserves giving credit to conservative decisions made by Council and staff and yet was quick to note the street improvements, added bike lanes, infrastructure repairs and long overdue maintenance that has taken place.

In projecting the future Mayor Aguilar referenced plans for a sought after fulfillment center that would not only generate revenue for the city but a number of well-paying jobs.

At the same time the Mayor declare Public Safety to be the number one priority with a focus on replacing vehicles that are no longer serviceable.

At the same meeting Mayor Pro Tem Paul Foster reported on the activities of the 125th Anniversary Celebration Committee that have not only already occurred but are in the queue. He described the swarm of activity that centered around the development of Heritage Park when thousands of volunteers showed up to construct a city park in one single day. He went on to describe the grand finale of the year-long celebration that will culminate with a downtown cultural event and dinner for hundreds with multiple seatings in two locations. He teased the audience with scant details about the grand event and promised more details as time approached.


On Saturday, June 22, Chamber guests headed out on the streets of downtown Redlands taste test some of the finest fare offered by local eateries. The third annual Cruisin Cruisine had attendees feasting on pasta and drunken chicken at the Chamber, offered by The Old Spaghetti Factory and Benjarong Thai Cuisine, then right around the corner to the Restaurant of Joe Greensleeves where the delights of tasting were treated to savory of delights, then it was off to Romano’s Family Italian Restaurant, a stop at Rok.n.Fondu for a glass of wine, bruschetta then a visit to the chocolate station. Attendees could wander in any direction they wanted so it was a left turn to Wildflowers Fiori de Campo, who hosted Brewcakes that served up the sweet scent of spring bouquets along with the tasty cupcakes. Oscar’s Mexican Restaurant offered a variety of bite size burritos will all the fixings and Savarino’s Italian Deli created a masterpiece of Italian salad with mouthwatering unforgettable meatballs. The Lounge 22, unveiled a brilliant melon gazpacho and slow roasted pork that left you wanting more if only you had enough room. But Eureka Burger was waiting with made to order sliders and fries and Corner Bakery & Cafe topped you off with their Cavatappi with Chicken and Pesto sauce and their signature Baby cakes.

Each guest had a passport signed at every restaurant that was turned into the Chamber office at the end of the evening making them eligible for the grand prized, an I-Pad and case, donated by Whitefrog Design. The drawing took place Monday morning and Brian Swann was the lucky winner.

“This is a homerun event for the Chamber and our restaurants”. said Chamber President, Daney Bachiu, Redlands Blueprint. “We are able to showcase many of the amazing dining facilities we have in Redlands. We heard over and over from those participating that they didn’t know about one or more of the restaurants and plan to go back for lunch or dinner. Mission accomplished! Our thanks to all the restaurants that participated in the cruise… and to all the cruisers that were treated to an epicurean extravaganza.”


Elizabeth Kulbin
P. O. Box 1322
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  380-1337
Ricci Dula
1230 Indiana Court
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-2463
John Sharp
450 Nevada
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-3442
Tracy Clark
11235 Mt. View
Loma Linda, CA  92354
Phone:  478-7714
Randy Briggs
21 E. Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-2511
Everett Thompson
200 E. Citrus Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  307-8100
Angela Alce
509 No. Eureka
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  792-1717
Jeff Sceranka
300 E. State Street, Suite 230
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-3803
David Felix
1676 Plum Lane
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  798-4477
Nick Chudasama
2025 W. Park Avenue, Suite 8
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  307-1300
Mary Bohen
1003 East Brier Drive, Suite 120
San Bernardino, CA  92408
Phone:  824-2000
Maura Joyce
1890 Orange Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-6989
David Page
Yucaipa, CA  92399
Phone:  556-3270
Gladeen Peterson
1520 Barton Road
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  798-7766
George Morrison
10756 Nevada
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  798-2204
Larry LaRock
1425 W. Lugonia Avenue, Suite 102
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-5333
Marlisa Hodgin
25 E. State Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-1919
Bill McCalmon
300 E. State Street, Suite 438
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-6765
Debra Stone
25825 Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  799-8177
Beth Sanders
201 E. State Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-3355
Mary Shaw-McMinn
10535 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA  92354
Phone:  796-2897
Mike De Does
402 W. Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  792-6587



Welcome to our newest Chamber Members:

Vangy Kent
4 Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-4450
Web Site:  www.chase.com
Stacey Rasada
71847 Highway 111, Suite C
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270
Phone:  760-341-6892
Web Site:  www.hibu.com
Carlos Delariva
1151 W. Lugonia Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  748-0505
Web Site:  www.homedepot.com
Mary Carlson
23811 Washington Avenue, Suite C110, #224
Murrieta, CA  92562
Phone:  855-444-6329
Web Site:  www.newdaysolar.com
Dee Polovina
8780 19th Street, Suite 215
Alta Loma, CA  91701
Phone:  509-2697


JUL 2013 – MEMBER PROFILE – Arrowhead Orthopaedics

Arrowhead Orthopaedics offering a tradition of excellence

Arrowhead Orthopaedics is proud to offer a state-of-the-art facility to the community and patients. Meeting the needs of their patients has and continues to be their highest priority. The physicians at AO strive to provide comprehensive care for all your orthopaedic needs in a timely manner. In order to provide for all of your musculoskeletal care, the teams of physicians are highly trained in many sub-specialty areas. Your Orthopaedic care and well-being are of utmost concern. Their goal is to restore function and enable individuals to resume their normal lives.

The clinical staffs of physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, and occupational therapists are trained professionals who strive for excellence in their patients’ care.

They have a large staff of clinicians to ensure convenient access and quality care. Moreover, their physicians maintain active membership on the medical staff of several area hospitals and outpatient surgery centers.

Located at 1901 Lugonia Avenue, Suite 120, in Redlands, their innovative facility in Redlands combines clinical services, diagnostic imaging, treatment, outpatient surgery, and rehabilitation, all under one roof.

More than just an orthopaedic group — AO has a Sports Conditioning & Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program (S.C.O.R.) to train athletes of all ages; meeting the growing needs of the athletic community in the Inland Empire. In addition they have recently opened the Post-Rehab & Wellness Center to improve one’s health and overall well-being under the guidance of licensed physical therapists. Adjacent to the facility they have the Advance Ambulatory Surgery Center (AASC) providing efficient, high quality surgical services in a professional, friendly environment ensuring that your surgical experience is seamless and successful.

Extensive service offered by the team at Arrowhead Orthopaedics include, pain management, physical therapy, workers compensation, Advanced Ambulatory Surgery Center and Arrowhead Bone Health Institute, with a focus on the treatment and prevention of bone disease.

Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. by appointment only. Call Arrowhead Orthopaedics at 909 557-1600 or visit the website at www.arrowheadortho.com.


June – the gateway to summer, children are out of school, vacations are being planned and I am half way through my presidency.  Wow! How fast the time is going.

I like June. There is a feeling of joyful anticipation, a throwback I’m sure, to the last day of school.  June temperatures are not yet the blistering heat of July and August. June 21st has the longest day light hours of the year. (California’s 8:30 PM dusk has nothing on Saskatchewan’s 10:00 PM).  June 22 is also the Redlands Chamber of Commerce “Cruisin’ Cuisine”. We have 10 great restaurants ready to serve up a sampling of their finest cuisine.  This event also affords you the opportunity to walk around our beautiful downtown area, something a lot of us don’t do too often. It is a wonderful way to share Redlands with out-of-town guest, family and friends. If gourmet eating and easy entertaining appeals to you, then Cruisin’ Cuisine is the event you won’t want to miss. Hurry and purchase your tickets before they are sold out!

If Paula Abdul’s song “What have you done for me lately” keeps running through your head, then you need to attend the Redlands Chamber of Commerce State of the Community Luncheon, June 19, 2013, at Orton Center, University of Redlands.  Redlands Mayor, Pete Aguilar and his fellow Council Members will talk about what has been accomplished this last year and what they hope to accomplish in the future. There will be a question/answer period after the presentations. The luncheon is always a sellout, so get your tickets soon.  Contact the Chamber office at 909-793-2546.

The Wall Street Journal reports “it is clear the Federal Govt. is not shrinking, but continuing to grow”. Instead of cutting jobs as threatened with any kind of budget cuts, the Federal Government is in the market for 27,000 employees with a median salary of $76,000 and one quarter of those jobs paying $110,000. The job postings include the critically needed bartenders, wait staff, Bowling Alley Managers and a Recreation Facilities Manager in Hawaii. (I think I will apply for this one.)

The Federal Government is clearly out of control and has no intention of listening to the voice of “We the People” or doing anything for the good of the country if it won’t get them re-elected. If state and federal government truly believe that small businesses are the backbone of America, why do they keep trying to break our backs?

So, what can we do? We can become VERY active and VERY vocal. Join your local chamber of commerce and become an active part of it.  Make sure your chamber interacts with other chambers, as there is power in numbers. Make sure to flex that power at election time.  Right now, call, write and email your elected representatives OFTEN. Question why they voted the way they did, in other words, MAKE THEM ACCOUNTABLE. From a National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) survey; 66% of Americans surveyed, think that small business exerts a positive influence on the way things are going in the country today.  Of the 8 institutions evaluated only science and technology fared better with the remaining such as federal government and labor unions lagging badly.

Until next month, when things are really popping, enjoy your June.