SEPT 2014 – President Elect Jennifer Dobbs Announces Slate of Directors

President Elect Jennifer Dobbs, University of Redlands, announces slate of Directors for Chamber Board.

Geoff Bonney, Bonney Architecture will serve as Past President in 2015 has agreed to continue his service to the Chamber accepting a second, three year term as a director. Bonney came up through the ranks, first participating as a member of the Government Review Committee then chairing it. He also represented the Chamber on the City of Redlands Sustainability Committee, served on the Chamber’s City Fee Task Force and helped bring both the Night Light Run and Redlands on Ice to Redlands.

Jill Riley, Citrus Valley Plumbing will begin her first three year term as a director of the chamber. She most recently filled a seat on the board that was left vacant after an early resignation. From the first day of membership Riley has been an active member of the organization first acting as “crew” for Redlands Chamber LIVE then joining the first Night Light Run Committee. She is currently serving as advisor for the Redlands on Ice spectacular.

Mike Limon, Storage West, is also volunteering his time and talent to the Chamber’s Board serving a three year term. Limon also recently filled a vacated seat on the Board. Limon and his wife (a dynamic duo) worked the “crew” shift on Redlands Chamber LIVE, they have both served as MC’s of Rise ‘n Shine Redlands and both served as volunteers for the first annual Night Light Run.

Linda Ortiz, SCE, will join the rank of director in January 2015. Ortiz has been on the Chamber “team” for years. Sponsoring the Night Light Run, Redlands Chamber LIVE, The State of the Community Luncheon and Annual Installation Dinner and participating in Grand Openings

Mike Hokana, Freeman Office Products, comes to the Chamber Board having served on almost every committee available. He was named the Ambassador of the Year 2013 having attended almost every Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening, special event and Rise ‘n Shine throughout the year. He has also become, by default the grill master at Business to Business providing lunch for those attending the meeting. He has been a great supporter of the Chamber over the years, sponsoring Redlands Chamber LIVE serving on the Night Light Run, the Cruisin’ Cuisine Committee and now advising on Redlands on Ice.

The organizations’ Bylaws provide for additional nominees by petition signed by 20 members in good standing. Petitions must be filed at the Chamber office fifteen days after public notification, a general election will follow.

SEPT 2014 – Mandatory Watering In Effect

2  Water logoOn January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed a proclamation of a state of emergency stating that 2014 was projected to be the driest year on record with snowpack at only 20 percent of the normal average as of the date of the proclamation. As the State’s drought continued, on April 25, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed a proclamation of continued state of emergency and requested Californians limit their water use for outdoor irrigation. With limited results from the prior actions, on July 25, 2014, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approved Resolution No. 2014-0038 adopting California Code of Regulations title 23, section 863, 864, and 865 (Regulations) requiring restrictions on potable water usage for irrigation, water used for washing of sidewalks and driveways, any irrigation water causing runoff, and regulations requiring cities to implement their water conservation plan that restricts use of potable water for outdoor irrigation purposes.  The restriction went into effect on July, 28, 2014, and will be in effect for 270 days unless extended or repealed. To comply with these regulations, on July 31, 2014, Redlands City Manager authorized implementation of stage II of the city’s water conservation plan.

What are the mandatory watering restrictions?


EVEN addresses: Even days of the month (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.)

ODD addresses: Odd days of the month (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.)

Further restrictions are as follows:

Stage II, Mandatory Compliance; Water Alert:

When implemented pursuant to subsection 13.06.040B of this chapter and noticed pursuant to subsection 13.06.040C of this chapter, the following restrictions shall apply to the use of water supplied by the city in addition to the recommendations of stage I:

1. Irrigation of lawns, gardens, landscaped areas, trees, shrubs, or other plants utilizing individual sprinklers or sprinkler systems is allowed only on an irrigation day designated by the city and is prohibited between the hours of twelve o’clock (12:00) noon and eight o’clock (8:00) P.M. However, irrigation is permitted at any time if:

  • A handheld hose is used, or
  • A handheld, faucet filled bucket containing five (5) gallons or less is used, or
  • A drip irrigation system is used.
  • Commercial nurseries, commercial farmers, and grove settings requiring twenty four (24) hour irrigation cycles, are exempt from stage II irrigation restrictions, but shall curtail all nonessential water use.

2. The washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, aircraft and other types of mobile equipment is allowed only on designated irrigation days and is prohibited between the hours of twelve o’clock (12:00) noon and eight o’clock (8:00) P.M. Mobile equipment washing shall be done only with a handheld bucket or a handheld hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rinses. Notwithstanding the above, washing of such equipment may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station with wash water recycling facilities. Garbage trucks and vehicles to transport food and perishables are exempt from these regulations if the public health or safety requires frequent vehicle cleaning.

3. The washing or sprinkling of foundations or structures shall be allowed only by city permit. Regulations for such permit shall be enacted by resolution.

4. The refilling or adding of water to uncovered swimming or wading pools or spas is allowed only on designated irrigation days and is prohibited between the hours of twelve o’clock (12:00) noon and eight o’clock (8:00) P.M.

5. The operation of any ornamental fountain or other structure making similar decorative use of water is prohibited, unless the fountain or structure has a recycling system.

6. The use of water for irrigation of golf greens and tees is allowed only on designated irrigation days and is prohibited between twelve o’clock (12:00) noon and eight o’clock (8:00) P.M. The irrigation of golf course fairways is absolutely prohibited. The irrigation of golf courses utilizing treated wastewater or reused water is not subject to these prohibitions.

7. Restaurants shall not serve water to customers except upon specific customer request.

8. Failure to repair controllable leaks is prohibited.

9. Use of running water to wash driveways, sidewalks, parking areas, patios, tennis courts and other paved areas is prohibited.

10. Failure to prevent excessive runoff from irrigation activities is prohibited.

11. Use of water from fire hydrants is limited to firefighting and other activities necessary to maintain the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Redlands. The use of water piped from fire hydrants and sprinkled for construction purposes is prohibited.

To ensure compliance, the Plan has a three-stage violation process:  notice of noncompliance; warning of penalties; and imposition of penalties which will result in the issuance of a surcharge. The Plan states a surcharge of 25% of the customers commodity charge will be imposed on the customer’s next regular water bill. If water customers continue to waste water, a flow-restricting device may be installed at the meter by the city pursuant to California Water Code section 375. Further noncompliance could result in termination of service to the premise involved, pursuant to California Water Code section 35423.

It is important to note that the City has had no issue meeting the demands of its customers and is fully able to satisfy the demands of its customers throughout the next year. However, the Regulations require cities to implement its water conservation plan stage that requires mandatory restrictions and can penalize cities up to $10,000/day that do not adhere to Regulations. It is NOT the city’s intent to penalize people for overuse of water, but rather, educate them on efficient irrigation and suitable landscape for Redlands’ arid climate. Free water use analysis’ as well as incentives for water efficient products/conversions are available that allow customers to achieve water savings in ways that are specific to their needs.

Are their exclusions from the restrictions?

Yes. Irrigation is permitted at any time if:

  • Non-potable water is used*,
  • A handheld hose is used. or
  • A handheld, faucet filled bucket containing five (5) gallons or less is used, or
  • A drip irrigation system is used, or
  • Commercial nurseries, commercial farmers, and grove settings requiring twenty four (24) hour irrigation cycles, are exempt from stage II irrigation restrictions, but shall curtail all nonessential water use.


SEPT 2014 – Redlands On Ice

Skating in Redlands?????ice skating

That’s right this holiday season, the Chamber along with The Rochford Foundation and the city will present Redlands on Ice, a synthetic ice rink located at the Mall, where young and old can glide the hours away

Visitors to the rink will be given a directory of businesses offering discount products and services to skaters and local businesses will be able to fly advertising banners rink side.

“We have been looking forward to bring the rink to Redlands for years”. said Chamber President Geoff Bonney. “Not only will it be a wonderful way to while away the time over the holidays for residents and visitors alike, but we hope to showcase our business community at the same time.”

The rink will be open ten hours a day, noon to 10:00 PM, skates will be included in the admission cost. Adults will skate for $15 per hour while children will be on blades for $12 per hour.

Negotiations are underway to host a hockey clinic for junior Gretskys and a figure skating demonstration and clinic may be scheduled.

The rink will be open December 26th avoiding the conflict of other holiday events and remain open through January 1st.

Imagine making new holiday memories with friends and family, skating under the California sun and into the glittery nights

For more information log onto…. you can even buy tickets on line to insure that you will be one of the first skaters to hit the ice.

SEPT 2014 – Redlands Chamber Night Light Run

Night Light Run PictureThe Night Light Run a perfect après holiday de-stressor

The kids are back in school and you know what that means…..the holidays are right around the corner. Halloween costumes are already hanging on store racks. Calendars will begin to fill up with cookie exchanges, kiddie concerts, good cheer parties and the fun filled winter sport called Christmas shopping.

But we here at the Chamber have something for you to look forward to … just plain old fun… with your friends, your family and even strangers decked out in neon gear, glowing with LED lights, glow sticks, bracelets head gear and face paint.  You can forget those extra calories, the broken toys, and drying tree and head out the Redlands Chamber NIGHT LIGHT RUN, December 27th at 6:00 PM. The best part, you don’t even have to RUN, no sir, you can walk, skip, stroll, meander, push the kids in strollers, or pull them in wagons. If you really want to run I suppose you can but sadly the fun would be over way to fast so I recommend you just don’t do it!

The light show at the start/finish line at the Redlands Mall will be will dazzle the senses. The music will be positively rocking, guaranteed to get the juices flowing. And when the run is over you can join the revelers and visit the local downtown businesses to recap every step of the race, show off your original couture and discuss how ridiculous the guy at the next table looks. A coupon book will be given to every runner feature deals and steals.

Be a part of the fun, register on line a or stop by the chamber office and register in person and get an early bird, smart person discount.

We’ll get you started on your race outfit by providing a T-shirt necklace, bracelet and ears or glasses, the rest is only limited by your own imagination.

For more information log on to or call the chamber office at 793-2546.

SEPT 2014 – Member Profile – Juice It Up

Juice It Up, with ingredients to keep you going

5  Juice it up logo

For nearly a decade, Juice It Up! has been bringing fresh squeezed juices and handcrafted smoothies to communities everywhere. They pride themselves making drinks for the discerning consumer wanting real-fresh-made juice in a variety of healthy blends that enhance the mind, body and spirit. Cathy Griffin and her husband Steve along with partners Scott and Lila Sheppard at Juice It Up! are truly passionate about all things juice. Whatever your passion, their experience and expertise in juice will provide you with the perfect drink to match your lifestyle. The Redlands Juice It UP! team consider themselves  to be true ambassadors of juice and advocates of all the benefits it delivers. Through healthy choices and healthy living, they encourage and promote all individuals to Live Life Juiced.

Located at 1275 Alabama Street, customers have flocked to Juice It Up! raw juice and smoothie bars for their delectable smoothies, concocted within vibrant, energy-infused surroundings, replete with the sound of blazing blenders and the aroma of fresh-squeezed juices.

Juice It UP! Customers were first thought to be young professionals on the go, but now demographics have exploded into a wide spread cross section of customers. From professionals to mothers on the go, from high school and college students to the health conscience person, retirees to baby boomers, surfers and athletes, and on and on…Juice it Up! is turning the masses into “juice junkies”.

Juice It Up!, is focused on infusing  a healthy energy into all that our lifestyles call for…in community and in business. Their tantalizing menu of smoothies and fresh juices are fueling an active lifestyle for thousands of loyal fans.

A proud sponsor the Redlands Chamber Night Light Run, Juice It UP! is committed to the community and the people in it.

Stop by Juice It Up and ask them to or log on to so check out the extensive juice menu. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Sunday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.


SEPT 2014 – Member Profile – Henry Bush Plumbing

Henry Bush logoHenry Bush Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning serving the Inland Empire since 1998

In 1898, Henry Fisher founded the Redlands Plumbing Co. and went into business installing, fixing and maintaining the relatively new luxury commodity that was indoor plumbing.

In the 1930s Henry sold the company to a relative, and by 1954 added “Heating” to the name. By the 1990’s, they were Redlands Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning.

Because they were doing work outside of Redlands, they decided to take on the name Henry Bush to make the name more inclusive for the rest of the Inland Empire.

While the industry has witnessed many changes over the century of service, Henry Bush Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning has lasted 113 years because they have earned the trust of customers on every job.

Whether it’s a job to fix a leaky faucet or retrofit an entire home with the latest energy efficient technology, you can trust that the job done right.

Henry Bush’s Home Energy Solutions help you save money on your electricity bill while making your home a more comfortable place to live.

  • An energy efficient retrofit can reduce your home’s energy consumption by as much as 60%
  • Qualified homes can receive over $4,000 in rebates from Energy Upgrade California for performing energy      efficient home upgrades.
  • Every Henry Bush energy efficient upgrade combines efficiency and comfort, so you never have to sacrifice      one for the other.
  • Every retrofit we perform reduces  energy consumption and reduces Carbon Dioxide Emissions.
  • The Average California home operates at 55% capacity
  • Our upgrades take a comprehensive approach to improving your home’s energy efficiency.

Henry Bush energy service specialists use a three step process to assess, retrofit and verify your home’s energy efficiency.

Step 1: Assessment & Planning

To start the process, an efficiency technician will come to your home and perform a detailed assessment of your home’s energy efficiency, including;

  • Visual Inspection
  • Air Leakage and Infiltration Testing
  • Advanced Thermal Imaging
  • Energy Usage Analysis
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Performance Testing
  • Lighting System Assessment
  • Appliance Performance Assessment
  • Renewable Energy Potential Assessment
  • Rebate and Savings Assessment
  • Water usage Assessment

After performing the assessment, your energy efficiency technician will create a report that identifies your home’s energy efficiency performance and potential.  From the report you and your technician will create a retrofit plan that improves your home’s energy efficiency and comfort while maximizing your project’s potential for rebates and savings.

Step 2:  Performing Upgrades

Henry Bush will manage the entire home energy upgrade process, from minor projects like sealing leaks through major upgrades like adding insulation and upgrading heating and air conditioning equipment.

Step 3: Verifying Improvements

Once your upgrades are completed, Henry Bush will verify the performance, efficiency and comfort improvements that the retrofit project has created to make sure you’ve received the best service possible.  They will continue to monitor your home’s performance for a year to make sure the improvements are working properly.

The Inland Empire is a beautiful place, but prone to some extreme temperatures. With highs that can reach 118°F in the valleys and lows of 5°F in the mountains, staying comfortable can ask a lot of your heating and cooling system. Services offered by Henry Bush to maintain your comfort include:

  • Equipment Repairs
  • Regular Maintenance
  • System Performance Testing
  • Energy Efficiency Upgrades
  • HVAC System Upgrades
  • Comfort Improvements
  • Ducting Maintenance, Modifications & Improvements
  • Aging Equipment Assessments
  • Air Purifier Installation
  • New Construction
  • Remodeling
  • And more!

Lots of things have changed since the introduction of indoor plumbing, but whether you need repairs, upgrades or new construction, Henry Bush is still your best service option offering;

  • Emergency Plumbing Services
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Drain Cleaning
  • Residential, Commercial & Industrial Services
  • Upgrades
  • New Construction
  • Additions & Remodels
  • Re-piping
  • Sewer Line & Septic Repair
  • Water Heaters
  • Tankless Water Heaters
  • Leak Detection
  • Water Filters
  • Trenchless piping

The Henry Bush plumbers are craftsmen who know their craft, and craftsmen who take pride in their work.  Henry Bush plumbers and heating & air conditioning technicians on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year.

For the very best in experience, knowledge and capability for heating, air conditioning, plumbing or home energy solutions, contact Henry Bush at 1-800-257-5862, or visit the showroom at 429 Texas Street in Redlands.



SEPT 2014 – New Chamber Members For August 2014

Nicholas Reynaga
1467 Ford Street, Suite 201
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  798-6005
Teresa G. Drummonds
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  289-7042
Patti Swift
1405 E. Washington Street
Colton, CA  92324
Phone:  824-1111
Brad Freeman
1780 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  877-300-4289
John Heaton
101 E. Redlands Blvd, Suite 244
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  283-6040
Donna Atkins
Apple Valley, CA  92307
Phone:  714-206-4315
Rod Shelffo
P. O. Box 1611
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-2116
Jane Dreher
P. O. Box 8115
Redlands, CA  92375
Phone:  534-4062
Deborah Okogba
2024 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  798-8624
Kay Zahm
33562 Yucaipa Blvd, Suite 8
Yucaipa, CA  92399
Phone:  797-1947
Dr. Craig Turley
760 E. Stuart Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-5677
Aileen Garcia
22 E. Vine Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone:  793-1593

SEPT 2014 – Renewing Chamber Members

Brenda Still
6355 Riverside Avenue
Riverside, CA  92506
Phone:  95-300-1224
Emily Robinson
1015 W. Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  335-9024
Rosie Rodriguez
1510 W. 5th Street
San Bernardino, CA  92411
Phone:  884-8777
Geoff Bonney
300 E. State Street, Suite 360
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-6489
Mike & K. G. Ardabili
1083 W. Park Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  307-0944
Michael Humack
516 Texas Street
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  792-8792
Kenny Makan
1650 Industrial Park Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  792-7913
Dan Drouault
715 W. Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-6636
Craig Chamberlain DDS
232 Cajon Street, Suite D
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-2791
Oscar Herrera
P. O. Box 8461
Redlands, CA  92375
Phone:  528-9360
Nancy Kenny
1910 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 210
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  247-1134
Dr. J. T. Greenleaf
1 East Olive
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-2118
Jeff Little
26300 Mission Road
Loma Linda, CA  92354
Phone:  796-6381
Steve Tatevossian
529 Brookside Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-5000
Tom Levin
1655 Industrial Park
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-3377
Teresa Rogers
1189 W. State Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  307-9121
Tom Sillers
700 New York Street
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-4403
Brent Coats
218 E. State Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  798-3611
Jim Cooper
349 No. Eureka
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  792-4776
Dave Eason
P. O Box 7875
Redlands, CA  92375
Phone:  793-4895
Al Sanchez
P. O. Box 9421
Redlands, CA  92375
Debra Stone
25825 Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  799-8177
Marvin Jimenez
1329 Barton Road, Suite B
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  951-530-5802
Lucia A. Powell
2068 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 100
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  798-2222
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Laurel Dickerson
301 South Tippecanoe Avenue
San Bernardino, CA  92408
Phone:  733-5000
Dr. Craig Turley
760 E. Stuart Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-5677
Marisa Delgadillo
285 E. Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, CA  92408
Phone:  388-7913
Linda Crosby
24 E. Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-9919
Mary Shaw-McMinn
10535 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA  92354
Phone:  796-2897
Patrick Meyer
1345 Fountain Place
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  798-4446
Sara Hector
330 Sixth Street, Suite 201
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-7788