JULY 2015 – Zombie High Chooses Deadlands for Reunion

Zombie High chooses Deadlands for reunion

zombieI was doing some online research for the 178th class reunion of Zombie High.The actual school was torn down years ago,so it doesn’t really matter where the event is held.  While researching, I happened upon the perfect place for our reunion…Deadlands California.

I wasted no time in contacting the Deadlands Chamber of Commerce and the very knowledgeable Executive Director couldn’t stop expounding the zombiance of Deadlands CA.  She took me on a tour of the city and showed me Sylvan Park and  Fraternatity Row behind the University of Deadlands…both dark and creepy….just what I was looking for!

I booked the park and surrounding area and will host a Zombie event on Saturday October 24, 2015, calling it Fright Night Run. The committee has decided to open it up to the general public….after all there can never be too many humans.

After securing the location, I stopped into the chamber to thank the Executive Director and being a great advocate of Deadlands, she reminded me to tell all the alums to “Eat Locals”  So get your Zombie on and see you at the reunion!

Zelda Zombini

Reunion Committee


JULY 2015 – A feast of Food at Redlands Chamber Cruisin’ Cuisine

An afternoon tea cake and sandwich stand.


When was the last time you ate at 10 restaurants in one evening? Perhaps at last year’s Cruisin’ Cuisine! Well it’s time once again to nibble your way through downtown Redlands. Saturday, September 19th, the Chamber will again showcase 10 of the finest dining establishments in Redlands. At each location you dining passport will be signed and at the end it becomes your chance to win a grand prize.

Tickets are $40 per person. Check-in is at 5:00 PM at the Chamber office and from there you direct your foodie adventure, visit any of the restaurants in any order.

The entire evening is pedestrian friendly, taste bud tantalizing and a gastronomic adventure into the dining opportunities in Redlands.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, call the Chamber office at 793-2546, a limited number of tickets are available.


JULY 2015 – President’s Article by Geoff Bonney


The State of the City

On Thursday I had the honor of presenting the City Council for the annual State of the City luncheon.  Once again the event was held at the University of Redlands Orton Center.  The crowd was double that of last year.  I wish I could take credit for that, but I think the reality is that everyone showed up in spite of my being the MC.

One of the highlights of the afternoon was the recognition of some of Redlands’ outstanding citizens and their accomplishments.  In all the cities I have lived in, large and small, I have never seen a community like this.  The people are close.  Their roots run deep.  And their devotion to making this  city such a wonderful place is never ending.  So congratulations to Isabelle Hosking, Maria Lopez, Heidi Mayer, Alex Paredes, Don Trujillo, Sam Irwin, and those behind the Burrage Mansion and Cutler Insurance Building projects for receiving their 2015 recognition awards.  Congratulations, and thank you.

The slogan for the event was “Stewards of the Past, Investors in the Future”.  I think Mayor Foster got a copyright on that, so don’t even think about using it on your Facebook page.  With that theme set, the members of the City Council delivered a tag-team style presentation that demonstrated just how they are going about accomplishing this task.

As you would expect at an event like this, the City Council focused on the positive accomplishments of the past year.  And there have been a lot of accomplishments to be proud of.  Street paving, improving the cemetery, balanced budget, growing reserves, improvements in emergency operations and systems, a top school district, parks, a high satisfaction rating from residents on the quality of life, and so on.  But the presentation was not just a big pat on the back for the Council.  It was about the big picture.  And the big picture is that we still have a lot of work to do.  We are in the midst of a revival that started a number of years ago, and we are a long way from the finish line.

One of the biggest challenges of the past, and the future, is prioritizing.  We cannot address all the problems at once.  There will always be disagreements on which ones are most important.  Of that you can be certain.  This Council expressed their commitment to continue chipping away at the problems one at a time.  The sidewalks may not get repaired as quite fast as some would like, but they will get repaired.  The airport, the general plan, water, the mall, and further improvements in emergency infrastructure were mentioned as items to address.  And there are more.  In a City with this much history there will always be more.  Hey, what’s life without a few challenges?



JULY 2015 – Tips to Help Take The Heat Off Energy Bills

3  Energy Tip Picture As the owner or manager of your business, you know that electricity can account for a large percentage of your operating expenses. Knowing where you use electricity is critical for your business’s bottom line. Below, you’ll find a useful list of things you can do to help your business reduce its energy usage, especially during the Time-Of-Use (TOU) on-peak period from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays, when demand is at its highest.

  • Replace incandescent or halogen lamps with cooler LED lamps for offices, displays, exit signs, pools, and exterior area lighting
  • Install inexpensive occupancy sensors in general usage areas to automatically turn off lights when the area is not in use
  • Install dimmable ballasts to lower energy use in fluorescent lamps
  • Install sensory controllers on vending machines
  • Upgrade to new-generation, low-wattage T8 lamps and fixtures
  • Switch fluorescent fixtures in refrigerated display cases with LED, found to be more appealing to customers as well
  • Replace fluorescent fixtures in menu boards or backlit signage with LED lamps
  • Limit outdoor lighting system usage to the hours between dusk and dawn by installing photocells or time clocks
  • Take advantage of day lighting options and reduce lighting levels
  • Install timers or program thermostats to power down after closing for the day
  • Sign up for HVAC maintenance to perform routine maintenance on heating and A/C filters, belts, coils, and bearings
  • Switch to LED bulbs and decrease the amount of office heat and A/C energy use
  • Pre-cool work areas at night or in the morning and consider raising your thermostat by four degrees during peak hours of noon to 6 p.m. weekdays to help reduce your energy usage while still keeping cool
  • Consider installing window film to keep out summer heat
  • Add interior or exterior blinds to block heat in the summer and provide more daylight in the winter
  • Install plug load occupancy sensors to turn off equipment when the workplace is unoccupied
  • Upgrade to high-efficiency EnergyStar® office equipment, including laptops, which use less than a third of the energy of a desktop
  • Install PC network software to automatically control the power settings on all networked computers


JULY 2015 – Chamber Presents Facebook Seminar

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Chamber presents Facebook Seminar to more than two hundred

The Redlands Chamber of Commerce, along with Senator Mike Morrell, recently sponsored a Business Boost Facebook Seminar at the Krikorian Theatres. Every Chamber and their members, in the Senator’s 23rd District, were invited to attend. Juan Salazar, Executive Marketing for Facebook, traveled from headquarters to help business owners on how to better utilize Facebook as a tool to reach the right audience and help businesses grow adding Facebook as a strategic tool in business development.

The presentation included how to effectively and consistently deliver “your message” and expand your scope of exposure. Messaging and targeted advertising using demographic filters were demonstrated along with consistency and interest generation. The tutorial walked attendees through effective page set-up, identifying your audience, creating compelling content, advertising and measuring and adjusting results.

Salazar reported that one in every four minutes someone is scanning Facebook. The platform is used by more than 1.44 billion users making it a global media source. For information about Facebook for businesses log onto www.facebook.com/business.

JULY 2015 – New Chamber Members – June 2015

Cassi Hood
1755 E. Lugonia Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  794-3957

Alex Brown
700 E. Redlands Blvd, Suite U-347
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  335-1941

Isidro Reyes
27476 Lugonia Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  792-5641

Veronica Roberts
33725 Chapman Heights Road
Yucaipa, CA  92399
Phone:  790-6522


JULY 2015 – Chamber Members Renewing – June 2015

Tabitha White
278 Tennessee Street #6
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  798-3222

Joe McGinn
814 W. Colton Avenue|
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  792-4523

Megan Barich
1819 W. Redlands Blvd, Suite 104-D
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-0385

Geoff Bonney
300 E. State Street, Suite 360
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-6489

Kenny Barker
450 Nevada
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-3442

Cheryl Mosley
200 E. Citrus Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  307-8100

Kenny Makan
1650 Industrial Park Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  792-7913

Jim Nolin
384 Los Robles Crest
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-9595

Annette Coffey
25884 Business Center Drive, Suite H
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-4818

Sheronna Quinine
1910 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 320
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  475-9503

David Felix
1676 Plum Lane
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  798-4408

Jon Rose
300 W. Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-3373

Pamela Vengarick
1675 Industrial Park Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-3723

Bruce Heinrich DDS & Marcus Paulson DDS MS
219 Cajon Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-2603

Doug Hudco
12306 California
Yucaipa, CA  92399
Phone:  797-2298

Chris Falcioni
25072 Redlands Blvd
Loma Linda, CA  92354
Phone:  796-1600

Nick Chudasama
2025 W. Park Avenue, Suite 8
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  307-1300

Lorraine Gidcumb
1782 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  307-8200

Wayne Scott
1135 No. Church Street
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  335-3037

Ryan Thormahlen
129 E. State Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-0092

David Page
Yucaipa, CA  92399
Phone:  556-3270

Larry LaRock
1425 W. Lugonia S-102
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-5333

Stephen Machado
500 W. Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-2141

Sam Trad
663 New York Street
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-4211

Jennifer Heichberger
1255 W. Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  363-4700

Sara Hector
405 E. State Street, Suite C
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  307-9677

Tito Varias
131 Cajon Street, Suite 14
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-1656

Chaha Khong
P. O. Box 927
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  951-295-2558


George Morrison
10756 Nevada Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  798-2204


Bill McCalmon
300 E. State Street, Suite 438
Redlands, CA  92373 Phone:  792-6765


Beth Sanders
201 E. State Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-3355


Jimmy Gardner
110 W. Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-3579


Shawn Burch
15 So. 5th Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  798-7490


Elizabeth Baptista
1901 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 110
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  307-8478


John Montgomery
314 W. Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  792-3366


Ellen Timothy
1205 W. Crescent Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-5251

Mike De Does
402 W. Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  792-6587


Zack Zacharias
17 South 5th Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  648-8345


JULY 2015 – Member Profile – Arroyo Insurance Services

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Providing the highest level of benefit for the lowest cost

Arroyo Insurance Services was created in 1986 by a group of independent agents with decades of combined experience in the insurance industry. They continue to share the common goal of developing a hands-on business where they can personally understand and respond to the needs of their clients.

From the beginning, Arroyo Insurance Services had enjoyed steady growth, and today they are recognized as one of the leading client-oriented and independently owned agencies in California. Arroyo Insurance Services is dedicated to providing you with the best risk management services available at the most competitive premiums.

The Arroyo Insurance Services-Redlands office is located at 1654 Plum Lane. The Arroyo team is committed to providing the community with personalized insurance solutions for any lifestyle. The experienced professionals have guided individuals, families, businesses, and more towards finding the perfect coverage plan for over 70 years.

The friendly and dedicated specialists at Arroyo can assist you in finding personal and business solutions, such as home, auto, health, workers compensation, manufacturing insurance, golf & country clubs insurance, and commercial property insurance, including apartments, condos, and HOA’s. They also have a Benefits department, which handles a full range of Employee Benefits. The staff has extensive experience in unique coverages and can place businesses directly with our appointed carriers and on a brokerage basis.

The Arroyo Insurance Services, Redlands office, continue to share the common goal of developing a hands-on business where they can personally understand and respond to the needs of their clients. They believe it is important to guarantee each client superior service. Their ability to provide you with fast, accurate Redlands insurance quotes both in person and online will allow you to secure your coverage no matter where you live.

No one knows the risks you face better than yourself. And no one knows how to protect you from the unpredictable better than Arroyo-Redlands. They are dedicated to work together with you to create customizable insurance solutions so you can find peace of mind.

Contact Arroyo Insurance today to speak with one of their expert agents about insurance in California. You can reach us at 909.792.8950 or log onto www.arroyoins.com

JULY 2015 – Member Profile – Richard Bawden, Attorney

10  Richard Bawden PictureRichard Bawden Family Law specialist

The Law Offices of Richard E. Bawden, 300 E. State Street, Suite 430, provide legal services to clients from the Redlands-Inland Empire areas who need help in the area of family law.

Attorney Richard E. Bawden chose to go into law for a reason that has been a tremendous help to his success. As a child of the 1960s, his idealism led him to want to help people in trouble when he could. Richard Bawden has been practicing law for over 25 years – time has not changed that goal.


The Bawden team understands that family law is complex and unfamiliar to those outside of the legal profession. Their goal is to place the client first and provide aggressive, no nonsense, quality legal representation at an affordable price. They gear the conduct of legal matters toward early resolution and settlement, when settlement is not an option, they are ready to protect the interests of clients and their families.

Richard Bawden and his staff will work with you to find the solutions that are best for you.

You’ll know what’s happening and what to expect throughout the process. Good news, bad news, or no news at all — they’ll be straight with you. They keep you informed. They prepare you for what’s likely to happen next. They will be on hand to answer your questions and address any concerns that come up from start to finish.


You deserve a lawyer and paralegal staff who will seek to protect your interests and accomplish your goals. Whether it’s time to engage in negotiation over an issue such as custody, visitation or support, or to take it to court — they never forget that it’s your future, but they handle it as if it were their own future at stake. The Bawden team will provide the best advice for the best results.


Mr. Bawden’s personal attention to clients, his knowledge of the law and trial expertise, along with his personal integrity, have all combined to make his practice well-known in the Inland Empire. He is an attorney dedicated to providing quality family and divorce law consultation services in the Redlands and Inland Empire area.


Today, Mr. Bawden continues to be personally active in the Inland Empire Community. In Redlands, he is a member of the Noon Kiwanis Club and served as its president in 2002. He is also active in the Redlands Legal Aid Clinic, has served on the Board of Directors for the local YMCA, and provided leadership for the Allocations Committee of the United Way. When his children were young, he coached AYSO soccer for 12 years, youth baseball for 4 years, and served as a volunteer in the local Boy Scout council for over 10 years.


As a State Certified Family Law Specialist, Mr. Bawden emphasizes:

  • Adoption
  • Annulment
  • Community Property
  • Custody Issues
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Legal Separation
  • Paternity
  • Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Self-Help Services
  • Support Issues

Contact Richard Bawden by phone 909-792-0222 or log onto www.richardbawdenlaw.com