AUG 2015 – Chamber Members Renewing July 2015

Nicholas Reed
1467 Ford Street, Suite 201
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 798-6005

Matt Thalmayer
499 W. State Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 792-1252

Jere Barnes
101 E. Redlands Blvd, Suite 285
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 793-4263

Christine Cornejo
P. O. Box 8430
Redlands, CA 92375
Phone: 335-1486

Gregory W. Brittain
707 Brookside Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 335-7335

Mike Sullivan
325 Alabama Street, Suite 1
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 798-4552

|Jan Marie
P. O. Box 9431
Redlands, CA 92375
Phone: 289-1241

Kevin Barrett
P. O. Box 7865
Redlands, CA 92375
Phone: 796-1500

Mary Bawden
300 E. State Street, Suite 430
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 792-0222

Kelly Bissland
10 Terracina Blvd
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 793-8691

Kara Kilday
19 North 5th Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 792-8211

Randy Rozema
24831 Redlands Blvd
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Phone: 796-3388

Jessie Powell
447 Missouri Court
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone:  885-7721

Jane Dreher
P. O. Box 8115
Redlands, CA 92375
Phone: 534-4062

Chief Mark Garcia
P. O. Box 1025
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 3354744

Ellen Weiss
4 W. Redlands Blvd, Second Floor
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 792-8919

Dr. Craig Turley
760 E. Stuart Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 793-5677

Tim Evans
345 W. Pearl Avenue, Suite 230
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 335-1655

Tom Bell
800 Alabama
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 793-2681

AUG 2015 – Chamber offers Krikorian Movie Tickets at discounted price for Chamber Members

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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 wonderful world of movies 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.

The kids are out of school and a cool afternoon in the movie theater is great entertainment for those lazy days of summer.

Tickets are available at the Chamber office for members only during normal office hours, Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 5 PM (closed 12 – 1) Friday 8 AM to 12. Each ticket is $8.00 each. For large orders call in advance to insure there are adequate tickets available. Discounted movie tickets; another benefit of chamber membership

AUG 2015 – Conserving Water Made Simple

1  Water SavingWater is a critical part of California’s way of life. The economy, environment and day-to-day lifestyle need water to flourish. But California’s water is limited – especially during this historic drought. The lack of rain and snow this winter means we have to stretch the water that we do have.

The good news…it’s easy to keep saving! There are lots of simple ways to reduce the amount of water that we use at home, both inside and outside.

Let’s start in the bathroom.

The toilet alone accounts for almost 30% of indoor water usage, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s also a major source of wasted water due to unidentified leaks and misuse.

Here’s one way to tell if a toilet is leaking: Place a few drops of food coloring in the tank. After at least 10 minutes — don’t flush while waiting — look for color in the bowl, if you don’t see any, great, if you do, you should replace the flapper valve.

Swap out older toilets, faucets, and showerheads with new ones that meet EPA standards. Look for the WaterSense label. Some WaterSense products also offer rebates.

Don’t use the toilet as a trash receptacle.

Another old trick — putting a brick or heavy object in the tank to displace the amount of water required to fill it — is getting a modern upgrade. Drop-A-Brick is a fake brick made from rubber and hydro-gel that can bend and squeeze so it fits into many tanks and achieves the same goal.

Onto the kitchen.

The kitchen sink is the mini-shower and bathtub of the house. We wash everything from our cats to our carrots in it.

Rinse fruits and vegetables in a pot of water instead of using the tap. When done, water your plants.

You can also water your plants with leftover drinking water.

Use less dish soap to avoid using more water when rinsing.

Install aerators on faucets. They can cost as little as a few dollars, and they limit the flow of water.

Don’t use water to rinse off leftover food, scrape particles.

If you have a drippy faucet, and limited motivation to fix it, download the free Drip Detective app. It calculates the amount of water and money you lose per day, week, month, and year based on the number of drips you observe.

And now the laundry room.

To conserve water when treating stains, some DIY blogs recommend using natural products instead of solutions that require pre-soaking.

To get stains out of a white shirt, squeeze lemon juice on the problem areas and leave the shirt in the sun for a few hours for a bleaching effect.

Try rubbing chalk on grease stains, says Apartment Therapy.

If you’re planning to upgrade to a new washing machine, an easy way to find the most water efficient one is to look for a low “water factor,” the EPA recommends. A three-cubic feet machine that uses 18 gallons of water per wash cycle has a water factor of 6.0, for example. A lower number means a more efficient machine.

Making Your Landscaping Drought-Tolerant

A drought-tolerant (or water-wise) landscape is one that allows for a beautiful healthy landscape with drought-tolerant, often native, plants, minimal supplemental irrigation and little to no adverse runoff. Here are six basic principles of a water-wise landscape:

Limit Your Grass: Grass is a huge source of outdoor water waste. Consider cutting back – or eliminating – your turf. At the very least, make sure you have a water-efficient sprinkler system (and make sure you monitor your watering…)

Appropriate Plant Selection: Select trees, shrubs and groundcovers based on their adaptability to your region’s soil and climate. California has an abundance of beautiful native plants which generally have lower water demands, fewer pest problems and less fertilizer needs than plants that have been brought into our state. Check with a local nursery or home improvement store.

The Right Plants for the Right Soil: Knowing your soil and selecting the right kind of plants for your area is an important part of a water-wise landscape.

Efficient Irrigation: Most people water their landscaping more than it needs. The greatest waste of outdoor water is applying too much too often. Remember to water early in the morning or later in the evening when it’s cooler and there is less evaporation.

Mulch: Use mulch wherever possible. A good mulch conserves water by significantly reducing moisture evaporation from the soil. Mulch also reduces weed populations, prevents soil compaction and keeps soil temperatures more moderate.

Maintenance: One of the best benefits of a water-wise landscape is that it requires less maintenance. A well-designed landscape can decrease maintenance by as much as 50 percent through reduced mowing; once-a-year mulching; elimination of non-California-friendly plants; and more efficient watering techniques.

There are a number of websites that offer helpful information, tips and recommendations for water conservation.


AUG 2015 – The Chamber rolls another Cruisin’ Cuisine into town

2 Cruisin CuisineSavory, succulent, mouth watering, taste treats from Redlands very finest restaurants must mean that the Redlands Chamber of Commerce Cruisin’ Cuisine is back!

Saturday, September 19th, ten restaurants will offer gastronomic experiences to guests as they stroll from one establishment to another in downtown Redlands sampling specialties, delighting in sophisticated tastes and nibbling signature dishes. Attendees will check in at the Chamber office at 5:00 PM, trade their ticket for event ID and passport and off they go to sample, nibble, test and try to their hearts content.

Each restaurant will have a host sign their passport that will then make them eligible for a drawing at the end of the evening. For restaurants not located in downtown Redlands host businesses will partner with them allowing use of facility providing both with great exposure.

“There is no place better in the Inland Empire to spend an evening out than Redlands.” Said President Elect Jill Riley. “You no longer have to get in the car and travel to find a good restaurant, there are so many in Redlands to choose from.

Tickets for the event are $40 per person and are limited. To purchase your tickets or for more information about Redlands Chamber Cruisin’ Cuisine call 793-2546 or log on to .






AUG 2015 – President Elect Jill Riley Announces Slate of Directors

Jill RileyPresident Elect, Jill Riley, Citrus Valley Plumbing, announces slate of Directors for Chamber Board.

Matt Leeds: Whitefrog Design, will continue serving the Board of Directors for another three year term of office. Matt has been instrumental in bringing the Chamber into the tech world by first designing and maintaining the extraordinary interactive Chamber website, along with the special event website for Cruisin’ Cuisine. He has served as the Chamber’s webmaster and technical advisor for the past three years. Matt lent his time to the successful Redlands on Ice project in 2014.

Todd Underwood: Allstate Insurance, returns to the Board serving a three year term. Todd filled a vacancy in 2014. He has been actively involved in the Chamber’s Night Light and Fright Night Runs, a faithful attendee at Rise ‘n Shine Redlands and offers his support where ever it is needed.

Annette Franco: Southern California Edison, is joining the Board for the first time. Annette has been a big supporter of the Night Light Run and the Fright Night Run, as well as supported the State of the Community Luncheon and Installation Dinner.

Jill Eaton; is returning to the Board to serve the membership. She is a member of the Rise ‘n Shine Committee planning and has worked on the Cruisin’ Cuisine Committee.

“I am pleased to present this slate of willing leaders, each committed to the organization and willing to contribute time and talent to lead our Chamber over the next three years.” said Riley.

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.

AUG 2015 – Are they humanoids? Robots? Androids?

4  shadow zombieIs it really possible? Is summer half over? Are the “Back to School” sales already heating up? Are Halloween candies already on the shelves?

You bet they are!!!! And that means its Zombie Season! Word on the street is those blood thirsty ridiculously dressed, not really all that scary humanoids will be out and about Saturday, October 24th 6:00 PM, in and around Sylvan Park.

Do you have what it takes to out run this robot like creatures? Test your metal in the 5Kish run/ walk/stalk, where the only thing you have to do is steer clear of the Zombies along the route. When you return to the park, there will be an “after life” celebration, that not only includes bragging rights, but also for those of you 21 and older beer!

For the little monsters in your life the Itty Bitty Zombie Zone will provide fun, activities and treats so the entire family can play in the dark.

The opportunities are endless. You of course can be an expert runner dodging the androids on the course. You can be a Zombie, looking for a life line in order to survive. You can be a Good Samaritan, who offers help, direction and laughter along the way. You can be a really cool parent that dresses the kids up for a good time in the park in the dark. You can be a spectator of the fun and partake in the beer and food fest. The list just goes on and on.

While wandering in the park, you can get your best Zombie make-up done by professional make-up artists. You can enter the costume contest and win a cash prize, you can warm up and stretch to insure no injury along the way… because you can guess what happens if you stop to massage a “Charley Horse”.

Be a part of the fun, log on to and register to play, play, play.


AUG 2015 – Member Profile – Arrow Staffing

6 Arrow StaffingWhen it comes to staffing… aim high

 Arrow Staffing has been serving companies in San Bernardino and Riverside counties since 1972. When you’re aiming to:

  • Make the right hire;
  • Gain more flexibility in your workforce;
  • Pay attention to your priorities – running your business and making a profit;
  • Slash labor costs;When you partner with Arrow Staffing they will source skilled and reliable workers for your temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire personnel needs. They can help your company by:
  • Call on Arrow Staffing for all your recruiting needs.
  • Crafting customized staffing solutions for your particular needs (not cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all answers)
  • Performing thorough evaluations to guarantee only the best candidates make it to your work site
  • Offering tactical staffing solutions that provide your firm more hiring flexibility
  • Providing sensible recruitment strategies that save your budget    909-792-1252.
  • Contact Arrow Staffing today to learn more about why they are the best choice for staffing in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Log onto to www.Arrowstaffing,com or call
  • Direct Hire. Arrow Staffing will source, screen and offer candidates who meet or exceed your specifications. You pay a pre-negotiated fee to Arrow Staffing only if you hire one of the candidates we refer.
  • Ensure a temporary employee is the right permanent fit for your business by bringing in one of their highly skilled and professional employees for 90 days. At the end of the trial, you decide whether to bring that employee onto your permanent staff, through Temp-to-Hire.
  • Bring in the right worker with the right skills at the right time. Arrow Staffing maintains a large pool of qualified candidates available for short- (vacation and illness coverage) and long-term (family and medical leaves) assignments as needed. They can also provide more workers for peak production times, with their Temporary Services.
  • Whether you’re looking for a certified forklift driver for a day, a controller for six months or you’re looking to add a production technician to your full-time staff, Arrow Staffing will customize staffing solutions to fit your specific needs.


AUG 2015 – Member Profile – Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel

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Emmerson Bartlett Memorial Chapel proudly serving the community for more than eighty years

 The family owned and operated funeral home has been a part of Redlands, Yucaipa and the surrounding communities for almost 80 years. The funeral profession has along and proud history of personal service provided by families with deep roots it the local community and deep a commitment to upholding professional standards. Some of the oldest, continuously operated businesses in the country are family owned funeral firms.

The professional members of the Emmerson Bartlett family can customize a funeral to satisfy you and meet your financial requirements. They offer the best in service and facilities at the most reasonable price. They offer a complete range of quality services from funerals to a simple cremation. They are experienced at honoring many faiths and customs and encourage you to arrange the type of service that speaks best about the life your loved one lived.

The onsite chapel at 703 Brookside Ave., can accommodate 225 people yet it is intimate enough to be comfortable to just a few. The facility offers a large visitation area where family and friends can gather to pay their respects. The reception room will accommodate 75 or more.

The goal of the team at Emmerson Bartlett is support you through every step of your arrangements and to pay tribute to the special memory of your loved one.

To learn more about the services available at Emmerson Bartlett log onto or call 909 793-2311.