DEC 2015 – Chamber announces Installation Dinner

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Chamber Announces Installation Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The Redlands Chamber of Commerce will present new directors and welcome new officers to the organization, Wednesday, January 14. 2016, 6:00 PM at the Casa Loma Room, at the University of Redlands

Immediately following the installation of directors and officers, guests will be treated to the announcement of the prestigious Man and Woman of the Year Awards and Police and Firefighter of the Year Awards. Each year those receiving the awards will join the ranks of extraordinary men and women who have gone before them and given generously of their time and talent to make Redlands a better place. The announcement of the winners of these esteemed awards are highly anticipated every year and kept secret until the night of the ceremony creating an air of excitement each year.

Tickets to the event are limited and reservations are necessary, $50 per person. To make your reservations or for more information about the event call the chamber office at 793-2546.

DEC 2015 – Member Profile – The Old Spaghetti Factory

The Old Spaghetti Factory serves the pasta with smileOld Spaghetti factory

For nearly 50 years the Dussin family has shared their love of spaghetti, tradition and good company with millions of Old Spaghetti Factory guests across America. The first Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant was opened in Portland Oregon on January 10, 1969. The family knew that honesty, dignity, respect, hard work and guest satisfaction were the recipe for dining success.

A meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory is an experience. The team invests meticulous attention to the décor, so guests fell as though they’re stepping into another world. Every location is adorned with antique lighting, intricate stained glass displays and an old-fashioned trolley car that doubles as a dining hall.

Nearly every item on The Old Spaghetti Factory’s menu is made on-site, from scratch using fresh ingredients. Unlike most restaurants, when you order your entrees, they serve you a complete meal, including bread, soup or salad, and dessert. With the famous kid’s menu, special treats and fun activities they encourage families to feel at home in their restaurants.

The Old Spaghetti Factory is still family owned and operated and they welcome your family to join theirs for a memorable dining experience.

A favorite on the menu everywhere is Mizithra.  Mizithra (Mi-zee-thra) is a traditional Greek whey cheese that has been enjoyed in Greece for thousands of years.  Mizithra is manufactured from milk and whey derived from sheep, goats, cows or mixtures of milks. The Old Spaghetti Factory imports over 200,000 lbs of Mizithra cheese a year.  The recipe for the distinctive blend has remained unchanged since our opening in 1969, making spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter our most popular dish.

Lunch, dinner, kids menus, senior menus, banquet facilities, and a full bar make The Old Spaghetti Factory the perfect family stop.  Located at 635 Industrial Park Ave. Redlands, call The Old Spaghetti Factory for more information, 909.798.7774



DEC 2015 – Member Profile – Ultimate Carpet Care

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Ultimate Carpet Care, they don’t cut corners they clean them

Ultimate Carpet Care has been family owned and operated with over 10 years of experience. They sand by the quality of their work and hold the highest reputation the industry. They understand all the messes that your home can experience and they promise that they will provide your home and family the same attention the give their own.

Ultimate Carpet Care will accommodate you with flexible scheduling and friendly professional service every time. They use deep cleaning method, the method recommended by your carpet manufacturer’s warranty, with a high powered truck mounted system.  They extract all the dirt, grime & debris of 100% of your carpet yarns. They don’t just buff the surface like some bonnet or carbonation methods (Dry-Chemical Systems) do. Your carpets and rugs will stay cleaner longer because we extract all the dirt & debris. The High Powered, Truck-Mounted Steam Extraction process kills and extracts most germs, bacteria, and dust mites from your carpet fibers.  98% of the carpet mills recommends Hot Water Extraction (steam) as the preferred cleaning method. The cleaning agents used are designed for your particular carpet & rug fibers and are safe for children and animals. Rinsing strokes are part of the total service making sure no cleaning residue is left in your carpet yarns. By flushing out all the dirt, grime, and cleaning agents we restore your matted traffic lanes to fluffy and soft carpet fibers with no soap residue making your carpets stay cleaner longer. Because of the deep extraction, van-powered truck mounted equipment, they pick up most of the moisture they put down.

The team moves most furniture and place plastic tabs and blocks under the furniture so the carpets will dry properly.

The service team has been trained and tested. They abide by a strict code of ethics which results in the highest level of customer satisfaction. You will receive friendly, informative, and caring service from your first phone call to the completion of your job. Call to schedule your holiday cleaning 909 633-9988

DEC 2015 – New Chamber Members – November 2015

Maggie Harris
851 So. Mt. Vernon Avenue #7A
Colton, CA  92324
Phone:  881-6760

Amy Curti
8 East State Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-2200

David Higginson
29 South Sixth Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  375-3030

Lisa Jimenez
2094 W. Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  335-0340

Alyssa Dal Santo
689 South “E” Street
San Bernardino, CA  92408
Phone:  888-6788 ext 415

TD Karle
1436 Industrial Park Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  522-1986

Barbara Thomas
20532 El Toro Road, Suite 210A
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Phone:  949-455-4600




DEC 2015 – Chamber Members Renewing – November 2015

Scott Shamblin
P. O. Box 7942
Redlands, CA  92375
Phone:  792-5356

Tim Murone
278 Tennessee Street, Suite 8
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-2194

Omar Castro
202 W. Rialto Avenue
San Bernardino, CA  92408
Phone:  888-1481

Marianne Baldwin
2 West Fern Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-3311

Jayne Selby-Longnecker
1971 Essex Court
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  888-999-3983

Attention:  MANAGER
1331 W. Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  798-6330

Art Braswell
620 E. Highland Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-0433

Terry Jacques
275 W. Hospitality Lane, Suite 100
San Bernardino, CA  92408
Phone:  890-3700

Glenn Swanson
911 Church Street
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  942-9498

George Barich
408 E. State Street, Suite A
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-9683

Tonja Blankenship
1325 Prospect Drive
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-2111

Elizabeth Casey
10 North Eighth Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  877-733-4954

Jim Walling
P. O. Box 495
Loma Linda, CA  92354
Phone:  437-3194

Gary Miller
1177 Idaho Street, Suite 200
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  335-7400

Emile Maamari
233 E. State Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-9911

William Jury
P. O. Box 1611
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-2116

Manuel Martinez
304 Ninth Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-2164

Brian Ahlers
1 North 5th Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-4016

Dora Waters
P. O. Box 8111
Redlands, CA  92375
Phone:  793-2825

Stephanie Tickemyer
226 Nordina Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-3563

Martha Green
106 E. Citrus Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-5400

Carol Meulenkamp
208 E. Olive Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  747-0505

Dave Moore
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-0771

Paul Smith
921 New York Street
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-0300

Lily Sheu
26 E. State Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-2527



NOV 2015 – Mayor Meets With Chamber Members Over Coffee

Mayor meetingMayor meets with Chamber members over coffee

Mayor Paul Foster joined Chamber Members during the quarterly Coffee & Conversation meeting held quarterly, allowing members to meet informally with civic leaders.

The Mayor reported on the activity that was underway in the city including street repair and repaving to the newest project that will replace and repair city sidewalks. He discussed the rail project, high density housing, commercial development and water rates.

He mapped out the strategy developed by the City to address the arrival of El Nino and answered questions from attendees about plans for the Municipal Airport, grey water use, transient/homeless issues and much more.

This is a second in series the first meeting with Police Chief Mark Garcia that allowed attendees to learn about policing efforts and safety issues faced by both commercial and residential properties.

At the conclusion of the “conversation” with the Mayor is was clear we are a “City that Works” and a “City on the Move”.

NOV 2015 – President’s Article by Jill Riley, Chamber President

Jill Riley

The Chamber board of directors has started calling Chamber members to reach out to provide organization information. We feel it is important to take the time to support Redlands Chamber of Commerce businesses and hear what is on their minds. The chamber provides any number of events, networking opportunities, discussions relevant to industry issues and so much more, chamber members are encouraged to participate and have their voices be heard.

Members of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce Hotel Industry Owners Committee presented a check for $5202 to Police Chief Garcia and Fire Chief Frazier at the October Redlands City Council meeting. The money is to be used to help fund the new police and fire mobile command center. The donating hotels are: Country Inn and Suites, Comfort Suites, Hanson’s Motel, Thrift Lodge, Motel 7, Budget Inn Motel, Redlands Motor Lodge Inc., Super 8 Redlands, Star Light Motel, and Motel 6. The Hotel Industry Owners Committee has been working on increasing tourism through overnight stays in Redlands, which in return helps local businesses and the city as a whole. I would like to thank the committee for their time, effort, and donation to this great cause.

Senator Mike Morell held the annual top chamber business awards luncheon. Redlands Chamber of Commerce awards were given to Documedia Group, Redlands Taxi, and Whitefrog Design LLC. The top chamber award was given Jim Nolin from Documedia Group. Congratulations to all on this great achievement.

It’s not too early to mark your calendars for December 10th from 5-7 PM for the Redlands Chamber of Commerce holiday mixer, held at the chamber. I hope to see many of you there.

NOV 2015 – Chamber’s Hotel Industry Owners Committee donated more than $5,000

Check presentationSpokesperson, Gayatree Patel, representing the donating hotels, said to both Chief Garcia, Police Department and Chief Frasier, Fire Department, at a recent City Council meeting, “ Your efforts to keep the community safe, is not unnoticed.  Our visitors to the hotels in Redlands repeatedly tell us that the charm and ambiance of Redlands are remarkable but the feeling of safety is tantamount to why they seek out Redlands and return time and time again.”

She went on to say that with their contribution to the fund raising efforts for the Mobile Command Center, they hope that they have aided in making the jobs of the men and women who serve as our public safety guardians a little easier.

As they pursue efforts to increase the overnight stays in Redlands they know that they can assure our guests they are in safe hands.

The donating hotels included; Country Inn & Suites, Comfort Suites, Hanson’s Motel, Thrif –T-Lodge, Motel 7, Budget Inn Motel, Redlands Motor Lodge, Inc. Super 8 Redlands, Star Lite Motel, Motel 6.


NOV 2015 – Rise ‘N Shine Redlands Celebrates 25 Years

Happy AnniversaryRise’ n Shine Redlands celebrates 25 years of delivering community information to members. In 1990 a field trip to Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce provided the seed of program that became Rise’ n Shine Redlands. The model program was fast paced interesting and fun… with that model a committee was formed and the rest as they say is history.

It was agreed that to encourage people to attend, participate and enjoy a program that would be called to order at 7 AM on a Friday morning, it would have to be entertaining, interactive and productive. The design fell into place and an hour program with 12 – 15 speakers scheduled was born. It was determined that the speakers would be identified as resources so a lot of information could be transmitted in a short period of time. For additional details guests could seek out the speaker.

As the program evolved I was clear that it was unlike any other chamber meeting. It was fun, fast, interesting, irreverent and dynamic.

Over the years more than 250 chamber members have guided the program having the flexibility to move, bump and shift their way through the program. Well over 3000 announcements, introductions, demonstrations and invites have been scheduled.

It’s rare in any organization or industry to have a long term successful program that maintains interest and attention and Rise’ n Shine has done just that.

On November 6th 7:00 AM at the Casa Loma Room at the University of Redlands, the Chamber will celebrate the Silver Anniversary of this unpredictable event.

Join the revelers and celebrate a quarter of century of news, fun, networking and irreverence, you never know what might happen at Rise’ n Shine.

NOV 2015 – Member Profile – Paulson Orthodontics

Paulson OrthodonticsPaulson Orthodontics, is a respected provider in your orthodontic care community. Located at 219 Cajon Street in Redlands, their practice’s top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment!

Marcus A. Paulson, DDS MS and his staff understands how important a straight, beautiful smile is. That’s why they strive to give their patients the best possible smiles around! Everyone is highly trained and experienced, which is just the beginning of what they offer.

They can provide patients the following state-of-the-art appliances and revolutionary services;

Invisalign® a teeth-straightening system that uses clear, plastic aligners that are virtually invisible. No one will notice you are straightening your teeth unless you tell them!

Damon Bracket System; the first self-ligating system, the Damon system uses lighter wires and lower friction brackets while resulting in faster treatment.

Orthognathic Surgery treats abnormalities of the facial bones, which cause pain and difficulty eating, speaking and sleeping. Sometimes orthognathic surgery is recommended, also known as corrective jaw surgery. Not only do they provide cutting-edge procedures, but they do it with a smile! They want you to have a pleasant experience and look forward to every appointment.

If you have any questions about Paulson Orthodontics, call. Here at Paulson Orthodontics, we’ll be glad to assist you in any way we can! 793-2603 or log onto