DEC 2016 – President’s article by Jill Riley

Redlands Chamber of Commerce Jill Riley President

It is bittersweet as I write my final presidents message, this month. I would like to thank the board for their support during this term. A big thank you goes to Kathie and Jan for always making everything run smoothly and their continuous support.

As the holidays are fast approaching, I would like to remind everyone to Shop Redlands… first. We have so many great businesses where we can do your holiday shopping. Take a break from cooking this busy season and enjoy some of Redlands great restaurants.

I hope everyone can spend time with their family and friends during this holiday season.

Happy holidays to all and thank you for your continued support of the Chamber.

DEC 2016 – Chamber announces Installation Dinner and Civic Awards Ceremony

1-installation-dinnerThe Redlands Chamber of Commerce will present new directors and welcome new officers to the organization, Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, 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 2016 – It was a dog day in Redlands November 5th




The Milk Bones have been devoured, the bandanas tucked away but the buzz continues about the spectacular first ever Redlands Chamber Dog Jog. More than 250 dogs and their humans, ran, walked, meandered or even rode on the streets of Redlands on November 5th. It was a warm sunny Saturday, and the pooches were on point.  As they gathered at the Redlands Mall, the excitement mounted for the official start… New friends were made and old acquaintances renewed. Tails were wagging, and proud pup parents were showing off. The DJ sounded the start of the event with “Who Let the Dogs Out” and it was clear the Redlands Chamber of Commerce did as the mega pack headed out on their 5-K journey.

Greeted at the finish line by enthusiastic volunteers, dog treats, water and official dog tags were handed out to every team. Some pooches more pooped then others, some owners suffering the same ailment but the fun was shared by all.

The Dog Jog could not have been possible without the generous support of race sponsors, Barich & Associates, Alta Vista Credit Union, All Four Paws Pet Services, SCE, Allstate Insurance-Todd Underwood,  Pacific Specialties Insurance Services, Mountain West Financial, Super 8 Hotel. Storage West, Jam Sportswear and Redlands Sewing Center, what a team.

The volunteers that secured the streets making the adventure safe are to be thanked, without them the course would not have been open and accessible. Special thanks to the Officer Ken Wright and his team that kept the street closure to a minimum. The Dog Jog Committee though wee in size was mighty indeed, Chairman Daney Bachiu, committee members Jill Riley, Todd Underwood, Mike Hokana, Penny Adams, Randy Diaz, Marisa Nodine, Danielle Nodine and Dick Dawson along with staff really out did themselves.

Messages are still coming into the chamber office, through social media and emails sharing their stories, and asking about next year’s date.

We are extremely happy to report that a portion of the proceeds went to REDFOSA, the volunteer organization that assists the Redlands Animal Shelter find “fur-ever” homes for hundreds of dogs, cats and more, each year.

Hats off to everyone who was a part of this spectacular new event in Redlands. Watch for news about next year’s event 2017.

DEC 2016 – Chamber offers discounted movie tickets to Chamber members

2-movie-ticketsAs 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 and Harkins Theatres, the chamber offers discounted tickets to members providing substantial savings when it’s time to go to the movies. This time of year it’s a multi-purpose benefit as the movie tickets make great stocking stuffers, gifts for that one person on your list that has everything and tips for your favorite service provider or treats for your empl0yees. 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 Thursday, 8 AM to 5 PM, closed 12 – 1 for lunch and Friday 8 AM to 12:00 PM.  Each ticket is $8.00.  For large orders call in advance to insure there are adequate tickets available.

Discounted movie tickets; another benefit of chamber membership

DEC 2016 – Member Profile – Dunnrite Painting Specialists


Dunnrite Painting Specialists, believes in integrity

Founded in 1960, Dunnrite Painting Inc. was founded in 1990 with a commitment to reliability, honesty and dependability. The crew at Dunnrite Painting shares and extensive experience in everything from residential repaints to new construction to commercial and industrial projects, making them a full service company ready to take on any job. The staff is available to work during a client’s non-business hours, or the project can be done with only a minimal of disruption during regular operating hours. No matter what the scale of the job, from ongoing maintenance to quick in-and-out service, Dunnrite is committed to your complete satisfaction.

“The process of getting the job done should be pleasure no matter how big or small the project.” said President and founder Mark St. John. Dunnrite Paining is a full service painting company with twenty five years of experiences.

To learn more about Dunnrite Painting Specialist or to simply ask a questions about your painting needs, call 909 798-7373 or log onto

DEC 2016 – Member Profile – Child Care Resource Center



The Child Care Resource Center cultivating child, family and community well-being.

The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) has over 40 years’ experience cultivating child, family and community well-being as a distinctive leader in the child care industry. CCRC provides monthly services for nearly 50,000 parents, children and child care providers in Northern Los Angeles County and the entirety of San Bernardino County service a total area of 22,500 square miles.

CCRC manages programs to assist families with: finding and selecting quality child care, early learning and development, health and wellness, and financial assistance.  These programs enable parents to go to work or attend school, contribute to the economy, and ultimately strengthen their families and their community.

CCRC is an agency that strives for excellence and seeks opportunities to create new and innovative ways to serve. CCRC practices collaboration and respect and is dedicated to the success of every family.  Establishing strong community partnerships is vital to the reach of the agency.  For example, CCRC recently received a large donation from the Honest Company and was then able to distribute over $500,000 worth of products and 215,000 diapers in San Bernardino County alone.

CCRC collect and distributes gently read books year round with their literacy promotion campaign. What a difference a BOOK makes.  The success of this campaign relies in part on the donations of businesses with a vested interest in bettering the lives of children.

Visit the agency’s website at for more information and opportunities to get involved or call 909 890-0018.

DEC 2016 – New Chamber Members November 2016

Paul Thompson
414 Tennessee Street, Suite E
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 792-4090

Elton Marks
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: 951-732-7799

Danny Genung
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 266-0117

Israel Riley
1910 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 360
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 793-7746

Cherl Tidwell
25805 Barton Road #101
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Phone: 558-5500

Tim Watson
114 W. Vine Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 951-934-0478

Marisa Nodine
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 307-2117

Bob Botts
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 951-295-3950

Mark Vapnik|
217 E. Club Center Drive, Suite C
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: 824-7804

Chris Palmer
1785 Industrial Park Avenue, Bldg A
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 335-0820

Cody Pike
4931 No. 300W
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: 877-873-9883

DEC 2016 – Chamber members renewing November 2016

Renie DeHoog
1094 N. Wabash, Bldg 1
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 389-9988

Teresa Craig
823 W. Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 499-0708

BOB DUTTON, Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk
Bob Dutton
172 W. Third Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Phone: 387-6730

Jon Darby
One State Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 792-2119

Geoffrey Hopper
645 Brookside Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 798-9800

Diane Forfa
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 234-4035

Tommy Vaughan
911 Church Street
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 942-9398

Lupe & Manuel Voss
147 E. Vine #35
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 792-1872

Greg Chapman
30 So. Center Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 792-7397

Cathy Bates
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 810-3719

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

John Milles
301 9th Street, Suite 100
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 435-0384

Dora Waters
P. O. Box 581
Redlands, CA 92375
Phone: 793-2825

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