APR 2018 President’s article by Scott Welsh

Springtime is blooming with Redlands events!

I recently attended the Art on State Street and Redlands Art Walk in downtown Redlands.  I was reminded of the many opportunities we have as business owners and leaders to support and sponsor local events in town.  As we wandered our downtown streets I witnessed many businesses participating and hosting their own booths, and creating their own spotlight with displays and interacting with the attendees.  As we approached Jax Toys owner Michael Eubanks was assisting kids with chalk art, and encouraging them to try one of the many push toys they sell. Several State Street stores had artwork displayed inside and outside their stores to attract future customers. This is a great illustration of product integration! Not every event has something to display inside your store, but all events offer a way to help your business standout.

There are many and different reasons for sponsoring a Redlands event, and all of them good!  You know the old adage that “people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”?  Sponsoring a local event shows you care about your community.    When your business logo is seen at a local event, potential customers will take note and your business, and a relationship is developed.  Your act of generosity can pay lasting dividends for future business.

There are several solid benefits of local event sponsorship.  1. Reach your target market.  Like-minded people attend events.  The Redlands Bicycle Classic, for example, isn’t just a bike race, it’s a platform for many local service organizations like Kiwanis and Rotary, and has a number of family oriented activities. And, you will reach an active and economically sound audience. 2. Create an emotional connection with your customer. When you have a booth at the New Year’s Eve Orange drop, Or The Taste of Vintage Redlands, people get to know you in a relaxing atmosphere while enjoying our historic downtown area. 3. Build Brand Awareness. Sponsoring the Redlands Bowl, Redlands Symphony, or the Hangar 24 Airfest puts your brand in front of tens of thousands of potential customers who will recognize your brand in future months. Finally, know the money you put into a Redlands event stays in Redlands. Most events use local services, vendors, food products, and promotional items.  This has a great impact on our local economy!

There are many and different events in Redlands you can include in your marketing plan.  See redlandschamber.org or cityofredlands.org for an event you can enjoy.

APR 2018 – Have a problem, use your REDLANDS 311 app

Have a problem …..use your REDLANDS 311 app

The City of Redlands works with CitySourced to provide a smartphone app that allows you to send images and descriptions of problems that you encounter with city infrastructure.

Some examples of problems submitted.

To install from your iPhone devices go to the iTunes App store and search for “Redlands 311”. You can also input http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/redlands-311/id418219150?mt=8&ls=1 directly into your address bar.

If you’re an Android user go to the Android marketplace and search for “Redlands 311.”
You can also input https://market.android.com/details?id=com.citysourced.redlandsca directly into your address bar on the phone or your computer.

The “Redlands 311” App can now be accessed via the following weblink; https://redlandsca.citysourced.com/mobile and can be accessed via other smartphones, Desktop or Tablet.

APR 2018 – Redlands Chamber Seeking Young Professionals

The Chamber truly does have something for everyone, including the Generation Y business owners and employees. Gen Y and Gen Xers are the up-and-coming leaders ready to change the way the world does business. Peer groups are something they value so the Redlands Chamber has rolled out a Young Professionals program designed for them to network with like-minded young business executives while at the same time building relationships.

REDLANDS CHAMBER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS is a network for young professionals within the community. The group is focused on personal growth, career advancement and service in the Redlands community. Redlands Chamber will give the next generation a forum to connect with professionals their own age, so they can establish new friendships and new business relationships and begin to take their rightful position as the future leaders of Redlands.

Membership in REDLANDS CHAMBER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS is open for those whose company is already a member. Annual dues for chamber member Young Professionals is $25 per member $110 for non-members.

*         Admittance to all monthly Redlands Chamber Young Professionals networking event

*         Invitation to special REDLANDS CHAMBER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS workshops, guest speakers & professional development seminars

*         Invitation to a reception with Redlands Chamber board of directors and major sponsors

*         Community service projects

Through collaborative partnership opportunities in leadership and business development the Redlands Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals will be ready to accept the torch when passed.

If you would like to be a part of this new and dynamic young group call the chamber office at 793-2546.

APR 2018 – Member Profile – Asistencia Villa Rehabilitation & Care Center


Asistencia Villa Rehabilitation & Care Center where residents become like family

Asistencia Villa Rehabilitation & Care Center is a 5 star rated facility by Medicare and Medicaid. With 99 beds the skilled nursing facility is located in Redlands, California. Acquired in 2010 and renovated in 2011, Asistencia Villa Rehabilitation & Care Center is one of the loveliest facilities in Southern California.

Although beautiful and comfortable, Asistencia Villa Rehabilitation & Care Center is a skilled nursing facility which provides several specialized programs to meet the needs of our residents. First and foremost is the Stroke/Head trauma program designed to provide a high level of service to those with physical and mental limitations associated with head injuries. The rehabilitation team also excels in orthopedic rehabilitation for knees, backs, hips, etc. – both surgical and non-surgical.

In today’s environment, most skilled nursing facilities want residents who will remain with the facility for only short term stays receiving skilled nursing or rehabilitation services. At Asistencia Villa Rehabilitation they are not only happy to return residents back to their home after only a short visit, but we also value our long term residents, the people they grow to know not only as residents, but as friends. It is this relationship that develops the activity programs, creates menus, and makes everyone better nurses, housekeepers, and managers. Our hope is that the residents look at the facility as their home and not as simply a nursing home, no matter their length of stay.

Those needs are provided by weekly physician evaluations and designated treatment nurses for continuity in monitoring progress and effectiveness of rendered treatments.

At Asistencia Villa Rehabilitation & Care Center Registered Nurses are on site 24 hours per day. Staffing at that level allows them the ability to accept and treat a more diverse group of residents and provide skilled services around the clock. Our Registered Nurses not only provide direct services to residents, but provide supervision and consultation to the Licensed Vocational Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants.

Recognizing the clinical complexities already being provided by the staff at Asistencia Villa Rehabilitation & Care Center, they have submittedanr application to the California Department of Public Health requesting that 24 of our beds be converted to a sub-acute unit. This will allow Asistencia Villa Rehabilitation & Care Center to further meet the needs of the community in providing much needed services to those residents who often times have difficulty finding placement due to their needs for a higher level of care usually provided in an acute care hospital.

Quick facts about Asistencia Villa Rehabilitation & Care Center

  • 5 star rated facility by Medicare and Medicaid
  • All beds are Medicare and Medicaid certified.
  • The full in-house rehab unit provides: PT, OT, ST.
  • Admissions can be processed 24/7.
  • RNs are on duty and onsite 24 hours/day.
  • Wound care program
  • Stroke/Head trauma program
  • WiFi throughout facility
  • Cable TV
  • Personal telephones

Stop by Asistencia Rehabilitation & Care Center at 1875 Barton Road, call 793-1382, or log on to www.asistenciavilla.com to learn more.


APR 2018 – Member Profile – The Tartan of Redlands Restaurant

The Tartan, Eat-Drink-Be Happy

The Tartan of Redlands Restaurant was started April 15, 1964 by three brothers, Velmer, Al and Art Croteau.

After going through several managers the brothers decided to ask their nephew Larry Westen to manage the Tartan and soon to follow they made Larry a partner. Larry and his wife Barbara together created a friendly atmosphere which became known as the “Cheers of Redlands”. The place where you could come for a drink, a delicious Burger or a Prime Rib to die for!

In January of 2004 the Tartan went through another leadership change Larry promoted Linda Crosby to General Manager and she didn’t waste any time she expanded the menu and hired new cooks and highlighted the Tartan tradition of celebrating special holidays such as Halloween, Christmas, St Patrick’s Day and others with a bang with unbelievable decorations and good times!

After the passing of Larry Westen in May of 2003, the Tartan ownership transitioned to Larry Westen III who owned the Tartan for many productive years until he decided to sell it on April 1, 2015 to Jeff Salamon and his wife Lisa.

Jeff or (Solly) as his friends call him was Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he served in the United States Marine Corps, and is a graduate of Dean College and National University where he studied Business and Marketing. Jeff has owned and operated various Orthopedic businesses throughout his career and is married to Lisa for over 24 years with two great children Sara and Jeffrey.

It’s not unusual to see Jeff bellied up to the bar hanging out with customers or see Jeff and Lisa sitting at their favorite booth enjoying a delicious dinner with their friends because they love the “Cheers” atmosphere. The Tartan mantra is  “Eat-Drink-Be Happy”.

You can discover the varied menu for both lunch and dinner at www.tartanofredlands.com, or stop by for a visit at 24 E. Redlands Blvd. Treat yourself to a great night out with plenty of appetizers, lunches, dinners and drinks. The friendly service and staff look forward to your visit.


APR 2018 – New Chamber Members March 2018

Raquel Hernandez
540 W. Stuart Avenue, Suite 120
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 499-5178

Sam Miller
3550 Vine Street, Suite 300
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: 951-369-3874

Andrew Valencia
1414 Industrial Park Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 335-1239

Elio Regueiro
2700 Fruitland Avenue
Vernon, CA 90058
Phone: 323-353-4690

Brian Segher
611 W. Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 793-0900

APR 2018 – Chamber members renewing March 2018

Susie Jarvis
1425 W. Lugonia Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 809-3643

Jessica Wiggins
11116 New Jersey Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 335-6660

Kathi Cochran
620 Tennessee Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 793-3685

Steve Von Rajcs
1200 California Street, Suite 104
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 793-9800

Ami Carraud
221 Brookside Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 793-2353

Redlands, CA 92373

David Raff
1467 Ford Street, Suite 200
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 335-8900

Swami Andrew
1041 E. Harriman Place
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: 382-4560

Kyra Stewart
612 Lawton Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 793-2673

Tamara Kawas
1426 Industrial Park
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 793-7400

Guay Wilson
14 North Eighth Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 793-2044

Sera Florek
24541 Redlands Blvd
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Phone: 799-1010

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

Lyrissa Roman
1156 No. Mountain Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
Phone: 946-7551

Dick Shalhoub
612 E. Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 793-1516

Mark Edwards
1806 Orange Tree Lane, Suite C
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 793-0200

Dennis Grimes
300 E. State Street, Suite 430
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 793-0759

Julie Cummings
201 E. State Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 742-7090

Scott Welsh
P .O. Box 7880
Redlands, CA 92375

Ralph Feller
131 Cajon Street, Suite 5
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 798-0953

Krea Hawley
1751 Plum Lane
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 748-7223

Jeanna Williams
268 W. Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Phone: 382-7015

Al Arceniega
1849 W. Redlands Blvd, Suite 104
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 335-8565

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

Del and Pam Armstrong
1006 No. Wabash
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 435-4351

Ron Drake
155 W. Hospitality Lane, Suite 123
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: 890-2434

Maria Luevano-Lopez
1440 Industrial Park Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 583-9600

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