The Chamber’s Annual Installation and Awards Dinner will be hosted via Zoom webinar on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Like other organizations in Redlands, this event has had to evolve to meet the needs of our current situation.
Since its inception, the Chamber of Commerce has held an annual meeting and dinner for members and guests, recognizing outgoing and incoming board members along with civic awards. In December of 1902, the event was held in the auditorium of the YMCA. As the years went on the event switched venues and dates, but in recent years it has been hosted at the Casa Loma Room of the University of Redlands during the month of January.
One major change to the event and program – aside from it being virtual – is that the Man & Woman of the Year awards are being postponed to January 2022, when four total recipients will be recognized.
While the Man and Woman of the Year presentations will not be happening, the Chamber will still be hosting a virtual annual meeting and recognizing the service of outgoing board members in addition to welcoming new board members. The program will also be filming short clips of board members and other participants to help make the virtual program more meaningful. Additionally, the chamber will be partnering with local member restaurants for take away dinners to be enjoyed in the comfort of your home while watching the program. Since we cannot all gather together and enjoy dinner for this annual program, we will do our best to recreate the atmosphere while supporting our members.
Digital invitations will be sent to all chamber members on January 5, 2021 and details for the event will be posted to the chamber’s website and social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.