Networking Opportunities

Rise ’N Shine

First Friday of each month, via Zoom at 7:30am
Start your morning off with a great start by attending Rise ‘N Shine and hearing informative messages about the community and upcoming events and programs. Speakers ranges from local business, non-profits, city staff, county & state organizations, and elected officials. This event is free for members while it remains virtual. Requires reservations to receive the Zoom link. 

Coffee with… Speaker Series

Second Tuesday of the month, via Zoom at 7:30am
This series is hosted intermittently, featuring a morning speaker covering topics such as business skills and acumen, leadership skills, and networking. This program is free for members and requires reservations to receive the Zoom meeting link. 

Business-to-Business

Fourth Tuesday of each month, via Zoom at 12pm
Enjoy your lunch, meet other Chamber members, introduce yourself and your business, and make the most of this lunch hour networking opportunity. Each programs also features a 15-minute “Learn & Learn” speaker covering various topics germane to business. This event is free for members. Requires reservations to receive the Zoom meeting link. 

Chamber Mixers

Third week of the month, after business hours
Prior to COVID-19 the Chamber began hosting one to two mixers per quarter at member locations. As we continue to conduct more and more business in person, these mixers will return. Mixers typically included some light refreshments and an opportunity for chamber members to interact outside of the typical business setting and business-oriented programs. 

Marketing Opportunities

Website Directory Listing

Each member is listed on the Redlands Chamber of Commerce website directory. The online listing provides your business’ directory classification(s), website, and contact information (phone and address). For an additional one-time fee of $40, you can have an enhanced directory listing which includes your company logo, social media links, contact person and email, and biographical information about you and/or your business.

Our Lobby is Your Lobby

As a new member, you may bring your business cards and flyers to place in the Lobby. This is another great way to get exposure for your business from other members and visitors. 

Listing & Advertising in Membership Directory & Visitors Guide

Each Member is listed by their directory classification in the printed directory, produced every other year. The Directory & Visitor’s Guide is distributed to various locations in town such as hotels, colleges and universities, and other highly trafficked member locations. Advertising in the directory is available to all members at reduced pricing.

Redlands Chamber of Commerce City Street Map

The Chamber’s Redlands City Street Map is the largest of all available maps in town, in full color, and will have the newest streets on it. This map is one of the most requested items in the Chamber. It is distributed through local real estate offices, medical and dental offices, new businesses, hotels, local campuses, and to new residents. Advertising in the map is available to all members at reduced pricing. 

President’s Circle Membership

President’s Circle members enjoy the convenience of a one-time, all-inclusive transaction that ensures representation at Chamber events. This additional $1,000 investment provides an advertisement in either the printed directory or map, company representation at all major events, company listing in the monthly e-newsletter and Redlands Community News Chamber page, and built-in attendance to various programs and events. 

Chamber Event Sponsorship

Providing sponsorships for Chamber of Commerce events ensures your business’ visibility at major events, provides a space for you at the event to interact with attendees, and promotes the programs and events offered by the Chamber. Sponsorship rates vary depending on the event.

Benefits

Office Depot Discount Program

Office Depot is focused on supporting small business growth and engagement at the local level, which is why they have partnered with the Chamber. The business savings program is part of that commitment and provides members with access to better pricing and tools, with savings up to 55%! Being part of this savings program requires online sign-up to enroll in the business savings program. Click here to enroll – the first page is your enrollment with the Chamber, then you will be redirected to enroll with Office Depot.

Constant Contact Discount Program

As a Chamber Member you’ll enjoy exclusive savings on Constant Contact’s entire suite of marketing tools, with plans starting as low as $20 per month. Sign up today for your FREE 60-day trial and when you’re ready to buy, save 20% when you prepay for 6 months or 25% when you prepay for 12 months.

If you are an existing Constant Contact customer, but would like to receive the Chamber Member benefits, please email billingadjustment@constantcontact.com

Click here to visit the Constant Contact Chamber Member website for more details.

Ribbon Cuttings

The Chamber Ambassadors will be present to show their support for your new business – and of course the ceremonial ribbon cutting with a giant pair of scissors! The Chamber will write an article about the event and feature a picture in the Chamber e-Newsletter and monthly Redlands Community News Chamber page, helping to generate new clientele. Call the Chamber to schedule yours today.

E-Blasts

Member e-blasts continue to be one of the best ways to reach a new audience. The Chamber’s member e-blast average open rate is 38%! The Chamber average open rate is 40% with an average click rate of 11%.

Two levels of E-Blast are available. For $35 your e-blast is partnered with two additional businesses as part of the “Triple Threat Tuesday” e-blast program. It’s limited to 100 words, and provides a link to a website/attachment, logo, and email title. $100 e-blasts have no restrictions and are dedicated emails for one business, sent on Wednesdays. If you want to schedule an e-blast, contact the chamber for details.

Business Referrals

The Chamber receives hundreds of inquiries for services and products that are available in the Redlands area. The Chamber only refers Chamber members for such inquiries.

Certificates of Origin

The Chamber provides members with a Certificate of Origin, when needed, at no cost ($40 fee for non-Chamber members).

Discounted Harkins Movie Tickets

Chamber members may purchase movie tickets at the discounted price of $8.50 through the Chamber, all year round! This is a popular gift for employees and colleagues, so call ahead for large orders. 

Member-to-Member Discount Card Program

This program consists of discounts exclusive to Chamber members and their employees. Sign-up today and begin to enjoy your discounts tomorrow. You can be one of the businesses listed in this booklet providing the services and or goods, potentially yielding even customers.

Grand Openings

Grand Openings help members introduce their new and expanding business to the Redlands area. Businesses can also request assistance with re-openings ceremonies, ground breaking ceremonies, and media releases. For these types of services, the Chamber helps liaise the attendance of city officials, legislative officials, and local business leaders.

Mailing Labels

As a member you can purchase a set of labels to do your very own direct mailing to your fellow Chamber members. A set of labels will cost you $100.00. All requests must be submitted a day in advance by calling the Chamber Office.

Mobile Notary Services for Members

Chamber member April Blake Notary is experienced working in corporate America with a background at Wells Fargo investor department and loan auditing. She’s also worked with EPIC Management to get 300 doctors digitally certified. As a traveling notary public located in Redlands, April is well known, well respected, and well connected. She specializes in general notary work, senior notaries, and loan signing. At special rates for Chamber members, she is offering $35 mobile notary rate and $25 non-mobile rate. 

Voice in Legislation

An extremely active Government Review Committee monitors legislation affecting business and takes action to protect business interests. Members of the committee, along with the Chamber Executive Director, meet frequently with legislators to discuss the business interests of the city and how legislation impacts our local economy.

Educational Opportunities

Members have access to educational opportunities and seminars hosted by the Chamber. Topics vary and provide insight to business owners, professional development opportunities for employees, updates to employment regulations, and updates from elected officials.