Holiday Window Decorating Program Kicks Off Shop Small Saturday

Saturday, November 28th, 2020 is the eleventh annual Shop Small Saturday. Dedicated to supporting the diverse range of local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy, and enhance neighborhoods around the country, Shop Small Saturday was created by American Express in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: getting more customers.

Just as last year, the Redlands Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the City of Redlands to champion our local businesses and encourage the community to support the local economy by shopping locally. This year, more than ever in recent years, our businesses need your patronage. Covid-19 continues to impact how we conduct business and personal interactions; however, it doesn’t have to stop all of our traditions and support of our community.

To help kick off the season, The Redlands Chamber of Commerce, Redlands Visitors Center, About Redlands, and the City of Redlands have partnered to encourage downtown businesses with storefront windows to light up the holidays and participate in the Holiday Window Decorating Program.

This family-friendly program is a fun way to celebrate the holiday season, create a festive and beautiful downtown, attract visitors, and showcase our local businesses. To make it even more fun for families, businesses have incorporated snowflakes in their decorations to be counted. Counting slips will be available at the Visitor’s Center for families to pick up. Participants need only go around to the participating businesses and try counting all the snowflakes in the window display and decorations. Slips can be returned to the Visitor’s Center and a participant’s returned slip will be randomly selected to win a prize! (Random winner will be selected and notified on December 29th). One business will also have an orange hiding in the display! All participants who find the window with an orange will be entered into a second opportunity drawing!

Participating businesses include:

Daryl’s Pets and Grooming, Dirtbag Shop, Nichos Ice Cream, Swoon Home, Pacific Premier Bank, Pacific Western Bank, Wells Fargo, Provident Bank, Martha’s Greens, Oscar’s, Frugal Frigate, Hatfield Buick, MacGuyz, Harlo & State, Citrograph, Jacks Toys, Board Game Paradise, Fleur de Lys, Redlands Art Association, Bank of Southern California (formerly CalWest), Laura’s Travel’s, Olson Insurance, Joss Collective, Visitors Center

 

Redlands Chamber of Commerce Endorses Measure T

The Redlands Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted unanimously to endorse Measure T. The Measure would impose, commencing April 1, 2021, an additional 1-percent sales tax on each dollar of taxable sales of goods in the City of Redlands, and on the storage, use or consumption in the city of goods purchased from a retailer. Measure T will be on the November 3, 2020 statewide ballot and requires approval of a majority of the City’s voters (i.e., 51%). The sales tax would be deposited into the city’s general fund to be used for general municipal governmental purposes. Although Measure T does not obligate the city to use the proceeds of the sales tax for any particular services, facilities, or programs, the use of the funds would be overseen by an independent citizens’ advisory committee and subject to a financial audit. The city’s Finance Department estimates that the annual revenue to the city generated by the sales tax would be approximately $10.7 million.

The Board’s endorsement came after a month of various meetings with proponents both for and against the measure, as well as review of all documents and arguments relating to the Measure. The Chamber’s Government Review Committee also played an extensive role in researching and evaluating the Measure.

There are several reasons for the Board’s endorsement. First and foremost, the City finds itself facing a $5.6 million deficit after budget cuts of over $10 million. Although the City has a reserve to draw from, it is projected to be exhausted in two to three years without more budget cuts. Without the passage of Measure T, it is the Board’s conclusion that quality of life in Redlands will be negatively affected. Homelessness issues, police protection, and community safety needs would suffer. Further, the current sales tax rate of 7.75 % is relatively low compared to surrounding communities. The 1-percent increase would place the City approximately in the middle of sales tax rates compared to other communities.

This endorsement, however, does come with the expectation that our City leaders will undertake a concerted effort to rein in costs and look for opportunities to generate revenue. There is, in the Board’s opinion, a true need for this Measure. However, we do not want this sales tax increase to disincentivize our leaders from making politically difficult, but necessary choices, such as addressing the costly pensions that burden our City budget. Additionally, we would hope to see a compensation review based on today’s environment, comparative to other same-sized, southern California cities, which will affect tomorrow’s pension issues.
There is never a good time for a tax increase, but the austere measures required without the passage of Measure T would create a loss for all citizens and businesses in Redlands. We endorse Measure T but hope we can also begin to address growing concerns shared by businesses and residents alike.

Add Your Programs to the Chamber Calendar

The chamber wants to help promote member events and programming!

The chamber calendar will be updated once a week, on Thursdays. Please use the form below to submit your information.

Chamber Calendar Submission Form

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Bulldog Endeavors: micro-projects to help your business

Bulldog Endeavors: Brief Projects. Big Results.
With many U of R students having job and internship offers withdrawn, and students in need of professional projects to gain experience, the University of Redlands Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD) has launched a new program, called Bulldog Endeavors.  This is a great opportunity for businesses to gain some additional support on a variety of projects, and for students to gain experience and do something meaningful this summer. The program is partnering university students (and recent 2020 graduates) with alumni and local businesses to work on micro-projects throughout the upcoming months.

Micro-projects are meant to be focused on a single initiative, are short-term, and remote.  Micro-projects do not need to be paid, but can be.  If interested, please fill out this brief form, so that the U of R OCPD may evaluate the proper pairing from available and interested students.

Thank You To Our April Renewing Members!

Thank you to our members who renewed in April 2020! Please see the April 2020 Renewal Listing

From 2 year members to 62 year members, it’s quite a list! Thank you for your continued partnership.

 

 

 

Adding Your Event to the Chamber’s Community Calendar

Community Calendar of Events

The chamber wants to help promote member events and programming, so we’ll be implementing a structure to add to our community calendar.

You may email your program and event details to info@redandschamber.org.

The community calendar will be updated once a week, on Thursdays. Please keep descriptions brief. You are welcome to provide a link to your website, event registration, etc. to be included in the calendar posting.

APRIL 2020 – Chamber members renewing March 2020

CAROLYN’S CAFÉ
Keith & Jan Kahn
1150 Brookside Avenue, Suite A
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  335-8181

CENTRAL CITY INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.
Shaune Nicols
1030 Nevada Street, Suite 106
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  307-6076

CHASE BANK
Vangie Kent
555 No. Eureka Suite 100
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-=4450

ELIANA VAN HORN
ASSOCIATE MEMBER
Yucaipa, CA  92399

GENERAL TECHNIQUE COMPUTERS
Jim Kawas
P. O. Box 802
Highland, CA  92346
Phone:  793-7400

INLAND SURGERY CENTER
Jacquelin Belcher
1620 Laurel Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-4701

JEFF DILL – INLAND CORE COMMERCIAL
J. Jeffrey Dill
18 E. State Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  809-8181

JERICO SYSTEMS, INC.
Shay Lawrey
47 1st Street, Suite 1
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  307-5633

MAUPIN FINANCIAL ADVISORS
David Maupin
310 E. Citrus Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  798-1712

MIRAU, EDWARDS, CANNON, LEWIN & TOOKE, LLP
Mark Edwards
1806 Orange Tree Lane, Suite C
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-0200

MORONGO TRIBAL TANF
Lydia Snyder
720 Carnegie Drive, Suite 150
San Bernardino, CA  92408
Phone:  951-260-9493

PARTS AUTHORITY
Sandy Vanhassel
535 W. Redlands Blvd
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-2168

SGH ARCHITECTS
Michael Stephens
707 Brookside Avenue
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  375-3030

STOR-N-LOCK SELF STORAGE
Del & Pam Armstrong
1006 No. Wabash Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  435-4351

THE LAMAR COMPANIES
Sera Florek
449 E. Park Center Circle
San Bernardino, CA  92408
Phone:  799-1010

YUCAIPA & CALIMESA NEWS MIRROR
Tim Shoffeitt
35154 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA  92399
Phone:  797-0101

MAR 2020 – Chamber Members Renewing February 2020

CITRUS PLAZA/MOUNTAIN GROVE
Jennifer Rowe
27530 Lugonia Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  562-948-4317

CUCA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT, INC.
Luis Mora
527 E. State Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  335-5454

ECONO BIKE, INC
Eric Shamp
1000 New York Street #107
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  474-2093

GIRL SCOUTS OF SAN GORGONION COUNCIL
Knea Hawley
1751 Plum Lane
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  748-7273

HANGAR 24 CRAFT BREWERY LLC
Ben Cook
1710 Sessums Drive
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  389-1400

HENRY BUSH PLUMBING, HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
Tyler Miner
1670 Sessums
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  793-8461

PAYROLL VAULT
Amy Minjares
31629 Outer Hwy 10 Suite E
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  253-0020

PRIME CARE OF REDLANDS
Shawna Copeland
1467 Ford Street, Suite 103
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-5375

REDLANDS BODY SCULPTING
Joy Sellarole
102-104 E. State Street
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  328-2004

REDLANDS COMMUNITY NEWS
Jerry Bean
P. O. Box 9360
Redlands, CA  92375
Phone:  335-6100

ROTARY CLUB OF REDLANDS (NOON)
Ralph Feller
131 Cajon Street, Suite 5
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  798-0915

STAFFORD DISCOUNT CARPETS, INC.
Roger Stafford
1915 W. Redlands Blvd, Suite 106-B
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone: 888-9732

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER
Paul Lay
101 E. Redlands Blvd Suite 140
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  792-9669

TARBELL REALTORS
Roland Morales
1440 Industrial Park Avenue
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  809-8187

TOM BELL CHEVROLET
Tom Bell
800 Alabama
Redlands, CA  92373
Phone:  793-2681

VECTOR ESCAPE GAMES
Victor Hernandez
1765 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  255-6774

WILLIAM C. BUSTER, INC.
William Buster
1399 W. Colton Avenue #5
Redlands, CA  92374
Phone:  92374
Phone:  909-793-3806

 

FEB 2020 – New Chamber Members January 2020

DAISY’S HOPE FOUNDATION
Jennifer Rosengard
P. O. Box 2003
Upland, CA 91785
Phone: 300-5652

KAOS SALON
April Marquez
345 Pearl Suite 110
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 798-2192

LONDA CARTER
Londa Carter
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 831-8936

MARSHALL LIFE & FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
Victoria Marshall
1040 Nevada Street, Suite 307
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 877-960-1353

MODERN WOODMEN
Ryan Vollkommer
1916 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 402
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 213-4597

OLIVE BRANCH MED SPA
Stella Otoski RN
423 E. Citrus Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 991-5551

PRICE LAW FIRM, APC
Brandie Cooper
300 E. State Street, Suite 620
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 475-8800

VANTAGE INSURANCE SOLUTIONS
Luke Kibler
1423 W. State Street, Suite A
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 877-382-6467

FEB 2020 – Chamber Members Renewing January 2020

A STORAGE PLACE – LUGONIA
Brendan Barker
1519 W. Lugonia Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 793-7807

BC FITNESS STUDIO & CAFÉ
Rachael Wilson
409 E. Palm
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 307-1479

BRAIN BALANCE ACIEVEMENT CENTER
Donna Horn
1457 Ford Street, Suite 102 & 103
Redlands, CA 92373
790-3366

BRIGHT WATER SENIOR LIVING
Erika Rodriguez
28807 Baseline
Highland, CA 92346
Phone: 742-7353

CPL AARON M. ALLEN DET 1459 MCL
Jeffrey Breiten
P. O. Box 8595
Redlands, CA 92375
Phone: 809-7138

GS ANDIAMO JUNIOR CYCLING
Rachael Wilson
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 307-1479

GOODWIN INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.
Glenn Goodwin
1806 Orange Tree Lane, Suite A
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 793-8118

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – SAN BERNARDINO AREA
David Hahn
25948 Business Center Drive
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 478-1176

HOPE GUIDED IMAGERY AND MUSIC
Amy-lynn Dimaano
214 E Olive Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 323-394-0860

JOYCE MOVING & STORAGE INC
Merle Jenkins
1785 Industrial Park Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 793-5094

KAISER PERMANENTE MEDICAL CARE CENTER
Gwen Kleist
9985 Sierra Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
Phone: 427-4547

LEXSTYLE
Emily Haid
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone:953-5107

MIKE SAIFIE
Mike Saifie
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 709-1070

OZEL JEWELERS OF REDLANDS
Emanuel Jacobson
2 E. State Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 793-7986

PROSPECT FINANCIAL
John Hopkins
31629 Outer Highway 10
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 797-3140

RAISING CANES
Mica Brandt
1857 So. Tippecanoe
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: 478-0001

REDLANDS ART ASSOCIATION
Liz Coviello
215 E. State Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 792-8435

REDLANDS PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
Brent Fuller
P. O. Box 784
Redlands, CA 92373

TBM FIRE & SECURITY
Tim Murone
278 Tennessee Street, Suite 8
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 793-2194

THE BLESSING CENTER, INC.
Dr. Craig Turley
P. O. Box 8157
Redlands, CA 92375

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

TRI-CITY ACOUSTICS INC
Ronald Jeffrey
465 Iowa Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 792-2260

URBAN ENVIRONS
Patrick Meyer
307 Brookside
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 798-4446

VANTAGEONE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC
Tom Robinson
4 Corporate Plaza Drive, Suite 210
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-631-6620

VILLAGE GREEN APARTMENTS
Desirae Ramirez
1125 Pine Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 792-2096