Welcome New Members

Jeff Sceranka
Enterprise Funding Corp.
300 E. State Street Suite 230 792-3803

Peter Lehmann
Krikorian Premiere Theatres
340 Eureka St. Redlands CA 92374 792-7909

Jim Walling
Inland Community Bank
11175 Mt. View Ave. Loma Linda, CA 92354 437-3194

Daney Bachiu
Redlands Blueprint
922-A New York Redlands CA 92374 792-3478

President Circle Members

Paul Barich
Barich & Associates
408 East State Street Redlands, CA 92373
909-793-0385

Gregory Brittain
Gregory Brittain, Attorney at Law
707 Brookside Avenue Redlands, CA 92373
909-335-7335

Jeff Thalmayer
Arrow Staffing
499 W. State Street Redlands, CA 92373
909-792-1252

Alan Ricard
Alta Vista Credit Union
1425 W. Lugonia Avenue Redlands, CA 92374
909-809-3643

Dan Scherneck
Safeway Electric Company
1474 No. Miller Drive Colton, CA 92324
(909) 824-6075

David Thayer
Eadie & Payne LLP
300 E. State Street Suite 350 Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-2406

Chamber offers discounted movie tickets to members

As the cost of just about everything continues to rise one of the added values of Chamber membership offers the ability to escape at discounted prices. In partnership with Krikorian Theatres the Redlands Chamber offers discounted tickets to members providing substantial savings when it’s time to go to the movies.

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 Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM (closed 12 – 1). Each ticket is $8.00 each. For large orders call in advance to insure there are adequate tickets available. Discounted movie tickets; another benefit of chamber membership

A-Shred America and the Chamber offered free Shredding to members and Community

A-Shred America and the Chamber offered free Shredding to members and Community of hundreds of cities, chambers, redevelopment agencies, development commissions and more opposing the proposed shutting down of local redevelopment agencies in the State. The proposal represents more of the misguided State budget raids of local government funds that voters have repeatedly sought to end, costing thousands of jobs, billions in local economic activity and destroying a key tool to meet the state’s infill land-use objectives.

The State’s own numbers have shown that killing redevelopment will bring very little financial relief for the State. In fact, after this budget year, the State Department of Finance acknowledges zero State savings from shutting down redevelopment. According to the State Controller’s Office, redevelopment agencies have more than $87 billion in bond and other contractual obligations that legally must be repaid before revenues are available to any other purpose.

The chamber urges all members to contact our local state legislators and Governor Jerry Brown and them to reject the proposal and focus on proposals that offer real solutions to California’s budget problems.

Empire Bowl entertainment for the whole family

Empire Bowl provides a fun, welcoming and friendly atmosphere of bowling for all ages. Bowlers of all ages are invited to visit and experience the ultimate in family entertainment with 24 automatic scoring lanes, the latest in video arcades, a full service pro shop, and snack bar.

Empire is also perfect for corporate gatherings, league play and children’s birthday parties. For your convenience, we also offer the widest range of bowling options, bumpers and lighter balls to maximize the fun for all skill levels.

Stop by the cozy sports lounge the “11th Frame Lounge” to watch your favorite sports teams on one of our 11 HIGH DEFINITION PLASMA TVs, or play a game of pool. They also offer Karaoke, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. See you soon…at 940 W. Colton Ave. in Redlands. For league information or operating hours, to learn more about specials, parties or Glow-n-Bowl call, Empire Bowl at 793-2525.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FEBRUARY 2011

February 2 (Wednesday) Government Review Committee 4:00 PM Chamber Office February 4 (Friday) RISE N SHINE REDLANDS Casa Loma Room, University of Redlands 7:00 AM

February 9 (Wednesday) Executive Board Meeting Chamber Office 7:30 AM

February 16 (Wednesday) Board of Directors Chamber Office 7:30 AM

February 17 (Thursday) Ambassador Meeting Chamber Office 8:00 AM

February 22 (Tuesday) BUSINESS TO BUSINESS NETWORKING 11:30 AM – Lunch 12:00 Noon Meeting Chamber Office

March 2, (Tuesday) GOVERNMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE 4:00 PM Chamber office

Welcome New Members

ACN
Raul R. Morales
Rialto, CA 92376
Phone: 645-2127
Web Site: raulem.acnrep.com

BARCHIELLI CLOTHING
Pierre Barkovic
200 E. State Street Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 798-0071
Web Site: www.barchielli.net

CAFÉ RIO MEXICAN GRILL
Brenda Ricks
27510 Lugonia Avenue Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 801-6900
Web Site: www.caferio.com

CURRY IN A HURRY
Kishore Bhat 1150 Brookside Avenue, Suite I Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 748-5799

YELLOW BOOK USA
Rudy Navarrette
800 So. Barranca Avenue, 500 Covina, CA 91723
Phone: 626-549-2400
Fax: 626- 549-2420
Web Site: www.yellowbook.com

Ten tips toward successful networking

In today’s fast paced information age people are constantly bombarded with messages and requests. However the bottom line still remains that people like to do business with those that they know. The trick is to be known by a lot of people. Networking is using your contacts to get what you want. Successful networking requires you to keep yourself in regular contact with your customers and potential customers so they remember you at the right time, when they are ready to buy.

Following are 10 working tips;

1    Collect business card of others and distribute yours. Distribute your cards freely, even to friend and business associates. Write notes on the backs of cards you collect.
2    Keep your telephone and mailing lists up to date. Update lists weekly 3    Use your list to make calls and send post cards. Make personal calls or comments as often as possible.
4    Talk to everyone. Regularly introduce yourself both in personal and professional settings. Mingle at all events.
5    Get others to talk. Ask questions and try to get to know the person you’re speaking with. Find common areas of interest and definitely obtain a clear idea of his/her line of work.
6    Be helpful and offer advice. Be a mentor and confidant. Be willing to offer help even to a competitor. Your good turns will be returned.
7    Visit new organizations regularly. Become actively involved in at least one civic or professional organization.
8    Stay informed of local happenings in your industry.
9    Be memorable and concise. Say something funny, clever or different that helps people remember you but keep it short.
10    Make networking a priority. It requires you to leave your office or store. Set aside time to build your network.

The Chamber of Commerce offers many opportunities to network, Rise n Shine Redlands, Business to Business, Business After Hours, participate on a committee, volunteer for an event, use the membership to your advantage, the opportunities are endless.

Michael Burke Design sustainable architecture and design come together

Michael Burke Design is a full service Architectural Corporation specializing in educational and cultural facilities, commercial buildings and interiors, residential design and the adaptive re-use of existing buildings. The office is committed to the delivery of intelligent, sustainable and well-crafted building projects. The firm is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Our sustainable design commitment is an inherent philosophy and a guiding principle in all of our work. The firm’s goal is to deliver a cleaner, healthier and more energy efficient environment for our clients that will improve their overall quality of life.

The office was established in 2004 and provides a broad experiences range from dense infill projects in New York City and Boston to large-scale campuses in Los Angeles and Texas.

Their primary responsibility is to understand the needs and aspiration of their clients, and use their vast expertise to create unique, integral and timeless design solutions. They are committed to create environments consistent with the physical and regional parameters of the property, as well as the financial parameters of the budget.

To contact Michael Burke Design call 798-2748 or email at info@michaelburkedesign.com.

President Circle Members

Paul Barich
Barich & Associates
408 East State Street Redlands, CA 92373
909-793-0385

Gregory Brittain
Gregory Brittain, Attorney at Law
707 Brookside Avenue Redlands, CA 92373
909-335-7335

Jeff Thalmayer
Arrow Staffing
499 W. State Street Redlands, CA 92373
909-792-1252

Alan Ricard
Alta Vista Credit Union
1425 W. Lugonia Avenue Redlands, CA 92374
909-809-3643

Dan Scherneck
Safeway Electric Company
1474 No. Miller Drive Colton, CA 92324
909-824-6075

David Thayer
Eadie & Payne LLP
300 E. State Street Suite
350 Redlands, CA 92373
909-793-2406