Chamber introduces: President’s Circle

The Redlands Chamber of Commerce introduces a new
program composed of a select group of business and community leaders who believe in the important mission of the Chamber as an invaluable business resource and marketing conduit as well as an agent of economic development and business advocacy. The program called The President Circle, allows business to augment their marketing plan with the important components of
community involvement, target advertising and unique visibility and recognition.

Through annual investment members receive;

Name and company name listed on Chamber Letterhead Name and Company logo listed in the Directory and on the chamber website Private President’s Circle social networking event Logo on Redlands Chamber LIVE Tote Board VIP name badge Name on plaque proudly displayed in Chamber office Name in each edition of chamber electronic newsletter 1 E-blast semi annually 2 tickets to each Chamber mixer 2 tickets to State of the Community luncheon 2 tickets to Annual Installation Dinner Press release announcing President’s Circle appointment

To become a member of this very prestigious group of business leaders contact the Chamber President Peter Lehmann at 793-2546

Cinda Baxter founder of 3/50 program comes to Redlands

What three independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared? That is the first question that will be asked by 3/50 Project founder Cinda Baxter when she comes to speak at Redlands March 2, bringing with her answers to saving locally owned business through her grassroots effort of 3/50.

What is 3/50? It is a simple concept. Pick those three businesses you would miss if they disappeared. Spend $50 in each of them each month; knowing that it is customer dollars like yours keeping that business alive. And not only did you support that specific business with your dollars, but you supported the local businesses in your community. $68 out of every $100 spent at locally owned businesses goes back into the community. Win- win.

Wondering how the 3/50 Project can benefit you and your business? Wondering how working the 3/50 Project principles into your consumer habits will benefit the community and the economy? The answers to those questions and more will be offered by Baxter during her only Southern California speaking engagement.

Who is Cinda Baxter? She is a retail consultant and motivational speaker who took what started as a blog post and turned it into a nationwide movement to save small business. Baxter will share the history of the project, how it grew and what it could mean to the Redlands business community.

Sponsored by Redlands Community Hospital, Epic Management, Redlands Daily Facts, Citrograph Printing Co., Redlands Chamber of Commerce, this event is free but will fill up quickly. Reserve your seat by calling the chamber office at (909)793-2546.

Six reasons to Shop Redlands FIRST

1: Convenience: Doing business locally can save travel time, gasoline, traffic aggravation and searching for a parking space.

2: Personal Service: Redlands abounds with small, independent, family-run businesses. Doing business with people you know is one of the many nice things about shopping in Redlands.

3: Value: In Redlands, you’re more likely to find “extras” that add value to your purchase, such as personal service from people who care.

4: Community Support: Countless Redlands businesses generously support organizations and events that are vital to your community, such as the fire and police departments, youth recreation programs and school activities.

5: Multiplier Effect: Purchasing locally re-circulates your money through your local community, maintaining jobs and keeping Redlands economy growing.

6: Shop Redlands First Extra Benefit! Sales tax revenues reduce what must be raised through property taxes. So it really does “pay” to shop Redlands first!

Dynasty Suites is raising the standard for business

Conveniently located between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, Dynasty Suites Redlands is a welcome oasis in the beautiful historic city of Redlands. Conveniently located off the I-10 and the newly completed 210 freeway, you’ll be minutes away from the University of Redlands, ESRI Corporate Headquarters, Loma Linda University Medical Center and the San Bernardino Convention Center.

The staff knows that even the best locations and offerings would be meaningless without outstanding guest service. Within a Dynasty Suites experience, every guest is offered a warm welcome and is made to feel special, valued and appreciated. Genuine hospitality is achieved when engaging service and attention to detail elevate each stay into cherished memory. The friendly staff assures you that you will find Dynasty Suites Redlands Hotel your „home away from home….!

Located at 1235 West Colton Ave. Dynasty Suites offers Tempur-Pedic beds in every room; a fireplace and flat screen TV in every room, deluxe continental breakfast, shuttle service to Ontario Airport with a minimum of four nights stay and much, much more.

For more information about the Dynasty Suites call 793-6648.

At Carlson Chiropractic you’re the boss

The Carlson Chiropractic their philosophy is to treat the cause of pain not just the symptoms. When many people seek care they have one goal, relief.

During the initial stages of intensive care the caring staff at Carlson Chiropractic has several obligations: * Uncover the underlying cause of health problems * Suggest a treatment plan to produce the fastest results possible * Offer ways patients can participants in their recovery, including exercise, stretches, nutritional supplements and behavior modification. * Explanation of the value of post- symptom wellness care.

Once the pain is eliminated, patients are encouraged to achieve the highest levels of health they can, through ongoing chiropractic care. Abandoning the prevailing sickness care model of health (waiting for symptoms and then taking action), in favor of the emerging wellness model that helps prevent problems from occurring. At Carlson Chiropractic they believe you only have one body so it‟s important to take care of it!

Visit the friendly staff at Carlson Chiropractic at 529 Cajon or call 798-3330.

Who: Cinda Baxter, 3/50 Project founder When: March 2, 8:30 AM Where: Krikorian Theatre Cost: Free, but reservations are required.

What three independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared? That is the first question that will be asked by 3/50 Project founder Cinda Baxter when she comes to speak at Redlands March 2, bringing with her answers to
saving locally owned business through her grassroots effort of 3/50.

What is 3/50? It is a simple concept. Pick those three businesses you would miss if they disappeared. Spend $50 in each of them each month; knowing that it is customer dollars like yours keeping that business alive. And not only did you support that specific business with your dollars, but you supported the local businesses in your community. $68 out of every $100 spent at locally owned businesses goes back into the community. Win-win.

Who is Cinda Baxter? She is a retail consultant and motivational speaker who took what started as a blog post and turned it into a nationwide movement to save small business. Baxter will share the history of the project, how it grew and what it could mean to the Redlands business community.

Sponsored by Redlands Community Hospital, Epic Management, Krikorian Theaters Redlands, Redlands Daily Facts, Citrograph Printing Co., and the Redlands Chamber of Commerce, this event is free but will fill up quickly. Reserve your seat by calling the chamber office at (909)793-2546

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 12 (Saturday)COMMUNITY SHRED DAY Sponsored by A-SHRED AMERICA OF REDLANDS AND THE REDLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Shredding location at Redlands Mall From 9:00 AM to Noon 5 Boxes with verification of residency 10 Boxes per Chamber Member Watch for more details !

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 2 (Wednesday) 3/50 Program presented by Cinda Baxter Krikorian Premiere Theatre 340 No. Eureka Avenue Redlands, CA 9:00 AM NO CHARGE TO ATTEND RESERVATIONS NEEDED Please call Chamber (909) 793-2546

Welcome New Members

BRAINS N BRAWN, LLC
David Raff
104 E. Olive Avenue, Suite 201 Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 255-5954

LET‟S TALK THERAPY
Elizabeth Casey
10 North Eighth Street Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 397-1499
Fax: 793-4344

RUBIE TUESDAY‟S BOUTIQUE
Stacie Pitsley
415 East State Street Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 798-7000

THE GRAND TATTOO LODGE
John Montgomery
314 W. Colton Avenue Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 792-3366

Redlands Animal Hospital committed to providing quality veterinary services

Redlands Animal Hospital, Inc., located at 1093 W. Colton Ave. in Redlands, has been providing quality veterinary services, including diagnostics, wellness vaccinations, boarding, grooming and treatment of illnesses and injuries to pets of all types since 1961.

At Redlands Animal Hospital, Inc., we understand that your pet is more than just an animal – your pet is a part of your family and we are committed to providing them the quality care they deserve and you expect.

Their approach to veterinary medicine is based on their desire to help your pet live a long, healthy life. Whether your pet walks, swims, slithers or flies, they are a vital, irreplaceable part of your life and they are honored when you entrust them with their care. The love of all animals motivates the staff to keep abreast of the latest advances veterinary medicine has to offer. From investing in state-of-the-art medical equipment to the caring, compassionate attitude of the entire staff, they strive to always deliver the best possible care for you and your pet, day or night.

Whether administering preventative vaccinations, diagnosing an illness, treating an injury or boarding and grooming your pet, you can trust Redlands Animal Hospital, Inc., for all your veterinary needs.

Call us at (909) 793-2181 to schedule an appointment.

Invest in training and education

By; GEOFFREY H. HOPPER, AN ATTORNEY WITH THE LAW FIRM OF HOPPER & ASSOCIATES

A substantial portion of disharmony involving employees, as well as litigation, could be avoided simply by providing more training to supervisors. In particular, as to how to deal with people, as well as employment practices, laws and procedures. Such training oftentimes is ignored by employers, because the financial return on such an investment is not immediately ascertainable. Typically, the best employers are those that have been through the litigation process in one degree or another and understand that it is better to invest minimal amounts in training and education up front, versus significant amounts later in retraining replacements and/or retaining attorneys.

For the most part, bosses and supervisors training is either by word of mouth and/or on the job training, which is sometimes combined with a brief orientation process. This procedure is about as effective as bringing in a union to increase your employee’s productivity levels. Effective options for training and education (besides reading my book) include a formalized orientation program, seminars, a mentoring program (wherein one employee is designated as a type of big brother or sister to other employees), other books, videos, etc. The amount of training and education will of course vary with the various jobs involved. The weakest link typically in the employment chain, however, has been mid-management. These are usually individuals who have been rapidly transferred to supervisory positions with little or no training, and make big mistakes that are very costly for the employer, and then ask for a raise.

As it relates to education and training, as well as obtaining advice from “consultants” on human resource matters, BE VERY CAREFUL. These days there are a glut of so-called human resource consultants who frequently create more problems than they cure. There is little or no regulation or licensing in this area. Accordingly, most small companies hire employees to serve several functions including human resources, and then send these employees out for training. Larger companies will want skilled professionals with either college degrees in human resources, or years of experience, or both. Be leery of the so-called “Human Resource Consultants”, without first checking out their credentials, references and experience in litigation.