Lehmann installed as new Chamber President

Peter Lehmann, General Manager of Krikorian Theatres Redlands, has joined the ranks as extraordinary leaders of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce assuming the role of President at the recent Installation Dinner of Directors and Officers held in conjunction with the Civic Awards Ceremony.

Lehmann has served as the Treasurer of the Chamber and has been a member of the Executive Committee for the past two years. Since his arrival in Redlands he has been active in a number of the Chamber programs including, hosting the Red Carpet Affair, acting as a product demonstrator for seven years on Redlands Chamber LIVE, working on membership retention and development.

“I am pleased to be taking over the reins of the office of President for the Redlands Chamber of Commerce for 2011. I am looking forward to the opportunity to lead our chamber board and our members to a year of prosperity and success. There will be challenges and obstacles ahead, but we must keep our eyes on the ball and stay focused. The Redlands area is a premiere place to work, live, and prosper and I am proud and elated to have a chance to help accentuate our positives!” said Lehmann.

J & M Appliance Sales, Service & Parts

J & M Appliance was started in Redlands in 1979 and has been locally owned and operated by Pam, Heather and John Michaelis. Originally a service company, they expanded over the years to include sales, parts, service and most important, customer satisfaction.

J & M Appliance takes pride in selling only the best products to their customers. All appliances come with a one year manufacturer’s warranty and they give an additional year warranty thanking you for your patronage.

Scheduling service calls can be done by calling during regular store hours or the Do-it-yourself online, by visiting the website at www.jmappliance.com. You can set up a service call, order parts check on the status of an order or your service, check out store specials or contact one of the friendly reps at the store.

For sales, service, parts or advice visit the friendly folks at J & M Appliance at 480 Business Center Drive in Redlands or call them at 793-6050.


January 5 (Wednesday) Government Review Committee 4:00 PM Chamber Office

January 7 (Friday) RISE N SHINE REDLANDS Casa Loma Room, University of Redlands 7:00 AM

January 12 (Wednesday) Executive Board Meeting Chamber Office 7:30 AM

January 13 (Thursday) ANNUAL INSTALLATION DINNER AND CIVIC AWARDS CEREMONY MAN & WOMAN OF THE YEAR Casa Loma Room, University of Redlands 6:00 PM $45.00 per Person Call (909) 793-2546 for reservations

January 19 (Wednesday) Board of Directors Chamber Office 7:30 AM

January 20 (Thursday) Ambassador Meeting Chamber Office 8:00 AM

January 25 (Tuesday) BUSINESS TO BUSINESS NETWORKING 11:30 AM – Lunch 12:00 Noon Meeting Chamber Office

Welcome New Chamber Members

Andrew Anturi
500 No. Orange Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 798-5000

Louis Waldo Flores
Cherry Valley, CA 92223
Phone: 213-3957

Maribeth Lotilo
1874 Mentone Blvd. Mentone, CA 92359
Phone: 389-0706
Fax: 389-7167
www.millcreekcattlecompany.c om

Orlando Decosta
101 E. Redlands Blvd, Suite 242
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 855-8867

A Home Away From Home an alternative to nursing home placement

Many families would prefer to care for an elderly loved one at home. However, without assistance, the experience of care giving can often be overwhelming. A Home Away From Home is a unique adult day care program that provides care for frail, physically or cognitively impaired seniors, including persons with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Because daycare programs are typically more affordable than “in-home” care, they are helpful for families who look for alternatives to nursing home placement.

Unlike other adult day programs, A Home Away From Home’s program is offered in a quaint south Redlands house and provides participants with all the comforts of home. The home setting and small group size allows A Home Away From Home to minimize the confusion and discomfort that many elderly experience in a typical day care program.

In addition to the cozy home environment, beautiful outdoor areas allow participants to enjoy outdoor activities or to simply rest in peaceful sitting areas. A Home Away From Home’s program enables participants to enjoy social and recreational activities in the companionship of other seniors. It also provides caregivers the benefit of knowing that their loved one is being cared for in a comfortable, safe environment. Weekend and evening care is also available.

The program is administered by Michele Quigley, who decided to enter the field of Alzheimer’s care after her own mother died from the disease. Michele is intimately familiar with both the trials and rewards of care giving. Her hope is to transform the fear of dementia and its associated behaviors into a care program that embraces her participants both for whom they are and who they once were. For information about A Home Away From Home, you may contact Michele Quigley at 909-748-7920 or visit her website at ahomeawayfromhome.info.

City Florist more than just a flower shop

City Florist of Redlands located at 122 Cajon Street, has been proudly serving the Redlands area since 1972. They are family owned and operated, committed to offering not only the finest floral arrangements and plants but also custom designed corporate gifts baskets, gourmet baskets, specialty gifts all backed by service that is both friendly and prompt. From elaborate weddings to get well arrangements every detail is attended to. Because all of their customers are important, their professional staff and award winning designers are dedicated to making your experience a unforgettable one going the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.

To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, it’s recommended that you place your order at least one day prior to the following major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Administrative Professionals Week, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

The shop is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday closed on Sundays.

Designers are always available to help with those challenging creative decisions. And if flowers are not the solutions beautiful plants or one of a kind gifts are on display to help you decide on just the right gift for just the right occasion. If you have any questions or need more information, contact City Florist at (909)793-4141. They’re always ready serve you and make your flower-sending experience a pleasure.

Chamber to host the Annual Installation Dinner and Civics Award Ceremony in January

The Redlands Chamber of Commerce will present new directors and welcome new officers to the organization Thursday, January 13, 2011, at the Casa Loma Room, University of Redlands.

After the installation of directors and officers, attendees will be treated to the announcement of the prestigious Man and Woman of the Year and Police and Firefighter of the Year Awards. While selections are made earlier, all four awards are held in secret until the announcement that evening creating an air or excitement and surprise until the very last revelation.

Tickets are limited; reservations are necessary, $45 per person. For information about the dinner or showcase call the Chamber office at 793-2546.

Redlands Community Hospital, Beaver Medical Group and the Redlands Chamber bring 3/50 Project founder Cinda Baxter

Through the generous funding provided by RCH, Beaver Medical Group and the Redlands Chamber the dynamic founder of the 3/50 Project, Cinda Baxter, will visit Redlands February 2011, sharing her message and expertise on “Building Business from the Ground Up”. The subject of her presentation relies on the simple premise. “Pick 3 small businesses; spend $50, save your local economy.”

The 3/50 Project sprung from a simple blog post on March 2009 that went viral via social media, then exploded onto the national stage as a way to help local brick and mortar businesses reclaim consumer dollars. Featured by Consumer Reports as “Buzz of the Week” the Project has enjoyed positive coverage by the national media including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox Business News and Entrepreneur.

Singled out by Inc. Magazine for her expertise in using social media to engage audiences offline, founder Cinda Baxter, shares how the Project came to be, what it’s grown into today and how you can use it to strengthen your business.

Because of the generous underwriting there will be no cost to attendees however reservations will be needed. Call the Chamber office at 793-2546 to reserve your seat to be a part of the grass root movement to focus on small businesses in Redlands.

Chamber encourages shopping in Redlands during holiday season

Keeping tax dollars in town is an important part of the equation when talking about the city’s financial well being, but more importantly shopping locally supports the local businesses, helps retain jobs, and circulates dollars in the community.

Small business employ local people local people, they support local charities and offer personal services. Local businesses patronizes local businesses, they join local service clubs and support local athletic programs.

You really can find almost anything you need here in Redlands.
We have:

  • Retail and wholesale
  • Restaurants and caterers
  • Printers, writers and designers
  • Gift shops, ice cream and toy stores
  • Bike shops and car dealers
  • Home improvement stores and maintenance servers
  • Photographers, artisans and musicians
  • Pet stores and services
  • Gourmet food and wine
  • Personal and professional services

So before you make a purchase ask yourself if you can Shop Redlands first.


November 19th & 20th REDLANDS CHAMBER ‘LIVE’ TV AUCTION Friday 6:00 – 10:00 PM Saturday 4:00 – 10:00 PM TUNE IN TO TIME WARNER CHANNEL 3 VERIZON CHANNEL 35

December 1(Wednesday) Government Review Committee Chamber Office 4:00 PM

December 1 (Wednesday) Open House Brockus Conservatory of Dance 342 Orange Street 5:30 PM

December 3 (Friday) RISE N SHINE REDLANDS Casa Loma Room, University of Redlands 7:00 AM

December 8 (Wednesday) Executive Board Meeting Chamber Office 7:30 AM

December 9 (Thursday) HOLIDAY MIXER Chamber Office 5 – 7:00 PM

December 15 (Wednesday) Board of Directors Chamber Office 7:30 AM

December 16 (Thursday) Ambassador Meeting Chamber Office 8:00 AM

November 23 (Tuesday) Business to Business Networking



January 13 (Thursday) ANNUAL INSTALLATION DINNER AND CIVIC AWARDS CEREMONY MAN & WOMAN OF THE YEAR Casa Loma Room, University of Redlands 6:00 PM