JAN 2012 – Chamber puts together Small Business Committee to focus on economic growth and retention

Under the direction of Board Member Jennifer Dobbs the Chamber has established a Small Business Committee that will reach out to the businesses in Redlands connecting with businesspeople and agencies in an effort to improve local economic conditions.

The Small Business Committee will conduct Business Walks throughout the city. Scores of volunteers will hit the streets to visit businesses on fact finding missions, returning to debrief and triage concerns to professionals who can bring solutions as soon as possible.

“Knowledge is power”. Said Chamber President Paul Barich “When Jennifer proposed the idea to the Board and explained the Business Walk concept we embraced it. It was an opportunity for the Chamber to reach out to the business community in Redlands and to get instant feedback.”

The Business Walks will become an integral part of the Chamber’s economic development core competency focusing on keeping businesses strong.