JUNE 2012 – From the President…Your Chamber at work

       The Chamber of Commerce will always be an advocate and a supportive voice for the business community. The Chamber may not always fall in line with every member’s personal political view, but we will be your voice when it comes to business issues.  This is one of the best reasons to be a member of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce.

            Shop Redlands First posters are in!  If you want one to display in your window or place of business, a member of our staff will deliver one to you or I’d be happy to deliver one personally.  Please call the Chamber at 793-2546 to make arrangements.

            Wednesday, July 11th at the Orton Center, University of Redlands, the State of the Community Luncheon will take place, sponsored by First California Bank. Mayor Pete Aguilar will address the audience and take questions from the floor. For reservations call the Chamber office. This event sells out every year so call in early.

            The City of Redlands has engaged the services of a consulting firm that has reviewed City fees and is recommending increases across the board. The Chamber has put together a task force that is reviewing the affect of the recommendations. We don’t know the complete impact yet but I guarantee that we will watch it closely and if needed, we will go into action to prevent any excess charges that will deter economic development, discourage job development or business growth, stayed tuned.