MAY 2012 – President’s Article by Paul Barich

            Business owners, there is a light at the end of the tunnel with regard to the ADA serial law suit nightmare.  Senate Bill 1186 is being introduced next week up in Sacramento(What’s New?).  This time it has been co authored by President Pro Tem Steinberg (D) and Senator Bob Dutton (R).  With bipartisan support we may have a chance of making some headway in legislative action to combat the attack on businesses throughout the State.  The Redlands Chamber of Commerce is still listed as one of the co-sponsors. This is a perfect example of your Chamber at work protecting not only local (in this case) state wide business interests. Good job Kathie and committee.

            The Shop Redlands campaign continues to be a success and is growing month to month. More and more shoppers are participating by bringing in receipts to the Chamber office and participating in the drawing for amazing gifts provided by Chamber members. Shop Redlands First posters will be available soon to put display your businesses, check with the chamber if you would like to help promote the Shop Redlands program by showcasing a poster in your window.

            The Redlands Chamber Cruisin’ Cuisine will be on Friday May 18th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Here is your chance to savor local restaurants very best fare so gather up your friends for a great Friday evening in beautiful downtown Redlands (All this fun for only $35 for chamber member $45 for non-member) and call the Chamber office for your tickets, 793-2546, only a limited number of tickets are available.   

            Have a productive, successful month and….. Remember Shop Redlands First.