NOV 2012 – Five Chamber businesses honored by Assemblyman Morrell

Five Redlands Chamber businesses were honored at the annual 63rd Assembly Top Chamber Business Luncheon Award held October 11th atOrtonCenter,University ofRedlands. This was the second year Assemblyman Mike Morrell has presented the awards. He explained to the full room that the premise of the luncheon was conceived during a meeting held with the Chamber executives throughout the district that felt it was time to celebrate businesses that had endured the recession, had suffered through difficult economic down turns and had survived, thrived and even contributed back to their communities.

Each chamber was asked to submit five businesses to be honored that they felt best represented the criteria. Of those five one was then selected that stood out and was given top honors.

The Redlands Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that this year the Top Five Chamber Business Awards went to; Barich & Associates, for his unending contribution to the community through the Community Music Association, the Redlands Optimists, the Redlands Art Association,  the Boys & Girls Club, Redlands High School Booster and of Course the Redlands Chamber of Commerce

TBM Services was honored for years of involvement in noon Kiwanis, taking a leadership role in the extraordinarily successful Run Through Redlands, the Redlands Chamber, and the 4th of July Committee.

Jean Showalter, State Farm Insurance has demonstrated leadership in the community through her commitment to noon Kiwanis, Redlands Bike Classic, the Key Club and Pancake Breakfast. She has been a long time supporter of the Terrier Football team and an active participant in Redlands COMACT program a high school mentoring program as well as an active member of the Chamber for more than 25 years.

Redlands Print Shop and Copy Center have support countless non-profit community organizations including Redlands Historical Society, Redlands Conservancy, the YMCA of the Eat Valley the Heart Association of Loma Linda just to name a few, including the Redlands Chamber.

Alta Vista Credit Union has been a significant contributor to the community for more than 20 years, supporting the arts, offering community “shred days” and e-waste days. They have lent their support to local school sports programs, Building a Generation, the Boys & Girls Club of Redlands and theUnited Wayof theEastValleyand Redlands Family Services

“While hundreds of businesses are as generous with their time and talent as these awarded, we are extremely proud to acknowledge these five.” said Daney Bachiu, Chamber President Elect. “Small businesses are the backbone of the community and are often called upon for a variety of reasons so it is heartwarming to have them recognized for all they do. Our congratulations to all our businesses for a job well done.

Paul Barich, Barich and Associates was acknowledged as the Top Redlands Business Award recipient.