NOV 2015 – President’s Article by Jill Riley, Chamber President

Jill Riley

The Chamber board of directors has started calling Chamber members to reach out to provide organization information. We feel it is important to take the time to support Redlands Chamber of Commerce businesses and hear what is on their minds. The chamber provides any number of events, networking opportunities, discussions relevant to industry issues and so much more, chamber members are encouraged to participate and have their voices be heard.

Members of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce Hotel Industry Owners Committee presented a check for $5202 to Police Chief Garcia and Fire Chief Frazier at the October Redlands City Council meeting. The money is to be used to help fund the new police and fire mobile command center. The donating hotels are: Country Inn and Suites, Comfort Suites, Hanson’s Motel, Thrift Lodge, Motel 7, Budget Inn Motel, Redlands Motor Lodge Inc., Super 8 Redlands, Star Light Motel, and Motel 6. The Hotel Industry Owners Committee has been working on increasing tourism through overnight stays in Redlands, which in return helps local businesses and the city as a whole. I would like to thank the committee for their time, effort, and donation to this great cause.

Senator Mike Morell held the annual top chamber business awards luncheon. Redlands Chamber of Commerce awards were given to Documedia Group, Redlands Taxi, and Whitefrog Design LLC. The top chamber award was given Jim Nolin from Documedia Group. Congratulations to all on this great achievement.

It’s not too early to mark your calendars for December 10th from 5-7 PM for the Redlands Chamber of Commerce holiday mixer, held at the chamber. I hope to see many of you there.