OCT 2017 – President’s article by Todd Underwood

Just a few updates as we head into fall. I would like to welcome new Directors to the Chamber Board:  Mark Orr, from Teamsters Local 1932, John Mills from The RedlandsMill, and returning for another term, Mike Hokana, from Office Solutions.  They will begin their term in January 2018.  President Elect Scott Welsh will be announcing the officers by year’s end.

The second annual Dog Jog is just a month away. We’re expecting hundreds of dogs and their two-legged pals again this year.  Special thanks to our sponsors, Alta Vista Credit Union, All Four Paws Professional Pet Care, Barich & Associates, SCE, Redlands Sewing Center, Allstate Insurance-Todd Underwood. Pacific Specialty Ins. Co, Super 8 Motel, Storage West and JAM Sportswear.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

I’m happy to announce that, for the first time, Redlands will have a New Year’s Eve “Orange Drop.” The Chamber and the City have been working closely on this event.  The boom truck, that will be dropping the orange, will be surrounded by a “Logo Wall”, which means 40 feet of advertising space for your business.  Call the Chamber for more details and to get in on this great advertising opportunity!

I hope you’ve all had a great summer. Remember Rise and Shine is back in session.  Hope to see you all at the next gathering of this outstanding program October 6th, University of Redlands, Casa Loma Room, reservations are necessary.

A special thanks goes out to the Elks Club for hosting the most recent Business to Business program and to Miguel Jr.’s for providing lunch for all our attendees. It was an outstanding meeting and an incredible lunch.