President Elect Paul Barich announces new directors to the Board

Serving as Chair of the Nomination Committee Barich announces nominees for directors who have agreed to step up to serve three-year terms to the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

Richard Pennington, owner of Pennington Designs, has been and active member of the Chamber since joining. He has also lent his time and talent to the Redlands Optimists as well as a number of community projects that has him fully engaged in the city and business community.

Geoff Bonney, owner of Bonney Architects, has
volunteered his talents as a leader with the chamber for a number of years, serving on the Government Review Committee most recently as
chair, spearheading the campaign to assist Senator Bob Dutton pass legislation to assist business owners comply with ADA requirements while at the same time avoid “legal extortion” demands made by unprincipled attorneys. Bonney has also been involved in the Million Dollar Mutt Mansion and Redlands Chamber LIVE

Wayne Stair, First Centennial Bank is returning to the Board after a short hiatus. Wayne, a Leadership Redlands graduate, has served the organization in a number of capacities including Treasurer and Past President as well and talented presenter on Redlands Chamber LIVE. He was a member of the Downtown Redlands Business Association Board of Directors and is now returning to the Chamber to offer his expertise and talent to the Board.

Paul Emmerson, owner of Emmerson of Emmerson and Farrar Jewelers will join the Board and bring a new perspective to the organization. Paul has been a long time supporter of the Chamber and after serving as a champion of downtown Redlands will bring his leadership skills and retail
knowledge to the Chamber Board.

Matt Younkman, Beeman’s Pharmacy Redlands, a member of the Young Professionals Network, will step up representing the next generation of business leaders. Matt has been involved in the Chamber prior to the formation of the YPN, having volunteered his services at the Chili Cook off and Fireman’s Muster and Redlands Chamber LIVE. He has served as MC of Rise n Shine Redlands and is a regular at Business to Business.

The organizations’ bylaws provides for additional nominees by petition signed by 20 members in good standing. Petitions must be filed at the Chamber office fifteen days after public notification.