MAR 2012 – President’s Article by Paul Barich

            We are batting 1000! We had our first winner of our Shop Redlands program in February.  With over 200 hundred entries the winner of a $100 Gift Certificate to Joe Greensleeves was Henrik Porte. Next month the prize will be a $100 gas card donation by Big Mike’s Rooter and Plumbing, so get those receipts into the chamber office.

        The U. S. Post Office Distribution Center, located onRedlands Boulevardwill not close down saving more than 750 jobs.  Your chamber put a lot of time and effort lobbying the decision makers to keep the facility open and it worked. Our thanks to our local legislators that responded so quickly to help plead the case.   

        The Chamber will be offering a free seminar ($25 for non-member) outline the new ERISA Guide line for the 401k plan and other retirement plans.  The new rules have some heavy fines attached for non-compliance.  If you own a business or a trust for a retirement plan I would strongly suggest you to attend. Lunch will be provided. The seminar is scheduled for, Thursday, March 22, at noon at our chamber office.

        Thanks to all our members for their continued support and remember shopRedlandsand win.