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Chamber Welcomes Everyone

The Chamber reopened on September 5 and is already busy with visitors and phone calls about anything and everything. One subject in particular is Borrego Days. Yes it’s happening, and yes it’s going to be a great time. Flyers are getting posted and listings are already in... — Updated 9/14/2023


Chamber Scholarships Awarded

September is here and full steam ahead for Borrego Days 57. Our entertainment is lined up and vendor applications are coming in, it’s going to be another exciting weekend. Congratulations are in order as we announce the recipients of the first ever Borrego Springs Chamber of... — Updated 9/14/2023


Chamber Slides into August and Welcomes New Members

The title is lengthy but there’s so much to say. First off I’m excited to welcome several new members to the Chamber. Joining us are Mike Holzer, and a new web developing business specializing in PHP and MySQL called Fotan, LLC. From small town clients to the U.S. Air Force,... — Updated 9/14/2023


Chamber Summer Update

June is flying by and July will be here before we know it. I’m currently working on a “Summer Business Hours” listing from Chamber members for the Chamber Weekly eblast. The list is growing, but the info must be sent to me to be posted on the eblast. The list will be in the... — Updated 7/18/2023


Chamber Expands to TikTok

Yes, the Chamber is expanding their social media presence to TikTok, but before I continue with that update, we need to first welcome Borregan and San Diego State University student Jennifer Sencion. Jennifer has started her internship at the Chamber for hospitality, marketing... — Updated 6/13/2023


Chamber Is Open

The hot summer days are here and so is the Chamber. We are open five days a week to help with the needs of our locals, as well summer travelers. However, remember that the Chamber website is packed with information and the directory is a great place to start. — Updated 6/8/2023


Chamber Wraps it Up

The Chamber Certified Farmers Market is a wrap for this season. I want to thank our many vendors that dealt with high winds, closed roads, rain and snow to attend. I also want to thank the locals, snowbirds and many visitors that regularly shopped at the market and once again... — Updated 5/24/2023


Chamber Sees Season Slowdown

We see it every year in the desert regions, the weather heats up and the majority of visitors start looking for cooler climates. With this said the Chamber is still having a steady stream of visitors from all directions, even from Coachella Fest! It’s always a delight to... — Updated 5/1/2023


Chamber Volunteers Are Rock Stars!

A big round of applause for Chamber Volunteers Judy Lewis, George Thompson, Joy McBride, Jenny Huntley, Rachel Rench and Marie Perroud as the Chamber broke past “superbloom” records of helping just shy of 1,000 people in March at the Chamber alone! This does not include the ma... — Updated 5/1/2023


Chamber is Always Looking Ahead

More rain, wind and visitors in search of wildflowers and metal sculptures, we even had a call about fireworks on the 4th of July in Borrego. Chamber volunteer Judy Lewis told them no fireworks in Borrego Springs and the person said, “Great, I’ll book a room now because I... — Updated 4/5/2023


Chamber Marches On

The saying “March roars in like a lion” is no joke. On February 21, Borrego experienced high winds, extensive damage, canceled events and nerves pushed to the limit. Luckily no one was injured and much of the wind damage is already under repair. SDG&E worked 24/7 to get the... — Updated 3/16/2023


Chamber Mixers Are Back

Chamber Mixers are back starting with a Mardi Gras Mixer. However, with business and volunteer staffing shortages and the high price of food we are implementing a few guidelines for this season. Attendance is capped at 80, and all attendees must RSVP to attend. We need an... — Updated 3/6/2023


Chamber Passing – Comet – Flowers

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to former Chamber Team Member Hilda MacFarland who peacefully passed away surrounded by family. RIP Dear Hilda. The media visitors from France have come and gone, and what a great time they had. While in Borrego, they took a California... — Updated 2/2/2023


Chamber 2022 Stats

2023 is off to a great start with many visitors coming to town, but before I offer 2022 highlights I have a friendly reminder from the Chamber. In the past week, we’ve had several non-member organizations ask if they can use the Chamber bulletin board, post in the Chamber Weekly... — Updated 1/17/2023


Chamber Welcomes 2023

The end of 2022 brought the desert below and above average temperatures. Among the community one thing was unanimous, we’re happy to be in Borrego Springs enjoying the sunshine. Congratulations to the winners of the Chamber Holiday Decorating Contest. 1st Place Commercial ... — Updated 1/4/2023


Chamber's Holiday Season

Hanukkah is here and Christmas is right around the corner. From the BSCC Board of Directors to our talented team of volunteers, we wish everyone the happiest of holidays and look forward to a wonderful new year. Borrego Days 56 is a wrap as the Chamber held its annual Borrego... — Updated 12/21/2022


Chamber Holiday Cheer Contest

It’s time to decorate!! The BSCC Holiday Decorating Contest is on. The community along with our Holiday Chamber Cheer Team will be the judges. Who has the best overall decorations? *Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd Place Commercial Businesses and 1st Place Residential. *Valid... — Updated 12/20/2022


Chamber Holiday Cheer Contest

It’s time to decorate!! The BSCC Holiday Decorating Contest is on. The community along with our Holiday Chamber Cheer Team will be the judges. Who has the best overall decorations? *Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd Place Commercial Businesses and 1st Place Residential. *Valid... — Updated 12/13/2022


Chamber Farmers Market Info

The BSCC Certified Farmers Market is back welcoming longtime vendors and several new ones. Once again we have fresh flowers from Hillside Flowers, and now fresh bread from Borrego Breads. With about 20 vendors to choose from, it makes for a delightful Friday morning at Christmas... — Updated 11/18/2022


Chamber Congratulates

Borrego Days 56 is over and the consensus being it was a great success. Congratulations to Judy Lewis – longtime Chamber Volunteer and first recipient of the Mike Himmerich Dedicated Chamber Volunteer Award. Congratulations are also in order to Sarah and Lee Rogers, recipients... — Updated 11/10/2022


Chamber New Members and Festival News

Borrego Days will soon be here, and yes there are some changes and exciting additions. However first we’d like to welcome new Chamber members Dana Fehrenbach of Dana Fehrenbach Designs & Fiber offering clothing, shoes, gifts and specialty items along with Gordon McBride the... — Updated 10/19/2022


Chamber 56th Annual Borrego Days Update

Time is starting to fly by and there is still so much to do! As promised, here are some Festival updates and info on how you can be a sponsor, vendor or volunteer. The fun kicks off at 9:40 a.m. with our local Fire District making their way down Palm Canyon with sirens blaring... — Updated 10/12/2022


Chamber Highlights Since Our Last Post

The Chamber Column has been on hiatus but the Chamber has been very active since my last post. We’ll begin with marketing campaigns that came out in the summer issue of Food & Travel magazine – that included a four page story and a full back cover ad, as well as an ad in... — Updated 10/4/2022


Chamber – It's Never Easy to Say Goodbye

It is with great sadness that this column is about losing a colleague and a friend. I, along with our board of directors, and volunteer team, are still reeling from the loss of Mike Himmerich, a long time Chamber volunteer, member, friend and steward of Borrego Springs. Over the p... — Updated 8/1/2022


Chamber Welcomes Travel Show

In the blink of an eye, Samantha Brown and her film crew were in Borrego Springs the evening of June 13 staying at La Casa Del Zorro and the morning of June 14. With the help of Chamber Team Member George Thompson as lead driver and local information expert, along with Okie... — Updated 8/1/2022


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