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Chamber Says "Get Ready for Borrego Days"

Now that the Chamber/Welcome Center is back open five days a week, we’ve caught up on the daily phone calls with over 50% of them asking about Borrego Days. “Is it happening, please send a vendors permit, how can I volunteer and of course will there be a super bloom next... — Updated 9/21/2021

 

Chamber Brings Good News

For the Chamber which is normally closed in the month of August, it has been a whirlwind of activity behind the closed doors. It all began with the disturbing SVP Merle Wakefield announcement where we quickly set the response ball in motion, arranging the Community Town Hall,... — Updated 9/7/2021

 

Chamber in August

As we moved into August it was so wonderful to feel the raindrops in July. Not nearly as much rain as we would have liked or needed, but still a refreshing occurrence. Welcome to new members, Konki & Rick Jarvis and The Propeller Bar & Grill. I’m happy to say that Konki will be... — Updated 8/13/2021

 

Chambers Busy Summer

Isn’t summer normally the time of the year when Borregans sit back and take a breather before we gear up for the new season? Well that’s what I thought, but so far it’s not happening and for several great reasons. We’ll start with welcoming more new members to the... — Updated 7/28/2021

 

Chamber Welcomes New Members

Yes it’s summer and hot, however that doesn’t mean the world nor Borrego Springs shuts down. Many years ago that’s what did happen in desert communities but as the years went by more homeowners became year-round residents and the visitors just kept coming. With that said... — Updated 7/19/2021

 

Chambers 55th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival

If you haven’t heard the news, it’s on, the 55th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival, themed “Welcome Back!” Before you read any further, I need to clear up one small miscommunication in my last writings (sometimes the brain says one thing and what’s written says... — Updated 6/30/2021

 

Chamber Who & What's New

June is here and the calls are coming in daily about Borrego Days and will there be one, but I’ll get to that in a minute. First, we want to welcome Daniel Wright to the Chamber Board of Directors. Daniel and his family have been advocates of the community for many years. Think... — Updated 6/11/2021

 

Chamber Travel Tips

The world is changing rapidly and many Borregans are thinking about traveling somewhere, well almost anywhere for a change of scenery after this past year. Keeping health concerns in mind, and deciding what is best for you and your family, here is some industry news and current... — Updated 6/3/2021

 

Chamber Bids Farewell to Snowbirds

As the weather is being windblown into the 90’s I see many of the snowbirds or part-timers heading for cooler climates. This past season has been interesting in so many ways such as Borrego being a full-time residence for many (because of the virus) and the first time for those... — Updated 5/21/2021

 

Chamber and Borrego Days

Like everyone else, when the board of directors and me hear the words “full reopening” we think of Borrego Days 2021. Then reality hits us and the doubt creeps in. In the Editorial column of the Borrego Sun's previous issue it was mentioned that Borrego Days is doubtful. With... — Updated 5/6/2021

 

Chamber Events are Happening

It happens every year, the weather warms up and the snowbirds scatter for cooler climates. However, this time, they’ll be missing out on a few events in Borrego Springs that are a welcome sight for everyone. Starting with a twist is the Borrego Springs ‘Drive-In’ Film... — Updated 4/16/2021

 

Chamber Stepping Into April

How can we not like a month that starts out with a ‘Fools Day’, then brings us ‘Good Friday, Easter and Ramadan’, and hopefully some beautiful flowers. If you haven’t noticed, the dump site on Palm Canyon Drive is gone. We thank the county for taking action and the... — Updated 4/7/2021

 

Chamber March Madness

I’m not sure if I should laugh or weep at how quickly time is going by right now. I recall looking at the Borrego Sun submissions deadline and thinking “I have plenty of time to write something.” Next thing I know Jolene is emailing me about my article, oops! March started... — Updated 3/24/2021

 

Chamber "This and That"

The stories I’ve heard about the Sundowners at the Borrego Springs Airport go unmatched, and with each account come’s the statement from the storyteller “We never missed it!” As I mentioned in my last column, there is a shift happening in Borrego and this is a major one.... — Updated 3/8/2021

 

Chamber: Do You Feel the Shift?

With this column comes the uncertainty of what I’ll write about and what you end up reading. Sometimes I know the topic weeks in advance, other times I have a few ideas and then change at the last minute as I did with this one. At first I was tossing around the idea of an... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

Chamber: "If Only We Can Predict the Future"

Let me guess, your first thought was “oh no, not another report about the virus.” Sorry to disappoint, but this column has to do with the weather, blooming flowers and visitors. Within the last week the Chamber has been getting calls daily from people all over the country... — Updated 2/15/2021

 

Chamber Welcomes New Residents

To say “change is in the air” is a huge understatement, and a certain fact of life. One of the major changes Borregans are going to see is all of the new faces of new residents. The Chamber would like to send a warm welcome to our new residents and a few words to help you... — Updated 1/26/2021

 

Chamber Deny or Comply

As we transition into 2021, a last-minute decision was made to postpone the Borrego Springs Film Festival. Our hopes are to have it later in the year. On to the deny or comply topic, which is about a split-second decision I was recently faced with in the grocery store parking lot... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

Chamber Holiday Greetings

As 2020 comes to a close, many of us are breathing a sigh of relief. Not that we won’t be experiencing frustration, confusion and sadness in 2021 (let’s be realistic), but we do have strong signs of hope that will help in the healing of our minds and bodies and that we can... — Updated 12/31/2020

 

Chamber Educates

The word educates opens my world to an entirely new meaning. On February 11, 2021, I will have been the Executive Director of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce for one year. Frankly I can’t believe how fast time is going by, what I also can’t believe is how much I’ve... — Updated 12/16/2020

 

Chamber of Commerce Updates

New Interns: We want to thank our new BVA Hospitality Interns Maria Arias and Tateanna Berry, Juniors at Borrego Springs High School. Because of the new guidelines Maria and Tateanna will be back at the Chamber in January. Chamber supports the community cleanup organized monthly... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

Chamber Moves into the Holidays

As the holiday season is truly upon us, there is one thing we know for sure – these holidays will be like none other. We’ll all be fighting the urge to visit family and friends, along with the inner struggle of making the right decision. There is no easy answer except to... — Updated 12/1/2020

 

Chamber and Community Health

I’d like to start by applauding the Borrego Sun for their investigative reporting on the Borrego Community Health Foundation and breaking this important story wide open. As a journalist, I know hours upon hours have been spent on this story and the Sun isn’t finished yet.... — Updated 11/18/2020

 

Chamber Reminds Businesses to Update

The snowbirds are starting to arrive, and so are the visitors. The volume of daily calls to the Chamber has doubled in one week, and with it, we hear a lot of confusion about outdated information still posted on websites, Yelp, Google, Facebook and other social media sites. I... — Updated 11/3/2020

 

Chamber Website Numbers Grow

In this issue, I’m cutting right to the chase. Whether you’re a Chamber member or not, create a Google page for your business, it’s free. August was hot; everything was closed and not much to cheer about. Now one month later businesses are reopening, the weather is cooling... — Updated 10/6/2020

 

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