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From the Chamber: Congratulations and Welcome

The Chamber is excited to announce our 2024 BSCC Education Assistance Program recipients, Astrid Lopez, Angela Fregoso and Edwin Ornelas. Each will receive funding towards tuition, housing or student materials. We send our congratulations and support and wish them well in their... — Updated 6/20/2024


From the Chamber: Welcome New Board Member

The BSCC is excited to welcome Nidia Meza to the Board of Directors. Many of you know Meza as the Managing Director at BASIC, along with her many community involvements. Meza will bring fresh, new insights to the board regarding our Latino community and the community overall, and... — Updated 6/4/2024


From the Chamber: Did You Know?

The last Chamber Mixer of the season has come and gone. Our May Fiesta was held at La Casa Del Zorro with over 70 attendees who enjoy mingling, feasting, hearing from members, meeting the new permanent doctor at DAP and winning great prizes. A big thank you to La Casa Del Zorro... — Updated 5/21/2024


Lights! Camera! Action!

If you don’t know by now then what can we tell you except be on alert for a Warner Brothers big budget movie being filmed in and around Borrego Springs. The Chamber has been working with the production company for the last few months providing information, local contacts, h... — Updated 5/10/2024


A Wild Ride in March

The wildflowers are almost gone, the season is winding down and life is getting back to normal in Borrego Springs. I’m proud to say that the Chamber helped over 1,200 people in March, the majority being visitors. This number does not reflect the visitors and calls we forgot to m... — Updated 4/23/2024


New Board of Directors

Through the many challenges brought on by COVID, a dedicated Chamber Board continued to improve all aspects associated with the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center. At the helm was President Clint Brandin. You saw President Brandin at all of the Chamber function... — Updated 4/15/2024


A Blooming Good Time is Here

I’m happy to report that in the last three weeks the Chamber visitor count has doubled and the steady stream of phone calls are resuming. After a conversation with my Visit California contact, she explained that overall tourism has been down across California due to the wintery w... — Updated 3/25/2024


From the Chamber: March is Here

Our first Chamber Mixer of the season is in the books and what a fun time was had by all with the inclusion of Rubik’s Cubes, number puzzles and great prizes thanks to ABDNHA, Borrego Outfitters, BSCC, Carlee’s, Coyote Steakhouse, Meta Skin Studio and Red Ocotillo. Also, tha... — Updated 3/4/2024


The Visitors Are Coming

From here on out until the middle of May it’s going to be nonstop action in Borrego Springs. From events to large organizations and visitors coming to town, Borrego Springs will be in the spotlight for the all the world to see. So here’s a friendly reminder to take a look at you... — Updated 2/15/2024


Welcome 2024

8 is here and funny enough when I typed in the year I put 2023, time to mentally adjust. The Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce welcomes the New Year with optimism and excitement. Visitors are arriving from all parts of the U.S. and the world, meaning economic stability and... — Updated 2/15/2024


Holiday Cheer

From the Board of Directors – President Clint Brandin, Vice President Ramien Shalizi, Treasurer Mary Purvis, Secretary Daniel Wright, Directors Carol Brandin, Corina Garcia, Kirit Patel and Harry Turner, plus Executive Director: Françoise Rhodes, and our dedicated team of vo... — Updated 2/15/2024


County Recycling Info

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and welcome to all of the arriving snowbirds. Daily rigs of all sizes and types are setting-up camp in Borrego Springs for the season and our wonderful weather. At the Chamber the entire team is always looking for ways to help t... — Updated 2/15/2024


From the Chamber: Visitors and Market Updates

Thanksgiving is almost here and soon we’ll say goodbye to November. The Chamber is slowly seeing an uptick in visitors coming to the area. With the higher costs of everything and world events, visitors are telling us they are trying to be more careful with their dollars. PR and ma... — Updated 11/21/2023


From the Chamber: November is Here

As the community of Borrego Springs continues to process the unthinkable tragedy at de Anza Country Club, our thoughts and concerns go out to the many individuals severely impacted by the fire. Please know that the following morning local leaders began working on a plan of action... — Updated 11/9/2023


From the Chamber: It's all about Borrego Days 57!

By the time you read this the 57th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival will be only a week away and it’s all hands on deck at the Chamber. My amazing Chamber Volunteer Team, along with our fantastic local Volunteer Chairs and their teams are organizing, creating and preparing f... — Updated 11/9/2023


Chamber And the Facts

As hard as we are working to make Borrego Days another wonderful event, it saddens me that there are those in the community who continuously talk negatively about the Festival because there is no parade. Where were you when I constantly put the call out for a volunteer parade... — Updated 11/9/2023


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 eve... — 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 C... — 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, Fot... — 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 eblas... — 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 r... — 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 many p... — Updated 5/1/2023


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