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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... — Updated 2/15/2024

 

Welcome 2024

2024 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... — 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... — 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... — 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... — 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. visitborrego.com.... — 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 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

 

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