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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 wan... — 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 pow... — 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

7 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 – Pal... — 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 v... — 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 v... — 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 o... — 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 f... — 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 Wes... — Updated 10/4/2022


Chamber: Borrego Days Volunteer Event

There will be a Borrego Days volunteer event on Wednesday Sept. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chamber for volunteers to stop by, fill out the form and go over the details with Joy McBride. To pre-signup, email or call the Chamber at... — Updated 8/19/2022


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


Chamber Seeks Parade Lovers

The 56th Annual Borrego Days Festival, scheduled for October 22 – 23, is already in production mode and once again dealing with more challenging times. With the rapid rise in costs, the Chamber is making sure that the Festival continues with its family fun traditions to be the b... — Updated 6/27/2022


Chambers Negative and Positive

I truly wanted to start out with the positive, however, that’s not the case as Borrego Springs once again has to face the battle of keeping another Sexually Violent Predator out of the area. A Chamber community eblast was sent on June 1 regarding what Borregans need to do and t... — Updated 6/13/2022


Chamber's Busy Schedule

As we jump into the triple digits the only thing slowing down at the Chamber is the amount of foot traffic and the calls asking if there is a super bloom! Before we talk about work, let’s welcome new-returning long-longtime members James and Lisa McNatt and their company W... — Updated 6/2/2022


Chamber Embraces May

May has arrived and with somewhat of a tourism slowdown. However, this won’t last because the Chamber has seen an increase in travel-scouts visiting Borrego Springs to map out their groups upcoming trips in September, October and into 2023. We didn’t see much of this in 2021, so... — Updated 5/16/2022


Chamber Cinco de Mayo Sundowner/Mixer

As I write this, it is only mid-April and our taxes are due! This also means that work begins on the 2022 – 23 Embrace Borrego Guide, Borrego Days 56 is now in the conversation, new marketing campaigns are in progress and we still have visitors stopping by the Chamber r... — Updated 5/3/2022


Chamber News

There’s so much to talk about and the best way to begin is by welcoming these new members to the Chamber starting with Mark Sutton. I remember Mr. Sutton telling me back in 2020, “When the Sundowners come back I’ll rejoin,” and true to his word he was. With check in-hand, he rejo... — Updated 4/15/2022


Chamber Mixes it Up

After a two year hiatus, the Chamber of Commerce held a St. Patrick’s Day Sundowner/Mixer. With 70 plus attendees filling up Arches Restaurant and spilling over into the patio and bar area the scene was set for a lighthearted and enjoyable evening. Our host location, the B... — Updated 4/1/2022


Chamber Discontinues Faxing Service

In a recent Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce E-Blast, the Chamber has announced that they will be discontinuing their faxing service. This change comes after several fraudulent fax requests. “We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to resume in the futur... — Updated 3/1/2022


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