Chamber Talks

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Chamber Identity

Over the last six months, my knowledge of what a Chamber does has been stripped to the bare bones and mentally rebuilt. Chambers are technically described as individual organizations, known as a chapter. While the guiding principles for each chapter are different, many of their... — Updated 9/18/2020

 

Chamber Listens

By the time you receive this issue, it will be September, talk about how crazy fast the summer has gone by, now if only the heat would get going as well! Normally I’m not sure what I’ll be writing about until I sit down to write the column, however, in this case I knew exactly... — Updated 9/8/2020

 

Chamber News

A couple of weeks ago, the Chamber received an email from Joe Gabaldon at SDG&E letting us know that SDG&E was going to be sending out care packages containing PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) to businesses/organizations nominated by the local Chambers. He said this was all... — Updated 8/21/2020

 

August at the Chamber

August hiatus at the Chamber is here, which only means we are closed to visitors, and the volunteers have a month off. What it also means is that staff will be in and out working on the following things: Embrace Borrego Guide – With an October 2020 release (or sooner if... — Updated 8/10/2020

 

Chamber Progresses

As I’ve been slightly avoiding a Chamber progress report as the Executive Director, I’m now ready to go for it! The Chamber Board hired me on Feb. 11, around 9 a.m.; I officially started working at 10 a.m., that same day. My thoughts were “I’m here, so why not jump right... — Updated 7/14/2020

 

Chamber Thanks

As my last post was a long report, this column is focused on thanking those who I don’t think hear it enough, yet are essential in helping us get through this historic time in Borrego Springs. First on the list are Chamber volunteers Judy Lewis, Mike Himmerich and George Thompso... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

Chamber Quandary

Emotions are running high around the world right now, and the constant “are we” or “aren’t we” doesn’t help. I’m referring to the reopening of businesses – when we thought that closing down was difficult, we had no idea how challenging reopening would be. From not... — Updated 6/16/2020

 

Chamber Welcomes

As our weather in Borrego Springs goes from hot and windy, to cool and windy, then to those perfect days where it’s just delightful, some are saying summer is here. Don’t be too eager, as summer officially begins on June 20. Also ever changing is the State and County’s plans... — Updated 6/4/2020

 

Chamber Talks Opening

Today’s news is old news with the way things are changing, so if some of my references are now happening, my apologies. Before I mention Chamber news, I think it is time to start accepting the fact that businesses will begin to reopen. I use the term accepting because there are... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Sun Shines on Chamber

As we welcome spectacular weather to Borrego we also want to start off with a huge “Welcome” to new Chamber members and business owners Matt Davis & Jason Collins who recently took ownership of Borrego Springs RV Storage. Davis and Collins are eager to get involved in the comm... — Updated 5/7/2020

 

Chamber Assists in Battle

Before I discuss anything else in this report, I want to encourage all small business owners (500 or less employees) and non-profits to apply for EIDL – Economic Injury Disaster Loan through the U.S. Small Business Association at sba.gov. The application is very easy to fill... — Updated 4/15/2020

 

Chamber Talks

By the time you read this it will probably be old news, and because of that, it is hard to answer most of the questions the Chamber receives including, “How will the virus affect the community’s economy?” Before I try to even go there, I want to congratulate the business... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Chamber News...

It’s been a while since you’ve heard from the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center, and that’s changing right here! Speaking of change, you’ll see a lot of that happening at the Chamber, as the exterior has been painted, our sign will be getting a new... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Special Edition

Daily lives are changing quickly in Borrego Springs and around the world due to COVID-19 and in many cases so quickly that the information released by the Chamber is outdated within minutes. As a source for information, we are doing our best to have current reports readily... — Updated 4/3/2020