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  • Public Invited to College and Career Fair

    All members of the public, of all ages, are invited to this FREE event, where businesses, local agencies and utilities, colleges and the armed services will be on hand to talk about careers and the qualifications needed to land a job.  The Chamber's College and Career Fair will be held on Thursday, August 23, 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot at The Convention Center at Big Bear Lake. Reserve Vendor Space. 

    Confirmed vendors to date include Vendors to Date:  Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain; Barstow Community College; Bear Valley Community Healthcare District; Bear Valley Electric Service; Bear Valley Farms; Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater District; Big Bear Assn. of Realtors; Big Bear Fire Dept.; Big Bear Mountain Resort; Big Bear Municipal Water District; Big Bear Vacations; Career Center of Big Bear; Career Institute; CALFire; CHP; City of Big Bear Lake; City of Big Bear Lake, Congressman Paul Cook; Dept. Water & Power; Elder Love USA; Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM); Grand Canyon University; ICR Staffing; Kmart; Marcain Communications; Mountain Transit; ServPro of Big Bear; State Assemblyman Jay Obernolte; The Big Bear Grizzly, The Fitness Source; US Coast Guard, Naval Academy and Navy; and WorldMark Big Bear.

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  • Caltrans Urges Preparation
    for Monsoon Season

    Monsoon season is on the horizon for the deserts and mountains of southern California. A monsoon is a seasonal prevailing wind blowing from the southwest between May and September bringing rain. These storms typically drench these regions causing the creeks and washes to overflow their banks with water, debris, and mud, which ultimately sheet across state highways. Caltrans District 8 Maintenance is preparing for these storms by removing loose debris from slopes, making roadway repairs and grooming highway shoulders in anticipation of the summer storms. Caltrans also hires extra maintenance staff to work the 24/7 schedules that go into effect during rain events.
    The following tips may aid you in your travels through monsoon territory:

    • First, check the weather and traffic conditions before you leave. View real-time traffic and road conditions on Caltrans QuickMap (http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov)
    • Make sure your car is in good running condition.  Check your tires, brakes, fluids, wiper blades, and keep a full tank of gas. 
    •  Bring plenty of water and snacks, required medications, a charged cell phone with car charger, blankets and sturdy shoes in the event that you need them during an emergency.
    •  Be especially cautious at night. Flood dangers are much more difficult to see in the dark.
    •  Pay attention and follow any directions given by road signs or the overhead Changeable Message Signs (CMS).
    •  Follow all directions given to you by road work personnel, law enforcement, or emergency responders.  Call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.
    •  Never drive past "ROAD CLOSED" signs or attempt to cross flooded roadways.

    Be alert for Caltrans crews that are cleaning highways after a monsoon event and give the crews plenty of room. Slow down, be prepared, and TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN!
     

  • Chamber Announces a Business Workshop

    Social Media & Storefront:  Attracting Customers with Effective Curb Appeal

    The Chamber is pleased to announce plans for a "Social Media and Storefront Curb Appeal: Driving Customers to Your Door, NOT Past Your Door" on Wednesday, September 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at a location to be announced.  The tentative agenda follows:

    7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. - Welcome
    8:10 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. - Speaker #1
    8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Interactive Exercise
    9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. - Coffee Break
    9:10 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. - Speaker #2
    9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Interactive Exercise
    10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. - Snack Break
    10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - Speaker #3
    10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Interactive Exercise
    11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. - Snack Break
    11:10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. - Team Building Workshop
    11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Wrap-Up

    Optional: 12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Join the speakers and Chamber staff for a dutch treat lunch, where you can converse with speakers and staff and get more information or your burning questions answered. Early Bird Registration Rates: Members - $25; Non-Members $35. After August 31, Regular Registration Rates: Members - $35; Non-Members $45.
    Using the tools and advice from the workshop, businesses may enter our "World Stage Award" contest where you will be judged on your efforts to enhance your storefront and social media curb appeal over a three-month period. The entry deadline will be December 15; the winner will be announced and awarded prizes and Chamber marketing early 2019.
    Pre-registration is required - online registration will be open soon!

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    Welcome New Members!

  • You're Invited to Join Us

    Learn how Chamber membership benefits your business and supports the local economy. Learn more about the valuable benefits our members enjoy. Email Membership Director Susanne Saderup or call (909) 866-4607 ext. 2.

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