• Doing Business in Big Bear

  • Why Do Business in Big Bear? Why Do Business in Big Bear?

    Four Season Resort Community

    Big Bear is a four season resort community with well over 6 million visitors annually. Being only a few hours from over 22.4 million people, located within reach of international airports, and situated in the middle of a pristine alpine forest at 7000 ft up from the pollution and traffic, Big Bear is ideally situated with many unique assets for any business whether you are a large company looking to relocate or a home-based business, Big Bear can offer you a better quality of life.

    17,300 Full Time Residents

    We are home to over 17,300 full time residents, second homes to over 20,000 more and we hold over 1,400 businesses including a top software developer, ski resorts, national retailers, franchises, marinas and hundreds of small businesses.

    Big Bear has distinguished public schools, over 145 service organizations and non-profits, and over 100 annual community events including the 4th of July Fireworks on the Lake, multiple car shows and rallies, theater productions, art shows, tribute bands, fishing tournaments, sports competitions, heritage events, and many more. We are home to international boxing champions, U.S. Olympians, Special Olympians, World Record Holders, and thousands of outdoor enthusiasts and athletes. Year-round Big Bear has things for families, retirees, and everyone in between to do, see and experience.

    Ideally Located

    Ideally located only a couple of hours from the beach or minutes from the desert, making us a great location for any business interested in being in the middle of Southern California, but far enough away to enjoy a more peaceful mountain lifestyle and a much lower cost of commercial and residential properties.

    Utilities include: Southwest Gas, Bear Valley Electric Service, City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water & Power, Big Bear City Community Services District, Cable & Internet, Satellite, Phone, Cell Service, UPS, USPS, FedEx. Coming soon....electric car charging stations and Tesla car charging stations.

    Let the Chamber Assist You

    As the local Chamber of Commerce we would be glad to help you establish your home and business in Big Bear.

    Below is a list of resources and links to help you do business in Big Bear. Please contact the Chamber at 909-866-4607 if you need additional assistance or email us with questions.

  • Resources

    How to name your business - Click Here

    How to make your website - Click Here

    How to get a business loan - Click Here

    City of Big Bear Lake Business Licenses and Information - Click Here

    SB County Business Licenses and Information - Click Here

    San Bernardino County Code of Ordinances - Click Here

    Alcohol License Information for a Business or Event - Click Here

    Health Department Permits for a Business or Event - Click Here

    SB County Building & Safety - Click Here

    SB County Rental Dwelling Application - Click Here

    Inland Empire Small Business Administration - Click Here

    Online Courses - "Members Only" section

    Notre Dame Online Courses - Click Here