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Open a Business in the Big Bear Valley

Thinking of opening a business in the Big Bear Valley (City or County)?  Wondering what kind of business would do well in Big Bear?  Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea?  Perhaps you are a first time business owner.  The Chamber is your first stop resource.

The Chamber will help you plan, establish and grow your business in the City of Big Bear Lake or in the unincorporated County areas within Bear Valley.  Schedule a personal appointment with Chamber staff to chat about running a business in Big Bear, get your questions answered and we will steer you in the right direction. The Chamber will make introductions for you, introducing you to key leaders and fellow business owners. Call the Chamber today! (909) 866-4607.

City of Big Bear Lake
San Bernardino County
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Welcome Small Businesses

Small businesses make up the majority of our business community, including many family-owned businesses.   

Big Bear prides itself as a close and supportive community. Always, you will find help and support and connections through the Chamber.     

We are home to ski resorts, a beautiful lake, sports retail stores, family attractions, funky retail shops, a culinary force of restaurants, marinas, RV parks, property management companies,  and service providers.   

Big Bear is home to nearly 140 non-profits that support our local community through innovative fundraisers and events.   

In our four-season resort town, there are multiple events nearly every weekend to suit every taste. 

Improve Your Quality of Life

Big Bear is an excellent location to do business, with more than 7 million annual visitors, 15,000 permanent residents and nearly 8,000 second homeowners in this charming 4-season resort town.  Located within reach of the small Ontario airport, LAX and our private Big Bear Airport, we are conveniently located to do business. 

Just hours from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, the Inland Empire, and the western Pacific beaches, it’s easy to access.  That makes for a great location for your new or second business.  In Big Bear, you’ll enjoy southern California living with a slower, more deliberate pace, escape a fast-paced urban life and enjoy a mountain setting perfect for your business.   

Big Bear offers unique features for any business, large or small, corporate or family-owned.  Our quiet and beautiful alpine setting, laid-back lifestyle, excellent schools, vibrant arts and year-round events, and outdoor recreation make Big Bear a wise choice for attracting and keeping employees who are searching for a great community to raise kids and enjoy the great outdoors. 

Quality of life is important for you the owner, your employees and customers. Consider opening or relocating a business to Big Bear to enjoy a wonderful community, nature and a lower cost of living.