I finally have the chance to do some “catch-up” posts and one of them is very special, especially to our local Rim of the World communities.
This last October 22 Senator Mike Morrell and his staff hosted the fifth annual “Top Chamber Business Awards” ceremony. Held at the Orton Center which is located on the campus of the University of Redlands, the tables were filled with honorees, chamber supporters, family members and friends who attended the fun event to honor everyone.
The presentations went to a number of chambers of commece which have very diverse areas they serve but they all were honored for their service to their individual communities. Many of the nominations came from large communities such as Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernadino, Redlands and many other Inland Empire communities.
This year, for the first time, several different businesses fro the Running Springs, Crestline, Big Bear Valley and Lake Arrowhead chambers of commerce were included in the honorees.
Of course Senator Morrell was on hand for this event and he was so happy to be able to honor so many chambers who do so much for not just their business communities but their residential areas as a whole.
The Running Springs Chamber of Commerce businesses that were honored included First Mountain Bank, Snow Valley Mountain Resort and STEP Advertising (Mountain Lifestyle).
The honorees from the Crestline Chamber of Commerce included the Lake Gregory Recreation Company, Goodwin’s Market and 7 Eleven.
For Lake Arrowhead kudos went to LouEddies’s Pizza, Rim Forest Lumber and the UCLA Conference Center.
In Big Bear, kudos went to Big Bear lake Brewing Company, ReMax Big Bear and Helicopter Big Bear.
All of these businesses were lauded for their support to their various chambers of commerce the individual groups represented. It was, to put it mildly, a very exciting and interesting event. Chambers of commerce are often the “glue” that helps hold small communities (and large communities as well) together so it was wonderful to have our Rim of the World communities included this year.
Chambers of commerce do so much, in many different ways, to support their local businesses and our Rim of the World chambers are certainly a positive force in the local communities they serve.