Tag: Big Bear Chamber of Commerce

Big Bear Valley Residents Keep Prescription Drugs Out of the Wrong Hands

Big Bear, CA, February 4, 2016 – Unused or unwanted medications that are stored at home are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, and prescription drugs are the Big Bear Valley’s third most abused substance by youth, tied with ecstasy. The most common way prescription drug abusers obtain these drugs is by receiving, buying, or stealing from friends or family who have extra, unused or expired medications. In order to combat this problem the community came together in January 2015 to place a Prescription Drug Take Back Box in our community. Since the installation of Big...

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20th Annual Run for the Grizzlies – A Motorcycle Poker Run

Big Bear Lake, CA September 7, 2015 – The friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invite you to their 20th Annual Run for the Grizzlies on September 12, 2015 from 9am to 4pm.  This year’s event will be held at 630 Bartlett Rd in the Village, behind the Chamber of Commerce.  This is an annual fundraiser supporting the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s grizzly bears.  They plan to use the funds to help build a modern habitat for their family of bears after relocating the zoo to a larger property. The event will be open to the public and all motorcycles are welcome.  There will be opportunity drawings, silent auctions, prizes, a Chapter Challenge, vendors, live music, and the BBQ and drinks will be provided by their co-host, Chad’s Place.  There will be seven poker stops around Big Bear Lake, including a stop at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo to visit the grizzlies. Registration will be from 9:30am to 12pm Saturday September 12, 2015 at 630 Bartlett Rd, or online at www.RunForTheGrizzlies.com.  Tickets are $30 for the first rider and just $25 for the second rider, and will include a Poker Run Pin and T-Shirt. You can learn more about this event by calling 909-878-4200 or emailing info@fobbaz.org....

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EBBIE Award for Excellence in Business

The Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting on Tuesday June 2nd, 2015.  It was well attended with over 120 in attendance.   The program was highlighted by the presentations of the Business of the Year awards so called EBBIE Award for Excellence in Business.    Big Bear Lake Brewing Company, Re Max Big Bear and Big Bear Helicopters were the recipients.  Each business owner was on had to accept the awards and share a few words of wisdom regarding their success. Each winner was interviewed on KBHR along with EBBIE Chairperson Lisa Patterson which can be heard on the audio player below. Excellence in Business Chairman Lisa Patterson Excellence in Business Awards Dave Stone; Big Bear Lake Brewery, Simeon and Dana Prophet Re Max Big Bear Excellence in Business Roy Harding Helicopter Big Bear The highlight of the morning was presenting Summit Award to Dick Kun past President of the Snow Summit Ski Corporation.  This new and perpetual award is a way to honor a special business that reaches, the top, the pinnacle, “The Summit” for the Big Bear Valley.  As the announcement was made the room rose to a standing ovation as the Snow Summit management team took the stage.  Dick Kun spoke about how important innovation and key management played into their success over the past 63 years.   Dick Kun has been an innovator in the winter resort...

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Prescription Drug Drop Box Unveiled Today

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 22, 2015 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station will be unveiling a Prescription Drug Take Back Drop Box today. It will be installed in the County office that formerly housed the Big Bear Division of the San Bernardino County Court. The Drop Box was purchased by the Breakthrough Task Force with private funds donated by members of the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. The Drop Box will allow Big Bear Valley residents to properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs any time during normal business hours, thereby preventing potential abuse and theft of prescribed medications. Once it has been installed, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station will continuously monitor the Drop Box and ensure the proper disposal of all...

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Sara Russ Maps Out Priorities For Healthcare District

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 5, 2014 – After serving a little more than a year on the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District (BVCHD) Board of Directors, Sara Russ is taking the reins. Her fellow board members elected officers last week, and named her President, an election she calls “a rare opportunity that comes with great responsibility.” Russ joined the BVCHD board in November of 2012, serving on the finance committee. She says her main objectives in 2014 include an affiliation agreement, passing the parcel tax, reducing expenses, increasing patient volume, renegotiating employee union contracts, increasing services through telemedicine, and improving the overall quality of the Skilled Nursing Unit. She is also calling for a profitability analysis of each department. A Big Bear resident for three decades, Russ previously spent five years as CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, and two years in the Event Resource Office. Other officer assignments include Barbara Willey as 1st Vice President, Christopher Fagan as 2nd Vice President, Barbara Espinoza as Secretary and Donna Nicely as...

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