Tag: Big Bear Chamber of Commerce

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

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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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Night on the Town Will Benefit Young Entrepreneurs

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 30, 2014 – The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce has scheduled their 5th Annual Gala, and announced its theme. “Denim & Diamonds” will be held at the Northwoods Resort on March 8th, from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., featuring country singer Brent Payne, old-time photography by Millener Productions and dinner. Because this is the organization’s major fundraising event, they are soliciting donations for a variety of auctions and raffles that will add fun to the evening. The financial support will help the Chamber continue for the second year business education for local youth. The free program was offered to high school students in its pilot year, designed to help them develop skills to “think outside the box” in creating their own businesses. Chamber Executive Director Pam Scannell says they would like to extend this training to students at Big Bear Middle School too. But with costs totaling $1,000 per student, fundraising items are crucial. To arrange a donation for “Denim & Diamonds,” call (909)...

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