Chamber Executive Shifts Priorities


Big Bear Lake, CA, October 18, 2013 - The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Executive Director Rachel Wade has tendered her resignation. Wade started in March of 2012; her last day will be November 15, 2013. Wade said, "I have to say that resigning from the Chamber was a very hard choice to make. The Chamber is a very … [Read more...]

Major Special Events Committee Looks to Solve Dilemmas and Decide Policy

Big Bear, Ca, January 11, 2012, 8:00am -The Major Special Events Ad-Hoc Committee will meet again tonight at 4:00pm in the Civic Center Training Room.  The committee will continue discussing major special event policy by going over the purpose of the committee, reviewing current policy framework, and will discuss dilemmas and how to address … [Read more...]

Chamber President Set To Resign on March 1st.


Big Bear, Ca, December 21, 2011, 8:00am - The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce will have a few changes coming their way as of March 1st of next year. Yesterday, President and CEO Sara Russ announced her resignation in a letter to the Chamber Board of Directors.  Russ who has served as the Chambers President and CEO for the past four years is resigning … [Read more...]

Chamber To Hold Shopping Extravagnaza/ Power Lunch at the Northwoods Resort

Big Bear, Ca, November 30, 2011, 3:00pm - The Big Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce will host their December Power Lunch on Thursday, December 1st at the Northwoods Resort from 11:30am to 1:30pm.  This month, the Chamber is hosting the 3rd annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, and will feature member businesses, displaying and selling holiday … [Read more...]

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday


Big Bear, Ca, November 25, 2011, 1:00pm - With days like Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, super sales are abundant with big box businesses.  American Express now for the second year is promoting a different day, they are calling it Small Business Saturday, and they are promoting shopping locally, and shopping at Mom and Pop businesses.  The local … [Read more...]

Chamber, Resort Association & City Team Up To Market to 2nd Homeowners

Big Bear, Ca, November 22, 2011, 12:00pm - Last fall, the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, Big Bear Lake Resort Association, partnering with the City of Big Bear Lake, created a marketing campaign and website targeting 2nd homeowners in the Big Bear area.  The 2nd homeowner marketing program is a web based campaign through, and … [Read more...]

Big Bear Fun Plex Hosts Last Chamber Mixer of 2011

Big Bear, Ca, November 8, 2011, 8:00am - The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce will be holding its last mixer of the year tonight at the Big Bear Funplex.  In addition to being the last mixer of the year, its also a family mixer, which means chamber members and their immediate family’s are free to attend.  Non-members and their families may also … [Read more...]

Chamber of Commerce To Mix It Up With Chili & Margaritas

Big Bear, Ca, October 11, 2011, 12:00pm - The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Chili and Margarita Mixer” tonight at the Masonic Lodge.  Seven member businesses have signed up so far, and will compete for the title of Best Chili Cook, and for a free entry into the International Chili Society Chili Cook Off that takes place next … [Read more...]

Power Lunch Focuses on 30 Second Speeches

Big Bear, Ca, October 5, 2011, 8:00am - The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly power lunch today at 11:30 at Nottingham’s in the Village.  This month’s special guest speaker will be Laurelle Johnson, who will be teaching attendees how to build excellent elevator speeches.  She is going to show businesses how to promote … [Read more...]

Pleasure Point Marina Invites You To Boat Up To Chamber Mixer

Big Bear, Ca, July 12, 2011, 8:00am - Pleasure Point Marina will host tonight's Chamber of Commerce Mixer from 5 to 7pm at the marina.  For the first time ever attendees can arrive to the mixer via their own private boat as slips will be available to dock during the event free of charge.  Participants will also be able to take part in … [Read more...]