Tag: Marlene Cain

“Bearly Speaking” Wins Top Honors

Ontario, CA, October 7, 2013 – The local Toastmasters Club, “Bearly Speaking,” has just landed another honor, thanks to club member and Toastmaster Ambassador Marlene Cain. Marlene just won a division-wide Speech Contest that judges a contestant’s ability to evaluate a prepared speech then immediately deliver a 3-minute speech that analyzes the other speaker’s strengths and identifies areas of improvement.  The evaluation speech is judged both on technique and on the quality of the recommendations. Tomorrow, Marlene competes for the top prize in the Evaluation category at the Ontario Airport Hotel —  representing local mountain communities and part of the Inland Empire. As a professional speaker, coach and consultant, Marlene also recently developed and presented for the Career Institute a “Becoming a Professional” workshop for 150 young adults at five different locations in the Inland Empire. Members of the public wanting to improve their own public speaking skills are invited to attend Bearly Speaking Toastmasters meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. They’re held at 6:30 p.m. at Keller Williams Realty (42149 Big Bear Boulevard at the corner of Fox Farm Road in Big Bear Lake; enter through the glass door off the outside deck and go upstairs to the conference room.) For more information, call Steve Cain, President, at...

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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 important part of our business community and a valuable resource for all.  I have really enjoyed working with my board and the members.  I made this choice with a heavy heart but I need to do what is right for my daughter.” Wade told KBHR she’d been working almost since the day her four-year-old daughter was born, and that she plans to do consultant work from home to be around her more. Board Chairman Marlene Cain said, “Rachel has accomplished much in a short time, and while we are disappointed to see her go, we respect her decision.” The Board of Directors has initiated the process that will lead to the next Executive...

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Chamber Power Lunch Focuses on How to Keep Your Employees & Customers

Big Bear, Ca, November 2, 2011, 12:00pm – The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Power Lunch tomorrow at Nottinghams in the Village at 11:30am.  This month’s guest speaker will be the Chair of the Chamber, Marlene Cain of Marcain Communciations.  Marlene will be speaking on the topic “Love ‘em or Lose ‘em: How to Retain your Employees and your Customers.”  Business owners and members are encouraged to attend, and will have the opportunity to give a 30 second commercial about their business to the group.  New members to the Chamber of Commerce will also be welcomed at the Power Lunch.  The cost is $15 for members, and $20 for non-members.  For more information call...

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