Category: Business

Free Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo Comes to Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA, September 5th, 2016 – Current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to learn how to comply with California’s often complex tax laws are invited to attend a free Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo in Big Bear Lake on Thursday, September 15, 2016. California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Member George Runner is sponsoring the event with Senator Mike Morrell, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos, San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder Bob Dutton, the City of Big Bear Lake, the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, and the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center.  “Small businesses are a critical part of California’s economy,” said Member Runner. “Our goal is to help business owners be successful by ensuring they understand California’s complicated tax laws.”  Those looking for assistance with state and federal tax laws, as well as those who want to expand their business knowledge, will benefit from presentations given by representatives from the BOE, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and Internal Revenue Service. Seminar topics include avoiding sales and use tax problems, employee versus independent contractor, recordkeeping, and forms of ownership.   Event: Big Bear Lake Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo Date:  Thursday, September 15, 2016 Time:  8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.) Place: Big Bear Lake City Hall 39707 Big Bear Boulevard Big Bear Lake, CA 92315...

Read More

Frontier Communications Landlines Down

UPDATE : August 23, 2016 – The cause of yesterday’s loss of phone service was due to a damaged fiber-optic cable providing service for Frontier Communications. Multiple agencies including Bear Valley Electric Service, Southwest Gas, Frontier, and CalTrans are working on projects on Big Bear Boulevard.  Yesterday early afternoon, a third-party construction contractor was digging equipment and damaged the underground fiber optic cable on Big Bear Boulevard near Stanfield Cutoff causing a temporary interruption of telecommunication service for Frontier’s customers.  Frontier technicians responded to assess the damage and restore service.  All services were restored by 5:11pm.  If Frontier customers are still without service or are in need of assistance, residential customers should call 800-921-8101 and business customers should call 800-921-8102. Big Bear, CA, August 22, 2016 – According to Fire Chief Jeff Willis, Frontier Communications landlines are not working.  The cause for this interruption of service is unknown.  Local fire authorities are working on a solution.  If you have an emergency, call 911 on either a cell phone or Charter Communications internet...

Read More

BBC CSD Celebrates 50 Years

Big Bear City, CA, July 21, 2016 – The Big Bear City Community Services District is having a celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the District. The event will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016, at 5:00 pm at the Big Bear City CSD District office in Big Bear City. There will be equipment, including trash trucks, for public viewing, along with fun, goodies, and treats. The Big Bear City CSD was formed in 1966. Originally, it was 3 separate agencies; the Big Bear City Sanitation District, the Big Bear City Fire Protection District, and the Big Bear City Street Lighting District. In 1967,...

Read More

New Wine Bar in the Village OK’d by City Council

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 15, 2016 – On July 11, the Big Bear Lake City Council approved a new wine room and restaurant at 560 Pine Knot Avenue in the Village. The facility for Dave Stone’s latest venture, called the Black Kat, was approved through a plot plan review by the Big Bear Lake Planning Commission in May. That decision was appealed to the council by Bill Young, a lodge owner on the north side of the new facility. Young cited noise, music, and trash pick-up times among other issues he was concerned with. The appeal was first...

Read More

Adult Learning and Referral Center Closing It’s Doors

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 14, 2016 – The Adult Learning and Referral Center, located at Community Church Big Bear, opened it’s doors in October of 2015. The program was sponsored by the Big Bear Hummingbird Project, a nonprofit 501(c) 3. They also received a $5,000.00 grant provided by Third District Supervisor James Ramos to help provide free classes such as GED, English as a Second Language and provide class scholarships to low income adults for job training classes. Due to lack of interest, the Center will be closing on July 31, 2016. In June, 2015, a survey was conducted and everyone who...

Read More

The Local Buzz

KBHR 93.3 and 102.5 for current road and weather conditions