April 28, 2021
Chamber of Commerce
OPEN Monday through Friday - 10 AM until 2 PM
Call 760-767-5555 or BorregoChamberDirector@gmail.com

Chamber of Commerce Updates

LAST Market for this season will be on May 7.
Vendors include fresh produce, pastries, Kettle Corn, flowers and landscaping items. Plus hummus, seafood, jewelry, CBD, acupuncture, herbal teas, medicine bags, T-shirts, beef jerky, music, prizes and more. See you there!
** Every Friday from 8 AM - noon at Christmas Circle.
**Dogs must be kept on leashes of no more than 6-feet.
**Please remember this is a Chamber managed event, so what shoppers do in the market corridor is under the guidelines of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce.
**Please follow masks and social distancing guidelines so the market is enjoyable for everyone.
Prize Donors - Borrego Senior Center, Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce, Borrego Sun, Meta Skin Studio, Sunbelt Publications.

For details on San Diego County testing locations, or to make an appointment at a drive-up location, visit 211sandiego.org or call 2-1-1.

Devastating Fire in Ranchita: As many of you know and many of you might not know the Montezuma Valley Market in Ranchita was destroyed by fire, the cause is still under investigation, the result is devastating. The owners Kemi & Mike Pavlocak are Chamber members, O'Shun's Orchard LLC. A gofundme page was founded, should you be interested in helping to rebuild the property here is the information. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-montezuma-market

President's Club Member Feature

San Diego Hammerheads
See you this weekend for the 1st
International Aerobatics Competition

For more information visit iac36.org

*Please note Supervisor Desmond has taken some much needed time off and will resume with new videos soon.

Borrego Springs in the News!

Business: Palms at Indian Head
Position: Hotel Front Desk Agent
Hours: Part Time

Business: Borrego Sun
Position: Writer/Reporter/Photographer
Hours: Part Time
Contact: Jolene 760-767-5338

Business: Borrego Sun
Position: Gardening/Paper distribution
Hours: Part Time
Contact: Jolene 760-767-5338

Business: de Anza Country Club
Position: Busser
Hours: Seasonal
Contact: 760-767-5105

Business: La Casa del Zorro
Position: Bartender
Hours: Full Time

Business: La Casa del Zorro
Position: Line Cook
Hours: Full Time

Business: La Casa del Zorro
Position: Housekeeping / Room Attendant
Hours: Full Time

Business: La Casa del Zorro
Position: Security
Hours: Full Time

Business: La Casa del Zorro Resort & Spa
Position: Massage Therapist
Hours: Full Time

Business: La Casa del Zorro Resort & Spa
Position: Bistro Host
Hours: Full Time

SBA Announces Official Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application and Guidelines
Economic relief prioritized for underserved communities
WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). The restaurant industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help bring jobs back and revive the industry, the American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Joe Biden, established the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA will administer the funds to the hardest-hit small restaurants.
Details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide are now available in English at www.sba.gov/restaurants or in Spanish at www.sba.gov/restaurantes.

SDG&E info on dept forgiveness for people with less then $8,000 in unpaid SDG&E bills

Follow the link to SDG&E’s info on how to get your bill settled..

Debt forgiveness is here for those who qualify with our new Arrearage Management Payment (AMP) Plan. This plan offers eligible residential customers help with reducing their past due account balance. Learn more and apply at sdge.com/amp [t.co]pic.twitter.com/aNk8VWwB2m [t.co]

Do you have an awesome photo you'd like to share with the community?
and see if your photo is featured in our next eblast.
Must include first and last name;-)

Thanks to Heidi Dumanski for this majestic photo!

Many of the streets in Borrego Springs are named after the brands
(used on branding irons) of past ranches in the area.
Can you name this street?

Must include full name to be a valid entry.

**The winner is chosen by a random draw from all of the correct answers!

American Rescue Act

The American Rescue Plan Act’s Small Business Assistance and Support
The American Rescue Plan Act provides additional relief for the nation’s small businesses and hard-hit industries for programs the SBA is currently administering and adds new efforts, including:
  • $7.25 billion additional for the Paycheck Protection Program, including to expand eligibility to additional nonprofits and digital news services
  • Additional funds are allocated for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, and now allows businesses to apply for both a PPP loan after Dec. 27, 2020, and the SVOG
  • $15 billion additional for Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance (EIDL) payments, including NEW $5 billion for Supplemental Targeted EIDL Advance payments for those hardest hit
  • NEW: $28.6 billion for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund for industry-focused grants  
  • NEW: $100 million to establish a Community Navigator pilot program; grants will go to eligible organizations supporting efforts to improve access to COVID–19 pandemic assistance programs and resources. 
SBA’s current relief efforts can be found at www.sba.gov/coronavirusrelief, and more details about these program updates and new efforts the SBA will administer in the coming weeks.

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Welcome back! The hotel is open for all reservations at this time. Arches restaurant is open for indoor and out-door dining for Breakfast and Dinner only (Thursdays-Sundays). 
The Spa is now open, call for details.
112 Tilting T Drive, Borrego Springs.

Volunteer at the Chamber!

Volunteer Commitment:
Volunteers are requested to spend a minimum of four (4) hours a week each month, preferably for five (5) months. Hours may be split in two shifts of two (2) hour shifts each week or four (4) hours straight.
Welcome Center Commitment:
1. Borregan Chamber of Commerce Membership (Individual)
2. Name tag
3. Recognition on Chamber website
4. Member discount on copies and faxes
5. Complimentary volunteer social events
6. Free admission for one to all Sundowners
7. Water, sodas and snacks provided
8. The Welcome Center is closed on holidays
9. Covid 19 – Chamber adheres to current County, State and Federal health and safety guidelines and supplies masks, gloves and sanitizer.

Contact us for more information at 760-767-5555 or click here to email us.

Birthday Celebration for Mike Fisher at The Propeller.
Patrick Meehan, Clint Brandin, Kimberly Jones & Mike Fisher.
Photo by Carol Brandin
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