May 11, 2022
Chamber of Commerce
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The Chamber will be closed on May 30, Memorial Day


New Section - Directors Notes
By Franҫoise Rhodes

A fiesta it was at the Chambers Cinco de Mayo Mixer! With over 85 attendees, our thanks go to our host location Rams Hill Golf Club and their team along with the business members donating raffle prizes – Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association, Arches Restaurant at The Borrego Springs Resort, Borrego Outfitters, Borrego Pool Supply, Carlee’s, Coyote Steakhouse, Rams Hill Golf Club, Red Ocotillo, Stanlunds Inn & Suites and The Mall & Center. Also thanks to our volunteer Chamber members for their help – Carol Brandin, Mike Himmerich, Judy Lewis and Marie Perroud along with Miss Borrego and her court. From long time Chamber members to new ones, and all of the community members who came to see what the Chamber is all about, everyone enjoyed fantastic food, live entertainment, socializing galore with abundance of laughter and comradery. 

The Chamber Certified Farmers Market came to a close for this season on May 6.
It was a very successful season on all accounts. I'd like to thank Fred Jee and Russ Webb for keeping the music going and the much appreciated announcements (the vendors love hearing the businesses announced) I'd also like to thank Marie Perroud and Rachel Rench for manning the Chamber Info Booth which was also a huge hit with visitors and locals alike. They answered many questions, welcomed new homeowners to the area and gave out hundreds of Embrace Borrego Guides.
The market will return November 6, 2022.

President's Club Video Feature

Welcome New Member
Elena Thompson

Traditional American fare. Generous dishes prepared with only the finest fresh ingredients. Signature benedicts, burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, pasta dishes and desserts. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or on one of our two patios and garden seating. A full bar is available including beer, wine and our specialty cocktails and martinis are available. Also we have a pet friendly patio.

For more info call 760-767-7400
or visit

Don't be fooled, info about SANDAGS mileage tax

My office is here to serve. We have an experienced, responsive District 5 team that’s here to help. You can contact me at

Borrego in the News

Restaurant Members Summer Dining Schedule

Borrego Springs Resort & Spa - Arches Restaurant / Open Wednesday -Sunday All Summer / 760-767-5700

Calico's / Hours may be limited in June and July - Closed in August / 760- 767-7747

Carlee's / Open Year Round / 760-767-3262

Coyote Steakhouse / Closed through the summer, will reopen in October / 760-767-7400

Kendall's Cafe / Open Year Round / 760-767-3491

La Casa Del Zorro / Open for dinner Year Round / 760-767-0100

Palm Canyon Hotel / Closed May through October / 760-767-5341

Propeller Bar & Grill / Summer Schedule Coming Soon / 760-767-7454

Rams Hill Golf Club / Closes June 5, reopening on November 1 / 760-767-3500

Red Ocotillo / Open Year Round - Hours may be limited / 760-767-7400

Seeking Nominations to Honor Remarkable Teens in the Region

Dream Big Small Business of the Year:
  • Dream Big Awards - The U.S. Chamber’s Dream Big Awards program is officially open for 2022 application submissions. The annual awards celebrate the success of small businesses and highlight their contributions to America’s economic growth. This year we will be collecting applications from small business owners through July 8, 2022. 
  • We will be recognizing businesses in 8 different award categories: Community Support & Leadership, Emerging Business, Green/Sustainable Business, LGBTQ-Owned Business, Minority-Owned Business, Veteran-Owned Business, Woman-Owned Business, and Young Entrepreneur
  • All completed applicants will be considered for the Small Business of the Year Award, a $25,000 cash prize! 
  •  More information on the awards and the link to submit an application can be accessed by clicking here.

California State Library Parks Pass

Calling all Californians!
You can now check out a FREE vehicle day-use pass at your local public library.

The Registrar of Voters is seeking poll workers for the June 7 Gubernatorial Primary Election. Poll workers play an essential role in elections and can serve their community while earning $15 per hour. For details, visit County News Center.


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.
If you'd like photo credits include your name;-)

Chamber Cinco de Mayo Party Goer's!

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?

Congratulations Daurie Nelson
Answer: T Anchor Road

(If there is more than one correct answer we'll draw a winner)

Brain Teaser

Using the four letters below only, create a seven letter word.


You'll find the answer towards the bottom of the eblast!

Book Now!

You’re running out of time to play Rams Hill Golf Club before the 2021-2022 season closes up for summer on June 5!

So now is the time to Make Your Great Escape this Spring. The weather forecast looks fantastic, the greens are running fast and true, the fairways are filling in — and the views, those expansive desert views, make every visit magical.

Rams Hill is working hard to make every round of golf as memorable as ever from now through June 5. The Agronomy Team is in overdrive. Ram Shack Tacos and Apple-Caramel Cookies come complimentary with every green fee. And our highly rated Restaurant & Bar with indoor / outdoor seating is the perfect spot to breathe in the spectacular sights, sounds and tastes of the desert.More Sun. More Golf.

Brain Teaser Answer!


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