October 13, 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

The 55th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival is on!
October 23 & 24, 2021 at Christmas Circle.
"Welcome Back!"
For all of the details visit borregodays.com
Vendor Alert*** Over 45 Vendors Attending!

Before the fun begins lets give a quick shout-out to our Volunteer Chairs:
Joy McBride - Volunteers
Konki Jarvis - Vendors
Dave Regenhardt - Car Show
Judy & Jim Lewis - Chamber Info Booth
George Thompson - Beer Garden
Morgan Larson - Beer Garden Bar
Fred Jee - Street Cones, Sound, etc.
Daniel Wright - Entertainment
A complete list of volunteers will be "gratefully" acknowledged soon.
We thank everyone and still have room for a few more,

It's time to show off the amazing vehicle you've restored
at this years Borrego Days "Shine & Show"
No entry fee, trophies will be awarded.
Email Dave Regenhardt

IPlease acknowledge our fantastic sponsors and festival events on the Borrego Days Festival website.
Borrego Festivals Foundation 501 (c)(3) EIN# 46-1232990

Mark Your Calendar!
The Miss Borrego Springs Pageant will be held on October the 16, at 6:00 pm at the Borrego Springs High School Gymnasium. 

Message From Our Mayor

My Privilege and My Pleasure

This coming Borrego Days we will be welcoming in a new Honorary Mayor for Borrego Springs. It has been a privilege and my pleasure to serve in this role for the last 3 years. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever even consider being named the Honorary Mayor a possibility. I keep looking for other terms to best describe it, but the truth is in the title, it has truly been an honor.

My first Borrego Days as Honorary Mayor I did a radio interview with Francoise Rhodes the morning of the parade. She asked me exactly what responsibilities my title entailed. I told her, “From what I’ve been told it is very easy, I just need to be an ambassador and promoter for this town I love so much. A job I have already been doing for years.” A job that I will continue to do for many years to come.

A title is not necessary to be an ambassador to Borrego Springs. Sure, we may lack in things like being able to run down to the major department store or go to the movies that night without a 3 hour round trip, but what we get back in return for living here is so much more.

It doesn’t take a promoter to show you the beautiful landscapes or skies. It doesn’t take a title to show you where the locals like to eat, hike or play. It doesn’t take a politician to realize we have a lot less crime to deal with than our major cities. And it doesn’t take an ambassador to make you feel part of this community, the locals who make up this community do that all on their own.

Borrego Springs will always be near and dear to my heart. I am humbled to have held the title of Honorary Mayor. It has certainly been a privilege and my pleasure, but most of all I feel extremely honored to have been considered worthy.

Andy Macuga, Honorary Mayor (at least for a few more days!)

P.S. On another note, Halloween is almost upon us and once again “Trunk or Treat” will be taking place at The Mall providing a safe & healthy environment for both children and adults. If you are unable to attend due to prior engagements or health concerns and you would still like to help, Carlee’s and Graphics You Can Trust will be accepting donations of candy.
Thank you all for everything you do for our community!

President's Club Video Feature

Kendall's Cafe
For more information call 760-767-3491

Congratulations to Rams Hill Golf Club for another Golf Digest honor!

Borrego Springs in the News!

Rental Assistance for Small Landlords
The first program will provide payments to landlords with rental properties whose tenants are late on their rent. The Rental Assistance for Small Landlord Program will compensate landlords or property owners for overdue rent payments accumulated since April 2020.
Recipients must meet several criteria, including the following:
  • The property must be located in San Diego County and the owner must be a county resident
  • The landlord must own no more than five rental units
  • Tenants in eligible units must be at least three months past due on their rent
The County will pay benefits directly to the landlord and applications will be accepted until funding runs out. The application period opens Sept. 1.

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;-)

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?

Email your answer to: borregochamberdirector@gmail.com
Include first and last name**

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

David Ripplinger, REALTOR®

Your local Borrego Springs Realtor!
For exceptional real estate service, call David today!
Let over 20 years of real estate service work for you!”

Cell: 619-300-0347
DRE# 01938478 
Coldwell Banker Realty
9332 Fuerte Dr
La Mesa, CA 91941


*To post an open position (insertions available to Chamber members only) please send to borregochamberdirector@gmail.com Only the above information will be posted.

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.

October is here!
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