September 8, 2021

Chamber of Commerce
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Chamber of Commerce Updates

The 55th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival is on!
October 23 & 24, 2021 at Christmas Circle.
"Welcome Back!"
Vendor and/or sponsor/donation applications are available
at, also Festival events schedule coming soon.

SDG&E/Chamber Utility Box Beautification Program update:
Artist conception deadline: 9/10/21,send to:
The theme is "Desert Beauty"

Last chance to have your business listed in the Embrace Borrego Guide as the deadline is 9/15/21. For information contact Bill Amidon at

Please note the "We're Hiring" Section moved so keep scrolling;-)
and we are starting fresh so member businesses send your info.
**Don't miss the Hiring Fair today at Rams Hill going on until 3 PM.**

President's Club Video Feature

Welcome Mary Hart & Bill Kohr to the Chamber.

Yes we offer family and individual memberships!

For more information about this beautiful club visit

Borrego Springs in the News!

The Babes are Coming to Borrego

Remarkable Teens - Do You Know One

The San Diego County Public Defender is looking for the community’s help in identifying the region’s most remarkable young people for this year’s third annual installment of the “25 Most Remarkable Teens in San Diego” program.
Initiated in 2019, the program highlights youths ages 13 through 19 who are phenomenal at something they do. Some of the categories for this year’s awards include community service, leadership, writing, art, innovation and the courage to overcome adversity.

Nominations must be completed and submitted no later than Sept. 21. The form can be emailed to or can be mailed to Connie Howard, San Diego County Public Defender Youth Council, 451 A St., Suite 1480, San Diego, CA 92101.

The nomination form and list of award categories are available here.

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.

WHAT:  Anza-Borrego Foundation is seeking public input on its proposal to rebuild Camp Borrego, an outdoor educational facility that hosted students for many years in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The new Camp Borrego will primarily be an overnight facility for students and families to learn about the desert habitat, geology, paleontology, and cultural history. However, Anza-Borrego Foundation is soliciting input from Borrego residents about what could be included in the new facility to also serve the local community. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.
Please RSVP for the meeting by emailing Jaime Purinton at, or calling Anza Borrego Foundation at 760-767-0446.
More information on the project can be found at
WHEN:    Wednesday September 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Borrego Springs Library
To attend the meeting via Zoom, email Jaime Purinton at, or calling Anza Borrego Foundation at 760-767-0446.


Sept. 10 is the deadline for the 2022 edition of the Blue Book published by Soroptimist International of Borrego Springs. For ads, new listings and changes email
Include your name, phone number and box (optional). Listings in the white and yellow pages are free. Proceeds from ads and book sales provide scholarships and assistance to local women and girls in need.
Have a question? Call Arlene at 775-901-2455

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;-)

Titled 'Our Creators Rock' from  Linda Smythe

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?

Street Name: Broken Arrow Road
Congratulations to Harry Ehrlich

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

The Borrego Senior Center is now OPEN!
To find out what is happening please call (760) 767-3116
or visit


*To post an open position (insertions available to Chamber members only) please send to 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.

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