Claremont Chamber Chairman's Circle

Chairman's Circle Spotlight

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May Committee Meetings
All Committee Meetings, except Executive and Board of Directors Meetings, are open to all Chamber Members

Sylvan Learning Center - 25th Anniversary
Monday, May 14 @ 12:00 pm

Open to all Chamber Members and Non-Members

We are a membership organization, but non-members are welcome to attend a maximum of two events before joining the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.

Summer 2018 Updates

The Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair broke ground in December 2017. The first few years of the project is being spent relocating utilities along the 12.3-mile rail corridor and hiring the design-build team to build the $1.5 billion, six-station project.

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (the agency responsible for overseeing the project) is currently underway with a multi-step, competitive process to hire the design-build team. Already, the initial seven interested teams have been narrowed to the four most qualified. These four will propose on the project, and the team providing the best value will be hired (the contract award is anticipated in October 2018). The winning bidder will spend the first year finalizing the engineering drawings and preparing a construction schedule. Major construction is expected to begin in 2020 and take six years.

Major changes expected in the city of Claremontwill include a new light rail station located approximately where the current Metrolink station is located today (just west of College Avenue). The existing Metrolink station will be relocated east of College Avenue, and the existing Metrolink parking lot will be expanded to provide parking for both the Gold Line and Metrolink riders within a parking structure. The freight/Metrolink tracks that run in the center of the rail corridor today will be relocated throughout the city of Claremont to the southern half of the rail corridor, making room for the light rail system to be built in the northern half. While they will share a rail corridor, Gold Line trains and Metrolink/freight trains do not share tracks or stations.

A new bridge will be built over Indian Hill Boulevard for Gold Line trains only, as required by the California Public Utilities Commission for safety. The Construction Authority is working with the city on the design for the bridge. The Metrolink/freight tracks will continue to cross Indian Hill Boulevard at street level. All other rail crossings in the city will be at street level and result in permanent safety improvements (raised medians, red curb and turn restrictions within 100 feet of the rail corridor) installed to protect the rail corridor when a train is approaching. Fencing and walls will be built along the entire rail corridor, and new overhead lines will be installed to power the more than 200 Gold Line trains anticipated to serve the city each day.

To learn more and sign up for project updates, visit:

Business Over Breakfast - May 2018

New and Renewing Members

New Members (Left to Right):

Sylvan Learning Center
Oke Poke
Randy Lopez - Chair-Elect
Lewis Electric
Northstar PHAC, Inc.
The Poke Co.

Renewing Members (Left to Right):
Geoff Hamill, Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's International Realty
EWI - Executive Women's International

We would like to thank the following businesses for donating raffle prizes.

Jacob Swodeck
Endless Fitness
Feeling Groovy
Ophelia's Jump
Stella Divina
Claremont Courier
Journey Financial
Claremont Hot Yoga
Sylvan Learning Center
be Rosie Salon
Containment! Escape Games
Shamrock Cleaning and Restoration
The Poke Co.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sunrise Rotary - Rotary
Claremont Forum
Sustainable Claremont 
Claremont Choral
Oke Poke

Overview for Members

#5 in our How to Series - "How to post a hot deal".  
Get informed about another great membership benefit and learn how to include coupons and special offers on the chamber's website.

We would like to give a BIG Thank you to the following four members who have suppported the Chamber for many years. 
29 years of continued support: Buxbaum & Chakmak and Kiwanis.
33 Years of continued support:  Jess Swick-Northwestern Mutual, and Geoff Hamill-Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's International Realty
Claremont Chamber of Commerce  
Member Benefit #4 - Lunch and Learn.
Chamber Members go to our Free Social Media Marketing and Networking Lunch to learn new ways to market their business in different social media platforms. This is fun event where members eat lunch while networking and sharing valuable business information with one another. 

Open to all Chamber members.
Claremont Chamber of Commerce
205 Yale Ave.
Claremont, California 91711

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Business Awards Nominations

The Claremont Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for this year's Business Awards. Recipients will be recognized at the Chamber Installation Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Doubletree by Hilton Claremont.

Do you know of a business that deserves to be recognized for a Chamber Business Awards? If so, click on the link below to download the form, fill it out, and email to or drop off at the Chamber Office.

Must submit entries by Friday, May 11, 2018.

Open to all Chamber Members

Village Venture 2018 Applications are now available!!

Click below to download applications.

For more information on Village Venture visit 

As we start to plan our 2018-2019 year, we are looking for volunteers.  Would you like to be more involved with a Chamber Committee?
Please contact the Chamber Office for more information regarding the Village Venture, Governmental Relations, Ambassadors, Marketing, and Claremont Young Professional Committees.

We have a great lineup of bands for your enjoyment.  See you in the Village!!!

May 11
Plaza - Claremont Voodoo Society, blues/ folk
Chamber of Commerce - Blues & Fries, blues
Shelton Park - The Dogs, rock
City Hall - Mohave Beach Band - classic rock

May 18
Plaza - Doug Brooks & Friends, soft rock, originals
Chamber of Commerce - Random Spark, rock
Shelton Park - Big Wednesday Band - big band
City Hall - dzuls, rock/blues, originals

May 25
Plaza - Fab 8, all Beatles
Chamber of Commerce - Larry & Rhonda Jackson/Small Town Magic- folk/blues
Shelton Park - Ray Macnamara Steel Drum Band
City Hall - Middleton/Martinez Duo - Jazz

Wednesday, May 23 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Southland Data Processing
1317 W Foothill Blvd #222 Upland, CA 91786

  • Drinks and Appetizers Provided!
  • Live DJ, games, and more!
  • No reservations, just show up!
Open to all Chamber Members and Non-Members

We are a membership organization, but non-members are welcome to attend a maximum of two events before joining the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, May 24 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Claremont Heritage
840 N Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711

**Don't forget to bring a raffle prize!!!**

Please let the Chamber know if you have any dietary needs by noting in the registration comment section. 

***Limited Seating!!!***

Open to all Chamber Members and Non-Members

We are a membership organization, but non-members are welcome to attend a maximum of two events before joining the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.

Meet our New Chair Randy Lopez 


Business of the Year   Businessperson of the Year
Non Profit of the Year   Ambassador of the Year
Chair Award

$50 Member | $95 Member + Guest | $60 Guest
Business Casual

R e g i s t e r   b y   T h u r s d a y ,   J u n e   1 4

Open to all Chamber Members and Guest

We are a membership organization, but non-members are welcome to attend a maximum of two events before joining the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.

R e g i s t e r   b y   Tues d a y ,  May 29

Open to all Chamber Members
Thank You To The Following Supporters That Sponsors Our Weekly Chamber Chatter!

To Find Out How You Can Be Shown Here, 
Contact The Chamber Office!