Important bylaw changes will be discussed and voted on at the June Luncheon Meeting of the Phelan Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members are asked to attend this meeting to take part in this most important vote.
The bylaw changes can be reviewed in the document link below. Changes are written in red. Any questions can be directed to the Phelan Chamber of Commerce.
Proposed Bylaw Changes
At our January Chamber Member Zoom Luncheon, representatives John Kozyra, Keven Mahany and Wesly Shain from Providence St. Mary gave a presentation discussing the state of healthcare in the Tri-Community. A video of their presentation can be viewed below and is available on our Facebook page HERE.
Rebecca A Kujawa
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as President of the Phelan Chamber of Commerce for the year 2021. I would like to start by introducing myself. I am a 17 year resident of Pinon Hills, Ca. I have worked for the Snowline Joint Unified School District for almost 13 years as a Special Education Associate. I have served on the Chamber in different roles; including Director and Treasurer, helping with events such as Concerts in the Park, Phelan Phun Days and Easter. Most recently I was elected as a Director on the Phelan Pinon Hills Community Service District.
This past year has been a challenge for our residents and businesses. I hope in the coming year that we can support our local businesses and find ways to celebrate our great community, even if it does look a little different.
Rebecca A Kujawa, President
Phelan Chamber of Commerce
Hello, Phelan Chamber of Commerce Members,
Polls are closed with 100% of the districts reporting 100% of votes counted for the 2021 Phelan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Here is your 2021 Board of Directors:
Congratulations to the 2021 Phelan Chamber Board of Directors, and thank you to the 2020 Directors. Leaving the board this year are Charlie Johnson and Kyle Zimbro.
The Chamber Installation won't be until the new year; keep an eye out for an email with details. And don't forget to spread the word about our Home For The Holidays Booklet & Coloring Contest and the Angel Tree Gift Drive. Angel applications are due now, and Angel Trees will be up starting December 2nd through December 23rd.
We are looking forward to working together to make Phelan a better place to do business!
The Phelan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
The Phelan Chamber Board of Directors Election is underway. Ballots were sent out to Chamber members on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at about 6:00 pm. Members, you've got until Friday 6:00 pm to cast your ballot.
This year the voting process has moved to an online platform. An email was sent out to all members with a link allowing them to log-in to the Chamber website and cast their vote. Who members vote for will be anonymous with the only requirement that members must log-in to their account in order to cast their vote and will only be able to vote once.
The current slate of candidates are:
Calling All Chamber Members! The Phelan Chamber of Commerce is producing an 8 page pull out booklet to be published in the November NewsPlus and on the Phelan Chamber website. In addition, ads will be placed in the Mountaineer Progress for further promotion. The Home for the Holidays publication will include games, songs, recipes, stories, favorite traditions, and promote a coloring contest. The activities will be for children and adults. With the current Covid situation, this can be a fun additional activity for those confined to home. Additional copies of NewsPlus will be available for businesses to hand out during the length of the event.
Choose to participate in any or all of the following, it’s up to you:
The Phelan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
The Call for Nominations for the Phelan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is open. Board service is a chance to grow personally and professionally, develop valuable skills, gain unique experience, and make lasting connections with other passionate and motivated local business owners and community members. Board service is a chance to help improve the programs and services that we offer to our members and provides unique opportunities to expand your network and gain recognition from your community and peers.
The Call for Nominations opens every year in October, and we are seeking candidates for the following Board positions for the Phelan Chamber of Commerce:
Candidates must be of good standing and reputation, located or doing business in or in the vicinity of Phelan, and meet a professional standard of excellence by demonstrating the following:
*Membership in the Chamber must occur before the election day and can be completed online at phelanchamber.info.
Deadline for Nominations: October 26, 2020.
Election Day: November 3, 2020.
The Nominating Committee consists of:
The Phelan Chamber of Commerce and Board of Directors has always supported the annual Halloween Trunk or Treat event. Unfortunately, as a result of the County issued COVID-19 guidelines and recently issued guidelines for celebrating Halloween, the Phelan Chamber of Commerce will not be participating in this year's event. While we will be unable to provide a controlled pedestrian crossing across Phelan Road this year, we would like to encourage everyone to use the crosswalks at the intersection of Phelan and Sheep Creek Roads.
What started as a way for local businesses in the Phelan Town Square to provide a Halloween experience for local children has organically grown over the years, expanding into the Stater Bros. parking lot filled with cars handing candy out to costumed children. While we don't know to what extent participation in this year's community gathering will bring, we wish our community a safe and healthy Halloween; however you choose to celebrate it.
The Pizza Factory has announced a special fundraiser to help local businesses that have been unable to open because they have been deemed non-essential at this time.
Brian and Kim Lombardi, owners of the Phelan Pizza Factory in a letter to the community, want to help keep their town the same as it was before "the storm" as they put it. "We are coming to you from the bottom of our hearts. Through this whole storm, you have been so loyal, gracious, and understanding as we have had to navigate this new way of doing business." Brian and Kim have been and continue to be huge supporters of their community. "As we are ever so grateful, we continue to look around our small town and see so many closed businesses, and our hearts go out to them," they stated in their letter.
On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, and Wednesday, May 20, 2020, between the hours of 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm the Pizza Factory will donate 40% of sales to seven businesses that have been closed due to state and county health order restrictions. These businesses are, on Tuesday, Earl Knight Salon, Tanya's Dance Studio, JD's T-Bird, and High Desert Gymnastics. On Wednesday, the businesses supported are Motocicli Da Pista, Classic Antiques & Vintage, and Big Rock Inn. The owners or representatives of these businesses will be running orders out to patrons for curbside pick-up during their scheduled day.
You can help in one of four ways. First, you can buy lunch or dinner on one or both days. Secondly, you can buy a gift card or certificate that will be sold by the owners or representatives on the day they are scheduled to participate. Thirdly, you can "tip" the runners with a donation to their business, and lastly, you can drive by and honk to show your support or better yet wave a runner over to buy a gift card or certificate or donate to them.
Brian and Kim and the Pizza Factory Family are encouraging everyone to spread the word to make this a successful event for everyone involved. For more information and updates, be sure to check out the Pizza Factory Facebook page.
Hello fellow chamber members,
During these unsettled times, the Phelan Chamber of Commerce wishes all in our community to be healthy and safe. As the Governor has dictated to have no gatherings of 10 or more, our Chamber Lunch for April 7th has been canceled. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our Easter event on April 11th also. Until the situation changes, all gatherings will be canceled through May. We will keep you updated, both here on our PhelanChamber.info and our Chamber Facebook page.
Tri-Community NewsPlus has launched a new website in order to provide the Tri-Community with current and pertinent information related to the Tri-Community during the COVID-19 pandemic. It contains daily news updates and articles and many FAQs and guides, including a Small Business Resources page with information about loans and other resources to help businesses get through this. There is also a Local Restaurant Guide, which lists all of the restaurants in town and how to order from them. Additionally, there is a Grocery & Food Distribution Guide, which contains all of the places within the Tri-Community you can get food including stores, farmers' markets, and food distribution locations. You can view the website at 4newsplus.com.
Let's all do our part to help support each other in these troubling times. Be courteous of your neighbors and don't buy more than you need. Shop for a friend who can't get out. We pray our community remains strong through this COVID-19 pandemic.
Sincerely,Charissa Porcu, PresidentAnd the entire Board of Phelan Chamber of Commerce
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