Good Afternoon Members & Friends,

We hope this message finds you healthy and safe.
While we cannot gather, technology has allowed us to offer you a lot or resources, support and ideas.
Also, check out the MEMBER NEWS section below and if you have a press release, please send it to info@ranchomirage.org

REMINDER:
ZOOM Conference Call on Friday, April 17th, at 2pm
Crisis Leadership: Five Adaptive Lessons for Leaders” By Dr. Jeff Suderman
Register by emailing info@ranchomirage.org

The chamber board and ambassadors and staff are working hard for small business.

Be Well,

Katie Stice, IOM
CEO
Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce


News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

1) Riverside County
Support and Resources Click here for the packet.

News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

2) Save Small Business Coalition
RMCC is working with chambers nationwide and with our state insurance commissioner on business interruption insurance coverage for small businesses.

News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

3) Stay In & Dine Out
Help our local community and restaurant businesses during this challenging time by ordering takeout for your next meal. Here is a list of restaurants offering takeout, curbside pickup, delivery and deals for to-go orders. Gift card purchases are another way you can support our local restaurants.

News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

6) City of Rancho Mirage

Food Access Program
Incentives for RM Restaurants to remain open until the end of May offering take away and or delivery options. Apply now for 5k to 8k in assistance. Click here for details.
Up to $400,000 for RM Restaurants!

News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

7) City of Rancho Mirage Newsletter

Click here for the Newsletter.
News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

8) The Chamber is here for you: 
PPA Application Link
CARES ACT CHECKLIST
CARES ACT
SBDC
RMCC Resource Links Page

News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20
9) Business Recovery Alliance
RM Chamber Started a Business Recovery Alliance with area partners and like-minded professionals. Join the conversation here.
Right now, we are keeping up with the ever-changing news. Soon, we will be planning for recovery.

News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

10) Operation Feed the Front Line
Celebrate nurses while working to bring business to local restaurants.
Click here to donate or Click here to be an included/wait listed restaurant

In Member News

News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

Eisenhower Health Announces COVID-19 Response FundIn Member News
Help our #healthcareheroes win this battle. YOU can help!
Now more than ever, we are grateful for the support of our community.
If you can, please give at //eisenhowerhealth.org/covidfund – any and all donations are greatly appreciated! …see full article

News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

Medical Supply Drive at The River!
Help Support our local First responders and hospitals STYLES Medical Supply Drive at The River!
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The River is currently accepting donations in efforts to help our first responders and hospitals. We are looking for essential PPE (personal protective equipment) items such as disposable masks, gloves, and other items that are listed on the flier. …read full article

News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19
Logos-E Inc. and 21CC Education have formed a global partnership to deliver COVID-19 life saving Information to any Android mobile device. Mobile Information Center Serving corporate employees at home or in the office. The first 50,000 app downloads are FREE and Deployed April 8th....read full article

News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

SoCalGas Launches “SoCalGas CAREs” Campaign to Bring Awareness to CARE Assistance Program

SoCalGas launched a campaign titled, “SoCalGas CAREs” for customers whose income may have recently changed due to COVID-19 or other reasons. The campaign aims to let customers know of their eligibility to qualify for SoCalGas’ assistance program, California Alternate Rates for Energy or CARE …see full article
News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

ATS Announces On-site and Telehealth Services
Currently we find ourselves in the midst of challenges that we’ve never faced before. Now, more than ever, we see the beauty and strength of connection and community. During this worldwide pandemic, ATS will continue to provide support and services to our beautiful Coachella Valley.…read full article

News Release: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce Business Update 3-31-20

Spectrum Reach Offers Businesses a Free Commercial
Spectrum Reach is committed to helping your business rebound with a free commercial. Our friends at Spectrum Reach want to help you stay #SmallBusinessStrong with a free commercial. Get a free commercial and access advertising resources to help your business rebound from Spectrum Reach. …read full article

 

2020 Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Executive Board:
Ken Wheat – Chairman of the Board, ​Eisenhower Health
Matt Johnson, Chair Elect – Johnson Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
Todd Flood – Treasurer, Maracas Mexican Cantina & Grill
Nate Lewis, Secretary, Renova Energy
Virginia Nelson – Immediate Past Chairman, Edward Jones Investments

Board Members:
Roxanne Bauer, Bennion Deville Homes
Greg Clifford, Audi Rancho Mirage
Luz Gonzalez, Bank of Southern California
Christopher Kapatais, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
Jim Murdock, Pirch
Eric Ornelas, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands
Tom Scaramellino, Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Jack Srebnik, Mexican Cantina & Grill & The Slice NY Style Pizzeria & Ristorante

2020 Ambassadors & Business Liaison Team

Heather Adams, Gravity Defyer
Christy Austin, Movement Mortgage
Terri Bona, Family YMCA of the Desert
Mark Brady, Encycloweb Photography
Carol Gill, Resident
Rick Heagle, Cruise Planners
Kaleigh Hicks, AVSU
Steve Hill, CREATE Center for the Arts
Linda Johnson, Western Pacific Roofing
Rose Johnson, Montez, Landscaping
Neil Lau, Luna Ink
Nanci Mavar, Mission Realty
Aristotle McDaniel, Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce
Nicole Mendoza, PlanIt Print Works
Shonna Perry, Desert Health Coach
Mike Renner, WAC Solution Partners
Monique B. Zinser, Resident