RECOVERY RANCHO MIRAGE
What does it look like?
How will we get there?
How long will it take?
When will we see change?
Where will assistance come from?
Your chamber is at the center of information, planning stages, communication, pro-business strategies, innovation and we’re laser focused on J O B S.
Stay connected now more than ever. Please plan to attend the upcoming Rancho Mirage Town Hall Chamber/City Update.
Stay tuned for more information on:
- Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage 2020
- Champions for Eisenhower Health
- Live Business and Nonprofit Interview Series’
- Father’s Day Promotions
- and a City-Wide “Shop Local, Shop Small” Campaign
We are in this together. Your chamber is here for you – a new road map being paved.
Katie Stice, IOM, ACE
Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
Rancho Mirage Town Hall Update
Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce is hosting a city-wide town hall update for businesses. Stay informed about new programs, recovery planning, opportunities and resources. Hear from the City of Rancho Mirage, the Chamber of Commerce and prominent businesses with updates and progress. We are in this together!
June 10, 2020
10:00am to 11:30am
Zoom conference presentation
Please RSVP to Info@RanchoMirage.org for the call-in details
Connecting Members with the Masses via … and, it is Working!
Open rate for this newsletter is 42%
Live Video Series
“Small Business Big Dreams” live video series launched with GREAT success. Email me to schedule yours! Above is a screenshot of my interview with Lisa Weaver, owner of Dickeys BBQ, and her video received 106 shares and a reach of 4,500+.
Nonprofits can also enjoy the live video series called “INSPIRE!”
What you need
We use a platform called Streamyard and you get a link (no need to download anything)
You need to access internet, preferably Chrome
Like with Zoom, you want a computer for audio and video – this is MUCH better than a phone!
You will be asked how your business began – or how you started in it
What makes you unique – what are you known for
How have you been innovating right now and how have you been giving back
What is the dream for your business
How can viewers reach you
(Nonprofits will be asked about their services and how people can donate)
Nominal fees apply to participate in the video series. Totally well worth it!
MEMBERS ONLY: Are you Open for Business?
- Create a social media post
- Use hashtag #OpenForBusiness
- Tag Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
- We will share!
Current insights show that our Facebook page has higher engagement than all valley chambers and the CVB. Let’s leverage that to showcase YOUR BUSINESS or NONPROFIT.
MEMBERS ONLY: Send us your Father’s Day Specials!
Please send in your Father’s Day Specials ASAP to us so that we can promote on our website, social media, newsletter and the media.
DO NOT SEND a flyer or jpeg – we cannot use it.
It MUST be in a complete email with all details below. Reason being – this will be a top 20 or 30 list. If it looks like a bunch of ads, people will not read through those
- Member Business Name:
- Description of Special Being Offered (less than 250 words):
Send to: Membership@RanchoMirage.org
Planning Ahead Gives You Peace of Mind
We’ve all heard how important it is to have an estate plan, but most of us just never get around to it.
Do you know the basic estate planning tools that every single person needs? Does your family know what to do if something ever happens to you? Read full article …
City of Rancho Mirage Welcomes
Hobart as Mayor
On May 7, 2020, G. Dana Hobart was handed the gavel for the fifth time as Mayor for the City of Rancho Mirage. Hobart previously served as Mayor in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. He was first elected to City Council in 2002 and was reelected by substantial margins in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018.
Over his many years on the Rancho Mirage City Council, Dana Hobart initiated a number of meaningful projects for the City. In his first year on the City Council, Hobart initiated … Read full article here
City of Rancho Mirage Launches
Great Plates Program
The Rancho Mirage Great Plates Delivered Program is live and delivering nutritious meals to Rancho Mirage seniors ages 60+ who are at high-risk from COVID-19.
If you think you qualify or know someone who needs assistance, please have them call the Rancho Mirage COVID-19 Hotline at (877) 652-4844 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible seniors can apply over the phone with friendly City staff.
Business Recovery Alliance Facebook Group –
Founded by RMCC
Stay up to date on information and connect with other business professionals.
Employers and Employees Connect on Social Media
There are essential businesses looking to hire and people looking for work. Use this page to post your open jobs or if you are looking for work, upload your resume!
This communication update was brought to you by the following Chamber Members.
If you would like to advertise with us, email Katie.Stice@RanchoMirage.org
RMCC Constant Contact open rate is 40% (That is VERY HIGH)
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
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