Barstow Chamber https://barstowchamber.com/ Barstow Chamber of Commerce Thu, 01 Dec 2022 14:46:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://barstowchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/cropped-Transparent-File-01-1-e1638550065880-32x32.png Barstow Chamber https://barstowchamber.com/ 32 32 CA approves 100 unit supercharging station in Barstow https://barstowchamber.com/ca-approves-100-unit-supercharging-station-in-barstow/ https://barstowchamber.com/ca-approves-100-unit-supercharging-station-in-barstow/#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2022 14:46:38 +0000 https://barstowchamber.com/?p=903 The 100 unit station will be required to have half of the stalls Combined Charging System Compliant (CSS) – BMW, Daimler, FCA, Ford, Jaguar, General Motors, Groupe PSA, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, MG, Polestar, Renault, Rivian, Tata Motors and Volkswagen Group will have access to the chargers. Click HERE for more information

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The 100 unit station will be required to have half of the stalls Combined Charging System Compliant (CSS) – BMW, Daimler, FCA, Ford, Jaguar, General Motors, Groupe PSA, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, MG, Polestar, Renault, Rivian, Tata Motors and Volkswagen Group will have access to the chargers.

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City of Barstow Readies for Replacement of Historic Bridge Amid Plans for Major Railway Hub Development https://barstowchamber.com/city-of-barstow-readies-for-replacement-of-historic-bridge-amid-plans-for-major-railway-hub-development/ https://barstowchamber.com/city-of-barstow-readies-for-replacement-of-historic-bridge-amid-plans-for-major-railway-hub-development/#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2022 14:34:32 +0000 https://barstowchamber.com/?p=900 “As we gear up for the major BNSF Railway project, which will double our city’s population, this bridge replacement marks the beginning of the transformational change to our community,” said Barstow City Manager Willie Hopkins. “The bridge has served as the main thoroughfare for schools, hospitals and other services, and the new one will be […]

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“As we gear up for the major BNSF Railway project, which will double our city’s population, this bridge replacement marks the beginning of the transformational change to our community,” said Barstow City Manager Willie Hopkins. “The bridge has served as the main thoroughfare for schools, hospitals and other services, and the new one will be a mark of improved goods movement as we embark on enhancing our city’s infrastructure.”

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The Ultimate Guide to Barstow and the California High Desert https://barstowchamber.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-barstow-and-the-california-high-desert/ https://barstowchamber.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-barstow-and-the-california-high-desert/#respond Wed, 30 Nov 2022 17:06:42 +0000 https://barstowchamber.com/?p=897 https://theroyaltourblog For most people, this is a place to drive through. The majority of people who experience Barstow do so as a gas or food stop between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. For them, it offers little more, and the small towns outside of the mighty metropolis of Barstow (at under 30,000 people it is […]

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For most people, this is a place to drive through. The majority of people who experience Barstow do so as a gas or food stop between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. For them, it offers little more, and the small towns outside of the mighty metropolis of Barstow (at under 30,000 people it is by far the largest city in the region) barely register a glance.

Until recently, I was one of these people, driving through here on my way to a place I viewed as better. And then Covid hit, and I suddenly found myself desperately searching for places easily accessible from my home in LA via car. I have now made three trips to the area, not to pass through, but to explore, to learn, and to experience a region that was a blank spot to me.

 

Read more HERE

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Barstow is a Small Town With Big City Opportunities https://barstowchamber.com/barstow-is-a-small-town-with-big-city-opportunities/ https://barstowchamber.com/barstow-is-a-small-town-with-big-city-opportunities/#respond Fri, 11 Nov 2022 22:54:50 +0000 https://barstowchamber.com/?p=861 The new BNSF Railway rail facility in the City will change the course of Barstow and North American transportation. Barstow is a proud community with a rich history and a bright future, and is excited for the dawn of this new era. The upcoming general plan update will serve to strengthen the local economy and […]

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The new BNSF Railway rail facility in the City will change the course of Barstow and North American transportation. Barstow is a proud community with a rich history and a bright future, and is excited for the dawn of this new era.

The upcoming general plan update will serve to strengthen the local economy and draw developers and businesses to the area. The new BNSF Rail facilities will provide additional opportunities for developers and businesses, continuing the legacy of Barstow as a railroad town, and providing thousands of direct and indirect well-paying jobs. With some of the most affordable housing in Southern California, a family-friendly environment, award-winning schools, a variety of cultural amenities, and an area steeped in history, Barstow is an ideal place to live, work and play.

A New Brand for the Future.

Barstow Logo FINAL med outline

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Main Street USA Festival https://barstowchamber.com/main-street-usa-festival/ https://barstowchamber.com/main-street-usa-festival/#respond Wed, 14 Sep 2022 16:19:55 +0000 https://barstowchamber.com/?p=832 The post Main Street USA Festival appeared first on Barstow Chamber.

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Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On Historic Route 66 Downtown Barstow, CA

Vintage cars, live music, great company, kid activities, awesome vendors, beer garden, cool shopping and more…what a great way to spend the day! Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2022, for the 23rd Annual Main Street USA Festival. Vendors, food trucks, classic cars, hot rods, sports cars, trucks, motorcycles and more will be lining the historic streets of Downtown Barstow.

The event is co-hosted by the Saturday Night Cruisers, the Barstow Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee, Main Street Murals, Inc., the City of Barstow, and the Miss Route 66 Pageant.

Event Highlights:

  • Friday, October 7th from 5-6:00 p.m. Pre-registration for Saturday Night Cruisers 23rd Annual Car Show at Foster’s Freeze (corner of Main & H St.) and CRUISE to Skyline Drive-In.
  • Admission is FREE for the Main Street USA Festival
  • Saturday Night Cruisers 23rd Annual Car Show for more information email snccc@yahoo.com
  • Miss Route 66 Pageant starting at 8:00 a.m. contact Kris Watson at klwatson365@gmail.com for more information
  • Beer Garden & Live Entertainment throughout the day
  • Kid-friendly activity booths
  • Forzia Market Place Vendors apply to Jensillas@forziamarketplace.com
  • Raffle prizes, 50-50 drawing and many unique trophies will be awarded!
  • Post your “selfie” at any Barstow Route 66 landmark to Facebook, or Instagram with hashtag #mainstreetusabarstow

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Fort Irwin’s Impact on Local Economy Tops $800 Million FY21 https://barstowchamber.com/fort-irwins-impact-on-local-economy-tops-800-million-fy21/ https://barstowchamber.com/fort-irwins-impact-on-local-economy-tops-800-million-fy21/#respond Thu, 26 May 2022 17:34:13 +0000 https://barstowchamber.com/?p=766 Work Force Potential Impact to Local economies FY20 4395 Military – $260.1M Yr 1,900 Civilians – $127.3M Yr 1,350 Retiree’s – $80.1M 2,195 Contractors – $148M Yr Potential contributions to local economies = $615.5M YR (SOURCE: ASIP/PAYSCALE.COM) Contracts: Approximately $83.8M SOURCE :RM USAG/NAF MWR-FY21 Construction: Approximately $57M DPW/USACOE for all Projects on Fort Irwin Supplies: […]

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Work Force Potential Impact to Local economies FY20

4395 Military – $260.1M Yr
1,900 Civilians – $127.3M Yr
1,350 Retiree’s – $80.1M
2,195 Contractors – $148M Yr

Potential contributions to local economies = $615.5M YR (SOURCE: ASIP/PAYSCALE.COM)

Contracts: Approximately $83.8M
SOURCE :RM USAG/NAF MWR-FY21
Construction: Approximately $57M
DPW/USACOE for all Projects on Fort Irwin
Supplies: $676K
SOURCE :RM USAG only-FY21
Equipment: $1M
SOURCE :RM USAG only-FY21
Gov’t Travel in (non rot unit): $130K
PCS to Fort Irwin FY21
Utilities: $16.2M
Source: RM/DPW FY21

Potential Contributions to local economies = 158.8M

 

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The Royal Tour Visits Barstow and Route 66 https://barstowchamber.com/the-royal-tour-visits-barstow-route-66/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 17:34:55 +0000 https://barstowchamber.com/?p=722 It is, perhaps, the most famous road in existence. Once a mighty highway taking people on the journey from Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 today lies somewhat forgotten. Here in California’s Mojave Desert, it is a small, two lane highway running parallel to the mighty Interstate 40. Today’s travelers zip down I-40 heading to […]

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It is, perhaps, the most famous road in existence. Once a mighty highway taking people on the journey from Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 today lies somewhat forgotten. Here in California’s Mojave Desert, it is a small, two lane highway running parallel to the mighty Interstate 40. Today’s travelers zip down I-40 heading to somewhere better, not realizing what they are missing on that little side road. Until now, I had been one of those fast drivers, eager to get somewhere else. I-40 is about the destination. But Route 66? Route 66 is about the journey.

Rose Beardshear, Chair of the Tourism Committee served as local guide to Jonathan Berg, a young travel blogger who caters to those who want deeper experiences when they travel. He and Rose took a wonderful tour down Route 66 from Barstow to Newberry Springs. Read all about it here!

 

 

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BCC Community Resources and Job Fair https://barstowchamber.com/bcc-community-resources-and-job-fair/ Fri, 08 Apr 2022 16:25:43 +0000 https://barstowchamber.com/?p=715 Barstow Community College, San Bernardino County Workforce Development, and the Barstow Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee present Community Resources and Job Fair Thursday April 21st, 9AM to 2PM at Barstow Community College Free Employer Booth! Register here https://www.barstow.edu/form/april-21-2022-job-fair-employer- Additional Resources Include: Record Expungement and County Records Issuance of Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates (San […]

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Barstow Community College, San Bernardino County Workforce Development, and the Barstow Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee present Community Resources and Job Fair

Thursday April 21st, 9AM to 2PM at Barstow Community College

Free Employer Booth! Register here https://www.barstow.edu/form/april-21-2022-job-fair-employer-

Additional Resources Include:

  • Record Expungement and County Records
  • Issuance of Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates (San Bernardino County Only)
  • Public Defender’s Office assisting with criminal record clearing and rehabilitation certificates
  • BCC Mentah Health Resources

For more information, contact Danielle Jeffers, Project & Career Technician
(760) 252-2411 x 7389 djeffers@barstow.edu

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No Cost Sexual Harassment Prevention Training https://barstowchamber.com/no-cost-sexual-harassment-prevention-training/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 18:02:04 +0000 https://barstowchamber.com/?p=607 No Cost Sexual Harassment Prevention Training   The Department of Fair Employment and Housing provides free online training courses on preventing sexual harassment and abusive conduct in the workplace that satisfy California’s legal training requirements pursuant to Gov’t Code 12950.1. California law requires all employers of 5 or more employees to provide 1 hour of […]

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No Cost Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

 

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing provides free online training courses on preventing sexual harassment and abusive conduct in the workplace that satisfy California’s legal training requirements pursuant to Gov’t Code 12950.1.

California law requires all employers of 5 or more employees to provide 1 hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to nonsupervisory employees and 2 hours of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to supervisors and managers once every two years. The law requires the training to Include practical examples of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing offers the training ONLINE and at NO COST.
For Employee {One Hour) and Supervisor {Two Hour) training, visit https://www.dfeh.ca.goc/shpt/
Certificate can be downloaded after completion of training.

Thank you Mike Holtz {Business Services Specialist) from the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department for sharing this information!

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San Bernardino County Job Fair and Expungement Event https://barstowchamber.com/barstow-job-fair-hiring-expungement/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:57:37 +0000 https://barstowchamber.com/?p=539 More than 30 employers on site! Employers include: Barstow Community Hospital Barstow Unified School District Barstow Community College California Highway Patrol Highway Radio / Heftel Broadcasting U.S. Army New Hope Village MP Materials MORE EMPLOYERS ARE ADDED DAILY!  Persons with a criminal record hindering them from employment may work to get certain items expunged. The […]

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More than 30 employers on site!
Employers include:

  • Barstow Community Hospital
  • Barstow Unified School District
  • Barstow Community College
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Highway Radio / Heftel Broadcasting
  • U.S. Army
  • New Hope Village
  • MP Materials
  • MORE EMPLOYERS ARE ADDED DAILY!
 Persons with a criminal record hindering them from employment may work to get certain items expunged.
Job Seeker Signup

The event is hosted by the San Bernardino Workforce Development Department with the City of Barstow providing the facilities.

If I can answer any questions, feel free to contact me either by email eugene.butticci@barstowchamber.com or call the chamber office at 760-256-8617

Date and Time

Wednesday Feb 9, 2022
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

February 9, 2022
9am to 1pm

Location

Cora Harper Community Center
841 Barstow Road
Barstow, California 92311

Employers Register on line at: https://forms.gle/5AX5SfVxVLAQqfwY9

 

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