Redlands Chamber Live
Our Redlands self storage facility participated in the 19th annual Redlands Chamber Live event. It was the 19th year that the Redlands Chamber of Commerce aired this cable TV auction show. Time Warner Cable and the Redlands Daily Facts newspaper co-sponsored it. It aired Friday 11/19 from 6PM – 10:30PM and Saturday 11/20 from 4PM – 10:30PM. It was broadcast in Redlands, Mentone, Yucaipa, Calimesa and East Highlands to over 60,000 Time Warner and Verizon FIOS cable subscribers. In addition to being shown locally, the auction was broadcast in real time streaming video on redlandschamberlive.com.
The San Bernardino County Sun sat down with the executive director of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce, Kathie Thurston, to discuss the event:
“The purpose of this is three-fold,” said Kathie Thurston, executive director of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce. “The first is to promote local businesses, which is so critical for us. We want to let people know that anything you need or want is right here in Redlands. It’s also the major fundraiser for the chamber. The third reason is to give our home viewers great bargains.”
During the program Thurston described as “a combination of old-time auctioneering and QVC,” local business owners, employees and other volunteers will auction off 320 items donated by businesses from Redlands and surrounding cities.
“Our stars talk about the products, but more importantly, the businesses that donated the products and services,” Thurston said.