County Supervisor Lovingood:
Race Communications has been awarded a $9 million grant to complete the Gigafy Phelan Project and expand fiber deployment to unserved areas of the community.
“This is outstanding news that will bring high-speed internet service to thousands of homes in the Phelan area,” Supervisor Lovingood said.
In 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission approved Race Communications’ grant application to expand Internet service in the Phelan area; but unexpected cost increases prevented coverage in some areas. In addition to the supplemental grant, Race has put in their own matching investment funds. Once complete, the project will extend gigabit-capable high-speed internet service to an estimated 7,606 households in the communities of Phelan, Pinon Hills, Oak Hills, and parts of Hesperia.
Do you know what to do in a mental health crisis? Or where to go for help? During a Mental Health Crisis Intervention Forum on Nov. 7, hear from law enforcement, county behavioral health and others who will share their personal experiences for achieving the best outcomes. Attendees will learn prevention and early interventions, how to recognize signs, make a plan, and where and how to access the right care. The Mental Health Crisis Intervention Forum is planned 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 16138 Molino Dr. in Victorville. Please visit www.pmhsworkforce.org and click the “EVENTS/TRAINING” tab to RSVP. Gift bags will be given to the first 50 people who RSVP and attend). Refreshments will be served.
Median household income adjusted for inflation was around $25,000 per year during the 1950s. It's nearly double that amount today. We have nostalgia about the prosperity of the 1950s because our definition of what counts as "middle class" has been inflated -- including the 34% rise in the size of the median American home in just the past 25 years. If you dig into how the average "prosperous" American family lived in the 1950s, you'll find a standard of living we'd call "poverty" today.
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We offer one of the ONLY Chamber of Commerce weekly networking events in Southern California and ours is FREE (thanks to our awesome Coffee Sponsors). Our Friday Morning Coffee features a different member business each week and allows for a very casual networking opportunity with many of our local leaders.
*During COVID-19 this club meets via Zoom every other Friday.
Our monthly morning breakfast feature some of the most popular speakers and events in the area. The State of the City, State of the County, State of Education, our annual Awards Event, the State of the Chamber, plus a variety of great speakers with important topics provide our members with great information and a chance to network with our local and regional business leaders. You’ll find yourself looking forward to it and wishing it came around more than once a month.
*During COVID-19 Valley Morning Insight meets via Zoom the first Wednesday of the month.
Our Chamber Board, Ambassadors and Members are renowned for their support of local events. When you attend along with us, you’ll be sure to be recognized and introduced to a wide variety of business owners and leaders.
The Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce holds many events during the year:*
Ignite High Desert - Golf Tournament - An Evening Affaire - Monthly Quick Connect - Summer Hops Brewfest
Kemper Campbell Ranch Mixer - Swig, Schmooze, and Shank Golf Mixer
*During COVID-19 all chamber events have been postponed/canceled.
The Legislative Action Committee / Government Affairs Committee connects with our elected representatives at all levels of government.
This committee meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month to receive legislative updates and collaborates on current legislation. Members of this committee attend the California Chamber of Commerce Capitol Summit in Sacramento annually. So whether it be a deep connection with City/Town Council's for local zoning and code enforcement issues, or a broad coalition to address regional and state-wide issues; we are engaged and here to represent YOU and your business!
To get involved with this committee please contact the Chamber office for more information.