Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Environment

Bakersfield Chamber announces first annual Valentine's Day Business Cleanup

See also

Continuing with recent examples of, shall we say, unusual ways to celebrate Valentine's Day, the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce has organized an inaugural event that it hopes will entice participants and result in an annual effort to improve the city's image.

Responding to feedback from local business owners, the Chamber yesterday announced, via an e-mail blast to its members, associates, and interested parties, plans for the first Annual Business Cleanup on Valentine's Day. Co-sponsored by Keep Bakersfield Beautiful, Vision 2020, and the Bakersfield Downtown Business Association, the event addresses recommendations that litter removal and cleanliness will increase business in the community.

The groups are scheduling the event on Valentine's Day as a way for businesses to show how much they love their city.

The idea for the event came as a result of the Chamber's first ever Business Walk conducted on January 31, 2013, across several industries and areas of Bakersfield. It was designed to gain a better understanding of the local business community and to see how the Chamber could help businesses be more successful. Businesses representing 62 percent of 450 surveyed responded, the results of which may be found in the Business Walk Report.

Free supplies including gloves and trash bags, as well as trash hauling, will be provided for those who register by February 11. Additionally, participants will be eligible to win a free I Love Bakersfield gift basket for their office by sharing photos of trash collected on the Chamber's Facebook page, accompanied by the hashtag, #Ilovebakersfield. The photo that generates the most "likes" wins the prize.

To register or for more information, please contact Jessica Felix of Keep Bakersfield Beautiful at 326-3539,or via email at jfelix@bakersfieldcity.us.

Advertisement

News

  • Israel, Hamas clash in Gaza
    Hamas claims to have captured an IDF soldier on the bloodiest day of the conflict
    Video
    Video
  • Missing bodies
    38 bodies have not been found from the MH17 debris field in eastern Ukraine
    World News
  • Peeping Toms in NSA?
    Has the NSA seen you naked? Edward Snowden says it's not unlikely
    NSA
  • Autism study
    The newest, largest study on autism suggests that it mostly has to do with genetics
    Science
  • McIlroy takes Open
    Rory McIlroy hangs onto the lead and wins the 2014 British Open
    Sports
  • $23 billion payout
    A jury sides with the widow of a smoker, tobacco company shells out $23 billion
    Headlines