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    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    On March 20, 2019, The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees appointed Framroze “Fram” Virjee to serve as president of California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Virjee has been serving as campus president under a term appointment since January 2018 and will assume the permanent presidency immediately.  Virjee becomes the sixth permanent president of CSUF. He succeeds ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
     Bill Dealing with Environmental Standards Would Create Uncertainty and Increase Potential Litigation for California Companies March 19, 2019 CalChamber The California Chamber of Commerce today announced the second job killer of 2019 — SB 1 (Atkins; D-San Diego). The bill would give broad and sweeping discretion to state agencies to adopt rules and regulations that they determine are more ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    (March 20, 2019) – The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Framroze “Fram” Virjee to serve as president of California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Virjee has been serving as campus president under a term appointment since January 2018 and will assume the permanent presidency immediately. “Joining the Titan family has been the most rewarding professional ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    The Fullerton Public Library will host a Distinguished Speaker Series on April 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Center at 353 W. Commonwealth Ave. in Fullerton CA. CSU Fullerton President Fram Virjee will be present to discuss the university’s continuing efforts to create a learning environment that encourages both academic success and community. He will also discuss how his ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    The City of Fullerton has released the draft of the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, or LHMP. This plan will help create a safer community for residents, businesses, and visitors. The LHMP allows public safety officials and city staff, elected officials, and members of the public understand the threats from natural and human-caused hazards in our community. The plan will also recommend specific ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 18, 2019
    The Workplace is a podcast by CalChamber that provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers and employees.  Episodes will include discussions about California employment laws, legislative proposals, and national and state politics. The first podcast wasavailable on Wednesday, March 6th with new episodes appearing regularly.Episode 2 Dynamex—The ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 18, 2019
    By  Sunny Lee  - March 15, 2019 Our employee’s wife just had a baby and he is asking us if he can take time off work and how much he will get paid. What are we required to do? We have never had this come up before. Many people think baby bonding applies only to moms, but it also applies to a biological, adoptive or foster care dad, stepdad, legal guardian or someone who stands in the shoes of ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 18, 2019
    March 18, 2019 Adam Regele CEQA, Housing and Land Use Despite bipartisan recognition of California’s unprecedented housing crisis, legislative solutions being introduced this session remain hyperpartisan. On the Democratic side, with some exceptions, legislation being introduced to address housing has been focused on rent control and curbing alleged landlord gouging and unjust evictions. On the ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Building Guitars, Making History: Fender Stories and Custom Beats: The Art of Hip-Hop The Fullerton Museum Center will begin display of two exhibits inaugurated with an opening reception on May 4, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The reception for Building Guitars, Making History: Fender Stories and Custom Beats: The Art of Hip-Hop, is free for Museum members and $20 for general admission. Admission ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon has announced that this year’s National Small Business Week will be held from May 5-11, 2019.  Administrator McMahon will start the week in Washington, D.C., where she will recognize and award outstanding small business owners and SBA Resource Partners from around the nation. She will continue the week meeting with ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
     March 14, 2019 Valerie Nera Assembly and Senate policy committees this week gave approval to California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills extending landowner protections in connection with the state endangered species law.AB 202 (Mathis; R-Visalia) protects landowners from additional regulations when undertaking conservation measures to protect endangered species by extending indefinitely the ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by millions across the country, often culminating in parties where drinking is involved. Sadly, this leads to tragedies on our roadways because of drivers who choose to leave parties impaired. In 2017, 59 people were killed nationwide in drunk driving crashes over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend (March 16-March 18), accounting for 37 percent of all traffic ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Training
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    There is evidence everywhere that times change and Fullerton School District is keeping up with the times.  New this year to the Fullerton School District (FSD) are SCRATCH foods made fresh daily.  FSD has a chef on staff who develops new recipes that are reviewed by a Registered Dietitian and then served at school.   Here is a look at some new menu items offered at FSD elementary schools.  ...read more
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    Monday, March 11, 2019
    The United States, Mexico, and Canada Agreement (USMCA) recognizes the fundamental role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as engines of the North American economy. In fact, Mexico and Canada are the top two export destinations for U.S. SME goods. In 2016 (latest data available), 82,000 U.S. small and medium sized businesses exported $51.2 billion in goods to Canada, and 53,000 U.S. ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member Highlight
    Monday, March 11, 2019
    In Pico Rivera, Southern California, the Whittier Narrows Dam stands like a guardian between the San Gabriel Mountains and the cities downstream from them. Its job is to make sure storms don't become floods. But government studies show the dam may not be strong enough. In recent public hearings, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the 62-year-old dam no longer met the agency’s tolerable-risk ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 11, 2019
    California Chamber of Commerce has launched The Workplace, a podcast that provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers and employees.  Episodes will be released each Wednesday and include discussions about California employment laws, legislative proposals, and national and state politics. Episode 1, which aired March 6, deals with sexual harassment in ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 11, 2019
    A new proposal to modify the state privacy law that is still being modified will create a litigation nightmare, the California Chamber of Commerce warned this week. The bill, SB 561 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara), was introduced on February 22 to expand the reasons a consumer may file a civil lawsuit to enforce the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CCPA was rushed through the legislative ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 11, 2019
    By  Loren Kaye  - March 8, 2019 Governor Newsom’s musings have set tax reformers buzzing. Deflecting a question at a budget briefing about where he stands on a ballot proposal to raise property taxes on business, the Governor disclosed his “desire is to use this as an exercise in bringing the parties together to see if we can compromise on a more comprehensive tax package.” After years of ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 11, 2019
    March 7, 2019 Cal Chamber Advocacy | By: Susanne T. Stirling The Office of the United States Trade Representative has released the 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and 2018 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program, outlining five major pillars to restore free, fair, and reciprocal trade. According to a presidential news release, the report contains the ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News, Business Training
    Monday, March 11, 2019
    HR Watchdog - presented by CalChamber:  Mar 1 2019 -  Erika Pickles A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s rulinghas made already strict background check requirements even more stringent. The court held that the disclosure required under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) can consist only of the FRCA disclosure; it can’t contain any additional information, including the disclosure required ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Utility commits to delivering affordable and increasingly renewable energy to customers – Includes replacing 20 percent of traditional natural gas supply with renewable natural gas by 2030 Senate Bill 1383 requires 40 percent methane capture from California's waste streams -- from sewage treatment, and landfills, and agriculture, and dairies.SoCalGas has announced a bold plan to replace 20 ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
     March 5, 2019 Laura Curtis Three Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills that could cause confusion, expand employer liability and increase litigation will be considered in the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee on Wednesday, March 6. All three measures are similar to 2018 bills that were vetoed last year.AB 9: Extension of Statute of Limitations AB 9 (Reyes; D-San Bernardino) unnecessarily ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    Sacramento Bee BY WES VENTEICHER  MARCH 04, 2019 10:16 AM, UPDATED MARCH 04, 2019 05:47 PM   The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld a pension law that stripped a retirement perk from public employees, issuing a narrow ruling that sidestepped a bigger question about whether employers can reduce pension benefits for current workers. The court held that the perk at issue in the case was ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group of Democratic California lawmakers called Monday for the state to invest $100 billion to drastically reduce its carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels by 2030. A resolution proposed by Democratic Sen. Henry Stern would set the non-binding goal and also declare a climate emergency, citing recent devastating wildfires and the impacts of air pollution on ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    Health care dominated the California Governor’s race last year and is once again a top issue in the 2020 Presidential race. The initial support by the democratic Presidential candidates for single-payer health care has transformed into support for universal health care. Rather than call for the elimination of all private health insurance, the candidates’ focus is to ensure health care for all. ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    Three years ago, Fullerton School District introduced a Dual Language Academy pilot program at Raymond School.  The program was so well received, there was a waiting list for students.  The demand for Dual Language continued and the District established a second program at Pacific Drive School this year.    The Dual Language program brings together native speakers of Spanish and English.  ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, March 04, 2019
     March 4, 2019 Jennifer Barrera The California Chamber of Commerce today announced its first identified job killer of 2019 — AB 51 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego). The bill, which is scheduled for hearing on March 6 in the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee, would prohibit arbitration of labor and employment claims as a condition of employment. The measure is virtually identical to AB 3080 ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 04, 2019
    Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is looking for new committee members for two public committees. The committees: Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC). These committees help advise OCTA on a wide range of policies, procedures, and actions. OCTA strongly encourages residents and community leaders to get involved and help improve the quality of ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Friday, March 01, 2019
    CalChamber Urges Legislature to Clarify Dynamex DecisionBy  Jennifer Barrera -March 1, 2019  Legislative intervention is needed to provide clarity to employers and prevent loss of opportunities for millions of individuals following last year’s court decision upending the test for determining who is an independent contractor, the California Chamber of Commerce testified this week. Speaking at ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 01, 2019
    Judges Cannot Adjudicate From Beyond the Grave March 1, 2019 Christine Haddon The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a Ninth Circuit court case because the judge who wrote the opinion died before the opinion was issued and, therefore, his vote on the opinion could not be counted. In the now-reversed case, the Ninth Circuit had held that, under the federal Equal Pay Act, prior salary, whether alone ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, Member News
    Friday, March 01, 2019
    SHE Speakers Spark Growth and Confidence in Leadership Six dynamic speakers offer perspectives on success, gratitude and leadership at SHE – a regional women’s conference. The speakers represent diverse backgrounds and have been identified as role models in their industries.  The event will be held on Friday, March 8, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Fullerton Marriott Hotel. SHE, now in its second ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News, Business Training
    Friday, March 01, 2019
    North Orange County Chamber joined a coalition of business organizations urging Congress to work with us to protect the health care of the more than 181 million Americans who receive health care coverage through an employer. We are asking members of Congress to cosponsor the bipartisan HR 748, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, and to work together to swiftly repeal the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 01, 2019
    Inside the Capitol features hot legislative issues for the week along with CalChamber call to action requests on business legislation.Wednesday, March 6Labor and EmploymentOPPOSE AB 9 (Reyes; D-San Bernardino) Extension of Statute of Limitations — Unnecessarily extends the statute of limitations from one year to three years for all discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims filed with the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    California State University, Fullerton's Marketing Honors Networking Program (HNP) event creates networking opportunities for CSUF marketing students and top Orange County and Los Angeles County businesses. These opportunities often lead to mutually-beneficial careers, part-time jobs, internships, and/or mentorships. The HNP allows companies to meet CSUF Honors Marketing Students at two events ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News
    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    About 13.1 Percent Have a Master’s, Professional Degree or DoctorateAMERICA COUNTS STAFF  FEBRUARY 21, 2019 The educational level of American adults is on the rise as more college graduates go on to earn master’s, professional and doctoral degrees. Since 2000, the number of people age 25 and over whose highest degree was a master’s has doubled to 21 million. The number of doctoral degree ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    2018 study shows replacing less than 20% of traditional natural gas supply can reduce emissions equal to electrifying all of California’s building stock, at 1/3 the cost According to the University of California Davis, renewable natural gas can replace up to 20% of the fossil natural gas in California, from the state’s existing organic waste supplySouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Clerk-Recorder's North County Branch has moved from Fullerton to new offices in Anaheim. Hugh Nguyen announced February 25, 2019 as the grand opening date for the much anticipated office located at 222 S. Harbor Blvd, Ste. 110, in Anaheim.  The new office offers the same services as the previous location with the addition of passport services, expanded document recording services. It also ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    NOC Chamber President & CEO, Theresa Harvey, participated in an interview conducted by Raphaël Bouvier-Auclair, correspondent for Radio-Canada, Washington, regarding SB 826 adopted by the California State Legislature in 2018. Under this newly adopted law, corporations are required to have at least one woman on their boards by 2021. During the interview Harvey explained the Chamber’s position to ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    On February 27, 2019, the California Supreme Court denied the petition for review filed on January 15, 2019 by Friends of Coyote Hills regarding West Coyote Hills development approvals.  As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to not review the case of Friends of Coyote Hills vs City of Fullerton (Pacific Coast Homes), the September 2017 ruling of the California Court of Appeal will stand, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
     February 26, 2019 Jennifer Barrera The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today will hold an informational hearing on the decision issued last April by the California Supreme Court that changed the test to determine whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor. California Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera will be testifying to express the need ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    By: CalChamber The California Labor Commissioner’s Office reminds employers that they must maintain valid workers’ compensation insurance coverage for all workers, including part-time employees. Employers should also be sure their insurance company is licensed to sell insurance in California. In December, the California Department of Insurance issued a $4.3 million penalty to two companies for ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Brea Improv combines stand-up comedy with tasty food and cocktails for laughter-filled nights.  The popular club has now moved to a larger, expanded theater - on Brea Boulevard, just four doors down from its former location on Birch Street. Founder Robert Hartmann opened the comedy club in 1989. According to management, the club continues to receive support from Brea and surrounding communities ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member Highlight, Member News
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    The North Orange County Chamber will be moving its office up Harbor Boulevard locating to a space within Century 21 Discovery’s building at 100 W. Valencia Mesa Dr. The move, scheduled to be complete by April 1, provides an opportunity to adapt to the changing needs of businesses and to better serve our membership.   “After being located for 15 years at the corner of Harbor and Chapman, the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) is hosting its 2019 Water Awareness Poster Contest. The Contest provides an opportunity for children and young adults to learn about the importance of water while using art to express their ideas. Through the Poster Contest, Orange County students in grades Kindergarten through 12 are encouraged to submit hand-drawn posters. All artwork ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Cal State Fullerton business students are offering free tax preparation and filing assistance for low-income individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Students participate on a volunteer basis and are trained and certified for tax preparation through the Internal Revenue Service. The program complements their coursework and provides hands-on experience ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, Member News
    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
     February 6, 2019 CalChamber The EEO-1 submission deadline has been extended to May 31, 2019. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has delayed the “opening day” of the 2018 EEO-1 Survey to early March 2019 and moved the due date to May 31, 2019. The recent government shutdown caused this postponement. The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires all private employers with ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Be part of a city-wide movement on May 4, 2019, and join hundreds of your neighbors to volunteer for the fourth annual “Love Buena Park” service day. Over 800 volunteers from all areas of the community unite to complete projects that support residents, service organizations, and the City as part of the Love Our Cities movement sweeping America. “Love Buena Park” projects change each year, but ...read more
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    Monday, January 14, 2019
    Ocean Subaru of Fullerton: Share the Love  Ocean Subaru of Fullerton, located on Euclid in Fullerton, shares the love with customers and the community. While the dealer offers a variety of new and used Subaru models, loan and lease options, and car service and maintenance, they also support partnerships benefiting organizations throughout the community. According to General Manager, Kevin Kim, a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Member Highlight
    Monday, January 14, 2019
    If you're a Buena Park resident with a passion to study Communications, apply for The Myrna Holmquist Communications Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the Buena Park Cable Foundation for individuals who have a career interest in the Communications field and have a sincere desire to apply their knowledge and leadership abilities to a career within the field of Communications. Up to ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    Pickled Monk: A Little Spot for Everybody   A neighborhood hub for folks to drink and grub, Pickled Monk is “a little spot for everybody,” described Chelsea Coltman, general manager of the new downtown Fullerton establishment.   Upon entering, guests are directed to the host stand by black carpet and deep orange railings. There, they are welcomed with warm smiles and greetings from the staff ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Member Highlight
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    The community is invited to learn about how the Giant African Millipede, the Vietnamese Centipede, Desert Hairy Scorpion, Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula, and other exotic insects from around the world.  The opening reception of Dr. Entomo’s ‘Palace of Exotic Wonders’  will be held at the Fullerton Museum Center from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The cost is free for Museum ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Today, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the Cranston Fire that occurred July 25 - August 15, 2018. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s designated ...read more
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