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    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    ​Crittenton Services is honored to accept both platinum and gold distinctions for its communication collateral and outreach efforts during this year’s MarCom Awards competition. “Its always an honor to receive praise for the work done on behalf of an incredible mission aimed at helping children and families experiencing crisis. The fact that our communication collateral are viewed as an effective ...read more
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    Monday, December 11, 2017
    The devastating disasters striking California recently is an important reminder to ask - Will you be prepared when a disaster strikes? Learn how to help your family and save lives with free West Orange County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes beginning January 19, 2018. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards ...read more
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    Monday, December 11, 2017
    The City Council at its regular meeting held on December 5, 2017, selected Gerard Goedhart as the Mayor for 2018 and Marshall Goodman as the Mayor Pro Tem. Mayor Goedhart stated “I am excited about this upcoming year, and about the future of La Palma. As a City we have made tremendous progress over the past five years; however we still have challenges we need to face. I know that as a City ...read more
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    Monday, December 11, 2017
    The City of Fullerton has been advised that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to move forward with listing the “Orange County North Basin Groundwater Site” on the National Priorities List (NPL).  The City of Fullerton had previously supported this listing and provided a letter request to Governor Brown on June 14, 2017, urging his concurrence to the EPA’s potential of ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    Gabriel Sauceda, Economic & Workforce Development Coordinator, North Orange County Chamber (NOCC), has completed the TPM Academy facilitated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as part of Cohort III. Strategies and tools learned at the Academy will be applied to mobilize the business community and assist in closing the skills gap. The program supports employers by providing an expanded ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    The North Orange County Chamber (NOCC) in partnership with OC Pathways and Nepris provided students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to hear from industry professionals during World of Work (WOW) Week. The events took place during November 13-17, and focused on the fastest growing industries in Orange County, CA. Members of NOCC participating in the program for WOW Week include Susan ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News
    Friday, December 08, 2017
    The City of La Palma has selected families from local schools to assist in making the holidays merrier.  City of La Palma staff, individuals, groups, community members, and local businesses are all asked to participate in this festive and gratifying program by purchasing a gift for someone on the giving tree.   Working with our local schools to identify community members in need, ornaments have ...read more
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    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    Cold weather can impact your natural gas bill  When temperatures drop, people use more natural gas, which can mean up to 3-7x higher natural gas bills. SoCalGas® is committed to helping customers manage their winter energy bills. Here's what you can do to lower your bill: Lower your furnace thermostat by 3 to 5 degrees, if health permitsClean or replace your furnace filters according to ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    For the 26th year, the annual “First Night Fullerton” will kick off at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Downtown Fullerton, bringing in the New Year with a mix of tradition and history. The New Years’ Eve celebration will feature live music Soundbytes, Bubba and the Big Bad Blues, Journey Captured and the U2Xperience. First Night Fullerton will offer plenty of entertainment for the ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    On December 5, 2017 the City Council voted to appoint a member to fill the vacated City Council seat previously held by Steve Hwangbo. The position will serve until the next General Election on November 6, 2018.   With less than a year left in the term, the City Council chose to forgo spending $16,000 on an election to fill the seat. They decided to open the application process and appoint the ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    The City of Fullerton has named Michael B. O’Kelly, CPA, as the new Administrative Services Director. O’Kelly is slated to begin employment on January 8, 2018. O’Kelly replaces Julia James, who held the position from March 2010 until December 2017.  The search for a replacement began in August with the recruiting firm Ralph Andersen & Associates under the guidance of former Anaheim City ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    The North Orange County Chamber (NOCC) hosted a “Community Celebration of Giving” event on November 29, 2017 under the lights of the Villa Del Sol courtyard in Downtown Fullerton. With refreshments hosted by Dunlap Property Management Group, participating vendors included, Café Hidalgo, The Cellar, Brownstone Café, Fullerton Brew Company and Green Bliss. With the theme of the evening being to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    The City of Fullerton will host the 26th annual First Night Fullerton, an alcohol free New Year's Eve celebration of the arts, on Sunday, December 31, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. First Night Fullerton is free to the public, and all ages are welcome to attend. As an on-going effort to reduce parking restrictions, we are pleased to announce street parking will again be available on Amerige ...read more
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    Monday, December 04, 2017
    The City of Fullerton is currently accepting applications through Monday, January 8, 2018 for the various board, committee and commission positions. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Each committee has its own set of eligibility requirements. Most Boards, Commissions, and Committees require City residency. Applications remain on file for one year. Individual applications are ...read more
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    Monday, December 04, 2017
    The Fullerton Public Library’s Thursday Matinee film series offers a free classic movie each week. The selected films are usually chosen with a theme in mind, often representing a popular genre, actor, director, or subject. For November, the theme of the series is “The New Classics.” The selected films are:Lost in Translation (2003, R)          December 7Cinderella Man (2005, PG-13)       ...read more
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    Monday, December 04, 2017
    California passed a new law (SB 396) that requires all California employers to post a “Transgender Rights in the Workplace” poster starting January 1, 2018.  The new transgender rights poster must be displayed along with other mandatory workplace notices in a prominent and accessible location in the workplace. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the state agency charged with enforcing ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    Private organizations, colleges and universities, private sector firms, nonprofit organizations and state, local or tribal governmental agencies are eligible to apply for funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide training and counseling to aspiring and existing veteran small business owners as a Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC). The grant awardees will be providing ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    Bob and Gaby Mullinax, owners of Fullerton Photographics, Inc. and FASTSIGNS® of Fullerton, recently acquired a second FASTSIGNS franchise location in Brea, expanding their products and services. FASTSIGNS of Brea, an independently owned and operated sign and graphics provider, opened in 1996; for the past eight years, the business was owned by Cindy and Lance Ingmanson.   “We’re excited to ...read more
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    Monday, November 27, 2017
    Fullerton College is now offering Business Internships for academic credit (BUS295). The college is looking to find local employers who could benefit from having interns during the fall, spring, and summer terms. A student enrolled in the Fullerton College Internship Program will work at a site related to their major, while earning academic credit as supervised by a faculty member.  These ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    The U.S. Small Business Administration, Orange County/Inland Empire District Office is proud to announce it is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.   Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    AtWork Personnel, the La Palma branch of AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held on November 14th at the AtWork Personnel, La Palma office.  “We are excited to have had such an outpouring of support from the local community ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    The City of Fullerton has selected Edward “Ted” White, AICP, as the new Director of Community Development. White is slated to begin employment on December 15, 2017. White replaces Karen Haluza, who held the position from December 2014 until May 2017.  The search for a replacement began in August with the recruiting firm Ralph Andersen & Associates. White has over 20 years of experience in ...read more
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    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Today, November 16, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced that the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) committee approved $69 million in tax credits for 90 companies projected to create 6,236 jobs and make $1.2 billion worth of new capital equipment investments across California. View the complete list of approved companies and award amounts.   “The ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA has approved more than $30 million in federal disaster loans for California businesses and residents impacted by wildfires in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties that occurred Oct. 8-31, 2017.   According to Garfield, SBA has ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    ​All employers will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD) beginning January 1, 2018. This requirement was already in place for employers with 10 or more employees.  All remaining employers are required to begin reporting and paying electronically with their 2018 payroll or as soon as they ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    North Orange County Chamber (NOCC) recently launched the North Orange County Chamber Political Action Committee (NOC imPACt) to support  pro-business candidates in local city council races. Advocating for positive economic growth in the region and to support local communities, NOC imPACt will begin working closely with local businesses to understand where they believe their cities can be more ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    North Orange County Chamber (NOCC) President & CEO, Theresa Harvey, was honored for her Outstanding Service in Business by the Fullerton College Foundation on Saturday at the Inaugural President's Gala.   "I'm humbled and honored to be recognized with the 2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Service in Business and grateful to all those who came to support me," said Harvey. Through her time ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    The City of Fullerton has achieved the level of Fit designation by Healthy Eating Active Living Cities (HEAL) and finalized the milestone with a proclamation at the City Council meeting on November 7th, 2017. Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign is a partnership of the League of California Cities and the Public Health Advocates. Cities are recognized for adopting healthy eating and active ...read more
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    Monday, November 06, 2017
    The 26th Annual “First Night Fullerton” will begin at 7:00 p.m. December 31, 2017 in Downtown Fullerton, and end with a spectacular firework show at midnight. The New Years’ Eve celebration will feature plenty of entertainment, including live bands, zip lining, kids activities, food booths and much more. Admission is free to the public, but some activities may have additional fees. The "First ...read more
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    Thursday, November 02, 2017
    The California Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies. Some new laws made significant changes while others made small changes to existing law. CalChamber’s new white paper, which summarizes the new laws’ effects on California employers, is available for ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy