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    Monday, March 30, 2020
    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library will be the site of four blood drives in the next three weeks to meet the urgent demand for blood donations amid the Coronavirus outbreak across the United States. The blood drives are being coordinated by the American Red Cross and LifeStream Blood Bank, in partnership with the Richard Nixon Foundation. The blood drives are sponsored by the Government of ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    By CalChamber   -  March 28, 2020 With more than half of the country under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government on Friday passed an historic $2.2 trillion package that will provide economic relief for Americans, businesses and the health care industry. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg discusses the newly ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) amends the SBA’s Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Non-profits, including 501(c)6s, are eligible for loans under the EIDL program. Specifically, under the CARES Act,  • Applications are streamlined: o Waives requirement for a personal guarantee on advances and loans less than $200,000, o Waives the requirement ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Small Business Development Center continues to post information of value to businesses.   The interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The LA SBDC will update this guidance as the Small Business Administration (SBA), Employee Development Department (EDD), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide additional ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    North Orange County Chamber of Commerce (NOCC) leaders and small business owners convened via video conference call hosted by Congressman Gil Cisneros - California’s 39th District. The call provided an opportunity for input on new and pending legislation that could keep businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Currently, Congress has responded to the Coronavirus Pandemic with two packages ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) says he plans to demand a roll-call vote in the House on the $2-trillion economic relief bill, which will require lawmakers be present at the Capitol, thwarting hopes for a voice vote that would have kept members from traveling amid the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    COVID-19 has brought unprecedented difficulties to California and the nation—but chief among them is highlighting a shortage in health care-critical supplies. The nation’s hospitals and supply chains were simply not prepared with the volume of personal protective equipment (PPE) that COVID-19 has made necessary. As Governor Gavin Newsom laid out Monday afternoon at his press conference, ...read more
    Categories: Member News, COVID-19, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    OC Community Resilience Fund Formed to Collectively Support Vulnerable Communities Most Impacted by COVID-19 Reaches $2 Million in Contributions in Just 10 Days  Fundraising will Continue to Bolster the Efforts of Local Nonprofits Struggling to Serve the Community During the Pandemic The Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF), St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund, Charitable Ventures and OC ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, COVID-19
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    By Paul Kane, Mike DeBonis and Erica Werner  The House of Representatives voted Friday to approve a massive $2 trillion stimulus bill that policymakers hope will blunt the economic destruction of the coronavirus pandemic, sending the legislation to President Trump for enactment. The legislation passed in dramatic fashion, approved on an overwhelming voice vote by lawmakers who’d been forced to ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted for the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Senate passed the bill on Wednesday, and the President is set to sign it into law. The CARES Act is the third coronavirus response bill passed by Congress. Rep. Cisneros delivered a floor speech to express his support of the bill. “I’m grateful that my ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    Please find attached and at this link the U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist.  This is the first of a number of resources we are developing to help you connect your members with the resources recently approved by Congress to respond to the ongoing pandemic.   As many of you are aware, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Chamber News, COVID-19, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Fullerton City Council Special Meeting Agenda on our website.  Follow this link to view the agenda and related materials: www.cityoffullerton.com/agendas. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20 and given the current health concerns, members of the public can access meetings streamed live online at https://fullerton.legistar.com, on Spectrum Cable Channel 3 and AT&T U-Verse ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Member News, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Please find below summary provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the COVID-19 Stimulus passed in the Senate last night.  Click here to see the summary.  Unfortunately, the package did not include language making 501(c)6s—or other non-profits besides 501(c)3s—eligible for the new $350 billion loan/grant program.  We are extremely disappointed in this outcome and continue to urge lawmakers ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, COVID-19, Member News
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Categories: Business Training, COVID-19, Member News, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    We want to provide you with an update on what OCTA is doing to help respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Orange County. Starting Monday, March 23, OCTA will temporarily implement a Sunday Service Schedule on all days until further notice. OCTA is taking this action to continue offering you a safe and reliable service while protecting the health of our OC Bus coach operators. More ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News, Member News
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad and Matthew Roberts to discuss the most common coronavirus-related questions employers and human resources professionals have been asking the CalChamber’s Labor Law Helpline this past week.
    Categories: Business Training, Chamber News, COVID-19, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020 all 169 Stater Bros. Markets locations will open their doors from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. to provide seniors, 65 and over, a safe and less crowded shopping environment.    “The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that seniors are more vulnerable to the coronavirus,” stated Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden.  “We are now able to safely open our doors an ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, COVID-19, Member News
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    CSU Fullerton is available to with your campus recruiting needs. Students at CSUF are continuing the remainder of the spring semester via online course instruction. This will allow for our students continue course or degree completion without interuption for the 2019-2020 academic year. What does this mean for your recruitment needs? We hope to make this a smooth transition for all, and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Business Training, COVID-19
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Important information from our partner CalChamber Many Californian businesses are facing difficult choices during this COVID-19 pandemic (also known as the coronavirus pandemic). Confronting losses in revenue and uncertainty in the future, businesses are evaluating their options for preserving their companies while maintaining their workforce. CalChamber members are asking, “What is the ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Chamber News, COVID-19, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    California (March 24, 2020) – The City of Fullerton recognizes that the current COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic is creating hardship and concern not only for individuals, but also our business community. Responding to public interest, the City has created a central resource of information for local restaurants that have delivery and pickup options for food service, www.dinefullerton.com is a ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, COVID-19, Member News
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    In a move intended to relieve some of the financial pressure invoked by the coronavirus, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the IRS has moved the national income tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020.  Mnuchin tweeted, “At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. …You may view the latest post at: ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Chamber News, COVID-19, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 23, 2020
     Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave IR-2020-57, March 20, 2020 WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Chamber News, COVID-19, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    By   Denise Davis   - March 21, 2020 The California Chamber of Commerce has issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s essential business directives: “We appreciate the hard work and dedication of Governor Newsom and his staff for providing directives that will clarify and give certainty on essential business operations so employers and employees can continue to operate and be ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Chamber News, COVID-19, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    By  CalChamber   - March 21, 2020 The federal government passed a coronavirus emergency relief package on March 18 that provides protected paid leave to workers impacted by COVID-19. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg is joined by employment law expert Benjamin Ebbink and CalChamber Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera to discuss what ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, COVID-19, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    In response to the statewide public health emergency declaration as a result of the novel coronavirus in California, Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued a consumer and price gouging alert across the state. Attorney General Becerra reminds all Californians to be mindful of any products or services that falsely claim to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure COVID-19. According to the Centers for ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, COVID-19, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    North Orange County Chamber is working to keep you up to date on member businesses which remain open during the current health emergency. The lists below will continue to be updated.  Please share with family and friends and remember to SHOP SMALL!Send additional information and updates to the Chamber at Tharvey@nocchamber.comRestaurantsRestaurants In Buena ParkRestaurants In FullertonRestaurants ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, COVID-19, Member News
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Stay up to date on current information. Eight minutes but really helpful to our understanding “flatten the curve.”  
    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    Due to the Governor's activation of the National Guard to assist in food and supply distribution, the Cold Weather Emergency Shelters located at the Fullerton and Santa Ana National guard Armories will be relocated by Tuesday, March 24. The Emergency Cold Weather Shelter in Fullerton will be relocated to Independence Park Gymnasium, 801 W. Valencia Dr. The shelter includes ample, secured outdoor ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Californians. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, COVID-19, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    North Orange County Chamber is committed to keeping the business community up to date during the COVID-19 Crisis.  Please see resources included below. News feed is updated frequently, so please visit our website or review the links below for updates. Governor Newsom orders all Californians to shelter at home except for groceries, health etc. effective midnight, March 2020.   BUSINESS ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member Highlight, COVID-19
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed additional emergency relief legislation known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act). Passed because of the escalating coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) situation, the Families First Act creates expanded employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19, including a new federal paid sick leave law, an emergency ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, COVID-19, Member News
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): PPD-21 identifies 16 ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, COVID-19, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread within the U.S., we want you to know we are taking every precaution to keep our patients, our caregivers and our community safe.    We are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and local health authorities, to ensure we continue delivering safe, quality care while limiting further spread of the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, COVID-19, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Small Business Development Center at CSUF Provides Expertise, Resources The Small Business Development Center at Cal State Fullerton is on the front lines of providing relief and support to small businesses impacted by the new coronavirus in Orange County and the Inland Empire. “The effects of COVID-19 on small businesses are devastating,” says Mike Daniel '99 (B.A. business ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, COVID-19
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Date: March 20, 2020  In accordance with Governor Newsom’s “Safer at Home” order to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective Friday, March 20th, Fullerton will implement additional temporary changes to City government functions. The “Safer at Home” order directs all residents to stay at home until further notice and to limit activity to only the most essential needs, such as medical ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News, Member News, COVID-19
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Extra pay recognizes worker’s commitment to meeting community needs During these unprecedented times, all members of the Stater Bros. “Family” realize it’s their responsibility to provide essential services to our local communities. To recognize their hard work and commitment, Stater Bros. Markets is proud to announce that beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 all of the company’s hourly employees ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Member News
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    The California Energy Commission today clarified that local orders identifying essential services to remain open during the COVID-19 response include all elements of the fuel supply chain. The Commission further clarified that fuel providers are open for business, including:   RefineriesPipeline operatorsDistribution terminalsTanker trucksFuel wholesalersElectric vehicle chargers   The ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, COVID-19
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    California Governor Gavin Newsom has  announced the launch of a new Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public awareness campaign to provide useful information to Californians and inform them of actions they can take to further prevent the spread of the virus. The campaign is anchored by a new, consumer-friendly website, www.covid19.ca.gov, that highlights critical steps people can take to stay healthy ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Business Training, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Today, as part of the Trump Administration’s aggressive, whole-of-government efforts to combat the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and minimize economic disruption to the nation’s 30 million small businesses, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued revised criteria for states or territories seeking an economic injury declaration related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).The ...read more
    Categories: Member News, COVID-19, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    All local Social Security offices are closed to the public for in-person service as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  This decision protects the populations we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  However, we are still able to provide critical services. Please visit the Social Security & Coronavirus webpage ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    CalChamber   - March 19, 2020  Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed an executive order to ease restrictions on commercial drivers supporting emergency relief efforts, and suspend certain existing laws for employers directly affected by COVID-19. The order aims to address dwindling supplies of essential medical and sanitary items, and sudden changes in workforce needs that are affecting ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Member News, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick issued an amended Health Officer’s Order on March 18, 2020 as a mitigation step to help protect the health of Orange County, CA residents in an effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19. What does the Order say? On March 18, 2020 the County Health Officer issued an amended Emergency Order detailing protective measures to slow the spread of ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, COVID-19, Member News, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18,2020.  This bill provides, among other things, provisions to address Paid Sick Leave, Paid Family and Medical Leave, and Unemployment Insurance for workers displaced by the ongoing outbreak.  Furthermore, it includes provisions to provide diagnostic testing for coronavirus, and bolsters Medicaid and nutrition ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Member News, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    The City of Fullerton is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak. Orange County has declared a local emergency and a local health emergency to prepare for COVID-19, commonly known as novel coronavirus. Please watch this video provided by Mayor Fitzgerald on information you should know.
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Loss of sales taxes and exploding pension costs could force cities to cut personnel, slash services and eliminate programs. "It’s not going to be pretty," one lawmaker warns. ... Read More
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    The City of Fullerton has canceled and/or postponed several large and small public gatherings effective immediately following the release of guidelines from the California Department of Public Health aimed at slowing the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The state recommendations include postponing or canceling large gatherings of 250 people or more, postponing or canceling smaller ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued a statewide order for all residents to ‘stay at home’ amid a coronavirus outbreak. The stay home order is in place till further notice.Essential services will stay open, however, such as pharmacies, grocery stores, takeout and delivery restaurants, and banks.According to the order, Californians in 16 critical sectors are to continue working despite ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, COVID-19, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    March 18, 2020 To our valued members and community partners:   North Orange County Chamber (NOCC) prioritizes the health of our members, staff and visitors. We understand many of you share our concern in regards to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As a result, the Chamber will be suspending all meetings and events until further notice.   The NOCC office staff will remain operational to ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Chamber News, Member News
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Orange County Register,  Orange County Register By Alma Fausto afausto@scng.com @AlmaFausto1 on Twitter Police departments throughout Southern California are making changes to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, including closing their station doors and encouraging online requests for service. While many say they will keep responding in person to crimes in progress, agencies are ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, COVID-19, Member News
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Orange County bans gatherings, closes bars, and limits restaurants to curb coronavirus spread - The order, designed to to curb transmission of the coronavirus, lasts through March 31 and doesn't apply to "essential activities."... Read More
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News, COVID-19
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    By  CalChamber -March 18, 202 Much has happened over the weekend on a national scale and for California, there is rising concern among business owners and employers due to the rapidly changing issue of COVID-19. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss working remotely, the ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, COVID-19, Member News, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    San Bernardino, California (March 17, 2020) – Stater Bros. Markets has always believed in doing the right thing for the right reason. Please be assured we are committed to keeping all of our stores open as long as each location can provide a safe shopping experience for our employees and customers. Now the Company is asking for help from its local communities. Stater Bros. Markets is urging its ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    City Manager Kenneth Domer signed a formal Proclamation of Local Emergency this morning Monday, March 16, as a means to work with State and Federal authorities to slow the transmission of COVID-19. The City Council will consider the ratification of the proclamation on Tuesday, March 17. “This has been a challenging week for our community and nation,” said Domer. “I have been in numerous ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, COVID-19, Member News
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    California is responding to the spread of a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19). While investigations to learn more about the virus are ongoing, workers and employers should review their health and safety procedures to help prevent exposure to the virus. The EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California. For faster and more ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, COVID-19
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code sections 101040, 120175, and 120175.5 (b), the Orange County Health Officer ORDERS AS FOLLOWS: 1. In light of new written, changing state guidance, this Order revises the prior order issued by the Orange County Health Officer on March 17, 2020. The March 17, 2020, order is no longer in effect as of the effective date and time of this Order. 2. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, COVID-19, Member News
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)March 17, 2020 Administration’s aggressive, whole-of-government efforts to combat the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and minimize economic disruption to the nation’s 30 million small businesses, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News, Business Training, COVID-19, Member News
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    In order to reduce the risk of community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Fullerton implemented changes to City operations to protect the public and reduce community spread of COVID-19 as of March 18, 2020. The changes to operations will be in place until further notice. The changes are as followed: City Facilities • City Hall access is limited effective immediately. To promote ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, COVID-19, Member News
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today called for additional swift, aggressive action to ensure American businesses of all sizes can mitigate the potentially devastating economic effects from the spread of the Coronavirus, starting with three key steps. Taken together these three steps, in addition to other actions recommended by the U.S. Chamber and those already initiated by the federal ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Member News, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Home heating accounts for the largest natural gas use in most homes; here’s how to keep the thermostat low while you work or study from home due to Coronavirus concerns With thousands of its customers working or doing schoolwork from home due to Coronavirus precautions, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today offered tips for staying safe and keeping utility bills low while still keeping ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Updated County Order from the Orange County Health Agency (OC Health) prohibits gatherings of any size.  The order is effective immediately  Read More This Order prohibits gatherings of any size in the county; eliminates dining in at restaurants, and strongly encouraged those 65 and over and those with underlying health conditions to stay home. FOR ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS DIRECTIVE, CALL THE ...read more
    Categories: Member News, COVID-19, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    The March 17, 2020,  order from County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick is NOT an order to shelter in place. It is not a lockdown. It is important for all Orange County businesses to remain open while practicing social distancing consistent with the Governor's guidance. However, following State guidelines, all bars and other establishments that serve alcohol and do not serve food shall close. All ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, COVID-19, Member News
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    In effort to provide aid to elders in the community, Senator Chang has launched an Elder Care Collection Drive. Our hope, is that this collection will provide our community an opportunity to join together in a time of great need.   We wish you a safe and healthy season. Please do feel free to reach our office, if you have questions related to the current issues. We will continue operations for ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News, COVID-19
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    3/16/2020 Governor Gavin Newsom issued new restrictions yesterday, calling on everyone over the age of 65 and those with chronic health conditions to isolate at home, effective immediately. In addition, he called for the closure of bars, wineries, night clubs and brew pubs, and asked restaurants to reduce occupancy by half. By isolating and socially distancing population cohorts, he said, we ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    3/16/2020 The impact of the coronavirus is being felt all throughout the state, country, and world.  Just yesterday, Governor Newsom requested the home isolation of everyone 65 years and older.  He also requested the shut down of bars, breweries, wineries, night clubs, and pubs.  Prior to this announcement, he had already requested completely limiting any non-essential gatherings, and to limit ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced a suspension of service disconnections to any customers who are having a hard time paying their bill. This policy will remain in effect until further notice. Customers are encouraged to call 1-877-238-0092 to speak with a representative about their bill. SoCalGas customer service is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. "We understand that ...read more
    Categories: Member News, COVID-19
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Sacramento, CA - Next Friday, March 20, marks the close of the scoping comment period on the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the development of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for modernized water infrastructure in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The scoping period provides an opportunity for public and agency comment on the scope and content of the California Environmental Quality Act ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Fullerton, CA - On March 12, 2020, Orange County Superior Court Judge James Crandall approved a Final Ruling which denies an anti-Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPP) motion and affirms and re-institutes an injunction against a local Fullerton blog, Friends for Fullerton’s Future (FFF), from publishing files which they gained through unauthorized and allegedly illegal means. ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    San Bernardino, California - Effective Sunday, March 15, 2020 all 169 Stater Bros. Markets locations will temporarily modify their operating hours to 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. These store hour modifications will be effective until further notice and are due to the unique circumstances COVID-19 has created nationwide. The reduced hours allow the Company sufficient time to thoroughly clean its stores, ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Member News
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    The City of Buena Park is continuing to receive updates from the Orange County Health Care Agency and monitor the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) situation locally. Governor Newsom announced that California public health officials issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19. The state's public health experts have determined that gatherings should be ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    The Orange County Workforce Development Board is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors for WIOA Youth Program Services. Please see below for information. Title:  Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB) in partnership with Orange County – WIOA Youth Program Services (Bid # 012-202812- WIOA Youth Program Services) Description: Orange County Workforce Development Board in ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    In the coming weeks, many Americans will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19. Americans rely on high-speed broadband in nearly every aspect of their lives and Charter is committed to ensuring their 29 million customers maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need. To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Gaby Mullinax & Kaitlyn Mullinax-Fischer, Owner & Director of Business Development of FASTSIGNS of Brea and Fullerton, Calif., talk about how their franchise became a family business, and how Gaby jumped off the corporate ladder to run a FASTSIGNS franchise. They encourage young people to get involved in the FASTSIGNS business. Read More.
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    City Manager Kenneth Domer signed a formal Proclamation of Local Emergency this morning Monday, March 16, as a means to work with State and Federal authorities to slow the transmission of COVID-19. The City Council will consider the ratification of the proclamation on Tuesday, March 17. “This has been a challenging week for our community and nation,” said Domer. “I have been in numerous ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Member News, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Please be advised that City Hall and all City facilities are now closed to the public. Essential services related to meals and social services will be available on a limited basis. Please contact Community Services for detailed information about access to specific resources at (714) 379-9222 or via email communityservices@ci.stanton.ca.us. In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s direction ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Member News, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    The City of Fullerton has canceled and/or postponed several large and small public gatherings effective immediately following the release of guidelines from the California Department of Public Health aimed at slowing the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The state recommendations include postponing or canceling large gatherings of 250 people or more, postponing or canceling smaller ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Fullerton, CA - Kaitlyn Fischer, Director of Business Development at FASTSIGNS® of Fullerton, received national recognition at the FASTSIGNS International Convention held in January in Phoenix, Arizona.  Fischer received the Circle of Excellence Award, which recognizes inside sales professionals who are committed to service excellence and who contribute daily to the success and growth of the ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Given the continuing onslaught of news stories and information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the California Chamber of Commerce has put together a resources page for employers at www.calchamber.com/coronavirus. The web page brings together relevant CalChamber articles and links to federal, state and local government resources. The page will be updated regularly to ensure readers have ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    In her State of the Judiciary address this week, California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye described how the judicial branch remains accountable, champions the needs of the people, her plan to appoint a workgroup to study homelessness and why the justice of today is important. The workgroup, Cantil-Sakauye said in her March 10 address, will study how the judiciary can become better partners ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread throughout communities, state and local governments are providing wage replacement options to affected workers. There is a lot of information out there, so onEpisode 52 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank breaks down exactly what employers need to know: what wage replacement ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, COVID-19, Member News, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    On January 31, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published and posted on its website a new Form I-9, which employers should now begin using. Employers who hired an employee after January 31 may use the old form until April 30, 2020, when they must start using the new Form I-9. The new Form I-9 and instructions may be downloaded from the USCIS website at ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, Member News
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    By  Loren Kaye   -  March 13, 2020 After several election cycles opening their wallets, Californians used the March 3 ballot to express skepticism of new tax and bond measures. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the apparent defeat of Proposition 13, the statewide school bond measure. Not all ballots have been counted, but as of the latest report, the measure is losing by 8 percentage points—more ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and preparing to carry out lifesaving missions in the event of any possible disruptions, as well as supporting public health agencies to help communities prepare. Right now, the American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals to schedule a blood, platelet or AB Elite plasma donation ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    The City of Fullerton has canceled and/or postponed several large and small public gatherings effective immediately following the release of guidelines from the California Department of Public Health aimed at slowing the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The state recommendations include postponing or canceling large gatherings of 250 people or more, postponing or canceling smaller ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is conducting a Transportation Needs Assessment (TNA) to gain insight into the mobility needs of persons living and/or working in Orange County. The purpose of the TNA is to develop service and program recommendations that OCTA can utilize to guide future planning decisions and engagement activities. This survey is available for all Orange ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Buena Park, CA - It won’t be long before the City of Buena Park’s Homeless Navigation Center begins providing temporary, transitional shelter to those living on the streets. The Navigation Center, which is the result of a collaborative effort between 13 North Orange County cities, is located on a City-owned industrial site at 6494 Caballero Blvd. Once complete, the 15,360-square-foot facility ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread throughout communities, state and local governments are providing wage replacement options to affected workers. There is a lot of information out there, so on today’s episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank breaks down exactly what employers need to know: what wage replacement ...read more
    Categories: COVID-19, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    March 9, 2020 Dear Fullerton Community Member:  The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As we are all well aware, the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to spread and while there are limited, identified cases in Orange County as of this date, there is much news and rightful concern. As this health situation evolves, the City will continue to work with our partner ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 09, 2020
    Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) announced she secured a $1.6 million grant from the Statewide Park Program for the City of Fullerton to complete the Pearl Park Project. "I'm glad to see these important funds directed to a severely disadvantage community, transforming a former railroad and dirt corridor into a safe space," said Senator Chang. "The community has been working so hard on ...read more
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    Monday, March 09, 2020
    As part of the TeachRock program, Steven Van Zandt, will be visiting Orangethorpe School on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. TeachRock is a national curriculum initiative for students in grades K-12, created to address the challenges of an environment in which schools face cuts to arts funding. Along with Bruce Sprinsteen, Bono, Martin Scorcese, and Jackson Browne, Steven Van Zandt started ...read more
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    Monday, March 09, 2020
    This year’s Lunar New Year ushered in the Year of the Rat on the Chinese calendar. The past year, the Year of the Pig, might more fittingly be labeled “year of the bear” given the number of grim outlooks for the U.S. economy that were offered up by economists and pundits. Whether it was the inverted yield curve, the trade war with China, a residential real estate meltdown, or some other ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, March 09, 2020
    On Thursday, March 5, California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) clarified employer and employee coverage related to the coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19. The additional support comes one day after Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency as part of California’s response to the coronavirus. Covered employees who’ve been exposed to the coronavirus are ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Training
    Monday, March 09, 2020
    Overview This webpage provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus—now officially named COVID-19. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...read more
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    By   Jennifer Barrera  - March 6, 2020 To identify flaws in the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), reformers need look no further than comments from the state agency assigned to oversee implementation of the law. Last May, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) highlighted “key insights” in its budget change proposal to the Legislature. The unstated, but inevitable ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news, we understand you might have concerns about your employees' and your family’s health. While the chances of contracting COVID-19 are currently low, we know this is a rapidly developing situation and want to provide the most up-to-date information to help keep you safe. Chamber programs currently scheduled have not been cancelled.  We will ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    After a comprehensive nationwide recruitment, the  La Palma City Council appointed Conal McNamara as their next city manager. The City Council unanimously confirmed the appointment of McNamara at its meeting on March 3, 2020.    Mr. McNamara will come to the City of La Palma with over 25 years of local government experience, having recently served as the Director of Community Development for the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    Sacramento, CA - California's Employment Development Department (EDD) will be hosting a series of seminars discussing Assembly Bill 5 and the impacts it has throughout the year. During the seminar, they will go over the ABC Test, how to go about determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor, as well as provide resources to aid in classifying workers. To see the full ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    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
    Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    Under the federal and California Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), an employer has an obligation to provide a safe and healthy work environment. However, managing illnesses in the workplace implicates a number of medical and privacy concerns that an employer must balance.Injury/Illness Prevention Plan Part of an employer’s OSHA obligation to provide a safe and healthy work environment is ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    Looking for Volunteens 2020 Summer Volunteen Program These volunteer (unpaid) positions allow teens to work with the summer recreation staff in the Club La Palma Day Camp or the La Palma Camp Tiny Tots programs offered by the City’s Recreation and Community Services Department. The program will function as an introduction to work experience in a Recreation setting, help increase physical health, ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    Fullerton Observer By Emerson Little  For those who are not familiar with Meals on Wheels, it is a non-profit, volunteer organization, which provides low cost meals to people who are homebound and unable to shop for groceries or prepare their own meals. An important benefit of the program is the daily contact that the volunteers have with those who may be elderly, convalescing, or living ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen celebrated the one year anniversary of the opening of his department’s North County Branch Office in Anaheim on March 2, 2020. The office opened in March of 2019 and has grown busier day by day in serving the needs of residents from North Orange County. “I am amazed at how well the public has responded to this office,” said Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen. “We have received ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    Buena Park residents with a passion to study Communications can now apply for the Myrna Holmquist Communications Scholarship. Up to $10,000 in scholarships have been set aside for the program. Each applicant must be a high school senior enrolling in or accepted to an accredited college, or a current college student to apply. This scholarship was established by the Buena Park Cable Foundation ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, September 09, 2019
    Orange County is famous for its “firsts” when it comes to Toll Roads. Orange County’s Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) opened the first toll roads in the state a quarter century ago. TCA created FasTrak, the first to offer electronic transponders so drivers could pay without having to stop at a toll booth. And now, TCA is first again – this time with the sticker transponder. If you are a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Member Highlight
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    In the words of the great Albert Einstein, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.” Professionals at RAI Wealth Management agree, and they emphasize that the time to plan for retirement is now. With no minimum requirement to invest, it’s no surprise that the independent advisory team at RAI Wealth Management recommends people begin to plan for their financial future as early as ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Member Highlight
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Arborland Montessori Children’s Academy cultivates future leaders by applying and teaching the Montessori Method of Education – an innovative, child-centered approach to education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Arborland is one school with two campuses in Fullerton—one on Hughes Drive and the other on Valencia Drive. However, the faculty, students and parents all function as one community. The ...read more
    Categories: Member Highlight, Member News
    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: Member Highlight