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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Proposition TitleYes Votes%No Votes%Yes1Bonds to Fund Veteran & Affordable Housing.4,457,91354.7%3,693,09345.3%Yes2Amend Existing Housing Program for Mental Illness.5,061,72661.8%3,123,83038.2%No3Bond for Water and Environmental Projects.3,880,88748.0%4,202,75452.0%Yes4Bond for Children's Hospital Construction.4,995,58061.1%3,180,39138.9%No5Senior Property ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Commentary:The top priorities for California’s next governor ought to reflect what is on the minds of Californians. With our diverse population, geography and business community, no single issue hits all our needs, unless the economy is bad. Then there is no other issue. It affects our quality of life and our spending habits. For government, it squeezes revenue needed to provide education, ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    State Controller Betty T. Yee today reported the state received $6.57 billion in revenue in October, falling short of assumptions in the 2018-19 fiscal year budget by 5.9 percent, or $412.2 million.   This month, sales tax was the only major revenue source to come in higher than projected in the enacted budget. Personal income tax (PIT) and corporation tax –– the two other revenue sources in the ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    With a new series of wildfires flaring up this month, the California Chamber of Commerce presents below responses to questions often received from the employer community about how to help employees and a recent Cal/OSHA advisory on worker safety. Employers must remember some key obligations.Paying Employees Even in an emergency, employers must be mindful of obligations under state employment ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Beginning 2019, the Form 300A summary data from the previous year will need to be submitted every March 2. The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations, which will require certain California employers to submit their injury and illness log (Form 300A) information to a federal OSHA database annually. This is in compliance with federal OSHA ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    This report for the second year of the 2017–2018 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. This is the 44th vote record the CalChamber has compiled in response to numerous requests by member firms and local chambers of commerce that would like a gauge by which to measure the performance of their legislators.   View ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News, Member News
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    A week after the election, the ballot tally continues for several key races that will shape Congress.  With many ballots still to be counted, key Southern California races remain too close to call. Among them are those impacting Orange County including the face off in the 39th Congressional District between Young Kim and Gil Cisneros, and the race between incumbent Mimi Walters and Katie Porter ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    ICalChamber Update: In compliance with Federal OSHA requirements, some California employers will be required to annually submit their injury and illness log information to a federal OSHA database. The first compliance date is December 31, 2018 to submit data from 2017. Beginning in 2019, summary data will be due by March 2 of each calendar year, covering the prior year. In April 2018, federal ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    The Institute of Applied Research at California State University San Bernardino is partnering with the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) in an effort to map California’s Defense Supply Chain for the purpose of identifying the communities, businesses, and workers that may be affected by changes in defense spending. California-based employers that do ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training
    Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property and casualty (P&C), retirement and individual private client solutions, today announced that it has acquired Fullerton Insurance Service, Inc. (Fullerton). The transaction closed effective Oct. 1, 2018. Founded in 1929, Fullerton is an insurance broker located in Southern California that provides P&C and ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    Lilia Navarrete delivered a captivating presentation on developing effective communication amid cultural boundaries at a recent program entitled Building Bridges through Cross Cultural Communications presented by North Orange County Chamber. Navarrete, president and CEO at LKN Global Enterprises, a consulting firm working to help companies succeed in penetrating global markets, presented the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Congratulations and hugs of appreciation were abounding at ceremonies hosted this week as the city of Placentia completed ground-breaking ceremonies for their new Veterans Village transitional living complex. The complex will host 50 units and provide homeless Veterans with on-site resident services and individualized case management. The supportive living services include health and wellness ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    The City of Fullerton and Chief of Police David Hendricks today announced Chief Hendricks’ decision to resign from his position, effective November 2, 2018. “I am honored to have had the privilege of leading the men and women of the Fullerton Police Department,” stated Chief Hendricks. “I am grateful to the City Council and City Manager Ken Domer for the opportunity to serve the Fullerton ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    Allan Zaremberg is president and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce and a participant in The Sacramento Bee/McClatchy Influencers series.  The top priorities for California’s next governor ought to reflect what is on the minds of Californians. With our diverse population, geography and business community, no single issue hits all of our needs, unless the economy is bad. Then there is no ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    Shop Small Saturday is just around the corner! On November 24, the annual holiday shopping tradition begins that gets communities everywhere out in support of their favorite small businesses. This is a time to go out and explore the wide range of products and services provided by merchants near you.  A wide variety of diverse products and services are available to explore while meeting local ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News
    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    The U.S. Small Business Administration announced FY18 lending numbers showing that it guaranteed over $30 billion to small businesses that otherwise would not have had access to capital.  The Orange County / Inland Empire (OCIE) District Office was the fifth highest lending market in the nation, surpassing $1.2 billion dollars, 59 percent of which went to new businesses. SBA lending also created ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Once again, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician and surgeon exemption. These new rates take effect January 1, 2019. For the computer software employees’ exemption:The minimum hourly rate of pay exemption increased to $45.41 from its previous rate of $43.58;The minimum monthly ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Throughout the months of November and December, Stater Bros. Markets, in conjunction with its charitable arm Stater Bros. Charities will be “Harvesting Hope” in the valued communities Stater Bros. serves.  All 171 Stater Bros. supermarket locations will provide convenient ways for customers and employees to help their friends and neighbors in need this holiday season.  In addition, the Company’s ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    LiMai Montessori Academy (LMA) received a great response from the community and media at their recent ribbon cutting ceremony held at the Buena Park campus located at 5309 Beach Boulevard.North Orange County Chamber of Commerce (NOCC) helped to organize and promote the ribbon cutting event. Attendees toured the school where teachers explained their teaching methods and benefits of a Montessori ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Officials from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) have held separate meetings this month with counterparts from both Chile and Argentina. Officials from the United States and Argentina held the second meeting of the U.S.-Argentina Council on Trade and Investment under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) signed in 2016. At the recent 12th meeting of the ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Morningside of Fullerton, the continuing care retirement community in Fullerton, California, has promoted Tania Ramirez to Food and Beverage Director. Morningside was recently named a “Great Place to Work” by the organization that develops the “100 Best Places to Work” annual list for Fortune magazine.   Ramirez will manage all aspects of Morningside’s food and beverage activities for the ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    On October 25, 2018, the City of Fullerton submitted a letter to the County of Orange to fund and operate the cold weather emergency shelter at the Fullerton Armory starting no sooner than December 1, 2018, to March 15, 2019.  This request is in response to two Federal Court cases, Orange County Catholic Worker and Martin v. the City of Boise in which, if no shelter beds are available, a city is ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 5-9. “National Veterans Small Business Week is another opportunity for us not only to highlight the success of our nation’s 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses, but also to recognize the ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, Member News
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    The U.S. Small Business Administration, Orange County/Inland Empire District Office is proud to announce it is now accepting nominations for its 2019 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
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Chamber News
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    CSUF is hosting a 4th Supervisorial District Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 25 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The candidate forum will feature both candidates for the 4th Supervisorial District, Doug Chaffee, and Tim Shaw. Dr. Steve Stambough, Professor of Political Science, will moderate the forum and ask the candidates a series of questions related to higher education and workforce ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Today, the City of Fullerton announced a new partnership with OpenGov - the leading Budgeting and Performance company powering more effective and accountable government – to introduce a new site that offers insight into the City of Fullerton’s finances.  “OpenGov is a resident friendly portal to explore how taxpayer dollars are spent, what our revenues are, and how we allocate funds,” stated City ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, October 19, 2018
    This report for the second year of the 2017–2018 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. You can view these via links at www.calchambervotes.com. Most bills in this report cover major business issues that are of concern to both small and large companies. The CalChamber recognizes that there are many bills supported or ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, Member News
    Friday, October 19, 2018
    Unlike Europe, with its recently implemented GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the United States does not have a comprehensive law to regulate the collection and use of data. Certainly, a federal law in this realm, which primarily regulates the internet, is preferable to a piecemeal, state-by-state approach. Yet, as is often the case in these situations, California passed a law to fill ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, October 19, 2018
    North Orange County Chamber (NOCC) joined local elected officials at Slidebar Rock n’ Roll Kitchen in downtown Fullerton as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced their support for Young Kim’s run for the 39th Congressional District. They join NOCC in supporting Kim in this competitive race.   "Young Kim has been a small-business owner and a public servant. She served with Congressman Ed Royce ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News, Member News
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Every year, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction names extraordinary educators as California Teachers of the Year.  Fullerton School District is pleased to be the home of one of the finalists for the 2019 Teacher of the Year, Andrea Calvo.  Ms. Calvo is a music teacher at Ladera Vista Junior High School of the Arts.   Each year, local school districts submit names of nominees to the ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    The City of Fullerton will host its annual Winter Market in conjunction with a paper shredding and e-recycle event on Saturday, December 1, 2018.  The event begins at noon and will last until 4 p.m. and is located in the Fullerton Downtown Plaza. The event will feature performances from local dance studios and local high school music groups. There will be several artesian craft vendors, food ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    “Vireo,” a made-for-TV opera composed by CSUF Grand Central Art Center 2017 artist-in-residence Lisa Bielawa, has received two nominations for the 70th Los Angeles Area Emmys /Television Academy Awards. Bielawa was nominated for creative technical crafts – composer; Charlie Otte was nominated for outstanding director – programming. The episodic production features the work of more than 350 ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    It’s important for employers to keep in mind that California has its own set of rules when it comes to joint-employer liability. A recent top story discussed the proposed rule recently announced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which would change the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). As a reminder, the NLRA covers all ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Friday, October 12, 2018
    Today, Brea City Manager Bill Gallardo and Fullerton City Manager Ken Domer announced the retirement of Brea/Fullerton Fire Chief Wolfgang Knabe effective December 29, 2018 and the appointment of Deputy Chief Adam Loeser as the new Fire Chief effective December 30, 2018. In a joint statement, the two City Managers praised Chief Knabe for his professionalism and dedication to the Brea and ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    Fullerton College will join more than 40 community colleges and organizations across California that will host events for Undocumented Student Week of Action, October 15 – 19, 2018. This campaign will advocate for a permanent solution to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that includes a pathway to citizenship, and to provide support and resources to all ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, October 03, 2018
      Now Accepting 2019 Small Business Week Award Nominations!The U.S. Small Business Administration, Orange County/Inland Empire District Office is proud to announce it is now accepting nominations for its 2019 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 ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    For more than 150 years, Coney Island, a strip of sand at the mouth of New York Harbor, has occupied a singular place in the American imagination. From a beginning as a watering hole for the wealthy, through its transformation into an amusement and entertainment mecca for the masses, to its struggle for renewal in recent decades, an extraordinary array of artists have viewed Coney Island as a ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    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
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, February 05, 2018
    CENTURY 21 Discovery announced today that John Shipley has retired from his position as founding Broker of the firm. Joe Lins has purchased the company and will remain President and CEO of CENTURY 21 Discovery. Stephanie Goedl will continue as Chief Operating Officer and become Broker and a Partner of the firm.   “We are an agent-centric company,” said Lins “and will continue to provide the ...read more
    Categories: Member News