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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    In 1991, Tom Cochrane released his famous song, "Life is a Highway," and Congress that year passed a major transportation funding bill. A big year for infrastructure to be sure, and one we are still struggling to push forward. But what is not as well known is that private industry, specifically the insurance industry, plays a big part. Did you know that every year, insurers fund road ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    As part of the National Small Business Week (NSBW), the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses, will cohost the second annual NSBW Virtual Conference from May 7 – 8, 2019. The conference will include educational webinars presented by NSBW Cosponsors, virtual exhibit booths, and a networking room where business owners have an opportunity to connect ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Training
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    An Opportunity Zone is an economically-distressed community where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Localities qualify as Opportunity Zones if they have been nominated for that designation by the state and that nomination has been certified by the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury via his delegation authority to the Internal Revenue ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 25, 2019
     Mar 22 2019 -  Overtime -  Katie Culliton The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new, proposed federal overtime rule that would increase the white-collar salary threshold for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees from $23,660 to $35,308 per year. More than a million more American workers will become eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    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
    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