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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    EDD reported total employment (seasonally adjusted; March preliminary) was down 16,900 from February, while the number of unemployed rose 14,400. Unemployment rate rose to 4.3%. The unadjusted rate was up 0.2 point from the year earlier to 4.6%. California had the 12th highest unemployment rate. Total US employment saw a seasonally adjusted drop of 201,000, with the number of unemployed ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
     April 22, 2019 Denise Davis The California Chamber of Commerce today added four more bills to its Job Killer list, bringing the total number of bills to 28. The new additions to the list are: AB 345 (Muratsuchi; D-Torrance) Would eliminate thousands of high paying California jobs and require California to import even more foreign oil by banning new oil and gas development, ...read more
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    Thursday, April 18, 2019
     Are you looking to connect with new markets and increase your customer base? The North Orange County Chamber is launching a brand new mobile application, providing advertising opportunities to businesses and discounts to consumers. Developed by John Barton of Point ‘N Save, the “Live Work Play” mobile app is designed to deliver the best that North Orange County has to offer to those who live, ...read more
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    Thursday, April 18, 2019
    The Woman’s Club of Fullerton will be presented with a “BIG” check for over $50,000 from Subaru of America and Ocean Subaru at the Subaru “Loves the Earth” event on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ocean Subaru is giving back to the community through the Subaru Love Promise: a pledge to collaborate with local charities and nonprofits. The Subaru “Share the Love” event held ...read more
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
    By KEVIN SMITH | OC Register Self-employed workers and business owners are urging California lawmakers to expand a bill, allowing more gig workers to be exempted from employee status. In a gathering early Thursday at the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce, representatives from both groups said they are seeking to include additional exemptions in Assembly Bill 5 — a move that would allow ...read more
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    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    April 3, 2019 | Denise Davis The California Chamber of Commerce has released its annual Job Killer list, which includes 24 bills that would harm California’s economic growth and job creation should they become law. “These bills represent some of the worst policy proposals affecting California employers and our economy currently being considered by the Legislature,” said CalChamber President ...read more
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    Thursday, April 04, 2019
    Every year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranks members of Congress for key business votes set out in its annual publication, How They Voted. Votes included in the rankings are Chamber-designated "key votes": recorded floor votes on issues established as priorities by the Chamber's board of directors, on which the Chamber communicates its position prior to the vote. Today, the U.S. Chamber of ...read more
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    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
    Friday, March 29, 2019
     March 28, 2019 Valerie Nera The Senate Health Committee yesterday moved a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed mandating a state-only labeling requirement for sugar-sweetened drinks. CalChamber is opposed to SB 347 (Monning; D-Carmel) because it could increase frivolous liability claims and exposes beverage manufacturers and food retailers to fines and penalties. SB 347 is identical to ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    During the regular meeting on March 19, 2019, Fullerton City Council approved the temporary elimination park fees associated with the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units also referred to as ADUs or Granny Flats.  The council vote, effective immediately, eliminates the $12,020 park impact fee (Park Dwelling) asset on new construction of small residential units (attached or unattached) on the ...read more
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    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
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    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
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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
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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
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