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    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
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    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: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    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
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    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: Chamber News, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    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
    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
    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
    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
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    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
    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: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, COVID-19
    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
    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
    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: Business Training, COVID-19, Chamber News, 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
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    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: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, COVID-19, Member News
    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.
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    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: Business Training, COVID-19, Member News, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    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
    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
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    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
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    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: Business Training, COVID-19, Member News, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    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
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    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: COVID-19, Member News, Business Training, Chamber News, 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: Business Training, COVID-19, Member News, Chamber 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
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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: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, COVID-19, 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
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    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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    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: Member Highlight, Chamber News, Member News
    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
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