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    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Today, November 16, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced that the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) committee approved $69 million in tax credits for 90 companies projected to create 6,236 jobs and make $1.2 billion worth of new capital equipment investments across California. View the complete list of approved companies and award amounts.   “The ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA has approved more than $30 million in federal disaster loans for California businesses and residents impacted by wildfires in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties that occurred Oct. 8-31, 2017.   According to Garfield, SBA has ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    ​All employers will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD) beginning January 1, 2018. This requirement was already in place for employers with 10 or more employees.  All remaining employers are required to begin reporting and paying electronically with their 2018 payroll or as soon as they ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    North Orange County Chamber (NOCC) recently launched the North Orange County Chamber Political Action Committee (NOC imPACt) to support  pro-business candidates in local city council races. Advocating for positive economic growth in the region and to support local communities, NOC imPACt will begin working closely with local businesses to understand where they believe their cities can be more ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, November 03, 2017
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a bipartisan coalition of 36 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review and reconsider the Court’s outdated “physical presence” rule, which restricts states’ ability to collect certain taxes from out-of-state retailers. In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in National Bellas Hess v. Department of ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, November 02, 2017
    The California Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies. Some new laws made significant changes while others made small changes to existing law. CalChamber’s new white paper, which summarizes the new laws’ effects on California employers, is available for ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    District Director J. Adalberto Quijada of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Santa Ana District Office today announced the opening of a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Anaheim to meet the needs of businesses and individuals, who were affected by wildfires that began Oct. 8, 2017. The center will be located at the East Anaheim Community Center beginning Monday, Oct. 23.   “SBA customer ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    Eleven bills authored by Fullerton Senator Josh Newman and sent to Governor Brown’s desk this year, have been signed into law. The final bill awaiting Brown’s signature, Senate Bill (SB) 673, was signed into law on Saturday. The measure will allow the Department of Food and Agriculture to distribute funds collected by Pet Lovers Specialized license plate to low and no cost spay and neuter ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available for workers and self-employed individuals who lost jobs or had work hours substantially reduced as a result of the devastating California wildfires (Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties). Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced and the California Employment Development Department ...read more
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