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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Economic trends, projections of the economy, the state of housing in California, and the current presidential race will be among the topics addressed at the 2020 North Orange County & Western Riverside Economic Forecast Conference at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The keynote speaker, Dr. Christopher Thornberg, one of California’s leading economists and ...read more
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    Friday, January 17, 2020
    State Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler discussed California's economic outlook at a California Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week. The Department of Finance (DOF) expects the state's economy to keep growing, though at a slower pace than seen before. The state saw an overall $5.6 billion surplus this year, and though the figure is lower than previous years, Bosler cited improvements in the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, January 17, 2020
    Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), together with Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1930, to protect students if any admission requirement policy changes are sought by California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).   AB 1930 comes on the heels of a proposed decision by the California State University to add to the already long ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO), the California Legislative's non-partisan fiscal and policy advisor, released its annual report on California's climate policies, recommending that "[i]n the future, the Legislature might want to rely more heavily on the most cost-effective programs, such as cap-and-trade. Read More.
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    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    Jovita Carranza now serves the 26th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Administrator Carranza will lead the only federal agency exclusively dedicated to assisting small business owners and entrepreneurs in starting, growing, and expanding their businesses. Read More. 
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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Biana Saad discuss new lactation accommodation requirements, highlighting location specifications, a new policy requirement, reset and meal break premium pay penalties, private right of action, expectations, and the undue hardship exemption in this episode of The Workplace podcast. To ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Stater Bros. Markets will celebrate the grand reopening of its store located at 1111 E. Imperial Highway in Placentia. This location will feature updated exterior signage including the Company's new, refreshed logo and will showcase enhanced interior upgrades and expanded offerings including: Energy-efficient LED lightingExpanded selection of wine and beerFujiSan handcrafted sushiFresh cut ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    The Habitat OC construction team is in need of volunteers to help out at our Fullerton site. Volunteer opportunities are available on the following days:Thursday, January 16  Friday, January 17Thursday, January 23 No experience is necessary.  
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    Monday, January 13, 2020
    SANTA ANA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the selection of Godfrey Hinds as Lead Economic Development Specialist for SBA’s Orange County / Inland Empire District Office (OCIE). Hinds will lead a team of professionals responsible for developing initiatives and opportunities that maximize the delivery of SBA programs and services to approximately 7 million people throughout ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, January 13, 2020
    Connect SoCal - Upcoming Plan Engagement Opportunities As the January 24 public comment deadline for Connect SoCal approaches, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is announcing their final plan engagement opportunities, including two virtual opportunities, a Webinar and Tele-Town Hall. They will offer these virtual forums as a convenience for the communities they serve and allow ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, January 13, 2020
    Jerrold Williams Joins Stater Bros. Markets as Senior Vice President of Human Resources Stater Bros. Markets, the largest privately-owned supermarket chain in Southern California, has named Jerrold Williams as Senior Vice President of Human Resources (HR). In this role, Williams will report directly to Stater Bros. President, Greg McNiff and will oversee Stater Bros.’ Administration Division, ...read more
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    Friday, January 10, 2020
    The City of Stanton is accepting nominations for the 2020 Women of Distinction Awards Program. This program is to recognize women from different industries and professions who have demonstrated exceptional leadership through their professional endeavors, community involvement, and social responsibility. The requirements are that a nominee must live, work, and/or volunteer in the City of ...read more
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    Thursday, January 09, 2020
    Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:00am 2020 State of American Business Address: A Year of Meaningful Action Today, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue gave the annual State of American Business address, where he outlined top priorities for the business community in the coming year. During the event, the Chamber highlighted several business leaders who are finding solutions in the face of ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, January 02, 2020
    The 1920’s was seen as a Decade of Change – and we can expect the same for the 2020’s. As we begin the New Year, change is certain for businesses large and small. Beyond local regulations, the U.S. Census Bureau will be conducting its population count which will undoubtedly change the future of our communities. California will also hold an early primary with voters casting ballots on and before ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Friday, December 27, 2019
    Enter your photos of your favorite memory in Buena Park for 2019.  Be it dancing the night away during Summer Concerts, enjoying volunteering at Love Buena Park, Meet us on the Beach, or biking on a car-free Beach Blvd.. Share your photos for a chance to win two (2) Free State of the City tickets, be formally recognized at the event and even see your photos on our social media ...read more
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    Thursday, December 26, 2019
    By Jeong Park | jeongpark@scng.com | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: December 23, 2019 at 11:42 am | UPDATED: December 23, 2019 at 11:42 am   The city is using $18 million in government and private grants to make sure no homes are built east of Gilbert Street in Fullerton’s West Coyote Hills. City Council members unanimously agreed last week to spend the money to buy 24 acres from ...read more
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    Monday, December 23, 2019
    Stater Bros. is spreading cheer this holiday season by giving back to the loyal communities it serves. To brighten the holidays for those in need, Stater Bros. Charities donated over $840,000 to local non-profit organizations that benefit hunger relief and children's well-being initiatives.   "For many, the holidays are typically a time of warm meals and wrapped toys underneath a Christmas tree.  ...read more
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    Monday, December 23, 2019
    American First Credit Union (AFCU) associates donated over 150 presents as part of The Angel Tree Program, a holiday gift drive established by Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF). CSCF is a non-profit organization headquartered in Fullerton that focuses on serving system-involved children, youth, and families via child and mental health advocacy. Through the program, CSCF ...read more
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    Monday, December 23, 2019
    The new Whittier location replaces former store previously located at 11750 Whittier Blvd. Stater Bros. Markets is pleased to announce that plans are currently underway to build a new store at the corner of Whittier Blvd. & Sorensen Ave. in the community of Whittier, California. The new site, which will be built from the ground up, will join the commercial sector of The Groves in Whittier, ...read more
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    Monday, December 23, 2019
    At its December 17th meeting, the La Palma City Council recognized retiring City Manager Laurie Murray for her 23 years of service, 14 of which with La Palma. Earlier this year, Ms. Murray announced her plans to retire on December 19, 2019. Ms. Murray was appointed City Manager on November 17, 2015. "It has been my highest honor to serve as La Palma’s ninth City Manager these last four years," ...read more
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    Friday, December 20, 2019
    By  CalChamber  - December 20, 2019 Some of the bills signed into law this year made significant changes to California employment law, while others made small, but important changes of which employers must be aware. New laws were passed in the areas of recruiting and hiring; discrimination, harassment and retaliation protections; leaves of absence and benefits; workplace safety; arbitration; ...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: Chamber News, Member News, Member Highlight
    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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    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Arborland Montessori Children’s Academy cultivates future leaders by applying and teaching the Montessori Method of Education – an innovative, child-centered approach to education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Arborland is one school with two campuses in Fullerton—one on Hughes Drive and the other on Valencia Drive. However, the faculty, students and parents all function as one community. The ...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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