• New Members

  • News for Member News

    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Credit Union of Southern California (CU SoCal)—deciding to help build better lives for those in the communities it serves—recently donated $200,000 to 15 local charities. The Anaheim Hills, CA-based credit union donated the money to non-profit organizations, including CAPC, Inc., Whittier Host Lions Club for its Sight for Kids Event, Soroptimist International of Whittier, Murphy Ranch Little ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    The City of Fullerton is currently accepting applications through Monday, January 7, 2019 for the various board, committee and commission positions. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be Fullerton residents and 18 years of age. Applicants should apply online www.cityoffullerton.com/BCCrecruitment. Direct appointments are scheduled to be made on January 15, 2019. ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Ocean Subaru in Fullerton has chosen the Woman’s Club of Fullerton as their Hometown Charity. During their Share the Love event, from November 15, 2018 thru January 2, 2019, when you buy or lease a new Subaru during that time, you will be given the chance to pick between national charities or their local Hometown Charity, and Ocean Subaru will donate $250 per car. Here is a link to their ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that it is extending the due date for certain 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting forms to be provided to employees.The deadline for providing Form 1095-B, Health Coverage and Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage to employees is now March 4, 2019, (extended from January 31, 2019). The deadline for employers ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    When economists and editorialists speak in worried tones about America’s “skills gap,” they’re referring to the mounting number of jobs that require some degree of technical know-how and the relative dearth of qualified candidates to fill them. For Traci Tapani, the phenomenon is no mere abstraction. It’s a potential company killer. “What we’ve started to see — and we started seeing this a ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, Member News
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    Fullerton School District has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Orange County Register. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    On Tuesday evening, the community and council said goodbye to Council Member Flachmeier, who was appointed by a unanimous vote on January 3, 2018, to fill a vacated seat, and thanked her for her service to the community. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my City,” Council Member Flachmeier said. “I am pleased that we have such a wonderful City and can continue on a stable financial ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has issued some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) discussing the new sexual harassment prevention training requirements that will have an impact on virtually every business in the state and all those businesses’ employees and supervisors. In the FAQs, the DFEH has clarified that the law requires that all employees be trained during ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, Member News
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    Small Business Saturday is behind us, but we want to remind you to continuously support your small local businesses throughout the year. We spoke with some of our members to highlight the unique charms and attributes of small businesses, including the recently-opened Fullerton Grocery Outlet.NOCC: Tell me about Fullerton Grocery Outlet and how your passion for innovation is represented by your ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    December 6, 2018 - Pursuant to California Elections Code section 15628 the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be conducting a recount of the ballots cast in the 2018 November 6th General Election, 34th Senate District, (Orange County's portion) contest. The election was conducted on November 6, 2018. The recount process will begin at the Registrar of Voters' office, 1300 South Grand ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    Fullerton’s own Colette’s Catering & Events celebrated the launch of their newest exclusive event venue; The Ebell of Santa Ana. The launch party mixer was held on November 7th, 2018 and opened the doors to local businesses, corporate event planners, chamber members, event planning vendors, clients, and friends alike. The celebration was kicked off with an official ribbon cutting, hosted by ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    California employers that don’t already offer a workplace retirement savings vehicle will be required to either begin offering one via the private market or provide their employees access to CalSavers, a state-run retirement savings plan, as early as June 2020. The CalSavers pilot program is open for employers to enroll; however, mandatory enrollment and contributions do not go into effect ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    OCRegister By KEVIN SMITH  A Kraft Heinz Co. manufacturing plant in Fullerton that dodged closure three years ago has been shuttered, putting 248 employees out of work. The 170,000-square-foot facility at 1500 E. Walnut Ave. closed its doors Nov. 16. It had served as a Kraft Heinz manufacturing plant since 1989, producing the company’s all-in-one, pre-packaged Lunchables meals. Prior to that, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    Registrar of Voters, Neal Kelley, certified the official results of the November 6 General Election on November 30, 2018. Elected officials for Fullerton, La Palma, and Placentia will be sworn into office on Tuesday, December 4 at the respective city council meetings. Total turnout from the election was 71% with 44.2% of voters casting their ballot by mail, 25.2% casting their ballot in a polling ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    Sign up for a free membership in CGV Cinemas Buena Park, and you’ll be eligible to attend free screenings of classic movies beginning December 5 with Love, Actually and currently scheduled through January 9 with Sleepless in Seattle. CGV Cinemas is part of the new entertainment complex on the northeastern corner of Beach Blvd. and Orangethorpe Ave., just north of the 91 Freeway, at 6988 Beach ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    On November 30, President Donald J. Trump, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). President Trump called the new USMCA the “most modern, up-to-date, and balanced trade agreement in the history of our country.” At the signing, at the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, President Trump ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, November 30, 2018
    California voters are feeling better about the economy, but are still anxious about the cost of living, according to the recently released 2018 CalChamber Poll. Nearly two-thirds of voters say that more new jobs have been created where they live, up steadily from just 43% in 2015. Job increases have been noticed in every region of the state, including inland California. In addition to more new ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, November 30, 2018
    By Erika Pickles for CalChamber, Nov. 30, 2018   Are there any exceptions to California’s meal and rest break rules? As California employers know, employees in California are entitled to a 30-minute off-duty unpaid meal break for shifts greater than five hours, and a second 30-minute meal break for shifts over 10 hours. In addition, employees are entitled to a 10-minute off-duty paid rest ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    Commentary by Thomas J. Donohew, President & CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce  Our economy is rapidly being reshaped by technology and other forces that are creating opportunity as well as disruption – and with it, insecurity for many businesses and workers.  Much of this insecurity can be attributed to two gaps that are preventing our nation from leveraging its talent and people from realizing ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    The U.S. Small Business Administration, Orange County/Inland Empire District Office is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.   Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Source:  California Chamber of Commerce The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recentlyposted California’s 2017 occupational injury and illness summary data on employer-reported injuries. According to estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), had 466,600 nonfatal occupational injuries in 2017, a number stable from the prior year. Of the 466,600 nonfatal reportable ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    If you’re wondering how you’ll get your holiday wish list to Santa Claus before Christmas, the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department is here to lend you a hand. By special arrangement with the North Pole, Parks and Recreation have established a direct mail route to Santa. From November 30 – December 16, special North Pole Express Mailboxes will be found in the lobby of Fullerton City Hall, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The ninth annual Small Business Saturday held on November 24, 2018, kicked off the holiday shopping season for consumers and small, independently owned businesses with record levels of reported spending. Total reported spending among U.S. consumers who said they shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on the day reached a record high of an estimated $17.8 billion, according to data ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
      Get into the season of giving by donating a new, unwrapped toy and receive a complimentary appetizer or dessert! All donations benefit the struggling families served by Pathways of Hope. Donations will be collected until 12/17/18. Thank you and Feliz Navidad!     Celebrate the season by hosting your holiday company or group party with us. Matador Cantina is the ideal setting for intimate, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, November 26, 2018
    The City of Buena Park Beautification-Environmental Commission is requesting nominations for the 2018 Holiday Decoration Awards Program. The Commission would like to recognize residents who contribute to the holiday spirit and civic pride in Buena Park. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The winning homes will be identified with a holiday recognition lawn sign and ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Capitol Insider - Valerie Nera Presented by CalChamber It’s another dry year on the Colorado River. The two-decade long drought on the river significantly lowered reservoir levels. Lake Powell is about 48 percent full, and Lake Mead, which is downstream from Lake Powell, is about 38 percent full. The federal Bureau of Reclamation believes there is a 57 percent chance of a shortfall in Lake ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, November 26, 2018
    The CSUF Career Center is hosting Titan Takeover: Job Shadow Program. Titan Takeover is a mutually beneficial experience for companies to showcase their organization with a hands on insider look for students seeking to explore career opportunities in various industries. The job shadow program is a low risk commitment for both you and the student as it is simply a one day to two day experience for ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently issued a Notice of Administrative Determination of Preemption finding, stating that the Federal Hazardous Material Transportation Law and the Hazardous Materials Regulations preempt California meal and rest break laws for all hazardous materials motor vehicle drivers. As California ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Despite concerns raised by a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition that proposed regulations regarding harassment and discrimination prevention and training will cause legal inconsistencies, the Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) is moving forward. According to the FEHC, the goal of the draft regulation is to clarify the individuals to whom fair employment and housing laws apply ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom has asked CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg to join the “All in California” program, a group of two dozen California leaders who will provide the new Governor with diverse ideas and perspectives as he prepares to step into his new role. “I am grateful for the opportunity to assist Governor-Elect Newsom in every way possible during the transition period and ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, November 19, 2018
    California made good on its promise to establish a nation-leading market for carbon emissions when a bipartisan vote of the Legislature passed the cap-and-trade program in 2017. But rules proposed recently by the California Air Resources Board may undermine the will of the Legislature. Why should you care? The mandate of AB 398, which was supported by CalChamber and a broad-based coalition, was ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Ladera Vista Junior High School of the Arts has been designated the honor of an Arts Schools Network member. Ladera Vista Junior High School of the Arts offers an innovative arts-based education centered on academic excellence. The school offers 35 arts-based electives and an arts-integrated approach in all academic core classes. Students may select from a variety of arts pathways and ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Commentary:The top priorities for California’s next governor ought to reflect what is on the minds of Californians. With our diverse population, geography and business community, no single issue hits all our needs, unless the economy is bad. Then there is no other issue. It affects our quality of life and our spending habits. For government, it squeezes revenue needed to provide education, ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    With a new series of wildfires flaring up this month, the California Chamber of Commerce presents below responses to questions often received from the employer community about how to help employees and a recent Cal/OSHA advisory on worker safety. Employers must remember some key obligations.Paying Employees Even in an emergency, employers must be mindful of obligations under state employment ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Beginning 2019, the Form 300A summary data from the previous year will need to be submitted every March 2. The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations, which will require certain California employers to submit their injury and illness log (Form 300A) information to a federal OSHA database annually. This is in compliance with federal OSHA ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    This report for the second year of the 2017–2018 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. This is the 44th vote record the CalChamber has compiled in response to numerous requests by member firms and local chambers of commerce that would like a gauge by which to measure the performance of their legislators.   View ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News, Member News
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    ICalChamber Update: In compliance with Federal OSHA requirements, some California employers will be required to annually submit their injury and illness log information to a federal OSHA database. The first compliance date is December 31, 2018 to submit data from 2017. Beginning in 2019, summary data will be due by March 2 of each calendar year, covering the prior year. In April 2018, federal ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    The U.S. Small Business Administration, Orange County/Inland Empire District Office is proud to announce it is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.   Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Business Training, Member News
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Every year, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction names extraordinary educators as California Teachers of the Year.  Fullerton School District is pleased to be the home of one of the finalists for the 2019 Teacher of the Year, Andrea Calvo.  Ms. Calvo is a music teacher at Ladera Vista Junior High School of the Arts.   Each year, local school districts submit names of nominees to the ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, October 12, 2018
    Today, Brea City Manager Bill Gallardo and Fullerton City Manager Ken Domer announced the retirement of Brea/Fullerton Fire Chief Wolfgang Knabe effective December 29, 2018 and the appointment of Deputy Chief Adam Loeser as the new Fire Chief effective December 30, 2018. In a joint statement, the two City Managers praised Chief Knabe for his professionalism and dedication to the Brea and ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Wednesday, October 03, 2018
      Now Accepting 2019 Small Business Week Award Nominations!The U.S. Small Business Administration, Orange County/Inland Empire District Office is proud to announce it is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.  Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    For more than 150 years, Coney Island, a strip of sand at the mouth of New York Harbor, has occupied a singular place in the American imagination. From a beginning as a watering hole for the wealthy, through its transformation into an amusement and entertainment mecca for the masses, to its struggle for renewal in recent decades, an extraordinary array of artists have viewed Coney Island as a ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Today, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the Cranston Fire that occurred July 25 - August 15, 2018. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s designated ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, February 05, 2018
    CENTURY 21 Discovery announced today that John Shipley has retired from his position as founding Broker of the firm. Joe Lins has purchased the company and will remain President and CEO of CENTURY 21 Discovery. Stephanie Goedl will continue as Chief Operating Officer and become Broker and a Partner of the firm.   “We are an agent-centric company,” said Lins “and will continue to provide the ...read more
    Categories: Member News