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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Grammy winner and violinist, Dayren Santamaria will be performing with her band Dayren Santamaria & Made In Cuba. This live concert will take place in the City of Buena Park’s outdoor theatre, The Plaza. Admission is $21. Tickets are available for purchase online at BuenaPark.com or in person at the Buena Park Community Center.  Buy your tickets early as this event is expected to sell ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Regular school attendance is a necessary part of the learning process and the means to graduation with a good education.  Students who are frequently absent may be putting their future in jeopardy.  Regular school attendance is essential for student success in school.  It increases the bond students have with their schools, teachers and peers which helps to increase future productivity.  Missing ...read more
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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
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    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
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News, Member News
    Monday, April 22, 2019
     April 22, 2019 Denise Davis The California Chamber of Commerce has released its annual Job Killer list, which includes 28 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 Legislature,” said CalChamber President Allan ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    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
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    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
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Thursday, April 18, 2019
    We must let more California students into public universities’ front door By Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine, Special to CALmatters Unethical and even criminal tactics used to slide students into prestigious universities cannot be tolerated. But there’s something else we should not tolerate: the insufficient higher education capacity to meet student demand in California. In this decade, the number ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, April 18, 2019
    The City of Fullerton and Fullerton Collaborative invite you to join us for the State of City Address at the State of the Community. The City of Fullerton will host its 2019 State of the Community Address and City Celebration Event on May 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Downtown Plaza. In partnership with the Fullerton Collaborative, this event will feature Mayor Jesus Silva’s State of ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    In 1991, Tom Cochrane released his famous song, "Life is a Highway," and Congress that year passed a major transportation funding bill. A big year for infrastructure to be sure, and one we are still struggling to push forward. But what is not as well known is that private industry, specifically the insurance industry, plays a big part. Did you know that every year, insurers fund road ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Employers Embrace Effort to Promote Inclusiveness and Ensure Harassment Free Workplaces  April 11, 2019 CalChamber The California Chamber of Commerce today kicked off #RespectWorks, a campaign joined by a large and growing list of flagship California companies pledging to promote inclusiveness and prevent harassment in their workplaces. “Harassment has no place in our workplaces,” said Allan ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    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
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News, Member News
    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    Investing in America’s aging transportation infrastructure is a perennial concern. The public, labor sector, and business community are all affected by traffic congestion, safety concerns, regional problems, and worn roads and bridges. But behind the scenes of these discussions are the men, women, products, and materials that move our economy onward to assure us the mobility and quality of life ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    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
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    As part of the National Small Business Week (NSBW), the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses, will cohost the second annual NSBW Virtual Conference from May 7 – 8, 2019. The conference will include educational webinars presented by NSBW Cosponsors, virtual exhibit booths, and a networking room where business owners have an opportunity to connect ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News
    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    The City of Fullerton launched a Community Stakeholder Survey with their online engagement tool OpenGov at the April 2, 2019 City Council Meeting. OpenGov, an online platform designed to engage citizens in a conversation about important Fullerton’s projects and issues, will use public input to help guide Fullerton officials in their decision-making process for Strategic Planning. Strategic ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    The Children’s Arts Festival provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to enjoy a day discovering the arts together. Hands-on art activities, live music, and much more provide a delightful celebration of the rich cultural traditions that thrive in our own backyards! In honor of Earth Day, festival activities will focus on being kind to our planet, so craft projects will ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    International fiber optic network developer SiFi Networks (SiFi), whose aim is to revolutionize the North American telecoms market, will deliver the USA’s largest privately funded open access FiberCity™ in Fullerton, California. Fullerton is set to become the biggest network of its kind in America and will be funded by the Smart City Infrastructure Fund, a global investment fund managed by ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    The Woman's Club of Fullerton (WCOF) is hosting Bunco Boogie on Saturday, May 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Christian Life Center in Fullerton. Tickets are on sale now for $30 per person or $50 for two people. Proceeds benefit Joya Scholars, WCOF’s Charity of the Year. In addition to a seat at the Bunco table for a chance to win prizes, admission to the event will include brunch, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    GigabitNow, a division of IsoFusion, is bringing gigabit internet speeds to the residents and businesses of the city of Fullerton, California via international  fibre  optic network developer, SiFi Networks’ (SiFi). SiFi Networks will construct and operate the network, while GigabitNow will provide gigabit internet services, making fast reliable Gigabit speeds available to the community of ...read more
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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Fiber-optic network developer SiFi Networks says it plans to build the first of its privately funded FiberCity open access broadband networks in Fullerton, CA. The Smart City Infrastructure Fund, a global investment fund managed by Whitehelm Capital and backed by APG, the largest pension delivery organization in the Netherlands, will fund network construction. SiFi will build and operate the ...read more
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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    The Registrar of Voters announced the release of its report on two recently conducted pilot risk-limiting post-election audits. Orange County conducted these pilot audits in order to demonstrate that risk-limiting audits can be conducted on older voting systems. Although currently not required under state law, a risk-limiting audit is a robust method of manually auditing election results to ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    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
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    Come celebrate International Jazz Day by relaxing, unwinding and listening to the soothing and electrifying sounds of jazz under the stars at Jazz Day at the Plaza. On Friday, April 26, Afro-Cuban violinist Dayren Santamaria and her band, Made in Cuba will be performing at The Plaza at Ehlers Event Center at 7:00 p.m. for a splendid evening of music and celebration. International Jazz Day ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    Reps. Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) and Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) have sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Resources requesting $100,405,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Construction Account’s Dam Safety and Seepage/Stability Correction Program, citing Whittier Narrows Dam as a potential recipient of federal funding. “This Program makes critical ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    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
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    The City of Buena Park is proud to announce our upcoming exhibition partnership with Sunny Hills High School. This exhibition provides an assessment platform for International Baccalaureate (IB) art students to showcase the final product of their art-making processes. It allows for the assessment of the observable qualities of technical resolution, the successful communication of ideas, and the ...read more
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    Monday, April 01, 2019
    The City of Fullerton has joined efforts with the United States Census Bureau to participate in a Fullerton Complete Count Committee and began public engagement, awareness and education for the 2020 Census. April 1, 2019 marks the 365 day countdown for the 2020 Census. The census counts everyone living in the United States every 10 years. In 2020, when residents respond to the census, they ...read more
    Categories: Member News, 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
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 29, 2019
    By  SPENCER CUSTODIO March 28, 2019 North Orange County will soon have more shelter beds for homeless residents in the area with Buena Park and Placentia now moving to build shelters through an arrangement where other cities in the region chip in financially. Fullerton is the latest city to commit to the shelter efforts after the City Council unanimously voted March 19 to sign a memorandum of ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, March 29, 2019
    Small nonfarm businesses in 22 California counties and neighboring counties in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought in the ...read more
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    Friday, March 29, 2019
    By  Adam Regele - March 29, 2019Legislation raising serious questions about California mandates on recycling numerous products containing plastics is advancing in both the California Senate and Assembly. The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a broad coalition that is opposing unless amended both SB 54 (Allen; D-Santa Monica) and AB 1080 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), titled the “California ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    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
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Monday, March 25, 2019
    The Richard Nixon Foundation will soon be led by Hugh Hewitt, the man President Nixon hired as a researcher from Harvard University 40 years ago and tasked with building and opening the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda nearly 30 years ago.      Hugh Hewitt is an author, lawyer, tenured university law professor, columnist, and nationally known public affairs and policy ...read more
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    Monday, March 25, 2019
    CalTax: The Tax Digest Volume 57, No. 12 Legislation asking the state to study the viability of implementing a carbon tax to replace the state’s sales and use tax passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on March 20.    The bill (SB 43 by Senator Ben Allen, who chairs the committee) was approved on a party-line 4-2 vote, with Democrats in support, and now goes to the Senate Governance ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 25, 2019
    CalTax: The Tax Digest Volume 57, No. 12 Voters in Mt. Shasta, in Siskiyou County, will decide March 26 whether to approve a parcel tax that would raise funds for improving infrastructure at Mount Shasta City Park and Shastice Park – and the local parks district is using its taxpayer-funded website to encourage a “yes” vote.   Measure V would cost taxpayers $75 per developed parcel and $40 for ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 25, 2019
    Firearms Tax. AB 18 (Levine), previously a spot bill to impose an excise tax on sales of handguns and semiautomatic rifles to raise revenue to fund grants through the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Grant Program, was amended March 21 to impose an excise tax of $25 per handgun, semiautomatic rifle or shotgun, with revenue deposited into the CalVIP Firearm Tax Fund. Vote: ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    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
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Monday, March 25, 2019
    A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed-unless-amended bill that will increase costs and place regulatory burdens on businesses passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee this week. SB 43 (Allen; D-Santa Monica) increases electricity rates and cost of transport by proposing to duplicate existing climate policy with a carbon-based sales tax, and threatens retail and manufacturing jobs by ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon has announced that this year’s National Small Business Week will be held from May 5-11, 2019.  Administrator McMahon will start the week in Washington, D.C., where she will recognize and award outstanding small business owners and SBA Resource Partners from around the nation. She will continue the week meeting with ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, March 04, 2019
    Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is looking for new committee members for two public committees. The committees: Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC). These committees help advise OCTA on a wide range of policies, procedures, and actions. OCTA strongly encourages residents and community leaders to get involved and help improve the quality of ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    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
    Categories: Chamber News, Member Highlight, Member News
    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
     February 6, 2019 CalChamber The EEO-1 submission deadline has been extended to May 31, 2019. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has delayed the “opening day” of the 2018 EEO-1 Survey to early March 2019 and moved the due date to May 31, 2019. The recent government shutdown caused this postponement. The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires all private employers with ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Be part of a city-wide movement on May 4, 2019, and join hundreds of your neighbors to volunteer for the fourth annual “Love Buena Park” service day. Over 800 volunteers from all areas of the community unite to complete projects that support residents, service organizations, and the City as part of the Love Our Cities movement sweeping America. “Love Buena Park” projects change each year, but ...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
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Member Highlight
    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
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Member Highlight
    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
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