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    Friday, June 14, 2019
     June 14, 2019 CalChamber California Chamber of Commerce President Allan Zaremberg today issued the following statement on passage of the California State Budget: “The $213 billion state budget approved by the Legislature today is brought to you by the wealth created from California’s private sector economy. “California’s robust economic growth has created low unemployment and increased ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    The Buena Park City Council would like to celebrate the city's residents who are receiving a degree in higher education, whether it's an Associates, Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate. They will be recognized at the June 25th City Council Meeting at City Hall among the City Council, City staff and community members. Please contact the City Manager's Office at (714) 562-3550 if interested.
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    OC Public Works will remove and replace the guardrails at two bridge locations on Brea Boulevard in unincorporated Orange County, near the City of Brea from June 24, 2019 - August 19, 2019. In an effort to reduce the impact on area motorists, all work activity will be performed at night (between 7:30 pm – 5 am) outside of typical peak hours. Motorists traveling through the project area will ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    The County of Orange is transitioning from a polling place model to a Vote Center model for the March 2020 primary. The California Voter's Choice Act authorizes specified counties, including Orange County, to conduct "Vote Center" elections. The voting experience at a Vote Center is somewhat similar to voting at a polling place. However, in this model, vote-by-mail ballots are sent to all ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement after the California State Legislature approved the 2019-20 State Budget:   "It's ridiculous that Sacramento politicians want to add $2 billion in new taxes when the state has a budget surplus of $22 billion.  While the final budget includes a few worthwhile projects, the budget's negatives outweigh the positives.    "From ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Although California’s meal and rest break rules are intended to give hourly employees time to take breaks during their shifts, problems can arise if employees skip their breaks or if employers don’t offer them. In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank discusses meals and breaks at the office with attorney Michael Nader, shareholder with ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Beginning this month, The Toll Roads of Orange County are mailing 15,000 new sticker transponders per weekday to FasTrak® accountholders to replace the hard-case transponders currently in use. The new transparent, bandage-size transponder is free and adheres to the inside of a windshield to collect tolls. Communication began in April, notifying more than 650,000 FasTrak accountholders of the ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    Community leaders and investors celebrate boost to local economy with area's first new hotel development in 20 years Local government, business and community leaders gathered Monday, June 10, to celebrate the grand opening of the Hampton Inn and Suites Buena Park. As the area's first new hotel development in more than 20 years, the property is poised to make a significant impact in the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News
    Monday, June 10, 2019
    International network developer, SiFi Networks, which will soon outfit the city of Fullerton with gigabit-speed fiber optic connectivity, invites the public to an event on Saturday, June 15th from 9 a.m. until noon, in the Community Room at the Fullerton Library. SiFi Networks is privately funding, building and operating one of the world’s fastest, most reliable fiber optic networks in ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, June 10, 2019
    Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) honored Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) as the 2019 Nonprofit of the Year for California's 29th Senate District. This recognition is part of a larger celebration at the Fourth Annual California Nonprofits Day. "I'm proud to recognize Special Olympics Southern California for their invaluable contributions to our community," said Senator Chang. ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, June 10, 2019
    Every ten years, after the federal census, California must re-establish the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts to reflect new population data and shifting populations. The Voters FIRST Act gave this power to California citizens ensuring that new and fair political boundaries are drawn without special interests, politics and ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Monday, June 10, 2019
    A new HR tip posted online this week as part of the CalChamber #RespectWorks campaign underscores the importance of preventing harassment in the workplace. The monthly HR tips and related resources at respectworks.calchamber.com aim to help employers determine what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace and to maintain an anti-harassment environment.Not All Harassment Is Sexual The ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, June 10, 2019
    Legislation that makes a start toward restoring flexibility for numerous individuals working as independent contractors has moved from the Assembly to the Senate. The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad-based coalition are continuing to seek amendments to AB 5 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego). The bill exempts certain industries/professions from the application of an April 2018 California Supreme ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Five bills the California Chamber of Commerce has identified as job creators have passed the legislative house in which they were introduced. The proposals await action in the second house. • AB 23 (Burke; D-Inglewood) Workforce Coordination.Establishes the Deputy of Business and Workforce Coordination, which will help provide California with a workforce that is employment-ready and trained in ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, June 07, 2019
    President Trump has announced the suspension of the proposed tariffs on Mexico. Thomas J. Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement regarding the recent announcement of a U.S.-Mexico deal to address migration at the southern border. Click here to read the official statement.   "We are very pleased that the Trump administration and the Mexican government reached an ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, June 07, 2019
    By  CalChamber - June 7, 2019 Two job killer bills that would have led to significant expansions of leaves of absence in California failed to move out of the legislative house in which the bills were introduced. Both bills were strongly opposed by a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition of employer groups and local chambers of commerce. • Failing to clear the Assembly was AB 628 ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, June 07, 2019
    On Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m., a panel of experts will discuss the global culture of Hip Hop and its trans-formative power in a constantly changing media landscape. “The Power of Hip Hop” is the topic at the Fullerton Museum Center, where Kristine M. Wright, PhD. will moderate a conversation with leading Hip Hop scholars and artists as well as a Q&A with the audience. The event will last until ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Starting with the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, every registered voter in Orange County will receive a vote-by-mail ballot and will have the option to vote in person at any Vote Center in the County. In addition to informing the public about these important voting changes, the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be seeking community input on possible locations for the placement ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Monday, June 10, local government, business and community leaders will gather to celebrate the grand opening of the Hampton Inn and Suites Buena Park with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, tours of the new property and a cocktail reception.  As the area's first new hotel development in more than 20 years, the property is poised to make a significant impact in the community's growing hospitality and ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News
    Thursday, June 06, 2019
    June 20 is National Dump the Pump Day, an opportunity to avoid gassing up the car and trying public transportation instead. Benefits include saving money on fuel, reducing vehicle wear and tear, minimizing road congestion, and providing more “me” time on your commute. Here in Orange County, OCTA is providing extra encouragement by offering free rides on OC Bus using the mobile app. With 63 fixed ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    By ALICIA ROBINSON | arobinson@scng.com | The Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 4, 2019 at 11:06 pm | UPDATED: June 5, 2019 at 8:29 am   Placentia will do something no other Orange County city has done: leave the Orange County Fire Authority and build its own system for fire and emergency medical services. The decision came after a packed, hours-long City Council meeting that lasted into ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    There are so many different types of workers: hourly employees, managers, supervisors, exempt employees, and independent contractors. But how do you classify each one under California labor laws? In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank discusses exempt employee misclassification with employment law expert Jennifer Shaw. In the podcast, ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) has appointed Robert R. McVicker, a semi-retired civil engineer with a long history in the water industry, as Director of Division 3. Director McVicker will fill the seat formerly held by Wayne S. Osborne, who retired in April 2019. Director McVicker will represent the areas of Cypress, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Stanton, Westminster, the ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, June 03, 2019
    Washington, D.C. -- Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today following the Administration's announcement to impose tariffs on Mexico in response to the influx of migrants at the southern border. "Imposing tariffs on goods from Mexico is exactly the wrong move. These tariffs will be paid by American families ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, June 03, 2019
    California’s water management always has been challenging and complicated. Like much of the state’s infrastructure, above-ground storage is aging, groundwater basins are becoming depleted, wells are going dry, and lands are sinking. Climate change is further stressing the state’s water supply system by warming temperatures, shrinking snowpack, and creating shorter and more intense storm systems ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, June 03, 2019
    A new state workplace retirement savings program, CalSavers, will open to an estimated 250,00 to 300,000 employers on July 1 — offering an automatic IRA payroll deduction for the 7.5 million California workers with no retirement plan on the job. The massive program, expected to handle billions in savings, is voluntary for employees. If they don’t opt out in 30 days, they are automatically ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, May 31, 2019
    The North Orange County Chamber will recognize The Cellar Restaurant and other local enterprises at its annual Business and Excellence Leadership Awards (BELA) on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Summit House Restaurant.   Among multiple recognitions and awards, The Cellar was recently inducted into the Barons de Rothschild Ambassadors of Excellence Club. The Cellar Restaurant is the first in the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Friday, May 31, 2019
    By CalChamber - May 31, 2019 Opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and allied groups has stopped a number of job killer bills in recent weeks while amendments have removed the most onerous aspects of other job killer bills. In addition, as Alert went to print, the fate of several job killer bills depended on action by the Senate or Assembly. May 31 is the deadline for bills to pass ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, May 30, 2019
    Voice of OCBy Brandon Pho The nonprofit Mercy House will operate Buena Park’s new $2.6 million regional homeless shelter, though there’s scrutiny over an apparent lack of public input when a select committee of public officials and homelessness experts recommended their preferred contractor to the City Council. City staff indicated for months they were looking at modeling the year-round, ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, May 30, 2019
     May 30, 2019 CalChamber The Assembly on Wednesday passed “gig work” legislation that could send seismic changes across California’s employment landscape if passed by the Senate and signed by the governor…California Chamber of Commerce and the I’m Independent Coalition of businesses seek a lengthy list of further exemptions, including ones for short-term projects, business-to-business contracts, ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Thursday, May 30, 2019
    Currently, a patchwork of state laws is emerging that attempts to regulate data privacy. Unfortunately, such a scenario leaves some consumers out in the cold without statutory privacy rights while others are protected. At the same time, all of us are left in a state of confusion as to who regulates and what are the rules of the road with regard to data privacy. Not only is confusion bad for ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Thursday, May 30, 2019
    The North Orange County Chamber will celebrate Porto’s Bakery & Cafe at its annual Business Excellence and Leadership Awards (BELA) on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Summit House Restaurant.Porto’s Bakery & Cafe originated in Cuba in the home kitchen of Rosa Porto. She lost her job after the country fell victim to communism and began her at-home bake shop, selling cakes to friends and neighbors, as a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    The North Orange County Chamber will honor Pendarvis Manufacturing and other local enterprises at its annual Business Excellence and Leadership Awards (BELA) on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Summit House Restaurant. Robert “Bud” Pendarvis opened Pendarvis Manufacturing in 1982 with one knee mill, a manual lathe, a small radial arm drill and two weld stations. Now owned by his son, Brian, the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    As employers are finding it harder and harder to fill positions, a new problem that is arising is job abandonment and applicants disappearing in the middle of a hiring process. In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank discusses employee “ghosting” with attorney and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw. In the podcast, they describe this ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    Say goodbye to placement testing. Prerequisite courses will no longer be needed for students to get into math and english classes at a transfer level. This is due to a California bill signed by former Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017, known as Assembly Bill 705. The objective of AB 705 is to ensure that students are not placed into remedial courses that may “delay or deter” a students educational ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    Fullerton College geography professor Aline Gregorio received the 2020 Orange County Teacher of the Year award from the Orange County Department of Education Wednesday, May 1.   A former Hornet and currently a full-time geography professor at Fullerton College, Gregorio was born and raised in Brazil and came to the U.S. when she was 16-years-old. Gregorio attended FC in 2005 and got an ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    RICH MCARDLEPresident, UPS Freight   Of all the policy issues in the news these days, infrastructure investment is unique: Everyone agrees that it’s necessary. Leading officials have even agreed on a $2 trillion infrastructure package for roads, bridges, highways, water, the power grid and broadband internet expansion – but the details stop there. Debate remains swirling around where that ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    (BUSINESS WIRE)--International network developer, SiFi Networks, will deliver a state-of-the-art fiber optic network in Fullerton passing every home and business in the city. The Fullerton FiberCity™ network which is privately funded, built and operated by SiFi Networks will be an open access network enabling a choice of internet service providers whilst saving customers money on what will be ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with MetLife for the Dream Big Awards to recognize the very best in American small businesses. Every year at the Small Business Summit, the Dream Big Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth. Plus, the Small Business of the Year award winner will take home a $25,000 ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    American businesses need banks of all shapes and sizes, including foreign banks, to meet their financing needs. In fact, foreign banks (also known as international banks or FBOs) provide healthy competition that contributes to efficient and vibrant capital markets and serve millions of American customers through commercial and retail lending. These banks are also able to leverage their strengths ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    E-commerce has become so ubiquitous that few consider the complex series of events that take place between the click of a mouse and the ring of a doorbell. But that series of events – and the vast network of global supply chains that make them possible – are what keep the modern economy moving. That’s why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is shining a light on global supply chains and steps ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Almost one year ago, Domino’s Pizza had enough of bad roads messing up their pizzas and began helping communities fix them.  Its “Paving for Pizza” program sends grants to communities to help fill potholes. The effort struck a nerve and garnered so much attention that last year, it launched a second phase of the campaign. Recently grants went to Carson City, NV, Fayetteville, AR, Mobile, AL, ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Opinions wanted! OCTA and Caltrans are working together to transform Beach Boulevard from Huntington Beach to La Habra. You are invited to learn about the Beach Boulevard Corridor Study's plan to identify solutions ranging from enhanced pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities to improve signal synchronization.  Help shape the corridor’s transportation future by providing your feedback on ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    The City of Fullerton is conducting a Downtown Nighttime Paid Parking Pilot Program for 180 days. This will occur in nine public parking lots and two structures between Wilshire Avenue (north), the railroad tracks (south), Malden Avenue (west), and Pomona Avenue (east). A flat fee of $5 per vehicle will be enforced in these marked areas on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights between 9:00 p.m. and ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    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
    Categories: Member Highlight, Member News
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    The SBA believes that existing makerspaces are uniquely positioned to help increase workforce development in U.S. cities. The MaTCH Pilot Competition seeks to address the job skills and placement gap faced by U.S. businesses by providing funding to create or expand programs within existing makerspaces that offer job-specific and soft skills training.  The SBA challenges individual organizations ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Ever wish you could have on-demand access to the information you need to grow your business to the next level? That’s why SBA is creating Ascent, an online learning platform that utilizes a modern, e-learning approach specifically targeted for women business owners who want to grow their businesses. All content has been developed and backed by research on the needs of women business owners. SBA ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    The North Orange County Chamber will recognize Hapa Cupcakes & Cakes and other local enterprises at its annual Business Excellence and Leadership Awards (BELA) on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Summit House Restaurant.Hapa Cupcakes & Cakes began its operations out of an off-site commercial kitchen in late 2011. Graduates of CSU Fullerton, owners Hanayo Martin and Akemi Lee, landed third place on ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Thursday, May 23, 2019
      By Judy Lin | May 22, 2019 | ECONOMY, INSIDE THE CAPITOL, LEGISLATURE, POLITICS Aiming to short-circuit an idea that has long captured the imagination, if not yet the votes, of legislators, a study backed by California Chamber of Commerce has found that adopting a business service tax—i.e., a tax on lawyers, accountants and consultants—would hurt the economy and put the state at a competitive ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the severe winter storm in Riverside County that occurred Feb. 13-15, 2019, SBA acting Administrator Christopher M. Pilkerton announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Gavin ...read more
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    The 2019 G3X Conference for the Social Sector will take place on August 8-15 at Cal State Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business & Economics. G3X stands for “Growing Exciting, Excellent Exempt Organizations.” This year the conference has expanded to include preconference trainings including grant writing, board development and a CEO Accelerator for prospective social impact CEOs. The conference ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    More than 12,600 Titans — graduates and candidates for graduation — are eligible to participate in Cal State Fullerton’s May 17 – 19 commencement ceremonies. Attendees are expected to number more than 60,000 during the weekend festivities. The Titan success stories include a team of assistant deans for Student Affairs who collaborated to supply commencement caps and gowns to 97 students in need ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    The 2019 G3X Conference for the Social Sector will take place on August 8-15 at Cal State Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business & Economics. G3X stands for “Growing Exciting, Excellent Exempt Organizations.” This year the conference has expanded to include preconference trainings including grant writing, board development and a CEO Accelerator for prospective social impact CEOs. The ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    In celebration of National Pet Month, Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) and animal advocates gathered to host a free “Microchip Your Pet Day.” Veterinarians and staff implanted nearly 100 microchips. Experts say microchipping of pets is the easiest and most effective way to help them in the tragic event they become lost or separated, but many pets in California have never undergone this ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    Last week President Trump made two major trade announcements delaying EU and Japan auto tariffs for six months and lifting steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexico and Canada. The U.S. Chamber released the below statements on Friday commending the President for the decisions and their positive impact on the business community.Statement on Administration Lifting the Steel and Aluminum Tariffs U.S. ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    The West Orange County Community Emergency Response Team or CERT Program is comprised of those who live and/or work in Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Westminster and their attached communities. The West County CERT Program’s primary purpose is to educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact them at home, at work, or at play. The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    May 20, 2019 Leah Silverthorn Environmental Regulation, Transportation   In my last post, we looked at SB 44 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) and how it went from Job Killer status to a support position from CalChamber by including balance and looking at ways to encourage, rather than punish trucking fleets for early adoption of new technology. SB 210 (Leyva; D-Chino), billed as “Clean Trucks, Clean ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    By ANDREW OXFORDMay 16, 2019   California lawmakers blocked an effort Thursday to expand the state’s sweeping new data privacy law, handing a victory the tech industry as it faces mounting scrutiny over how it collects, stores and sells consumers’ information. The state that is home to Silicon Valley and tech giants such as Facebook passed the country’s most sweeping data privacy law last ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    By Julie Cart May 16, 2019 | CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION It is tempting to employ any number of puns when considering California’s transportation future:  The state is at a crossroads, its policies could run out of gas, dangerous curves lie ahead. But keeping in mind that the state’s climate policies demand the wholesale electrification of transportation, here’s another: ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, May 17, 2019
    The California Chamber of Commerce, a business lobby group, has said it thinks giving consumers the right to sue would primarily benefit trial lawyers. It “will not only hurt and possibly bankrupt small businesses in the state, it will kill jobs and innovation,” the Chamber said in a statement. CNBC  Read Article
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, May 17, 2019
     May 14, 2019 Susanne T. Stirling The California Chamber of Commerce reminded the state’s representatives in Congress this week of the importance of the pending U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to the U.S. and California economies. The CalChamber continues to urge all members to ask their California congressional representatives to support the USMCA. Send a letter
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, May 17, 2019
    May 16, 2019 CalChamber The fate of 12 bills identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as job killers depends on decisions today by fiscal committees in the Assembly and Senate. The Assembly and Senate Appropriations committees face lengthy agendas as they consider bills previously sent to the suspense file pending a review of the legislation’s fiscal impact. Read more. For more ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, May 17, 2019
    Much like customers anticipate the arrival of an Uber, watching as the tiny image of a car winds its way across a map on a phone, Uber drivers say they have also been anticipating (and predicting) the National Labor Relations Board's decision denying them recognition as employees. The NLRB released the advisory memo on Tuesday, nearly a month after it was originally issued. It concludes that ...read more
    Categories: 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
    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: Member Highlight, Chamber News, Member News
    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: Member Highlight, Chamber News, Member News