Local small business and restaurant owners suffering financial losses due to COVID-19 can now apply for a grant from the County of San Diego.
San Diego County Credit Union Presented a Free Webinar on Cyber Security, Including Coronavirus Scams and Threats
Security expert Jim Stickley presented seminar as part of SDCCU’s Financial Wellness Wednesdays
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (June 1, 2020) – San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, presented a free educational webinar with security expert Jim Stickley on Wednesday, April 22. The webinar enabled the community to join the presentation online from the safety of their own homes to learn more about common scams and threats in the current environment.
The Oceanside Chamber is working in collaboration with other North County chambers to advocate for our tourism and hospitality sector. Recent restrictions regarding hotel regulations have a huge impact on Oceanside's business climate as many rely on the benefits of yearly summer tourism. The Oceanside Chamber sent a letter to Governor Newsom urging him to allow lodging establishments in San Diego County to resume modified operations for tourists and leisure travelers as soon as possible but absolutely no later than June 15, 2020.
The Oceanside Chamber Joins More Than 100 Business Organizations to Launch America's Recovery Fund Coalition
Group Comprised of 30 Business Sectors, Employing 58 Million American Workers, Will Advocate for Federal Direct Assistance Fund to Power an American Recovery
May 28, 2020 – The Oceanside Chamber today announced it has joined America’s Recovery Fund Coalition, an alliance of more than 100 trade associations and business organizations, including the Save Small Business Coalition (SSBC), advocating for a grant-based federal assistance program to power the resilience of American enterprise. Together, the Coalition’s members span 30 business sectors and employ 45 percent of the nation’s workforce – more than 58 million workers.
SAN DIEGO AND IMPERIAL SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS TO PROVIDESMALL BUSINESS TRAINING TO ADAPT TO COVID-19 ENVIRONMENT,IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SUPERVISOR NATHAN FLETCHER
SAN DIEGO (May 20, 2020) --Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, with funding by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz), have partnered to prepare small business owners to navigate required for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Genentech Donates $50,000 to North County Cares in Support of Local Families and Restaurants Impacted by COVID-19
OCEANSIDE, CA – Genentech is helping North County families and restaurants with a generous donation of $50,000 to the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Foundation in support of North County Cares. This donation amount will serve an estimated 1,650 local families and will benefit 30 - 35 restaurants in Oceanside and Vista.
The Open Letter
"Dear Governor Gavin C. Newsom and All Members of the California State Legislature:
In 2019, California Assembly Bill 5 was passed to regulate the use of independent contractors in a variety of activities.
By prohibiting the use of independent contractor drivers, health care professionals, and workers in other critical areas, AB-5 is doing substantial, and avoidable, harm to the very people who now have the fewest resources and the worst alternatives available to them.
We, the undersigned Ph.D. economists and political scientists, call for the immediate suspension of AB-5." More details.
OCEANSIDE, CA – As part of its commitment to fighting for its Members and the communities it serves, Frontwave Credit Union announced today that it has been approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to accept applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is partnering with numerous North County business organizations to advocate for a path for more small business owners and their employees to get back to work. In a letter sent to CA State Senate and Assemblymembers, the Chambers noted "It is time to work toward reopening our economy and providing a path for more small business owners and their employees to get back to work. We believe that there is an opportunity to allow a greater number of businesses to open under the existing health and safety protocols." Read Letter.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will host a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday with Danny Fitzgerald from the San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Dr. Karl Steinberg, a nursing facility and hospice medical director in North County San Diego. They will answer questions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), aid for local small businesses, and more.
Governor Newsom Announces Paid Sick Leave Benefits for Food Sector Workers Impacted by COVID-19, Additional Protections for Consumers
Governor’s Executive Order will benefit workers in grocery stores and fast food chains, and delivery drivers
Order will give two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave to certain food sector workers if they are subject to a quarantine or isolation order or medical directive
Order also calls for increased hand-washing measures at food facilities to increase consumer protection
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented challenge for California’s businesses and residents. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom on March 4, 2020 declared a statewide State of Emergency. Californians were ordered to “shelter-in-place” shortly thereafter. Read More.
Over the past couple of weeks, the Oceanside Chamber has been working with a regional coalition of North County Chambers to ask Treasurer-Tax Collector, Dan McAllister to have late payment penalties waived for those that have been impacted by Covid-19 and were unable to make their property tax payments by the April 10th Deadline.
Digital Hopper is providing free weekly training for local businesses, in collaboration with Mainstreet Oceanside. The training covers Selling Online for Local Business and is relevant for retail/products, services, and restaurants. The weekly live video 1-hour training is free and covers an important marketing tip, shows How To do it, and then has Q&A and troubleshooting. We also have a Facebook group where people can access past training, and get support throughout the week. This is all in aid of the coronavirus situation, and to help businesses stay in business.
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Dear Business Leader:
During these uncertain times, many business owners are seeking relief to keep their businesses afloat and take care of their employees. As you know, the CARES Act, allocated $349 billion for the Payment Protection Program, which will provide loans to businesses with up to 500 employees, nonprofits, independent contractors, and the self-employed.
FASTSIGNS Vista is offering resources to help protect your business, customers and employees. Contact us today for Coronavirus prevention posters.
Supporting you with telework webinars and resources
The SANDAG iCommute program has developed a telework webinar series for regional employers and employees as they shift to teleworking during the COVID-19 crisis. Additional resources for employers and teleworkers are available on the iCommuteSD.com/telework web page.
San Diego County Supervisors Jim Desmond and Kristin Gaspar, along with Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister have reached out to Governor Gavin Newsom to seek protection for residents and businesses that are unable to pay their property tax bill by the April 10th deadline.
OCEANSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE JOINS BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS ACROSS THE NATION TO DEMAND CHANGE IN BUSINESS CONTINUITY INSURANCE TO SAVE SMALL BUSINESSES
OCEANSIDE CA - As many businesses have been justifiably anxious about how to keep their businesses afloat during this time of COVID-19, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce along with over 80 chambers of commerce and business associations across the nation created the Save Small Business Coalition (SSBC) to address exactly that concern. Businesses need cash now, period. The coalition, spanning 15 states, wants to empower a solution for both small businesses and the insurance industry, backed by the federal government.
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert about deceptive advertising related to novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — in California. Attorney General Becerra reminds all Californians to be mindful of any products or services that falsely claim to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, nor is there a medicine that treats or cures coronavirus.
Natalie Leighton, Grassroots Coordinator with the California Chamber of Commerce provides some CalTrans resources, specifically aimed at small businesses for you to share with your members. Attached you will find several informational pamphlets about the ample programs which CalTrans offers. Feel free to share them as you see fit.
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