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.
Hiscox has pledged $2 million to support small businesses now, when it is most needed. The support is made through the Hiscox Foundation USA, a non-profit corporation which supports social and humanitarian initiatives, and will go to established organizations that are providing support to businesses in the wake of COVID-19.
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.
Here are a few of the ways that SpotOn is giving back to the Small business community.
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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.
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.
As your District Attorney, I’m committed to increasing communication and accessibility between the DA’s Office and you, the community. One way I am doing that that is through this monthly column, where I provide information and tips on how you can stay safe. I’ll also keep you updated on current trends and topics in the criminal justice system.
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As the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads, there is more concern for our local restaurants to staying afloat. As everyone is quarantined in their homes, it’s important for restaurants to think outside of the box to communicate with their customers. We are sharing 3 ways to communicate with your customers that you are still OPEN during COVID-19.
Since our doors opened in 2016, we’ve been honored to work with non-profit organizations. From annual fundraising events to volunteer events to everyday operations, we’ve been inspired by the work of our local non-profit community. That’s why today we are excited to announce a new program that offers 20% off in all our printing, marketing, and signage services to all non-profits in San Diego.
The Oceanside City Council held a special meeting today to adopt a resolution to ratify the Proclamation of Local Emergency signed Monday, March 16, 2020, by the Director of Emergency Services. This step enables the City to take additional legal, operational, and recovery measures that may be needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting communities in San Diego County and across the nation.