September 25, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
CHAMBER ENDORSES OPLINGER IN DISTRICT 1,
3 INCUMBENTS AT PORT OF HUENEME

The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce and its political action committee released their first endorsements in the November election. Of the four candidates seeking election to Oxnard city council in District 1, Ken Oplinger's qualifications and positions on issues certainly rose to the top of the list.

A message from our Chair - Stacy Miller


Community policing team will meet individual businesses to address issues of concern 
 
If you are a business owner/manager in Oxnard struggling with issues related to crime, violence, vagrancy or vandalism, you may be interested in the Oxnard Police Department’s Business Engagement program. Started in 2016, the partnership-oriented program was created to help businesses reduce and prevent crime through police best practices.

CHAMBER TO PRESENT STATE OF THE PORT

The October 11 Knowledge & Networking lunch will feature the State of the Port report. The Port is one of the biggest economic engines in Ventura County. It is owned and operated by The Oxnard Harbor District, created in 1937, as an independent special district (business enterprise) and political subdivision of the State of California. Its mission is to operate as a self-supporting Port that enforces the principles of sound public stewardship maximizing the potential of maritime-related commerce and regional economic benefit.

HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE CITY OF OXNARD...

WIN BIDS AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS

The City of Oxnard is continually seeking vendors, suppliers, and contractors who can provide quality products and services at competitive prices. Join the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oxnard Purchasing Department as we provide the valuable information that makes doing business with the city as easy as 1-2-3.

“WHAT JUST HAPPENED…”

The Oxnard Business Outlook is an annual program of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce. Each year we look at a different segment of the economy that is integral to our business community. In the past couple of years, we have focused on healthcare and tourism. In 2018 we are taking a look at politics and “What just happened on November 6, 2018?” A general election campaign debriefing. 

CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 27
Noon-1:30PM

SEPTEMBER 28
8:30AM-9:30AM

SEPTEMBER 28
6:00PM-9:00PM

OCTOBER 2
Noon-1:00PM

OCTOBER 4
11:00AM-1:00PM

OCTOBER 10
9:00AM-10:00AM

OCTOBER 11
8:00AM-9:00AM

OCTOBER 11
11:30AM - 1:30PM

OCTOBER 15
Noon-1:30PM

OCTOBER 16
3:00PM

OCTOBER 17
5:00PM-6:30PM

OCTOBER 18
5:00PM-6:30PM

OCTOBER 26
8:30AM-9:30AM

NOVEMBER 6
Noon-1:00PM

NOVEMBER 8
8:00AM-9:00AM
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
DBO Investment PH, LLC
1621 Fiske Place
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 414-1394

They're a city and state licensed dispensary that operates multiple locations throughout California. They have the largest selection of meds with over 1,000 items in our dispensary ranging from flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topicals, accessories, vape pens and edibles. We are always striving to enhance the patient / customer experience, acting with professionalism and providing only products of the highest quality.

Actionpac Scales & Automation
1621 Fiske Place
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 487-0403

We're weigh and fill natives with a pioneer approach to cutting edge technology. Accuracy doesn’t happen by chance. It takes a lot of hard work. As a manufacturer, we’ve made a deliberate commitment to creating systems with high accuracy, then engineered every aspect of our operation to achieve ultimate speed.

Big Brand Tires
1313 S. Oxnard Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 487-7883

Here at Big Brand Tire & Service our goal is to provide complete customer satisfaction. We have been locally owned and operated for over 45 years. We will be here tomorrow and the next year to handle any problems you may have. Our objective is to provide you with great value. Low prices on inferior merchandise can be expensive and not money saving. Big Brand Tire & Service offers all the "Big Brands" for less including but not limited to Bridgestone, Michelin, Firestone, Cooper, Goodyear, and many more.
Gold's Gym
150 West Esplanade Dr
Oxnard, CA 93036
(818) 349-0123

As a member of Gold’s Gym, you’ll enjoy access to the best coaches, personal trainers, and group exercise instructors in the business. That means access to motivating and knowledgeable experts dedicated to your success. Whatever your goal or experience level, our wide range of fitness classes and offerings can help you reach your goals.

SNS Global Pharma Corp
2435 E. Ventura Blvd., Suite A
Camarillo, CA 93010

SNS Global Pharma is an authorized manufacturer and distributor of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and health supplements. With our Global partners, we import and export from our local and international markets. We distribute to clientele in an ethical, efficient, and professional manner, by partnering with manufacturers and distributors around the globe. 

Middle Feast Inc.
18375 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 757
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 605-6317

Since winning The Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" Season 5, Tommy Marudi (L.A. native and leader of The Middle Feast) has been bringing Middle Eastern food with an Asian and Mexican twist to hungry belly's from the sea to the desert and everywhere in between. The Middle Feast's flavors create an ever-evolving and growing lineup of unique dishes.
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The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a cosponsor of the first-ever Ventura County Education Summit to be held November 26 in Camarillo. Discover programs and services that are preparing students for local careers and help build stronger ties between education and business. The Presidents of Cal Lutheran and CSU Channel Islands, the Chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District and the Ventura County Superintendent of Schools will all be on hand to take your questions. Register for free at vcp20.org/summit .
5 THINGS WE DID FOR YOU IN THE PAST WEEK
1.Represented Chamber members at a city of Oxnard Fiber Masterplan workshop. There is a proposal to expand access to highspeed broadband throughout the city.

2.Had a Happy Hour 1.5 at the Best Western Oxnard Inn .

3.Rendered testimony at a public hearing held by California’s Attorney General regarding a proposed merger between Dignity Health and Catholic Heath Initiatives.

4.Last Friday was Ag Day for the Oxnard Leadership program.

5.Held a meeting of the Chamber’s Political Action Committee to further assess candidates in council districts 2, 5 and 6.
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
Study: One Size Fits All Approach to Independent Contractors Ignores Value to California’s Economy  
A wholesale reclassification of workers would have significant consequences for many different sectors in the state’s economy, according to a recent study by Beacon Economics.

“Since the nature of, and reliance on independent contracting varies by industry, a one-size fits all policy ignores the complexity and nuance of such work arrangements, and the value they bring to California’s economy,” the study states.

As many employers know, the California Supreme Court outlined a new test in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. S222732 (April 30, 2018) to determine whether a worker must be classified as an employee, rather than as an independent contractor, and subject to all the laws governing wages, hours and rest breaks, as well as the withholding of taxes.

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB