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January 5, 2021
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SMALL BIZ VIDEO: MAKE THE PLEDGE
Video by Dovos Media
Join the movement: Make the pledge -
SHOP SMALL, SHOP LOCAL.

#KeepItLocal365 with supporting our regional small businesses, now more than ever. Every dollar spent in El Dorado County means the sales tax directly benefits our infrastructure and specific needs to our county. Stay Safe and Stay Local! #Explore95762+ #ElDoradoHillsChamber

Make the Pledge Video - Please view, share, and help support our local businesses.
EDH CHAMBER SUPPORTS GRANT
SB 74 Keep CA Working Act
January 5, 2021 - Chamber joins UCAN – the United Chamber Advocacy Network - in support of Senate Bill 74 to establish the Keep California Working Grant Program and award $2.6 billion to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have experienced economic hardship resulting from state and county directives associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
SMALL BIZ & NONPROFIT GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW EXTENDED TO JANUARY 13
Up to $25K Grant
Applications are now open and close on January 13, 2021 @ 11:59 PM PST for eligible California small businesses and nonprofits to receive a grant of $5,000, $10,000, or $25,000.
$900 BILLION PPP RELIEF
Congress has also made changes to other programs – including Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL Program), the Employee Retention Tax Credit, a Venue Grant program, and SBA loan programs –that will benefit small businesses.

Register for a complimentary event TODAY and mark your calendars for the next Small Business Update on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:00 AM PST.
20 NEW LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWS
Not only were new COVID-19-related laws passed in the areas of workers’ compensation, paid sick leave and workplace safety, but also beginning January 1, 2021, employers must follow stringent COVID-19 recording and reporting requirements.
White Paper Covers New Laws for 2021
More than 20 new labor and employment bills were signed into state law this year. The California Chamber of Commerce provides a concise summary in its New California Employment Laws Effective Now and Coming January 1, 2021 white paper.
VIRTUAL HWY 50 POWER LUNCH - JAN 8
Network Online!
Who: Chamber Members & Affiliates
What: Free Virtual Highway 50 Corridor Power Lunch
Where: Online; Zoom link will be sent after registering
When: Friday, January 8, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Why: Join the El Dorado Hills, Folsom, and Rancho Cordova Chambers of Commerce for the Highway 50 Corridor Power Lunch! We are still virtual and still expanding your network, connecting you with regional partners. We invite you to grab lunch at a local restaurant, and we look forward to seeing you on Zoom! 
AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE BY JAN 15
Nominations are due January 15, 2021 to the El Dorado Hills Chamber office. 
El Dorado Hills Chamber 2020 Business of the Year Awards
You are invited to nominate a fellow business or yourself for the 2020 Business of the Year Awards. Categories for this year’s awards include:
  • Home-Based Business
  • Young Entrepreneur
  • Start-Up Business
  • Small Business
  • Excellence in Business.
In light of the unprecedented challenges since March, any business plans in response to COVID-19 are also requested for consideration. Other factors for awards include financial health, accomplishments, and community involvement.
ADVERTISING WEBINAR - JAN 21
Speaker: Brett Prentiss, Co-Founder, Instinct Marketing
How To Use Google Ads Effectively
Who: El Dorado Hills & Roseville Chamber Members & Affiliates
What: Free Webinar
Where: Online; Zoom link will be sent after registering
When: Thursday, January 21, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Why: This Webinar will
* Show Why You Should Be Using Google’s Paid Advertising Platform: Google Ads.   
* Give You Tips On How to Improve Current or Future Google Ad Campaigns to Get More Leads from Your Ad Spend.
* Share The Power Of A Results-Oriented Google Ads Campaign.     
ONLINE MEMBER ORIENTATION - JAN 27
Maximize your Membership
Who: New to the El Dorado Hills Chamber or want more information about what the Chamber can do for you?
What: Member Orientation
Where: Online; Zoom link will be sent after registering
When: Wednesday, January 27, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Why: Learn more about how we are a tremendous resource for you, as well as the opportunities that await your business or organization!

Thank you to our Member Orientation Sponsor -
SHOP SMALL PROMOTION ENDS,
BUT MISSION CONTINUES
#Explore95762+ Results: Our Shop Small All Season Long #Explore95762+ came to a close on Dec 31st and we couldn’t be more proud of the support the community has shown for our small businesses.

We encourage you to continue supporting and engaging with small businesses however you choose, like making a purchase, leaving a review, tagging on social media, telling friends and family, and overall to simply think local!

A BIG thank you to the following businesses who donated amazing prizes for the 10 lucky winners:
California Welcome Center: EDH license plate & mug, CA ornament
Cielo Estate Winery: Tasting for 4, clutch & bottle of choice
Cold Stone Creamery: 6 vouchers
Face In A Book: $25 gift card & books
Lighting Unlimited: $100 gift certificate
Sam's Town Cyclery: $100 gift card
Sugar Lips Protein Cakery: $130 gift basket
Yogaberry: $25 gift card
2021 HR POSTERS
2021 California & Federal Employment Posters: You must post a compliant Employment Poster in a conspicuous place in the workplace where all employees and applicants can see it. The poster also must include information about your workers’ compensation benefits, payday schedule and emergency contacts. You may need to order several to ensure that your business, branches and satellite offices are displaying the poster according to the law. Failure to comply can result in severe penalties and fines by the state of California. If any of your company’s workers are Spanish-speaking, you will need to order the Spanish version.

Substantial discount when you purchase through the El Dorado Hills Chamber.
BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS
HARASSMENT TRAINING: We have partnered with the California Chamber of Commerce to bring you required California Harassment Prevention Training. Under the new law, SB 778, all employees, supervisory and non-supervisory, must be trained by January 1, 2021.
 
BUSINESS LICENSING: Remember to keep your business license current, whether you are home-based, remote, or in-person.
MEMBER PERKS: UPGRADED JOB LISTINGS
Employment Opportunities: Job Postings are now upgraded and continue to be FREE for Chamber Members and competitively priced for non-members. You can now post your own job listings HERE.
 
Your Chamber Membership at work:
FEATURED Upgraded Listing Non-member: +$15.00, Member: +$0.00 
FREE PPE
FREE PPE Supplies: El Dorado County businesses and nonprofits with 100 or fewer employees may receive FREE face masks (50 per box) and hand sanitizers (16.9 oz) per employee/staff.
 
Contact us to reserve your FREE PPE.
MEMBER NEWS
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STAYING CONNECTED
Tag Us on Social Media: @ElDoradoHillsChamber and we will help with engagement, advertising, and promotion of your business or organization. #KeepItLocal365 #StrongerTogether #ElDoradoHillsChamber
Click HERE for the EDH Video to view and share - Thank You!
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