March 12, 2019
Oxnard Business News
What's in Oxnard's development pipeline?
The March 14 Knowledge & Networking Lunch will feature Jeffrey Lambert as the keynote speaker. Mr. Lambert is the city's new Director of Development Services. He will be providing Chamber members and guests with an update on projects moving through the city approval and permitting processes.

Prior to joining the city of Oxnard's staff, Jeff was the Director of Community Development in the city of Ventura, so he is very familiar with western Ventura County.

What is the most innovative business in Oxnard?

Nominations for the 2019 Community & Business Awards are open. Who will be the Distinguished Citizen? How about the Small Business of the Year? The award categories for 2019 have been updated, so they now include:

Confused about the Community Power Alliance and your electricity rates?

You're not alone!

Late last year the Chamber published information about the city's change in electricity suppliers. Residents and businesses are automatically being enrolled in the Community Power Alliance (CPA) unless they opt out. Here are a few more links:

City of Oxnard FAQs can be found here

The link to opt out of the CPA can be found here
Chamber co-hosts job fair for local employers

Sign up today!

The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Oxnard and Oxnard College to host a job fair on Friday, April 12.

"The number one complaint we get from our members is that they can't find qualified workers to fill positions, so the Chamber jumped at the chance to join the city and college in organizing the event," said Chamber CEO Nancy Lindholm. "We hope we can match our residents with local jobs."

Capitalize on your Chamber Benefits at the New Member Mingle!

Today in the Chamber office!
Learn how to get the most out of your listing on our website. See what complimentary promotional opportunities are available to both new and veteran members. Can participation on a Chamber committee help your business? It's all available at the March 12 New Member Mingle. "Seasoned" members are also welcome.


4:30-6:00 pm
New Member Mingle

9:00-10:00 am
Oxnard Young Professionals

8:00-9:00 am
Military Appreciation Committee

11:30-1:30 pm
Knowledge & Networking Lunch

Noon-1:00 pm
Water Committee

3:30-5:00 pm
Executive Committee

Noon-1:30 pm
Board of Directors

5:00-6:30 pm
Happy Hour 1.5
ASR Property Restoration

8:30-9:30 am
OXYP Breakfast

12:30-1:30 pm
Chamber Ambassadors

Noon-1:30 pm
Business Advocacy Committee

April 10
9:00-10:00 am
Oxnard Young Professionals

April 11
8:00-9:00 am
Military Appreciation Committee

April 17
3:30-5:00 pm
Executive Committee

April 17
5:00-6:30 pm
Happy Hour 1.5

April 25
Noon-1:30 pm
Board of Directors

April 25
6:00-9:00 pm
Community & Business Awards Dinner

April 26
8:30-9:30 am
OXYP Breakfast
Welcome New Members!!
JR Bookkeeping
3639 E. Harbor Blvd., Suite 201
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 755-6721

Businesses who hire accounting help usually discover they weren’t doing nearly as well on their own as they thought they were. JR Bookkeeping provides peace of mind for your accounting needs by giving you accounting solutions for your business. With their three basic types of accounting services—and different options to fit your budget in each type of service—no matter how much or how little help you need, they can handle it!

M. Porter Services
5850 Thille Street, Suite 201
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 670-9407

M. Porter Services' main focus is on business to business solutions. Whether that is designing an interior or refreshing an exterior to increase a property owners ROI, to helping business owners attract and retain key employee's or help reduce their bottom line, both are successfully accomplished with her team of skilled professionals.

Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney LLP
300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 1170
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 604-4106

All attorneys in this firm are experienced and have proven histories of expertise in their chosen fields. Clients always receive direct representation by the attorney whose expertise they have chosen. Many of the attorneys and staff have worked together for over 30 years, all in the same community, often with the same clients.

Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club
2600 S. Harbor Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 985-7292

Established in 1976, PCYC members enjoy social and boating activities in one of Ventura County's most beautiful settings. Operating year-round, the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club offers a variety of activities for our members and families including a swimming pool & spa, a full service dining room, and full service bar.
Randal G Winter Construction
28348 Constellation Rd., Suite 810
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
(661) 799-8089

Randal G. Winter Construction strives to provide high-quality workmanship using skilled trades-people, up-to-date technology, and superior products. Their company takes into account the customer’s needs, timelines, and designs, integrating those elements with their experience and knowledge of construction. Their goal is to build a finished product of which both their company and their clients are proud.

Red Lobster Restaurant
1740 E. Ventura Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 981-9595

Everything they do is a celebration of seafood – from how they source their fish and shellfish to serving up new ways for customers to enjoy it. Since 1968, they’ve been committed to bringing a seafood experience diners won’t find anywhere else. That's how they Sea Food Differently®.

Sespe Creek Distillery
2451 Eastman Ave., Unit 9
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 750-2660

After a long career in biotechnology, founder David Brandt stepped off the beaten path to start his own distillery. David's extensive experience with chemistry, technology and medicine has given him a unique perspective on the distillation process. His insights have resulted in some of the industry's most important breakthroughs, including the accelerated aging of spirits, intense grain smoking and all-natural flavor infusion. 

University of La Verne
500 E. Esplanade Dr., Suite 1000
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 981-8033

The University of La Verne is proud to partner with more than 100 businesses and municipalities throughout the United States. Each relationship is tailored to suit the needs of employers and employees and provide distinct, relevant education on their terms.

Chamber members are welcome to participate on committees. Want to meet business people in Oxnard? Join the Chamber Ambassadors!
Member Messages
5 things the Chamber did for you in the past week!
  1. The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce was represented at the unveiling of the 2019 poster for the California Strawberry Festival.
  2. The Oxnard Chamber Ambassadors held their monthly meeting to make plans to welcome our new members to the organization.
  3. The Oxnard Leadership Steering Committee met to firm up plans for the upcoming "Education" and "History" days.
  4. Held a Business Advocacy Committee meeting where the topic of the day was short term residential rentals.
  5. Hosted SCORE in our conference room so they could provide no-cost counseling for businesses.

News from the California Chamber of Commerce
California Employers: Beware More Stringent Criminal Background Check Requirements
A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s  ruling has made already strict background check requirements even more stringent. The court held that the disclosure required under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) can consist only of the FRCA disclosure; it can’t contain any additional information, including the disclosure required under California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) (Gilberg v. California Check Cashing Stores, LLC,913 F.3d 1169 (9th. Cir. 2019)).

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