We want to keep you updated with information that will help you and your business and hope you find these links useful.
L.A. County officials deliver COVID-19 updates
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger welcomes the L.A. County Department of Public Health to provide updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Officials will stress to the public the need to continue the practice of physical distancing and wearing a cloth face covering.
Monday, August 10
1:00 p.m.
  • Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair, Fifth District
  • Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director, Public Health
  • Jacqueline Valenzuela, Chief Advisor to the Health Officer, Public Health (Spanish)
  • Nona Oganisyan, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Public Health (Armenian)
Questions about COVID-19:
  • Visit the Los Angeles County website:
  • Call 2-1-1 L.A. County at any time for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 
  • Department of Public Health:
August 7, 2020
Program Focused on Assisting Residents Located in High Need Areas of the County
In an effort to assist renters with limited means affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided $100 million in CARES Act funds to create a COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). The program is set to launch on Monday, August 17, 2020, and will remain open for a two-week period, closing on August 31, 2020. The program’s goal is to assist between 8,000 to over 9,000 households.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
11:00 a.m.
You can also listen via telephone in real time by calling: (415) 655-0001 and enter access code: 145 308 1701

Virtual Meetings and Webinars
Reminders for programs you may be aware of.
The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.

Application Period Timeline
For fiscal year 2019-2020, GO-Biz will accept applications for the California Competes Tax Credit during the following periods:
  • July 27, 2020 – August 17, 2020
  • January 4, 2021 – January 25, 2021
  • March 8, 2021 – March 29, 2021
Please refer to the Notice California Competes Tax Credit Fiscal Year 2020-21 for more information.

You may already be aware of this program from the LA Regional Covid-19 Recovery Fund that will open on Monday July 6th.
Just a little information to share:
There will be 6 rounds of being able to apply
July 6- 10
July 20-24
August 10-14
August 24-28
September 7-11
September 21-25
It is NOT based on a first come first served basis, you have the week to apply…they take all the applicants and decide who is qualified and based on several different factors notify if you will receive a grant.
If you didn’t make the first round you have to reapply for additional rounds each time.
August Chamber Events
Thursday August 27th
4:00pm to 5:00pm

End your work day by connecting with your fellow LA-area Businesses! Joint event with the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber - a fun joint event. Grab your favorite drink & join us Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 pm. for a virtual networking happy hour. Conducted in a Speed Networking format, we look forward to connecting you with other LA-area professionals in this fun way while maintaining Social Distancing. See you there!
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