March 30, 2021

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For Business Growth
Thank you to our
March eNews Sponsor:
Senator Brian Dahle
California State Senator
District 1
Thank you to our Luncheon Sponsor: El Dorado County Republican Party
Lunch & Learn with Senator Brian Dahle
Who: Chamber Members & Affiliates
What: April Lunch & Learn: Legislative Updates and Q&A with California State Senator Brian Dahle, District 1.
Where: EDH CSD Pavilion Room (maximum 25 guests) and on Zoom (link will be sent after registering)
When: Wednesday, April 7, In-Person: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM or Zoom only 12:00 - 1:00 PM. ($5-$15/Members or $10-$20/Non-Members)
Why: You are invited to join our Chamber with important legislative updates from California State Senator Brian Dahle. Join us in-person with limited seating and safety guidelines in place. PPE supplies will be provided. RSVP is required. Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Off the Vine Catering.
Employment Discrimination & Accommodation
The California Chamber of Commerce and the organizations listed above respectfully OPPOSE AB 1119
(Wicks), which has been labeled as a JOB KILLER. AB 1119 adds any individual with “family responsibilities” as a protected class to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which creates an automatic basis for an individual in that new classification to challenge any adverse employment action.
CA Family Rights Act (CFRA)
CFRA was just expanded on January 1, 2021 to apply to small businesses with only 5 employees. Not only was CFRA extended to apply to small businesses, but the family members for whom an employee can take leave to provide care was also expanded. Because of those changes, CFRA no longer runs concurrently with its federal counterpart, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
EDH Chamber Advocating for You
UCAN - the United Chamber Advocacy Network, is a coalition of seven local chambers of commerce working together since 2018 to amplify the voice of their 10,000 plus combined membership across four counties in the greater Sacramento region.

2021 Priorities:

Reopen California
Rebuild Small Business
Repeal AB 5
Rollback burdensome taxes, fees, and regulations
The New American Rescue Plan Act will deliver immediate relief to small businesses and hard-hit industries, including restaurants, as well as continuing the efforts to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic.
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
The El Dorado Hills Chamber is advocating for our regional economy in collaboration with our elected officials at the county, state, and federal levels. We will continue to provide you updated information and funding opportunities as they become available.

Key Elements:
·    Direct aid for restaurants in the form of grants, additional aid through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)
·    $7.25B in new funding for PPP 
·    Expansion of existing credits such as the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), along with other tax benefits
·    Updates to the Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) grant program
·    Direct payments to individuals, extended unemployment benefits, and expansion of the Child Tax Credit
·    Funding for states and localities, including schools
·    Funding for food programs such as Special Supplemental Nutrition Program and meals for seniors 
·    Funding for public health to help fight the Pandemic and increase vaccine programs
Rental Assistance
Jennifer Leach, Associate Director, FTC Division of Consumer and Business Education
“The pandemic is still taking a toll on your customers, your employees – and your business. The new American Rescue Plan, just signed into law, gets the ball rolling to help out on many people’s financial well-being. Payments will soon be coming by direct deposit, checks, or a debit card to people eligible for the payment. You can learn more about who’s eligible, and the timing, at Share that link with your staff to help keep them informed.”
Big Early - Bid High - Bid Often

Thank you for your support as we raise funds to help programming throughout our region, including our Chamber Scholarship Program for graduating seniors from local high schools.

We appreciate our supporters for donating and bidding!
Bid through April 8th - Here's How
New at virtual silent auctions? Here are 3 easy steps to place your bids at
1. Click “Login” (top right)
2. Click “Don't have an account? Create an account now” (right of big Login button)
3. Activate your account from the email 32Auctions sends you to verify it’s you; Click “Yes, Finish Creating my Account” button in your email. Done! You will see a "create your own auction," but just scroll past that if not interested.

3DH Vlog: Three tips from the El Dorado Hills Chamber. 3 Words: Virtual. Silent. Auction. #KeepItLocal365
Rent Relief & Guidelines
With as many as 1.5 million California renters behind on rent and at risk of eviction because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program will be a lifeline to renters and landlords. It clears accumulated rental debt, keeps the hardest-hit families in their homes, and will lead to a more equitable economic recovery.
Apply by March 31, 2021
In order to reach the smallest businesses, SBA is offering Paycheck Protection Program loans to businesses with fewer than 20 employees and sole proprietors. President Biden has also announced additional program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable.

This 2nd PPP program expires on March 31, 2021.
Pop-Up Artisans & More
California Welcome Center
2085 Vine Street, Ste. 105
El Dorado Hills Town Center
Expanded Gifts & Supporting Local
In an effort to support local businesses and artisans, who have been adversely affected by the restrictions due to COVID-19, the California Welcome Center in El Dorado Hills Town Center is offering complimentary space and tables to promote small business.

Pop-Up Artisans & More” is the program through March 31st. Guests to the Welcome Center can shop for a variety of gifts and products from local crafters and artists.
Advertising & Marketing Opportunity

We're excited to once again partner with Style Media Group to produce the El Dorado Hills Business Directory & Relocation Guide.
This publication is mailed to every home and Chamber member in El Dorado Hills, available to new residents, and is promoted online heavily after its print release!
Orientation Sponsored by Marshall Medical Center
Maximize your Membership
Who: New Chamber Members & Members needing a Refresher
What: Member Orientation
Where: Online; Zoom link will be sent after registering or the California Welcome Center TBD
When: Wednesday, March 31, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Why: New to the El Dorado Hills Chamber or want more information about what the Chamber can do for you? Come join us at our Member Orientation to learn more about how we are a tremendous resource for you, as well as the opportunities that await your business or organization!
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.
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. Enter priority code EHHPT at check-out for special pricing.
BUSINESS LICENSING: Remember to keep your business license current, whether you are home-based, remote, or in-person.
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 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.
No Fake Stuff. Just Good Stuff.
At Raley’s O-N-E Market, we source products that meet our high quality standards to help you eat healthy. And we provide nutrition education so you understand why these products were selected for our shelves as we strive to best serve our community.

  • Wide Selection of Organics
  • Clean Eats To-Go
  • Curated Assortment Vetted by Banned Ingredients List
  • Organic and Grass-Fed Meats
  • Sustainably Wild Caught & Responsibly Farmed Seafood
  • In-Store Nutrition Advisor
Little League CA District 54

For the first time, you can now support 13 Little Leagues directly by giving online. Your donations will help District 54 which supports Leagues in Placer County, Sacramento County and El Dorado County in 2021!
Join us for our 30th Anniversary and experience the unrivaled beauty of El Dorado County one sip at a time with Passport to THE GREAT OUT THERE. Over 20 wineries will share their innovative spirit over three fun-filled days between April 16–18! Not only will they delight your taste buds with incredible food and wine pairings, but each winery will engage you in an experience that captures the essence of their unique story. Your journey to THE GREAT OUT THERE will create treasured memories of wine, food and fun!
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!
Quick Links
El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce
Home of the California Welcome Center
(916) 933-1335

2085 Vine Street, Ste. 105
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762