September 11, 2018
HB Business News: Old World hosts Kiwanis fundraiser at Oktoberfest opening
The HB Business News runs every Tuesday in the Chamber Preview and is posted to the Chamber's Facebook and Twitter pages. All videos are produced by Matt Liffreing, Marketworks Video.

A slight majority of U.S. adults (52 percent) lived in middle-class households in 2016, up from the 2011 figure of 51 percent but down from the 1971 baseline of 61 percent. While this snapshot indicates that the middle class has stabilized after decades of getting smaller, income disparity between classes has grown. The median middle-class household earned more in 2016 ($78,442) then it did in 2010 ($74,015) — a 6 percent gain. Upper-income households saw a median increase of 9 percent during the same time period. Lower-income households saw only a 5 percent gain. Source: Pew Research Center  

Count down to celebrating the inaugural California Surfing Day "Stop, Drop, Surf!" on September 20 throughout the coastline of California! Come to Huntington Beach starting at 6 a.m. on Thursday, September 20 to capture the surfing action. Share the aloha, and the history, culture, and future of surfing across the State of California by surfing together with your family,  "your ohana,"  your friends, and even your surf dogs! In Huntington Beach, the local high school surf teams will be catching waves, along with junior high teams, K-12 surfers "groms” locals and our pros. Come say hi, and check out the California Surfing Day tent northside of the pier where so many of the surfing idea makers will be on hand for interviews starting at 6 a.m. going until sunset.  Surfing Legends Paul Strauch, Jericho Poppler, Sammy Hawk, and so many others will be on the sand and riding waves at the iconic HB Pier and across the State of California celebrating the off! Take a snap of yourself and your friends celebrating California Surfing Day and add @CaliforniaSurfingDay and maybe you will even see yourself on the news! 

Governor signs CalChamber-Supported CEQA Reform Bill. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that improves environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). CalChamber supported  AB 2782  (Friedman; D-Glendale) because it represents a prudent and balanced addition to the CEQA process to ensure that lead agencies are considering the multiple aspects of a project. AB 2782 authorizes lead agencies to more comprehensively analyze the pros and cons of a project by considering specific economic, legal, social, technological, or other benefits of, and negative impacts of denying, the proposed project. READ MORE
Congratulations to Seascape Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
for their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting!
September Events & Programs
AM Connect Networking Breakfast
Join us for our monthly membership breakfast at First Christian Church. District Attorney Tony Rackaukus will provide an update from his office, and a brief city update will come from City Attorney Michael Gates. Everyone in attendance receives breakfast, a 20-second introduction, a place for marketing materials and an opportunity to network. Don't forget to represent your company by bringing a door prize you can raffle off! All attendees are entered to win the raffle prizes brought in by other business representatives.
Member Appreciation Night at Old World
Join us for a complimentary member appreciation night, with dinner provided by our host Old World Restaurant. With dinner comes your choice of bratwurst or chicken and two sides. Happy hour is from 3 - 6:30 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., and the event closes at 10 p.m. RSVP is required to guarantee your complimentary dinner. 
Although there is no charge to attend, we do ask that all attendees make a donation in the form of a $25 store gift card. These will be used at future events as part of fundraising efforts in the form of raffle and auction prizes. 
We hope to see you there!

B2B Networking Luncheon
Join us for our monthly networking luncheon, this month hosted by  Pinot's Palette  and sponsored by  Walk to End Alzheimer's Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach, Ca ! Featuring an updated and discussion Chancellor of the Coast Community College District John Weispfenning. Every ticket includes lunch, a 20-second introductory commercial and entry into the door prize raffle. Register on our website by clicking on the link or call (714) 536-8888 .

Huntington Beach Night at Angel Stadium
Let's pack Angel Stadium with Huntington Beach! The Chamber is selling tickets to the Angels game on September 28 versus the Oakland Athletics. Tickets will be $26 each on our website and include both an Angel hat and small donation to the Chamber. We're looking for Community Partners to assist in this fundraiser! Community Partners commit to 50 tickets and receive seating closest to the front of the section! The first four community partners will receive two passes to be on the field during the 7th inning stretch!
Member Events
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