November 27, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
TRADE WARS RISKS & OPPORTUNITIES IN AN UNCERTAIN MARKET

Please join us on December 13 at the Knowledge & Networking Lunch

John Drew has been involved in international banking for over 40 years, with the last 26 years focused on foreign exchange and interest risk management, as well as advising on appropriate capital structure for multinational businesses.
 
For much of the last 10-years, John has been out in the Western United States advising corporate and commercial businesses while working for HSBC Bank.

Message from our CEO - Nancy Lindholm


Business people are normally very busy operating their companies, not watching city council meetings to find out how much electricity is going to cost them next year. The city of Oxnard has joined the Clean Power Alliance (CPA), which is a community choice aggregation program. It basically means the city has opted to purchase electricity through the CPA versus investor-owned utilities (such as Southern California Edison). Although Edison will still be delivering power through its grid and billing customers, the power rates will be established by the CPA.  

BECOME THE LEADER YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS!  
 
2019 applications being accepted
 
Oxnard Leadership's 2019 program is accepting applications from those who desire to enhance their leadership potential, increase their knowledge of the community and are willing to commit their individual talents for future years toward the betterment of the community of Oxnard. A successful candidate should possess a passion for self-improvement with the goal of assisting others.

NEW EMPLOYMENT POSTERS ARE REQUIRED JANUARY 1, 2019
 
Changes to employment law require new posters at each place of business STATEWIDE - order your posters today to avoid fines
 
The Oxnard Chamber is making it easy for businesses to comply with California’s labor laws. No matter how many employees you have in California, your business is required by law to post a current California and Federal Employment Poster centrally in every place of business. Severe fines and penalties will be assessed if a business doesn’t display a current poster.


One of the Chamber’s signature publications is its annual Business and Community Guide. Advertising sales are now open for the 2019 edition. 

As with past editions, the 2019 Guide will be distributed all over town. Most of the hotels in Oxnard make it available to their guests. With its eye-catching cover and beautiful photography, the Guide is something people hold onto and use as a buying reference. ​

CALENDAR

NOVEMBER 28
NOON

DECEMBER 6
Noon-1:30PM

DECEMBER 10
Noon-1:00PM

DECEMBER 10
Noon-1:30PM

DECEMBER 12
9:00AM-10:00AM

DECEMBER 12
3:00PM

DECEMBER 13
11:30AM-1:30PM

DECEMBER 24 - 25
Chamber Closed
Christmas

DECEMBER 31 - JANUARY 1
Chamber Closed
New Year's

JANUARY 3
Noon-1:00PM
Chamber Ambassadors Committee

JANUARY 31
11:30AM-1:30PM
Annual Meeting & Installation
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Platinum Tow & Transport
938 Verdulera Street
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 987-3345

We strive to maintain the highest standards while exceeding customer expectations at all levels. Since our inception we have put our customers first and focused on providing the best vehicle towing service available.
We offer a wide variety of professional towing, commercial and private vehicle transport, parking enforcement and vehicle recovery services – on road and off road. 

Sherwin-Williams
2011 Auto Center Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 278-9387

For more than 150 years, Sherwin-Williams has been an industry leader in the development of technologically advanced paint and coatings. As the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, Sherwin-Williams is dedicated to supporting both do-it-yourselfers and painting professionals with exceptional and exclusive products, resources to make confident color selections and expert, personalized service at its more than 4,200 neighborhood stores across North America.

KeVita, Inc. - PepsiCo
300 North Elevar Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805)200-2248

KeVita was founded in 2009 when organic winemaker Bill Moses and holistic nutritionist Chakra Earthsong joined forces in Ojai, California. Together, the pair turned the art and science of creating probiotic drinks into a full-fledged business, growing their word-of-mouth reputation into a nationally distributed brand within the first year.
Braveheart Brewing LLC
720 Arcturus Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 216-8774

Braveheart Brewing is an idea born of individuals with a heart for service and a desire to give back to those who defend our freedom. Award winning brewer and Veteran Greg Wales has lent his talents to the mission, creating craft beer that truly “tastes good and does good.”

Elite Theatre Company
2731 South Victoria Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 407-9276

The Elite Theatre Company (ETC) has been entertaining, educating and enriching its audience since 1994. After 19 seasons at the Petit Playhouse in Oxnard's Historic Heritage Square, ETC moved to present, larger venue at Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman's Wharf at the site of the old Maritime Museum, a facility that will elevate ETC's ability to produce the highest quality theater in Ventura County on its Main and South stages.

Eclipse Water Sports Organization
1310 North Screenland Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
(805) 312-2985

Explore your favorite locations in an entirely new way. Surround yourself with nature. Travel faster and farther than traditional rentals. The Hobie Mirage pedal board burns 100s of calories an hour. Your entire body is engaged in the activity. Just step right on and start pedaling.
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MEMBER MESSAGES
November 28, 2018
Noon - 2:00PM

621 Richmond Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030
Economic Development Collaborative Opens Post-Fire
Business Recovery Center to Serve LA and Ventura Counties 

The Economic Development Collaborative , as host of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will open a Small Business Administration Business Recovery Center at its offices in Camarillo. The center will provide a wide range of free services, from specialized consulting to disaster loans, to businesses impacted by the region’s wildfires.

Oxnard Chamber Toastmasters Coming 2019!

Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so,Toastmasters is the place for you.

January 23rd, 2019 - Open House and Kickoff Meeting!
2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 12:00PM-1:30PM | Beginning January 23rd

CLICK HERE - For More information
Input Needed: Oxnard Seeks Participation from Businesses, Institutions in Broadband Internet Survey

How is broadband internet access working for you? The City of Oxnard wants to know.
 
It is inviting businesses, institutions and other commercial organizations in Oxnard, Port Hueneme and the surrounding area to complete a broadband survey in order to ensure everyone has the high-speed Internet services they need to participate in today’s economy.
 
Kaiser Permanente Community Crisis Support Groups for Community Members Affected by the Borderline Tragedy and Wildfires

WildfiresMany community members have been personally impacted by the Borderline tragedy and Wildfires and are finding it difficult to cope with the aftermath. If you are one of those who has been affected, Kaiser Permanente is offering support groups in Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura for the entire community. The support groups are free and open to Kaiser Permanente members and non-members

CAL CHAMBER NEWS
CalChamber Capitol News Report Highlights New Laws for 2019
​CalChamber is featuring three new 2019 laws in its latest version of Capitol News Report. The video provides details about expansion of sexual harassment prevention training requirements and the need to provide lactation accommodations in the workplace as well as providing information about a mandate requiring that women be placed on corporate boards.

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB