October 23, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
“WHAT JUST HAPPENED…”

The Oxnard Business Outlook is an annual program of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce. Each year we look at a different segment of the economy that is integral to our business community. In the past couple of years, we have focused on healthcare and tourism. In 2018 we are taking a look at politics and “What just happened on November 6, 2018?” A general election campaign debriefing. 

CHAMBER RELEASES POSITIONS ON NOVEMBER PROPOSITIONS
 
The Oxnard Chamber Board of Directors has taken positions on six of the propositions that will appear on the November 6 ballot. The Board limits its review of the ballot measures that affect businesses in the state of California. Here are the positions for this year:

BASUA AND LOPEZ JOIN OPLINGER AS CHAMBER-ENDORSED COUNCIL CANDIDATES

The Chamber's Political Action Committee recently announced two additional city council candidate endorsements. Gabriela Basua and Vianey Lopez are running in districts 5 and 6, respectively. The PAC scrutinized their written questionnaire responses and interviewed both as well. 

A message from our CEO - Nancy Lindholm

EMPLOYERS SHOULD COMMUNICATE THE IMPACT OF ELECTION ISSUES TO THEIR WORKFORCES
 
You know that pending state legislation, a proposed regulation or a ballot measure will have a huge impact on your business, either directly because it affects your company/industry, or indirectly because of its impact on the jobs climate and economy. You’d like to let your employees know about your concerns — but can you? 

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.

CAPITALIZE ON YOUR CHAMBER BENEFITS AT THE NEW MEMBER MINGLE!
 
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 November 7 New Member Mingle. "Seasoned" members are also welcome.

CALENDAR

OCTOBER 26
8:30AM-9:30AM

NOVEMBER 6
Noon-1:00PM

NOVEMBER 7
4:30PM-6:00PM

NOVEMBER 12
CHAMBER CLOSED
Veterans Day

NOVEMBER 12
10:30AM-11:30AM

NOVEMBER 14

NOVEMBER 14
5:00PM-6:30PM

NOVEMBER 15
4:30PM-5:30PM

NOVEMBER 16
11:30AM-1:30PM

NOVEMBER 19
NOON-1:30PM

NOVEMBER 21
3:00PM

NOVEMBER 22-23
OFFICE CLOSED
Thanksgiving

DECEMBER 4
Noon-1:00PM

DECEMBER 6
Noon-1:30PM

DECEMBER 10
Noon-1:30PM

DECEMBER 12
9:00AM-10:00AM

DECEMBER 12
3:00PM

DECEMBER 13
11:30AM-1:30PM
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
FOOD Share
4156 Southbank Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 983-7100

FOOD Share is dedicated to feeding, nourishing and educating the hungry of Ventura County, educating the community on those who are hungry and why, and advocating a reduction of the root causes of hunger.

PURETEC Industrial Water
3151 Sturgis Road
Oxnard, CA 93030
(800) 906-6060

Puretec Industrial Water started out as a small soft water Culligan franchise in 1944 during WWII by John and Scotty Harris and has grown into an innovative industrial water service company that covers the Southwestern United States offering solutions such as deionized water service, water softening, reverse osmosis, mobile trailers, and many other water filtration solutions.

Golden Corral
1901 Lockwood Street
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 351-0415

When the first Golden Corral® restaurant opened in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1973, Golden Corral Corporation took a confident first step in the restaurant business, beginning a tradition of offering guests real, wholesome foods in a family-friendly atmosphere and at a great value. Nearly 45 years later, Golden Corral® is honored to be called America's #1 buffet and grill.
For Eyes
2820 Portico Way, Suite 1110
Oxnard, CA 93036
(800) FOR-EYES

For Eyes was founded in 1972 in Philadelphia, PA on the foundation that an optical store should have a friendly open environment with fair pricing and high-quality standards. Throughout the years, For Eyes has grown to 116 stores across the United States. In December of 2015 For Eyes became a part of GrandVision, the global leader in optical retail.

CURE Pharmaceutical
1620 Boulevard Place
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 824-0410

CURE Pharmaceutical is a vertically integrated drug delivery and development company committed to improving drug efficacy, safety and the patient experience through its proprietary drug dosage forms and delivery systems. CURE has a full-service cGMP manufacturing facility and is a pioneering developer and manufacturer of a patented and proprietary delivery system (CUREfilm™), one of the most advanced oral thin film on the market today. 

Honey Cup Coffee and Kitchen
3500 South Harbor Boulevard
1-105
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805)204-0008

Honey Cup serves specialty organic coffee and tea drinks. They also have smoothies, creative breakfast, lunch, baked goods and gelato treats. They offer many vegan and gluten free options as well as traditional items. They use organic ingredients when we can. They are family ran and locally owned/operated. 
You could advertise on this weekly newsletter!
MEMBER MESSAGES
November 12, 2018
10:30AM-11:30AM

1901 Lockwood Street,  Oxnard, CA 93036
November 15, 2018
4:30PM-5:30PM

1031 Harbor Boulevard,  Oxnard, CA 93035
The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a cosponsor of the first-ever Ventura County Education Summit to be held November 26 in Camarillo. Discover programs and services that are preparing students for local careers and help build stronger ties between education and business. The Presidents of Cal Lutheran and CSU Channel Islands, the Chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District and the Ventura County Superintendent of Schools will all be on hand to take your questions. Register for free at vcp20.org/summit .
5 THINGS WE DID FOR YOU IN THE PAST WEEK
1.The Oxnard Leadership program held their “Energy” day. Thanks to all who contributed to making this a great learning experience!

2.Held Ribbon Cuttings for the Grand Opening of For Eyes and New Location for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County.

3.Attended the launch party for Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau’s new guide!

4.Held a Happy Hour 1.5 at The Tower Club to celebrate their 31 st anniversary!

5.Conducted a business visit to BMW of North America with Oxnard’s City Manager.
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
CalChamber Issues Vote Record on Major Business Bills 2018
The California Chamber of Commerce has released a report of California legislators’ floor votes for the second year of the 2017-18 legislative session, focusing on priority bills for the state’s business community.


This is the 44th vote record the CalChamber has compiled in response to numerous requests by member firms and local chambers of commerce that would like a gauge by which to measure the performance of their legislators.

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB