March 13, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
CHAMBER CONVENES BUSINESS LEADERS FOR CANDIDATES' FORUM
 
There wasn’t much elbow room at River Ridge Golf Club last Thursday when the Oxnard Chamber presented a candidates’ forum for the special recall election on May 1. The sold-out crowd of business leaders heard from three of the four incumbents targeted by the recall. Of the 14 candidates running for mayor or city council, nine participated in the forum.

WHO WILL BE THE NEXT INNOVATIVE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR?

Nominations open for 2018 Community & Business Awards

Opportunity knocks only once a year to honor the people and businesses that make Oxnard an outstanding community. Nominations for the 2018 Business & Community Awards are now open. The deadline is March 23, so get those nominations together now. We all know people who have contributed to the Oxnard community, so why not honor them?

Message from our CEO - Nancy Lindholm

TOURISM IS BIG BUSINESS IN OXNARD

The trends in the Oxnard tourism industry are quite sunny!

I’m fortunate to serve on the board of directors for the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau. The experience affords me the opportunity to keep up with how our hoteliers are doing and what the trends are in the tourism sector of our local economy. I’m happy to report we have started 2018 on a high note!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY & BUSINESS AWARDS

The Community and Business Awards luncheon will be held on Friday, April 27. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. This is a great event to sponsor – gain community visibility and recognition for supporting great leaders in Oxnard. If you are interesting in sponsoring this event, please contact Sharen Strong at the Chamber office.

CALENDAR

MARCH 14
9:00AM-10:00AM

MARCH 14
3:00PM

MARCH 19
NOON-1:30PM

MARCH 21
5:00PM-6:30PM

MARCH 22
NOON-1:30PM

MARCH 23
8:15AM-9:15AM

APRIL 3
NOON-1:00PM

APRIL 9
Noon-1:30PM

APRIL 11
9:00AM-10:00AM

APRIL 12
8:00AM-9:00AM

APRIL 18
3:00PM

APRIL 18
5:00PM - 6:30PM

APRIL 26
NOON - 1:30PM
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5 THINGS WE DID FOR YOU IN THE PAST WEEK
1. Met with the consultants tasked with recruiting a new city manager for Oxnard. It was nice to give them the perspective of the business community!

2.Held a candidates’ forum for the special recall election on May 1.

3.Participated on a conference call with the California Chamber of Commerce regarding legislation circulating through the Capitol in Sacramento.

4.Had a Military Appreciation Committee meeting to ensure our strong ties with the Navy and other installations in Ventura County.

5.Held a Business Advocacy Committee to address some water-related issues and a local proposal to inspect rental housing units.
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT ISSUES WORKER FRIENDLY OVERTIME RULING
Overtime pay in California is based on the employee’s “regular rate of pay,” which is not always an employee’s normal hourly wage and must include almost all forms of pay that the employee receives. But how do you calculate the regular rate of pay when an employee receives both an hourly wage and a flat sum bonus – such as an extra $15 for working a weekend shift?

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB