December 11, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
TRADE WARS RISKS & OPPORTUNITIES IN AN UNCERTAIN MARKET

Please join us this Thursday 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

ARE YOUR ELECTRICITY COSTS GOING UP?

NOTE: We ran this article in the Business Voice last month, but many businesspeople are still not aware of the change coming in electricity suppliers and costs, so we are publishing it again in December.

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.

CHAMBER ELECTS 2019 OFFICERS

At its December 6 meeting, the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors elected the 2019 Officers. Most of the faces will be quite familiar, as there wasn't much change from the later part of 2018.

Members may recall we had changes in officers mid-year in 2018 due to the relocation of the Board chair. Chair-Elect Stacy Miller stepped up to fill the vacancy at the end of April, and has agreed to stay in that position through 2019. Stacy is the principal of Stacy Miller Public Affairs.

Last call for 2019 applicants!

BECOME THE LEADER YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS!  
  
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.

ORDER TODAY !!!

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.

ADVERTISING IN 2019 GUID E CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Premium Placements Going Fast

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

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 Day

JANUARY 3
12:30PM-1:30PM
Chamber Ambassadors Committee

JANUARY 10
8:00AM
Military Appreciation Committee

JANUARY 14
Noon-1:30PM

JANUARY 17
4:00PM-7:00PM

JANUARY 21

JANUARY 23
4:30PM-7:00PM

JANUARY 24
Noon-1:30PM

JANUARY 31
11:30AM-1:30PM

FEBRUARY 6
12:30PM-1:30PM

FEBRUARY 11
Noon-1:30PM
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Santa Barbara Designs
201 North Rice Avenue
Suite K
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 263-7729

From coast to coast and continent to continent, the elegant outdoor umbrellas by Santa Barbara Designs grace the exteriors of the world’s finest private residences, yacht clubs, luxury hotels, exclusive restaurants and high-profile corporate facilities. With a style for every aesthetic and a size for every space, Santa Barbara Designs is the preferred resource for an international set of design professionals, time after time, project after project.

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.
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MEMBER MESSAGES
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
5 THINGS WE DID FOR YOU IN THE PAST WEEK  
1.A large Oxnard Chamber delegation attended the Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties Annual Meeting to hear a preview of what will be happening in Sacramento next year.

2.Held an Oxnard Chamber Political Action Committee meeting to recap the November election where 5 of 7 Chamber-endorsed candidates were elected or re-elected.

3.Had a Chamber Board of Directors meeting where the 2019 Officers were elected.

4.The Chamber’s Business Advocacy Committee met and received a presentation from the city on proposed revisions to the Downtown Code and Architectural Design Guidelines .

5.Rendered public comment at the Ventura County Board of Supervisors meeting regarding water quality.
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
IRS Extends Deadline for Certain ACA Reporting Forms  
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently  announced that it is extending the due date for certain 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting forms to be provided to employees.

  • The deadline for providing Form 1095-B, Health Coverage and Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage to employees is now March 4, 2019, (extended from January 31, 2019).

The deadline for employers to file the 2018 Forms with the IRS is unchanged. Employers must file the 2018 Form 1094-B, Form 1095-B, Form 1094-C and/or Form 1095-C by February 28, 2019, if filing by mail or by April 1, 2019, if filing electronically.

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB