March 27, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
CHAMBER ENDORSES MIGUEL LOPEZ IN RECALL ELECTION
 
Following the Oxnard Chamber’s candidates’ forum on March 8, its political action committee met to discuss what they heard at the forum and what they knew about the candidates.

“The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce opposed the city council recall election when petitions were being circulated among voters. However, the recall is here. If the current mayor is recalled, we believe the best candidate to succeed him is Miguel Lopez. Miguel is an open-minded champion for Oxnard and would assume office without any preconceived agendas,” said Chamber CEO Nancy Lindholm.

Message from our CEO

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 interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Sharen Strong at the Chamber office.

JOIN THE CHAMBER AMBASSADORS

Meet new businesses and make more contacts

The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are a carefully selected group of highly respected individuals from all facets of business. They are an extension of the Oxnard Chamber Board and staff as they take on the role of welcoming committee. Ambassadors are an essential component of the Oxnard Chamber’s growth and success, and their feedback is invaluable and incorporated in Chamber programs and events.

CALENDAR

MARCH 28
5:00PM-5:30PM

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 25
4:30PM-5:30PM

APRIL 26
NOON - 1:30PM

APRIL 27
8:15AM-9:15AM

APRIL 27
11:30AM-1:30PM

MAY 1
NOON-1:00PM
Ribbon Cutting at the Law Offices of Peyman & Rahnama

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
5:00PM-7:00PM
Ribbon Cutting at 5:00PM sharp

705 N. Oxnard Boulevard Suite 103 | Oxnard, CA
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
John Cole Marketing
79 E. Daily Drive Suite 122
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 209-9108

John Cole Marketing is a leading marketing company to help with your branding needs. Your branding is their top of mind, whether that is with custom branded merchandise, custom print materials or marketing campaigns they have you covered. With their supply chain resources they've been able to deliver the most unique and creative branded products to meet their clients' needs. Your company's branding is key to marketing success, John Cole Marketing will deliver all of your branding desires while generating the most exposure possible.

The Law Offices of Peyman & Rahnama
705 N. Oxnard Boulevard Suite 103
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 351-3722

Ramin Peyman and Tony Rahnama provide representation to people across Southern California. Focusing on Workers Compensation and Personal Injury. With over 20 years experience, they have now commenced their ventures into other areas of consumer protection: Bankruptcy and Professional Liability.

Dr. Miguel Lopez
4249 Harbor Island Lane
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 889-8169

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Vagabond Inn Oxnard
1245 N. Oxnard Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 983-0251

The Vagabond Inn Oxnard hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Oxnard, CA where countless opportunities for adventure and entertainment await you.

Monterey Environmental Solutions and Services
745 W. Ventura Boulevard Unit K
Camarillo, CA 93010
(831) 582-8577

MESS specializes in lead and asbestos abatement, and remediation of hazardous materials. MESS was founded in 2013 with the purpose of creating a company that cared for it's workers, paid a fair wage, and provided services with integrity. In 2017, they expanded their services to the greater Ventura area, with the aim to provide the same high quality service that built their reputation in Monterey.

Meridian Pacific, Inc.
312 N. Main Street
Templeton,CA 95825
(916) 648-1222
Referred by: Amy Fonzo

Meridian is a full-service, strategic political consulting and public affairs firm. Founded in 2003, Meridian has expanded its presence — working in nearly every state to help our clients win at the ballot box and in the court of public opinion. 
MEMBER MESSAGES
BBSVC RECOGNIZES STEVE GREENWOOD FOR COMMUNITY HONOR
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) is proud to recognize Mr. Steven M. Greenwood for his many ongoing contributions to the agency, which have ranged from the generosity of annual giving, to his prior service as a long time member of its Board of Directors, to a serving as a Big Brother, a mentor to a youth facing adversity.

5 THINGS WE DID FOR YOU IN THE PAST WEEK
1.Represented the business community, particularly the hospitality industry, at a city council meeting to support funding of the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau.

2.Attended a Ventura County Taxpayers Association breakfast to hear about ways to make California more business friendly.

3.Had a Chamber Board meeting where Directors voted to support an Oxnard Union High School District bond measure that will be on the June ballot.

4.Participated in a presentation on the Oxnard Downtown Vision project.

5.Had a meeting with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control regarding the status of the North Shore (Harbor and Fifth Street) property.
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
High Court Decisions Leave Employers with Uncertainty
California employers are once again left with uncertainty regarding the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) Enforcement Policies and Interpretations Manual following a California Supreme Court ruling earlier this month.

The state high court’s March 5 ruling in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California dealt mainly with how an employer must calculate overtime compensation for an employee who earns both an hourly rate and a flat sum nondiscretionary bonus.

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