September 18, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
CHAMBER ENDORSES OPLINGER IN DISTRICT 1,
3 INCUMBENTS AT PORT OF HUENEME

The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce and its political action committee released their first endorsements in the November election. Of the four candidates seeking election to Oxnard city council in District 1, Ken Oplinger's qualifications and positions on issues certainly rose to the top of the list.

A message from our CEO - Nancy Lindholm

CHAMBER WORKS WITH CITY TO EASE THE PAIN OF NEW WATER DISCHARGE LIMITS

The city of Oxnard is stuck between a rock and a hard place, or perhaps more appropriate, stuck between a California regulatory agency and industrial businesses in Oxnard.

The situation is that the city has not updated its wastewater discharge limits in nearly 20 years. The Regional Water Quality Control Board (a state agency) says they have to clean up their wastewater before it is recycled and pumped back into the ground to recharge our aquifers for water storage. Oxnard is building a water recharge facility at the old Oxnard High School campus.

A message from our Chair - Stacy Miller


Community policing team will meet individual businesses to address issues of concern 
 
If you are a business owner/manager in Oxnard struggling with issues related to crime, violence, vagrancy or vandalism, you may be interested in the Oxnard Police Department’s Business Engagement program. Started in 2016, the partnership-oriented program was created to help businesses reduce and prevent crime through police best practices.

CHAMBER TO PRESENT STATE OF THE PORT

The October 11 Knowledge & Networking lunch will feature the State of the Port report. The Port is one of the biggest economic engines in Ventura County. It is owned and operated by The Oxnard Harbor District, created in 1937, as an independent special district (business enterprise) and political subdivision of the State of California. Its mission is to operate as a self-supporting Port that enforces the principles of sound public stewardship maximizing the potential of maritime-related commerce and regional economic benefit.

HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE CITY OF OXNARD...

WIN BIDS AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS

The City of Oxnard is continually seeking vendors, suppliers, and contractors who can provide quality products and services at competitive prices. Join the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oxnard Purchasing Department as we provide the valuable information that makes doing business with the city as easy as 1-2-3.

CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 19
3:00PM

SEPTEMBER 19
5:00PM-6:30PM

SEPTEMBER 20
4:30PM-6:00PM

SEPTEMBER 24
4:00PM-6:30PM

SEPTEMBER 27
Noon-1:30PM

SEPTEMBER 28
8:30AM-9:30AM

SEPTEMBER 28
6:00PM-9:00PM

OCTOBER 2
Noon-1:00PM

OCTOBER 4
11:00AM-1:00PM

OCTOBER 10
9:00AM-10:00AM

OCTOBER 11
8:00AM-9:00AM

OCTOBER 11
11:30AM - 1:30PM

OCTOBER 15
Noon-1:30PM

OCTOBER 17
5:00PM-6:30PM

OCTOBER 17
3:00PM

OCTOBER 18
5:00PM-6:30PM
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Middle Feast Inc.
18375 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 757
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 605-6317

Since winning The Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" Season 5, Tommy Marudi (L.A. native and leader of The Middle Feast) has been bringing Middle Eastern food with an Asian and Mexican twist to hungry belly's from the sea to the desert and everywhere in between. The Middle Feast's flavors create an ever-evolving and growing lineup of unique dishes.

Seabridge Marina/Channel Islands 241 Management
1601 S. Victoria Avenue, Suite 101
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 985-8228

Seabridge Marina is a fully operational luxury marina with beautifully landscaped parks, a children's playground, pedestrian bridges and walkways adjacent to custom homes and the Seabridge Marina retail center. Cruise through the main channel of beautiful Mandalay Bay for two miles as you make your way to open water.  

The Voice La Voz California Newspaper
PO BOX 176
Oxnard, CA 93032
(805) 990-9680

The Voice La Voz Newspaper is committed to providing local news and local sports reporting for Ventura County.
Mamma Italy
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 402-5814

The idea of their Italian culinary passion was born from the desire to share the experiences that was fostered from their Mother’s and Grandmother’s kitchens. In 2016, the dream, the desire and the passion for cooking from both of them transformed into "MAMMA ITALY.” They strive to bring Italian Culinary art of an Authentic and Italian Gourmet Kitchen in the United States, this fantastic country that we have come to love and now call home. 

Toro Enterprises Inc.
2101 E. Ventura Boulevard
PO BOX 6285
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 483-4515

Established in 1994, Toro Enterprises Inc. has always concentrated on quality, efficiency, and dependability. Whether they're working on one of their private clients or commercial developers projects or their public works projects they all get the same quality, efficiency, and dependability you can and have come to depend on with Toro Enterprises Inc.

Cowboy John's Smoken BBQ LLC
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 320-7965

Whether from Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, or the Carolinas, southern BBQ is the sweetest and most sultry taste around. Complete with all the fixins, our southern comfort food is sure to satisfy any appetite. Their recipes have been gathered across their families with strong roots in the south and its tradition of BBQ. Call them for your next BBQ Catering event. Experience their down home cooking for yourself. 
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MEMBER MESSAGES
Thursday, September 20 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2929 Ocean Drive,Oxnard
Monday, September 24 | 4PM-6:30 PM 
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
Please join the City, Magellan Advisors and the Oxnard business community at the upcoming Broadband Strategy Roundtable on Wednesday, September 19th.
As essential members of the community, your participation and experience is important for the development of the City’s Fiber Master Plan.
 
 
We hope to see you there.
5 THINGS WE DID FOR YOU IN THE PAST WEEK
1.Had a very well-attended OXYP (young professionals) mixer hosted by Ventura County Credit Union at The Collection .

2.The Chamber’s Military Appreciation Committee met for the last time before the annual Military Dinner on September 28.

3.Held a mayoral candidates’ forum where attendees were able to assess the discernible differences between Tim Flynn and Aaron Starr.

4.Hosted SCORE counselors in the Chamber office. They provide free advice to new and existing businesses.

5.Had a Water Issues Committee meeting where attendees were given an update on the CA Water Fix project . The giant tunnels will take at least 13 years to build, and that won’t begin until the design, engineering, and lawsuits have been settled.
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
Overview of November Ballot Measures
Following are brief summaries of the measures that will appear on the November 6 General Election ballot. When the California Chamber of Commerce has taken a position, the reasons for that position are summarized.

The CalChamber encourages employers to share this information with their employees. Businesses are within their rights to do so—just remember: NO PAYCHECK STUFFERS, no coercion, no rewarding or punishing employees (or threatening to do so) for their political activities or beliefs.

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB