October 9, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
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. 

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:

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? 

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.

“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. 

CALENDAR

OCTOBER 10
9:00AM-10:00AM

OCTOBER 11
8:00AM-9:00AM

OCTOBER 11
11:30AM - 1:30PM

OCTOBER 15
Noon-1:30PM

OCTOBER 16
3:00PM

OCTOBER 17
5:00PM-6:30PM

OCTOBER 18
5:00PM-6:30PM

OCTOBER 26
8:30AM-9:30AM

NOVEMBER 6
Noon-1:00PM

NOVEMBER 8
8:00AM-9:00AM

NOVEMBER 12
CHAMBER CLOSED
Veterans Day

NOVEMBER 14

NOVEMBER 14
5:00PM-6:30PM

NOVEMBER 16
11:30AM - 1:30PM
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Mecanica Scientific Services Corp.
3051 Sturgis Road
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 728-1642

Mecanica utilizes the latest in cutting edge tools, technologies and methodologies in the areas of accident reconstruction and Event Data Recorders for documenting and analyzing accidents and related EDR data as well as for communicating our analysis and findings clearly and concisely to our clients. 

CID Managment Solutions Inc.
3481 West 5th Street, Suite 104
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 351-8270

CID Management Solutions, Inc. specializes in providing professional community association management to Common Interest Developments and master-planned communities. At CID their work is focused on fulfilling client objectives and bridging communications between the Board of Directors and Community Members.

ADK Heritage Law
121 North Fir Street, Suite 5
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 947-4372

ADK Heritage Law, they focus on Estate Planning, California Probate, Trust Administration and Litigation. Conveniently located in the historic Elizabeth Bard Memorial Hospital building in beautiful downtown Ventura, California, they take great pride in providing clients throughout the state with kind compassionate service while effectively guiding them through the complex landscape of estate law. 
California Recycling Services Corp
4833 S. Rose Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 987-2546

They pay for aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, and containers that are labeled with the CRV symbol.

Workforce Development Board of Ventura County
855 Partridge Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 477-5341

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors appoints members to the WDB for three-year terms. The majority of WDB members are from the business sector in Ventura County. Others represent economic development, education, labor, government and community-based organizations.

Mister Softee
2100 Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-2663

Mister Softee of Southern California is owned and operated by Jeff and Bobbi Hiller of Camarillo, California. Mister Softee was founded in 1956 by the Conway brothers in Philadelphia, and has over 350 franchisees with over 600 ice cream trucks on the road. The Hiller family is very excited to bring this wonderful tradition to Southern California.
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MEMBER MESSAGES

Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

555 Airport Way, Suite D, Camarillo, CA 93010
From The Earth, Ventura County’s first adult-use dispensary, opened its doors to the public on the 4 th of July. Operating multiple locations throughout California, From The Earth offers a large selection of products ranging from flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topicals, accessories, vape pens and edibles. Fully city and state licensed, the dispensary owner’s and employees pride themselves on the education of quality and practical application for a myriad of medicinal and recreational usages.

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.Announced the endorsements of Gabriela Basua for Oxnard city council district 5 and Vianey Lopez for Oxnard city council district 6.

2.Represented the Oxnard business community at the Ventura County Coast Tourism Impact Summit.

3.Had a “standing room only” turnout for our Doing Business with the City workshop. Thank you, Montecito Bank & Trust for sponsoring it!

4.Participated in a legislative session-end conference call with the California Chamber of Commerce.

5.The top category searched on the Chamber’s website in the past week was Shopping Centers. That was followed by Restaurants and Dining, Advertising, Government, and Hotels-Motels-Resorts.
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
CalChamber Releases Final Status Report on Major Business Bills
Stops All 29 Job Killer Bills

The 2018 legislative session was especially busy for the California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates.

CalChamber policy advocates, together with members, allied associations and local chambers of commerce, stopped many harmful proposals, won amendments to remove damaging provisions in other proposals, and helped pass bills to make future investments in our state’s economy

In 2018, the Legislature introduced more than 2,600 bills; CalChamber tracked 213 California bills, stopping 115 opposed bills (including 29 job killers), and backing 27 bills that were signed into law.

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB