December 4, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
TRADE WARS RISKS & OPPORTUNITIES IN AN UNCERTAIN MARKET

Please join us on December 13 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 Chair - Stacy Miller

OXNARD CHAMBER CELEBRATES AN AMAZING YEAR!

The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce is pleased to share a number of great accomplishments for 2018 that reflect a strong and growing business community. 

This year, we celebrated 110 years of service to the Oxnard business community. While business has changed dramatically over the last century-plus, your Chamber’s commitment to helping businesses thrive in Oxnard remains steadfast.

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 6
Noon-1:30PM

DECEMBER 10
10:00AM
Planning Meeting

DECEMBER 10
Noon-1:30PM

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

JANUARY 3
Noon-1:00PM
Chamber Ambassadors Committee

JANUARY 10
8:00AM
Military Appreciation Committee

JANUARY 14
Noon-1:30PM

JANUARY 17
4:00PM-7:00PM

JANUARY 21

JANUARY 24
Noon-1:30PM

JANUARY 31
11:30AM-1:30PM
Annual Meeting & Installation
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
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.

Eclipse Water Sports Organization
1310 North Screenland Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
(805) 312-2985

Explore your favorite locations in an entirely new way. Surround yourself with nature. Travel faster and farther than traditional rentals. The Hobie Mirage pedal board burns 100s of calories an hour. Your entire body is engaged in the activity. Just step right on and start pedaling.
RENEWALS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVESTMENT
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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
Step off the shore and walk on water

Eclipse Water Sports is a mobile business. They exclusively rent Hobie Mirage Eclipse pedal boards, a product like no other water sports product. It is extremely difficult to find facilities that rent them. These pedal boards are wider than traditional paddle boards. Customers find them very easy to balance. Within 5-10 minutes they become an expert.

5 THINGS WE DID FOR YOU IN THE PAST WEEK  
1.Assisted Community Action of Ventura County with the grand opening of their new bike shop which helps the homeless population with transportation and provides jobs.

2.Visited a high tech company that just moved to Oxnard from Ojai. Their expansion will bring more jobs and provide global services.

3.Attended the Port of Hueneme President’s Dinner where highlights from the past year were featured. The Port is quite an economic engine for Oxnard and Ventura County.

4.Participated in an “Opportunity Zones 101” webinar. A large portion of Oxnard is covered by the investor incentive program as part of the Trump tax reform package.

5.The top categories of businesses searched on our website last week were: Restaurants and Dining , Government , Manufacturing , Employment Agencies , and Groceries .
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
State-Run Retirement Savings Plan Gets OK; Mandatory Enrollment Coming in 2020
California employers that don’t already offer a workplace retirement savings vehicle will be required to either begin offering one via the private market or provide their employees access to CalSavers, a state-run retirement savings plan, as early as June 2020.

The CalSavers pilot program is open for employers to enroll; however, mandatory enrollment and contributions do not go into effect until 2020. Employers need not register until then, or later for smaller employers.

Emergency regulations governing the CalSavers program were recently approved by the Office of Administrative Law.

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB