February 27, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
CHAMBER TO HOST RECALL ELECTION CANDIDATES' FORUM

The March 8 Knowledge & Networking Lunch will feature a candidates’ forum for the May 1 city council recall election. Qualified candidates vying for the positions of mayor and city council are invited to participate. The incumbent mayor and council members have also been invited to deliver messages of why they should not be recalled.

CAPITALIZE ON YOUR CHAMBER BENEFITS TONIGHT!

Learn how to get the most out of your listing on our website. See what complimentary promotional opportunities are available to both new and veteran members. Can participation on a Chamber committee help your business? It's all available tonight at the New Member Mingle. "Seasoned" members are also welcome.

DO YOU KNOW THE BEST IN OXNARD? TELL US!

Nominations open for 2018 Community & Business Awards

Opportunity knocks only once a year to honor the people and businesses that make Oxnard an outstanding community. Nominations for the 2018 Business & Community Awards are now open. The deadline is March 23, so get those nominations together now. We all know people who have contributed to the Oxnard community, so why not honor them?

Message from our CEO - Nancy Lindholm

CHAMBER CONTINUES TO BE A CATALYST FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

In 2016-17 the Oxnard Chamber was fortunate to participate in a statewide grant for the development of youth employment and to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs. We added a part-time staff member and developed some exciting programs. Working with the Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) and the Ventura County Civic Alliance, we partnered to hold Intern Boot Camps, a Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, and Math) day, and an “Entre to Employment” dinner to highlight careers in the hospitality industry.

DEADLINE FOR GUIDE ADVERTISING IS TOMORROW!

One of the Chamber’s signature publications is its annual Business and Community Guide. Advertising sales are now open for the 2018 edition.

As with past editions, the 2018 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

FEBRUARY 27
4:30PM-6:00PM

MARCH 6
Noon-1:00PM

MARCH 8
8:00AM-9:00AM

MARCH 8
11:30AM-1:30PM

MARCH 12
Noon-1:30PM

MARCH 14
9:00AM-10:00AM

MARCH 14
3:00PM

MARCH 19
NOON-1:30PM

MARCH 21
5:00PM-6:30PM

MARCH 22
NOON-1:30PM

MARCH 23
8:15AM-9:15AM

APRIL 3
NOON-1:00PM

APRIL 9
Noon-1:30PM

APRIL 11
9:00AM-10:00AM

APRIL 12
8:00AM-9:00AM
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
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.
The Oehmke Group at Morgan Stanley
300 Esplanade Drive 10th Floor
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 278-3664

At The Oehmke Group, they are committed to working with you to develop personalized strategies that help you achieve your goals, whether you are seeking to grow, preserve or transfer your wealth to the next generation.

Influence Ecology, LLC
200 E. Santa Clara Street Suite 210
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 285-2900

Influence Ecology is an exclusive membership curriculum which offers a Transactional Approach to satisfy one's aims for money, work, and career. They offer a curriculum for business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs that allow them to build businesses which help them produce superior financial rewards without sacrificing a balanced life.

Infiniti of Oxnard
1701 Auto Center Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 485-9998
Referred by: Fred Ferro

INFINITI OF OXNARD is proud to be your dealership of choice! You can find our new and used dealership at 1701 Auto Center Drive. At INFINITI OF OXNARD, it's our goal to exceed your expectations from test drive to delivery and beyond. 
MEMBER MESSAGES
OXNARD ATTORNEY KENDALL VANCONAS HONORED AS "SUPER LAWYER" IN NEW TOP LAWYERS PUBLICATION   

Kendall VanConas has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” for 2018 in a newly published listing of top attorneys nationwide – a designation earned by only five percent or fewer of Southern California-based lawyers annually.

SUPERIOR MICROSURGERY VISUALIZATION SYSTEM AT 
ST. JOHN'S REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a Dignity Health hospital, is proud to announce its latest operating department technological advancement, the Zeiss OPMI Pentero 900 microscope.

5 THINGS WE DID FOR YOU IN THE PAST WEEK
1.Celebrated the grand re-opening of Kirby Kia of Ventura with the Camarillo and Ventura Chambers of Commerce.

2.Held a Board of Directors meeting where the Board approved a 5-year extension of our office lease so we can continue to serve the Oxnard business community.

3.Held an OXYP (Oxnard Young Professionals) networking breakfast, where participants learned about “The Ideal Team Player.”

4.Attended a Channel Island Task Force meeting to hear feedback on the Fisherman’s Wharf redevelopment project.

5.Represented the Oxnard business community at a meeting of a new organization called the Ventura County Business Council.
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to support Proposition 68 (The California Clean Water & Safe Parks Act), a bond measure that will appear on the June 2018 ballot. The measure funds vital investments in the state’s natural resources, with a crucial emphasis on water quality and reliability.

CalChamber is proud to be a part of the broad coalition supporting Prop. 68 and urges members to join in issuing support for the bond today by clicking the link at the campaign website:  https://yes68ca.com .

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB