October 2, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
CHAMBER RELEASES POSITIONS ON NOVEMBER PROPOSITIONS
 
The Oxnard Chamber Board of Directors has taken positions on five 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:

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 Chair - Stacy Miller

NORTHROP GRUMMAN COMES TO OXNARD

When you think of Oxnard, likely the beautiful beaches, well-appointed marinas, close-knit neighborhoods, excellent festivals and amazing weather come to mind. But now, Oxnard is also home to Northrop Grumman, thanks to the company’s relocation to a new manufacturing center.

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 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 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
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Workforce Development Board of Ventura County
855 Partridge Drive
Ventura, CA 93003

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.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Camarillo
4444 Central Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 988-9396

Travel with confidence at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott® - a hotel with outstanding service for an easy and comfortable stay at an exceptional value. They're always ready to welcome you to their thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites with plenty of room to work and relax. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel will keep you connected during your stay and their pool and fitness center will help you stay on track. Jump-start each day with their free breakfast, now with more hot choices like oatmeal, sausage and scrambled eggs as well as favorites including fresh fruit and yogurt. 

From the Earth
2675 N Ventura Rd #107
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 414-1394

They're a city and state licensed dispensary that operates multiple locations throughout California. They have the largest selection of meds with over 1,000 items in our dispensary ranging from flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topicals, accessories, vape pens and edibles. We are always striving to enhance the patient / customer experience, acting with professionalism and providing only products of the highest quality.

Actionpac Scales & Automation
1621 Fiske Place
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 487-0403

We're weigh and fill natives with a pioneer approach to cutting edge technology. Accuracy doesn’t happen by chance. It takes a lot of hard work. As a manufacturer, we’ve made a deliberate commitment to creating systems with high accuracy, then engineered every aspect of our operation to achieve ultimate speed.

Big Brand Tire & Service
1313 S. Oxnard Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 487-7883

Here at Big Brand Tire & Service our goal is to provide complete customer satisfaction. We have been locally owned and operated for over 45 years. We will be here tomorrow and the next year to handle any problems you may have. Our objective is to provide you with great value. Low prices on inferior merchandise can be expensive and not money saving. Big Brand Tire & Service offers all the "Big Brands" for less including but not limited to Bridgestone, Michelin, Firestone, Cooper, Goodyear, and many more.
RENEWALS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVESTMENT
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MEMBER MESSAGES
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.Had a Chamber Board meeting where the slate of directors up for election was finalized. Watch your email for the notification.

2.OXYP (Oxnard Young Professionals) held their monthly breakfast where the group learned how to build strong connections and develop leadership skills.

3.More than 200 people attended the annual Military Appreciation Dinner where eight enlisted service personnel were honored.

4.Walked a neighborhood precinct with district 1 city council candidate Ken Oplinger .

5.Assessed city council candidates in districts 2, 5 and 6.
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
Governor Vetoes Last CalChamber Identified Job Killer Bill of 2017-2018 Legislative Session 
AB 3080 Would Have Banned Arbitration Agreements Beneficial to Employees, Employers, Courts

The last CalChamber identified Job Killer bill of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, AB 3080 (Gonzalez Fletcher), has been vetoed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

“We are grateful to the Governor for vetoing this bill and recognizing that, had it become law, AB 3080 would have been preempted by federal law. The Governor’s veto saved California employers from significant amount of unnecessary litigation,” said Allan Zaremberg, CalChamber President and CEO.

In his veto message, the Governor indicated, “since this bill plainly violates federal law, I cannot sign this measure.”

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB