March 6, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
WHO WILL BE THE NEXT DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN OF THE YEAR?

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?

CHAMBER TO HOST RECALL ELECTION CANDIDATES' FORUM THIS THURSDAY

Thursday's 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.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY & BUSINESS AWARDS

The Community and Business Awards luncheon will be held on Friday, April 27. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. This is a great event to sponsor – gain community visibility and recognition for supporting great leaders in Oxnard. If you are interesting in sponsoring this event, please contact Sharen Strong at the Chamber office.

CALENDAR

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
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Miguel Lopez
4249 Harbor Island Lane
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 889-8169

Civic member

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. 
MEMBER MESSAGES
ENJOY A SOOTHING, 
AFFORDABLE STAY IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN OXNARD

The Vagabond Inn Oxnard, located at 1245 N Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93030, provides a clean, comfortable stay in the heart of downtown Oxnard. The hotel offers daily complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, and free WiFi.

ROCK PARTY THIS SATURDAY 3/10!

Growing Works is a new Turning Point program building a connection to mental wellness through vocational training and employment for people struggling with mental illness through horticultural therapy & gardening.
Lake Sherwood has donated thousands of rocks for the Growing Works demonstration garden’s labyrinth.

RENEWALS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVESTMENT
5 THINGS WE DID FOR YOU IN THE PAST WEEK
1.Hosted a New Member Mingle where a lot of networking took place. We also demonstrated how to use the Members Only section of our website.

2.Held a Political Action Committee to prepare the questions for this Thursday’s candidates’ forum.

3.The Oxnard Leadership Steering Committee met to coordinate upcoming sessions of the 2018 program.

4.Nancy Lindholm met with representatives from the Planning and Building Departments of the city of Oxnard to check on the process of members’ projects.

5.Had a meeting of the Chamber Ambassadors to share new member information and to follow up on veteran members
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
IRS, FBI WARN EMPLOYERS TO BEWARE OF W-2 PHISHING SCAM
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned payroll and human resources professionals of a dangerous Form W-2 phishing scam that victimized hundreds of organizations and thousands of employees during the last two tax seasons—and this season is no different.

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB