Carmel Chamber of Commerce
THE DAILY CATALYST
May 11, 2020
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5/11/20 California Governor Gavin Newsom COVID-19 Press...

California Governor Gavin Newsom held a daily briefing concerning the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in his state. #Coronavirus #California #GavinNewsom ...

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Tips for Reopening Your Workplace - Advocacy -...

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw offer tips and insights on how employers can prepare to bring teleworkers back into the office...

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Please keep in mind, the following is for information purposes only - Monterey County has not, to date, given indication that a COUNTY VARIANCE has been made to move more quickly through the process. However, it would be prudent for businesses to begin researching the State's Industry Guidelines to prepare for re-opening when the time is upon us.
To that end, the Carmel Chamber will begin providing complimentary webinars for our members starting next Thursday to help guide businesses through these next stages. See the link below to register for our first webinar presented by TPO the HR Experts.


From the State of California Website - County Variance Page
Last updated May 7, 2020 at 5:01 PM

Local health jurisdictions that meet the criteria set forth by the California Department of Public Health and follow the process in the  Guidance to County governments   may move through Stage 2 and reopen more businesses before the State as a whole.
The following list of Stage 2 sectors, businesses, establishments or activities qualify to reopen upon certification that the county meets CDPH criteria and implement the relevant   Industry Guidelines .  This list may be periodically expanded if the Chief Public Health Officer deems it to be in the interest of public health and safety.
  • Retail Sector
  • Logistics Sector
  • Manufacturing Sector
  • Destination retail, including shopping malls and swap meets.
  • Personal services, limited to: car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities, and landscape gardening.
  • Office-based businesses (telework remains strongly encouraged)
  • Dine-in restaurants (other amenities, like bars or gaming areas, are not permitted)
  • Outdoor museums and open gallery spaces
Sector-specific directives jointly issued by CDPH and CalOSHA are available at  covid19.ca.gov/roadmap  and will inform employers about providing their employees and patrons a safe and healthy environment.
The following sectors, businesses, establishments, or activities are  not permitted to operate in the State of California at this time :
  • Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios
  • Hospitality services, such as bars, wineries, tasting rooms and lounges
  • Entertainment venues with limited capacities, such as movie theaters, gaming facilities, and pro sports (without live audiences)
  • Indoor museums, kids museums and gallery spaces, zoos (without events or shows), and libraries
  • Community centers, including public pools (but excluding water parks), playgrounds, and picnic areas
  • Limited-capacity religious services and cultural ceremonies
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Live audience sports
  • Festivals
  • Theme parks
  • Hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism
CDC GUIDELINES
SURVEY SAYS
NEW! COMMUNICATION SURVEY
Clear communication is incredibly vital right now.
The Chamber is asking for some additional member feedback. Please help us by taking this short survey to help us better communicate the information you need.
NEW! FUNDING SURVEY
Now that the second round of stimulus package relief funds has begun, we'd appreciate if you would once again take a new updated survey to help us monitor the process. THANK YOU FOR helping us with this important feedback!
FUNDING RESOURCES
MONTEREY COUNTY EMERGENCY MICRO LOAN PROGRAM
A pplications are now being accepted ~ To apply, contact California Coastal Rural Development Corporation, which is managing this project at  www.calcoastal.org   or (831) 424-1099.

SELF-EMPLOYED BUSINESS OWNERS
Can now benefit from the federal CARES Act through the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance PUA program.

MONTEREY COUNTY NONPROFITS (501c3)
If you are an eligible 501c3 Non-Profit, you can apply for the Monterey Community Foundation/Monterey Peninsula Foundation COVID-19 Relief Grant .
MORE TOOLKITS & WEBINARS
BUSINESS TOOL KIT VIDEOS FROM LESLEY EVERETT, WALKING TALL TRAINING & CONSULTING, INC.

"In the spirit of giving back and providing support to your teams and employees and perhaps those furloughed too, I've created a package of 5 x 5-min (ish) videos to help focus on the important elements of personal branding and visibility when working remotely." ~Lesley Everett






LOCAL UPDATES
Local City Update- 6 May 2020, From Sunset Center



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CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
4:30PM
To attend via Teleconference; Dial in number 413-685-2642
PIN: 823 091 690 #
“SHELL-TER IN PLACE” CAMPAIGN
Visit Carmel and the Carmel Public Library are launching a community solidarity campaign while we “Shell-ter in Place” during this challenging time. Please print up and cut out the attached Carmel Shell . Decorate (markers, paint, anything) as many as you like and hang them in your home and/or business windows as a show of solidarity. This is for the whole community to share in a symbol of resilience, hope and home. 

MONTEREY COUNTY DAILY SITUATION REPORT

MONTEREY COUNTY SUPERVISOR CONTACT INFORMATION
Monterey County District 5 Supervisor Mary Adams
(831) 647-7755,   district5@co.monterey.ca.us
TOURISM RECOVERY UPDATE
When the time is right, and with incredible care and safety in mind, our tourism agencies, Visit Carmel, the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Visit California, have all prepared strategies in order to bring back visitors in a responsible way.
As you know, this industry generates over 50% of the City's revenues each year which pays to keep our village safe and maintained for residents and visitors alike.
Our visitors are also an important part of keeping our small retail businesses alive and contributing to a vital, thriving downtown. Carmel needs this component in order for our local economy to recover, and for you to have customers return to your stores so that we can be #CarmelRISING.
To that end, we wanted to share the current video messages from Visit Carmel and Visit California below. We will also keep you updated on their phases of marketing recovery in the coming weeks.
Carmel Goodwill Video

Crafted specifically for these times, Visit Carmel reminds everyone that now is not the time for travel, but that "We're keeping Carmel Safe...

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Dream With Us

Crafted specifically for these uncertain times, Visit California's "Dream With Us" video provides travelers with a brief respite from the news of the day and an opportunity to appreciate some beautiful scenery. It also serves as a reminder that...

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HELP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES! #CarmelRISING
GET YOUR #REALSMILE today ~ Make Our Day, Shop Carmel!

Below is an updated list of the current status of our member businesses for you to download, OR you can follow this link to the Chamber website to look up all by their category: http://members.carmelchamber.org/list/
Please be advised these lists are subject to change each day.
If you don't see your business listed, or if the information listed is incorrect/has changed, please send me an email and I will update asap: ceo@carmelchamber.org
SPECIAL OFFERS FROM OUR MEMBERS
Everyone remembers their graduation day ~ but these students will never have that LIFE DEFINING moment.

Let's help them CELEBRATE their achievements, pay it forward to our future leaders and show our #CarmelRISING spirit! The Chamber would like to a co-op ad with our members, and we want YOUR business/organization to be included. The more of you that participate, the lower the cost will be to everyone.  Please send us an email NO LATER THAN THIS THURSDAY, MAY 14th indicating your interest: ceo@carmelchamber.org
KION Open 4Biz Site

KION has developed a specific landing page Open 4Biz that will allow local businesses and non-profits to submit information letting the community know that YOU ARE OPEN and/or that your services continue to be offered. 
This is a FREE service to help everyone as work through these very challenging times. KION, CW & Telemundo will be promoting this on the air, on our websites and on our evening news.
Please take advantage of this FREE listing and together we can keep moving forward.
 
Very Best,
Patty Cruz
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
KION 5/46 CBS, Telemundo 23, Central Coast CW, NPG Digital
P: 831.784.6467
COMCAST COMMERCIAL SPECIAL OFFER FOR RESTAURANTS

Our local Comcast representative, Danielle Price, has informed the Chamber that for $150 they will do a 0:10 tag on the end of their Shop Local Campaign & these can run over 40 networks on traditional TV & online!
Contact Danielle directly if interested: dpricepa@gmail.com
SPECIAL OFFER BY KRML

KRML is offering special $15 ad rates for businesses offering special services during this time- ie. curb-side pick-up and delivery, and free community service announcements. We also have a program in support of local non-profits called KRML Cares . Also, don't forget about our Shop Local program. This is a no-cash ad campaign where businesses can release a limited number of certificates to be sold to listeners at a 30% discount on KRML's Save30 Store  
CARMEL MISSION INN - KITCHEN/RESTAURANT AVAILABLE

The Carmel Mission Inn restaurant is closed currently, which means they have a big beautiful kitchen that is not being used. If any organization needs to contract a space to be able to feed people, please contact: anita@carmelmissioninn.com


Thank you for your loyal membership in the Carmel Chamber of Commerce.
We are YOUR Chamber of Commerce - Creating the Links to
Help Our Businesses Succeed & Our Community Thrive .

Sincerely,
Jenny MacMurdo
ceo@carmelchamber.org
831-624-3877 x203