November 20, 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 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

WOULD YOU BE SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT TOURISM HAS A VERY POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY AND ON OUR QUALITY OF LIFE HERE IN OXNARD?

Travel spending is at an all-time high, with continued projections for more growth in 2019. The City of Oxnard is outperforming our neighboring cities across the board in hotel statistics. Year to date, occupancy is up 5% over last year at a strong 80.5%.

Last year, visitor spending reached $1.7 billion in Ventura County. The tourism industry supported over 16,000 jobs in Ventura County and generated over $132 million in local tax revenue.  

BECOME THE LEADER YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS!  
 
2019 applications being accepted
 
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.

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.


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

NOVEMBER 22-23
OFFICE CLOSED
Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 28
NOON

DECEMBER 6
Noon-1:30PM

DECEMBER 10
Noon-1:00PM

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

JANUARY 3
Noon-1:00PM
Chamber Ambassadors Committee

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

Merit Financial
300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 2050
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 604-2140

Retirement isn't an end, it's a beginning: the beginning of waking on your own, traveling impulsively, and spending significant time with your significant other. It's also time to start preparing for the future.

FOOD Share
4156 Southbank Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 983-7100

FOOD Share is dedicated to feeding, nourishing and educating the hungry of Ventura County, educating the community on those who are hungry and why, and advocating a reduction of the root causes of hunger.
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MEMBER MESSAGES
November 28, 2018
Noon - 2:00PM

621 Richmond Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030
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
BEER THAT TASTES GOOD AND DOES GOOD

Braveheart Brewing LLC is craft beer wholesale distributor and brand owner of their new line of central OR brewed beers that not only taste good but does good.

Veteran owned and veteran brewed, Braveheart developed it’s brand in association with four national military – veteran nonprofit organizations. The brand line up consists of a POW-MIA Pilsner supporting the POW-MIA Families Foundation; a Frogman Imperial Red supporting the Seal Family Foundation, an Intrepid Hero IPA supporting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and a Semper Fi American Wheat Ale supporting the O3XX Foundation. 

Economic Development Collaborative Opens Post-Fire
Business Recovery Center to Serve LA and Ventura Counties 

The Economic Development Collaborative , as host of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will open a Small Business Administration Business Recovery Center tomorrow, Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. at its offices in Camarillo. The center will provide a wide range of free services, from specialized consulting to disaster loans, to businesses impacted by the region’s wildfires.

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.Provided networking opportunities at a Happy Hour 1.5 hosted at the Oxnard DCH Lexus of Oxnard .

2.Celebrated the opening of The Shores Restaurant with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

3.Held the 2018 Oxnard Business Outlook presentation featuring Dan Schnur on General Election Debriefing.

4.Had an Executive Committee meeting to thoroughly review the Chamber’s financial reports and discuss upcoming programs

5.Had an OXYP (Oxnard Young Professionals) committee meeting to plan for 2019!
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
Federal DOT Preempts Meal, Rest Breaks Laws for Hazardous Materials Drivers
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently issued a  Notice of Administrative Determination of Preemption finding , stating that the  Federal Hazardous Material Transportation Law and the Hazardous Materials Regulations  preempt California meal and rest break laws for all hazardous materials motor vehicle drivers.

As California employers know, employees in California are entitled to a 30-minute off-duty meal break for shifts greater than five hours, and a second 30-minute meal break for shifts over 10 hours. In addition, employees are entitled to a 10-minute off-duty rest break for every four hours worked or major fraction thereof.

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB