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December 30, 2020
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www.arnoldsawards.com (530) 677-0623
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NEW SMALL BIZ VIDEO WITH CAMEOS
#KeepItLocal365 with supporting our regional small businesses, now more than ever. Every dollar spent in El Dorado County means the sales tax directly benefits our infrastructure and specific needs to our county. Stay Safe and Stay Local! #Explore95762+ #ElDoradoHillsChamber

Make the Pledge Video Debut - Please view, share, and help support our local businesses.
Promotion for Prizes ends 12/31!
Post your pic on Facebook and/or Instagram and tag @eldoradohillschamber, the business, and #Explore95762+ for a chance to win amazing prizes! No purchase necessary. Promotion extended to 12.31.20. Good Luck!
SMALL BIZ & NONPROFIT GRANTS OPEN NOW THROUGH JANUARY 8
Up to $25K Grant
Applications are now open and close on January 8, 2021 @ 11:59 PM PST for eligible California small businesses and nonprofits to receive a grant of $5,000, $10,000, or $25,000.
$900 BILLION PPP RELIEF
December 22, 2020 - As part of an end-of-year pandemic relief package, Congress has passed several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and created a “Second Draw” PPP for small businesses who have exhausted their initial loan. Other changes impact eligibility for initial PPP loans, the loan forgiveness process, and the tax treatment of PPP loans. 

Congress has also made changes to other programs – including Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL Program), the Employee Retention Tax Credit, a Venue Grant program, and SBA loan programs –that will benefit small businesses.
20 NEW LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWS
Not only were new COVID-19-related laws passed in the areas of workers’ compensation, paid sick leave and workplace safety, but also beginning January 1, 2021, employers must follow stringent COVID-19 recording and reporting requirements.
White Paper Covers New Laws for 2021
More than 20 new labor and employment bills were signed into state law this year. The California Chamber of Commerce provides a concise summary in its New California Employment Laws Effective Now and Coming January 1, 2021 white paper.
Nominations are due January 15, 2021 to the El Dorado Hills Chamber office. 
El Dorado Hills Chamber 2020 Business of the Year Awards
You are invited to nominate a fellow business or yourself for the 2020 Business of the Year Awards. Categories for this year’s awards include:
  • Home-Based Business
  • Young Entrepreneur
  • Start-Up Business
  • Small Business
  • Excellence in Business.
In light of the unprecedented challenges since March, any business plans in response to COVID-19 are also requested for consideration. Other factors for awards include financial health, accomplishments, and community involvement.
SHOP SMALL ALL SEASON LONG
Post Pic & Tag for Prizes: We are pivoting Small Business Saturday beyond just one day (November 28th) to the entire holiday season! #Explore95762+ is a simple and fun way to dine, drink, shop and explore what our region has to offer, while supporting locally owned businesses.

Thank you to businesses who are supporting this program and to those who are donating prizes: 

(Insert Your Name Here - Contact Us)
2021 HR POSTERS
2021 California & Federal Employment Posters: You must post a compliant Employment Poster in a conspicuous place in the workplace where all employees and applicants can see it. The poster also must include information about your workers’ compensation benefits, payday schedule and emergency contacts. You may need to order several to ensure that your business, branches and satellite offices are displaying the poster according to the law. Failure to comply can result in severe penalties and fines by the state of California. If any of your company’s workers are Spanish-speaking, you will need to order the Spanish version.

Substantial discount when you purchase through the El Dorado Hills Chamber.
MEMBER PERKS: UPGRADED JOB LISTINGS
Employment Opportunities: Job Postings are now upgraded and continue to be FREE for Chamber Members and competitively priced for non-members. You can now post your own job listings HERE.
 
Your Chamber Membership at work:
FEATURED Upgraded Listing Non-member: +$15.00, Member: +$0.00 
FREE PPE
FREE PPE Supplies: El Dorado County businesses and nonprofits with 100 or fewer employees may receive FREE face masks (50 per box) and hand sanitizers (16.9 oz) per employee/staff.
 
Contact us to reserve your FREE PPE.
BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS
HARASSMENT TRAINING: We have partnered with the California Chamber of Commerce to bring you required California Harassment Prevention Training. Under the new law, SB 778, all employees, supervisory and non-supervisory, must be trained by January 1, 2021.
 
BUSINESS LICENSING: Remember to keep your business license current, whether you are home-based, remote, or in-person.
HOLIDAY HAPS & NEWS
"For more than 100 years, we’ve helped companies of all sizes generate revenue, increase productivity and reduce costs by revealing their bright and resourceful workforce. Today, we continue to cross borders and generations, showing people how to tap into the best parts of themselves to create positive change."
Contact fellow Chamber Member Melanie Daley, Corporate Solutions Consultant, Dale Carnegie Training
Big or small catering jobs, we can set-up in your parking lot for a fun and delicious option over the holiday season and into the new year.

Also if you have any charity events, we will come out and cook up a donation to those in need as our gift to you.

Locally-owned in El Dorado County, call Papi's Kitchen at (408) 592-9818
Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference is honored and excited to announce that they have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have the chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to them!

Now through DECEMBER 31, vote for Hands4Hope, the ONLY nonprofit awarded from El Dorado County! Vote through the Target Circle program to help determine how Target’s donation will be divided up. Find out more about Target Circle HERE.

We’re asking our supporters to help make the most of this incredible opportunity to help Hands4Hope continue their mission to inspire and empower youth in leadership and service. Please help share the news and cast your votes HERE.
The El Dorado Wine Movement: The FIRST EVER wine region subscription. Calling all wine wanderers, your "adventurship" starts here with the first ever subscription to an entire wine region. We are thrilled to officially introduce the El Dorado Wine Movement "adventurship."
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STAYING CONNECTED
Tag Us on Social Media: @ElDoradoHillsChamber and we will help with engagement, advertising, and promotion of your business or organization. #KeepItLocal365 #StrongerTogether #ElDoradoHillsChamber
Click HERE for the EDH Video to view and share - Thank You!
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