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August 31, 2020
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EL DORADO HILLS VIDEO DEBUT
"Have you heard?": ...what Chamber Members are saying? Check out our social media for Member highlights and also our new El Dorado Hills video for insight into our community, businesses, events, and Chamber! You'll see familiar faces, great views, and nice thoughts. We are humbly proud to serve our local businesses, nonprofits, and region for over 30 years.

Thank you to our Chamber Members for your support!
IN-PERSON BUSINESS BUILDER LUNCH MEETING WITH CONGRESSMAN MCCLINTOCK
Who: Chamber Members & Affiliates
What: Congressman Tom McClintock Business Meeting with Grab N Go Lunch
Member Boxed Lunch: $15
Non-Member Boxed Lunch: $20
Where: Rolling Hills Church Auditorium, 800 White Rock Rd, EDH
When: Wednesday, September 2nd, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Why: You are invited to join our Chamber with important updates from Congressman McClintock. Safety guidelines will be in place with seating and spacing, and face masks and hand sanitizer will be provided. RSVP is required and attendance is limited, so that we can follow CDC guidelines at this in-person meeting.
Thank you to our Lunch Sponsor El Dorado County Republican Party
UP TO $30K SMALL BIZ & NONPROFITS GRANTS DEADLINES SEPT. 3RD @ 5 PM
Apply by September 3rd at 5 PM: Do not pass up this opportunity to apply for up to $30,000 in free money - not a loan - for COVID-related expenses dating back to March 1, 2020.
 
UPDATE: A few modifications have been made to the Small Business Relief Grant Application process to accommodate more small businesses and nonprofits.
 
The Small Business Grant assistance is a program aimed at assisting small businesses with the cost of business interruption caused by required closures and costs associated with business modifications and expenses due to the public health emergency and associated regulations and requirements. These costs need to meet the requirement of appropriate documentation including receipts, both paid and unpaid. Where invoices are not available bank and credit card statements can be scanned and used showing specific charge, date and vendor.  Please note that proper documentation is the responsibility of the applicant. 
 
Furthermore, EDC officials have removed the prohibition of franchise applications. A franchise business may apply for these funds.
 
Lastly, and unfortunately, we have just been informed that unfortunately the CARES Act legislation does not allow for funding compensation to replace lost revenue due to the pandemic. 
 
To accommodate these modifications, whether your application is submitted or not, you can re-open your application to make any necessary changes up until Sept. 3, 2020 at 5 PM.
 
Please contact us if you have any questions. We are your business resource.
BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY
The Blueprint for a Safer Economy replaces the County Data Monitoring List for determining what business can and cannot open.
 
Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its rate of new cases and positivity. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. Public health officials are constantly monitoring data and can step in if necessary.
FREE PPE AT CA WELCOME CENTER
FREE PPE Supplies: El Dorado County businesses with 25 or fewer employees may receive free face masks at the California Welcome Center August 31st - September 18th.
 
No appointment is needed, just stop by the California Welcome Center at 2085 Vine Street, Ste. 105 in El Dorado Hills Town Center on Mondays or Fridays, 9 - 11 AM.
 
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
WELCOME BAGS 2020: ITEMS DUE NOW
Target Market Your Business to New Residents: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce is pleased to continue our 5th year of Welcome Bags for new residents moving to El Dorado Hills.


Exclusive Benefits to our Chamber Members
FREE for promotional/swag items or just $100 for flyers/paper only
200 Items; brochures are FREE if attached to your swag
▶ Call to action items with coupon expiring 12-31-20 & code for your ROI
Items DUE no later than September 8, 2020 at the Chamber
Distribution Partners: North American Title Company, who distributes Welcome Bags to new residents at their closings, Heritage 55+ Community by Lennar Welcome Committee, and The California Welcome Center

Maximizing Your Visibility and Impact
HUGE Discounts, FREE or $1 Deals, and 50% off Coupons: Get customers motivated to buy from you! After welcoming them to our beautiful community, build that loyalty and trust for them to keep coming back to you for more AND be your testimonial to others!
Tangible items they will reuse and remember, like clips, magnets, etc. Moving is stressful, so offer something they will want to keep and remember when they need your product or service!
▶ Remember, you won’t get 200 responses, but if you get 3% of new customers as a result, that is considered successful in this direct marketing program. Ask yourself, “If I received this offer, would I use it?” This is our chance to encourage “Keep It Local” with our new residents!

We are happy to help network your business in creative ways.
To be included, please contact us now.
HWY 50 CORRIDOR POWER LUNCH
Who: El Dorado Hills, Folsom, and Rancho Cordova Chamers of Commerce
What: Highway 50 Corridor Power Lunch
Where: Virtual on Zoom
When: Friday, September 11th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Why: Join us for Off the Vine and Out of the Box Tailgate, a socially distanced power lunch and tailgate as we feature Off the Vine Catering Food Truck. We are encouraging all attendees to practice social distancing from the comfort of your own vehicle. We will have Off the Vine Catering food truck with 3 different lunch options for $20 all inclusive (tax, tip, drink, dessert) to be paid directly to the vendor. The Greater Folsom Partnership will have disposable masks and sanitizer available. Be sure to register to receive the location information! RSVP is required and attendance is limited, so that we can follow CDC guidelines at this in-person meeting.
SMALL BIZ MARKETING SEMINAR
Who: Chamber Members & Affiliates
What: The Science of Marketing for Small Business with Grab N Go Lunch
Member Boxed Lunch: $15
Non-Member Boxed Lunch: $20
Where: Rolling Hills Church, 800 White Rock Road, EDH
When: Wednesday, September 16th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM with Q&A option to 12:30 PM
Why: You are invited to join our Chamber at this IN-PERSON seminar to better understand and navigate the marketing space to your maximum options. Learn about the difference between brand marketing and ROI marketing and why it matters to small businesses with limited budgets. Presented by Ed Black and Scott Hamilton with the highly acclaimed Salem Media Group. RSVP is required and attendance is limited, so that we can follow CDC guidelines at this in-person meeting.
COFFEE & COMMERCE (FORMERLY HANDSHAKES & EGGS)
Who: Limited seating for early birds
What: Morning Mixer with safety guidelines and social distancing in place
When: Wednesday, September 23rd, 7:30 - 9:00 AM
Why: We have received requests for in-person networking, and arranged an opportunity for a morning mixer with ample space and distancing to safely meet CDC guidelines. RSVP is required and attendance is limited, so we can follow social distancing guidelines at this in-person, outside event. 
STAY TUNED FOR BREWFEST IN A BOX COMING OCTOBER 2020
We are pivoting events to bring you the best experience possible both professionally and personally, while adhering to the guidelines of the CDC and El Dorado County. If you'd like to see specific ideas implemented, please contact us.
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
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