Public Health Officials Lift Regional Stay at Home Order for All Regions
SACRAMENTO – Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area and Southern California...

Eviction Moratorium Extended in California through June 30, 2021
Governor Newsom, Legislative Leaders Issue Statement on Eviction Moratorium Extension

Triangle Square Renovation: Signage Program - Thursday January 27th, 12PM
Please Join Us for a Project Overview of the Triangle Square Renovation Plan for an Updated Signage Program discussing how the project will:

  • Revitalize Downtown Costa Mesa
  • Retain and Attract Valuable Tenants within Triangle Square
  • Create Revenues Benefiting the City of Costa Mesa
  • Provide New Advertising Opportunities for Local Costa Mesa Businesses on 3 Proposed LED Screens

Learn more about the Economic Aid Act & PPP Relaunch
The SBA’s Orange County / Inland Empire District office, in collaboration with SCORE, invites you to join us to learn more about the Economic Aid Act and the PPP Relaunch. In this webinar, we will cover the application process, required forms and guidance, and conduct a Q&A session for attendees.

January 25: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
January 26: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
January 27: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
January 28: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
Are you a theatrical producer, talent representative, venue promoter or do you operate a live venue, live performing arts organization, movie house or cultural institution and have been impacted by COVID-19?
recording of the SBA's webinar with a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program is now available.

Round 2 is the final application window for the Program. Grant awards for businesses in the second application window will be made in two decision rounds for funding.

Round 2:
Round 2 Opens: February 2, 2021
Round 2 Closes: February 8, 2021
Approval Notifications: February 11 – 18, 2021
Apply now for the California Competes Tax Credit!
There are $80 million in tax credits available for businesses that are expanding and adding quality, full-time jobs in California. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 25.

To eligible businesses that did not receive a Small Business Relief Grant, please note that we will be launching an additional outreach program and application submittal period in the beginning of January 2021. This will be for a one-time $10,000 Bridge Grant. Relevant information will be kept on this website and a link to the application will provided early next year. While a complete Bridge Grant Phase 2 Guidelines document will be posted shortly.
Meet Dr. Michelle Chun!
FLOE Optometry - Costa Mesa has had a rough beginning as it was projected to open in March 2020 which was when COVID-19 had us delay our opening. After several months of delays, we're finally preparing to open officially in January 2021! We're incredibly excited to offer the best patient care with the latest technology, and most of all, we can't wait to meet our future patients and create a long-term relationship with you!
Dr. Michelle Chun grew up in beautiful British Columbia, Canada where she received her undergraduate education at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Chun graduated from UC Berkeley School of Optometry with honors and completed a Residency in Primary Care and Contact Lens. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.

Dr. Chun feels most fulfilled when providing the best care for her patients' vision and eye health, specifically fitting irregularly shaped eyes with specialty contact lenses to improve patients' vision and quality of life significantly. When not seeing patients, Dr. Chun is juggling a busy life at home with her husband, son, twin girls, and a French bulldog named Mandu (which means "dumpling").
Costa Mesa’s Business Assistance Collaborative (BAC)
"Costa Mesa’s BAC is seeking to provide support for businesses through sharing data and resources, mobilizing our local patronage through a Shop Costa Mesa campaign, seeking input from the business community through a proactive call center, and providing a watering hole for all businesses and patrons".

California Grants Portal
The California State Library aids businesses with a portal to find all available state grant and loan opportunities. California Grants Portal houses first come, first serve grants for businesses, individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and tribal governments in all sectors of the economy.

Get tested for COVID-19
Testing is currently available by 360 Clinic in partnership with the County of Orange for Orange County residents that meet OC Public Health criteria.

This year has taught all of us that a lot of life is outside our control. We can’t control a virus, we can’t control our lay off, and we certainly can’t control the closure of our child’s school. Americans have an independent spirit that helps us to control our destiny and lives. Unfortunately, this year has dampened and depleted much of that spirit as so much of the world seems outside of our control.

Virtual Event Mix
Seminars are offered throughout the year at no or minimal cost across Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Seminar topics include: funding, target marketing, lease negotiation, market research, business planning, financial management, trade and more.

SDCCU and the San Diego County Library System Present Financial Wellness Wednesdays
SDCCU representatives will present on a variety of topics aimed at improving the financial health of the community.


Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area and Southern California. Four-week ICU capacity projections for these three regions are above 15%, the threshold that allows regions to exit the order. California Department of Public Health

As California businesses continue to struggle to maintain their workforces during COVID-related closing and reopenings, employers should keep in mind California’s underutilized work share program, streamline by last year’s AB 1731 (Boerner Horvath; D-Encinitas). CalChamber Alert

Do I have to have to file a workers’ compensation claim every time one of my employees tests positive for COVID-19? HRWatchdog

President Joe Biden in a Jan. 21 executive order gave the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) two weeks to issue revised guidance on workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. HRDive