September 11, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
CHAMBER ENDORSES OPLINGER IN DISTRICT 1,
3 INCUMBENTS AT PORT OF HUENEME

The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce and its political action committee released their first endorsements in the November election. Of the four candidates seeking election to Oxnard city council in District 1, Ken Oplinger's qualifications and positions on issues certainly rose to the top of the list.

MEET THE MAYORAL CANDIDATES THURSDAY

Get to know the candidates and what they stand for at the September 13 Knowledge & Networking Luncheon. All candidates for mayor have been invited to participate.

Seeking the mayor’s office will be Tim Flynn (incumbent), Mario Quintana and Aaron Starr. 

Moderating the forum will be Nancy Kierstyn Schreiner, attorney at Law Offices of Nancy Kierstyn Schreiner. Nancy has been practicing law for over 32 years. 

A message from our Chair - Stacy Miller

NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO INVEST IN OXNARD!

In case you missed it, a federal bill aimed at attracting private investment was passed at the end of December 2017 (Tax Cuts & Jobs Act). The bill allows the Governor to designate certain census tracts as Opportunity Zones

The good news is that there are three of these areas that have been designated in Oxnard: Rose Park, Colonia and Five Points Northeast . These areas, which were selected by the state and federal government based on areas of poverty, include: the area east of Rose Avenue to the eastern city limits between Highway 101 and Fifth Street, plus an area south of Fifth Street that is bounded by Oxnard Boulevard and Rose Avenue.

MILITARY APPRECIATION DINNER SEPTEMBER 28
 
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
 
The Oxnard Chamber's 21st Annual Military Appreciation Dinner will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard on Friday, September 28. The Chamber’s Military Committee is busily working with all branches of the service to gather awardees’ names and biographies. This is a wonderful event to sponsor! 

CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 11
5:30PM-7:00PM

SEPTEMBER 12
9:00AM-10:00AM

SEPTEMBER 13
8:00AM-9:00AM

SEPTEMBER 13
11:30AM-1:30PM

SEPTEMBER 17
Noon-1:30PM

SEPTEMBER 19
3:00PM

SEPTEMBER 19
5:00PM-6:30PM

SEPTEMBER 20
4:30PM-5:30PM

SEPTEMBER 24
4:00PM-6:30PM

SEPTEMBER 27
Noon-1:30PM

SEPTEMBER 28
8:30AM-9:30AM

SEPTEMBER 28
6:00PM-9:00PM
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Middle Feast Inc.
18375 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 757
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 605-6317

Since winning The Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" Season 5, Tommy Marudi (L.A. native and leader of The Middle Feast) has been bringing Middle Eastern food with an Asian and Mexican twist to hungry belly's from the sea to the desert and everywhere in between. The Middle Feast's flavors create an ever-evolving and growing lineup of unique dishes.

Seabridge Marina/Channel Islands 241 Management
1601 S. Victoria Avenue, Suite 101
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 985-8228

Seabridge Marina is a fully operational luxury marina with beautifully landscaped parks, a children's playground, pedestrian bridges and walkways adjacent to custom homes and the Seabridge Marina retail center. Cruise through the main channel of beautiful Mandalay Bay for two miles as you make your way to open water.  

The Voice La Voz California Newspaper
PO BOX 176
Oxnard, CA 93032
(805) 990-9680

The Voice La Voz Newspaper is committed to providing local news and local sports reporting for Ventura County.
Mamma Italy
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 402-5814

The idea of their Italian culinary passion was born from the desire to share the experiences that was fostered from their Mother’s and Grandmother’s kitchens. In 2016, the dream, the desire and the passion for cooking from both of them transformed into "MAMMA ITALY.” They strive to bring Italian Culinary art of an Authentic and Italian Gourmet Kitchen in the United States, this fantastic country that we have come to love and now call home. 

Toro Enterprises Inc.
2101 E. Ventura Boulevard
PO BOX 6285
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 483-4515

Established in 1994, Toro Enterprises Inc. has always concentrated on quality, efficiency, and dependability. Whether they're working on one of their private clients or commercial developers projects or their public works projects they all get the same quality, efficiency, and dependability you can and have come to depend on with Toro Enterprises Inc.

Cowboy John's Smoken BBQ LLC
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 320-7965

Whether from Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, or the Carolinas, southern BBQ is the sweetest and most sultry taste around. Complete with all the fixins, our southern comfort food is sure to satisfy any appetite. Their recipes have been gathered across their families with strong roots in the south and its tradition of BBQ. Call them for your next BBQ Catering event. Experience their down home cooking for yourself. 
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MEMBER MESSAGES
Thursday, September 20 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2929 Ocean Drive,Oxnard
Monday, September 24 | 4PM-6:30 PM 
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
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.
RENEWALS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVESTMENT
5 THINGS WE DID FOR YOU IN THE PAST WEEK
1.Helped a member ( Rabobank ) celebrate their new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

2.Enjoyed a night of fundraising on the Scarlett Belle for the Political Action Committee (PAC).

3.Had a meeting of the Chamber Ambassadors to share new member information and to follow up on veteran members.

4. The Chamber’s PAC met to review city council candidate questionnaires and endorsed Ken Oplinger in District 1.

5. Had a Business Advocacy Committee meeting where the group reviewed the close of California’s 2017-18 legislative session.
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
Just 1 Job Killer Remains
Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and its allies in the closing days of the legislative session prevented one energy-related job killer bill from advancing and helped secure removal of one of the more onerous elements of an employment-related job killer proposal as well.

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB