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December 1, 2020
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CHAMBER VLOG: SHOP SMALL ALL SEASON LONG
Shop Small All Season Long!
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!
GIVING TUESDAY
December 1, 2020
Together we Give: #GivingTuesday is "an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity - to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal." In these trying times, thank you for giving local.

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR BIZ AWARDS
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.
ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT
3rd Quarter 2020: Local performance was strong in Q3 2020, bouncing back from decreases in the previous two quarters. Strong and significant increases in all five components pushed the snapshot up 55.3% from the previous quarter.

The average home sales price was over $830K, the highest level since 2010. Sales tax revenue was nearly $1 million, the highest level since Q1 2010.
COVID-19-Related Laws
CalChamber: More than 20 new labor and employment bills were signed into state law this year. Unless otherwise stated, these new laws take effect January 1, 2021. Read more.
BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX SURVEY
Your Your input is needed! Since 2016 one the Chamber’s programs is our El Dorado Hills Business Confidence Survey. We opted to not survey in July because of the current economic circumstances. The survey is a five question, multiple choice survey to measure the level of optimism among local business leaders in the community and gives a subject of measure of where the economy is headed. This bi-annual survey asks local business owners and managers how they feel about the prospects on their companies in the year ahead and how they feel about local and national economics over the next 12 months. The survey produces valuable results, giving insight on the expected changes in employment, sales and profit among local businesses. The responses are aggregated and scored between zero and 100. A score over 50 indicates an overall optimism about the local economy. We have added a few questions regarding COVID-19 as well. Thank you for your time in completing this important survey.
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)
What's next for Prop. 15
We're proud to be a part of this coalition with CalChamber that helped to defeat Prop. 15: Proposition 15 was defeated by over 600,000 votes and California managed to avoid another landmine on the road to economic recovery. The initiative would have been the largest tax increase in state history, impacting small businesses, farmers, and consumers the most.
While Californians can breathe a deserved sigh of relief, the reprieve may be short-lived. The Legislative Analyst’s Office is expected to come out with an updated analysis of the status of the General Fund. The deficit may not be as bad as initially projected, but we do expect a deficit of some amount.
VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
You are invited to join us and regional Chambers of Commerce on Zoom with California State Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, representing the 6th Assembly District.
Legislative Updates from Assemblyman Kevin Kiley with Q&A on Wednesday, December 9th @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fighting for California: Hear updates on the lawsuit of Governor Newsom's executive orders declared as unconstitutional, proposed bill protecting small businesses from shutdown without proving them as the source, and more.

Limited spots available, so register early for the Zoom log-in, which will be emailed to you after registering. This Virtual Town Hall will also be live-streamed on the El Dorado Hills Chamber's Facebook page.
VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR
Who: You are invited to join us for our first Virtual Holiday Happy Hour, as we close 2020 and give a toast to the new year!
What: BYOB whatever your drink. Ordering take-out from any of our awesome, local restaurants is appreciated.
Where: Zoom link sent after registering
When: Wednesday, December 16th, 4:30 - 5:30 PM pop-in anytime!
Why: You are welcome to share your updates, feedback, and holiday cheer. Attendees will be entered into a raffle, don't miss out!
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 AT CA WELCOME CENTER
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.

No appointment is needed, just stop by the California Welcome Center at 2085 Vine Street, Ste. 105 in El Dorado Hills Town Center
 
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
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
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Santa Photos at the California Welcome Center are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY with safety guidelines in place! Photos by Charm Photography.
The California Welcome Center is an official drop box for Toys for Tots now - Dec 3rd. Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM - 5 PM and Sat/Sun 10 AM - 4 PM
Begin Your Interior Design Adventure with Right at Home Interiors:
There’s no risk too big with the right designer on your side. Keely Hersh from Right at Home Interiors knows how to translate your design idea into a bold new look for your home. Share your design idea with Keely Hersh today to start the journey. 
Add to the JOY and Highlight your Business! El Dorado Hills CSD is offering YOU a fun opportunity to decorate a tree with your festive creativity, and have it on display for the caravan of Santa-visitors to enjoy. Festive Tree Lane is for decorated artificial trees only, and with your involvement we’ll bring a better and brighter experience to all who attend our Drive-Thru Visit with Santa Cost to participate: Free. Limited space, contact April West awest@edhcsd.org for more information by December 3, 2020 if you’d like to reserve your space on Festive Tree Lane!
Master Plan Survey: El Dorado Hills Community Services District is conducting a community-wide, interactive survey to learn more about what you, your family and the organizations you are part of would like to see over the next five years. Are there improvements or additional facilities needed in El Dorado Hills? Your involvement will provide valuable feedback, and help plan the future of El Dorado Hills through the Districts’ 2021 Master Plan update. Your voice is essential to the process, so please include your feedback by completing the Master Plan survey today: https://bit.ly/3k5ok1f
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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US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESOURCE
US Chamber Ready-to-Reopen Playbook: COVID-19 has impacted every business differently. Business will face tremendous challenges as our nation begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. In this guide, the US Chamber of Commerce will walk you through the steps your business will need to take to reopen as restrictions are lifted across the country and your business prepares for the "new normal." 
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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