for the Virtual AM Connect - June 12

Chamber Members, save the date for our upcoming Virtual AM Connect featuring  Special Guest Speaker, Huntington Beach Mayor Lyn Semeta!

The AM Connect is a great opportunity to network and get updated on the latest developments in Huntington Beach. It will take place from  8am to 9am on June 12th .

This AM Connect will be  COMPLIMENTARY  for all members. If you would like, you can make a contribution to The Huntington Beach Chamber which will help with our Operating Budget. As an organization sustained through membership investments and event income, we appreciate your support during these unprecedented times. You will see contribution options in the registration window.⁣

We'd love to see you on June 12th!
State of the Pandemic
Part 1: Health & Safety

The Fountain Valley Chamber invites members of the Huntington Beach Chamber to attend a three-part speaker series called the State of the Pandemic. Part 1 will feature speakers from the health and safety industries.

The first event is tomorrow, June 10th at 11:00 AM and is free for HB Chamber Members and $5 for non-members

You will not want to miss this great event!
Please be sure to register.
Paycheck Protection Program - Revision Highlights

  • The loan term has been extended to five years for all new loans. Existing loans can retain their two-year term, though the bill expressly gives lenders and borrowers the right to negotiate a longer term if they both agree.

  • Revising the 75/25 payroll requirement to a 60/40 threshold. This enables the business owner to use more of the funds towards other operating expenses such as rent.

  • Extending deferrals to the point the forgiveness amount is remitted to the lender or 10 months after the end of the covered period.

  • Lengthening the eight-week period during which to use the funds to 24 weeks. It also allows borrowers to elect to use the original eight-week period.

  • Expanding the exemptions related to reduction of employees based on employee availability. The forgiveness amount will not be affected by a reduction in employees if the borrower is able to document an inability to rehire individuals, to hire similarly qualified employees, or to return to the same level of business activity as it was operating at before February 15, 2020.

  •  Allowing borrowers with forgiven loans to potentially defer payroll taxes.
California Posts Guidelines for Gyms, Bars, Hotels, Camps to Reopen as soon as June 12

After months spent in various stages of lockdown, California’s economy cracked open a little bit further on June 5th with the state announcing a series of new check-lists for counties hoping to get bars, sit-down restaurants, gyms, hotels, summer camps and bowling alleys up and rolling again as early as this Friday. ...  Read More Now!
Congratulate Your Graduate with a Senior Shout-Out!

Giving graduating high school seniors the recognition they deserve has been hard this year. Reach out today if you would like to place an ad to recognize a graduating high school senior! Deadline to submit ad and payment is Friday, June 19th.
Huntington Beach Business Journal

Have you had a chance to checkout our Business Journal yet!? In it you will find;

  • Updates regarding COVID-19
  • A Letter from the Board Chair
  • A Letter from Mayor Lyn Semeta
  • Information About New Members
  • Enterprises Going Above & Beyond including;
  • The Robert Mayer Leadership Academy
  • The Boeing Company
  • Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley
  • HB Kiwanis Club
  • HB Apparel
  • Surf City Still Works
  • Visit HB
  • The HB Chamber
  • & Upcoming Events!

We are very proud of the efforts made by the Community of Huntington Beach through these times & we hope you enjoy a great read!
Business and Community Resources

For updated resources & open businesses, please visit

The City of Huntington Beach has a dedicated web page with important information and updates on the situation. Please find it here:

Below are additional Business resources:

We will continue to provide insights to this situation as we receive more information. As the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, we encourage community members to support one another through this duration of time.
Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce
(714) 536-8888