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February 16, 2021
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3DH VLOG: BRANDING
Three tips from the El Dorado Hills Chamber:
Brand your business or organization via our Welcome Bags, Silent Auction, and Art, Beer & Wine Festival
#KeepItLocal365
2021 ECONOMIC FORECAST
If you missed our February Lunch & Learn, you can view the informative presentation on the 2021 Economic Forecast HERE. Thank you to Dr. Sanjay Varshney, CFA and team for the insightful presentation!

We hope to see you at the March Lunch & Learn with Attorney Dylan Wiseman presenting Updates on 2021 Labor Laws, RSVP HERE.
BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX UP &
CHAMBER IMPACTS
EDH Business Confidence Survey

This most recent El Dorado Hills Confidence Index (EDHCI) surveyed local businesses & community leaders in Q4, 2020. Included are additional insights related to the impact from the pandemic.

While local economic indicators are down in response to the pandemic, overall the vast majority of businesses in El Dorado Hills have not had to reduce employment or face permanent closures due to COVID-19.
Accomplishments & Successes

We've compiled the stats of our Chamber's impacts in our community in a year like no other. We continue to advocate for you as your business resource this year and beyond.
CHAMBER ADVOCACY
Proposal to Mandate Increased Grocery Worker Pay
Grocery Stores Operate on Razor-Thin Profit Margins: At least fifteen cities and/or counties are presently considering $3.00, $4.00, or $5.00 an hour increases for all
grocery workers who work for companies of a certain size. The average pay for grocery workers in California is
currently $18.00 per hour, which is $4.00 per hour above the state minimum wage. The California Chamber of Commerce and undersigned organizations respectfully oppose the proposal.
Advocacy working for You
The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce maintains continuing dialogue with elected officials at various levels:
  • United Chamber Advocacy Network (UCAN)
  • Lobbying for issues important to the EDH business community
  • El Dorado County Board of Supervisors
  • Economic development within our region
PROPOSED HWY 50/EMPIRE RANCH ROAD INTERCHANGE PROJECT
Join us for a Virtual Community Meeting to learn more about the US 50/Empire Ranch Road Interchange Project:

Wednesday, February 24th 
4:30 – 6:00 PM
 
This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn more about the proposed interchange and ask any questions you may have about the project!
SHINGLE SPRINGS HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER HOSTS SMILES FOR KIDS
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
To celebrate Children’s Oral Health Month, the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center’s Dental Department recently hosted Smiles for Kids. The dental team performed exams, x-rays, teeth cleanings, fluoride applications, sealants and fillings. The Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center is a business of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.
HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Live Webinar
Wed, February 24th
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Learn how to get certified as a Small Business (SB) and a Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), to find contract opportunities with the state, improve your profile, and learn about the resources to help you through this process.
BUSINESS DIRECTORY & RELOCATION GUIDE 2021/2022
Dear Chamber Family,

We're excited to once again produce the El Dorado Hills Chamber Business Directory & Relocation Guide in partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce for 2021/2022!
 
This dynamic and informative publication will now be released at the end of June 2021 with continued distributed throughout the rest of 2021 and into 2022, so it's a great time and opportunity to remind not only the current EDH business community and residents about your business, but also the residents who will be moving to our community!

Remember this publication is mailed to every home and Chamber member in El Dorado Hills, available to new residents, and is promoted online heavily after its print release! And, it's a publication that residents have told us that they refer to often throughout the year!
 
Don't miss this opportunity!

We look forward to working with you!

Warm regards,
 
Terry Carroll & Wendy Sipple
along with the entire Style Media Group Team

Style Media Group
Publisher of Style MagazinesBoomer MagazineReal Weddings MagazineReal Weddings' The Planning GuideStyle Savings Guide

ELDO YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MIXER: FEB 18
Happy Hour Hangout
Who: Chamber Members & Affiliates meeting ELDO Young Professionals
What: Happy Hour Hangout
When: Thursday, February 18, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Why: Safely network with our dynamic young professionals. PPE supplies will be provided at this in-person event, with limited attendance and COVID-19 guidelines in place.
READERS' CHOICE AWARDS: FEB 23
Village Life Readers' Choice 2020
Who: Chamber Members & Affiliates
What: Village Life Readers' Choice Awards 2020
When: Tuesday, February 23, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Why: You are invited to safely network and help celebrate the winners of the Village Life Readers' Choice Awards. PPE supplies will be provided at this in-person event, with limited attendance and COVID-19 guidelines in place.
LUNCH & LEARN: MARCH 3
Keynote Speaker
Mr. Dylan Wiseman
Attorney and Shareholder with Buchalter, A Professional Corporation
Updates on 2021 Labor Laws
Who: Chamber Members & Affiliates
What: Lunch & Learn
Where: Online; Zoom link will be sent after registering
When: Wednesday, March 3rd, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Why: Hear the latest updates on 2021 labor laws, welcome new and renewing Members, and meet new contacts. Order your BYO lunch from a local restaurant, and we'll see you on Zoom! 
 
Generously sponsored by 
SCHOLARSHIP FUND NEEDS YOU
Connect to our Community
You are invited to help make a difference in our youth's future. Please join us to fund our annual scholarships for local high schoolers.

  • Sponsor a Student for $750
  • Co-Sponsor a Student for $50 or more to the General Fund

Thank you to our generous renewing Sponsors:


NONPROFIT GRANT ENDS MARCH 1 @ 5 PM

The application will be available from Feb. 1- March 1 (5pm). Grant recipients will be notified and receive funding in April 2021.

You are welcome to contact El Dorado Community Foundation Program Officer, Kathy Haven at kathy@eldoradocf.org

El Dorado Community Foundation is dedicated to strengthening our community both now and for future generations.
2021 Endow El Dorado Grant Cycle
The El Dorado Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2021 Endow El Dorado Grant Cycle will open on February 1, 2021. Endow El Dorado is open to all nonprofits serving the residents and communities of El Dorado County. This year, this funding opportunity has three areas of focus for non-profits to choose from. Applicants may only apply in one Area of Focus. 
The Areas of Focus are:
1) Youth, 0-18 years of age ($5,000 application limit)
2) Social Services and Community Mental Health ($10,000 application limit)
3) Pandemic Response ($10,000 application limit)
$900 BILLION PPP RELIEF
Congress has also made changes to other programs – including Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL Program), the Employee Retention Tax Credit, a Venue Grant program, and SBA loan programs –that will benefit small businesses.

Register for a complimentary event TODAY and mark your calendars for the next Small Business Update on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:00 AM PST.
FREE MARKETING TO NEW EDH HOUSEHOLDS
Target Market your Business to
New Residents in
El Dorado Hills
Now in its 6th year running strong, Welcome Bags are delivered at no cost to new residents as well as to Chamber Members for your branded swag. Don't miss this impactful opportunity, RSVP now. Items are DUE March 1st.
SAVE THE DATE & VIRTUAL SILENT AUCTION
Returning Master or Ceremonies,
Mark S. Allen
33rd Annual Installation & Business Awards Dinner
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Chamber Members and Guests seats are limited and filling quickly! Please RSVP by March 4th. Current health and safety guidelines will be in place.

Our Silent Auction is going virtual this year! Donations warmly welcome and appreciated. Proceeds will again go toward our programming for businesses and in the community. In gratitude, we’ll promote your business or organization in our eNews, website, and social media. Thank you for your support!
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.
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. Priority code is EHHPT. Enter EHHPT at check-out for special pricing.
 
BUSINESS LICENSING: Remember to keep your business license current, whether you are home-based, remote, or in-person.
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
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.
 
Contact us to reserve your FREE PPE.
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS
"Offering employer resources for on-the-job or work experience trainings that we help pay the employers expenses for those new employees.

Employees, Employers and job seekers can register using the link from our website and there are over 6000 skills base course offered at no cost."
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
Click HERE for the EDH Video to view and share - Thank You!
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