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CHAMBER VLOG: CHAMBER CA$H
Hope is on the horizon! To help with our road to recovery, The El Dorado Hills Chamber, with the generous investment of our Premier Partners, announces the El Dorado Hills CHAMBER CA$H Recovery Rebate launching May 1st. We hope to encourage $150,000 in local spending at qualifying businesses in the 95762 zip code and EDH Chamber Member businesses. #KeepItLocal365
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STAYING STRONG - IMPORTANT LINKS
Helping Businesses stay Strong: The EDH Chamber is working hard to help weather this COVID storm.
Important Links: The links below are the most up-to-date and comprehensive resources we've found. Please feel free to reach out at chamber@eldoradohillschamber.org if there is anything at all we can do to help.
COVID-RELIEF FUNDING
EDD PUA Program: Are you an independent contractor, self-employed, individual without sufficient work history, or have exhausted your UI benefits ? The Employment Development Department (EDD) is opening the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program, a newly available emergency unemployment assistance program under the federal CARES Act. PUA provides assistance for unemployed or partially unemployed individuals who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance and who are unable or unavailable to work due to COVID-19 related circumstances.
More Federal Relief:  The $484B Coronavirus Small Business Relief Bill will bring much needed additional funding. This legislation will infuse $310B into the  Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)  for forgivable loans. Relief is on the horizon.
6 Steps for COVID-CARE Funds: Stimulus check disbursement spelled out with six steps to get your CARES-Act funds fast, courtesy of Wells Fargo .
ANNOUNCING: CHAMBER CA$H
Get Paid to Shop! These are challenging times for our community, as we deal with the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While practicing social distancing to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, it is also critical that we continue to support our local businesses and organizations. With the generous investment of our  Premier Partners , we are pleased to announce the  El Dorado Hills CHAMBER CA$H Recovery Rebate , where you get paid to shop!

Beginning May 1, 2020, for every $100 you spend in 95762 or at  EDH Chamber Member Businesses , you receive $10 cash back or can donate it to your favorite, local nonprofit, including the Chamber Scholarship Fund. Limit $200 per household and $15,000 in total funds. Thank you for supporting our local businesses and organizations now more than ever! #KeepItLocal365
COUNTY AWAITING GOVERNOR'S REPLY
April 28:   El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously votes to send a letter to Governor Newsom to allow a phased opening of some businesses and loosening restrictions on the public in El Dorado County.
May 1:  County issues FAQ on stay-at-home directive expiring
May 8:  Deadline for reply requested from Governor's Office
2020/2021 BUSINESS DIRECTORY & RELOCATION GUIDE
Hello Chamber Member! 

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 2020/2021!

This dynamic and informative publication will now be initially released at the end of June 2020 with continued distributed throughout the rest of 2020 and into 2021, 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!

The updated deadline to be in this publication is fast approaching—ad close is now May 22, with materials due by May 29.


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 Magazines Boomer Magazine Real Weddings Magazine Real Weddings' The Planning Guide Style Savings Guide
VIRTUAL MIXER: CHAMBER CONNECTIONS
Who:   YOU for a quick break and networking
What:   Chamber Connections, a Virtual Mixer
Where:   Zoom log-in after registering
When:   Wednesday, May 13, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Details:   You are invited to kick off May Mixers. We'll have a fun game, updates, and chance for all to share up to a 30 second commercial. Order from a local restaurant for delivery or curbside pick-up, dress comfortably, and we'll see you on Zoom!
LOCAL GRANTS FOR NON-PROFITS
On behalf of the County of El Dorado Veterans' Affairs Commission, El Dorado Community Foundation is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for nonprofits that support El Dorado County Veterans . Grant applications of up to $3,500 will be accepted through May 31, 2020.
SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
EDH Chamber Awards Scholarships: With generous sponsorships from Pacific Interstate Insurance Brokers and Joe Harn, Auditor-Controller , along with proceeds from raffle ticket sales at our mixers, our Chamber is pleased to award four $750 scholarships to local graduates, who plan to continue their education at a university, college, or technical school. The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce congratulates the following scholarship recipients for 2020, and wishes them continued success in their future endeavors: Donna Taghipour, Katie Kenny, Cole Shoemake, and Angelina Wu from Oak Ridge High School.
TELEWORK REQUESTS POST-SIP
Telework During Pandemic Could Affect Future Remote Work Requests: If an employer allows employees to telework during the COVID-19 pandemic, will the employer have to allow them to continue teleworking after the California shelter-in-place order is lifted? HRWatchdog
MEMBER NEWS
Wells Fargo CA CRA Rating of Outstanding: Wells Fargo & Company announced its most recent Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating for California is Outstanding. Wells Fargo also received a national rating of “Outstanding” from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) as a result of the company’s strong performance on the exam’s components and the company’s proven commitment to serving low- to moderate-income communities. The bank’s strong performance on the exam’s components reflected positive results in California and other markets the bank serves.
REGIONAL EVENTS
Art, Beer & Wine Festival:  Regrettably we are unable to reschedule our 17th Annual Festival to another date in 2020. We look forward to seeing you May 8-9, 2021.

Brewfest: Plans are underway for our 2nd Annual El Dorado Hills Brewfest on September 12, 2020, and we invite your partnership and support!

Please let us know your favorite brewery and winery HERE, and we hope to have them pouring.

Sponsorships and Vendor Booths will be available soon. CLICK HERE to be notified.

Updates for Brewfest 2020 will be posted soon on www.eldoradohillsbrewfest.com
UPDATED COMMUNITY LIST SUPPORTING #KeepItLocal365

Chamber Member Updates: With status changing rapidly, we have an updated list of hours, specials, and news from some of our Chamber Members. To send updates or be added to this list, please email us .
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Employment Opportunities: Check out some Job Postings from Chamber Members on our website. Send us your employment needs , and they will be posted as a benefit of your Membership.
NEW EMPLOYMENT POSTER
Employment Benefits during COVID-19: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) takes effect April 1 - December 31, 2020. Our Chamber has the required flyers for legal posting next to the California and Federal Employment posters. We are offering these free of charge to our Chamber Members, so contact us to request your complimentary flyer.
Big Picture Changes to UI & Benefits: The CARES Act made sweeping changes and added new benefits to the program, so during the near-term the state Employment Development Department (EDD) will interpret these changes and implement them to provide the new benefits.
SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS FUND
El Dorado Hills Chamber, El Dorado County Chamber, and the El Dorado Community Foundation Fund: The intent of the fund is to support western slope small businesses that have been directly impacted by the Coronavirus. All contributions will be held and distributed by the El Dorado Community Foundation and are 100% tax deductible. Criteria and applications for the fund will be available soon for all of our western slope small businesses .
VIRTUAL VACATION
Now: Plan your future visit by exploring our beautiful El Dorado County online now

Who:  You as a time traveler
What:  You deserve a getaway, and there's no time better than the present to plan your trips for the future
Where: Online
When: At your leisure

Later: When our California Welcome Center in El Dorado Hills reopens, swing by for brochures, coupons, and amazing souvenirs from local artists. Let's #KeepItLocal365.
The Greatest Adventure Lies Ahead!
ZOOM RECORDINGS
Check out our archived Zoom recordings, and hope to see you at a future virtual webinar or hangout.
STAYING CONNECTED
Tag Us on Social Media: @ElDoradoHillsChamber and we will help with engagement, advertising, and promotion of your business or organization.

#KeepItLocal365 #ElDoradoHillsStrong #ElDoradoHillsChamber
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