August 21, 2018
THE NEWS YOU NEED
CASINO NIGHT ABOARD THE SCARLETT BELLE
 
Oxnard Chamber of Commerce PAC fundraiser
Thursday September 6, 2018.

  • Harbor Cruise aboard the Scarlett Belle
  • Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, by "Casino Knights"
  • Raffles, Drawings, Prizes
  • Food and Drinks 

CAPITALIZE ON YOUR CHAMBER BENEFITS AT THE NEW MEMBER MINGLE TONIGHT!
 
Learn how to get the most out of your listing on our website. See what complimentary promotional opportunities are available to both new and veteran members. Can participation on a Chamber committee help your business? It's all available at the August 21 New Member Mingle. "Seasoned" members are also welcome.

A message from our Chair - Stacy Miller
 
WHERE BUSINESS MEETS THE SAND
 
How $159 Million Benefits Oxnard at the Channel Islands Harbor

Would you be surprised to learn that the businesses and tenants of Channel Islands Harbor had a total economic impact of more than $159 million in 2016 (direct and indirect), according to a report recently published by the California Economic Forecast?
 
Our little gem on the coast is credited with $74 million of direct economic impact to the Ventura County economy in 2016. The Channel Islands Harbor, which is one of the few growing employment centers in the County, also facilitated 920 full-time-equivalent jobs

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

AUGUST 21
4:30PM-6:00PM

AUGUST 23
5:30PM-7:00PM

AUGUST 24
8:15AM-9:15AM

SEPTEMBER 3
Chamber Closed
Labor Day

SEPTEMBER 5
2:00PM

SEPTEMBER 6
6:00PM-9:00PM

SEPTEMBER 10
Noon -1:30PM

SEPTEMBER 11
Noon -1:00PM

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
8:30AM
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
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. 

Palm & Boy Coffee and Acai
2929 Ocean Drive
Oxnard, CA 93035
(661) 645-5603

Palm & Boy chooses mostly organic and local brands to work with. Their bowls are meant to be wholesome and filling and coffee made by the friendliest crew. 

kidSTREAM Children's Museum
3100 Ponderosa Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 440-0635

KidSTREAM will provide an engaging environment where kids explore, play,and discover. KidSTREAM will inspire and empower kids to become critical thinkers, innovators, and life-long learners.

Clark Pest Control
855 Lawrence Drive
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 399-9215

Organizations are not immune to many of the issues that bug homeowners. Your property is home to your business, so don't let uninvited pests make it their home, too. Your facility's uniqueness demands a custom-designed pest management and grounds care program. Since 1950, Clark Pest Control has served businesses throughout California and northwestern Nevada. So we understand the nuanced needs that different industries and spaces represent. We'll work hard to implement the best pest control or grounds care strategies for your particular property.

Junction at Wagon Wheel
2601 Wagon Wheel Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 278-4888

From the moment you arrive at The Junction at Wagon Wheel, you’ll feel the difference. Our open spaces and community amenities are second to none. Our team is dedicated to providing quick and excellent service when you need it. Choose from 11 exceptional floor plans, uniquely designed with all of the apartment amenities you deserve.

A & M Boat Charters
3600 South Harbor Blvd. St. 219
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 204-0977

Scarlett Belle was built by Owner Andy Volaski in the Channel Islands Harbor in 2004 and completed in 2007. Designed with the idea for weddings and parties, Scarlett Belle is wide and sits low to ensure a comfortable stable ride inside the tranquil Channel Islands Harbor. Take in sunsets over the Channel Islands in the distance. From the back of the Boat you see the beautiful paddles free spinning as the Scarlett Belle tours the Channel Islands Harbor.
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MEMBER MESSAGES
UNITED WAY HONORS 5 EXTRAORDINARY
COMMUNITY & CORPORATE LEADERS
United Way of Ventura County’s 14th annual Spirit Awards Gala presented by Procter & Gamble will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at The Padre Serra Center in Camarillo, from 6:00-8:30pm. An exclusive VIP Sponsor Reception will be held at 5:00pm, invitation only. Dinner will be served along with the award ceremony.

5 THINGS WE DID FOR YOU IN THE PAST WEEK
1.The Chamber’s Political Action Committee met to finalize questionnaires for the mayoral and city council candidates, which kicks-off the 2018 local election cycle.

2.The Oxnard Leadership program held their “Ethics & Business” day, which included a workshop on ethics by Genevieve Evans Taylor, a tour of Haas Automation , and a tour of the businesses in Channel Islands Harbor . Thanks to all who contributed to making this a great learning experience!

3.Represented the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce at the California Welcome Center farewell reception. The CWC will be closing in September after more than a decade in Oxnard.

4.Chamber CEO Nancy Lindholm met with an Oxnard business and city representatives regarding the new wastewater discharge limits for industrial users.

5.Kicked off plans to present a “Doing Business with the City” workshop in September. Details to follow!
CAL CHAMBER NEWS
CalChamber Urges Senate to Stop Ban on Settlement/Arbitration Agreements 
A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill to ban settlement agreements and arbitration agreements for labor and employment claims is awaiting action by the Senate.

The CalChamber has tagged AB 3080 (Gonzalez Fletcher; D-San Diego) as a job killer because it will create more litigation, significant delays in the resolution of disputes, and higher costs for employers and employees.

Besides interfering with and essentially eliminating settlement agreements for labor and employment claims, AB 3080 exposes employers to criminal liability regarding arbitration agreements and essentially prohibits arbitration of labor and employment claims as a condition of employment.

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