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OFFICES AND MORE TO CLOSE, PPE NEEDED, WELLS FARGO GRANTS, CALCHAMBER WEBINAR AND MORE
HOT OFF THE PRESS:
OC'S NON-ESSENTIAL OFFICES, SALONS, GYMS, BARS, AND MORE MUST CLOSE:*
  • A new CA order ceases indoor operations at places of worship, fitness centers, malls, non-essential businesses, personal care services such as nail salons, hair salons, and barbers. Bars, pubs, breweries, and brewpubs must halt all indoor and outdoor operations. Learn more.

DISNEY HONG KONG SET TO RECLOSE:*
  • A surge in COVID-19 cases has spurred Disneyland Hong Kong to close after opening for less than a month. The announcement comes during Downtown Disney’s phased reopening which features extensive safety procedures. Continue reading.

HELP PROTECT OC'S CHILDREN:*
CHOC Children's Hospital Top 5 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs are listed below. To donate or identify sources, contact Rachel Rolnicki .
  • N95 Masks (3M 1860 Model)
  • Paper Towels (Tork Matic WHT 700FTX7)
  • Paper Towels (Multifold WHT)
  • Toilet Paper (Mini/Jumbo)
  • Soap (Wall Mount Medistat PCMX 750ML)

TODAY'S WEBINAR! CAN'T MISS CHAPMAN TOWN HALL - “ADDRESSING CALIFORNIA’S INEQUALITY CRISIS”:*

WELLS FARGO ANNOUNCES $250 MILLION GRANT PROGRAM:*
  • Wells Fargo's program donates processing fees generated by the Paycheck Protection Program to nonprofits focused on small business recovery efforts. Additionally, $250 million in grants is allocated toward nonprofit Community Development Financial Institutions. Applications close August 7. Apply Here! 

TWO COVID-19 VACCINES RECEIVE FAST-TRACK BY FDA:*
  • FDA approval for a fast-track process will ensure both vaccines have expedited development and testing opportunities. Learn more about two promising vaccines.

HAVE YOU HAD COVID-19? HOAG HOSPITAL NEEDS YOUR HELP:*  
  • Recovered COVID-19 patients can save lives with a donation of plasma. Plasma treatments contains antibodies that can treat COVID-19. Donate Today!
GOOD HEALTH IS GOOD BUSINESS:
GROWING BODY OF RESEARCH SUGGESTS COVID-19 IS NOT LIKELY TO BE SPREAD BY CHILDREN:*
  • New research suggests that children are less likely to transmit COVID-19 than adults, less likely to experience severe symptoms, and less likely to become infected. Read more.

CITY OF IRVINE OPENS DRIVE-UP COVID-19 TEST SITE:*

UCI HEALTH AND ANAHEIM DUCKS PARTNER TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE:
  • Honda Center will host a series of summer blood drives. Donors register online for an appointment and will receive Anaheim Ducks swag. Register today!

WHERE TO GET TESTING IN OC:

ADVOCACY UPDATES:
JENNIFER WARD JOINS OCBC AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVOCACY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS:*
  • In her new role, Jennifer will work closely with President and CEO Lucy Dunn and oversee all aspects of OCBC's government and public affairs programs at a critical time for OC's business community. “Jennifer is a terrific addition to OCBC’s team and brings with her over 10 years of experience in government relations, regional planning, and community outreach,” said Lucy Dunn, OCBC President and CEO. Ward is a senior level political and public affairs strategist with extensive work collaborating with local leaders across Southern California. Read the full press release.

OCBC SUPPORTS BILL ALLOWING MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING:
  • OCBC is proud to support AB 3107, a bill that will increase the affordability and availability of housing. Housing developments that include at 20 percent of units for lower-income households would be allowed on any site zoned for commercial purposes. Creative land use strategies and incentives are vital for solving the housing crisis, especially in dense areas perceived as “built-out”. Search your state Senator here so you can ask them to support this much needed bill. Read OCBC’s letter HERE.

BUSINESS RESOURCES :
COVID-19 WORKPLACE BEST PRACTICES:*
  • "The Workplace" podcast hosted by CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, and Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, features a discussion on best practices for implementing safety policies in the workplace. View written recap here.

WEBINAR- “THE FUTURE OF: THE COVID CURE”:*
  • "The Future Of: The COVID Cure" will feature Orange County’s leading healthcare, public policy, and business professionals in the discussion of innovate solutions to help flatten OC’s curve and key tactics to keep local businesses open on Friday, July 10 at 12 p.m. Join here.

WEBINAR- “PUTTING RACIAL JUSTICE WORDS INTO ACTION: BEST PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES FOR CA BUSINESSES”:*
  • Join ChalChamber on July 15 at 8:00 a.m. to learn how to address workplace racism, the effect of bias decision making, and training programs to promote workers to management. Register here.

ARE YOU HIRING?
  • OCBC supports Orange County Development Board by helping job seekers land jobs. OCBC will create a custom job flyer for your open positions that is then circulated across the county. To view a previous flyer, click here. If your business is hiring, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Workforce and Economic Development.

SMALL BIZ RESOURCES:
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:
GRIFFIN STRUCTURES WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT:*
  • Congratulations to Jon Hughes, CCM, DBIA, who has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Griffin Structures. Hughes has served the organization for over 10 years as Director of Operations and has received national recognition for his leadership in Program and Construction Management.

METROLINK DOUBLES HAND SANITIZER STATIONS:*
  • Metrolink has reached an important safety milestone with the installation of two hand sanitizer stations per train car. In response to a recent customer survey, Metrolink meets the safety needs of its riders with complimentary face masks, enhanced cleaning initiatives, and social distancing tools, “How Full Is My Train?”.

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RESOURCES
Giving Back
American Red Cross & Blood Donations - Donate blood today!
Caterina's Club Feeds Kids in Need - Donate today to help
Chrysalis COVID-19 Relief Fund - Matching donations up to $25K!
Donate, Volunteer or Host a Virtual Food Bank 
HCA Accepting Medical Donations - Masks, Gloves, Gowns Needed
Basic supplies needed
OC Food Bank - Donations needed. 
Help students with laptops & other financial assistance
Second Harvest Food Bank - Match My Gift - Every $1 DOUBLES to provide SIX nutritious meals!
Help support Vital Link's STEM and career pathways for students
StandUp For Kids Orange County  -  COVID-19 Emergency Response 
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