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COUNTY DOCTOR SAYS OPEN THEME PARKS, JOB KILLER BILL VETOED, FAMILY RIGHTS ACT EXPANDS, DRIVE IN MOVIES, AND MORE!
HOT OFF THE PRESS
OC HEALTH CARE SAYS OK THEME PARKS TO REOPEN:*
  • OC Health Care Agency advises that Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm should reopen once OC moves to Gov. Newsom’s new Orange or third tier. OC is now in Red or second tier. Gov. Newsom has not yet released guidelines which were thought to be far more restrictive. Good health and good business require collaboration.

GOVERNOR VETOES JOB KILLER ‘RIGHT TO RECALL’ MANDATE:*

OC BUSINESS LEADERS AND OC REGISTRAR OF VOTERS TALK ELECTION PROTOCOLS:*

EXPANSION OF FAMILY RIGHTS ACT TO SMALL EMPLOYERS SIGNED INTO LAW:*
  • Legislation that will significantly expand the California Family Rights Act to employers with 5 or more employees has been signed into law and will go into effect on January 1, 2021.

PROJECT ROOMKEY, EMERGENCY COVID SHELTER FOR HOMELESS, NEARS ITS END:*
  • Project Roomkey provides the homeless community with temporary housing options to shelter-in place. The program will now be reevaluated and occupants will transition out of their residence on October 16 and October 23.

PROGRAM ENDING SOON! SafeDineOC GRANTS HAVE BEEN RAISED TO $5,000!:*

OCBC EVENTS YOU CAN'T MISS:
OCBC'S 2020 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE:*
  • October 13, 8:00 a.m. is OCBC’s 2020 Workforce Development Conference . Hear how Orange County leaders embrace diversity and create an equitable future! Learn about educational advancements to improve outcomes across diverse communities, and how diversity and inclusion initiatives will positively impact the workplace. Learn how to be an agent for positive change! A special thank you to title sponsor, Union Bank! Register here.

OCBC AND CAL STATE FULLERTON HOST 26TH ANNUAL ECONOMIC FORECAST CONFERENCE:*
  • October 22 at 10:30 a.m. is the 26th Annual Economic Forecast Conference - The Great Disruption: Searching for Innovative Solutions and Infinite Possibilities in a Post-COVID World. Hear from Cal State Fullerton’s industry experts on the economic trends and forces shaping Orange County post-pandemic. A special thank you to title sponsor, U.S. Bank! Register here.
TURNING RED TAPE INTO RED CARPET SPOTLIGHT:
YORBA LINDA WATER DISTRICT’S MARC MARCANTONIO HELI-HYDRANT:*
  • Yorba Linda Water District understands the importance of using advanced technology to safeguard life, property and the environment from wildfires. Their Marc Marcantonio Heli-Hydrant (MMHH) is a 12-foot wide water tank, capacity of 2,400 gallons, for firefighting helicopters. The MMHH allows first responders to save critical time by offering a quick-fill, pilot-operated water source strategically placed to be effective in fighting fires. The MMHH can be used without electricity and holds enough water for two helicopters while only taking six minutes to fill. Yorba Linda Water District plans on constructing more heli-hydrants throughout the District in the upcoming year.

ADVOCACY UPDATES:
GOVERNOR VETOES BILL DELAYING REHIRE OF EMPLOYEES:*
  • Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed AB 3216, a bill that threatened the hospitality industry by imposing “right of recall” provisions on employers. Certain employers, including hotels and event venues, would have been mandated to extend offers of employment to laid-off workers, delaying their reopening by depriving them of flexibility in hiring and rehiring. OCBC strongly opposed this bill.

GET THE FACTS BEFORE YOU VOTE WITH OCBC’S VOTING GUIDE:
  • Just received your ballot? View OCBC’s Voting Guide to find out which propositions threaten economic recovery and which support businesses. NO on Prop 15! – no tax increases now.

OCTA SEEKING FEEDBACK ON BUS RAPID TRANSIT ON FREEWAYS STUDY:
  • Do you travel the I-5 or SR-55 freeways? OCTA is studying the two freeways for the development of Freeway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes--express bus service mostly on freeways, taking advantage of carpool lanes, express lanes, toll lanes or shoulder lanes to serve key destinations. OCTA’s Study will identify improvements to infrastructure, potential stops and transportation solutions for potential BRT routes. Take the Freeway Bus Survey or phone 909-494-2900 until November 16, 2020. Let OCTA know where you will go! Attend a live virtual public meeting on October 14 at 5:30 p.m. Register here and be sure to watch the video.

BUSINESS RESOURCES:
CSUF STUDENTS EXPLORE CAREERS WITH ALUMNI:*
  • Three Titans traveled throughout Southern California in "Mac" the RV, talking with accomplished CSUF alumni about their career paths. The experience was facilitated by Roadtrip Nation, an organization dedicated to helping people find career and life fulfillment. Career exploration is critical for young people to know all the great jobs available in OC. The videos can be watched here.

UCI DEVISES SAFE REOPENING PLANS FOR BIZ:
  • The university is providing consulting services to private businesses to help them develop rules and procedures to keep employees and customers safe from COVID-19 as the economy opens up. “As the only program in public health in Orange County, we have an obligation to assist our community,” professor Karen Edwards said.

WATER ENERGY EDUCATION ALLIANCE HOSTS LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE:
  • Join the Water Energy Education Alliance on October 20, 2020 to hear from Juanita Chan, MAEd, STEM and College and Careers Pathway Coordinator with Rialto Unified School District and the coalition of water, education, and energy experts to discuss the development of Career Technical Educations programs. Register here.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES:
COVID-19 NEWS:
CDC RELEASES UPDATE ON COVID-19 AIRBORNE TRANSMISSION:*
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says COVID-19 can be transferred through airborne particles in poorly ventilated spaces. 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND UPDATES
COUNTY SERVICES ON THE GO WITH MYOCGOV MOBILE APP:*
  • Stay connected with the County of Orange and download the MyOCGov mobile app for Apple and Android users. The app features geo-locations, recreational sites, health and human services, parking information, job databases, public safety, and more. 

DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT WITH OC SUPERVISOR:*
  • On October 17 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., join Orange County Supervisor Doug Chaffee for the drive-in feature of The Nightmare Before Christmas at Craig Regional Park. Tickets are available here. 

CEREMONIES UNDER THE STARS AT HONDA CENTER:*
  • OC Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen presents Get Hitched Under the Stars at the Honda Center on October 20, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. This one-of-a-kind wedding experience invites couples to have a nighttime ceremony performed by the department’s deputy commissioners. 

DISNEYLAND RESORT LAUNCHES HALLOWEEN POP-UP SHOP:*
  • Disneyland Resort celebrates Halloween with the release of seasonal treats and a Halloween pop-up shop located in the new Backlot Premiere Shop in Disney California Adventure. The pop-up shop will be accessed through Downtown Disney and offers seasonal merchandise, Halloween clothing, trading pins, home décor, and more. 

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  AWARENESS MONTH:
  • Human Options calls on the community to attend the first ever virtual fall event featuring Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, CA Surgeon General for a discussion on Igniting Social Change: The Impact of Childhood Trauma on October 15, 2020. Register here.  Join the fight and become an advocate and participate in the 31 Days of Action Calendar and utilize the toolkit that contains social media challenges. #PledgePurple

CALIFORNIA WOMEN LEAD'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE "STRONGHER" -- A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN'S INCREDIBLE RESILIENCY:
  • Join CWLA’s Annual Conference on October 13-14 for a virtual wine tasting and hear from special guests Katie Echevarria Rosen Kitchens, Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief of FabFitFun; former FOX anchor, author, and activist Gretchen Carlson; California's indomitable First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom; political trailblazers Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis and State Treasurer Fiona Ma, and many more! OCBC’s Lucy Dunn serves on the board. View the program lineup and register today!

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:
NEW UNION BANK SURVEY REPORTS OPTIMISM AND ADAPTABILITY AMONG MINORITY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS:*
  • The Union Bank Small Business Mindshift 2020 Survey shows that minority small business owners have adapted to COVID-19 with optimism, innovation, and strong community ties. Results report that 34 percent of minority business owners expect for their business to survive, in contrast to the 20 percent of non-minority business owners. Their optimism continues with over a 40 percent increase in adaptability in products and services, online retail options, delivery options, and online advertising. 

CHEVRON ACQUIRES NOBEL ENERGY:*
  • Chevron’s acquisition of Nobel Energy, an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, heavily bolsters the company’s portfolio. In a variety of benefits, Chevron has increased its stance in the Eastern Mediterranean and has low-cost capital, cash-generating offshore assets in Israel. 

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