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OC COMMUNITY INDICATORS EVENT, IRVINE RENTAL ASSISTANCE, RED TAPE/RED CARPET AWARDS, RESTAURANT WEEK, AND MORE!
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TODAY'S CAN'T MISS EVENT: ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY INDICATORS VIRTUAL ROLLOUT:*
  • Today, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., join OCBC for the Orange County Community Indicators Virtual Rollout for insights into Orange County’s current health and prosperity, and how COVID-19 has impacted your business sector. This event is brought to you in partnership by CalOptima, Orange County Community Foundation, First 5 Orange County, Children and Families Commission, and Orange County United Way. A special thank you to our title sponsor, Bank of America. Register today!

OC TAX 2020 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT MEASURE OVERVIEW:*

IRVINE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NOW OPEN:*

OC'S NEWEST PREMIERE VENUE, OCV!BE WILL OFFER PREMIER FACILITIES!:*
  • As OC enters a new era of entertainment, OCV!be is offering long-term founding partnerships for the OCV!be Sports and Entertainment. Premier Partnerships will assist in the go-to-market sales phase as OCV!be and seeks influential corporate partners for restaurants, retail, hotels, office towers, and affordable housing. 

OC REGISTRAR OF VOTERS NEAL KELLEY RELEASES IMPORTANT MESSAGE ON BALLOT SECURITY AND COVID-19:*
  • Mail in ballots will be sent to all registered voters in California and all voting centers will implement necessary safety protections. Watch the video!

OC RESTAURANT WEEK- CELEBRATE AND SHARE SafeDineOC WITH ANY RESTAURANT YOU VISIT!:*

CSU UNIVERSITIES WILL ANNOUNCE A NEW CHANCELLOR:*
TURNING RED TAPE INTO RED CARPET SPOTLIGHT:
HUNTINGTON BEACH’S ONEHB SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS:*
  • “Together We’re OneHB Supporting Local Businesses”, a public-private partnership, is a community campaign to offer grants of $5,000 to local small businesses. The City of Huntington Beach, the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, CIELO and SBDC partnered to offer this grant and provide businesses with support programs and services. The OneHB campaign is the first of its kind locally to bring philanthropy and community support together to keep businesses viable and open. It’s not too late to nominate projects—click HERE to submit yours by September 18!
 
ADVOCACY UPDATES:
BUSINESS NEEDS CONGRESS TO PASS “PHASE FOUR” RELIEF PACKAGE:*
  • OCBC is sincerely appreciative of the aid Congress has delivered to businesses and their employees nationwide since the pandemic began; however, Congress and the Trump administration must act swiftly to reach an agreement for a “phase four” relief package. Major employers like airlines, restaurants, retailers and small businesses are in desperate need of assistance to avoid furloughing staff or closing entirely. Contact youMember of CongressSenators and the Speaker’s office today to ask them to compromise and reach an agreement to support America’s employers and workforce.

TODAY'S WEBINAR- PROP 22 COALITION SOCIAL MEDIA WEBINAR:
  • A new report shows that under a forced employment model, app-based rideshares and food delivery will create little or no service and double in cost and wait times. Join YES on Prop 22 on Tuesday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. for a special Social Media Webinar for Coalition Partners. Register here and share the YES to Prop 22 resource center

GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL EXPANDING LEAVE, HURTING SMALL BUSINESSES:
  • On Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1383, a bill dramatically expanding family leave while providing virtually no protections to the small businesses most impacted. OCBC is disappointed that this administration fails to help small businesses get back to work. Further, the law lacks conformity with federal law, meaning small employers could be on the hook for a combined total of 24 weeks of job-protected leave. Let the lawsuits begin.

REOPEN OC NOW - BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT AND CIVIC LEADERS CALL ON GOVERNOR TO REOPEN THEME PARKS:

BUSINESS RESOURCES:
SAVE THE DATE FOR CLSA'S FREE VIRTUAL MEDTECH SHOWCASE*
  • On October 1, 2020, join the California State Assembly Select Committee on Biotechnology along with the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) and the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) for its 2nd Annual Med-Tech Showcase. The companies will showcase their innovative biomedical and technological products that have paved the way for a better healthcare for Californians. The event will feature great Orange County companies such as Masimo, Edwards Lifesciences, Johnson & Johnson and many more!

SURVEY EXTENDED: COVID-19 IMPACTS ON YOUR BUSINESS:*
  • To assist businesses during the pandemic, Orange County Community Resource Department is conducting a survey on its effects on workforce and business operations. This survey takes approximately 7 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey by 10/2.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES:
COVID-19 NEWS:
UPS HEALTHCARE TALKS SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS AND COVID-19 VACCINES:*
  • Wes Wheeler, President of UPS Healthcare discusses UPS’s vaccine distribution logistics, anticipated challenges on how to prioritize vaccine distributions and the correct amount, partnerships with pharmaceutical companies and U.S. Health & Human Services for Operation Warp Speed, and more. 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND UPDATES
OC PUBLIC LIBRARIES LAUNCHES BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENTS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING:*
  • OC Public Libraries’ literacy program, OC READ/Families for Literacy will host a series of Back-to-School events to support distance learning. The drive-thru events will gift free books and crafts, along with virtual programs and demonstrations for take-home crafts. 

NIXON LIBRARY DONATES 700,000 FACE COVERS TO COMMUNITY:
  • OCBC is honored to have received Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Foundation’s generous mask donation that help slow the spread of COVID-19. OCBC applauds the foundation’s community efforts and dedication to Orange County small businesses, healthcare providers, and educators. #MaskUP OCBC received almost 250,000 masks for business and community safe re-openings. Thank you Nixon Library!

KNOW YOUR VOTE – HUNTINGTON BEACH VIRTUAL CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM:

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: 
ONTARIO INTERNATION AIRPORT RECIEVES TOP RANKS IN PASSENGER RECOVERY:*
  • Ontario International Airport ranks 3rd in the nation for passenger recovery. In comparison to the week of August 24, 2019, the airport has recovered 43%. Other international airports follow behind with Southwest Florida International Airport at 44.1% and Denver International Airport at 43.1%.

DISNEYLAND RESORT CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:*
  • In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Disneyland Resorts interviews Susana Tubert, Creative Director, Disney Parks Live Entertainment, the creative mind behind Disneyland Resort’s live action entertainment. Disney’s diverse stories represents characters from all backgrounds that include “Black Panther”, “Mulan”, “Moana” and “Coco”. Tubert draws on the cultural presence from each character to honor traditions for events such as the Lunar New Celebration and the Disney Festival of Holidays, which celebrates Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day, Christmas, and Navidad. 

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS PARTNER WITH GAMEON TECHNOLOGY:*
  • The Los Angeles Chargers will be able to interact with fans like never before. The partnership with GameOn Technology provides fans with an enhanced app-based experience with real-time game updates such as player stats, GIFS, highlights, news, scores and more. The automated conversations can be accessed across all social media platforms to reach a broader and more diverse audience. 

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