The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
NOW THAT WE'RE OPEN, LET'S STAY OPEN! #MASKUP
HOT OFF THE PRESSES:
IT'S MANDATED! DID YOU PUBLICLY POST YOUR ATTESTATION? DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS? READ THIS!
  • All businesses, industries, and entities that re-open in Orange County are required to post their corresponding industry-specific checklist and an attestation documenting their COVID-19 related procedures.

NAIL SALONS, TATTOO PARLORS MAY OPEN JUNE 19:
  • The state has issued guidance for these businesses to ensure the safety of customers and staff. Note: These industries are REQUIRED TO USE MASKS—BOTH CUSTOMER & STAFF.

NEW BIZ TO REOPEN: Orange County has approved the re-opening of a number of additional businesses, read more .
  • Movie theaters and family entertainment centers
  • Restaurants, wineries and bars
  • Zoos and museums
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Hotels (for tourism and individual travel)
  • Card rooms and racetracks
  • Public and HOA swimming pools

ACT TO SAVE LOCAL JOURNALISM:  Journalists have been on the front lines producing accurate news and information for the community. Sign your name and include your assemblymember and senator to show your support and spread awareness.  Learn more about how you can help .

DON'T MISS DR. ANTHONY FAUCI'S ADDRESS TO FUTURE RESEARCHERS FROM UCI: “We need your talent, your energy, your resolve and your character to get through this difficult time,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told UCI biological sciences students during a two-minute virtual commencement address delivered from Maryland.

WHEN OCBC'S CEO ISN'T TRYING TO KEEP BUSINESSES OPEN AND OPERATING SAFELY... She sings with Meistersingers in a virtual choir.
GOOD BUSINESS IS GOOD HEALTH: 
WHERE TO GET FREE COVID-19 TESTING IN OC:

HOAG HOSPITAL remains ready for COVID-19 with $6 million in Hoag’s COVID-19 Support Funds. Learn more.

ADVOCACY UPDATES:
BUDGET CUTS ABOUND—BUT WHAT WILL GET CUT? Budget negotiations continue at the state level. Some items of note include:
  • Proposed corporate tax changes that would prevent businesses from deducting losses from slower years out of their taxable income in more profitable years.
  • Don't cap tax credits for businesses at $5 million, hindering many companies, especially larger businesses, from utilizing research and development incentives.
  • Limit cuts to Medi-Cal and other safety net programs originally proposed in the Governor’s May Revise. The Legislature is largely against any cuts to K-12 schools, assuming that federal aid arrives later this year.
  • Reject budget language modifying the Cap-and-Trade program, which would increase gasoline prices and further destabilize an already-uncertain market.
  • OCBC joined CMTA and the REAL Coalition in asking legislative leaders to not pass deep funding cuts for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as proposed in the Governor’s May Revise.

BUSINESS RESOURCES :
JOIN OCBC's VIRTUAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM SERIES: PART 1 - REOPEN OC SAFELY on Thursday, June 18, from 9:00 a.m- 10:00 a.m.
  • Don't miss a panel moderated by Steve Churm, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, FivePoint Holdings, LLC, featuring, Paulette Fischer, General Manager, The Waterfront Beach Resort; Aaruni Thakur, Workers Compensation Defense Attorney, Hanna Brophy; Lori Ann Farrell Harrison, City of Costa Mesa; and Ken Wink, CEO, Ware Malcomb. Thank you AT&T, SoCalGas, and Southern California Edison for your generous sponsorship. Learn more & register here.

ARE YOU HIRING?
  • Orange County Business Council is supporting the 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.

NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
  • OCBC is excited to welcome new member Clean Energy. Clean Energy is changing the way the world fuels its vehicles and recently announced new fuel agreements for its Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG). For more information on membership at OCBC, contact Natalie Rubalcava, OCBC Chief Operating Officer.

DATA SPECIALIST PROGRAMS: 
  • Golden West College is looking for employers to help refine data specialists' credentialing programs. If interested, please contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Workforce and Economic Development. 

SMALL BIZ RESOURCES:

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:
SHOPOFF REALTY INVESTMENTS RECEIVES APPROVAL ON TOWNHOME PROJECT IN ANAHEIM:
  • Anaheim City Council has approved the Lincoln at Loara Townhome Project in Anaheim. The project will create 115-units in a gated townhome development with 27 three-story buildings. OCBC applauds the City of Anaheim and Shopoff Realty for their leadership in developing critical housing resources for Orange County.

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT:

AT&T EXPANDS PUBLIC NOTIFICATION EFFORTS AHEAD OF FIRE SEASON:
  • In an effort to educate customers at heightened risk during power-outages on ways to stay in communication during outages, AT&T has developed a list of ways to be prepared, click here to learn more.

ANGELS PARTNER WITH EACH MIND MATTERS TO HOST MENTAL HEALTH WEBINAR:
  • Learn about suicide prevention, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with teens, actions to take if a teen is having suicidal thoughts, and resources. The complimentary webinar is offered in English and Spanish. To learn more and register for the event, click here, for Spanish click here.

BANK OF AMERICA PROVIDES EMERGENCY DEBT RELIEF DEBIT CARDS FOR UNITED WAY:
  • Orange County United Way's ‘OC Family to Family’ Campaign goal of $1M has been met. Dedicated solely to homelessness prevention efforts, one hundred percent of the $1M raised will help 2,000 Orange County families on the brink of homelessness due to COVID-19 job loss or reduced income. Each family will receive a $500 emergency relief Bank of America debit card to help with rent, utilities, food, and other basic needs. For more information, click here.

CA WOMEN LEAD PRESENTS, A TOAST TO LIZ FIGUEROA:
  • After 40 years of service to CA Women Lead, Liz Figueroa has retired from the board. Join CA Women Lead in celebrating her incredible contributions to the organization by attending the virtual send off. Click here to learn more.

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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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