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TESTING SUPER SITE, VISIT SOUTH COAST PLAZA , CAN'T MISS WEBINARS AND MORE
HOT OFF THE PRESS:
OC RESTAURANTS COULD GET $1,000 PER LOCATION IN NEW PROGRAM:*

OC COVID-19 TESTING SUPER SITE OPENS AT CONVENTION CENTER IN ANAHEIM:*
  • Drive through COVID-19 testing is available Wednesday - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and is made possible through a public-partnership between County of Orange, 360 Clinic, and City of Anaheim. Book your appointment today.

HERE IS WHAT’S OPEN AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA!:*
  • Support local businesses! South Coast Plaza welcomes you with open boutiques and outdoor dining. All department stores are open along with select boutiques with accessible outdoor entrances. Restaurants are available for takeout, curbside pick up, delivery, and select outdoor dining.

CALIFORNIA SETS TWO COVID RECORDS:*
  • California set two new COVID records for hospitalizations and ICU admissions. Public health officials in LA County indicated another stay-at-home order may be required.

CREATIVITY IN GARDEN GROVE THAT OCBC LOVES! EXPANDED OUTDOOR DINING PERMITS:*
  • Garden Grove expands its Accessible Business program to local businesses by waiving all permit fees to restaurants applying for temporary outdoor dining permits, with plans to offer no-fee temporary outdoor permits to other business sectors when allowed by state health and safety guidelines. Read more.

CVS AND TARGET TO REQUIRE CUSTOMERS TO WEAR FACE MASKS:*
  • On July 20, all CVS stores will require customers to wear face coverings followed by Target where masks will be required starting Aug. 1.

MORE CREATIVITY THAT OCBC LOVES! N EWPORT DUNES LAUNCHES DRIVE-IN EVENTS:*
  • Event planners rejoice, Newport Dunes now offers a private, seaside drive-in event space complete with car-side concessions for corporate events and meetings, weddings, birthdays, and fundraisers. Book your event today!

IN MEMORIAM MARCY FINAMORE:*
  • OCBC member, Jamboree Housing, remembers gifted leader, Marcy Finamore, for her lifetime of service. Marcy spent 19 years with Jamboree Housing and rose from her part-time position to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Marcy led a team of over 95 and helped grow the annual operating budget from $830,000 to $12 million. Her innovative solutions helped create Jamboree’s current financial system that manages a $3.2+ billion portfolio of more than 96 communities. Marcy's legacy and contribution will continue to live on through Jamboree’s success. 

GOOD HEALTH IS GOOD BUSINESS:
WATCH THIS! LATINO HEALTH EQUITY INITIATIVE DEBUTS FIRST COVD-19 MOBILE TEST SITE:*
  • Santa Ana residents receive free COVID-19 testing through a mobile test site at Walker Elementary courtesy of OC Health Care Agency’s partnership with Latino Health Access and Families Together of Orange County. View event recap with Supervisor Andrew Do.

NATIONWIDE COVID CONTROL WITHIN WEEKS WITH USE OF FACE MASKS:*
  • CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield noted the public can control the spread of COVID-19 within 4-8 weeks with the use of face masks. Redfield states asymptomatic people may be keeping the virus alive. #MaskUP!

RITE AID UNVEILS COST FREE COVID-19 TESTING:*

WHERE TO GET TESTING IN OC:
ADVOCACY UPDATES:
UNITED WAY CALLS FOR HELP IN THE FIGHT FOR CHARITIES:
  • As non-profit donations hit historic lows, United Way urges the community to reach out to Senators and Members of Congress to halt taxation of charitable donations. Bipartisan bills have been introduced in the House and Senate that aid this movement. Fill out a contact form and automatically pen your letter to lawmakers.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR KOUNALAKIS TO JOIN VIRTUAL SACRAMENTO ADVOCACY SUMMIT:
  • OCBC will be hosting a virtual advocacy summit July 27 and 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Don’t miss your chance to discuss OC's priorities with top-level legislators and state officials. Confirmed speakers include Lieutenant Governor Elieni Kounalakis; Secretary of State Alex Padilla; Treasurer Fiona Ma; Senate Education Chair Connie Leyva; Assembly Utilities and Energy Chair Chris Holden; Senate Housing Chair Scott Wiener; State Water Board Chair E. Joaquin Esquivel; Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin; and others. Open to OCBC members only. Members can register HERE. To learn more about membership, contact Natalie Rubalcava.

BUSINESS RESOURCES:
REOPENING OC SCHOOLS: OCDE’S DR. JEFF HITTENBERGER TELLS OCBC - NOT OC BOARD OF EDUCATION :*
  • Yesterday’s Workforce Development Conference featured Dr. Jeff Hittenberger, Chief Academic Officer for the OC Department of Education who presented OCDE’s health guidelines approved by the OC Health Officer last month. Dr. Hittenberger acknowledged that the state of the pandemic has brought greater reservation to schools’ ability to open in person classes. How school’s open up will ultimately be decided by the each school district within OC. A link to the recording can be found here: Password: 9J@1#0ZP.

PROJECT REACH PROMOTES GREATER ACCESS TO CREDIT AND CAPITAL:*
  • Comptroller of the Currency announced the launch of Project REACh to promote financial inclusion through greater access to credit and capital. Under the REACh initiative, the Comptroller will convene people who have the ability to address the systemic inequalities in the US financial system, including the challenges of accessing credit and capital. The initiative will identify and reduce barriers that prevent full, equal, and fair participation in the nation’s economy. Learn more.

TODAY'S WEBINAR - “VC SPEAKER SERIES WITH SAURABH SURI”:*
  • Join UCI Beall Applied Innovation on July 17 at 11:00 a.m. to hear Saurabh Suri from CerraCap Ventures, an Orange County investment firm with Fortune 500 experience in discussion about his experience with sustainable technology products and global operation solutions. Register today!

WEBINAR- “REINVENTING YOUR SALES MINDSET TO THRIVE THROUGH UNCERTAINTY”:*
  • Join USC's popular “Sales Mindset for Entrepreneurs” sales speakers, Garrett Brown and Colin Coggins on July 23 at 12 p.m. for a conversation on how to close a sale amid COVID-19, how sales teams continue to grow through remote work, and the rare sales opportunity COVID-19 has presented. Register here!

WEBINAR- “ACCOUNTING FOR CEO’S”:*
  • On August 6 at 12 p.m., Joe Johnston, Senior Accounting and Business Development Manager at TGG will lead a four part series that targets business models for retail, manufacturing, and software. This series will provide business executives with tools to evaluate how their companies rank against competitors based on basic business models and price-value matrix.

NEED WORKFORCE TRAINING?
  • Is your workforce in need of training? Rancho Santiago Community College District and Saddleback college can provide customized and subsidized training opportunities to upskill or reskill your employees. For more information, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Workforce and Economic Development.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:
JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL FOR FIXED BASED OPERATORS: 
  • Tuesday, August 11, Orange County Board of Supervisors will review the proposal for private aviation companies to operate out of JWA. Private companies will have access to provide services such as fueling, storage, parking, aircraft maintenance, and flight instruction to the community. Once a private company is selected a final proposal will be submitted for the Board’s approval. 

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF OC CELEBRATES MILESTONE:*
  • Community Action Partnership of Orange County distributed it's one-millionth diaper through its Diaper Bank. In times of uncertainty, CAPOC rose to the occasion and launched its Diaper Bank early amid COVID-19. View CAPOC’s virtual celebration! 

UNITED WAY ASSISTS AT RISK FAMILIES:
  • United Way’s Homeless Prevention Program has helped 4,280 low-income families at risk for homelessness due to an income change. This program provides families with a one per household $500 emergency debit card for food, rent, and utilities. Way to go United Way!

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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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