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ECONOMIC FORECAST CONFERENCE RECAP, HOAG CONDUCTS COVID VACCINE TRIAL, VOTE NO ON PROP 15, AND MORE!
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WATCH THE RECAP! OCBC/CSUF'S ECONOMIC FORECAST CONFERENCE:*

HOAG CHOSEN AS TRIAL SITE FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION:*

CALIFORNIA THEME PARKS HINT AT LEGAL ACTION AGAINST REOPENING GUIDELINES:*
  • Theme park executives responded to State officials and their lack of transparency stating that all options are open at this point, with the primary goal to reopen safely. 

PROP 15 FALLING IN POLLS – VOTE NO TO PROTECT ECONOMY AND HOUSING:*
  • Recent polls show Prop 15 dipping below 50 percent support—but the pressure is still on to keep the momentum going! Prop 15 will devastate businesses at the worst possible time, and endanger new housing by incentivizing local decision-makers to choose higher-taxed commercial properties over new residential. View OCBC's Voting Guide.

ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HOSTS VIRTUAL DISABILITY TOWN HALL:*
  • On October 30, join the conversation on ways the airport can offer enhanced services to passengers with disabilities. Register here.

LOOKING FOR A SAFE RESTAURANT TO VISIT? CHECK THIS OUT!
  • Restaurants in your community that received a SafeDineOC grant have made significant efforts to ensure the health and safety of their guests! View the list.

OCBC EVENTS YOU CAN'T MISS
OCBC'S VIRTUAL ELECTION DAY LUNCHEON - DON'T MISS THE BEST POLITICAL HUMOR IN TOWN!:
  • Join OCBC on November 3 for the Virtual Election Day Luncheon. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the fun and good humor with acts from Peter Buffa, Brian Calle, Don Hansen, Kate Klimow, Curt Pringle and a performance from OC's Got Political Talent winner, Dirissy Doan! Register here.

JOIN OCBC'S TURNING RED TAPE INTO RED CARPET AWARDS FOR A HAPPY HOUR HONORING LOCAL AGENCIES!:
  • OCBC's 10th Annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet virtual awards on November 19 will highlight leadership from local governments across the County that have stepped up during the pandemic with creative solutions to support businesses and the economy. Register here.
TURNING RED TAPE INTO RED CARPET SPOTLIGHT
CITY OF FULLERTON’S NAVIGATION CENTER:*
  • In November 2019, Fullerton took swift action to address the 2019 Orange County Point in Time homeless count by committing $500,000 to purchase and convert a 21,000 square foot vacant building. The City partnered with Illumination Foundation to transform the building into a 150-bed Navigation Center with on-site counselors to help homeless individuals find stable housing. The Center began accepting residents on August 13, 2020, and includes a medical clinic, dental office and therapy room

BUSINESS RESOURCES
THE WORKPLACE PODCAST – EMERGENCY COVID-19 RULES COMING SOON:*
  • Cal/OSHA Standards Board will vote on emergency COVID-19 regulations that won’t be released until five days before the vote, which leaves no room for comments or revisions. View the written recap and listen here. 

WEBINAR – 2020 YEAR-END TAX PLANNING FOR YOUR BUSINESS:*

IS YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION PREPARED FOR THE NEXT NATURAL DISASTER?:
  • It is becoming ever more imperative to take the necessary steps to be ready for business interruption to occur. Edison International teamed up with the Outsmart Disaster Campaign to offer resources and tools to mitigate business interruptions through a new "Resilient Business Challenge" program. It covers topics such as Identifying Impacts of DisruptionStrengthening Facilities, and Structuring Your Crisis Communication Plan. Learn more at OutsmartDisaster.com/Edison

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND UPDATES
FINAL WEEKEND OF THE OC FAIR FOOD DRIVE-THRU:*
  • Last chance to experience all the best foods from OC Fair's menu! With added sweet and savory treats, enjoy a fun family outing from the safety of your own car.

SHOP LOCAL AT OC GREAT PARK FARMER’S MARKET:*

LIGHT UP MISSION VIEJO THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:*

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES LAUNCHES WINTER TRAVEL SALE:*
  • On October 23 and 24, Southwest Airlines will offer one-way nonstop trips for as low as $39. Tickets for select destinations will available with no change, bag or cancellation fees. 

U.S. BANK NAMED BEST BIG BANK IN 16 STATES:*
  • U.S. Bank took the top spot in Newsweek’s first-ever, America’s Best Banks 2021 report. Newsweek recognized U.S. Bank for its pivot to expand online banking due to COVID-19 an awarded its enhanced mobile app a 4.75 out of 5 rating.  

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