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September 15, 2020
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BREWFEST IN A BOX
You are invited to join us for our 2nd Annual El Dorado Hills Brewfest - pivoted to - Brewfest in a Box!
 
Who: Beer Enthusiasts and Community Supporters
What: In compliance with the CDC guidelines for events, our popular Brewfest will not be in-person, but instead recreated to a Brewfest in a Box, a $45 DIY tasting kit for 4 people! Enjoy 6 awesome and specialized craft beers, snacks, and VIP swag for a party at your convenience. Make it a happy hour at work, online, or on your own!
When: Order now for October 21 - 23, 2020, tickets are limited!
Why: We all need a break from 2020, and what better way than to enjoy an unforgettable tasting kit with quality craft brews and VIP swag! Celebrate now or give as a gift for birthdays, holidays, or just because. Stay safe out there and cheers!
 
Sponsorships are filling up quickly for this micro-event, please contact us for more info. Tickets for Brewfest in a Box are limited, so get yours now and enjoy!
 
Brewfest in a Box supports programs of the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization.
Thank you Brewfest in a Box Event Sponsors for your support! 
SMALL BIZ NOVEMBER: FREE TO ENROLL
Explore 95762+: We are celebrating small businesses with our Small Biz November program "Explore 95762+" a simple and fun way to encourage locals to dine, drink, shop and experience what our region has to offer.
 
Locals will visit/tag participating businesses from November 1st - November 30th on social media for a chance to win prizes!
 
Program Opportunities for Small Businesses:
· Be a participating business in Explore 95762+ and be listed on our promo material and passport sheet available given to participating locals to track their business visits (no charge) Contact us to be included
· Donate a prize- Provide an item or gift card in the amounts of either $10, $25, $50, or $100 Contact us to donate
· Be a Sponsor: Contact us for details 
GOVERNOR SIGNS 3 SMALL BIZ AID BILLS
California Globe - Legislation builds on previous investments and support for California and small businesses:
AB 1577 allows small businesses to exclude PPP loans from gross income for state taxes
SB 1447 authorizes $100 million Main Street hiring tax credit program for small businesses
SB 115 accelerates $561 million in state bond funding to help jump start construction projects

"Newsom noted that surveys in California found that as many as 44% of small businesses were considering closing down due to COVID-19 and the economic crisis, and that the state needed to help them." Article by Evan Symon
CENSUS DEADLINE SEPT 30
Cal Chamber - The census is more than just a head count. The results of the enumeration will determine how many seats California gets in Congress, and will guide how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year on infrastructure, health care, schools and more. Article by Loren Kaye 
MEMBER PERKS: UPGRADED JOB LISTINGS
Employment Opportunities: Job Postings are now upgraded and continue to be FREE for Chamber Members and competitively priced for non-members. You can now post your own job listings HERE.
 
Your Chamber Membership at work:
FEATURED Upgraded Listing Non-member: +$15.00, Member: +$0.00 
BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY
The Blueprint for a Safer Economy replaces the County Data Monitoring List for determining what business can and cannot open.
 
Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its rate of new cases and positivity. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. Public health officials are constantly monitoring data and can step in if necessary.
FREE PPE AT CA WELCOME CENTER
FREE PPE Supplies: El Dorado County businesses and nonprofits with 25 or fewer employees may receive FREE face masks (50 per box) and hand sanitizers (16.9 oz) per employee/staff.

No appointment is needed, just stop by the California Welcome Center at 2085 Vine Street, Ste. 105 in El Dorado Hills Town Center
 
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS
HARASSMENT TRAINING: We have partnered with the California Chamber of Commerce to bring you required California Harassment Prevention Training. Under the new law, SB 778, all employees, supervisory and non-supervisory, must be trained by January 1, 2021.
 
BUSINESS LICENSING: Remember to keep your business license current, whether you are home-based, remote, or in-person.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: HANDS4HOPE FUNDRAISER
Who: Calling All Community Members
What: Fall Food Roundup
Where: El Dorado Hills Town Center in the Target Parking Lot
When: Saturday, September 26th - Sunday, September 27th ,10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Why: Your help is needed and greatly appreciated to collect 3 tons of healthy food for those food insecure in El Dorado County. This is a youth-planned event from Hands4Hope - Youth Making a Difference.

Click HERE for flyer.
SMALL BIZ MARKETING SEMINAR
Who: Chamber Members & Affiliates
What: The Science of Marketing for Small Business with Grab N Go Lunch
Member Boxed Lunch: $15
Non-Member Boxed Lunch: $20
Where: Rolling Hills Church, 800 White Rock Road, EDH
When: Wednesday, September 16th, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM with Q&A option afterwards
Why: You are invited to join our Chamber at this IN-PERSON seminar to better understand and navigate the marketing space to your maximum options. Learn about the difference between brand marketing and ROI marketing and why it matters to small businesses with limited budgets. Presented by Ed Black and Scott Hamilton with the highly acclaimed Salem Media Group. RSVP is required and attendance is limited, so that we can follow CDC guidelines at this in-person meeting.
GRAND OPENING RIBBON CUTTING
Who: Chamber Members & Affiliates
What: Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Fiesta
Where: Mexico Lindo, 3375 Bass Lake Road, Ste. 100, El Dorado Hills
When: Wednesday, September 16th, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Why: You are invited to join us on Mexico's Independence Day, as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Mexico Lindo with a celebratory Ribbon Cutting, fabulous apps, and refreshing drink specials! Please RSVP, so we can plan accordingly. This is an in-person event with CDC guidelines in place. PPE supplies will be provided.
COFFEE & COMMERCE (FORMERLY HANDSHAKES & EGGS)
Who: Limited seating for early birds
What: Morning Mixer with safety guidelines and social distancing in place
When: Wednesday, September 23rd, 7:30 - 9:00 AM
Why: We have received requests for in-person networking, and arranged an opportunity for a morning mixer with ample space and distancing to safely meet CDC guidelines. RSVP is required and attendance is limited, so we can follow social distancing guidelines at this in-person, outside event. 
GRAND OPENING RIBBON CUTTING
Who: Chamber Members & Affiliates
What: Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
When: Wednesday, September 30th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Why: You are invited to join us to help celebrate the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for Wayfinder Expedition Learning. Enjoy refreshments and inviting company, as we safely network. PPE Supplies will be provided.
2020 VIRTUAL INSURANCE DIVERSITY SUMMIT
CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara: Mark your calendars for the 2020 Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit taking place on November 12 - 13, 2020.

As the largest insurance market in the nation with insurers collecting $310 billion in annual premiums, the Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit hosted by the California Department of Insurance is a one-of-a-kind event. The Summit includes a virtual Matchmaking Roundtable, Resource Expo, and engaging webinars led by experts on the topics of race and diversity in the insurance industry, diversity in the boardroom, navigating the insurer procurement pathways, building resilience in business strategies, and much more!

To help make the Summit even more accessible to you, this event is being hosted free of charge and you will be able to join us from your computer or mobile device within the comfort of your home or office. We have more exciting details to follow, so stay tuned!
STAYING CONNECTED
Tag Us on Social Media: @ElDoradoHillsChamber and we will help with engagement, advertising, and promotion of your business or organization. #KeepItLocal365 #StrongerTogether #ElDoradoHillsChamber
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