Virtual AM Connect Returns Next Friday, September 11th - Sign Up Today!
Join us next Friday for our Virtual AM Connect featuring Guest Speaker, Marie Knight, Director of Community Services for the City of Huntington Beach! She will discuss the details regarding the OneHB Program.

The AM Connect is a great opportunity to network and get updated on the latest developments in Huntington Beach. It will take place from 8am to 9am on September 11th.

This AM Connect will be COMPLIMENTARY for all members. If you would like, you can make a contribution to The Huntington Beach Chamber which will help with our operating budget. As an organization sustained through membership investments and event income, we appreciate your support during these unprecedented times. You will see contribution options in the registration window.⁣

We'd love to see you on Zoom for our AM Connect!
New State of California Framework Provides Blueprint for Orange County Re-Openings
(Santa Ana, CA) – A new blueprint for business sector re-opening was unveiled by Governor Newsom on August 28, 2020, which includes a color-coded, tiered system that will use two metrics to measure the novel coronavirus: spread rate and test positivity percentage.
The tiers are designated by four colors: purple (widespread), red (substantial), orange (moderate) and yellow (minimal with the lowest restrictions)....
OCBC's Economic Development Forum Series: Part 3 - Innovative Technology to Unleash OC's
Energy Evolution - Sept. 2nd at 9AM
Join OCBC tomorrow morning at 9AM for the Virtual Economic Development Forum Series: Part 3 - Innovative Technology to Unleash OC's Energy Evolution! This forum will explore energy trends and challenges, and discuss innovations driving the energy evolution. The panel of industry leaders will be moderated by Steve Churm, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, FivePoint Holdings, LLC. Panelists include Joseph Avila, Senior Director, Energy Policy and Strategy, SoCalGas; Joe Ran, Director, Strategic Planning and Power Supply, Southern California Edison; and Ed Randolph, Director, Energy Division, California Public Utilities Commission.

This event is complimentary but registration is required. Register today!
IRS Issues Guidelines to President’s Payroll Tax Deferral Order
The U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidelines to President Donald Trump’s payroll tax deferral executive order on Friday night.

The guidelines are available at: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-20-65.pdf

President Trump signed an executive order on August 8 calling for a deferral of employees’ portion of the Social Security payroll tax from September 1 through December 31, 2020.

The Entrepreneurs of the COVID Era - Lessons in Resilience and Survival -
Webinar Series
This no-cost program is offered to entrepreneurs and business owners in the community who stand to benefit from learning solid recovery strategies during unprecedented times brought by COVID-19. This webinar series will provide startups and established businesses with the tools and information to help with their launch and reopening plans, attract existing and new customers, and evaluate their current financial situation while projecting future growth.
Congratulations SafeDineOC Grant Recipients! 
The restaurants listed below (specifically Huntington Beach) are on the forefront of safely serving Orange County. 
Want to Apply for a $1,000 Grant?
The Orange County Business Council and the County of Orange are supporting local restaurants that are reopening safely. Apply for a $1,000 grant to reimburse you for masks, employee training, site reconfiguration, cleaning supplies, and more!...

Business and Community Resources

For updated resources & open businesses, please visit HBChamber.com

The City of Huntington Beach has a dedicated web page with important information and updates on the situation. Please find it here: www.HBready.com

Below are additional Business resources:

We will continue to provide insights to this situation as we receive more information. As the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, we encourage community members to support one another through this duration of time.
Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce
(714) 536-8888