February 22, 2022
Your business news & updates
The City of Laguna Niguel is working to support our local businesses during this COVID-19 crisis and beyond. We will provide timely information, resources, programs and updates to help your business thrive!
FedEx Small Business Contest
There’s no other business quite like yours because no other business has your unique vision, identity and spirit. The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest was created a decade ago to put the spotlight on small businesses just like yours.

In celebration of the contest’s 10th anniversary, FedEx is giving you even more chances to win big by awarding more than $360,000 in prizes.

The entry period is open, so be sure to enter before the February 28 deadline. You could win big and empower your business to do more of the things you do best.

For more information, visit this link.
Family-Owned Business Awards
The Orange County Business Journal is hosting its 23rd annual FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS.

This event is the perfect opportunity to recognize clients, colleagues and friends whose family-owned firms have distinguished themselves via their business accomplishments and contributions to the local community.

Self-nominations are encouraged. To qualify, a company must have at least two family members actively involved in the business.
Submit the nomination form, digital family photo, and supporting materials by noon on March 23.
Participate in High School Job Fair
The City of Laguna Niguel’s Youth Committee is inviting businesses to take part in the 9th Annual High School Job Fair from noon to 2 pm on Saturday, March 19 at the Crown Valley Community Center.
The event is designed to connect employers with high school students from South Orange County. The Youth Committee is actively promoting this event with guidance counselors and students from local public and private high schools. 
By taking part, your business will receive a six-foot table, white tablecloth, and two chairs. The beautiful Crown Valley Community Center boasts a comfortable environment for face-to-face interaction with high school students to discuss job opportunities, internships, and career pathways for positions within your organization.
To reserve your table for the event, contact Gretchen Malcolm at gmalcolm@cityoflagunaniguel.org.
South OC Economic Coalition Update Friday
Concerned about inflation, the volatile stock market or unemployment report?

If so, join the South Orange County Economic Coalition (SOCEC) on Friday, February 25 for an IN-PERSON luncheon at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center for the coalition’s annual signature event.  

UCI Economic's Professor Christopher Schwarz will give a presentation answering these questions and many more, as he analyzes key economic challenges, trends and opportunities impacting our region. You will learn about pivotal events from the previous year as well as predictions for the future. 

Space is limited. To register or for more information, click here