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January 26, 2021
4980 Hillsdale Circle, Ste. A, El Dorado Hills
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"Pledge to support Small Business" in the Elevate to El Dorado Series
EDH Business Confidence Survey
This most recent El Dorado Hills Confidence Index (EDHCI) surveyed local businesses & community leaders in Q4, 2020. Included are additional insights related to the impact from the pandemic.

While local economic indicators are down in response to the pandemic, overall the vast majority of businesses in El Dorado Hills have not had to reduce employment or face permanent closures due to COVID-19.
Presented by Sanjay Varshney
PhD, CFA, Chief Economist
Sacramento Business Review

This virtual event will also be live streamed on the El Dorado Hills Chamber's Facebook page.
2021 Economic Forecast
Who: Chamber Members & Affiliates
What: Lunch & Learn
Where: Online; Zoom link will be sent after registering
When: Wednesday, February 3rd, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Why: Hear up-to-date economic indicators, welcome new and renewing Members, and meet new contacts, as we reconvene our Monthly Luncheons. Order your BYO lunch from a local restaurant, and we'll see you on Zoom! 

Generously sponsored by CountryHouse residence for memory care
Network Online!
Who: Chamber Members & Affiliates
What: Free Highway 50 Corridor Virtual Power Lunch
Where: Online; Zoom link will be sent after registering
When: Friday, February 12, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Why: Join the El Dorado Hills, Folsom, and Rancho Cordova Chambers of Commerce for the Highway 50 Corridor Power Lunch! We are still virtual and still expanding your network, connecting you with regional partners. We invite you to grab lunch at a local restaurant, and we look forward to seeing you on Zoom!
Connect to our Community
You are invited to help make a difference in our youth's future. Please join us to fund our annual scholarships for local high schoolers.

  • Sponsor a Student for $750
  • Co-Sponsor a Student for $50 or more to the General Fund

Thank you to our generous renewing Sponsors:

Your Input Requested
We are pleased to announce an exciting, new initiative to help support our local business community even more: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Community eGift Card program.

We need your input to ensure we launch a successful program.
If you have a moment, please complete this quick 4 question survey. Thank you for your time!

Vaccine Process & Clinics
"Many of us have been receiving a flood of questions about vaccines from our friends and family -- or have them ourselves! -- and I want to explain some key points of information about the vaccine rollout in general and the process around it. I hope you find it helpful."
 -- The State developed the Phases and tiers. We have no control over who is eligible for which tiers or when one can receive a vaccine. And as the Governor/State adds additional segments of the population to the current or previous eligibility Phase/tier (e.g. 65+ and caregivers to the disabled, vets), there remains only the same amount of vaccine. A larger pool of people vying for the same number of vaccines creates confusion that is beyond our control to resolve. 
-- Expanding the list of who is eligible for the vaccine does not get us more doses.
-- The State provides the allotment of vaccine to Counties. They ask us to confirm if we want the amount they will provide. Yesterday, we requested 1,000 additional doses and were denied. We receive allotments, the size of which vary, weekly, though not necessarily on the same day each week. This adds to the scheduling challenges. I update the website indicating our total allotment to date HERE.
-- The forms used to register for an appointment at our Public Health clinics are developed and managed by the State. We have no control over form or function. We have made suggestions for improvement, particularly that appointment availability be first rather than on the last page of the form. The state has not replied to our suggestions or requests.
-- Similarly, we cannot alter the Safeway form, e.g. where it notes Phase 1A only sign-ups). 
-- Sign up links on the Vaccine Clinic website cannot be done in real-time to reflect the non/availability of appointments. EOC Planning division has to manually check the back end of the links for Public Health, but not Safeway. Then, they inform me and I update the website. It's a clunky process, but there seems no way around it at this time. That is one reason someone may see a day that isn't full, go through the process of filling out the form for that day and have it be full by the time they finish. The other reason is that the slots simply fill up very quickly--in the time it takes to fill out the form. 
-- If people are getting an error message, it's not from the County's server. This, too, is a State issue. 
-- We have more than a sufficient supply of vaccinators. We don't have enough vaccine to meet the demand from those who want them. We are dependent upon the State for our allotment.
-- We have requested 5,000 doses a week from the State and have not received a response. 
-- Appointments for second doses are not available yet. People will need to check the Vaccine Clinic website for information and openings. 
-- People may make an appointment for their second Pfizer dose no sooner than 21 days after the first dose and no sooner than 28 days after the first Moderna dose.
-- Answers to most of our resident's questions can be found on the Vaccine Information and Vaccine Clinic web pages.

Thank you, as always, for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Carla B. Hass
Director of Communications & Outreach
County of El Dorado

The application will be available from Feb. 1- March 1 (5pm). Grant recipients will be notified and receive funding in April 2021.

You are welcome to contact El Dorado Community Foundation Program Officer, Kathy Haven at kathy@eldoradocf.org

El Dorado Community Foundation is dedicated to strengthening our community both now and for future generations.
2021 Endow El Dorado Grant Cycle
The El Dorado Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2021 Endow El Dorado Grant Cycle will open on February 1, 2021. Endow El Dorado is open to all nonprofits serving the residents and communities of El Dorado County. This year, this funding opportunity has three areas of focus for non-profits to choose from. Applicants may only apply in one Area of Focus. 
The Areas of Focus are:
1) Youth, 0-18 years of age ($5,000 application limit)
2) Social Services and Community Mental Health ($10,000 application limit)
3) Pandemic Response ($10,000 application limit)
Congress has also made changes to other programs – including Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL Program), the Employee Retention Tax Credit, a Venue Grant program, and SBA loan programs –that will benefit small businesses.

Register for a complimentary event TODAY and mark your calendars for the next Small Business Update on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:00 AM PST.
Not only were new COVID-19-related laws passed in the areas of workers’ compensation, paid sick leave and workplace safety, but also beginning January 1, 2021, employers must follow stringent COVID-19 recording and reporting requirements.
White Paper Covers New Laws for 2021
More than 20 new labor and employment bills were signed into state law this year. The California Chamber of Commerce provides a concise summary in its New California Employment Laws Effective Now and Coming January 1, 2021 white paper.
Target Market your Business to
New Residents in
El Dorado Hills
Now in its 6th year running strong, Welcome Bags are delivered at no cost to new residents as well as to Chamber Members for your branded swag. Don't miss this impactful opportunity, RSVP now, items due 2.19.21.
Returning Master or Ceremonies,
Mark S. Allen
33rd Annual Installation & Business Awards Dinner
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Chamber Members and Guests seats are limited and filling quickly! Please RSVP early. Safety guidelines will be in place.

Our Silent Auction is going virtual this year! Donations warmly welcome and appreciated. Proceeds will again go toward our programming for businesses and in the community. In gratitude, we’ll promote your business or organization in our eNews, website, and social media. Thank you for your support!
2021 California & Federal Employment Posters: You must post a compliant Employment Poster in a conspicuous place in the workplace where all employees and applicants can see it. The poster also must include information about your workers’ compensation benefits, payday schedule and emergency contacts. You may need to order several to ensure that your business, branches and satellite offices are displaying the poster according to the law. Failure to comply can result in severe penalties and fines by the state of California. If any of your company’s workers are Spanish-speaking, you will need to order the Spanish version.

Substantial discount when you purchase through the El Dorado Hills Chamber.
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.
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 
FREE PPE Supplies: El Dorado County businesses and nonprofits with 100 or fewer employees may receive FREE face masks (50 per box) and hand sanitizers (16.9 oz) per employee/staff.
Contact us to reserve your FREE PPE.
Maximize your Membership
Who: New to the El Dorado Hills Chamber or want more information about what the Chamber can do for you?
What: Member Orientation
Where: Online; Zoom link will be sent after registering
When: Wednesday, January 27, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Why: Learn more about how we are a tremendous resource for you, as well as the opportunities that await your business or organization!

Thank you to our Member Orientation Sponsor -
Start by visiting our website, choosing your wineries and then making your reservations!

See you soon! Cheers!
Welcome Back - we've missed you!
This is your official invitation to visit your favorite wineries in El Dorado County starting today! We have been given the greenlight to once again hold outdoor tastings in our picturesque vineyards. Come join us and taste what we've been up to!

Of course your safety remains our top priority so the COVID protocols remain in effect with adherence to sanitization and social distancing.

In order to accommodate as many guests as possible please make your reservations ahead of time. Also, be prepared to wear a mask until you are seated.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
1st ever Virtual Celebration Fundraiser on Friday, January 29th from 530-7pm via YouTube livestream.

YouTube link for Live show on Friday - https://youtu.be/NlK495ZG9jQ

Greater Giving online bidding & pre-registration link - https://bbbsns2021.ggo.bid
Wash Wednesdays for a Cause
Wednesday, February 10th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
"Sierra Laundry is happy to announce our Wash Wednesdays for a Cause. On one Wednesday of each month, Sierra Laundry in El Dorado Hills will partner with a local philanthropy or school to give back to the community. We will donate 50% of the proceeds generated in the store from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm on one Wednesday of every month."

If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact Rita Ferrero at ritaferrero1@yahoo.com or 925-998-3086.
Tag Us on Social Media: @ElDoradoHillsChamber and we will help with engagement, advertising, and promotion of your business or organization. #KeepItLocal365 #StrongerTogether #ElDoradoHillsChamber
Click HERE for the EDH Video to view and share - Thank You!
El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce
Home of the California Welcome Center
(916) 933-1335

2085 Vine Street, Ste. 105
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762