March 5, 2019
Oxnard Business News
What's in Oxnard's development pipeline?
The March 14 Knowledge & Networking Lunch will feature Jeffrey Lambert as the keynote speaker. Mr. Lambert is the city's new Director of Development Services. He will be providing Chamber members and guests with an update on projects moving through the city approval and permitting processes.

Prior to joining the city of Oxnard's staff, Jeff was the Director of Community Development in the city of Ventura, so he is very familiar with western Ventura County.

Where's the best place to work in Oxnard?

Nominations for the 2019 Community & Business Awards are open. Who will be the Distinguished Citizen? How about the Small Business of the Year? The award categories for 2019 have been updated, so they now include:

Chamber co-hosts job fair for local employers

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The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Oxnard and Oxnard College to host a job fair on Friday, April 12.

"The number one complaint we get from our members is that they can't find qualified workers to fill positions, so the Chamber jumped at the chance to join the city and college in organizing the event," said Chamber CEO Nancy Lindholm. "We hope we can match our residents with local jobs."

All the World Enjoys High-End Products Made in Oxnard!

A message from the Chair of the Board, Stacy Miller
What do custom outdoor umbrellas, high-end drums, ice cream, top-line machine tools and gourmet macarons have in common? All of these internationally-sold items are made right here in Oxnard! Oxnard is home to an amazing array of creative (and delicious) manufacturing companies, each with its own unique story and success.

Santa Barbara Designs has it MADE IN THE SHADE with its world-renowned production facility in Oxnard

Capitalize on your Chamber Benefits at the New Member Mingle!
Learn how to get the most out of your listing on our website. See what complimentary promotional opportunities are available to both new and veteran members. Can participation on a Chamber committee help your business? It's all available at the March 12 New Member Mingle. "Seasoned" members are also welcome.

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12:30-1:30 pm
Chamber Ambassadors

Noon-1:30 pm
Business Advocacy Committee

4:30-6:00 pm
New Member Mingle

9:00-10:00 am
Oxnard Young Professionals

8:00-9:00 am
Military Appreciation Committee

11:30-1:30 pm
Knowledge & Networking Lunch

Noon-1:00 pm
Water Committee

3:30-5:00 pm
Executive Committee

Noon-1:30 pm
Board of Directors

5:00-6:30 pm
Happy Hour 1.5
ASR Property Restoration

8:30-9:30 am
OXYP Breakfast

12:30-1:30 pm
Chamber Ambassadors

Noon-1:30 pm
Business Advocacy Committee

April 10
9:00-10:00 am
Oxnard Young Professionals

April 11
8:00-9:00 am
Military Appreciation Committee

April 17
3:30-5:00 pm
Executive Committee

April 17
5:00-6:30 pm
Happy Hour 1.5

April 25
Noon-1:30 pm
Board of Directors

April 25
6:00-9:00 pm
Community & Business Awards Dinner

April 26
8:30-9:30 am
OXYP Breakfast

Welcome New Members!!
M. Porter Services
5850 Thille Street, Suite 201
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 670-9407

M. Porter Services' main focus is on business to business solutions. Whether that is designing an interior or refreshing an exterior to increase a property owners ROI, to helping business owners attract and retain key employee's or help reduce their bottom line, both are successfully accomplished with her team of skilled professionals.

Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney LLP
300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 1170
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 604-4106

All attorneys in this firm are experienced and have proven histories of expertise in their chosen fields. Clients always receive direct representation by the attorney whose expertise they have chosen. Many of the attorneys and staff have worked together for over 30 years, all in the same community, often with the same clients.

Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club
2600 S. Harbor Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 985-7292

Established in 1976, PCYC members enjoy social and boating activities in one of Ventura County's most beautiful settings. Operating year-round, the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club offers a variety of activities for our members and families including a swimming pool & spa, a full service dining room, and full service bar.

Randal G Winter Construction
28348 Constellation Rd., Suite 810
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
(661) 799-8089

Randal G. Winter Construction strives to provide high-quality workmanship using skilled trades-people, up-to-date technology, and superior products. Their company takes into account the customer’s needs, timelines, and designs, integrating those elements with their experience and knowledge of construction. Their goal is to build a finished product of which both their company and their clients are proud.
Red Lobster Restaurant
1740 E. Ventura Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 981-9595

Everything they do is a celebration of seafood – from how they source their fish and shellfish to serving up new ways for customers to enjoy it. Since 1968, they’ve been committed to bringing a seafood experience diners won’t find anywhere else. That's how they Sea Food Differently®.

Sespe Creek Distillery
2451 Eastman Ave., Unit 9
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 750-2660

After a long career in biotechnology, founder David Brandt stepped off the beaten path to start his own distillery. David's extensive experience with chemistry, technology and medicine has given him a unique perspective on the distillation process. His insights have resulted in some of the industry's most important breakthroughs, including the accelerated aging of spirits, intense grain smoking and all-natural flavor infusion. 

University of La Verne
500 E. Esplanade Dr., Suite 1000
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 981-8033

The University of La Verne is proud to partner with more than 100 businesses and municipalities throughout the United States. Each relationship is tailored to suit the needs of employers and employees and provide distinct, relevant education on their terms.

LiUNA Laborers, Local 585
21 South Dos Caminos Avenue
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 643-5487

Referred by Amy Fonzo

Local 585 is an affiliate of LiUNA—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees. LiUNA members are united through collective bargaining agreements which help them earn family-supporting pay, good benefits and the opportunity for advancement and better lives.

Renewing Members - Thank you for your investment!
The following members have reinvested in the Oxnard Chamber at the "Business Builder" level or higher. We sincerely appreciate their support!
St. John's Regional Medical Center (67 years)
T & T Truck & Crane Service (32 years)
Walmart (26 years)
Ventura Pacific Company (9 years)
Scosche Industries Inc. (7 years)
MacValley Oil Company (3 years)
Regency Palms Oxnard (2 years)
Ventura County Credit Union (2 years)
Congratulations to our other members renewing their commitment to the local economy and business climate:
Oxnard School District (39 years)
CBC Federal Credit Union (20 years)
Ferguson Case Orr & Paterson LLP (16 years)
Herzog Wine Cellars (14 years)
Pacific View Mall (14 years)
Glovis America Inc. (13 years)
Clinicas Del Camino Real, Inc. (12 years)
California Bank & Trust (11 years)
Anacapa Isle Marina (10 years)
Rancho Ventavo Cellars (10 years)
Clamshell Buildings (9 years)
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (6 years)
Anderson Construction (5 years)
Maulhardt Insurance Agency (3 years)
AFLAC (2 years)
The Law Offices of Peyman & Rahnama (1 year)
Meridian Pacific, Inc. (1 year)
Chamber members are welcome to participate on committees. Want to know what's happening in Oxnard? Join the Business Advocacy Committee!
Member Messages
5 things the Chamber did for you in the past week!
  1. Represented Oxnard at the Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties meeting to discuss legislation introduced in Sacramento that would have an impact on the business community.
  2. Oxnard Chamber CEO Nancy Lindholm attended a meeting of the Ventura Citizens for Energy Independence for a briefing on the state of the local energy industry.
  3. Had a Board of Directors meeting where some updates to the Chamber bylaws were discussed.
  4. Held the inaugural meeting of the Chamber's Economic Development Task Force where workforce development was a key topic.
  5. Celebrated the grand opening of DCH Audi's beautiful new dealership in the Oxnard Auto Center.

News from the California Chamber of Commerce
CalChamber Identifies AB 51 as
Job Killer; Full List to Come
The California Chamber of Commerce announced its first identified job killer of 2019 —  AB 51  (Gonzalez; D-San Diego). The bill, which is scheduled for hearing on March 6 in the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee, would prohibit arbitration of labor and employment claims as a condition of employment. The measure is virtually identical to AB 3080 (Gonzalez) from 2018 which was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown because he recognized that the measure  plainly violated federal law . The measure is also similar to AB 465 (Hernandez) which was vetoed in 2015.

Chairman's Club