THE eEXCHANGE NOVEMBER 17, 2020
The Mission of the La Verne Chamber Is to
Grow Business, Build Community and Improve Quality of Life
as We Advocate for, Educate and Support Our Businesses.
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What to Know about CalSavers
California’s New MANDATORY Retirement Savings Program 
Business owners with 5 or more employees (full time and part time) need to understand, and comply, with the new Cal-Savers “state mandated” retirement plan requirements. your La Verne Chamber is prepared to…

  1. Help you understand the requirements on the law.
  2. Explain the underlying Cal-Savers plan, which is privately managed, but with State of California “oversight”.
  3. Offer you an alternative with more… benefits, tax-deductions, investment choices, and plan design flexibility.

The State of California is requiring yet another obligation on small business owners. Beginning October 2020 businesses with 100 or more employees are required to offer retirement plans for employees (which is good for everyone to do),by July 2022 that ceiling lowers to 5 employees. As the State proposed plan has limitations and very little appeal to most employees, the La Verne Chamber of Commerce has an option. You can comply AND offer benefits your employees with appreciate. Next Tuesday November 24, at La Verne Chamber’s “Power Hour”, we will be explaining the new mandate and unveiling your options as a Chamber member. We will be presenting our newest Chamber Member Benefit, an MEP, Multiple Employer Plan. With this plan, you can comply with State mandates and really add benefits for your company, you will help retain your best employees, attract new quality employees, and help prepare your for your ultimate “financially sound” retirement.

Here’s how you can “watch and listen in” next Tuesday…
Nominations Open for
Excellence in La Verne Awards
The La Verne Chamber of Commerce has opened nominations for its Excellence in La Verne Awards, which honor businesses for outstanding contributions to the economic health and quality of life in La Verne. The categories ... read more
City of La Verne Continues to Make Strides Towards Reducing Homelessness
Through the goals and initiatives outlined by the City of La Verne’s Plan to Prevent and Reduce Homelessness (Homeless Plan), the City has reduced its homeless count by more than 50% from 21 individuals in 2019 to 10 as of January 2020.  ... read more
Join Inland Valley Repertory Theatre for a Virtual
'Coney Island Christmas'
Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company (IVRT) is pleased to announce the opening of “Coney Island Christmas” presented as a livestream online. Director Frank Minano said, “IVRT, like so many local theatres, is being innovative during the pandemic and offering a
Sowing Seeds for Life Seeking Donations for Holiday Pantry
Sowing Seeds for Life is collecting gift cards for local families this holiday season. Gift Cards valued at $10-$20 will be given to pantry families attending the Dec. 9 distribution should they run out of toys. ... read more
University of La Verne Increases Annual Scholarships to $15,000 for Students from PACE Schools
The University of La Verne is now offering a minimum of $15,000 in annual scholarships to eligible students from high schools and organizations that participate in the university’s Partnership for Access to
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Upcoming Events
Tuesday, November 24
9:00 a.m.
NEW Chamber Benefit Program

Wednesday, December 2
11:30 a.m.
Holiday luncheon

This year your La Verne Chamber of Commerce is rallying the neighborhood to Shop Small by inviting the community to join us for a scavenger hunt for Small Business Saturday.
Saturday November 28th through Thursday December 31st
Reach 4,000 PTA Members for FREE
Bonita Council PTA is in partnership with the La Verne and San Dimas Chambers of Commerce to encourages ALL Chamber members to participate in the value-added Shop Local Membership Perks Program for current PTA and PTSA members.

Exclusively for members from the La Verne and San Dimas Chambers of Commerce can...read more
One-stop shopping online or in-store, free next-day delivery (orders over $50), and free returns. Plus, savings across all product categories from the nation’s leading office supply vendor. 
For a limited time, all Chamber Members with at least 10 employees will receive a two-year membership to an HR Consulting package from EverythingHR. The membership is valued at more than $2,000.00 and is sponsored by the Southern California Regional Office of Aflac and it’s local Aflac professionals (some conditions apply).

To take advantage of this limited time offer,
please contact: Diane Burkett (909) 518-4605
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