Chamber Encourages Creative Thinking Amid New Restrictions Placed on Indoor BusinessMonday, Governor Newsom announced the statewide closure of indoor operations for certain business sectors. He also announced county closures of indoor operations for those on the monitoring list, which includes Riverside County. This means that businesses will need to adjust their goods and services to be provided outdoors only. Read More
Nominate a Top Workplace!The Press-Enterprises's Top Workplaces program recognizes organizational excellence, as nominated by their employees! This year's focus is on celebrating the good, and extraordinary efforts. Click here for details. Click here to nominate now. Deadline has been extended to August 9.
Midyear Employment Law UpdateIn California, there’s never a shortage of new employment laws, regulations, local ordinances and court cases to keep employers on their toes — and 2020 has been a particularly challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the numerous other challenges that came with largely shutting down the state, employers have to decipher and comply with a host of new pandemic-related federal, state and local laws and orders. Read More
On the Job Training Program Helps Businesses Hire and Train New WorkersRiverside County's On-The-Job Training program is a powerful, FREE tool available to employers to help them save in the cost of training new employees for skilled positions in high demand industries. Learn More
Safer Together. Join us in Taking the Pledge.The pledge was developed with guidance from the State of California, Riverside County and leadership from our various sectors. Our goal is to ensure our industry remains a healthy, positive and inclusive destination for all travelers, employees and residents. Safer Together, Greater Together is your commitment! Click here to take the pledge and download a toolkit.
PPP Application Period ExtendedPotential borrowers still hoping to get a cut of the PPP pie have been given until August 8th to apply for their initial PPP loan. President Trump signed the “PPP Extension Act” on July 3rd, which consists of the same language that passed the Senate on June 30th, mere hours before the window to submit applications for the PPP was set to close. Learn More
NLP Expert Paul Webb returns for session 5 in The Sales Masters Course,“How To Handle Customer Attitudes,” to be held Thursday, September 3rd. You do not need to have attended past sessions to take part. Click here to learn more and register now. Members are FREE when registered by July 31st.
Governor Newsom Orders Indoor Operations Closed in Certain Industries and Counties Today the State of California announced that effective immediately, business closures in select counties would be implemented to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Note: Restaurants and other businesses can continue with outdoor seating and to-go service, but not indoor dining or recreation. Bars must close all operations, even if outdoors. Read More This order is in effect for at least three weeks and
2nd Round of Funding Announced June 25, 2020 Riverside CountyNEWS RELEASE Media contact: Brooke Federico Riverside County Public Information Officer(951) 743-0075 Public contact: 2-1-1 (Hablo Espanol) More businesses eligible for small business grants Second round of funding applications opens Monday with extended deadline Sole proprietors and others are now eligible for the second round of
Commissioner Lara issues Order resulting in workers’ compensation premium savings for California businesses affected by COVID-19 The CORONA Chamber working with the Save Small Business Coalition has great news to report. Our outreach through the grassroots campaign was successful!!Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has heard our plea and we are grateful for his swift action regarding an Order for Workman’s Compensation Premium Savings for businesses. Our summary is below, provided by one
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lori Olin 949-754-3419 firstname.lastname@example.orgTransportation Corridor Agencies’ Boards Unanimously Approve Balanced Fiscal Year 2021 Budget with No Toll Rate IncreaseYears of fiscal responsibility provide economic protection during pandemic IRVINE, Calif. (June 17, 2020) – The Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) two Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget that addresses the unknown duration and impacts of COVID-19 and reflects a
State Releases Guidelines for More Industries to OpenFriday, the State announced the ability for counties to reopen several additional sectors of our economy starting on June 12. It will be up to each county to determine readiness guidelines for reopening. Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Outdoor Recreation (PDF)Hotels, Lodging and Short Term Rentals (PDF)Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering Facilities and Racetracks (PDF)Family Entertainment
New Updates for Your BusinessPAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM RULES EASE, DEADLINE EXTENDED President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act today, which smooths the path for small-business owners to qualify for loan forgiveness. Click here to view 6 things to know about this change. SHOW ME THE MONEY! Reminder: Riverside County's COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program is now open through June
The Chamber Golf Classic is FUN--that's a given. But it's also about business, and owners, managers, and reps from THESE businesses are already signed up to participate. If you're looking for an opportunity to deepen a bond or build a new relationship, we strongly encourage you to become a part of this list before we sell out! Click here for details. 3M CoronaAdvanced Flow Engineering, Inc.CARSTAR Allstar CollisionCorona Health Care CenterCorona Regional Medical CenterEagle Glen Golf ClubExpress
Provided below is information on how you could benefit from the programs the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) offers to get businesses working, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is dedicated to increasing the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Small Business (SB) firms in both Federal and State contracting and procurement.Overview of Caltrans Small Business ProgramsDBE Basic
We are excited to announce that beginning this summer, Norco College will be offering the following certificates: Noncredit certificates – FREE* courses through RCCD Extended Learning ProgramFinancial LiteracyWorkplace Essentials Certificate *material fees may apply For CreditGame DevelopmentGreen Technician Certificate In an effort to help create and sustain a strong workforce, the College will be introducing ongoing career certificate programs. Click on the links above to view class time and
Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed solving a record budget deficit by tapping reserves, borrowing money from special funds, deferring spending and raising some targeted revenues. But the major budget solution to an estimated $54.5 billion deficit depends on spending federal funds already allocated to California and receiving federal funds not yet approved by Congress. Without the new federal funding, the budget would automatically trigger $14 billion in new spending cuts, beginning July 1. Read
As a thank you to our wonderful members and a way to assist your marketing efforts, we are now providing a complimentary advertisement in Corona Business News! There is no limit to how many ads you can earn. New members will also receive an advertising incentive. Contact Robert today for more details and to provide any leads or introductions!
The new Inland Empire Tech Bridge will be anchored by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division and will serve as a regional hub of innovation for the Navy command and local partners in industry, academia, nonprofits and private capital to work together to find faster, better solutions to warfighter challenges. Learn More
On Friday, May 15th, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. They can be found by clicking here. All borrowers are encouraged to thoroughly read the application and instructions to familiarize yourself with them, BEFORE taking action to apply for PPP forgiveness with your lender.
The U.S. Chamber has released a standardized questionnaire businesses may wish to utilize in screening employees upon return to work. Reminder: new laws have been enacted this year to protect employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers are required to post this federal notice next to their existing labor law poster.
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The deadline for employers with more than 100 employees to register for the CalSavers program has been extended from June 30, 2020 to September 30, 2020. The deadlines have not been extended for those with less employees. Learn More
This guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habitsto reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Reopening the country also strongly relies on public health strategies, including increased testing of people for the virus,
Now is the time for employers to think about and plan for how they will reopen their office once stay-at-home orders are lifted. When and how a business reopens will depend on the type of business it is. In planning, employers need to think about how they will be able to ensure the safety of their workers. Read More
This grant-funded program offered by Riverside County helps connect employees with employer partners that are hiring and reimburse 50% of their wages for the first few months. In order to become a partner with this Subsidized Employment Program, the following eligibility criteria must be met by the business: Position offered must be permanent or temp-to-hireMust provide a minimum of 20 hours per weekBusiness must have an Acord Certificate of Liability Insurance with policy minimums If your business is
Part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA) provides paid protected leave to employees who cannot work due to having to care for a child who cannot attend school or daycare due to reasons related to COVID-19. Although they share similar names, the EFMLA and FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) differ in a number of significant ways. Read More