California's Strong Pre-COVID19 Job Growth Better Positions State for RecoveryThe latest employment figures released yesterday by the California EDD reiterate one piece of good news: California entered the COVID-19 crisis from a strong position. Click here to view the employment report from Beacon Economics.
The following Health Alert is provided to you as a public service announcement from At Corona Regional Medical Center, the health and safety of patients and staff is our top priority as we continue to deliver high quality patient care while responding to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you have fever and/or cough symptoms consistent with the virus and desire to seek medical attention, call your primary care provider or an Urgent Care Center.Please follow all directives from local
COVID-19 and the WorkplaceThe U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and AnswersFamilies First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave RightsFamilies First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave
A note from Congressman Ken Calvert's office: While the CARES Act, or Coronavirus Phase III stimulus bill, still needs to be approved by Congress and signed into law by the President, there is a bipartisan agreement to enact the bill. Linked below are fact sheets prepared by the Small Business Committee on the small business provisions within the CARES Act. Rep. Calvert wanted to be sure our members have this information as soon as possible. It’s also important to note that small
Chamber Building List of Open Businesses, Critical Business Sectors DefinedThe #CoronaChamber is compiling a list of businesses that remain open to the public at this time. Please send us an email and let us know what your hours are and anything else special so we can share this with the community. Bonus for a graphic we can share on social media! Review the list of essential critical infrastructure workers as defined by the State of California here. DO YOU MANUFACTURE OR DISTRIBUTE PRODUCTS OR
Chamber, City Collaborate on Interactive Mapping of RestaurantsThe Chamber has been compiling a list of open eateries and any special info such as different hours, what kind of service they're providing, etc., and the City of Corona has created a map for residents and visitors to be able to easily view and contact these open businesses, which we will be sharing on social media today! If you see something missing or that has changed, please email us so we can update. TODAY IS THE GREAT AMERICAN
Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy UpdateIn week two of our state- and federal-declared COVID-19 emergency, the public and private sectors continue to work collaboratively on important steps to address the practicle challenges small businesses face. This small business summary includes actions taken over the weekend and yesterday. Also included are workshops, new federal tax credit, and new guidance to lenders.
Some Tax Deadlines Extended (But Not All)The State of California and the IRS have pushed income tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15th. California property taxes will still be due by April 10th. Employers directly affected by COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension from the EDD to file state payroll taxes.
New Employer Obligations Under Revised Families First ActPresident Trump signed into law H.R. 6201, which expands protection benefits for employees of businesses with fewer than 500 employees to be provided two weeks of paid sick leave as well as up to 12 weeks of protected leave to care for themselves or a family member affected by COVID-19. Exemptions apply, as well as additional funding for supportive efforts for low-income individuals, food banks, free COVID-19 testing, and more. Learn more here. This
SoCalGas, with our parent company Sempra Energy, is announcing the creation of a Hardship Fund of $1 million for small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations addressing the impacts of CoVID-19 in their communities. The Foundation's Nonprofit Hardship Fund will provide grants from $500 up to $50,000 to nonprofit organizations serving populations impacted by COVID-19. Sempra Energy Foundation: COVID-19 Nonprofit Hardship Fund We recognize that just as small businesses are struggling, so too are
The #CoronaChamber has put together a list of 35 quality, legitimate, linked resources for you, your business, and your employees. As new information becomes available, we will get the critical data to you, so you can focus on your company. Please take the time to review. Clicking either of the images below will open a PDF document with clickable links.
COVID-19 Updates & Additional Resources Please take the time and read all the way through. Each of the updates and resources provided here are new since previous emails. Did you miss yesterday's webinar on Funding Updates for California Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19? Catch the replay here. You can also download the slides. The next COVID-19 conference call is tomorrow, Friday, March 20th at 10:30am (NEW TIME), dial in number (800) 857-1861, participant code 8213422. Watch this video for other
Stater Bros. Markets COVID-19 Update We Need Your Help San Bernardino, California (March 17, 2020) – Stater Bros. Markets has always believed in doing the right thing for the right reason. Please be assured we are committed to keeping all of our stores open as long as each location can provide a safe shopping experience for our employees and customers. Now the Company is asking for help from its local communities. Stater Bros. Markets is urging its customers to shop only for their weekly needs
Norco College News Release For Immediate ReleaseMarch 17, 2020 Monica Green Selected as Norco College’s fourth President Riverside Community College District Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D., announced the appointment of Monica Green, Ed.D., as the fourth president of Norco College, effective April 1. He made the recommendation today at the regular Board of Trustees meeting. Isaac described Green as “deeply committed to the success of Norco College, its faculty, staff and students.” The Board
Many of you are understandably worried in these uncertain times. We are here to support your needs. As a community, we must all come together to help our business community weather tough times. You can do this in many ways: Purchase gift cards now for later useOrder take out or delivery - click here for a list of member restaurants to support as they move away from dine in opportunities Shop local/shop small onlineShare about your favorite local businesses on social media, especially any
100 Mile Club Launches 26 Day Challenge Keep Moving during COVID-19 NORCO, CA — March 2020. Let's Keep Moving! With schools closed across much of the country, we want to bring some fun to students during this time, empowering families to maintain a healthy and physically active lifestyle. A school-based program, 100 Mile Club offers a FREE way for students, teachers and families to remain physically active with smart, safe exercise at home, in a park, or in your neighborhood. For 26 days (or
Dear Chamber members and subscribers, As the situation surrounding Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 continues to unfold, we want to assure you that the Corona Chamber is here to help. Whether it's providing accurate, up-to-date information, links to resources, or to be a sounding board or other, our team is here for you. Over the coming days and as new information surfaces, we will be in communication to share tools for you as a business owner or employee impacted by current events. It's time for
As new information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes available, the #CoronaChamber encourages employers to monitor and heed advice from the CDC and reputable agencies to minimize the spread and protect employees and the community. It's important to strategize now how you will handle potential interruptions in your business to ensure smooth operations. Some tips to consider:If you don't yet have a plan, make one nowMake it flexible and ask for employee inputEncourage employees to stay home if they are
As you know, local, state, federal and international health organizations continue to respond to the threat posed by coronavirus (COVID-19). We must have a robust and coordinated response to protect Americans from this virus. I believe the creation of a federal Coronavirus Task Force, which is a multi-agency response to COVID-19, is a positive step. I have and will continue to listen to local, state, and federal health officials and will support their efforts to protect Americans and contain the virus. I
For the fifth time in six years, Norco College ranked Best for Vets by the Military Times. The College is ranked number 17 out of 28 two-year colleges nationwide, and number two of only four California community colleges to make the ranking. "What an honor to be repeatedly ranked among the best colleges for veterans," said Interim President Monica Green. "Norco College is committed to serving veterans and active service members in their transition from classroom to career. I share this excitement with