Stater Bros. Markets Extends Hourly Employees $2/hr. Wage Incentive Wage incentive extension recognizes workers’ extraordinary efforts San Bernardino, California (May 22, 2020) – Stater Bros. Markets is dedicated to providing essential services to our local communities and nowhere has this been more evident than in the extraordinary efforts our Stater Bros. Family has displayed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of their efforts, we are pleased to once again extend the $2/hr. wage incentive
Help us get the word out that we are here to help business owners and their employees who are returning to work. Many employees may find it difficult to return to a “new normal” at work and may need emotional support. Employers may experience elevated levels of anxiety created by Covid-19 regulations and requirements in the workplace. Some employees may have lost loved ones from Covid-19 and have not been able to grieve their loss and experiencing depression. Many employees and business
Thoro Packaging Donates 100,000 Face Shields to Riverside University Health System to Aide in the Sh
Corona, California, May 15, 2020 - Thoro packaging has joined the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by manufacturing 100,000 single-use face shields to be donated to local area hospitals. Thoro is one of over 45 packaging firms world-wide who are donating their materials, production floors, and know-how to help aid with the massive personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage hospitals are facing during this pandemic. Every participating company has committed to donating a minimum of 100,000
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Stage 2 Starts Friday, May 8thCalifornia will move into Stage 2 of modifying the state’s Stay-at-Home order on May 8, 2020. Our progress in achieving key public health metrics will allow a gradual re-opening of California’s economy. We recognize the impact of economic hardship. We must get our economy roaring once again and put paychecks in people’s pockets. But the risk of COVID-19 infection is still real for all Californians and continues to be fatal. That is why every business should take every step
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,
If an employer allows employees to telework during the COVID-19 pandemic, will the employer have to allow them to continue teleworking after the California shelter-in-place order is lifted? For disabled employees, would an employer have to automatically grant telework as a reasonable accommodation if the employees wish to continue the arrangement after the pandemic is over?Click here to read the answer from CalChamber's HR Watchdog.
An Update on Reopening Riverside CountyYesterday, we released a by the numbers guide, and below is updated information and projections based on new data. Your CORONA Chamber is part of the County of Riverside's Economic Recovery Team, a select group of leaders working on strategies to safely reopen businesses. We are proud to represent the greater Corona business community, sharing the concerns you have expressed to us. We would like to invite you to take part in our next weekly Chamber briefing on
Introducing Your Small Business Support Kit In these challenging times, we’re here to help. Small business owners have always had to adapt quickly. But we know there’s no clear way to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. We’re here to offer a support kit with guidance, new ways to boost business, and inspiration from other small business owners to help you figure out what to do next. Learn more at https://www.constantcontact.com/support-for-small-business-in-these-challenging-times.
The Road to Reopening Riverside CountyYour CORONA Chamber is part of the Economic Recovery Team, a select group of leaders formed by Riverside County to work on strategies to safely reopen. We are proud to represent our business community, and will keep you posted on pertinent information for YOUR business. Riverside County's stay at home order was set to expire tomorrow, April 30th. They will be following guidelines set forth by the State of California, which does not yet have a date set for the removal of
Applications Reopen Monday, April 27 for Paycheck Protection ProgramSmall businesses can begin applying for the newly-replenished Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) starting Monday, April 27 at 7:30am. In total, $310 billion in funding has been earmarked for the PPP to help local businesses stay afloat and keep their employees on payroll, and an additional $60 billion in disaster loans. Anyone who has not yet applied and is eligible is encouraged to do so as soon as possible. The formal announcement came
Eagle Glen Golf Club is now Re-Open for play as of 4/21/2020 and excited to welcome back our guests under the NEW PARK and PLAY Program. The National Golf Course Owner’s Association (NGCOA) feels it’s important to support public health and safety initiatives. So to adhere to the social distancing requirement, the NGCOA have created this list of measures golf courses can take to implement a "Park and Play" program at our course. The Park and Play program gives golfers confidence that they can drive to your
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:Victoria Pike Bond Holly Ober415-488-7195 951-827-5893Victoria.Bond@ucr.edu Holly.Ober@ucr.eduNew Economic Outlook Presentation More Optimistic Than Most But Warns of Huge ‘Wild Cards’ That Could Send Things SpiralingApril 20, 2020—RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA—Compared to what many others are predicting, a new presentation from prominent economist Christopher Thornbergdelivers a more optimistic
City Council Temporarily Waives Penalties and Interest for Late Business License Tax and TOT Payment
COVID-19: City Council Temporarily Waives Penalties and Interest for Late Business License Tax and Transient Occupancy Tax PaymentsThe City of Corona is committed to helping our residents and businesses navigate the challenges of COVID-19.Post Date:04/17/2020 2:00 PM The City of Corona is committed to helping our residents and businesses navigate the challenges of COVID-19. On Wednesday, April 15th, the Corona City Council approved Resolution No. 2020-019, temporarily waiving all penalties, late fees, and
Riverside CountyNEWS RELEASE Contact:Riverside County Joint Information Center (951) 955-5087County urges residents to volunteer for medical and non-medical positionsRiverside County is calling on all willing residents, especially those with medical expertise, to support response efforts for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other group medical care sites are particularly in need for workers willing to care for COVID-19 patients.This request goes
Riverside Medical Clinic now has Telemedicine. Go to Riversidemedicalclinic.com for more information.
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
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
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