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Governor Proposes Additional $1.5 Billion in Small Business Relief Grants

During remarks to the Sacramento Host Breakfast audience on May 13, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a proposal to expand California’s small business relief grants...

CalChamber Commends Governor, Legislature for Providing Small Business Relief

The California Chamber of Commerce welcomed news last week that Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a measure that will bring California into partial...

COVID-19 Updates: California Continues Push to Boost Vaccinations; U.S. Small Business Agency Launches Restaurant...

This week, California continued the effort to vaccinate hard-to-reach communities against the coronavirus and the U.S. Small Business Administration opened applications for bars and...

Rebate Program Aims to Help Businesses Explore Global Markets

Companies that do business internationally or seeking to start may want to consider saving time and money by signing up for the ATA Carnet,...

Call for Nominations: 2022 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards

James Irvine Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Leadership Awards. Irvine, a long-time partner with the California Chamber of Commerce on various...

Capitol Summit, Host Breakfast Go Virtual

This year’s CalChamber Capitol Summit and the 95th Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast will be held virtually on the Zoom platform. The Capitol Summit is scheduled...

Governor Sets Target Date for Reopening California

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom set a June 15 benchmark for fully reopening the state’s economy. He emphasized that moving on is contingent on...

California to Create Nation’s First Dedicated Privacy Agency

There is never a dull moment in the world of privacy policy. An online presence is fundamental to commerce and entertainment in our society...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Calls for Legislative Action

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition of more than 75 allied groups in urging Governor Gavin Newsom and California legislators to...

Just-Signed Bills Offer Relief from Pandemic Hardship

Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation this week to provide relief to Californians experiencing pandemic hardship. Included in the package were bills to allocate another $2.1...

California Releases Employer COVID-19 Compliance Portal

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark, federal, state and local governments have spent the last year continually developing new laws, regulations, ordinances,...

CalChamber Members Answer Oakland African American Chamber Call to Support Resiliency Fund to Help...

When the coronavirus pandemic hit last year and local small businesses struggled to survive, the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC) launched a...

2021 Issues Guide Available on Website

The California Chamber of Commerce 2021 Business Issues and Legislative Guide is available now on the CalChamber website at www.calchamber.com/businessissues. This easy-to-reference publication presents ways...

Legislature, Governor Must Act to Prevent California Employers from Paying for EDD’s Mistakes

Whenever something goes wrong—whenever something is lost or damaged—the question is always the same: who gets stuck holding the bag? And we all know...

Webinar Highlights Common Labor Violations to Avoid

Representatives from the California Labor Commissioner’s Office joined the California Chamber of Commerce in a free live webinar recently to educate employers on common...

Streamlined Work Sharing Program Offers Alternative to Layoffs

As California businesses continue to struggle to maintain their workforces during COVID-related closing and reopenings, employers should keep in mind California’s underutilized work share...

Paycheck Protection Program Resumes; SBA Vows to Improve Process

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was reopened earlier this month by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department. The...