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More Time to Apply for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

New Deadline: August 8, 2020 Legislation signed by the President last weekend extends the deadline to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to August...

Conditions Right for Delay in Minimum Wage Increase

The 2016 legislation setting up the schedule to increase the minimum wage, SB 3 (Leno; D-San Francisco), enabled the Governor to postpone by a...

Small Business Administration Updates: Disaster Loan Portal, Paycheck Protection Form

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this week that it has reopened the portal for eligible applicants hurt by COVID-19 to apply for...

Tourism Industry Preparing Itself for Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has snuffed out 10 years of economic growth in California’s travel and tourism industry. The fallout from this crisis is not...

Federal Government Amends Paycheck Protection Program Rules

As COVID-19 began to impact businesses, the federal government resolved to help by creating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers loans to help...

Update on Move Toward Business Reopening

California this week revised the readiness criteria for counties to move toward reopening their economies, linking required calculations on number of COVID-19 cases and...

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application Available

Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, released the application for seeking forgiveness of...

State Issues Industry-Specific Guidance for Businesses to Reopen Gradually

California continued moving toward economic reopening this week, entering early Stage 2 of the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap. The state issued more detailed industry-specific guidance and...

CalChamber to Present Webinar on Creating a Return to Work Plan

As California and its localities begin to modify their shelter-in-place orders, employers across the state are thinking about how to comply with evolving workplace...

Food Producer Outlines Keys to Restoring Economy After COVID-19

Restoring confidence and supporting economic growth are two keys to moving forward from the COVID-19 pandemic, the CEO of a Central Valley cheese producer...

Strong CalChamber Presence on Jobs Recovery Task Force

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg is joining four former governors and other high-level advisers on an economic recovery task force...

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg Named to Governor’s Business/Jobs Recovery Task Force

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg will join four former governors and other high-level advisers on an economic recovery task force named by Governor Gavin Newsom.

6 Factors to Determine When Economy Can Start Reopening

Governor Gavin Newsom this week outlined the six key indicators that will guide California’s decision on when to modify stay-at-home orders and slowly begin...

10 Cybersecurity Tips for Working from Home

As businesses rely more on technology and people begin adapting to the new work-from-home reality—in which work-related information is transmitted online and through mobile...

Governor Newsom’s Top Business Adviser Steps Down

Lenny Mendonca, director of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and chairman of the High-Speed Rail Authority, has stepped down from his role as one of the Governor’s key advisers, the Governor’s office announced on April 10. Mendonca departed in order to focus more on his family and personal businesses, according to the statement.

Federal CARES Act Offers Relief to Small Businesses

Last week, Congress passed and President Donald J. Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which, among other provisions,...

Governor Signs Executive Order to Help Small Business

Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed an executive order that will provide some relief for small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 crisis. The Governor’s March...