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California Reopens

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom staged a series of events to highlight the end of the stay-at-home order he issued last March and the...

New COVID-19 Workplace Rules Align with CDC, State Health Dept. Guidelines

This week, the Standards Board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) adopted revisions to the COVID-19 emergency workplace rules. The changes...

Statewide, Regional Organizations Urge Counties to Back Governor’s Reopening Plan

The California Chamber of Commerce joined other statewide, regional and local organizations this week in urging county public health directors/officers and county supervisors to...

Moving Toward Reopening: State Releases Guidance

Last Friday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released guidance, including a questions-and-answers webpage, on how businesses may return to “usual operations” starting...

State Sets Up Employer Vaccination Toolkit

California has created an Employer Vaccination Toolkit, a website designed to help employers make COVID-19 vaccinations more convenient for their employees. The website includes links...

Webinar Looks at How California, USMCA Are Helping Women Stay in Business

Creating business leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities for women in the post-COVID-19 economy was the topic of a May 6 virtual event co-hosted by the...

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,...