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Years of Discussions Yield Far-Reaching Packaging Deal

A workable compromise on a circular economy policy for California was reached in the final days before the Legislature left for summer recess and...
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Authors Share Small Business Success Tips from Self-Made Bosses

In Episode 153 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera and authors Jackie Reses and Lauren Weinberg discuss entrepreneurship and share...

CalSavers Small Business Registration Deadline: June 30

Small businesses with five or more employees that don’t offer a qualified retirement plan have less than a week to register with CalSavers, a...
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Extending CalCompetes Incentive Program Key to Job Growth, Statewide Investments

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the deepest recession since the Great Depression. But just as the economic toll was steep, so is our economic recovery. Much...
New Small Business Week 2022

California Celebrates National Small Business Week

As the country observed National Small Business Week, the California Chamber of Commerce joined in honoring the state’s small businesses, many of which are...

CalChamber Seeks Outstanding Small Business Leaders

The California Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Small Business Advocate of the Year Award. The award recognizes small business owners who...

Local Chambers Help Businesses Thrive

Working together, the California Chamber of Commerce and local chambers of commerce are a solid force as advocates supporting business-friendly policies and helping California...

Governor Signs Sick Leave, Small Business Relief Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed a bill package providing $6.1 billion in tax relief, tax credits and grants for small businesses hurt by...

CalChamber-Led Effort Results in Small Business COVID-19 Relief

An effort led by the California Chamber of Commerce with the support of a large coalition of allied groups has resulted in passage of...

COVID Paid Sick Leave, Tax Credit Package Moving

The Legislature will take its first actions on Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2022 budget and policy proposals this week and next, after negotiating a...

Finance Director Says Budget Windfall Gives State Opportunity to Invest in Future

California’s revenues and economic conditions have continued to improve, enabling the state to address some of its greatest threats, such as climate change, the...
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Get Ready — New Labor Laws Are Coming

In Episode 135 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss five new labor laws...

State Accepting Applications for New Funded Innovation Hub Program

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) is accepting applications for the Inclusive Innovation Hub (iHub2) Program to incubate and accelerate technology...

Streamlined Procedure for Family Leave Mediation Signed into Law

Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed legislation co-sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce that streamlines procedures in the small employer family leave mediation...

Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant: New Funding Round to Open in September

New applicants for California’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will be able to apply in the funding round opening on September 9 and...

Governor Aims Grant Relief at Struggling Small Business

  Small business was in the spotlight this year at the 95th Annual Virtual Sacramento Host Breakfast on May 13. Governor Gavin Newsom, speaking to the...