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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...

Sharing Stories of Essential Business Role Will Foster Creativity, Build Communities

Following are remarks presented by Donna L. Lucas, 2021 chair of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, at the 95th Annual Virtual...

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...

Looking for 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...

American Rescue Plan Act Brings More Financial Relief

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), creating a third stimulus package since...

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...

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...

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...

Allies Join CalChamber Call for COVID Business Relief

The California Chamber of Commerce and nearly 200 allied business organizations representing all sectors of the economy and employing millions of California workers sent...

Governor Gives Preview of Business Recovery Plan

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom released a preview of his budget plan to help California businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s Equitable Recovery...

Governor Ties Lockdowns to Hospital Capacity; CalChamber Urges Congress to Help Small Businesses

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday that regions of the state will be subject to more restrictive stay-at-home orders when their hospital capacity erodes...

State Offering Temporary Tax Relief, COVID-19 Grants for Businesses

California will be offering a number of relief options for businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, Governor Gavin Newsom announced this week. The Governor’s November 30...

Voters Reject Largest Tax Hike in California History

Proposition 15, the largest property tax increase in California history, was declared defeated the evening of November 11 by a margin of more than...