** We will continue updating this post with resources to help our area businesses and organizations, as well as strategies other Chamber members are implementing during these uncertain times. Keep checking back! **
RESOURCES FOR WORKERS
BUSINESS UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF OXNARD
Clean Power Alliance (CPA): CPA's Board of Directors approved a new $1 million COVID-19 Relief Program, which provides bill assistance to customers, including small businesses experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19. Our impacted small business customers will be eligible for a one-time $50 bill credit by signing up for a payment plan through Southern California Edison (SCE) by calling 800-655-4555. Qualifying customers include GS-1 and GS-2 account holders. For more information on the program, visit: cleanpoweralliance.org/covid19.
Customers also have access to bill assistance plans and resources that can help you and your employees manage your energy bills, especially if you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
SoCalGas: SoCalGas launched “SoCalGas CAREs” for customers whose income may have recently changed due to COVID-19 or other reasons. The campaign aims to let customers know of their eligibility to qualify for SoCalGas’ assistance program, California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE), saving them 20 percent on their monthly natural gas bills. Customers who have become recently unemployed or who are currently facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic or for other reasons are encouraged to visit socalgas.com/care, complete the quick online application and find out instantly if you qualify.
Southern California Edison (SCE): SCE offers a number of payment assistance options for customers, including payment extensions and arrangements for customers who may need more time to pay their bill. Visit their Help Paying Your Bill page to find out your options.
California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz):
Navigating Federal Funding in a Time of COVID-19
1 hour | Originally recorded April 23, 2020
The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Field Policy and Management and Grants Republic have released a webinar on understanding and navigating federal funding and grant resources during COVID-19. Watch now>>
California Chamber of Commerce:
Families First COVID-19 Response Act: What Employers Need to Know
Learn more about the new federal legislation – Families First COVID-19 Response Act – as presenters Jennifer Barrera, Executive Vice President of the California Chamber of Commerce, and Ben Ebbink, Partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, get into the details and identify important points. Watch now>>
COVID-19: Everything Employers Need to Know and Do Right Now
1 hour | Originally recorded April 4, 2020
COVID-19’s impacts are being felt across the globe and in nearly every aspect of life. Employers and employees are feeling the effects of the pandemic in new and uncertain ways that could change the way we do business forever. If you have questions about how all the new (and even the old) laws apply in this strange new world of work, you won’t want to miss this important presentation by ManpowerGroup North America Chief Legal & Public Affairs Officer Mark Toth. Watch now>>
Bend Don't Break: How To Lead During Challenging Times
1 hour | Originally recorded April 7, 2020
These are exciting and challenging times, loaded with opportunities to make better choices and create more success at work and home. Now, more than ever, HR professionals and business leaders need fresh and creative ideas to make the best decisions possible to remain flexible, creative, and innovative during these challenging times. Business leader and bestselling author Michael Veltri answers these important questions and many more in his fresh, relevant, and timely talk where you will learn how to BEND, NOT BREAK and grow as a leader. Watch now>>
Central Coast Chambers of Commerce:
Update on the Federal CARES Act with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1 hour | Originally recorded April 7, 2020
The Central Coast Chambers of Commerce hosted an update from Allison Dembeck, Executive Director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the United States Chamber of Commerce. She presented on the latest legislation related to the Federal CARES Act and what is on the horizon for businesses in the near future. This update includes a Q&A from local small businesses. Watch now>>
CHAMBER MEMBER STRATEGIES AND RESPONSES
What is your business or organization doing in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, other than closing down? If you have information and strategies that may help other members, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or posting in our official Oxnard Chamber Facebook Group. We will add your comments here.
Haas Automation purchased a FeverScanner M3000L, which uses infrared technology to scan/screen the temperatures of individuals for fever-like symptoms. Learn more about this technology>>
Food Share Ventura County (via Ventura County Star):
Employees and volunteers are wearing gloves, keeping space between each other as they work, and the organization has hired a professional cleaning crew. They also are looking for more volunteers and finding ways to buy bulk groceries due to the public's panic buying. Read the full story>>
No Limits for Deaf Children
No Limits will continue REMOTELY by providing telemedicine, with individual AVT therapy, literacy, Teen Club, live streaming of language enriched activities, academic tutoring and parent classes. They will be providing resources via their website and Tips of the Day via social media. Read their update>>
The Collection at RiverPark (via press release)
Through April 3, the shopping center will modify operating hours to the following: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 12:00-6:00 pm on Sunday.
Gold's Gym Oxnard (via Facebook)
They made their GOLD's AMP at-home, digital fitness/training program free for all current members through May 31, 2020. Read their post>>