Mammoth Chamber Newsletter 4-4-22

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Ribbon Cuttings
We are excited to announce two Ribbon Cuttings this month celebrating business milestones in our community!

Mammoth Lakes Laundromat
New location at The Promenade on Main Street
Tuesday, April 12 @ 4pm
Details here

The Cactus & The Hawk
New eclectic retail shop for mountain living
Thursday, April 21 @ 4pm
Details here

This Week
Monday, April 4
Lodging Association
10:00am-11:00am
Saturday, April 9
ESLT Pollinator
Garden Workshop

10:00am-1:00pm
Next Week
Tuesday, April 12
Ribbon Cutting
4:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday, April 13
Women in Business
Noon @ Elevate
Full Events Calendar
Chamber News
Elevate @ Women in Business

Elevate your wellness at April’s Women in Business on Wednesday, April 13 at noon! Hear from Mammoth Hospital’s staff about how to take care of “the whole person” by addressing lifestyle factors such as nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, and social support.

Click here for details and to register

Student Job Fair


In partnership with Mammoth High School, the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Student Job Fair on Wednesday, April 27. Businesses interested in hiring for summer are encouraged to attend and host a table (no cost for Chamber members).

Event Details Here
Table Sign-Up Here

4th of July Parade

The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade is taking place on Monday, July 4! Get involved in the parade by:
  1. Sponsoring a barricade banner. The banners are placed on barricades along the parade route for thousands to see. Pricing is $300 for two new banners and $200 for prior year banners. Details here
  2. Organize a fun and festive 4th of July float. Float entry here
  3. Promote our parade website through your channels.
Members Corner
Join Local Business Support of Housing Projects

Help Mammoth Lakes Housing raise funds for workforce housing. MLH secured $4.5 million in grants and raised more than 60% of our private donations goal of $100,000! Join local businesses: Stellar Brew, Vacasa, Union Bank, Eastern Sierra Community Bank & Alterra. Raffle prizes include sports equipment, 3-night Vacasa vacation, handmade quilt, & more!

Click here for details

Improve Your Government! Apply for the 22/23 Grand Jury
The time commitment is not huge, but the responsibilities are serious. Mono County needs your participation.

“Step up and say yes to serving on our Grand Jury! You have my word you will see it as an honor too!”
– Richard Sanfillippo, 2018-2019 Mono County Grand Jury Member

The eleven open seats will be filled as applications are accepted. Submit your application today. For questions, contact Danielle Bauman.

Click here for details
Click here for application

Business News & Resources
Defensible Space & Community Clean Up

The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Town, Mammoth Disposal and Volunteer Eastern Sierra for this year’s Defensible Space & Community Clean Up on May 13 and 14. Grab a bag and help clean up our town! Click here for details

The Town is seeking gift card donations from local businesses for the trash collecting competition. There is also an opportunity for a local restaurant to sponsor the volunteer lunch. For more information, contact Jena Carter at the Town.

Face Mask Update

The  California  Department  of  Public  Health  (CDPH) updated  its  statewide  COVID-19 masking  guidance  to  align  with  recent  data trends  which  show  dramatic  decreases  in  the  level  of  COVID-19  virus  and  virus  transmission throughout  the  state.

Mono County Press Release

The Chamber of Commerce still has a supply of PPE. Contact us here if you would like to schedule a pick-up for your business.
California Dream FundThe California Dream Fund is a one-time $35 million grant program to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation in the State of California. New entrepreneurs and small business owners will complete an intensive training program. Following successful completion of the training and consulting program, new businesses will be eligible to apply for a microgrant of up to $10,000.

Click here for details

Extended Employee Retention CreditThe IRS urges employers to take advantage of the newly-extended employee retention credit, designed to make it easier for businesses that choose to keep their employees on the payroll throughout the pandemic.

Eligible employers can now claim a refundable tax credit against the employer share of Social Security tax equal to 70% of the qualified wages they pay to employees after December 31, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

Click here for details
Ask a Chamber member about this process

SBDC Events & WebinarsOur local Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield holds several events, trainings and webinars through the year. Click here to access their calendar of events.
California Rebuilding Fund Loan ProgramThe California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. Businesses who employed 50 or less full-time equivalent employees and had gross revenues of less than $5 million or below in 2019 are eligible to apply. The loans are flexible, transparent and are designed to help businesses access the capital and advisory services they need to get through these challenging economic times.

Click here for details

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