From the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce newsletter:
Mammoth Hospital CARES – And We Care About Your Input!
Mammoth Hospital has launched Join the Conversation – to get YOUR feedback on local healthcare needs and priorities. Join the Conversation today by clicking here.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California Small Businesses
The Small Business Administration offers disaster assistance in the form of low interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome the economic injury of a declared disaster. Click here for further details.
Required California Retirement Savings Plan
Beginning June 30, 2022 all California employers with at least five California employees are required to offer their California employees a retirement savings plan, either from the private market or by registering to participate in the new CalSavers program. There are a few Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce members that can assist businesses with setting up a private plan for their employees.
Colin Fernie at Mammoth Wealth Management
Michael Oliver at Pacific Advisors
Quart Kim at Edward Jones
Click here for details on CalSavers.
CalChamber Identifies 2022 Job Killer Bills
The California Chamber of Commerce has released two waves of bills to be included on its 2022 job killer list. The list so far totals 15 bills, including two carry-over proposals from 2021. Click here for details.
Defensible Space and 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.
California Dream Fund
The $35 million California Dream Fund Program will provide micro grants up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation in California. Areas of focus will be child care, service and cottage food, green technology, retail and manufacturing. If you are interested in this program please email the Small Business Development Center in Bakersfield at [email protected].
Extended Employee Retention Credit
The 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 and Webinars
Our 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.