Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce: Your Weekly News – August 1, 2022



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Full Events Calendar


Power Lunch: Mountain


Join us on Tuesday, August 16 for an update from Mammoth Mountain. Tom Hodges, Vice President of Mountain Development at MMSA, will walk us through the upcoming projects at the Mountain and also discuss long-term plans. Click here for details

Power Lunch pricing updated to $25/member


Chamber News

Women in Business


At the next Women in Business meet-up, we will be discussing boundaries in the workplace – how to set them, how to keep them and how to create a healthy work-life balance. Join us at Devils Creek Distillery on August 25 at 5pm for a complimentary tasting, light apps and discussion. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be served.

Click here for details and registration

Business After Hours


Our upcoming Business After Hours will be hosted at Side Door Wine Bar & Cafe on Tuesday, August 30. Uniquely described as “A Wine Shop inside A Wine Bar inside a Café”, Side Door Wine Bar & Cafe provides Mammoth Lakes, and especially “The Village,” an outstanding wine experience.

Business After Hours is the best and easiest way to get your name and your business out there. So drop by to meet fellow business people and learn the latest Chamber and community news.

Click here for details

Governmental Affairs Newsletter

In an effort to keep our Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce members better informed concerning our advocacy and governmental affairs activities, we are beginning to produce a new, exclusive Governmental Affairs Newsletter. The first edition went out last week and interested members should contact our Executive Director, Ken Brengle, for details.


Members Corner

Want to get rewards for saving energy this summer?


With California’s new Power Saver Rewards program, you get rewarded when you save energy when a Flex Alert is issued, usually between the hours of 4 PM and 9 PM when less renewable energy is available.

Registration for Power Saver Rewards is free. Just go to and select your utility provider.


Business News & Resources

Free COVID-19 Home Tests


Mono County Public Health has COVID-19 home tests they are offering the business community. They even offer delivery! For details, reach out to:

Jennifer Burrows RN, MSN, PHN
Deputy Director of Covid Operations/Infection Preventionist
(760) 709-6765
[email protected]

$85 Million in Tax Credits Available for California Businesses

This year’s California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) application period is underway and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has up to $85 million in tax credits available to award businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in the state.

Click here for details

Forest Health and Community Resilience Survey


The California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force’s Science Advisory Panel is hosting a survey to understand stakeholder perspectives on improving forest health and community resilience to wildfire in the Sierra-Cascade-Inyo region. At present, the East Sierra subregion response rate is low. Help represent our area and encourage others to do the same! Participation in this survey is voluntary and anonymous.

Click here for survey

Town Council Elections


A Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for the purpose of electing three members to the Town Council. The Councilmembers presently occupying these offices are Lynda Salcido, Kirk Stapp, and John Wentworth.  Details of office:
  • Four year term
  • Pays $735/month
  • Must be a registered voter
  • Reside within the Town of Mammoth Lakes
Nomination Papers will be available from the Town Clerk by appointment starting on Monday, July 18. The deadline for filing of Nomination Papers is 5:00pm on Friday, August 12. Citizens interested in running for a seat on the Town Council are encouraged to contact Town Clerk, Jamie Gray, at (760) 965-3602 for further information.

Small Business Administration 7a Loan Program

The 7(a) Loan Program, SBA’s most common loan program, includes financial help for small businesses with special requirements. This is the best option when real estate is part of a business purchase, but it can also be used for:

  • Short- and long-term working capital
  • Refinance current business debt
  • Purchase furniture, fixtures, and supplies

The maximum loan amount for a 7(a) loan is $5 million. Key eligibility factors are based on what the business does to receive its income, its credit history, and where the business operates. Your lender will help you figure out which type of loan is best suited for your needs.

Click here for details

Small Business Development Center

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The Central California SBDC Regional Network is doing everything in their power to help your business grow and thrive. FREE help is available for every single small business located in Mono County. Whether you want to launch, grow, transition or innovate your business, they can provide expert consulting, training, market research, access to capital and other tools at no cost assistance.

Talk to a free consultant today
Learn more about our local Small Business Development Center

California Rebuilding Fund Loan Program

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The 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

(From Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce)

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