Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce: Your Weekly News – May 30, 2022
Delve into DEI
The Chamber takes on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion! Our inaugural “Delve into DEI” on June 2 at Mammoth Coffee Roasting Company will feature a discussion around the Harvard Business Review article “Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter”. In addition, we will also be acknowledging Juneteenth and Pride Month.
4th of July Parade
The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade is taking place on Monday, July 4! This year’s parade will feature:
Responsible Waste Zones
restrooms, trash & recycling
Air National Guard Band of the West Coast
Float Competition with a $500 Cash Prize
Sponsored by Mammoth All Weather Shuttle
Posters are currently being distributed and if your business would like to feature one, contact us here.
For parade details, visit our website here.
Business News & Resources
CA Legislature Notable Bills
The Los Angeles Times reports on the bills worth watching in Sacramento once the Senate and Assembly return from recess.
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.
The ServSafe Alcohol course has been approved by the California ABC to meet state training requirements (CA Assembly Bill 1221) that will begin July 1st, 2022. This course is designed to educate food service employees on how alcohol influences behavior, identifies signs of intoxication, outlines legal issues that may arise in an alcohol-related incident and teaches ways to prevent over-serving.
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.
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].
SBDC Events & 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.
California Rebuilding Fund Loan Program
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.
(From Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce)