Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce: Your Weekly News – May 9
Our May Power Lunch will feature a Candidate Forum for those running for Mono County public offices. We invite the business community to The EATery on Tuesday, May 17 at noon to hear from the candidates. Questions from the audience will be taken in writing at the Forum.
4th of July Parade
Only a few weeks left to sponsor a barricade banner in the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade! 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 can be found here.
Monday, May 9
Tuesday, May 10
Thursday, May 12
- Mammoth Pizza Co Ribbon Cutting
Friday, May 13
Saturday, May 14
Business News and Resources
Defensible Space & Community Cleanup
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.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California Small Businesses
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.
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.
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.
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)