Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce: Your Weekly News – September 19, 2022

This Week

Monday, Sept 19
Restaurant Association

Tuesday, Sept 20
Business After Hours

Wednesday, Sept 21
Ireland Trip Call

Thursday, Sept 22
Mammoth Voices

Next Week

Thursday, Sept 29
Community Coffee

Delve into DEI

Full Events Calendar


Town Council Forum

The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Town Council Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 4. All six candidates have confirmed their attendance. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear each candidate’s platform.

Register here

Business After Hours

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20 from 5pm to 7pm at The Sierra Light Gallery for our next Business After Hours! We look forward to connecting with you at this beautiful gallery.

Click here for details and to register

Chamber News

The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Gala is the business community’s event to honor our top performing businesses and professionals. The evening will feature a red carpet entrance, cocktail reception, raffle with prizes from local businesses and most importantly announcing the award winners.

Get your tickets today!

Delve into DEI

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ll be focusing this month’s “Delve into DEI” discussion on America Ferrera’s TED Talk on cultural identity. Ferrera speaks about access and puts forth the notion that “presence creates possibility”.  Applying this to Mammoth, we will discuss identity and access in our community. Join us at Dos Alas on Thursday, September 29 at 4pm for this invigorating discussion!

Click here for details

Travel to Ireland with Us

The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce is offering a unique opportunity to our members! In conjunction with other small Chambers in our state, we are organizing a trip to Ireland. This high quality tour will give you the opportunity to build lasting relationships with fellow business community members all while enjoying the beauty of Ireland. Want more information from the trip planners? Join us for a Zoom call on September 21 at 10am.

Trip details here

Online Booking

Members Corner

Housing Purchase Opportunities in Town

Mammoth Lakes Housing currently has multiple below-market ownership opportunities in their community land trust in Mammoth Lakes. These condominium homes are available for purchase by local members of the workforce, and may work for your employees! Multiple unit sizes, with and without covered parking are available. Purchase prices start at $285,000. Income and employment requirements apply, and the buyer must be able to secure a primary mortgage.

Click here to learn more about available units


Business News & Resources

Customer Service Trainings

The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Customer Service Trainings are back! This year’s trainings will feature three different sessions – all with the goal of learning the tools needed to provide excellent customer service.

Manager/Owner Power Lunch
Putting Employees First
Tuesday, November 15
Click here for details

Frontline Workshop
Rolling Out the Red Carpet  
Tuesday, November 15, 4pm-6pm
Wednesday, November 16, 9am-11am

Showcase Special Offers to Visitors

Did you know that Mammoth Lakes Tourism has a webpage dedicated to showcasing special offers to our visitors? If you have a deal or discount that you would like to have visible to guests, please email the details to Emily Bryant at [email protected].

To be included on the special offers page you must hold a valid Business Tax Certificate with the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Fall Business Closures

Is your business planning to close or adjust hours this fall? If so, Mammoth Lakes Tourism wants to know about it. They are putting together a listing of fall business closures so that the community has up-to-date information to share with visitors. This list will be shared via the Lodging Association and the weekly occupancy report to all frontline service workers that may be asked for information. Please send all info to Emily Bryant at [email protected].

Work Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Are you an employer looking for help? The specific technical skills you need may be hard to find. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) On-the-Job Training Program helps you train the right workers to meet your requirements. This program assists employers with the costs of hiring and training new and advancing employees by offering financial reimbursement of up to 50% of the employee’s wages during the training period.

This program is administered through Mono County Workforce Services. Contact: 760-924-1770 or [email protected]gov before the employee is hired, or for any questions about the program.

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

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

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

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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