Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce: Your Weekly News – September 26, 2022
Wednesday, Sept 28
MLT Open House
Thursday, Sept 29
Delve into DEI
Tuesday, October 4
Thursday, October 6
Town Council Forum
Election day is in just six weeks. In an effort to keep our members informed on the candidates and their platforms, we are hosting a Town Council Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 4. All six candidates have confirmed their attendance.
Click here for details and to register
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.
The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Gala is the business community’s event to honor our top performers. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, raffle, dinner and most importantly announcing the award winners.
Thank you to the community for submitting a record number of nominations for the 2022 Business Excellence Awards! The nominations have been narrowed down and voting is now open for the final winners. Voting will be available through Monday, October 10.
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.
Trip details here
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
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].
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
$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.
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.
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.
(From Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce)