Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce: Your Weekly News
Thursday, August 25
Women in Business
Devils Creek Distillery
ESLT Lands and Legacy Celebration
Sunday, August 28
Moon Muses Burlesque Show @ T-Bar
Tuesday, August 30
Business After Hours
Business Excellence Awards
Nominations for the Business Excellence Awards are currently open and we want to hear from the community. Had a great experience at a local business or received excellent customer service? Be sure to nominate that business or person by Tuesday, September 6.
This year’s 6th Annual Business Excellence Awards is taking place on Thursday, November 3 at Canyon Lodge. Tickets are now available and can be found on our website here.
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.
If you missed last week’s Power Lunch, you still have a chance to hear about the upcoming changes and projects at Mammoth Mountain. Join us Thursday, August 25 at Community Coffee where we will hear from Tom Hodges, Vice President Mountain Development at MMSA. Tom will give an update on MMSA’s capital plans, both near-term and long-term, including the latest information on the Main Lodge Redevelopment Project.
Travel to Ireland with the Chamber
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.
Tour Development Offer for Local Businesses
Pedal Up Bike Tours needs your help. Enjoy a 2 ½ day MTB tour, fully supported including all food and beverages, and help us fine tune the experience. Food costs contribution is $150 but is waived for all Chamber members.
First tour starts Aug. 19 and details can be found here.
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 PowerSaverRewards.org and select your utility provider.
Business News & Resources
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.
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)