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    Tuesday, March 2, 2021
    Special PPP Loan Update For Small Businesses, Non-Employer Firms, Sole Proprietors and Independent Contractors

    Limited time PPP loan applications will be accepted from small businesses only and how changes in the formula will help sole proprietors, self-employed individuals and independent contractors, plus more changes.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021
    Applications for $500 Million in Grant Funding for Small Businesses Now Available (updated 2/2/2021

    The first round of applications for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is now open. On November 30, 2020, Governor Newsom and the State Legislature announced the allocation of $500 million available to small businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by California's Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).

    Friday, January 29, 2021
    Montebello Mandates Temporary “Hero Pay” for Grocery and Drug Store Workers

    At its January 27 Council Meeting, the Montebello City Council voted unanimously to adopt an Urgency Ordinance which requires grocery and drug stores to provide premium pay for their employees performing work in the City of Montebello, and for 180 days from the date of adoption of the ordinance, effective immediately. The Ordinance will be brought back for a second reading at the February 10 Council Meeting.

    Ani Minasian

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    Montebello Caps 3rd Party Food Delivery Fees

    At its January 13 Council meeting, the Montebello City council voted unanimously to adopt an Urgency Ordinance establishing a temporary limit on the charges imposed on local retail food establishments by third-party delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic and for 90 days after the County/State Order prohibiting on-premises dining is lifted.

    Monday, January 25, 2021
    Practical Biz Tools & Tips to Navigate COVID-19 Crisis (Updated 1/25/2021)

    As we navigate through the COVID-19 health crisis, here are some essential resources you'll need for your business (this post is being continually updated so check back again soon):

    Friday, January 15, 2021
    Montebello Chamber joins CalChamber's Call to Governor for COVID Business Relief

    The California Chamber of Commerce and nearly 200 allied business organizations including the Montebello Chamber of Commerce representing all sectors of the economy and employing millions of California workers sent a letter this week to Governor Gavin Newsom and the Legislature calling for specific and immediate actions to curb the impact of the current pandemic-related economic crisis as well as address the underlying causes of an ongoing exodus of employers to other states.

    Monday, January 11, 2021
    PPP2 Loan Portal Opens January 11, 2021

    On December 21st, Congress approved a new COVID-19 stimulus bill which includes another round of PPP forgivable loans (called PPP2). PPP2 loans are available to both previous recipients and first time borrowers, and also for community groups. A total of $325 billion is available through March 31, 2021, and the application portal opens on Monday, January 11, 2021.

    Monday, January 11, 2021
    Cal/OSHA Emergency Rule for COVID-19 in Effect Now

    As of November 30, 2020, the new Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) 21-page COVID-19 Emergency Standard is in effect across California, covering virtually every employer and workplace in the state.

    Robert Moutrie, CalChamber

    Friday, December 4, 2020
    CDTFA Offers Immediate Tax Relief to Small Business Owners

    California business owners needing financial assistance can receive immediate tax relief from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) in the form of automatic filing extensions, interest-free payment plans, or a hiring tax credit of up to $100,000 to offset income or sales and use taxes.

    Yating Campbell Office of Public Affairs

    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Free PPE for Businesses through PPE Unite

    PPE Unite™, a unique partnership between State, local, and private entities has been developed to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) for small businesses to promote economic recovery while encouraging general public health and safety.

    Ani Minasian