WVCBA recently welcomed Devoted Care Services in Camarillo as a new member! They are a non-medical caregiving agency specialized in caregiving for dementia patients in Ventura County. Since 2017, they have been providing care for the elderly and people who need help with daily living.
The WVCBA has joined a coalition of 64 employer groups and chambers of commerce in California to support Senate Bill 703 that would allow for an employee-selected flexible work schedule. Read the coalition's letter to the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee, that states "California should allow employees to set hours that work for an employees’ personal and family obligations rather than continuously trying to impose new mandates on employers, which burden their ability to afford to hire."
WVCBA recently welcomed See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard as a new member! See Me Smile is a family owned and operated dental practice that provides complete dental and orthodontic care to patients.
BAC receives updates on Santa Clara River Levees and state legislation impacting businesses
At the March 13 WVCBA Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) meeting, Glenn Shepard of Ventura County Watershed Protection provided a report on the status of the Santa Clara River levees, SCR3 and SCR1. They also received a brief report on California legislation from Chris Collier, consultant for the Tri-County Chamber Alliance, of which the WVCBA is a member.
Get to know Maegan Profeta, our "Maven of the Month" brought to you by the WVCBA Women in Business committee. She is the Business Services Coordinator for the Russell Fischer Business Collection (RFBC) at the Camarillo Public Library. The RFBC offers free business resources and services to benefit the small business community and residents of the greater Camarillo area.
Oxnard Leadership '23 explores the connection between land use and transportation
For its second session, the 15 members of the 2023 Oxnard Leadership Program met with leaders to learn about important conversations happening around local housing, redevelopment, and transportation, and their impact on communities (and vice versa). Land Use and Transportation Day was first introduced in 2022 and is coordinated by Oxnard Planning Commissioner Daniel Chavez Jr, a Leadership '19 graduate.
The WVCBA has joined a coalition of 250 chambers and organizations across the US to oppose the FTC’s proposed rule on non-compete agreements. This sweeping rule would invalidate millions of contracts around the country that are beneficial for businesses and employees. Read the coalition's letter to Congress urging it to exercise its authority over the FTC, which lacks constitutional authority to issue such a rule.