The WVCBA is pleased to share this year's honorees of the Chairperson's Awards of Excellence, our Ambassador of the Year, and the Ken Cunningham Award winner, all of whom, by tradition, were selected by outgoing Chair of the Board Dawn Simmons, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Honorees will be celebrated at the WVCBA's Annual Meeting, which takes place Friday, January 20 at Spanish Hills Club. presented by the Port of Hueneme and sponsored by Southern California Edison Company.
The West Ventura County Business Alliance will host Camarillo Mayor Shawn Mulchay’s 2022 State of the City address on Thursday, October 20.
Oxnard Mayor John C. Zaragoza To Deliver State Of The City Address At June Luncheon
OXNARD, Calif., FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The West Ventura County Business Alliance will host Oxnard Mayor John C. Zaragoza’s annual State of the City address on Friday, June 17. He will reflect on accomplishments from 2021, and share highlights and initiatives for 2022.
“As you can see throughout Oxnard, we are in the process of restoring many of our streets and alleys and landscape maintenance that was deferred for many years," said Mayor Zaragoza. "I'm excited to share with the community the progress we have made with one full year of Measure E funding and our City Council's vision to continue reinvesting in our community.
The State of the City is being held at the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard located at 600 E. Esplanade Drive. The luncheon is open to the public and begins at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://bit.ly/oxrsotc22 or by calling the WVCBA office at (805) 738-9100. Event registration ends at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10, and costs $55 for WVCBA members and $65 for non-members.
The State of the City is hosted annually by the WVCBA and made possible by Title Sponsors American Medical Response, Procter & Gamble Paper Products and Southern California Edison Company; Major Sponsor The Port of Hueneme; and Supporting Sponsors Dignity Health – St. John's Hospitals, Montecito Bank & Trust, UCLA Health, and Ventura County Credit Union.
ABOUT THE WEST VENTURA COUNTY BUSINESS ALLIANCE
The West Ventura County Business Alliance (WVCBA) is the Chamber of Commerce serving the cities of Camarillo and Oxnard in California. In March 2021, the membership of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce voted to unite with the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce and form the WVCBA. The WVCBA is the voice for the interest of business with government, promotes economic development, works to improve the regional economy, and protects the interests of the two communities. Learn more at wcvba.org.
Honorees will be celebrated at the organization’s annual meeting on March
Oxnard & Camarillo, Calif., FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The West Ventura County Business Alliance, the chamber of commerce serving Camarillo and Oxnard, is pleased to announce the annual Chairperson’s Awards of Excellence recipients.
Honorees will be celebrated at the WVCBA’s Annual Meeting and Installation of Directors on Friday, March 4, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Courtyard By Marriott in Oxnard. Tickets to the luncheon are $50 for members and $65 for non-members. Registration is available online at wvcba.org or by calling (805) 738-9100.
Economic Development Collaborative Awarded $2.45M in New Loan Capital to Support Ventura County Businesses
On August 5, 2020, the Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) secured $2.45M in new loan capital from the U.S. Department of Commerce/Economic Development Administration's CARES Act Fund to help support Ventura County businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. Set to be allocated as an EDC Revolving Loan Fund (RFL) over the next 24-months, qualifying Ventura County businesses can apply to receive between $10,000 to $250,000 of working capital.
With this new $2.45M award, the EDC now controls $5M total in loan capital set for distribution specifically in Ventura County. Fixed with a 4.2% interest rate, all RFL recipients are reasonably expected to repay in full within 7 years.
"The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is one of the EDC's oldest partners," states Marvin Boateng, EDC Director of Lending. "We greatly appreciate their more than 24 years of continued financial support and are excited that this new grant will expand our opportunity to lend to small businesses within Ventura County. We know that many have been hard hit by COVID-19 and additional capital is a lifeline to businesses with limited cashflow."
Ventura County businesses interested in learning more about or applying for an EDC loan are encouraged to contact Marven Boateng directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (805) 409-9156.
OXNARD, Calif., FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Do you know the best-of-the-best in Oxnard? The Oxnard Chamber wants to hear from you!
For 70 years the Oxnard Chamber has been honoring the city’s top individuals, businesses and organizations at its annual Community & Business Awards. The deadline for nominations for 2020 awardees is Friday, March 27. This year’s categories recognize Oxnard’s:
Nominations are open to the public. Nominations can be completed online at: http://bit.ly/cbawardsform20.
The nomination form can also be downloaded from the Chamber website and emailed to email@example.com or faxed to (805) 604-7331.
The 70th Annual Community & Business Awards will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Courtyard by Marriott in Oxnard (600 E. Esplanade Drive). Reservations are required in advance and are $60 per person. Event sponsorship opportunities also are available. Visit www.oxnardchamber.com or call the Chamber to register or become a sponsor.
ABOUT THE OXNARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders and influencers, and a champion for a stronger community. Founded in 1908, today the Chamber empowers 500 businesses and organizations that employ more than 35,000 people. It promotes the business and economic well-being of Oxnard’s diverse community to benefit enterprises, large and small, through advocacy, networking, education, services, business exposure and promotion. Learn more at OxnardChamber.org.
‘Be Afraid. Be VERY Afraid!’ Knowledge & Networking Lunch Provides Update on Independent Contractors, Overtime and More
OXNARD, CA – Avoid the catastrophic consequences of ignorance in a rapidly changing field of law as attorneys Brian Koegle and David Poole of Poole, Shaffery & Koegle, LLP present the “Be Afraid. Be VERY Afraid!” Employment Law Update hosted by the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Dec. 12. Held at the Residence Inn by Marriott/River Ridge, this Knowledge and Networking Lunch provides insight on legal matters affecting Oxnard businesses and professionals.
“If you’re not updating your employee handbook annually, it's probably not worth the paper it’s written on,” Brian Koegle explained of the fluid nature of employment law. “Every year, drastic changes to employment law go largely unnoticed by the majority of the business community — until they need us.”
The purpose of the upcoming luncheon, David Poole explained, is to help businesses understand and prepare for a new year of changes, so they can take proactive steps to protect themselves and their businesses. Without a nuanced appreciation of these laws, business professionals unknowingly could make significant and costly mistakes.
Topics to be covered during the luncheon include:
“Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to the law,” Koegle said. “Your business can’t afford to ignore California employment laws and risk catastrophic results.”
The 2019 Employment Law Update will be held Thursday, December 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Residence Inn by Marriott/River Ridge.
For tickets, please visit OxnardChamber.org. Early registration is $35 (regular $40) for members of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce and $45 for non-members. Seats are limited and sell out quickly. Visit oxnardchamber.org to become a member.
About Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP is a full-service law firm of legal professionals who are committed to providing high-quality representation to each business or corporate client. The firm has garnered a reputation for providing professional, effective legal representation in business transactions, business litigation, employment counseling, employment litigation, transportation, and a range of other legal services.
Founded in 1998 by partners David Poole and John Shaffery, the firm has enjoyed exceptional growth in both size and areas of practice. Since then, Brian Koegle has been named partner. The firm provides counsel from a team of attorneys in six offices throughout California: Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Orange County, San Francisco, and San Diego.
For more information, please visit pooleshaffery.com.
About Oxnard Chamber of Commerce
The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst for business growth, the convener of leaders and influencers, and the champion for a stronger community. Founded in 1908, today the Chamber empowers 500 businesses and organizations that employ more than 30,000 people. We promote the business and economic well-being of Oxnard’s diverse community to benefit enterprises, large and small, through advocacy, networking, education, services, business exposure and promotion.
For more information, please visit oxnardchamber.org.