2021 Cupertino Business News, Upcoming events, New Chamber Board, New state laws, Keep it local with Yiftee, 2/18/2021 Celebrate Year of the Ox
Cupertino Business News

Happy 2021 and Happy Year of the Ox

Having an honest nature, oxen are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination. We are determined to make this new year better than the last. We begin by celebrating on February 18 honoring the 2021 Bridge Awardees, Angela Chen and KeyPoint Credit Union. There will be a cooking demonstration, fashion show, musical performance, dance, and more. 

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Meet Our New Board of Directors

Thank you to the people working together for community success

Shyam (Sean) Panchal
First Maganson Holdings

 Claudio Bono
Cupertino Hotel
Marisa Spatafore
Immediate Past President
De Anza College
Keith Warner
Vice-President Finance
Pacific Workplaces
Rod Diridon, Jr.
Mark Tersini
Vice President
KT Urban
John Zirelli
Rich Abdalah
Abdalah Law Firm
Donna Austin
Cupertino Historical Society


Polly Bove
Fremont Union School District
Catherine Chen
State Farm
Danielle De La Torre
Meriwest Credit Union
Stacy McAfee-Yao
Cupertino Union School District
Paul Medawar
Hyatt House
Cristina Miller
Main Street Cupertino
Hanh Mo
Kaiser Permanente
Josh Selo
West Valley Community Services
Thalia Swangchaeng
Pineapple Thai
John Tang
San Jose Water Company


The I Love Cupertino e-Gift Card is a community-based digital gift card that makes it easy to keep local spending local at participating Cupertino businesses.  E-gift cards can easily be purchased online and sent to any recipient (family, friends, team members, etc.) via email or text message.  Recipients can immediately use the value to make purchases at participating Cupertino merchants.  Click here for a list of participating businesses. 
Processing fees will be waived for e-gift cards purchased through the end of January 2021 (processing fees are $1.00 per card and 5% of the total value of the gift amount).  The card recipient and merchant receive the full value for the card, providing a maximum benefit to our local businesses.
The City of Cupertino is a proud sponsor of the I Love Cupertino Community e-Gift Card Program in partnership with the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. The I Love Cupertino e-Gift Card Program provides an opportunity for residents and local shoppers to enjoy Cupertino restaurants, shops, and entertainment while supporting local businesses.

California Enacts New Laws Affecting Employers in 2021

Article By: Spencer Hamer & Ashley Song

Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed a number of bills that will affect California employers in 2021. Most significantly, the new laws greatly expand the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), create stringent workplace reporting requirements related to COVID-19, and clarify California’s year-old independent contractor law, Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5).


Assembly Bill (AB) 1867 expanded supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19-related reasons for certain employers not already covered by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). 


Taking effect 1 January 2021, AB 685 establishes stringent COVID-19 recording and reporting requirements when employers receive notice of a potential COVID-19 exposure at the workplace. 


Senate Bill (SB) 1159 creates a rebuttable presumption that an employee contracted COVID-19 at work if the employee tests positive within 14 days after reporting to his or her place of employment during an “outbreak” at the workplace2 in relation to workers’ compensation benefits. 


Beginning 1 January 2022, or upon certification by the California Secretary of State (whichever is earlier), AB 3075 expands the information corporations must include in their statement of information filed with the state. 

Get information on these, and many more laws affecting employers from the National Law Review HERE

Tune In to the 2021
Cupertino State of the City
Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Renewing Members Investing in Cupertino
Chamber Events
(All Chamber events are virtual unless otherwise indicated)
Jan 21, 2021 
Commercial Property Tax Workshop with Assessor Larry Stone

Jan 26, 2021 
2021 January Multi-Chamber Mixer

Jan 28, 2021 
Business Huddle: Go-Biz Small Business Advocacy Programs and Services

Feb 06, 2021 
Virtual Summer Camp Fair 2021

Feb 18, 2021 
2021 Lunar New Year Celebrating the Year of the Ox


Business Resources

City of Cupertino


Cal/OSHA – Guidance to Protect Your Business and Employees

California Go-Biz
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