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Rick Kitson2020-09-18T12:24:08-07:00Cupertino Chamber Announces Endorsements for City CouncilRick Kitson2020-09-18T12:24:08-07:00
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: September 18, 2020 Cupertino Chamber of Commerce Announces City Council Candidate Endorsements CUPERTINO, CA – At a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce made endorsements for the Cupertino city council election this November 3. “The Covid-19 pandemic and its economic fallout have fundamentally challenged the wellbeing of our community,” said Chamber President-Elect Sean Panchal. “Successfully healing our community will come from leaders who know the community, understand the issues, and bring our diverse community together. The Chamber board believes that Hung Wei and J.R. Fruen are the candidates that will best represent [...]
Rick Kitson2020-09-03T17:11:44-07:002020 Cupertino STAR Awards Recipients AnnouncedRick Kitson2020-09-03T17:11:44-07:00
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: September 3, 2020 2020 Cupertino STAR Award Recipients Announced CUPERTINO, CA – Each year, the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce recognizes the outstanding people, organizations, and businesses in our community. 2020 has been an extraordinary year, so it is appropriate to acknowledge a few extraordinary people. This year’s STAR Awards offer a constellation of shining lights in our community. Citizen of the Year: Josh Selo, West Valley Community Services Non-Profit of the Year: West Valley Community Services Business of the Year: Rotary Club of Cupertino President’s Award: Marieann Shovlin, League of Women Voters STAR of Cupertino [...]
Rick Kitson2020-09-01T14:09:54-07:00Propositions and Measures on the November 3, 2020 ballotRick Kitson2020-09-01T14:09:54-07:00
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: August 13, 2020 Your Vote Counts! CUPERTINO, CA – At a regular meeting of its board, the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce adopted unanimous positions on Propositions and Measures on the November 3, 2020 ballot. Proposition 15: Oppose. The stated goals of the proposition cannot overcome the fact that it doesn’t work. Prop 13 needs reform, and education needs support; Prop 15 accomplishes neither. Neither does Prop 15 protect small businesses. Any local small business renting a storefront on a commercial property worth more than $3 million (virtually ALL brick and mortar stores in Cupertino) will [...]
Rick Kitson2020-07-14T12:24:17-07:00Cupertino News July 2020Rick Kitson2020-07-14T12:24:17-07:00
Cupertino News July 2020 July 14, 2020 The latest updates on Covid-19 closures, filing requirements. Also FREE drive through testing, small business grants, and much more. https://mailchi.mp/cupertino-chamber/cupertino-chamber-of-commerce-newsletter-july
Rick Kitson2020-07-13T21:55:57-07:00Governor Announces New Business Closures 7/13/2020Rick Kitson2020-07-13T21:55:57-07:00
July 13, 2020 at 5:09:52 PM PDT Statement of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department regarding the Governor’s announcement: Today, the Governor took bold statewide action to respond to the rapid and troubling growth of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across California. Reducing transmission statewide is critical to controlling the pandemic. According to the State’s website (covid19.ca.gov): Effective immediately, California closes some indoor business operations statewide and additional indoor operations in counties on Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days. Statewide indoor closures include restaurants, bars and breweries, wineries & tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, and [...]
Rick Kitson2020-07-03T11:48:46-07:00July 3, 2020 Re-Opening Tool KitRick Kitson2020-07-03T11:48:46-07:00
July 3, 2020 Re-opening Toolkit Simple and Direct: Our team at the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce has recently put together a Re-opening Toolkit for the business community. This toolkit will help cut through the noise. It is an important starting point on our road to recovery. Follow us for resources, information, and support for your business and for Cupertino.
Rick Kitson2020-07-02T17:20:46-07:00The new Santa Clara County Health Officer Order, issued July 2, 2020Rick Kitson2020-07-02T17:20:46-07:00
https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Documents/07-02-20_executive_summary.pdf New Order Issued July 2, 2020: The Health Officer issued a new Order on July 2, 2020. The County is submitting an application to the State that, if approved, would allow more businesses to open under the State’s Stay-at-Home Order. The State calls this a “variance.” If the State approves the County’s application for a variance before July 13, then the Order issued on July 2 goes into effect on July 13. Otherwise, the Order will go into effect two days after the State approves the County’s variance. Continue to check the Public Health website for updates. Below are [...]
Rick Kitson2020-06-29T16:27:44-07:00SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California Small BusinessesRick Kitson2020-06-29T16:27:44-07:00
NEWS RELEASE Disaster Field Operations Center West Release Date: June 29, 2020 Contact: Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.gov Release Number: CA 16502-01 CA 16507-01 Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California Small Businesses SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in the following counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought that occurred in the following primary counties in California, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. Declaration Number Primary [...]
Rick Kitson2020-06-15T18:36:18-07:00June 15, 2020 Updates from SBA San Francisco District OfficeRick Kitson2020-06-15T18:36:18-07:00
June 15th, 2020 Updates from the San Francisco District Office Updates from throughout the region Community Resources San Francisco District Office Contacts Updates from the San Francisco District Office Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Portal re-opens for new applications SBA has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. Now that the EIDL and EIDL Advance application portal is accepting new applications, additional small businesses and non-profits will be able to receive long-term, low interest loans and emergency grants – reducing the economic impacts of COVID-19 [...]