Madera County Turning the Dimmer Switch

When the new case rate reaches a certain level, the state will require some business sectors to close – part of what Gov. Newsome refers to as “Turning the Dimmer Switch”.  Madera has been on the state watch list for 3 consecutive days due to the number of new cases, and is requiring  specified sectors to… Read More »

COVID-19 POSTER

COVID-19 BUSINESS POSTER  NOW AVAILABLE!   The Madera County Public Health Department has created a poster for businesses to post at their entrances that will help them to safely operate during COVID-19. This poster is also a tool for businesses and their customers to easily understand how to conduct business and follow the State and County orders.                 … Read More »

CalMatters

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many small businesses across the state to close their doors or drastically change their operations. As the crisis continues to batter the economy, CalMatters Capitol reporter Laurel Rosenhall will host a conversation with Isabel Guzman, the director of the office of Small Business Advocate at GO-Biz, and Dilawar Syed, chair… Read More »

iBank

One of the IBank Small Business Finance Center’s loan guarantee programs is designed for Disaster Relief specifically and is currently available to small businesses needing assistance to overcome economic injury caused by COVID-19. We have Financial Development Corporation (FDC) partners throughout the state that assists businesses in securing a 95% guarantee on a bank loan.… Read More »

SBA Disaster Assistance The U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness… Read More »

U.S. Census Still Hiring!

Full-time and Part-Time Positions! The U.S. Census Bureau is still recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country, including Madera County and the surrounding area. Could you use extra income? Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages that are paid weekly. Authorized expenses, such as mileage, are reimbursed for employees… Read More »

US Census Resource Page

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto… Read More »

HELP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

The Madera Chamber of Commerce is open and working to provide our members with information that will assist our local businesses in dealing with the the current health concerns and the impacts you may be experiencing as a result of the crisis. We hope the following information, as provided to us, will be of support… Read More »

President Trump Signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act

President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This new law requires employers with up to 500 employees to provide paid sick leave and paid family leave while also providing a refundable payroll tax credit to employers to cover 100% of the cost of wages. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster Click Here… Read More »

Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus

Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to protect workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as the coronavirus. Cal/OSHA has posted guidance to help employers comply with these safety requirements and to provide workers information on how to protect themselves. Cal/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) standard (section 5199) requires protection for employees… Read More »

Additional Help for Employers… Alternative to Employee Layoffs

EDD Work Sharing Program Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs. The Work Sharing Program helps employees whose hours and wages have been reduced: Receive UI benefits. Keep their current job. Avoid financial hardships. The Work… Read More »

The SBDC Can Help Your Business Prepare and Recover

At the OCIE SBDC your business is top of mind for us. As concerns continue about coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to assure you that we’re here to help you navigate available resources, answer your business questions and be a trusted partner for your business. Despite the impact of COVID-19, rest assured the SBDC is here… Read More »

New Madera Business Now Open – Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network, is now serving customers in Madera, California. “We’re excited to add another location on the West Coast and our 12th location in California,” said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love’s. “Professional and four-wheel drivers now have another safe, clean and well-maintained… Read More »

Chamber Trip – Greece & The Sunny Med

Join the Madera Chamber of Commerce on a 10 day trip to Greece. Come explore the City of Athens, tour of Parthenon and Acropolis, see the Olympic Stadium and Royal Palace. Then cruise to Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, and more! Come to the Greece Trip Information Night on Tuesday, February 11th at 5:30pm, La Quinta Inn,… Read More »