In response to the issues being faced by small businesses due to COVID-19, the State of California, Office of the Governor, through the Office of Emergency Services (OES), is providing support to employers and their staff. OES has made available, large quantities of no cost Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) to areas throughout the State. A… Read More »

Vote Madera

If you are registered to vote, you will be mailed a Vote by Mail Ballot and a County Voter Information Guide approximately 29 days prior to an election. If you do not receive your Official Ballot and County Voter Information Guide by at least a 20 days prior to an election, call the Elections Division at… Read More »

CalMatters

California Election 2020 Vote Guide – Come rain, shine, pandemic or crippling recession, California voters can always count on one thing: a very long, very complicated ballot. Though the presidential race will gobble up most of the attention, the choice between GOP President Donald Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden will be an… Read More »

Blueprint for a Safer Economy – Madera

California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward.… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »