Our Coffee with the Chamber event has become a great success. As we began to reorginize after Covid subsided, the Chamber board wanted to increase our visibility and let the local businesses know were here to help. Our Event committee planned a monthly morning event where board members and businesses of all types can meet in a casual atmosphere and discuss all things business. Over the past 6 months we have invited city officials, business leaders and many others to meet our membership and discuss ways to help recover from the Pandemic. Please join us the first Tuesday of every month. Watch our instagram for the flyer because this event moves around town to different Coffee locations!
Your San Fernando City Chamber of Commerce recently held our installation of officers for 2022. This installation certified the interim executive board and serving board members who have been working for over two years keeping the chamber active through the Covid Pandemic. This event set the stage for the next 18 months of leadership positions and gave some new members places in our board as well as committees.
Bringing a gravity to the event was the inclusion of the new San Fernando Chief of Police, Fabian Valdez, who officially installed our officers and performed the swearing in ceremony.
The event was held at one of San Fernandos newest restaurant locations, Bodevi, a Wine and coffee bar located on the San Fernando Mall near Brand. This retro 70’s location provided the perfect vibe for our casual installation ceremony.
Below is the list of our newest board members:
President, 7/22 through 12/22: Adriana Gomez, Aszkenazy Development
Incoming President 1/23: Ira Heart, Ira Heart Allstate Insurance Agency
Treasurer, Victor Martinez, Victor Martinex Bookeeping and Accounting
Saul Sandoval, Damon Martin, Rosa Ruvalcaba, Natasha Madarian, Pricilla Estrada, Tom Ross, Christina Bernal
Executive Director, CEO, Jeannette Ross
|LA COUNTY LAUNCHES COVID19 SAFETY COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM|
|LA County launched the COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate Program (CSCCP) to further help educate and train business owners on the implementation of LA County’s COVID-19 safety protocols.|
CSCCP is a no-cost online training course that educates business owners on the essentials of the County Health Officer’s Orders – including what they need to do to ensure business practices are aligned (and in compliance) with infection control and physical distancing requirements.
After completing the training, businesses will receive a COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate that can be posted on storefronts. The window seal informs customers that your business has been trained in COVID-19 protocols, thereby offering businesses, employees, and consumers alike the added reassurance that essential training has been completed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
CSCCP training can be accessed online through DPH’s COVID-19 website at publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/covid19cert.htm and will be available in 13 languages.
Read the announcement for more on the COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certification Program. For the latest information on LA County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit covid19.lacounty.gov or follow us @CountyofLA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The new Small Business Weekly podcast brings to our members a depth of information and insight on the challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur. Each week Host Tom Ross interviews industry leaders, government officials, and business consultants who share their experience and brainstorm different ideas that can help businesses of all kinds grow.
In one of the early episodes, Tom interviews Sandy Guzman, the president of our chamber. She shares her business-startup stories and struggles, and provides a virtual pep-talk to those businesses who think that Covid is a mountain to high to climb.
Click here to listen to the latest episodes, or go to Spotify and subscribe to get updates as they come on line.
Last month many of our local businesses met for an informal “Business Roundtable” discussion. As part of our breakfast education series, the chamber wanted to give business a chance to not just sit and listen to a presenter, but to be the presenter themselves. Each person brought with them specific, unique and interesting challenges they have expierenced. Everyone around the table had input to give and advice for each. This forum lent itself to lively discussions that included HR issues, hiring procedures, proper ways to quote customers for contract work, and much more.
This event was so successful that we are planning a followup for 2019 and expand on the format. The more people who attend the more advice, and unique situations we can discuss. This learn-by-doing discussion format becomes a great incubator for new ideas and business relationships. So watch your email for our next event and don’t miss it!!