Tools for Business, Legislation, Wine & Roses, & more!
Did you know…Business is Team Sport?
Within our 750+ members are some very sharp cookies. Experts in their business fields. Our experts, and they are, are willing to share with you their knowledge, insights, the benefits of years in business, and how to apply what they’ve learned in your business. Different people will speak from their expertise, it is their only goal is to sharpen your business acumen.
We call these gatherings Tools for Business! We only ask the best to present, they know their stuff. They will be there for you! Yes, there is time for questions and we even have a Small Business Development group who are human sponges of business information. They like to get together for some deep dives into subject areas, like social media marketing, or “What qualities do I need in a bookkeeper, what must they know?” How about this question, “Where do I find good people in this market, no one seems to want to work? We refer to these small groups as Listen to Learn.
The above-referenced group, Small Business Development, has rebranded to focus on its deliverables and value to ALL small businesses. Previously it was the Multi-Cultural Committee. What it did was help all small businesses by meeting their needs. The Small Business Development committee states its goal in its name. It helps business “develop” meaning grow successfully. The Spirit of our Lodi Chamber is one of helping each other… any and all members. We recognize the health of the many parts helps the whole. Said differently, the more smaller businesses that succeed, the healthier Lodi’s economy is for all of us.
This year will feature the experts of our membership, of which there are many. We are putting together a winning team populated by Really Smart People. Here are two dates to put in your phone, May 25th, 8 AM at the Chamber, Racheal French, Owner Express Employment Professionals and below see the flyer with a Register Button for June 15th, an 8 AM WEBINAR with the CEO of The Employer Association of California.
Did you know this has been the worst legislative year on the books?
Why is this year the worst in history? Because of the number of bills that get labeled and deserved to be called, JOB KILLERS! I would not bring this up but, I work for 750 Businesses and the California Legislature is out for as much money as they can get from you, then send your money to Trial Lawyers, and large “special interest groups.”
I will from time to time bring some of these anti-business bills forward so you can call or write Jim Cooper’s office…our Assembly Member. Also, the office of our Senator, Susan Eggman. When we send the information call or send them a letter, we will supply a draft or write your own. The Lodi Chamber is on at least a dozen coalitions fighting to stop these bad bills from becoming law. One JOB KILLER, just became law, SB 93 passed both Assembly & Senate then signed into Law the next day by the Governor. If you are a Hotelier, Private Club, Airport hospitality, or supply janitorial, building maintenance or security services, heads-up! If you are not aware, search California SB93.
The above bill causes a huge new expense for HR Departments. Demands the new law puts on the businesses will cost businesses thousands of dollars because the time it takes to not be fined! Wine & Roses was forced to shut down its hotel to only essential travelers in 2020 (very few a week) no indoor dining for months, just recently opened for business. Mother’s Day is coming soon, Father’s Day in June, The Towne House Restaurant I know would appreciate seeing you out there at their beautiful facility. Or, meet a friend for coffee at the Towne Café, a very sheik spot. Hotel guests frequent the cafe, it’s fun to chat some up and see where they hail from and ask what brought them here. #1 answer… Lodi Wine!
Watch this weekly Message from the CEO and ALERTS on more bad bills we in business need to stop. Coalitions we join and support are through the CalChamber which amplify our voice when joined with others Chambers and their members throughout the state. Our Chamber is politically active legislatively with about 50 others in California. Our combined membership voices are hundreds of thousands of business owners and their employees. That adds up to VOTER POWER legislators understand. We need your help… we need your voice.
Until next week.