• Business Digest

    November 17, 2017

    Comment on the Draft Big Bear Valley Community Plan - The County has made corrections based on public feedback during the Regional Open Houses, survey entries, and online comments.  The deadline for more comments is December 15, 2017 in order that the County can revise and release the Plan in early 2018.  Use the feedback form to submit your comments online (left part of the screen or at the bottom of the page)... Draft Plan Details.   The deadline for commenting on the Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is due November 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m... EIR Details

    Village Parking Credit Program - Council received a presentation from staff regarding the background of the Village Parking Credit Program and the possibility of eliminating the Program and alternative options. This Item was discussed between Council and staff, and following discussion, Council unanimously approved staff's recommendation to move toward eliminating the Parking Credit Program; directed staff to process a Specific Plan Amendment to the Village Specific Plan that eliminates parking requirements for properties located within 800 feet of a public parking lot (except hotels, lodges, and residential uses); and directed staff to pursue additional public parking lot opportunities in the Village.

    New Employment Laws in 2018 - The CA Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies. Some new laws made significant changes while others made small changes to existing law. Laws include... Details

    11 Tips to Avoid Email Phishing - From rewarding employees for savvy security smarts, to showing them how breaches are relevant to their every-day duties, we've got the phishing prevention tips you need... Details

    Law Requires Electronic Filing/Payment of Payroll Taxes - The California Chamber of Commerce is reminding all remaining employers that they will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD) beginning January 1, 2018... Details

    How to Compete with Amazon This Holiday Season - Some 55% of Millennials say social media ads would prompt them to visit a retailer's website.  While Amazon will certainly be strong competition, there are some ways that local business can successfully compete... Details

    Californians Slashed Water Use, but Still Use More Than the US Average - Between 2015 and 2010, Californians slashed their water use by 17% percent, according to the US Geological Survey report. During that time, the state was gripped by the worst drought in modern times, and Governor Brown declared the first-ever mandatory water restrictions... Details

    10 Best Life Lessons Learned from Running Your Own Business - Read More

    Construction Contractor Wage Liability for Subcontractors - State bill AB 1701 will hold construction contractors liable for the wage and hour violations of their subcontractors and more... Details

    New DMV ID Card Necessary To Board U.S. Flights -  If you use a California driver’s license to board U.S. flights, the card in your wallet won’t work a few years from now. Instead, you’ll need a new one called a REAL ID... Details

    Morrell Staff in Big Bear - CA Senator Mike Morrell staff meet with constituents monthly at the Chamber on the 2nd Thursday from 11 am - 2 pm. Appointment recommended. (909) 919-7731.

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