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  • State Government
    Major Wildlife Reforms and Utility Protections Signed into Law - Read more.
    Ruling about Independent Contractors Has Small Business Owners Worried - Read More
    Obernolte's Top Chamber Business Awards - October 5, Apple Valley Conference Center.
    Sen. Mike Morrell & Congressman Paul Cooks' field representative office hours at the Chamber, 2nd Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
    Beginning Next Year, you'll have to request a plastic straw with your drink. Read More
    Federal Government
    Updated FMLA Forms - Now Available
    Avoid new federal limit on state/local tax deductionsRead more.
    Drought Disaster Loans - Small non-farm businesses may apply for low interest federal disaster loans. Application deadline is November 8, 2018. Read more.
    Business Owner Startup Series (BOSS) IESBC. Learn more and register.
    Workers' Comp Basics - Workshops by the State Compensation Insurance Fund - October 18-November 13, 2018. See locations and register.
    Attracting Customers with Curb Appeal: Storefront and Online Presence - October 24, 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon - at Elks Lodge. Chamber Workshop Series. Register here.
    2018 Small Business Summit – Washington, D.C. October 2-3. Read more. 
    Good Stuff
    Be a Big Bear Business Mentor - The Chamber is assisting SCORE in recruiting Big Bear volunteers to participate as business mentors. Learn More.
    Free Small Business Seminars - Sales and use tax, record keeping, nonprofits, construction contractors, food industry and more workshops. Learn more.
    At Home
    Fire Department Study: Increasing Demands and Costs Cited - Read the report.
    Small Business Taxes - Links