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Over 300 Annual Events and Activities

Fairplex hosts more than 3 million people annually – from concert-goers to consumer and trade show attendees to flea market devotees – all with the goal of providing optimum customer service. With its multi-layered foundation of services and ability to produce events of every size, Fairplex provides a comprehensive experience for both guests and clients including a detail-oriented staff, on-site technology, rentals, on-site security, food and lodging.

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10 Things Businesses Might Not Know About California’s Paid Sick Leave Law

One year ago today, California employers had to begin providing the paid sick leave (PSL) benefit to their employees. To highlight several less-known aspects of the PSL benefit and provide practical tips to follow, the California Chamber of Commerce has released a Capitol News Report video, along with a white paper and infographic.

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Pomona Chamber honoring the Pomona Police Chief and local businesses at the 128th Annual Awards & Installation of Officers

 

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Can California CFO Betty Yee Get the Golden State to Think Big on Tax Reform?

The last time California enacted comprehensive tax reform, FDR was president, Babe Ruth was still playing baseball and the Golden State was five years away from seeing its first freeway open. No wonder, then, that the world’s seventh-largest economy has an antiquated tax system, something many consider a major factor in the fiscal rollercoaster that has defined the state’s economy for several decades.

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Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk to Offer Voters Will Call Ballot Pick up and Ballot Drop-Off

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan
announced a new pilot will call ballot pick up and drop off service throughout Los Angeles County
for the June 7 Presidential Primary starting May 28.

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CalChamber Board Takes Positions on Proposed Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently took positions on the following two initiatives proposed for the November 2016 ballot:

CalChamber Board Votes to Oppose Proposition 30 Tax Extension:
The CalChamber Board of Directors has voted to oppose a proposed ballot initiative that would extend Proposition 30 income tax hikes until 2031

CalChamber Board Votes to Oppose the Hospital Compensation Act of 2016:
The CalChamber Board of Directors also voted to oppose a proposed ballot initiative that would impose a cap on total annual compensation paid to private nonprofit and for-profit hospital executives at the level of compensation received by the President of the United States – currently, $450,000.

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Amid Declining Revenue Growth, Governor Holds Line on Spending, Makes Saving a Priority

On Friday, Governor Brown released his May Revision to the California State Budget. In addition to the budget numbers, graphs and charts, the Governor provided reporters with a copy of Aesop’s fable of the ant and grasshopper.

“Like everything else, things don’t last forever,” Brown said in releasing his new projections.

“Right now the surging tide of revenue is beginning to turn as it always does. That’s why it’s very important and best to be prepared for a time of necessity.”

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Governor Continues Water Savings Directive

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday issued an executive order that builds on temporary statewide emergency water restrictions to establish longer-term water conservation measures, including permanent monthly water use reporting, new permanent water use standards in California communities and bans on clearly wasteful practices such as hosing off sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes.

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CalChamber Identifies 20th Job Killer Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce yesterday added AB 2748 (Gatto) to its job killer list, bringing the total number of bills to 20. The recently amended bill is on third reading on the Assembly Floor.

 

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Chamber Workshop Series

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The Pomona Chamber, in collaboration with Score, is hosting a series of business related workshops in 2016! Please see the attached information regarding the first workshop of the year: How to Negotiate a Commercial Lease.

The workshop is free to attend. Spaces are limited!

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