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We continue to work for you, our members.Thank you for all you are doing to keep #VistaStrong!


Since the COVID-19 pandemic began over 65 million Americans have filed for unemployment and over 100,000 small businesses have closed for good.
Send a message to your members of Congress! We need them to save the American economy before it’s too late. Congress needs to act now and they need to act boldly to ensure that America’s businesses can retain and rehire staff, pay rent, adapt to new regulations and requirements, and pay their state and local taxes – in turn, getting our country back up and running.
Click here to send a message now – it will only take a minute! ​​​​​​

Thank you, Rachel

State implements curfew for Counties in Purple Tier effective 11/21Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced a mandatory overnight stay-at-home order that will be instituted throughout most of California to combat a surge in new coronavirus cases, a measure that comes just days after the governor enacted a dramatic rollback of reopening in much of the state.

The order issued by the California Department of Public Health will prohibit most nonessential activity outside the home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m in counties in the strictest tier of the state’s reopening roadmap — the purple tier. The restriction goes into place on Saturday and lasts through Dec. 21, though it could be extended. Read more

Vista Is Open! The City of Vista offers two ways to bring more customers to Vista merchants and restaurants. Sign up as a consumer to purchase prepaid e-cards that work like a Mastercard to be used at participating businesses. Sign up as a business to attract the consumer and to accept the e-card at your place. E-cards make great gifts for employees, vendors and yourself. The Vista Goose Chase is another great way for businesses to attract foot traffic to your store. Sign up to participate!

Vista Bucks Dates: Oct. 26, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021 Support local Vista businesses!Purchase $20 digital gift cards that have a $25 value from the Vistaisopen.com website. The full list of participating businesses can be found HERE.

Vista Goose ChaseNow through Dec.24, 2020

  • 1) Download and install “GooseChase” iPhone App or Android App
  • 2) Create username & password to earn points for rewards & prizes
  • 3) Select “Vista GooseChase” game
  • 4) Create or select player profile and start ‘chasing!
  • 5) Earn points for prizes and drawings by taking selfie photos at each location.
  • 6) Have fun!

Prop. 15 Fails: Voters Reject Largest Tax Hike in California HistoryProposition 15, the largest property tax increase in California history, was declared defeated yesterday evening by a margin of more than 550,000 votes. Cal Chamber Article For links to CalChamber stories related to coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit www.calchamber.com/coronavirus.

Women Business Owners Virtual Town Hall Please join Vikita Poindexter, National Association of Women Business Owners California (NAWBO-CA) president and CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara for a virtual town hall on insurance issues for Women Business Owners during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. With many businesses experiencing tremendous economic loss, it is imperative for you to have up to date information on services and resources. The event will be held on: Wednesday, December 9th 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register in advance for this Zoom webinar: Register Here Please email your questions in advance to crb@insurance.ca.gov and no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30th. We will do our best to answer all emailed questions during the virtual town hall. PDF Flyer

NCTD Thanksgiving Service Schedule & Amtrak Rail-2-Rail Program BlackoutThanksgiving Service: On Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving), all NCTD buses and trains will operate on a Sunday service schedule. Currently, weekend COASTER service is suspended due to COVID-19 service reductions. Therefore, COASTER trains will not run on this holiday.Day After Thanksgiving Service: On Friday, November 27, all NCTD buses and all trains will operate on a normal weekday service schedule.Amtrak Rail-2-Rail (R2R) Blackout: Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains will not accept COASTER fare from Monday, November 23 through Monday, November 30. During this time, COASTER passengers that utilize the R2R program will need to have a reservation and purchase Amtrak fare for Amtrak trains. NCTD Website

SDG&E Asks How Much Is Your Inefficient Equipment Costing You?SDG&E provides loans to qualified business candidates to purchase eligible energy-efficient equipment. You pay the loan interest-free through a line item on your monthly utility bill. On-Bill Financing (OBF) works in conjunction with SDG&E’s rebate and incentive programs. OBF offers eligible business customers 0% financing for qualifying upgrades that include: LED lighting, Foodservice equipment, Refrigeration products, Laundry systems, HVAC products, Water heaters. SDG&E Business Website

Virtual Viewpoints From AT&T Tuesday, December 1 – Modernizing your workforce: The office reimagined COVID-19 has caused us to reimagine how we do business. As organizations continue to shift to hybrid working environments, it’s important that they equip their people with modern tools for effective collaboration. Join us as we share our vision of the evolving workplace, and lessons learned addressing these challenges across global and multi‑vendor environments. Register now

An on-demand webinar – The future of intelligent workforce management. Join AT&T’s Hoss Parandeh and Jason Hammond along with Kevin Jackson, Vice President of Education at Actsoft inc. to learn about exciting new technological advancements and how you may be able to gain a 360-degree view into your workforce with the click of a button. Register now

Plan Ahead: CA Labor Law Posters Available for Pre-orderIt is mandatory that all employers have a current employment poster displayed at their place of business or they will incur fines and penalties by the State of California.Your Vista Chamber of Commerce is taking pre-orders now for 2021 Employment Posters. Pre-payment is required: $28.50 for a non-laminate English and Spanish poster.Please contact us at Cathy@vistachamber.org.

Vista Chamber of Commerce 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste 115, Vista info@vistachamber.org760-726-1122


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