Calendar of Events - Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce
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Events in the month of June 2020
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6/2/2020
Basic Sales & Use Tax/Tax Return Preparation Workshop

Gain an understanding of sales and use tax, district tax, taxable and nontaxable labor, as well as foreign and interstate taxability. Find out if you need a seller's permit, and learn how to complete a resale certificate. Understand what exemptions and deductions are available and the formula for selling items "tax included." Get a solid foundation on recordkeeping and filing requirements. See all the online services now available including registration, filing, payment, free industry tax guides and publications related to your business.  Finally, get step-by-step instructions on how to file your Sales and Use Tax Return electronically using California Department of Tax & Fee Administration's new online services system. 

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6/3/2020
Oroville Hospital Farmer's Market


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6/4/2020
Financial Management Series for Existing Businesses - 4 Weeks Series

This 4-weeks series is designed to teach you how to utilize your financial statements to better manage & understand your business operations, cash flow, and profitability. Focus includes: interpreting & understanding your financial statements (Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet) hands-on exercise and case study; identifying cash flow cycle and how it impacts your business; learning how to calculate and use financial ratios to troubleshoot fiscal  dangers, and analyzing trends to improve business performance; using financial tools to make good business decisions for effective spending and break-even analysis; knowing how to think critically when looking at pricing & costs; and developing forecasts and budgetary tools and techniques to improve profit.

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6/4/2020
Business Leadership Workshop: Crisis Survival Toolkit


We will be talking a lot about preplanning for all types of Crisis – earthquake, flood, fire, another pandemic. and personal events … if you are the boss and what if YOU could not go to work tomorrow, what could or should happen? Leading through (and preparing for) uncertain times requires agility, empathy, and transparent communication in addition to outstanding planning skills.  Our session will help attendees plan and adapt to changing circumstances.

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6/9/2020
The Basics of Commercial Leasing

Business owners sign commercial leases without truly understanding the lease & obligation terms. If you are currently leasing a commercial location, thinking about signing a commercial lease, or renewing your commercial lease, there are many things to consider and understand about the commercial leasing process. Timothy D. Ferris, Law Offices of Ferris & Selby, will guide you through understanding the basics of commercial leasing. Topics include: How to Determine Your Needs/Budget, Locating Suitable Premises, First Steps in Negotiation of Lease-Letter of Intent, Draft Lease/Essential Terms in a Lease, Net Lease versus Gross Lease, Monthly Rent & other costs, Insurance/Maintenance, Term/Extensions/Options, other common & important terms, Termination, & Review of CAR standard commercial lease form.

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6/9/2020
Ambassador Meeting


Join us as we build camaraderie among the Oroville Chamber Ambassadors. We will use this time to relay information about upcoming Oroville Chamber events and campaigns to our Ambassadors so they can spread the word to their fellow Chamber Members.

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6/10/2020
Oroville Hospital Farmer's Market


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6/11/2020
Financial Management Series for Existing Businesses - 4 Weeks Series

This 4-weeks series is designed to teach you how to utilize your financial statements to better manage & understand your business operations, cash flow, and profitability. Focus includes: interpreting & understanding your financial statements (Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet) hands-on exercise and case study; identifying cash flow cycle and how it impacts your business; learning how to calculate and use financial ratios to troubleshoot fiscal  dangers, and analyzing trends to improve business performance; using financial tools to make good business decisions for effective spending and break-even analysis; knowing how to think critically when looking at pricing & costs; and developing forecasts and budgetary tools and techniques to improve profit.

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6/13/2020
Watercolor Painting Class by Anna Olson


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6/17/2020
Oroville Hospital Farmer's Market


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6/17/2020
Strategies for Restaurants to Survive in 2020 (Roadmap to Recovery) - Webinar

During this webinar, you will learn how restaurant owners and marketers can leverage digital media strategies to connect with their customers, establish trust, and chalk out an accelerated path to profitability for their businesses.  You will learn the crucial steps every restaurant owner needs to follow for their business to survive and thrive in this changing environment. 
Topics include: 
Ground-level strategies for the survival of your restaurant
Why you need online marketing right now
How to choose the right digital channels for your restaurant
The most effective marketing strategies to gain instant results
How to diversify content and media assets
How to make the best use of social media
Which free tools are best?
How can influencers help you?
Inspirational restaurant survival success stories
Major challenges they faced
Strategies they implemented
Results they gained
Pro tip
How this solid foundation will help you in the future
Presenter:  Shane Barker is a digital marketing consultant who specializes in ecommerce, influencer marketing, product launches, sales funnels, targeted traffic, and website conversions to drive sales. He has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, influencers with digital products, and a number of A-List celebrities, and is an instructor at UCLA.
Register Here: https://zoom.asksbdc.com/StrategiesForRestaurants                   

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6/18/2020
Financial Management Series for Existing Businesses - 4 Weeks Series

This 4-weeks series is designed to teach you how to utilize your financial statements to better manage & understand your business operations, cash flow, and profitability. Focus includes: interpreting & understanding your financial statements (Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet) hands-on exercise and case study; identifying cash flow cycle and how it impacts your business; learning how to calculate and use financial ratios to troubleshoot fiscal  dangers, and analyzing trends to improve business performance; using financial tools to make good business decisions for effective spending and break-even analysis; knowing how to think critically when looking at pricing & costs; and developing forecasts and budgetary tools and techniques to improve profit.

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6/20/2020
Saturday Farmers Market


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6/24/2020
Oroville Hospital Farmer's Market


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6/25/2020
Financial Management Series for Existing Businesses - 4 Weeks Series

This 4-weeks series is designed to teach you how to utilize your financial statements to better manage & understand your business operations, cash flow, and profitability. Focus includes: interpreting & understanding your financial statements (Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet) hands-on exercise and case study; identifying cash flow cycle and how it impacts your business; learning how to calculate and use financial ratios to troubleshoot fiscal  dangers, and analyzing trends to improve business performance; using financial tools to make good business decisions for effective spending and break-even analysis; knowing how to think critically when looking at pricing & costs; and developing forecasts and budgetary tools and techniques to improve profit.

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6/25/2020
Free Virtual Workshop: How To Find a Job!

Alliance For Workforce Development is excited to offer a free virtual workshop on how to job search successfully! To learn more about the many ways you can search for work, including networking and other strategies, join our experienced and knowledgeable staff as they teach innovative tips for finding that perfect position. Turn your job search into a career search!

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6/25/2020
Export Marketing - Food and Ag Webinar

Export Marketing – Food and Ag Webinar – Butte College Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is presenting “Export Marketing – Food and Ag Webinar” on Thursday, June 25th, 2020, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm via Zoom.
 
In 2019 despite the ongoing trade war with China, exports of food & agricultural products to Hong Kong totaled $2.8 billion dollars making it one of the leading markets for California food and agricultural products. In January 2020, U.S. & China scaled back customs tariffs, creating an opportunity to re-engage customers in HKG and China. In the meantime e-commerce sales of food products has been increasing dramatically. This webinar will give insights into what is happening on the ground with consumer behavior and present opportunities to position your company for the rebound.
 
Topics Include:
 
TRADE OUTLOOK (What is happening to trade due to COVID-19: Update on China-U.Ss agreement - reduction in duties).
 
FORECASTS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES (Hong Kong Market Update; China and Hong Kong Consumer Markets, Trade and Investment)
 
EXPORT MARKETING & SALES (Re-Defining your Segments and Markets and Marketing Mix; Leveraging Federal, State resources to support your export efforts; Generating Sales)
 
SHIPPING THE GOODS & GETTING PAID
 
TRADE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOOD AND AG IN HONG KONG


CROSS BORDER E-COMMERCE (Cross Border and O2O opportunities for food and agricultural products on the major platforms in China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia).
 
OPEN DISCUSSION (Exporters sharing their challenges and best practices during this global event).
Jeffrey Williamson, Director, California State Trade Expansion, has 25 years of global marketing experience, having conducted businesses in more than 50 countries, leading over 900 California businesses in 80 overseas trade missions/exhibitions including IT, food/agriculture & consumer goods.  
Featured Guest Speaker, Alice Tsang, Assistant Principal Economist, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, is the head of the Greater China Research Team, and provides leadership & direction for market development research on the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. To provide market insights for SMEs to formulate business strategies, Ms. Tsang and her team regularly monitor and report on the macro environment, market trends, consumer characteristics as well as changes in trade policies and regulations. At the industry-specific levels, the team also grasp the trends and business opportunities of Hong Kong’s major manufacturing and services industries.
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT: http://www.californiaexport.org/export-training2020.
 

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6/25/2020
Butte Parent Cafe & Community Resource Room Pop-up

Valley Oak Children's Services invites families in the Oroville area to join them from 5:30-6:30pm for our Butte Parent Cafe & Community Resource Room Pop-Up. While wearing gloves and masks, our staff have filled bags with non-perishable food, arts and crafts, activity ideas, and family resources. While supplies last our team will be handing out these bags in a drive-thru style pop-up. This is open to all families in the community, no sign-ups required. Look for our Valley Oak Children's Services van!

This drive-thru pop-up will take place in the parking lot of the Oroville Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave, Oroville, CA 95966.

We cannot guarantee that you will get a bag, though we are committed to continuing these modified pop-ups as the need remains.

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6/26/2020
Chamber Mask Giveaway


The Chico, Oroville, Paradise and Gridley Chambers of Commerce are doing a massive mask giveaway to local businesses to help Butte County employees and shoppers stay safe!

The plan for distribution to businesses is first come, first served:
• Date: Friday, June 26th
• Time: 2-4 p.m.
• Location: Chico Chamber, Oroville Chamber, Gridley Chamber, Paradise Chamber
• CURBSIDE PICKUP

Call you local chamber for any questions.

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6/27/2020
Saturday Farmers Market


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6/30/2020
Social Media Hacks: Solutions You Can Believe In


Kate & Co. has developed an insightful three-part video series focused on helping small businesses break through the social media “noise” to create a strong and successful online game. Whether you have non-existent, stagnate, or sporadic posting habits, half of the battle is moving. These detailed tutorials will give you that supportive nudge in the right direction. #KateCoMarketing #KateCollab #SocialMediaHacks

TO REGISTER >>> Simply click "interested." All three videos will stream within this event page during the times outlined below.

VIDEO ONE: SOCIAL MEDIA PLANNING
TUESDAY, JUNE 30TH (11 AM)
Join us as we address three essential themes that dismantle personal challenges and support the creation of a solid social media action plan. We will help you construct your "business story," (aka brand), offer systems for a manageable posting plan, outline effective evaluation techniques, and more.

VIDEO TWO: SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT
TUESDAY, JULY 7TH (11 AM)
Dive in as we explore the social media content areas that provide small businesses with the best value. We'll walk you through proven practices that not only motivate and engage your customers, but also grow your digital presence.

VIDEO THREE: SOCIAL MEDIA HACKS
TUESDAY, JULY 14TH (11 AM)
We're pulling out all the stops in our final video. We will be sharing countless game-changing hacks that will elevate your online game in no time. From engaging influencers and specific posting guidelines to cross-promotion and helpful apps, we will be showcasing all sorts of juicy insider tips.

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