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Lassen County Chamber of Commerce Update

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Patti Hagata, Executive Director

The Lassen County Chamber board is accepting applications to fill a job opening for the Executive Director position. Applications are being accepted and will be taken until the position is filled. The full packet, that included the job description and job application, can be downloaded from the website www.lassencountychamber.org or contact the office staff at 257-4323 to have a packet forwarded to you

Long time board member Matthew Pregill, Pregill Insurance, Inc., has submitted his resignation from the board. We thank him for his many contributions during his time on the board – he will be missed! The board is accepting applications to fill the unexpired board seat. Chamber members that are interested in applying can contact the office staff to have an application forwarded to you.

The Chamber Marketing Committee asks area businesses to take a 3-minute survey. The survey will help the Chamber serve you better. They would appreciate all responses by Sept.30th. Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N7ST8GM

The Lassen County Fair is seeking a Fair Theme for 2022. Come up with a theme for next year’s Lassen County Fair and you could win admission and carnival passes. The contest is open to all Lassen County residents. Entries can be emailed to Lcfair@co.lassen.ca.us or turned into the fair office. Be sure to include your name and contact information along with your submission. The deadline to enter is September 30th; the winning theme will be picked at the Fair Board’s October 12th meeting.

The Governor signed into law a comprehensive package providing urgent relief for the small California businesses.  Economic Resources Corporation is hosting an informational webinar on the application process for the Relief Grant. Please sign up using this link: https://form.jotform.com/212227733766156

The application process is not first-come, first-served.  Based on annual gross revenues for the 2019 tax year, an eligible business can receive the following:

Revenues $1,000 to $100,000 = $5,000 grant
Revenues $100,000 up to $1,000,000 = $15,000 grant
Revenues Greater than $1,000,000 to $2,500,000 = $25,000 grant

To learn more about California Relief Grant, please visit CAReliefGrant.com Economic Resources Corporation, (844) 945-0672, or email calbizgrant@economicresources.org

We are pleased to have Business Advisor Clint Koble, from the Sierra Small Business Development Center, available for FREE small business consulting at the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce Office. In the month of September, he will be at the Chamber office every Wednesday, from 9am to 4pm. Clint can assist with questions on business, marketing plans, loan assistance, business plans and CA COVID-19 Grants or any other business related questions that you may have.  Reservations to meet with Clint are preferred, but also please feel free to stop in at your convenience, anytime throughout the day, for assistance.  Business Advisor Clint Koble can be reached at (775) 843-4081 or email him at clint.koble@gmail.com.

If you suffered losses from the Dixie Fire you are encouraged to register with FEMA. The registration period is August 24 to September 25, 2021.  The Incident Period (when damage occurred) is July 14, 2021.  The end of the Incident Period will be announced in the future.  More information at this site: 4610 | FEMA.gov FEMA is not the only Federal Agency offering assistance.  There is also The Small Business Administration that offers personal loans to individuals – they do not have to be a business, USDA in rural areas, HUD, IRS assists with taxes, Veterans Administration assists Veterans, and Crisis Counseling and Legal Assistance. For any questions or assistance, call Clint Koble, Advisor – Sierra Small Business Development Center; Clint.koble@gmail.com; (775) 843-4081.

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