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BUSINESS | Local Comment on Today’s Survey Results on Federal Loan Usage

BUSINESS | Local Comment on Today’s Survey Results on Federal Loan Usage

Results from a national survey of small-business owners released today by their leading association revealed a variety of information on such things as the use of the two federal loan programs, how many would be using the extended forgiveness period, how many will need more money, and awareness of the tax deferment provision.  “There are […]

Rental and business grant programs launch June 17 and June 24

Rental and business grant programs launch June 17 and June 24

Ventura, CA – The County of Ventura launches Rental and Business Assistance Programs aimed at providing relief from the impacts of COVID-19. Residents can apply for rental assistance from June 17 to July 1, 2020 at www.ventura.org/rent and business owners can apply at www.vcreopens.com from June 24 to July 8, 2020.  “Our community is hurting. […]

Trump Admin Considers Months-Long Suspension Of Work Visas

Trump Admin Considers Months-Long Suspension Of Work Visas

Mary Rose Corkery    The Trump Administration is considering a months-long suspension of work visas during the coronavirus, officials familiar with the plan told the Wall Street Journal. The order could restrict H-1B visas for highly skilled workers, H-2B visas for seasonal workers and other types of work visas, and might extend past Oct. 1., according to the WSJ. […]

Camarillo Seeks Community Input on Consumer Confidence (June 9, 2020)

Camarillo Seeks Community Input on Consumer Confidence (June 9, 2020)

Camarillo, California – The City of Camarillo is asking about consumer confidence as City staff prepare a plan for economic recovery. The community is invited to provide input on reopening using an online survey, which has been developed in partnership with the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce and Russell Fischer Business Collection. Click here to take […]

BUSINESS | US Manufacturing Exodus From China Gets Underway

BUSINESS | US Manufacturing Exodus From China Gets Underway

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—The CCP virus pandemic has put global supply risks into the limelight, and recent data compiled by a Hong Kong-based supply chain inspection company shows that U.S. firms have already started moving their sourcing away from China. A manufacturing exodus was already underway due to the uncertainties created by the U.S.–China trade war in 2019. The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, also known as […]

Another Bank Bailout Under Cover of a Virus

Another Bank Bailout Under Cover of a Virus

    by Ellen Brown Insolvent Wall Street banks have been quietly bailed out again. Banks made risk-free by the government should be public utilities.   When the Dodd Frank Act was passed in 2010, President Obama triumphantly declared, “No more bailouts!” But what the Act actually said was that the next time the banks […]

County prepares $20 million grant program to assist businesses and renters

County prepares $20 million grant program to assist businesses and renters

Ventura, CA – In an effort to assist businesses and residents, the County of Ventura’s CEO’s Office is finalizing a $20 million Economic Stabilization and Recovery Program aimed at providing relief to businesses and families by utilizing funding from the Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund. These programs will launch on June 17. Residents and business owners […]

BUSINESS | Reopening Camarillo

BUSINESS | Reopening Camarillo

Camarillo, California – As the County of Ventura expands Phase 2 of the State of California’s Reopen Plan, allowing more businesses to reopen their doors, the City of Camarillo is committed to helping Camarillo businesses safely reopen their doors. Using State guidance, Ventura County has established specific actions businesses must take before they reopen. Visit www.vcreopen.com and “self-attest” […]

‘This Business Can’t Survive’: NoVA Gym Owners Feel The Pain Of Delayed Reopening

‘This Business Can’t Survive’: NoVA Gym Owners Feel The Pain Of Delayed Reopening

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter   Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that Northern Virginia will not open until at least May 29.  The decision will further delay the opening of Joseph and Margaret Strada’s Manassas Park business, Unleash’d Strength Gym. “We’re just completely baffled as to why they keep changing the narrative […]

Safely Reopening Ventura County Business Registration

Safely Reopening Ventura County Business Registration

187 Businesses apply in 1st Few Hours. An Estimated 2500-3000 Businesses Affected. Stay at Home Extended to May 31, there are just more exceptions.  Complete Your Business Attestation Here Stage 2 Reopening The County of Ventura has reached an important turning point for our community, County and our local economy. We are now moving into Stage 2 […]