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January 2018 Mixer
Small Business Workshops in English & Spanish
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Sonoma Economic Development Board
(EDB) and the Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce a series of small business workshops in both English & Spanish. Workshops range from creating a business plan, finance to marketing and communications. Visit Business Workshops for more information.
1/11/17- Build a Better Business- Business Start-up Orientation
1/19/17- Construya un Mejor Negocio: Orientaciion Para Inicio de Negocios
1/31/17 – Food Manager Safety Certification
1/31/17- NxLevel Entrepreneurial Program
2018 Membership Renewals
It’s that time of year to renew your Chamber Membership!
Our Business Members greatly depend on us to provide continual benefits, value, and services through the implementation of many resources.
With such a strong membership, we hope you will join this dynamic non-profit Hispanic organization now that you are aware of all the benefits, resources, and opportunities we have to offer. Remember, one of the best ways to invest in the future of Sonoma County is by building a partnership with us!
Become a member online or download the application.
Membership dues are valid through December 31st of each year.
Dues are non-refundable.
Click HERE to renew your membership today!
Fire Recovery Resources:
SBA – Small Business Administration:
In order to apply for an SBA Disaster Recovery Loan, you must register with FEMA first. Deadline to register with FEMA is December 11th, 2017
Deadline for SBA loans pertaining to physical loss: December 11, 2017 (EXTENDED TO DEC 26, 2017)
Deadline for SBA loans pertaining to economic recovery: July 11, 2018
More Information: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4344
SBA Toll-Free Number: 1-800-659-2955
DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE – DEADLINE TO APPLY DEC 18TH
Are you not working due to the Sonoma County Fires?
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), can be filed online, by phone, by mail, or by fax. The fastest and easiest option for individuals to file claims for UI benefits is online using eApply4U
or call: 1-800-300-5616 (English) or 1-800-326-8937 (Spanish)
Fire Recovery – Local Resources:
Sonoma County EDB Recovery Guide – A comprehensive list of resources for businesses that have been affected by the fires. Information includes:
Grants, Loans and Financing , Workforce resources & Tax Credit and Property Reassessment Resources. Click Here To Open Guide
Sonoma County Recovers: official website for all information concerning the Sonoma county fires and recovery.
Property Taxes – Sonoma County Assessor: Property tax reassessment due to misfortune or calamity
Business Taxes –
IRS Tax Relief Extension: IRS Extension for filing individual and business taxes.
Payroll Extension: Extension on filing State payroll reports and taxes.
Franchise Tax Board: Info on deducting disaster losses.
Board of Equalization: Manufacturing and R&D sales and use tax exemptions for equipment.
Fire Recovery Grants:
Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund: Funds for Sonoma County residents with immediate and short-term basic human and art related needs.
Rotary 5130 Fire Relief Fund: Funds up to $5,000 to business owners who were impacted by fires.
North Bay Fire Relief Fund: Assists fire victims and aid relief efforts. 100% of your tax-deductible donations will go directly to support those affected.
Undocufund.org/: Launched by a coalition of immigrant service providers and advocates, the UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County provides direct assistance to undocumented victims of the Northern California fires.