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Member Spotlight -AnaMaria Morales “The College Confectionista”

 

Anamaria Morales is baking her way through college

“one cheesecake at a time!” 

During her senior year in High School, Anamaria knew that she wanted to go to college, but coming from a low-income family she knew she had to get creative about how she was going to pay for her higher education. While in High School, she decided to become an entrepreneur at the age of 19 and started the “College Confectionista” baking cheesecakes.

Using local ingredients and farm fresh eggs, AnaMaria whips up 4 new seasonal flavors each month ranging from Sweet Strawberries to Silky Espresso making her cheesecake’s irresistible to your taste buds, leaving you begging for more than just once slice.

In her own words” I have always held a great passion for baking, and sharing my creations with the Sonoma County community. I plan on studying entrepreneurship, marketing, and personal relations in college to help me achieve my dream of owning my own business/and/or helping other small businesses grow!”

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Business Workshops

Small Business Workshops in English & Spanish

Small BusinessThe 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.

  • 2/7- Build a Better Business- Business Start-up Orientation
  • 2/7- From Kitchen to Market for Food Entrepreneurs
  • 2/8- NxLevel Entrepreneurial Program Orientation
  • 2/15- La comercializacion de su pequena empresa
  • 2/8 – 2/20- NxLevel Entrepreneurial Program Spring 2018
  • 2/21- eCommerce-Build Your Online Empire

Click Here To Learn More About Future Workshops

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 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:

Sonoma County Recovers:

For information regarding rebuild including: Debri Removal, Rebuilding, Property Reassessments, Property Taxes, Managing Your Property After The Wildfires, Financial Assistance & Maps & Data

Sonoma County Economic Development Board Resource Site:

The EDB is actively working with partners to ensure that the community receives disaster-related benefits from the local, state and federal government. Once the information is available it will be posted on this website. Resources listed below include potentially available funding to help rebuild, cover payroll, tax credits and incentives, and help filing claims
EDB Business Recover Guide  – The EDB has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for businesses that have been affected by the fires
Office Of Congressman Thompson Fire Recovery Guide – Quick resource on steps to register and apply for federal FEMA and SBA assistance from Congressman Mike Thompson.

Elections Office Urging Displaced Voters To Register To Vote:

The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters wants to help voters who may have been impacted by the wildfires understand how to update Voter Registration. The residence address we have on file determines the contests for which you are eligible to vote.
Fore more information: ROV Wildfires

Permit issuances quickly underway at City of Santa Rosa Resilient City Permit Center

The Resilient City Permit Center opened on November 28, 2017, and exclusively provides recovery assistance for property owners within City limits affected by the Sonoma County wildfires. In preparation for the sharp increase in plan reviews and permit issuance, the City of Santa Rosa installed this new permit center to efficiently streamline the rebuilding efforts.

BEWARE! Contractor & Construction Fraud

The North Bay Disaster Fraud Task Force has received indications that contractor and/or construction fraud could be occurring in the North Bay Area, as part of the recovery efforts following the wildfire disaster. Contractor fraud involves illegal acts committed by unlicensed or unscrupulous contractors and includes performing substandard repairs, offering services that deliberately cheat a consumer, or contracting without a license. Contractors may also attempt to commit construction fraud, which includes knowingly obtaining money, property, or labor by false pretense

For more information: What To Look Out For

DMV Identifies Thousands Of Vehicles Lost In The Wildfire

The North Bay Disaster Fraud Task Force has received indications that contractor and/or construction fraud could be occurring in the North Bay Area, as part of the recovery efforts following the wildfire disaster. Contractor fraud involves illegal acts committed by unlicensed or unscrupulous contractors and includes performing substandard repairs, offering services that deliberately cheat a consumer, or contracting without a license. Contractors may also attempt to commit construction fraud, which includes knowingly obtaining money, property, or labor by false pretense
For more information: What To Look Out For

 

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.