The health and safety of our employees, employers, and the larger community is our top priority. Toward that end, we are committed to making preparations for operational continuity plans, ensuring that remote work is an option for employees to the greatest extent possible, and reminding all members of our organizations and community of best practices with regard to health and safety.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we recommend that you stay up to date on the latest information provided by local health officials to help ease employee and customer concerns while preventing the spread of the virus.

The Chamber’s role in a fluid situation like this is to help our business members find the resources they need.

In addition, the Goleta Chamber has pivoted from our regular schedule of meetings and networking events. We have transitioned quickly to help convene our business members as we navigate this together. If you are used to coming to one of our events in person, please check your email and make sure you’re staying connected through our emails, newsletter and social media


Latest Chamber Updates

 


Business Resources

As you transition your business during this time, you may be learning how to work from home. Here are our tips on how to effectively work remotely: https://goletachamber.com/goleta-goleta-chamber-tips-for-working-remotely/

In addition, it is important to document impacts to your business. While the COVID-19 situation is still unfolding, we are recommending that all businesses and organizations carefully document impacts to your businesses caused by the outbreak.  Documenting any losses from canceled events or decreased sales could assist in insurance claims or potential relief programs from government agencies.


Federal and Local Disaster Relief Funds

The Chamber is focused on working with each sector of the business community to help with their needs. There are several resources available for businesses and we will be monitoring any new developments in this area.

Small Business Administration Loans (SBA)

This loan program is a good option for businesses. The loans are up to $2M at 3.25% for up to 30 years.  No payments for 5-months, while interest does accrue.  Non-profits are also eligible at an even lower rate.  Apply online, and loans are funded in approximately 30-45 days. For more information, click here…

Work Sharing Unemployment  

If employers have reached the point of needing to do layoffs, we encourage you to look at the EDD Work Sharing Unemployment. This is an existing employment insurance program through the EDD that businesses can qualify to help supplement employee wages during this need for reduced hours. For more information, click here… 

Local Businesses Look to Remain Open with Support from Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)

Local non-profit Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV,www.wevonline.org) primarily serves micro-businesses, defined as those with fewer than five employees and less than $1 million in annual revenues, by providing business training, coaching, and loans to more than 300 local business owners each year. WEV is stepping up to assist business owners during this time. You can reach out through a Response Line (English 805-456-2342, Spanish 805.908.0096) and apply for their Quick Response Loan program. Quick Response Loans offer financial support and assistance to businesses experiencing economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. WEV loans can be up to $10,000 with no payments for the first three payment cycles. For more information, click here… 


Community

Health & Safety Updates

As recommended by the County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department, if you are not feeling well or are experiencing cold, flu or other symptoms, stay home to avoid spreading your germs to others. Take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and viruses like colds and flu and stay home to avoid the spread of germs. For up to date information, visit the following resources: 

How Can You Help?

There is no doubt that our community is beginning to experience the negative impacts of COVID-19. As our community faces this unprecedented situation there are many ways we can make a positive impact in our community and help support others in this time of need. Below are some ways you can help.

United Boys & Girls Clubs

United Boys & Girls Clubs have opened their doors to be a Food Bank Distribution site during this time. They could use volunteers to help bag canned goods. If you can help, please contact Tina Ballue at tballue@unitedbg.orgor Kate Newbury at knewbury@foodbanksbc.org

Goleta Location: 5701 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117

Shift one: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Shift two: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bucket Brigade

Volunteer: https://sbbucketbrigade.org/volunteer/ 

Need help? Click here: https://sbbucketbrigade.org/need-help/

 Donate blood

There is an urgent shortage and blood donors are needed. If you are healthy and able please consider donating blood now. As this disease continues to spread there will be significantly less people able to donate.

Vitalant, (877) 25-VITAL, https://www.vitalant.org/Home.aspx 

American Red Cross, (800) RED CROSS, www.redcrossblood.org 

Support Local Businesses

Open for Business: Local Restaurant Listings

Restaurant Guy: https://www.santabarbara.com/dining/

KEYT’s Business Directory: https://santabarbara.open4biz.us/

 

The health and safety of our employees, employers, and the larger community is our top priority. Toward that end, we are committed to making preparations for operational continuity plans, ensuring that remote work is an option for employees to the greatest extent possible, and reminding all members of our organizations and community of best practices with regard to health and safety.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we recommend that you stay up to date on the latest information provided by local health officials to help ease employee and customer concerns while preventing the spread of the virus.

The Chamber’s role in a fluid situation like this is to help our business members find the resources they need.

In addition, the Goleta Chamber has pivoted from our regular schedule of meetings and networking events. We have transitioned quickly to help convene our business members as we navigate this together. If you are used to coming to one of our events in person, please check your email and make sure you’re staying connected through our emails, newsletter and social media


Business Resources

On April 1st, Chambers in Santa Barbara County presented an update on the CARES act with the US Chamber. Click here for a recording of the webinar. 

Click here for the slides that were presented during the CARES Act Webinar on April 1, 2020.

As you transition your business during this time, you may be learning how to work from home. Here are our tips on how to effectively work remotely: https://goletachamber.com/goleta-goleta-chamber-tips-for-working-remotely/

In addition, it is important to document impacts to your business. While the COVID-19 situation is still unfolding, we are recommending that all businesses and organizations carefully document impacts to your businesses caused by the outbreak.  Documenting any losses from canceled events or decreased sales could assist in insurance claims or potential relief programs from government agencies.


Federal and Local Disaster Relief Funds

The Chamber is focused on working with each sector of the business community to help with their needs. There are several resources available for businesses and we will be monitoring any new developments in this area.

Small Business Administration Loans (SBA)

This loan program is a good option for businesses. The loans are up to $2M at 3.25% for up to 30 years.  No payments for 5-months, while interest does accrue.  Non-profits are also eligible at an even lower rate.  Apply online, and loans are funded in approximately 30-45 days. For more information, click here…

Work Sharing Unemployment  

If employers have reached the point of needing to do layoffs, we encourage you to look at the EDD Work Sharing Unemployment. This is an existing employment insurance program through the EDD that businesses can qualify to help supplement employee wages during this need for reduced hours. For more information, click here… 

Local Businesses Look to Remain Open with Support from Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)

Local non-profit Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV,www.wevonline.org) primarily serves micro-businesses, defined as those with fewer than five employees and less than $1 million in annual revenues, by providing business training, coaching, and loans to more than 300 local business owners each year. WEV is stepping up to assist business owners during this time. You can reach out through a Response Line (English 805-456-2342, Spanish 805.908.0096) and apply for their Quick Response Loan program. Quick Response Loans offer financial support and assistance to businesses experiencing economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. WEV loans can be up to $10,000 with no payments for the first three payment cycles. For more information, click here… 


Community

Health & Safety Updates

As recommended by the County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department, if you are not feeling well or are experiencing cold, flu or other symptoms, stay home to avoid spreading your germs to others. Take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and viruses like colds and flu and stay home to avoid the spread of germs. For up to date information, visit the following resources: 

How Can You Help?

There is no doubt that our community is beginning to experience the negative impacts of COVID-19. As our community faces this unprecedented situation there are many ways we can make a positive impact in our community and help support others in this time of need. Below are some ways you can help.

United Boys & Girls Clubs

United Boys & Girls Clubs have opened their doors to be a Food Bank Distribution site during this time. They could use volunteers to help bag canned goods. If you can help, please contact Tina Ballue at tballue@unitedbg.orgor Kate Newbury at knewbury@foodbanksbc.org

Goleta Location: 5701 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117

Shift one: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Shift two: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bucket Brigade

Volunteer: https://sbbucketbrigade.org/volunteer/ 

Need help? Click here: https://sbbucketbrigade.org/need-help/

 Donate blood

There is an urgent shortage and blood donors are needed. If you are healthy and able please consider donating blood now. As this disease continues to spread there will be significantly less people able to donate.

Vitalant, (877) 25-VITAL, https://www.vitalant.org/Home.aspx 

American Red Cross, (800) RED CROSS, www.redcrossblood.org 

Support Local Businesses

Open for Business: Local Restaurant Listings

Restaurant Guy: https://www.santabarbara.com/dining/

KEYT’s Business Directory: https://santabarbara.open4biz.us/

 

The health and safety of our employees, employers, and the larger community is our top priority. Toward that end, we are committed to making preparations for operational continuity plans, ensuring that remote work is an option for employees to the greatest extent possible, and reminding all members of our organizations and community of best practices with regard to health and safety.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we recommend that you stay up to date on the latest information provided by local health officials to help ease employee and customer concerns while preventing the spread of the virus.

The Chamber’s role in a fluid situation like this is to help our business members find the resources they need.

In addition, the Goleta Chamber has pivoted from our regular schedule of meetings and networking events. We have transitioned quickly to help convene our business members as we navigate this together. If you are used to coming to one of our events in person, please check your email and make sure you’re staying connected through our emails, newsletter and social media


Business Resources

On April 1st, Chambers in Santa Barbara County presented an update on the CARES act with the US Chamber. Click here for a recording of the webinar. 

Click here for the slides that were presented during the CARES Act Webinar on April 1, 2020.

As you transition your business during this time, you may be learning how to work from home. Here are our tips on how to effectively work remotely: https://goletachamber.com/goleta-goleta-chamber-tips-for-working-remotely/

In addition, it is important to document impacts to your business. While the COVID-19 situation is still unfolding, we are recommending that all businesses and organizations carefully document impacts to your businesses caused by the outbreak.  Documenting any losses from canceled events or decreased sales could assist in insurance claims or potential relief programs from government agencies.


Federal and Local Disaster Relief Funds

The Chamber is focused on working with each sector of the business community to help with their needs. There are several resources available for businesses and we will be monitoring any new developments in this area.

Small Business Administration Loans (SBA)

This loan program is a good option for businesses. The loans are up to $2M at 3.25% for up to 30 years.  No payments for 5-months, while interest does accrue.  Non-profits are also eligible at an even lower rate.  Apply online, and loans are funded in approximately 30-45 days. For more information, click here…

Work Sharing Unemployment  

If employers have reached the point of needing to do layoffs, we encourage you to look at the EDD Work Sharing Unemployment. This is an existing employment insurance program through the EDD that businesses can qualify to help supplement employee wages during this need for reduced hours. For more information, click here… 

Local Businesses Look to Remain Open with Support from Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)

Local non-profit Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV,www.wevonline.org) primarily serves micro-businesses, defined as those with fewer than five employees and less than $1 million in annual revenues, by providing business training, coaching, and loans to more than 300 local business owners each year. WEV is stepping up to assist business owners during this time. You can reach out through a Response Line (English 805-456-2342, Spanish 805.908.0096) and apply for their Quick Response Loan program. Quick Response Loans offer financial support and assistance to businesses experiencing economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. WEV loans can be up to $10,000 with no payments for the first three payment cycles. For more information, click here… 


Community

Health & Safety Updates

As recommended by the County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department, if you are not feeling well or are experiencing cold, flu or other symptoms, stay home to avoid spreading your germs to others. Take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and viruses like colds and flu and stay home to avoid the spread of germs. For up to date information, visit the following resources: 

How Can You Help?

There is no doubt that our community is beginning to experience the negative impacts of COVID-19. As our community faces this unprecedented situation there are many ways we can make a positive impact in our community and help support others in this time of need. Below are some ways you can help.

United Boys & Girls Clubs

United Boys & Girls Clubs have opened their doors to be a Food Bank Distribution site during this time. They could use volunteers to help bag canned goods. If you can help, please contact Tina Ballue at tballue@unitedbg.orgor Kate Newbury at knewbury@foodbanksbc.org

Goleta Location: 5701 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117

Shift one: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Shift two: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bucket Brigade

Volunteer: https://sbbucketbrigade.org/volunteer/ 

Need help? Click here: https://sbbucketbrigade.org/need-help/

 Donate blood

There is an urgent shortage and blood donors are needed. If you are healthy and able please consider donating blood now. As this disease continues to spread there will be significantly less people able to donate.

Vitalant, (877) 25-VITAL, https://www.vitalant.org/Home.aspx 

American Red Cross, (800) RED CROSS, www.redcrossblood.org 

Support Local Businesses

Open for Business: Local Restaurant Listings

Restaurant Guy: https://www.santabarbara.com/dining/

KEYT’s Business Directory: https://santabarbara.open4biz.us/