Business Reopening Tiers Updated – What It Means for Your Business

By Metro Chamber|September 30, 2020

The Office of the Governor announced today that Sacramento County has moved into the Red Tier in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This means the following for our members and business community opening for "INDOOR operations with modifications (see industry guidance for these modifications)”: All retail (maximum 50%…

HERO Act Influenced by Cap-to-Cap Connections

By Metro Chamber|September 22, 2020

The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce’s annual Cap-to-Cap program provides attendees and our elected officials opportunities to foster and pass meaningful legislation that positively improves the quality of life for the Capital Region, and beyond. The House of Representatives voted on September 21, 2020, to pass Representative Ami Bera’s Helping…

Upcoming Member-Exclusive Event with Mayor Steinberg on Measure A

By Metro Chamber|September 14, 2020

Mayor Steinberg will address members of the Sacramento Metro Chamber on September 24, 2020, at 1 PM PST about Measure A, the Sacramento Mayoral Accountability and Community Equity Act. This is a Metro Chamber member-exclusive event. Measure A aims to promote an equitable Sacramento, increasing citizen participation in establishing budget…

Metro Chamber Awarded $1.46M Contract to Provide Business Technical Assistance Services

By Metro Chamber|September 10, 2020

After securing significant CARES Act funding for the City of Sacramento Small Business Recovery Forgivable Loan Program, the Metro Chamber has also successfully secured $1.46 million in funding for small business technical assistance services. The Metro Chamber will utilize the expertise of our Capital Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC)…

IRS Notice on Payroll Tax Deferral Effective for September 1

By Metro Chamber|August 31, 2020

On Friday evening, August 28, the IRS released its first notice regarding implementation of the president’s executive order on payroll tax deferral. The document, which is just over two pages, can be found HERE. While the guidance leaves more questions unanswered than it answers, here is what we now know:…

Preventing COVID Litigation Threats For Businesses

By Metro Chamber|August 25, 2020

On August 21, Fox News reported on businesses’ worries about COVID-related lawsuits as they reopen. “Anytime there’s uncertainty in business, there’s an element of fear that’s naturally introduced,” Joe Shamess, owner of Flags of Valor and a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council member, told Fox News. “It doesn’t…

Sacramento County Approves $45M for Public Health via CARES Act Funds

By Metro Chamber|August 21, 2020

In a special meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, $45M was approved to go towards the following in public health via CARES Act funds. This would not have happened without the coalition of outreach from our business community and community partners that expressed…