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Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Let’s celebrate small businesses and help our community thrive! Please check out our members’ “don’t-miss” special deals for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Shop small and spend big this holiday season!

Traveler Café – Special Offer November 25-27

Special offer for THIS Friday-Sunday, Nov. 25, 26 & 27 – Traveler Café’s Gift Card Special:

  • $20 Traveler Cafe Gift Card for only $16! That’s $4 off!
  • $30 Traveler Cafe Gift Card for only $25! That’s $5 off!
  • $50 Traveler Cafe Gift Card for only $40! That’s $10 off!

These offers are not redeemable on the day they are purchased.

travelercafeventura.com
1070 E Front St, Ventura
(805) 667-8229

$10 Towards Any Purchase at SpiceTopia

For every $30 you spend at SpiceTopia on either Black Friday (11/25) or Small Business Saturday (11/26) you will receive a $10 credit toward any purchase made between Dec 1-Dec 24th.

SpiceTopia offers the opportunity to bring family and friends in for a sensory experience to taste and smell wonderful local artisan products and organic, fair trade spices and teas, and to receive an education on great ways to use these terrific products in your future cooking and dining. Think local, shop small, come to SpiceTopia!

spice-topia.com
576 E. Main St. Ventura
(805) 628-3267

Island Creation’s Big Sale, Saturday November 26

Holiday Sale! Save 20%-50% off everything in store! Saturday, 11/26 only.

Located in Ventura Harbor Village, Island Creations Boutique is a laid-back sea-side boutique offering a collection of stylish, hard to find Tropical and Afro-Caribbean inspired clothing & accessories.

islandcre8tions.com
1591 Spinnaker Dr #113, Ventura
(805) 850-0485

Vom Fass Ventura – Spend $75 and Get a Free Gift

VOM FASS Ventura is offering the following to customers on Small Business Saturday (November 26): Spend $75 or more and choose between a two bottle set (40 ml each) of either our Lemon Infused Olive Oil and Star Date Vinegar, or Rosemary Infused Olive Oil and Star Apple Vinegar (value $12-25). Both combinations are delicious and perfect for holiday cooking.
Also: 10% off all orders over $100!

ventura.vomfassusa.com
451 E Main St, Ventura
(805) 641-1900

Patagonia Donating 100% on Black Friday

On Black Friday, November 25, Patagonia is donating 100% purchases made in Patagonia® stores and online to grassroots organizations working to create positive change for the planet in their own backyards. They’re determined to use every means at their disposal to defend our world’s climate, air, water and soil. In these divisive times, protecting what we all hold in common is more important than ever before.

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patagoniaprovisions.com
Patagonia Ventura
235 W Santa Clara St, Ventura
(805) 643-6074

Small Business Saturday Special at We Olive

We Olive will be offering 3 x 375ml We Olive Logo Bottles filled your choice of bulk product for $59.00! This offer can not be combined with any other offers or discounts.

weolive.com/ventura
294 E Main St B, Ventura
(805) 648-6166

Artisan Boutique at Ventura Pop Up Yoga

Ventura Pop Up Yoga is hosting an Artisan Boutique on Small Business Saturday (11/26) from 10am-2pm. Yogis and artisans will come together to offer a creative experience in Pop Up Yoga’s new indoor space!

Pop Up Yoga will offer a $40 new monthly member promotion. Artisans including Freedom Rise, HOMEmade Ventura and Chris Bennett will also be offering special shopping deals.

venturapopupyoga.com
83 S Palm St, Ventura
(805) 667-8455

Nicoll Insurance & Financial Services – Savings Through January 2017

Now through January 31st (including Black Friday and Shop Local Saturday), save 15% – 150% on major medical insurance through the only Ventura Storefront office of Covered CA and Certified Insurance Agent (CIA) Jim Nicoll, and use the savings to buy all your Christmas Gifts! Click for more details.

nicollinsurance.com
5550 Telegraph Rd, Suite B3, Ventura
(805) 642-1775

The Walking Company’s 25th Anniversary Special Offer

FREE GIFT* (blanket or cozy scarf) with every regular price footwear purchase! Valid now until 12/31/2016.

*FREE Blanket offer applies to any regular-priced boot purchase while supplies last. *FREE Scarf offer applies to any regular-priced shoe or slipper purchase while supplies last. Gift color may vary. Offer valid online and in-stores for a limited time only. One blanket or scarf per qualified item purchased. Limited time only. While supplies last. Visit retail location for full details.

thewalkingcompany.com
4020 E Main St, Ventura
(805) 676-1432

Coupon Code for Online Discount: Dottie’s Sweet Delights

Use coupon code Holiday2016 to get 5% off your order of five pounds or more, or code Holiday10 to get 10% off your order of 20 pounds or more!

dottiessweetdelights.com

Now Through Cyber Monday – A Softouch Photography Deal

Now through Cyber Monday, November 28, get unlimited $100 gift certificates and pay only $75 each! Use them for portrait photography services between now and 3/31/17. (Sessions based on availability.) Contact Bonnie to get your certificate today!

softouchphoto.com

Himalaya Cuisine’s Holiday Gift Special

Buy a Gift Card, Get an Extra! Buy a gift card valued $25 and get an extra $5 gift card for yourself! Please call or visit to purchase your cards. Not valid for online orders. Offer expires 12/25/2016.

35 West Main St., Ventura
CA 93001 (805) 643-0795


http://venturachamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/employee_poster_order-form_2017.pdf

Don’t start the new year without them! Make sure your business is in compliance. Even if you have only one employee, you can be fined $17,000 for not posting required notices. Our poster includes all 17 notices in one convenient poster. Order yours today — you receive a substantial discount when you order through the Ventura Chamber of Commerce!

  • 2017 California and Federal Employment Poster: You must post a compliant Employment Poster in a conspicuous place in the workplace where all employees and applicants can see it. The poster also must include information about your workers’ compensation benefits, payday schedule and emergency contacts. You may need to order several to ensure that your business, branches and satellite offices are displaying the poster according to the law. Failure to comply can result in severe penalties and fines by the state of California. If any of your company’s workers are Spanish-speaking, you will need to order the Spanish version.
  • 2017 HR Quick Guide for California Employers: Includes color-coded easy reference sections. Required and recommended forms for California businesses available to download using a special URL provided in the book.
  • California Labor Law Digest 2017 Edition: This comprehensive, California-specific Digest puts answers to labor law questions right at your fingertips, updated with new case law and regulations.
  • Required Pamphlets Kit: Contains 20 copies of each of five pamphlets that employers must distribute to employees.
  • New for 2017! Poster Protect: Your poster will be automatically replaced if any mandatory changes occur during the calendar year. See the order form on the back for details.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM


SenecaOn October 12, 2016, Seneca Resources Corporation (SRC) hosted a ribbon cutting and unveiling of its innovative new solar plant project near Taft, at the Midway Sunset Oil Field.

This state-of-the-art complex qualifies as an “Innovative Method” under the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard, making Seneca the first California oil producer to help CARB and California reach its 10% carbon intensity reduction goal of transportation fuels.

“Seneca is very proud of all the hard work that went into making this project a reality,” said Seneca Resources President John McGinnis. “With the project in place, Seneca expects to offset 20% of our total electrical usage. This will go a long towards creating a sustainable energy future for California and the energy industry.”

Bakersfield Councilmember Willie Rivera attended the ribbon cutting. Representatives from the offices of Congressman Kevin McCarthy, State Senator Jean Fuller, and Kern County Supervisor David Couch were also in attendance, along with members of the community and supporters.

The plant is the largest solar photovoltaic system in the industry, producing 2.5 megawatts annually. The system is expected to generate enough clean energy to power more than 406 homes, and avoid greenhouse gas emission equivalent to burning over 4 million pounds of coal each year.

Seneca Resources Corporation is the exploration and production segment of National Fuel Company. SRC develops and produces natural gas and oil reserves in California, and across the U.S.

To learn more about Seneca, please visit www.NatFuel.com/Seneca

Seneca Resources President John McGinnis delivers speech before media and supporters

Seneca Resources President John McGinnis delivers speech before media and supporters


Ventura Chamber PAC Endorsements

Ventura Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the following measures on the November ballot:

  • Measure AA — Ventura County Transportation Commission half-cent sales tax
  • Measure F – Sustain VC
  • Measure O – City of Ventura half-cent sales tax increase
  • Measure R – Ventura Unified School District Parcel Tax Renewal

Ventura Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed the following candidates for the November ballot:

Endorsed Candidates


Educating and inspiring our future leaders is important to our community and essential to a strong and vibrant economy.

http://www.ceicareersinenergy.com/Californians for Energy Independence (CEI), and its community partners, are teaming up on educational programs to encourage high school and college students to explore careers in the energy industry. “Careers in Energy,” focuses on the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies. These skills are vital to the 8,913 oil and gas jobs in Ventura County.  Students participating in the program not only learn about these jobs, but also meet energy industry employees, hear about different career paths, learn how energy is responsibly produced, participate in hands on learning opportunities and tour facilities providing safe, reliable and affordable energy for Californians.

http://www.ceicareersinenergy.com/CEI’s energy education programming in Ventura County is kicking off this fall.

On November 5, CEI and its community partners – League of United Latin American Citizens District 17, El Concilio Family Services and Oxnard College – will be hosting a “Careers in Energy” program for almost 150 high school and first year college students in Ventura County.  Students will attend workshops conducted by energy industry employees from Aera Energy and California Resources Corporation, representatives from professional organizations and Oxnard College (including a workshop covering information on STEM programs and services offered there).

CEI is also working with VC Innovates to provide essential career connections to Ventura County high school students in the energy, environment and utilities career pathway program. CEI thanks its partners – Aera Energy, California Resources Corporation, Seneca Resources, the California Oil Museum and the Western States Petroleum Association – for their participation in this program.

CEI is committed to making sure students are aware of career opportunities in the energy industry and why it is important to excel in STEM studies. For more information on CEI’s Careers in Energy programming, please visit CEIcareersinenergy.com or contact Jon Wainwright at jon@CEIcareersinenergy.com.


Contact us if you’d like us to drop off printed materials at your business.

POSTER – 11×17

Flyer – 8.5 x 11

TICKET SIZE – 1/3 page

SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHIC – Square


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Your business can get some great “exposure” by sponsoring the DMG Photobooth at TASTE, happening October 20!
Your company’s logo will appear at the top of the photo print given to each photobooth participant.
ONLY $300 – Contact us today if you want to be a bigger part of TASTE!
 
 
TASTE 2016 – presented by the Ventura Chamber 
Thursday, October 20 | 5:30-8pm 
Museum of Ventura County, 100 E Main Street, Ventura
Purchase tickets now: www.venturachamber.com/taste2016

Show your pride in the YPG – Ventura Chamber’s Young Professional’s Group has t-shirts for sale for $20 and $10 for youth!

Sizes available:

Unisex: XL, L, M, S – $20
Women’s Cut: XL, L, M, S – $20
Youth Size: L, M, S – $10

Go to the order form today and click “Register Now” to buy a t-shirt!


At the October Connection Breakfast, the Ventura Chamber Ambassadors challenged the Chamber’s Young Professionals Group to collect as many jackets and blankets as possible! The challenge runs now through November 30th, and the winners will be announced at the December Connection Breakfast. Blanket and jackets can be new or gently used. The blankets and jackets will be distributed amongst Chamber non-profits. If you are a non-profit and are interested in receiving a portion of the collected jackets and blankets, please e-mail Ashley@Ventura-chamber.org . Happy collecting!

Special Deal!

Blanket Jacket Challenge

Coastal Embroidery is offering 50”x60” fleece blankets for $6.00 each. For every two blankets purchased, Coastal Embroidery will donate one blanket to the “group” of your choice. A great deal!

Purchase your blankets today! 805-383-5593 or don@coastalemb.net


websitefrontpageTASTE! The most delicious event in Ventura!
Get your appetite ready for TASTE!

If you’re a foodie, or just like to eat and drink, this event is for you. This year’s TASTE will feature more than 40 of Ventura’s finest breweries, wineries, distilled spirits, confectioners, restaurants, caterers, and various eateries. From delicious desserts and sample sips, to bite size entrees and live entertainment, TASTE has it all!

PREPAID ADMISSION
$40 Chamber Members
$60 General Admission

**$5 off if registered before 10/15!**

ADMISSION AT DOOR
$45 Chamber Members
$65 General Admission

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STILL SEEKING EXHIBITORS!

Calling all chefs, restaurants, wine and beer exhibitors, confectioners, and sponsors…sign up and be part of Ventura Chamber’s Annual TASTE Event!

Download the TASTE Application Form or contact membership@ventura-chamber.org.