March 20,2020
Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber

Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Executive Officers

President: 
Sylvia S. Duarte
Moonlite Sounds


Vice President:
Vicky Ventura
Ventura Graphix


Past President:
Jorge Ventura
Ventura Graphix 


Secretary:

Kevin Guillen
 

Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors


Patsy Ayala 
District Representative Scott Wilk

Angelo Campano
Campano Law Group

Rocio Castellanos
Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Laura Fletcher 
American Dental Center of Palmdale

Gabbie Galvez
Creative Bytes

Joshua Ginsberg 
Digivue Advertising

Elena Graham
The Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Andres Kabrera 
Rio Brazilian Grill

Richard Loa 
Law offices of Richard Loa

Liz Montano 
Digivue Advertising

Nora Ortega 
Hilton Garden Inn

Leticia Perez
Palmdale School District Headstart Program

Ken Petersen
Innovative Home Improvements

Samuel Roman 
Sam's Silkscreening

Welcome Our Newest Members




BEAST FITNESS
Jasmin Montes De Oca
Website


New American Funding
Kathy Baca
Website


Ladies First Fitness & Spa
Michole Mcbroom (Owner)
Website


State Farm - Ricardo Cabrera Insurance Agency
Ricardo Cabrera
Website


CSU Bakersfield, Antelope Valley
Randy Schultz
Website



 

 

Thank You To Our Renewing Members




HomeBased Realty
Angela Allen
Website


Our Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church
Brain Diring
Website


Knight Consulting
Lilian Knight



Palmdale Womans Club
Debbie Kosel
Website


Torres Cremation and Burial Service
Ralph Torres
cremationandburial@gmail.com



 

From the AVHCC President

In view of the seriousness and risks associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, the office will be closed.  If you need to make an appointment, have an urgent question or request you can call 661-538-0607 or email avhispanicchamber@gmail.com and we will try to connect you with the right person.  All of the Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce events have been postponed or canceled atleast upto or after May 1, 2020.  Per the CDC there should be no gatherings of more than 10 people.

It is recommended to practice safe distancing of at least 6 feet.

We know that in this time of need our small business are going to tae the blunt of the pandemic and we are trying to find ways to help.  Try to spport some of our small businesses and restaurants. 

Please see resources below.  We will be updating periodically as we get more information.

Coronavirus Resources

Resources:

 

Federal and State Government Resources:

 

Resources to Help Businesses Maintain Their Operations:

  • The California Office of the Small Business Advocate is available to help businesses identify resources and obtain answers to key questions (to the extent known):https://business.ca.gov/advantages/small-business-innovation-and-entrepreneurship/how-we-can-help/
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.  Once a declaration is made for designated areas within a state, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance will be made available to all affected communities as well as updated on their website: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
  • Small businesses looking for honest advice about business operations during the COVID-19 emergency can rely on the 70 business assistance centers operating throughout California.  These business assistance centers offer free one-on-one business counseling, including the discussion of options for accessing capital: http://static.business.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2019-TA-Providers-Guide.pdf
  • At California’s Small Business Finance Center, small businesses can access a range of financial products, including loan guarantees and direct loans:  https://www.ibank.ca.gov/small-business-finance-center/
  • California maintains two credit enhancement programs to help small business obtain loans from traditional and nontraditional lenders, including the https://www.ibank.ca.gov/small-business-finance-center/  and a https://www.treasurer.ca.gov/cpcfa/calcap/sb/institutions.pdf
  • Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.  For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.  Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
  • GO-Biz main COVID-19 resource webpage with links to the IBank, Small Business Advocate, State Treasurer, Labor and Workforce Agenct, Franchise Tax Board, and Department of Tax and Fee Management:  https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/

 

Employer Guidance from California Labor Agency

 

Employer Guidance from the Federal Government

 

Resources Available to Employees

2019 AVHCC Newsletter - March 20,2020