Helping Local Businesses Create A Powerful Future For Over 55 Years
2015 is here! This is your fresh start, your time to begin a new and with renewed vigor. It’s a time to make resolutions, visualize goals, and get reconnected with the Chamber! Hope to see you at one of our upcoming events this month!
We recognize and appreciate the valuable legacy and intangible assets that have been built and accumulated by our predecessors for us through the history of the Chamber for over 55 years. We are also very excited about the future of this organization, and look forward to the challenges ahead.
We Welcome You to Your Chamber—The Commerce Industrial Council!
The Commerce Industrial Council, the official Chamber of Commerce for the City of Commerce, is your best resource and your link to information, innovative ideas, and exclusive opportunities. Our members are as diverse as the community itself, representing businesses and industries of all sizes. Together, we’re shaping the City’s dynamic business environment, creating wealth in the community, and making our City a great place to live and work.
The Commerce Industrial Council is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the area. This translates into excellent marketing and networking opportunities for you, thus creating a stronger identity for your company within our community. Click on the Member Link and find a complete directory of our business members. Additionally, our Event Calendar will keep you informed of important networking opportunities.
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Our renowned web site will answer many of the questions you might have about our community and our member businesses. These tools and more are just a few of the ways the Commerce Industrial Council Chamber of Commerce will help you grow and prosper. We urge you to join and take advantage of these resources. Together, we can move your business towards a powerful future.
For those of you who’ve stumbled on to our site, we welcome you with open arms. Feel free to browse to your heart’s content and check our Calendar of Events for new and exciting events scheduled for 2015. We are your link to resources and we’re here to ensure you have a business-friendly experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need services.
Chamber Dues Deductible as a Business Expense
The Chamber reminds members in good standing that 93% of their membership dues investment is deductible as a business expense. Chamber dues are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes, but may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expense. Based on changes in federal taxes that took effect January 1, 1994, chambers of commerce must inform members that the portion of their membership dollars directly attributed to lobbying and influencing legislative or administrative action is not deductible as a business expense for tax purposes. CIC Chamber dues invoices include a statement that 93% of dues is deductible.
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PRE-ORDER YOUR 2015 LABOR LAW EMPLOYMENT POSTER!
Buy your All-In-One Labor Law Poster today directly from the Chamber at a discounted price!2015 LABOR LAW EMPLOYMENT POSTER
IMPORTANT: Effective January 1, 2015, your 2014 California and federal employment notices posters are out of compliance.
NEW 2015 UPDATES & MANDATORY UPDATES:
•Effective July 1, 2014, California’s minimum wage will increase to $9.00 an hour, and to $10.00 an hour on January 1, 2016.
•There is a mandatory change, effective January 1, 2014, to the DFEH Discrimination and Harassment notice
(California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment) to include “military and veteran” status to the categories protected from employment discrimination.
•There are changes to the Cal/OSHA notice, the Whistleblower notice and to the EDD’s Notice to Employees.
No matter how many employees you have in California, your business is required by law to post a current California and Federal Employment Poster in a central location. The poster must also include information about your workers’ comp benefits, pay day 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. You can purchase all 16 required California and federal notices, including the mandatory updated Discrimination and Harassment notice, Family & Medical Leave notice, and others; in a 27” x 39.75” laminated poster—one good price, for one complete poster! A Spanish version may be required if any of your employees are Spanish-speaking, and is also available for purchase at our Chamber as well.
CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK!
We’re very excited to let you know that you can now find us and follow us on Facebook! We’re interested in having you become a friend of our page. Follow the below link or visit: www.Facebook.com/CommerceIndustrialCouncil
If you’re on Facebook, login to become our friend and find out what’s happening behind the scenes at the Chamber. Stay up-to-date on the latest Chamber news, as we’ll use Facebook daily to further develop your brand online by connecting you with your target audience and customers while building a community around your business.
Visit us at our official CIC Chamber Facebook Page Now!
Stay connected to our Fan Page as well by clicking here.
Once there, click the “Like” button to connect with us.
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!
If you’re on Twitter, follow us and find out what’s happening behind the scenes at the Chamber. Stay up-to-date on the latest Chamber news and events!
CHECK US OUT ON FLICKR!
Whether you’ve attended our networking events, workshops and seminars, or any of our annual signature events, you can visit us on Flickr anytime and view our images from most of our events.
More are added after each event. You can even grab a link to share our images with your company, colleagues or friends as a slideshow.
Show off our favorite photos and videos to the world! We do!
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
Our popular NETWORKING BREAKFAST 3.0 SERIES
Date of Event: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time of Event: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Cost: Members: $15 early bird rate if paid by 2/9/15 before 5pm
Prospective Members: $25 early bird rate if paid by 2/9 before 5pm
Location: BJ’s Restaurant - Montebello
Register in advance so you’re not left out!
Mix and mingle with fellow business members. Come and enjoy breakfast at this dynamic event. You will also be able to hand out marketing materials and promote your product and/or service to our greater business community.
2015 ECONOMIC FORECAST
Learn about the financial markets and the global economy.
What does our regional economy forecast have in store for us?
Date of Event: POSTPONED
Time of Event: 11:30 AM
Cost: Members: $35 (If paid by 2/6/15 before 5pm)
Prospective Member: $45 (and at the door for all after 2/6/15)
Location: Steven’s Steak House
Please see our complete Event Calendar Page for more information.
MID-MONTH “SPREAD THE WORD” MAILER PROGRAM
Let’s SPREAD THE WORD!
Give YOUR business the star treatment.
Put your business in the spotlight.
Advertise with the Chamber…and attract a crowd!
We’re offering you one more way to promote your business.
“MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNT”
Chamber Membership + Office Depot = Savings $$
CHAMBER OFFICE DEPOT PROGRAM
SPEND LESS & GET MORE
As a member, you can save 15% to 25% annually on your office supply needs. Chamber members can enroll in this program and benefit from the savings. If you’re a member in good standing, click here to start saving today! Let your Chamber membership work for you!
Stay connected with Office Depot’s reliable & secure Mobile APP!
Chamber members can now stay connected with Office Depot Business Solutions mobile application. The app allows you to place and track orders at your convenience, access your custom discounted pricing, view best value items, review pending approval orders, scan item barcodes to check pricing and purchases – and more! Download your FREE mobile app for either your iPhone® or AndroidTM at www.business.officedepot.com, then click on GO MOBILE.
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