business

featured graphic for California State Senator Patricia Bates

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), a former small business owner, issued the following statement after the California Chamber of Commerce announced today the appointment of Jennifer Barrera as the organization’s next President and CEO: “I am pleased that CalChamber has selected an outstanding leader in Jennifer Barrera to be its …continue reading

cover art for the August 2021 issue of OCB's Dining, Arts, and Entertainment guide.

Top Ten Stories for August 08 through August 14 include a blackout in Cypress, a fatal motorcycle accident in Huntington Beach, and the end of unemployment benefits. Top Ten Stories for August 08 through August 14 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather …continue reading

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Throughout the past week, some of California’s largest employers – both private businesses and local governments – have followed Governor Newsom’s lead in implementing vaccine and testing measures for employees. After California implemented new vaccine verification and testing requirements for state and health care workers on Monday, and with President …continue reading

covert art for the July 2021 issue of OCB's Dining, Arts, and Entertainment guide

Top Ten Stories for July 11 through July 17 include school bus maintenance and land development in Cypress, and a new mobile app to connect OC businesses with customers. Top Ten Stories for July 11 through July 17 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week …continue reading

featured graphic for California State Treasurer Fiona Ma during COVID-19

State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the landmark program between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has now been extended two additional years. The financing partnership extension for the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program was approved by the CPCFA Board, chaired by …continue reading

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared that May 2021 shall be both Small Business Month and Older Californians Month. Small Business Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring May 2021, as “Small Business Month” in the State of California. Last week, Governor Newsom signed legislation providing small businesses hit …continue reading

featured graphic for news from the County of Orange during COVID-19, seal of the County of Orange courtesy of Orange County

On Friday, March 12, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Californians in some of the state’s hardest-hit communities, increasing immunity where the state’s transmission rates and disease burden have been the highest during the pandemic. With this …continue reading