What You Need to Know About the New Form I-9

By now, all employers must be using the new Form I-9 (with revision date 11/14/2016 N) issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in November 2016.
The form is designed to be easier to fill out on a computer and is accompanied by expanded instructions. In addition, employers should be aware of several changes.
When …

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Ribbon Cutting: Sugar Daisy Bake Shop

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Sugar Daisy Bake Shop to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting!
Owner Stacy Murray has always enjoyed baking, and decided to being selling her baked goods for others to enjoy, too.
“I’m a cottage food industry, which means I make baked goods out of my home,” Murray said. …

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California Restroom Sign Law Effective March 1

Starting March 1, 2017, all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation or government agency must be identified as “all-gender” toilet facilities. The law authorizes inspectors or other building or local officials responsible for code enforcement to inspect for compliance (Health and Safety Code sec. 118600).
The recent White House action to …

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Career Pathways for Youth Project Paves Positive Way Forward for Future Generations

The Santa Maria Summer Jobs and Beyond Career Pathways for Youth Project (CPY Project) is part of a national initiative that promotes summer and year-round employment for youth. The program is funded thanks to a grant that was awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration to the County of Santa Barbara …

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Ribbon Cutting: Old Town Quilt Shop

We recently welcomed Old Town Quilt Shop to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting!
Located at 165 W. Clark Ave, Ste A in Orcutt, the shop provides an array of quilting supplies and quilting classes for all levels. Owner and avid quilter Michelle Strunka says she enjoys be able to run  the shop because of her passion for quilting.
“The …

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