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Inflation is Pushing California’s Minimum Wage Up. Here’s What it Will Be in 2023

  This January, California’s minimum wage will rise to $15.50. That represents an increase of 50 cents-an-hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $1.50 an hour for those with 25 or fewer. It’s the first time that the minimum wage is the same for all employers in the state regardless of size. The […]

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The Sierra Healthy Refrigeration Program Has Launched in 16 Sierra Counties to Provide No-Cost Refrigerators to Increase Access to Healthy Foods

Mammoth Lakes, CA, November 28, 2022 The High Sierra Energy Foundation (HSEF) and Sierra Business Council (SBC) are working together on the Sierra Healthy Refrigeration Program (SHRP), which will provide access to free refrigeration and bring healthy food options to low access areas. The organizations will conduct outreach and deliver technical expertise to small businesses, […]

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Funding Available to Assist Landscaping Professionals in Purchasing Zero-Emission Equipment

  Funding is currently available through the state of California for small landscaping businesses to purchase new zero-emission landscaping equipment. The funding is offered through Clean Off- Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) and provides a point-of-sale discount to help offset the cost of adopting zero-emission technology. The goal of the program is to help […]

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Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2022

  The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce 6th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala was held this past Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Canyon Lodge. The Gala is the business community’s event to honor the top performing businesses and professionals in Mammoth Lakes. There was an overwhelming turnout from the business community, and this was the […]

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PRESS RELEASE FROM SIERRA BUSINESS COUNCIL – SBC Awarded $5 Million Grant for Eastern Sierra Region

Sierra Business Council Awarded $5 Million to Support Sustainable and Resilient Regional Economies through the California Economic Resilience Fund TRUCKEE – State leaders announced Sierra Business Council as the Fiscal Agent and Regional Convener for the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) Eastern Sierra Region, which includes Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Alpine, Inyo, and Mono counties. […]

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Eastern Sierra Capital Summit – Tomorrow! October 7 from 8 AM to Noon

Need capital? Join us on Friday, October 7 for the Eastern Sierra Capital Summit and hear from 10 speakers who will provide information on small business financing and capital options. In person attendees will be able to meet with presenters and lenders. Seating is limited. The Summit is also being webcast on Zoom. Friday, October […]

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Mono County Community Support Grants – NOW AVAILABLE!

Mono County, through its Economic Development, Tourism & Film Commission, is pleased to announce the availability of three Community Support Grant Programs. Each is a reimbursement program designed to support organized, established non-profit groups in Mono County. Funding is identified in the 2022-23 budget adopted by the Board of Supervisors. Community Event Marketing Fund (CEMF): a reimbursement […]

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Eastern Sierra Capital Summit to Provide Small Business Funding Options Oct. 7 

  Local entrepreneurs looking to grow or start their business will have access to dozens funding options at the free Eastern Sierra Capital Summit on Friday, October 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.   Co-sponsored by AltaOne Credit Union, Sunstone, and the Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield, the event will be held at […]

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Eastern Sierra Entrepreneur Meetup Series Offers Workshop “Pitch It! How to Talk to People About Your Business”

    The Eastern Sierra Small Business Resource Center (BRC) presents the Eastern Sierra Entrepreneur Workshop Pitch It! on Monday, September 19, 2022, 5:30-7:00 PM at the Bishop Country Club, 1325 US Hwy 395, Bishop CA. This free workshop is for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and stakeholders. Whether introducing yourself and your business to a […]

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Loan Specialists from USDA Will Be In Bishop September 7, 2022

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. They offer loans, grants and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services such as housing; health care; first responder services and equipment; and water, electric and communications infrastructure.  Loan Specialists from USDA […]

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Sierra Business Council to Operate the Eastern Sierra Small Business Resource Center

On August 2, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors voted to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sierra Business Council to operate the Eastern Sierra Small Business Resource Center (ESSBRC). The approved ESSBRC business plan calls for the ESSBRC to transition from government inception to an autonomous organization operating as a nonprofit 501(c)(3). […]

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Mojave Inland Port Will Alleviate Supply Chain Issues, Create New Jobs, and Boost Local and State Economies

MOJAVE, Calif. (August 9, 2022) — Today, the Kern County Board of Supervisors took the decisive action of issuing a proclamation to support the approved site plans for the Mojave Inland Port. The first-of-its-kind facility will significantly reduce supply chain pressure at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and provide an annual economic […]

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