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Welcome to El Segundo!

Welcome to El Segundo, California...
the first city south of Los Angeles  International Airport along the  beautiful Pacific Ocean! 
A wonderful experience awaits you...

Stroll through our charming Downtown.
Dine at fabulous restaurants. Conduct business at Fortune 500  companies. Watch a South Bay Lakers game at the  UCLA Health Training Center - the  Home of the Los Angeles Lakers. Visit the LA Kings practice facilities. Stay at award winning hotels. Enjoy sunset at the beach.  View an incredible collection of classic  cars and see a classic pipe organ in  action as you watch a classic movie. 
Stop by for a visit...you will want to stay  for a lifetime. Check out Destination El Segundo for hotels, shopping and restaurants/bars!



 

 

  

CHAMBER & COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COVID-19 Reopening Resources
During these unprecedented times, the El Segundo Chamber is here to support you, your employees and your businesses & organizations. We are all much stronger together so we will use this space to share resources from  your fellow Chamber Members, Government agencies and non-profits. If you would like to add your information, please email director@elsegundochamber.org. 

City of El Segundo Announces Launch of El Segundo - Back to Business

Dear Valued Business Community:

We are proud to announce the launch of a comprehensive economic recovery program – El Segundo Back to Business. Under this new initiative, we introduce the development of an Economic Recovery Task Force with community and industry experts, a series of round table events featuring elected officials, top executives from El Segundo's largest employers and representatives from the City’s small to mid-size business community, video “Real Stories of Recovery” messages from the business community, and Downtown Business Town Hall forums. Ideas, input and feedback received from these discussions are utilized to shape a framework for economic recovery and business assistance efforts.

Already we are beginning to see some businesses gradually reopen across the country. As our city and county moves into "Stage 2" of the Roadmap to Recovery we want to keep you informed of the recent protocols and guidelines issued by the Los Angeles County and the California Departments of Public Health for reopening businesses.

Many companies are eager to resume operations, but they have questions about precisely how to do it. We have launched a webpage dedicated to provide updates to protocols and industry-specific guidance documents to help you get back to business while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety.

Among the rules, physical distancing, wearing face coverings, and frequent hand washing will remain critically important for the foreseeable future.

If you have questions related to social distancing protocols and transmission mitigation, please call the El Segundo Joint Information Center at (310) 692-1699 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thank you for all you do to help protect your employees, customers and our community.

Sincerely,

Economic Development Team

COVID-19 Additional Small Business Funding Sources

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding is still available. Contact your bank or a local community bank/credit union for more information. EIDL grants and loans are also available however, at this time, those funds are only available for agricultural businesses. The Chamber is monitoring the development of these funds and will share additional information as available. For more information, click on the following SBA (Small Business Administration) link. 

SBA link here

Additional Available Grants:

  • LISC Small Business Relief Grant - LISC link here  Application period for round 3 is now open. Applications must be submitted by May 20th at 11:50 p.m. ET.

  • The Red Backpack Fund - Red Backpack Fund link here 

    The next application portal will open June 1 - June 8.                                                                                              

  • Business for All - Business for All link here  

    $10,000 COVID-19 Business for All Grants are awarded on a rolling basis.

    General Business for All Grant applications are due September 25, 2020 at 12:00 am PT.

 

Other resources to apply for PPP grants/loans: 


Venturize at venturize.org

Lendistry at mylendristy.com

The US Chamber has a very helpful page on their website including eligibility and what lenders are looking for as well as other helpful information. That website is as follows:

https://www.uschamber.com/report/guide-small-business-covid-19-emergency-loans

Webinar regarding human resources and back to work issues to be announced soon. Watch our website for details and make sure to sign up for our emails at the top of this page. 

COVID-19 Small Business Forum Series

The final Forum in the first Series was held on May 15, 2020. These informative webinars will resume during the last week of May with a focus on recovery and reopening our economy. 

The first series is available to watch at the following  link and include many resources (grants, human resources, safety, the science of COVID-19 and more). Click the link below to learn more and view past webinars.

CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) RESOURCES FOR
EMPLOYERS AND

WORKERS
To help employers and our workforce in the City of El Segundo respond to the challenges due to COVID-19, the City of El Segundo has outlined helpful information and resources regarding loan programs for impacted small businesses, unemployment benefits for workers and more. 

 

Sign Up for City of El Segundo Alerts

 

The City of El Segundo utilizes multiple communications channels to alert the public about emergencies and events that affect the City. Two of the most effective channels are Everbridge and Nixle. Please take a moment and sign up to receive important alerts from the City. 

EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Click the following link for a video from Minuteman Press about the importance of continuing to market your business.
El Segundo "GUNDO To Go" Restaurant Initiative Launched
Community Over Competition - Spirit of Cooperation and Collaboration

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread across the globe, El Segundo restaurants experienced swift and devastating changes to the amount of customers in their dining rooms. As a small community of people who care for one another deeply, El Segundo's restaurant owners and operators came together along with the El Segundo Chamber of Commerce and staff members from the City of El Segundo. This proactive group strategized how they could support one another, stay in business, keep staff employed and provide fresh food to the El Segundo Community. 

In the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, Gundo To Go was born and the community quickly galvanized. The concept is an easy-to-access curbside pick-up program for to-go orders featuring easily identifiable dedicated parking spaces. The El Segundo Police Department distributed signs and cones for designated parking within 48 hours, social media was launched and a movement began.

 

The Gundo to Go supports the state of California's "Stay-at-Home" order that aims to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic through social distancing initiatives including the closure of dine-in restaurants. 
Currently there are about 80 participating restaurants. 
Visit gundotogo.com                      for a full list of restaurants.  The community is encouraged to follow @gundotogo on Facebook                and Instagram. #gundotogo. 


 

Gundo To Go is a partnership between the El Segundo Chamber of Commerce and the El Segundo restaurant community, with support from the City of El Segundo. 

 

Chamber Member, South Bay Live announces "South Bay Strong" Project

Did you know South Bay Live and South Bay Eats are offering complimentary promotions to help the South Bay Business Community? Check it out 

UCLA Health, Da Vinci Schools and Rotary District 5280 Hosting a Blood and Convalescent Plasma Drive

Virtual Lunch & Learn - June 5 at 11:30am
Creating Content for Social Media with Roni Ramos!

 
Grab lunch at one of our Gundo To Go Restaurants and join us for a virtual Lunch & Learn! Check out www.gundotogo.com for a list of restaurants! 
To register for this free webinar, email the El Segundo Chamber at director@elsegundochamber.org with the subject line: "Register for June 5 Webinar"
 
Link to the Zoom webinar will be emailed directly to you. 
Questions? Contact director@elsegundochamber.org

 
May 31, 2020 - City of El Segundo Proclaims Local Emergency Due to civil unrest occurring in Los Angeles and many other areas. El Segundo citywide curfew in effect tonight from 6:00pm to 6:00am. More information below and with the following link to City Order.

City of El Segundo website featuring Coronavirus Updates

Frequent updates and announcements from the City of El Segundo

California Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

State of California Response site for Coronavirus COVID-19 resources. 
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Sky One Federal Credit Union Offers Assistance with the PPP

In support of small businesses through the CARES Act, SkyOne is now accepting applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

SoCal Gas CAREs Program Announced

The CARE program aids people in paying their utility bills by providing a 20 percent discount on monthly natural gas bills. Customers who have become recently unemployed or who are currently facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic or for other reasons are encouraged to visit socalgas.com/care, complete the quick online application and find out instantly if they qualify. The CARE online application is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.

You can also visit @SoCalGasNews on Twitter and socalgas.com/newsroom.

El Segundo Chamber Launches Gundo at Home

Welcome to Gundo At Home! This Facebook page is managed by the El Segundo Chamber of Commerce in partnership with our local business community. We will be providing information for online fitness, music, art, tutoring, entertainment and more...all for you to enjoy right from your own home!

Let's support our local businesses and have a good time while doing so! If you know of a business or organization offering online experiences, email us at director@elsegundochamber.org and we will be happy to add them! Stay well!

Minutemen Press Offers Coronavirus Information Posters

Contact Minutemen at 310-321-7144 to order! 

COMING SOON!

El Segundo...Where Big Ideas Take Off!
Looking for listings of all businesses in El Segundo? Need to check out hotels, restaurants and shopping in El Segundo? Check out elsegundobusiness.com and destinationelsegundo.com for great info! 

Congratulations to the 2019 Award Recipients!

2019 Downtown Business of the Year 
Industrial Lock & Security

2019 Community Betterment Award
Mychal's Learning Place

2019 Member of the Year
Cold Stone Creamery / Blimpie

2019 Volunteer of the Year
Eloise Mendez

2019 Business of the Year
Raytheon

KEEP IN TOUCH

El Segundo Chamber of Commerce
427 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
310-322-1220
info@elsegundochamber.org

The 2019 Community & Business Directory is available at the El Segundo Chamber! If you would like a box delivered to your business, contact the Chamber at 310-322-1220!

 

 

Thank You!

 

The Gundo To Go movement would not be possible without the support of many...
Thank you to the City of El Segundo, ESPD, El Segundo Chamber of Commerce, Hello Marketing, South Bay Vital Signs, One Ninth Media, Cadman Group and Alex Abad Real Estate along with all the wonderful people in
l Segundo who are supporting
our local restaurants!

It truly takes a village and we have a very special one!
Now, let's go eat!

Help R6 Make Hand Santizer For Local Fire, Medical & Police

In the coming weeks, we at R6 DISTILLERY in El Segundo will be focusing our efforts on providing hand sanitizers in bulk to the medical community, high risk populations, and those on the front lines in this war against COVID-19.

As we all know, the demand for
alcohol-based sanitizers is great,
and our communities are experiencing
extreme shortages. It is our goal to
provide these vital products to those
in need free of charge. 
If you are in a
position to help support our efforts,
your donation will go toward paying
our team / keeping our lights on and
purchasing the necessary supplies to
keep up with demand. 
Please click the link below to donate.

On behalf of everyone at R6 Distillery, we thank you for your support since we opened in 2014 and especially in the last few weeks, since we have been forced to close our tasting room to the public.

We want everyone to be safe and healthy during this very difficult and uncertain time, and we are very grateful to have the opportunity to help our community and look forward to brighter days ahead.

With much appreciation,
The R6 Team

Help El Segundo Seniors Get Necessities

The Rotary Club of El Segundo and El Segundo Rec & Parks, have developed a COVID-19 Senior Outreach program to assist community
members over the age of 65 who are in home isolation or are unable to shop for essential supplies as a result of
estrictions due to the Coronavirus 
pandemic. Any senior resident who needs
help can call a dedicated hotline at 
310-524-2705.  Shopping requests are
limited to 15 items which can include basic
foods, household goods, and essential
hygiene items that can be purchased at
stores within El Segundo. Items classified
as non-essential will not be purchased. Shopping and delivery take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only. Payment of goods is requested on delivery in the form of cash or personal check. Hard to find or out of stock items may not be available right away; these items may be sourced elsewhere or within our community and will be delivered just as soon as possible.

For any questions, shopping requests, or inquiries, please call 310-524-2705 or email: outreachhelp@elsegundo.org. 

CHAMBER & COMMUNITY EVENTS

Thank you to the 2020 State of the City Sponsors

Required Sexual Harassment Training
Thank you to the Employment Law Practice Group of The Maloney Firm, APC and the attendees of our first Sexual Harassment Training Seminar.  
By December 31, 2020, a new California law (SB 1343) requires businesses employing five or more people to provide sexual harassment training to al of their employees, including full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees.  Thanks to the El Segundo Girl Scouts and Blue Butterfly Coffee Company for the great snacks!
The Chamber will offer three more seminars through the 2020 year. Watch our website and emails for announcements for future dates. 

 

LA County Department of Public Health Guidelines for Food Service

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Government, Military & Education Affairs Committee Update - Fight for Prop 13
The El Segundo Chamber's Government Affairs
Committee takes position to sign on to the Fight for Prop 13 Coalition. 

For more than 40 years, Prop 13 has provided property tax certainty to homeowners, renters and businesses. Under Prop 13, general property taxes for both residential and business properties are calculated based on 1% of the purchase price. Annual increases in property valuations are capped at 2% per year, which helps provide certainty to homeowners and businesses that they will be able to afford their property in the future.

Prop 13 also benefits renters, small businesses and all Californians by preventing skyrocketing increases in property taxes that get passed along to tenants and consumers in the form of higher rent and higher costs for goods and services.

For more information about the fight for Prop 13, click on the following links.

LAX Updates

Stay up-to-date on the LAMP projects and other improvements at LAX! Click on the following link for more info!

Looking for a job?
Check out Chamber Member,
South Bay Workforce
Investment Board!
Their Facebook page includes
job searches every week.
Click the following link
to go to their Facebook page:


 


 

RIBBON CUTTINGS & GRAND OPENINGS

Gelato-Go El Segundo
417 Main Street, El Segundo

Automobile Driving Museum
Hot Wheels Children's Zone
610 Lairport, El Segundo

Chin Chin
2041 Rosecrans Ave, El Segundo

Calo Kitchen + Tequila
2191 Rosecrans Ave, El Segundo

DSG International
105 Eucalyptus, El Segundo

Randy's Donuts
2181 Rosecrans Ave, El Segundo

El Segundo Aquatics Center
2240 E. Grand, El Segundo

Bike-O-Rama
419 Main Street, El Segundo

eSalon
1910 E. Maple Ave, El Segundo

Chase Law Group
1721 N. Sepulveda, Manhattan Beach

Chicken of the Sea
2150 E. Grand, El Segundo

Pacific Coast Highway
El Segundo, California

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