Welcome to the San Rafael Chamber!
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Submit a nomination for 2019 Business of the Year!
Please help the Chamber recognize our incredible local businesses and community champions by submitting a nomination for the 2019 Business of the Year Awards. Awards will be given in four categories - Large (25+ employees), Small (less than 25), Downtown (new category!) and Joe Garbarino Green Business of the Year. Winners of these four categories will be announced at the 2019 State of the City Dinner.To nominate:
- Large/Small Business of the Year - click here
- Downtown Business of the Year - click here
- Joe Garbarino Green Business of the Year - click here
Green Business nominations are due Tuesday, February 19. Large/Small/Downtown Business nominations are due Thursday, February 21. Businesses are welcome to nominate themselves!
Fraud Alert: Utility Scam!
The San Rafael Police Department has recently notified us of multiple phone scam efforts attempting to defraud local business. For additional information please read their press release here.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Mini-Grant PILOT PROGRAM is now live!
What is the Mini-Grant?
The City of San Rafael is seeking mini-grant proposals from eligible local businesses to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to reduce illegal dumping through environmental design. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies aim to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of area and reduce opportunities for crime and fear of crime.
Click here for additional information about the CPTED program including how to apply, etc.
Minimum Wage Increases Effective Beginning January 1, 2019
New State Minimum Wage
Effective January 1, 2019, the State minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees, and $11.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
New Local Minimum Wages
Additionally, several California cities and counties have passed their own minimum wage ordinances with a more aggressive schedule of minimum wage increases.
Read the full article » by Hanson Bridgett Labor & Employment Practice
Important Reminder from the EDD Tax Branch
Beginning January 1, 2019, noncompliance penalties will be charged on the following forms and payments submitted by paper:
- Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages, DE 9
- Employer of Household Worker(s) Annual Payroll Tax Return, DE 3HW
- Quarterly Contribution Return, DE 3D
- Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation), DE 9C
- Employer of Household Worker(s) Quarterly Report of Wages and Withholdings, DE 3BHW
- Payroll Tax Deposit, DE 88
Employers who cannot file and pay electronically must submit a E-file and E-pay Mandate Waiver Request, DE 1245W.
Enroll in e-Services for Business to comply with the e-file and e-pay mandate .e-Services for Business is a fast, easy, and secure way to manage your employer payroll tax accounts online.