• Emergency Preparedness

  • If your company experiences a disaster, do you have an adequate recovery plan in place? According to the Contingency Planning Research Strategic Corporation, 43% of U.S companies that experience a natural or man-made disaster never re-open and another 29% of businesses will close within 2 years.  According to a Touche Ross study, the survival rate for a company with no disaster recovery plan in place is less than 10%.

    In recent years the City of Malibu has experienced earthquakes, landslides and major wildfires impacting residents and businesses alike. The Malibu Chamber of Commerce and the City of Malibu's Emergency Services Department have joined forces to form the "Emergency Preparedness Network" (EPN). The goal of EPN is to promote threat awareness, disaster preparedness and improve disaster survival rates throughout the City's business community.

    The EPN will offer a basic framework to help businesses anticipate their particular emergency needs and construct a preparedness plan for owners and employees to follow in case of area-wide emergencies.

    The network will also serve as a communications hub in emergencies for receiving and sharing information between the Chamber, City, first responders and key business personnel.

    EPN will offer a special CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training class created specifically for businesses.  This class covers basic survival information and skills required until professional responders are available to assist during emergencies. Finally, the Malibu Chamber has commissioned a backpack containing critical supplies businesses may need during an emergency, available to Chamber members at a special price.

    To order your Chamber-Endorsed Emergency Pack, click: Emergency Pack or call the Wilderness Institute at 818-483-6570.

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  • HOW TO HOST YOUR OWN WEBINARS

    ZOOM INTO BUSINESS - Learn how to host a Zoom webinar for YOUR business!

    GOOGLE HANGOUTS - More cost-effective alternative to ZOOM 

    Also, there are other programs for your webinars - some of them are EZTalks Webinar, Skype,

    Still others charge a monthly fee, like GoToMeeting

  • Senator Henry Stern's Business Resource Guide

     

  • Events

     

  • Interested in Sponsoring an event?
    Email: connections@malibu.org to take advantage of advertising opportunities!

     

  • California State Treasurer Fiona Ma's CalCap Assistance for Small Businesses


     

     
     
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  • BUSINESS OWNERS:  STATE REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES WITH MEDICAL GRADE MASKS, AND YOU CAN ACQUIRE THEM AT NO OR LOW COST

    The LA County Department of Public Health (LADPH) updated its Health Officer Order on March 22, 2022 to lift mask requirements in most venues outside of health facilities.  Employers still need to follow OSHA guidelines and offer well fitting medical grade N95, or KN95, KF94 or respirators to employees who work indoors and have contact with other workers, customers or members of the public.

    FREE PPE packages, including N95 masks, are available through PPE Unite at http://www.ppeunite.org or by calling (747)224-7742. The City of Los Angeles also has low-cost N95 masks available for purchase at http://www.lovla.org

    Also, employers are required to report any cluster of worksite COVID-19 cases. A cluster is when three (3) or more laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 are known or reported at the worksite within a 14-day period. Reports to LAC DPH should be made as soon as possible and no later than 48 hours after reports or knowledge of at least three cases. Report to LAC DPH online or by phone: 1-888-397-3993.

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