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    Thursday, October 4, 2018

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    Sunday October 28th

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Welcome to the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce

The only 5 Star Accredited Chamber in the valley!

I invite you to take full advantage of this resource to assist you in streamlining your search for reputable companies and services. You will discover a strong business community poised to meet your professional and personal needs.

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Mentor Application

Mentor APPLICATION 2018-2019 FINAL

October 10, 2018

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PDACC Announces New Director of Marketing & Communications

The Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Abigail (Abby) Sturgeon as our new Director of Marketing & Communications. Abby is Canadian-made, Coachella Valley raised and is a walking billboard for The Desert. Abby comes to us from Renova Energy where she previously served as their Marketing Manager. Abby sits on local …

September 28, 2018

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Three Unparalleled Advantages of Family-Owned Businesses

Nike, Walmart, Porsche—what do these companies have in common? Outside of being globally recognized brands and generating billions in revenue, they are also family-owned businesses. Though family businesses definitely aren’t for everyone, and come with some unique challenges, for those who are able to make them work, they offer an array of benefits that

September 25, 2018

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What Small Business Owners Should Know About Embezzlement

If you own a small company where you personally know and interact with everyone who works for you, it can be hard to fathom that one of those people would ever steal from you. But the fact is, embezzlement happens all the time, even at small, family-owned businesses. According to a 2017 study on white-collar …

September 12, 2018

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Sales Tax Changes – Is Your Business In Compliance?

Author: Robert Hendrix, CPA, MBA, Audit Manager Company: Osborne Rincon CPAs The world is getting smaller; and for businesses, that means it’s getting more expensive. In June, the Supreme Court ruled that states now have the authority to require businesses to collect sales tax on ALL purchases – even from purchases in states where they …

September 6, 2018

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Steps You Can Take Tomorrow to Become More Productive in Your Business

The daily grind can be a real challenge. It can be difficult to stay motivated at work and focused on the right things, particularly when financial times are hard, or deadlines are compressed, and the pull of social media can be so strong. Taking a step back and reorienting yourself regularly can help increase your …

September 6, 2018

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Does Your Pet Need Health Insurance?

If you have a pet, take a moment to consider how much you would pay to save it from a life-threatening condition. If that number is so high you wouldn’t feel comfortable writing a check for it, you should learn more about pet insurance. Veterinarians can do some amazing things today with medical technology borrowed …

August 31, 2018

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Mandatory Organics Recycling Expands in 2019

In 2014, California passed AB 1826, which mandates that businesses recycle or divert their organic waste from landfills. The mandate did not affect many businesses at first, since it only applied to those that generated more than eight cubic yards of organic waste per week. That is about to change. Starting in January 2019, “Businesses …

August 29, 2018

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What Business Owners Should Know About Running Pre-Employment Credit Checks

In addition to checking professional references, conducting interviews, and running criminal background checks, many business owners also conduct credit checks on potential new hires to assess their suitability for the job. Such screening is obviously important for hiring high-level positions or those directly involved with handling money and/or making

August 27, 2018

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3 Effective Ways to Market Your Products to the Next Generation

What are the most effective ways to market your products to the next generation? The unnamed Generation Z (Gen Z) is entering the market as shoppers and their age cohort alone makes up a quarter of the population in the United States. Members of Gen Z, or Post-Millennials, as Pew Research Center, a reputable nonpartisan …

August 22, 2018

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