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If one of these bills affects your business, please contact our local legislators and let them know. You can do this by using the California Chamber of Commerce’s “Grassroots Action Center” located at www.calchamber.com/CC/Grassroots. AB 8 (Nunez) - Health Care Tax on Employers: Comprehensive health care reform bill that would, among other things, require employers to provide health care for their employees at an unspecified percentage, or pay that amount into a state fund, essentially pay or play. OPPOSE SB 840 (Kuehl) - Government-Run Health Care: Creates new government run, multi-billion dollar socialized health care system built from a yet-to-be- specified tax increase. OPPOSE SB 936 (Perata) - Roll Back of Cost- Saving Workers` Compensation Reforms: Rolls back recent workers’ compensation reforms by doubling permanent disability costs to California’s workers’ compensation system. OPPOSE SB 974 (Lowenthal) - Tax on Freight Movement: Increases the cost of shipping goods and makes California less competitive by imposing a per-container tax in the ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Oakland. OPPOSE SB 412 (Simitian) - Restrictions on Natural Gas Supplies: Hurts the state`s future energy supply and increases costs for businesses and consumers by prohibiting agencies from issuing permits for the construction of Liquefied Natural Gas facilities (LNG) until an LNG Needs Evaluation Report is completed. OPPOSE SB 719 (Machado) - SJVAPCD Governing Board: Expands the governing board of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District from 11 members to 15, including two unaccountable members of the public. OPPOSE SB 375 (Steinberg) - Growth Restrictions: Limits increased transportation capacity and affordable housing, and thwarts intent of voters who approved broad-based transportation bonds, by blocking use of these funds except for narrowly defined “infill” devel- opment projects. OPPOSE AB 437 (Jones) - Employment Discrimination: Greatly expands employers' liability exposure by effectively removing any statute of limitations for lawsuits challenging any employer decision that affects pay or benefits. OPPOSE
New Chamber members welcomed!
The businesses listed below have made a significant commitment to the community and an important investment in their future by joining the GBCC. (Quotes provided by new members.) New members joined during the period of July 15 through August 14.
Aerotek Professional Services
10000 Ming Avenue #CC44
www.hdpcpa.com Certified Public Accountants
Bakersfield, CA 93311 www.aerotek.com Employment Agency
L.S. England Designs, Inc.
7201 Schirra Court Ste D
Bakersfield, CA 93313
4501 New Stine Road #103
Bakersfield, CA 93313 Solar Energy
“We offer clients the ability to supply electricity to their home or business using a clean and renewable source, the sun. We make solar power easy.”
Four Seasons Sunrooms &Alumawood Patio Covers “L.S. England Designs is the exclusive dealer of Four Seasons Sunrooms. From sunrooms to patio covers, we offer affordable, quality
Laneice Kersten Consulting
2251 Orpheus Court Bakersfield, CA 93308 www.goallnet.com Computer Services
3955 Coffee Road Bakersfield, CA 93308
Mortgage/Lending, Loss Mitigation – Mortgage System
Bakersfield Adult School
501 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307 School
9530 Hageman Road Ste B170
Bakersfield, CA 93312 www.lraleasing.com Equipment Leasing
“We provide business equipment leasing.
DMS Auto Sales
1430 Olive Drive Bakersfield, CA 93308 Auto Dealership
“Our company has been in Bakersfield for 8 years and we pride ourselves on quality and specialize in custom trucks and SUVs.”
The Edge – Powered by Terrio!
3521 Alken Street
P.R.I.M.E., Corp. 1105 Douglas Street Bakersfield, CA 93308 www.primeintl.com International Trade “Pacific Rim & India Multinational Enterprises, Corp. is Kern County’s first global trading cente , assisting our clients with all their international endeavors.” 679-1221
Bakersfield, CA 93308 (3343) www.terriotherapy.com Sport-Specific Fitness Training “A 21,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor sport- training facility with on-site athletic trainers, nutritionist and physical therapists. Specialists direct each individual sport, giving our 410-EDGE
athletes the Edge.
Right Healthcare, Inc.
1121 West Columbus Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301 Medical Equipment
“Committed to providing the highest level of quality respiratory and diabetic care in a home setting which leads to uncompromised patient care.”
Employers Depot, Inc.
5701 Truxtun Avenue Ste 220
Bakersfield, CA 93309 Employment Service
The Smile Lounge/Dr. Aaron
Breaux, DDS 4801 Coffee Road Ste 200 Bakersfield, CA 93308 Dental Office
The Entrepreneur’s Source
812 Jamaica Way Bakersfield, CA 93309 Franchise Consultants
Hocking, Denton Palmquist, CPAs
Sweet Velvet Patisserie
3825 Ming Avenue Ste B Bakersfield, CA 93309 www.sweetvelvet.net Retail Bakery
4885 Truxtun Avenue Ste A Bakersfield, CA 93309
“Offering fine pastries, desserts and custom cakes.”