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We are committed to serving as the voice of business, making sure that elected officials and their regulatory staff understand the need to create and maintain an environment in which business can thrive, thereby creating a healthy economy to support our families and communities. We actively monitor proposed legislation, regulatory rules, and government processes to ensure the interests of Paso Robles’ businesses are represented and protected.
Monday, February 22, 2021
SB 74 Keep California Working Act – SUPPORT

The Paso Robles Chamber is pleased to support Senate Bill 74, which would invest $2.6 billion in grants to help small businesses and nonprofits that have sustained financial losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
City Council Comments - Agenda Item #11 Supplemental Sales Tax Oversight Committee Formation

While disappointed with the decision to combine the previous Measure N-12 oversight body with a new Measure J-20 committee, we understand the City’s desire to be efficient and effective with the community’s time and interest in serving on an advisory body. Please consider the proposed action for Agenda Item #11, we would like to extend the following recommendations/observations for your consideration to integrate into your action.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Chamber Joins Letter in Support of Economic Recovery

The California economy cannot fully recover until businesses are allowed to reopen. On behalf of all of our members who are suffering under onerous restrictions, we joined fellow chambers and various organizations throughout the State in lobbying the Governor for assistance and leniency to help speed economic recovery.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Chamber Partners with Paso Robles City to Launch Propane Reimbursement Program for Downtown Businesses

Paso Robles City Council allocated $100,000 towards the purchase of propane as part of the Recovery Program to assist local businesses with providing outdoor public spaces, subject to State and County health orders.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Friday, December 11, 2020
COVID-19 Update | City Council Highlights

As you may have heard, after extensive public comment and discussion, the Paso Robles City Council voted last night on their intention to “maintain the purple tier restriction levels” of the State’s COVID-19 guidelines. Working together in collaboration with the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and Travel Paso, we have come together in an effort to clearly communicate what these actions mean.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Business Viability & Stay at Home Order Comments | City Council Meeting 12.10.20

Business Viability and the Governor’s New Stay at Home Order Public Comments by Chamber CEO at the City Council Meeting

Gina Fitzpatrick

Monday, December 7, 2020
Will Governor Newsom Change the Map?

Along with neighboring Chambers and our local Wine Associations, we formally submitted a letter on Saturday, December 5, to the State advocating for an exemption from the Southern California Region and the Stay-At-Home Order.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Business Walk 2020 Results

The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce recently conducted the 2020 Business Walk, reaching out to almost 500 businesses via in-person visits, phone calls and emails.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Monday, October 19, 2020
Business Walk 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and currently changing business climate, the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce is focused on business retention and workforce development as part of our economic development initiatives. Our 2020 Business Walk will help us learn what is on the minds of our business community.

Gina Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Restaurant Sector Round Table Business Discussion

From street seating to park dining, we have seen many changes since our last round table discussion. We want to thank you for showing your strength, patience, and resilience during this time of seemingly constant change. Since moving to the red tier, we can now begin to offer indoor seating! The Paso Robles community will emerge from this pandemic with strength.

Gina Fitzpatrick

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