January 4, 2016 
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TEXT - A - MEMBER Program

Have you signed up for our new "Text-A-Member" Program yet??
We are so excited to launch this new communication program with our members this year!
Text Messages will include monthly luncheon, mixer, and event reminders and bulletins.
We understand that life gets so busy and sometimes we just can't keep up with everything going on - so we want to open the doors to another form of communication to anyone who is interested.
If you are interested in signing up for Chamber Text Message Alerts and Reminders, e-mail Laura at laura@eldoradohillschamber.org 
Text ya soon!

Obamacare Makes Employer-Based System Even Worse

The cost of health insurance is continuing its steady upward climb. According to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average annual premium for employer-sponsored insurance reached $17,545 this year - an almost $4,000 uptick since 2010, when Obamacare became law.
Many workers may not have felt the true impact of that hike. Their employers often pay part - if not all - of their premiums.

Executive of 2015: Kevin Nagle shifts into overdrive
Sacramento Business Journal 

Kevin Nagle has become a kind of Renaissance man among investors, sprinkling his money and expertise around the region, wherever he thinks it will do the most good. He was everywhere this year, leading ventures in fields as diverse as soccer and film-making. That's why editors of the Sacramento Business Journal have chosen him as executive of the year for 2015.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article50064945.html#storylink=cpy
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Did you know?
Another benefit of your membership is you have the opportunity to offer coupons on the Chamber Website to the General Public and/or Chamber members.
To add a coupon:
Click "Member Login" (top right corner)
Can't remember your login username and password, call us and we can help!
Click "Add A Coupon" (on the left)
Click "New Coupon"
Click "Coupon Type" and choose "General Public" or "Member to Member Coupon"
You may have one of each, you just need to enter two separate coupons
Fill in your coupon information and click "Save"
Coupon Suggestions:
Discounts should be a minimum of 10%
Discounts to members should be greater than those to the general public
To view Member to Member Coupons, log into your account. General Public Coupons are available for everyone to view at http://web.eldoradohillschamber.org/coupons
Discounts should apply to actual goods and services
Discounts should be ongoing, and not a one-time only offer
Free consultation offers are not available for the program
The El Dorado Hills Chamber offers a Member to Member Coupon of 20% off any one item in the CA Welcome Center - El Dorado Hills!
Don't have the time? Let us know and we will set up your online coupon for you!
For more information and assistance, call (916) 933-1335 or email laura@eldoradohillschamber.org

Save the Date!


In the upcoming weeks we will feature our Members by categories. 
Please think of Members first to help us achieve our goal of 
"Keeping IT Local" 

Business Connects Luncheon
When: Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 11:30am to 1:00pm
Where: El Dorado Hills Community Services District, 1021 Harvard Way, EDH 
The California Chamber of Commerce recently released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2016, or earlier, that will have an impact on businesses in California.  For a quick overview click here.
For more detailed information and to have your questions answered, Dylan Wiseman will be giving a full overview of the new Labor Laws at our Jan. 6th Business Connects Luncheon.
Sponsored by: AdsUp! 
GUEST SPEAKER: Dylan Wiseman, Buchalter Nemer
Topic: Update on Labor Laws
Lunch Catered By: Beth Sogard Catering 
Click here to register 
New this year:
Looking for new ways to market your business in 2016? Come to lunch!
Members will now have the opportunity to feature their business during Mini Expos offered at every monthly Business Connects Luncheon. Expos will feature 4 rotating EDH Chamber members! To enter your business for a Mini Expo, bring your business cards to lunch! 
Also new this month, bring your business cards for a chance to win some Microphone Time at lunch! This new activity will offer a special winner time to shine and practice your 30-second elevator speech to our members at lunch; it's all about you!

Power Luncheon - Brought to you by El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Rancho Cordova Chambers
When: Friday, January 8th 11:30am to 1:00pm
Where: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 4360 Town Center Blvd, EDH
Brought to you by the El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Rancho Cordova Chambers Power Luncheon hosted by the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce
Catered and hosted by: Bawarchi Indian Cuisine
$20 per person; PAYABLE AT THE DOOR (all inclusive)
Please RSVP out of consideration for our host Click here to register
Business Connects Mixer/Ribbon Cutting - ServPro of El Dorado Hills/Placerville
When: Wednesday, January 13, 2016; 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: 4814 Golden Foothill Pkwy Ste. 6, EDH
Hosted by ServPro of El Dorado Hills/Placerville
Come out to socialize, mingle and network. There will be plenty of good conversation, delicious food and cocktails. Raffle drawing will be available with all proceeds going to the Chamber scholarship fund. RSVP NOT REQUIRED 
When: January 20, 2016 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where:4944 Windplay Drive, EDH
Celebrate with Cater Galante Orthodontics in El Dorado Hills with this Ribbon Cutting and Open House Celebration!
No RSVP required
"HANDSHAKES & EGGS" Monthly Breakfast Mixer 
When: January 27th, 7:30am to 9:00am 
Where:Early Toast Mimosa House, 2023 Vine Street, Suite 102, EDH 
The El Dorado Hills Chamber's morning mixer is for the early birds that hunt their worms before 9:00am. 
EDH Town Center MEMBER RATE $12 (all inclusive) per person breakfast buffet; NON-MEMBER RATE $17 (all inclusive) per person breakfast buffet. RSVP IS REQUIRED.
Click here to register
Member Orientation 
When: January 27th 5:30 to 6:45pm 
Where: California Welcome Center 2085 Vine Street Suite 105 
Member Orientation Get the most out of your membership. All members encouraged to attend. This is an informal presentation given by Chamber staff, covering all you need to know to begin putting the power of the Chamber to work for you. Refreshments are served, and it's a great time to get a head start on introducing yourself to other Chamber Members in a small, comfortable social setting. Remember your business cards! 
Click here to register 
Education Hiring Event
When: Saturday, January 30th 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: El Dorado County Office of Ed, 6767 Green Valley Rd, Building L
El Dorado County Office of Education and Brandman University are partnering to offer a free hiring event for a variety of positions in education and school support services.
Need More Info? Contact: Eileen Hartley at 530.295.2250
email EHartley@edcoe.org

When: Saturday, January 30th, 6:00pm 
Where: Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane, EDH 
The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills is presenting a delicious menu featuring all you can eat Dungeness crab and BBQ Tri-tip steak, a fabulous silent auction, dancing and more at their
23rd annual event taking place at Lakehills Church (behind Regal Theater).
Tickets are $50 before Jan 18th and $55 after.   
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets 

Business Connects Luncheon
When:  Wednesday, February 3rd, 11:30am to 1:00pm
Where: El Dorado Hills Community Service District, 1021 Harvard Way, EDH
GUEST SPEAKER: Jessica Kriegel Topic: Making Personal Connections Lunch
Catered By: Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co.
Click here to register        
Save the Date
: El Dorado Hills Chamber Annual Business Awards and Installation Dinner
When: February 18th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Serrano Country Club, 5005 Serrano Pkwy
Click here to register

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