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Business Ambassador Program

The County of Riverside's Business Ambassador Program provides free consultations to serve Temecula businesses, at no-cost, to conduct an individualized assessment to help businesses run safely and efficiently. During the visit or phone consultation, if preferred, the Business Ambassador will provide your business with a toolkit and other helpful resources to businesses with questions or concerns about COVID-19 readiness and reopening. Call 951-955-0493 or click here for more information or to reach out to and request a consultation. For a quick overview of the program, watch this short vimeo.

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Thanks to the County of Riverside, the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) is proud to distribute FREE PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) supplies to local businesses. TVCC’s PPE supply currently includes face masks, face shields and ear savers. 

Please CLICK HERE to fill out the supply request form (while supplies last).  

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Free Webinars

TVCC Weekly Webinar Series

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) hosts free webinars every Wednesday from noon to 1pm. The series will cover several aspects of COVID-19’s impact on businesses, including HR, legal, finance, operations, insurance, and more. CLICK HERE to register for these and other TVCC webinars, and additional upcoming events.  

SBDC Webinarsfree webinars available to small businesses

As information changes and updates rapidly, our region’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides daily webinars to discuss COVID-19-related information, and loans and other funding programs available to small businesses. These 30-40-minute webinars take place daily, Monday and Wednesday, at 3pm. CLICK HERE for more information, and to register for one of these webinars now.

Additionally, the Inland Empire SBDC offers other helpful webinars throughout the week. Follow their Facebook and events page for information specific to each webinar, and to register. 

Watch SBDC’s "Coping with Covid-19" webinar, which covers all the forms needed to apply for disaster assistance.

Additional in-depth webinar trainings from SBDC include:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO): A four-week series Thursdays at 2:00 PM starting January 7 - 28. Registration is required. Click here to register.
  • Small Business Webinars - January 19: Small Business Taxes Made Simple, January 20: Developing A Winning Business Plan, January 20: Basic Sales Tax Workshop & Return Preparation, January 27: Human Resource Laws and Regulations, January 27: Digital Storefront Formation: Transforming the Shopping Experience. Registration is required. Click on the specific webinar name above to register.
  • Introduction to QuickBooks Series: A three-week online training program for beginners: Fridays, January 15, 22, 29, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. This FREE webinar will cover key features of the accounting software and how to implement them. Registration is required. Click here to register.
  • Doing Business with Local Government: A two-week series starting Thursday, January 21 showcasing procurement/contract opportunities available with the City and County of Riverside.
  • Restaurant Reopening: Thursday, January 14 at 4:00 PM. This FREE webinar covers information about restaurant recovery and running your restaurant in the COVID age, including: mandates/limitations, cleaning/sanitation, social distancing, adaptation, takeout and delivery, marketing creativity, financials, and resources. Registration is required. Click here to register.
  • Temecula Valley Wineries and Breweries, SBDC has a NO-COST re-opening program for COVID-19 re-certification specifically for you. Click here to learn more.

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Local Business Resources 

The City of Temecula, Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Temecula Valley have been working to promote local essential (permitted to operate) businesses during California’s current Stay At Home Order. Together, we’ve launched an interactive map for residents to find businesses that are open by type and location: TemeculaCA.gov/OpenBiz. If you own an essential business and would like to be added to this list, please email info@temecula.org

To determine if your business is considered essential under the order and permitted to remain open, please refer to the the State of California site and PDF of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.

Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce

In an effort to provide Temecula residents and businesses with factual COVID-19 resources and current information, the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) is providing on their website reopening business resources, employer and employee resources, health facts and data, individual household resources, and webinars with videos of local experts and leaders with tools to educate the business community, employers, and employees. For example, the webinar "To Stay Open or Not To Stay Open" covered the risks and consequences of making the business decision to remain open during California' s Stay At Home Order. To watch this December 15th video recording click here.

Visit Temecula Valley

Visit Temecula Valley (VTV) is committed to the safety and well-being for both visitors and businesses. VTV is closely monitoring the ongoing situation and keeping its partners informed on travel industry updates. CLICK HERE to read business updates on local restaurants, breweries, wineries and hotels; have a virtual wine tasting or hot air balloon flight; and sign-up for the VTV newsletter.

County of Riverside Business Ambassador Program

The County of Riverside has a program to support businesses that have questions or concerns as it relates to COVID-19 readiness and reopening. Riverside County's Business Ambassador Program helps local businesses connect with free resources, including assessments, guidance, and tools to adapt their workplace amid the COVID-19 business environment. CLICK HERE to read more and request a free consultation.

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Temecula Food Pantries

  • Circle of Care (26090 Ynez Rd)
    Drive-up food distribution to families in need Monday through Thursday, 10:30am-12:30pm. Located at the Crossroads Church (26090 Ynez Rd), north side of the parking lot. For more information, please visit their website: circleofcareministries.org

  • Community Mission of Hope (41760 Rider Way)
    Drive-up distribution of fresh food and commodities Monday through Friday, 10am to 12pm. Residents of Temecula, Murrieta, Aguanga and Anza only, please. Following your first visit, a case manager will contact you for a phone intake. For more information, please visit their website: cmoh.net

  • Saint Vincent de Paul (41875 C St)
    Drive-up distribution every Friday, 9am-10:30am, at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church (41875 C St). For more information, please call 951-587-6752.

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Job Opportunities

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration, virtually! The SBA is hiring additional employees to assist with COVID-19 disaster relief efforts. Bilingual language skills are a plus. Remote jobs are available nationwide. 

Have you lost your job? The State of California has a one-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Search for jobs online at onwardca.org.

Attention Job Seekers! Search for jobs, job fairs and workshops,  educational programs and apprentices, and more with CalJOBS. Search for jobs online at caljobs.ca.gov. Look for jobs from your smartphone with the CalJOBS Mobile App

Goodwill is here to help, as essential businesses are expanding their workforce and immediately hiring for temporary and new positions. Search for new and temporary job opportunities at goodwill.org. No-cost online skill building workshops also available now at goodwill.org.

Employment Development Department (EDD) Resources

The EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California. For faster and more convenient access to those services, use our online options and Coronavirus information page.

Sick or Quarantined

If unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you may file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you may collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

For guidance on the disease, visit the California Department of Public Health website.

Reduced Work Hours

If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you may file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you may collect UI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

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Utility Information for Residents and Businesses

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several utility companies have temporarily suspended disconnections and/or waived late fees due to non-payment. Refer to the links and phone numbers below for specific information from each company.

ELECTRIC
Southern California Edison
800-684-8123
GAS
Southern California Gas Company
800-427-2200 Customer Assistance Programs
SEWER
Eastern Municipal Water
800-698-0400
TRASH
CR&R
800-755-8112
WATER
Eastern Municipal Water
800-698-0400

Rancho California Water
951-296-6900  Automated info line: 951-296-6930


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Local Hygiene, Cleaning & PPE Supplies

BUSINESS
PRODUCTS
WEBSITE
PHONE
60 GritFace shields, intubation boxes, acrylic barriers60gritstudios.com/products(818) 357-1824
All Out Nano / Serenity TechnologyHand sanitizing Sprays (2 to 8oz); sold individually or in bundlesalloutnano.com/shop(951) 587-3753
Garage BrewingPersonal sized hand sanitizing gelsgaragebrewco.com (only available in-store)(951) 587-2537
Gems n LoansCleaning supplies, Lysol, hand sanitizergemsnloanstemecula.com
(951) 694-9490
Glennie’s Office ProductsHand sanitizer (in 8oz, 16oz, and 1gal. sizes), 50-pack face mask bundles, disinfectant wipes, cleaning supplies, bleachglenniesop.com(951) 296-3627
Kalifornia DistilleriesHand sanitizer (8oz to 750mg) with refillable optionskaliforniadistilleries.com(951) 239-5183
Office DepotHand sanitizer (in 8oz, 16oz, and 1gal. sizes), 50-pack face mask bundles, disinfectant wipes, cleaning supplies, bleachofficedepot.com(800) 463-3768
Paulson ManufacturingMasks, gogglesAvailable by DistributorCall TVCC for referral to distributors - (951) 676-5090
StaplesLimited quantities of hand sanitizer, cleaning productsstaples.com(951) 302-6478
Sono WipesMedical grade wipesultrasoundwipes.com(855) 879-4737
Soft Touch GroupSurgical masks (50 count)softtouchgroup.com(714) 478-3791

Industrial Cleaning & Sanitation Service Providers

BUSINESSSERVICEWEBSITE
PHONE
1 800 Water Damage Temecula/MurrietaSanitizing office space1800waterdamage.com(951) 228-5060
Home Perfect RestorationSanitizing office spacehomeperfectsocal.com(951) 303-1333
Pulido Cleaning & RestorationSanitizing office spaceteampulido.com(951) 296-9090
R.E.E. Mechanical Inc.Industrial HVAC for COVID concernsreehvac.net(800) 742-0910
Superior RestorationWater damage, extraction or cleanup, mold damage, fire smoke damage restorationhttp://www.superiorrestore.com951-200-5621

Personalized Products

BUSINESSPRODUCTSWEBSITE
PHONE
Anita’s Custom TailoringFace masks with optional filteranitascustomtailoring.com(951) 775-4928
Brilliant Image GroupVarious products availablebig-img.com(951) 695-8853
Clear Blue PromotionsHand sanitizer, masks, sneeze guards, floor vinyls, disposable pensclearbluepromotions.com(951) 452-3856
Fully PromotedHand sanitizer, wellness productsfullypromoted.com(951) 370-9816
Haute InspirationSurgical masks, microfiber cloth masks, hand sanitizer in all sizes including pumpshauteinspirations.com(858) 715-6972
Impact MarketingFace masks, hand sanitizerimpact.ms(888) 441-1233
JD PromotionsMasks, hand sanitizers, thermometers, disposable pens, floor vinyls
jdpromos.com(951) 473-2210

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Helpful Links

Economic Impact

  • Interested in tracking the economic impacts of COVID-19 on people, businesses, and communities across the United States in real time? Opportunity Insights has such an economic tracker at www.Tracktherecovery.org.

  • For information specific to Riverside County, read The Pandemic and The Economy in Riverside County, dated July 21, 2020, a report by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership with insight to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic to our region to date.

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Looking for more? 

Check out the Individuals & Families and Small Business pages for more help. 

Also, in addition to the programs listed on these webpages, more resources may be found at Riverside County Business & Community Services and State Resources for Small Businesses and Start-Ups.

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