The 6th Annual Business Expo was held at the Sonora Opera Hall on March 7th. This years’ theme was “Is Your Business At Risk”. In addition to the City of Sonora, several partners including Valley Sierra SBDC, Sonora Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce, Workplace Sonora and the Visitors Bureau co-sponsored this event. Sonora Police Officer, Ashley Brandow, presented information on the prevention of business theft and loss, as well as counterfeit bills and how to identify them. Did you know that the $20 bill is the most counterfeited bill in the U.S.?
Steve Keyzers, of Key HR, presented valuable information on new employment laws, including expanding California’s supervisor training requirement to any employer with 5 or more employees and require, beginning on January 1, 2020, sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training for temporary and seasonal employees, or any employee that is hired to work for less than six months, within 30 calendar days after the hire date or within 100 hours worked, whichever occurs first.
IS YOUR BUSINESS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW LAWS? If you missed this training event, don’t miss the opportunity to connect your business into an avenue of experts who can assist you on a number of topics on a personal level. Any business owner can receive Business Services through the Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center (VSSBDC). Contact Katy Winders, VSSBDC Director at (209) 422-6416 or visit their website at ValleySierraSBDC.com.