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New Smart & Final extra! store to hold Grand Opening in Antioch, Thursday, May 14
We’re excited to bring a convenient new way to shop to the neighborhood with the Grand Opening of the new Smart & Final extra! supermarket and warehouse, in Antioch.
Beginning at 7:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 14, you can save on everything from your weekly groceries to club sizes and specialty items, and grab restaurant quality produce and meats – all in one place at low prices – and with no membership fees.
Shoppers will receive a complimentary reusable shopping bag, while supplies last on May 14th, 15th & 16th. Limit one bag only per customer with purchase.
The store is located on the outside of Somersville Town Center at 2638 Somersville Road.
Video contest includes $10,000 Grant, Local Spotlight Feature and Business-building Packages
Nominations are open for the inaugural Umpqua Bank (NASDAQ:UMPQ) Made to Grow Grant campaign, which will recognize small businesses that are helping to inspire thriving communities. This effort kicks off during National Small Business Week, May 4-8, 2015, and brings to life Umpqua’s ongoing commitment to help small businesses grow.
Starting today, small business owners can enter to win Umpqua’s Made to Grow Grant grand prize by visiting facebook.com/umpquabank and sharing a short video on how $10,000 can grow their business and local community. In addition to the $10,000 prize, the winning business will also be featured in Umpqua’s Local Spotlight program, which features the products of local vendors for sale in select Umpqua stores.
“At Umpqua, we recognize the important impact small businesses have in our communities,” said Ray Davis, president and CEO of Umpqua Bank. “More than half of all Americans either own or work for a small business, which create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Umpqua’s Made to Grow Grant campaign is an opportunity for us to celebrate and give back to small businesses in the communities we serve.”
In addition to the grand prize grant winner, five contest participants will receive their choice of a business-building package developed to address some of the issues small business owners confront most often. They include:
Umpqua Bank Financial Counseling: Financial advice on all things small business.
Social Media Specialist: Expert assistance on a company’s social media presence.
Digital Review: A review of digital and print assets from a creative professional.
Storefront Facelift: A refresh of a company’s digital or physical storefront.
Logo Redesign: Hand-crafted redesign of the company’s logo.
Small businesses are an essential part of the country’s economic vitality, accounting for between 60 and 80 percent of jobs in the US, according to several sources. Umpqua Bank’s Made to Grow Grant campaign is one of multiple programs the company has developed to support the growth of small businesses. Others include Local Spotlight, as well as a comprehensive selection of business banking and lending products and services.
Submissions for the Made to Grow Grant are due by May 20. Entries must be within Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and Nevada to qualify. Finalists will be announced on May 27 and the winner selected by popular vote. Umpqua will announce the recipients of the grant and business-building tools on June 8.
About Umpqua Bank
Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation, and has locations across Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California and Northern Nevada. Umpqua Bank has been recognized for its innovative customer experience and banking strategy by national publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company and CNBC. The company has been recognized for the past eight years in a row on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and was recently named by The Portland Business Journal the Most Admired Financial Services Company in Oregon for the tenth consecutive year. In addition to its retail banking presence, Umpqua Bank owns Financial Pacific Leasing, Inc., a nationally recognized commercial finance company that provides equipment leases to small businesses.
Umpqua Holdings also owns a retail brokerage subsidiary, Umpqua Investments, Inc., which offers services through Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices throughout Oregon. Umpqua’s Wealth Management Division serves high net worth individuals and nonprofits by providing customized financial solutions and offerings. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit www.umpquabank.com.
Join members of the Antioch Chamber of Commerce for the 2015 Antioch State of the City Luncheon
Scheduled for Friday, May 29th from 12pm – 2:00pm at the Antioch Community Center, the featured speaker Antioch’s Mayor Wade Harper, joined by Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando and City Manager Steve Duran, who will share an informative presentation highlighting the exciting projects reaching fruition in our City.
This year, Mayor Harper is expected to share his vision regarding the many issues facing Antioch, potential solutions and the economic forecast for the rapidly changing face of Antioch’s local economy, and economic development.
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Food will be provided for all attendees. The price is $25 to RSVP. This event sells out quickly so RSVP early to guarantee your seat. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact the chamber to express your interest.
Title Sponsorship – $2500
Includes: 2 tables seating 8 per table, company logo in the program, sponsorship mention, and a promotional speaking opportunity at the event.
City Supporter Sponsorship – $1000
Includes: 1 table seating of 8, logo in the program and a sponsorship mention at the event.
Please contact the Antioch Chamber at (925) 757-1800 to express your interest or register online by clicking here.
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Owners of small businesses in Antioch and East Contra Costa County are invited to learn how to increase their business opportunities with the state of California during a free workshop on Thursday, April 23, in Antioch.
Co-sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, the California Department of General Services and the Antioch Chamber of Commerce, the State of California Small Business Certification Workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the chamber office, 101 H St., Unit 4.
Staff members from the Department of General Services will walk participants through the process of becoming certified to do business with the state, the first step in bidding for and soliciting service contracts from state agencies.
Participants who wish to become certified during the workshop itself should bring a laptop computer; their business’s three most recent federal tax returns; their Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN); Secretary of State number; the home address of their business officers, partners and member/manager; Dun & Bradstreet number (if applicable); Contractors State License Board number (if applicable); and keywords (255 character-limit; don’t use periods or commas and do not repeat words).
To register for the workshop, call the Antioch chamber at (925) 757-1800.
To contact Assemblymember Jim Frazier please visit his website at www.asmdc.org/members/a11/ or call his District Offices at 707-399-3011 or 925-778-5790. Follow Assemblymember Jim Frazier on Facebook and “Like” him for updates on events and happenings in the 11th AD.