GCVCC Newsletter
News for the Coachella Valley Business Community
PPP Recipients May Want to Consider Filing for an Extension
The Covid-19 relief package approved by Congress in December made an important tax change that allows businesses to deduct expenses covered by the Paycheck Protection Program loans. The State of California is currently reviewing law that would mirror the moves made by the federal government.
Hero Pay Comes to the Coachella Valley
The ordinance, which could be considered by several Coachella Valley city's, requires designated businesses of a certain size to provide additional “hazard pay” to their employees for a specified period of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
GCVCC Recognized with Multiple Awards at Regional Conference
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC) was recognized for excellence in communication during the recent Western Association of Chamber Executives Annual Conference. It's the second consecutive year the Chamber has been recognized for achievement.
News from Around the Valley
County and Palm Springs Partner to Open New Vaccine Clinic
Riverside University Health System (RUHS)-Public Health is partnering with the City of Palm Springs and Curative Inc. to open another COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Coachella Valley.
Help the City of Coachella pick a Park Design
The City of Coachella is applying for funding to build a new park on Avenue 52 between La Ponderosa Drive and Hernandez Street. After two rounds of engagement, community members created two concept maps of what they’d like to see in the new park. Offer your input by completing the survey.
Jefferson Street and Avenue 48 Improvements Project Set to Start
Watch for construction at the intersection of Avenue 48 and Jefferson Street from Feb. 16 to April 30 as the City of Indio undertakes extensive road improvements. Work will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Upcoming GCVCC Events

Feb 12, 11:30 AM: Chamber Connect – Network Like A Pro! HERE
Special Guest Speaker:
KESQ/ Gulf Communications - Shawn Abramowitz
Cabots Museum - Irene N. Rodriguez

Feb 12, 1:00 PM: Ribbon Cutting – Indio Food Park (In Person Event) HERE
Corner of Miles Ave and Smurr St., Indio

Feb 17, 11:00 AM: Town Hall with CA State Superintendent Tony Thurmond HERE