Chamber Hosts Webinar on Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Federal, state, county and city leaders join weekly forum offering resources for local business and plans for re-opening.

Resources for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemics’s impact on Chino Valley’s 400-plus businesses and hopes for reopening the local economy are the central focus of a weekly open webinar sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

Congresswoman Norma Torres, Congressman Gil Cisneros, State Senator Ling Ling Chang, State Senator Connie Leyva, Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez and Supervisor Curt Hagman are frequent panelists on the 8:30 a.m. Tuesday webinars moderated by Chamber President Zeb Welborn. If those officials can’t attend, they send top assistants.

“Zeb Welborn’s Chino Valley Chamber call provides critical collaboration and information sharing for our community, and it’s why I believe it’s important for myself and my staff to participate,” said Rep. Cisneros. 

Mayors, police and fire chiefs, and representatives from electric, gas, school district and water districts also participate. Supervisor Hagman provides the weekly update on the spread of the virus in San Bernardino County, including numbers of contagions and deaths.

The webinar, called Chino Valley Leaders Webinar on the Coronavirus, is open to the public, and access can be found at, on the chamber’s facebook page and subscribers of their email list. 

“This is a golden opportunity for businesses and individuals to learn the latest statistics affecting the Chino Valley, stimulus programs from the federal government, and guidelines for re-opening the economy from state officials,” Welborn said.

Welborn said the webinar is designed to provide vital information specific to the Chino Valley.

Representatives Torres and Cisneros detailed the federal response to the crisis at Tuesday’s meeting with updates on Federal stimulus programs designed to support Chino Valley businesses.

 “The Chamber’s efforts to bring together local leaders for COVID-19 updates and to provide a variety of business resources that are helpful to local businesses impacted by COVID-19 has been appreciated,” said Chino Hills Mayor Art Bennett.

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