Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNPA Services Inc. staff are working remotely. Staff will aim to avoid undue interruption in our operations and interactions with members and clients. We will continue to support and communicate with CNPA Members as they serve their communities and support their families. If you need to contact any staff member,…

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CNPA is interested in stories about the impact of AB 5, both good and bad, on California businesses, independent workers and their families. It has created a new website — AB5stories.com — to allow businesses and workers to tell their AB 5 stories. All submissions and submitter contact information will be made available to the news members…

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CNPA is seeking nominees for its 2020 Freedom of Information Award. Nominees from CNPA-member companies should possess a continuing commitment to the public’s right to know and may be honored for a recent effort or a lifetime’s work. CNPA presented its 2019 award to attorney Dan Laidman, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, for defending the press and fighting…

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Ashley Bryant becomes assistant controller at CNPA Services Inc. this week. She had been administrative assistant and with the organization since April 2015.

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You are invited to join us at 3 p.m. this Thursday, May 7 for a presentation by Sammy Papert on data collected in the Pulse Research COVID-19 Impact Shopping Survey.  The nationwide survey asked 26,000-plus subjects about their shopping plans in the next 90 days.   “Our goal with these data is to help you save…

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In this morning’s “Small Business COVID-19 Revenue Opportunities” webinar, our two panelists discussed access to capital and strategies to ensure a good chance at funding following the federal government’s enactment of a new $480 billion COVID-19 relief package. Addressing both California and federal options were Isabela Guzman, director of Gov. Newsom’s Office of the Small…

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Bay Area Reporter has applied to be a CNPA Active Weekly member. Michael Yamashita is publisher of the San Francisco-based newspaper, founded in 1971. Bay Area Reporter’s website bills it as “America’s longest continuously-published, and highest circulation LGBTQ newspaper, and the undisputed newspaper of record serving San Francisco’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.” Until…

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Last week, in its first-ever Zoom board meeting, the CNPA Board of Directors announced its officer changes and covered a packed agenda. The board announced that Chuck Champion had resigned as CNPA board president and had become interim executive director. As a result, Simon Grieve has assumed the role of president, Erik Cushman has become…

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Simon Birch, director of Membership and Contests at CNPA Services Inc., will retire on May 1. Birch joined the staff in June 2016 after a news career that included online manager at the Lodi News-Sentinel. At CNPA, he oversaw technical and facilities operations and administered all contests. “Simon was key to the office’s continuity and…

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