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The Oceanside Chamber Named 2021 Local Business Person of the Year
The Oceanside Chamber has been named the 2021 Local Business Person of the Year by Alignable! Alignable's contest asked community members to vote on the business they felt went above and beyond to help their community and their peers get through the COVID Era. We cannot express how much we appreciate the support the Oceanside business community has shown us over the past year! Thank you so much, and we look forward to rebuilding and restoring our economy in the coming year! Visit the Oceanside Chamber on Alignable.
Chamber Supports State Legislative Package for Economic Recovery
The Oceanside Chamber joined a CalChamber led coalition in support of a State legislative package focused on Economic Recovery. Bills included in the package addressed such issues as Financial Relief/Elimination of Fees and Costs to Struggling Employers, Telecommuting, California Labor Code Private Attorney General Act (PAGA), pro-business adjustments to California Family Rights Act Leave (CFRA) and tax credits associated with CalOSHA COVID-19 Emergency Regulations. Read Coalition Letter.
Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Available for Discounted Price through the Oceanside Chamber
California law requires all employers with five or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by January 1, 2021, and then every two years. This mandatory training for supervisors (two hours) and nonsupervisory employees (one hour) must also take place within six months of hire or promotion and again every two years. (Taking these individual-learner courses in a group setting will not satisfy the state requirements.) The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce has partnered with CalChamber to offer a 20% discount for online Employee Harassment Prevention Training, and online Manager/Supervisor Harassment Prevention Training. CalChamber makes it easy to train all your employees and managers to meet your California compliance obligations. More details.
Tomorrow! Virtual Emerging Issues Forum: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Update
Thursday, March 4, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Online Event via Zoom
This month's Forum will feature an update on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout. Representatives from the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency along with Tri-City Medical Center and Scripps Health will give us the lastest details on the distribution of the vaccine. Representatives from Genentech will share about COVID-19 containment strategies used in their company. We will also have updates from our various legislative offices. This meeting is open to all Oceanside Chamber members, and is held the 1st Thursday of every month from 8 AM to 9:30 AM virtually via Zoom. More details and registration.
Next Thursday! Virtual Military Affairs Forum to Feature Information from Vets Community Connections and USO
Thursday, March 11, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Online Event via Zoom
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Forum provides an avenue for Oceanside Chamber members to learn about key issues relating to Oceanside's relationship with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and the servicemembers serving on the base. This month's guest speakers are Amy Richards, Program Manager for Vets Community Connections and Kynan T. Henderson (K.T.) U.S.M.C. (Retired), USO Camp Pendleton Transition Manager. This meeting is only open to Oceanside Chamber members, and is held the 2nd Thursday of every other month (odd numbered months), from 8 AM - 9 AM online via Zoom. More details and registration.
16. Amy Richards, Program Manager for Vets Community Connections, Discusses Successful Veteran Reintegration
Joining us today is Amy Richards, Program Manager for Vets’ Community Connections. Vets’ Community Connections works with veterans, military and their families to help integrate them successfully into their community by expanding their local networks and opportunities for involvement. Learn more about how businesses can connect with VCC to play a role in veteran reintegration and raise awareness around opportunities for community involvement. Watch full interview. Listen on Apple Podcasts! Listen on Spotify!
The Future of Manufacturing in North County - Innovate78's Economic Impact Analysis & Workforce Study
Manufacturing has a long history in North County San Diego, positioning the region as a key leader in the production of high-tech goods and services, including biomedical devices, telecommunications equipment and defense-related products. While the industry faces new pressures including automation, globalization and COVID-19, Manufacturing has proven its resilience as the region experiences growth in jobs and industrial space. To quantify this impact, Innovate78 has developed this comprehensive research report. More details and full report.
California Competes Tax Credit Application Period Starting March 8th
Application Period - March 8 - 29, 2021
The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region. More details.
Oceanside Economic Development News
Oceanside has a dynamic business climate with new restaurants, retail shops and manufacturing businesses moving into the City. The City's Economic Development Division assists businesses with expansion and relocation to Oceanside by offering site searches, business visits, demographic and statistical information, and assistance with permit processing and business license issuance. Check out the latest new and coming business news. More details.
The City of Oceanside's Smart & Sustainable Corridors Virtual Workshop March 13
Saturday, March 13, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Through a Smart and Sustainable Corridors Specific Plan (SCCP), the City will seek to channel future housing and employment growth into commercial corridors while maintaining the integrity of adjacent residential neighborhoods. The Smart and Sustainable Corridors Specific Plan Virtual Workshop was rescheduled to Saturday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. More details and registration. Project details!
Chamber Partners with the North Coastal Prevention Coalition - Please Complete Survey on Opioid Education
As the opioid and fentanyl crises continue to have devastating impacts in our communities, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the North Coastal Prevention Coalition (NCPC) to increase community education and awareness to local businesses. We'd appreciate 2 minutes of your time to help guide this effort. Take survey.
San Diego’s Community Colleges' Hiring and Career Success Survey
San Diego’s community colleges are seeking input from our regional healthcare and biotechnology companies that will help develop educational programs and curriculum needed to prepare students for hiring and career success within your industries. The colleges have created a survey designed for local business leaders and hiring managers and those who complete the survey will be entered in a random drawing for $250. All answers are confidential and you will have the opportunity to request a copy of the final report. We appreciate your desire to help our community colleges provide the right training! Take survey.
Emergency Rental Assistance Applications Now Open
Low-income San Diegans who have experienced a financial impact due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for rental and utility assistance grants from the County. During the COVID-19 update to the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, David Estrella, director of Housing and Community Development Services, said San Diegans can apply for financial assistance to help lessen housing cost burdens and maintain housing stability. More details.
T-Shirt Project For Oceanside High School
On Time Sports (OTS) is working on the game day t-shirts for Oceanside High School for the fall season. They gather sponsors/advertisers to feature on the back of the t-shirts. The featured advertisers are helping in a few ways. They help by providing the school their t-shirts and raising funds for the Athletic programs. The school can also sell t-shirts to make additional funds if they choose too. More details.
Chamber Joins Coalition to Oppose Paid Supplemental COVID-19 Sick Leave
As the State of California considers imposing a new COVID-19 paid sick leave mandate through the budget process, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce has joined a Cal Chamber led coalition to oppose these efforts. In an email to Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath, Chamber CEO Scott Ashton wrote, " We respectfully request that the Assemblymember stand in opposition to any new requirements of this type on our business community. Our businesses have not even been allowed to operate at any sustainable level and cannot afford any additional burdens." More details. Read full letter.
eBay's Up & Running California Program Aimed to Help Small Businesses Grow Online
In partnership with the California Office of the Small Business Advocate, eBay is announcing the launch of the Up & Running California program. Through the program, up to 300 California small businesses will be selected to participate in this six-week interactive ecommerce training program designed to help them get and grow online. Interested businesses must apply to participate in Up & Running California. The application period opens on February 18 and closes on March 11. More details.
Pledge to Take Sustainable Actions this Earth Month
This Earth Month, Mayor Sanchez is challenging the Oceanside community to take action for the planet and help the City win the nationwide Mayor’s Challenge competition. This annual contest measures sustainable actions within each City, and the winning cities receive prizes for their residents and funding for community improvement projects. Throughout the month of April, Oceanside residents can earn points for the City in the Challenge by pledging to take sustainable actions and logging their activities online. These easy-to-do activities can help form new habits and collectively make a difference in the quality of life for our community. Examples include neighborhood cleanups, home repairs, or simple lifestyle changes. Every action logged earns points for Oceanside and ultimately gets us one step closer to bringing home the coveted first place title! Participating residents will also be entered to receive prizes from the Wyland Foundation, such as money towards utility payments! More details. Download Mayor's Challenge Flyer to share.
Take Advantage of SDG&E's No-Cost Tranings from Energy Experts
Did you know that SDG&E provides webinars for business owners and trade professionals, and most are at no cost? You or your employees can learn about the latest in green building practices, technology and energy-saving solutions from experts in the industry. More details.
*Notice to Members
The Oceanside Chamber’s 2020 Year end financials have been approved by the Chamber board and are available for review upon request with 2-day advance notice at the Chamber office.