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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Oceanside Technology Center's Grand Opening Celebration
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Virtual Emerging Issues Forum: Federal Legislative Updated from the U.S. Chamber
10:00 AM - 11:o0 AM
Virtual Oceanside Young Professionals Network Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:0 AM
Joint Virtual First Tuesday Coffee with the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce
Top Member News
City Awarded $2 Million for Water Utility Programs
SCE Releases Strategic Plan for Relocation of San Onofre's SPent Nuclear Fuel; New Coalition Launched to Catalyze Solutions
Rep. Mike Levin Announces Estimated $125 Million in Federal Relief for Local School Districts
The Oceanside Cultural Foundation's Women of Note
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside to Hold Drive-In Movie Fundraiser
Spring Art Shop at Studio Ace
Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration at VANC
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2021 Job Killer List
The California Chamber of Commerce has released its annual job killer list, which includes 18 bills that would place California employers and the state’s economy in harm’s way should they become law. Of particular concern, according to CalChamber, are proposed labor and employment mandates which would hit small business employers especially hard as they attempt to recover from losses experienced due to pandemic-related shutdowns. More details.
Restaurant Revitalization Act to Provide $28.6B in Grants
As part of the most recent Federal COVID-19 relief legislation, there is a Restaurant Revitalization Fund of $28.6B. This program will be run directly through the SBA with funds coming from the Federal Government rather than through banks. When the application process opens up, priority access will be given to minority and women owned businesses. More details. Download informational flyer.
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! Oceanside Technology Center's Grand Opening Celebration
Thursday, March 25, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Oceanside Technology Center
1140 S. Tremont St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
The Oceanside Technology Center located at 1140 South Tremont Street, Oceanside, CA 92054 will host its grand opening on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 3:30 pm. The celebration will include a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by office tours and appetizers. The Oceanside Tech Center is the second location to be opened by the Technology Centers. The new office features 11 private office suites, a state-of-the-art conference room, and kitchen and lounge area. Every private office has windows or a skylight. The building is located close to the beach, local shops, and restaurants, as well as public transportation. The building is fully renovated and now features skylights and personally controlled thermostats in each office. More details and registration.
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Virtual Emerging Issues Forum to Provide a Federal Legislative Update from the U.S. Chamber
Thursday, April 1, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST
Online Event via Zoom
This month's Emerging Issues Forum will feature a federal legislative update from Jennings Imel, Executive Director, Western Region, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Discussion items will include:
- Overview of the American Rescue Plan
- Updates on PPP extension and liability
- U.S. Chamber efforts to incentive bipartisanship and build a governing middle
We will also have updates from our various legislative offices. This meeting is only open to Oceanside Chamber members, and Zoom credentials will be sent following registration. More details and registration.
Joint Virtual First Tuesday Coffee with the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Online Event via Zoom
For April's Virtual First Tuesday Coffee, we're teaming up with the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce to expand our monthly networking meeting. Attendees will have a chance to meet not only with business and community members in North County, but all along the coast! Networking will be conducted in breakout rooms, giving attendees an ample amount of time to meet with everyone on the call! The event is powered by Zoom and login instructions will be sent via email after you register. This event is free for Oceanside and Solana Beach Chamber members. Online registration is required. More details and registration.
Read the Spring 2021 Edition of the Chamber's Quarterly Business Journal - A Focus on the Future of Oceanside
The spring edition of the Oceanside Chamber's Quarterly Business Journal is here! This edition features the Chamber's outlook for the future of Oceanside as we move towards full economic recovery. Learn more various economic developments here in Oceanside and help the community celebrate some exciting anniversaries including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside's 70th! As always, the publication features member spotlights including the Oceanside Museum of Art, KOCT, Freedom Dogs, Hydranautics and more. Read the full publication.
19. Creating Positive & Fundamental Change - Milestone House is Helping Girls & Transgender Youth Overcome Severe Abuse and Trauma
On this episode of the Advancing Oceanside Podcast, we are joined by Beverly Boone, Founding Executive Director for Milestone House. Milestone House is a short-term, residential, therapeutic program for girls and transgender youth ages 13 to 19 who are survivors of child abuse and are part of the child welfare system. These teens have serious emotional, psychological and behavioral issues, but are treated in a compassionate, caring environment with highly trained professionals who focus on meeting the needs of every specific child. Learn more about Beverly’s amazing work and how supporting Milestone House helps to bring positive and fundamental change to the lives of children who are among the most vulnerable in our community. Watch full interview. Listen on Apple Podcasts! Listen on Spotify!
Office Space in Desirable Downtown Oceanside Location
This unique courtyard office space is located in the heart of downtown Oceanside, close to the NCTD Transit Center as well as many of Oceanside's most popular restaurants, coffee shops and retails establishments. The 700 square foot space includes a private bathroom, four separate work stations, a receptionist area, as well as a lobby. Rent is just $1,225 per month. Please contact Doug Thompson with Pacific Coast Real Estate. Office space is ready for move-in and is available immediately. Reach Doug Thompson by email at Doug@PacificCoastRE.com, or his office number (760) 721-8128.
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.
SDNEDC'S 8th Annual North County Economic Summit
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Event via Zoom
SDNEDC is proud to host the premier economic forecasting event in North County where they highlight national and state trends and how they will impact our region’s economy. Join them for their second virtual summit with economic forecasting presented by Wells Fargo. Each year SDNEDC asks Josh Williams of BW Research to compile a report on North County’s economy. The 2021 edition of the North County Economic Indicators Report will be highlighted during the event. More details and registration.
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. For more information on eligibility and assistance, visit the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) website.
California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program - Round 4 Deadline Extended for Nonprofit Cultural Institutions
The deadline for Round 4 of the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program has been extended!
- Eligible applicants: Only nonprofit cultural institutions with any revenue size that meet eligibility criteria found at CAReliefGrant.com
- Eligible grant award: $5,000 – $25,000
- Dates to apply: Tuesday, March 16th - Friday, March 26th
- Details: Eligible nonprofit cultural institutions must complete a new application even if they already applied in Rounds 1 and 2; grants will only be available to nonprofits that did not receive funding in Rounds 1, 2 or 3; grants will be prioritized based on the documented percentage revenue declines based on a reporting period comparing Q2 and Q3 of 2020 versus Q2 and Q3 of 2019
More information on Round 4 for nonprofit Arts and Cultural Institutions can be found online here.
CSUSM Business Students Need Your Assistance - Take Survey
Students of the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos have been working to create a Business Confidence Index to be published in the San Diego Business Journal. The goal of this index is to provide valuable metrics to the local business community regarding the current state and outlook of our regional economy. You can learn more about this project, see results from previous years, and discover industry trends here. In addition, they will be distributing the findings to respondents once the report is complete. This is a unique opportunity to gauge the sentiment of competitors in your industry while also helping the San Diego business community at large. More details. Take survey.
Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
On Saturday, April 24th from 10 AM - 2 PM, the North Coastal Prevention Coalition is hosting the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem. Every day, nearly 2,500 teens abuse a prescription drug for the first time. Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States. The easiest place to get prescription drugs is in someone’s medicine cabinet. Take-back days ensure safe disposal and protect the environment. Oceanside residents can drop off any unused prescription drugs to Tri-City Medical Center, 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056. Other locations include the Vista Courthouse and the San Marcos Sheriff Station, the Escondido Police Department and the Poway Sheriff Station. Learn more about NCPC.
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.
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.
Innovative New Electric Vehicle-High Power Plan Offers Bill Stability
Businesses, transit agencies and school districts in the region that are considering making a switch to commercial electric vehicles are now able to take advantage of an innovative pricing plan that makes it possible to reap both financial and environmental benefits by powering their fleet with electricity. The optional subscription pricing plan, called the Electric Vehicle-High Power (EV-HP) rate, was recently approved unanimously by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Those who sign up for the plan can choose the level of power to subscribe to for their charging needs and pay for it with a fixed monthly subscription fee. More details.