Oceanside Chamber Monthly Digest
Your Investment at Work


October, 2019

Helping Businesses Prosper and our Community Thrive!

Your investment in the Oceanside Chamber is making a difference in our community! The Chamber's mission is to "stimulate economic prosperity and foster a vibrant community." Here's a quick overview if what your investment in the Chamber allowed us to accomplish in the recent weeks...

Public Policy & Business Advocacy



  • Supported SB 330, a bill that incentivizes more housing development by providing fee certainty for housing development projects by prohibiting local jurisdictions from changing fees midway through the development permitting process.
  • Participated in a statewide coalition of business organizations that were instrumental in defeating AB 1066. The bill, labeled as a “job killer” by the California Chamber of Commerce, would have raised Unemployment Insurance (UI) costs for employers across California and put the solvency of California’s UI fund at risk.
  • Supported the passage of AB 1607, a bill that will provide notice to businesses at the time they obtain a business license of the Gender Tax Repeal Act, in order to help educate and protect the businesses from predatory lawsuits.
  • Hosted first “City Council/Business Leaders Roundtable” to provide a regular opportunity for Chamber members to interact with City leaders on issues of importance to our business community. The Chamber plans to host 4-6 of these sessions annually.
  • Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton attended the September Oceanside Planning Commission meeting to speak in support of the Breeze Townhomes project, a transit friendly housing development in coastal Oceanside.
  • Hosted the 2nd Annual Legislative Update for restaurants, coffee houses and breweries, with California Restaurant Association. Attendees were given a preview of what to expect with regard to new state laws impacting their businesses.
  • Joined with several other North County business organizations in successfully advocating for funds for Highway 78 Improvements.

Economic Development



  • Arranged opportunity for Chamber members to learn about the new OceanKamp Resort project. The development will take place on the old Oceanside Drive-In site.
  • Wrote a letter of support for the City of Oceanside’s application to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for Fiscal Year 2020. This vital funding would deploy Automated Metering Infrastructure throughout a portion of Oceanside in North San Diego County.
  • Hosted and participated in the monthly Unite North County Meeting, a collaboration of business, civic, faith-based and non-profit organizations. The group is working on critical messaging related to the growing crime problems related to individuals with addictions and mental health issues living on the streets of Oceanside.
  • Participated with Carlsbad Chamber and San Diego North EDC in meeting with representatives from Taos Air as they prepare to offer service out of Carlsbad Airport. This will potentially be a boost to local tourism and provide an alternative for corporate travel.


Education & Workforce Development

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  • Began process of applying for private grants to fund student internships for the Latino Young men success initiative in 2020. Eleven students participated in summer internships this year, and the plan is to provide opportunities for at least twice as many students next summer.

Political Action


  • In preparation for 2020 Oceanside elections, the Chamber’s Business and Community Political Action Committee finalized the candidate screening questions and candidate interview questions.

Military Outreach

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  • Delivered Military Bags containing promotional materials from over 30 Chamber members to newly stationed servicemembers during the Welcome Aboard Briefings.
  • Assisted several transitioning servicemembers who inquired about our Associate Member program

Professional Development​​​​​​

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  • The Oceanside Young Professionals Network (OYPN) has partnered with Mainstreet Oceanside for a Downtown update on October 23rd from 5pm-7pm at Kilowatt Brewing. This event offers the chance to connect with like-minded YPs and to learn about what’s going on in our downtown district. The Chamber’s OYPN program is a great opportunity to foster leadership from within your business or organization through a variety of networking, volunteer, and professional development events.  For more info, visit www.OceansideYoungProfessionals.com.


In This Issue:

  • Chamber Support of SM 330 & AB 1607
  • City Council/Business Leaders Roundtable
  • Chamber Support of the Breeze Townhomes Project
  • Support of the City of Oceanside’s Application for WaterSMART
  • Carlsbad Airport & OceanKamp Resort Updates
  • Upcoming OYPN  Event at Kilowatt Brewing

Thank You to Our Partners:

Emerald Partner:

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Platinum Partners:


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Silver Partners:

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Bronze Partners:

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The Chamber & the Community!

2019 Oceanside Harbor Days in the Book!

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Presented by Genentech and Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside Harbor Days, held September 21st and 22nd, featured over 200 arts and craft exhibits, a food court, costumed pirates and mermaids, and a beer garden sponsored by the Prohibition Brewing Company. Attendees enjoyed various competitions from the Fishing Derby to the Tiki Swim, Pirate costume contest, and the "Nail and Sail" contest. The Navy helped to open the event by landing the LCAC hovercraft from ACU-5 on the Harbor Beach early Saturday morning. New this year, OPD added a Pirate and Sunken Treasure Rescue in the Harbor. Crowds gathered to watch a pirate rescued from his “burning” boat, and then an OPD dive team help recover his lost treasure.  Oceanside Harbor Days will be held September 19th and 20th2020! 


Upcoming Chamber Events:

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
First Tuesday Coffee

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Emerging Issues Forum

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
OYPN Committee Meeting

9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Facebook Business Page Makeover Workshop

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Plates for 8 at 19Ten

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Oceanside Senior Expo

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Exclusive 4 U Boutique Grand Opening Celebration

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Grand Opening at Mindful Rejuvenation Inc.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mixer at Frontwave Credit Union

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Small Business Sustainability Workshop

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
OYPN Downtown Update with MainStreet Oceanside


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