Oceanside Chamber Monthly Digest
Your Investment at Work


July 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


  • The Chamber joined the Fight for Prop 13 Coalition. The coalition is spearheaded by the California Business Roundtable, which has been working to protect Prop 13 on a variety of fronts
  • Oceanside Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton was among a group of business leaders that attended the SANDAG Board meeting in July to urge the Board to keep promises made to voters in the passage of the 2004 TransNet Extension. Story.
  • Joined coalition in opposition to ACA 14, an Assembly Constitutional Amendment that would prohibit the University of California from contracting out for support services unless specifically “authorized to do so by statute and only to the extent necessary to address one or more of the following needs.” This will raise costs for the UC system and prevent them from using their budget in the most efficient manner. The restrictions on contracting would not only affect the university campuses, but any UC medical centers, clinics and laboratories.
  • The Chamber-supported Brewery Igniter project passed Oceanside Planning Commission with a unanimous vote. The facility will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurial brewers to start a business without the costs and risks associated with starting on their own.
  • Wrote letter of support for AB 1607, which 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
  • Chamber Board voted to support the Newland Sierra Project, a master-planned community that would bring over 2,100 much needed housing units to North San Diego County.
  • In his role as a member of the Downtown Advisory Committee, Chamber CEO Scott Ashton supported the removal of density caps for mixed-used residential projects in downtown Oceanside.


Education & Workforce Development


  • Summer internships for the Latino Young Men Success Initiative are currently underway, with 11 students participating. One of the students is interning at the Chamber and has had exposure to a variety of roles including event preparation, financial management, the Chamber’s Beach Sand task force and more. He has also had the opportunity to tour Cal State University San Marcos and visit the North San Diego Small Business Development Center to learn about their services in support of entrepreneurship.

Political Action



  • Chamber Board of Directors approved the Business & Community Political Action Committee’s (BACPAC) recommended Policies and Procedures for Endorsing Business-Friendly candidates. This will now be used as a roadmap by BACPAC in how we will engage in the 2020 elections.
  • Chamber CEO Scott Ashton attended a Political Action Committee Workshop hosted by the Western Association of Chamber Executives. Workshop content included best practices from Chambers engaged in political action, tips from political strategists, and the perspective of elected officials who have worked with their chambers.
  • BACPAC began working on fundraising strategies and candidate interview questions in preparation for 2020.


Military Outreach

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  • Assisted several transitioning servicemembers who inquired about our Associate Membership Program.
  • Continued attending weekly Welcome Aboard Meetings on Camp Pendleton, delivering over 200 bags to newly stationed servicemembers, which feature coupons and discounts from approximately 30 Chamber members. 

Professional Development

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  • On Wednesday, July 17th young professionals from the Oceanside and Carlsbad Chambers of Commerce gathered in South O’ to learn about development projects happening in North County. Guests enjoyed local brews from Cutwater Spirits and Black Plague Brewing as well as street tacos from Dos Tierras and plant-based popsicles from The Populist. The event also featured presentations from Michael Murray, candidate for 76th Assembly District on community engagement and Integral Communities who shared details on the proposed development, North River Farms.More details. 


In This Issue:

  • Fight for Prop 13 Coaltion
  • SANDAG updates
  • Opposition of ACA 14
  • Newland Sierra Project
  • Summer internships for the Latino Young Men Success Initiative
  • BACPAC updates
  • Military Outreach 
  • Recap of OYPN Joint Mixer

Thank You to Our Partners:

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Silver Partners:

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The Chamber & the Community!

Chamber Recognizes Local Leaders for Outstanding Community Contributions


At its July 17th Award & Recognition Luncheon, the Oceanside Chamber recognized several chamber members for their outstanding contributions to our community. The event took place at the El Camino Country Club in Oceanside, with over 160 attendees. In addition to recognizing the “member anniversaries” of dozens of businesses, the Chamber honored six awardees that have served the community in a variety of capacities.


Chamber Testimonial of the Month!

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"The Chamber of Commerce has been a sense of support and community from the day we opened. Starting out as a new small business the Chamber was a great resource, voice, gave us a place in community affairs, and helped foster a climate in which our business could operate profitably." -

Anne Ortega
Northern Pine Brewing

Upcoming Chamber Events:

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

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

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

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

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
North County Health and Wellness Fair

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mixer at Prince of Peace Abbey

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Members and Mimosas

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Plates for 8 at Hunter Steakhouse

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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This email was sent by Oceanside Chamber of Commerce at 928 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054.

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