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8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Virtual Emerging Issues Forum - Update on Oceanside General Plan and Measure X

10:00 AM - 11:o0 AM
Virtual Oceanside Young Professionals Network Meeting

8:00 AM - 9:o0 AM
Virtual Military Affairs Forum

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Joint Young Professionals Resume Workshop

9:00 AM - 10:o0 AM
Virtual Social Media Workshop: Intro to Content Creation

11:00 AM - 12:o0 PM
CalTMS Grand Opening Celebration

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual Thirsty Thursday with the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Heroes of Oceanside and Camp Pendleton

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EMERGING ISSUES.pngTomorrow! Virtual Emerging Issues Forum to Feature Update on Oceanside General Plan and Measure X
Thursday, May 6, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST
Online Event via Zoom

This month's Forum will feature an update from Russ Cunningham, AICP, Principal Planner of the City of Oceanside. Russ will give us the latest information on the City of Oceanside's General Plan Update as well as progress reports on the South Morro Hills Community Plan and Smart and Sustainable Corridors Plan (SSCP).

Our second presenter will be Oceanside Assistant City Manager, Michael Gossman who will give a status update on how the City's Measure X (1/2 percent sales tax passed in 2018) funds are being invested in our community.

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 8am to 9:30am virtually via Zoom. More details and registration.

Screen Shot 2021-05-03 at 12.45.25 PM.pngOceanside 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.

Virtual Military Affairs Forum.pngVirtual Military Affairs Forum to Feature Sandy Hendren, Community Outreach & Event Manager for the Semper Fi & America's Fund
Thursday, May 13, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST
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 speaker is Sandy Hendren, Community Outreach and Event Manager for the Semper Fi & America's Fund. This meeting is open to all Oceanside Chamber members, and is held the 2nd Thursday of every other month (odd numbered months), from 8am to 9:00am at the Oceanside Chamber offices. More details and registration.

Social Media Workshop 5.21- Post 1.pngVirtual Social Media Workshop: An Introduction to Content Creation
Friday, May 21, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Online Event

Jacqueline Farkas, owner of Social Marketing Boutique, is hosting an Introduction to Social Media Content Creation Workshop on Friday, May 21st from 9 AM - 10 AM. During this workshop, you'll learn the new trends, tips and strategies to help improve your social media presence. This event is free and open to everyone. You must register prior to event. Zoom login instructions will be sent following registration. More details and registration.

CalTMS Oceanside Ribbon Cutting Event Flyer.pngCalTMS Grand Opening Celebration - New Depression Treatment Center Calls Oceanside Home
Friday, May 21, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
520 N. Coast Hwy., Ste. 103
Oceanside, CA 92054

Join CalTMS on Friday, May 21st at 11 a.m. as they kickoff the opening of their brand new office located in the heart of Oceanside at 520 North Coast Highway. As one of the Chamber’s newest members, CalTMS is thrilled to call Oceanside home as they help meet the behavioral health needs of the community by providing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy. TMS Therapy uses short pulses of magnetic fields to stimulate the under-active area of the brain thought to be involved with mood regulation. This innovative treatment has helped countless patients worldwide overcome depression when other treatment methods proved unsuccessful. More details and registration.

oceanside-heroes-reception-logo-19-01_1.pngSave the Date! Annual Heroes of Oceanside and Camp Pendleton Limited Tickets Now Available
Thursday, June 24, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Arrowood Golf Course
5201A Village Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92057

The Annual Heroes of Oceanside and Camp Pendleton Dinner will be held Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 5 PM - 7 PM at the Arrowood Golf Course. The event served to recognize representatives from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Oceanside Police Department, Oceanside Fire Department, Oceanside Lifeguards, Healthcare Workers and Teachers from the local school district(s) for their outstanding contributions to the well-being and advancement of our City. The event will also feature awards recognizing the work of our business community.

Due to limited capacity, this event is only open to Chamber members. We will only be selling 20 tickets. Admission cost is $65. There are also sponsorship opportunities. View sponsorships. More details and registration. 

SDCWA Podcast Cover Art.png25. Sustainability Series - Water Use Efficiency & Conservation with the San Diego County Water Authority
The Advancing Oceanside Podcast has one final episode in its four-part sustainability series, and it’s brought to you buy water. Joining us today from the San Diego County Water Authority is Water Resources Manager Elizabeth Lovsted and Water Resources Specialist Joni German. Our interview discusses how the San Diego County Water Authority has saved water by providing programs and incentives, utilizing water saving devices, advocating for water regulations, and many other efforts that have all propelled them towards their goals. Lastly, you’ll learn how simply living “WaterSmart”, such as adjusting your landscaping or taking advantage of the turf rebate program, can help you not only cuts costs but can actually create vibrant, energy efficient, water-conscious yards. Watch full interview. Listen on Apple Podcasts! Listen on Spotify!

hardest hit.jpegSBA Launches Supplemental Targeted Advance for Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19
The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance – called Supplemental Targeted Advances – on April 22, 2021 that will provide $5 billion in additional assistance to 1 million small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been most severely affected by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Supplemental Targeted Advance program is the latest SBA relief program to launch as part of the American Rescue Plan Act on March 11, 2021. More details.

shuttered venue.jpegSBA Reopens Shuttered Venue Operators Grants for Applications
The U.S. Small Business Administration has reopened the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief. More details.

1 AdobeStock_212031150 fb.jpgCalSavers Deadline Approaching
Eligible employers with more than 50 employees must register by June 30, 2021
State law now requires all businesses with five or more employees to participate in CalSavers if they do not offer a retirement savings plan from the private market. Eligible employers must register for CalSavers by their state required deadline, which vary by employer size. The deadline for employers with more than 50 employees is June 30, 2021 and June 30, 2022 for employers with five or more employees. The registration deadline for employers with more than 100 employees passed on September 30, 2020 (extended from June 30, 2020). Eligible employers who have not yet registered should do so as soon as possible to avoid penalties. Eligible employers can register any time before their deadline. More details.

image_541E3C2B-FBE4-4BD5-8D2D-3BF70F1C0BF4.pngBest Practices for a Smooth Transition Back to the Office
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online Event

With vaccination rates increasing and government-issued restrictions loosening, many companies can expect at least a portion of their workforce to physically return to the office in the coming months. Allen Matkins labor and employment attorneys Amy Wintersheimer and Nicholas Schuchert will outline key safety guidelines and identify potential liabilities that employers should be aware of in order to provide a safe and healthy work environment. More details and registration.

TrueCare Annual Report - CoVictorious Invite.jpgJoin TrueCare for their 2020 Virtual Annual Report to the Community
Thursday, May 13, 2021
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Online Event

You're invited to join TrueCare on May 13th for an inspiring online event to learn how they emerged from COVID-19 victoriously by working together to serve the North County community and hear their vision for better healthcare with a heart in 2021 and beyond! This powerful and inspiring online event takes a look back on 2020 and how TrueCare’s healthcare heroes provided vital services to the community in the midst of the pandemic. You’ll hear from Michelle D. Gonzalez, TrueCare’s President & CEO, as she shares community updates and unveils their 2020 Annual Report. More details and registration.

Instagram - DOH.pngSave the Date! North County Food Bank Drive Out Hunger Golf Tournament
Monday, July 26, 2021
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Shadowridge Golf Club
1980 Gateway Dr.
Vista, CA 92081

Please join the North County Food Bank for our annual Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic on Monday, July 26th at the Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista. This tournament supports our vital hunger-relief programs benefiting North County families, and all proceeds go to the North County Food Bank. Hole sponsorships start at just $500, and there are a variety of ways to get involved! Please email Alden at adomini@sandiegofoodbank.org for any question and additional information. More details.

JopKiller.pngWorkers’ Compensation Job Killer Bill Now Just Calls for Study
(Source: CalChamber)
Costly job killer legislation that would have reduced injured workers’ access to quality care was amended this week to remove the problematic provisions. With the April 26 amendments, the California Chamber of Commerce has no position on AB 1465 (Reyes; D-San Bernardino). Before the latest changes, AB 1465 would have mandated the creation of a state-run Medical Provider Network for workers’ compensation claims. Besides imposing millions of dollars of costs on the system and the state, the proposal would have reduced injured workers’ access to quality care. More details.


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.


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