Oceanside Chamber Monthly Digest
Your Investment at Work


September, 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
NWLD LOGO Yes on a Better Choice 081919.png

  • The Oceanside City Council adopted the Chamber-supported removal of density caps for mixed use development projects in the downtown district. This will improve opportunities for more affordable residential development in downtown Oceanside.
  • The Chamber Board adopted the Public Policy Task Force's recommendation for a policy platform on Privacy and Cybersecurity and updates to the Health Care policy platform statements. This will expand the Chamber's ability to represent the Oceanside business community on legislative issues regarding these topics. View Full Public Policy Guidelines.
  • Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton, represented the Oceanside business community at Assembly member Tasha Boerner Horvath’s District Advisory Council on Jobs and the Economy. The Chamber will assist in facilitating industry roundtables with the Assembly member later this year.
  • Scheduled a legislative update for restaurant owners/managers with the California Restaurant Association in September.
  • The Chamber announced its official endorsement of the Better Choice measure, recognizing the measure’s creation of much-needed housing for San Diego County workers and their families. Overall, 62 percent of the 2,135 homes that are proposed under the measure will be affordably-priced for working families. The site is 1,985 acres of privately-owned land located alongside Interstate 15 and less than two miles from Escondido, Vista and San Marcos. Read More.


Economic Development

californiacompetes _OPTION 2.png

  • The Chamber entered into a partnership with the Small Business Development Center to offer one-on-one small business consulting at the Chamber. Consulting services will be free to the business community and are available on Monday afternoons by appointment. Call the SBDC at (760) 795-8740 for details.
  • Partnered in outreach with neighboring chambers and Innovate 78 to inform businesses about the opportunity to apply for the Cal Competes Tax Credit which closed in mid-August. The application process with open again in January. Program Details.
  • Participated with Carlsbad Chamber and North San Diego EDC in meetings with representatives from Taos Air as they prepare to offer service out of Carlsbad Airport. This opens new doors for business and leisure travel to and from North San Diego County.

Education & Workforce Development

Daniel Pina.jpg

  • The Chamber-supported Latino Young Men Success Initiative finished its first summer internship program with 11 young men participating in internships. As the students head back to school, they are re-connecting with their mentors and sharing great feedback about their internship experiences.
  • Applied for grant with Genentech to provide STEM related grants to Oceanside Schools. In each of the previous two years, the Chamber/Genentech partnership has provided $20,000 in STEM program awards.

Political Action


  • Began fundraising outreach to position the Chamber’s Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC) to play an important role in the 2020 City of Oceanside elections. The mayoral seat along with Districts 3 and 4 will be up for election next year. The Chamber plans to endorse and support “business-friendly” candidates in these races.
  • BACPAC developed the content for candidate screening questionnaires and candidate interviews to be conducted prior to endorsements.

Military Outreach

Military Outreach Final.jpg

  • 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

OYPN 2.jpg

  • Young professionals from Oceanside visited local and veteran-owned, Northern Pine Brewing this month. They met one of the owners, Anne Ortega who shared the story of how they started their co-op location with member, That Boy Good and continue to expand their business today. Representatives from H.G. Fenton shared details on the exciting, new Brewery Igniter project happening in Oceanside. This is a turn-key brewing facility that will offer an opportunity for serious entrepreneurial brewers to start a business without the startup risk of cost, time and logistics.


In This Issue:

  • Chamber Endorsement of the Better Choice Measure
  • Small Business Development Center Business Consulting
  • Cal Competes Tax Credit
  • Carlsbad Airport Updates
  • Chamber/Genentech 
    Partnership for STEM
  • Military Outreach 
  • BACPAC Updates
  • Recap of OYPN Business Over Beers Event

Thank You to Our Partners:

Emerald Partner:

​​​​​TCMC_vert_no tagline_color_2016.png

Platinum Partners:


FRONTWAVE_LOGO-wTag-sm_SOLID_100K (002).png


Silver Partners:

oceanside therapy group logo.png

Scripps_Logo_NEW_Color200 (002).jpg

SDGE logo new.jpg



Bronze Partners:

Waste Management.png


gk asset management (002).png


Kaiser_Permanente 400 px


Pioneer Logo.png

NWLD LOGO Yes on a Better Choice 081919.png

MCC Logo_4c - 200px
NCHS_Logo_2017 - ENEWSsidebar

csusmLogo_FullNameHillsAbove_Blue - 150


The Chamber & the Community!

North County Health and Wellness Fair, A Great Success


The North County Health and Wellness Fair was a great success. Because of its popularity, the Chamber sold out of booth space nearly three weeks before the event. With 80 exhibitors it had more to offer attendees than ever before. The North County Health & Wellness Fair is free to the public and a great way to receive free information, meet a new health specialist, take advantage of free screenings and learn more about healthy living. 


Oceanside Harbor Days is Right Around the Corner!


Two event filled days of sun, sand and surf provide an outstanding opportunity for residents and neighbors to experience fun activities including a costume party for kids 12 and under (accompanied by parents) at Pirate Village, Arts, Crafts and Food booth areas, Nail 'n' Sail Competition, Military, Public Safety displays, music, a beer garden (patrons 21-years old and over with a valid ID showing proof of age required to enter) and more.  Harbor Days is free to the public, so bring the entire family Sept. 21st - 22nd, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM!


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

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Plates for 8 at Rockin' Baja

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Orfila Vineyards & Winery Grand Opening

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Business After Hours at Master Kitchen Cocktail

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

9/21/2019 - 9/22/2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Oceanside Harbor Days

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Special Workshop for Oceanside Restuarant, Coffeehouses and Breweries

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Using Data to Drive Business Growth


This email was sent by Oceanside Chamber of Commerce at 928 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054.

Powered by GreenRope
We respect your right to privacy and a clean inbox.