Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
928 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Join us at the Chamber's February 3rd Emerging Issues Forum for an update on the planned Oceanside homeless shelter to be operated by San Diego Rescue Mission. Donny Dee, President and CEO of San Diego Rescue Mission will share his vision and plans for the shelter. We will also have updates from our various legislative representatives. More details and registration.
Watch January's Emerging Issues Forum: Update on Ocean KAMP Project on YouTube At the Chamber's January 6th Emerging Issues Forum, Michael Grehl, Vice President - Real Estate for N4FL Worldwide provided an update on the proposed Ocean KAMP Project, slated for the old drive-in site on Highway 76. His presentation covered the status of the project and how it will support Oceanside's economy. Watch presentation.
Register Now for 2022's First Oceanside Young Professionals Meetup - Free Woodfired Pizza and Friends! Thursday, February 3, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Solis Team Real Estate - Mike and Jessica Solis
206 N Freeman St.
Oceanside, CA 92054 The Oceanside Young Professionals Network is excited to announce the first OYP meetup of 2022! We're inviting all young professionals to Solis Team Realty, located at 206 N Freeman St, Oceanside, CA 92054, on Thursday, February 3rd from 5 PM to 7 PM for some woodfired fun! The team at Solis will be firing up the pizza oven and providing drinks for all attendees. The event is free to attend as the potential for future connections is simply priceless! Please register prior to attending. The Oceanside Young Professionals Network is open to all YP"s across North County, not just Oceanside Chamber members. So, please, tell a friend, invite a coworker, bring your neighbor! The more the merrier! More details and registration.
Best of Oceanside Magazine Feature: Made in Oceanside - Olli Salumeria, LLC. If you ever wanted to know how the sausage is made, look no further than Olli Salumeria Americana LLC. Olli Salumeria, a Chamber member, is a company dedicated to producing salami with modern methods honoring Italian tradition, right in Oceanside’s backyard. That is what his company does and who they are, says the company’s founder and president, Oliviero Colmignoli. Read full feature.
National Human Trafficking Prevention Month Twitter Chat Hosted by AG Bonta
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In an effort to uplift local resources and support survivors, the California Department of Justice is hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday, January 20 at 10:30 AM PT. Every year, there are thousands of reported human trafficking cases across the country. At the California Department of Justice, we know it takes partnership and collaboration to help make a difference. In that spirit, we encourage you to participate in this virtual chat to help highlight our collective efforts to #EndTrafficking. More details.Download toolkit.
Lunch & Learn Event Series: Changes is 2022 Human Resources Law Hosted by the San Diego Economic Development Council
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join the San Diego Economic Development Council for a virtual “lunch and learn” to get up to date on some of the most important changes and how employers need to be responding. This event is free to businesses in the North County region. Don’t delay – space is limited to the first 100 registrants.
2022 will see a number of new regulations and requirements that impact employers. From the state’s increase in minimum wages (and that impact on your exempt employees) to new carves out for Independent Contractors to restrictions on NDAs, there are many changes that impact both large and small North County employers. Add on top of this new COVID-19 related requirements, leading to a busy time for managers. More details and registration.
Join the City of Oceanside in the 2022 Redistricting Process (Source: City of Oceanside)
The City of Oceanside is beginning the process of adjusting City Council District lines to reflect local population changes shown in the 2020 Census. To participate and provide feedback, please see the schedule of a series of Public Hearings and Community Outreach Meetings from January through March, or contact the City Clerk’s Office. Watch a video about the redistricting process here, and learn more on the City website.
San Diego County Accepting Applications for Small Business Stimulus Grant Local small businesses and nonprofit entities that suffered economic losses due to COVID-19 may be eligible for grant funding from the County. The Small Business Stimulus Grant Program is funded by Board of Supervisors allocated federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA),CARES Act funding and County General Fund. The grant funding provides economic assistance to help businesses and nonprofit entities impacted by COVID-19. More details and application.
Grant Funding for Oceanside Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19 Launched (Closes Jan. 31) As part of its ARPA spending plan, the Oceanside City Council approved $1 million to be used for grants to local nonprofit organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19. To qualify for grant funds, an applicant must be an Oceanside-based, tax-exempt, charitable organization in good standing, as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants will be awarded in two categories:
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to offset revenue losses to the organization due to COVID-19
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 for specific programs or activities (either new or existing) to help to address negative impacts in Oceanside caused by COVID-19
Grant amounts will be determined based on several factors, including financial impacts to the organization related to COVID-19, applicants’ positive impact on community economic recovery and applicants’ capacity to assist underserved populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. More details and application.
California Competes Tax Credit Program Now Accepting Applications 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.
For fiscal year 2021-2022, GO-Biz will accept applications for the California Competes Tax Credit during the following periods:
New CDPH Guidance Rewrites Quarantine and Isolation Periods for California’s Workplaces (Source: CalChamber)
When the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised their quarantine and isolation guidance on December 27th (here), it kicked off a wave of revisions nationwide that is now hitting California’s workplaces. On January 6th and 11th, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) revised their quarantine and isolation guidance (here) and California’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued a revised press release and FAQ’s explaining that CDPH’s revised guidance would apply to California workplaces beginning on January 14, 2022. More details.
Oceanside Community COVID-19 Vaccination Event Friday, January 28, 2022
8:30 AM -12:30 PM
North County LGBTQ Resource Center
3220 Mission Avenue, Suite 2
Oceanside, CA 92058
TrueCare will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Event at theNorth County LGBTQ Resource Center in Oceanside. The event will provide both Pfizer & Moderna vaccines including the 1st, 2nd and Booster COVID-19 shots. Ages 12 and older. Services are provided at no cost to you, but please bring your insurance card. (If uninsured, this does not apply). Appointments available January 28th from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Please call (760) 736-6777 to make an appointment. More details.
Don't Get Scammed into Buying a Phony COVID Test By District Attorney Summer Stephan
As California continues to set records for the number of people testing positive for the omicron variant of the coronavirus, you may find yourself becoming desperate to find an at-home test to avoid long lines at testing sites. By now, we know unscrupulous scammers are always waiting for their next opportunity and the shortage of COVID-19 tests is no different. Bad actors may quickly use the omicron crisis to dupe the public into buying counterfeit tests. So, before you click the add-to-cart button on that website claiming to sell self-testing kits, know how to spot red flags so you don’t become a different kind of COVID-19 statistic. More details.
Free N95 Masks Available for Businesses Part of the latest Cal/OSHA update requires employers to provide respirators / N95 masks for unvaccinated workers upon request. The Chamber is partnering with CA Office of Emergency Services and has signed on as a distribution center for businesses that would like to pick up a supply of the masks. The masks are free to local businesses on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in picking up a supply for your business please email Gwen Bryson at Gwen@OceansideChamber.com or call 760-722-1534.
January is National Blood Donor Month - Please Consider a Blood Donation to Help Those in Need (Source: The San Diego Blood Bank)
January is National Blood Donor Month, and this year the San Diego Blood Bank and blood centers across the country are encouraging eligible individuals to commit to donating blood at least twice throughout 2022. Winter is one of the most difficult times to collect blood and maintain a sufficient supply for our hospital partners. By celebrating National Blood Donor Month, the San Diego Blood Bank hopes to inspire those who have never donated before and encourage existing donors to donate whenever they are eligible. If every eligible individual donated blood at least one more time than they did in 2021, blood shortages would be eliminated! More details and where to donate.
Mediterranean Diet Is Best Diet – Once Again (Source: Scripps News)
US News & World Report recently weighed in on the best diets for 2022. The Mediterranean diet topped the scale as the best diet overall in the annual best diet rankings for the fifth consecutive year. US News also ranked the Mediterranean diet No. 1 in five other categories: best diets for healthy eating, easiest diets to follow, best diets for diabetes, best heart-healthy diets and best plant-based diets. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes eating less red meat, sugar and saturated fat and incorporating more fruits and vegetables, nuts and whole grains into your daily diet. “It’s extremely delicious and easy to follow and get started. It is very sustainable,” says David Felix, MD, an internal medicine physician at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and a champion of the Mediterranean diet. More details.
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