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ARPA SURVEY - 600.pngCity of Oceanside Requesting Community Input on American Rescue Act Funding
In March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which established the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. Since the signing of ARPA, City leaders have been intently focused on planning Oceanside initiatives that meet the requirements of the ARPA. Residents, businesses, and community organizations are asked to provide feedback through a survey. Your input will help guide the use of the funds for immediate recovery needs and help maximize the impact in our community. More details.

OCCBusJ_Summer2021_wAIndicia_issu_Page_01.pngRead the Summer Edition of the Best of Oceanside Quarterly Journal
The fall edition of the Oceanside Chamber's Quarterly Business Journal is here! This edition highlights local Oceanside business and news! Our new, reoccurring feature, "Key Contributors", honors Tri-City Medical Center's hardworking employees. Take an inside look at Oceanside's Cultural Arts District, and check out some of our spots to shop and play local in our new "Shop and Play Local" spotlight. As always, the publication features member spotlights including Hobie, Frazier Farms and Oceanside RV Resort. Read the full publication.

CGWoodwrath.jpegIn-Person Military Affairs Forum to Feature Extended Update on Base Activities from New Commanding General This Thursday
Thursday, July 8, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Veterans Association of North County (VANC)
1617 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92058

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 meeting will feature an extended update on Base activities from the new Commanding General Jason G. Woodworth.
 This meeting is open to Oceanside Chamber members and invited guests only, and is held the 2nd Thursday of every other month (odd numbered months), from 8am to 9:00am at the Veterans Association of North County. More details and registration.

coddiwomple_graphic.jpegCoddiwomple Coffee Grand Re-Opening Celebration This Thursday
Thursday, July 8, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sea Hive South O Marketplace
1555 S Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054

You're invited to join us this Thursday, July 8th from 11 AM - 1 PM as we celebrate the grand re-opening of Coddiwomple Coffee! The event will feature food, giveaways, BOGO coupons, and more! This will be a fun event with great vibes! More details and registration.

GreenOceanside_Webinar.pngGoing Green: A Virtual Sustainable Business Workshop with Green Oceanside
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Event via Zoom

The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and City’s Green Oceanside Team Presents Going Green: A Virtual Sustainable Business Workshop. Attention Oceanside Professionals and Businesses! Are you interested in sustainability? Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn how you can incorporate economically-feasible sustainability measures into your business operations, featuring resources from the Green Oceanside and SDG&E. Regardless of your industry or the size of your business, Green Oceanside is here to help you achieve your sustainability goals and benefit from California’s growing green economy. This workshop will be conducted via Zoom and is open to both Oceanside Chamber members and prospective members. More details and registration.

Business Mixer Graphic - July.pngJuly's Business Mixer at Ivey Ranch Park
Thursday, July 22, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ivey Ranch Park Association
110 Rancho del Oro Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92057

Join us for our first, in-person Business Mixer of 2021! Come celebrate with us at Ivey Ranch Park on Thursday, July 22nd from 5 PM to 7 PM. This is a great opportunity to get out and meet our Oceanside Business Community! Besides networking, Ivey Ranch Park will be giving tours of their facility and learn about their work with adults and children. You'll also hear from Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton, on various updates here at the Chamber. Don't foget to purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win some fun prizes. All raffle proceeds will support the Ivey Ranch Park Association. This event is free to Chamber members and $20 for prospective members. You must register prior to attending. No walk-ins. More details and registration.

29968884503_35e6c0f03d_w.jpgBooth Space Available for the 13th Annual North County Health & Wellness Fair
Thursday, August 12, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
City of Oceanside
300 N. Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

On August 13, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Oceanside Chamber will hold its 13th Annual North County Health & Wellness Fair in-person. This event provides an opportunity for local health & wellness related businesses to promote their products and services. The event also features a variety of health-related free screenings and demonstrations for community members. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual event has a very limited number of booth spaces. Please contact Kristi Hawthorne if you're interested in booth space. More details. Booth registration form.

Screen Shot 2021-06-01 at 5.20.26 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.

CRC 2020 Redistricting Basics 4.30.21.jpgWatch July's Emerging Issues Forum "Update from the CA Citizens Redistricting Commission" on YouTube
This month's Forum featured an update from Commissioner Patricia Sinay of the CA Redistricting Commission on the work of the Commission. BACKGROUND: In November 2008, California voters passed the Voters FIRST Act, authorizing the creation of the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission to draw new district lines, taking the job out of the hands of the California Legislature and transferring it to the citizens. In 2010, the VOTERS FIRST Act for Congress added the responsibility of drawing Congressional districts to the Commission. Watch now.

studio_ace.jpegStay & Play Local Spotlight - Studio Ace
Studio ACE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching lives through Arts, Community, and Education. Founder/Executive Director Julia Fister worked for many years in nonprofit arts organizations and witnessed firsthand what the power of arts. More details.

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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.

OA 20212.pngList Your Business in the Official Armed Forces Day Operation Appreciation Guide
On August 21, 2021 the Oceanside Chamber will hold its Annual Operation Appreciation event at the Civic Center Plaza in Oceanside. Thousands of local active duty military and family members will be treated to a day of food, fun and entertainment. Our media partner, Military Guides USA, will produce the official Operation Appreciation Guide, printing 40,000 copies to be distributed around Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, and at the event. List your business on our “We Support our Troops” page in the Official Operation Appreciation Guide for only $50 (Members) or $100 (Non-Members). Just complete the form attached and return it to Hana Gilbert at the Oceanside Chamber. For more details, please contact Hana at Hana@OceansideChamber.comDownload listing form. Purchase listing online.

EDC-LOGO-2016-F-HORZ-BLUE-300x158.pngEDC Study Quantifies the Impact of AI in Region’s Cybersecurity Cluster
The EDC, alongside Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) and Booz Allen Hamilton, released the second study in a series on the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) within San Diego County’s key economic clusters. “Securing the Future: AI and San Diego’s Cyber Cluster” quantifies the economic impact of the region’s Cybersecurity cluster and explores the proliferation of AI and ML technologies being used to thwart cybercrimes, among other critical needs by the private-sector and government. More details.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Online Event via Zoom

Thrive in 2021! Are you ready to take your Instagram game to the next level? If you are a small business owner who already uses Instagram regularly, and need an extra push to get your strategy to the next level, this class is for you. We will go over the latest 2021 trends for Instagram, and you will leave with a plan of execution so your business elevates this year through the power of this awesome platform. Key takeaways:

  • Learn the 2021 trends you want to absolutely use.
  • Learn about influencer marketing and how to best utilize it.
  • Create your own 2021 Instagram blueprint for your business.
  • Set goals you can actually achieve based on your existing metrics.

Please note, this class is recommended for users who are familiar and well-versed with Instagram. If you are a beginner user, we recommend taking the Instagram 101 class first. More details and registration.

azzur for als.pngAzzur Fore ALS Golf Tournament
Join us for the Azzur Fore ALS Golf Tournament! Enjoy a day of friendly competition as you putt your way through the beautiful views at the Goat Hill Park Golf Club. Tournament proceeds benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). Goat Hill Park is loved for its ocean views, fresh breeze, authentic atmosphere, and raw golf feel. Quite simply, you will have a hard time finding a more challenging short course with as many unique holes anywhere in the country. More details and registration.

Kaiser announcement image for CC  _2_.pngTri-City Medical Center Partners with Kaiser Permanente
(Source: San Diego Union Tribune)
More than 185,000 Kaiser Permanente members living in North County now have an additional hospital option. Kaiser and Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside jointly announced an agreement Thursday that adds the facility as a health plan option for a wide range of services from emergencies and inpatient care to specialty procedures and surgeries. More details.

TrueCare-Michelle Gonzalez - NSD Business Chamber Award - 6.30.21 - photo 3.jpegMichelle D. Gonzalez, TrueCare’s President/CEO, Honored with North San Diego Business Chamber Leadership Award 2021
The North San Diego Business Chamber has honored Michelle D. Gonzalez, TrueCare’s president and CEO, with their high-profile Leadership Award at its 2021 Celebration of Business. This Leadership Award honors individuals and businesses who have positively impacted another individual, business, or their community, which recognizes local industry leaders’ great achievements within their companies and in the community. Just as COVID-19 was spreading relentlessly throughout California, Gonzalez was appointed in April 2020 as President and CEO of TrueCare™, a nonprofit health care provider for the underserved in North San Diego and South Riverside Counties. More details.

staysafe.png10 Ways to Stay Safe While Working from Home
(Source: SDG&E)
Many people have transitioned to a work-from-home schedule over the past year. Here are ten electric safety tips to implement:

  1. Avoid overloading outlets and use a power strip.
  2. Unplug appliances when you’re not using them to save energy and minimize the risk of shock or fire.
  3. Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage.

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