Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
928 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Join us at the Chamber's January 6th Emerging Issues Forum for an update on the proposed Ocean KAMP Project, slated for the old drive-in site on Highway 76. Michael Grehl, Vice President - Real Estate for N4FL Worldwide will give the latest update on the status of the project and how it will support Oceanside's economy. We will also have updates from our various legislative representatives. The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Emerging Issues Forum provides an avenue for Oceanside Chamber members to learn about key community issues, interact with legislative representatives and receive updates on legislative items impacting business. More details and registration.
Frontwave to Become Official Credit Union of the San Diego Sockers (Source: Frontwave Credit Union) The San Diego Sockers are excited and proud to welcome Frontwave Credit Union as the Official Credit Union of the Sockers, and a primary sponsor for the club during the 2021-22 Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) season. Making their first appearance associated with a MASL club, Frontwave joins Kaiser Permanente, Olympus Movement Performance, and LA Fitness as logoed kit sponsors on the Sockers’ 2021-22 defending Ron Newman Cup champion kits. More details.
Coalition of North County Leaders Launch Initiative to Strengthen Regional Workforce Pipeline A coalition of North County business organizations has announced the launch of the Student Opportunities for Career Awareness and Learning (SOCAL) initiative, a long-term workforce development effort designed to provide students and career explorers with direct access to information and first-hand experiences regarding potential occupations and career opportunities in North County. The direct access and transparency fostered through this initiative are intended to help cultivate the workforce for middle-wage jobs that require less than a four-year college degree.
The coalition supporting SOCAL represent many of the region’s premier business and educational institutions, including Tri-City Medical Center, the Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista Chambers of Commerce, the San Diego North Economic Development Council; MiraCosta College, Palomar College and others. Supervisor Jim Desmond, who represents much of North County, supported the partners’ efforts to secure a $128,000 Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant from the County of San Diego, which was instrumental to the development and launch of SOCAL. More details.Visit SOCAL website.
Winter Edition of the Best of Oceanside Magazine Available Now The winter edition of the Oceanside Chamber's Best of Oceanside Magazine is here! This edition highlights local Oceanside business and community news and updates on economic development, workforce development, education and much more! Find stories on Oceanside's local businesses including Olli Salumeria, Children's Paradise and Angels and Gurus. Take an inside look at Oceanside's Cultural Arts District, and check out Visit Oceanside's article on how tourism is helping to build community. As always, the magazine highlights some of our spots to shop and play local in our new "Shop and Play Local" spotlight. Read full publication.
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 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.
Upcoming California Competes Tax Credit Program 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:
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.
An Update on Oceanside's 2022 Redistricting from City Clerk Zeb Navarro (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. More details.
Now Available on YouTube! December's Emerging Issue Forum - Oceanside's Economic Development Update The Oceanside Chamber's December 2nd Emerging Issues Forum featured an Oceanside's Annual Economic Development update. Oceanside's Economic Development Manager, Michelle Geller provided an overview of recent and upcoming economic development activity in Oceanside. Watch full update.
How to Get Rid of Nausea (Source: Scripps Health) Most people have experienced nausea, that queasy feeling that often comes on suddenly. While nausea is not usually serious, it can be acutely uncomfortable. “Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that is often accompanied by an urge to vomit,” says Erin Lester, MD, a family medicine physician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center Solana Beach. “Anyone can experience nausea, and the symptoms are straightforward. You feel like you’re going to vomit, although you may not actually do so.” More details.
8 Things You Should Know About Flu Shots for National Influenza Week (Source: TrueCare)
It’s National Influenza Week, a national awareness campaign to highlight the importance of influenza vaccination. It comes right in the middle of that time of year when the flu bug is hitting our diverse communities. Here are 8 things people should know about flu shots if they haven’t gotten their flu shot yet. Doctors from TrueCare™ are available for questions and interviews. TrueCare is a nonprofit health care provider for those who are underserved in North San Diego County and Riverside County. More details.
Don't Let a DUI Ruin the Holiday Season By District Attorney Summer Stephan Before you accept that second glass of Champagne at your next holiday gathering, make sure your celebration remains happy by designating a sober driver or simply taking a cab. San Diego is struggling with its worst episode of deadly DUI crashes in two decades with 37 lives claimed to date. More details.
Special Holiday Discounts with Farmers Insurance Laurie Sloan Kotecki is proud to be your local Farmers Agent!" Please join her to celebrate the holiday season with special discounts on auto, home, renters, landlord, mobile home, life, business, workers comp, motorcycle, RV, pet insurance and more. She offers coverage that you can customize to meet your needs. Give her a call or feel free to stop by for a free coverage review! Connect with Laurie.
California Coast Credit Union's Special Offer for Chamber Members At Cal Coast, their mission is to simplify the lives of their members, provide the highest level of service and ultimately help you achieve financial prosperity. Happening now, Cal Coast is excited to offer Oceanside Chamber members $100 when you open an account, plus an additional $25 when you finance an auto loan. And when you finance a home loan, get an additional $25! Contact Andres De La Mora at 858-790-9298 for details. Learn more about Cal Coast Credit Union.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Chamber Offices Will Close for the Holiday Week Friday, December 24, 2021 – Monday, January 3, 2022
Just a reminder, in observation of the holidays this upcoming week, the Chamber Offices will close on Friday, December 24th and will re-open on Monday, January 3rd. We are so appreciative for your investment in our work during the past year and look forward to working with you in 2022.
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