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Chamber Events Calendar
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Social Media Tips for Restaurants Webinar
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
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Virtual Emerging Issues Forum: Update from the CA Citizens Redistricting Commission
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
In-Person, First Tuesday Coffee at the Chamber Offices
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual Military Affairs Forum
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Coddiwomple Coffee Grand Opening Celebration
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Going Green: A Virtual Sustainable Business Workshop with Green Oceanside
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Plates for 8
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Business Mixer at Ivey Ranch Park
Top Member News
Oceanside to Celebrate 133rd Birthday with Fireworks Display July 3
Virtual Workshop on Beach Sand June 30
Early Learning & Community Information Hub at Oceanside Public Library
SBA Launches 6th Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, Debuts SBIR Catalyst to Award over $5 Million in Prizes
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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Revisions Now in Effect
After some recent back and forth on revisions to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) finally adopted the most recent revisions on June 17, 2021. On the same day, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order so the revisions could take effect without the Office of Administrative Law’s normal 10-day review period — meaning the revised standards also took effect on June 17. More details.
Read 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.
City 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.
Oceanside 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 Emerging Issues Forum to Provide an Update on the CA Citizens Redistricting Commission
Thursday, July 1, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST
Online Event via Zoom
This month's Forum will feature an update from Commissioner Patricia Sinay of the CA Redistricting Commission on the work of the Commission.
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.
NOTE: Per California Government Code Section 8253(3)--Commission members and staff may not communicate with or receive communications about redistricting matters from anyone outside of a public hearing. Therefore, the Commission will not be taking any public input during these educational presentations.
More details and registration.
Register Early for July'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.
Booth 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.
Stay & Play Local Spotlight - Oceanside Florist
Oceanside Florist is a locally owned, small business that is known for its customer satisfaction as much as their beautiful flower arrangements; they always “go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.” Because they value their customers and enjoy making people happy, they have built relationships with their clientele over the years, providing high quality, beautiful and unique floral arrangements and plants. Located at 1921 South Coast Highway in South Oceanside, the Oceanside Florist has won awards in floral design. Along with beautiful flowers they also offer candy, custom cards and jewelry, and other décor items. More details.
List 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.com. Download listing form.
Watch June's Emerging Issues Forum On-Demand - An Update from New Oceanside Police Chief Fred Armijo
This month's Forum featured an update from new Oceanside Police Chief Fred Armijo. Armijo, a lifelong resident of Oceanside, has headed its police force in an interim capacity since December. Initially hired by the city as a lifeguard in 1989, Armijo joined the OPD as a sworn officer in 1994 and was promoted through the ranks as sergeant, lieutenant and, ultimately, captain, a role in which he directed each of the department’s three divisions – support operations, investigations and patrol. Watch update.
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.
County of San Diego Small Business Stimulus Grant Information
The County of San Diego business stimulus grant program has reopened. You can visit the county webpage on their reopened program for more information including eligibility, to apply, and for frequently asked questions. If you require assistance with the application, please contact us at the San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. We’re here to help small business owners understand the program and take advantage of the funding that may be available to sustain their business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get free help from our SBDC expert advisors! More details.
San Diego Biz Hub Launch for Small Businesses
San Diego Regional EDC has teamed up with local tech company GoSite to offer up to 100 small, service-based businesses with a full suite of digital tools, free-of-charge. Reserved for minority, women, veterans, and other economically under-resourced business owners, GoSite’s products will include website layouts, payment processing, and customer communications, among other tools to help take small businesses online and improve resiliency. Apply now.
Create Your Social Media Strategy
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Online Event via Zoom
Join this interactive workshop and learn how to create a social media strategy for your business that will help you stay consistent with your posts, and stop feeling overwhelmed with what to write or what pictures to post.You will leave this workshop with a plan of action to take your social media strategy to the next level.Please note, this workshop will be focused on an Instagram and Facebook strategy, however, you can apply this strategy for other platforms. More details and registration.
Azzur 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.
The Grandparent Scam: How to avoid becoming a victim
By District Attorney Summer Stephan
Imagine receiving a call late at night, possibly after you’ve already gone to bed. You answer the phone and a frantic-sounding voice breathlessly says, “Grandma! Thank God you picked up! I’ve been arrested! I need help or I’m going to jail!” You reply, “David, is that you?” not quite sure which grandchild might be on the line. “Yes! Please help!” This is the beginning of the grandparent scam. More details.
Innovative New Electric Vehicle-High Power Plan Offers Bill Stability
Businesses, transit agencies and school districts that are considering making a switch to commercial electric vehicles are now able to take advantage of SDG&E’s Power Your Drive for Fleets program. Its innovative pricing plan, the Electric Vehicle-High Power (EV-HP) rate, makes it possible to reap both financial and environmental benefits by powering fleets with electricity. Businesses that sign up for the plan can choose the level of power to subscribe to for their charging needs and pay for it with a fixed monthly subscription fee. More details.