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.
Register Now for 2022's First Oceanside Young Professionals Meetup Next Thursday! - 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.
Make Valuable Business Connections at the Chamber's First Business Mixer of 2022 - Joint Mixer with the Carlsbad Chamber Veterans Association of North County (VANC)
1617 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92058
You're invited to join us for a joint Business Mixer with the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. We're excited to host our first mixer of 2022 at the Veterans Association of North County (1617 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92058) on Wednesday, February 16th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. This event provides guests the unique opportunity to socialize with business owners and community members located in both Oceanside and Carlsbad. Two chambers means twice as many connections and double the fun! Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided courtesy of VANC's exceptional chef. Tickets are $10 for Oceanside and Carlsbad Chamber members and $20 for prospective members. Please register for the event prior to attending. More details and registration.
Best of Oceanside Magazine Feature: Key Contributors - Children's Paradise By Lina Borja, Director, Priscilla Badmilk, Assistant Director “Teamwork makes the dream work,” is often heard at all five Children’s Paradise locations. Mrs. Lina and Mrs. Priscilla are shining examples of this. Together, they serve more than 200 children and their families and manage almost 40 staff members who make this childcare center one of the best in North County. When most other schools closed for COVID-19, their Oceanside site stayed open to care for the children of essential workers without even hesitating. They are always ready for a challenge and remain positive even if things are hard. They’ve learned each other’s strengths and use this knowledge to work with children of all ages and abilities, staff, and parents. Read full feature.
Lunch & Learn Event Series: Changes is 2022 Human Resources Law Hosted by the San Diego North Economic Development Council
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join the San Diego North 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.
SBA Administrator Guzman Announces New Pilot Program to Bolster Cybersecurity Infrastructure of Emerging Small Businesses Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced $3 million in new funding for state governments to help emerging small businesses across America develop their cybersecurity infrastructure – a priority of the Biden-Harris Administration, outlined in the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). As part of the Cybersecurity for Small Business Pilot Program, through the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, state governments are eligible to compete for grants that will help deliver cybersecurity assistance to nascent and start-up business owners. Applications will be accepted from January 26, 2022, through March 3, 2022. More details.
Join the City of Oceanside in the 2022 Redistricting Process (Source: City of Oceanside) The City of Oceanside has begun the redistricting process based on the 2020 U.S. Census data, and in accordance with California Elections Code. Four Public Hearings will be conducted during this process. In addition, four Community Outreach Meetings will be hosted to receive your input on the composition of Council Districts. Zoom participation will be available for all four community outreach meetings, as well as translation services in Spanish. To learn more about this process, please visit the City website. For questions, please email email@example.com or call (760) 435-3001. More details.
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.
2022 MLK Community Service Award Recipient Announced (Source: City of Oceanside) Each year, the City of Oceanside recognizes and honors a resident of Oceanside or Camp Pendleton who exemplifies the ideals and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and who has served our community through volunteer activities over a long period of time. Ms. Robbie Hass was named the 2022 recipient of the City of Oceanside Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award at the annual commemoration celebration hosted by the North San Diego County Branch of the NAACP on January 17, 2022. More details.
CalChamber Announces 122-Member Coalition Opposed to Single Payer Health Care Proposals (Source: CalChamber)
A large and diverse coalition of California-based organizations is registering formal opposition to CalChamber-identified Job Killer bills AB 1400 (Kalra, Lee and Santiago) and ACA 11 (Kalra and Lee). The bills would establish and raise taxes necessary to fund a single payer health care system called CalCare in California. According to a letter sent by the coalition to the Assembly Appropriations Committee today, “AB 1400 and ACA 11 would create a new and exorbitantly expensive government bureaucracy…ultimately resulting in significant job loss to California.” 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.
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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