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Emerging Issues Forum

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

OYPN Meeting at Breakware Brewing

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

North County Health and Wellness Fair

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Thirsty Thursday with Several Southern California Chambers

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Natty Bella Bridal Couture Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MY SALON Suites Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Operation Appreciation

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Oceanside Athletic Club Grand Opening Celebration

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Business Mixer Hosted by Agri Service

9/18/2021 - 9/19/2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oceanside Harbor Days

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Integral Communities Breaks Fround on Palomar Heights a New 510-Home Urban Lifestyle Community in San Diego County

Oceanside Awarded $1.7 Million for Pure Water Oceanside

Rep. Mike Levin Announces Nearly $19 Million in Federal COVID Relief Delivered to Local Venues

Summer Construction Boom Brings New Facilities to MiraCosta College Campuses

SDCCU Stuff the Bus is now extended through August 31st

Sponsor a Wreath for Wreaths Across America

Beach Improvement Feasibility Study - Phase II

American Legion Country Western Night Post 760

North County African American Women Association (NCAAWA) 24th Annual Gentlemen's Gourmet Scholarship Fundraiser Saturday Sept 25, 2021

El Corazon Aquatics Center Grand Opening Ceremony August 21

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calchamber podcast.jpgCOVID-19 Jobs Climate Best Practices
(Source: CalChamber)
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and Katie McConnell Olson, founder and CEO of Hire Education Consulting Group, discuss current recruitment challenges and share best practices for hiring in today’s jobs climate. In today’s current hiring environment, depending on what one reads, it’s either “The Great Resignation” or “The Difficult Find,” Frank tells podcast listeners.
 More details.

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Apply now: California Competes Tax Credit
Apply by August 16th
Businesses growing in the state of California over the next five years, or considering leaving California: Apply for a significant tax credit to offset your state income tax liability, just as your North County peers Lotus Trolley Bag, Bitchin' Sauce, Creative Electron and The Broken Token have. 

Awards are primarily based on the following factors, including: 

  • Number of jobs created or retained in California
  • Capital investments in California over the next five years
  • Overall economic benefit to the state and its people
  • Commitment to remaining in California

Apply now.

More information on eligibility and assistance. Get help applying.

29968884503_35e6c0f03d_w.jpg13th Annual North County Health & Wellness Fair Tomorrow
Thursday, August 12, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
City of Oceanside
300 N. Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

Tomorrow from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the Oceanside Chamber will hold its 13th Annual North County Health & Wellness Fair. This event is free and open to the public and provides an opportunity for local health and 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. More details. 

virtual thirsty thursday.pngVirtual Thirsty Thursday with 10 Southern California Chambers Tomorrow
Thursday, August 12, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online via Zoom

The Oceanside Chamber has partnered with the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber, as well as other Chambers across Southern California, for another Joint Thirsty Thursday Networking Event! Grab your favorite drink and join us Thursday, August 12th from 4 PM to 5:00 PM for a special virtual networking happy hour. August partners include Brea, Burbank, Century City, Culver City, Italy America, Long Beach Area, Malibu, Murietta/Wildomar, and Sherman Oaks. Conducted in a speed networking format, we look forward to connecting you with other professionals not only in North County, but all the way up into the LA area! More details and registration.

DSC_5017.jpgMeet the City of Oceanside and Celebrate the Chamber's 125th Anniversary - Tickets Now Available
Thursday, September 30, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
El Corazon Aquatics Center Conference Room
3302 Senior Center Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Join us September 30th from 5 PM - 7 PM for the annual Meet the City Reception and to celebrate the Chamber's 125th Anniversary! This event gives Oceanside Chamber of Commerce members and guests, the opportunity to connect with local elected officials, City of Oceanside staff members, other businesses, and community leaders. The Meet the City of Oceanside event includes appetizers and a no-host bar.  The cost is $55 for Chamber members, and $95 for non-members. More details and registration. Download sponsorship flyer.

nattybella.jpegNatty Bella Bridal Couture Ribbon Cutting Ceremony This Saturday
Saturday, August 14, 2021
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST
Natty Bella Bridal Couture
1759 Oceanside Blvd., Ste. D
Oceanside, CA 92054

Natty Bella Bridal Couture is having a grand opening event on August 14, 2021 between 11 AM and 3 PM. They will be celebrating their 1-year anniversary at this location with exquisite decorative balloons and flowers and music by solo Violinist Regina Tolley. Refreshments and gourmet sandwiches will be provided by "Chef Cristina Pulido". Pageant models will be wearing different designers and styles including the Silver Springs collection by Randy Feloni the lead celebrity of "Say Yes to the Dress", the Morilee by Madeline Gardner, Milano Couture, Dreams and Curvy collections by Eddy K, the Sincerity collection by Justin Alexander, and the Abella collection by Allure. More details and registration.

MYSALONSuites.jpegMY SALON Suites Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
MY SALON Suite Oceanside
4192 Oceanside, Blvd.
Oceanside, CA 92056

The new MY SALON Suite location in Oceanside invites salon professionals and members of the local business and residential community to its grand opening celebration for an evening of refreshments, door prizes, beauty giveaways, and good company. The celebration will also feature an exciting ribbon cutting, to take place at 6:15 p.m. Beauty professionals and guests will be invited to tour the new space, which features expansive salon suites, luxurious décor, furnishings, and amenities. Each suite is private, and each member operates his/her salon business independently. More details and registrations.

OperationAppreciation.jpegSponsorship Opportunities Still Available for Operation Appreciation
Saturday, August 21, 2021
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
Downtown Oceanside

Operation Appreciation has a date for 2021! On Saturday, August 21, 2021, the Oceanside Chamber will bring the business community and area residents together to provide a day of recognition to all active-duty military stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton and nearby military bases. Thousands of active duty military, their family and dependents are treated to a day of free food, entertainment and a fun zone for kids. More details. Sponsorship information.

Business Mixer Graphic - September.pngRegister Now for September's Business Mixer Hosted By Agri Service
Thursday, September 2, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST
El Corazon Compost Facility
3210 Oceanside Blvd
Oceanside, CA 92056

You're invited to join us for Thursday, September 2nd from 5 PM - 7 PM for a Business Mixer hosted by Agri Service at the El Corazon Compost Facility (3210 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA92056). This is a great opportunity to get out and meet our Oceanside Business Community! Enjoy free food and drinks hosted by Agri Service. You'll also get the unique opportunity to tour their El Corazon Compost Facility. Please remember to wear closed toed shoes as this is a requirement at the facility. This event will be $5 for Chamber members ($10 at the door) and $20 for prospective members. Don't forget to purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win some fun prizes. More details and registration.

HarborDays.jpgReserve Your Booth at Oceanside Harbor Days
Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:00 AM - Sunday, September 19, 2021 5:00 PM
Oceanside Harbor District
1540 Harbor Dr. N.
Oceanside, CA 92054

On September 18th and 19th 2021 the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce along with Tri-City Medical Center and Genentech will present Oceanside Harbor Days at the Oceanside Harbor. The event will feature arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family. The event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. 

Interested in showcasing your business at the event? Please download a booth vendor packet, which includes an application, along with full details on each type of booth space, fee, and instructions on how to submit your application, and/or contact Kennedy and Associates, to participate. We look forward to seeing you there! More details. Booth Applications.


Advertise in the Best of Oceanside Magazine
Direct Mailed to thousands of Oceanside Homes and Businesses!
Be a part of Oceanside's only locally focused magazine that is direct mailed to homes and businesses in our City. Each quarter 15,000 copies are printed, the majority of which are distributed directly to mailboxes through the USPS. The magazine features a wide variety of topics of interest to residential and business communities and to those who work and do business in Oceanside. In each edition, readers will find human interest stories, updates on local businesses, arts & culture highlights, community events and more. Advertising Deadline for the 4th Quarter Edition is August 27th. For more information, please contact Margery Benkaci at 760-722-1534 or Margery@OceansideChamber.comDownload Media KitRead Summer 2021 publication.


CalChamber's Conversations About CalSavers
CalChamber will be cohosting three different Zoom events with the State Treasurer Fiona Ma’s office to discuss the CalSavers Retirement Program, and the deadline for small employers to register their employees.  The three dates are as follows:

State law requires employers of five or more employees to register for CalSavers if they do not offer a retirement plan. There are no fees for employers and it’s designed to be easy for employers and employees alike. Eligible employers must register by June 30, 2022. You can register by clicking one of the links above. If you have any questions please let us know or you can email CalSavers’ Outreach Director, Jonathan Herrera, at jherrera@treasurer.ca.gov.

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Groups who enroll five or more employees are eligible for up to $50,000 of guaranteed issue life insurance, up to $20,000 for their spouse or domestic partner and $10,000 for their dependents. The program is voluntary, and employers are not required to pay for any of the insurance. There are no health questions, no physical exams and no doctor reports. Males and females pay the same premiums and non-smoker rates will apply for everyone. For groups enrolling 20 or more employees, the guaranteed issue increases to $100,000.

Joel Marcus, a chamber member and our broker for this program, is available to answer any questions you may have. Joel can be reached at (760) 804-6233 or jmaflac@aol.com.

pexels-photomix-company-101808.jpgThe City of Oceanside's Moderate Income Homeownership Pilot Program
The City of Oceanside will begin accepting applications for Oceanside Moderate-Income Homeownership Pilot Program August 9 through August 31, 2021. The Oceanside Moderate-Income Homeownership Program will assist up to three Oceanside households with a down payment loan to help buyers be a competitive purchaser in the current market. The applicant can borrow up to 20% of the sales price but not more than $120,000. The loan shall not exceed the minimum amount necessary to ensure affordable monthly mortgage payments according to program underwriting requirements. The loan bears simple interest at 3% per annum; accrued interest will be forgiven after 15 years of living in the home. Purchase price limits for a single-family detached unit are $600,000, and $450,000 for a condominium, townhome, or duplex. More details.

250-Water relief program.pngCity of Oceanside Launches Ratepayer Relief Program
In response to financial hardships of the pandemic, the City of Oceanside developed the Oceanside Ratepayer Relief Program. The program will launch Monday, August 2, 2021, and will offer a one-time credit to eligible customers who are behind on their utility bill.  At the start of the global pandemic, Oceanside suspended late fees and water shutoffs; the Ratepayer Relief Program is going one step further to support customers. More details.

canva102.pngCanva 102 - Learn the Possibilities!
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Online Event via Zoom

Outside of creating beautiful graphics, Canva is a great tool that can help you elevate your brand and business. Join us to learn tips and tricks, as well as leave with a plan of action to take your business to the next level. Please note this class gets updated as Canva changes. Also the Canva 101 class is recommended for those who have never used the program; this Canva 102 course is an advanced level class. More details and registration.

TrueCare.pngTrueCare™ Mobile Wellness Unit Rolling Out to Provide Better HealthCare Access to the North San Diego Community
Saturday, August 14, 2021
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1 Positive Place
San Marcos, CA
92069TrueCare™, a North County nonprofit healthcare provider, is rolling out its new Mobile Wellness Unit to bring quality healthcare services directly to North San Diego’s diverse communities starting this weekend, August 14. TrueCare and Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos invite kids and families in the community to receive free healthcare services, activities and education for the entire family during its inaugural Flapjacks for Backpacks event on August 14th from 7 AM - 11 AM, at 1 Positive Place in San Marcos. More details.

Carlsbad_StateoftheCommunity.pngCarlsbad's 2021 Virtual State of the Community
Friday, August 20, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Online Event

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce will host the 2021 State of the Community as a newly designed virtual event. Join more than 500 business, civic, and community leaders to discuss the state of the Carlsbad community and share ideas to plan for a successful future. More details and registration.

Screen Shot 2021-07-20 at 4.30.53 PM.pngOPOA Foundation Golf Tournament
Monday, September 13, 2021
Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM followed by Lunch Reception

A day of fun competition, drinks, delicious eats, and great raffle items. See flyer for all the information and participation form to sign up. Hope to see you on the course! More details. Download event flyer. Download event entry form.

Screen Shot 2021-08-10 at 9.06.12 PM.pngSummer Energy-Saving Tips for Businesses
(Source: SDG&E)
While much has changed over the past year, one thing has not – the promise of hot summer temperatures. Now is the perfect time to set your business up for summer energy savings success. Here are tips to get you started. More details.

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