Oceanside Chamber Monthly Digest
Your Investment at Work


February 2020

Helping Businesses Prosper and our Community Thrive!

Your investment in the Oceanside Chamber is making a difference in our community! The Chamber's mission is to "stimulate economic prosperity and foster a vibrant community." Here's a quick overview if what your investment in the Chamber allowed us to accomplish in the recent weeks...

Public Policy & Business Advocacy



  • Sent letter to CA State Senator Patricia Bates to express Oceanside Chamber's opposition to SB 37 which imposes a targeted tax on California business, which, for certain companies, would raise California’s corporate tax rate – already one of the highest in the nation - up to 22.26%.
  • Partnered with Visit Oceanside to develop a letter template for our local businesses to use to request that Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath support Oceanside’s efforts to develop innovative sand retention programs. Businesses who would like to express their concerns about the impact of Oceanside’s eroding beaches, can contact the Chamber for more information about participating in this outreach.
  • The Chamber-supported repeal of the Health Insurance Tax passed congress, providing continuing relief for businesses from the Health Insurance Tax (HIT).

Political Action


  • Chamber’s Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC) began fundraising outreach to secure funds to support the candidates we endorse for Oceanside Mayor and Districts 3 and 4 races. The Chamber expects to announce its candidate endorsements early this summer.

Workforce Development


  • Sent letter of support to city regarding their proposed partnership with Mira Costa College Technical Career Institute in a Hire Local Pilot Program. Under this program, the City would fund training for Oceanside residents in specific programs, chosen for their potential to result in relatively high-paying careers. The program is designed to incentivize the students to secure jobs with Oceanside businesses.
  • The Chamber’s Workforce Development Task Force, continued work on the development of a pilot program to provide middle school students with exposure to emerging industries in our city and region. This program will be done in partnership with MiraCosta College’s Gear Up Program and will include tours of local businesses as well as MiraCosta’s Technical Career Institute.

Military Outreach

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  • Delivered 100 welcome bags containing promotional materials from over 30 Chamber members to newly stationed servicemembers during the Welcome Aboard Briefings.

Professional Development​​​​​​

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  • Young professionals from the Oceanside surrounding cities gathered at the Oceanside Museum of Art last month to learn about the art scene in Oceanside. Attendees were welcomed by Museum Director and Oceanside Chamber Board Member, Maria Mingalone who shared how the museum was founded and spoke to the importance of young, emerging leaders becoming involved in our community. Attendees were led on a tour of the museum highlighting “Tiny Canvases: The Art of Nails” which will soon be a traveling exhibit across the globe and the Artist Alliance exhibit featuring the most noteworthy work of both local & regional artists.


In This Issue:

  • Opposition of SB 37
  • Updates on Innovative Sand Retention Programs
  • BACPAC Updates
  • Mira Costa College's Hire Local Pilot Program
  • OYPN Scavenger Hunt at the Oceanside Museum of Art Recap

Thank You to Our Partners:

Emerald Partner:

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Platinum Partners:


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Silver Partners:

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Bronze Partners:

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The Chamber & the Community!

Lick the Plate: Eating Around Oceanside with the Chamber of Commerce


By David Boylan with The Coast News Group

"I spend the majority of my weekdays working on the northern edge of Oceanside, just off the 76, and down the street from the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. I prefer to drive the coast home to Leucadia and it’s exciting to see the culinary scene booming.

So, I  thought whom better than to share their insights on that scene than some of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Team? With that, I’ll hand it over to them for this edition of the Lick the Plate takeover column.

I’ll start at the top with CEO Scott Ashton who has lived in the community for the past
20 years..."


Upcoming Chamber Events:

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
First Tuesday Coffee

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
OYPN Committee Meeting

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Emerging Issues Forum

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Facebook Business Page Makeover Workshop

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Plates for 8 at Master's Kitchen and Cocktail

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
North County Young Professionals Mixer

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Plates for 8 at Oceanside Broiler

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Business Mixer at the El Camino Country Club


This email was sent by Oceanside Chamber of Commerce at 928 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054.

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