Emerging Issues Forum: Federal Legislative Update with U.S. Chamber of Commerce
928 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Join us at the Chamber's April 7th Emerging Issues Forum for our annual Federal legislative update. Jennings Imel, Vice President, Western Region U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be our presenter. We will also have updates from our various legislative representatives. More details and registrations.
Register Now for a Joint Business Mixer with the Vista Chamber of Commerce
YMCA - Joe and Mary Mottino Family
4701 Mesa Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92056
Join us for a joint Business Mixer with the Vista Chamber of Commerce at the Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA! Not only will you be able to mingle with Oceanside Chamber Members but also with Vista Chamber Members for double the networking. The event is $5 for Vista and Oceanside Chamber Members and $20 for Non-Members. More details and registration.
William A. Wagner Aquatic Center Conference Room and Patio 3306 Senior Center Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Join us April 28th from 5 PM - 7 PM for the annual Meet the City Reception! This event gives Oceanside Chamber 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. This indoor/outdoor event will be held at the new El Corazon Aquatic Center. Attendees can enjoy both the conference center and the outdoor patio. The cost is $55 for Chamber members, and $95 for non-members. More details and registration.
City of Oceanside General Plan Update Project Alternatives The Chamber has been in close touch with City leaders on Oceanside’s General Plan Update (GPU). Most recently, The GPU project team presented the Alternatives Report describing three land use and development alternatives for GPU Phase 2 to the Planning Commission and will be going back to the Commission with more input on April 25th. Reflecting different distributions of future housing and employment growth, the project alternatives are meant to foster further community engagement on the General Plan Update while achieving compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The consideration of project alternatives will lead to the selection of a preferred plan for GPU Phase 2. The preferred plan will then be summarized in a brief Land Use and Mobility Plan that will be shared with the community and decision-makers. The plan can be viewed at www.OnwardOceanside.com. Please direct questions and comments on project alternatives to Principal Planner Russ Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 435-3525.
Opportunity to Meet the Oceanside Business Community at April's Second Tuesday Coffee Oceanside Chamber
928 N Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054
The Oceanside Chamber has shifted the monthly First Tuesday Coffee to the Second Tuesday Coffee! We invite you back to our conference room on Tuesday, April 4th from 8 AM - 9 AM. Second Tuesday Coffee has been a great opportunity for Oceanside Chamber members to connect with other businesses in North County. Attendees will have a chance to give a 1-minute introduction and will have access to a participant list to stay connected after the event. Be sure to bring your business cards! This event is free to Oceanside Chamber members and $20 for prospective members. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. More details and registration.
Oceanside Celebrates High Schoolers Who Have Risen Above! (Source: The North County Daily Star)
The Oceanside Chamber was excited to host its monthly Rising Star student recognition program breakfast at the William A. Wagner Aquatic Center, 3306 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside. The Rising Star program is hosted by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce to recognize high school seniors at our city’s high schools who have overcome significant challenges in their life, but who have managed to keep, or get back on track with their education. More details.
Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath’s 2022 Women of Impact Awards Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath’s 2022 Women of Impact Awards recognized 10 North County women and 1 little girl who stand out in their communities as innovators, leaders, and advocates. “Our North County communities are defined by the passionate and dedicated women working every day to improve the lives of our neighbors,” Boerner Horvath told the audience at VANC. “Though it’s impossible to honor every #changemaker in our community the way they deserve, I’m proud to host this event praising some of North County’s most influential women and reflect on the ways their efforts make our home a better place to live.” Congratulations to all the Women of Impact, especially to the Oceanside Chamber’s Board Member Nazeli Dertsakian who was honored in the Impact in Business/Entrepreneurship category for her years of service at Genentech. More details on event.
Measure X Updates (Source: City of Oceanside)
Measure X is the 1/2 cent sales tax measure passed in November 2018 by Oceanside voters for a period of seven years. The revenue from the 1/2 cent tax helps fund public safety, road repairs, improved infrastructure, and addressing homelessness. The tax went into effect in April 2019 and provides for accountability by a Citizens Oversight Committee, separate funds, spending plans, and an annual independent audit. More details.
You're Invited to CSUSM's Extended Learning Open House Thursday, April 5, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cal State San Marcos
288 Campus Way, Suite 102
San Marcos, CA 92078
CSUSM welcomes you to join their Extended Learning for a spring semester open house. You are invited to tour their interactive learning spaces and talk to their ambassadors about the creative collaborations and teaching methods for students at all stages of life in the Extended Learning Building at Cal State San Marcos. More details and registration.
You’re Invited Startup and Innovation on the 78 Thursday, April 7, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cal State San Marcos
288 Campus Way, Suite 102
San Marcos, CA 92078
The landscape for startup fundraising has fundamentally changed over the past two years. San Diego’s angel investor ecosystem is richer than ever, and the success of a variety of unicorn startups has sparked the interest of venture capital firms beyond the region’s traditional startup industries, such as biotechnology and software. Join Innovate78 for the return of in-person Startup Innovate78 programing as we hear from a panel of founders and funders about:
Lessons learned in raising first and subsequent rounds of capital
Unique value propositions that founders look for when searching for successful companies
Advice on lessons learned from first-time founders and how founders can stand out
Best practices on leveraging local community to thrive within the local startup landscape
California Business Advisors Providing Insight on Selling Your Business There’s never been a better time to sell your business. 2022 is a Seller’s Market for many reasons including: 1. Buyer activity is high. COVID 19 has created a backlog of buyers, which is driving demand for businesses in most industries. 2. Businesses are selling at a premium. We are seeing multiple, above asking price offers. The time to sell is now, before 1. Interest rates rise and buying power falls. 2. The Small Business Administration (SBA) down payment requirements increase and capacity to guarantee loans decreases. California Business Advisors can help you sell your business now or down the road. They are offering free Value Range Assessments so you can find out what your business is worth. We also assist our clients in preparing for the future sale of their business by walking you through our proprietary Value Driver training to ensure the HIGHEST possible sale price. Call or email Cristianna Coleman for more details at 858-500-2999. More details.
You're Invited to San Diego Food Bank's Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala Saturday, April 23, 2022
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
San Diego Food Bank Warehouse
9850 Distribution Avenue
San Diego, CA 92121
On Saturday, April 23, 2022, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank will host our 10th annual Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala outside, under the stars, on the grounds of the San Diego Food Bank’s 90,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Miramar, which will serve as the canvas and backdrop for a uniquely inspiring evening. The grounds of our one-of-a-kind venue will be transformed for an outdoor epicurean dining experience created by a collaboration of San Diego’s most celebrated chefs. A dozen of San Diego’s best-known chefs will be hosting 1-2 tables at the event, and will be cooking a unique, multi-course meal on site for their table guests. The evening will be filled with live and silent auctions, an open bar, exciting live musical entertainment and a moving tribute to our partners, those we serve, and our mission history. More details and registration.
Free Internships Available to Businesses at MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute TCI offers accelerated, hands-on courses that give students the technical skills, human development, and work-based experience needed to secure living wage employment in their chosen field. We believe that a skilled, educated workforce requires the collaboration of the primary stakeholders in the ecosystem: the students; the colleges who train them; and the employers, with their multitude of workforce needs. This internship model plays a central role in that collaboration, starting with you, our industry partner. Internship
Catalytic Converts: An Answer to the Surge in Thefts By District Attorney Summer Stephan
When we think of trends, it’s usually in fashion or style. But in law enforcement, there are also trending crimes. Today, the trend is stealing catalytic converters from automobiles. The part, which aids in making exhaust pollutants less harmful, contain three precious metals: platinum, palladium and rhodium, which are sold to scrap yards. A catalytic converter can be stolen in just minutes, making cars that sit higher off the ground, easy targets because of the easy access. It’s also rare to catch a thief in the act. More details.
Need Help with Your Energy Bill? (Source: SDG&E) SDG&E recognizes that this is still a challenging time for many customers and wants to help. Check out these energy assistance programs. More details.
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