720 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
JANUARY 17, 2018
JANUARY EVENTS
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Jalapeno Grill & Cantina

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Special Guest: Jeff Epp, City Manager
Escondido Chamber of Commerce

7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
J & M's Family Restaurant
Speaker: Vista Del Lago Memory Care Executive Director
Channa Kelly, LNHA, LMFT
Greetings!

Taxes. We know as Californians that high taxes are one of the premiums we pay to live in this state. But, with the recent passing the of the Tax Reform Bill, CA tax rates have received more than usual observation and perhaps scrutiny.

A recent article in the Mercury News by John Woolfolk, Why do Californians pay more state and local taxes than Texas, compares CA taxes collected to benefits rendered.

"Of the five most populous U.S. states — California, Texas, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania — only New York collects more state and local taxes per resident than the Golden State,  according to The Tax Foundation , an independent Washington, D.C., tax policy nonprofit."

"As the federal tax overhaul puts a spotlight on high-tax states like California, which just unveiled a new $131.7 billion budget proposal with a $6.1 billion surplus tabbed for rainy-day reserves, it has renewed the debate over whether Californians pay too much for their government."

The info graph below shows how California compares the top five most populous states.
MONTHLY EVENTS
| January 17, 2018 | 11:30AM - 1PM
Escondido Chamber of Commerce
| January 23, 2018 | 7:30AM - 9PM
Special Guest: City Manager Jeffrey Epp
J&M's Family Restaurant
| January 26, 2018 | 7:15AM - 9AM
Speaker:  Vista Del Lago Memory Care Executive Director
Channa Kelly, LNHA, LMFT
Escondido Arts Partnership
| Febuary 8, 2018 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
HIGHLIGHTED BUSINESS
Our goal is to provide the highest quality of transportation services for our clients. We provide services throughout Southern California. If you need a ride for you and your friends or for corporate needs, we are your right selection. Airport service, convention transportation, and wine tours are just some of our services. 

Wright Trammel Transportation provides transport services to those who are in need of assisted transportation. We combine state-of-the-art technology with great personal service.

Wright Trammel Transportation is dedicated to serving our customers through professional transportation services that fill the gap between personal and public transportation. Wright Trammel Transportation will provide transportation of the highest quality and value with direct focus on meeting the needs of our customers and will respond to customers with promptness, sensitivity and always with integrity. At Wright Trammel Transportation, we strive to exceed your expectations.
Call Us:   760-789-7252

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OPEN HOUSE
The Escondido Chamber welcomed five new businesses at the Chamber Open House last night.
Dr. Gordon Luan - ReevoMD PC / Andy Soler - Saba Inc. / Arlene Caranza - DexYp-Thryv
Skye Grayson & Katelyn Parson - NCEPT Physical Therapy / Lora Starry - EZ Signs USA
RIBBON CUTTING
Feb. 21, 2018 | 3:30PM

Help us welcome Tri State General Contractors to the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. 

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AMBASSADORS
Want to be a part of an energetic and dynamic group of people at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce?
The Ambassador Committee would like to meet you. Apply today and save February 1st for the Ambassador orientation breakfast.
STAY INFORMED
Each year at the annual State of the City event, the Escondido City Council recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Escondido through volunteer service. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Escondido City Council awards.
 
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their service to the community? If so, submit a nomination. Award nomination forms can be obtained on our website at  https://www.escondido.org/council-awards.aspx  (the website also includes a list of past award winners). The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24. A sub-committee of the City Council will review all nominations and make its final selection later this month. 
 

The event is free and open to the public, with an optional breakfast offered for an additional charge. Breakfast tickets can be purchased online at  https://www.escondido.org/state-of-the-city-address.aspx
North County organization dedicated to improving the lives of seniors welcomes new leadership
The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing announces new Executive Director Sarah Benson 
and names new Board of Directors Chair Alison Driessen.

LOCAL EVENTS
Businesses looking to Sponsor this Event, please contact Rorie@escondidochamber.org
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