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Chamber Benefits
Young Professionals
Are you a Young Professional or know one? Whether you are young in age or at heart, if you're a Chamber Member we would love to feature you in the newsletter. Please email philip@escondidochamber.org 
Chamber Workshops
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SCORE Presentation: Digital Business Automation 
4/18
Constant Contact: Power of the Inbox
4/19
SCORE Presentation: Master the Sales Process
Rorie Johnston  
How far are you willing to step outside your comfort zone?

This is a question I had to seriously consider when I was asked to support the Center for the Arts by participating in the second annual Dancing with our Stars. 

Rather than a "step", it was more like a "cliff dive" out of my comfort zone. Though I tend toward athletic activities, dancing has never been in the mix. I am the perpetual wall flower who admires others dancing, but have not done so myself. 

However, I believe in supporting the arts and am actively involved at the CCAE. And, the DWOS event is April 1, thus, I was willing to be a "fool for the arts"! Thankfully, my professional partner, Domonique from the Escondido Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been gracious and tough, teaching me some fancy foot work!

There are nine other teams performing this Saturday night, all of whom have invested countless hours in preparation and fund raising. 

I hope you are joining us. Bring your dancing shoes for the People's Choice awards in the Lyric Court. 

See you Saturday!


Sincerely,
 
Rorie Johnston
Escondido Chamber of Commerce Carnival
E. Washington Ave. & Ash St.



Have you heard about the Escondido Chamber of Commerce Carnival? Well if you haven't it's a carnival we host from March 30th - April 2nd. Bring the whole family to the corner of E. Washington Ave. & Ash to enjoy fun rides, great food and an exciting atmosphere.
Take Advantage of your Chamber Membership
Do you know what Chamber Master is?



Chamber Master is the best way to connect with other Chamber Members as well as other people in the community. Use this online tool to manage your information in the Chamber's directory, promote your "hot deals", and post job openings for your company. If you do not have a Chamber Master login please email philip@escondidochamber.org  
Business of the Month
Interested in highlighting your business?

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce is launching a new social media program for our Chamber Members to get more visibility called "Business of the Month". We will come to your location and Facebook Live stream your business! We will take an in-depth look at your business so people can better know what your company is about and some interesting details they might not know. When the live stream is over, the video will make its way to our YouTube channel. 

Please email philip@escondidochamber.org if you would like your business to participate. 

Business News
San Diego Union Tribune
Phillip Molnar

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The bad news for renters is rent keeps going up. The good news is the increases have slowed considerably.  Average rent reached $1,748 a month in San Diego County at the start of March, increasing 8 percent in a year, said MarketPointe Realty Advisers  in a report released Monday.  Despite the big yearly jump, the average rent rose just $5 a month in the last six months, or 0.29 percent.  It's unclear how important the modest increase is. On the surface, it would appear rent finally got too high. But, the report's author says that's probably not the whole story.

Local News
News Desk
Times-Advocate

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The Information Resource Center, operated by the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing (a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) is a free comprehensive resource for North County seniors, their caregivers and families, dedicated to improving senior well-being.  The Center provides information about available resources in the areas of: housing, home repair, transportation, food/nutrition needs, emergency assistance, medical and mental health issues, legal issues, and more. 
Annual Dinner Sponsorship
June 9



Our 107th Annual Installation and Awards Dinner is right around the corner! Complete your nominations by May 1st. For registration, sponsorship, and nomination information click here

Grand Ave Festival
May 21

Only two months away from the bi-annual Grand Ave Festival. If you're interested in the Grand Ave Festival or Banner sponsorship click  here!
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