April 26, 2017
Ribbon Cuttings
Join the Chamber in welcoming our newest members!

Talk of the Town Car War Wash 
400 Brotherton Road
May 1st 10:00 am - 11:00 am


830 W Valley Parkway,
May 3rd 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

651 W. 5th Ave
May 5th 10:00 am - 11:00 am


200 E via Rancho Pkwy, Ste.455
May 10th 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Feedback Survey
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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 
Escondido Magazine
Business & Industry in Escondido
This is the theme for the Summer issue of EM. Would you like to highlight your business and let Escondido know what you do?
Talk to us about advertising in the next issue.
Special advertorial rates starting at $199.
Ad deadline May 12
Call Claudine or Phil at:
760 745-2125
click here for a  MEDIA KIT 
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Rorie Johnston
If you are over 40, chances are that you relied on the resident expert, the 12 year old, to help you understand and connect on social media and order from Amazon. 
Hence, Challenge #2 of 4 from Weblink International, Engaging Young Professionals:
 
The Value of Time & Space

Young professionals value time and space differently from their predecessors. They do not  have the patience for imposition. For example, a Baby Boomer will wait for a sale, cut out the coupon and drive to the store to purchase a desired item. In contrast, the young professional will bid on a product online, instantly buy it and have it delivered without ever leaving home or the office.

THE CHALLENGES

Time is scarce. The line between personal and professional time has traditionally been  blurred for association members. Baby Boomers perceive after hours events as worthwhile  time commitments while young professionals draw a distinct line between their personal  and professional time and highly value personal time spent with peers.

Nothing personal. Young professionals do not typically need to make business connections  in person. They connect digitally and are large consumers of multi-media. Often they prefer
podcasts, webinars and videos over going to an event to see and hear a speaker, unless it is  with a group of friends.

ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY

Be friend friendly. Create events specifically for the younger crowd, and reward your young  professional members for bringing friends to these events. Once your Millennial members  meet and befriend other association members, your events compete less with their personal  time and may become one of their preferred activities.

Bring on the videos. Online access to videos offers your message 24 hours per day, seven  days per week. The convenience of membership coupled with the information they need  benefits young professionals on their terms.

Speaking of videos, here is a business highlight created by our young professional, Philip Guevarra. 
 
Business of the Month Masson & Associates

All great tips for building your business. However, there is still value in personally connecting with someone over coffee...so reach out to a young professional this week and have a face to face conversation. 

Sincerely,
 
Rorie Johnston
Mayor Abed special guest at GAC
Escondido Chamber of Commerce
May 2nd 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Mayor Sam Abed has been serving on the Escondido City Council since 2004. Recently, the council set for the updated Action Plan to address the top priorities for Escondido. 

Join us at the Government Affairs Committee, on May 2, at 4:00, at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce to meet with Mayor Abed and representatives from other elected officials. 

GAC is a member benefit, chaired by Kevin S. Svetich, CLU
Special Lunch Bunch
Orange Glen High School
May 4th  11:45 am - 12:45 pm



Orange Glen High School offers a dynamic culinary arts program, complete with a state of the art kitchen facility. Students learn many levels of cooking including international cuisine, pastry making and restaurant management. 

A few times each year, the students prepare and serve a restaurant quality meal for school staff and select community members. The Escondido Chamber has been invited to enjoy lunch served by the Culinary Arts students on May 4th. Seats are limited and RSVPs are needed by April 26. Lunch is $10.00 + tip. 

Take Advantage of your Chamber Membership
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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

Business 
Los Angeles Times
Associated Press

 

Stock markets around the world have made only modest moves Wednesday, waiting to see what  President Trump has in store for U.S. tax policy.  Stocks have leaped since November, large part because of expectations that lower taxes and looser regulations for businesses are on the way. The White House is expected to  unveil its first tax proposal  Wednesday, and officials have described it as "the biggest tax cut" in U.S. history, though the announcement is likely to include only broad outlines and few details.
 
Stocks hold steady as investors await Trump's tax proposal
Government 
CalWatchDog
Chris Reed


The chief executive of the California High-Speed Rail Authority - former Caltrans director Jeff Morales - is resigning in June from the agency after five years overseeing the state's $64 billion bullet train project.  The  announcement  Friday prompted Gov. Jerry Brown and others to praise Morales for leading the authority during a contentious period in which it managed to break ground on the bullet train's system initial 118-mile segment but struggled to find funding that would actually allow for construction of a statewide network. 

Bullet train roundup: CEO out as project faces lawsuit and federal threats 
Community 
Times-Advocate
Sheryl Bennet



Following the recent retirement of Chief Russ Knowles, Interim City Manager Jeffrey Epp has named Rick Vogt as the new Fire Chief for the City of Escondido.  Chief Vogt started with the City of Escondido in 2015 as the Division Chief for Training and EMS, and was promoted to Deputy Chief of Operations in 2016.

City of Escondido Appoints New Fire Chief 
Annual Dinner 
Special thanks to our Sponsors 
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The 107th Annual Installation and Awards dinner is right around the corner! 
Enjoy an evening of entertainment and fine dining as we celebrate excellence in Escondido.

Reservation & Sponsorship requested by May 29. For reservations and sponsorship click here
Grand Ave Festival
May 21

Just over one month away from the bi-annual Grand Ave Festival. If you're interested in the Grand Ave Festival or Banner advertising click  here!
Banner ad deadline: 5-2
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