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Escondido, CA 92025

November 08, 2017
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November 2017
Thursday, November 9th

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
North Inland Live Well Center
649 West Mission Ave. 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Citracado Dental

Friday, November 10th

CHAMBER CLOSED

Tuesday, November 14th

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bellamy's Restaurant

Wednesday, November 15th

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Vintana Wine & Dine

Friday, November 17th

7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
J & M's Family Restaurant 

December 2017
Tuesday, December 5th

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
On the Boarder Mexican Grill & Cantina


5:01 PM - 8:00 PM
Escondido City Hall Dome


7th Annual Community in Unity


 
Sponsor Ornaments will decorate the Rotunda and highlight your business!
Escondido Magazine
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Giving Tuesday
New Participants

 
 



If you are participating in Giving Tuesday, let us know so that we can add you to our list! 

Please contact  liz@escondidochamber.org

New Members
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce would like to Welcome our Newest Members!
 
     
 

 


Grand Openings
 
Please join  Stone & Glass  for their long awaited Grand Re-Opening:

Saturday, November 11, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Local Events
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Carnival 
Nov. 9th - 12th 
 
The Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade "Christmas at the Cinema"
Saturday, December 9th at 9:30 AM

Advertising space is available in the Parade Program that is handed out to thousands of spectators. Please contact parade@escondidojaycees.org for pricing. 
 

Greetings!
 
Its open enrollment season and many employers are facing plan changes and premium increases for their group's fourth quarter health insurance. Here is a quick breakdown to help navigate the system. 
 
For Medicare eligible, the Medicare Annual election Period (AEP) started October 15 and ends December 7. In this period you can enroll or change your Medicare Advantage (MA) or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD). This is also the period you can enroll in, change or disenroll from a Part D plan (PDP). You may also switch to Original Medicare. New coverage will begin January 1, 2018.
 
The 2018 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for Individual and Family Plan (IFP) coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now in progress.
 
The nationwide 2018 OEP (for coverage effective 1/1/2018) lasts 45 days: November 1 to December 15.
 
Covered California's OEP (on exchange) runs November 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018.
 
The ACA mandate is still the law, those who do not comply by having minimum essential coverage in 2018 could face fines.
Next year, Anthem Blue Cross will only offer Individual and Family Plans in three regions of Northern California and impacted customers will need to choose new plans for 2018
 
Comparison quoting (comparing options both IN and OUT of the exchange) is available. Some carriers have relaxed their participation guidelines making it easier to qualify for group benefits and COBRA and HR support is available.
 
Need help? Look no further than your Chamber of Commerce directory. We have you covered.
 
Here's to your health.
 
Kevin S Svetich, CLU
Chairman of the Board
Member Highlight
SD Party Rentals is Escondido's only 5 Star Event Rental Company and is proud to be a new member of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. 

SD Party Rentals specializes in Weddings,  Birthdays, Showers, and Anniversaries, as well as Non-Profit, Charitable and Corporate events.  As a gesture of their appreciation, they would like to offer 10% off of your first order! Bring in or mention the coupon below to receive your discount.



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the running to bring a 10 -12 week live music series to Escondido starting next year!
Sponsored by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through free live music, Escondido now has the chance to qualify as one of 15 winning organizations competing in the 2017 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido, along with their partners, the San Diego Music Foundation,  Palomar College and
the  Escondido Chamber of Commerce, submitted this proposal to bring a LIVE music series and mini-festivals to Grape Day Park.

The park, an absolutely beautiful, but overlooked and underused gem in Escondido would be revitalized as a place for the
community to gather and socialize. Community Programs Manager, Stephany Farley, commented that "This is a huge opportunity
for our community. Since Levitt began granting these awards in 2015, no City in California has been chosen to receive one. We
hope that Escondido will be the first!"
We are asked to turn to friends and supporters  #Escondido and the California Center for the Arts to cast an online vote which started November 1st, to support this effort. We need community participation to get as many online votes as possible to bring the concert series to town. Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received,  will be one of the key factors when the Levitt Foundation selects up to 15 winners.

Help Bring Live Music to Escondido!  #CaliforniaCenterfortheArts

B uilding program is largest in the history of the San Diego County health system


Our Backyard Friends
By Assemblymember Marie  Waldron

California is a great state with a rich diversity of native wildlife.  In the mid-1980's, I took Project Wildlife training as a native songbird rehabilitator, and have rescued many orphaned baby birds or injured adults through the decades.

This session my AB 1031, signed into law, creates the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund setting up voluntary tax return checkoffs providing resources to non-profits who rehab injured, orphaned or sick native wildlife. 

So who do you call if you find or notice an injured or sick wild animal?  Depending on the situation, its best to not touch them until given instruction.  In the case of baby birds, parents are most likely watching or an animal might be highly stressed or disease-ridden.  

 
As one of the most biologically diverse areas in the country, we are fortunate to have a number of wildlife rehabilitation organizations. In North San Diego, the Escondido campus of the SD Humane Society, recently merged with Project Wildlife and the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), cares for pets and injured or sick wildlife.  In Ramona, The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center focuses on the rehabilitation of predators, including bobcats, coyotes and hawks. The Center rehabilitates over 500 animals each year, releasing them back to the wild when possible.  Sunshine Haven in Riverside also rescues wildlife, including native reptiles.
 
These outstanding local organizations are mainly staffed by volunteers dedicated to nurturing native wildlife in this region.  They add an appreciation for our distinct wildlife and help them to survive.   If you have time, you may consider volunteering and getting to know more about your backyard friends!
 
Minority Floor Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75
th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of 
Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
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