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Chamber Events
Moonlight Mixer
Tonight, celebrate Spring by growing your professional network and cultivating new relationships! Join us at Westmont Living, a Senior Living Community, for a fun evening and an opportunity to meet people from a variety of industries.

If you plan on attending please register and don't forget to bring a prize for the opportunity drawing! All attendees must wear a mask walking into the building and checking in, once in the designated Moonlight Mixer area outside you may take it off!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
5:30 – 7:30 pm 
Westmont of Encinitas
1920 S El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
Save The Date!
We are thrilled to announce our first Coffee Connections happening on May 13 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Broad Street Dough Co.!

Coffee Connections is an opportunity to build your professional network and strengthen relationships through facilitated networking, over a cup of coffee of course!

Typically held the 4th Friday of each month, Coffee Connections is a free monthly morning networking event. Prospective members are welcomed.
Members News
Community Resource Center:
Tea by the Sea
Community News
Encinitas4Equality's Dress to Shine Dress & Suit Drive
Let's create a beautiful prom season for all our students! From April 16- 25, E4E will collect donations at our Community Space (1900 N Coast Hwy in Encinitas) Saturday through Monday 11am - 4pm. Please donate lightly used: evening dresses suits (slacks, shirts, jackets) gender neutral formal wear formal shoes accessories (jewelry, purses, ties, headwear, etc)
SEO: Blog Publishing Best Practices
Best practices for writing blogs that will help optimize your website

Blogs can be overlooked, they are a goldmine of SEO opportunities.
As marketers, we want our efforts to be rewarded with high conversion rates and leads.
We are going to teach you how to:
  • Correct formating and use of H1-H2
  • Use Relevant Keywords
  • Write for Readability
  • Optimize a URL 
and a whole lot more!
Volunteers Needed!
29th Annual Interfaith Community Mayo
Taste of Cardiff is Happening on Cinco de Mayo!
If you haven't heard, Cardiff 101 is excited to announce that Taste of Cardiff will be returning to its traditional time of year, May 5th, and it promises to be a fiesta!

Tickets are on sale now! Ticket prices range from $30-$40 and will increase on the event day. Visit our website for more event information. 
NeuroLab 360: Donation Based Boxing Class
Encinitas Ballet:
Encinitas Rotary:
Wine & Food Festival
SDG&E Tree Rebate
Get paid to plant a tree! Qualifying SDG&E customers can get a $35 rebate for planting or potting a tree – up to five rebates a year. Get details at sdge.com/Tree-Rebate.
New AT&T Plan Offers Free Internet to Eligible Households
Access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet is critical, especially during these unprecedented times. That’s why we want to alert you of a new plan from AT&T that provides free broadband internet for eligible households. As part of their commitment to connecting more Californians to reliable, high-speed broadband internet, AT&T has recently announced a new discount internet program for low-income customers called Access from AT&T.
Business News
Covid-19 Impact on Small Businesses Survey
The Small Business Development Centers of California are collaborating with the State of California Office of the Small Business Advocate and California’s Women’s Business Centers to conduct a survey on the impact of Covid-19 on small business.  

As we are, hopefully, moving away from the pandemic, SBDC and its partners need your help to better understand the impacts on small business. ï»¿Please consider providing data through this short survey. All results are confidential, and reporting is only in the aggregate.

The survey closes on April 24. 
City of Encinitas Customer Survey - Permit Review Process
The City of Encinitas is committed to providing outstanding service to its customers. In 2020, the City transitioned to a completely online submittal system, and are evaluating the process for improvements. Your feedback is important and helps to continually improve and refine their services and the customer’s experience. Thank you in advance for completing this short survey.
4th Of July Parade Survey
ATTENTION ALL BUSINESSES ALONG EL CAMINO REAL. The city is thinking of having a 4th of July Parade along that corridor and want to make sure all of the businesses affected are on board with it. Please take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts, there are only 5 questions.
CSUSM's Business Reception & Trade Show is BACK!
Thursday, May 19th

Business Networking Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Senior Experience Trade Show: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

At the CSUSM, Kellogg Plaza & University Student Union

Why attend this signature event? You'll get to... Network with 200+ business professionals! Get inspiration for creative solutions for your business. Check out students' business skills that can help your organization! Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers while discussing innovative ideas with students and expert business faculty!
SBDC Microbusiness Grant Program
The County of San Diego is providing Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grants
This program provides grants of $2,500 to microbusiness owners who were in operation in 2019, still in operation today, and were impacted by the Covid-19 public health restrictions.
To be eligible you need to have:
  • Been in business on or before December 1, 2019 and still in business in 2022.
  • Have gross revenue under $50,000 (as reported for 2019). 
  • Demonstrated decline in revenue or service demand due to COVID-19 in 2020 or 2021 as compared to 2019.
  • Operating within the County of San Diego.
  • The business was the primary source of revenue for the business owner.
  • Not have received other sources of COVID relief such as a grant from a city, the state, or a forgiven PPP loan.
Many sole proprietors in industries such as hair styling, auto repair, consulting or similar service-based businesses may meet these criteria. 
To learn more about this program and apply visit https://www.sdivsbdc.org/county-of-san-diego-micro-business-grant-program/. Should you need assistance in filling out the application the San Diego North Economic Development Council will be holding office hours to assist business owners. Call Erik Bruvold at 760-510-5919 to arrange an appointment.
California Rebuilding Fund
Lendistry is excited to spread the word about a low-cost state-sponsored loan program available for businesses throughout California. California Rebuilding Fund loans can be used for working capital or growing your existing business – anything you need to help you succeed. They are coupled with non-profit business advising so you can confidently pay the loan back. Complete a pre-application to get matched with a non-profit lender in CA.
Small Business Stimulus Grant
If you are a small business or nonprofit entity (20 employees or less) that suffered economic losses due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a small business grant from the San Diego County.

If you have already applied and didn't receive the full amount you asked for you may ask for the additional funds you didn't receive. For this, email Joana.Santiago@sdcounty.ca.gov
Small Business Digital Alliance Publishes Library of Free Digital Tools from National Members, Fortune 500 Companies Available to Small Businesses
Today, the Small Business Digital Alliance (SBDA), a new public-private co-sponsorship between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Business Forward, Inc., published a comprehensive suite of free resources to help small businesses expand their customer base, manage their growth, find and retain talent, and enter new markets. These resources are being provided by some of America’s most respected leaders in business, government, economic development, and other aligned spaces. The SBDA previously announced its first slate of events and national members, including: Amazon, Comcast, Google, Meta, PayPal, Principal Financial Group, Square (Block, Inc.), TriNet, Venmo, Verizon, Visa, and ZenBusiness. Since launching, the SBDA has brought on LinkedIn and Microsoft as national members.
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