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April Moonlight Mixer Information
Celebrate Spring by growing your professional network and cultivating new relationships! Join us at Westmont Encinitas, a Senior Living Community, for a fun evening and an opportunity to meet people from a variety of industries. Please don't forget to bring a prize for the opportunity drawing!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
5:30 – 7:30 pm 
Westmont of Encinitas
1920 S El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
Members News
Community Resource Center:
Tea by the Sea
Community News
CSUSM Extended Learning Open House
Tuesday, April 5
​​4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Join CSUSM Extended Learning for a spring semester open house. You are invited to tour their interactive learning spaces and talk to their ambassadors about the creative collaborations and teaching methods for students at all stages of life in the Extended Learning Building at Cal State San Marcos.
Taste Of Leucadia
Join the community as North Coast Highway 101 comes alive in a celebration of the culinary flavors and local libations that make Leucadia so unique. Don't wait to get your tickets, as they will not be available at the door once the event sells out!

Your ticket includes:
20+ tastes from local restaurants
20+ beverages to sample (All Access only)
Six Sip Stops inside Leucadia businesses
Two libations gardens
Live music at five locations
Six shuttle stops along the event route
Spring sunshine, ocean breezes and camaraderie

For more information or to purchase tickets visit leucadia101.com
Bumann Ranch Tour
38th Annual Encinitas Street Fair
The 38th Annual Encinitas Spring Street Fair hosted by Encinitas 101 Main Street Association is this weekend, April 9th and 10th from 9am to 5pm!

Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, children’s rides, Bike Valets, the kid/dog-friendly beer garden! Take advantage of free family fun, entertainment, a National Award Winning MainStreet and a traditional So-Cal beach town. Come for the sun, stay for the moonlight.
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)
Poetry Slam
City of Encinitas Recreational Programs
Encinitas Spring Program & Summer Camp Guide out now! Registration began March 7. The City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is pleased to present the Spring Programs and Summer Camps Guide. Guides will be mailed beginning this weekend to Encinitas residents. The online guide is available at www.EncinitasParksandRec.com.

Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16,10am-12pm
Encinitas Community Park 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas

Adding to the fun of 20,000 eggs, this year's event will feature Kathryn the Grape live in concert. No sign-up is required for this event, just bring your basket and enjoy the fun! For additional event information, visit www.EncinitasParksandRec.com.
Encinitas Council Decides on Districting Map 
The City of Encinitas has created their new district lines while making sure to create "the least amount of displacement". Officials say they made this minor change to even out the districts, but residents should not feel a significant shift. 

This redistricting map was chosen among 40 other options. To learn more click the link below. 
San Diego Botanical Gardens Launches Access Afternoons
SDNEDC-Investor the San Diego Botanical Garden in Encinitas has launched their new program "access afternoon". This program is to bring new visitors to the garden and was supported by a generous grant from the Institute of Museums and Libraries . 

To learn more about how to get involved, check out the link below. 
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
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.
Free Internships Available to Businesses at MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute
TCI offers accelerated, hands-on courses that give students the technical skills, human development, and work-based experience needed to secure living wage employment in their chosen field. We believe that a skilled, educated workforce requires the collaboration of the primary stakeholders in the ecosystem: the students; the colleges who train them; and the employers, with their multitude of workforce needs. This internship model plays a central role in that collaboration, starting with you, our industry partner.
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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