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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 
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Join the Chamber Friday March 24 in welcoming our new member Coastal Pavement Products to the community! More Info
Chamber Workshops
SCORE Presentation: Digital Business Automation 
Constant Contact: Power of the Inbox
SCORE Presentation: Master the Sales Process
Rorie Johnston  
Water continues to be an important topic for our region. Thus, the press conference, held today, at the San Diego County Admin Building with the San Diego County Water Authority and leaders of the community. Here is a snippet, but I encourage you to read the entire release here.

San Diego Civic and Business Leaders Call on MWD to 'Stop the Spending!'
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously adopted a resolution in support of efforts by the San Diego County Water Authority to recover nearly $250 million in illegal charges imposed on local water users in recent years by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and calling on MWD to end ratepayer overcharges, overspending and unplanned borrowing that have contributed to MWD doubling water rates over the past decade.
During a news conference at the County Administration Center, Water Authority Board Chair Mark Muir was joined by business and civic leaders to demand MWD "Stop the Spending!"
"MWD's irresponsible fiscal practices have doubled the cost of MWD's treated water over the past decade without a corresponding increase in water reliability," said Muir. "The overcharges will just get worse unless MWD is forced to reform its finances. MWD needs to face the fact that its wasteful overspending must stop."
"The continuous water rate increases have to stop!" said Supervisor Gaspar. "MWD needs to rein in its reckless spending to ensure reasonable water rates for its customers. County leaders are paying attention to your actions and will hold you accountable. We are calling on you to reform your practices to ensure a stable and trusted model for rate increases."
The news conference was the public launch of an education campaign led by the Water Authority to reform MWD's spending practices that impact nearly 20 million residents across MWD's six-county service area.

Read the complete article at:

We are fortunate to have a strong board serving our region, ensuring water self reliance and advocating for our best interests.

Rorie Johnston
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 if you would like your business to participate. 
Coffee with the Captain
March 28

How does public safety impact local businesses? Join us for a conversation at Coffee with the Captain with our guest, Escondido Police Captain Gregory Kogler. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Escondido Chamber of Commerce

Members - Free 
Guests -  $5.00
Reservation required by Friday March 24 RSVP
760 745-2125

This event is sponsored by ATT
Business News
San Diego Union Tribune
Rob Nikolewski

The Trump administration's  "skinny budget" found some money for nuclear waste.
And that may reflect a sense of momentum on Capitol Hill to find some sort of way to deal with the massive amounts of nuclear waste at plants such as the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), even though moving the spent fuel would take years.

The new administration unveiled its first budget blueprint on Thursday and proposed spending $120 million for starters to "initiate a robust interim storage program" while also looking at reviving the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada.

Local News
Marie Waldron


Assembly Bill, AB 1031, will help California's native wildlife receive care and rehabilitation provided by non-profit organizations throughout the state.  My bill allows taxpayers filing their tax returns to voluntarily `check off' a specified amount to support the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund.
On a daily basis, California's animal rehabilitation organizations rescue injured, sick or orphaned wildlife and provide them with medical treatment, care, protection and nourishment with the ultimate aim of reintroducing them back into the wild.  Like all nonprofits, animal rehabilitation organizations need funding to continue to serve our state.

Protecting California Wildlife
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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