June 14, 2017
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Wednesday Jun 21, 2017
Friday Jun 23, 2017
Tuesday Jun 27, 2017
Thursday Jul 13, 2017
Ribbon Cutting

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Thursday, June 22nd
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2150 Centre City Parkway
Wednesday, June 28
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Rorie Johnston

An Escondido Chamber tradition since 1912, the 107th Annual Installation and Awards dinner took place on Friday night. It is an event that we look forward to, for many reasons:
  • We get to honor business leaders, organizations and volunteers for their commitment and impact on our community.
  • We get to thank our board members and ambassadors for serving and leading the chamber.
  • We get to install new leaders on the board and appoint new ambassadors.  
The celebration is a culmination of a year's worth of hard work and achievements. In the case of the chamber 107 years of working for a prosperous economy, vibrant community and strong leadership. 

Renowned Artist Stephen Fishwick
It is also an evening of hobnobbing and special entertainment. The performance by artist Stephen Fishwick, who kicked off the evening with a live painting of the Statue of Liberty, will be remembered for years! 

Congratulations to the award recipients:

Community Organization of the Year,
Escondido Police Department
Community Enhancement,
George and Cynthia Weir
Entrepreneur of the Year,
Maurice Trammel and Cheryl Wright, WTT. 
Family Owned Business of the Year,
Alhiser-Comer Mortuary
Jack Raymond Civic Engagement Leadership Award,
Dr. Karen Haynes
Business Leader of the of the Year,
Dr. Derry Connolly 
Ambassador of the Year
John Schwab
Board Members of the Year,
Matt Pound and Ernie Cowan

A special thank you to our outgoing Board Chair, Linda Bailey. 

We appreciate your contributions and passion for our city!


Rorie Johnston
News Desk

Ginger Larson

Palomar Health Foundation has appointed Evangeline J. ("Ginger") Larson as its new chairman and Harvey Hershkowitz as vice chairman effective July 1, 2017.  "Their appointments carry on a vision of tapping board leaders in the Inland North County with the passion and purpose to address the growing needs of the communities served by the Palomar Health District. This includes a successful era of fundraising and services that increasingly emphasize a patient-first experience," said a statement from the foundation. 

Chris Reed

California reformers seeking sweeping changes in the state's criminal justice system have a new target: burdensome traffic tickets.  The leading proponent of the proposal is California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. She is working on a plan to decriminalize minor traffic infractions by having them handled in civil court instead of criminal court.  Cantil-Sakauye  told the  Los Angeles Times that it is unacceptable that people who are too poor to pay tickets or who miss court hearings related to the tickets end up in jail or are unable to get to work, wreaking havoc in their lives. 

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Escondido Public Library's 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World offers reading fun and special events for all ages from June 19 - July 31, 2017. Participants log reading and event attendance online at library.escondido.org/summer enabling anyone to take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using computers at the Library. Summer readers have the opportunity to earn prizes donated by dozens of local businesses.  The following free Summer Reading Challenge programs will be offered for Adults (ages 18+)

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