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Thursday, August 17th
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Friday, August 25th
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From your Board Chair, Kevin S. Svetich, CLU,

Chambers of Commerce got their start in France in the 16th century and in the United States eight years before the Revolutionary War. Today, nearly every city and town across the nation has some form of organized Chamber of Commerce.

Most Chambers have a long history of involvement in economic development and in serving as a business advocate.

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce began as the Escondido Board of Trade in 1886, changing the name to the Escondido Chamber of Commerce in 1895.
In the 1950's and 1960's, Chambers placed major emphasis on economic activities. As we entered the 1970's with huge problems of inadequate housing, schools, community services and high unemployment, the new role for Chambers of Commerce expanded to socioeconomic concerns.

During the 1990's Chambers started focusing more on members and their specific needs. Businesses invested in Chambers of Commerce and in return received a tangible, definable product, service and/or action program having a direct impact on a business community's bottom line.

In the 21st century Chambers are more active in government affairs. As the leading association of business firms within the community, Chambers have great influence through the factual information they provide and the ability to keep Chamber members motivated to communicate regularly with their legislators.

Communities are what their citizens make them. The Chamber of Commerce can be the vehicle through which the communities needs are met.  
Members, Maximize Your Presence 
It's time to update your Chamber Member profile, for TWO important reasons: 
  • Your business information will be published in the October Escondido Magazine.
  • Your information appears on the Escondido Chamber Website as a virtual brochure under the Chamber Directory. 

Take a look at three excellent examples of members who are maximizing their presence on the Chamber website:

Need help logging into your account and maximizing your online presence? Contact Philip at 760-745-2125, or email philip@escondidochamber.org.
Tell the community about YOU
The Escondido Magazine has been a long standing, reliable, quality community publication. We are pleased to announce that the next edition will include a chamber member directory and articles of interest from business and industry leaders, elected officials and workforce development organizations. 

What's going on in your organization, industry or business? Let us know by contributing an article for the October Escondido Magazine. Go here for details and  Submit your articles today!
Palomar Health recognized as a national leader in the treatment of heart attack patients

The Palomar Health Heart and Vascular Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology as a national leader for treating heart attack patients.  Palomar Health received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Plus STEMI Recognition Award and NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for implementing the highest standard of care for heart attack patients.  "These awards show Palomar Health provides the best patient care," said Palomar Health Cardiac Catheterization Lab Director Mikhail Malek, M.D., FACC, FSCAI. "We deliver interventions to patients at the right time and send them home with optimum medication and follow up care." 

FedEx: The Sewing Machine Charity and Sewing Machines Plus

FedEx works behind the scenes to connect businesses and  non-profit organizations. Most recent is Route 78 Rotary's The Sewing Machine Charity and Sewing Machines Plus.  FedEx, links Sewing Machines Plus and the Escondido East Rotary Club, to support the Route 78 Rotary Club's project of supplying sewing machines to training centers in Mexico where hard working, single mothers are taught to sew. After training, the women are eligible to sew for clothing manufactures while they stay at home with their children.

To donate a used or new sewing machine, call Dale Proctor of the Route 78 Rotary Club at 760-855-9723
Escondido's East Valley Parkway widening to start soon
San Diego Union Tribune - J. Harry Jones

A construction project that will widen the last narrow stretch of East Valley Parkway at its most northern point in  Escondido is set to begin within a couple of months, city officials said.  The project will complete a long-term effort that began in the 1990's to make it easier for people to get to and from Interstate 15 as they travel through eastern Escondido from  Valley Center  and points further north. Much of East Valley Parkway, Bear Valley Parkway and Valley Center Road - the area's major thoroughfares - have already been widened, but it's taken years of planning and unexpected delays to get the final mile of East Valley ready for improvement.

Calling all Golfers. Register today!

We have posters available to help promote our Golf Tournament in September. If you would like to hang one at your place of business or know of a business who would like to display one, please come pick some up or let me know and I will deliver. Also if you're interested in sponsoring the golf tournament click here!
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