720 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

September 26, 2018

Broken Yolk Cafe
503 E. Via Rancho Parkway
Friday, September 28th
7:15am - 9:00am

Ribbon Cutting: Kennedy's 
Meat Company
1766 E. Valley Parkway
Friday, September 28th
10:30am - 11:00am

Romano's Macaroni Grill
202 E. Via Rancho Parkway
Tuesday, October 2nd
11:30am - 1:00pm

Escondido Chamber of Commerce
720 N. Broadway
Tuesday, October 2nd
4:00pm - 5:00pm


The Escondido Chamber of Commerce Education Committee is hosting the first Connecting Business with Education Summit on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:30 am. The summit, sponsored by Erickson-Hall Construction and Newland Sierra, will provide businesses in the Escondido area with valuable information about
educational resources for internships, job placement, training and
certification through high school and adult education.

Tech and trade skills are vital for a strong, diversified workforce, and there are many career opportunities in Escondido where High
School graduates can begin with a certification, verses a four year
college degree. This ability to earn while you learn can lead to a
successful and rewarding career path, and that avenue will be a topic at the Summit.

The Summit will also showcase the trades that Escondido High School students are learning, such as culinary arts, auto shop, computer drafting, lab tech, nursing, metal fabrication and welding.

A panel of prominent Escondido employers will be speaking about the skills and experience needed for a rewarding career, including Matt Pound, General Manager, Weir Asphalt; Greg
Provance, General Manager, Vintana Wine + Dine; and Tina Pope,
District Manager, Service Excellence, Palomar Health.

When asked "What skills are important for entering your field of work?" Greg Provance from Vintana Wine + Dine said "A strong work ethic and sincere desire to learn, grow and improve is crucial. We are good at training the right people, but coming from an environment where they have a proven track record, backed by experience and industry recommendations are great." Vintana Wine + Dine is involved with Orange Glen High School's culinary arts program and routinely offers real world skill development opportunities for the students.

It takes a lot of people to run Palomar Health, which is the largest employer in Escondido, and not all of the positions require a doctorate. Tina Pope says "A strong work ethic, passion and commitment are the soft skills I am looking for when hiring. The hard skills can be learned, but the soft skills are critical for team building and patient care."

If you would like to attend the summit, registration is available online at https://tinyurl.com/CBWE-Summit. Breakfast is included and participants may also experience cutting edge education with an optional student led tour of Del Lago Academy immediately following the program.

Rorie Johnston
Business Matters
Trying to Keep California the Golden State

California is the world's fifth largest economy, but when our cost of living is considered, we have the nation's highest poverty rate and some of the nation's highest taxes and most stringent regulations. We are also considered one of least business-friendly states. For many working men and women, the "Golden State" has lost its luster.
My husband and I have owned our own business in Escondido for 24 years. The problems we encountered running that business were some of the primary reasons I first ran for public office.
This legislative session, I supported bills to stimulate business formation, provide more employment opportunities, job training and encourage overall job growth.  I introduced legislation to create greater work schedule flexibility, co-authored another to extend the state's Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program to bridge the skills gap for workers, and I also supported creating jobs and helping ease the housing shortage by limiting lawsuits involving projects that refurbish abandoned or vacant buildings. I was also the lead author on a resolution designating October as Women's Small Business Month, recognizing the economic importance of California's women entrepreneurs.

2018 North County Water Symposium
San Diego North EDC to Host Forum

Join water agencies and businesses from throughout North San Diego County forum to discuss the impact of water policy on North County's economy and then learn about contracting and business opportunities with agencies that annually spend a combined $450 million. 

Immediately following the presentations there will be an opportunity for agencies and North County firms interested in doing business with them to meet and exchange information about capabilities, contracting opportunities, requirements, key contacts and schedules of upcoming work and future RFPs.
        Chris Cochran, Marketing & Development Director

        Tina Inscoe, Membership Executive

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