October 4, 2017
Chamber Events
Grape Day 5K
Saturday, October 8th
Economic Development Committee
Thursday, October 12th
Business After 5 Mixer
Thursday, October 12th
Grand Ave Festival 
Sunday, October 15

Escondido Magazine

Chamber Benefits

Chairman's Message:
Good Reasons to Get Involved in Your Chamber
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce is one of North County's premier volunteer organizations. Our 450 members employ thousands of people and represent a substantial regional influence.
Our Board of Directors reflects a cross section of our diverse membership group. They are sole proprietors and presidents of large corporations. They bring exceptional management and financial skills to our organization.
We have developed outstanding relationships with our community's leaders and elected officials, including business-friendly leaders like Assembly member Marie Waldron, Supervisor Kristen Gaspar, Mayor Sam Abed and other members of our City Council.
We continue to offer effective, proven business tools that help our member businesses flourish. The Chamber creates and sponsors programs that enhance our community.
We are constantly improving our communication tools in order to effectively advise our members of issues that affect business.
Our members join and remain members because they choose to do so. Our Board of Directors, committee chairs and members are volunteers. They readily give hundreds of hours of their time, giving back to their community.
The Chamber promotes free enterprise and protects a strong, prosperous business community...and is the voice of business.
Thank you for your partnership. We do appreciate it!
Kevin S Svetich, CLU
Chairman of the Board

Mayor Sam Abed will hold a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway. 

Following a brief update by the Mayor, residents will have an opportunity to ask questions or share their thoughts on any topic relating to city government. 

The event is free and no reservations are required. The meeting will be videotaped and rebroadcast the following Sunday and Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. on Cox. Ch. 19 and AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99. This is the 14th town hall meeting Mayor Abed has held.
Member highlight... 
This week marks the 10th anniversary of Liljegren Law Firm headquartered in Escondido. 

How Attorney Scott Liljegren arrived:
  •  99 - 03: Navy JAG Officer
  • 03 - 04: Insurance Defense Associate
  • 04 - 07: Name Partner in PI Law Firm
  • 10/1/07 - Present: Liljegren Law Group
Today, Scott Liljegren was selected for inclusion in the 2018 Super Lawyers San Diego.

Congratulations, Scott! We wish you many more years of professional service our community!  
What are You waiting for? Grape Day 5K is THIS Saturday!
Kick up your heels and start your day of family fun with the Grape Day 5K! Run, walk, or stroll through scenic old Escondido while raising funds for Palomar Health's patient programs.

Participants will enjoy a finisher medal, t-shirt, and a goodie bag. All ages and physical abilities are welcome!

Help your chamber CEO earn bragging points by registering with TEAM ELEKTRA
The Walk to End Alzheimer's in Escondido surpasses all expectations
Over 800 people showed up for the Walk to End Alzheimer's at Escondido's Kit Carson Park, early  on Saturday  morning, September 23. Though chilly before the sun rose, the wet grass and cool temperatures did not dampen anyone's spirits. To the contrary, the crowd was invigorated and couldn't wait to start walking. The 820 registered walkers and others raised $84,000, more than double the funds raised in 2016!
Taking Public Transit? Check your route for updates. 
Service changes for specified BREEZE and FLEX routes will become effective October 8, 2017. The BREEZE and FLEX route changes were the result of a performance review of BREEZE and FLEX routes combined with outreach from the public. The service changes are designed to improve the efficiency and sustainability of NCTD.
The changes affect 20 different routes and zones, and range from discontinuation of service for under-utilized routes, to more frequent service in other areas, better alignment of certain routes, and transition of specified BREEZE routes to FLEX deviated fixed route service. A sampling of these changes include the following:


For specific information on the service changes, affected routes, and FLEX options, please visit:  GoNCTD.com/ServiceChanges
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