720 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

October 10 , 2018
Cofounder and CEO  Chris Megison
Solutions for Change

Join us for the Economic Development Committee meeting  as we discuss an important issue in our city, HOMELESSNESS

Escondido Chamber of Commerce
720 N. Broadway
Thursday, October 11th
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch generously provided by 

Ahi Poki
71268-A Auto Parkway
Friday, October 12th
11:00am - 11:30am

Plates For Eight Networking Lunch
Wednesday, October 17th
11:30am - 1:00pm


Is there a single solution to ending homelessness?

Yes! No! Maybe? We could have a lengthy conversation and still not have an answer that we can all agree on. However, I think we can all agree that simply putting a roof over a person's head does not solve the root issues that lead to being homeless in the first place. 

Homelessness is not a new issue, but it is an increasingly prominent issue for our state and even our city. Fifty percent of the police calls are directly related to the homeless population. 

So, is there a SOLUTION?

Yes, but according to Chris Megison, Co-Founder and CEO of Solutions for Change, it is not a one size fits all approach that works. 

"There are few cities left in California where local leadership has succeeded in firewalling against very bad top down homeless policies. Escondido is one of those cities."
Chris Megison

Mr. Megison has been solving homelessness for decades through free market enterprise, and the personal and professional development of his clients. 

How has this solution been working?

Come hear from Chris Megison as to why we need to hold the line and reject the one size fits all government design in favor of a free market community driven approach TOMORROW at the Economic Development Committee meeting at noon. Let us know you are coming as lunch will be provided. 

Rorie Johnston
The 2019-2050 Regional Plan
SANDAG to Host Forum in Escondido

SANDAG  is in the process of developing San Diego Forward: The 2019-2050 Regional Plan. This plan will provide a big-picture vision for how the region will evolve over the next 30 years. As part of this development, SANDAG has started a comprehensive public outreach program to gather input regarding the future of transportation, land use, and quality of life for the region. The Regional Plan lays out a comprehensive path forward for our region and is intended to represent all the different communities and constituencies that encompass our diverse region.

Thursday, October 25, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Escondido Mayor Sam Abed 
and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus
Escondido Library, Turrentine Room
239 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, CA  92025
Be Prepared for an Emergency @ Work
SDG&E Outlines Measures to Take

A disaster, such as a fire or earthquake, can disrupt your business without warning - sometimes at great cost. Being prepared can help you restore operations faster and limit your losses. Good planning and preparation can teach employees how to respond, help protect operations, and save lives should an emergency occur.  Here are five ways to stay safe in your workplace:
  • Know the location of the nearest exits, evacuation routes, automated external defibrillator (AED) and fire extinguishers.
  • Know your building security and floor leaders.
  • Participate in emergency exercises, drills and training programs.
  • Advise your supervisor of potential hazards so these can be corrected.
  • Eliminate potential fire hazards by keeping offices and cubicles free from paper clutter; recycle all unnecessary paper.
To learn more, watch this video on emergency preparedness for the workplace.
        Chris Cochran, Marketing & Development Director

        Tina Inscoe, Membership Executive

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