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Escondido, CA 92025

November 01, 2017
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November 2017
Tuesday, November 7th

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
California Pizza Kitchen

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Escondido Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, November 9th

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
North Inland Live Well Center
649 West Mission Ave. 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Citracado Dental

Wednesday, November 15th

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Vintana Wine & Dine

Friday, November 17th

7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
J & M's Family Restaurant 

December 2017
Tuesday, December 5th

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
On the Boarder Mexican Grill & Cantina

5:01 PM - 8:00 PM
Escondido City Hall Dome

7th Annual Community in Unity

Sponsor Ornaments will decorate the Rotunda and highlight your business!
Escondido Magazine
Read it online, find it in the Times Advocate or pick up a copy around town. 

Chamber Benefits

Giving Tuesday
New Participants


If you are participating in Giving Tuesday, let us know so that we can add you to our list! 

Please contact  liz@escondidochamber.org

New Members
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce would like to Welcome our Newest Members!


Grand Openings

Saturday, November 4th, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please join  Stone & Glass  for their long awaited Grand Re-Opening:

Saturday, November 11, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Calling All Artists

Are you a local Southern California artist & your original work was made in the past 2 years?

ART RIOT: Uncensored November 10th - December 2nd, 2017

Rorie Johnston

Can music change a park?

The Levitt Foundation believes it can!

"The Levitt Foundation exists to strengthen the social fabric of America. We empower communities to transform neglected outdoor spaces into welcoming destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together and invigorates community life."

Here is our chance to put the foundation to the test.
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido has submitted a grant to the Levitt Foundation. The grant is part of a matching campaign that would sponsor ten summer concerts in Grape Day Park, free to the public.

But you must vote!

This is a vote that we can all agree on. Live music is good. Free live music is even better. And the best way to energize an outdoor space is to bring positive activity through the gathering of people for a common good.  Voting is open from Wednesday, November 1 through Monday, November 20.  The best part is you only get to vote once...so share this opportunity with everyone you know and ask them to vote as well.
Levitt Grant

What is Placemaking?

"Places are alive. Places are where people want to live, work and play. Where people simply want to be-again and again. Places have character, and they're a part of our traditions and memories. In contrast, spaces focus more on the physicality of a location-a point on a map that is less about people and more about its geography. Placemaking is about turning spaces into places by attracting a wide variety of people who just can't wait to return."


Rorie Johnston
Member Highlight

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Patio Playhouse on their 50th anniversary! 

The History of Patio Playhouse

Founded in 1967 by Curtis Babcock, Dale and Claude Baldridge, and Greg and Don Krueger, Patio Playhouse is the oldest continuously operating community theater in San Diego County. It was first located in a 70-seat machine shop on Hale Avenue in Escondido, but has since moved to its current location on Kalmia Street.
Patio's first production, "Rope" by Patrick Hamilton, opened on November 14, 1967. Since then, Patio Playhouse has produced over 400 shows for the San Diego community.
Patio Playhouse, Escondido's First Community Theater
Patio Playhouse, Escondido's First Community Theater

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Ribbon Cutting

I Love Kick Boxing Escondido is hosting their 
Ribbon Cutting
November 3rd at 4 PM
431 N. Escondido Blvd 
Escondido, CA 92025

Ohana Cupcakes is hosting their Ribbon Cutting November 22nd at 3 PM
200 E. Via Rancho Pkwy. # 107 
Escondido, CA 92025
Local Events
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Carnival 
Nov. 9th - 12th 

The Escondido Jaycees is excited to present their 67th Annual Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade "Christmas at the Cinema" on Saturday, December 9th at 9:30 AM.

The parade runs south on Broadway from Escondido High School to Grape Day Park. Following the parade, join us at Grape Day Park for our awards ceremony. As a reminder, please be aware that Broadway and many surrounding streets will close promptly at 8:00 AM on parade day and will reopen at the conclusion of the parade

Advertising space is available in the Parade Program that is handed out to thousands of spectators. Please contact parade@escondidojaycees.org for pricing.
Stay Informed

Planning Commission Approves The Villages Project

The Escondido Planning Commission voted 5-1 to endorse a plan to build 380 homes on the former fairways, tee, and greens of the Escondido Country Club.  The commission's recommendation on Tuesday, October 24th, which mirrors the planning department's stance, will be forwarded to the City Council, which is scheduled to make a final decision on New Urban West's project on Nov. 15. 

Please mark your calendars, and stay tuned for further information! 
The San Diego Union Tribune published an article and the photo   Click here to read the full story !
SBA Now Accepting 2018 
National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2018 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America's small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation's economy.

The dedicated website  www.sba.gov/nsbw/awards   provides forms, criteria and guidelines for submitting a nomination.
SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week, April 29th - May 5th, 2018, include the following:
  • Small Business Person of the Year
    • One from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery
    • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
    • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Public Official
    • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Volunteer
  • Federal Procurement Awards
    • Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
    • Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence (for large prime contractors who use small businesses as suppliers and contractors)
    • 8(a) Graduate of the Year
  • Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year
  • Small Business Investment Company of the Year
  • Awards to SBA Resource Partners
    • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award
    • Women's Business Center of Excellence Award
    • Veterans Business Outreach Center  Excellence in Service Award
All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 P.M. EST, Jan. 9, 2018.  All nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to the nearest SBA Office.  Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted as they contain personally identifiable information (PII). 

For contact information and other  District Office information  visit online at 
We Want to Highlight You!
We are looking to highlight your business in our weekly newsletters! 

If you would like your business in our weekly newsletters, please email  liz@escondidochamber.org
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