The holidays are in full swing. Let the eggnog flow and mistletoe hang; it's a time of joy for many, and some added stress for others. Lists are longer, time is shorter, and if we allow, the spirit of Christmas can become lost or muted.
For many Escondido merchants, the Holiday shopping season can account for as much as 40% of their annual business while other businesses are centered on the next holiday party or year-end bonus. Let's agree to put down any differences, forget the past, forgive each other and count our blessings.
We here at the Chamber are as busy as any other time of the year. We're taking the time to reorganize, reenergize and begin a New Year fresh with ideas, opportunities, and a focus on building this Chamber's value to our members, community, and each other.
That's right, each other. We share the belief here at the Chamber that we can be kind, respectful, truthful and considerate of each other and still achieve our goals. We choose to look for the positive in each other and carry this out in everything we do. Let the naysayers take up there time on anything less.
I have a double-door to my my office where I like to post meaningful quotes or messages that I want to keep in focus and share with staff. I posted the following last week: "Some people won't like you. You will live". We understand and carry out our mission daily here at the Chamber, we talk the talk, but we also walk the walk. We can't change the past, but we can start anew and create a new narrative.
Along those lines, I invite you to join us tomorrow evening (5:31p to be exact) at City Hall where we will
be celebrating our 9th annual Community in Unity celebration. Enjoy some of Escondido's finest food, spirits, and live Christmas
s we join with the City of Escondido's staff and Mayor in celebrating all that is good in Escondido during this Christmas season. A link to the event is
Merry Christmas to all from your friends at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce!
Our poll question this week is:
Last week's poll question and results:
What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Sweet potatoes takes the win!