720 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

September 11 , 2019
Economic Development Committee Meeting

Escondido Chamber of Commerce
720 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA  92025

Thursday, September 12th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ribbon Cutting

Quality Inn
501 W. Mission Avenue
Escondido, CA  92025

Monday, September 16th
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Lunch Bunch

Shakey's Pizza Parlor
329 W. Felicita Avenue
Escondido, CA  92025

Wed., September 18th
11:30am - 1:00pm
Little Mermaid @ Star Repertory Theater
September 13th - 22nd

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North San Diego County Association of Realtors - ADU Seminar
Wednesday, September 25th

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Escondido College & Career Fair 2019 
Thursday, September 26th

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Grape Day 5K and
Tots 'N Trucks
Saturday, October 12th

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Escondido's Job 
Shadow Day
Thursday, October 17th

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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." --- Winston Churchill.
This quote is one my favorite quotes by a true leader. Sir Winston Churchill faced incredible odds, unheard of challenges and chaos yet he was able to lead and inspire the British people like no other.
Your Escondido Chamber of Commerce (ECOC) has been busy this past week celebrating via our signature "ribbon cutting" celebrations as we welcomed the Grand Opening of the new digs of California Bank and Trust on Quince Street, as well as an official "ribbon cutting" ceremony for the new Springhill Suites on La Terraza Blvd. Both events were successful in celebrating these two new additions to our business community. Thanks to both Cal Bank & Trust and Springhill Suites for working with the Chamber, being active and involved members of the Chamber and contributing and adding to the positive changes of the business community of Escondido. And, of course a huge thank you to our Mayor Paul McNamara and the host of top-tier City staff in attendance who proudly represented the City at both events. We also want to thank our elected officials who were either at the events or had their representatives attend. That's support from:
- Senator Brian Jones
- Assemblywoman Marie Waldron
- Supervisor Kristin Gaspar
- Representative Duncan Hunter
We hope you've marked your calendars and are planning to join us tomorrow as we host our latest Business After 5 Mixer at Eagle Crest Golf Club. This is a great opportunity to meet new, like-minded business people, network with other business representatives and enjoy some food, drink....and win some prizes. You can sign up and register here.
The ECOC is closely monitoring the happenings in Sacramento as your elected representatives push through a slew of Bills with the intent of passing these on to our Governor for his signature and implementation January 1st. Stay tuned as we look to identify effects any of these changes can mean to your business.
I do want to single out one very key person who has contributed mightily to my transition to CEO here at the ECOC, and that's Chris Cochran our Director of Marketing and Development. This is not a new name to most of you here in Escondido but, I cannot over emphasize what he has meant to the ECOC and me over the last 90+ days. Thank you, Chris!

I want to sign off with one more Churchill quote: "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing after they've exhausted all other options."
James Rowten (JR)
        Chris Cochran, Marketing & Development Director

        Tina Inscoe, Membership Executive

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