“Can’t we all just get along?” is the quote famously attributed to Rodney King. Remember this? Has the political divide grown so wide that all reasoning and sensibilities are gone? We here at the Chamber have an advantage. We’re able to see and hear from a vast array of businesses all either managed or owned by people. People like you or me. Or your neighbor. And the overwhelming percentages of these people are intelligent, law abiding citizens wanting to do the right thing. Wanting to succeed at their chosen field or craft, wanting to provide for their families and love ones. These people are part of the local business community. Whether they are the employer or the employee who fill one or hundreds and in some cases thousands of jobs providing the income which fuels our economy paying for housing, cars, schooling and more. That’s the way it works. These are good people who do “get along” --- The silent majority.
And believe it or not there is good news. Let’s review:
-Barrel Republic is opening soon
-Carvana chose Escondido
-5G is almost here
-Act II Consignments opened
-Clovis Glass opened
-Tony Pepperoni Pizzeria opened
-New Vintage Church moved downtown
-The stock market is at an all-time high
-Several vaccines are approved and being distributed
-December saw the City of Escondido issue more than 100+ new business licenses
This is just a partial list, of course, but the point is there are good things happening all around us. And let’s not forget that even during the most trying of times there is good.
The Chamber is dedicated to helping highlight the good in our business community, address issues affecting local business and committed to help support local businesses succeed. Our Escondido Lookin' Grand and Escondido Eats FB Groups are growing and connecting more locals with more businesses.
Please continue to support local businesses whenever you can. #EscondidoStrong
James Rowten (JR)