Thank you to all our retired and active-duty service people and their families today and every day.
Today is the day to go out of your way to thank a veteran for their service to this country and to all of us.
No matter what the political divide, when it comes to love of this country and the fundamental rights, we all are given as citizens of this country, we unite.
All gave some, and some gave all.
Here are some important upcoming events I want you to be aware of:
Tuesday, December 7th @ 4pm the Chamber's Government Affairs team is proud to welcome Escondido Police Chief Ed Varso as our special guest. Chief Varso has been at the helm of the Police Department since the beginning of 2020. He will be discussing some of the challenges the department faces during the pandemic, how they focus on a community-based model via engagement, a commitment to trust, and creating enduring partnerships. And he will discuss the homeless population here in Escondido. Please join us, IN-PERSON, for another important discussion about your Escondido community!
The following day on Wednesday, December 8th @ 4pm, the Chamber's Economic Development team welcome’s Escondido's Deputy Director of Economic Development, Jennifer Schoeneck. She will be presenting a Cal Competes Tax Credit workshop, and this program promises to bring real relief to many Escondido businesses. Hear it from an expert on what it takes to apply step-by-step.
Please join us, IN-PERSON, for another important discussion about your Escondido community!
Finally, on Thursday, December 9th @ 5:31pm join us for our 11th Annual Community in Unity as we return to the City Hall Rotunda for this annual kick-off to the Holiday Season. The evening’s festivities will include a variety of local restaurants, breweries, cafes, and wineries showcasing their epicurean delights, savory dishes, sweet desserts, and libations for everyone to enjoy. Holiday entertainment from local choirs provides a truly joyful atmosphere, and guests are encouraged to bring new pajamas and toys to help spread some holiday cheer!
Pajama Drive: Please bring NEW, unused Pajamas of ALL sizes to benefit the Friends of Scott organization & the Ronald McDonald House.
Toy Drive: Please bring NEW, unwrapped toys for both boys & girls ages 4-12, to benefit the Escondido Police Athletic League.
It’s going to be a busy week and there is something for any businessperson to pick up on at all of these vents. More details and registration can be found on the Chamber's website.
And finally, congratulations to City Council member Joe Garcia for organizing the rally to “Slow Down Escondido” this past Friday at City Hall. Thank you to all of you who came out in support. We all need to remember to slow down, pay attention and slow on the yellow.
Help Envision the Future of Escondido Public Library
The Escondido Public Library invites you to help plan the future of your public library by participating in an online survey available through November 17. The survey is available in English and Spanish. Responses will be used in planning the next five years for the Escondido Public Library.