News & Updates
December 2nd, 2020
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JR's Weekly Column
Big changes are coming. You can feel it. When aren’t there big changes? Allow me to list a few; new President, County Supervisor, local City Council member, 5G, big screens getting bigger, Bluetooth everything, and EV cars only by 2030. We’re drowning in change or as I’m going to choose to look at it; we’re drowning in opportunity.

Time to think differently, shake things up, make some waves, swim upstream, or as our Board Chair Don Romo challenges “think big”! I’ve never had an issue with this having driven myself to sleep thinking big about how I was going to spend my lottery ticket winnings many times. Talk about big.

Following along with this thought I read with sorrow the recent passing of Tony Hsieh founder of Zappos. Here’s a person who never gave in to conventional thinking. He truly thought big. From most accounts he built his wealth following one core driver and that was always pleasing others. It worked and at a very early age he graduated from Harvard, built and sold his first business within 3-years of graduation for $265 million dollars and was on his way.

Tony’s story is much deeper and quite interesting. His is but one of many stories of children of immigrant parents who came to this country and made a difference.

Your Escondido Chamber of Commerce is committed to making a difference too. With a pro-active, engaged Board we’re laying the pathway to a new more vibrant and relative Chamber committed to raising the business community back to its rightful place as the hub of commerce in North County San Diego.

Think big? I wouldn’t want it any other way!


James Rowten (JR)
Last Week's Poll Results: "What Is Your Favorite Thanksgiving Pie?"

Pumpkin = 35%
Apple = 35%
Other = 18%
Cherry = 6%
Sweet Potato = 6%
Chamber Events & Programs
December Rising Star Students of the Month Scholarship Program

Wednesday, December 16th
@ 9:00am
10th Annual Community In Unity
Thursday, December 17th
5:00pm - 9:00pm
California Center for the Arts - Northern Lights

  • Pajama Drive
  • Blanket Drive
  • Toy Drive & More!
Business Resources
Escondido News & Happenings
City News & Updates
The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. The City of Escondido is actively taking measures to keep our community safe and to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We are committed to following the Governor’s and the County Public Health Officer’s orders in a combined effort to keep our population healthy and safe while providing essential services to our residents.
Member News & More
Legislative Updates & More From Senator Brian Jones
Senator Brian Jones has created a legislative video update specifically for the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, which we are encouraging all of our members to view.

Senator Jones also has his annual Holiday Open House planned virtually this year for Wednesday, December 9th from 5-8pm, where attendees will have a chance to speak Senator Jones and his Staff.
Escondido Arts Partnership Presents: Summation 2020

December in the Municipal Gallery is Summation 2020, the annual exhibition that asked artists to complete their vision, journey, and process throughout the year.
SDCCU's Annual "Presents For Paws" Benefitting Local Shelters
SDCCU is proud to support animal shelters and rescues throughout Southern California this holiday season,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell. “We encourage the members of our communities to donate online to help raise much-needed funds for these extraordinary organizations.”
SDCCU hopes to raise $10,000 throughout the holiday season. In San Diego County, collections will benefit San Diego Humane Society; in Riverside County, collections will benefit Animal Friends of the Valleys; and in Orange County, collections will benefit the Home Free Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. Monetary donations will be accepted online this year at sdccu.com/paws.
Scene In Escondido: Peace Family Holiday Lights