News & Updates
December 9th, 2020
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce
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Chamber News and Updates
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JR's Weekly Column
Your Escondido Chamber of Commerce like you is trying to navigate its way during these most unusual times. The pandemic has changed the way business is conducted for many of us and by all accounts some of these changes will be permanent. Not all of them, but some of them. People will always have the desire to connect with others whether that is in making a purchase, seeking advice, hiring staff or generally conducting business. Much of this connection is now done with social media and it is not a stretch to say that the world has gone digital. YouTube, FB, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter just to name a few now serve as dominant resources for many business transactions and often blur the lines between social and commercial. We bank online, fact check and research online. But, we can’t replace or duplicate the human interaction we all still crave. It’s part of who we are. We are social beings and when the time comes and we are all back to our pre-Covid-19 world we believe there will be pent up demand to get outside and connect. A movement to return to our pre-pandemic ways of doing business with a deeper respect for each other and appreciation of doing business together.

Along these lines we’re ready to up our game here at the Chamber. What’s that mean? We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes here at the Chamber strategizing how we take this Chamber with its more than 110+ year heritage of impact in not just Escondido but building on our full footprint of influence in inland North County San Diego.

One of the signature vehicles the Chamber has to connect the consumer with business is our bi-annual Escondido Magazine. This old-school print tool is building on its remodel started with the partnership forged with The City of Escondido and the Chamber. We’ve taken steps to improve the digital access to the Escondido Magazine along with the printed version which is distributed throughout Escondido and now beyond. The magazine has a 6-month shelf life, is heavily promoted on all of social outlets and exponentially shared amongst all of our membership. You’re reaching a targeted captive audience with your strategically placed ad and placing your business in the same company of many of Escondido’s finest businesses.

We feel Escondido businesses could maximize the opportunity of being a part of this legendary publication and joining others in supporting your Chamber of Commerce. 

If you need assistance with your Ad or have any additional questions please let us know.


James Rowten (JR)
Last Week's Poll Results: "What Do You Look For In Choosing a School For Your Children?"

Location = 36%
Teachers = 36%
Classroom Size = 18%
Curriculum = 10%
AP Courses = 0%
Extra Curricular = 0%
Real Time Hospital Capacity Data
The federal government on Monday released detailed hospital-level data showing the toll COVID-19 is taking on health care facilities, including how many inpatient and ICU beds are available on a weekly basis. Using an analysis from the University of Minnesota's...
Innovate 78 Launches Survey
Innovate78 (the cities of Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista) is conducting a survey to get a comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing industry along the 78 Corridor. If you’re willing, we would appreciate if you could answer a few questions regarding employment numbers, revenue, and changes in space utilization.
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
  • Toy Drive
  • Blanket Drive
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
Socially Distanced Santa to Visit The Super Dentists - Escondido on 12/21, 12/22, & 12/23
Palomar Family Counseling Partners With AmazonSmile For The Holiday Season
Your generosity makes all the difference this holiday season. Your donation supports critical mental health services for those without resources, and together we can create a world where everyone looks forward to tomorrow.
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