News & Updates
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce
is working remotely, holding virtual events,
and here for YOU!
Chamber News and Updates
Will You Be Making Plans To Travel Over The Summer?
YES - Driving
YES - Air
YES - Other
JR's Weekly Column
What a week it has been Escondido. 2020 has proven itself to be a real challenge so far. And your Chamber has stepped up to meet the challenge. We’ve continued to provide resources to our business community and support not only our new Chamber based initiatives such as Escondido Eats and Escondido Lookin’ Grand , but long-time community events such as The Rising Stars program. Plus, we have lent our support to other worthy programs delivering help to our community during this challenge. All of these efforts are deliberately chosen and executed to deliver on the Chamber’s mission to serve, support, and build a business environment that provides the best chance for success in
Escondido. Rising tides lift all boats. That’s how it works in Escondido: we help each other.

Escondido should stand proud as together we have faced this pandemic with the resolve to do whatever we’re asked for the greater good of us all. That’s also how it works in Escondido. #EscondidoStrong.

And, I’d like to acknowledge the extraordinary work exhibited by our Police Chief Ed Varso and his department. They are doing the tough job on a daily basis of enforcing the laws of our City while preserving the inherent rights enjoyed by all Escondidans. It takes balance, courage, and leadership to navigate through these times.

Please get involved with the Chamber. We need your support. This Chamber has survived one pandemic, and we’ll continue to meet the challenges of this one …some expected and others not.

Together Escondido will continue to evolve, and together we can have a voice in that evolution.


James Rowten (JR)
Last week's Poll Results: "Will You Now Look To Buy Local First When Shopping?"

YES = 85%
NO = 15%

Chamber Events & Programs
Escondido Chamber of Commerce Creates NEW Program & Facebook Group To Support MORE Local Businesses
Escondido Chamber of Commerce Partners With City of Escondido On Program To Support Local Restaurants

Government Affairs

Speakers: Senator Brian Jones & Escondido Police Chief Ed Varso

Tuesday, June 9th
9:00am - 10:00am
Economic Development

Topic: Escondido City Updates w/ Amber Tarrac

Thursday, June 11th
10:00am - 11:00am
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
Ensure Your Plumbing System Safety!
While many commercial buildings have seen some level of occupancy, several precautionary steps are necessary when buildings have been vacant or had low water use to ensure the safety of inactive plumbing systems.
Water provided by the Water Authority and its member agencies continues to meet all state and federal drinking water standard. However, once water leaves our distribution system and enters private service connections, the water quality can deteriorate if water becomes stagnant. 
Assembly Leader Marie Waldron
Committee Of The Whole
This week the California Assembly convened a historic meeting; one that has not happened in 25 years. Called the “Committee of the Whole,” it is when the entire Assembly comes together to serve as an 80-member budget committee to address this deficit budget cycle.

Committee of the Whole meetings are rare and only occur during a crisis. In 1995, the
last time it happened,...