News & Updates
Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce
is working remotely, holding virtual events,
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Chamber News and Updates
Will You Go Out To Eat At Your Favorite Restaurant Once They're Open For In-Restaurant Dining?
Last week's Poll Results: It was a close decision in response to the question "Do You Agree Everyone Should Wear A Mask When Out In Public?"
YES = 55%
NO = 45%

JR's Weekly Column
One of my Dad’s favorite quotes was one by John Lydgate which goes; “ You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time .” And oh, how relevant is this now.
Of course, we’re all inundated with information right now. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out you read something new and what you thought was right in fact isn’t. Maybe that’s how it’s always been. Are we just now paying more attention?
If you follow the traditional news sources one could take the position that we are more divided than ever. Red or Blue and nothing in-between will do. Everyone can find a source to substantiate their view.
Right now, Sacramento is alive as your elected State Representatives are in-session. There are at least 2,000+ new bills going through the submission process in both the House and Senate with an average of at least 200+ bills becoming law here in California. I’m looking conservatively when I use these numbers but the reality is we’re regulating more and more and much of this regulation is falling on the backs of small businesses in our State to comply with. Yes, these are the same small businesses all politicians are touting as the backbone of America and must be saved.
It is time to pay attention folks.
Let’s all work together during this challenge and look for ways to support each other. Sometimes that means a little give on one position to move things forward. This means by everyone.
I am reminded of this when I think back to my dad’s favorite quote…the older I get the wiser he becomes.
Thank you all for your continued support of the Chamber and we ask that those of you who haven’t gotten involved with the Chamber to consider doing so now. Be a part of the positive momentum we are creating and building on for the business community of Escondido.


James Rowten (JR)
Chamber Events & Programs
Escondido Chamber of Commerce Partners With City of Escondido On Program To Support Local Restaurants
Get Ready For Our Virtual Wake Up Escondido

TOPIC: Re-Opening Business In Escondido

Friday, May 29th
7:30am - 9:00am

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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.
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Support Our Local Farmers...NOW And More In The Future!
Supporting our local farmers and ranchers continues to be critical. Below is a directory of San Diego County Farmers and Ranchers that are selling their products directly to consumers. To purchase products, please coordinate directly with the farm via the information provided below, as inventory may change on a daily basis.
Escondido Sunrise Rotary & Cocina del Charro Partner To Help
Escondido Sunrise Rotary is working with Cocina del Charro restaurant in Escondido to provide meals to first responders and hospital workers. Meals will be delivered to hospital workers, firefighters, and police to support our local heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Open For Business
Governor Newsom's May Revise budget projection for the coming Fiscal Year shows that the $21 billion surplus we had has become a $54 billion deficit in our state budget!

The economic activity that generates tax revenues supporting state programs has collapsed because of Covid-19. We are now in a serious recession, with unemployment levels greater than those of the Great
Depression. It is imperative that we safely open up our economy to reduce the hit on our economic outlook and help Californians recover.

I’ve joined a group of western state leaders asking the federal government to provide...