News & Updates
Wednesday, May 6th 2020
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce
is working remotely, holding virtual events,
and here for YOU!
Chamber News and Updates
Do You Think Escondido Is Ready To Begin Opening Back Up With Restrictions?
JR's Weekly Column
How are you? That’s the critical question right now. We’re here for you, and we’re not going anywhere.
In fact, we’re doubling down as they say and working overtime to help. Many of you have reached out to the Chamber with questions and other requests. If we don’t have the answer, you can be sure we’ll work to get them. Others are joining our Zoom calls and reading our updates. We certainly don’t have the answers to every question, but we’re committed to helping in any way possible.

We’re not going to inundate your inbox or forward anything that hasn’t met our litmus test in terms of
validity and value to our members. So, I encourage you to give us feedback and keep the requests and
comments coming. My email and number are at the bottom this newsletter.

I do want to publicly extend my thanks to our Board of Directors here at the Chamber, as they too have kicked their support into overdrive during this challenging time. If ever there is a time to band together as one cohesive force to help that time is now. And I mean that for all Escondidans.

Right now many of you are struggling to make sense of it all and perhaps even questioning yourselves with your business and its sustainability. Hell, some have already said it’s over! Yet, others are forging on looking for a ray of sunshine on the horizon or…maybe this hasn’t affected your business at all. If that’s the case please do get hold of us as we want to know. However, if you’re one of the many suffering please do reach out to us and be a part of what we’re advocating for here in Escondido. We believe that we must carry on and never stop reaching for answers.

This Chamber, your Escondido Chamber, has survived a pandemic before and we’re going to survive this one. Let us help you.


James Rowten (JR)
Last week's Poll Results: In response to the question "What business are you wanting to go to first when they open back up?":
  1. Salon/Barber @ 47%
  2. Retail @ 26%
  3. Restaurant/Bar @ 21%
Chamber Events & Business Resources
Escondido Chamber of Commerce Partners With City of Escondido On Program To Support Local Restaurants

Escondido Eats ” is a program that is devised to support as many local businesses within the food and beverage industry as possible. From coffee shops, pizza parlors, breakfast kitchens, breweries, wineries, and more. The plan is a basic calendar system where each day participating businesses will be listed as to what specials they are providing, such as...
Virtual Education in Escondido Meeting w/ Superintendent Dr. Luis Rankins-Ibarra & Superintendent Dr. Anne Staffieri

Topic: Distance Learning & COVID-19 Challenges

Monday, May 11th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Special Economic Development Meeting w/ Jeff Rossman, President SD chapter of the CA Restaurant Association & Amber Tarrac, City of Escondido

Topic: Next Steps For Escondido's Food & Beverage Industry

Thursday, May 14th
9:00am - 10:00am
Get Ready For May's Virtual Business After 5 Mixer... We're Going Patriotic for Memorial Day & Celebrating the Red , White & Blue !

Thursday, May 14th
5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Small Business School Challenge --- Free Help For Your Small Business
The Small Business School Challenge is offering free support to US small businesses and are currently seeking applications. It is a 48-hour virtual program on 5/14-16 for you to receive business support from the best MBA students in the country. Teams of three MBAs with deep professional experience will provide you with hands-on consulting around the theme of ‘emerging from the crisis with confidence’.
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
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.
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.