News & Updates
November 11th, 2020
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce
Wishes You A Happy Veteran's Day
Chamber News and Updates
How Much Holiday Shopping Do You Plan To Do Locally?
JR's Weekly Column
Don’t look now but Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year are right around the corner. With the way this year is going I think most of us can’t wait for the New Year.

Now more than ever the Chamber asks that you support local businesses, particularly during the holidays. The latest restrictions are going to stress the business community even more and if all of us could make it a point to support local businesses, many who are struggling mightily, that’d be a good thing.
Thank you to Tim and Emily Spivey for their dedication and fortitude in realizing their dream of locating the New Vintage Church in the refurbished Ritz Theatre. It is quite an accomplishment and hats off to the City and Erickson-Hall Construction for working through all the challenges and coming out with a great finished project adding to our community.

The Chamber also welcomes two more additions to the business community Sydnee’s Pet Grooming and Four Tunas restaurant. The Chamber helped celebrate these additions with recent ribbon cuttings. And yes, all proper safety and health protocols were in place.

While I’m on the subject of businesses in our community I want to thank Justin Salter the Publisher of our local paper The Escondido Times-Advocate and David Ross the Editor-In-Chief for their dedication to reporting on all things Escondido.

Please consider supporting an ongoing promotion which is designed to help the local restaurant industry. Escondido Eats “Fill your Plate, Fill Your Heart” is a great way to help support local participating restaurants who are featuring menu specials right now through 11/22 with a portion of the proceeds going to the North County Food Bank. This is a combined promotion between the City, the Downtown Business Association and the Chamber of Commerce under the umbrella of the Escondido Eats campaign. More information and a list of participating restaurants can be found at here.

The Chamber is continuing on our mission to help make our community the best place to open and operate a business. Pretty broad statement I know but, we’re committed and driven to make this happen. We need your help to do this. Consider getting involved with the Chamber - contact us as there are plenty of opportunities to be a part of our movement.


James Rowten (JR)
Last week's Poll Results: "What Is Your Main Source Of Television News?"

FOX = 43%
OTHER = 24%
ABC = 19%
CBS = 14%
Chamber Events & Programs
Join us for our November Virtual Mixer as we partner with the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce for a fun filled evening!

Thursday, November 12th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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
2nd Saturday Art Walk On Grand ~~ THIS Weekend ~~
MAGEC is excited to bring you our first 2nd Saturday Art Walk on Grand Avenue. Take an afternoon stroll on Grand Avenue, visit our downtown art galleries and discover pop up artists along the way. A great time to start your holiday shopping and support local artists and businesses.

Take a self guided tour of the barriers painted by the Beautify Escondido movement and other talented local artists.

Experience the eclectic and exciting world of Escondido dining with an Escondido Eats Special offered as part of the "Fill Your Plate, Fill Your Heart" program.

Physical distancing and wearing of facial covering required.
Neighborhood Healthcare To Provide Covid-19 Testing
Neighborhood Healthcare of Escondido has been chosen to partner with the County of San Diego to administer both drive up and walk up Covid-19 testing.

This is a FREE service and will take place on Saturday, November 14th from 9am - 1pm.

Insurance is not required, it is open to everyone, and an appointment is not necessary. However, masks and social distancing will be required for everyone.
Scene In Escondido: The Grand Ribbon Cutting