News & Updates
November 25th, 2020
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce
Wishes You A Happy Veteran's Day
Chamber News and Updates
What Is Your Favorite Thanksgiving Pie?
Sweet Potato
JR's Weekly Column --- Guest Writer: Chris Cochran
On the day before Thanksgiving I'm always drawn to thinking about past family gatherings. Some from my childhood, some from my adult life, but no matter the time those memories always make me smile.

I think about driving to my Grandparents home outside Omaha, and being SO excited to see what Grandma was making in the kitchen. And the memory of opening the door for the first time, and those smells...

I recall the times living on campus at UCSD, just waiting to finish my last class and tests so I could head back home to see my Mom. And experience those exact smells walking into her house as I did as a child years earlier walking into Grandma's.

My love of family, and food, is a big part of the holidays. So are sports. The fact that there are always football games on Thanksgiving is another fond memory of mine. I recall the first time my Mom hosted turkey day at our new house, with white carpet (who has that anymore?), and my Uncle Bill got so excited about a play that he knocked into a table spilling red wine all over the white carpet...and not caring a bit which caused a family riff for years. But I think that was caused by the same dear Uncle actually stabbing my older brother in the hand, drawing blood, about an hour later because he was reaching across the table to get Grandma's butter pickles during dinner. Good times and good memories indeed.

However, this Thanksgiving I'm staying home. Doing some cooking, baking, watching sports and creating new smells and new memories of my own...I wonder if my cat will remember them in the years to come?

Happy Thanksgiving,

Chris Cochran
Last week's Poll Results: "Do You Plan On Travelling For The Thanksgiving Holiday?"

NO = 90%
YES = 10%
Chamber Events & Programs
~~~Shop Small 2020~~~ Support Small Businesses Here in Escondido NOW & ALL Season Long!

Saturday, November 28th
10th Annual Community In Unity
Thursday, December 17th
5:00pm - 9:00pm
California Center for the Arts - Northern Lights

  • Pajama Drive
  • Blanket Drive
  • Toy Drive & More!
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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.
Member News & More
SDCCU's Annual "Presents For Paws" Benefitting Local Shelters
SDCCU is proud to support animal shelters and rescues throughout Southern California this holiday season,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell. “We encourage the members of our communities to donate online to help raise much-needed funds for these extraordinary organizations.”
SDCCU hopes to raise $10,000 throughout the holiday season. In San Diego County, collections will benefit San Diego Humane Society; in Riverside County, collections will benefit Animal Friends of the Valleys; and in Orange County, collections will benefit the Home Free Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. Monetary donations will be accepted online this year at sdccu.com/paws.
Does California Owe You Money?
The state could owe you money. The holiday season is fast approaching and many are suffering from severe economic distress resulting from the COVID-19 shutdowns, so take a few minutes to see if you have some money coming to you. The State of California is sitting on almost $10 billion in unclaimed
properties. Some of that money could be yours.

Under California’s Unclaimed Property Law,...
Scene In Escondido's Backcountry: Wild Turkeys
Photo Credit: Boardmember Ernie Cowan