News & Updates
September 2nd, 2020
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Chamber News and Updates
Do The Padres Have A Chance To Win The National League West...Over The Dodgers?
Last week's Poll Results: "What Is Your Preferred Social Media Platform?"

Facebook = 72%
Instagram = 14%
Other = 14%

JR's Weekly Column
While most of us are trying our best to deal with the continued effect of the pandemic, our State legislature has been busy too. Busy continuing with their tax and spend answer to all that ails our beloved California. And after what must have been an exhaustive budget process, they feel the need and have begun their 4-month vacation. Everyone needs a little time off. Four months sounds a bit
excessive. Realizing our elected representatives will be back in their districts and working from their offices/homes over this 4 month period, the time off may sound more extreme than it is. Regardless, these are extraordinary times and there is nothing that replaces being in the office and putting in the time centered on the job at hand. And right now, that job is fighting for our business survival. Businesses that provide jobs and keep our economy fueled. Our business lives depend on it. Maybe we don’t need a full time legislative body?

The Chamber’s Candidate Forum Series is taking shape and we have a confirmed date for our first forum. Please put September 30th at 6:00pm down as we have the chance to hear from Darrel Issa and Ammar Campa-Najjar, our two candidates running for the 50th congressional district.

More candidates, dates and times are coming, and the Chamber is proud to partner with the Times-Advocate in presenting these candidates forums.

Thank you for your continued support and to the new members who have joined the ranks of the enlightened by joining the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is here to support business in Escondido. Your Chamber membership is a solid investment in your business.

Finally, to finish off this week’s column I’d like to share the following quote from Winston
Churchill: “What an extraordinary people the Americans are! Their hospitality is a revelation to me and they make you feel at home and at ease in a way that I have never before experienced.”


James Rowten (JR)
Chamber Events & Programs
September Business
After 5 Mixer w/ Vista & Oceanside Chambers

~ Special Day ~

Wednesday, September 9th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
CA 50th District Candidate Forum w/ Darrell Issa and Ammar Campa-Najjar
Wednesday, September 30th
@ 6:00pm

Business Resources
What Are the Tax Plans of the Major Parties' Presidential Candidates?

Are you curious where the major Presidential candidates stand on various tax positions, and their plans? As the November election approaches...
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
The Assistance League of Inland North County was recently named the "2020 CA Non-Profit of the Year" by Assembly member Marie Waldron. Congratulations to Diana Chambers and her amazing team!!
California Center for the Arts Creates Retro Drive-In @ Mall
As cinemas remain closed because of COVID, arts organizations and businesses are trying to find new options for events. The answer for California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE) is to create a drive-in at the Westfield North County mall.
Neighborhood Healthcare to Host Virtual Speakeasy Soiree
This year's annual Pace Setter Fundraising Gala will be a virtual affair held on Saturday, September 26th from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Join in the fun and support a wonderful cause!
Escondido Sunrise Rotary Presents 2020 Grape Day 5K
The Grape Day 5K is a fun run for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers, this years event is Virtual. Sign up and join others around the country walking, running, and strolling to raise money for Escondido Sunrise Rotary and the MS Society. 
Scene In Escondido @ Escondido Art Association