News & Updates
September 9th, 2020
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Chamber News and Updates
Do You Think We Should Finally Forego Daylight Savings Time?
Last week's Poll Results: "Do The Padres Have A Chance To Win The National League West, Over The Dodgers?"

YES = 81%
NO = 19%
JR's Weekly Column
These are indeed challenging times we live in. So many issues to deal with, and then you add the pandemic, record-breaking heat, and now the Santa Ana’s. The fire danger couldn’t be any more severe, and we all must be extra vigilant. As I write this newsletter column, I’m praying the predicted winds don’t come to fruition, and accelerate the fires further.

November 1st, write it down as that’s when we once again fall back and adjust our clocks, losing an hour of daylight at the end of our day. Here’s an idea. With the challenges presented by the pandemic and its associated impact on local business, wouldn’t now be the optimum time to forego the time change? Couldn’t our outdoor seating option for restaurants be better served without this change? And, it could give our retailers a little extra opportunity to regain some of the business lost due to the stay at home orders. What do you think?

Along with the November 1st DST switch, we also have the election two days later, on November 3rd . There are 12 Propositions on this year’s ballot. Wouldn’t we all be better served if the full intent of these was clear? I’m not talking unintended consequences but the real purpose written in a clear, no hyperbole style which everyone could understand?

Things are heating up on the election front as we get closer to Election Day, and the Chamber’s Candidate Forums are taking shape. Please see below for the confirmed 50th District and City Council forums, with more details coming soon on others. These Candidate Forums are a joint effort of the Chamber and the Times-Advocate.

A heartfelt thank you goes out from the Chamber to all of our firefighters who are tirelessly working in extreme conditions to halt the fires ravaging our State.

54 days and counting until Election Day. And, check out this interactive map for an easy to search by address listing of which district each address falls under in the city.

Your support of the Chamber is essential as we work our way through this pandemic. Please consider becoming a member. Together we carry a larger and more impactful voice than we do individually.

And thank you to all who have renewed their membership of the Chamber. Your continued support fuels our mission of building a more robust and vibrant business climate in Escondido and beyond.


James Rowten (JR)
Chamber Events & Programs
September Education Meeting w/ Dr. Luis Rankins-Ibarra

Topic: Escondido District & Distance Learning Updates

Monday, September 14th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Darrell Issa
CA 50th District Candidate Forum

Wednesday, September 30th
@ 6:00pm
Ammar Campa-Najjar
Escondido City Council - ALL Districts Candidate Forum

Thursday, October 1st
@ 6:00pm
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
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. 
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!!
Scene In Escondido: O'Sullivan's Irish Pub