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Wednesday | October 19, 2022

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Today is Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day!

Today is Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day! Thank you to our members and volunteers who help make our chamber great. 

Help us celebrate Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day! Share your favorite thing about being a member of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce by leaving us a Google review linked below! We appreciate the support of our members, volunteers and community as we work toward a better tomorrow. #ChamberStrong

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Reserve Your Spot for November's Business Mixer!

Thursday, November 3, 2022

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD

3609 Ocean Ranch Blvd Suite 120

Oceanside, CA 92056

You're invited to join us for a Business Mixer at The Steve A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD. Join us on Thursday, November 3rd from 5 PM - 7 PM. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other business owners and employees in and around North County. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served with a cash bar. The cost is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members.

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Women in Networking Sip, Sip, Hooray Networking Event

Calling All Young Professionals! Join Us for an OYP Meetup

Thursday, October 27, 2022

5:30 PM PST

Orfila Vineyards & Winery

221 N Cleveland St.

Oceanside, CA 92054

Grab your costume (costumes optional) and join the OYP's at Orfila Vineyards & Winery for some networking before grabbing a bite at the Haunted Sunset Market! Networking at Orfila 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. 

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Advertise in The Best of Oceanside Winter Community Guide - Deadline Nov. 18

Have you considered advertising in the Best of Oceanside Magazine? We can help expand your business' reach in Oceanside! 

The publication features a wide variety of topics of interest to residential and business communities, and those who work and do business in Oceanside. In each edition, readers will find human interest stories, updates on local businesses, arts & culture highlights, community events and more.

For more information on advertising opportunities, please contact the Chamber 760-722-1534 or by email at info@oceansidechamber.com.

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Best of Oceanside Stay and Play Local Spotlight: 101 Bagels and Subs

101 Bagels & Subs offer bagels and sandwiches for dine-in, to-go, and catering customers. They bake daily using traditional recipes for a fresh and delicious taste. Try one of their flavorful salad bagels or a pizza, tuna, chicken, or cheese melt. Their breakfast bagels are also served all day, and they’ve got a variety of Philadelphia cream cheeses available, The deli meat sandwiches are served on a bagel, white, brown or sourdough bread. Take a bite of their Old Tyme Favorites like a veggie bagel, BLT, Ruben, turkey bacon avocado, or the Nova bagel with smoked salmon and cream cheese.

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SOCAL Business Spotlight: Vista Community Clinic | Medical Assistant

Meet Esme Mondragon, a Medical Assistant at VCC. Esme tells us all about their role in Family Medicine providing administrative and clinical tasks at Vista Community Clinic in Vista, California. Esme also works with a handful of people including Front Desk staff, Nurse Practitioners, and the Doctors. VCC has partnered with CSUSM’s Extended Learning Program to offer a Medical Assistant Program, check it out. There are also many great resources out there if you’re looking for a job like this. Interfaith Community Services has a Veteran Employment Program that can prepare you for jobs like this.

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The Oceanside Chamber Partners with the North County Food Bank's for the Annual Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive

During the month of October, North County companies and organizations partner with the NCFB to raise peanut butter for our Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive and help us collect this highly coveted food for local children and families in need.

Why Peanut Butter?

Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein for children and families. It is popular with kids. It’s shelf-stable, and one jar can provide more than 12 sandwiches.

Peanut butter is very expensive for the Food Bank to purchase. That is why this year’s peanut butter food drive will be instrumental in helping stock the Food Bank’s shelves with this nutrient-rich superfood for local families in need.

How to Donate?

Donations can be dropped at the Oceanside Chamber offices or through our online food drive

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Oceanside Complete Digital Equity Study

Residents and businesses to benefit from a citywide high-speed fiber network

(Source: City of Oceanside) - Through American Rescue Plan Act funding, the City of Oceanside recently developed a Digital Equity Plan aimed at understanding and addressing the digital divide in our community. The pandemic greatly illuminated just how essential access to the internet is for school, work, medical care, and more. To build a deeper understanding, the City conducted a data analysis and engaged community members to gain insights into the unique challenges, barriers, and opportunities related to digital equity. 


Through this Plan, Oceanside aims to strategically advance three pillars of digital equity: access to high-speed Internet, access to digital devices, and access to digital literacy skills training.

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Economic Development News

(Source: City of Oceanside) - The City’s Economic Development Division remains committed to helping businesses stay and grow here in Oceanside. Learn about the new CarMax Auto Superstore, fantastic new restaurants, and what’s coming soon in the October edition of the Economic Development Newsletter. 

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$100,000 Total Will Be Awarded to 30 Businesses in Southern California

(Source: SDNEDC) - Founders First CDC is committed to increasing the number of diverse founder-led businesses generating over $1 million dollars in revenues and creating premium wage jobs. A total of $100,000 will be awarded to 30 small businesses in $10,000, $4,000, $2,500, and $1,000 grant amounts. In addition, each grant recipient will receive a tuition scholarship for one of Founders First CDC’s stellar business accelerator programs.

Grant recipients will be selected based on their demonstrated ability to maintain and grow their workforce despite the pandemic, as well as their ongoing commitment to creating premium-wage jobs in their communities. Email socal.jobcreators@foundersfirstcdc.org with any questions about the Job Creators Quest Grant, or apply below.

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2023 San Diego CECO Community Grants Available Until Nov. 4th

The San Diego County Employees' Charitable Organization (CECO) has been the charitable arm of the County of San Diego since 1956. CECO has distributed over $7 million to the local community by way of grants to local non-profit organizations and assistance to eligible employees and retirees facing a crisis. 

San Diego non-profit organizations are invited to submit an application for the 2023 CECO Community Grants by Friday, November 4, 2022.

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Get Grants of Up to $2,000 Per Employee Out on Paid Family Leave

Do you have employees out on California Paid Family Leave? The California Paid Familiy Leave Grant (CPFLG) allows eligible small businesses in California with 1-100 employees with at least one (1) employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program to apply for grants up to $2,000 per employee to offset the increased costs associated with the employee out on leave.

Businesses impacted by California’s Paid Family Leave program will have increased costs such as training and upskilling existing staff to cover the duties of the employee on California’s Paid Family Leave; hiring and training additional staff to cover the duties of the employee on California’s Paid Family Leave; and marketing, recruitment, and other reasonably foreseeable training costs

Free Training Provided by the Oceanside Chamber's Workforce Development Department

How much does it cost to train an employee?

According to Training Magazine’s 2021 Training Industry Report, the average US company spent $1,071 per employee on training costs.

We want to help you invest in your employees and invest in your business! Our grant-funded programs provide FREE company trainings for employees in California. 

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SDNEDC's North County Businesses & 2022 Federal Tax Changes Webinar

Tuesday, November 8th 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Online Event Via Zoom

Earlier this year, Congress passed the “Inflation Reduction Act” (IRA) which has several significant changes to the tax code impacting North County businesses and business owners. Among these changes are provisions that further encourage businesses and property owners to invest in green energy infrastructure, but these changes are not very straightforward. 

Join the SDNEDC for a webinar update on these provisions from Magnus Blue – a new company name but familiar experts reflecting the merger between two of North County’s most respected mid-size CPA firms. This webinar is offered FREE to North County Business owners. Don’t miss this one is as you plan for 2023 and begin to think about how best to position your business for the coming year. Additionally, our presenters will provide valuable reminders for year-end tax planning considerations as we bring 2022 to a close.

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SDNEDC's Lunch & Learn: North County Post-Election Recap

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum

6115 Paseo Del Norte

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Join the San Diego Economic Development Council the day after the November election to hear about what the results say about North County’s political future. The guest that day will be John Nienstedt, one of San Diego's most experienced and knowledgeable public opinion researchers. John will talk about what the results mean.

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Celebrating 60 Years of Newborn Screening to Prevent Serious Disorders and Save Lives

(Source: Tri-City Medical Center) - Sixty years ago, when Tri-City Medical Center had just opened its doors, Dr. Robert Guthrie, a microbiologist and pediatrician in Buffalo, NY, developed the “Guthrie test” – a simple and inexpensive blood spot test to screen for phenylketonuria (PKU) in newborns, a debilitating rare disease if left untreated. The test is still used today to screen nearly four million babies born each year in the US for approximately 35 treatable conditions listed on the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP). Many of these conditions are not apparent at birth.

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CSUSM Newly Launched Philanthropic Investment Program

Putting Community Before and Above Self

Looking to get involved…. click here!

We are proud to announce our 4th Quarter initiative that is intended to encourage and invite for profit community to actively support those who help our communities through community service.

Are you looking to differentiate your business/organization while helping your community, network while building a positive reputation for your brand by helping those who could benefit from your support?

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Save on Energy Costs at the Office

(Source: SDG&E)  - Looking for ways to save on your SDD&E bill at your office? Here are some helpful business energy-saving tips leaving you with more budget for other expenses or to improve occupant comfort.

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