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Wednesday | May 11, 2022


Armed Forces Day Operation Appreciation, Next Weekend!


 On Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 11 AM - 4 PM the Oceanside Chamber will bring the business community and area residents together to provide a day of recognition to all active-duty military stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton and nearby military bases. ​Thousands of active duty military, their family and dependents are treated to a day of free food, entertainment and a fun zone for kids. Volunteers are needed to help make this event great! Please contact Porsche Copeland for more details.

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Military Affairs Forum Tomorrow

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

928 N Coast Hwy.

Oceanside, CA 92054

The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Forum provides an avenue for Oceanside Chamber members to learn about key issues relating to Oceanside's relationship with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and the servicemembers serving on the base. 


Amy Forsythe began her career as an enlisted military journalist in the U.S. Marine Corps and is currently serving as a Public Affairs Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Her career has included five combat deployments and several other overseas assignments.

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OYP Meet Up at Arrow Golf Course's Flight Deck


Thursday, May 19, 2022

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST

Arrowood Golf Course

5201A Village Dr.

Oceanside, CA 92057

You're invited to join us for an evening of free fun at Arrowood Golf Course's Flight Deck. Come out and enjoy the New Flight Deck experience on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Flight Deck will be giving Oceanside Young Professionals the unique opportunity to interact with the course's new feature! This event is free with complimentary food and drinks. Additional food will be available for purchase. Please register for the event prior to attending. Dress comfortably. 

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Celebrate Local Students at the Final Rising Star Student

Recognition Program of the School Year

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM PST

William A. Wagner Aquatic Center

3306 Senior Center Drive

Oceanside, CA 92056

The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is hosting its final Rising Star student recognition program breakfast of the school year from 8-9:30 a.m. May 24th at the William A. Wagner Aquatic Center, 3306 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside. Honored at this breakfast will be the Rising Stars who have been selected from each of the city’s five high school programs to receive Rising Star higher education scholarships.

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Lunch & Learn : State Disability Insurance


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PST

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

928 N Coast Hwy.

Oceanside, CA 92054

This will be the first in a series of 6 seminars held at the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce


This month's session will be an Employer Seminar on State Disability Insurance. Topics included:


• CA State Disability Insurance Program

• Employer Responsibilities

• Eligibility Information

• Claim Filing Process


Presented by Mariah Cantu-Nunez, CA State Employment Development Department

$10.00 fee, includes lunch.

*If you have any questions please contact Margery Benkaci at Margery@Oceansidechamber.com

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The Advancing Oceanside Podcast

7. How Martial Arts is Supporting the Oceanside Community | Ruben Rowell Jr., Extreme Power Gym

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The Advancing Oceanside Podcast is back! Joining us on today’s episode is local Oceanside business owner, recognized Muay Thai instructor and role model for youth, Ruben Rowell Jr. As mentioned before, Ruben is a recognized Muay Thai instructor who is passionate about all the martial arts. Ruben goes into detail on why he’s so passionate about the martial arts, the awards and recognitions he’s received, and how he believes practicing martial arts will continue to significantly improve the lives of Oceanside’s local youth.

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The Oceanside Chamber Can Help Develop Your Employment Pipeline

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SOCALWorkforce.org is a collaborative program between education and industry created by Tri-City Medical Center, the San Diego North Economic Development Council and Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista Chambers of Commerce. The vision is to give middle school, high school, post-secondary students and transitioning adults an opportunity to gain insights into career pathways, while allowing businesses and local organizations to participate in these students’ career exploration. To learn how to feature your career opportunities on this site, contact Victoria Carlborg at victoria@oceansidechamber.com. View SOCAL Business SOCAL Business Packages

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Economic Development News

The City’s Economic Development Division remains committed to helping businesses stay and grow here in Oceanside. Read about the Carmax Auto Superstore under construction, Oceanside East Shopping Center, and other exciting coming businesses in April’s edition of the Economic Development Newsletter.

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City of Oceanside General Plan Update Project Alternatives

The Chamber has been in close touch with City leaders on Oceanside’s General Plan Update (GPU). Most recently, The GPU project team presented the Alternatives Report describing three land use and development alternatives for GPU Phase 2 to the Planning Commission and will be going back to the Commission with more input on April 25th. Reflecting different distributions of future housing and employment growth, the project alternatives are meant to foster further community engagement on the General Plan Update while achieving compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The consideration of project alternatives will lead to the selection of a preferred plan for GPU Phase 2. The preferred plan will then be summarized in a brief Land Use and Mobility Plan that will be shared with the community and decision-makers. The plan can be viewed at www.OnwardOceanside.com. Please direct questions and comments on project alternatives to Principal Planner Russ Cunningham at rcunningham@oceansideca.org or (760) 435-3525.

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Job Killer Update: 4 Bills Stopped, 1 Tax Bill Stalled

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates working alongside advocates from allied business groups succeeded in stopping four CalChamber-job killer bills from advancing in the legislature this year. One of these job killer bills has been gutted and amended, and will now propose tax credits for clean energy. One additional job killer bill has stalled and is likely dead for the year.

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SDNEDC Lunch and Learn Series

More than 3 million people live in San Diego. Despite the urbanization of many areas in the county, over 5,000 farmers cultivate the land and make a living on 250,000 acres. Due to high costs of water and land throughout the region local farms have become specialized in combining agricultural activity and efficiency.

Join SDNEDC for a farm to table lunch as we discuss the local agriculture industry with a panel from varied backgrounds. Each panelists represents specific business challenges, experiences, and outlooks on the future of San Diego agriculture.

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California can be Safer When Alcoholic Beverage Servers and Managers are Trained

Beginning July 1, 2022, the Responsible Beverage Service Training Act will go into effect. The law requires that anyone who serves alcohol, manages servers, delivers alcohol, takes orders, or checks IDs at a business that serves alcohol on-site must be trained to serve alcohol legally and safely to the public by August 31, 2022. The law authorized the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to establish the Responsible Beverage Server Training Program (RBSTP). Under the program, every alcohol server and their manager must have a valid Responsible Beverage Server (RBS) certification from ABC.

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Google My Business - Free Business Profile

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use. In this workshop, you'll learn how to create and manage a Google business profile from start to finish!

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CalSavers Deadline Next Month

Eligible employers with more than 5 employees must register by June 30, 2022

State law now requires all businesses with five or more employees to participate in CalSavers if they do not offer a retirement savings plan from the private market. Eligible employers must register for CalSavers by their state required deadline, which vary by employer size. The deadline for employers with more than 5 employees June 30, 2022.

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4th Annual VCC Fun Run & Walk

Brengle Terrace Park Vista, CA

Sunday, June 12

7:00 am to 11:00 am

This event is outdoors, go at your own pace, and will take place on a 2 kilometer loop so you can choose the number of laps that's right for you.

Bring the kids, bring your folks, bring your neighbors and join us to support a great cause.  With sponsors covering our overhead costs, all fees collected for this event will be donated directly to the VCC.

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MiraCosta College TCI - Welcome to Your Future

MiraCosta College's Community Education and Workforce Development department won the College's annual spotlight award based on their outstanding work integrating a brand new (and complex) software system during a crazy pandemic year. They were one of the only teams that continued to work at their stations throughout the pandemic, and did so because they were training individuals for “essential” jobs. "The team demonstrated professionalism and consideration for our students", said Executive Director Linda Kurokawa. Of all the various departments around the campus that submitted nominies, their team was one of two chosen by the Classified Senate for this award!

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Tri-City Medical Center's Mental Health Tips During COVID

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month

The COVID-19 pandemic and other events may cause anxiety and stress, especially if you are constantly following the news or anxious about your loved ones or your health. It is essential to stay informed and equally necessary to engage in physical, psychological and spiritual self-care. 

Check out our blog for some mental health tips from Sarah T. Jayyousi, MSW, LPCC, LCSW, the Operations Manager at our Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. 

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TrueCare to Attend Mental Health Fair at Goat for Joe Golf Event on May 14th in Oceanside

The annual Goat For Joe Golf Tournament and Mental Health Fair is this Saturday, May 14 in Oceanside. The fundraiser is to honor Joseph Aaron Nunez and benefits Truecare‘s behavioral health services.to create community awareness and to educate people about suicide prevention and identifying mental illness in loved ones.

The North County Mental Health Fair will have at least 10 different mental health providers at the golf course. Family & children activities during Health Fair include Petting Zoo, bouncy, games and playground.

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Business Customer Clean Energy Financing – SDG&E Community Meeting

On May 18, 2022, SDG&E will host a community meeting to present its clean energy financing proposal. SDG&E is proposing a new financing program to help business customers purchase and install heat-pump water heater and space heating technologies.

Attend our upcoming community meeting to learn how the proposed program would benefit businesses across the region. Give us your feedback on the program to enable businesses to install the latest technologies.

We will discuss how 0% financing, managed through your utility bill, combined with incentives and credits can help offset upfront installation costs when replacing natural gas equipment with electric heat pump technology.

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Frontwave Signs on as Official Financial Sponsor of Beach Soccer Championships

Frontwave Credit Union announced today that it will become the official Financial Sponsor of the 2022 Beach Soccer Championships, one of the largest beach soccer tournaments in the United States.

After being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Beach Soccer Championships returns to Oceanside the first weekend in June (June 3 – 5). The annual festival draws over 10,000 participants and 50,000 attendees to the local beaches, and includes a Professional division attracting some of the best beach soccer players from around the world, including Mexico, Spain, Italy, United Arab Emirates and Brazil.

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