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Wednesday | July 20, 2022


July's Business Mixer at the Fin Hotel Next Wednesday

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

5 PM - 7 PM

133 S. Coast Hwy

Oceanside, CA 92054

You're invited to join us for a Business Mixer at the Fin Hotel on Wednesday, July 27th from 5 PM - 7 PM. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other businesses owners and employees in and around North County. Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar. The cost is $10 from Chamber members and $20 for non-members. 

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Support OceanKAMP Today

After years of thoughtful planning and community input, OceanKAMP will be heard at Oceanside Planning Commission on July 25. We need your support today by sending a letter to the City of Oceanside

OceanKAMP will positively support Oceanside by:

  • Producing revenue to the City of Oceanside that can be reinvested into local parks, roads and infrastructure
  • Providing commercial and retail space for local businesses to grow and thrive
  • Creating up to 700 new homes attainable for families of all income levels
  • Honoring and sustaining Oceanside’s surf culture for future generations

Join in support of OceanKAMP today by sending a letter to the Planning Commission below! If you have any questions or feedback please reach out to Summer Bales at summer@intesacom.com

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Booth Space Available at North County Health Fair - Early-Bird Pricing Available 

On August 11, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Oceanside Chamber will hold its 14th Annual North County Health & Wellness Fair. This event provides an opportunity for local health & wellness related businesses to promote their products and services and provide demonstrations for community members.

The North County Health Fair is FREE to the public and a great way to receive information, meet a new health specialist, or learn more about healthy living. Located at the beautiful Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, the North County Health Fair will run concurrently with the popular Downtown Farmer's Market. For more information contact Event Coordinator Porsche Copeland at (760) 722-1534 ext. 104 or by email at Porsche@OceansideChamber.com.

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Read the Summer Edition of the Best of Oceanside Magazine

The summer edition of the Best of Oceanside Magazine is here! This edition truly celebrates Oceanside. Hear from Capt. Joe Cacciola as he celebrates his 40-Year Anniversary with Sea Star Charters. Or, read about Beach House Winery in our Made in Oceanside segment. This edition also highlights local heroes and shares the Oceanside Police Department’s random acts of kindness. As always, find local spots in our “Stay and Play Local” section, catch up on workforce and economic development update, learn more about our SOCAL Workforce Spotlight and more.

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Advertise In the Fall Edition of the Best of Oceanside Magazine

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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SOCAL Business Spotlight: Genentech | Training Coordinator

Meet Marquis Harris, a Manufacturing Training Program Coordinator, at Genentech. The company uses cutting-edge science to create and deliver innovative medicines around the globe, from right here in Oceanside. Marquis uses both hard and soft skills in technology, digital and verbal communications, and organization and his role also requires adaptability, ability to assess fellow employees, advanced research skills, and an enthusiasm for learning. Learn more with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bioscience Competency Model.

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Oceanside to Host Agritourism Workshop August 9

The City of Oceanside, in partnership with Visit Oceanside and South Morro Hills, will host an Agritourism Workshop on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at the El Corazon Senior Center at 3302 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

This informative community workshop is the next phase in exploring agritourism opportunities in South Morro Hills. The workshop will focus on developing agritourism experiences with presentations by agritourism specialists as well as a panel discussion with farmers and agritourism proponents.

Agenda Overview:

  • Registration and Breakfast
  • Agritourism opportunities and revenue potential
  • City of Oceanside policies and regulations
  • Roundtable discussion with farmers offering agritourism experiences

This workshop is free to attend, but we ask attendees to RSVP for planning purposes.

For more information and questions, please contact Rob Dmohowski, Principal Planner, at 760-435-3563 or rdmohowski@oceansideca.org.

Do you require any accommodations to fully participate? If so, please contact Rob Dmohowski for additional direction.

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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 Oceanside Beach Resorts celebrating their first anniversary, The Famous High Pie, Freeman Collective, and more in the June edition of the Economic Development Newsletter.

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IT Modernization/Digital Transformation Event

Thursday, August 4, 2022

1:30 - 3:30 pm PT

Escondido Chamber of Commerce

Join the U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) for a digital transformation event with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, August 4. 

The event brings together private sector, government, and policy leaders to address the challenges and opportunities of digitally transforming how governments provide services to their citizens at levels of government. Americans deserve government agencies to use the same cutting-edge technology for work, training, and business. The digital transformation event will highlight trends in the information technology sector and focus on current funding that can be utilized at the state and local levels to help government modernize.

*Doors open at 1:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Event will begin promptly at 2:00pm.** 

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How to Get and Keep Customers with Excellent Customer Service

Thursday, July 28, 2022

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Online Event

Excellent customer service is one of the things that keeps clients returning, but we have come to tolerate poor service. Make your business stand out from the rest and keep customers coming back.

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Chamber Member Interfaith Community Services Offers Free Veterans’ Services

Did you know that Interfaith Community Services offers free employment training for veterans? Interfaith is currently enrolling homeless veterans or veterans at-risk of becoming homeless in occupational skills trainings, apprenticeships and on-the-job training programs to upgrade their current skills and help them either obtain a job, or promotion in their current position.

Current trainings offered to veterans in our program include, but are not limited to:

  • Security Guard training (4-week program)
  • Phlebotomy Tech training (1–6-week program)
  • Construction Contractors training (2-week program)
  • Facilities Maintenance training (36-hour program)
  • Truck Driving training (4-week program)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant training (4-week program)
  • Solar PV Installation training (1-week program)
  • Culinary arts and food handlers training (6-week program)

The above are examples of training programs that have previously been utilized by veterans in their program. If there are other certifications or trainings that you or your client/candidate may be interested in completing, please let them know and they can look into potential opportunities. If your client/candidate needs job readiness training such as interviewing and resume help, job and career coaching, help using their G.I. Bill for higher education, upskilling, and other employment-related services, reach out to Interfaith's Veterans Employment Program at VEAP@interfaithservices.org.

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Free Training Available from 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 provides FREE company trainings for employees in California

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Stories for Success: Use Storytelling & Marketing to Grow Your Business

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SCORE San Diego or on Zoom

8825 Aero Drive, Suite 102

San Diego, CA, 92123

One of the biggest challenges companies face today, is building a successful integrated marketing communications (marcom) strategy that drives results. Standard marcom plans usually focus on the features of products, services, or technology, not the impact or value delivered to a customer. As a result, customers don’t engage, and sales fall short.

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BreakingThrough San Diego Physical Therapy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST

BreakingThrough San Diego Physical Therapy

2424 Vista Way, Ste. 120

Oceanside, CA 92054

You're invited to the Grand Opening | Ribbon Cutting with Happy Hour Event At BreakingThrough Physical Therapy! Starting at 3:30pm, come join us for raffles, giveaways, food, drinks & more! Celebrating Oceanside's Newest Physical Therapy office. Come by early as food will be served at 3pm.

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Wine & Vine Uncorked Carlsbad 2022

Saturday, July 30, 2022

5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Flower Fields

5704 Paseo Del Norte

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Come ‘uncorked’ with chamber member TERI, Inc., which has for decades supported children and adults with development and learning disabilities, at the 5th annual ‘Carlsbad Uncorked’ wine and vine jubilee fundraiser from 5-8:30 p.m. July 30th at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. TERI and the other benefactors Carlsbad Rotary Foundation and The Flower Fields Foundation are still looking to local businesses to sponsor the event with packages as low as $750. The event features live music, a silent auction, local food and ‘pours’ from dozens of neighborhood breweries and wineries. For more information on sponsorship and attending, contact Samara White at samara.white@teriinc.org.

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VA Informational Session w/ Dr. Osorio

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

12 PM - 1 PM

Veterans Association of North County

1617 Mission Avenue

Oceanside, CA 92058

You're invited to an informational session on Aug 2nd from 12 PM - 1 pm provided by Dr. Osorio and BreakingThrough San Diego Physical Therapy. Come learn about how we can help you with chronic spine/back pain and provide ways of alleviating this pain! Dr. Osorio will also provide free screenings to help you determine the best plan of treatment.

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The Fallbrook and Oceanside Chamber's Ladies Day Out

Friday, August 5, 2022

10 AM - 12 PM

California Surf Museum

312 Pier View Way

Oceanside, CA 92054

Please join the Oceanside and Fallbrook chambers of commerce in its first Women in Business networking event at 10 a.m. Aug. 5. We’ll meet at the California Surf Museum and then enjoy and lunch program at Carte Blanche. RSVP and purchase lunch by July 29th with Jackie Toppin at jackie.toppin@fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org.

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1st Annual MiraCosta College AUGUSTFEST

Saturday, August 27, 2022

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus

3333 Manchester Avenue

Encinitas, CA 92007

MiraCosta College is hosting AUGUSTFEST on Saturday, August 27th at the San Eiljo campus from 2:30pm - 5:30pm. At AUGUSTFEST, there is something for everyone. It's a family-friendly festival open to the public and will include lots of entertainment including live music, demonstrations, food trucks, a kid's zone and more. Advance tickets are only $10; $15 at the door and kids under 18 are always free. Attendees will also be able to learn about community resources from local non-profits that support families dealing with health-related maladies and youth services. 

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Oceanside Planners Approve Plans for Tri-City’s New Psychiatric Facility

(Source: The Coast News Group) - After years of talks and planning, Tri-City Medical Center’s new psychiatric facility is one step closer to fruition. The city’s Planning Commission on June 13 unanimously approved development plans and a conditional use permit for the new 16-bed psychiatric care facility. The facility will be a single-story building approximately 14,400 square feet in size located in a quiet area away from the hospital’s main campus on a 3.77-acre lot in the northwest corner of the hospital’s overall 35.57-acre property in Oceanside.

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Frontwave Credit Union Announces Naming Rights Partnership for New San Diego Sockers Arena

(Source: Frontwave Credit Union) - Oside Arena Management and Frontwave Credit Union are proud to announce a naming rights partnership for the new state-of-the-art community entertainment and sports arena being built in Oceanside, heretofore to be named Frontwave Arena. The 10-year partnership agreement will begin with the arena’s expected opening in the late summer/fall of 2023.

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Cox Offering Low-cost Internet Options to Keep You Connected

Cox believes you should have options for reliable internet, so they’ve brought some of their most affordable internet options and available assistance programs together for you. See if you qualify for free Cox Internet, saving up to $30 per month through the Affordable Connectivity Program.

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Outstanding SDG&E Bills

(Source: SDG&E) - We know for many, meeting everyday needs isn’t easy. If you have past-due bills and are a CARE or FERA customer, you may be eligible for debt forgiveness through our Arrearage Management Payment (AMP) plan. This plan offers eligible customers help with reducing their past due account balances. To see if you qualify, click here. For other bill assistance programs, click here.

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