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Wednesday | July 13, 2022


Register Now for July's Business Mixer at the Fin Hotel

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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Military Affairs Forum to Feature Col Daniel Whitley Tomorrow

Thursday, July 14, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST

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.  This month's speaker will be Col Daniel Whitley providing an update on the following points:

1. Force Design 2030 Update

2. Marine Rotational Force- Darwin (MRF-D)

3. Exercise KOA MONA

4. RIMPAC 2022

5. Service-level challenges

This meeting is open to all Oceanside Chamber members and invited guests only, and will be held the second Thursday of the month (odd numbered months), from 8am to 9:00am in the Oceanside Chamber conference room. 

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Sunset Cruise with the Oceanside Young Professionals This Saturday

Saturday, July 16, 2022

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST

Oceanside Sea Center

315 Harbor Dr. South

Oceanside, CA 92054

Join the Oceanside Young Professionals for some “Nautical Networking” with the Oceanside Sea Center! Enjoy an hour and a half long cruise on the Pacific and watch the sunset.

6:30 - 8:30PM | Departure 7pm 

Flat close toe shoes recommended

$20 includes sunset cruise & light snacks.

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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 Oceanside Chamber direct mails 30,000 copies to local business and residents. 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: City of Oceanside Water Utilities | Wastewater Plant Operator

Meet Daniel Parker, Wastewater Plant Operator III, who tells us all about his role with the City of Oceanside Water Utilities Department. Reservoirs are maintained at levels to prevent any interruption of service to the public, and waterline repairs are made at all hours of the day or night. To be a wastewater plant operator, one must be detail-oriented and curious. The role requires the competencies of Checking, Examining, and Recording. This means that you are interested in entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/digital format, including adaptive devices and software. Daniel was able to start this job right out of high school. Learn more with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Water and Wastewater Competency Model.

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City of Oceanside Community Forum

Farmland Conservation Easements

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST

El Corazon Senior Center

3302 Senior Center Dr.

Oceanside, CA 92056

On the evening of July 13th, the City’s Planning Division will host a community forum on farmland conservation strategies, with emphasis on approaches to acquiring farmland conservation easements. The forum will include presentations from experts in the land conservation field, followed by an open house that will allow participants to engage directly with these experts. The forum is primarily meant to inform the implementation of a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction measure outlined in the City’s Climate Action Plan. This emissions reduction measure calls upon the City to leverage California’s Sustainable Agriculture Land Conservation (SALC) program to facilitate the acquisition of farmland conservation easements in South Morro Hills. The forum will also provide additional context for the South Morro Hills Community Plan.

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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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Innovate78 // SPOT Startup Series // Recruitment + Retention

Thursday, July 14, 2022

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST

William Wagner Aquatic and Events Center

3302 Senior Center Drive

Oceanside, CA 92056

On July 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the Innovate78 Collaborative, the joint economic development partnership among the 5 North County cities along the SR78 corridor, will be holding a networking and educational event at the Wagner Aquatic and Events Center (3303 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside, CA) focused on talent recruitment and retention.  With 5 great speakers that are in the talent acquisition space, it promises to be a great evening to find out about how north county companies are scaling up during this period of near full employment and ultra-competitive hiring.

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How to Handle Vacation, Sick Leave, Paid Time Off, Holidays

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage answer common questions that employers are asking regarding vacation policies.

Here in California, we have entered the dog days of summer, and many employees are ready to take a break. In fact, industry experts expect to see the busiest travel season since pre-pandemic 2019—and maybe even busier, Roberts says at the start of the podcast.

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Use YouTube to Grow Your Business

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Online Event

The hot channels right now are Instagram and TikTok. Have you heard? If you're a small business owner who already uses Instagram regularly, and need an extra push to get your social strategy to the next level, this class is for you. And if you want to know how you can start using the Gen Z platform, AKA TikTok, and don't know where to begin, this class is also for you! We'll go over Instagram trends and TikTok basics.

Key takeaways:

• Decide if Instagram and/or TikTok are the platforms for you.

• Learn about the latest trends in both platforms and how they can help your business.

• Create a short-term plan so you can start posting right away.

• Set goals you can actually achieve based on your existing metrics.

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The Marine Executive Association's Monthly Network Meeting

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

5:00 PM

Oceanside Broiler

1325 N Harbor Dr N

Oceanside, CA 92054

Calling all Marines and former Marines! Oceanside Chamber of Commerce partner, the Camp Pendleton area chapter of the Marine Executive Association, is holding their next networking meeting Tuesday, July 19th at 1700 at the Oceanside Broiler. MEA's mission is to assist Marines seeking transition assistance from active-duty or reserve/retired status, leaving the Corps at the end of obligated service, or moving from one civilian career to another. Network with area employers, learn interviewing and hiring tips from others, and learn about local transition support resources. Consider registering for one of MEA’s career prep workshops. Contact chapter head Christopher Keane for more information at cakeane46@gmail.com.

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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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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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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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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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