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Wednesday | June 22, 2022


Watch Update from County Supervisor Jim Desmond On-Demand

Supervisor Jim Desmond joined the Oceanside Chamber for our June 2nd Emerging Issues Forum to provide an update on County issues of concern to our business community. Watch the full forum on our YouTube channel.

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SOCAL Business Spotlight: City of Oceanside Water Utilities Electrical Instrumentation Technician

Meet Carlos Raymundo, Electrical Instrumentation Technician II, who tells us all about his role with the City of Oceanside Water Utilities Department. An Electrical Instrumentation Technician is responsible for installing and maintaining various electronic monitoring and communication equipment, including pressure and level recorders, programmable logic controllers, relays, and computers. Carlos took vocational classes in high school and earned a degree at ITT Tech. Learn more with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Water and Wastewater Competency Model.

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Legislative Process & Pathways for Creating Change - Advocacy 101 Webinar

Thursday, June 23 2022

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PST

Online Event via Zoom

You're invited to the Legislative Process & Pathways for Creating Change Webinar on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 5:30pm. This free webinar will teach you how state legislation works and how to build grassroots power on issues that impact your community, business, and industry. This information is perfect for young professionals interested in turning their passions into policy. Please RSVP at the link below.

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Make Great Connection & Meet Local Business Leaders

Second Tuesday Coffee

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

928 N Coast Hwy.

Oceanside, CA 92054

We invite you to our conference room on Tuesday, July 12th from 8 AM - 9 AM. Second Tuesday Coffee has been a great opportunity for Oceanside Chamber members to connect with other businesses in North County. Attendees will have a chance to give a 1-minute introduction and will have access to a participant list to stay connected after the event. Be sure to bring your business cards! This event is free to Oceanside Chamber members and $20 for prospective members. Space is limited and online registration is required. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. 

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SOCAL Receives Proclamation for Excellence in Economic Development

(Source: SDNEDC) - Student Opportunities for Career Awareness and Learning Program (SOCAL) received a proclamation for its outstanding commitment to the economic development of San Diego County communities from Chair Nathan Fletcher and all the members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 14.  

“The SOCAL program provides insight into a variety of good-paying careers with a broad range of educational requirements ranging from high school and certificate-level training, to associates, bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees. I’m proud to support this program and want to thank all who are involved with it!” said Supervisor Jim Desmond, who presented the proclamation. 

SOCALworkforce.org includes 40 videos from businesses, 21 videos created by Tri-City Medical Center, and 60 videos from San Diego North Economic Development Council (SDNEDC) highlighting careers in manufacturing, biotechnology, communications technology, construction, electrical, energy, environmental & utilities, food processing, healthcare (clinical & non-clinical), media/film/events, public safety, and software. It is set up as a one-stop resource for career-seekers to explore industries, companies, and careers, with the goal of inspiring the future workforce with new career pathways. 

The SOCAL website has been visited by over 2000 students; SOCAL partners have briefed 16 different school districts that currently educate more than 130,000 students; and SOCAL has been featured at Super Stem Saturday, Carlsbad Unified School District parent outreach events, and Vista Unified School District’s Career Awareness event.  

The collaborative aims to have 100 career profiles and videos by the end of 2022 and will be offering career-day interactive and virtual presentations by community residents, providing insight into their careers, and will be offering experience-ship and internship opportunities in 2023.  

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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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Ride on the O'side - "gO'side" Electric Shuttle Pilot Program in Downtown Oceanside 

(Source: City of Oceanside and Visit Oceanside) - Getting around town is about to get a whole lot breezier. The City of Oceanside and Visit Oceanside and are proud to present gO’side, your free ride to the best of O’side. All summer long, you’ll see our electric shuttles cruising the streets daily from 10am to 10pm, keeping the good times rolling from morning till night. Next time you need a ride, simply flag down a shuttle or request one ahead of time through the Ride Circuit app. It’s clean, efficient and best of all, it’s 100% free.

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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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San Diego County Microbusiness COVID-19 Grant Relief

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate has awarded $4,175,000 in funding to the County of San Diego for the Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.

This program will provide grants of $2,500 to County of San Diego microbusiness owners (see below for definition) who were in operation in 2019, still in operation, and were impacted by the Covid-19 public health restrictions.

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Mileage Reimbursement Rate Increases on July 1

(Source: CalChamber) - On June 9, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced an increase in the standard mileage rate for the second half of 2022. Although this rate usually changes annually in January, this year’s sharp increase in gas prices prompted the mid-year change.

“The IRS is adjusting the standard mileage rates to better reflect the recent increase in fuel prices,” explained IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig in the press release. “We are aware a number of unusual factors have come into play involving fuel costs, and we are taking this special step to help taxpayers, businesses and others who use this rate.”

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Employee Retention and Financial Management (Info Session)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM PST

Online Event

Finding and onboarding great staff is hard and expensive. Retaining employees and clients is even harder. With our Employee Training Panel funding through the State of California, we can help you work better. The ETP, funded by your payroll taxes, helps employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs. You can even determine your own training needs and how to provide training. In partnership with the MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute and The National Veterans Chamber of Commerce, we are proud to invite you to one of these info sessions to learn more about how to take advantage of free ETP training. All sessions are 2:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, contact our workforce development team at victoria@oceansidechamber.com.

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SCORE Offers Small Business Training Workshops

SCORE San Diego volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties, offered in small-business training workshops. For $25, clients receive a two- to three-hour workshop, in person at SCORE San Diego, 8825 Aero Drive, Suite 102, San Diego, or on Zoom; a PDF of the presentation; and a link to the final workshop video. SCORE also can provide workshops in full or short form privately for your organization by request. Visit SCORE San Diego's website below, and click on “Take a Workshop.” Registration deadline is midnight the day before all events. 

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Redefine Your Marketing Plan

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Online Event

Have you taken the time to review your marketing plan lately? Are you clear of who your target audience is? Perhaps your business changed as we endured a pandemic. Maybe you created new products and/or services. As we arrive into the new year, let's review your current marketing plan, redefine your value proposition, and create clear action items to help you market your business better this year.

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CalSavers Deadline This 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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“Challenging the Idea of Public Safety” a Free Mental Health Event Hosted by Lived Experiences

On August 10th from 10 AM - 5 PM at the Star Theatre in Oceanside (402 N Coast Hwy. Oceanside, CA 92054), ten influential leaders will share the importance of trauma, language and solution based data that leads to improve healthier communities, reimagining policing, and innovative social work practices. The goal of the event is to have a different kind of gathering, looking at community health from different perspectives in the hope of finding pathways forward to improve the lives of the most marginalized in our communities. 

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​Preventing the Next School Shooting

By District Attorney Summer Stephan

Over the last 20 years, what once was the safest place for our children – school – has turned into a place of constant worry and questionable security. In the face overwhelming grief over the tremendous loss of life at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, it feels like we have arrived at a time where school shootings and mass killings are the norm. With school and public venue safety at the top of our minds, I want to remind San Diegans of the efforts the District Attorney’s Office has undertaken to prioritize school safety and to emphasize the critical role the public plays in preventing school shootings.

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Frontwave Credit Union Announces Acts of Kindness Campaign in Celebration of 70ᵗʰ Anniversary

(Source: Frontwave Credit Union) - In celebration of its 70th anniversary, Frontwave Credit Union is hosting a series of experiential activities and events that showcase acts of kindness throughout their Southern California communities. Through this campaign, Frontwave gives back to the communities they serve by providing surprise events and thoughtful activations, including paying for active duty military members' gas, buying groceries for patrons at the grocery store, and donating supplies to local schools. 

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Lower Energy Use in Your Place of Business

(Source: SDG&E)

Did you know that, according to Energy Star, the top energy consumers in a typical office are lighting, cooling and computers? Here are some ideas to help you save on your business’s energy use.  

Save on cooling:  

Cooling (and heating) makes up about 40% of the energy used in commercial buildings. To keep your HVAC system running efficiently, regularly change or clean HVAC filters every month during peak cooling or heating seasons. Dirty filters cost more to use, overwork the equipment and result in lower indoor air quality. Make sure that areas in front of vents are clear of furniture and paper. As much as 25 percent more energy is required to distribute air if your vents are blocked. 

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