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Wednesday | October 5, 2022

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Chambers Plays Significant Role in Defeating Job Killer Bills

The Oceanside Chamber joined Cal Chamber coalition efforts to defeat numerous bills that would have adversely impacted our business community. In 2022, the California Chamber of Commerce identified 19 job killer bills, voicing concern that the bills reflected a lack of appreciation of the economic realities and regulatory challenges employers—and especially small business employers—face as they continue to emerge from the impacts of the pandemic. Just two bills identified as job killers passed the Legislature. Both were signed by the Governor.

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Chamber Joins Coalition to Defeat Prop 30

The Oceanside Chamber Board has voted to join a bi-partisan coalition to defeat Proposition 30 on the November 8th ballot. Though marketed as a clean air initiative to benefit all Californians, Prop 30 on the November 2022 ballot is nearly entirely funded by a single corporation, Lyft, which is spending millions of dollars in an attempt to secure billions of dollars in subsidies from California taxpayers. If enacted, California Proposition 30 would impose a new state income tax of 1.75% on income over $2 million, despite a nearly $100 billion surplus. Prop 30 burdens Californians – not just the wealthy, but small business owners and job creators – with billions in new taxes at a time of record inflation.

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Emerging Issues Forum to Feature New Fire Chief David Parsons Tomorrow

Thursday, October 6, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

928 North Coast Highway

Oceanside, CA 92054

Join us at the Chamber's October 6th Emerging Issues Forum for an opportunity to meet Oceanside's New Fire Chief David Parsons and learn about his plans for the department. We will also have updates from our various legislative representatives. The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Emerging Issues Forum provides an avenue for Oceanside Chamber members to learn about key community issues, interact with legislative representatives and receive updates on legislative items impacting business. This meeting is open to all Oceanside Chamber members, and is held the 1st Thursday, of every month, from 8am to 9:30am in the Oceanside Chamber Conference Room. 

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Make Great Connections at the Chamber's Second Tuesday Coffee Next Tuesday

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

928 N Coast Hwy.

Oceanside, CA 92054

The Oceanside Chamber has shifted the monthly First Tuesday Coffee to the Second Tuesday Coffee! We invite you back to our conference room on Tuesday, October 11th 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. Online registration is required. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. 

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You're Invited to Celebrate Oceanside's Rising Stars

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST

William A. Wagner Aquatic Center

3306 Senior Center Dr.

Oceanside, CA 92056

The Oceanside Chamber's Rising Star Program aims to champion students that have overcome significant challenges in their life but have managed to keep or get back on track, with their education. The Chamber will honor one high school senior each month from each of our area high schools at a breakfast event. 

Meet three of the district's rising stars recognized in OUSD's Oside USD in One Minute

Last year, due to the generosity of our scholarship sponsors Genentech and Tri-City Medical Center, the Oceanside Chamber foundation was able to provide 11 deserving Rising Star students a total of $23,000 in scholarships. 

Rising Star Breakfast events are open to all educators, family members of students being honored, Chamber Board Members, business leaders, community members and event sponsors. Tickets are $25 for Chamber members and $40 for prospective members. To donate to our scholarship fund.

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The Best of Oceanside Fall Edition is Now Available

The fall edition of the Best of Oceanside Magazine is here! This edition is full of Oceanside's best. Hear about some economic development growth within the City including the new Fire Training Tower, the Frontwave Arena coming in 2023, and San Diego Rescue Mission's new Oceanside Navigation Center. Or, read about McKenna Broiler in our Made in Oceanside segment. This edition also highlights the history of Oceanside's San Luis Rey River and Shoreline Structures' positive impact on our coast and celebrates creative talent within our community. As always, find local spots in our “Stay and Play Local” section, catch up on workforce development updates, and read spotlights on some of our members including Jazzercise, Kevin Shin and Marcy Browe.

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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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Uphold Planning Commission's Unanimous Approval of OceanKAMP - Sign-On Opportunity

We were thrilled to earn unanimous approval from the Oceanside Planning Commission last month. Despite the unanimous approval and unprecedented community support, two groups appealed the decision to City Council. These appeals are scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, October 19 at City Council at 6 pm. 

We need your help telling the City Council to uphold Planning Commission’s unanimous approval of OceanKAMP.

You can help in two ways! First, submit your letter of support below. Second, sign up to speak at the City Council hearing by emailing Summer Bales at summer@intesacom.com

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
  • Providing a state-of-the-art wave lagoon that will produce near perfect waves year-round
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Booth Space Available at Oceanside Senior Expo

Thursday, October 13, 2022

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Oceanside Civic Center Plaza

300 N. Coast Hwy

Oceanside, CA 92054

This popular event will feature health-related businesses, non-profits and senior organizations. In addition, exhibitors have an opportunity to offer variety of free health-related screenings and demonstrations for the public. The event is free to the public. Booth space is available for businesses interested in promoting their products or services.

This event could not occur without corporate sponsorship. We provide our sponsors with an excellent branding opportunity, beyond what just a booth space can offer. Contact the Chamber at 760-722-1534 or email to learn about the marketing and promotional opportunities gained by sponsoring this event. 

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General Plan Update: Open House Events

(Source: City of Oceanside) - Drawing on community input, technical studies, and state and regional guidance, the City’s Planning Division is drafting detailed outlines of the various elements of the City's General Plan. On October 11 and October 18, City Planners will host two Open House events for you to review and comment on these drafts. The Open Houses will feature staffed stations where participants can engage the project team in one-on-one discussions. Input received will inform revisions to the draft goals and policies as well as the development of implementing actions.

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Beachfront Improvements Phase 2 Workshop

(Source: City of Oceanside) - Oceanside Engineering staff have been evaluating site and facility conditions at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater, the Beach Recreation Center, and spaces inbetween. After extensive community meetings, proposed improvement ideas were developed. A presentation of proposals will be made to both the Parks & Recreation Commission on October 12 at 6:00 p.m., and at a City Council Workshop on October 26 at 2:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held at City Hall in the Council Chambers. All are welcome.

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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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Nagata Named 2021 Farmer of the Year

The San Diego County Farm Bureau (SDCFB) recently named Neil Nagata, a third generation Oceanside farmer who is a leading agriculture advocate for both growers and farm workers, the 2021 Farmer of the Year. The guest of honor will be celebrated in October at SDCFB’s annual Farmer of the Year event with his family, friends, and the agriculture community. 

SDCFB annually recognizes special people who support San Diego farming in unique ways. The Farmer of the Year award is presented to an active or retired farmer who has had a positive impact on our industry, is active in the community beyond agriculture, and has represented the agricultural industry at media events and public hearings to back the farming cause. 

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Google Lunch N' Learn: Make Your Website Work for You

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PST

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

928 N Coast Hwy.

Oceanside, CA 92054

Join us for a Lunch & Learn at the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce! Networking & Lunch 11:30-12:00, Followed by Seminar

This three part series is all about Google and how you can utilize it to improve your businesses' online presence.

(*you do not need to attend all 3 or attend in a specific order)

In this session learn the fundamentals and characteristics of a great website:

  1. Creating a goal oriented website to help with business objectives.
  2. Creating and keeping an organized website that offers a great user experience.
  3. Creating content that captivates customers and keeps them coming back
  4. Understanding how search works and how to optimize your site for higher ranking
  5. And how to measure the success of your website with tools like Google Analytics.

In this presentation, you will discover how to create a search-friendly website that goes beyond just great design.


Tickets for the event are $10. Lunch will be provided. 

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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

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How Social Media Can Help Increase Revenue

Monday, October 18 2022

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Online Event Via Zoom

Learn how properly using social media can help increase revenue for your small business. This class will cover:

  • The difference between sales and marketing
  • Three ways to increase revenue
  • How social media can help increase revenue
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Innovate78 Event: Startup Funding - Learn from the Pros Tomorrow

Thursday, October 6, 2022

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Film Hub

170 Eucalyptus Avenue

Vista, CA 92084

Join us for another Innovate78 startup event as we focus on raising funds from the perspectives of the founder and investor (angel, traditional and venture capital). We’ll look at:

  • What is critical to focus on in the current environment?
  • What to look for besides capital when finding the right partners?
  • What alternatives are there besides family, friends and angels when launching?


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Handel's Homemade Ice Cream Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Saturday, October 8, 2022

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream

228 N Coast Hwy.

Oceanside, CA 92054

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream takes place on Saturday, October 8th from 11:30am to 4:30 pm. Entertainment, prizes and drawings, face painting, balloon artists and VIP guest presenters will all be part of the celebration. The store will be open for regular store hours. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream will celebrate the recent opening of a new location on Coast Highway on Saturday October 8, 2022. Handel’s cordially invites ice cream lovers to experience the ice cream once named by National Geographic as the “#1 best ice cream on the planet.” The event is set to begin at 11:30 am at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream at 228 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside.

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Calvary Chapel Oceanside Local Candidates Forum

Sunday, October 9th, 2022

2:00 PM - 3:30PM

Calvary Chapel Oceanside

3715 Oceanic Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

Need additional guidance figuring out which local and regional political candidates to vote for in the upcoming November election? Then plan to attend the Candidates Forum on Sunday afternoon, October 9th, on the campus of Calvary Chapel Oceanside. This non-partisan, informational event starts at 2:00 pm and will go for 90 minutes, featuring various local and regional candidates that we’ve invited to participate. CCO’s “Salt & Light Ministry” is sponsoring this program, which is open to the general public.

Ivey Ranch Park's 12th Annual Western Hoedown fundraiser on October 15th!

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

3:00PM - 7:00PM

110 Rancho Del Oro Dr.

Oceanside, CA 92057


It’s that time again to join us in supporting Ivey Ranch Park Association’s 12th annual Western Hoedown Fundraiser event. Your presence at the event and contributions are needed now more than ever to continue Ivey Ranch’s growing integrative equine and care programs for special needs and able-bodied individuals alike.


Guests will enjoy a barn-side steakhouse style dinner, music, a horse show, and a kid’s corral in addition to other fun activities. A flag ceremony will be presented by our local high school ROTC program. Guests will get a glimpse of our horses, our community, and the special work we do at Ivey Ranch. Please join us in meeting the needs of people who benefit from our services most by supporting our Western Hoedown Fundraiser. 

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Should You Go to the Emergency Room, Urgent Care or Walk-in Clinic?

(Source: Scripps Health)  - All too often, illness or injury appears out of the blue: You wake up in the middle of the night with intense abdominal pain. You stumble while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs, and cannot put weight on your swollen ankle. Or your baby spikes a high fever on the weekend. When these situations occur, we’re often faced with uncertainty about where to go for care, especially if the symptoms seem severe and our regular doctor’s office is closed.

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Prepare Now for an Emergency Later

(Source: SDG&E)  - Emergencies come in many forms such as wildfires, storms, earthquakes or floods. There’s no better time to prepare for an emergency than right now. Below are some tips and resources to help you plan and stay safe should an emergency happen. 

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