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The Advancing Oceanside Weekly Update


Wednesday | August 10 2022

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August's Business Mixer at Emerald Isle Golf Course!

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

5 PM - 7 PM

660 S El Camino Real

Oceanside, CA 92057

You're invited to join us for a Business Mixer at Emerald Isle Golf Course on Wednesday, August 31st 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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Oceanside Chamber Endorses Rick Robinson for Oceanside’s District 2 Council Seat

The Oceanside Chamber’s Advance Oceanside Political Action Committee (AOPAC) has spent much of the last 2 months interviewing and evaluating Candidates for Oceanside’s District 1 and District 2 City Council seats. Last week AOPAC brought its recommendations to the Chamber Board for approval. As a result, the Chamber Board has endorsed Rick Robinson for the Oceanside City Council District 2 seat. Robinson, who has served as Oceanside’s Fire Chief since 2016 will officially retire from the position at the end of July. With a desire to continue actively serving the residents of Oceanside, Robinson decided to make a run at the Council seat in District 2, where he and his wife have lived for many years.

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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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Booth Space Available at Oceanside Harbor Days

On September 17th and 18th 2022 the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce along with Tri-City Medical Center, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians and Genentech ​ will present Oceanside Harbor Days at the Oceanside Harbor. The event will feature arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family. The event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

The Chamber partners with Kennedy and Associates to handle vendor space for Oceanside Harbor Days. This is a great opportunity to get your business promoted within the Oceanside community!

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. ​Contact Scott Ashton at 760-722-1534 ext 107 or email to learn about the marketing and promotion opportunities gained by sponsoring this event.

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Oceanside Police Share Random Acts of Kindness

What started as a Secret Santa Operation in December of 2021 has grown to a year-long project aimed at spreading a little kindness around the city of Oceanside. Oceanside Police Department’s Random Acts of Kindness Project has been made possible by a twenty-thousand-dollar donation from the Fortin family, who established an Acts of Kindness Fund within Trauma Intervention Programs Inc.

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SOCAL Business Spotlight: Genentech |  Manufacturing Supervisor

Meet Mahima Advani, a Pharma Technical Operations Intern at Genentech. A Genentech internship is an amazing opportunity to learn, network, have fun and work side-by-side with some of the most accomplished experts in the industry. A recent college graduate, Mahima took advanced placement classes in high school and majored in science in college. As an intern in the technical operations, she is responsible for the process design as well as for end-to-end manufacturing and supply of the final medicine that is delivered to patients. She is particularly encouraging to other young women and girls who are interested in STEM fields. Learn more with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bioscience Competency Model.

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Oceanside Police Department Communications Survey

We want your input! The Oceanside Police Department is currently undergoing an Operational and Organizational Assessment that will assist in reshaping the department to meet the contemporary of the community. The survey is intended to allow Oceanside Police Department to respond to the community in ways that can improve community satisfaction and support while enhancing organizational efficiency. We want to hear your input on what matters most to you about the services we provide. Take the survey to provide your feedback. 

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Beachfront Improvements Meeting

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Junior Seau Beach Community Center

A feasibility study to explore potential improvements to the Junior Seau Beach Community Center, Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater/Bandshell, and the Pier plaza area is underway. The existing site and facilities were evaluated and extensive public feedback was obtained. Potential improvement options were developed based on community input. The final public outreach meeting of the Feasibility Study is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Junior Seau Beach Community Center. We encourage your attendance to view and discuss the proposed improvement options for the site and facilities.

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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. Read about the new downtown CocoCabana Rooftop Bar atop the new Brick Hotel, KNVS restaurant bar and art gallery, and more new and coming new businesses. Learn about the Agritourism Workshop and Cal Competes Tax Credit in the August edition of the Economic Development News.

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Oceanside Chamber Connect at Mountain Mike's Pizza

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Mountain Mike's Pizza

2251 S EL Camino Real, Ste. A

Oceanside, CA 92054

Join the Oceanside Chamber for a Chamber Connect on Tuesday, August 16th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Mountain Mike's Pizza. This is a free, casual meet up for local business community members. Chamber Connects are open to Chamber Members and Non-members, so bring a friend and make new ones! Have some questions? Contact Porsche Copeland, at porsche@oceansidechamber.com or call (760) 722-1534.

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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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California Competes Tax Credit

Apply by August 15

The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.

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CalChamber & CalCPA Free Employee Retention Credit Webinar

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Online Event

Businesses have faced many financial hardships during the pandemic. Fortunately, there are tax incentives available to mitigate this. The most significant is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), a refundable payroll credit. Business taxpayers that experienced a suspension (full or partial) of operations or a reduction in gross receipts can claim this credit which can be up to $26,000 per employee. We will also cover the related Paid Sick Leave Refundable Credit, and Paid Family Leave Refundable Credit. You'll hear an overview of these benefits and learn how to identify these opportunities.

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HR Power Hour

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Online Event

Calling all small business owners and their human resources questions or challenges. Join us for our recurring HR Power Hour. Ask your HR-related questions in a public forum and get answers from our seasoned, insightful HR expert. This is where your HR issues can be addressed and solutions can become clear.

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Sponsor the 17th Annual O'side Turkey Trot

The 17th Annual O’side Turkey Trot is looking for Sponsors who want to increase their visibility and sell their products to services to primarily residents of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos. As a major sponsor you sponsorship could significantly impact the quality of life in North County. Visit Oceanside commissioned a study which showed the trot provided over $1 million dollars in economic stimulus to the City of Oceanside each year. The trot is the most popular run/walk in North County and brings thousands of visitors to eat, sleep, shop and play on the 4 day weekend in Oceanside. The O’side Trot was voted one the most popular trots in country by Runner’s world and the LA Times

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North County Health and Wellness Fair Tomorrow

Thursday, August 11, 2022

9 AM - 4 PM

Oceanside Civic Center Plaza

300 N Coast Hwy

Oceanside, CA 92054

On August 11, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Oceanside Chamber will hold its 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. 

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Angels and Guru's Art and Deli Cafe Grand Opening Celebration

Monday, August 22, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon 

Angels & Gurus Yoga Studio & Art Cafe

1920 S Coast Hwy

Oceanside, CA 92054

You're invited to join us on Monday, August 22nd at 11 AM for the grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration of Angels and Guru's Art and Deli Cafe. Enjoy muffins, cakes, Mediterranean specials, French pastries, sandwiches, organic coffee and tea,  and more. This event is free and open to the public. So, bring a friend!

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How Magic and Cosmic Principles are Transforming Business Practices

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CA

Center for the Arts

340 N. Escondido Blvd

Escondido, CA 92025

The San Diego North EDC is proud to announce the inaugural North County Spotlight Luncheon – an annual opportunity to hear from one of the region’s leading entrepreneurs about their business journey and what makes San Diego North County a world-class place to do business. In 2022, we will shine a spotlight on Michael Bronner, President at Dr. Bronner’s. Under the leadership of Michael and his brother David, the brand has grown from $4 million in 1998 to over $129 million in annual revenue in 2019 and is one of North County’s largest manufacturers.  

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Insipring the Next Generation 

(Source: Tri-City Medical Center)Tri-City Medical Center (TCMC) participated in the Boys and Girls Club of Vista (BGCV) Summer “Career Fair” as part of an ongoing partnership through the hospital’s COASTAL Commitment program. COASTAL stand for Community Outreach and Support Through Active Leadership. The program encompasses more than 80 partners in Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside and the surrounding communities.

Members of the External Affairs team, Jessica Shrader, Cassie Klapp and Kelsey Fetzer attended the career fair and spoke with the children. The TCMC team answered their questions, told the kids about their career journey and how they came to work at TCMC. Senior Director of Business Development at TCMC, Jeremy Raimo serves on the Board at BGCV.

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Need Help with Your Energy Bills?

(Source: SDG&E) - SDG&E recognizes that this can be a challenging time for many customers and may be able to help if you are having trouble paying your bill. You may be eligible for programs and services that can provide immediate financial assistance and help you avoid interruptions in your service. Flexible payment arrangements are available to help you pay down past due balances.

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