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Wednesday | November 2, 2022

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Join the Oceanside Chamber as a Kindness Certified Company

We are thrilled to share that the Oceanside Chamber is now officially recognized as a  Kindness Certified Chamber of Commerce! We are proud and excited to join other like-minded Chambers and companies to demonstrate our visionary leadership, elevate kindness in business and honor our members who are good to their people, community, planet and world.

If you believe your company makes a positive difference, we invite you to become an official Kindness Certified Company. In addition to many Kindness Certified Company program benefits, our Chamber will honor your  company by featuring you on a dedicated page on our website, recognize you in the online and print  business directory and much more!

Learn more and sign up below! We hope you do!

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Emerging Issues Forum to Feature an Update from Save Our Sand (SOS) Oceanside Tomorrow

Thursday, November 3, 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 monthly Emerging Issues Forum for an important update from Save our Sand (SOS) Oceanside. A top priority of the Chamber is the preservation and restoration of our beaches. Join us for an update from SOS Oceanside to learn about the important advocacy work they are doing with regard to coastal preservation. SOS Oceanside is a group of local advocates for sustainable sandy beaches in Oceanside. Working with local, regional, state, and federal authorities, they encourage the City of Oceanside to design, approve and fund a sustainable and permanent solution to Protect and Restore the natural ecosystems disappearing from our beaches.

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Make New Business Connections at Chamber’s November Business Mixer Tomorrow

Thursday, November 3, 2022

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD

3609 Ocean Ranch Blvd Suite 120

Oceanside, CA 92056

You're invited to join us for a Business Mixer at The Steve A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD. Join us on Thursday, November 3rd from 5 PM - 7 PM. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other business owners and employees in and around North County. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served with a cash bar. The cost is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members.

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Meet Oceanside's Business Community at the Chamber’s Second Tuesday Coffee

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

928 N Coast Hwy.

Oceanside, CA 92054

You're invited to the Oceanside Chamber's Second Tuesday Coffee! We invite you to our conference room on Tuesday, November 8th 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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Oceanside Chamber of Commerce hosts SBA's Reboot All-Day Training for Veterans and Military Spouses Next Tuesday

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

928 N Coast Hwy

Oceanside, CA 92054

Please join fellow veterans and military spouses at the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce (928 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8th for Reboot. Reboot is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the SBA. The free course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Veterans of all eras, Active-Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and spouses are eligible to participate. During Reboot, participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. The program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and local veteran-owned business owners will be in attendance.

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Promote your Business in The Winter Edition of Best of Oceanside Magazine - Deadline Nov. 18

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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Best of Oceanside Stay and Play Local Spotlight: Fat Joe's Oceanside

It’s game time at Fat Joe’s Oceanside! Fat Joe’s combines kitchen and arcade. Play mini bowling, pinball or arcade games while chowing down on their famous hamburgers, wings, tacos and salads. Above all else, this family-oriented restaurant refuses to compromise on quality and source meat and vegetables from the most reputable vendors. Fat Joe’s staff is fun and knowledgeable on the large beer selection and well drinks and there to ensure your experience is incredible. The restaurant is available for private events including weddings, business lunches, civic meetings, birthday parties, and more. Reach out with any requests and discuss how Fat Joe’s can be a part of your next event!

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Watch the 49th Congressional Candidate Forum On-Demand

49th Congressional District Candidate Forum featuring Representative Mike Levin and challenger Bryan Maryott. The event was hosted by MiraCosta College and sponsored by the following Chambers of Commerce: Carlsbad Chamber, the Coalition of California Chambers – Orange County, Dana Point Chamber, Encinitas Chamber, Laguna Niguel Chamber, Oceanside Chamber, San Clemente Chamber, San Juan Capistrano Chamber, Solana Beach Chamber and Vista Chamber.

The forum was moderated by Priya Sridhar, an Emmy-award winning political reporter and host of "Politically Speaking," a weekly political show that airs on Sundays on NBC 7.

Topics included: Border Safety, Business regulations/friendliness, Climate Change/Environmental Issues, Immigration, Inflation, Public Safety, Transportation/Infrastructure and Workforce Development

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Concrete Pier Bridge & Lifeguard HQ Project Meetings

(Source: City of Oceanside) - Funded by Measure X, the Pier View Way Bridge & Lifeguard Headquarters Improvement Project is exploring the rehabilitation or replacement of the white concrete structure known as the Pier View Way Bridge, which incorporates the City’s Lifeguard Headquarters. A second public outreach meeting on the project will be held on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Library Community Rooms at 330 N. Coast Highway. Hear about the project's progression, the recommended approach, and view schematic designs and initial renderings.

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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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Oceanside Unified School District Honored

(Source: City of Oceanside) The California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, along with Equality California, honored OUSD for being one of the top districts in the state for implementing LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and programs. Dr. Julie Vitale accepted the award at the OHS Performing Art Center on behalf of the Board of Education, students and staff.

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Jessica Waite: Our Lady of Perpetual Sustainability

(Source: The Coast News Group) - One can’t think about collaborative, sustainable practices in the local food scene and not think of Jessica Waite and her husband, Davin, leading the charge. I interviewed Jessica, a soft-spoken partner, catalyst and co-founder of the fabulously popular Wrench and Rodent and The Plot restaurants. Jessica tends to give most of the credit to her other half, Davin. Trained by master Japanese chefs, the wickedly talented and creative food alchemist has been trail-blazing with zero waste in the kitchens around town.

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Many California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Provisions Take Effect January 1. Are You Ready?

(Source: CalChamber) - Originally passed in 2018 and effective in 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a comprehensive privacy law aimed at enhancing California residents’ privacy rights and consumer protection. And to ensure those privacy rights and protections, the act requires covered businesses to follow strict privacy requirements regarding personal information they collect about consumers, such as requiring these businesses to notify consumers about the kinds of personal information it collects about them and what it’s used for.

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SDNEDC's North County Businesses & 2022 Federal Tax Changes Webinar 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Online Event Via Zoom

Oceanside Chamber members can register at the member rate.

Earlier this year, Congress passed the “Inflation Reduction Act” (IRA) which has several significant changes to the tax code impacting North County businesses and business owners. Among these changes are provisions that further encourage businesses and property owners to invest in green energy infrastructure, but these changes are not very straightforward. 

Join the SDNEDC for a webinar update on these provisions from Magnus Blue – a new company name but familiar experts reflecting the merger between two of North County’s most respected mid-size CPA firms. This webinar is offered FREE to North County Business owners. Don’t miss this one is as you plan for 2023 and begin to think about how best to position your business for the coming year. Additionally, our presenters will provide valuable reminders for year-end tax planning considerations as we bring 2022 to a close.

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Creating a Sales Plan That Produces Long-term Results

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Online Event via Zoom

During this workshop, you'll learn the anatomy of a sale as well as how to identify the key ingredients needed to create an effective sales plan. You'll also learn about marketing, unique selling propositions (USP), and how to develop a sales budget.

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SDNEDC's Lunch & Learn: North County Post-Election Recap

Oceanside Chamber members can register at the member rate.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum

6115 Paseo Del Norte

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Join the San Diego Economic Development Council the day after the November election to hear about what the results say about North County’s political future. The guest that day will be John Nienstedt, one of San Diego's most experienced and knowledgeable public opinion researchers. John will talk about what the results mean.

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Free Training Provided by the 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 provide FREE company trainings for employees in California. 

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Family Health Centers of San Diego PACE

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Family Health Centers of San Diego PACE

2201 Mission Ave., Ste. 100

Oceanside, CA 92058

FHCSD PACE in Oceanside is celebrating its grand opening and you are invited. Join us to learn more about our innovative community and home-based model of care that offers support services to older adults to comfortably age at home.

Ribbon cutting followed by refreshments. Meet and greet with staff and tour the FHCSD PACE Center and Oceanside Family Counseling Center.

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Tri-City Medical Center's PHF Groundbreaking

(Source: Tri-City Medical Center)Tri-City Medical Center leadership joined with Supervisor Jim Desmond and San Diego County leaders to break ground on a new 16-bed adult inpatient psychiatric health facility on our campus in Oceanside.

This partnership between TCMC and the County of San Diego will be an important addition to the behavioral health continuum of care in North County and an amazing resource for our community members in their time of need.

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Save 18% on Your Monthly Electric Bill with FERA

(Source: SDG&E) - SDG&E recognizes this is still a challenging time for many customers. Even if you have never qualified for assistance before, you may be eligible now. If you have three or more people in your household and are having a hard time paying your electric bill, you may be eligible for an 18% discount on your electric bill. 

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