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March 6, 2023 | Week 10

Vista Chamber Updates

2023 Meet the Leaders

Hear from our distinguished speakers Congressman Mike Levin, Assemblymember Laurie Davies, and City of Vista Mayor John Franklin.

Sponsors will have the opportunity to join us at our Sponsor-Only Cocktail Reception for a more intimate time with our speakers.

When: Thursday, April 13

Where: Shadowridge Golf Club | 1980 Gateway Drive


Sponsor-Only Cocktail Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

No-Host Cocktail: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner + Speakers Presentations: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities now available.

Learn More

Heroes of Vista

The 2023 Heroes of Vista Gala is this Friday!

Winners for the business categories will be announced during the event. For people that can't attend, the winners will be announced on our social media pages next week.

See the list of honorees and nominees on our website here.

Thank you to our sponsors Tri-City Medical Center and SDGE!

Deadline This Friday!

This Friday is the deadline for businesses to apply to the Velocity Internship Program.*

Businesses must be located in Vista. Students will be placed to complete their 100-hour paid internship ($16/hr) in a local Vista company based on their career interests.

Find more information here. For any questions email

*Businesses must attend our mandatory orientation meeting in order to participate.

Welcome to Our New Members!

  1. Karen Leyva Insurance
  2. Care Choice Health Systems
  3. Mutual of Omaha
  4. Thrivent Financial
  5. Pacific Premier Bank

Root and Splendor

When Kristin Fracassi set out to search for a safe and all-natural laundry detergent, her discovery led to something far greater and life-changing.

Read about Root and Splendor in the Spring issue of Vista Magazine. Read online here or stop by our office for a physical copy.

Vista Chamber Events

Business Mixer - March 8

Join us for a joint Business Mixer with the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce at Dimension One Spas!

With this joint Business Mixer you'll be able to do double the networking with Oceanside Chamber Members and all-around professionals from different industries so you can build new professional relationships.


Business & Community Resources

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

Our program helps small businesses thrive by offering free and quick online business courses on marketing, finance, efficiency and more, as well as networking and expert coaching. Grant application is now open. Register for Digital Ready, complete any combination of two courses, coaching events, and community events, and apply by May 12, 2023. Find more information here.

Free Tax Preparation Program

Did you make less than $60,000 in 2022?

You may be eligible to have one of MAAC's IRS-certified volunteers prepare your income tax returns at no cost to you. Their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) team is available on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm at MAAC's North Campus, 956 Vale Terrace Drive. Call 211 to make an appointment and visit their website here for more information.

Youth Opportunity Pass

Anyone 18 and under can now ride transit for free through the SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass pilot program. Use these three easy steps to get unlimited rides on the bus, Trolley, COASTER, and SPRINTER through June 30, 2024. Find more information here.


Kids in the Kitchen

A kitchen is an experiential learning laboratory for your kids. This class is both educational and fun. In addition to cooking a four-course meal, this class includes kitchen & food safety, healthy eating, food education, organic vs. non-organic, creativity, food trivia and team building. Learn more here.

Community Events

Salsa & Bachata Social Dance Event

When: Friday, March 10 | 8:30pm

Where: Rancho Grande El Toro | 825 Williamston St.

Dance class cost is $15. Call (760) 716-4846 for more information.

Vista Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday of the month | 8:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Vista Courthouse | 325 S Melrose Dr. Ste. 300

Super STEM Saturday

When: Saturday, March 11 | 10:00am - 4:00pm

Where: CSUSM Campus | 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos

FREE Parking in Lots E, F & H

Spring Into Action

When: Saturday, March 11 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where: ZOOM | Reach out to for more information.

Vista Chamber of Commerce

170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115

(760) 726-1122

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