News & Updates
July 13th, 2022
The Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce is Working For You & Your Business!
Chamber News and Updates
Do You Shop At Costco?
Last Week's Poll Results, Question #1: "Would You Be In Favor Of Drones Replacing Traditional Fireworks For 4th Of July Celebrations?"
YES = 29%
NO = 71%
We are all in this together. Rather big statement but, allow me to explain.

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to speak at the Valley Center Business Association monthly meeting. Terrific group of smart, positive people and was well attended.

I presented the direction the Chamber is going and why along with highlights of the many programs we have and are building here at the Chamber all tied to our core mission of creating a vibrant and inviting business community. Our goal is to give businesses who have chosen to locate in our area the best opportunity to succeed.

I say area because as we networked after the meeting it was clear to each person, I spoke with how connected the two communities are. This will come as no surprise to many of you. What is important to note here is this is repeated in many local communities throughout Inland North County.

Point is we are all in this together, connected and genesis for this is Escondido. Escondido’s influence in the Inland North County is well documented. Many businesses started by entrepreneurs who were either from Escondido or began in Escondido are part of this heritage.

Thank you VCBA for the warm welcome and we look forward to developing opportunities to collaborate further.

I’d like to introduce a new monthly addition we’re adding to our newsletter, and this is a local residential real estate market update. We’ve asked Board member Kay Bates of Kay Bates Realty if she would be willing to supply and she has graciously accepted. Kay is a well-respected veteran realtor/broker in our community and runs a very successful real estate office here in Escondido. Her reach goes well beyond the confines of the city and her perspective will add updated local insights on the residential real estate market.

Kay’s column will run on the second Wednesday of each month. Welcome Kay and thank you

Cheers, JR
Chamber Events & Programs
July Economic
Development Meeting
w/ Guest Speaker
Jennifer Schoeneck, Escondido Deputy Director of Economic Development

Thursday, July 14th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The 2022 "Best of Escondido Eats" Awards Are Here...Vote NOW!
Government Affairs Town Hall Meeting w/ Congressman Darrell Issa & Special Guests

"IT Modernization" Thursday, 8/4
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Listen Up North County!
If you want to learn ALL about our elected officials, the business & community leaders, and the movers and shakers of North County...you gotta listen to The Wonderland podcast.

However, you won't learn anything if you don't listen!
The Monthly Residential Real Estate Market Report
Are The Rising Interest Rates Discouraging You From Purchasing A Home?
The truth is, interest rates are on the rise and they may go up even higher this year. Don’t let interest rates stop you from buying a home! Information is important when deciding to make a big purchase.
We need information that will prepare us to navigate buying a home in this marketplace.

Is it a good time to purchase a home? This depends on...
Member News & More
Erickson-Hall To Host Blood Drive ~ TOMORROW
Thursday, July 14th
7:00am - 5:00pm
490 Corporate Drive
Escondido, CA 92029
Lunch 11am-2pm
Raffle Prizes
San Diego County Water Authority Announces New Drought Incentives

As of May 24, new statewide regulations prohibit watering decorative grass in common areas of subdivisions and homeowners associations, as well as on commercial, industrial, and institutional properties.

The watering ban applies to...
Escondido News & Happenings
City News & Updates
There is always something happening in Escondido! Learn more about the current status of projects and events happening around Escondido by going to the City's website or Facebook page.
Business Resources
Scene NOT In Escondido: Times-Advocate Editor, David Ross @ The Roswell 75th Anniversary