What a great time we had last week here at the Chamber. First, the Cinco De Mayo mixer at Henson’s FIX Auto was a true celebration of what it is that makes Escondido such a great community to do business. Kim and Kirk Henson the owners of FIX Auto made sure that everyone was welcome and threw a party celebrating the rich culture of our community with folkloric dancing, music, great food fitting the holiday celebrated from Kennedy’s (world famous carne asada) and tours of their facility where you can see why they’re so successful and the “go to” body shop in North County.
The Mayor Paul McNamara along with City Council members Tina Inscoe and Joe Garcia showed their support for local business by presenting the Henson’s a proclamation marking May 5th, 2022, as Henson’s FIX Auto Day in Escondido. It was a great time and a huge thank you goes out to full team at Henson’s Fix Auto, Kirk and Kim and Judy Fitzgerald for planning and hosting a first-class event!
The following morning 7:30a a full cadre of Chamber supporters and golfers teed off at the Vineyard Country Club for the 2nd Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce Challenge Cup golf tournament. Our 2nd year of working in concert with the California Center for the Arts to help raise funds for the Police Athletic League, The Center and support the Chamber.
The day was a typical sunny, warm May day in Escondido, and the event went beautifully with many great local golfers showing their support, including Supervisor Jim Desmond, all playing for the coveted Chamber Challenge Cup!
And yes, there is an actual Challenge Cup which the winning team will have their names added to and display for one-year until the next tournament. Congratulations to the team from San Pasqual Economic Development Corporation for winning this year and of special note last year’s inaugural winners Team Skaja finished second this year!
Thank you to CCAE for again working with the Chamber and of particular note a huge thank you to their CEO Jerry VanLeeuwen for creating this event and working with the Chamber to help support PAL, Al Owens and his team will put the monies raised to great use.
Finally, I want to also acknowledge and thank all the unsung volunteers the Chamber has the honor of working with. From our own Ambassador’s to the many other non-profits, we work with throughout the year in planning and staffing the many events we hold all year. We could not do what we do without them. Thank you from the staff here at the Chamber.