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Weekly e-Newsletter
Yesterday's LIVE Lunch was held at the
Ramona Junior Fairgrounds and we had a fantastic time visiting with Ramona Junior Fair President Curtis Martineau, 4-H Rep Morgan Nelson, and FFA Rep Jasper Dilts. Check out the Facebook video (it's pretty short this week) to learn more about the Ramona Junior Fair being held July 23rd-31st.

If you are a Chamber member and interested in being featured during LIVE Lunch, please let us know. Next week we will visit Glam 5, one of our newest members.

If would like to become a member, it's quick and easy to do so online, or you can call our office at 760-789-1311. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Ramona Junior Fair Pie Auction & BBQ will be held Saturday, July 16th. Auction starts at 6:00 p.m. BBQ is served 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit 4-H, FFA, and Grange organizations and their scholarship funds and there are some incredible homemade desserts to enjoy. Tickets can be preordered at
New & Notable
New members! We want to offer a big welcome to the three new members that joined in the past week. Watch for announcements coming soon on social media!

Cheers to the Valley Wine Festival Tickets are now available online! This annual wine tasting festival that kicks off the Ramona Country Fair features wineries from the Ramona Valley and their award-winning top wines.

As of July 14, confirmed caterers are Something Delicious and The Good Seed Food Co.; confirmed wineries are Correcaminos, Pamo Valley, Rancho San Martin, Scaredy Cat Ranch, Vineyard Grant James, Mermaid Valley, Principe di Tricase, and Scenic Valley Ranch, with more to follow. Updates will be shared via social media and on our website at Tickets can be preordered online or by phone - they do NOT need to be picked up; your name will be on a list at check-in. Tickets can also be purchased at the event if it does not sell out.
Vendor applications for the Ramona Country Fair are being accepted through next Monday, July 18th.

Apply online or contact our office for more information. We still have plenty of space for craft and commercial vendors.

Interested in sponsoring this family-friendly event? Learn more at
Job Openings: we announced 3 new job openings in past week from Evino Restaurant (opening soon), K2 Auto Detailing, and Torpin Screen Company. Visit for details.
We are including the following information weekly to make sure that new subscribers are aware of these opportunities:
ABC Training is coming up at the Chamber office on July 19 @ 5:00 p.m. and at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center on July 28 @ 4:00 p.m. No RSVP needed. Note this is NOT LEADS training.
LAST CHANCE! County Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Round 2 is open and the submission deadline is TOMORROW 7/15/2022:
Small Business Stimulus Grant funding is available until it is exhausted, or 2024. Please answer the questions below to determine your eligibility:
Our next mixer will be held on Thursday, July 21, at Chase Bank. As usual, we will have food, beverages, networking, opportunity drawings and FUN!

Please RSVP to Laura Leeman at if you would like to attend.

Attending a mixer is a great opportunity to get exposure for your business. Chamber directors, staff, Ambassadors, and members get to know you better, enjoy a positive experience with you, and will think of you more often when asked for recommendations.

Donating to our opportunity drawings is a great way to advertise your business!

  • Your business is announced many times at the mixer
  • Your business contribution is seen at mixers as everyone looks to see what they can win
  • Your business contribution and card goes home with the winner

We can accept baskets or individual items/gift certificates. You can drop off items at our office Monday through Friday from 10am- 4pm up until the day of the event. Thanks for the many early donations we've had so far from Ramona Disposal, Jewelry World & Loan, Bob Luikart and Mt. Woodson Golf Club.
Upcoming Community Events
Ramona Food and Clothes Closet’s Mobile Pantry, sponsored by Feeding San Diego, happens on the 3rd Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the parking lot behind 773 Main St., Ramona. The next one is tomorrow, July 15th. Bring your bags and carts! For other food distribution opportunities, check out!
The Ramona Junior Fair promotes the advancement of local youth through agriculture, industrial education, and recreational activities and exhibits. It's organized and operated through 100% volunteer efforts. Leaders from the community and participating 4-H, FFA and Grange Clubs come together to make this Fair possible. Visit for details!
First Congregational Church is holding a TV & computer recycling drive this Saturday, July 16th, from 9am to 1pm.
Congratulations to Ramona Pony Baseball! The team is making history as one of the few teams in Ramona Pony History to make it to Zone or beyond. They are now fundraising to help offset the cost of travel. Ramona Pony Baseball is a registered tax exempt, non-profit Section 501(c)3 organization; contributions are tax-deductible and can be made at Donations can be made at Also, visit Rubio's (1664 Main St.) from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday 7/16, show this flyer (or use the promo code online) and 30% of the proceeds of your meal will be donated to Ramona Sports Association / Ramona Pony Baseball.
One of our "sister" Chambers, the Valley Center Chamber of Commerce, is celebrating their anniversary with a golf tournament at Native Oaks Golf Club at Woods Valley. It's a great opportunity to play a beautiful course AND benefit a worthwhile organization! Please contact Marian Walters, the Executive Director of the Valley Center Chamber, at 760-749-8472 if you are interested in participating!
To keep up on local events, please follow our Ramona Events page on Facebook and visit
The Chamber Corner
It's not too late to sponsor the Ramona Country Fair! Sponsorships can be purchased online at or by contacting our office.
NOTE TO ALL MEMBERS: we are transitioning to an annual billing system starting February 1, 2023; new memberships will be prorated and renewal invoices will be adjusted to credit any "overpayment" from this year. If February is not a good renewal time for you, please let us know and we will work with you; we can also set up a monthly payment plan.
If you need more information or assistance, please visit our website at, call us at 760-789-1311, or email our Office Manager, Laura Leeman, at

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Big thanks to our annual sponsors!