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April Moonlight Mixer Information
Celebrate Spring by growing your professional network and cultivating new relationships! Join us at Westmont Encinitas, a Senior Living Community, for a fun evening and an opportunity to meet people from a variety of industries. Please don't forget to bring a prize for the opportunity drawing!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
5:30 – 7:30 pm 
Westmont of Encinitas
1920 S El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
Thank you for attending the 2022 Encinitas Business & Community Resource Expo
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Members News
Join Vigilucci's as they celebrate Spring and Antinori wines.

Their first wine dinner of 2022 includes 3 courses and dessert paired with 4 wines. Featuring Antinori Wines. Cost is $89 tax and gratuity extra

March 31st
6pm at Vigilucci's Cucina Carlsbad
(760) 434-2500

RSVP Vigiluccis.cucina@gmail.com

*Antinori Wines served at this event will also be available for purchase at a discount
Community News
Bumann Ranch Tour
Poetry Slam
Encinitas Council Decides on Districting Map 
The City of Encinitas has created their new district lines while making sure to create "the least amount of displacement". Officials say they made this minor change to even out the districts, but residents should not feel a significant shift. 

This redistricting map was chosen among 40 other options. To learn more click the link below. 
CSUSM Extended Learning Open House
Tuesday, April 5
​​4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Join CSUSM Extended Learning for a spring semester open house. You are invited to tour their interactive learning spaces and talk to their ambassadors about the creative collaborations and teaching methods for students at all stages of life in the Extended Learning Building at Cal State San Marcos.
Small Business Event Hosted by Ting
Please join the local Ting Internet team and learn how they are bringing fiber internet to your business. Stop by the Netly Data Center for a tour and learn more about their network. Light food and refreshments will be available.

Address: Netly Data Center - 565 Westlake St. Encinitas, CA

Date & time: Thursday, March 31 - 4p-6p

RSVP link (RSVP by 3/24): Link
San Diego Botanical Gardens Launches Access Afternoons
SDNEDC-Investor the San Diego Botanical Garden in Encinitas has launched their new program "access afternoon". This program is to bring new visitors to the garden and was supported by a generous grant from the Institute of Museums and Libraries . 

To learn more about how to get involved, check out the link below. 
TOOTRiS and Urban Plates Partner to Serve Restaurant Workers with Child Care Services
SAN DIEGO, CA, March 16, 2022 – Child Care can be a constant struggle, especially for parents in the restaurant industry working flexible day, night, and weekend schedules. To support the needs of their employees, Urban Plates, the fast-casual restaurant chain, is excited to provide an innovative solution – on-demand Child Care powered by TOOTRiS.
Under the partnership with TOOTRiS, each of Urban Plates’ 650-plus employees across California can now easily find and connect with thousands of Child Care providers and enroll directly from their computer or mobile device.

For more information about TOOTRiS fully managed Child Care benefits, please visit tootris.com/employers.
City of Encinitas Recreational Programs
Encinitas Spring Program & Summer Camp Guide out now! Registration began March 7. The City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is pleased to present the Spring Programs and Summer Camps Guide. Guides will be mailed beginning this weekend to Encinitas residents. The online guide is available at www.EncinitasParksandRec.com.

Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16,10am-12pm
Encinitas Community Park 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas

Adding to the fun of 20,000 eggs, this year's event will feature Kathryn the Grape live in concert. No sign-up is required for this event, just bring your basket and enjoy the fun! For additional event information, visit www.EncinitasParksandRec.com.
Need Help with Your Energy Bill?
SDG&E recognizes that this is still a challenging time for many customers and wants to help. Check out these energy assistance programs.
New AT&T Plan Offers Free Internet to Eligible Households
Access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet is critical, especially during these unprecedented times. That’s why we want to alert you of a new plan from AT&T that provides free broadband internet for eligible households. As part of their commitment to connecting more Californians to reliable, high-speed broadband internet, AT&T has recently announced a new discount internet program for low-income customers called Access from AT&T.
Business News
Commercial Food Waste Prevention Webinar
4th Of July Parade Survey
ATTENTION ALL BUSINESSES ALONG EL CAMINO REAL. The city is thinking of having a 4th of July Parade along that corridor and want to make sure all of the businesses affected are on board with it. Please take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts, there are only 5 questions.
Free Internships Available to Businesses at MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute
TCI offers accelerated, hands-on courses that give students the technical skills, human development, and work-based experience needed to secure living wage employment in their chosen field. We believe that a skilled, educated workforce requires the collaboration of the primary stakeholders in the ecosystem: the students; the colleges who train them; and the employers, with their multitude of workforce needs. This internship model plays a central role in that collaboration, starting with you, our industry partner.
2022 Lunch and Learn with Lathem & Watkins at the Green Dragon. 
March 30th, 2022
Registration starts @ 11:30 am
Event Starts @ 12:00 pm
Join SDNEDC for an annual update on CEQA changes and what changes have occurred through statute and case law. The year ahead is going to see significant shifts in respect to how local jurisdictions will measure traffic impacts, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and analyze the environmental impacts of projects proposed close to transit lines. Environmental justice has become even more important in environmental law. If your company is undertaking an expansion or considering new construction, it is important to understand the legal landscape so as to avoid delays and ensure timely completion. Join us to hear from Daniel Brunton and Clif Williams from Latham and Watkins LLP , to learn more about the year ahead in CEQA and how to best prepare and think about CEQA issues to develop a defensible analysis and better position projects to weather challenges.

Registration starts at 11:30 am Event will start at 12:00 pm Event will end at 1:00 pm
The Green Dragon Tavern
6115 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA, 92011, United States
SBDC Microbusiness Grant Program
The County of San Diego is providing Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grants
This program provides grants of $2,500 to microbusiness owners who were in operation in 2019, still in operation today, and were impacted by the Covid-19 public health restrictions.
To be eligible you need to have:
  • Been in business on or before December 1, 2019 and still in business in 2022.
  • Have gross revenue under $50,000 (as reported for 2019). 
  • Demonstrated decline in revenue or service demand due to COVID-19 in 2020 or 2021 as compared to 2019.
  • Operating within the County of San Diego.
  • The business was the primary source of revenue for the business owner.
  • Not have received other sources of COVID relief such as a grant from a city, the state, or a forgiven PPP loan.
Many sole proprietors in industries such as hair styling, auto repair, consulting or similar service-based businesses may meet these criteria. 
To learn more about this program and apply visit https://www.sdivsbdc.org/county-of-san-diego-micro-business-grant-program/. Should you need assistance in filling out the application the San Diego North Economic Development Council will be holding office hours to assist business owners. Call Erik Bruvold at 760-510-5919 to arrange an appointment.
California Rebuilding Fund
Lendistry is excited to spread the word about a low-cost state-sponsored loan program available for businesses throughout California. California Rebuilding Fund loans can be used for working capital or growing your existing business – anything you need to help you succeed. They are coupled with non-profit business advising so you can confidently pay the loan back. Complete a pre-application to get matched with a non-profit lender in CA.
Small Business Stimulus Grant
If you are a small business or nonprofit entity (20 employees or less) that suffered economic losses due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a small business grant from the San Diego County.

If you have already applied and didn't receive the full amount you asked for you may ask for the additional funds you didn't receive. For this, email Joana.Santiago@sdcounty.ca.gov
Small Business Training Events
Both San Diego and Imperial County Small Business Development Center have many great resources such as educational webinars and programs for small businesses. There are many upcoming resources and they encourage small businesses to check out and try out upcoming classes and future offerings.
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