News & Updates
February 3rd, 2021
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Chamber News and Updates
How Often Do You Shop At The Westfield North County Mall?
I don’t know about you but I for one spend way too much time in front of a screen. Period. The pandemic has driven up my screen time exponentially and having just watched the Netflix phenomenon Social Dilemma I am concerned.

I’ve continually written about the effect online shopping has had on local retail and restaurant’s but, it necessitates more than talk, it takes action. And, it should make us a little more than uncomfortable.

The full impact may be several years out as new generations are born with online shopping ingrained and natural. These are our offspring or our children’s offspring who will never experience anything but online as the gatekeeper and source of everything.

The pandemic has accelerated this change and made us all more reliant on our connectivity to the internet. 24/7 connectivity; your phone right by your bed, and with you all the time. “Excuse me I have to take this call” is something we’ve all heard.

Although that might be becoming the new normal, there are options. Stand up and walk down the hall to ask that question instead of an email. Take a few extra minutes to walk down the street to pick up your lunch or dinner rather than having it delivered. And most of all, make an effort to have at least one in-person conversation each day...make it meaningful, make it real, and make it significant...and you just might also make someone's day.


James Rowten (JR)


Last Week's Poll Results: "Do You Shop At The Westfield North County Mall?"

YES = 58%
NO = 42%
Chamber Events & Programs
February Education Meeting
Monday, February 8th
@ 9:00am

Speaker: Superintendent Dr. Luis Rankins-Ibarra

Topic: Current EUSD Phase and 2021 Outlook For In-Person Learning & Classes
February Economic Development Meeting
Thursday, February 11th
@ 9:00am

Speaker: Amber Tarrac, Deputy Director of Economic Development - City of Escondido

Topic: 2021 City of Escondido Updates & More!
February Business
After 5 Mixer
Thursday, February 11th
@ 5:00pm

Topic: Say Goodbye to 2020 & Hello to 2021
Escondido Magazine Advertising
The Chamber is preparaing the next issue of the Escondido Magazine, and we're looking for businesses that want to advertise. Get your business in front of thousands of readers, and support the Chamber at the same time.

This upcoming issue will also have two special advertising features, "Escondido Favorite Home Services" and "Escondido Favorite Auto Services". Advertisers will also receive a free digital marking promotion on the Escondido Chamber of Commerce Facebook page!
Business Resources
Escondido News & Happenings
City News & Updates
The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. The City of Escondido is actively taking measures to keep our community safe and to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We are committed to following the Governor’s and the County Public Health Officer’s orders in a combined effort to keep our population healthy and safe while providing essential services to our residents.
Member News & More
Art @ The EAP - February Newsletter
Save the date for Panache 2021!  The don't miss annual fundraiser benefitting the Escondido Arts Partnership. An on-line auction of EAP's impressive award winning artists with prices that are realizable for any collector. As in years past, a generous donation from The Niki Charitable Art Foundation, a signed Niki de Saint Phalle art work will be...
Roaring Back - SD Zoo Safari Park NOW OPEN!
The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park will reopen to guests on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Guests can once again experience wildlife with their families, stroll among diverse habitats, and take part in fun, educational activities that bring us closer to the natural world.

As outdoor destinations, in following the guidance set forth from the Governor's Office...
Senator Brian Jones & Escondido Chamber Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 23rd
9:00am - 3:00pm

Appointments Required!
Scene In Escondido: Recognizing Our Diversity