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Wednesday | March 8, 2023

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Last Chance to Register! Meet Like-Minded Business & Community Leaders at March's Joint Business Mixer Tonight!

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST

Spa Time - Dimension One Spas of San Diego

2070 Hacienda Dr., Ste. H

Vista, CA 92081

You're invited to a Joint Business Mixer at Dimension One Spas hosted by the Oceanside and Vista Chambers. Join us on Wednesday, March 8th from 5 PM - 7 PM. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other business owners and employees in and around Oceanside. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served with a cash bar. The cost is $10 for Chamber Members and $20 for Prospective Members. 

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Make Great Connections at the Chamber's Second Tuesday Coffee Next Tuesday

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

928 N Coast Hwy.

Oceanside, CA 92054

You're invited to the Oceanside Chamber's Second Tuesday Coffee! We invite you to our conference room on Tuesday, November 8th from 8 AM - 9 AM. Second Tuesday Coffee has been a great opportunity for Oceanside Chamber members to connect with other businesses in North County. Attendees will have a chance to give a 1-minute introduction and will have access to a participant list to stay connected after the event. Be sure to bring your business cards! This event is free to Oceanside Chamber members and $20 for prospective members. Online registration is required. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

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2023 North County African American Women's Association Women's Conference, Sisters Soaring

Saturday, March 11, 2023

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM PST

The Westin Carlsbad

5480 Grand Pacific Dr

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Come grow with us! North County African American Women’s Association, Sisters Soaring Joyously Women’s Conference promises to equip you in becoming your best self! This multi-generational conference is designed to help participants center growth energy on self! It will create spaces for you to explore your mental, emotional, professional and financial health. You will experience with your community sisters how to increase your overall wellness, develop leadership skills, explore your entrepreneurial skills, and see you anew! The goal of this conference is to provide you with a space for community building, networking and creating ally relationships with women and teens. You will be inspired, empowered, and engaged in meaningful conversations and activities on your personal and professional journey to self care and self actualization.

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Advancing Oceanside Podcast

3. Creating Oceanside's Now & Next | Kevin Shin - Veteran, Entrepreneur, Community Advocate, Leader and More

Welcome back to another episode of the Advancing Oceanside Podcast. Joining us today is local community leader, Kevin Shin. Kevin owns and operates some of Oceanside’s favorite restaurants including the Switchboard, North County Roastery and KNVS. After serving in the Marine Corps for 13 years, Shin retired and was hired by the Culver City Fire Service, where he currently serves as the Fire Captain. However, he never lost his passion for the food and service industry. During the interview you’ll hear why Kevin chose Oceanside and what make’s his restaurant unique. Most importantly, however, Kevin is a strong community advocate and leader. You’ll hear details on what’s up and coming from the entrepreneur and how he plans to help drive business downtown.

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Best of Oceanside "Stay and Play Local" Feature - Tap That Draft Beer Services

With over 20+ local beers on tap and over 170 bottled and canned craft beers for either on site enjoyment or to-go, Tap That Draft Beer Services has something for every beer-lover. Step into the Tap Room and you will instantly feel like a member of the Tap That Family!  With hundreds of craft beer, import and domestic kegs to choose from, Tap That can hook you up with nearly any keg beer you want, plus all of the equipment to enjoy it.

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The Chamber Celebrates and Honors the Women our Board and Staff on International Women's Day

In honor of International Women's Day, the Chamber would like to recognize the strong female leaders on our Board and Staff. We thank you for your contribution to enhancing our community: Nazeli Dertsakian with Genentech, Robbie Calderon-Hass with Hass Team Realty, Marva Bledsoe with Nonprofit Management Consulting, Jessica Shrader with Tri-City Medical Center, Kristen Huyck with MiraCosta College, Rushell Gordon with Bliss Tea and Treats, Lauren Sweeton with The Brick Hotel, Maria Mingalone with the Oceanside Museum of Art, Donna San Miguel with California State University San Marcos, Lupe Gonzales with Equus Workforce Solutions, Leslee Gaul with Visit Oceanside, Michelle Geller with the City of Oceanside, and Dr. Julie Vitale with the Oceanside Unified School District. 


And, thank you to the women on our staff for tirelessly serving the interests of Oceanside's entire business community: Tracy Millero-Chin, Finance and HR Director, Gwen Bryson, Customer Service Specialist, Hana Gilbert, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Porsche Copeland, Events and Programs Coordinator, Rosie Hurt, Design and Media Specialist, and Vanessa Lee, Business Development Representative.


Community Meeting on New Police HQ

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

6:00 PM

El Corazon Event Center

3306 Senior Center Drive

Oceanside, CA 92056

(Source - City of Oceanside) - Another Measure X-funded project has kicked off. Join us for the first community meeting on a proposed new police headquarters project. This in-person meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the El Corazon Event Center, located at 3306 Senior Center Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to answer your questions and gather your input. Staff and the project architect will be present to provide an overview of the proposed facility. More information

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New El Corazon Park Planning

(Source - City of Oceanside) - The El Corazon Specific Plan includes nine park sites at the City property in the heart of Oceanside. Park Site 1 will be the first park area to be developed, and public input is being collected on concepts and design options. A recommended option will be brought to the Parks and Recreation Commission, and then to the City Council for review and approval. We'd love your input! Please take a brief survey on the two concepts and provide your thoughts by March 12

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California Competes Tax Credit

Application Window:

March 6, 2023 – March 20, 2023

The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.

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The Annual State of California Procurement Expo Celebrating SBDC Day

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Handlery Hotel San Diego,

950 Hotel Circle North,

San Diego CA 92108

After three years, The San Diego & Imperial Valley SBDC Network is pleased to bring government agencies, prime contractors, and resource partners to you in one place! Participants will learn what is expected of vendors; what are certifications and how they work, where to find the buyers and opportunities, and how to make an impact marketing their goods and services. These events help small businesses get contracts! This free event has been made possible with the generous support of The State of California Department of General Services, The County of San Diego, The Small Business Administration (SBA), the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), MiraCosta College, Southwestern College and many more!

Please contact the North San Diego SBDC at 760-795-8740 or centerinfo@miracosta.edu with any questions you may have about this event.

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Home Ownership Opportunities & Financial Options Available in Todays Market!

We'd like to invite ALL Real Estate Professionals, Home Owners, and Potential Home Owners to join us for Home Ownership Opportunities & Financial Options Available in Todays Market. This event will be held on Thursday, March 23rd, at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. 

Topics to be covered:

  • How to provide up-to-date information to your clients regarding available financial options.
  • How you can help your clients earn additional income.
  • How you can become the Go-to-REALTOR®.
  • How you can help potential clients prepare to become homeowners.

Registration is required for this event. The Deadline to Register is March 21, 2023. 

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San Diego North Economic Development Council's 10th Annual North County Economic Summit

**Discounted Early Bird Tables & Tickets Now Available!!**

Thu, May 11, 2023

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

California State University San Marcos - University Student Union Ballroom

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd

San Marcos, CA 92096


For 10 years, SDNEDC has been convening over 400 leaders from around San Diego's North County to learn how national and international economic trends will impact the region. This year's new keynote speaker is Charlie Dougherty, Vice President and Economist with Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Bank. Mr. Dougherty will focus on national and state trends. Josh Williams will cover this year’s North County Indicators Report, showing where North County is doing well and areas where we have opportunities to lead.

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Dave's Hot Chicken Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony This Friday!

Friday, March 10, 2023 10:30 AM PST

Dave's Hot Chicken

4201 Oceanside Blvd., Ste. A

Oceanside, CA 92056

You're invited to join Dave's Hot Chicken for the grand opening of their fifth location in San Diego! Dave's Hot Chicken is truly excited to join the Oceanside community and hopes you all can come out to celebrate! The celebration will be on Friday, March 10, 2023, starting at 10:30 AM. Attendees can then jump in line before doors open to the general public to grab some grub. The first 100 guests will also snag a swag bag! 

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A Conversation with Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s President, Jennifer Paroly, About Celebrating Women’s Achievements

(Source: Tri-City Medical Center) - As a leader in the community, Jennifer Paroly, President and Chief Development Officer for Tri-City Hospital Foundation, reflects on the importance of International Women’s Day (March 8) – a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as well as accelerate their equality.

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5 Ways SDG&E's My Account Makes It Easy To Manage Your Energy Bill

(Source: SDG&E) - SDG&E’s My Account gives you the power to manage your SDG&E bills and account online. Convenient and secure, it’s all at your fingertips. Log in online or download the app today!

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