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Wednesday | October 12, 2022

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The Oceanside Chamber Partners with the North County Food Bank's for the Annual Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive

During the month of October, North County companies and organizations partner with the NCFB to raise peanut butter for our Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive and help us collect this highly coveted food for local children and families in need.

Why Peanut Butter?

Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein for children and families. It is popular with kids. It’s shelf-stable, and one jar can provide more than 12 sandwiches.

Peanut butter is very expensive for the Food Bank to purchase. That is why this year’s peanut butter food drive will be instrumental in helping stock the Food Bank’s shelves with this nutrient-rich superfood for local families in need.

How to Donate?

Donations can be dropped at the Oceanside Chamber offices or through our online food drive

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Oceanside Senior Expo Tomorrow!

Thursday, October 13, 2022

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Oceanside Civic Center Plaza

300 N. Coast Hwy

Oceanside, CA 92054

This popular event will feature health-related businesses, non-profits and senior organizations. In addition, exhibitors have an opportunity to offer variety of free health-related screenings and demonstrations for the public. The event is free to the public. 

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You're Invited to Celebrate Oceanside's Rising Stars Next Tuesday

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST

William A. Wagner Aquatic Center

3306 Senior Center Dr.

Oceanside, CA 92056

The Oceanside Chamber's Rising Star Program aims to champion students that have overcome significant challenges in their life but have managed to keep or get back on track, with their education. The Chamber will honor one high school senior each month from each of our area high schools at a breakfast event. 

Meet three of the district's rising stars recognized in OUSD's Oside USD in One Minute

Last year, due to the generosity of our scholarship sponsors Genentech and Tri-City Medical Center, the Oceanside Chamber foundation was able to provide 11 deserving Rising Star students a total of $23,000 in scholarships. 

Rising Star Breakfast events are open to all educators, family members of students being honored, Chamber Board Members, business leaders, community members and event sponsors. Tickets are $25 for Chamber members and $40 for prospective members. To donate to our scholarship fund.

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Calling All Young Professionals! Join Us for an OYP Meetup

Thursday, October 27, 2022

5:30 PM PST

Orfila Vineyards & Winery

221 N Cleveland St.

Oceanside, CA 92054

Grab your costume (costumes optional) and join the OYP's at Orfila Vineyards & Winery for some networking before grabbing a bite at the Haunted Sunset Market! Networking at Orfila 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. 

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The Best of Oceanside Fall Edition is Now Available

The fall edition of the Best of Oceanside Magazine is here! This edition is full of Oceanside's best. Hear about some economic development growth within the City including the new Fire Training Tower, the Frontwave Arena coming in 2023, and San Diego Rescue Mission's new Oceanside Navigation Center. Or, read about McKenna Broiler in our Made in Oceanside segment. This edition also highlights the history of Oceanside's San Luis Rey River and Shoreline Structures' positive impact on our coast and celebrates creative talent within our community. As always, find local spots in our “Stay and Play Local” section, catch up on workforce development updates, and read spotlights on some of our members including Jazzercise, Kevin Shin and Marcy Browe.

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Best of Oceanside "Made in Oceanside" Feature: A Boiling Hot Business, a Q and A with McKenna Boiler

The Best of Oceanside's Made in Oceanside feature explores local manufacturers. This edition highlights McKenna Broiler. McKenna Boiler, an Oceanside Chamber of Commerce member, may be new to Oceanside, but they have been in business for more than 100 years. Steam from boilers is used in almost every production line. McKenna Boiler executives Hali Krista and Corbin Smith tell us more.

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SOCAL Business Spotlight: Privateer Coal Fired Pizza and Wine Bar | Chef De Cuisine

Chef Samantha Parker of The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza and Wine Bar tells the story of this family-owned small business. Their gourmet appetizers, salads, soups, specialty dishes, pizza pies and desserts are made from scratch with the freshest ingredients. And that’s a direct reflection of two South Oceanside locals living their dream of opening a seaside restaurant and doing it their way. Read more about the proprietors Charlie and Sage Anderson and Jamey Stone.

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Chambers Plays Significant Role in Defeating Job Killer Bills

The Oceanside Chamber joined Cal Chamber coalition efforts to defeat numerous bills that would have adversely impacted our business community. In 2022, the California Chamber of Commerce identified 19 job killer bills, voicing concern that the bills reflected a lack of appreciation of the economic realities and regulatory challenges employers—and especially small business employers—face as they continue to emerge from the impacts of the pandemic. Just two bills identified as job killers passed the Legislature. Both were signed by the Governor.

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Chamber Joins Coalition to Defeat Prop 30

The Oceanside Chamber Board has voted to join a bi-partisan coalition to defeat Proposition 30 on the November 8th ballot. Though marketed as a clean air initiative to benefit all Californians, Prop 30 on the November 2022 ballot is nearly entirely funded by a single corporation, Lyft, which is spending millions of dollars in an attempt to secure billions of dollars in subsidies from California taxpayers. If enacted, California Proposition 30 would impose a new state income tax of 1.75% on income over $2 million, despite a nearly $100 billion surplus. Prop 30 burdens Californians – not just the wealthy, but small business owners and job creators – with billions in new taxes at a time of record inflation.

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Uphold Planning Commission's Unanimous Approval of OceanKAMP - Sign-On Opportunity

We were thrilled to earn unanimous approval from the Oceanside Planning Commission last month. Despite the unanimous approval and unprecedented community support, two groups appealed the decision to City Council. These appeals are scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, October 19 at City Council at 6 pm. 

We need your help telling the City Council to uphold Planning Commission’s unanimous approval of OceanKAMP.

You can help in two ways! First, submit your letter of support below. Second, sign up to speak at the City Council hearing by emailing Summer Bales at summer@intesacom.com

OceanKAMP will positively support Oceanside by:

  • Producing revenue to the City of Oceanside that can be reinvested into local parks, roads and infrastructure
  • Providing commercial and retail space for local businesses to grow and thrive
  • Creating up to 700 new homes attainable for families of all income levels
  • Honoring and sustaining Oceanside’s surf culture for future generations
  • Providing a state-of-the-art wave lagoon that will produce near perfect waves year-round
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General Plan Update: Open House Events

(Source: City of Oceanside) - Drawing on community input, technical studies, and state and regional guidance, the City’s Planning Division is drafting detailed outlines of the various elements of the City's General Plan. On October 11 and October 18, City Planners will host two Open House events for you to review and comment on these drafts. The Open Houses will feature staffed stations where participants can engage the project team in one-on-one discussions. Input received will inform revisions to the draft goals and policies as well as the development of implementing actions.

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Economic Development News

(Source: City of Oceanside) - The City’s Economic Development Division remains committed to helping businesses stay and grow here in Oceanside. Learn about the new CarMax Auto Superstore, fantastic new restaurants, and what’s coming soon in the October edition of the Economic Development Newsletter. 

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5 New California Labor Laws Employers Should Start Preparing For

(Source: CalChamber) - In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss five new labor laws employers should know and prepare for: SB 1162; AB 152; AB 1949; AB 1041; and SB 1044.

The California legislative session has finally come to a close, and, this year, there are a number of new labor laws that will really affect employers, Roberts says in kicking off the podcast.

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Get Grants of Up to $2,000 Per Employee Out on Paid Family Leave

Do you have employees out on California Paid Family Leave? The California Paid Familiy Leave Grant (CPFLG) allows eligible small businesses in California with 1-100 employees with at least one (1) employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program to apply for grants up to $2,000 per employee to offset the increased costs associated with the employee out on leave.

Businesses impacted by California’s Paid Family Leave program will have increased costs such as training and upskilling existing staff to cover the duties of the employee on California’s Paid Family Leave; hiring and training additional staff to cover the duties of the employee on California’s Paid Family Leave; and marketing, recruitment, and other reasonably foreseeable training costs

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How Social Media Can Help Increase Revenue

Monday, October 18 2022

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Online Event Via Zoom

Learn how properly using social media can help increase revenue for your small business. This class will cover:

  • The difference between sales and marketing
  • Three ways to increase revenue
  • How social media can help increase revenue
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SDNEDC's Lunch & Learn: North County Post-Election Recap

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum

6115 Paseo Del Norte

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Join the San Diego Economic Development Council the day after the November election to hear about what the results say about North County’s political future. The guest that day will be John Nienstedt, one of San Diego's most experienced and knowledgeable public opinion researchers. John will talk about what the results mean.

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Celebrating 60 Years of Newborn Screening to Prevent Serious Disorders and Save Lives

(Source: Tri-City Medical Center) - Sixty years ago, when Tri-City Medical Center had just opened its doors, Dr. Robert Guthrie, a microbiologist and pediatrician in Buffalo, NY, developed the “Guthrie test” – a simple and inexpensive blood spot test to screen for phenylketonuria (PKU) in newborns, a debilitating rare disease if left untreated. The test is still used today to screen nearly four million babies born each year in the US for approximately 35 treatable conditions listed on the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP). Many of these conditions are not apparent at birth.

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CSUSM Newly Launched Philanthropic Investment Program

Putting Community Before and Above Self

Looking to get involved…. click here!

We are proud to announce our 4th Quarter initiative that is intended to encourage and invite for profit community to actively support those who help our communities through community service.

Are you looking to differentiate your business/organization while helping your community, network while building a positive reputation for your brand by helping those who could benefit from your support?

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Ivey Ranch Park's 12th Annual Western Hoedown fundraiser on October 15th!

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

3:00PM - 7:00PM

110 Rancho Del Oro Dr.

Oceanside, CA 92057


It’s that time again to join us in supporting Ivey Ranch Park Association’s 12th annual Western Hoedown Fundraiser event. Your presence at the event and contributions are needed now more than ever to continue Ivey Ranch’s growing integrative equine and care programs for special needs and able-bodied individuals alike.


Guests will enjoy a barn-side steakhouse style dinner, music, a horse show, and a kid’s corral in addition to other fun activities. A flag ceremony will be presented by our local high school ROTC program. Guests will get a glimpse of our horses, our community, and the special work we do at Ivey Ranch. Please join us in meeting the needs of people who benefit from our services most by supporting our Western Hoedown Fundraiser. 

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Save on Energy Costs at the Office

(Source: SDG&E)  - Looking for ways to save on your SDD&E bill at your office? Here are some helpful business energy-saving tips leaving you with more budget for other expenses or to improve occupant comfort.

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