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The Advancing Oceanside Weekly Update

Wednesday | February 15, 2023

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Emerging Issues Forum to Feature an Update from Jayme Timberlake, City of Oceanside Coastal Zone Administrator

Thursday, March 2, 2023

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

928 North Coast Highway

Oceanside, CA 92054

Join us at the Chamber's monthly Emerging Issues Forum for an important update from Jayme Timberlake, Coastal Zone Administrator for the City of Oceanside. 

With nearly four miles of coastline, the beach is a way of life in the City of Oceanside. The City’s new Coastal Zone Program aims to responsibly manage our coastal resources to benefit the community, while improving our natural habitat and resiliency against coastal storms and rising seas. Coastal ecosystems in Oceanside include sandy beaches, estuaries, kelp forests, groins and jetty reefs, associated pelagic organisms and, of course, people. Sustaining these ecosystems is critical to ocean health, while also supporting human society.

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OYP and VCC Volunteering Event at the North County Food Bank

Saturday, February 25, 2023

9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon PST

The North County Food Bank

1445 Engineer St Suite 110

Vista, CA 92081

Join the Oceanside Young Professionals & Vista Chamber of Commerce for Volunteering at The North County Food Bank!


Get involved and help out your community while making some great connections with other local business and community members.

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Meet Like-Minded Business & Community Leaders at March's Joint Business Mixer

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 with the Vista Chamber at Dimension One Spas. 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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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 To New Heights 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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Read the Oceanside Chamber's 5-Year Strategic Plan/2023 Action Plan

In 2021, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce embarked on the development of an ambitious 5-Year Strategic Plan. The process involved extensive outreach to the business community, including phone surveys and focus group meetings with business and community leaders.Using the feedback received from its outreach efforts, the Chamber Board held sessions with a strategic facilitator to help update its Mission and Vision statements as well as identify key areas in which the Chamber will serve the business community in the next five years. The following is an overview of the Chamber’s 5-Year Strategic Imperatives along with action items for 2023.

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Advancing Oceanside Podcast

2. An Inside Look at the Oceanside Sea Center | Captain Ernie Prieto

The Advancing Oceanside Podcast is thrilled to welcome Captain Ernie of the Oceanside Sea Center! During this interview you’ll hear all about the incredible work the Oceanside Sea Center is doing from fishing trips to education opportunities and partnerships to fighting challenges within the sportfishing industry. Captain Ernie is such a wealth of knowledge and is so passionate about the growing the industry here in Oceanside.

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Best of Oceanside "Stay and Play Local" Feature - Mariposa Ice Cream

Mariposa Ice Cream, located under the Oceanside Pier, holds the spirit of joy and gratitude at its core. As a family owned and operated business, they are driven to provide guests with a delicious artisan ice cream and a genuine love to serve. The family settled in Oceanside in 1906, planting roots in San Diego first and then throughout the county.

Cousin Dick, a third generation dairy farmer, started the company in Mariposa, California and moved it to San Diego in 2000. Every week, using Grandpa Pete’s own recipes, the ice cream is handcrafted in small batches using natural ingredients and only a third of the amount of sugar found in most store bought ice cream. It does not contain eggs or gluten because, as Grandpa Pete would say, “If there’s eggs in it, it’s custard.”

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Don't Miss the End of Mardi Gras Celebration this Weekend!

February 21, 2023

Created by Downtown Oceanside businesses and sponsored by MainStreet Oceanside, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, Visit Oceanside and the Oceanside Cultural District, the first-ever O'side Mardi Gras celebration is under way! Oceanside businesses have created a Mardi Gras/Carnival experience within their decorated establishments with events, specials and live music, concluding with a Fat Tuesday celebration on Feb. 21. O'side Mardi Gras will also include a monthlong food drive for North County Food Bank. View the expanding O'side Mardi Gras event calendar below.

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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 new construction projects, the opening of Heritage Barbecue & Beer Co, the re-opening of Angry Chickz, and more in the February 2023 edition of the Economic Development Newsletter.

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Boots to Business Reboot - Entrepreneurship Training Program for Veterans and Military Spouses.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

928 N Coast Hwy

Oceanside, CA 92054

During Reboot, participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. The program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors. Participants that complete an in-person or online B2B Reboot course can elect to further their study through one of many B2B online courses, offered at no cost to Service members, Veterans and military spouses.

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Procurement 101: Doing Business with the County of San Diego, the Regional Airport Authority, and the Region Beyond

Thursday, February 16, 2023

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Onlinr Webinar

Are you a San Diego business interested in learning more about securing government contracts, and building better relationships with public agencies so that you can grow your business while contributing to some of the landmark work happening in San Diego right now? If you’ve ever been curious about doing work with the biggest employers in San Diego, now is the chance to hear from their procurement experts and get tips to be competitive, get registered, and get contracts!

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Connecting with Contracts: Celebrating Black History Month

Thursday, February 23, 2023

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus

3333 Manchester Ave

Cardiff, CA 92007

February's Connecting with Contracts event is celebrating Black History Month. 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 NO COST event has been made possible with the generous support of The State of California Department of General Services, The County of San Diego, the North County Transit District (NCTD) The Small Business Administration (SBA), California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), MiraCosta College, Southwestern College and many more!

Space is limited! 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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California Competes Tax Credit

Next 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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Genentech Begins $450 Million Expansion in Oceanside to Make New Drugs for Rare Diseases

(Source: Times of San Diego) - Genentech has begun a $450 million expansion of its biotech campus in Oceanside with a new facility that will produce complex drugs for rare diseases and personalized medicine.

The South San Francisco-based company plans “one of the most modern commercial-scale biotech manufacturing facilities in the world” able to simultaneously produce multiple medicines.

“As the founder of the biotechnology industry, Genentech pioneered the processes and technologies used to manufacture complex biologic medicines,” said CEO Alexander Hardy at the groundbreaking on Friday.

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Need Help With Your Energy Bill?

(Source: SDG&E) - SDG&E recognizes that this can be a challenging time for many customers and may be able to help if you are having trouble paying your bill. You may be eligible for programs and services that can provide immediate financial assistance and help you avoid interruptions in your service. Flexible payment arrangements are available to help you pay down past due balances. Learn more at sdge.com/Payment-Arrangements.

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