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January 31, 2023 | Week 5

The link to register to our Member Orientation event has been corrected.

Vista Chamber Updates

Become Frontline Friendly Certified

The Vista Chamber of Commerce is excited to be the first chamber to partner with Frontline Careers (FLC). As an official Frontline FriendlySM partner, all Vista Chamber members get a discount on the cost of their assessment, and companies that earn certification receive additional benefits from both FLC and the Vista Chamber.

Together, let’s highlight the many outstanding Frontline FriendlySM businesses we have right here in Vista!

Learn More

Learn more about the event here.

2023 State of the Community Luncheon

The 2023 State of the Community Luncheon took place last Monday, January 23rd.

Pictured above are Steve Dietlin, Tri-City Medical Center CEO; Dr. Carl Kemnitz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at CSUSM; John Franklin, City of Vista Mayor; and Rachel Beld, Vista Chamber of Commerce CEO.

Velocity, Vista Chamber Podcast

For this informative episode, Rachel sits down with CEO Julie Wootton and HR Lead Traci Hagan from San Diego Human Resources Consulting to discuss new laws that every employer needs on their radar in 2023.

Listen to the episode here.

Vista Gardens Memory Care Ribbon Cutting

Last Thursday we celebrated Vista Gardens Memory Care with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Vista Gardens Memory Care was recently acquired into the Bayshire Senior Communities family. Learn more about Vista Gardens here.

Vista High School Futures Fair

Vista High School is having its College & Career Futures Fair on March 2nd, 2023 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM on campus. 

This is a great opportunity to get in front of all of our 2,000 students. Colleges, career speakers, employers, businesses, and organizations are welcome to attend.

Register and find more information here.

Vista Chamber Events

Government Affairs Committee Meeting - February 2

Join us at our Government Affairs Committee Meeting for a meet & greet with Interim Vista Sheriff Captain John Boyce.

We will also hear updates from our representatives from Federal, State, County, and City government.


Business Mixer - February 8

Join us for our February 'We Love Our Members' Business Mixer. No entry fee for Vista Chamber Members. Please RSVP to help us plan!

Catch up with fellow Vista Chamber Members and meet professionals from all over North County to make new connections.

Bring a raffle prize ($30 min. value) and speak about your business/organization while choosing the winner! (Only open to members)


Lunch Mob - February 22

Don't pack your lunch this day, join us at Chick-fil-A for Lunch Mob!

Enjoy their delicious food while you catch up with other professionals in the community and make new connections. Don't forget to bring your business cards!


Member Orientation - February 23

If you are new to the Chamber, or the new point of contact for your company, this reception is to welcome you and your associates!

We will help you to maximize your membership, have some fun, meet the staff and established members! 

Bring your business cards!


OYP Volunteer at Food Bank with Vista Chamber - February 25

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.


Ribbon Cuttings

Join us to celebrate these amazing businesses!

Sunny Days Sunshine Center

Thursday, February 9th at 3:00 p.m.

410 S Melrose Dr., Ste. 100

Vista, CA 92081


Welcoming Services San Diego

Thursday, February 16th at 1:00 p.m.

170 Eucalyptus Ave.

Vista, CA 92084


The Lotus of Longevity Wellness Center

Tuesday, February 21st at 12:00 p.m.

138 Civic Center Dr. Ste. 204

Vista, CA 92084


My San Diego North County

Friday, Fabruary 24 at 4:00 p.m.

1130 N Melrose Dr. #404

Vista, CA 92083


Business & Community Resources

Vista Chamber Velocity Internship Program

Applications are now open for businesses and students to participate in the Vista Chamber's Velocity Internship Program.

This program seeks to partner incoming Vista high school seniors, Class of 2024, with Vista companies based on the student's interests. Find more information about how to participate here.

Vista Sheriff's Station Coffee With the Community

Coffee with the Community gives the public a chance to chat with the Station's command staff, deputies, Crime Prevention Specialist and Senior Volunteers in a casual setting and exchange ideas and concerns over a cup of coffee. Learn more about the event here.

San Diego Gives Non-Profit Registration

Early registration for San Diego Gives opens February 1st. San Diego Gives was formed to shine a light on the tremendous work of local nonprofits throughout San Diego County. Learn more and register here.

Natural Gas Prices at Historic High

Natural gas prices are at a historic high and winter bills could soar due to extraordinary market conditions nationally. SDG&E has programs and services to help mitigate these increases. Learn more here.

Community Events

Vista Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday of the month | 8:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Vista Courthouse | 325 S Melrose Dr. Ste. 300

Vista Makers Market & Bar Hop

When: Saturday, February 11 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Where: Vista Courthouse | 325 S Melrose Dr. Ste. 300

Lights, Camera, Murder

When: Saturday, February 11 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Where: 1617 Mission Ave, Oceanside

Come dressed as your favorite Hollywood actor, singer, or director from any era. You will walk the red carpet and our very own paparazzi will take your picture upon arrival.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace - Bed Building Event

When: Saturday, February 18 | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Where: North Coast Church | 2405 N. Santa Fe

Timeless Love a Bridal Expo

When: Saturday, February 18 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: The Vistonian | 306 S Santa Fe Ave.

Cristal Martinez - Closing Reception

When: Saturday, February 18 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: Backfence Society | 110 S Citrus Ave, Suite F

Self-Care Sunday - Tea, Treats, and Soaks

When: Sunday, February 19 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where: Bliss Tea & Treats | 301 Mission Avenue #101A, Oceanside

Vista Chamber of Commerce

170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115

(760) 726-1122

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