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April 17, 2023 | Week 16

Vista Chamber Updates

Pictured from left to right: Mayor John Franklin, Congressman Mike Levin, Assemblymember Laurie Davies, Supervisor Jim Desmond, Senator Catherine Blakespear.

2023 Meet the Leaders

The Vista Chamber was honored to host Meet the Leaders presented by Tri-City Medical Center on Thursday, April 13 at Shadowridge Golf Club.

The event featured speakers Representative Mike Levin, Senator Catherine Blakespear, Assembly Member Laurie Davies, Supervisor Jim Desmond, and Mayor John Franklin. Also in attendance were Vista City Council Members Joe Green Vista City Council, Katie Melendez Vista City Council Member District 3, and Dan O'Donnell for Vista City Council District 4.

Thank you to event sponsors San Diego Gas & Electric, Scripps Health, and EDCO!

Event Pictures

Velocity, Vista Chamber Podcast

Born and raised in Vista, Adam Brooks was born to be an entrepreneur. With Adam's vision and drive, Alchemy has become Vista's go-to print shop.

Hear from the youngest ever Vista Chamber Board Chairman on this informational episode here.

Rising Star Students of the Month - April 🌟

Shiva Rajesh - Mission Vista High School

Hieu Kelly - Trade Tech High School

Maya Beecher - Guajome Park Academy

Liam Jones - Vista High School

Melissa Soria - General Raymond Murray High School

Ezra Oshima - Rancho Buena Vista High School

Silverback Breakfast & Cafe

Silverback Breakfast is a new, locally-owned and family-operated restaurant in Vista. They believe in serving customers homemade meals with fresh ingredients and outstanding customer service.

Visit them at 1717 E Vista Way, Suite 117, open every day from 7am – 2pm except Wednesdays.

Lifeline Community Services

It all began in 1973 when a group of impassioned local volunteers wanted to find a way to help area youth by offering important resources where gaps existed in North County San Diego.

Now, they have expanded beyond just North County to serve all of San Diego County. Learn more about Lifeline Community Services and the programs they offer in the Spring issue of Vista Magazine. Read here.

Vista Chamber Events

Business Mixer - April 19

Join us at Lamppost Pizza for our April Business Mixer!

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

April is National Volunteer Month, we will be recognizing some of our volunteers at 6pm.


Lunch & Learn - April 27

Join us for an informative Lunch & Learn on business cards. What makes a business card successful and how can yours be improved to take complete advantage of it? Learn all that and more with Evan Krippner from Minuteman Press.

Lunch will be provided to those that RSVP.


Ribbon Cuttings

Events open to the public, join us in the celebration!

Pacific Premier Bank

Tuesday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m.

325 S Santa Fe Ave, Suite 101


Freddie's Place Animal Hospital + Urgent Care

Friday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m.

2395 S Melrose Drive


Business & Community Resources

City of Vista General Plan City Council Update

The City of Vista is excited to present the City Council with a summary of the first workshop series for the 2050 General Plan Update - "Establishing the Vision". Join us on Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30pm at the City Council Chambers to hear us present feedback from our four community workshops and next steps! Learn more about the City of Vista General Plan Update 2050 here.

Small Business Stimulus Grant

Local small businesses and nonprofit entities that suffered economic losses due to COVID-19 may be eligible for grant funding from the County. The Small Business Stimulus Grant Program is funded by Board of Supervisors allocated federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA),CARES Act funding and County General Fund. Learn more about the grant and check your eligibity here.


Early, discounted registration for nonprofits is extended through April 30, 2023. Scholarship funds are available. We don't want $ to be a barrier to participate in San Diego Gives. Learn more about San Diego Gives and register here.

Community Events

Financial Wellness Wednesdays

When: Wednesday, April 19 | Times depend on class.

Where: Zoom

Classes include 'Preparing for Retirement' and 'Millennial's Guide to Saving'. Register for the classes here.


When: Thursday, April 20 | 6:30 - 9:30pm

Where: Helia Brewing Company | 1250 Keystone Way

Vista Farmers Market

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

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

Rancho Minerva Wedding Open House

When: Saturday, April 22 | 1:00 - 4:00pm

Where: Rancho Minerva | 2317 Foothill Drive

We will have a fully styled wedding set up open for the public and industry professionals, to come and enjoy the space. Take a look around with a self guided or guided tour.

Earth Day Festival

When: Saturday, April 22 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Where: Alta Vista Botanical Gardens | 1270 Vale Terrace Drive

8th Annual BabyFest

When: Saturday, April 22 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Where: Vista Optimist Club | 600 Optimist Way, Vista

BabyFest brings together companies selling the best products, local experts, and new and expecting families for a day of learning, product demonstrations, and a chance to win prizes and meet other parents.

Be on the lookout!

46th Annual Tim Black Charity Golf Tournament

When: Monday, May 22

Where: Shadowridge Golf Club | Shadowridge Golf Club

Sponsorship opportunities now available, go to their website here for more information.

Vista Chamber of Commerce

170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115

(760) 726-1122

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