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April 24, 2023 | Week 17

Vista Chamber Updates

National Volunteer Week

This past week was National Volunteer Week and we couldn't let it go by without celebrating all the great volunteers that help make the Vista Chamber a great organization. Volunteers were recognized at our Business Mixer that took place at Lamppost Pizza.

Want to be a part of our amazing group of volunteers? You can help volunteer at the Vista Strawberry Festival on Sunday, May 28!

Volunteer opportunities go from helping during morning set-up, to cutting pies for the Pie-Eating contest, and maybe being on own Berry mascot!

Volunteer Registration

Pacific Premier Bank

At Pacific Premier Bank they work hard every day to set themselves apart, and their dedication to their clients is standard operating procedure. They offer a full array of deposit and loan products and services for commercial businesses, nonprofit organizations, and consumers.

Visit them at their Vista location on 325 S Santa Fe Ave, Suite 101 or call at (760) 542-4200.

Freddie's Place Animal Hospital + Urgent Care

Freddie’s Place Animal Hospital and Urgent Care came from the good work of Freddie, a Pekingese Therapy Dog. Owners Anthony and Janelle hope to keep Freddie's legacy alive with this urgent, emergency, and wellness care center open 24/7.

At Freddie's Place they are focused on affordability, that's why they're completely transparent with prices. Give them a call at 760-FREDDIE or visit their website here. They're located at 2395 S Melrose Dr. and are open 24/7 for all your urgent care needs!

Rancho Grande El Toro Mexican Cuisine

Working with your family might be challenging for some but at Rancho Grande El Toro Mexican Cuisine the story is the complete opposite.

The Gonzalez-Huerta family are the owners of Rancho Grande El Toro and look forward to serving you their delicious, authentic Mexican Food. Learn about them on the Spring issue of Vista Magazine here.

Vista Chamber Events

Lunch Mob - April 26

Don't pack your lunch today, join us at Prohibition Brewing 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!


Education Committee Meeting - April 26

Join us for our Monthly Education Committee meeting with guest speaker Heidi Saupe who will speak on the importance of students' mental health.

Heidi is the counselor at Monte Vista Elementary School and was recently awarded as the 2023 San Diego County Counselor of the Year.


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.

Event is open to members and non-members. Lunch will be provided to those that RSVP.


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.

City of Vista Summer Day Camps

Weekday camps are offered from June 12 through August 12 for preschool through the 8th grade. Day camps offer an action-packed, varied, and exciting summer experience. Campers enjoy many activities, including but not limited to arts & crafts, sports, science, hikes, and water games. Learn more here.

Community Events

Financial Wellness Wednesdays

When: Wednesday, April 26 | Times depend on class.

Where: Zoom

Classes include Interview with 'Cybersecurity Expert Jim Stickley' and 'Understanding Your Spending and Financial Behaviors'. Register for the classes here.

My Futures Fair

When: Wednesday, April 26 | 5:30 - 7:30pm

Where: Rancho Buena Vista High School | 1601 Longhorn Drive

Vista Farmers Market

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

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

Good Vibes Reggae Fest

When: Saturday, April 29 | 3:00 - 10:00pm

Where: Helia Brewing Company | 1250 Keystone Way

Vista Chamber of Commerce

170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115

(760) 726-1122

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