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January 10, 2023 | Week 2

Vista Chamber Updates

Join us at the 2023 State of the Community Luncheon!

Join the Vista Chamber of Commerce for the 2023 State of the Community Luncheon. Our Keynote Speaker for this event will be Mayor John Franklin, who will give his first State of the Community address since being elected in November. Other speakers include Tri-City Medical Center CEO Steve Dietlin and Dr. Carl Kemnitz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at CSUSM.

Last chance for tickets here.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Tri-City Medical Center.

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.

Velocity, Vista Chamber Podcast

The newest episode the Velocity, Vista Chamber Podcast was released this past Thursday. Rachel had the opportunity to interview Jason Roberts from Frontline Careers.

Listen to the episode here.

Rising Star Students of the Month

Congratulations to our January Rising Star students! From Left to right:

  • Viktor Gazibaric - Guajome Park Academy
  • Belen Hernandez - Rancho Buena Vista High School
  • Brigita Hambali - Vista High School
  • Quinn White - Alta Vista High School
  • Zachary Schuler - Mission Vista High School

Learn more about these students here.

Vista Chamber Events

Coffee & Conversation - January 18

Join Vista Chamber CEO Rachel Beld for a morning coffee at Cat & Craft Cafe.

Enjoy the coffee and pastries while netweaving and making relationship-based referrals with fellow Chamber members.


Kickstart Your PR & Marketing Efforts for 2023 - January 19

Taylor PR Strategies will present helpful tips and techniques on how businesses can effectively and affordably move the PR & Marketing dial forward.

The program is ideal for small to mid-size business owners interested in looking for ways to systematically build their brands in 2023.

RSVP to be provided with free lunch. Please arrive at 11:45am to start class at 12pm.


Ribbon Cuttings

Ascend Coffee House

Friday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m.

1080 W San Marcos Blvd.,Ste. 176

San Marcos, CA 92078


Business & Community Resources

San Diego Gives Information Session

San Diego Gives University offers a range of training opportunities to build a nonprofit’s capacity around marketing, donor and volunteer engagement, board development, creating and fostering collaboration, and more. Lessons learned position participants for success in San Diego Gives, long-term organizational achievement, and on-going personal growth. Learn more and register for January 19th's informational session here.

The Classical Academies New Student Open House

If you are interested in 2023-2024 enrollment, we invite you to

attend an Open House at the campus of your choice. Meet

the teachers, view the curriculum, tour the campus, and get

enrollment information for the upcoming school year. Learn more here.

Water District to Sponsor Scholarship Contest

Vista Irrigation District invites local high school seniors to compete for scholarships from the district. Up to six scholarships may be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage students to learn more about how water related issues influence our daily lives. Learn more here.

Guajome Park Academy Campus Tour

Guajome invites prospective students and parents to learn more about our programs, meet our administration team and take a student-lead tour of the campus! Tours available on Jan. 19 between 5-6:30pm at 2000 N Santa Fe Ave.

Community Events

Vista Farmers Market

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

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

Sleep in Heavenly Peace - Bed Build Event

When: Saturday, January 21 | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Where: North Coast Church | 2405 N. Santa Fe

CSUSM Alumni Paint & Sip

When: Sunday, January 22 | 5:00pm

Where: Inzane Brewing Co. | 236 Main Street, Vista

Vista Chamber of Commerce

170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115

(760) 726-1122

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