by Scott Ashton
This past weekend, the Chamber had the honor of hosting Oceanside's Annual Armed Forces Day Operation Appreciation. The event has been a community tradition for 15 years, as businesses from Oceanside and as far away as the East Coast come together to provide a day of free food, musical entertainment and children's activities for local active duty military families.
by Isabella Janovick, Marketing Manager, Anacomp, Inc.
Even with all the digital technology and the advancements of the cloud and its capabilities, businesses are generating more paper than ever before and continue to try to manage this paper in a digital world. The transition from paper to digital is easier than one might think, and the cost savings after the conversion is the greatest benefit of all. While there are many scanning devices that offices can use in-house for smaller jobs, larger jobs are quite often outsourced to professional scanning companies who not only have the ability to scan any type of image (i.e. paper, microfilm, microfiche) but have the software for document management, data extraction, indexing and classification. With the assistance of this key technology, organizations can be left to manage core business functions full time. Here are some of the top reasons on how organizations can reduce costs with document scanning and a digital workflow.
Max has taken thousands of photos of Oceanside. Above are just a few of his favorites.
by Scott Ashton
Maxime Koch has a dream of bringing his artistic talents to the United States one day. At just 20 years old, he has just completed his 5th visit to the United States in the last five years, and will be returning for another visit in less than two months. Max has a passion for the arts, including photography, drawing, guitar and tattoo artistry.
Max’s love for the U.S. began before he ever visited the country. As a boy, Max enjoyed watching American movies, which he says gave him a vision of what it would be like here. Max’s first visit to the U.S. came as part of Ace International’s cultural exchange program when he was 16 years old. He stayed with a local family for three weeks. His visit turned out to match the expectations he found in the movies. “This is how I was imagining it would be in the United States.”
Summer is almost here – and that means spending time at the beach. Or as they say where I grew up in New Jersey, “let’s go down the shore”.
In Southern California we are so lucky because we can be at the beach any day of the year. You want to surf on Christmas Day? Why not!
For those of us who love to take photos, we know that the beach can be a challenging place to take great photographs of people. The sun, the sand, the wind… these can all present challenges when it comes to taking portraits at the beach.
Whether you’re using your smart phone, or the latest and greatest photo gear, here are some tricks that can help you get a great beach portrait.
by Amber Ter-Vrugt
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by Lori Lawson,
I have worked part time with the Orange County Public Library system for over ten years and really enjoy it. In July 2015, I received a two-page notification that my personal data had been compromised when attackers successfully penetrated the employee network database. Here’s the list of information they said was a part of the breach: my name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, Driver’s license number, payroll information, dental, vision, life and disability enrollment information, retirement status, dependent information, usernames and passwords. According to their records, the attack had been underway for about two months. Due to the breach, the county offered identity theft coverage for one year for anyone involved. I have my own robust coverage, but why not have a little more, right? So I enrolled.
Less than two weeks ago, I received another letter from the same employee organization stating that they had been experiencing “several electronic attempts by unknown third parties” to access employee accounts without authorization. Since I was not notified directly, but only by a general letter, my account was not in the sweep this time.
by Scott Ashton
April 21st was an amazing day for the Oceanside business community. Several hundred local business professionals and community members gathered at the QLN Conference Center for the Annual Oceanside Business Expo. Exhibitors explained their products and services to potential customers. Restaurants and caterers had a captive (and hungry) audience that was excited to try some of Oceanside's best cuisine. Oceanside's growing brewery scene was on display as several local brewers, along with Beach House Winery offered tastings.
by Kristi Hawthorne,
“That Boy Good” is both the name of a popular downtown restaurant and the statement many will make after tasting one of their delicious entrees. The eatery is located in a rather inconspicuous building at 207 North Coast Highway. You might not find it by name but its popularity has spread by word of mouth, and that’s exactly what owners Kim and Mark were going for.
That Boy Good’s storefront is simply painted with the words “BBQ” and “Cold Beer”. The interior is reminiscent of a southern juke joint, rustic and eclectic. Kim Millwood, co-owner, made most of the furnishing including the tables and a variety of fixtures, in fact, ninety percent of the interior is made of recycled or repurposed materials.
by Jyotika Chand,
If you just joined a chamber or going to networking events you know that sometimes they can be a bit overwhelming. You walk in and there are so many people in the room. You meet a few people, introduce yourself, and maybe even throw out your pitch. You don’t remember everyone and you didn’t have time to get a good feel for those you did meet. Don’t worry you’re not alone.
The Oceanside Chamber has found a way to make networking less stressful and more intimate for its members. They call it Plates for 8. A member of the chamber hosts the networking luncheon for 8-10 members from 11:30am-1:00pm at a restaurant. This allows the experience to be beneficial to everyone. You get to speak about yourself and your business so others can get to know you at a more personal level and know how to help you grow successfully.
by Jyotika Chand, RN,
Are you a small business owner? Did you just start a new business? Did you just move to Oceanside and looking to meet new people?
Whatever the reason for coming to Oceanside, being a part of Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is the place to start. They provide 1st and 3rd Tuesday coffee meetings that are fabulous for meeting new people and entrepreneurs like you. These meetings allow everyone to make a brief introduction of themselves and their businesses, as well as create new relationships in a non-stressful environment. There is always coffee and yummy breakfast treats-How can anyone be stressed?
The Oceanside Chamber is Oceanside's leading business and community resource.