Walking into 608 gives you the feeling of a rustic, but quite chic, place to go to enjoy the company of friends, sip good drink, and experience fantastic food. By fantastic food, I mean imaginative, delectable, real food that restores your faith in the fresh and simple without being boring. Allow me to share my favorites from the menu.
On May 20, 2017, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce held its 16th Annual Operation Appreciation. An estimated crowd of 4,000 - 5,000 active duty military family members were treated to a day of food, entertainment and family activities.
Opening ceremonies were attended by Congressman Darrell Issa, Col. John Polidoro, SgtMaj Ernie Rose, Oceanside Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery, Oceanside City Councilmember Jerry Kern and San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond.
Content Marketing is one of the hot trends in branding these days. From creating landing pages to gather emails, creating a blog and affiliate marketing content to social media graphics and video. If created and curated properly, your content can create huge dividends for your brand.
The biggest response I have received from clients and others I advise is that they have a hard time coming up with ideas to even get started creating content or finding ways to leverage their brand.
So in this post I’ll give you three unique ways to help leverage your brand presence to your audience and create a cycle of content to lead them to your website, create a new customer, and in this post, a new revenue model for your brand.
April is “International Customer Loyalty Month” and even though building customer loyalty should be a year-round strategy, this is a good time to plan on how you can improve on relationships with your customers.
We all know the statistics: studies show that it costs at least 5 times more to attract a new customer than it does to keep an existing one. Not only that, but loyal customers spend more. Existing customers are 50% more likely to try new products, and spend 31% more than new customers, confirms a 2016 Customer Loyalty Statistics Research.
So, if retaining customers is less expensive than acquiring new ones, and if it’s proven that loyal customers spend more, it makes sense to work on building Loyalty with your existing customers, doesn’t it? In this article, I will give you 3 quick ways that you can beef-up your customer loyalty program during this International Customer Loyalty Month:
With the pace of technology today, the walls that minded us as creatives are opening. Gone are the days of being tied to your computer at your office or cubicle. Many freelancers enjoy the flexibility and freedom associated with their lifestyle. That still doesn’t mean that we can’t ignore our client needs and deadlines. From coffee shops to airports, technology offers us the power to create great work for our clients virtually anywhere.
When I want to get out of the house, coffee shops or bookstores can be my secondary headquarters. To produce great work on the go, there are five tools I require to help me create awesome work and thrive as a creative.
These are in no specific order or importance, but these tools have helped me get projects done on time, no matter where I am.
With all the exciting new development taking place in downtown Oceanside, you may be surprised that are still many great parking options available within walking distance of most of the key downtown attractions.
Thank you to our friends at MainStreet Oceanside for sharing this video with us!
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce honored Camp Pendleton’s top Marines and Sailors from various units at their annual Enlisted Recognition Reception on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The reception took place at the Veterans Association of North County (VANC) located at 1617 Mission Avenue, in Oceanside.
Congressman Darrell Issa was in attendance to address the troops and spent time after the ceremony speaking with individual Marines and Sailors and their guests. The keynote speaker for the event was Colonel John R. Polidoro, Jr., Commanding Officer of Headquarters and Support BN, MCB Camp Pendleton.
The Oceanside Chamber recently sent a letter of support to the Oceanside Planning Commission encouraging the opportunity for residents and business owners in the South Morro Hills area of Oceanside to put together a community vision plan centered on the concept of agritourism.
According to Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton, “the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce recognizes that the 3500 acres of South Morro Hills agricultural land is a unique and valuable asset for Oceanside. The possibility of creating agritourism opportunities in this community is exciting and compelling and the Chamber wants to do whatever possible to give this vision a chance to develop.” Some of the possibilities discussed for the farmland have included bed & breakfasts and boutique hotels.
Along those lines, the Chamber’s Board of Directors voted last month to support a window of time of 24 months for a community vision plan to be developed for this area. During this period of time, the Chamber’s intention is to not support individual projects proposed for this area.
Chamber staff and volunteer leadership will continue to remain engaged with the property owners and city leaders during this time period.
Lori Lawson is a LegalShield Director and is an ID Shield specialist. Her company, New Line Associates is located here in Oceanside and she has been a Chamber member for over ten years. Visit their website at newlineassociates.com. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free, no obligation fifteen-minute consultation.
By Glen Newhart, MBA, CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive)
It’s tax season, and while you’re thinking of it, it’s the perfect time to create an action plan for charitable giving in 2017. While you have until the end of the year to make donations, if you start researching and planning your donations now, you’ll have time to make thoughtful contributions that benefit both you and your community all year-long.
Here are three charitable giving tips that will warm your heart and your wallet:
1. Look local
While there are many highly visible national societies focused on specific diseases and international disaster relief, don’t overlook opportunities to give close to home. When you give close to home, your dollars stay in the community and you can see your dollars in action. Donating to a community hospital foundation, local wildlife habitat restoration or youth development group will make a positive impact on your community that you’ll benefit from for years to come.
Local organizations don’t always have the same advertising budgets as national nonprofits to reach you, so you may have to do a bit of research to find them. The IRS provides an online tool to identify organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions and you can narrow it by the community you live in. Search for “Exempt Organizations Select Check” online or visit: https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/.
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