The Oceanside Chamber is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation in order to provide our business community with the latest information and list of resources. Please stay in touch with us as to how we can best be of service to your business by emailing Scott Ashton or calling 760-722-1534 ext. 107.
ATLANTA - March 13, 2020 – Cox announced today its support for the FCC’s Keep America Connected initiative as part of the company’s ongoing coronavirus response efforts. As part of its commitment, Cox pledges for the next 60 days to: not terminate service to any residential or small business customer because of an inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic; waive any late fees that any residential or small business customer incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and will open Cox WiFi hotspots to help keep the public connected in this time of need.
As the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, it is important for all employers to monitor the outbreak and implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations. To help educate employers and employees on how they can prepare for and address the impacts of the virus, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) have provided resources that we hope you will use and share with your members.
Oceanside High's baseball program is looking for a handful of local business sponsors and would love to have you on board! This will be a great way to show your support for the kids and circulate your information to thousands of fans. If you have any questions or are ready to get started, feel free to get in touch with Quentin McCray by email or phone at (530) 574-1135.
This time of year, many folks take time to give back to those who may be less fortunate. Some volunteer for a food pantry or mentor at an elementary school. Others donate to charities that target the causes they really care about. Nobody chooses to get scammed. But tricksters have figured out how to impersonate real charities to swindle money from caring people. In recent years, scammers have been caught impersonating charities online, calling people pretending to work for reputable charities, and even knocking on people’s doors in a big effort to con people out of money.
Oceanside, CA (DECEMBER, 2019) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) received $1,000 from The Union Bank Foundation to grow and expand the STREAMing Ahead Program.
I am always looking for ways to support our military, veterans, and their families. At our Board meeting on Tuesday, I put forth a letter that supports military spouses who work for the County by helping them maintain certain benefits if they have a gap in employment due to their spouses’ military orders. A County employee, Diane Alvarez-Harder, who is also a military spouse, brought this change in policy to our attention!
Major earthquakes can cause unprecedented catastrophes. With earthquakes as an inevitable part of our future, businesses should make plans and take actions to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes. What we do now, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. With this in mind, the Earthquake Country Alliance (www.earthquakecountry.org) created the Great California ShakeOut, an earthquake drill and preparedness activity in which everyone can participate, which has now spread to many other states and regions. To register as a participant for a ShakeOut drill in your area visit www.shakeout.org. Businesses of all sizes can also use the drill to get their employees, business partners, and even their clients and customers, involved and prepared for a big earthquake. Furthermore, the level of your staffs’ own personal and family preparedness will be key to their availability to support your company’s response and recovery efforts after a disaster.
Contrary to what you might believe, homeownership in San Diego is not out of the realm of possibility. While San Diego remains one of the higher priced areas in the nation for housing, North County has continued to remain in the range where the average couple living and working in San Diego can make a mortgage payment for the median home price of $530,000.
On Tuesday, Supervisors Jim Desmond and Kristin Gaspar hosted a veterans forum, with the focus being on military spouses and their families. Over 100 people attended the event at the North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido.
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Oceanside, CA (SEPTEMBER, 2019) – On Thursday, September 5th, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) held their 5th Annual Board Installation Breakfast to recognize and honor individuals, organizations and corporate partners for their commitment and dedication to the Club over the past year and to induct the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. With over 50 community members in the audience, City of Oceanside Mayor, Peter Weiss, pinned the incoming Board of Directors, and Ruchi Warrier, Director of Organization Development from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, read the official Board Oath of Office.
From idea to prototyping to pitch, meet the players who turn ideas into reality. Join our community of startups, venture capitalists, accelerators, local industry and cities that are part of developing the startup ecosystem in North County. This quarter the focus is on Sports and Active Lifestyles. We will have table top displays and a panel discussion from local startups who are changing the action sports industry. Come test the unique products being designed in our backyard. Register today!
San Diego – Beginning Sunday, Sept. 1, a new fare structure for the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the North County Transit District (NCTD) will go into effect.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Receives Grant from McCarthy Family Foundation for STREAMing Ahead program
Oceanside, CA (August 2019) –Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) received $15,000 in grant funding from McCarthy Family Foundation to enhance their STREAMing (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math) Ahead program.
The Frontwave Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot and the Move Your Feet Before You Eat® Foundation are proud to announce the kick off of their Miles of Smiles program at the OUSD. 8 Schools are participating this year. Students who participate in the Miles of Smiles program receive Certificates of Recognition for the Miles they run and a pair of custom Miles of Smiles shoelaces for every 50 Miles they run in a year.
By District Attorney Summer Stephan
As your District Attorney, I’m committed to increasing communication and accessibility between the DA’s Office and you, the community. One way I have been doing that is through this monthly column, where I provide consumer tips on public safety matters.
This important issue has been top of mind for everyone through the planning process for North River Farms. Our goal is to improve infrastructure in the area to not only support our community but to improve yours.
Oceanside, CA (July 2019) San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond toured Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) today. Supervisor Desmond and his team met with Jodi Diamond, CEO; Hillary Adams, Director of Operations; and Board members Gigi Gleason, Robert Botkin, and Robbie Hass and discussed the history of the Club and the vital role that it plays in the Oceanside community.
Looking for a new place to take your pup and run off that extra energy? North River Farms will have a Dog Pawk located within the community! The fun, paw-shaped park will be for all dogs to enjoy and have separate areas for small and larger dogs. Even better, certain areas will feature obstacles for your dog to run to give them a little challenge.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today after Governor Gavin Newsom announced new leadership at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the release of the “DMV Strike Team” report.
Have you heard of Dads' Club at the Vista Community Clinic? This program helps fathers and father figures 16 years of age and older who are interested in learning about developing healthy relationships with their children, partners, and others; positive parenting; and resources and services in their community. Program supervisor Angel Flores, along with two graduates, got the opportunity to speak with KUSI about the positive impact the program has.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Awarded 2019 Sports 4 Life Grant from The Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) received a $5,000 Sports 4 Life grant from the Women’s Sports Foundation to start an all girls’ volleyball program. The Sports 4 Life initiative, cofounded by the Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW, supports programs that help girls in four foundational areas - leadership, self-esteem, confidence and perseverance – with the expectation that growth in these areas will also support girls’ physical and emotional health and academic success.
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