On July 17th, the Oceanside Young Professional Network did a tour of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank led by their CEO, Jim Floros. The San Diego Food Bank is located at 9850 Distribution Ave, San Diego with a local North County Food Bank located at 680 Rancheros Dr #100 in San Marcos. Together, they comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego North County. Jim walked our group through their solar powered, 90,000 sq. ft. warehouse giving an overview of their programs ranging from the Senior Food Program to the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.
On July 11th, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon. The event was attended by more than 100 business and civic leaders, as the Chamber honored dozens of businesses for their longtime support of the Chamber and recognized awardees in six different categories of achievement.
The following businesses and individuals received annual awards…
Christopher Rodriguez from Maximum Real Estate Services recently became the first Oceanside Chamber member to graduate from the Public Leadership Institute (PLI) training program chartered by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The course met once a month for five months starting this past February in San Diego and on June 21, 25 members from various local Chambers received their letter of achievement for completing the program.
“Even though it was pretty intense and right to the point from the very beginning, I thought it was great and just what I needed as my foundation to get involved in local government,” Rodriguez said.
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The City of Oceanside will begin the transition to District Elections in November 2018. Five community workshops were held in 2017 to determine the district boundaries, and the Oceanside City Council approved the final map at the August 1, 2017 City Council meeting. Candidates running for City Council will now be required to reside in the district they want to represent.
Districts will be phased-in during the next two election cycles. Councilmembers in Districts 1 and 2 will be elected in November 2018. Councilmembers in Districts 3 and 4 will be elected in 2020. Find your district here: https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/clerk/elections/districtelections.asp
On June 13th, the Oceanside Chamber held its 3rd Annual Oceanside Heroes event. The event was attended by many of Oceanside’s business and civic leaders.
The purpose of Oceanside Heroes is to recognize those individuals serving our community with honor and professionalism and to raise funds for scholarships for local students.
Representatives from the Oceanside Police Department, Oceanside Fire Department, Oceanside Lifeguards and Oceanside Unified School District were in attendance to be recognized for outstanding contributions to the well-being and advancement of our City.
Marine corps celebrates 75th anniversary of women marines aboard camp pendleton and us marines celebrate 100th anniversary of women marines in washington dc. What might you be missing this summer, that your competitors aren't?
Hopefully, it’s not your fair share of the lucrative purchase decisions and spending controlled by the 300,000+ often hard-to-reach local military and women's audiences. If it is, read on!
As detailed in this San Diego Union Tribune new story, "Camp Pendleton female Marines mark 75th anniversary," three local military organizations have teamed up with the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce to produce a military publication on Monday, August 13, 2018, a date which will additionally celebrate the 100th anniversary of the enlistment of the first woman, Opha May Johnson, into the United States Marine Corps in 1918,
Locally known as a longstanding advocate of Camp Pendleton, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce has once again partnered with local military groups to produce a military publication, and to sell advertising for this sure to be coveted keepsake and military publication. By sponsoring an ad, your business will not only reach highly valued audiences, but will additionally gain goodwill in the target audiences, by widening Camp Pendleton’s reach to more widely share the positive story of the women, marines, military and the Camp Pendleton Marine Corp base.
How powerful are these audiences, and this momentous event? See the San Diego Union Tribune story on the 75th Women Marines Aboard Camp Pendleton, and consider the following power-packed stats:
Within a 50-mile radius of Camp Pendleton reside 300,000+ active duty military, veterans, retirees, civilian contractors and their dependents, including the women making and/or influencing a reported 85% of buying decisions and purchases. These women make and influence purchases for their households, workplace, minor and adult children, significant others, extended family, neighbors, and even friends.
Add the massive Camp Pendleton contribution totaling $4.1 billion in annual payroll dollars, with additional allowances for food and housing, to better understand the massive dollars within these two markets (women and the military). Now add the fact that 70% of active duty military live off Camp Pendleton, thereby driving off-base spending and the economies associated with housing, cars, clothing, food, insurance, investments and more, to fully understand what you, your business, employees and bank accounts, have to gain.
With the efficiency of a military logistics expert, our Camp Pendleton liaison is coordinating magazine distribution aboard Camp Pendleton, at selected military facilities in San Diego, and nationwide. The Chamber’s military partners are additionally coordinating and producing the publication’s editorial content. Features include stories about local women Marines and those who were “first” to break new ground. Planned content includes historic and recent photos, timelines, graphics, and stories, about the women Marines and Camp Pendleton.
Extended audiences reached via the Chamber's City of Oceanside high-traffic distribution points will include local Oceanside consumers (residents and those working in the community), visiting tourists; travelers, new move-ins, businesses and all stopping to spend their money in Oceanside. The publication will additionally be available online via a variety of high-traffic websites and social media platforms.
If you currently work with the United States government, Marines, Navy, Armed Forces, defense, security, technology, electronics and/or any industry working with the military, or would like to work with the foregoing in the future, ensure your company's support and interest is known, by sponsoring your business advertising message now.
Or perhaps you are a local business? Are you a restaurant, dining facility, brewery, bakery, dessert shop, caterer, dry cleaner, gas station, coffee house, tea shop, gym, workout or exercise facility, movie house, theatre, rock climbing facility, hotel, motel, spa, lodging provider, travel agency, tour provider (offering whale watching, deep sea fishing, guide tours, walks, museums, or any form of entertainment), day care center, dentist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, department store, grocery store or anyone else providing services needed for everyday living and/or tourists?
If your answer if yes, you'll truly appreciate the 70% of local military consumers living off Camp Pendleton! These military consumers are spending their share of Camp Pendleton's $4.1 billion in annual payroll dollars off of the Marine Corps Base, which is why the publication will distribute on base, in the community and at selected locations within San Diego County. Ensure you and your company benefit, by scheduling your sponsored message today.
Are you a real estate salesperson or real estate sector service provider serving the golden southern California, San Diego, North County, I-78 Corridor, or coastal real estate shorelines, beachfront and/or Inland markets? Perchance you are a buyer's or seller's agent? Maybe you specialize in relocation, property rental, or staging? Or do you provide home repair and enhancement to beautify pre-market listings, or assist with "fixer uppers" and home renovations after the sale?
Whatever your work in the sunny southern California real estate market, with 70% of military personnel unable to reside on Camp Pendleton, your services are in demand. Due to insufficient housing, (see 9th Annual Military Impact Study), and military home loans for veterans (including loans for move-up homes and downsizing for empty nesters) military personnel (former and current) have money to spend, and thus this publication is for you!
Are you perhaps instead an education provider, able to help active duty, retirees, veterans, and their dependents utilize their military education benefits? Well then, you know first hand the significance of the military audiences, and women decision makers directing and influencing up to 85% of decisions for those who surround them. Consider also that women earn 61.6% of all associate degrees, 56.7% of all bachelor's degrees, 59.9% of all master's degrees, and 51.6% of all doctorate degrees (2013, m2w.biz).
Isn't now the time to make sure you don’t miss heightening your visibility and awareness with these coveted and lucrative audiences? The space deadline is approaching fast, so please, the stories are planned and underway. Ad space adjacent to stories is filling in fast. View more information in the media kit, and ad agreement.
Sponsor your business advertising message by returning the advertising agreement today to me and ensure your product, service, team, innovations, new location, and key information about you and your business, are in front of more of those people who most need what you have to offer, need to know about your business, and who will recommend and/or directly purchase what you manufacture, sell, prepare, install, service, and ship.
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Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
760-722-1534, ext. 105
San Diego Military Advisory Unveils 9th Annual Military Impact Study
U.S. Department of Defense News Releases, October 27, 2017
San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) 9th Annual Military Impact Study
Video, Executive Summary, Full Study, Charts, Graphs, PDFs
San Diego Union Tribune
Federal Spending on Military and Veterans Rises in San Diego, October 27, 2017
Girl Power Marketing
Purchasing Power of Women 2017
75 Influencer Stats that will Surprise You in 2018
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Women empowering women is on the rise not only in our country but right here in North County San Diego. With over 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States, it is no
surprise we have groups of women business owners, in Oceanside, helping each other grow.
Since launching their businesses in the Oceanside community, this group of 6 female
entrepreneurs credits at least a portion of their success to the support and inspiration provided
by fellow female business owners.
These 6 women, Rita Lavasanipour, owner, Yummie Fountains; Kim DeGiulio, owner, Team
Souther - NRL Mortgage; Anastasia Kabitskaya, owner, Slight Edge Salon; Amanda Gerard,
owner, Kylie's Closet; Jyoie (pronounced Joey) Houston, owner, MedRev; and Marcy Browe,
owner, Marcy Browe Photography each own a different type of business with one thing in
common; they have inspired one another to take their businesses to the next level.
On Wednesday, June 13th Saint Tropez Bistro & Beyond celebrated the Grand Opening of their newest location at 524 S Coast Hwy in Oceanside. Owners & staff at the new restaurant were joined by Oceanside Mayor Peter Weiss, Councilmember Jack Feller, Miss Oceanside (Sarah Holloway), Oceanside Princesses (Shaya Love, Carmen Gagliardi, Venus Johnson, Courtney Peluso, and Bella Teta), Oceanside Chamber members & staff among other community members. Saint Tropez blends the sophistication of Europe with a relaxed California attitude and offers charming, friendly & cozy atmosphere.
Voters in the City of Oceanside will be asked in November 2018 to consider an initiative, commonly known as the SOAR Initiative, which would require public approval for any change in the zoning of land currently designated for agriculture or open space. Because most open space used for parks and recreational activities is City-owned and already requires a vote of the people for any zoning change, the Initiative primarily involves the future of the 3,340 acres of agriculturally-zoned land in the northeast part of the City known as South Morro Hills.
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