On Monday February 12th, Omni Financial invited us to help them celebrate the opening of their new office at 2216 S El Camino Real, Ste. 208. They were joined by Chamber staff and ambassadors along with a presentation from Sherry Hodges representing Diane Harkey, Chairwoman of the Board of Equalization, 4th District. Omni Financial has been providing military loans to active and career retired members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard for more than 45 years. Service members receive financial assistance for debt consolidation, emergency expenses, PCS moves, lease deposits and much more. The office prides itself on treating service members like family. Stop in and meet their friendly team today!
Public Workshop: Thursday, March 15, 2018
The City of Oceanside will host a public workshop on a draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) and a draft policy framework for the Energy and Climate Action Element (ECAP) on March 15 in the City Council Chambers at Oceanside City Hall, 300 N. Coast Highway.
The workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an open house offering participants an opportunity to interact with members of the project team, who will share infographics on local sources of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, proposed GHG emissions reduction measures, proposed ECAP goals and policies, and personal choices stakeholders can make to reduce their individual carbon footprint.
At 6:30 p.m., the project team will deliver a whole-group presentation and field questions and comments from participants. Public input collected at the workshop will contribute to the refinement of both the CAP and the ECAP policy framework.
At least a week in advance of the workshop, the draft Cap and Draft ECAP will be posted to the project webpage at the following link (http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/dev/planning/gpu/).
Should you have questions about the project, or if you are unable to attend the workshop but want to provide comment, please contact Principal Planner Russ Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 435-3525.
Local microlender Accion recently launched a new financing product, the Rapid Loan, custom made for entrepreneurs who need funding quickly to solve pressing business needs or take advantage of time-sensitive business opportunities. Accion offers the Rapid Loan ranging from $300 to $8,000 to small business owners who are looking for quick capital to cover start-up costs, vehicle purchase, inventory, equipment, to hire employees, and much more. Funding can happen as fast as three days from a completed application packet. Click here for more details about the Rapid Loan or call Accion’s Business Development Officer Rosalinda Delgado at (760) 298-9513 or via email rdelgado@AccionSanDiego.org.
By Simone Talarico-Ross, Marketing Consultant
On January 11th, Facebook announced it has changed its algorithm, again! However, this time the changes made a massive shift on how we are using Facebook from now on, and it’s affecting business pages in a huge way. After the doomsday feeling, for us Marketers, subsided, we were able to recognize the silver lining coming from it: now there is a very clear message from Facebook on what they’re really favoring when it comes to content: Live Streaming!
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 PST
3178 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
All Abilities Night Returns to iFLY Oceanside February 28th
All Abilities Night at iFLY Oceanside is where the dream of flight is truly delivered to everyone. This unique event focuses on those with disabilities, special needs, or those that just need extra support. Since All Abilities Night is designed for those with physical or cognitive challenges, we add an extra instructor to every flight experience. With two instructors per flyer, we are able to create an inspiring and inclusive experience while keeping safety our top priority. If you know of someone with a disability who seeks challenge and inspiration, iFLY Oceanside would love to have them participate in this event. We are talking RSVP’s now for this special event.
To secure your flight times please call: (760) 606-4359
On Saturday January 27th, Cinematic Arts & Sound invited community out to celebrate the grand opening of their new studio. Guests were greeted with live music, wine and desserts before the grand reveal of their new studio. After the ribbon cutting, attendees entered a raffle to win a private screening before taking tours of the business. The creativity of the owners reflected directly in the décor and artwork displayed throughout the studio.
Time and time again we all have heard Dark Chocolate is healthier than Milk Chocolate, but do you know why? Although Milk Chocolate may taste great and is the number one choice of chocolate from our experience you might want to consider Dark Chocolate for your next event. Remember not all chocolate are created equal.
Milk Chocolate contains less of the original cocoa bean than Dark Chocolate. Milk Chocolate is often modified with the incorporation of other ingredients such as milk solids, sugar and cream. Since Dark Chocolate tends to have more cocoa present and Milk Chocolate nutritional quality is small compared with the Dark. The higher the cocoa the more of nutrition quality and healthy it is for you. Flavonoids are a source of cocoa. Flavonoids are a type of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules also known as free radicals. Antioxidants are of nutrition value and this is why Dark Chocolate is considered to be a better choice than Milk Chocolate.
Set your calendars to March 8-11, 2018 when USA Beach Handball comes to the beaches of Oceanside. The newest of beach sports will feature teams from North America, South America and Central America playing for the title of Pan American Beach Handball Champion.
Both men’s and women’s teams will be competing, representing Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Ecuador, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad/Tobago, Chile and Venezuela. Featured teams will represent Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico and the U.S. The USA Men’s Team is defending champion. Both Brazilian teams, men and women, have won world championships several times in recent years. The best 4 teams on both the men’s and women’s side advance to the World Championships in Russia, July 2018.
On Saturday January 20th, Self Made Training Facility held a grand opening party for their new location, 4263 Oceanside Blvd. Guests were able to take tours of their 5,700 sq. ft. facility and speak one-on-one with over a dozen of their elite trainers. Numerous fitness industry leaders offered product samples and advice while the kids had their own, “fun zone” in a jumper provided by Self Made Training Facility. Attendees, including three of our Oceanside Princesses, enjoyed a taco bar while others got their workout in on SMTF top-notch equipment. See More Photos.
On Saturday January 12th, Signs of San Diego hosted their 5 Year Anniversary Party. Owner, Frank Murch and his staff celebrated debuting many of their fabulous signs made over the years. Upon walking in, guests were offered a free, laminate business card to take home. Attendees took a creative tour of the shop with a fun scavenger hunt. Signs for San Diego received proclamations from offices of both Assemblymember Rocky Chávez and Congressman Darrell Issa! More Photos.
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