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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Special presentation on dead bills from Chris Marsh, District Director, Senator Bates;
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.
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