So, what exactly is team building and what benefits does it bring? Team building is the creation of cohesive working groups to achieve organizational goals. Its benefits include:
• Develops a sense of purpose among employees who feel devoted towards the direction and results attained by the team.
• Team building also fosters a sense of trust among the group’s members. Mutual trust built by team building exercises allows staff members to depend more on each other hence becoming more productive and efficient as a unit.
• Team building also acts as a tool for easing conflicts among workers. Due to the diverse number of personalities found in any business, unnecessary disputes and conflicts may arise. Team building plays a crucial role in easing these disputes by letting staff bond with each other and get accustomed to each other’s traits.
On Saturday August 25th, Sea Hive Marketplace celebrated their One Year Anniversary and their official ribbon cutting with the Oceanside Chamber. Guests were treated to tacos, wine tastings, and live music and of course, cake. Owners Rob, Brandon & Todd and manager, Jen used this opportunity to host a fundraiser in conjunction with their event for fellow Chamber member, Interfaith Community Services. Raffle items were donated from numerous Sea Hive Dealers & friends.
On Tuesday August 21st, the Oceanside Chamber’s Oceanside Young Professional Network (OYPN) did a tour of Solutions for Change led by their Development Associate, Forrest Folen. The tour started at their main campus at 722 W. California Ave in Vista where their resident housing is located. CEO Chris Megison, a former marine, was available for a Q & A session after telling members the story of how deeply he and his wife were moved by a young girl living at a homeless shelter they were helping at in 1999 that they decided to form Solutions for Change that same year. Since then, Chris and his organization have changed the lives of over 2,200 children and their families through their organization.
The Oceanside Chamber held a reception Monday, August 13, 2018 to unveil its newest publication: Celebrating 75 Years, Women Marines on Camp Pendleton. The release of the magazine came exactly 75 years ago when the first woman Marine arrived at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
The reception was attended by Col. Philip G. Antekeier, Col. Jeffrey Holt and Oceanside Mayor Peter Weiss. Women Marines, both retired and active duty, who were featured in the magazine, were also in attendance, along with dozens of others, including Sgt. Maj. Grace A. Carle (Ret). She was the last to serve as Sergeant Major of Women Marines from 1974-1976. At the age of 95, she proudly stood to be acknowledged with the other Women Marines.
On August 9th, the Oceanside Chamber, along with Tri-City Medical Center and LarKing, Inc. presented the 13th Annual North County Health Fair at Oceanside Civic Center Plaza. Dozens of health care related businesses were on hand to display their products and services and share information with the community. Despite the heat, hundreds of attendees participated and were able to learn about valuable health care resources, take advantage of health screenings and enjoy the weekly Oceanside Farmer’s Market that took place on the adjacent street.