On Friday September 15th, the Oceanside Chamber members and staff came out to Fully Promoted in support of their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Fully Promoted recently joined the Oceanside Chamber to get more involved in the community at large. Formerly known as EmbroidMe, Fully Promoted Oceanside is the latest location of the world's largest showroom based Promotional Marketing Company. They offer a wide variety of services from print & lead services to promotional marketing materials. In other words, they are in the business of promoting other businesses. Fully Promoted is new to Oceanside, but is making many great connections through the Chamber.
A landmark incident has occurred in this country and it has affected millions of people. Richard Smith, CEO of Equifax is living the nightmare that haunts many administrators these days, especially if they are responsible for the security of people’s Personal Identifiable Information (PII). Not only is he getting criticized for one of the biggest breaches in US history at 143 million records, but also for the delay in notification, for the possible impropriety of executives selling stock before the news broke, and for not having in place a standard set of practices to follow in the event of a breach. After all, being in the business they are in, they should have assumed they would at some point be a target and be prepared for the reality. If they thought they were, they grossly underestimated their vulnerability and the expectation of the public.
The Oceanside Chamber's Annual Harbor Days event, presented by Tri-City Medical Center and Genentech, attracted large crowds once again. Attendees enjoyed over 200 exhibitors, including arts & craft booths and an expanded food court. The Nail & Sail event, sponsored by Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians continued to be a crowd favorite, as 15 teams competed to build a seaworthy vessel in just 2 hours.
North County Veterans Stand Down began with a simple conviction: There should be a Stand Down in North County San Diego.
With credit to San Diego Stand Down Founders, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison who started their stand down thirty years ago in San Diego, Tom Cowan believed that North County should follow in that proud tradition of serving veterans in our community. After spending over a year talking to people and getting like minded veterans to adopt his idea for a Stand Down in the North County Area, The North County San Diego Veterans Stand Down (NCSDVSD) was established as a 501 c 3 charity.
Our first stand down was completed in January of 2017 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. The VA Medical and Benefits teams, provided an opportunity for our veterans to receive needed services. The Green Oak ranch staff allowed our men and women to eat and sleep in a safe environment and help get their lives back together. We could not have done this event without the North County community pulling together and helping us provide food, clothing, legal services and volunteers who made our veterans feel like the community was behind them.