Chamber Welcomes FedEx to Oceanside
FedEx Ground held its official ribbon cutting at their Oceanside Facility today. Congressman Darrell Issa, along with State Senator Patricia Bates, Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood and Oceanside City Councilmembers, Jack Feller and Jerry Kern, were on hand to celebrate with numerous FedEx officials, including District Managing Director, Tim Weber and the facility's Senior Manager, Steve Hillman.
With more than 25 years of experience in the Chamber of Commerce industry, Scott Ashton has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, effective November 15. Ashton has worked at the Oceanside Chamber in a variety of capacities for the past 20 years, most recently serving as the Vice President of Business Development.
Ashton will replace David Nydegger who is retiring after nearly 19 years as CEO of the Oceanside Chamber. He will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Chamber including staffing, financial management and implementation of board policy and priorities.
The Oceanside Senior Expo, hosted by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, showcased valuable goods, services and resources available to the senior citizen community through local businesses. Hundreds of people attended the expo at the Oceanside Civic Center, which ran in conjunction to the weekly Farmer’s Market.
The event, presented by Kaiser Permanente, allowed local businesses to display their services to the public. Other event sponsors included The San Diego Union Tribune, Waste Management, Scripps, Cassidy Medial Group Part of Optum Care and Primary Care Associates.
The Oceanside Senior Expo will be held during the second week of October 2017. A similar event, the North County Health Fair will be held during the second week of August 2017.
Photos taken by Marcy Browe Photography.
by Scott Ashton
What started as a casual conversation at a Chamber Plates for 8 Luncheon, has turned into a collaboration of Oceanside Chamber members helping our local homeless citizens.
New Chamber member, Danielle Hass, owner of The Inspired Home, Organization, and Design brought a situation to light by letting us know that Bread of Life Rescue Mission, where her grandfather Alan Lauer is a pastor, was having financial issues that could seriously impact their ability to continue providing important services to the local homeless community.
Based on recommendations of the Emerging Issues Committee, the Board of Directors of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce considered the following ballot measures on November 8th ballot. For those measures deemed to be business related, the following positions were adopted:
Congrats you have your new logo…now what?
After initial meetings, hours upon hours of revisions and tweaks, you finally have the logo that best exemplifies your business and brand. Now what? Some think that if they place their logo on a website or Facebook business page, the loyal customers will come. I only wish that was true!
Much like a farmer, you have to plant and cultivate those initial seeds, with your branding and marketing before you can reap the rewards.
Oceanside's Emerging Issues - October 2016
by Amber Ter-Vrugt
The following is a quick overview of some of the key issues facing Oceanside's business community, as discussed at the Chamber's October Emerging Issues Committee meeting.
Hot Topics! There’s a bunch…
Have you read your general election guide?! Confused? Emerging Issues took a deeper dive on a few of the propositions…
Prop 51: School Bonds, if this doesn’t pass, it will have a huge hit on school development across the state and will help Mira Costa if the Mira Costa bond passes. Emerging Issues Committee made a recommendation to support it.
Prop 52: Critically important for Medical reimbursement for local health systems and hospitals. Emerging Issues Committee made a recommendation to support it.
Prep 53: Niche revenue bonds proposal for water infrastructure billing, Emerging Issues Committee made a recommendation to remain neutral.
Prop 54: Most important proposition on the ballot to revise legislative proceedings (NO MORE GUT AND AMEND or WORF)! Emerging Issues Committee made a recommendation to support it.
What is FACTORING? Factoring is a financial tool, which turns your invoices into immediate cash. In essence, Factoring can work for any business providing a service or selling a product to another business requiring terms. A Factoring company will give you immediate cash for your invoices and in turn wait out the terms you have establish with your customer.
Want an affordable, valuable benefit to offer your employees? Now you can. An announcement made this year by the US Treasury and IRS makes providing identity theft coverage an appealing benefit. When a company no matter the size provides employer-paid identity theft coverage, they are not to include the value of the plan in gross income reported on the employees W2’s. Nor is an employee who receives identity theft service benefits from an employer or someone else (such as in a breach situation by a credit card company, or store) required to claim it on their tax return (W2 or 1099). This announcement retroactively covers tax year 2015. Plus, it’s a tax deduction for the employer.
At a candidates forum on September 27th sponsored by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC), the candidates for Oceanside City Council were asked a series of 7 questions requiring a “yes” or “no” answers. This yes/no format was used to ensure that each candidate’s response was clear and could be impartially scored. These questions specifically related to business issues and were designed to evaluate a candidate’s “business friendliness”. The questions included issues related to commercial development, zoning, replenishing sand on our beaches and the downtown area. To assure there was no bias in favor of any one candidate, the “business friendly” response was determined prior to the forum.