On Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce will host Operation Appreciation. This event is a day of recognition and appreciation to all active-duty military stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and nearby military bases.
(Source: Josh Jenkins – Fox 5 San Diego)
LAMVIN, Inc. is a manufacturer of custom architectural acoustical products here in Oceanside, California. Opened in 1961, the company’s name was derived from Laminating Vinyl. Under new ownership in the 1980s, acoustical products became their primary focus. (If you’ve ever eaten in a noisy restaurant or café, you can most often attribute the noise level to a lack of “acoustic absorption”. Acoustic absorption reduces sound and echoes by adding soft materials to hard surfaces.)
In 2009, the City of Oceanside adopted the Coast Highway Vision and Strategic Plan. This plan serves as a blueprint for the revitalization and enhancement of the Coast Highway corridor between Harbor Drive in the north and Buena Vista Lagoon in the south. The Vision and Strategic Plan includes several recommendations to transform Coast Highway from an auto-oriented thoroughfare into a "complete street" that serves all modes of transportation from automobiles to pedestrians to bicyclists and transit vehicles.
(By: Jane Applegate)
What do you love about your job? Is it the flexibility in your hours? The work you do or who you do it for? Maybe it’s the comraderie among your coworkers or the exciting challenges you face every day. Hopefully it’s a little bit of all of the above.
(Source: HOCOA-Your Home Repair Network)
Before we jump into this. Ask yourself this question. How long do you wait for your shower to “heat up” before getting in? For me, it’s about 3 to 5 minutes. For some reason the kitchen sink takes longer to heat up. But my point is that, most of us, that have a standard water heater with no re-circulation system, it takes a while for the hot water get to where we want it. So, you may have heard about tankless systems, heck even considered it.
On Saturday, March 16th Metroflex Gym celebrated their One Year Anniversary at their location at 318 N Horne St in Oceanside. Many of their current and prospective members came out to the celebration featuring giveaways, weightlifting competitions, and a variety of vendors.
On Friday, February 22nd Tri-City Children’s Dentistry celebrated their anniversary at their new location at 2420 Vista Way Suite 210 in Oceanside. Doctor Angelo Vasquez is a unique kind of pediatric dentist. With his kid-oriented style and fun personality, he gets children excited about their dental care, helping them develop healthy habits that will last. Their office is dedicated to providing excellent dental health care for infants, children and adolescents in a caring and gentle environment to give them a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is committed to playing a vital role in the well-being of our community. In February, the chamber voted to support the proposed North River Farms development in eastern Oceanside, in part because of the positive opportunities it will create to meet our housing and employment objectives. Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton says, “As we look to our future it is imperative that we implement lifestyle supportive housing to attract and retain our workforce.”
(Source: HOCOA-Your Home Repair Network)
It should be an easy thing to do, maintaining a home, right? Well, if you're not careful, minor maintenance and repairs could turn into huge problems. In this blog post, HOCOA will provide you with an up to date guide that will help you maintain your home throughout 2019! It's not an "all-inclusive guide," but should cover most of the items in your home and let you see or uncover areas that you may not have looked at before!
Last Friday, Sgt. Jim Ridenour, head of Oceanside PD’s H.O.T. team (Homeless Outreach Team) spoke to members of the Oceanside Chamber regarding the transient activity here in Oceanside. This topic has been of great concern and regular discussion amongst members, and the Chamber felt it was necessary to hold a workshop informing business owners and community members alike about the current transient situation and offer some solutions. Sgt. Jim spoke about the causes behind the increase, the strides Oceanside PD’s H.O.T. team has taken to combat this issue, and recommendations for community members to follow that will reduce the number of transient run ins and help his team track the transient population’s whereabouts and hotspots.
(Courtesy of: San Diego Water Authority)
February is Brewing Month in San Diego County and the Water Authority is celebrating with a special roast of Authority 1944 Blend created by Cafe Moto, a social media contest with cool prizes, and other events throughout the region.
Daniel Butler, Municipal Relations San Diego County
Waste Management of North County
The recycling industry is currently going through a serious downturn due to import policies being enforced by China to reduce trash in recyclables put into effect in early 2018. Their action stems from something that has become all too common in recycling programs across North America: recycling contamination, or the percentage of trash mixed with recyclables.
Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton and incoming Board Chair, Bill Birnie were included in a group of business and civic leaders invited to partipate in a forum with Congressman-Elect Mike Levin earlier this week. Levin is set to take over the 49th Congressional District seat, currently held by Darrell Issa, in January.
Representatives from the Manufacturing, Health Care, Transportation and Biotech sectors
(including Oceanside's Genentech), were given the opportunity to share concerns related to their specific industries. Levin expressed an interest in following up with tours of many of the businesses in attendance.
The Chamber’s annual Holiday Mixer was held last week at the QLN Conference Center. They arranged for a wide variety food from a number of great places including:
Pickup Stix, The Etouffee Café & Catering, Knockout Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Starbucks, One Perfect Pear Catering and Panda Express
Three members of the Oceanside Chamber Staff: Kristi, Vannie and Quinton, decided on an impromptu sight-seeing trip for unique views of Oceanside and one-of-a-kind photo opportunities. Waverider Helicopter Tours made it happen and exceeded our expectations.
Oceanside's Measure Y, also known as the SOAR Initiative, has been defeated. With 100% of precincts reporting, 54% of Oceanside voters have rejected this initiative that would have "required voter approval of proposals to change land use designation or zoning in agricultural or open space land to any other use."
The Oceanside Chamber, along with local farmers, and City Council candidates, led the effort over several months to spread the word about the negative impact this measure would have on economic development and property rights. This past spring, the Chamber's Business and Community Political Action Committee commissioned an economic impact study on SOAR to highlight its threat to farming as well as a wide variety of opportunity costs this measure could pose. The report is still available at www.OceansideSOARStudy.com.
San Diego Beer Week
Beer Week is here! Starting November 2nd through the 11th, enjoy events with over 130 independent craft breweries in San Diego County. Events are held throughout San Diego County at participating breweries, bars, restaurants, and more. For more information and a full events schedule, please visit sdbeer.com. The celebration kicks off Friday, November 22nd. Below you'll find a list of our members inviting you to grab a glass, and CHEERS TO BEERS!
On Saturday October 27th, Breakwater Community Church celebrated the grand opening of their location at 506 S Nevada St. in Oceanside. Many of the church’s members were in attendance along with Chamber staff, ambassadors and Council member Jack Feller. The celebration included a bounce house, barbeque, and many raffle prizes for all ages.
The Health Benefits of Autumn's Most Popular Ingredients
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It’s that time of year where pumpkin-flavored food and beverages are popping up everywhere. In 2015 American’s spent $500 million on pumpkin-flavored products, so I think it’s safe to say that pumpkin truly is the ingredient and flavor of the season. Pumpkin spice is likely the most common type of pumpkin flavoring you will see. Although pumpkin spice lattes and baked goods may be tasty, be aware that just because pumpkin is in the name, it doesn’t mean that it has the same health benefits as pumpkin. In fact, most pumpkin spice flavored foods and drinks don’t even contain real pumpkin. Instead, the pumpkin spice flavor often comes from flavor compounds that mimic the taste of pumpkin and spices.
On Thursday, October 11th, the Oceanside Chamber held its Annual Oceanside Senior Expo at the City’s Civic Center Plaza. Over 60 exhibitors were in attendance to provide information about a wide variety of services geared toward enhancing the health and well-being of Oceanside’s Senior Community.
On November 6th, Oceanside voters will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot measure that will impact our local economy for decades to come. Measure Y, more commonly referred to as the SOAR initiative, not only could have lasting economic impacts, but also would eliminate local farmland, encourage sprawling estate lot development in Oceanside’s backcountry, and make “ballot-box planning” land-use restrictions a reality in Oceanside.
Measure Y would require voter approval for any change in the zoning of land currently designated for agricultural or open space. This takes away property rights from farms by making it cost prohibitive for farmers to mount a political campaign, not to mention the cost to the city taxpayers to hold an election.
This past Spring, upon recognition of the potential detrimental effects of the measure, the Chamber commissioned Dr. Lynn Reaser of Point Loma Nazarene University to complete a study on the economic impact of Measure Y. The complete study is available for download at www.OceansideSoarStudy.com.
According to Reaser’s report, Measure Y will fail on its core promise of protecting public recreational lands and open space “because most open space used for parks and recreational activities is City-owned and already requires a vote of the people for any zoning change.”
Similarly, the claim that Measure Y will safeguard Oceanside farmland is false. In fact, Dr. Reaser’s study came to the opposite conclusion: “The Initiative will likely lead to the demise of active farms in Oceanside, with land either being left to go fallow or sold into large estates for the wealthy.”
According to Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton, “This measure is not about saving open space or farms. Measure Y is simply an affront to property rights. It benefits a small group of estate owners at the expense of our farmers and the rest of our community.”
Oceanside Farmers have deep concerns about the consequences of this measure. Neil Nagata, owner of Nagata Brothers Farms, Inc. in South Morro Hills, President of the San Diego Farm Bureau sees the initiative for what it truly is. “Measure Y doesn’t help agriculture, it hurts agriculture. Farmers must depend on land values as a significant part of how we borrow money to fund our farm. By stripping our property rights from us, [Measure] Y will actually hurt our ability to stay in business. Every burden that we add just makes it easier for foreign competition to move in and replace us. If farmers go bankrupt, we’d have to lay off employees, and the land won’t stay green. The decision would be to sell off 2 ½ acre lots or have the land be left as a blight to the area.”
Leaders in the agritourism arena also see the unintended consequences. Agritourism has proved a successful approach to tying tourism, dining and craft-driven business to local agriculture as a way to stimulate economic activity while sustaining farming.
According to Eric Larson, Executive Director of the San Diego County Farm Bureau, “Agritourism can only succeed with large numbers of visitors. To accommodate the crowds there will need to be infrastructure improvements. If the SOAR initiative prevents infrastructure improvements, there should be no expectation that agritourism will succeed.”
He added, “If you look at the two most successful examples of agritourism in San Diego County, Bates Nut Farm and the Flower Fields, neither would be allowed in Oceanside under the SOAR initiative.”
Reaser’s report goes into depth on a wide array of economic consequences that could result from this initiative. Some of the key takeaways from the report include…
Family Farms Potentially Becoming Exclusive Estates for the Wealthy
According to Ashton, a no vote on Measure Y will preserve a wide variety of economic opportunities for Oceanside over the coming decades. “If Measure Y is defeated, it gives Oceanside flexibility in addressing issues such as workforce housing and the implementation of a thriving agritourism sector, while ensuring agriculture remains a vital part of Oceanside – as it has been for generations.”
Being a young woman in today's workforce comes with numerous challenges, as many have to combat sexism and work harder than their male counterparts in order to advance into leadership roles. What are some of the ways that women entering today's workforce can overcome these challenges?
By: Pam Rumer, Vice President of Business Development
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The Best of OCEANSIDE Community Guide and Business Directory is a key resource and reference guide to audiences living, working, playing, buying and selling, in this lovely North County San Diego coastal region. In demand year-round by City of Oceanside newly licensed businesses, start-ups, established businesses, and prospective members, the booklet is invaluable to new move-ins, military personnel and their dependents, visiting tourists, corporate travelers, local residents, and Chamber business members.
Professionally written stories recount the adventures of Oceanside’s earliest history through 2018 and beyond, expanding the written word with spectacular photos timelines, and events. There’s a peak at the thriving arts and culture scenes, suggestions on where to eat, drink, shop, and do, plus tidbits about Oceanside beaches, family fun, and adult adventures.
Focal points showcase health and wellness providers, some of Oceanside’s prominent local educators training tomorrow’s workforce, recently completed and future development, and highlights in city Government and some of the area’s largest recurring annual events, bringing visitors, locals, lodgers, and revenues to the city.
The Chamber adds a reference guide to Oceanside businesses, an overview of the Oceanside Chamber’s multi-year strategic plan and program of work in the areas of public policy, the local economy, education, military, neighborhoods, and the food service industry, plus the Chamber’s task forces working to positively impact the 70-year dilemma of beach sand, the critical need for business friendly policies, and the expansion of workforce development efforts in partnership with Oceanside promise and area businesses.
Leverage the power of the Oceanside Chamber’s multi-media audiences and proven strength in lead generation to expand the reach and visibility for your business, services and products with a truly economical 2019 Best of OCEANSIDE Community Guide and Business Directory media kit and advertising package up to and including distribution of 20,000 publications in print, a multi-platform online display of the interactive digital magazine, web banner ads and E-Newsletters.
Don’t say no (until you see first-hand for yourself all of the audiences you won't be reaching). Call today to make a brief appointment to learn more about how this is a “can’t afford to miss” opportunity for your business, that won’t be available again ... until 2020.
Book a brief appointment to discuss how your buyers and target personas overlap and intersect with the Oceanside Chamber’s expansive reach amongst local, national and global business and consumer audiences by contacting:
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On Thursday, September 20th, the Oceanside Chamber’s young professional group, OYPN visited Pro Kids The First Tee of San Diego at their Oceanside campus located at 821 Douglas Drive. Pro Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of local children through golf. CEO, Andrew Holets led the tour starting with the 4,400 square foot Ely Callaway Golf & Learning Center and the history of the program that started with a small group of volunteers and served as a model for the PGA’s The First Tee Program before becoming a charter member. We met with an educator to learn more about structure of her classroom and how she keeps her students on task before moving onto another room to discuss the scholarships Pro Kids has to offer.
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Established for business by business in 1896, the Oceanside Chamber is the largest and oldest business organization and membership association within the City of Oceanside representing the business interests of every business within the community.