On July 12th, the Oceanside Chamber held its annual Awards & Recognition Luncheon to honor over 100 local businesses for their support of the Chamber and community. Dozens of members were recognized for their Chamber membership anniversaries of 5, 10, 15... all the way up to 65 years of membership, celebrated by Orco Block & Hardscape. The Chamber also recognized the excellence of our local business community with the following awards: Small Business of the Year, Education Partner of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Green Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Elected Official of the Year.
At the February 15th Oceanside City Council Meeting, during the Mayor's Business Spotlight, the Oceanside Chamber was pleased to recognize Lori Boody of the American Cancer Society - Relay for Life as Chamber Member of the Month.
Lori has been a very active member of the chamber, rallying many of our local business community members to participate in Relay for Life Oceanside. In addition to her service to the Chamber and American Cancer Society, Lori has been a business owner for 26 years and a volunteer for numerous community organizations including Oceanside Unified School District, Oceanside Bond Oversight Committee, Oceanside Senior Center and the Oceanside Museum of Art.
Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton and Membership Director David Zumaya joined Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood in recognizing Lori.
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.
by Scott Ashton
Nestled in the quaint Cape Cod style village of the Oceanside Harbor is one of the community’s treasured establishments, Harbor Fish and Chips. Terry Cross, owner, will tell you that
there is no one in Oceanside more passionate about fish than he is.
Cross was born at Oceanside General Hospital and raised in the same Oceanside home his entire childhood. His dad taught him deer hunting and fishing; and his father-in-law,
Doug McWha taught him how to run a commercial fishing boat when Cross was 20 years old.
by Kristi Hawthorne, from Oceanside Living Magazine
As Oceanside has developed over the years, we have acquired an eclectic array of structures which have been built over different time periods and that represent a variety of architecture styles. However, with time and neglect, once impressive buildings can lose their luster or when left vacant turn to eyesores. The general consensus may lean toward demolition but when a building can be repurposed, our downtown can maintain its history and character.
by Scott Ashton, from Oceanside Living Magazine
The name “Oceanside, California” will bring thoughts of perfect weather, warm sandy beaches, a magnificent Harbor and the historic Mission San Luis Rey. However, there is another important element to Oceanside that has been key to our community since the beginning... and that’s agriculture.
While Oceanside has been known for a wide variety of crops, most recently coffee is becoming an important part of Oceanside’s farming community.
Oceanside resident, Christopher Rodriguez and his wife Denise are proud owners of Puerta de Lomas Exotic Farms, home to one of Oceanside’s coffee farms. Located in the South Morro Hills area of Oceanside, the farm features a variety of crops including guava, passion fruit, avocado, citrus and coffee.
Last Wednesday, the Oceanside Chamber held its Annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon at the El Camino Country Club. The Chamber, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, recognized dozens of local businesses for their longtime support of the Chamber, including 75 year member, Weseloh Chevrolet.
Several businesses and community partners were also recognized with awards in ten different categories of excellence. Here's a quick look at our award winners:
Small Business of the Year: Ashley's Party Rental
Philanthropic Business of the Year: North County Lifeline
Green Partner of the Year: Green Oceanside
Patriotic Business of the Year: Pioneer Services
Arts & Culture Partner of the Year: KOCT
Innovator of the Year: Tri-City Medical Center
Community Partner of the Year: Genentech
Large Business of the Year: Gilead
Oceanside Chamber Citizen of the Year: Chuck Atkinson
Community Event of the Year: Kinane Events-Turkey Trot
(From Oceanside Living Magazine 2016, by Scott Ashton)
Do you want to get excited about coffee? Just spend some time with Matt and Erika Rydell, owners of Stache Coffee in Oceanside and you’ll be inspired to learn more about this beverage that so many people around the world enjoy each day.
Stache coffee was started in Matt’s garage and has been operating in a small warehouse space in Oceanside Industrial Park for the past two years. Growing up in Kauai, coffee was a big part of Matt’s culture. He will tell you that coffee fueled him through some of the busier times in his life, but his true love of coffee began shortly after leaving the United States to travel abroad. While on a trip to Indonesia, Matt met a Frenchman named J.P. DeGuine, who was traveling the world on bicycle. Matt found J.P. to be very inspirational, and a friendship ensued.
El Sábado pasado celebramos el cincuenta aniversario de Johnny el Barbero. Miembros del comité Latino de la cámara de comercio en Oceanside y miembros de la comunidad se unieron para celebrar con Johnny. Estamos muy orgullosos de Johnny y el impacto que ha tenido en la comunidad Latina en Oceanside.
Johnny abrió sus puertas al negocio en el tiempo que no se acostumbraba a ver a hombres cortar el pelo ya que esta industria era dominada por mujeres. Johnny dice que le debe mucho a su éxito y al alto nivel de servicio al cliente. Muchas personas han sido clientes de Johnny desde su juventud y todavía vienen como adultos a ver a Johnny.
by Kristi Hawthorne,
“That Boy Good” is both the name of a popular downtown restaurant and the statement many will make after tasting one of their delicious entrees. The eatery is located in a rather inconspicuous building at 207 North Coast Highway. You might not find it by name but its popularity has spread by word of mouth, and that’s exactly what owners Kim and Mark were going for.
That Boy Good’s storefront is simply painted with the words “BBQ” and “Cold Beer”. The interior is reminiscent of a southern juke joint, rustic and eclectic. Kim Millwood, co-owner, made most of the furnishing including the tables and a variety of fixtures, in fact, ninety percent of the interior is made of recycled or repurposed materials.
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