Each Wednesday the Marine and Family Services office on Camp Pendleton holds a “Welcome Aboard Briefing” for service members who are newly stationed on the military base.
In August, the Chamber started participating in the briefings in order to provide the service members with information about Oceanside and to invite them to visit our community. Each member is given a tote bag with copies of Chamber publications and discount offers from dozens of local businesses.
One of the participating businesses is Hello Betty Fish House. “Hello Betty is extremely appreciative of the Chamber’s help in welcoming new recruits and their families to Camp Pendleton and raising awareness about our support for our military”, said Chris Wyman, Sales & Marketing Manager at Hello Betty.
Chamber staff members have shared in the responsibility of developing this program by reaching out to Chamber members for discount offers, assembling the tote bags each week and then visiting the base to provide a brief presentation and hand out the bags.
“It’s an honor for us to be able to thank these young men and women for their service and to invite them to visit Oceanside,” said Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton. “It is great to see how excited they are to dig into the bags while we’re telling them about some of the great amenities Oceanside has to offer. We want them to know that the Oceanside business community appreciates each and every one of them and their service to our country”.
Chamber member businesses who are interested in offering a discount, should contact the Chamber at 760-722-1534.