|Meet our newest team member!|
Paula Millis joined us in December as a member development representative. Paula recently relocated back to her home state of California after living in Michigan for a number of years and serving in a membership role for a regional Chamber there.
Paula brings incredible enthusiasm and experience and we are thrilled to have her on our team! Please reach out to Paula give her a warm welcome.
This month, we celebrate love in all its forms, particularly kindness. As business operations resume, please make sure to reflect our #VistaStrong spirit and be kind to businesses, workers, and customers and we all figure out what’s next!
|February Calendar of Events with the Chamber|
Event registrations are now automated on our updated website (www.vistachamber.org) The login information will be auto-generated and emailed by Zoom, and a confirmation will be emailed from the Chamber.
|Coffee & ConversationTues, Feb. 2, 8:00 a.m.|
Start your day off right with a small gathering of members! Bring your coffee and breakfast to this early morning networking hour before your begin your work day. Rachel will facilitate the discussion. Please RSVP for the link to attend.
|Government Affairs CommitteeThurs, Jan. 4, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.|
This Committee meets virtually every first Thursday to share local and county wide news updates from elected officials and leaders.
Registration is for new attendees. If you are currently on the committee, you do not need to register to receive details.New Registrations
|Business MixerWed, Feb. 10, 5-6pm|
Feel inspired and energized to succeed in your business goals! Be an inspiration to others! Keep your networking skills sharp and boost your visibility! Members and prospective members are welcome at no charge.
Financial Education Series with Dave Baldwin, Author of The Balancing Act Wed, Feb. 17, 12-1pm Budgeting and living within your means can be hard. Learn how to create financial freedom in the balance between what you need and what you have. Dave will help make it easier for you!
|Joint Speed Networking with San Fernando Valley and Oceanside Chambers|
Joint Thirsty Thursday Date: February 25, 2021 Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM End your work day by connecting with LA-area businesses and your local Oceanside Chamber! Grab your favorite drink & join us Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 pm. for their weekly virtual networking happy hour, conducted in a Speed Networking format. We hope to have several of our Vista members join in! Email Cathy@vistachamber.org for more information and to register.
Business Community Information
Second Application Round for Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program A second round of applications will open at 8:00 a.m. February 2 and will run through 6:00 p.m. February 8. Applicants for California’s small-business COVID-19 Relief Grant will be notified directly by email if approved for an award, waitlisted or not selected. If not approved in the first round, eligible applications will be rolled over into the next round for consideration. For more information on grant requirements and eligibility, please visit CAReliefGrant.com.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Telebriefing Join on Wednesday, February 3 from 9:30 AM -10:30 AM for a special Business Sector Telebriefing Presentation by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Jamye Pritchett Solorzano and Michael Sovacool from the SBA will be providing an expert updates presentation and host a live Q&A to answer any questions during the briefing. To join the telebriefing please click the button below: https://zoom.us/j/157409037 Meeting ID: 157 409 037
Alternatively, you can listen-in by calling by calling 1-669-900-6833.
The Vista Chamber of Commerce hosted the Vista State of the Community presented by Tri-City Medical Center on January 25, at 1pm. The presentation featured a community review of 2020 and a look-ahead to what’s next for Vista in 2021. The event was live-streamed from the Film Hub in downtown Vista and can now be viewed ONLINE HERE.
Vista is for Valentine’s Day! Vista Is Open offers businesses a website to promote their deals for Valentine’s Day.
Scholarship Opportunity from The Film Hub -The Film Hub Inc. wants to offer a workspace scholarship to our local students attending Cal State University San Marcos, Palomar College, and Mira Costa College.
Win three months of free coworking space, a $2400 value, for you and a friend at our community-based, collaborative media hub full of creatives, designers, students, and business people alike. Visit Instagram to enter to contest.
Virtual CSUSM Report to the Community on Thursday, February 4 – Event details can be found here: https://www.csusm.edu/rtc/ and a direct link to the registration page can be found here: https://www.csusm.edu/rtc/form-register.html
The Classical Academies Host New Student Open House for 2021-2022 Enrollment February 2-11, The Classical Academies will be hosting Virtual Open Houses for those interested in 2021-2022 enrollment. Families can meet the principal, review program options, and learn more about how The Classical Academies partners with families. The Classical Academies are award-winning, tuition-free public charter schools that are open to all students in San Diego, Riverside, or Orange County. For more information about Open Houses and to learn more about flexible program options, visit https://classicalacademy.com/open-house/