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Latest News from Vista’s Economic Development Department

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New Downtown Coffee Shops Grinding to Grow Vista’s Coffee Scene North County has been known to be home to a strong coffee scene, but a new challenger has entered the ring. Read to learn about what’s brewing around the City of Vista.
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Summertime in Vista There are a few new restaurants and brewhouses that make this summer a particularly good time to spend in Vista. Unsatisfied with the status quo, they are blending exceptional dining and drinking experiences with innovative visions to do better business. All three invite our community to join them at their Vista locations. With the extra summertime daylight, we encourage everyone to enjoy Vista’s collection of businesses, restaurants and shops, and by way of inspiration, here are three newly opened or soon to open spots to add to your summer to-visit list. 
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Free Online Business Courses

The City of Vista has partnered with Strategies 360 to offer two free online courses for business. The first course, Entrepreneur Bootcamp, provides new and aspiring Vista business owners lessons on how to prepare for and/or launch a new enterprise. The second course, Business Accelerator, provides small business owners lessons on how to grow and expand their business, identify new customers, improve their online and social media presence, and more. Both courses allow entrepreneurs to watch videos on-demand and proceed at their own pace. 

To learn more about the Entrepreneur Bootcamp course: cityofvista.com/bootcamp

To learn more about the Business Accelerator course: cityofvista.com/businessaccelerator

Sequire Spotlight Presents Flux Power Holdings, Inc. (FLUX): Fully Charged Lithium Ion Batteries For a Fully Charged Company
CEO Ron Dutt tackles issues with the supply chain and expands on the strengths of pioneering the field of Lithium Ion Batteries. Flux Power designs, manufactures, and sells advanced lithium-ion energy storage solutions for electrification of a range of industrial and commercial sectors including material handling, airport ground support equipment (GSE), and stationary energy storage. Flux Power’s lithium-ion battery packs, including the proprietary battery management system (BMS) and telemetry, provide customers with a better performing, lower cost of ownership, and more environmentally friendly alternative, in many instances, to traditional lead acid and propane-based solutions. Lithium-ion battery packs reduce CO2 emissions and help improve sustainability and ESG metrics for fleets. 
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Talent Recruitment & Retention Event
Innovate78, a collaboration between the City of Vista and our four neighboring cities along the 78 Highway, is hosting a networking event for North County’s startup community that will focus on talent recruitment and retention. All business owners, entrepreneurs and innovative business thinkers are encouraged to attend. We hope you can join us, and please forward the details to anyone else you think might enjoy the event as well.
SPOT Startup Series: Talent Recruitment + Retention
Thursday, July 145:30-7:30 p.m.
William Wagner Aquatic & Events Center3302 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
Tickets – $15 RSVP at https://bit.ly/I78-SPOT-July2022
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Live Entertainment Permit Fees Waived! The City has received federal American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) to respond to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and its negative economic impacts. As a part of this program, the City is offering to waive the Live Entertainment permit fees for qualified businesses. This one-time waiver covers the permit fees for the period through June 30, 2024. 

To receive this fee waiver, a complete Live Entertainment Permit Package including a list of all employees and a proof of their Responsible Beverage Service training needs to be submitted to Sara Trench at strench@cityofvista.com
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Cybersecurity is now everyone’s business!

The FBI reports a 300% increase in cybercrimes across all industries during the pandemic with the average cost of a data breach climbing over $4 million! More than half of these costly attacks are aimed at small businesses and supply chains – our region’s economic engine.

The Cities of Carlsbad and Vista invite local small businesses to participate in the North County Cybersecurity Awareness Program. The Cities are partnering with Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) to help small businesses increase their cybersecurity awareness and preparedness to bolster the region’s economic resiliency. The program is FREE to participating small North County businesses, made possible by grants from the Cities of Carlsbad and Vista.

Cybersecurity Awareness Program Offerings:
Detailed cybersecurity risk assessment from MasterCard’s RiskRecon.
Detailed cybersecurity risk assessment from MasterCard’s RiskRecon.
Cybersecurity awareness training for up to 100 employees from ESET.
Tools to develop and exercise your cyber incident response plan with CyberCatch’s simulator.
Threat landscape briefing from the FBI.
Connectivity to the region’s cybersecurity industry including additional customizable resources.
And most importantly…get the tools to take positive action to protect your organization’s data, employees, vendors and customers. To be eligible you must have fewer than 100 employees and be a business located in the 78 corridor OR a supplier to North County businesses. *Source: Ponemon Institute 2021
Register Today!

Helpful Reminder

If you would like to offer live entertainment, whether it is a comedian, trivia night, karaoke, or musical performers, you must first get a license from the City. Applications are available through the City Manager’s Office or by contacting Sara Trench at strench@cityofvista.com or 760-643-5206.

City of Vista | 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084


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