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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2023

San Marcos Harvest FestSunday, October 8th, 2023 9 AM – 5 PM

All along Via Vera Cruz between San Marcos Blvd and Grand Ave in San Marcos, CA

The 31th annual San Marcos Harvest Fest returns on Sunday, October 8th, from 9am-5pm. This lively community event will feature over 200 local businesses along with area artisans and crafters offering up great shopping! Guests will also enjoy a Wine, Rhythm & Brews Garden, delicious food, kids zone, and live entertainment on two stages. MORE INFO

  • Artisans & Crafters, Retailers & Nationwide Vendors
  • Kids Festival with inflatables & carnival rides
  • Delicious Culinary Creations
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Two Stages with Live Music & Local Bands

Upcoming Chamber Events

Coffee Connections Wednesday, September 20

Chamber Office251 North City Drive, Suite 128GSan Marcos, CA 92078

8AM-9AM

It’s not just a cup of coffee, but an opportunity to meet with other business professionals and community leaders, build new partnerships, make new friends, and exchange ideas in a comfortable and intimate environment.

Coffee Connections is FREE to all members and $20 for prospective members. REGISTER

Plates for 8 Networking Lunch

Wednesday, September 27, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

FRESH Healthy Cafe 250 North City Drive, #5 San Marcos, CA 92078

This event provides an opportunity for 8 Chamber Members to join for a meal and learn more about each others businesses. A leader from our membership outreach committee facilitates the event in order to provide and in-depth networking opportunity for a small group. This program is open exclusively to San Marcos Chamber Members and the only cost to you is your lunch. RSVP is required! REGISTER

Business Mixer

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Twin Oaks Golf Course1425 N Twin Oaks Valley RoadSan Marcos, CA 92069

The San Marcos Chamber’s Spirited Business Mixers bring together a packed house of professionals from a variety or industries and company sizes to network, build relationships, and to have fun – all while checking out an exciting San Marcos business. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, no-host bar, and an evening of cheer! REGISTER

Farmers Market

EVERY TUESDAY3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Beautiful open-air market which features fresh, local produce, baked goods, cheese, eggs, yogurt, fresh flowers, prepackaged foods, delicious hot foods, artisans and crafters, live music! Parking Map MORE INFO

Podcast

If you haven’t visited Lake San Marcos recently you are missing out. Lakehouse Resort has been rebranded and offers a vast array of opportunities from weddings, golf, restaurants, fishing, paddleboarding, boating and much more. Chris Neal fills us in on all the amenities and invites you to explore the fun right here in our backyard. LISTEN HERE

Community News

Business Launch Academy (NORTH)

Kicks off Tuesday Sept. 19 8:00AM

An 8-week in-person program, 4 hours per session, consisting of lectures and hands-on exercises.

Topics to include:

Fundamentals: selection of business entity, business licenses, fictitious business names Lean Launch: business model canvass/lean business plan, SMART goals, basic strategic plan Business Finances: startup financing, bookkeeping, budgets, bank accounts, financial reports, minimizing taxes Marketing: branding, product-market fit, target market, digital launch, channels, strategies Sales: product pricing, sales channels, partnerships. REGISTER

E-Track Entire Series Registration

Tuesday, Sept. 19 @ 2:30PM

Join us for the Entrepreneurs Track of the San Diego Angel Conference. Each week, founders gather, network, and explore topics critical to successfully raising money from angel investors. The Entrepreneurs Track culminates with the application deadline on December 19, 2023. Those who apply will compete for a $200,000* investment from ~60 SEC accredited investors. *Amount of investment depends on the number of units purchased by investors. REGISTER

Create your Holiday Marketing Plan

Tuesday Sept. 19 3PM-4PM

Sometimes it hits you that the holiday season is coming up and you realized we’re running out of time for planning. Is that you?

Join us for a fun interactive workshop where we will plan our upcoming campaigns we want to promote during the holiday season.

Come in with questions, leave with a plan of action. This class is ideal for retailers and e-commerce businesses. REGISTER

San Marcos Chamber of Commerce | 251 North City Drive #128, San Marcos, CA 92078

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