Week of April 25, 2022
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
SAN MARCOS STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
Featuring the Chamber’s Excellence in Business Awards.
San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones to deliver the State of the City Address Mayor Rebecca Jones will deliver the 2022 State of the City Address on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022, at California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, in the University Student Union Ballroom as part of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Business Recognition Luncheon. Registration and networking will begin at 11am with lunch and program to follow.
This event is the community’s premiere event that showcases the vision for San Marcos and recognizes Chamber businesses for their outstanding and innovative contributions to the community.
This highly-visible and traditionally sold-out event provides an opportunity to connect with nearly 400 community advocates, business leaders, service organization representatives, elected officials and leaders of city, regional and state offices.
Sponsorship Opportunities: Join us in our celebration of the City of San Marcos by becoming a sponsor of this high-profile and traditionally sold-out event. For additional information, please contact Director of Events Melanie Jamil, 760-744-1270 or firstname.lastname@example.org
General public seating is available at no cost. Advance registration is required. Please contact the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, 760-744-1270.
On April 26, the San Marcos Chamber signed onto a coalition formed by Cal Chamber to oppose AB 2095, labeled a “Job Killer’ by Cal Chamber.
AB 2095 forces employers to publicly disclose information regarding labor and employment issues for employees across the entire company. That information will unfairly be used to label employers as “high road” or “low road” and subject them to a loss of state opportunities and incentives, and to frivolous litigation. This measure is a shameless ploy to use the power of the State to force companies to develop an extensive database to enable fishing expeditions in support of litigation or public relations campaigns.
THURSDAY, MAY 12 8:00-9:00 AM
Receive reports and updates each month from Federal, State, and County legislative representatives and City government. Additional reports to include Utilities, and Sheriff’s Department updates.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 8:00-9:00 AM
Join us at Union Cowork for this networking event hosted by Juice Plus. A great opportunity to meet and greet fellow Chamber members and prospective members.
EVERY TUESDAY 3:00 – 7:00 PM Features fresh local produce, bread and baked goods, cheese, eggs, yogurt, bone broth and scratch made soups, tamales, fresh flowers, Kombucha, prepackaged foods, delicious hot foods, artisans, crafters, and live music.
Captain Ken Jones has recently been assigned to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department San Marcos Station. He joined Chamber CEO Rick Rungaitis on the latest episode of the San Marcos Business & Community podcast.
Utility Work on Discovery Street: Utility work on the south side of Discovery Street is scheduled to continue between Via Vera Cruz and Bent Avenue. Traffic may be reduced to one travel lane beginning Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Via Vera Cruz and Discovery Intersection will be a 4-way stop from Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flaggers will be in the area directing traffic intermittently to keep the area safe for workers and drivers.
Bent Avenue Bridge Progress: Bent Avenue Bridge is currently scheduled to reopen within the next few weeks, construction materials and weather permitting. The next phase of the work will require modifications to the current traffic detours. In order to install these revised traffic detours, Discovery Street will be open to local residents only. Access to Discovery Street will be limited to Via Vera Cruz as there will be no connection to Bent Avenue or Craven for a short time. More detailed information regarding the temporary closure and detour will be coming soon.
The first week of May is Small Business Week For over 50 years, Small Business Week has been celebrated across the United States to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. The theme this year is “Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship,” – celebrating the resiliency and tenacity of America’s entrepreneurs who are doing their part to power our nation’s historic economic comeback.
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