July 25, 2023 I Week 30
Vista Chamber Updates
Lifeline Community Services
Lifeline Community Services celebrated the grand opening of their Drop-In-Center “The House” Backyard Beautification Project.
This space will serve foster youth and youth at risk for or currently experiencing homelessness.
Learn more about Lifeline Community Services here.
Kindness Certified Companies
Welcome to our newest Kindness Certified Companies!
- Bella Mente Academies
- JDog Junk Removal & Hauling
- Shorebreak Insurance Services
- Dragon Printing
- San Diego Balloons and More
Kindness Certified Companies are good to their people, community, planet and world. Learn more about how you could become a Kindness Certified Company here.
Fall 2023 Senior Experience Program Sponsor Opportunity
Vista Chamber Members can take advantage of a 30% discount from the Senior Experience Program at CSUSM. This discount would bring the price from $1500 to $1000 for 750 hours of student research and coursework on behalf of the qualifying sponsors.
We have a few opportunities; the first 20 that get selected by faculty and students during the second week of September.
Sponsor applications must be submitted by August 10th. Find more information and the application here.
Bimbo Bakeries Steps Up for Local Communities
Something special happens when a worldwide company starts to engage in their local communities; both the business and community stand to gain so much.
Learn about the history of Bimbo and how they are committed to helping local communities in the Summer issue of Vista Magazine. Read now here.
Vista Chamber Events
Saturday, July 29 at 3:30pm 101 S Indiana Ave
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Kingdom Kutz with a Ribbon Cutting and stay to enjoy the vendors, raffles, and giveaways in Downtown Vista.
Learn more here.
Business Mixer – August 9
Catch up with fellow Vista Chamber Members and meet professionals from all over North County to make new connections.
Bring a raffle prize ($30 min. value) and speak about your business/organization while choosing the winner! (Only open to members) Register here.
Business & Community Resources
2023 Congressional App Challenge
The Congressional App Challenge is the official computer science competition of the House of Representatives and has grown to become the most prestigious prize in computer science.
The challenge is open to students of all coding levels and is an incredible opportunity for middle and high school students to express their creativity, explore new academic fields in STEM, and gain valuable hands-on experience. Find more information here.
California Competes Tax Credit – Application Period Open
The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on fourteen different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region. Find more information here.
SDCCU Stuff the Bus Campaign – Donate now through July 31
The annual Stuff the Bus campaign, now in its 9th year, was launched in partnership with San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), the San Diego County Office of Education and iHeartMedia radio stations in support of Live Well San Diego. This year, in addition to the online collection, the community can also make in-store donations at any Jersey Mike’s location in San Diego County. Learn more here.
Adoption Specials Present More Furry Best Friend Opportunities
The County animal shelters are nearly full, so the Department of Animal Services is offering its Full House Adoption Specials through July.
Dogs that weigh 50 pounds and more are available for a $25 adoption fee. Additionally, the shelters have lots of sweet, fluffy kittens available for a $25 adoption fee – and they are also offering a buy one kitten, get another free bonus special. Learn more here.
The Smile Patio Summer Smile Savings Event
When: Wednesday, July 26 | Schedule appointment at (760) 309-3632
Where: The Smile Patio | 30 Main Street, Suite G-140
Take advantage of $1000 off your braces or aligners only this Wednesday, July 26 at The Smile Patio!
When: Wednesday, July 26 – Sunday, July 30 | Gates Open: 6:30pm Curtain: 8:00pm
Where: Moonlight Stage Amphitheatre | 1250 Vale Terrace Drive
Purchase tickets here.
When: Friday, July 21 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where: McCarthy Corner | Citrus & Broadway, Vista
When: Every Saturday of the month | 8:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Vista Courthouse | 325 S Melrose Dr. Ste. 300
When: Saturday, July 29 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Giddy Up Pup Pet Resort & Spa | 2020 Hacienda Drive, Suite E
When: Saturday, July 29 | 4:00 – 10:00pm
Where: Local Roots Kombucha | 1430 Vantage Ct. Vista
When: Saturday, July 29 | 8:30pm
Where: Rancho Grande El Toro Mexican Cuisine | 825 Williamston St., Vista
Vista Chamber of Commerce | 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115, Vista, CA 92084