July 31, 2023 | Week 31
Vista Chamber Updates
Kingdom Kutz Ribbon Cutting
Kingdom Kutz, Downtown Vista’s newest barber shop celebrated their Grand Opening this past Saturday.
Are you in need for a cut? Go check out Kingdom Kutz at 101 S Indiana Ave in Downtown Vista.
Vista Broadway Theater
What do you get when two multiple award-winning actors, a supportive community, and a dream come together? Vista Broadway Theater it is! Learn the history of this Vista staple and see their upcoming Fall shows in the Summer issue of Vista Magazine. Read now here.
The Legend of a Merry-go-Round in Santa Cruz
Do you know the story of the “Looff” Carousel at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk? Annie Bader, a Velocity intern, tells us the of the carousel that has been standing at different locations throughout the United States for over 100 years. Read here.
Vista Chamber Events
Government Affairs Committee Meeting – August 3
Our guest speaker this month will be Assemblymember Laurie Davies who will give legislative updates and have a meet and great with attendees.
Join us for general updates from our representatives from Federal, State, County, and City government.
Lunch option costs $10. Register 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.
Coffee & Conversation – August 16
Join Vista Chamber Member and Community Engagement Director Kent Leithold and Membership Development Specialist Caleb Rosado for a morning coffee at Cat & Craft Cafe.
Enjoy the coffee and pastries while netweaving and making relationship-based referrals with fellow Chamber members. RSVP here.
Lunch Mob – August 23
Don’t pack your lunch today, join us at Hungry Bear Deli for Lunch Mob!
Enjoy their delicious food while you catch up with other professionals in the community and make new connections. Don’t forget to bring your business cards!
Join us to celebrate a Grand Reopening / remodel at Staples’ Vista Village location.
Meet the local business owners, receive gift bags, and see what’s new!
Business & Community Resources
Vista Bucks are Back!
The city will be launching a $135,000 shop local incentive program in mid-August that will utilize the city’s Vista Bucks Program. Vista Bucks is an electronic debit card program that can be used by most point-of-sale terminals found in local businesses. Business owners receive payments just like other debit and credit card payments. There is no cost for businesses to participate. However, businesses must sign up for the program in advance in order to accept payments in the form of Vista Bucks. Only businesses located and licensed in the City of Vista are eligible to participate.Sign up now to be able to earn a share of the $135,000 shop local incentive program when it is launched. Learn more about the program and sign up to accept Vista Bucks HERE.
CA Small Business Leadership Academy
Cox has partnered with the Council for Supplier Diversity and in collaboration with the University of San Diego’s School of Business to offer a virtual series of workshops designed specifically for minority, woman, veteran, LGBT, and/or disability – owned businesses. Cox is proud to partner with diverse-owned suppliers and the Council for Supplier Diversity to empower small businesses to thrive and grow in the communities we serve.
Each virtual workshop is facilitated by a University of San Diego faculty member who excels in teaching, is an active consultant, and pursues the latest research. In these highly interactive workshops, your business will learn from leading thinkers in business leadership, organizational strategy, and other key areas of business management. Participants will have extensive opportunity to apply the learning to their companies and to receive feedback from like-minded industry leaders. Fill out the application form here.
Lifeline Back to School Drive –
For some families the new school year brings anxiety and stress over the looming costs associated with sending a child back to school. For many students from low-income families, having the necessary supplies at the beginning of the school year helps to remove barriers to learning. We are committed to helping the youth in all of our community-based programs start the year off right. Learn how you can help here.
When: Wednesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 5 | 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
Vista Chamber of Commerce | 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115, Vista, CA 92084