August 14, 2023 | Week 33
Vista Chamber Updates
Velocity Summer Internship Program
The second year of the Velocity Summer Internship Program concluded this past Friday with a reception for the participant students.
For the past 10 weeks these students had the opportunity to work with local Vista companies to explore their career aspirations. At the reception the students shared their experiences and met with local officials including VUSD Superintendent Dr. Matt Doyle, Councilmember Katie Melendez, and Vista City Manager John Conley.
This program was possible due to a grant from the City of Vista and the Vista Unified School District. See more about the Intern Reception here.
Staples Ribbon Cutting
We had the honor of joining Staples to celebrate the remodeling of their Vista location. Staples has everything you need for back to school season, from stationery items to electronics and everything in between. Did you know you can also apply for TSA PreCheck at Staples? Say goodbye to those security lines at the airport!
Visit your Staples Vista today at 235 Vista Village Drive or visit their website here and check out everything they have to offer!
Vista Chamber Events
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.
Enjoy live music, local vendors, fun games + prizes, plus amazing food and drink specials from 3:00 – 7:00pm.
Ribbon Cutting with the Vista Chamber will be at 4:30pm.
Business & Community Resources
Keep It Local Business Fund – Microgrants for Small Business
What will you get?
- One-time $5,000 grant to support your small business
- Public recognition for your contributions to your community
- Participation in 1-2 events with your fellow winners to share your successes and lessons learned
- Ad credits to promote your local business on the Nextdoor Platform
- Access to trainings on how to thrive as a small business, including Nextdoor’s Recession Playbook
Learn more and fill out the application form here.
Meal Providers Needed!
Operation HOPE- North County is in need of meal providers for the month of August! Meal providers can be individuals, families, restaurants, youth or church groups, and much more!
Learn more about the program and how to get involved here.
California’s 2024 Minimum Wage Increases to $16 Per Hour
On Monday, July 31, the California Department of Finance Director Joe Stephenshaw officially certified that beginning January 1, 2024, California’s minimum wage will increase from $15.50 per hour to $16 per hour for all employers, regardless of size. Read more here.
When: Wednesday, August 16 | 12:00 – 1:00pm
Where: Zoom | Register online here.
This free educational webinar is titled “Long-Term Care: The Great Income Bar”. The webinar will be hosted by John Broyles, certified financial planner and regional sales manager representing OneAmerica.
When: Wednesday, August 16 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: The Film Hub | 170 Eucalyptus Ave.
Complimentary Wine Tasting and Appetizers followed by a fast and friendly estate planning session with attorney Alanna Pearl!
When: Wednesday, August 16 – Sunday, August 20 | 8:00 – 10:00pm
Where: Moonlight Amphitheatre | 1250 Vale Terrace Drive
Purchase tickets here.
When: Thursday, August 17 – Sunday, August 20 | Th,Fri,Sat: 7:30pm, Sat, Sun: 2:00pm
Where: Vista Broadway Theater | 340 E Broadway, Suite B
Purchase tickets here.
When: Friday, August 18 | 9:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Vista Transit Center Parking Lot | 40 Olive Ave., Vista
Learn more and see the organizations that will be present here.
When: Friday, August 18 | 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 760.726.1122