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September 5, 2023 | Week 36

Vista Chamber Updates

Vista Christmas Parade – REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Registrations are now open for the 65th Annual Vista Christmas Parade!

When: Saturday, December 2 | 1:00pm

Where: Historic Downtown Vista

In celebration of the Vista Chamber’s 100th anniversary the theme this year is “Viva Vista” to celebrate all the things that make Vista great!

Prices will go up on November 1st, so don’t waste any time and register now!

Sponsorship opportunities available. REGISTER NOW

A Scandinavian Weekend of Fun!

The 21st Vista Viking Festival is back this year for two days of epic fun on September 16th and 17th!

We’ve got all the details on this amazing event on the Fall issue of Vista Magazine. Learn about all the Scandinavian fun that awaits you at the Vista Viking Festival here.

Retail Theft Survey from Assemblywoman Laurie Davies

Retail theft is a growing concern across California’s urban areas, leading to severe hardships for businesses and even store closures.

Assemblywoman Laurie Davies wants to give business owners an opportunity to share your experiences, challenges, and suggestions related to retail theft by completing the survey here.

Vista Chamber Events

Business Mixer – September 13

Join us at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens for our September Business Mixer!

Catch up with fellow Vista Chamber Members and meet professionals from all over North County to make new connections. Handel’s Ice Cream will join us for a sweet treat. Register here.

Coffee & Conversation – September 20

Join Vista Chamber CEO Rachel Beld for a morning coffee at Cat & Craft Cafe.

Enjoy the coffee and pastries while netweaving and making relationship-based referrals with fellow Chamber members.  Register here.

Member Orientation – September 21

If you are new to the Vista Chamber, or the new point of contact for your company, this reception is to welcome you and your associates!

We will help you to maximize your membership, have some fun, meet the staff and established members!

Bring your business cards! Register here.

Lunch Mob – September 28

Don’t pack your lunch today, join us at one of our member’s restaurants 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!

Register here to help the restaurant prepare for us.

Business & Community Resources

Vista High School Job Fair

Hundreds of students are looking for jobs and opportunities right now and are eager to talk to you! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get in front of students you can hire immediately. Sign up here for a free table.

When: Friday, September 8 | 12:42 – 1:22pm

Where: Vista High School | 1 Panther Way

Receive FREE Advice from Regional PR Pros!

The San Diego/Imperial County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is hosting our annual outreach event to help San Diego and Imperial County nonprofits reach their PR/Communication goals. This year’s Quality Time with PR Minds event pairs PR professionals with local nonprofits for an evening of sharing PR best practices, learning about nonprofit challenges, and brainstorming tactics to support nonprofit success. Learn more and register here.

When: Wednesday, September 13 | 4:45 – 7:00pm

Where: Better Business Bureau Ignite Center | 4747 Viewridge Ave., San Diego

Elder Fraud Workshop

Mark your calendars for an informative event on an important topic! Join us on September 6 for a free information session on elder fraud with an FBI Special Agent. Learn about the latest scams, protection strategies, and what law enforcement is doing to capture perpetrators. Don’t miss this opportunity to empower yourself and your community. This workshop is open to seniors, family, and friends of seniors, and caregivers. ⁠See more information and register here.

Community Events

Taco Tuesday at The Vistonian

When: Tuesday, August 29 | 4:00 – 8:00pm

Where: The Vistonian | 306 S Santa Fe Ave

Enjoy Taco Tuesday at The Vistonian with food from Mexico City Cuisine and beer from Booze Bros + wine bar in this family friendly event.

Food Truck Fridays

When: Friday, September 8 | 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: McCarthy Corner | Citrus & Broadway, Vista

Carlsbad Pat & Feed 7th Anniversary Sale

When: Saturday, September 9 | 9:00am – 6:00pm

Where: Carlsbad Pet & Feed | 2235 S Melrose Drive, Suite 110

Join them for amazing deals, raffles, food, vendors, and goodie bags.

Vista Irrigation District 100 Year Celebration

When: Saturday, September 9 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where: District Headquarters | 1391 Engineer St.

Kids in the Garden Classes – Making Music

When: Saturday, September 9 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Alta Vista Botanical Gardens | 1270 Vale Terrace Drive

$5 per person or free with family membership. Contact farmerjonesavbg@gmail.com to pre-register.

Later This Month

Saturday Night Fever

When: September 13 – September 30 | 7:30pm

Where: Moonlight Amphitheatre | 1250 Vale Terrace Dr. Purchase tickets here.

Vista Viking Festival

When: Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17 | 10:00am – 8:00pm

Where: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum | 2040 N Santa Fe Ave

Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Oktoberfest at Eppig Brewing

When: Saturday, September 16 | 12:00 – 6:00pm

Where: Eppig Brewery & Bierhalle | 1347 Keystone Way, Suite C

BBQ at the Museum

When: Saturday, September 23 | 3:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Vista Historical Society | 2317 Old Foothill Drive

Call 760-630-0444 to purchase tickets.

Vista Chamber of Commerce 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115 (760) 726-1122


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