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October 2, 2023 | Week 40

Vista Hiring Fair -Looking to hire or looking for a job? Join us at the Vista Hiring Fair on November 8!
When: Wednesday, November 8 | 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Morris B. Vance Community Room | 200 Civic Center Drive

 Employers: Connect with a diverse pool of talented candidates from various fields right here in Vista and North County.  REGISTER NOW

Vista Christmas Parade -Join us for the 65th Annual Vista Christmas Parade in the heart of Downtown Vista!
To commemorate the Vista Chamber’s 100th anniversary the theme this year will be ‘Viva Vista’ to celebrate all things Vista! VISIT OUR WEBSITE

Giddy Up Pup Pet Resort & Spa: Treating Your Furry Friends Like Family

Discover how best friend duo Jordyn and Kaitlin turned their dream of creating a safe space for pets into a reality in just a few months. Read their inspiring story on the Fall issue of Vista Magazine, read now here.

Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive

During the month of October, the Vista Chamber of Commerce will participate in the Food Bank’s Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive. Our office will be available at the below times for drop off.

Monday – Friday | 9am – 4pm If you aren’t able to donate jars of peanut butter but would still like to participate, you can donate virtually.

Vista Chamber Events

Lunch & Learn: The A,B,C and D’s of Medicare Part 2 – October 10 – Join us to learn everything about Medicare and how not being informed could cost you + hear some updates on recent changes to the program. If you did not attend part one of this workshop you are still able to attend this one. RSVP here to receive free lunch.

Business Mixer – October 11 – Join us at the Local Roots Kombucha for our October Business Mixer!

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 now here.

Coffee & Conversation – October 18 – 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. RSVP here.

Business & Community Resources

Disaster Relief Available for San Diego County Due to Tropical Storm Hilary – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Hilary that occurred Aug. 19 – 21. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties in California; La Paz County in Arizona. See more information on eligibility and how to apply here.

Goodwill Employment Center Hiring Event – The Goodwill Escondido Employment Center will be hosting a Hiring Event in collaboration with A Caring Touch, offering on-site interviews. For any questions reach out here.

When: Thursday, October 5 | 1:00 – 3:00pm

Where: Goodwill Escondido Employment Center | 315 W Washington Ave

Human Trafficking Town Hall Recording -If you missed last week’s Human Trafficking Town Hall with County Supervisor Jim Desmond, you can view a recording here. Sharing this with family and friends can make a difference in the fight against human trafficking.

Community Events

North County Business Expo

When: Thursday, October 5 | 4:00 – 7:00pm

Where: California Center for the Arts | 340 N Escondido Blvd.

Learn more and purchase your tickets here.

Vista Vegan Food Popup

When: Friday, October 6 | 5:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Local Roots | 1430 Vantage Ct, Suite 101

Learn more and see list of vendors here.

Fiber Arts Fiesta

When: Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

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

One Night in Memphis Concert

When: Saturday, October 7 | Gates: 5:30pm Show: 7:00pm

Where: Moonlight Amphitheatre | 1250 Vale Terrace Dr.

Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Later This Month

Room Service? Send Up a Larger Room

When: October 13 – 29 | Times vary

Where: Vista’s Broadway Theater | 340 E Broadway, Suite B

Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Fall Fun Festival

When: Saturday, October 14 | 10:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Alta Vista Botanical Gardens | 1270 Vale Terrace Drive

Vista Block Party

When: Saturday, October 14 | 12:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Downtown Vista

Learn more and see vendors here.

Texas Hold’ Em Poker Tournament Fundraiser

When: Saturday, October 14 | 5:00pm

Where: The Vistonian | 306 S Santa Fe Ave.

Find more information and purchase tickets here.

2nd Annual Black Dress Fundraiser

When: Saturday, October 14 | 5:00 – 10:00pm

Where: Reidy Creek Golf Course | 2300 N Broadway, Escondido

Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Lifeline’s 50th Anniversary & CEO Don Stump’s Retirement

When: Saturday, October 21 | 5:30 – 9:00pm

Where: The Seabird Resort | 101 Mission Ave, Oceanside

Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Fright Night on Main Street

When: Friday, October 27 | 5:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Downtown Vista

Experience an awesome Halloween night on Main Street! There will be a haunted house, trick or treat areas, tractor rides and artist markets. A costume contest will be held for, babies, pets and adults who will be able to win prizes! 

Muscles on Main Trunk Or Treat Car Show

When: Sunday October 29 I 9am – 2pm

Where: In front of Cinepolis – 25 Main Street

Main Street in Vista Village on Sunday was the place to be in your Halloween costume as people young and old take part in viewing classic cars, costume contest, children’s area, all happening on Main Street in front of Cinepolis Theatre.

Vista Chamber of Commerce | 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115, Vista, CA 92084


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