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February  2024 | Week 6

13th Annual Heroes of Vista Gala – See the Nominees & Purchase TicketsThe Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Vista Education Foundation present the 13th Annual Heroes of Vista Gala.
The Heroes of Vista Gala celebrated excellence in business, community, and education.
When: Friday, March 22 | 4:00 – 7:00pm

Where: The Vistonian | 306 S Santa Fe Ave.
See the complete list of nominees/honorees and purchase tickets on our website. LEARN MORE

Velocity, Vista Chamber Podcast

We’re kicking off Black History Month this week with Vista Fire Chief Washington, who joined the City of Vista in August of 2023 after 32 years of fire service experience. He sits down with Rachel to talk about his background, passion for developing talent pipelines, and what’s next for the Vista Fire Department. Enjoy this insightful and inspiring conversation with Chief Washington!
Listen now here.

Welcome to Our New Members!

Want to learn more about membership? Reach out to our Membership Development Specialist Caleb Rosado at caleb@vistachamber.org

  1. Galvanized Strategies
  2. Socalconnections
  3. Crozier Flowers & Plants
  4. Adamo Security Group
  5. Severance + Associates
  6. Fridas Tacos
  7. Present Moments Recovery & Senior Living
  8. Burgeon Beer Company

Business Mixer – February 14

Join us for our ‘We Love Our Members’ Business Mixer where all members come in for free! Catch up with fellow Vista Chamber Members and meet professionals from all over North County to make new connections. RSVP here.

Coffee & Conversation – February 21

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.

Frogy’s Donuts Retirement Party – February 27

After 40 years of delighting Vistans with delicious donuts and a frog-filled store, Sharon from Frogy’s Donuts & Bakery will be retiring. Join us to celebrate them today for all she has done for our community and the legacy Frogy’s leaves behind. Bring a card, flowers, and/or a warm hug as we all celebrate Sharon and Frogy’s!

Business Bites – February 28

Don’t pack your lunch today, join us at Junmai Sushi Bar and Grill for Business Bites! 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! RSVP here.

Clean Energy Alliance – New Energy Option in Vista The Clean Energy Alliance (CEA)—a new, sustainable energy option— arrives in Vista on April 1, 2024. CEA is Vista’s new default energy provider for purchasing power, offering the community local control and renewable energy options at competitive rates. On April 1, all Vista customers will be enrolled at the Clean Impact Plus level, receiving 50% renewable and 75% carbon-free energy. In early-February, Vista residents and businesses will receive the first of four mailers with more information about the energy transition. Learn more at TheCleanEnergyAlliance.org.

The Classical Academies Invite New Students to Enroll for the 2024-2025 School Year! The Classical Academies is an organization of tuition-free, public charter schools serving grades TK-12 in Escondido, Vista, Oceanside, and virtually. New students are invited to attend an Open House event at one of seven school locations this January and February. Meet the teachers, view the curriculum, tour the campus, and learn more about 2024 enrollment! For more information, please visit www.classicalacademy.com or call 760-842-8000. 

SDCCU Financial Wellness Wednesdays Presents Free Romance Scams Prevention Webinar SDCCU will host a “Romance Scams Webinar,” a complimentary educational presentation by former San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood on Wednesday, February 14 at 12:00 p.m. Online dating has become increasingly popular among singles searching for love. Unfortunately, this popularity has also piqued the interest of scam artists who exploit people’s vulnerabilities. Paul Greenwood will cover current romance scams and strategies to protect yourself. To register, visit sdccu.com/fww.

Circus Vargas

When: February 7 – 19 | Times vary
Where: North County Mall | 272 E Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido
Learn more and purchase tickets here

Food Festival

When: Friday, February 9 | 5:00 – 10:00pm

Where: Local Roots | 1430 Vantage Ct., Ste. 101

Learn more here.

Boys & Girls Club ‘Love Our Community’ Pancake Breakfast

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

Where: Boys & Girls Club of Vista | 410 W California Ave.

Free pancake breakfast for kids, giveaways, and community resources. Learn more here.

Kids in the Garden Classes

When: Saturday, February 10 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Alta Vista Botanical Gardens | 1270 Vale Terrace Drive

Email farmerjonesavbg@gmail.com to pre-register.

Vista Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday | 8:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Vista Courthouse Parking Lot | 345 S Melrose Drive

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


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