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May 1, 2023 | Week 18

Vista Chamber Updates

Vista Strawberry Festival -The Vista Strawberry Festival is back this year bigger and better than ever! Join us on Sunday, May 28 for the biggest celebration of the strawberry in Vista’s history

🏆 Contests, including the beloved pie-eating contest

🍺 Beer Garden with local breweries, wineries, and kombucha

🍓 450+ vendors to satisfy all your strawberry needs

🏃‍♀️ 5K and Kids Run, or you can walk if you prefer

🎶 Entertainment playing all day on our 4 music stages

🧒 Kid’s Zone, to keep your little ones busy all day, sponsored by Children’s Paradise.

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Velocity, Vista Chamber Podcast – Master Sergeant Rudy Moreno, USAF (Ret.) is the 2023 Heroes of Vista Veteran of the Year. He served in the Air Force for 20 years. After retirement he started HERO, Inc. a boxing program for youth. Listen today here to learn more about Rudy, his service, how boxing saved his life and how it is shaping the futures of countless kids in Vista.

Vista Chamber Events

Government Affairs – May 4 – Join us for our Government Affairs Committee Meeting this Thursday.

Our special guest this month will be Jordan Marks, San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk Office. Receive updates each month from our representatives from Federal, State, County and City government. RSVP

Business Mixer – May 10 – Join us for a joint Business Mixer with the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at Wounded Warriors!

With this joint Business Mixer you’ll be able to do double the networking with San Marcos Chamber Members and all-around professionals from different industries so you can build new professional relationships. REGISTER NOW

Coffee & Conversation – May 17 – 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

Lunch Mob – May 24 – Don’t pack your lunch today, join us at Water Shack 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! RSVP

Business & Community Resources

Business Security Consultation Service -The Sheriff’s Department is committed to making sure that businesses in our communities have the needed security information to minimize theft, loss, burglary and break-ins. The Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Unit offers free business security assessments. Crime Prevention Specialists work directly with businesses to address individual security vulnerabilities and concerns. Learn more here.

Law Day: Free Legal Clinic -Free Legal Clinic on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Vista County Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, CA. Got legal questions? Members of the public can ask questions of volunteer lawyers on topics such as: landlord-tenant disputes; trusts & estates; family law; criminal law; immigration law and civil law matters such as contract or property disputes. No legal representation provided. Sponsored by the San Diego County Library, San Diego Law Library and the North County Bar Association. English and Spanish spoken. Walk in, first-come-first-served. Learn more here.

California Conservation Corps -The California Conservation Corps offers a unique and challenging, paid experience for young adults from across the state. A year in the CCC transforms their lives through developing new job skills, expanding personal growth, and conserving California’s natural resources. Learn more about life in the corps here.

Community Events

Goodwill Week 2023When: Monday-Friday, May 1-May 5 | Times depend on class.

Where: Goodwill Industries of San Diego | 3663 Rosecrans Street, San Diego

Goodwill Week Free Fair with resume building workshop, Ace the interview workshop, Job fair and Recruitment Day. Learn more here.

Baby Yoda Sip & PaintWhen: Thursday, May 4 | 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Local Roots Kombucha | 1430 Vantage Ct, Suite 101

Painting class is $45. Purchase tickets here.

Cinco de MayoWhen: Friday, May 5 | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Dogleg Brewing Company | 1347 Keystone Way, Ste. A

Vista Farmers MarketWhen: Every Saturday of the month | 8:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Vista Courthouse | 325 S Melrose Dr. Ste. 300

Flower Shop & Plant Sale

When: Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Jim Porter Recreation Center | 1200 Vale Terrace Drive

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

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