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Vista Chamber Of Commerce August Newsletter

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AUGUST 2022 News & Information
Happy August!
Another month is now upon us and the Vista Chamber is more than ready for it!
Join us at our joint Business Mixer with the San Marcos Chamber for an evening of networking and enjoying each other’s company. Anyone that brings a raffle prize will get to speak about their organization in front of everyone and all the proceeds will go towards TERI, Inc.
We hope to see you all there!Register Now!
Funds Are Still Available, Apply Now!
If your business suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you could receive up to $25,000!
Visit our website to see the requirements and apply, don’t miss out!Learn More
Meet Christine Dougherty LCSW, a Lead Clinical Social Worker who tells us all about their role in Behavioral Health Services providing counseling and therapy for their patients at Vista Community Clinic, also known as VCC, located all over North County San Diego, California.

Would you like to have your business featured on the SOCAL website? Email workforce@vistachamber.org to learn how we can make that possible!

Learn More About SOCAL
On June 14th, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors declared June 14th to be Students Opportunities for Career Awareness and Learning Day throughout San Diego. SOCAL is made possible thanks to a partnership between Tri-City Medical Center, the San Diego North Economic Development Council, and the Vista, Oceanside, and Carlsbad Chambers of Commerce. Meet Christine Dougherty LCSW, a Lead Clinical Social Worker who tells us all about their role in Behavioral Health Services providing counseling and therapy for their patients at Vista Community Clinic, also known as VCC, located all over North County San Diego, California.
Learn More About SOCAL
Would you like to have your business featured on the SOCAL website? Email workforce@vistachamber.org to learn how we can make that possible!
We Want to Hear from You!
Your opinion is extremely important to us, that’s why we want to hear about your experience at the 2022 Vista Strawberry Festival.Complete the Survey
Listen to Our PodcastVelocity, Vista Chamber Podcast
Velocity took a break this July but it will be back with a bang this August!
Is there someone you know or yourself that you think would be a great interviewee for our podcast? Let us know! 
Visit our Website
Vista Chamber Events
Register NowBusiness Mixer – August 10
Join us for a joint Business Mixer with the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at TERI, Inc’s Campus of Life!
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.
Bring a raffle prize (min. $30 value) for an opportunity to choose the winner and talk about your company/organization. All proceeds from the raffle will go to TERI, Inc.
Coffee & Conversation – August 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
Member Orientation – August 18
If you are new to the 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! RSVP
Thirsty Third Thursday – August 18
It’s Happy Hour with the Chamber!
Join us for a networking event in a relaxed and fun atmosphere at Barrel & Stave Pour House.
All Chamber members and future members are welcome, and we encourage you to bring a friend, colleague, or spouse as well! Cheers!RSVP
Lunch Mob – August 24
Don’t pack your lunch today, join us at Mama ‘N Papa’s Pizza Grotto 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!
This is a no host event where everyone buys their own food.RSVP
Join us to celebrate a dream come true!

Roger Fitness Thursday, August 11 at 4:00 p.m. 1017 E. Bobier Dr., Suite B RSVP

Evolution Smart Bag Thursday, August 23 at 12:00 p.m. 170 Eucalyptus Ave. RSVP

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Saturday, August 27 2405 N. Santa Fe Ave. at North Coast Church RSVP

Our website will be updated with the correct time as we get closer to the event)
North County Fitness & Performance Saturday, August 27 at 3:00 p.m.1966 Hacienda Drive RSVP

Member Anniversaries
Happy 5th Anniversary Ready America
Happy 10th AnniversaryGuedes Construction Inc.
Happy 15th AnniversaryVista Truck Rentals / Quick Check Smog
Welcome to Our New Members for July

Want to Learn More About the Benefits Our Members Receive?
We welcome your inquiry to learn how we advocate for our members and market your businesses. Visit our website or contact our Membership Development Specialist, Paula Millis, at paula@vistachamber.org.
Vista Twilight Market
Adella’s Cookie Creations
Haro Bikes
Ascend Coffee Roasters
Your CBD Store – VistaYellow Line
DigitalPNC Bank
West Residential
Rancho Grande
El Toro Mexican Cuisine
CouNTYwide Mortgage Lending
Archer’s Arrow
W Sherman Winseman Foundation
Epi’s ABCD Cookbook – Already Been Cooked & Done
Richard Olinger Electric

Business & Community Resources
We were gifted with a perfect little girl
Paid Family Leave Grant Application Businesses impacted by California’s Paid Family Leave program will have increased costs such as training and upskilling existing staff to cover the duties of the employee on California’s Paid Family Leave; hiring and training additional staff to cover the duties of the employee on California’s Paid Family Leave; and marketing, recruitment, and other reasonably foreseeable training costs. 
Small businesses in California with 1-100 employees with at least one (1) employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program (on or after June 1, 2022) are eligible to apply for grants up to $2,000 per employee on PFL to offset the increased costs associated with the employee out on leave. Read More
Invention-Con 2022 Attendees will learn from successful innovators and USPTO experts how intellectual property is key to their success and how the USPTO can help them achieve their dreams. Read More
Calling on Creative Young San Diegans for Youth Vaccine Challenge The County of San Diego is calling on young local artists to share their video and visual art submissions for the 2022 Our Health Deserves a Boost(er)! Youth Challenge. The contest encourages San Diegans between the ages of 5 and 25 to raise awareness about the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 booster doses and the positive impact vaccines have on the health of the community.Read More
Staying Connected Without Power
AT&T is expanding their outreach to our communities, making a specific effort to educate customers at heightened risk during power-outages on ways to stay in communication when power is lost during disaster events, including PSPS events when electric utilities proactively shut off power. Reaching these vulnerable consumers with timely information on how to prepare now for the possibility of a power event is a priority for AT&T. We’re seeking your help to reach out to these communities before and during power shutoffs.Read More
$85 Million in Tax Credits Available for California Businesses This year’s California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) application period is underway and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has up to $85 million in tax credits available to award businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in the state. Read More
Debt Forgiveness Program AMP | San Diego Gas & ElectricFor many, meeting everyday needs isn’t easy. If you have outstanding bills that are past due and are a CARE or FERA customer, you may be eligible for debt forgiveness through our Arrearage Management Payment (AMP) Plan. This plan offers eligible customers help with reducing their past due account balance.
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Community Events

All Summer – Summer of Self-Care: Yoga This summer, decompress and refocus your energy to caring for yourself. Have fun learning new methods to lower anxiety, reduce stress, increase focus, and improve relationships. Learn More

August 2 – National Night Out National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes law enforcement-community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie. Learn More

August 5 – Meet the Author/Book Signing Epi Tapia a career cosmetologist and owner of the Vista Hair Studio ‘Epi Centre Hair Studio has published ‘Epi’s ABCD Cook Book’ a collection of recipes from clients, friends, and family spanning more than 50 years.’
Learn More

August 6, 13, 20, 27 – Vista Farmers Market The longest running farmers market in the county (since 1981) open in all weather EVERY Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Learn More

August 6 – Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Kids in the Garden Classes
This month’s Kids in the Garden class will be: Water All Around Us!
Pre-register with Farmer Jones by emailing 
farmerjonesavbg@gmail.comLearn More

August 6 – Miss Vista & Miss Teen Vista Scholarship Pageant
The new Miss Vista and Miss Teen Vista will be chosen on August 6 at Guajome Park Academy.

August 8 – August 12 – Explore Next Door Summer Camp Explore diversity, culture, art & STEAM education at our San Diego North County and Southeast Explore Next Door Summer Camps!
Learn More

August 17 – The Willson Team Presents The Monthly Mingle The Monthly Mingle with The Willson Team is an opportunity to build stronger bonds within our community. It is simply a chance for us to hang out and connect with each other.

August 17 – September 3 – Ragtime The Musical RAGTIME, the sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America, returns to The Moonlight’s stage after 19 years. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, RAGTIME is the winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.
Get Tickets

August 19 – Vista Twilight Market Vista Twilight Market is an evening food and local market.  Held every 3rd Friday of each month from 5-9pm. Get Tickets

August 22 – Sunrise Vista Charity Golf Tournament The Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista and the Vista Education Foundation (VEF) have joined together to host the Sunrise Vista Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the golf tournament will be used to benefit children and families in our local community of Vista California .Register Now

August 27 – 4th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament This exciting event helps the Boys & Girls Club of Vista raise funds in support of their mission, to empower every Club member, through safe and impactful experiences. Learn More

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