|JULY 2022 News & Information|
|Happy Birthday America!|
This Independence Day, let us celebrate what makes our Country great while also recognizing that we are still a work in progress.
I send you all best wishes for a happy, healthy and safe 4th of July!
The City of Vista puts on the BEST fireworks show around. Don’t miss it! Details here.
|Happy Birthday to Us!|
On June 6th, the Vista Chamber of Commerce turned 99!
We are proud to have served our community for nearly a century and we look forward to another 99 years of community partnership!
|2022-2023 Vista Chamber Board of Directors|
This past Tuesday our Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 fiscal year, running from July-June, was sworn by Deputy Mayor John Franklin at our Annual Board Retreat. Executive Board of Directors Dave Baldwin, Chair (LS Investment Management) Adam Brooks, Past Chair (Alchemy Printing) Denisse Barragan, Treasurer (J&R Auto Body and Paint) Terry Woods, Secretary (North County Daily Star) Zeke Corley, Vice Chair (Your Insurance Place)
Board of Directors: Kyle Adams, Prohibition Brewing Aaron Byzak, Tri-City Medical Center Aaron Gobidas, GoBeRewarded Maria Hallet, Pacific Western Bank Betsy Heightman, Vista Community Clinic Vicente Hinojosa, Advanced Financial Solutions Rochelle Smarr, Cal State San Marcos Kerri Taylor, Solatube Terry Van Kirk, TVK Designs Website & Graphics
|Applications still open!|
Applications are still open for the Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program.
If your business experienced economic losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you could be eligible to receive up to $25,000.
Read more about the eligibility and find the application using the link below.
|Velocity, The Vista Chamber Podcast|
Rachel continues to delight us with these interviews dedicated to highlighting the people making a difference in our community.
Last month we got to hear from David Zumaya, winner of the Chamber Champion Award at our past Heroes of Vista. Learn how David’s hard work and dedication to North County makes him a true Chamber Champion.
|Vista Chamber Members are Hiring!Want to work for a company that supports and cares for its community? Look no further than to work for a Vista Chamber Member!|
Check the job postings on our website.Visit our Website
|Vista Chamber Members Have Some Hot Deals!Our members have some great deals! From yoga classes to air conditioning to your child’s preschool tuition.|
Take advantage of these deals now!Visit our Website
|VISTA CHAMBER EVENTS|
|Coffee & Conversation – July 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.
|Thirsty Third Thursday – July 21|
It’s Happy Hour with the Chamber! Join us for a networking event in a relaxed and fun atmosphere at Misadventure & Co. All Chamber members and future members are welcome, and we encourage you to bring a friend, colleague, or spouse as well! Cheers!
|Lunch Mob – July 27|
Join us at Sabor a Vida Cafe & Deli for Lunch Mob!
Sabor a Vida Cafe & Deli is a vegan, plant-based restaurant serving all kinds of delicious food. Step away from work for an hour to enjoy lunch with other hardworking professionals from different industries.
Bring your business cards!
|Join us to celebrate a dream come true!|
|Berkshire Hathaway Home Services – MarLyn Meckel Thursday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m.170 Eucalyptus Avenue RSVP||Vista Fresh Cut Barber Thursday, July 28 at 4:00 p.m. 545 S Santa Fe Ave. RSVP|
|Happy 5th Anniversary Twisted Horn Mead & Cider|
|WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS|
The Vistonian Venue
San Diego County Music Exchange
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|BUSINESS & COMMUNITY RESOURCES|
|Get grants of up to $2,000 per employee out on Paid Family Leave|
Do you have employees out on California Paid Family Leave? The California Paid Familiy Leave Grant (CPFLG) allows eligible small businesses in California with 1-100 employees with at least one (1) employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program to apply for grants up to $2,000 per employee to offset the increased costs associated with the employee out on leave. 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. Read More
|Payment Arrangments | San Diego Gas & ElectricSDG&E recognizes that this is still a challenging time for many customers and may be able to help if you are having trouble paying your bill. You may be eligible for programs and services that can provide immediate financial assistance and help you avoid interruptions in your service. Flexible payment arrangements are available to help you pay down past due balances. Read More|
|Feeding San Diego Adds New Food Distribution Sites at 10 County Libraries to Address Childhood HungerFeeding San Diego, the hunger-relief and food rescue non-profit, has partnered with San Diego County Library branches to host food distributions this summer. Starting this month, 10 new sites will be in operation at various locations throughout the county, from Valley Center to Spring Valley to Oceanside.Read More|
|Microbusinesses Get More Time to Apply for $2,500 County GrantsThe smallest of San Diego County’s small businesses ― from dog walkers to tutors, sidewalk vendors and everything in between ― now have more time to apply for a free $2,500 County grant . The deadline for “microbusinesses” hurt by COVID-19 to apply for the second round of $2,500 grants has been extended from June 24 to July 15.Read MoreFiling Period to Open for Property Tax Assessment AppealsSan Diego County residents and businesses who disagree with their property tax assessments for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year may file an application to appeal their value between July 2 and Nov. 30. The Clerk of the County Assessment Appeals Board, Andrew Potter, announced the filing period Thursday.Read More|
|California Mortgage Relief Program Even if the foreclosure process has started, it can often take several months before your home is foreclosed. You may still have time to seek help. To learn more about the foreclosure process, visit California’s Housing Is Key website. Read More|
|Vista Irrigation District Declares Level 2 Water Conservation Condition|
Vista Irrigation District board of directors has declared a Water Supply Response Program Level 2 Water Conservation condition, which requires residents and businesses to implement more stringent mandatory water use restrictions beginning June 18, 2022.Read More
|Abbott-LISC Initiative to Support Diverse Businesses in Health | Local Initiatives Support Corporation There’s an equity gap in the healthcare industry, and it goes beyond patient care. There’s a need for greater diversity in the healthcare supply chain – the broad network of businesses that help create the technologies and products that we all depend on to live healthy lives.Read More Landlord Incentive Program Landlords – participate in programs that are helping Homeless Individuals, Families and Veterans overcome the challenges of homelessness and lead independent lives. According to the 2019 Regional Taskforce on the Homeless Point-in-Time Count in San Diego County, there are 8,102 homeless people in our region. Approximately 3,626 are sleeping in emergency shelters with 4,476 unsheltered.Read More|
Vista Chamber Members Discount
Vista Chamber Members can receive 20% off discount for rental of The Film Hub’s meeting rooms and classrooms.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity!Learn More
|Take Care to Secure, Calm Your Pets During Fireworks Every year, dozens of dogs end up at shelters after Fourth of July fireworks shows. If you’re lucky, your dog doesn’t react to the explosions and shrill whistles of fireworks set off to celebrate the holiday. But for some dogs and other pets, the sounds can be terrifying due to their sensitive ears. Read More|
The City of Vista, in partnership with Strategies 360, is offering a free online entrepreneurship program that will provide new and aspiring Vista business owners with instruction and support to prepare for and/or launch a new enterprise. Read More
|NEW! BUY A BRICK FUNDRAISER The Vista Historical Society is starting a new fundraiser. For $150, you can have three lines inscribed on a brick that will be placed on the Museum grounds, beginning with areas along the walkways. This is a chance to create a lasting memorial to a loved one or cherished pet, along with a donation to the Museum, for a relatively small cost. Read More|
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
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Breathwork Class at Dimensional Fitness Concepts
Join Mary at Dimensional Fitness Concepts every Friday for an amazing Breath class. Clear the stress of the week.Learn More
July 1 – Queen Nation
Queen Nation preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage queen rocking through such hits as We Will Rock You, We are the Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, and many more.Get Tickets
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – 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.
July 6 – Classic Albums Live-Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
Classic Albums Live performs this Pink Floyd classic album in its entirety track-by-track followed by a greatest hits set.Get Tickets
July 7 – Classic Albums Live-Eagles Greatest Hits
Classic Albums Live performs this classic album by the Eagles in its entirety track-by-track followed by a greatest hits set.Visit our Website
July 8 – A Moonlight Cruise with Yachtley Crew
The titans of soft rock are back at The Moonlight after a stellar sold-out concert last summer! Get Tickets
July 9 – Kids in the Garden Classes
Join Farmer Jones to learn about Nutrition and Cooking: Corn.Preregister email@example.comLearn More
July 9 – British Invasion Years
Chock full of the groovy sights and sounds from both sides of the Atlantic with this concert journey through the 60s.Get Tickets
July 10 – Strength through Art at the Vista Library
This joint effort with the Vista Library, VETART.ORG and The Veterans Writing Group of San Diego county will include beautiful pottery and other works from VETART, and readings and book sales from the Veterans Writing Group.
July 13 – Teaching Your Children Good Money Habits
This session will look at some age-by-age questions and lessons to help you reinforce your family’s values about spending, giving, and saving. Learn More
July 15 – Vista Twilight Market
Vista Twilight Market is a night food and local market at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum. Held every 3rd Friday of each month at 5-9pm.Learn More
July 16 – Movies in the Park & Summer Fun FestTake the kids to the park to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home and enjoy Kids’ face painting, crafts, activities, bounce houses, and more at Summer Fun Fest at Brengle Terrace Park.Learn More
July 20 – August 6 – Something Rotten!
This hilarious new Broadway musical tells the story of the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, who set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.Get Tickets
July 23 – Vista Historical Society Ice Cream Social
Bring the whole family and enjoy all the ice cream sundaes and root beer floats you can consume.Visit our Website
July 25 – 2022 Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic
The North County Food Bank cordially invites you to join their sixth annual Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic on at the Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista.Learn More
July 30 – Motorcycle Art Show
The show will be open to the public and proceeds will benefit equipment for Scripps Health’s perinatology program for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies. The family-friendly event will feature motorcycle-themed works of art for sale by painters, leather designers, illustrators and other artists.Visit our Website
Vista Chamber of Commerce | 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115, Vista, CA 92084