Wow, it’s already November and it feels like 2022 just went by in a flash. The next few weeks will go just as quickly with Thanksgiving and the Holidays just around the corner. Things are as active as ever at the Chamber, too with our Hiring Fair next week, all our regular connection opportunities and the Christmas Parade in just a few weeks! I hope you will join us for one or more connection opportunities.
ALSO, make sure to take the time to nominate someone (or yourself!) for a Heroes of Vista Award! Nominations are now open and we want to celebrate all the Heroes of Vista in March 2023!
64th Annual Vista Christmas Parade! The theme this year is “A Toy Stories Christmas”, with our Grand Marshal being the Toy Man of Vista! Grab your family and friends and join us for all the local festive fun. Santa is always the grand finale.
Heroes of Vista 2023 – Call for Nominations
Know of a business or non-profit that deserves to be recognized? Nominate them for the 2023 Heroes of Vista! Nominees must be current Vista Chamber Members. Self-nominations are welcome!
Kindness Certified Chamber of Commerce
We are thrilled to share that the Vista Chamber of Commerce is now officially recognized as a Kindness Certified Chamber of Commerce!
We are proud and excited to join other like-minded Chambers and companies to demonstrate our visionary leadership, elevate kindness in business and honor our members who are good to their people, community, planet and world. Learn More
October Rising Stars
Our Rising Star of the Month Program students were:
- Kimberly Delgado – Vista High School
- Josephine Ortega Lopez – Major General Raymond Murray High School
- Brittany Martinez Martinez – Trade Tech High School
- Samantha Schwalbe – Mission Vista High School
- Peter Childs (not pictured) – Rancho Buena Vista High School
Velocity, Vista Chamber Podcast
Last month we got to hear from two great guests on the Velocity, Vista Chamber Podcast.
Kevin Humphrey, Superintendent of Guajome Schools talked about the importance of communicating with students and being understanding of the different learning approaches available.
Julie Lowen was named the 2022 Businessperson of the year at the 2022 Heroes of Vista. She goes over what inspired her career in childcare and what’s next for her organization, Children’s Paradise.
California and Federal Labor Law Posters
All California businesses are required to have a labor law poster visible to employees.
Vista Chamber Members can order these through us for a discounted price. Submit your order below.
Vista Chamber Events
Vista Hiring Fair – November 9
Looking to hire or looking for a job? Join us at the 2022 Vista Hiring Fair!
We’ll be joined by tens of North County businesses looking for local talent.
We’re partnering with SDHR to help attendees with questions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win some amazing prizes!
Coffee & Conversation – November 16
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.
Creating Your Professional Resume Workshop with SDHR – November 16
Is your Resume up to the task of showcasing your talents? Does it invite the hiring manager to take a closer look? What does it convey about your brand… are you a professional?
Join us for this exciting hands-on workshop with Human Resources expert Traci Hagan from SDHR Consulting to discover the evolution of the resume and how to design a modern and compelling marketing statement. RSVP
Business & Community Resources
North County Job Readiness Room -his pilot program is designed to connect entry-level, excluded, and/or vulnerable workers with basic skills training and connections to key North County employers who are hiring for office administration, manufacturing, hospitality & food service jobs. It is free for candidates and businesses to participate. We only ask that employers who participate in this program guarantee a job interview for candidates. Read More
|Master’s Experience at CSUSM|
|The Master’s Experience is a CSUSM signature program that connects business organizations with graduate students to perform consulting projects. Sponsoring organizations propose real-world project opportunities and students deliver real-world…Read More|
Senior Experience Events
Each student team presents their project findings at the end of the semester. The Project Sponsor is invited to attend and invite desired guests.
During this formal presentation, the students report their research and provide a concise summary of…Learn More
Apply Now for the FERA Bill Discount If you have three or more people in your household and are struggling to pay your electric bill, you may be eligible for an 18% discount on your electric bill. Read More
North County Businesses and the 2022 Federal Tax Changes Join us for a webinar update on these provisions from Magnus Blue – a new company name but familiar experts reflecting the merger between two of North County’s most respected mid-size CPA firms. This webinar is offered FREE to North County Business owners. Read More
North County Post-Election Recap Join us the day after the November election to hear about what the results say about North County’s political future. Our guest that day will be John Nienstedt, one of San Diego’s most experienced and knowledgeable public opinion researchers. Read More
Graffiti Removal Program The County has examined rates of graffiti cases in unincorporated communities and found a disproportionate number of cases in certain communities. To help address this impact in communities, the County of San Diego is developing a program where the County could remove graffiti on private properties at no cost to the property owner. 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|
Cybersecurity Awareness Program The Cities of Carlsbad and Vista invite local small businesses to participate in the North County Cybersecurity Awareness Program. The program is FREE to participating small North County businesses, made possible by grants from the Cities of Carlsbad and Vista. Read More
November 1 – HOPE for the Holidays Mixer
HOPE for the Holidays Mixer to kick-off the holiday season in support of families with children and single women experiencing homelessness in our community. Learn More
November 4 – New Haven Holiday Bazaar Two of New Haven’s student-run businesses will feature their work for you to purchase. Celebrate and support their student-run programs by purchasing delicious goodies from Catering4Youth students AND come early to buy custom cutting boards, Adirondack chairs and pens crafted by students from Woodcrafts, Etc. Learn More
November 5, 12, 19, 26 – 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
November 12 – ABC Hopes 2022 Vista Row-A-Thon ABC Hopes is honored to partner with Crossfit Trifecta on our upcoming Row-A-thon! We are excited to be back after a few years away! A portion of the proceeds raised at this event will be used to support Dakota Sinnett’s Leukemia Treatment and Medical Bills. Learn More
November 12 – Dogleg Brewing 3rd Anniversary Celebration Join Dogleg Brewing at this FREE event to celebrate their 3rd Anniversary. Doors open at noon, BBQ starts at 1pm, music begins at 2pm.Learn More
November 12 – Faith Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar Faith Lutheran Church’s Holiday Bazaar/Vendor Market will be returning this year on November 12, 2022. Come shop for holiday items, home & holiday decor such as:jewelry candles and soaps wreaths and ornaments homemade baked and canned goods clothing, hair accessories baby blankets Learn More
November 13 – Transformative Wellness’ Fall for Yourself We invite you to come learn about or enjoy our services right here on the spot. We’ll have snacks and drinks provided while you get to chat with our team about all of our beauty services. You can get a treatment yourself or even get those early Christmas presents for your loved ones! Learn More
November 15 – Awareness Walk for Youth Homelessness November is National Runaway & Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Please join the community in amplifying our voices to end youth homelessness. Rally will begin at YMCA’s TAY Drop-In Center (215 Barnes St., Oceanside, CA 92054) and end at the Oceanside Municipal Pier. Learn More
November 18 – Vista Twilight Market
A monthly local food and craft market with live music and a kid’s zone. Learn More
November 19 – Kids Turkey Trot Hey kids! Join us for a pre-Thanksgiving 1-mile Turkey Trot and receive a custom Turkey Trot t-shirt! Make your run extra fun and come dressed up in your favorite Turkey or festive Thanksgiving attire! Learn More
November 19 – Novemberfest 2022 Join us for the 8th Annual Novemberfest at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Breweries, Mead, Wineries, Shopping, Silent Auction, Food, Free Parking, & Live Music by Oceans Band – A Pearl Jam Tribute*Ticket includes entrance into the gardens, unlimited tastings, live music, and souvenir glass. MUST be 21 to attend. Learn More
November 19 – Eppig Brewing 6th Anniversary Celebration This event is open to the public, no tickets required. Steins are very limited and WILL RUN OUT – first come, first served at 1347 Keystone Way, Suite C. Learn More