The Business Walk is back!
Join the Chamber and the City this week as we host the Vista CAREs Business Walk on Thursday Oct 6. Volunteers are needed to help visit and survey businesses in the Vista Business Park.
The data collected will help asses economic vitality and needed supports for Vista businesses. This is a great way to connect with Vista businesses and meet with other professionals. Sign up today! Register
Vista Hiring Fair
Looking to hire or looking for a job? Join us at the Vista Hiring Fair on November 9!
We will be partnering with SDHR Consulting to provide attendees with hiring tools, interview tips and other supports.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to win some great prizes! Learn More
Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive
The Vista Chamber is happy to once again participate in this great cause. You can stop by our office located at 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115 and drop off your peanut butter jars or donate online using the link below. Donate Online
September Rising Stars
Our Rising Star of the Month Program students for September were:
- Nicole Singer – Rancho Buena Vista High School
- Evan Fogel – Vista High School
- Ben Kisner – Alta Vista High School
- Judith Arguello – Mission Vista High School
- Jackie Jacobo – Guajome Park Academy
- Douglas Huerta – Vista Visions Academy
Velocity, Vista Chamber Podcast
Rachel had two great guests last month on the Velocity, Vista Chamber Podcast.
Joey Hill from Norway Hall Foundation told us all about the Vista Viking Festival that took place September 17 & 18, we had a great time!
We also got to hear from Dave Baldwin, Financial Advisor and Vista Chamber Chairman. He tells us all about how he found his passion and how to get your financials together. Listen Now
The Vista Chamber, along with the Oceanside and Carlsbad Chambers, will hold a Candidate Forum for the 49th Congressional District in which current Representative Mike Levin will face former San Juan Capistrano Mayor Brian Maryott.
When: Tuesday, October 11 at 6pm
|Vista Chamber Events|
|Business Mixer – October 12|
Join us at the Vista Elks Lodge for our October Business Mixer!
Catch up with fellow Vista Chamber Members and meet professionals from all over North County to make new connections.
Bring a raffle prize ($30 min. value) and speak about your business/organization while choosing the winner! (Only open to members)Register Now
|Lunch & Learn: How to Handle Your Business’s Year-End Financials and Tax Prep Like a Boss! –October 13|
Join Jessica Hornbeck from Big Picture Results for this informative Lunch & Learn. You will learn everything to have a successful tax season!RSVP
|Coffee & Conversation – October 19|
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
|Thirsty Third Thursday – October 20|
It’s Happy Hour with the Chamber!
Join us for a networking event in a relaxed and fun atmosphere at Eppig Brewing.
All Chamber members and future members are welcome, and we encourage you to bring a friend, colleague, or spouse as well! Cheers!RSVP
|Lunch & Learn: The Heart & Art of Netweaving –October 25|
Join us for this informative Lunch & Learn with Vista Chamber CEO Rachel Beld. Learn about the ins and outs of netweaving, how it’s different from networking, and why you should start practicing it!
Lunch will be provided to those that RSVP.RSVP
|Lunch Mob – October 26|
Don’t pack your lunch today, join us at Peppertree Frosty 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
|Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Grant Opportunity ($10,000 grant opportunities now available)|
|To be eligible to apply, users must complete any combination of 2 courses, coaching events and community events between 7/1/22 and 11/14/22, and apply by 11/14/22. Engagements through Personalized Mentoring feature are not included towards grant eligibility.|
|Free Swimming Lessons at the Joe & Mary Mottino Family YMCA|
|Supervisor Jim Desmond and the County of San Diego, Board of Supervisors sponsored 100 participants for a FREE MONTH of GROUP SWIM LESSONS in OCTOBER! Thanks to this generous grant we are able to offer this opportunity to ALL interested swim participants with no eligibility requirements.|
|Southern California Home Fire Safety Campaign|
|The American Red Cross Southern California Region Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms, home fire safety education.|
|Culture Caravan Travel Program | City of Vista|
|City Services ” Recreation & Community Services Culture Caravan provides deluxe, roundtrip transportation to destinations throughout Southern California, event tickets, and friendly tour guides. Purchase a one-day trip through Culture Caravan and leave the driving to us! The Fall 2022 brochure has arrived! Click below!|
North County Post-Election Recap Join the SDNEDC for a post-election recap as they look at local, state, and federal elections in North County and what the results mean for our region. Read More
Goodwill Job Readiness Program Upon completion, participants will be able to demonstrate their commitment to possess the following soft skills: Reliability, Commitment and Initiative. Read More
|Paid Family Leave Grant Application California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, which the Employment Development Department administers (EDD), provides eligible employees with up to 8 weeks of wage replacement benefits when an employee is off work for certain qualifying reasons. Businesses with employees using PFL may have increased costs such as cross-training existing staff and hiring and training employees to cover for employees on leave. Read More|
|Apply Now for the FERA Bill Discount | San Diego Gas & Electric|
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
HomeShare Resources for Seniors HomeShare Resource is available for Vista residents through a partnership with Elderhelp. HomeShare matches people seeking affordable housing with home providers, primarily older adults, who wish to continue living in their homes and communities. Read More
Goodwill Paid Training Program GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY’S Paid Training Program is designed to train and prepare you for the workforce. Individuals who successfully complete the training will be considered for regular employment and Goodwill Career Advisors can provide FREE job search assistance. Read More
October 6-22 – We Never Met a Piece of Scenery We Couldn’t Chew!
Join San Diego’s award-winning actors Randall Hickman and Eileen Bowman
for an evening of song, comedy and characters you soon forget. Learn More
October 8 – Roaring 20s Casino Night
This event is for guests 21+. Enjoy casino games,
entertainment, delicious food, and fun prizes. Learn More
October 8 – Black Dress Fundraiser
An all women fundraiser event with an open bar, dinner,
music and raffle prizes. Funds will support
God’s Heart Ministry – Las Valientes. Hosted by Patty Hernandez.Learn More
October 8, 15, 22, 29 – 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
October 13 – Bob Baker Trail Dedication
Join the Vista Conservancy Trail on the unvailing of the new “Bob Baker Trail”.RSVP
October 14 – 22 – Mary Poppins Get ready for Mary Poppins to
fly over the rooftops of London and onto the Moonlight stage
as Moonlight Youth Theatre brings you this beloved classic! Get Tickets
October 15 – Grand Opening: No More Boring Cakes
Celebrate their GRAND OPENING party from 11am-2pm.
Cupcakes will be free to all kiddos! Raffle tickets will be available
to purchase for a stand mixer.Learn More
October 15 – Fall Fun Festival
The 14th Fall Fun Festival will include the Scarecrow Contest,
kids’ crafts and activities, the AVBG GrowGetters Plant Sale,
Music by Vic (guitar and song), amazing craft vendors and
the Amigos de Vista Lions BBQ lunch, Ice Cream with the
Vista Silver Star Foundation…. everything will make for a
perfect day to share with our neighbors and members.
YOU need to be a part of the celebration!Learn More
October 20 – 23 – 6th Annual North County Veterans Stand Down
North County Veteran Stand Down is a four-day event in Vista, California,
that enables homeless veterans to receive much-needed services in a safe, friendly, drug-free and
secure environment. Learn More
October 20 – Boys & Girls Club’s Kids Night Out
Kids Night Out is an event that brings together adults
in the community with outstanding Club members for a very special event.
October 21 – Vista Twilight Market A monthly local food
and craft market with live music and a kids zone.Learn More
October 22 – Women’s Self Defense Class
North Coast Jiu Jitsu and the YCTH Foundation present the 3rd Annual Women’s Self Defense Seminar completely free.Register
October 27 – Trick or Treat Halloween The City’s Trick or Treat Halloween
is a safe, family, fun event open to the public which includes treats,
kids crafts, goodies, and fire engines and squad cars on display.Learn More
October 29 – Trunk or Treat A safe and fun one-stop alternative to
trick-or-treating! Come in costume and “Trunk or Treat”
at dozens of cars in the Faith Lutheran Church parking lot.
There will be: music, candy, games, free food, raffle.
1 Canned Good = 1 raffle ticket.Learn More
October 30 – Muscles on Main Trunk or Treat Muscles on Main
is back downtown in beautiful Vista Village! Join us for lots of
Halloween happenings~ from costume contest for kids, adults
(and even cars) to a scavenger hunt, raffles, live DJ and of course…
classic cars and motorcycles!Learn More
Submit Your Events to Our Website
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Your event could make it to our monthly newsletter or our quarterly magazine, Vista Magazine.Visit our Website
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