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Vista Chamber of Commerce Update

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Dear Friends,
The ups and downs of the Corona-Coaster seem never ending. Earlier this week, the County announced that restaurants, breweries, and other sectors of business with indoor operations must close for at least three weeks. Many of these businesses JUST reopened recently stocking their fridges, bringing back employees, and securing PPE. Please, let’s support our Vista businesses during these hard times. Order take out/delivery or buy a gift card for later use.
Also, let’s all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Limit gatherings, wear your mask, and wash your hands. We can do this! We are #VistaStrong!
All the best, Rachel

Local Small Business and Restaurant Owners Suffering Financial Losses Due to COVID-19 Can Now Apply for a Grant from the County of San Diego. For-profit and nonprofit businesses are eligible for a San Diego County Small Business Stimulus Grant if they can show losses are a direct result of the pandemic.
To qualify businesses must have:·  

  • 100 or fewer employees· Headquarters in San Diego County· 
  •  A minimum 1-year operating history as of Feb. 14, 2020· 
  • Documentation of financial hardship because of COVID-19

Businesses are urged to apply early. For more information and the application, visit https://sandiegocounty.gov/stimulusgrantEmail if you have any questions: stimulusgrant@sdcounty.ca.gov

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the EIDL and EIDL Advance program to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.If you were unable to get in before the previous program closed, you can now apply here: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

SBDC Webinar – Cybersecurity Awareness – Doing Business RemotelyFriday, July 10 at 11 am Learn tips for safe, secure and effective remote working. This class provides information on cyber fundamentals, best practices for protecting your data, and an overview of the various collaborative tools you can use to empower your remote-working capabilities. Register Here

All of us at the San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network know this public health crisis is hitting you, the small business owner, very hard. Know we are here to help. We are still providing all our services, just online. You can still visit www.SDIVSBDC.org and click “request counseling” to get assistance.Make sure you watch out for scams and predatory lending. During times of crisis, it is hard to take the time to verify what are real and legitimate options. That is why we are here to help you – as always, our business counseling is free to you.

AT&T Business & Cybersecurity The Science of Cybersecurity: Best Practices in the New Normal Live Webcast: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – 12:00 PM (Central) 12:00 PM CDT As organizations adapted quickly to large-scale WFH policies, CISOs and cybersecurity leaders must work in parallel to address new and heightened cyber risks to meet evolving business demands. As you navigate this new workforce dynamic, how you help to protect employees, critical data, and intellectual property requires a new way of thinking. Join us for a fireside chat with Phil Quade, the CISO of Fortinet and the author of “The Digital Big Bang: The Hard Stuff, The Soft Stuff, And The Future of Cybersecurity” as we discuss best practices organizations can put in place quickly, efficiently, and effectively to protect workers at all locations, critical data, and intellectual property as part of a business continuity plan – now and in the future. Register Here

Download Printable Guides of Safe Practices Post this infographic for use with businesses, customers and the community, that illustrate the 4 proven principles to follow in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Download PDF Here


Local Resources for Personal Protection Equipment andCleaning Supplies

  • Continental Pacific Textiles has every PPE product you may need. Located at 2361 La Mirada Dr, Vista. Contact Customer Service PHONE 760-597-8794 and visit their website. They deliver.
  • Logo Expressions has bulk pricing for face masks. Contact Sheryl O’Hara Jones at sheryl@logoexpressions.com or call 760-598-9011.
  • North County Janitorial Supply on Broadway, has products to disinfect and protect. They are well stocked and able to place special orders for delivery within days. Call (760) 758-5622 or Visit Website
  • Staples Low on masks and other supplies? Stay safe on the go with sanitizer, face masks, thermometers and more. Located at 235 Vista Village Dr or shop online.

Looking to Pivot? Free Consulting Available! CSUSM is now accepting projects for the Fall 2020 Senior Experience program!Let young business professionals work as personal consultants to provide tailored solutions for problems your business is facing during COVID-19. Submit a project proposal HERE. If you have any questions regarding the Senior Experience program and how it can help your business, please contact Director of Business Development, Miguel de Jesus mdejesus@csusm.edu or (760) 750-4266.

Seeking Restaurant Participants! North County Cares North County Cares is a program designed by the Vista Chamber of Commerce, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, and the San Diego North Economic Development Council. Your donation in any amount will go toward purchasing gift cards at participating Vista and Oceanside chamber member restaurants. The gift cards will be distributed to Vista Unified School District and other organizations directly feeding families in need in our community. Interested restaurants contact rachel@vistachamber.org

San Diego Blood Bank Needs Recovered COVID-19 Patients Plasma Donations While COVID-19 has no proven treatment, plasma taken from those who have recovered may help patients currently fighting the virus because the plasma has developed antibodies against the virus.  Individuals can donate convalescent plasma if they have a confirmed positive laboratory test and no symptoms for the last 28 days. People with a subsequent confirmed negative test can donate after 14 days of symptom resolution. People who test positive with a COVID-19 antibody test can also donate.   San Diego Blood Bank has created a form where people can submit their contact information to be qualified for convalescent plasma donation at www.sandiegobloodbank.org/donateplasma.

What are the different types of COVID-19 tests and what do they all mean? Because of the rapid developments in testing, there has been some confusion around the different types of COVID-19 tests being offered. Here is what you need to know about testing being offered at Scripps Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tests

City Business Reopening Assistance

Marketing/Advertising Assistance
Contact: Humble Pie Communications Bill Hornung help@vistaisopen.com
Free advertisement on VistaIsOpen.comand Vista Is Open social media pages. Free social distancing marketing collateral. Free small and safe events for increased foot traffic throughout Vista Vista is Open loyalty program Additional support for retail merchants during the holiday season.

Outdoor Dining/Seating & Additional Signage Businesses can submit a no fee application to allow for outdoor dining and seating at their establishments. Businesses are permitted to hang banners not to exceed one per property or tenant space, not to exceed to 100 SF in size. Portable/A-Frame signs can be displayed but not to exceed one per property or tenant space, limited to two sides not to exceed 6 SF per side. May not impede pedestrian access. Window Signs may cover up to 100% of window area, subject to any other applicable merchandise advertising limitations. Directional signs are allowed up to 4 new directional signs per property, not to exceed 4 SF per sign.

Vista Chamber of Commerce 127 Main Street info@vistachamber.org


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