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North County Business Briefs, June 5

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CARLSBAD

Transition workshop offered for veterans

Viasat is offering a Veterans Transition Workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23 at its Carlsbad office, 6155 El Camino Real. The workshop is not a hiring event, but a way for veterans to receive mentorship, resources, and tools to help support their move from the military into the work force. Representatives from Hiring our Heroes, Onward to Opportunity, and Camp Pendleton Transition Services will be available. Spouses welcome; lunch provided. Reserve by Thursday at viasatveteranstransitionworkshop2022.splashthat.com.

Free job fair on Friday at chamber

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is hosting a North County Job Fair with the San Diego Workforce Partnership from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at 5934 Priestly Drive. The event is free for job seekers and chamber members. Call (760) 931-8400.

ESCONDIDO

Grants available via nonprofit relief fund

Relief grant funding is available for nonprofits in Escondido or serving Escondido residents. The city of Escondido, with The Escondido Community Foundation and The San Diego Foundation, is administering the grants, which were made possible by money from the American Rescue Plan Act. Eligible nonprofits should be able to show a decline in revenue or service because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find the application at https://bit.ly/3GHbjHx. Deadline is Aug. 11.

Chamber hosts town hall with senator

The Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce hosts a free public forum with state Sen. Brian Jones, R-Santee, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25 at the chamber office, 720 N. Broadway. This is an opportunity to express community concerns and opinions about priorities and civic issues facing the region. Light refreshments will be provided. Reserve to Marc.Schaefer@sen.ca.gov.

NORTH COUNTY

SCORE offers training workshops

SCORE San Diego volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties, offered in small-business training workshops. For $25, clients receive a two- to three-hour workshop, in person at SCORE San Diego, 8825 Aero Drive, Suite 102, San Diego, or on Zoom; a PDF of the presentation; and a link to the final workshop video. Visit sandiego.score.org and click on “Take a Workshop.” Registration deadline is midnight the day before all events. Workshops take place from 9 a.m.-noon. unless otherwise noted:

  • 5-6 p.m. Monday: New Zoom-only Series, Part 2 of 3: Como Crear Anuncios Atractivos. Hispanic Webinar series hosted and presented by Orange County Chapter.
  • Wednesday: Cybersecurity. Simple things you can do now to protect yourself from cyberattacks. Also, Social Engineering (the hacker’s primary means of attack), Training & Awareness, Business Compliance, System Security Planning.
  • Friday: Business Model Canvas. In this interactive workshop, instructors will help you create your own Business Model Canvas — a visual chart with nine blocks describing your company’s value proposition, customer segments and relationships, key activities, revenue streams, channels, cost structure, key resources and partners.
  • June 14: New: Guide to Leasing Commercial Real Estate. This course will provide a brief outline on steps to take in leasing space for a business, from site selection to lease types.

SCORE can provide these and other workshops in full or short form privately for your organization by request. Email score0140@scorevolunteer.org.

Regional Connect event at CMP theater

Join the North San Diego Business Chamber board of directors, members and others in the business community at an in-person Regional Connect event from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Angelika Film Center. The center is in Carmel Mountain Plaza, 11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. Register by 3 p.m. Tuesday and members will receive the guest list to plan their networking. Free for members; guests $35. Register at https://bit.ly/3x8BVxP.

Celebration of Business coming up

Tickets are on sale for the 2022 San Diego Celebration of Business on June 23, presented by the San Diego County Credit Union at the Pavilion of Flights, San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego. The annual event celebrates the best and brightest of San Diego County’s business community, with Leadership Awards, board installation, and a live auction to support the San Diego North Educational Foundation. The awards will honor individuals, businesses and organizations that demonstrate achievement in management, workplace excellence, and social responsibility. The evening starts at 5 p.m. with networking and cocktails, then at 5:45 p.m. guests will enjoy dinner, entertainment, the live auction and presentations. Tickets are $139 for members, $169 for guests, available at https://bit.ly/3NPreG3.

POWAY

Tickets available for awards dinner

Tickets are still available for the Poway Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Business Star Awards, set for 5:30 p.m. June 24 at the Maderas Golf Club. The new board will also be installed at the event, which includes live entertainment, dinner and drinks. Tickets are $110 for members, $125 for nonmembers and are available at https://bit.ly/3x6qcQq. The Maderas Golf Club is at 17750 Old Coach Road.

SAN MARCOS

Chamber hosts State of the City program

Mayor Rebecca Jones will deliver the 2022 State of the City address on Wednesday at California State University San Marcos as part of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Business Recognition Luncheon. Registration and networking start at 11 a.m., with lunch and program afterward. This event showcases the vision for San Marcos and recognizes chamber businesses for their contributions to the community. Cost is $75 for Chamber members, $95 for general public. Register at https://bit.ly/3wwdTLO. General public seating (not including lunch) is free, but registration is recommended to (760) 744-1270.

VISTA

Small-business grants still available

Applications are still open for the Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program offered by the city of Vista. The city allocated $2.7 million to fund this program, to be administered by the Vista Chamber of Commerce. The program aims to provide flexible grant assistance to small Vista businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds will be awarded to businesses that qualify for funding and can show financial loss, or that can show how their proposed activities will help them recover. Grants from $1,000 to $25,000 will be available. Learn more and apply at bit.ly/3tcOOVk.

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