North County Business Briefs, May 22
Sponsors sought for chamber event
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce welcomes sponsors and donations for its 25th annual Salute to Education, taking place Tuesday. The program highlights outstanding achievements in education by Encinitas students and teachers. Scholarships will be given to 2022 graduates from San Dieguito, La Costa Canyon and Sunset high schools. To donate or sponsor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Escondido Street Festival returns today
The Escondido Downtown Business Association is hosting this year’s Escondido Street Festival, which runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today on Grand Avenue, between Juniper Street and Escondido Boulevard. Browse dozens of vendor booths and enjoy professional live music, a beer and wine garden, and international and artisan foods including BBQ, Mexican, Southern, Thai, Filipino, African, Hawaiian, Chinese and Italian fare. Foods for sale will include kettle corn and funnel cakes, jerky, hot sauce, breads and baked goods. Featured this year is Art in the Garden, a juried art show bringing Southern California artists to the Heritage Garden at Juniper Street and Grand Avenue to show and sell their work. For a full lineup of musical acts and other information, visit www.downtownescondido.com/escondido-street-festival.
‘New Face of Agriculture’ is panel topic
The San Diego North Economic Development Council hosts a Lunch and Learn program on “The New Face of Agriculture” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Escondido Farm, 1821 S. Citrus Ave., Escondido. Come for a farm-to-table lunch and discussion of the local agriculture industry with a panel of experts from varied backgrounds. Each panelist represents specific business challenges, experiences and outlooks on the future of San Diego agriculture. Moderator is Hannah Gbeh, San Diego Farmers Bureau. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Register by Tuesday at bit.ly/3ss4vHM.
Chamber presents marketing seminar
The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce presents “Modern Marketing,” one in its series of Lunch & Learn seminars, on Tuesday at the Fallbrook Regional Health District Community Health and Wellness Center, 1636 E. Mission Road. Presented by Chamber Membership Director Jackie Toppin. Free for chamber members; $25 for guests. Q&A session to follow. Networking and lunch at 11:30 a.m.; presentation starts at noon. Reservations required to (760) 728-5845 or email@example.com.
SCORE offers training workshops
Learn from the experts with SCORE’s 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. These workshops take place from 9 a.m.-noon:
- Tuesday, “How to Start a Nonprofit Corporation.” How to start and organize a nonprofit, and the responsibilities for operating it.
- Wednesday, “Things to Consider Before You Hire.” Hiring options and alternatives to direct-hire employees, the cost of hiring, and your legal obligations.
- Thursday: “How to Write a Business Plan.” What goes into a winning business plan, and how to put your vision on paper in a way that will convince investors, lenders and yourself that you can succeed.
- June 3: “Getting Ready to Start Your Business.” Topics will include the fundamentals of getting started, business operation basics, business plans, and how to use and understand financial reports.
SCORE can provide these and other workshops in full or short form privately for your organization by request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Corps offers free career training
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program is recruiting in California, offering immediate openings and free career training for low-income students ages 16-24. California has seven Job Corps training centers, including in Imperial Beach and Los Angeles. They offer career skills training in high-growth industries, including advanced manufacturing, automotive and machine repair, construction, finance and business, health care, homeland security, hospitality, information technology, renewable resources and energy, and transportation. Job Corps is free for people from low-income households who meet the eligibility requirements, and students can apply and enroll at any time. Besides hands-on training, Job Corps also provides on-campus housing, meals, health care and job search assistance. Applicants may qualify if they receive SNAP, TANF, or free or reduced school lunch, or if they are homeless or are foster youths. Visit jobcorps.gov or call (800) 733-JOBS (5627).
VCC offers new services for seniors
The Vista Community Clinic’s recent partnership with San Diego PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) has expanded patient access to comprehensive care from their doctor’s office to their home. This program will keep participants connected with on-site specialists to help seniors stay in their communities as they age. The PACE program includes bilingual services and access to a full list of amenities, including an Adult Day Center recently opened in Vista, as well as home care, transportation, medical supplies, nutritional counseling and meals, behavioral health, nursing care and more. The PACE health care team also serves seniors with disabilities or health concerns who want to remain in their home while still receiving services. Call or text (844) 308-5003.
State of Community event set for June 2
San Marcos residents are invited to the “State of Your Community,” a free event from 5-7 p.m. June 2 featuring Mayor Rebecca Jones, the San Marcos City Council and Dr. Andy Johnsen, superintendent of the San Marcos Unified School District. The event takes place at the Community Services Main Hall, 3 Civic Center Drive, and starts with a resource fair with refreshments, followed by a presentation from Johnsen and an address from Jones. The “State of Your Community” speech will be rebroadcast on San Marcos TV on Cox Communications Channel 19, Time Warner Cable Channel 24, and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. Jones will also reprise the speech at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce’s “State of the City” event, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 8. “State of the City” is a paid luncheon at California State University San Marcos. Register at https://bit.ly/3wwdTLO. General public seating (not including lunch) is free, but registration is recommended to (760) 744-1270. Sponsorships are still available; contact Director of Events Melanie Jamil at (760) 744-1270 or email@example.com.
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