Best of Oceanside Quarterly Business Journal - Spring 2021 Edition

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Grants Bring Much Needed Relief to Small Businesses Learn More on Page 4

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Future Talent: Freedom Dogs MiraCosta College Update on Construction and Design Activities

Boys & Girls Clubs Celebrate 70 Years of Serving Oceanside


The Veterans Art Project: Artists Offering Healing of Another Kind


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Oceanside Quarterly Journal is published by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce in 4 editions: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. This newsletter is available at the Chamber office, local businesses, libraries, Sunset Market, and in digital format on the Chamber’s website.


928 N. Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 722-1534 Produced and published by the staff of the Oceanside Chamber Copyright Oceanside Chamber of Commerce All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2021 Design: Scott Ashton and Tiffany Smith


4 125 Years: Moving Forward 12 Future Talent: Freedom Dogs 14 Oceanside Young Professionals Network Update 17 Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside – Celebrating 70 Years 20 Grants Help Sustain Oceanside Businesses 25 Your Chamber Investment at Work 27 OCC Member of the Month: KOCT 28 Member and Community News 34 The Advancing Oceanside Podcast 39 Economic Development Update 40 MiraCosta College Construction Update 42 The Fentanyl Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know

By Scott Ashton, CEO Oceanside Chamber of Commerce This is a very exciting time to be a part of the Oceanside community. While the Chamber celebrates 125 years of serving the Oceanside business community, our City is in the midst of its first comprehensive general plan update. The existing general plan was done in a piecemeal fashion with new, state-mandated elements being added over a long period of time. Some elements of the existing plan date back to the 1970’s. City leadership has conducted unprecedented outreach in recent months, with the focus of engaging a wide variety of community members in the general plan update process. The purpose of the plan is to establish the long-range vision for our community. Russ Cunningham, Principle Planner for the City, described it as a “roadmap that helps us navigate the future”. Oceanside stakeholders including residents, landowners and business leaders have the opportunity to provide input into the development of general plan elements including land use, housing, community facilities, safety, mobility and open space. Incidentally, housing is the only element required by state mandate to be updated on a prescribed timeline (every 8 years). In addition to the updated general plan elements, the City is conducting planning on two specific focus areas including the South Morro Hills Community Plan and the Smart Sustainable Corridors Specific Plan. I have followed the process closely so far, as the Chamber has been called upon to encourage the business community’s involvement. I have to say that I am impressed by the community’s engagement so far. I believe we are a better City due to the high level of participation amongst community members with diverse perspectives. If you are not already actively participating in the process, I encourage you to visit and learn how you can be a part of shaping the future of Oceanside.

The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following Chamber Partners for their generous financial contributions to the Chamber’s program of work.





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Executive Committee:

Haley Wonsley Intesa Communications Group Chair Bob Waite AFLAC – Bob Waite Chair Elect Debra Allen Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Mortuary & Crematory, FD-234 Immediate Past Chair Marva Bledsoe Non-Profit Management Consulting Secretary/Treasurer Nazeli Dertsakian Genentech Vice Chair Joshua W. Van Orden Oceanside Therapy Group Vice Chair Kevin Witowich BBVA Compass Investments – Kevin Witowich Vice Chair ars 1 2 5 Ye

Board of Directors:

Bill Birnie Frontwave Credit Union Board Member Daniel Butler Waste Management of North County Board Member Robbie Calderon-Hass Hass Team Realty Board Member Rushell Gordon Bliss Tea and Treats Board Member Kristen Huyck MiraCosta College Board Member Christine Lee California State University San Marcos Board Member Maria Mingalone Oceanside Museum of Art Board Member

Ernie Prieto Oceanside Sea Center Board Member Katie Scanlan San Diego Gas & Electric Board Member Jessica Shrader Tri-City Medical Center Board Member Juan Velasco Slight Edge Hair Salon Board Member Rick Wright MainStreet Oceanside Board Member


Col. Daniel Whitley United States Marine Corps Jonathan Borrego City of Oceanside Leslee Gaul Visit Oceanside Conference & Visitor Bureau

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2021 will celebrate the Chamber’s 125th Anniversary of stimulating economic prosperity and fostering a vibrant community! We look forward to engaging with you on the developing needs of businesses today and understanding how to better serve for years to come. As we prepare for more things like virtual events and stronger workforce partnerships it will be more important than ever to ensure we are leading with purpose and doing it together. We have all had to overcome and persevere this past year, and in 2021 we will continue to build on lessons learned from navigating an ongoing global pandemic, championing economic opportunity and ensuring we support (and inspire) civic involvement. As a local, I am so proud to call Oceanside home. We are a resilient Chamber community, and we will continue to adapt to transformational changes. Many of us are now permanently working from home, some are going back to school, and there is an overwhelming desire to make sure we are fostering a community that is proactive and forward-thinking. Oceanside’s economic outlook depends on our communal support of local businesses and employees, our military and families, stimulating tourism and being innovative. To prepare, this year we will put together a strategic five-year plan. What an honor to serve as your Chair of the Board of Directors. Join us as we celebrate our community and plan for the next 125 years! Haley Wonsley Intesa Communications Group Oceanside Chamber Board Chair | Spring 2021

During my time on the Board, I continue to be amazed and proud at how the Chamber has stepped up to not only support the business community during the unprecedented pandemic, but also worked tirelessly to advocate and connect businesses to valuable resources and information in an ever evolving environment. The mission of the Chamber really speaks to me on a personal level - my parents are small business owners themselves, and I’ve seen firsthand the time it takes to successfully navigate various levels of government for grants and other means of relief during these times, often leaving business owners without a voice. As a Chamber, I’m excited to continue paving the way and advocating for businesses on the road to economic recovery as they are undeniably the backbone of the local Oceanside economy. Katie Scanlan Public Affairs Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric

As a proud resident of Oceanside, the city is not only my home but where I work and play. Serving on the Board for the Oceanside Chamber allows me to be involved with advocating for policies that progress our community and region. The local recovery from the global pandemic will take collaboration from all industries and entities. I am excited to see the application of result-driven tactics, as well as the implementation of innovative solutions in workforce reskilling and development. The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal | 5

Chamber continues to remain on top of issues and not only serves as a conduit of information between sectors but a trusted voice for the City. Together, we can move forward collaboratively. Kristen Huyck, Ed.D. Director, Public & Governmental Relations, Marketing & Communications MiraCosta College

Camp Pendleton, Oceanside’s northern neighbor and the largest United States Marines Corps base in the world, is also the permanent duty station for more than 50,000 Marines and Sailors and an equal number of dependents and civilians that live and/or work aboard the base. As a member of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, I can provide insight into the military lifestyle, current events, and future plans for Camp Pendleton that may affect the local community. My intent is to inform local leaders and residents about life in the Marine Corps and opportunities for collaboration between the installation and the Oceanside community that are mutually supporting. Colonel Daniel M. Whitley Commanding Officer Headquarters and Support Battalion MCIWEST, MCB Camp Pendleton, CA

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Being a board member of the Oceanside Chamber is a true privilege to be able to represent the voice of small business owners. Being an entrepreneur and business consultant for over 15 years, I personally understand and relate to the challenges, setbacks and triumphs small businesses go through. Having almost lost my first business to later recover it and sell it to a public company, I learned early on that we as small business owners get so busy growing our business because of our passion, that we tend to forget critical parts of our business that are the foundations for long-term success. That’s where the Oceanside Chamber plays a pivotal role. I feel, as an organization and small business community that we can assist business owners with the economic recovery that is needed here in Oceanside to continue to be a thriving city, full of passion for what we do! Juan Velasco Owner & Founder of Scale My Profits & Co-owner of Slight Edge Salon

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Oceanside’s and TCMC has been a longstanding one that dates back 60 years. We find a healthy community is one in which people have access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, adequate employment, healthy food, and excellent health care. Our community outreach efforts are focused on collaboration with key partners to address priority health needs and social determinants of health. One key partner, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, is a catalyst, convener, and champion in areas like business advocacy, workforce development, and economic recovery which all contribute to a thriving, healthy community. I am very honored and most proud to serve as Chair of the Workforce Development committee where we are connecting the community to local businesses, educational institutions, and certified skills training centers. The Chamber is a catalyst, convener, and champion in a region-wide collaboration under the SOCAL (Student Opportunities for Career Awareness & Learning) initiative to equip students with the awareness of local industry options and pathways towards sustainable careers, assist the community with career transitions and advancement, and help build talent pipelines for business. I have made countless valuable connections serving on the Board and I look forward to seeing the culmination of all our hard work result in a more prosperous and vibrant community. Jessica Shrader Government Affairs & Community Engagement Manager Tri-City Medical Center | Spring 2021

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VIRTUAL EVENTS VIRTUAL FIRST TUESDAY COFFEE Connect with like-minded businesses over coffee, tea or whatever your morning fix is on-the-go. Attendees will have the opportunity to share a 1-minute introduction and exclusive access to the participant list following the event. This event is currently powered by Zoom and is open to both members and prospective members.

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VIRTUAL EMERGING ISSUES FORUM The Virtual Emerging Issues Forum provides an avenue for Oceanside Chamber members to learn about key community issues, interact with legislative representatives and receive updates on legislative items impacting business. This meeting is open to all Oceanside Chamber members, and is held the 1st Thursday of every month from 8am to 9:30am virtually via Zoom.

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Freedom Dogs Freedom Dogs trains puppies and dogs for a special purpose: to pair with a wounded warrior. Many of the dogs are Labrador Retrievers, a breed known for its easygoing, yet self-confident, disposition. Even without training, these dogs have a unique ability to bond with humans—through touch, listening, and empathy. With training, what they offer is even more priceless. The Freedom Dogs complete a two-year program of special training before being teamed with a service member. The dogs live with their trainers from the age of eight weeks, and work with the wounded warriors while they are still being trained. Freedom Dogs are trained to assist the warrior with his or her unique needs. Two young Marine Corps veterans, Jake Taylor and Alex Peterson, have just published a children’s book about the amazing connection between Specialty Trained Service Dogs and their Wounded Warrior “battle buddies”. Both, Alex Peterson and Koda who are retired from the Marine Corps for medical reasons (PTSD) and subsequent injuries graduated from a unique program based in Southern California which trains Specialty Service Dogs to support the recovery of America’s Heroes recovering from PTSD and TBI. “My Service Person” is the story of “Tobin”, a PTSD service dog and his service person Jake. Written from Tobin’s perspective, it provides a unique experience that is both tragic and heartwarming. The reluctance to expose the inner self conflicts that our service members face is countered by the sheer will and 12 | Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal

drive towards finding the joy in life that only dogs seem to possess. This is a dog’s story in an effort to bring a better life and good mental health for us all. The story has been written by Jake Taylor about his life with his service dog Tobin. Jake Taylor Jake and Tobin and Tobin met through a unique organization, Freedom Dogs, that trains Specialty Service Dogs to support the recovery of Wounded Warrior Marines. The book’s illustrations are done by Alex Peterson who also met his service dog “Koda” through Freedom Dogs. Jake Taylor served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2004-2008. After suffering a severe Traumatic brain Injury in 2016, Jake began to suffer from short term memory loss and severe PTSD. Jake has been a member of the Freedom Dogs family for almost 4 years. Tobin, his faithful shadow, never leaves his side. Through the positive behavioral training that the service members are taught in handling their dogs, Jake has developed his own methods of cognitive behavioral therapy. His hope is to create a program that treats PTSD patients faster and more effectively than current treatments, without the use of pills and medications. As a U.S. Marine, Alex served two tours in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan and has lived with PTSD for over a decade. Alex and Specialty Trained Service Spring 2021 |

Dog Koda united as partners for life in 2018. Koda has been instrumental in Alex’s recovery and transition into civilian life and later on into college where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Today the two lead a healthy, happy lifestyle with most days spent outdoors learning and training. Alex continues to work with Freedom Dogs and pursue a career as an artist. Alex’s focus is to bring awareness to the troubles we face as a result of trauma and broadcast that there is help available.

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Freedom Dogs was founded by Beth Russell in 2006 and is headquartered in Oceanside, California just outside Camp Pendleton Marine base. For the past 15 years, its mission has been to speed the recovery and enhance the lives of wounded military heroes through the use of Specialty Trained Service Dogs. Beth and her team of dedicated trainers spend upwards of two years preparing each Freedom Dog for their role in supporting the recovery of Marines like Alex and Jake. These amazing “pets” truly have a post traumatic purpose! The book is available on Amazon in print or Kindle version. Jake and Alex are planning to donate a portion of sales to Freedom Dogs. Website: | Spring 2021

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opyn Chris Weiner, the New OYPN Chair, on the Future of the Oceanside Young Professionals Network For up-and-coming young professionals, meeting new people and expanding their business network has always been a challenge. Doing it during the worst pandemic in 100 years makes it especially difficult. However, the Oceanside Young Professionals Network has been instrumental in addressing these challenges and providing a forum where we can make meaningful connections through fun team-building events, identifying volunteer opportunities, promoting lasting connections through mentorships, and presenting workshops focused on professional development. Although many of us are used to networking faceto-face, we can still expand our existing connections, and even create new ones, all at a safe distance. Our virtual networking events are fun, interactive, and are a great way to get to know the community and the businesses that make Oceanside so vibrant. We recently partnered with the Vista Chamber and did a virtual beer tasting at Booze Brothers Brewing, where we toured the facility, appraised the various beers, and created a unique experience that gave our future innovators another fun and collaborative avenue for personal and professional growth. It was a great opportunity for us to expand our reach in North County and help Vista Chamber organize their own OYPN group. Now, more than ever, our community needs support.

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Through volunteer work, we have a great opportunity to use our developing professional skills to help those who need it, or learn new skills that we aren’t typically exposed to. Either way, we can come together as a group, foster engagement and connection with others, and provide a valuable service to the community at large. Nothing is more important for the success of the OYPN than attracting and retaining the top new talent in the area. Being the future of our professions, we have an opportunity to offer mentorships to connect enterprising young professionals with our outstanding local business leaders. A dynamic mentoring program will not only bring in ambitious young professionals into the network, it will engage and connect our talent with those outside of their day-to-day contacts. Despite the pandemic, there is a bright future here in Oceanside. If anything, this past year has taught me that no matter what happens, the Oceanside business community can survive anything. There is a tremendous amount of local support and business knowledge that we as a group can benefit from. We hope to build lasting relationships with these businesses, restaurants, breweries and wineries and look forward to partnering with them in the future. We have some exciting upcoming events and encourage you to come join us. We are currently planning our next get-together, which likely will be a hybrid style, where participants can attend virtually, or in person. We look forward to seeing you there!

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HealthRight 360 3355 Mission Ave Ste 239 Oceanside, CA 92058 (760) 317-9110 Non-Profits/Charities

The Draft Restaurant 4225 Oceanside Blvd. Ste. R Oceanside, CA 92056 (760) 631-4700 Restaurants – American

Omnia Management Insurance Agency Oceanside, CA 92058 (760) 800-3166 Insurance, Business Services

Oceanside Technology Center 1140 South Tremont Street Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 635-0230 Office Leasing

Coastal Construction Group 179 Roymar Road, Suite E Oceanside, CA 92058 (858) 492-0560 Construction

Paradigm Advisory Agency LLC Oceanside, CA 92057 (520) 289-1710 Consultants

Happy Sort 603 Seagaze Drive #505 Oceanside, CA 92054 (858) 264-4447 Home Organization and Design

Social Marketing Boutique 4425 Mission Ave APT E101 Oceanside, CA 92057 (760) 825-1325 contact-form Marketing, Advertising and Social Media Networking

Medleaf Delivery Oceanside, CA 92054 (833) DOOR-MED All-Natural Products, Health and Wellness

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Beyond Revenue, Inc. 2244 Faraday Ave., Ste. 100 Carlsbad, CA 92008 (949) 784-0362 Information Technology Consulting, Fitness

RENEWING MEMBERS December 3, 2020 – March 5, 2021 71–75 Years as Member

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Hatter Williams & Purdy Insurance Services ORCO Block & Hardscape Road One/Carpenters Towing

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California Business Solutions Cox Communications Women’s Resource Center

Frontwave Credit Union San Diego Gas & Electric

Dorothy’s Dry Cleaning & Laundry Harbor Gift Shop Nana and Pop Pop’s Sweet Shop Pacific View Charter School Parra Accounting & Income Tax Service Ranch House Veterinary Services Vintage Pointe Senior Apartments

31–35 Years as Member

16–20 Years as Member

36–40 Years as Member

AT&T Inc. Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Oceanside Police Officers’ Association

26–30 Years as Member

61–65 Years as Member

Agri Service Coldwell Banker Realty- Esaul Alatriste

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Oceanside Harbor District Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego Vista Community Clinic Walmart #2245 Weese Family Trusts

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Angelo’s Burgers D.A.V. Industries Frazier Farms Market Center Genentech MainStreet Oceanside North County Cat Hospital OneSource Distributors, LLC Prince of Peace Abbey Wells Fargo Bank (Rancho Del Oro)

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membership Renewing Members, continued Maximum Mortgage & Real Estate Christopher Rodriguez MCCS Camp Pendleton North County Lifeline Oceanside Beach Vacations, Inc. Oceanside Therapy Group Oceanside Transmission, Inc. Omni Financial Piazza D’Oro Pier View Coffee Co., LLC Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego/ Oceanside S. D. Malkin Properties, Inc. Spirit of Sharing (SOS) The Oceanside Charitable Foundation Thrivent Financial T-Shirt Factory/On Track Printing

6–10 Years as Member

101 Bagels & Subs 1st Choice Plumbing Heating and Air Action Research Anything But Ordinary Catering Ashley’s Party Rentals

BBVA Compass Investments - Kevin Witowich Chambers Electric, Inc. Conover Tires Wheels and Service Inc. Courtyard San Diego Oceanside DEGU Inc. Gigi Gleason Hass Team Realty - Robbie CalderonHass KDG Aviation, LLC Killer Pizza From Mars Linksoul Oceanside Broiler Prohibition Brewing Company Inc. Qualicare Family HomeCare-North San Diego County San Diego County Credit Union Sanford Clinic At Rady Children’s Shopoff Realty Investments , L.P. Ultimate Carpet Cleaning Visit Oceanside Conference & Visitor Bureau

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Bubbles By The Beach Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Oceanside Cabana Concepts Care Choice Health Systems, Inc. Cinematic Arts & Sound Coast News Group Coomber Craft Wines Creative Photography Inc. Direct Carpet Unlimited DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant Dupaco Inc El Pollo Loco El Pollo Loco #3731 Energy Upgrade California Fat Joe’s R & J Food Group Inc. G&M Oil Company, Inc. Gig Talent GK Asset Management, LLC GoJump Oceanside, LLC. Hub International Insurance Svcs Sabina Mathis Injury Trial Lawyers, APC Intesa Communications Group Lamvin, Inc. Lefan Capsule International, Inc. Masters Kitchen Cocktail MD Commercial Cleaning Minuteman Press Oceanside National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)- North County National Community Renaissance NTE Printing and Graphics NuPacifica Realty Oceanside Bluffs Properties, LLC Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Pacific Coast Spirits Ride Oside LLC Rudy Van Hunnick - Community Liaison Sea Hive South O Marketplace Sew O’side Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids Splitz Second Shooting FT&S, LLC. Tap That Draft Beer Services and Tap Room The Crimson Cake The Lightfoot Planning Group Tip Top Meats & European Delicatessen, Inc. USA Imaging Supplies USO Camp Pendleton Venetos Cucina Italiana YSR CPA Group PC Yummie Fountains

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Celebrates 70 Years Serving Oceanside Community Youth Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has announced the kickoff of their year-long 70th year anniversary campaign to celebrate seven decades of youth development in the Oceanside community.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside began serving Oceanside youth in 1952, known then as a male youth only “Boys’ Club”. The original club was demolished and reopened as the Townsite facility in the early seventies. In the early 1990’s, the Club expanded its services to all youth, including girls, becoming the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside.

The Club underwent another major renovation and reopened in 2013. In the last ten years they have been able to renovate the Indoor Soccer Arena and build their state-of-the-art Center for Innovation. Despite the pandemic, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside continues to serve at-promise youth with their Back2School Program that assists youth with virtual classes, as well as their Emergency Food Program, which has served over 42,000 meals since May. During “normal” times, BGCO serves 1,400 Oceanside youth each day with programing focused on Science, Technology, Research, Arts and Mathematics (S.T.R.E.A.M). “It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of this amazing organization for the past 13 years. | Spring 2021

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If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that perseverance and resilience make all the difference. I invite the community to celebrate with us in honoring 70 years of changing children’s lives. We look forward to serving the Oceanside community for the next 70 years,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO. BGCO will celebrate the anniversary all year long, beginning with a Drive-In Movie event held at MiraCosta College showing the classic movie Grease. More events are being planned to honor this important benchmark throughout the rest of the year. A commemorative Anniversary Campaign is set to raise $700,000 during the year to support their life changing programs and scholarships for families in need. BGCO asks that supporters join the Campaign by pledging $70/month to help them reach their goal. Here’s to another 70 years!

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Water is essential to every living thing. In developed countries we sometimes take water for granted but in other parts of the world one in five people do not have access to safe drinking water. Water is also essential for socio-economic development, food production and healthy ecosystems. With the increasing need for water Hydranautics proves to be a game changer around the world. Hydranautics is one of the global leaders in membrane technology. They apply state-of-theart technology to manufacture the industry’s most advanced, high-performance membrane products. They have world class capabilities in the field of Research and Development, Technical Support globally with three manufacturing plants at Shiga Japan, Shanghai China, and right here in the City of Oceanside. Since 1963 Hydranautics has been committed to the highest standards of technology research, product excellence and customer satisfaction. Entering into the Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane field in 1970, they are now one of the most respected and experienced companies in the industry. Nitto’s Membrane Division provides solutions to global environment and water problems and assists better life through its Integrated Membrane Solutions. Hydranautics’ membrane separation technologies provide solutions to global issues associated with environment, energy and water to contribute to sustainable development. Hydranautics’ products are currently in use on all seven continents. Product applications include potable water, boiler feedwater, industrial process water, wastewater treatment, surface water treatment, seawater desalination, residential water, electronic rinse water, agricultural irrigation and pharmaceuticals. They provide comprehensive customer service and support is available round the clock and around the world. Their product lines treat Surface, Brackish, Sea and Wastewater with innovative and diverse product lines for Reverse osmosis, nano filtration, Capillary 22 | Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal

solutions and process separations. Hydranautics was acquired by Nitto Denko Corporation, Japan in 1987 and became a part of Nitto Global Membrane Division (GMD). Nitto’s Membrane Division provides solutions to global environment and water problems and assists better life through its Integrated Membrane Solutions. They offer integrated membrane solutions which combines the capabilities of Reverse Osmosis (RO), Nano Filtration (NF), Ultra Filtration (UF) and Microfiltration (MF) to achieve the most comprehensive, effective and low-cost results. These membranes are used to treat the worst quality of water with ease and peace of mind, Purifying the oceans of the world, treatment of various types of wastewater and specialty membranes for dairy, pharma, textile, etc. The world is facing freshwater scarcity even though 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water bodies. Only 3% of the world’s water is fresh water, and two-thirds of that un-reachable due to frozen glaciers which makes them unavailable for our use. As freshwater scarcity has been rising rapidly globally, the need for desalination plants has increased, however operating a desalination plant is not an easy job as the cost of processing salt water to make it usable as fresh water continues to be high. Hydranautics has been innovating around how to reduce the cost of operation of Desalination plants and two of its innovative products have not only been found incredibly useful in the Desalination plants but have found alternative use in wastewater treatment plants as well. Hydranautics brings a range of SWC RO membranes to meet the demands of desalination industry. Desalination uses reverse osmosis technology to remove water molecules from seawater. Water from the ocean is forced through tightly wrapped, semipermeable membranes under extremely high pressure. The membranes allow the smaller water molecules to pass through, leaving salt and other impurities to be discharged from the facility. continued on page 44 Spring 2021 |

The Veterans Art Project Artists as Second Responders Find a Creative Way to Offer Healing of Another Kind The Veterans Art Project (VETART) and Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) presented the first in a series of virtual Pop-Up Community Creative Arts Cafés, a curated and interactive live online event featuring Southern California artists who have served in the United States Armed Forces, alongside presentations from art and music therapists who work within the community. In collaborating with local communities across the state of California to produce the Pop-Up Cafés, VETART and a series of local partners have introduced both professional artists and the mental health resources available to our Veteran community. Event attendees hear directly from the artists about the process of artmaking and the ways the arts have directly improved their health, sense of community and belonging, as well as a restored a connection to having hope and purpose, and a means of expression as part of their healing journey. Genres of art are diverse and include ceramics, traditional beadwork, spoken word, music, painting, and photography. Resources to holistic mental health services will be shared. With each local event, local agencies, service providers, nonprofits and Veterans groups are encouraged to connect with one another and to explore how the arts can be promoted within their immediate communities. The Pop-Up Cafés are designed to engage dialogue, foster networking and to speak directly to the unique experiences and mental health challenges of the extended Veteran community in these challenging times.

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VETART’s Pop-Up Cafés are part of a statewide campaign, sponsored by and in collaboration with California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC), with the goal of generating awareness of the critical role the arts play in benefitting the mental wellness of Veterans, family members, caregivers & community members, and Active Duty personnel. continued on page 24 | Spring 2021

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The Veterans Art Project (VETART) is a community based arts organization serving Veterans, Active Duty, Spouses, dependents, their caregivers, and the community through process-driven, Deep Arts Engagement, D.A.E.(c) and Art Therapy, proven to help Veterans and Active Duty personnel (some with posttraumatic stress, TBI, and MST) find their voice and work through the life-changing process of transitioning from military to civilian life. VETART offers free classes in the process-heavy art disciplines of Ceramics, Glass, Woodworking, and Bronze Casting. VETART works tirelessly to connect military families and civilians through sharing art-making in a safe, welcoming, relaxed, and fun environment.

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Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is a centerpiece for arts and culture in North San Diego County and located in one of only 14 designated California Cultural Districts. Located in downtown Oceanside, the museum is a few blocks from the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and easily accessible along the cultural corridor between Los Angeles and Tijuana. The museum is a gathering place where friends and family meet to share and enjoy rich cultural experiences. OMA continues to grow as a sustainable and nationally acclaimed focal point to celebrate the inspiring and transformative power of arts and culture. The California’s Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) works through partnerships to catalyze transformational changes across service systems so that everyone who needs mental health care has access to and receives effective and culturally competent care.

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YOUR CHAMBER INVES TMENT @ WORK Helping Businesses Prosper and our Community Thrive! Your investment in the Oceanside Chamber is making a difference in our community! The Chamber’s mission is to “stimulate economic prosperity and foster a vibrant community.” Here’s a quick overview of what your investment in the Chamber allowed us to accomplish in the recent weeks...

Public Policy/Business Advocacy Federal COVID-19 Relief •

The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce recently signed on to a US Chamber letter urging Congress to include timely, temporary, and targeted liability protections for businesses, schools, and healthcare providers in the next COVID-19 relief package. These essential protections from unfair and harmful lawsuits were left out of the relief package that passed in December.

Chamber Staff is working with Congressman Levin’s office to coordinate a briefing for local restaurant owners on The Restaurants Act, Federal legislation designed to bring $120 billion in grant relief to restaurants.

State Legislation •

Signed on to a CalChamber coalition to oppose SB 213 (Cortese), which “will impose an astronomical financial burden on employers in the healthcare industry that is presently grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and create a troubling precedent for the workers’ compensation system in general by creating a legal presumption that blood-borne infectious disease, tuberculosis, meningitis, methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), cancer, musculoskeletal injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, or respiratory disease are presumptively workplace injuries for all hospital employees that provide direct care.”

Joined a Cal Chamber Coalition to oppose OPPOSE AB 84 (Ting)/ SB 95 (Skinner). This paid sick leave mandate would essentially negate any financial relief small employers may receive through the proposed grant programs pending in the Budget. Specifically, AB 84/SB 95 1) require employers, with only one or more employees, to provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year to all employees for COVID-19 related reasons, 2) apply retroactively to January 1, 2021, 3) provide no tax credit or funding to businesses to offset the cost of the leave unlike the Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA), and 4) drastically expand the reasons for which an employee can take leave.

Reached out to Assemblymember Boerner Horvath’s office on SB 74 which would bring $2.6 billion in relief for small businesses through grants ranging from 5k-60k. This relief package was passed as part of the State budget.

Supported a State legislative package focused on Economic Recovery. Bills included in the package addressed such as Financial Relief/ Elimination of Fees and Costs to Struggling Employers, Telecommuting, California Labor Code Private Attorney General Act (PAGA), pro-business adjustments to California Family Rights Act Leave (CFRA) and tax credits associated with CalOSHA COVID-19 Emergency Regulations.

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Political Action The Chamber’s Advance Oceanside Political Action Committee began plans for 2021 “off-election” year activities including candidate development and fundraising to prepare for the 2022 elections. Interested in helping our business-friendly candidates get elected? Visit for more information on how you can help.

Serving as a Champion for our Community The Chamber continued its Advancing Oceanside Podcast in order to bring attention to the businesses and non-profit organizations serving our community. Recent interviews have included Chris Weiner, Chair of the Chamber’s Oceanside Young Professionals Group and in honor of Black History Month, Rushell and Al Gordon speaking about their business Bliss Tea and Treats.

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member of the quar ter KOCT KOCT has been dedicated to providing valuable and informative programming for nearly four decades. The Oceanside Chamber recognizes them as our Member of the Quarter. KOCT is your Local Community Television Station approaching a 40-year legacy of one of the last remaining fulfillments of unbiased Public Broadcasting in America today. KOCT Television is a viable partner

to the City of Oceanside with designated Channels: COX COMMUNITY CHANNEL 18 for Arts, Culture & Education, and COX GOVERNMENT CHANNEL 19 for History & City Government. To welcome our local programming throughout the county, viewers can also watch on KOCT.ORG for our 24-hour Live Stream coverage. For 40 years, KOCT Television has filled

Oceanside’s homes with informative, diverse, and educational programming. As a dedicated non-profit organization partially funded by the City of Oceanside, We provide Live Coverage and replay Oceanside’s City Council Meetings, produce and air engaging documentaries, news briefs, election town halls, and local talk shows Oceanside Spectrum, Oceanside Update, KOCT’s North County Roundtable and a variety of other high-quality entertaining content for our viewers. KOCT is keeping up the good fight, day to day, to bring a spotlight on our Community, increase awareness for those in need and help Oceanside Strong organizations to heal financially & spiritually through the damage caused by COVID-19. Let our award winning crew assist your local business or non-profit to create an engaging virtual event or effective campaign through affordability in today’s evolving world. We are here to support our Community so let’s work together. Please Save the Date! On Thursday, May 20th we are launching our 40 Years of KOCT Celebration! Tune in to KOCT Television, Follow us, Like us or reach out to today and be a part of our community legacy!


2230 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008 Phone: (760) 795-2002 • Fax: (760) 683-6687 Scott Purdy, CIC

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Yellow Pages advertising, both display ads and listings; Television and radio; Print advertising such as fliers, direct mailing, newspapers and magazines; Internet advertising such as agency Web sites, pay-per-click advertising and banner ads and Outdoor advertising such as billboards, taxi cab toppers and bus benches.

We have created a new version of our logo that is for agency usage only. The revised logo is tagged with the phrase “Authorized Agent.” This new logo reduces consumer confusion by clearly identifying authorized Mercury agents while still presenting a consistent branding message to consumers. The untagged version of the logo will continue to be used in Mercury’s corporate advertising campaigns.

Please make sure you remain in compliance with your Agent Contract by forwarding all marketing and advertising material containing the Mercury name or logo, both print and electronic to the Advertising Department at for approval prior to using them in an actual campaign. We will keep a copy of your advertising material on file to ensure there is a record of your compliance and adherence to the Agent Contract on this very important issue.


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brewing business, employing a lead faculty member with extensive experience as a leader of an operating brewery, allows for industry internships, and provides adequate facilities needed to hone techniques and skills.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Receive LA84 Grant for Scholarships and for Families In-Need Due to COVID-19 Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $30,000 grant from the LA84 Foundation to support member scholarships for low-income youth as well as increased operational costs due to COVID19. LA84 Foundation funding will help ensure financial support for low-income youth who greatly need the safe environment, academic support and sports and fitness opportunities that the Club offers. Since the beginning of the pandemic, BGCO has quickly adapted to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the low-income youth we serve. BGCO successfully opened for summer camp in June, and has been providing our new Back2School program since August 17th. The Back2School program provides at-risk youth with a quiet focused environment so they can complete classwork, receive individualized academic support, educational enrichment, and daily fitness and recreational activities. Helping youth remain physically fit and engaged in sports activities has been a priority for BGCO, even though we have had to make modifications due to the pandemic.

MiraCosta College BrewTech Program Recognized by Master Brewers Association MiraCosta College’s craft brewing program has been recognized as the only community college certificate program of its kind in California meeting the standards set by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. Certification by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) assures that the BrewTech Program at MiraCosta College meets an array of standards, such as preparing students for entry-level positions at either large-scale or craft 28 | Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal

Cox Communications’ Sam Attisha Named 2021/2022 Board Chair for the California Cable & Telecomunications Association The California Cable & Telecommunications Association (CCTA) announced during its Winter Board Meeting that Sam Attisha, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications’ California operations, will serve as the 2021/2022 board chair, providing leadership as the association champions innovative approaches to how Californians live, work and connect. Attisha, who began his role as board chair yesterday, will serve a two-year term. “Sam’s wealth of experience in the industry and his commitment to communities throughout California will be an asset as our board and organization continue to reshape how our industry innovates and supports our state’s future,” said Carolyn McIntyre, president of CCTA. “He’s been an active and engaged member of our association for years, and we’re thrilled to have him take on this new role.” Spring 2021 |


students to experience art in OMA’s galleries through a scientific lens, transforming the museum into a learning laboratory that aligns with classroom science and literacy standards.

NCTD Significantly Increases Rail Trespassing Education and Enforcement The North County Transit District (NCTD) enhanced trespassing education and enforcement along the San Diego coastal rail corridor in advance of its plans to place five new Siemens Charger locomotives into revenue service on February 8, 2021. The new stateof-the-art locomotives are diesel-electric powered engines that meet that newest emission standards, Tier 4. In addition to being environmentally friendly, the new locomotives are considerably quieter than the current F-40 locomotives which is a benefit to the public but also highlights the dangers of trespassing on the railroad right-of-way. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Services Unit (TESU) will increase their presence along the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) rail line between Oceanside and San Diego. Education will be a key part of this campaign with deputies educating trespassers on the dangers of the tracks and passing trains. A high percentage of accidents and fatalities that occur along the rail lines are preventable and unrelated to suicide attempts. NCTD intends to educate the public about train safety to avoid these unfortunate accidents.

Invest in OMA and Build Connections That Help Young People Thrive OMA works in partnership with the Oceanside Unified School District to offer two dynamic, arts-integrated educational programs—Literacy Through Art (LTA) to all third-graders and ArtQuest to all fifth-graders in the district, connecting with an astounding 2,500 students on an annual basis. LTA tackles the literacy crisis through OMA’s partnership with the Oceanside Public Library, providing alternative ways to connect with literacy skills through dynamic and experiential activities that focus on visually-rich artwork and culturally-responsive literature. ArtQuest is an interactive STEAM-focused program designed for | Spring 2021

Scripps Hospitals Named to 2020 California Opioid Care Honor Roll Cal Hospital Compare (CHC), a nonprofit organization that provides Californians with hospital performance ratings, has named all four of Scripps Health’s hospitals to its 2020 Opioid Care Honor Roll. Scripps is the only health care organization in San Diego County to be recognized on the inaugural statewide list, which was announced today. Each of Scripps’ hospitals – Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital (San Diego and Chula Vista campuses) – are ranked in the superior performance tier, which is the honor roll’s top category. The CHC also announced its 2020 Maternity Honor Roll and three Scripps hospital campuses were named to the list: Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista. Scripps is the only local organization to be included on both the opioid care and maternity statewide lists in 2020.

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Pure Water Oceanside Installs New Pipelines and Drilling Wells

Pure Water Oceanside is installing new pipelines and drilling wells as the recycled water project continues on track for completion in 2022. The advanced water purification project and expansion of the City of Oceanside’s existing recycled water system will deliver a new, local source of high-quality drinking water supplying more than 30% of the city’s water supply when completed. Residents are kept up to date on construction impacts to streets and other infrastructure through several outreach efforts including an interactive construction map, detailed online schedule, regular newsletters, and virtual open house presentations live on the City of Oceanside’s YouTube channel, offering residents the opportunity to ask questions. “We understand living and commuting near a construction site is not easy,” said Cari Dale, water utilities director for the City of Oceanside. “Everyone involved with the project is thankful to those residents and business owners who live and work in the construction zone for their patience and cooperation. It is crucial to the successful on-time completion of this vital infrastructure project.” SDG&E Releases Sustainability Strategy to Enhance Carbon Neutrality Amid the growing urgency to address climate change and its impacts, San Diego Gas & Electric released a comprehensive sustainability strategy with aspirational goals in the areas of environmental stewardship, clean transportation, grid modernization, community engagement and company operations to support California’s clean energy ambitions The company’s holistic approach to sustainability builds on environmental, social 30 | Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal

and governance (ESG) principles, as well as its accomplishments to date. Titled “Building a Better Future: Our Commitment to Sustainability” (available at, the document will serve as a foundation for SDG&E to work toward key sustainability goals in the years and decades to come. Similar to climate action plans developed by local cities, SDG&E aims to update and evolve its “living” sustainability strategy to reflect stakeholder feedback, regulatory policies and technological breakthroughs.

$6 Million Grant Awarded for Pure Water Oceanside Project The Secretary of the Interior will be recommending a $6 million grant award for construction of the Pure Water Oceanside project. The funding will be awarded via the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART: Title XVI WIIN Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects funding opportunity. Oceanside is one of seven applicants being named in the Federal appropriations process for this funding. Scheduled to be complete in 2022, Pure Water Oceanside will purify recycled water to create a new local source of high-quality drinking water that is clean, safe, drought-proof and environmentally sound. The project will provide more than 32% of the City of Oceanside’s water supply, or 3 to 5 million gallons per day, and be the first operating advanced water purification facility in San Diego County. Currently, the City imports approximately 85% of its drinking water from the Sacramento Bay Delta and the Colorado River, which are hundreds of miles away. Construction for the project is underway and includes a new water purification facility, pipelines under Douglas Drive and North River Road, three injection wells in Coco Palms, as well as monitoring wells. Spring 2021 |

Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Oceanside I love to sit on a special flat rock at the Harbor entrance and watch the boats come in and out of the harbor. I can smell the ocean and hear the waves crashing. I like to watch the sea lions play, and the seagulls and pelicans fly. Looking at the big Oceanside sign on the hill always brings me back to where I was born and raised and to where I belong. This is the most tranquil spot in the world.

Sheri Castro Harbor Fish and Chips, Oceanside Harbor To the tune of “My Favorite Things” Surfers on surfboards and walks on the strand, Sunrises, sunsets, iced coffee in hand, Beachfront bon fires right next to the swings, These are a few of my favorite things. Revolution Roasters, Camp Coffee, The Cup, Pier View Coffee, Captains Grounds, and Parlor Donuts, Banana Dang, Steel Mill, and Nautical Bean, These are a few of my favorites for caffeine. Cruising with the windows down along PCH, Thrifting for good finds at every vintage marketplace, MedLeaf Delivery packages tied up with strings, These are a few of my favorite things.

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Why I Love Oceanside: The people are friendly and welcoming. As a member of the Buffalo Soldier Oceanside Motorcycle Club our mission is educating and serving our community. We have been accepted and the history we share about the Buffalo Soldiers has been embraced. Whether we are awarding essay scholarships, teaming up with VANC to help military families or giving away Turkeys to those in need, the response from the community has always been a positive one. We love being a part of Oceanside.


Our City has so much to offer! Our Community Members share why they love where they live and their passion for our community.





I love Oceanside because it is truly an awesome climate and the people that call Oceanside home are the friendliest you will ever meet. The business owners are always friendly and welcoming when you patronize their business and always show great gratitude for visiting them. Love the downtown area with its unique restaurants, vegetarian and vegan friendly, Yum!

BJ Lee Mission Auto Care Back in 2001, we were living in LA but visited my parents every other weekend until we finally bought them a home in Oceanside. It was our ‘seaside’ getaway from the concrete jungle. We bit the bullet and moved to Oceanside permanently in 2010. Oceanside continues to captivate me -- the wide beaches, surf vibe and friendliest people who smile even with their masks on! I appreciate the city’s continued managed growth and promising future it offers us all.

Lucille A. Fortunato CalPacific Marketing Group®, Inc. Los Angeles l San Francisco l San Diego I love walks on the beach...words not for a dating profile, but instead what I do daily. While cliche, the city is truly an amazing place to live, work, and play. Who needs to leave for vacation when there so many great places to eat, outdoor recreational activities, and a welcoming community at home? You can find me enjoying all Oceanside has to offer, and wow, is the list robust.

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Are YOU in it to WIN IT?

Help Oceanside Win First Place in the Mayor’s Challenge for Sustainability! This Earth Month, Mayor Sanchez is challenging the Oceanside community to take action to protect the planet and help Oceanside win the Mayor’s Challenge for Sustainability. This nation-wide competition among Mayors measures the sustainable actions taken by residents and businesses within their communities. The city with the most points brings home the coveted FIRST PLACE title! Last year, Oceanside finished in second place. This year, we plan to WIN! How Can You Help Our City Reach First Place? It’s Easy! · Take the Pledge! Between April 1-30, Oceanside residents can visit to take the Mayor’s Challenge Pledge to conserve water and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Submitting your pledge takes only one minute, and will earn a point for Oceanside! · Take Action! While supplies last, Oceanside residents can pick up a FREE “One Planet. Take

Action.” kit full of exciting tools and activities to help you complete environmental actions at home. Visit to register to receive a mailed kit straight to your door, view options for pick up, and see how you can get a kit in Spanish! Once you receive you Kit, log your progress at wylandfoundation., or through the QR Code below to earn points for our City!

Along with the Mayor’s Challenge for Sustainability, you can show your support for the planet by participating in virtual and in person activities such as the Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup and the Annual Harvest Oceanside event! Be sure to visit the Earth Month page at to stay up to date on this year’s Earth Month events! | Spring 2021

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WHAT’S NEW The Advancing Oceanside Podcast Over the past few months, the Oceanside Chamber has worked on the development and launch of the Advancing Oceanside Podcast. The goal of the podcast is to bring valuable information to community members while promoting businesses within our City. Each episode features an industry leader who focuses on current topics or trends influencing not only Oceanside, but all of North County. The Podcast is available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Last year, the Chamber’s Podcast was selected as a Senior Experience Project for Cal State University San Marcos. The senior students conducted extensive research into various sectors, and ultimately presented a very thorough business and marketing plan that the Chamber was immediately able to implement. Tara Langager, the senior project lead, had this to say following the experience: “Working with the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce was a rewarding experience that enhanced the professional development of our Senior Experience team. We were tasked with creating a marketing plan for the Chamber’s new podcast which enabled us to learn more about the organization and the value it adds to the community. We found ourselves personally invested in the project as we matched the passion and enthusiasm held by the Chamber’s staff. We wanted to deliver a branding strategy that helped streamline the Chamber’s vision and maximize value for its listeners. This project was a labor of love and by far the most rewarding experience in our academic careers. It’s been fulfilling to witness the Chamber adopt our strategies and we wish success upon the Chamber and its affiliate members!” Black History Month Special – Quantal Langford, owner of Langfordesign, Talks Confidence, Authenticity & Removing the “Black-Owned” Stigma Originally from Cleveland, TN, Quantal Langford has always had a passion for creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit. Being a small, Blackowned business, Quantal discusses some of the challenges within his industry and highlights the need to change the stigma sometimes associated with the phrase “Black-owned”. Now, with over a decade of industry experience, Quantal explains how he is working to remove the stigma entirely using confidence, authenticity, patience and perseverance. Quantal ultimately hopes to inspire other Black creators and entrepreneurs to be confident, stay authentic, capitalize on their own opportunities, and build relationships to create a future where work is no longer defined by skin color. 15. Chris Weiner, OYPN Chair & Alphagraphics Outside Sales Manager, Emphasizes Business 34 | Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal

Relationships & Discusses the Future of Young Professionals in North County Professionally, Chris is the Outside Sales Manager for Alphagraphics Oceanside a local, veteran owned, full-service printing and marketing facility. For the Chamber, he serves as the new Chair for the Oceanside Young Professionals Network and is an active member in all the Chamber’s networking groups. Chris emphasizes how important it is to make and maintain relationships, explains how the pandemic forced him to step outside the box to establish connections and reach potential clients, provides his tricks to creating memorable interactions, and discusses his plans and goals for the future of young professionals here in North County. Black History Month Special - Rushell & Al Gordon, from Bliss Tea and Treats, on the Tea Experience, Oceanside’s Culture & What Black History Means to Them Originally from Panama, Rushell and Al lived in Oceanside back in the 1980s. After spending some Spring 2021 |

time away, the two came back and were excited to see how Oceanside had economically transformed, but still had the same welcoming environment they experienced before. Rushell and Al start by diving into Oceanside’s Black history specifically, and then broaden the discussion sharing with us their perspective on Black history overall. They explain that, to them, Black history’s significance lies in the appreciation for their ancestors and what they did to create opportunities and pave the way for generations today. 14. #WeAreOneUs – Chris Megison, Solutions for Change Founder & CEO, on Solving Family Homelessness through Personal, Workforce and Community Development Chris Megison, the founder of Solutions for Change is working to solve family homelessness, one family, one community at a time. After an endearing encounter with a 9-yearold girl sleeping on the floor of a shelter, Chris and his wife, Tammy, made it their mission to make sure no other child or family goes without a home. His approach focuses on personal, workforce and community development to rehabilitate once homeless families. Driven by the phrase “Get up. Suit up. And show up.” Chris has saved over 1,200 families and over 2,500 kids. In essence, Chris is not handing families a sack lunch; he is giving them the tools to become prosperous members of society. 13. Inside Oceanside’s Photography Industry with Marcy Browe Photography Marcy Browe, founder and owner of Marcy Browe Photography, joins us from Oceanside’s thriving photography industry and brings years of knowledge and experience. She provides details on how to find your niche in the industry, shares tips on how to style your subject, and shows us some of Oceanside’s hidden location | Spring 2021

gems. Her passion is sure to inspire you to do what you love. 12. The SDNEDC Discusses Challenges and Opportunities for the Regrowth of North County Erik Bruvold, CEO of the San Diego North Economic Development Council, discusses the organization’s focus on marketing economic development opportunities in North County. The SDNEDC amplifies positive news about the economy, helps North County employers grow by solving specific business challenges, and connects K-16 educators and employers through events and individual meetings which help to strengthen workforce programs throughout the region. 11. Innovate78 on Growing the 78 Corridor’s Business Ecosystem through the Collaboration of 5 Cities In this episode we learn how Innovate78 is growing the 78 Corridor’s business ecosystem through the collaboration of five cities. Innovate78 focuses on elevating North San Diego’s reputation and helps businesses innovate and evolve. Learn more about ongoing projects, networking initiatives and business success stories. 10. The Oceanside Charitable Foundation’s Pooled Philanthropy Model and How It’s Changing Oceanside Colleen O’Harra and Estela Mitrani join us from the Oceanside Charitable Foundation. The Oceanside Charitable Foundation is an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation focused on creating and sustaining a local establishment to serve the community of Oceanside. Since its start around 12 years ago, the Foundation has donated $650,000 back into the community and awarded over 50 grants to local nonprofit organizations. Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal | 35

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9. Exploring MainStreet’s Past, Present and Future with MainStreet Oceanside​ MainStreet Oceanside discusses their history and what the future of downtown looks like postpandemic. MainStreet Oceanside is a selfsupported, non-profit organization focused on promotion, design and economic restructuring in downtown Oceanside. With the combination of an extremely loyal customer base and the growing restaurant scene, MainStreet Oceanside is optimistic when it comes to the future of downtown post-pandemic. Learn more about their other efforts including the Downtown Oceanside Property and Business Improvement District, which has helped improve and maintain downtown. 8. Jodi Diamond, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside CEO, Emphasizes Education and Food Support During the Pandemic​ Jodi Diamond, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside, describes transitioning during the pandemic in order to continue supporting the community. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a youth development organization dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours. With over 1,400 youths to serve daily, the BGCO recognized the necessity to continue serving the community and immediately transitioned to offering virtual programs. Additionally, the BGCO provided free meals to all children 18 and under after realizing the closure of schools left many children hungry. 7. The North Coastal Prevention Coalition Discusses San Diego County’s Complex Opioid Epidemic Aaron Byzak, North Coastal Prevention Coalition President, and John Byrom, Vista Community Clinic’s Prevention Specialist, join us to discuss how the NCPC is tackling the opioid epidemic. Aaron Byzak, who also serves as the Chief | Spring 2021

External Affairs Officer for Tri-City Medical Center, has been a part of the North Coastal Prevention Coalition since 2003 and has served as the President of the organization for the past eight years. John Byrom has worked closely with the NCPC and explains that the organization supports San Diego County’s four main prevention initiatives including Binge and Underage Drinking prevention, Marijuana Prevention, the Meth Strike Force and the Rx Drug Task Force. 6. Jim Floros, CEO of the San Diego Food Bank, on Crisis Response and a Caring Culture San Diego Business Journal’s Nonprofit CEO of the Year, Jim Floros with the San Diego Food Bank reflects on the success and struggles throughout the pandemic. The Food Bank was recognized for their work during the COVID-19 crisis, feeding a growing number of families throughout all of San Diego County. 5. Advancing Oceanside Hosts Be the Resistance Club of the North Coastal Prevention Coalition The Oceanside Chamber was joined by two student board members for the Be the Resistance Club at Oceanside High School. Oceanside High’s Be the Resistance Club is supported by the North Coastal Prevention Coalition, an organization which aims to reduce the harm of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs in the cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista through community action, education, support, and collaboration. 4. Advancing Oceanside’s Arts - Maria Mingalone, Executive Director for the ​Oceanside Museum of Arts Maria Mingalone, Executive Director for the Oceanside Museum of Arts, discusses the growing and evolving arts district here in Oceanside. She gives audience members a look into Oceanside’s efforts to keep the arts community alive and how the museum is implementing innovative ways to continue arts education during and after the pandemic. Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal | 37

3. A Look into Oceanside’s History with Kristi Hawthorne – Advancing Oceanside Podcast

Kristi Hawthorne, Oceanside Historical Society’s President and Director of Events at the Oceanside Chamber, gives us a blast into Oceanside’s past. Equipped with photographs and city trivia, Kristi’s interview gives listeners a plethora of information on Oceanside then and now. She also discusses how you can support the Oceanside Historical Society as they aim to preserve Oceanside’s past. Available on these podcast platforms:

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economic development update Construction Updates The County of San Diego’s new 99,500 sq. ft. North Coastal Live Well Health Center recently opened at 3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd. in the Ocean Ranch Corporate Center. The facility is home to the Department of General Services, which handles aging and independence services, a military and veterans resource center, community health promotions, regional administration, and public health and behavioral health services. The center is also a COVID-19 vaccination location.

Tremont Collective, a 13,000 sq. ft. mixed-use project located at 407 Minnesota and 602 - 612 South Tremont is coming Summer 2021. Notable tenants include Bottlecraft Beer Shop and Tasting Room, (including a full kitchen), Communal Coffee (expanding beyond its locations in North Park and South Park), Brixton, a lifestyle apparel store, Al Fresko, which creates handcrafted charcuterie spreads, STAB, a surfing lifestyle magazine and surf film producer, and Atacama Surf Shop which sells surfboards, wetsuits, and apparel. The developer is FABRIC.

Now Open and Coming Soon The Oceanside Beach Resorts, Mission Pacific Hotel at 201 North Myers St. and The Seabird Resort at 101 Mission Ave. have both completed construction on the exteriors and now working on interiors. The Resorts are slated to open late Spring 2021. Mission Pacific is accepting reservations for stays from June 18, 2021 and beyond. The Sunbird is now accepting reservations for stays from July 1, 2021 and beyond. | Spring 2021

The Green House at 212 North Coast Hwy. in downtown Oceanside is a plant-based sandwich & salad shop. The Turmeric Hut recently opened at 125 Old Grove Rd., Ste 4 in the Old Grove Shopping Center. Guanatos City Restaurant is now open for outdoor dining at 3776 Mission Ave. in the Marketplace del Rio Shopping Center. Instagram: @guanatoscityinc Lollicup Fresh SD recently opened at 4121 Oceanside Blvd. in the Del Oro Marketplace Shopping Center. They are a boba and tea shop. Instagram: @ lollicupfreshsd Roots Craft Juice recently opened at 631 S. Cleveland St. They serve cold pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls and small bites. Instagram: @ rootscraftjuice Street Corner Urban Market has leased 2,102 sq. ft. at 115 N. Cleveland St. in the Pierside South Apartments. This market has grab & go meals, snacks, and drinks. Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen moving their existing location to 509 Mission Ave., the former Menma Ramen site in downtown Oceanside. Dunkin Donuts is coming to 1906 Oceanside Blvd. in the Oceanside Village Square Shopping Center. Would you like your business featured in a weekly Small Biz Spotlight? Each week we will spotlight an Oceanside small business on our social media accounts. Contact us at if you would like to be featured! For business-related information contact Michelle Geller, Economic Development Manager at 760-4353351 or Visit our website at or social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - @ oceansidebiz

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MiraCosta Community College District Construction Bond Program Busy with Spring Construction and Design Activities Seven projects in construction; Eight more in design With close to 20 active projects, construction and design activities underway now, throughout the MiraCosta Community College District, ensure stateof-the-art facilities are ready for the future return of students and staff, including two state-of-the-art Student Services facilities. “Given our mission to serve students, we felt it was important that our first new facilities were Student Services projects,” said MiraCosta Facilities Director Tom Macias. “The focus on indoor air quality in these facilities has also been very timely, given the ongoing pandemic.” All the projects are funded through MiraCosta’s capital improvement program using funds from Measure MM, a $455 million general obligation bond approved by voters in 2016 Construction of the $12.6 million Student Services Building at the Community Learning Center (CLC) will conclude this month. The new 9,910-square foot facility consolidates study areas and socialization spaces, along with staff space, into a single environment, and provides an anchor for the new campus quad. The project includes an events terrace, upgrades to the path of travel from Barnes Street to Student Services and the quad, and extensive parking renovations. The project was designed by Lord Architecture, Inc.; Align Builders is the general contractor.

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The renovation of the CLC’s 100 and 200 buildings began in January 2020. The $13.4 million project provides for the renovation of approximately 38,000 square feet of space in the two buildings, including the previous location of the Student Services programs, along with Academic Services, the Library, faculty offices, and the Adult Education program. Construction should be completed in early fall 2022. SGPA Architecture & Planning is the architect; Align Builders is the general contractor. Construction of the $13.9 million Student Services & Administration Building at the San Elijo Campus is expected to wrap up. The new 10,770 square foot facility replaces the existing, outdated Administration Building and allows for consolidation of key student services into a single, central location. Little Architecture serves as the architect for the project. Barnhart Reese Construction is the general contractor. The renovation of San Elijo’s Building 100 is also underway. The $5.8 million project will provide for renovation of the Library, tutoring spaces, computer labs, audio/visual and information technology support spaces, offices, and restrooms. PBK Architecture provided the renovation design; Conant Construction

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The Fentanyl Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know Unintentional fentanyl overdose deaths are on the rise in San Diego County

By Erica Leary, MPH Program Manager, North Coastal Prevention Coalition For a year now, we’ve all heard the mantra to prevent COVID-19: Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands. The North Coastal Prevention Coalition (NCPC) wants everyone to understand the mantra to prevent Substance Use Disorder (SUD):  Delay use of any substance (age 21 or longer for alcohol, tobacco, marijuana),  Avoid all illicit drugs,

before the next tragedy hits close to home as it has with my family.” – Luis Barbosa, Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Though white males have been impacted at higher rates, there is no “typical” victim. Fentanyl overdose cases have occurred in teens as well as those over 70, and over 20% of cases have been female. Overdose deaths have involved those with a known history of substance use, as well as new users unaware of what they were consuming; they have occurred in wealthy homes and cheap motels.

If you know anyone at risk of using illicit substances in any form (pills, powder, liquid), make sure you have naloxone on hand. Naloxone is a nasal spray that can  Carry naloxone if you or someone you know uses reverse an overdose if administered quickly enough. drugs. Delaying use of any substances is critical to prevention Understand that addiction is a chronic brain disease. Support them in finding treatment resources if you because 90% of people suffering from substance use can. disorder (SUD) started their use before age 18. But as overdose deaths continue to climb in San Diego Blaming, shaming and stigmatizing won’t help solve this crisis. Understanding, compassion, and working County and across the country, it’s also critical that together towards comprehensive prevention, everyone understand the growing threat of fentanyl treatment and recovery can. and how to respond.  Intervene early,

Fentanyl is an extremely powerful synthetic opioid that has been found laced in illicit drugs including pills, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and even vaping products – and often consumed without the user’s knowledge. Parents, siblings, friends and partners are losing people they love to unexpected overdose death – 645 people total in 2019, and 152 from fentanyl. Preliminary numbers for 2020 indicate overdose deaths from fentanyl have more than doubled, according to the County’s Medical Examiner. The crisis has hit close to home at the Oceanside Chamber: “I had seen and heard of the growing cases related to opioid overdoses and thought it was some distant issue. Everything changed when my little brother passed away from an opioid overdose. This led me on a personal mission to learn as much as possible and soon realized that no family is spared from the pain caused by fentanyl. Families of all walks of life need to be aware of the dangers this brings to our communities, and it is an issue we must address

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