Best of OCEANSIDE Business Journal, October 2016, Fall Quarter

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WHAT’S INSIDE David Nydegger, Chamber CEO, Retires Chamber Supports Measure MM New Members & Renewals Tri-City Medical Center Spotlight Quarterly Review Candidates Forums Chamber & Community Events


Oceanside Quarterly Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Newsletter

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

After a hiatus, I welcome you to the printed

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Newsletter and Quarterly Report. It has been several years since we have distributed our newsletter in a printed format and we hope you enjoy it. As you will be able to tell from this report, Chamber volunteers and staff have been very busy providing you, our members, with community information, networking venues, training seminars and promotional opportunities. As a membership organization, the Chamber staff is dedicated to providing our members with the services you need to excel in business. We do this all with the goal to stimulate economic prosperity and foster a vibrant community. On a personal note, I would like to thank you for your generous support, guidance and commitment to the Chamber staff and to me for these 18 years. Thank you!

On the cover: surfers at sunset Oct 2015 Cover photo: Kierstin Hill

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chamber Events 4-5 Member Renewals 6 Tri-City Medical Center News 7

Sincerely,

New Members 8-9 Quarter Recap 10-11 Member Spotlights 12 Community Events 13 Measure MM 14 Candidates Forums 15

About the Chamber 928 N. Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 722-1534 info@oceansidechamber.com www.OceansideChamber.com Produced and published by the staff of the Oceanside Chamber Copyright Oceanside Chamber of Commerce All Rights Reserved Design: Kierstin Hill

Chamber Staff (l-r): Kristi Hawthorne, Kierstin Hill, Laci O’Brien, David Nydegger, Scott Ashton, Mary Martinez and David Zumaya. Not pictured: Laura Ojeda


David Nydegger, Chamber CEO, Retires after 18 years David L. Nydegger, a resident of Southern California since he was an infant, has had a lifelong commitment to academic development and public service. After attending the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, he went on to graduate from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis with a Bachelor of Science degree, later earning a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He was married for 46 years to the love of his life Diane Kwolik and together they had two daughters, Kinley and Abrey. After service in the US Navy, including 2 tours in Vietnam, David moved back home to Oceanside and worked in the newspaper industry for more than 17 years, eventually becoming the publisher of the Daily Sun Post newspaper in San Clemente. After leaving newspaper publishing, he has been a leader in the chamber of commerce industry for more than 20 years, starting as CEO of the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce. In 1998, he became the President and CEO of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce which supports 650 members. One of his career highlights was producing the “Defenders of Freedom Parade” in Oceanside in 2003 where 12,000 Marines and Sailors from the First Marine Expeditionary Force (1MEF) marched through Oceanside. It was the largest military parade in the US since WWll. David also spearheaded “Operation Appreciation”, a military event that honors active-duty military and their dependents each Armed Forces Day. A 1999 graduate of the US Chamber Institute for Organization Management at UCLA, David was named by the Western Association of Chamber Executives as an A.C.E. Accredited Chamber Executive in 2000 and re-accredited in 2005 and 2010. He also served as the President of the Southern California Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (SCACCE), the President of the North County Chamber Association of San Diego County and served on the board of (WACE) the Western Association of Chamber Executives. In addition to his Chamber duties, David was an adjunct instructor in business and marketing at MiraCosta College for over 30 years. He will be greatly missed by the Chamber staff, Board of Directors and Chamber members. David is looking forward to retirement and spending more time with his daughters and four grandchildren. While he has plans to travel extensively, Oceanside will remain his home.

Chamber supports Measure MM MiraCosta College to Modernize and Renovate Facilities Through Measure MM The numbers don’t lie. MiraCosta College offers job training and educational opportunities for 1,800 military veterans and their families each year. MiraCosta College offers a cost-effective, postsecondary option for more than 1 in 3 high school graduates in the area. MiraCosta College works closely with local industries, including biotechnology and health care companies, in strengthening the regional economy, a prized community investment that equates to a $338.4 million impact annually to North San Diego County.

MIRACOSTA COLLEGE

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STUDENTS • VETERANS • JOB TRAINING

MiraCosta College offers that and more to all of us who live and work in North County’s diverse communities. Which is why the Oceanside Chamber, Carlsbad Chamber, San Diego Coastal Chamber, the San Diego County Taxpayer Association, and leaders from Carmel Valley to Camp Pendleton are supporting Proposition MM, a measure that would raise an estimated $455 million in locally controlled funding to repair and improve the aging facilities. Continued on page 14... www.oceansidechamber.com

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Upcoming Mixers & Events Board of Directors: Kevin Witowich, Board Chair USBancorp

Joshua Van Orden, Chair Elect Oceanside Therapy Group

Marva Bledsoe Women’s Resource Center

Rick Wright MainStreet Oceanside

Bill Birnie Pacific Marine Credit Union

Bob Waite AFLAC

Bruce Tait Masson and Associates

Cameron Durckel SDG&E

Carrie Smith CSUSM

Cheryl Broom MiraCosta College

David Stewart Genentech

Debra Allen

October 13: Oceanside Senior Expo 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Civic Center Plaza • 300 N. Coast Highway October 20: Mixer at Canine Companions for Independence 5:00 - 7:00 pm • 124 Rancho Del Oro Dr. October 28: YouTube Seminar 9:00 - 10:30 am Oceanside Chamber • 928 N. Coast Highway November 9: Mixer at Skye Apartment Homes 5:00 - 7:00 pm • 501 W. Bobier Dr Vista, CA November 11, 24 & 25: Chamber Office Closed November 18: Pinterest Seminar 9:00 - 10:30 am Oceanside Chamber • 928 N. Coast Highway December 15: Holiday Mixer at QLN Conference Center 5:00 - 7:00 pm • 1938 Avenida del Oro December 16: Facebook Seminar 9:00 - 10:30 am Oceanside Chamber • 928 N. Coast Highway Chamber closed from December 23 - January 2

Eternal Hills

Isabel Escalle Tri-City Medical Center

Joe Woods Policy Point Insurance

Josh Arbenz Stratford at the Harbor

Julie Hiltsley LegalSheild

Leslee Gaul Visit Oceanside

Lori Lawson New Line Associates

Staff:

David Nydegger President and C.E.O.

Scott Ashton VP of Business Development

Attend a Committee Meeting Membership - First Wednesday of every month - 8:00 am October 5, November 2, December 7 Emerging Issues - First Thursday of every Month - 8:00 am October 6, November 3, December 1 Military Affairs - Second Thursday of every month - 7:30 am October 13, November 10, December 8 Latino Business - Fourth Wednesday of every month - 9:00 am October 26, November and December meetings canceled

Kristi Hawthorne VP of Events

Kierstin Hill VP of Communications

David Zumaya Membership Development Director

Laura Ojeda Latino Outreach Coordinator/Membership Development

Laci O’Brien Administrative Assistant

Mary Martinez

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Tuesday Networking Events Join us every Tuesday of the month for different networking events. Tuesday networking events are open to members and non-members.

What is Plates for 8? Plates for 8 provides a chance for 8-12 Chamber Members to meet for lunch or happy hour and learn more about each other’s business. A Chamber representative facilitates the event to provide an in-depth networking opportunity. This is an industry specific networking event so RSVP’s are necessary. Your only cost to attend is your meal.

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First Tuesday Coffee A casual morning of pastries, coffee and roundtable networking.

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Chamber Office 928 N. Coast Hwy 8:00 am October 4, November 1, December 6

Second Tuesday Cafecito Enjoy sweet bread and coffee while learning about the Latino business community.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 11:30 am RSVP:

C O FFE E at the Oceanside Chamber 8:00 am

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membership@oceansidechamber.com

San Luis Rey Bakery 490 N. El Camino Real 8:00 am

Thursday, Oct. 27 at 11:30 am RSVP: kierstin@oceansidechamber.com

October 11, November 8, December 13

Second Tuesday Beer n’ Braggin’

Friday, Nov. 4 at 11:30 am RSVP: scott@oceansidechamber.com

No agenda, no host-bar, just come say hello and enjoy happy hour with local people after work.

Joe’s Crab Shack 314 Harbor Drive South 4:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 17 at 11:30 am RSVP:

October 11, November 8, December 13

membership@oceansidechamber.com

Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 11:30 am RSVP: laura@oceansidechamber.com Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 11:30 am RSVP: kristi@oceansidechamber.com

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Thursday, Dec. 15 at 11:30 am RSVP: laura@oceansidechamber.com

Third Tuesday Coffee A casual morning of pastries, coffee and roundtable networking

Chamber Office 928 N. Coast Hwy 8:00 am October 18, November 19, December 20

Fourth Tuesday Maximize your Membership Learn about Chamber member benefits while

For locations and more info: www.Platesfor8.com

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networking and enjoying a free lunch.

T U ESDAY C O FFE E at the Oceanside Chamber 8:00 am

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Chamber Office 928 N. Coast Highway 12:00 pm October 25 Please Note: No November or December meetings Fall 2016

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Membership Renewals 1-5 Years as Member Astor Healthcare Center Barrel Republic Boomers Calvary Chapel Oceanside Children’s Physicians Medical Group

DeLuz Family Housing Domino’s Edward Jones - Dale Maas Edward Jones - Vincent Alessi El Pollo Loco Erickson Hall Construction Co. Eyeglass World Goat Hill Park Hume & Company Industrial Prosoft Solutions Integral Communities Joe’s Furniture Joel Marcus Insurance Kaiser Permanente Kingsmen Cleaners Las Villas de Carlsbad Lighthouse Fish and Seafood Market

Masson & Associates, Inc. NK Towing & Roadside Services North Coast Plastic Surgery Nova Voice & Data Systems, Inc. Paradise Falls Pierview Properties Real Estate Rock Athletic Club Rookies Restaurant & Sports Bar That Boy Good Tri City Hospital Foundation Up and Running Video Vacation Home Rentals.com Walmart Neighborhood Market

6-10 Years as Member

21-25 Years as Member

Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina Joe’s Crab Shack Johnson Interiors & More Le Rendez Vous French Bakery Maximum Mortgage & Real Estate Oceanside Beach Vacations Omni Financial Pacific Western Bank Primary Health Partners Servpro of North Oceanside The Paintball Park

California Surf Museum Canine Companions for Independence

Esther L. Newman Federal Heath Sign, LLC HomeLife Village Realtors Gary Nessim Hydranautics A Nitto Group Company

McLain Properties Port of Subs Quantum Learning Network TelComTec The Blue Whale

26-30 Years as Member

11-15 Years as Member AMAZEINC Internet Solutions Best Western Plus Oceanside Palms Coldwell Banker Rita Harper CSU San Marcos Navy Federal Credit Union Oceanside College of Beauty Paradigm Special Effects Graphics Sea Star Charters & Ocean Classroom

Security Public Storage Storage West Self Storage Walmart Wells Fargo Bank

16-20 Years as Member Computer Circulation Center Cream of the Crop Dominic’s At The Harbor Jazzercise Fitness Center Mastertech, Inc. Quinn’s Rapid Recharger Southern California Edison Stater Bros. Markets Walmart

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Beach Break Café P J Graphics

31-35 Years as Member Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy, APC

Jeff Kassebaum Photography Oceanside Sea Lions Club Oceanside Yacht Club Southern California Beach Club

36-40 Years as Member Cox Communications Paradise By The Sea

41-45 Years as Member Tri City Medical Center

66-70 Years as Member The San Diego Union Tribune

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Tri-City Medical Center Launches One-Day, Single-Dose Radiation Treatment for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Now available, IORT will reduce the number of radiation doses and speed treatment for candidate patients with early stage breast cancer under strict protocol. Early-stage breast cancer patients meeting specific selection criteria now have a one-day, single-dose breast cancer treatment option thanks to a new intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) program being launched this month at Tri-City Medical Center. Tri-City Medical Center is the only hospital in North County to offer IORT and among the first in San Diego County. Working together, Tri-City Medical Center’s radiation oncologists and breast cancer surgeons will use IORT to deliver a full, concentrated dose of radiation at the time of the patient’s lumpectomy, targeting cancer cells and sparing healthy tissue, such as the skin, heart, lungs and ribs. Traditional breast cancer treatment requires daily radiation five days per week for three to six weeks through external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). IORT requires only one day for treatment and delivers radiation via internal balloon catheter rather than through external radiation. “IORT puts less stress on our patients’ skin and organs while giving them peace of mind that they can complete treatment as quickly as possible,” said Dr. Kathy Toosie, a breast surgical oncologist at Tri-City Medical Center. “Traditional treatment programs can be very difficult on women who have careers or are primary caregivers. For stage 1 patients that meet our treatment criteria and stage 2 patients that qualify for our clinical trial, we look forward to helping them return to their normal daily lives sooner.” “IORT treatments are wonderful options for women with early breast cancers,” said Dr. James Urbanic, radiation oncology medical director at UC San Diego Radiation Oncology, North County. Dr. Urbanic will be supporting the delivery of intra-operative radiation oncology at Tri-City Medical Center as part of the medical center’s www.oceansidechamber.com

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affiliation with UC San Diego Health. “IORT represents an additional choice that will help to better tailor treatment to an individual’s preferences and needs while preserving the overall cure rate. We are excited to be part of this program,” he added. Major studies have shown IORT is effective, but with fewer side effects than traditional radiation for appropriate patients. To conduct its IORT therapy, Tri-City Medical Center is equipped with the Xoft® Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx®) System®, which is FDA cleared, CE marked and licensed in a growing number of countries for the treatment of cancer anywhere in the body, including early-stage breast cancer, gynecological cancers, and non-melanoma skin cancer. The Xoft System uses a proprietary miniaturized x-ray source, which is inserted into a flexible balloonshaped applicator, then temporarily placed inside the lumpectomy cavity. A full course of radiation is then administered in a single dose, lasting as little as eight minutes, which directly targets cancer cells.

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Welcome 5 Star Marketing 970 West Valley Pkwy. #418 Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 802-3095 www.5starmc.com Internet Marketing

760 Marketing Oceanside, CA 92057 (760) 440-5494 www.760marketing.com Marketing and Social Media Networking Aordable Insurance 603 Seagaze Dr. #299 Oceanside, CA 92054 www.INSR4U.com Insurance

(760) 822-3385

Alphagraphics North County 1920 Oceanside Blvd. #2 Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 722-1485 www.alphagraphics.com/centers/ oceanside-california-us760/ Printing Services American Cancer Society 5333 Mission Center Rd., Ste. 105 San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 682-7452 www.relayforlife.org/oceansideca Clubs and Organizations/Non-Profit Assistance League North Coast 1830 A Oceanside Blvd. Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 722-2286 www.alnc.org Thrift Stores Banner Boom 2357 Kenwyn St. Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 207-0647 Sign and Banner Installation Be Pollinated PO. Box 337 Oceanside, CA 92049 Marketing

(808) 780-6635

Camp Pendleton Military Community San Marcos, CA 92078 (760) 798-4846 www.camp-pendleton.us Marketing Capital Solutions Bancorp Bonsall, CA 92003 (858) 775-1934 www.capitalsolutionsbancorp.com Financial Services

Cassidy Medical Group, Part of OptumCare 145 Thunder Dr. Vista, CA 92083 (949) 453-4126 Medical Services - Physicians D3 Leadership Group, LLC Oceanside, CA 92057 (760) 707-4406 www.johnmaxwellgroup.com/davidbeall Business Consulting DC Design Built, Inc San Diego, CA 92154 (619) 508-0063 www.dcdesignbuiltinc.com Construction Devry University/Keller Graduate School of Management 2655 Camino Del Rio N. #360 San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 293-5400 www.devry.edu Colleges and Universities Dominic’s Italian Restaurant 268 Harbor Dr. South Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 754-1881 www.127west.com Restaurants - Italian DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant 620 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 722-7030 Ice Cream and Sweetshop Dragon Box Oceanside, CA 92057 (760) 419-2392 Cable Television Services

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Edward Jones Dave Baldwin 236 East Broadway Vista, CA 92084 (760) 630-8268 www.edwardjones.com/dave-baldwin Financial Services El Nopalito 410 San Diego Street Oceanside, CA 92058 Market

(760) 757-6565

Elizabeth Hospice 500 La Terraza Blvd. Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 737-2050 www.elizabethhospice.org Hospice Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation 122 Civic Center Dr. Ste 204-12 Vista, CA 92053 (760) 859-7449 www.loansbygg.com Mortgage Loans Going Green Distributors, Inc 939 Pointsettia Ave., Ste. 301 Vista, CA 92081 (888) 793-8870 www.goinggreendistributors.com Academic Materials Guava Lava Frozen Desserts 3910 Vista Way Ste. 115 Oceanside, CA 92056 (760) 842-7573 Ice Cream and Sweetshop Harwood Photographic Art Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 207-8575 www.harwood-photographic-art.com Art Gallery Health Insurance Plan Advisors & Services LLC DBA:Health Right Insurance 730 Broadway Ste. 101 Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 754-4422 www.healthipas.com Insurance

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New Members Heritage Hills 2108 El Camino Real Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 385-8100 www.heritagehillsMC.com Assisted Living

Oceanside Ale Works 1800 Ord Way Oceanside, CA 92056 (760) 672-3847 www.oceansidealeworks.net Breweries

Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts 1011 S. Santa Fe Ave., Ste. J Vista, CA 92084 (760) 509-5591 www.academytc.org Arts and Entertainment

Kenneth Lopez, Affiliate of North Hills Insurance Services San Clemente, CA 92672 (949) 629-8969 www.klopezinsurance.com Insurance

Oceanside Golf LLC 825 Douglas Dr. Oceanside, CA 92058 (760) 433-1360 www.playoceansidegolf.com Golf Courses

T-Mobile 3430 Marron Rd. #400 Oceanside, CA 92056 www.t-mobile.com Telecommunications

Kings Touch Oceanside, CA 92058 (760) 517-6551 www.thekingstouch.com Video Professional Services and Marketing

Oceanside Urgent Care Family Practice 616 South Coast Hwy. Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 433-1800 www.oceansidemedicine.com Medical

Tough Turtle Turf 8888 Miramar Rd. San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 530-2378 www.toughturtleturf.com Landscape and Maintenance

Printing CEO Oceanside, CA 92057 www.printingceo.com Printing Services

United Games Independent Affiliate Vista, CA 92081 (858) 232-6425 Games

Law Office of Nadine L. Scott PO Box 1421 Oceanside, CA 92051 (760) 803-6813 Attorneys MakeMyVacation.com PO Box 623 Oceanside, CA 92049 (877) 668-1111 www.MakeMyVacation.com Vacation Rentals

Rise Solutions 750 3rd Ave., Ste. 8129 Chula Vista, CA 91912 Health Products

(760) 917-1641

(619) 484-1199

Marketing Consultant Simone Talarico-Ross Oceanside, CA 92054 (951) 805-0973 Marketing and Social Media Networking

Esther Sanchez 300 North Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 435-3057 Associate Member

Matrix Merchant Card Processing San Marcos, CA 92069 (630) 973-6297 www.marymatrix.com Merchant Services

Soapy Joe’s Inc. 1980 Oceanside Blvd. Oceanside, CA 92054 (619) 474-1125 www.soapyjoescarwash.com Car Washing - Detailing

Merchant Club of America 1305 Union Plaza Ct., Ste. 105 Oceanside, CA 92054 (800) 510-1100 www.merchantclubusa.com Merchant Services Noonan Family Swim School, Inc. Del Mar, CA 92014 (858) 451-0794 www.noonanfamilyswimschool.com Education Program www.oceansidechamber.com

South O’ Internet Services Oceanside, CA 92054 (888) 395-8251 www.southo.net Web Design/Internet Services

(760) 729-8214

University of Phoenix Southern California Campus 25240 Hancock Ave., Ste. 200 Murrieta, CA 92562 (714) 338-7444 www.phoenix.edu Education Program Upcycled Home Garden 4747 Oceanside Blvd. #I Oceanside, CA 92056 (760) 908-9800 www.upcycledhomegarden.com Antiques and Gifts Valentina’s Grill Santa Ana, CA 92707 Restaurants - Mexican

(714) 450-5945

Young Living Essential Oils Corona, CA 92883 (951) 268-0508 www.getoiling.com/nikki Health and Wellness

Submarina Oceanside West 2183 Vista Way, Ste. B-7 Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 433-8178 www.submarina.com Restaurants - Deli

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Quarterly Review

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Oceanside Harbor Days was a successful, two-day event that provided an opportunity for fun activities including a pirate village, live music, beer garden, food court, arts & crafts booths, Nail ‘n’ Sail competition, military and public safety displays and more. Harbor Days began 55 years ago and the Chamber has helped to make this Oceanside’s biggest two-day event.

Quick summary of major quarterly accomplishments: • Began production of Camp Pendleton’s 75th Anniversary Magazine. • Hosted a Candidates Forum for: Oceanside Mayor Oceanside City Council OUSD School Board Tri-City Medical Center Board of Trustees • Sponsored and participated in the planning of Noche Mexicana. • Discussed potential trade and commerce between sister cities Oceanside and Fuji, Japan. • Began speaking at the “Welcome Abroad” briefings on Camp Pendleton for Marines and Sailors who are recently stationed on base. • Partnered with Accion and Community Housing Works for Business Financial Workshops. • Helped to facilitate the Genentech Goes To Town program, which pumps thousands of dollars into the downtown region. • Supported Measure MM. If passed it will renovate MiraCosta College.

Hosted many networking events including multiples of:

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• Mixers • Beer & Braggin’ • Ribbon Cuttings

• Tuesday Coffees • Plates for 8 • Maximize your Membership

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Member Spotlight Women’s Resource Center Women’s Resource Center (WRC) has been a Chamber member since 1978. A 501c3 non-profit corporation, WRC was founded in 1974 by a small group of local residents to provide services for victims of sexual assault. Within four years, agency programs expanded to include victims of child abuse and domestic violence. Located at 1963 Apple Street, Oceanside, WRC‘s mission is to work to stop domestic violence and sexual assault by rebuilding lives together. Agency services include: crisis intervention and assessment; case management; counseling for adults and children; shelter for victims and their children; transitional housing; a counseling/education program for the perpetrators of domestic violence; prevention education in North County elementary, middle and high schools; and, a 24-hour crisis hotline provides victims with around the clock access to WRC’s life-saving and life-sustaining services. Services are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at (760) 757-3500. Visit our website at www.wrcsd.org. WRC’s Thrift Store is located at 3385 Mission Avenue, Oceanside.

Words, Inc! Jackie Windes After working for corporate America for many years, Words, Ink! was established in 1995 to provide a resource for professional corporate, shareholder and homeowner association (HOA) meeting minutes, and serving as Inspector of Elections for HOAs. Mobile Notary and Virtual Assistant services are also available, performing work from a virtual office, using the latest technology to provide administrative services wherever in the world clients happen to be. You are never too old to learn something new. The future holds visions of adding a new virtual assistant service and work with authors and speakers. An active member of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, a story I like to tell often is my first encounter with the Chamber. Having just moved to Oceanside and knowing no one and having zero contacts in this area, I decided I needed to join the Chamber. The first event I attended was a 5-minute networking event held jointly with the Carlsbad Chamber. At that event, I met three people who said I needed to meet a special lady who did the same thing I did. I followed their advice and made an instant friend and mentor. From that one, first event, I had a basis to move my business from Orange County to Oceanside. Jackie Windes with fellow CA North County Unit Parliamentarians

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Community Events Senior Expo

October 13 9 am - 1 pm at the Civic Center Plaza OceansideChamber.com

Haunted Sunset Market

October 27 5 - 9 pm Pier View Way & Tremont St SunsetMarket.com

Oceanside Turkey Trot

November 24 • 10K & 5K walk/run • Senior Mile OsideTurkeyTrot.com

Dia de los Muertos October 30 10 am - 4pm at Mission San Luis Rey mslrdiadelosmuertos.com

Tree Lighting

Heritage Park Fall Festival

December 1 6:00 pm Regal Plaza across the street from the Sunset Market SunsetMarket.com

November 12 12-4 pm OceansideRec.com www.oceansidechamber.com

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MiraCosta College to Modernize and Renovate Facilities Through Measure MM

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Continued from Page 3... It has been 55 years – John F. Kennedy was in the White House speaking to us through black-and-white television sets – since voters passed a MiraCosta College bond measure. In order to continue its vital role training local students with modern skills to compete in today’s rapidly changing economy, it’s time to improve MiraCosta College classrooms, labs and STUDENTS • VETERANS • JOB TRAINING instructional technology. Measure MM would upgrade MiraCosta career training facilities for science, health care, technology and skilled trades. Measure MM also would update instructional technology for improved student learning in core subjects like math, science and technology. Facilities for veterans that provide job training, counseling and other support services would be improved and expanded, adding to such groundbreaking efforts as the new Veterans Business Outreach Center – the only program of its kind in Southern California. Plus, it would help improve access for students with disabilities and repair or replace plumbing that is deteriorating and roofs that leak. By state law, not one penny generated through Measure MM can be spent on faculty, staff or administrator salaries or pensions. What’s more, an independent citizens’ oversight committee will review all expenses and provide reports to the community to ensure that all funds are spent as promised. MiraCosta College is an essential part of the North County economy, and leading local employers rely on our specialized training programs and skills of our graduates. In less than a year, MiraCosta will become the first community college in the state to offer a Bachelor of Science in Biomanufacturing, a program that was developed in close collaboration with our corporate business partners. MiraCosta College has been serving the coastal North County area for more than 80 years. Today, 25,000 students are enrolled in associate degree and university transfer programs; workforce readiness certificate programs; and noncredit courses for continuing education, literacy or lifelong learning. To learn more about MiraCosta College or Measure MM, please visit miracosta.edu/improvement.

Chamber Welcomes Marines and Sailors to Local Community

November 8 Election Day Get out and vote!

Each Wednesday, Marine & Family Services on Camp Pendleton hosts a “Welcome Aboard” briefing for Marines and Sailors newly stationed at the Base. Over the summer, Chamber staff members began attending the weekly briefings to say a few words of welcome to the service members and to encourage them to visit Oceanside. Each service member is given an Oceanside “goodie bag” with copies of the Chamber’s publications and discount offers from a wide variety of local businesses. Chamber members who are interested in including a coupon in the bag should contact the Chamber office at (760) 722-1534.

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Chamber hosts Candidates Forums The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC) was formed to promote political and legislative issues that are good for business and the communityat-large. Through its candidate forums, BACPAC is able to ask those running for local office key questions to determine their positions on issues related to business concerns and to then provide this information to voters.

Oceanside City Council Candidates (l-r): Dumouchal, Gonzales, Hasty, Feller, Sanchez, Roy and O’Doherty.

On September 22, 2016, BACPAC hosted a campaign forum for those candidates seeking election to the Oceanside Unified School District’s Board of Trustees and to the Tri-City Healthcare District Board of Trustees. School Board candidates interviewed about the District and the education of our children included: incumbents Dr. Adrianne Hakes and Mike Blessing and challengers Blair Daniels, Bess Bronson and Eleanor Evans.

Questioned with regard to the operation and financial health of the Tri-City Healthcare District were: incumbents Rosemarie Reno, Larry Schallock and Ramona Finnila and challengers Frank Gould, Marggie Castellano, Leigh Anne Grass and Donna Rencsak. On September 27, 2016, a forum for the candidates for Oceanside City Council and Oceanside Mayor was hosted. Sharing their positions on issues shaping the future of Oceanside, City Council candidates included: incumbents Jack Feller and Esther Sanchez and challengers Steve Hasty, Victor Roy, Ward O’Doherty, Daniel Dumouchal and Linda Gonzales. In the Mayoral forum, incumbent Jim Wood and challengers Cynthia Rocco, Georgeo Kerpani, Jim Gibson and Rick Kratcoski answered questions relating to their vision for the future of Oceanside.

Mayor of Oceanside Candidates (l-r): Wood, Rocco, Kratcoski, Gibson, Kerpani www.oceansidechamber.com

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