Vista Chamber Magazine Winter 2021-2022

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WINTER 2021/22


Rachel’s Local Shopping Guide Madera Kitchen Elevated Mexican Food

Pure Project Brewing Expands into Vista

Pair-A-Dice Family Gaming Fun

Ayers Hotel Unique and Stylish

Malo’o Published by the

Products for Outdoor Adventurers

Vacations By Andrea Chamber of Commerce

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First Word - Rachel Beld

Local Shopping Guide


Madera Kitchen

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Chairman's Corner


Mayor's Musings




Ayers Hotel


New Career Development Programs


Superintendent's Corner


Artisan Venture Lab

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Community Calendar of Events



Elevated Mexican Food

Pure Project Brewing Brewhouse Expanding into Vista Shop and Dine in Vista Family Fun Gaming Unique Style and Amenities Three New Student Programs Resetting Our Vision and Strategic Plan

Helping Businesses Maximize e-Commerce

Vacations By Andrea Personalized Travel Planning Products for Outdoor Adventurers

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Chamber Business Directory

Rising Stars Vista Chamber's Velocity Podcast HIghlighting Business Developments in Vista

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Pure Project Brewing Expands into Vista

Pair-A-Dice Family Gaming Fun

Ayers Hotel Unique and Stylish

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Your Shop Vista Holiday Gift Guide! Businesses and customers are being affected by shipping delays and logistics challenges. It’s a tough problem and expected to be worse during holiday shopping time. My advice is to shop early and shop LOCAL this holiday season. By shopping local you support the businesses run by our neighbors and friends, create local jobs, and avoid disappointment due to gifts stuck on a delivery trucks somewhere in a polar vortex! With that in mind, I have a few recommendations for excellent holiday shopping this year. Pair-A-Dice Games is a great spot to find board games, Pokémon cards, and family fun activities! You can read more about them on page 16. My family loves experience gifts so tickets to the Moonlight or Wave Waterpark or a membership to Alta Vista Botanical Gardens or Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum are always a hit with my crew. A gift card for a kitty experience at Cat & Craft is a popular choice for my littles and they can stock up on cat-themed gifts or tasty treats while we are there. Another fun experience is a rental from RV Rent California, or give the ultimate gift of travel and book a dream vacation or cruise through Vacations By Andrea. For those on your list that love craft beer, wine or spirits, Vista has so many options! Misadventure & Co Vodka, 117 West Spirits, and Grafted Cellars Wine are popular with my friends. For those who enjoy mead or kombucha,

Twisted Horn and Local Roots can hook you up. We have quite a few Chamber Member breweries but some that are newer to town are Pure Project, Five Suits and Guadalupe Brewery. I am sure they would love your support. Frazier Farms has lots of options for beer and wine gifts. And, make sure to check out their bakery/deli on the way to that family potluck. Or, place an order with Bleu Oak Charcuterie and wow them with a beautiful meat and cheese display. Re•find off Main Street has unique home decor and fashion finds, including a signature hat collection. Every visit there is a like a little treasure hunt! For the new moms or babies in your life, Babies in Bloom has a variety of gifts, clothes, accessories. Beads Crystals & More is another great spot for unique gifts such as gems, rocks, or jewelry made from either. Shakarian Fine Jewelers, a longtime Vista business, has a great selection of jewelry, too! There are so many tasty Vista restaurant options for gift cards, catering or dinner out. Best Pizza & Brew and Madera Kitchen of Mexico are new to Vista but there are many other options included in our directory which starts on page 37. Which ones are your favorites? Barrel & Stave is new to downtown, and offers beer, wine, and kombucha on tap as well as many unique and hard to find brews available to take home. For those who have a sweet tooth Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen, Peppertree Frosty,

Frogy's Donuts, Cold Stone Creamery or Dunkin are great choices. Sunset Bay Candy Company offers many candy options for corporate gifts with a homemade touch, too.

Lastly, please consider a gift that support our amazing non-profits serving our community.

Check out more details about Vista’s non-profits on page 25 and think of Custom clothing or hats from Embroidery them this Giving Tuesday and every day. Image or Alchemy Print Co. make unique I hope you found this holiday shopping and fun gifts and is another option for guide helpful. Our Vista businesses are employees. Or maybe everyone in the grateful for your support. Let me know family just needs their own logo blanket if you try any of these; I'd love to know for movie night! what you think! As a mom, sometimes I just have to shop for myself. A relaxing massage from Chiropractic Wellness Center, hair accessories, or service gift cards from Hellbent for Hair may just find their way into my stocking this year. And, as I think about my fitness goals for next year, some personal sessions with Dimensional Fitness may be on my list, too. The men in my life prefer practical gifts so gift cards for car services or oil changes at Golden Wrench or TJ Crossman Auto Repair are good choices. Or maybe getting that door ding handled at J&R Auto Body would go over well. Another budget friendly option is a laptop or computer monitor from The Computer Factory. They have great deals there!


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Madera Kitchen of Mexico Offers an Elevated Mexican Food Experience in Vista By Barb Miltenberger



Madera Kitchen of Mexico is the brain-child of Ivan Sanchez Lucas and he runs the business with his partners Daniel Carrasco, his cousin Nestor Flores and his brother-in-law, Guillermo Lupercio. Ivan grew up in the restaurant industry and has opened five different restaurants in five years, but for others rather than himself. It was seven years ago that he started dreaming about having his own place and pushing the people who would eventually become his partners to jump on board. Dreams are wonderful things, but it’s hard to give them wings without funding, and that’s what they were lacking…capital. While many were financially set back during 2020 with the COVID-19 outbreak and shutdowns, Ivan was busy running his consulting business, working with a couple of successful restauranteurs who needed counsel. This work ended up providing the capital they needed to turn their dream into a reality. With finances in place, the team scoured North County for properties and the building that formerly housed Sunrise Café turned out to be the winning ticket. Being that a restaurant had previously occupied the building gave them a head start, and his partners used their construction skills to do the remodel and front patio installation. Their doors officially opened for business on July 21 of 2021. Their goal is to offer North County an upscale, fine dining experience and traditional Mexican food “with a twist.” You will see many dishes on the menu that you will recognize like Carnitas and Chile Verde, but at Madera Kitchen, it might be prepared differently than what you are used to. They are always looking for new and different ways to create traditional dishes. Keep an open mind and enjoy the vision, is what they ask. However, it must be said that they are also listening to their customers and evolving and changing where that needs to happen, with pricing, portions and presentation. Speaking of evolving, at the beginning of October they began serving weekend brunches from 9AM-2PM. You will find traditional breakfast items that you know and love like French Toast, pancakes and all-American plates as well as Mexican specialties like chilaquiles, enchiladas and a thing or two that will surprise you. Dinner hours are 4-9PM Wednesday through Sunday.

“ “ Ivan has never been happier in his work life than he is right now, despite the challenges of getting a business up and running. It is an amazing thing to sacrifice and invest into a business that is your own. The future vision for Madera Kitchen of Mexico is simple. The business is based on connection with customers and community. It’s all about family, learning, growing. "We treat all our guests as family and friends, as the restaurant is our home. Shake hands, give hugs and invite all into our home, to fuel more than our bodies, to fuel our souls!"- Ivan Sanchez Lucas Please join me in welcoming Madera Kitchen of Mexico to town and please stop by soon for a meal. You can find out more about them at They are located at 1250 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA 92084



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The year 2021 has been another record- setting year in our journey to “normalcy.” Whether your business is booming or still reeling from closures, the odds are you are facing challenges unlike any you have seen before. From labor issues to massive disruptions in supply chains, there is no shortage of hurdles in today's business climate. The Vista Chamber of Commerce, as always, is here to help mitigate these challenges by providing resources, information, and connections to help keep your business running smoothly even in these turbulent times. As an advocate and resource to the business community in Vista, The Chamber is proud to partner with the City of Vista to help provide some much needed relief for many businesses that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Vista has received $26M from the American Recovery Plan and has allocated $2.7M to a business grant program. This program will be administered by the Vista Chamber of Commerce and focuses primarily on businesses that lost revenue as a result of conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating businesses must be located in the City of Vista. Priority will be given to businesses that did not receive prior relief grants. Please email with questions or get on the interest list. For more information visit: Or email:

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Vista Bottles the Magic of Pure Project Brewing By Elizabeth Bickford



The Pure Project Brewing group has launched operations in Vista! The 15-Barrel Brewhouse and tap room are the newest additions to their family. With a growing number of breweries in the area Mat Robar, Jesse Pine, and Winslow Sawyer, co-founders of Pure Project Brewing, agree that Vista was the ideal location for their expansion! Pure Project Brewing started out as an idea between friends, an idea that took them on a journey from production in Costa Rica to here in San Diego County. They began production in a Mira-Mar brewer ignitor program 6 years ago. Their goal was to make a sustainable, ingredient-centric, quality brew for their community. The group is committed to donating 1% of top-line sales to environmental organizations that align with their vision. While keeping with their mission their popularity grew and soon they found that each and every production release was immediately

sold out, this meant supply would need to increase and so would their space! Now Pure Project Brewing is achieving that expansion here in Vista. Their new 14,000 SQ FT space is an ideal location for setting up headquarters along the Hops Highway. The group can watch the process from grain to grass all under one roof making for a natural environment of collaboration and experimentation! The move to Vista has provided a new sense of connection and community within their ranks. The Vista Chamber of Commerce has extended invitations to events like the Vista Strawberry Festival making the transition into the community one of ease. In addition to corporate spaces and production the property in Vista also hosts a

tap room. Guests can taste fan favorites, new releases, and the cherished beer slushie! With new releases and slushies recipes changing each week there is always a reason to stop in. Weekly releases allow for the freshest ingredients to be incorporated at the most optimal time, be on the lookout for the “Home for the Holihaze” brew set to release this winter! On weekends you can find food trucks, there is a free delivery collaboration with Leucadia Pizza, and guests are always welcome to bring in their own food. The tap room is family and pet friendly, so bring your entire crew! The tap room is also a great location for private and corporate events. With substantial outdoor and indoor space,

the tap room can accommodate 100 occupants. The west facing patio and indoor plants make this an inviting environment for all types of events. Consider reaching out to events@purebrewing. org to book their space! If you are looking for a holiday gift, try one of their monthly subscriptions that are delivered overnight to anywhere in California and Nevada, subscriptions can be purchased on their website. Stop by and visit the tap room, Monday-Thursday 3p - 9 pm, Friday 3 pm -10 pm, Saturday 11 am- 10 pm, Sunday 11 am - 8 pm at 1305 Hot Spring Way, Vista, CA 92081. Be sure to follow Pure Project Brewing on social media to see upcoming holiday selections and events!



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Mayor's Musings Mayor Judy Ritter

Let’s Shop & Dine Vista! This holiday season we should take time to celebrate with our family and friends and to explore Vista. Stroll throughout downtown Vista where locally owned businesses have much to offer for the holidays. Our downtown areas is filled with unique small businesses that have much to offer. Let’s support our small businesses and do our shopping and dining in Vista. Every dollar spent at local businesses in Vista directly supports jobs and our local economy. By shopping in our city, we ensure that our unique downtown remains thriving, successful, and vibrant. The benefits to a community when residents buy goods and services from local businesses are clear. These are the most significant benefits we see when residents support businesses in Vista: • stimulates the local economy and keeps more money in the community; • creates and sustains employment opportunities for residents to work closer to home; • allows goods and services you need and want to be offered nearby; • keeps sales tax dollars in Vista to help support community programs such as senior and youth programs, and fire and law enforcement services; and • fosters a community that cares and invests in itself. I’m proud of all our businesses and employees in Vista for the strength and resolve they have shown in the face of such challenging times. On Small Business Saturday on November 27, let’s show our support by shopping and dining Vista!





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As the biggest and oldest game store in North County, Pair-A-Dice Games at 2020 Hacienda Drive is a haven for anyone looking for unique board games, creative puzzles or who enjoys competitive gaming. “We have nearly 1,000 different games in our store and feature between five to 10 new games per week,” says Owner Rob North who opened the store in 2003. “We also offer lots of collectable card games like Pokémon and Magic the Gathering, which has millions of players around the world.” North explains that you won’t find many mainstream board games from makers such as Hasbro or Mattel at Pair-A-Dice. “Our main focus is to offer games that are for hobbyists, unusual, easy to learn, and extremely fun.”



The store also features a large game space where North hosts various tournaments and offers open play every night for games like Dungeons & Dragons. “We’re all about bringing people together and creating a gathering place for those who love to play.” North, who is also a life-long lover of playing games, always dreamed of one day opening a game store in his retirement years. However, a layoff from a job in the tech world almost 20 years ago made his dream come true faster than he ever imagined.

summer of 2020. It wasn’t until earlier this spring that the game room finally opened again, bringing back many of his loyal customers and gamers. With sales still recovering, North always looks to the holiday season as a great way to introduce the store to new customers looking for stocking stuffers and gifts. North is passionate about curating games to ensure that his inventory caters to families and younger kids. “My 18 years of experience helps me identify the games that I believe will be best sellers,” he says. “It’s typical that

We’re all about bringing people together and creating a gathering place for those who love to play.

North currently employs nine people with plans to expand. Most of his employees are customers who are passionate about their hobby and already have a strong knowledge base about the product offerings. However, during Covid, North was forced to lay off his entire staff. He survived by taking special orders, offering curbside deliveries and responding to customers’ higher than usual demand for puzzles. “We completely sold out of the 500 puzzles we had in stock and ordered even more during the worst of the pandemic,” he says. The store slowly began to reopen in the

once people find us, they keep coming back and become long-term fans of the store.” Some of North’s favorite games are “Euro Style”, meaning games are designed so that everyone participates until the end, like Scrabble. “American Style” games typically include the use of a die where players are eliminated. North particularly enjoys the Euro style game, “Ticket to Ride”, which won the game industry’s coveted Spiel de Jahre Award as the Game of the Year. The goal is to try and create rail routes between cities with cards. Points are

scored as you lay down tracks and meet your destinations. Another family favorite of his is “Carcassonne”, which is themed after an ancient city in France. Players lay down pieces like a puzzle. Once you complete something, you win. He says it’s simple to learn and a lot of fun to play. “Even my wife enjoys this game because she feels like she can easily compete without having to be an expert gamer,” says North, whose family includes two grown children who also enjoyed lots of game nights through the years. So much so, that his son now works for a

company that designs phone games. North is proud to be a member of the Vista Chamber since he first opened his doors. “We’re part of the community and I believe it’s important to show our support,” he says. “I’m very happy with what I do because not only is it a fun industry to work in, but it also focuses on making special memories with family and friends.” To learn more about Rob North and Pair-A-Dice, visit www.pairadicegames. com or email Rob directly at VISTACHAMBER.ORG


New Hotel Offers Style and Unique Amenities By Anne McDonnell Gone are the days when visitors to the area had few options for where to stay. Now, Vista has a variety of hotels with amenities and accommodations on par with the best around. One of the newest options is Ayres Hotel Vista/Carlsbad, a family-owned and operated, boutique-style hotel that recently opened in Vista. The hotel was designed and built by the Ayres family, and, says Kate Jordan, Director of Sales, “It’s truly a one-of-a-kind hotel that you can’t find anywhere else in the world.” One of its most unique and popular amenities is a full, made-to-order breakfast included with the hotel stay. Says Jordan, “Our guests really love this amenity.” Chefs create custom omelets, and guests can chose from a variety of other breakfast items, including scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage. The hotel also offers a well-equipped fitness center, a heated pool and hot tub, free parking, and free wi-fi. In addition, the hotel is very pet friendly. “We love being able to welcome travelers with their furry friends,” says Jordan. The hotel is getting ready to open its bar and restaurant by the end of 2021 that will feature local brews and offer the community “a fun new place to meet with friends and family,” Jordan says. Ayres opened in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Jordan says that “it was an interesting time to open a new hotel, but it has gone very well and we continue to love what we do.” Guest feedback has been great, says Jordan, and “we love interacting with guests and getting to know the community and how we can serve them.” This philosophy starts from the top, and unlike large hotel chains, the owners of Ayres Hotel visit often. “They know the staff by name and make a point to greet everyone. They treat the people who work here like family,” Jordan says, and that hospitality extends to visitors and guests The hotel is located right where Vista meets Carlsbad meets San Marcos, so it’s centrally located to local breweries, restaurants, the beach, and Legoland, which is convenient for guests and also locals who are hosting family and friends. And, notes, Jordan, the hotel is out of the more heavily trafficked areas of North County, “so our guests enjoy a nice secluded stay with us.” For Jordan, the best part about working in the hotel industry is being a part of people’s lives, often when they are celebrating a special occasion. And, of course, being part of their visit “to one of the best places in the world.” Ayres Hotel Vista/Carlsbad 2100 Radiance Way, Vista, CA 92081 760.335.0035






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Chamber Embraces Three New Career Development Programs for Students The Vista Chamber of Commerce is always looking for creative ways to solve local business challenges. This year, the Chamber is proud to announce three outstanding new programs that strive to connect local businesses looking for talent with area students. “Our goal is to create opportunities through programming and education that ultimately keeps our young people eager to remain local to live and work in good jobs, which makes our community that much stronger and vibrant,” says Chamber Director Rachel Beld. Here are three soon-to-be-launched programs spearheaded by the Vista Chamber:



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for Career Awareness and Learning) This first program is a collaboration between Tri-City Medical Center, San Diego North EDC, and the Vista, Oceanside, and Carlsbad Chambers. Through a generous grant from County Supervisor Jim Desmond, phase one of SOCAL offers a newly designed website featuring a repository of 35 career videos. Each partner chamber in the program provided videos that highlight a variety of local, good paying and fulfilling jobs. Featured careers require a variety of educational pathways including college, technical schools, and apprenticeships. The program officially launches in mid-December during a ceremony at the annual luncheon of the San Diego North Economic Development Council (SDNEDC).

“Our hope is that this program will grow to include internships, job shadowing, and long-term job placements” Check the Chamber website after December 16 for the program website reveal.


Vista Chamber’s Business Internship Program With a grant from the City of Vista, the Chamber is creating an exciting paid internship program that will launch next summer for up to 100 rising seniors in our school district with Vista companies. Chamber staff members are currently putting together program guidelines for both the interns and host businesses, and working with the school district on how to best roll out the program.

“The goal of this pilot internship program is to connect students with businesses that are having a hard time finding local talent,” says Beld. “We designed the internship to be 100 hours because it’s just long enough to get to know a company and complete a meaty project for their resumes while gaining some valuable experience,” she says. The grant will cover all worker’s comp fees and a higher than minimum wage hourly rate for the students. If you would like more information and you think your company would like to participate, please contact the Vista Chamber offices or email them at

3 Bright Minds for Young Entrepreneurs With middle school girls in mind, this program is designed to encourage young, female entrepreneurs to learn what it takes to start a business in today’s economy. The program is funded through a grant from the State of California Women’s Caucus through the help of California State Assembly Member Tasha Boerner Horvath.

“Women are often under-represented as entrepreneurs and small business owners in our state so we thought this would be an opportunity to introduce fundamental business know-how to Vista middle schoolers,” says Beld. According to Beld, up to 30 girls in the VUSD will take a series of classes to learn what it takes to identify a marketable business idea, develop a business plan, obtain licenses, financing and other services in the process with the goal of selling their new products at a booth during Vista’s Strawberry Festival in 2022. The program is expected to launch in January. If you would like to be an instructor or volunteer to support this program, please contact the Vista Chamber.



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A good patient-physician relationship can go a long way in helping you stay healthy — and getting the care you need when you’re not feeling well. “Patients who take an active role in their care may not only feel more satisfied with their doctors, but also more in control over their own health and well-being,” says Rebecca Shragge, DO, an internal medicine physician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center Hillcrest. Communication, respect and trust are keys to any healthy relationship. And the relationship with your health care provider should be no different. Here are eight ways to help you build a good patient-physician relationship and get the most out of your appointments.

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“Before your visit, make a list of your symptoms and how long each has been present,” suggests Dr. Shragge. “Write down what medications you’re taking, including vitamins and supplements, and the dosages for each.” If you need lab work or other tests, get them before your appointment so you and your doctor can go over them together

2. Prioritize health issues to discuss Start your discussion with your physician with the most important health issue or question on your mind. “Don’t put off things you really need to discuss until the end of the visit. Bring them up right away,” says Dr. Shragge. 3. Follow COVID safety precautions Be prepared to follow COVID safety protocols before entering the clinic and at the doctor’s office, including wearing a face covering and physical distancing. At Scripps, all physicians, staff members, patients and visitors are required to wear face coverings. Scripps also offers curbside check-in as an additional safety measure so that you can remain in your vehicle until an exam room is ready for your visit.

“Bringing a friend or family member along can be extremely helpful when it comes to asking questions and clarifying information, especially for older patients or anyone who is nervous about seeing the doctor, or someone who needs a language interpreter,” says Dr. Shragge.

5. Be honest with your physician Your lifestyle and daily habits impact your health, and the information you share with your physician is confidential so be candid. If you are not honest about things, such as smoking or having a couple of cocktails daily or occasionally skipping your medications, your physician won’t have accurate information, and that can impact your care. “Let your doctor know what has happened in your life since your last visit,” says Dr. Shragge “For instance, mention any changes you have noticed in your appetite, weight, sleep or energy level.” Don’t feel embarrassed. Your doctor isn’t perfect, and he or she doesn’t expect you to be either.

6. Be sure you understand your care 4. Bring a companion to your appoint- plan ment when necessary Bring a friend or loved one with you, especially if you feel like you have trouble retaining information or you are discussing something serious like cancer or heart disease. Be aware of any visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Before you leave the doctor’s office, make sure all your questions have been answered or if you need to schedule a followup visit. Have a clear understanding of everything your doctor has told you about your condition and what you need to do,

such as getting lab tests, taking medications and caring for yourself at home. “If you’re not quite sure about something, don’t hesitate to ask for clarification before you leave,” says Dr. Shragge. “If you have questions once you get home, contact your health care team by calling the office or using an online patient portal to leave a message.”

7. Communicate with your physician, use patient portal Many health care organizations offer patients a secure health portal in order to communicate with their physicians and manage their health records. Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal Medical Center patients can use MyScripps, the online patient portal where you can check test results, schedule appointments, review your medical history and leave messages for your physician.

8. Follow your care plan Follow your individualized care plan to get results and monitor progress. Your care plan may include tasks such as monitoring your blood sugar, getting more exercise or taking your blood pressure. If a physician’s recommendation doesn’t sound doable or your medication isn’t working, let them know so you can reevaluate and make adjustments to your plan.




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Superintendent's Corner Matt Doyle, Ed.D.

Resetting our Vision and Strategic Plan Vista Unified is working in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and Prospect Studio to engage our entire community, students, parents, staff, and many others, in a year-long process to refresh our vision, mission, values, and strategic plan. The process will include a “Discovery” phase that features needs finding and students summits, a “Vision Creation” phase that is focused on community engagement and feedback, a “Strategic Plan” phase that converts the new vision to a set of actions and services, and a “Strategic Plan Implementation” phase that will bring the new vision, mission, values, and actions to life. Ultimately, this process will lead to a refreshed vision for what we call the promise of graduation (also called a Graduate Portrait), a clear identification of what a student needs to know and be able to do by the time they graduate from high school. The process will add two more elements that Vista Unified did not include in our current structure. The first is called the Adult Portrait. If we want to deliver on the promise of graduation for all students, then we need to clearly define what needs to be true for the adults who will support students. This includes all adults in the system: instructional staff, operational staff, board members, and community partners. The second element new to the process is the “System Portrait.” This part of the process places emphasis on what aspects of the system need to change in order to support the adults who then support the students.

Visioning Process Outcomes Vista Unified has made tremendous progress in implementing our vision, mission, and values. As a result of over eight years of collective efforts with our students, staff, and community, our school district has truly become the model of excellence and innovation in many areas including personal learning, schools of choice, career preparation, social/emotional systems of support, and technology integration. Similarly, we have made great progress implementing our mission to inspire all students to persevere as critical thinkers who collaborate to solve real world problems. Our teachers and staff have actively engaged students in real-world design challenges, competitions, and projects that create authentic hands-on learning experiences. Our district has embraced our values over the years as the foundation for how we treat each other and work together to support the strengths, interests, and aspirations of all students. We even added the value of equity to our commitments because we value the importance of giving every student what they need to become a successful learner. It is important to note that the world around us continues to change in complexity and in connectivity. There are times when it actually feels like these changes are accelerating. If we, as a hub for learning, are to keep our students strategically positioned for success in their future careers and life, it is important to go through a process to refresh our vision, mission, values, and strategic plan. More details will follow for you to get involved in the redesign process.



eCommerce Business Sets Up Shop in Heart of Vista By Anne McDonnell

Many of the businesses you know and love in Vista offer something tangible, like food or a product for sale, or a service that’s been around for a long time and is familiar to you, like plumbing or car repair. But over the last 25 years or so, most of those businesses have also had to offer and maintain something that isn’t their area of expertise: a web presence and, often, an ecommerce site (that is, online shopping). Enter Artisan Venture Lab (AVL), which helps business-to-consumer and business-tobusiness companies looking to create or enhance their online presence. Says Chief Strategy Officer John Standish, “A large majority of our clients leverage some type of ecommerce offering and are looking to monetize their brand.”

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AVL, which is relatively new to the area and is looking to grow its west coast presence, “offers services and funding to build, revitalize, and monetize brands online through eCommerce, software design and development, and cross-platform marketing,” according to Standish. Clients have included non-profit organizations, Native American tribes and groups, and companies that sell products, such as solar panels and fireplaces. Website design and “backend” technology take into consideration both the client and the intended audience. What makes AVL different than simply a web-design company is that it offers much more, including funding and support with product manufacturing and shipment. “We specialize in full-cycle ecommerce, and can provide resources and/or funding in exchange for equity when suitable. We [also] have extensive experience navigating obstacles surrounding manufacturing, inventory, fulfillment, and shipping,” says Standish. A team of experts in these areas “invests time, resources, and capital into business ideas and brands to realize their maximum revenue potential,” Standish continues. All clients are involved in a collaborative process that includes “working sessions” where the team collectively reviews things like growth plans, market penetration and expansion, product/service development, and diversification. When supporting companies with funding, AVL looks “to partner with like-minded individuals who are passionate about their craft and with those who are looking to disrupt their industry’s status-quo.” Decisions are made after the executive team takes the time to research and review requests. This collaborative approach is what motivates the team at AVL. “I love helping people build their

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CITYOFVISTA.COM/HOLIDAYS The Moonlight Returns to the AVO Playhouse! businesses online,” says Standish. “We succeed when our clients succeed, and shared success is invigorating.” Success at AVL is founded on the team effort. Says Standish, “I work with a super talented team that has a great sense of humor and it makes work fun.” To share their expertise with others, the company plans to offer tech talks and workshops in the future to provide industry knowledge to the community. AVL is based in Minneapolis, and its Vista location operates out of The Film Hub coworking facility in downtown Vista. Standish says he loves Vista; “it is a great community.”

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Winter Events: Prohibition Brewery 10-year Anniversary

Saturday, November 13, Live Bands, Games, Prohibition Era Cars, and a Special Anniversary Beer.

events 2021-2022 Ongoing Chamber Events: Registration for atttending

events can be done at We are gradually returning to in-person events. Government Affairs Meeting (First Thursday of the month): 12pm - 1:00pm November 4, December 2, January 6, February 3 Membership Orientation (Third Thursday Every Other Month): 3:30pm 4:30pm November 18, January 20

Educational Opportunities:

90 Minutes with an HR Expert At The Film Hub - 170 Eucalyptus Ave., 8:30 - 10am December 6

Networking Meetings:

Busines Expo & Hiring Fair at Vista Civic Center: 4:00pm - 7:00pm November 10 Business Mixers (Second Wednesday of the month): 5pm - 7pm December 8, January 12, February 9 Lunch Mob (Fourth Wednesday of the month): 12pm - 1pm November 17, January 26, February 23 Ongoing Vista Events:

Holiday Makers Market

November 20, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the ReFind parking lot, 146 Eucalyptus Ave. 7th Annual Novemberfest at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

November 20, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Positive Phee x Misadventure & Company

Anti-Black Friday Sustainably Curated Clothing Swap & Cocktail Event: November 20, 4:00 – 6:00 pm 2420 Grand Ave., Ste. C Jingle Terrace Park

November 26 – December 23, nightly from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Brengle Terrace Park Holiday Lights at Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

November 26-27, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 The Broadway Theater World Premiere "The Dollmaker"

December 2 – 19, visit for more details. Vista Christmas Parade

Vista City Council – meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:30pm

December 4 at 1:00 pm Registrations are now open on, the theme this year will be “Come Together”

Farmers Market – Every Saturday from 8:00am – 12:00pm, 325 S. Melrose

Miracle on 34th Street: A Musical Radio Play

Library Programs – The Vista Branch of the San Diego County Library on 700 Eucalyptus Ave., offers a variety of ongoing programs for all ages. For more information, call 760-643-5100 Gloria McClellan Senior Centers – In person lunch provided weekdays from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., reservations are encouraged by calling (760) 643-5288

December 3– December 23, for tickets visit Winter Fiesta

December 5, Santa Claus, Mariachis on Main, Tamale Making Contest and more!

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Dreaming of a 2022 Vacation? Andrea is Here to Help!

Are you finally ready to start adventuring out again? It’s been a long 18 months for many of us travel lovers. Whether you are dreaming of a river cruise, a destination vacation, or an allinclusive resort getaway in 2022, Luxury Travel Advisor Andrea Auger is here to help--and the sooner you start planning, the better! Andrea’s goal is to help you craft itineraries that include extraordinary experiences for your worry free, luxury vacation that suits you and your travel group perfectly. She’s also the one that can

help make it right if anything should happen to go wrong. It’s all part of her highly professional and personalized service. Andrea created Vacations by Andrea in 2019 by parlaying her many years of corporate travel experience, love of organization, and her passion for details. She combined that with the desire to help others feel the same joy she does from traveling. “Some people spend hours and hours trying to plan a complicated trip or find the best prices that can soon become overwhelming and exhausting,” says Andrea, who is a certified luxury travel advisor. “But with me, all they have to do is call and I’ll be the one who does

Here are a few trip planning tips from Andrea: 1. For best deals and availability, plan a minimum of six months in advance. 2. Hawaii is one of the hottest destinations in the U.S. Now booking for 2022. 3. For cruises, the best pricing is when itineraries are first released. 4. Spring Break fills up really fast, so start planning ASAP! 5. Flexibility in terms of dates, destinations, and accommodations gives you more leeway. 6. Keep your options open but don’t settle if it doesn’t meet your needs. For more information about Vacations by Andrea, visit or follow her on Instagram – andreaaugertravel & luxuryvacationsbyandrea.

the research, or stays on hold for hours with an airline dealing with a change or refund. I take all the stress out of the planning and coordinating and for many people, there’s real value in that.” Andrea believes the secret to her success is in really getting to know her clients and building relationships with them. “I help all kinds of travelers--tech-savvy honeymooners who just don’t want to be bothered with the details, to retirees ready to take that life-long dream trip to Europe,” she says.

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“My personalized approach can be so freeing to clients who just want to know that they are in good hands with a professional who knows how to get things done,” she says. “Once the planning portion of the trip is com plete, you’ll still hear from me regarding important checklists and last-minute reminders regarding new travel protocols due to Covid.”

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“I start with an extensive Q&A session during an initial conversation with a client,” she explains. “I like to ask about past trips and what they really liked or didn’t like. I find out about mobility issues, travel styles, interests, wish lists and more. It’s all about connecting with people and getting a real understanding of what’s important to them.” Andrea also offers an open-door policy. A client can email or text her anytime and she even offers an 800 number so clients can reach a call service that can assist them”.

Andrea believes the Golden Rule is her most powerful marketing tool, which is why she is so successful and gets so many personal referrals. “I just think about how I would like to be treated, so I stay in touch with birthday cards, personalized notes, and thank you cards,” she says. “If you are on your way home from a luxury trip that I helped you plan, know that a welcome back postcard from me will be waiting in your mailbox. I still believe in the art and the impact of sending a personalized mailed note.” Andrea also believes in her Chamber membership. “I wanted to get more involved and to know other business owners in my community. The Chamber has been a great way to link arm and arm with others.”



Dedicated to helping outdoor adventurers do more of what they love. By Elizabeth Bickford


the Vista Community in April 2021, Malo’o Racks is settling into their new facility. The name Malo’o is Hawaiian and means “dry” the name pays homage to founder Phil Kelly’s heritage. The word dry is the perfect representation for their product. The company focuses on solving problems often faced by those in water centric activities! Malo’o’s original product was a drying rack for a surfer’s wetsuit. It was addressing the issue of drying gear in an effective and neoprene friendly manner. Phil had exhausted all other options and finally decided if he wanted something that worked well he would have to create it himself! The product was launched on Kickstarter and quickly grew in popularity, as Phil and his partner XXX find new problems to solve their offering have grown. The newest product the Lounge Wagon is an innovative solution to the solving the age old problem of getting all your beach gear from the car to your beach spot! The most interesting feature of this wagon is it’s ability to convert from a wagon to a beach chair – complete with an umbrella! With such creative solutions, Malo’o has experienced substantial growth. As many have turned to outdoor activities over past year there has been an increase in demand for water related products. This means the supply needed to increase calling for more space to house product! Malo’o began the what seemed to be impossible task of locating more warehouse space. The search took them from one side of San Diego County to the other, fortunately they were able to procure space on Specialty Avenue in Vista! Their new neighbors



in Vista have been great to work with and they operate with grace and sharing of resources. Now that online shopping is such a staple in our daily routine international sales are becoming more frequent for companies. This has been an area that the Vista Chamber of Commerce has been able to assist Malo’o – understandably the process to import and export goods has been complicated, especially this year. The chamber has been able to assist them with quick and reliable paperwork and documentation to expedite the process. Knowing that they can fulfill an order globally makes it easier to promote and market to everyone in need of their innovative products! Malo’o is well prepared for the upcoming holiday season. Thanks to the foresight of stocking the company stands to meet demands while others might encounter supply chain issues this winter as the freight and delivery services have become stressed due to the demand of online shopping. Now is the time to start planning as an end user – the Malo’o products are perfect gift ideas for the outdoorsperson in your life or the multitasking mom! Shoppers this season should plan to be savvy and early when it comes to filling those holiday shopping lists. Make a point to stop by to explore the products they have available and find their upcoming events and where you can experience them first-hand!

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news and notes Artisan Venture Labs Are you ready to monetize your brand? This business is here to help you deliver right-sized solutions that transform businesses through marketing and technology. Located within The Film Hub in Vista, John’s experience in digital strategy, design and development along with the Artisan team are available for your services.

news and notes Best Pizza and Brew Independently owned and operated, Best Pizza and Brew have been serving hot slices and cold pints to San Diego communities since 2013. Now open on Santa Fe Avenue in Vista, they are enjoying bringing their exceptional customer service, top notch ingredients, and loyal Best Pizza customers to our city! Pizza by the slice, whole pizzas, salads, sandwiches and craft beer on tap.



Accounting Alan M. Brown, CPA (760) 212-4993 Diane Hagen Accounting Services (760) 715-9888 Polito Eppich Associate LLP (760) 599-9900 San Diego Small Biz Assist (760) 519-3766

Advertising- Promotional Products LOGO Expressions, Division of Specialized Office Systems (760) 598-9011

Agritourism Sand n Straw (760) 877-9054

Apartments Elan Shadowridge Meadows Apartments (760) 598-1222

Skye Apartments (760) 940-4170 Sycamore Greens Apartments (760) 598-9000

Appliance Sales & Service Yingst Appliance (760) 724-8373

Appliance, Lighting & Plumbing Sales Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery (760) 643-4240

Architecture AlphaStudio Design Group (760) 727-2544

Art & Design Studio The Backfence Society/Only Losers Litter (760) 207-5557

Art Galleries Visions In Art Gallery & Custom Framing (760) 724-1469

Attorneys Gatzke Dillon & Ballance LLP (760) 431-9501 Paul V. L. Campo, Attorney (760) 639-1680 Phyllis J. McGreevey, a Professional Corporation (442) 204-5739

Kenny's Kar Klinic, Inc (760) 726-0572 Patrick Flynn's Collision (760) 758-5139

Automobile Dealers Avis Car Sales (760) 330-5260 ca/vista.htm North County Ford (760) 945-9900

TJ Crossman's Auto Repair, Inc. (760) 842-1633

First Citizens Bank (760) 696-9732

Automotive Detailing

Frontwave Credit Union (760) 631-8700

Tee Vega Ent, Inc. (760) 455-3203

Aviation MacKenzie Aircraft Parts (760) 727-3775

Provident Auto Sales (760) 295-4000


Samo Law Group (619) 672-1741

Automobile Repairs & Service

Frogy's Donuts & Bakery (760) 758-7779


Golden Wrench Automotive (760) 940-6060

North County Auctions (619) 787-4906

Neri Discount Alignment (760) 639-4696

Autobody & Collision Repairs

North County Automotive (760) 734-1226

J & R Auto Body and Paint (760) 724-4923

Tasker's Automotive (760) 758-5200

Caylee Cakes (760) 936-7880

Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen (760) 842-5138

Pacific Western Bank (760) 597-4930 San Diego County Credit Union (877) 732-2848 Wells Fargo Bank - Santa Fe (760) 758-9551

Banquet Facilities Vista Elks Lodge (760) 724-1968

Beauty Salons

Banks & Credit Unions

Hellbent for Hair (760) 547-6081

California Bank and Trust (760) 940-2600

Sport Clips Haircuts (760) 295-0662

California Coast Credit Union (877) 495-1600

news and notes The Cake House One of the newest businesses in Vista to offer premier cannabis is The Cake House. Top shelf products in a wide variety of forms and function. Friendly, familiar & educated staff to help you to the level you want to be. Veteran owned and operated. Now open for adult use & medical patients.




Business Services

Boosted Book Keeping, LLC (760) 400-9918 hhtp://

Thryv (760) 810-2573

Botanical Gardens

Cable Television

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens (760) 945-3954

Cox Communications, Inc (619) 269-2458



Booze Brothers Brewing Co. (760) 295-0217

Genna Bees Custom Sweets (760) 496-9176

Five Suits Brewing (760) 278-3483 Guadalupe Brewery (Carlsbad Brew Supply LLC) (740) 302-3377 Prohibition Brewing Company (760) 295-3525 Pure Project, LLC (760) 606-7873

Business & Management Consultants North San Diego Small Business Development Center (760) 795-8740 Strategic Results Group (760) 940-1381

Business Organization Intesa Communications Group (619) 501-5172

Sunset Bay Candy Company (760) 295-2833 Sweet Desires (760) 580-5147

Carpet Cleaning Ultimate Carpet Cleaning (760) 994-3200

Caterers Bleu Oak Charcuterie (760) 845-4453 Bread & Cheese Eatery - Catering (619) 709-6016 Full Metal Burgers (860) 334-5941 Red Tail Catering (858) 605-8219 The Etouffee Cafe on Wheels (760) 420-6323

Chambers of Commerce Vista Chamber of Commerce (760) 726-1122

Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce (619) 661-6111

Chiropractors Chiropractic Rehabilitation Wellness Center (760) 726-9660 Pacific Family Chiropractic (760) 643-9191

Churches & Religious Organizations Faith Lutheran Church (760) 724-7700 Hope Church of the Nazarene Vista (760) 726-3873

Clinics & Medical Groups Children's Physicians Medical Group (877) 276-4543 Graybill Medical Group (866) 228-2236 Pathway Health Clinic (760) 945-4673 Vista Family Health Center (760) 941-7050

Coffee Cat & Craft Cafe (760) 295-1181 Dunkin' (760) 216-6155

Refuge Christian Fellowship (760) 941-9555

Veterans Brewing Company (760) 927-8190

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (760) 945-8000

Computer Networks & Communications

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (760) 533-6447

Cleaning/Janitorial Services Bio-One of Oceanside (760) 429-0729 Direct Professional Cleaning Service (760) 672-9042 Keller Resources Group (760) 639-8791

Strategic IT Group (760) 598-5005

Computer Sales & Service The Computer Factory (760) 744-4315

Construction Pro-Cal Lighting Inc (760) 994-6959 Triskell Restorations, Inc. (800) 505-3849

United Top Quality Construction, Inc. (760) 522-3402 ADU Gurus (760) 313-1000 CMTC - CA Manufacturing Technology Consulting (424) 255-0505

Craft Brewery Local Roots Kombucha (619) 452-0165

Cremation CSI - Cremation Services Inc (760) 727-8906

Eckert & Sons, Inc. (760) 500-0013

Dance Studio

Consultants - Information Technology

Encinitas Ballet Academy (760) 632-4947

Azzur Group (619) 330-5050

Ka Hula O'Ilima (760) 525-1488

NewRocket, Inc. (760) 716-3193


Copiers - Sales & Supplies

Children's Primary Dental Group (888) 630-5550

The Copier Doctor (760) 213-9007

Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group (760) 493-7705

Council Member/ Candidate

Ginger Hansen, DDS (760) 940-0366

Councilman John Franklin (760) 689-2220 Kurdian for City Council

Country Clubs - Golf Shadowridge Golf Club (760) 727-7700 Soleil Communications for Welk Resorts (760) 749-3000 Vista Valley Country Club (760) 758-2800

Main Street Dental (760) 295-9870 Santa Fe Dental Group (760) 732-5878 Vista Oasis Smiles (760) 203-5448

Distillery 117 West Spirits (619) 546-5106 Misadventure & Co. (760) 216-6930

news and notes LYFF Adoption A non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to giving cats & kittens a second chance at life. This adoption center and volunteers take care of the kitties that have been rescued from various situations and are ready to be adopted. Their adoption numbers are growing and is looking to be the best LYFF year to date.



DJ Services

Equipment Rentals

Aon Events (760) 525-7794

Rocket Johns, Inc. (760) 520-5902

Goodtime Music (760) 791-6842


Education Consultants Universal Technical Institute (760) 637-0437

Opulence Escrow Inc. (760) 295-9922



Scott Fence (760) 598-0070

Chambers Electric, Inc. (760) 598-5498

Vista Fence Co., Inc. (760) 941-1629

Kent Electrical Services (442) 500-4342 MC Industrial Electric (760) 593-8833

Embroidery Embroidery Image (760) 726-4167

Energy Brevian Energy (858) 518-9964

Engineering Excel Engineering (760) 745-8118 Tory R. Walker Engineering, Inc (760) 414-9212

Film Studio The Film Hub (760) 643-0850

Financial Planning & Investments Advanced Financial Solutions (760) 639-0160 Dave Baldwin Financial (760) 828-3102 Edward Jones - Nicole White (760) 630-8268 Edward Jones - Scott Patterson CFP® (760) 599-5810 us-en/financial-advisor/scottpatterson?query=Scott+Patterson Thrivent Financial (760) 496-5531 robert-briones/?utm_ source=ExtNet&utm_ medium=Yext

WestPac Wealth Partners (619) 684-6400

Fire Sprinklers Titan Fire Protection, Inc. (760) 295-3436

Florists Prado's Floral and Supplies, LLC (760) 216-1888

Food Products, Services, Supplies & Brokers Colors Enterprise, Inc. (760) 597-1400 Sunfire Foods (442) 500-4933

Games, Toys & Hobbies Pair-A-Dice Games (760) 940-0139

Gasoline Stations

TrueCare (760) 736-6700

Government & Govt. Officials

Vasayo Brand Partner (619) 214-0779

City of Vista (760) 639-6130

Graphic Design Janet McAlpine Graphic Design (760) 331-8729

Grocery Stores

Food Trucks Mexico City Cuisine (760) 822-4871

Rodeo's Meat Market, Inc (760) 758-0513

Allen Brothers Mortuary (760) 726-2555 Eternal Hills Memorial Park Mortuary & Crematory (760) 754-6600 Magallon Funeral Home (760) 522-3356

Furniture Sales Ideal Mattress Furniture Center (760) 631-4990

The Veterans Art Project (760) 815-8868

Santa Fe Petroleum (760) 724-1660

Frazier Farms (760) 758-7175

Funeral Homes

The Clearing Center Vista (951) 225-5059

Stater Bros. Sycamore (760) 727-7080

Health & Wellness Anoint for Wellness (760) 383-3099 US/en/site/anointforwellness Dimensional Fitness Concepts (760) 727-5500 First Alarm Wellness (760) 275-1469 First Step Athletics, LLC (760) 213-0480

Wild At Heart Botanicals (360) 265-9657

Health Products & Nutritional Supplements Coastal Wellness (760) 734-7081 Flora Verde (760) 659-6264 Hello Cannabis (619) 971-8437 March and Ash (760) 624-7336 The Cake House (760) 295-0755 Tradecraft Farms Vista (760) 295-8572

Airmerica Air Conditioning & Heating (858) 663-2551 West Coast Heating, Air Conditioning, and Solar (619) 473-7530

Hospitals & Medical Centers BioLife Plasma Services (760) 666-6018 Scripps Health 1-800-727-4777 Tri-City Medical Center (760) 724-8411 Vista Community Clinic (760) 631-5000 x 1139

Hotels, Motels & Resorts Ayres Hotel (714) 540-6060 Hyatt Place San Diego Carlsbad/ Vista (760) 814-8879 california/hyatt-place-san-diegovista-carlsbad/crqzs

Urbn Leaf (760) 330-5078

Motel 6 (760) 726-2900 motel_detail.aspx?num=4821

Heating & Air Conditioning

Human Resources Services & Training

Air Crafts Heating & Air Conditioning (760) 749-3667

SDHR Consulting (888) 220-9286

news and notes Main Street Dental Their new offices off the 78 freeway on Emerald are continuing to provide premium, top-quality dental care for the Vista and the surrounding communities. Dr. Javaheri and staff specialize in cosmetic dentistry. With years of experience, they can guide you through any dental situation. They are proud to have received over three hundred five star patient reviews.



Ice Cream Cold Stone Creamery Vista (760) 758-8805 stores/20254

Individuals/Civic Members Garretson, Garry

Insurance - Commercial/ Business

Vamonos Insurance Services (760) 536-3625

Insurance - Medical/ Dental Pickering Insurance Services, Inc (760) 758-9800


Legal Services

DDH Enterprise, Inc (760) 599-0171

The Coromega Company, Inc (760) 599-6088

Medipal Inc. (760) 579-2679

DIG Corporation (800) 322-9146

The GHT Companies (760) 542-3000

Merchant Services

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps (760) 743-2211

Watkins Wellness (760) 598-6464

Lighting-Fixtures & Supplies

Earthlite, LLC (800) 872-0560

Marketing Consultants

Best Best & Krieger, LLP (858) 400-1442 JD Law (760) 630-2000

Shorebreak Insurance (760) 512-1300

Benefit Bridge Insurance Services & Solutions (760) 224-7076

Solatube Home Daylight (760) 602-3223

Fresh Creative Foods (760) 597-1270

Insurance - General

Health Right Insurance (442) 204-0111


H20 Innovation USA Inc. (760) 639-4400

Adriana's Insurance (760) 616-6000 Allstate Insurance & Financial Products-Timmons (760) 806-1630 deedeet/welcome Alta Vista Insurance Agency (760) 724-2124 Bill Corley Insurance Agency/Network One Insurance (858) 569-8100 Farmers Insurance Agency Furbush (760) 597-9800 marilyn-furbush Nationwide Insurance - McArthur & Associates (760) 599-9300 x104 Ron Wilson Insurance (760) 705-6553

Insurance-Property & Casualty Tague Insurance Agency (760) 729-1143

Janitorial Supplies North County Janitorial Supply (760) 758-5622

Jewelry John Shakarian Jeweler (760) 726-1670

Junk Removal JDog Junk Removal & Hauling North San Diego (760) 291-8917

Laundry Service EZ Express Laundry (760) 724-9900

Deja Vu Love Boutique (760) 598-5889

Locksmiths Quality Lock & Security Services (760) 945-4545 Vista Lock & Safe Company (760) 726-0310

Manufacturers Advanced Transit Solutions, Inc. (760) 598-2874 Applied Membranes, Inc. (760) 727-3711 Applied Spectral Imaging (760) 929-2840 BioFilm, Inc (760) 727-9030 Datron World Communications, Inc (760) 597-1500

HRE Performance Wheels (760) 598-1960

GoBeRewarded Marketing Agency (760) 659-6778 My San Diego North County (619) 208-8710

Marketing Services

Leica Biosystems (760) 539-1100

Artisan Venture Lab (651) 246-3181

Leidos (858) 826-9090

Designed Images (760) 598-7011

McCain, Inc. (760) 727-8100

Dualsided (760) 579-1793

Medental International, Inc. (760) 727-5889

Humble Pie Communications (760) 908-6931

NuFACE (760) 734-4545

Optimal Communications & Consulting (858) 247-9191

OYC Americas, Inc. (760) 659-5943 Protec Arisawa America, Inc. (760) 599-4800 x 107 Rugged Ranch Products (858) 335-9679 Solatube International, Inc. (760) 597-4400

Puzzle Pieces Marketing (858) 848-6584

CardConnect-Fiserv (760) 473-7703

Military DeLuz Family Housing (760) 385-4835 USO Camp Pendleton (760) 681-3114

Mobile Food Concessions Finest City Kettlecorn (619) 980-0880

Mortgage Brokers & Lenders The Mortgage Hub (760) 612-6189

Mortgage Lenders Boulton Mortgage & Real Estate Services (760) 945-9924 Resban Vista (760) 631-0004


Star Fox Media (760) 822-9610

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (760) 941-1791

Medical Products

Vista Historical Society (760) 630-0444

Abigail's Medical Supplies, Inc. (760) 940-1132

news and notes Sign-A-Rama Located in San Marcos, the main focus for this company is signage and installation. They are a premier provider of a wide range of sign products and services. Everything from building signs, lighted signs, digital signs & displays, construction signs and banners, flags and much more. Go to for more.



Newspapers Coast News Group (760) 436-9737 North County Daily Star (760) 696-8270 (760) 644-5035

Non Profit / Charity ABC Hopes, Inc. (951) 298-9447 BIPOC Support Foundation (888) 695-2476 Equation Collaborative (213) 952-2074 www.equationcollaborative. org God's Heart Ministry - Las Valientes (760) 439-1133

Vista Gem and Mineral Society (602) 148-770

Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista (760) 801-7120

The Woman's Club of Vista GFWC (760) 716-5315

Wounded Warrior Homes (760) 205-5050

MAAC Project Head Start (760) 471-4210

Tri-City Hospital Foundation (760) 940-3520

Office Equipment - Sales & Repair

MCF/ Moonlight Angels Auxiliary (760) 630-7650

Vista Education Foundation (760) 630-8268

Sharp Business Systems (619) 258-1400

Office Space Rental SmartSpace Vista (760) 688-7337

Office-Supplies, Equipment & Furniture

New Haven Youth & Family Services (760) 630-4035

Women's Resource Center (760) 757-3500

North County Lifeline (760) 726-4900


Staples (760) 639-1420

Operation HOPE - North County (760) 536-3880

Organizations & Clubs

Pride of Vista Lions Club Rotary Club of El Camino Real (760) 650-2582

Assistance League of North County (760) 722-2286

Got Your Back San Diego (760) 845-7789

Boys & Girls Club of Vista (760) 724-6606

Love Your Feral Felines (LYFF) (760) 542-8509

Discover Vista (760) 414-9391

Shadowridge Owners Association c/o PCM (760) 918-8040

North County Veterans Stand Down (NCVSD) (760) 208-7246

Green Oak Ranch (760) 727-0251

Solutions for Change, Inc. (760) 941-6545

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (858) 527-1419

Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland (760) 683-9427

TERI, Inc. (760) 721-1706

Kainga Music (760) 828-8415

Vista Teen Outreach (760) 390-2932

North County African American Women's Assoc. (760) 978-6534

Goodwill Industries of San Diego County (619) 518-8662

REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program (760) 731-9168

Vista Firefighters Association

Rotary Club of Vista (760) 500-4533

The Vista Conservancy (760) 758-7710

David S. Han, MS, DMD, APC (760) 726-4790 Shadowridge Orthodontics (760) 598-1707 The Smile Patio (760) 527-2846

Packaging Distributor Peek Packaging (760) 438-1616

Packaging Machinery Marburg Industries, Inc. (760) 727-3762

Painting - Commercial & Residential The 2 Painters, Inc. (760) 214-4538

Party Equipment Rentals


Allie's Party Equipment Rental, Inc (760) 591-4314

Greater Tri Cities IPA Medical Group (760) 941-7309 x140

North County Yard Greetings (760) 612-1702 San Diego Balloons and More (760) 390-2932

Pest Control Services Corky's Pest Control (800) 901-1102 Spartan Termite (916) 241-5389

Pet Grooming Hairy's Pet Spa (760) 598-1005

Pharmaceutical Bachem (760) 691-3800

Photography Firm Grip Photography, LLC (317) 941-5897 John Moss Photography (818) 606-1929

Physical Therapy All Star Physical Therapy Inc. (760) 295-4175 MJ Physical Therapy (760) 941-8600

Plant Rental & Sales EXPO Plant Service, Inc. (760) 477-7863

Plumbing Hanna Plumbing & Supply, Inc (760) 726-2002 KB Plumbing & Remodeling (760) 536-4576 Vista Plumbing, Inc. (760) 758-2345 Water Wise Plumbing, Backflow & Drains, INC. (760) 407-5710

Pre School/Childcare Building Kidz of Vista (858) 699-5494 vista-at-taylor Children's Paradise (760) 724-5600 Educational Enrichment Systems, Inc. (858) 569-7273

Printer Supplies & Repair One Stop Toner & Inkjet LLC (760) 431-3756

news and notes SmartSpace - Vista Your office space – when you need it. Full-time, part-time, virtual office, art gallery and more. There is a SmartSpace plan to fit your needs. Meeting spaces & all of the amenities and services you expect. This is the new coworking space to help you build your business. Visit to schedule a tour today. VISTACHAMBER.ORG


Printing/Office Services 760Print (760) 758-1140 Advanced Web Offset, Inc (760) 727-1700 EOS-Electronic Output Solutions (760) 599-9945 Minuteman Press of Oceanside (760) 687-3443 Vista Printing (760) 726-3532

Green Team Realty (760) 815-4872 Lund Team Real Estate (760) 438-0800

Grasshopper Development (858) 204-5438

Regal The Property Shoppe (760) 539-7995

Real Estate-Residential

San Diego Commercial Realty Services Inc. (760) 599-4200 Sunroad Vista Land Partners (858) 362-8500


Tri-City Realty (760) 732-5800

Lava Propane, LLC (760) 599-4735

West Residential (760) 521-1077

Property Management Silverado Community Management Services, Inc. (760) 407-7575 x105

Publishers San Diego Union Tribune (760) 529-4818

Real Estate Alison Johnson & Team (760) 822-5885 Compadre Brokers (760) 385-8660 Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team (760) 500-5189

Real Estate-Investment/ Development

Real Estate Developers & Developments Atomic Investments (619) 234-7966

Chrystal the Realtor at Homesmart Realty West, SD North Real Estate (760) 583-5158 california/carlsbad/30733-chrystalcoleman/Welcome?fbclid=Iw AR3UY15TtWw0RfWguvDCq ao-fSWUKmcsjOLjCscqHhssJoqqxAnrwmk5WqY Massa & Associates Real Estate Group - Brokered by EXP Realty (760) 889-7701

Recycling Lee's Iron & Metal (760) 500-5786

Remodeling - Repairs

Lennar- The Peak (760) 407-3380

Catspaw Design-Build Inc (760) 716-0595

Tideline Partners LLC (760) 295-9111

Guedes Construction Inc. (760) 295-3036

Real Estate-Commercial


Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate NSDC (760) 929-9700

508 Tavern (760) 521-4775

Real Estate-Holdings & Management

Albertacos Mex Food, Inc (760) 598-6047

Greene Properties, Inc. (760) 727-6888

Belching Beaver Brewery - Tavern & Grill (760) 295-8599

Best Pizza & Brew (760) 536-3401

Shaks Mediterranean Bistro (760) 536-3326

Ciao Ristorante Italiano (760) 630-7333

Sizzler Restaurant (760) 726-2000

Culichi Town (442) 224-7800

Swami's Cafe Vista (442) 216-2985

Curbside Cafe (760) 630-2747

The Original Mr.Taco (760) 727-7311

Grand Slam Pizza-Vista, LLC (760) 599-1199

The Yellow Deli (760) 630-0040

Hungry Bear Deli (760) 295-2295

Vista Village Pub (760) 643-1619

Jersey Mike's Subs (760) 681-7827 Vista-CA

When Pigs Fly BBQ (760) 295-7993

La Banana Fruits (760) 536-3712 Lamppost Pizza/Backstreet Brewery (760) 407-7600 Madera Kitchen of Mexico / JL Hospitality LLC (760) 812-9092 Mama 'n Papa's Pizza Grotto (760) 941-3900

Wildwood Crossing and Cantina (760) 758-1513

Acclaimed Commercial Roofing (760) 212-7695 Schott Roofing, Inc. (760) 630-6450

Safes & Vaults Brown Safe Manufacturing, Inc. (760) 233-2293

Schools, Colleges & Education Bella Mente Montessori Academy (760) 621-8948 California State University San Marcos (760) 750-8700


Grand Canyon University (619) 481-0234

Babies in Bloom (760) 940-2229

Guajome Park Academy (760) 631-8500

Beads, Crystals & More (760) 536-3663

North County Trade Tech High School (760) 598-0782

Ready America, Inc. (760) 295-0234

McDonald's of Vista (760) 724-2728

ReFind Off Main (760) 659-6787

Mikko Sushi (760) 842-8001

Retirement Communities

Pepper Tree Frosty (760) 726-0732

Roofing & Insulation

Arcadia Place (760) 945-5555

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers (760) 639-6086

Palomar Community College (760) 744-1150 SIATech Schools (760) 945-1227 Tri-City Christian Schools (760) 630-8227 X215 Vista Adult School (760) 758-7122 x8099 Vista Unified School District (760) 726-2170

news and notes TERI, Inc. TERI has become internationally recognized as a center of innovation and social changer for children and adults touched by special needs throughout their lifespan. They are creating a state-of-the-art campus to achieve this vision. TERI Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and has been recognized as a model program in the State of California for the quality of services it provides to this population. Please visit: to find out how you can help.



Screenprinting Alchemy Print Co (760) 650-2282

Security Services & Patrol Rancho Santa Fe Security Systems, Inc. (760) 942-0688

Senior Services Vista Gardens Memory Care (760) 295-3900

Senior Services: Assisted Living Pacifica Senior Living Vista (760) 941-1480 vista/pacifica-senior-living-vista/ index.aspx Silver Oak Country Estates (760) 216-6103

Senior Services: Medicare Insurance Bridlewood Insurance Solutions (760) 420-7859

Shopping Centers North County Square (858) 699-5958

Signs FASTSIGNS of Vista (760) 724-7071 G&S Print Co (619) 432-2729

Option D Graphics, LLC (760) 936-0515 Rouse Sign & Graphics (760) 726-2070 Sign Art (760) 940-1947 Sign-A-Rama (760) 744-5046 Urgent Signs (760) 598-0100


Travel Agencies\Cruises



Stor'em Self Storage (760) 727-3470

Vacations by Andrea (760) 730-3829

Aloha Animal Hospital (760) 724-8313

GDS Industries, Inc. (866) 431-4567

Tasting House

Tree Service

Barrel & Stave Pour House (760) 516-7070

Monster Tree Service of North County (760) 227-9447 north-county

Alta Mira Animal Hospital (760) 726-8918 pages/Alta-Mira-Animal-Hospital/158581977508601

Tainong Seeds, Inc (760) 598-2368

Tax Preparation & Bookkeeping

Skin Care

DePauw Johnson, Inc. Tax & Financial Services (760) 941-1763

Skincare by Melissa (760) 716-4110

Melco Business & Tax Service (760) 945-1888


Plaza Tax Service (760) 724-7113

Gator Tech (760) 805-3050

Solar Energy Equipment & Systems Cosmic Solar (760) 749-1111

Soundproofing SoundAway Corporation (760) 599-3985

Sporting Goods Malo'o LLC (858) 876-0128 Ocean Reef Inc. (760) 744-9430

The Tax Gals! (760) 305-8480


Rancho Environmental Services, Inc., DBA Rancho Tree Service Rancho Arborcare (760) 726-2405

Trophies & Plaques B & K Engraving (760) 726-0311

Truck Rentals U-Haul of Oceanside (951) 200-5415

AT&T - Corporate (800) 750-2355

Vista Truck Rentals / Quick Check Smog (760) 940-9831

Toilet Rentals

Tutorial Services

Diamond Environmental Services (760) 744-7191

Mathnasium (619) 757-0233



North County Transit District (760) 966-6500

San Diego County Water Authority (858) 522-6700


San Diego Gas & Electric Co (800) 411-7343

RV Rent California, Inc. (760) 631-2642

Vista Irrigation District (760) 597-3100

Mohnacky Animal Hospital of Vista (760) 758-8004

Winery Grafted Cellars (760) 295-6612

Video Production Services

Twisted Horn Mead & Cider (760) 295-5888

Hildreth Media Group, Inc (858) 618-2464

Writing Services

Ryan Video Productions (760) 410-4443

StorySetFree (858) 227-9813

Waste & Recycling

Youth Sports Groups

EDCO (760) 727-1600

Vista Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading (760) 650-2522

Water - Bottled

Vista Soccer Club (760) 940-8804

Palomar Mountain Premium Spring Water (760) 743-0140

Water Conditioning Rayne Water of North County (760) 724-8603

Website Design TVK Designs Websites & Graphics (760) 214-5064

news and notes Vista Gem and Mineral Classes, Membership, Shows. Membership to the society is open to anyone interested in mineralogy, gemology, and related educational subjects. Founded in 1959, VGMS is affiliated with both the California and National Federation of Mineralogical Societies. They hold shows two times a year; in the Spring and in the Fall. Their shows are held in Vista, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum. Visit for more info. VISTACHAMBER.ORG


Introducing Vista Chamber’s Very Own Podcast: Velocity by Anne McDonnell With all of the change happening in Vista, it can be difficult to keep up. Enter the newest project from the Vista Chamber of Commerce, Velocity, a podcast that aims to inform, enlighten, and entertain listeners from Vista and beyond. Hosted by the Chamber’s CEO Rachel Beld, a new episode drops every two weeks and features local “movers, shakers, and change-makers.” The first episode features Vista Mayor Judy Ritter, who discusses her business and political careers, along with personal stories and her favorite things about Vista. Next up is developer Lev Gershman. Other episodes feature Vista Unified School District Superintendent Matt Doyle, and Misadventure and Co. Vodka. The goal of the podcast is to highlight the latest developments in Vista and to “gain insight from those who have a direct impact on our City,” but ultimately it’s about “people’s stories—the how and the why,” says Beld. The podcast features the people “who make it happen,” and will amplify the voices of the businesses and people who are doing great things in Vista. Beld says that people are always asking her about the latest developments around town, and there usually isn’t a simple answer. In fact, she says, there are “rich and dynamic” stories and people behind those businesses, and the podcast is an opportunity for people to share those stories. “Having a platform is important; so many amazing things are happening here,” she says. Even listeners outside of Vista are tuning in to hear about Vista’s entrepreneurial spirit. “The stories may be specific to Vista, but the themes aren’t,” says Beld, noting that people from South Africa, Germany, Mexico, and Puerto Rico have already listened in to hear stories about community, hard work, and creativity.

September Vista High School – Lindsey Harris; Tri City Christian School – Gavin Ambrose; Rancho Buena Vista High School – Elena Newman; Guajome Park Academy – Guadalupe Ruiz; Mission Vista High School – Stevin Latimer; Alta Vista High School Kathia Ibanez

You can find the podcast on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or wherever you get your podcasts. Says Beld, “The word ‘velocity’ is about movement and about action; that’s what I think these stories tell—the movement and action in our town.”

October Guajome Park Academy – Jett Warden; General Murray High – Angel Caro; Mission Vista High School – Elizabeth Anits; Rancho Buena Vista High School – Holden Manno; Trade Tech High School – Mia Pavia; Vista High School – Hahle Taylor

Rising Stars of the Month Sponsors:

Mayor Judy Ritter and Chamber CEO Rachel Beld discuss Vista's business outlook.



Presenting Sponsors: Tri-City Medical Center; Watkins Wellness Buffini & Company; Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps; Dr. Matt Doyle; J & R Auto Body and Paint; Sunrise Kiwanis Club; Tory R. Walker Engineering; Vista PEO Chapter; North County Daily Star


Award-winning Family Medicine and Pediatrics

Graybill Medical Group 326 South Melrose Drive, 2nd Floor | Vista, CA 92081 (Across from the Vista County Courthouse)

Family Medicine

Mark Bibler, MD

Mary Cueva, MD Also speaks Spanish



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Heather Carpenter, MD

For an appointment visit (onsite visits only) or call 760.291.6700 (onsite and telehealth).

Dan (Jenny) Luu, MD Also speaks Vietnamese

Ryan Birtcher, PA-C An Independent Member of the Sharp Community Medical Group

Proudly serving our community since 1961.

Celebrating 60 years of quality service to our community

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