Chamber plans state of city address
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2022 Encinitas State of the City address, taking place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Alila Marea Beach Resort. Mayor Catherine Blakespear will recap her three terms as mayor, her vision for Encinitas’ future, and recognition of outstanding local businesses. The Encinitas Chamber and the three 101s — Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association, Leucadia 101 Main Street Association and Cardiff 101 Main Street — will also each recap their year. Reception at 5:30 p.m. features food samples from local restaurants. Beverages are available for purchase. The formal program begins at 7 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call (760) 753-6041 or email [email protected]. Ticket sales start Tuesday.
Chamber hosts town hall on IT with Issa
The Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs committee hosts a community workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4 with U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa on “IT Modernization.” Issa will be joined by other elected officials and business leaders to discuss the importance of embracing technology, analytics and innovation to better deliver services to the public. The workshop is free to the public and will be held at the chamber office, 720 N. Broadway. Register at bit.ly/3uInK0Y.
Chamber hosts mixer at Historical Society
The Fallbrook Historical Society joins the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce for a business mixer at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1319 S. Live Oak Park Road. Make new contacts, enjoy food and drink (no-host bar), bring a friend and your business cards. Register to [email protected] or call (760) 728-5845.
SCORE offering training workshops
SCORE San Diego volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties, offered in small-business training workshops. For $25, clients receive a two- to three-hour workshop, in person at SCORE San Diego, 8825 Aero Drive, Suite 102, San Diego, or on Zoom; a PDF of the presentation; and a link to the final workshop video. Visit sandiego.score.org and click on “Take a Workshop.” Registration deadline is midnight the day before all events.
- Wednesday, Business Model Canvas — Develop Your Business Plan. In this interactive workshop, you will create your own Business Model Canvas — a visual chart with nine blocks describing your company’s value proposition, customer segments and relationships, key activities, revenue streams, channels, cost structure, key resources and partners.
- July 26, Stories for Success: Use Storytelling & Marketing to Grow Your Business. Standard marketing and communication plans usually focus on the features of products, services or technology, not the impact or value delivered to a customer. Learn how to improve customer engagement.
- July 28, Intellectual Property: Copyright and Trademarks. This presentation will help you decide if and when you need to hire a lawyer to help with trademark and copyright issues. No previous legal knowledge is required.
SCORE can provide these and other workshops in full or short form privately for your organization by request. Email [email protected].
County education office planning job fair
A Careers in Education job fair is set for Saturday at the North County Regional Education Center, 255 Pico Ave. School districts and charter schools in North County will be hiring for teaching and nonteaching positions. The job fair is organized by the San Diego County Office of Education. Those attending can meet with representatives from North County districts and charter schools. The event will also have opportunities with after-school and other expanded learning programs. Positions available include bus drivers, campus supervisors, child nutrition assistants, food service professionals, health clerks, instructional aides and assistants, maintenance workers, noon duty supervisors and nurses. Two time slots are available: 8 to 9:45 a.m. (register at bit.ly/3yriH7m) and 10 to 11:45 a.m. (register at bit.ly/3xY7fi1). Participants should dress professionally and bring copies of their résumé and letters of recommendation. Visit sdcoe.net/educatorpathways/home.
Celebration actually for 70th anniversary
The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce thought it would be celebrating its 60th anniversary on Friday, but it turns out to actually be its 70th, as verified by Robert Lerner, director of the Valley Center History Museum. The party starts with a golf tournament at noon at the Native Oaks Golf Course, 14616 Woods Valley Road. That will be followed by a cocktail hour and a communal dinner held beneath a tent, with dancing under the stars. Regina Stehly, head chef at Shawii Kitchen Bar and Grill, will cater the dinner, which features one of her signature “Grazing Tables.” Tickets are still available. Single golfer is $150 and includes golf, lunch, one drink ticket, and 10 raffle tickets. Dinner is $50 and includes happy hour, dinner and dancing, two drink tickets, and five raffle tickets. Dinner-only tickets are available. Part of the proceeds go toward scholarships for local community groups. Contact Marian Walters at (760) 749-8472 or [email protected].
City offering free business courses online
The city of Vista and Strategies 360 have teamed to offer two free online business courses. Each course allows participants to watch videos and proceed at their own pace. The first course, Entrepreneur Bootcamp, provides lessons on how to prepare for and/or launch a new enterprise. Visit cityofvista.com/bootcamp. The second course, Business Accelerator, gives small business owners lessons on how to grow and expand their business, identify new customers, improve their online and social media presence, and more. Visit cityofvista.com/businessaccelerator. For more on the program, email [email protected].
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