May 29, 2024


Chamber holding awards dinner

The Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce holds its 111th annual Installation & Awards dinner from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at The Centre Escondido (Lexus), 1205 Auto Parkway. Member businesses will be recognized for their achievements. Enjoy food, drinks and entertainment. The theme is “Aloha Nights” and the dress code is tropical attire. Tickets start at $150 and are available at To be a sponsor of this event, email Ruth Romero at


Tickets available for state of city event

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. The theme for this year’s event is “The State of Our City is ‘Poised and Ready.’” Mayor Catherine Blakespear will give the keynote address, reviewing her three terms as mayor and her vision for Encinitas’ future, and will recognize 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. Tickets start at $60 and are available at Call (760) 753-6041 or email


Marketing seminar presented Tuesday

“Building Your Website for Your Business” is the topic for a Lunch and Learn seminar presented by the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Aaron Gobidas of GoBeRewarded is the presenter. Q&A session follows. The event takes place at the Fallbrook Regional Health District Community Health and Wellness Center, 1636 E. Mission Road. Free for chamber members; $25 for nonmembers. Registration is required to (760) 728-5845 or email


Business seminar offered Wednesday

The North San Diego Business Chamber presents another virtual seminar in its Leadership Academy, “Becoming an Intergenerational Talent Magnet,” at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Speaker is DeLinda Forsythe, founder and CEO of Innovative Commercial Environments. Free, but registration required at Registration closes at noon Tuesday.

Brewery holds anniversary party

Second Chance Beer Company, an independent craft brewery, is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a party from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday 8/27 at its Carmel Mountain headquarters. The party will feature the release of New Day West Coast IPA, along with live music, cornhole tournament ($20 entry fee), and happy hour specials. The event is free, but VIP New Day Pack tickets can be purchased for $51 at Second Chance donates a portion of all beer and event sales to San Diego dog rescues The Animal Pad and Second Chance Dog Rescue. The brewery is at 15378 Avenue of Science, Suite 222, San Diego. Visit


Grand opening, anniversary party

Gyminny Kids is celebrating 35 years and the grand opening of its second location from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at the new Gyminny Kids Poway, 12850 Brookprinter Place. The celebration includes free pizza, bungees, supervised open gym, vendors, live music, performances, and ribbon cutting. Open gym includes access to all equipment, including bungees, foam pit, trampolines, spring floor, and all the Olympic Apparatus. This is a free event open to the community. Call (858) 748-1716;


Free climbing, BBQ at open house

Mesa Rim North City Climbing and Fitness Center hosts a free youth open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Youth climbers ages 7 to 17 years will be free to climb around the facility while parents can learn about the center’s programs. New members can get a free trial and climbing session to test out the facility. Later, families can enjoy a free community BBQ from noon to 5 p.m. The center is at 285 Industrial St. Call (760) 593- 1020; visit


Job fair offers opportunities for employers

Vista High School holds an End-of-Summer job fair on campus from 1:05 to 1:45 p.m. Friday around the main quad. Prospective employers are invited to meet students they can hire immediately. Sign up at to reserve a free table. Check-in is at 12:50 p.m. in the front office. Park in guest parking in the school’s front parking lot. Table and chairs provided; please bring hand-out materials and something to identify you (poster, table cloth, or sign) to students at your table. This is the first of several monthly job fairs held at lunch at Vista High School. Contact or (760) 726-5611, ext.71055.

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