North County Business Notes, June 5


Transition workshop offered to veterans

Viasat is offering a transition workshop for veterans from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 23 at its Carlsbad office, 6155 El Camino Real. The workshop is not a hiring event, but a way for veterans to receive mentorship, resources, and tools to help them transition from the military to the workforce. Representatives from Hiring our Heroes, Onward to Opportunity and Camp Pendleton Transition Services will be available. Spouses are welcome; lunch offered. Book by Thursday at

Free job fair on Friday at the chamber

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is hosting a North County Career Fair with the San Diego Workforce Partnership from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at 5934 Priestly Drive. The event is free for job seekers and chamber members. Call (760) 931-8400.


Grants available through a nonprofit relief fund

Relief grants are available for nonprofit organizations in Escondido or serving Escondido residents. The city of Escondido, along with the Escondido Community Foundation and the San Diego Foundation, administers the grants, which were made possible with money from the American Rescue Plan Act. Eligible nonprofits must be able to demonstrate a decline in revenue or service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find the app on The deadline is August 11.

The room hosts a town hall with a senator

The Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free public forum with State Sen. Brian Jones, R-Santee, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 at the chamber office, 720 N. Broadway. This is an opportunity to voice community concerns and opinions on civic priorities and issues facing the region. Refreshments will be served. Book at


SCORE offers training workshops

SCORE San Diego volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, business leaders, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties, offered in small business training workshops. For $25, customers 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 and click on “Take a workshop”. The registration deadline is midnight the day before all events. Workshops take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. unless otherwise stated:

  • 5-6pm Monday: New Zoom Series only, Part 2 of 3: Como Crear Anuncios Atractivos. Hispanic webinar series hosted and presented by Orange County Chapter.
  • Wednesday: Cybersecurity. Simple things you can do now to protect yourself from cyberattacks. Also, social engineering (the hacker’s main means of attack), training and awareness, business compliance, system security planning.
  • Friday: Business Model Canvas. In this interactive workshop, instructors will help you create your own Business Model Canvas – a visual chart with nine blocks outlining your company’s value proposition, customer segments and relationships, key activities, revenue streams, channels, cost structure, key resources and partners.
  • June 14: New: Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leasing. This course will provide a brief overview of the steps involved in renting space for a business, from site selection to lease types.

SCORE can provide these and other workshops in full or abbreviated form privately for your organization upon request. Email

Regional Connect Event at CMP Theater

Join the North San Diego Business Chamber Board of Directors, Members and other members of the business community at an in-person Regional Connect event from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Angelika Film Center. The center is located at Carmel Mountain Plaza, 11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. Register by 3 p.m. Tuesday and members will receive the guest list to plan their networking. Free for members; guests $35. Sign up at

Upcoming business celebration

Tickets are on sale for the 2022 San Diego Celebration of Business on June 23, presented by the San Diego County Credit Union at the Pavilion of Flights, San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego. Annual event celebrates the best and brightest in San Diego County’s business community, with leadership awards, board installation and a live auction in support of San Diego North Educational Foundation. The awards will honor individuals, companies and organizations that demonstrate success in management, workplace excellence and social responsibility. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with networking and cocktails, then at 5:45 p.m. guests will enjoy dinner, entertainment, live auction and presentations. Tickets are $139 for members, $169 for guests, available at


Tickets available for the awards dinner

Tickets are still available for the 2022 Poway Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on June 24 at Maderas Golf Club. The new painting will also be installed during the event, which includes live entertainment, dinner and drinks. Tickets are $110 for members, $125 for non-members and are available at The Maderas Golf Club is located at 17750 Old Coach Road.


The Chamber hosts the State of the City program

Mayor Rebecca Jones will deliver the 2022 State of the City Address Wednesday at California State University, San Marcos as part of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Business Recognition Luncheon. Registration and networking begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and a program. This event showcases San Marcos’ vision and recognizes chamber businesses for their contributions to the community. The cost is $75 for House members and $95 for the general public. Sign up at Seating for the general public (excluding lunch) is free, but registration is recommended at (760) 744-1270.


Small business grants still available

Applications are still open for the City of Vista’s Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program. The city has allocated $2.7 million to fund this program, which will be administered by the Vista Chamber of Commerce. The program aims to provide flexible assistance in the form of grants to Vista small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds will be awarded to businesses that qualify for funding and can show financial loss, or can show how their proposed activities will help them recover. Grants of $1,000 to $25,000 will be available. Learn more and apply at

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