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MAY 2022

News & Information

Happy May!

May is a berry 🍓 exciting month here at the Vista Chamber, but the Vista Strawberry Festival is not the only exciting thing we're working on.

We're extremely happy to announce that the Vista Magazine will now also be released in Spanish! The magazine will be released early next week so stay on the lookout for that, but we'll also make sure to let everyone know!

For other exciting things going on at the chamber and Vista keep scrolling down.

Vista Strawberry Festival

The Vista Strawberry Festival is back Sunday, May 29th!

Join us as we celebrate all the joys of strawberries in Historic Downtown Vista!

Enjoy a beer, wine, or hard kombucha at our beer garden and the live entertainment from our many stages.

We'll have hundreds of vendors as well as a kid's zone for berry exciting day!

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We also invite you to join us on the morning of the festival to take a tour of historic Downtown Vista on foot by running or walking the 2022 Vista Strawberry Run!

Run, walk, skip or stroll our newly designed, flat and fast 5K (3.1-mile) race.

Register Today!

Velocity Summer Student Internship Program

Host summer interns at no cost to your company!

The Velocity Summer Student Internship Program is open to all Vista incoming high school seniors, graduating class of 2023.

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Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program

Applications are still open!

If your business suffered a loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic and you're located in Vista apply to receive up to $25,000 in grant money

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Velocity, the Vista Chamber Podcast

This month Rachel had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Andrea Ruano, owner of the 2022 Heroes of Vista Small Business of the Year Direct Professional Cleaning Service.

For our Earth Day episode we got to hear from Alexis Panchevre from Only Losers Litter on how we can all help out planet.

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April Rising Star Students of the Month

  • Uriel Medina Major General Raymond Murray High School
  • Malena Van Brocklin - Mission Vista High School
  • Daniella Maldonado - Rancho Buena Vista High School
  • Raul Rodarte - North County Trade Tech High School
  • Sarina Schulthess - Vista High School

Vista Chamber Events

Business Mixer - May 11

Join local businesses, chamber members, and community leaders at Children's Paradise on Bobier Drive for an incredible afternoon and business mixer. 

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres made by the Children’s Paradise in-house chef, drinks, music and connections as you stroll through the rooms and play yards of this high-quality early education center. 

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Coffee & Conversation - May 18

Join Vista Chamber CEO Rachel Beld for a morning coffee at Cat & Craft Cafe. Enjoy the coffee and pastries while netweaving and making relationship-based referrals with fellow Chamber members. 


Thirsty Third Thursday - May 19

It’s Happy Hour with the Chamber!

Join us for a networking event in a relaxed and fun atmosphere at one of our local breweries. All Chamber members and future members are welcome, and we encourage you to bring a friend, colleague, or spouse as well! Cheers!


Ribbon Cuttings

Join us to celebrate a dream come true!

LS Investment Management

Tuesday, May 3rd at 12:00 p.m.

380 S Melrose Dr., Ste. 343


Path Finance Group

Tuesday, May 10th at 1:30 p.m.

170 Eucalyptus Ave.


Legal Shield

Friday, May 13 at 12:00 p.m.

170 Eucalyptus Ave.


Sabor a Vida Cafe & Deli

Friday, May 20th at 3:30 p.m.

735 Shadowridge Dr.


Bay City Mechanical

Friday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m.

2401 Dogwood Way


Members Having Their Anniversary

Happy 5th Anniversary

North County Daily Star

North County Yard Greetings

Happy 30th Anniversary

Paul V. L. Campo, Attorney

Welcome to Our New Members for April

Want to Learn More About the Benefits Our Members Receive?

We welcome your inquiry to learn how we advocate for our members and market your businesses. Visit our website or contact our Membership Development Specialist, Paula Millis, at

  1. United Methodist Church of Vista
  2. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - MarLyn Meckel
  3. CopyMax
  4. Resale Nook
  5. Handel's Homemade Ice Cream
  6. Vista Fresh Cut Barber
  7. Vista American Little League
  8. Dragon Printing
  9. Vista's Broadway Theater
  10. VQ OrthoCare
  11. Kaizen Group International
  12. Sleep in Heavenly Peace - San Diego North
  13. Tri-City Notary

Business & Community Resources

New law extends COVID tax credit for employers who keep workers on payroll

The Internal Revenue Service urges employers to take advantage of the newly-extended employee retention credit, designed to make it easier for businesses that, despite challenges posed by COVID-19, choose to keep their employees on the payroll.

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Cybersecurity-Awareness Program Application

The City of Vista and Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) are offering a Cybersecurity Awareness Program designed to assist small businesses in becoming more cybersecurity-aware and ultimately strengthening our regional economic resiliency. Monthly enrollment is now open and is FREE to participating small Vista businesses, made possible by a grant from the City of Vista.

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2022 North County Economic Summit

May 11, 2022 f rom 7:00 am - 10:00 am SDNEDC is proud to host the premier economic forecasting event in North County where we highlight national and local trends presented by Wells Fargo and BW Research. Join us for breakfast at the California State University San Marcos ballroom.

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Summer Camps

Get ready for the best summer ever! The City of Vista offers three distinctly different summer camp programs to keep your young camper entertained all summer long! Brengle Terrace Park Day Camps and Counselor-in-Training program June 13 - August 16, 2022 Campers enjoy many activities including arts and crafts, sports, science, hiking, water games, field trips, and more!

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Statewide Safer from Wildfires Townhall

 Join California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, CAL FIRE and Local Fire Safe Councils for a Statewide Forum as we start Wildfire Awareness Month. Learn about how wildfire preparedness can help you with insurance.

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Goodwill Week

Every year during the first full week of May, Goodwill San Diego and other Goodwill organizations across the United States and Canada celebrate Goodwill Week to highlight the defining principle of their mission.

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Notice of Vacancy - Director's Seat for Division 3

Effective April 8, 2022, a vacancy occurred on the Board of Directors of Vista Irrigation District in Division 3. Division 3 encompasses the central and northeast portions of Vista and unincorporated areas of the County of San Diego; it is generally described as being bounded on the north by Townsite Drive and East Vista Way, on the west by State Route 78 and south and east by Woodland Road, Buena Creek Road and Foothill Drive.

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Community Events

May 6, 13, 20, 27 - Open Healthy Breath at Dimentional Fitness Concepts

Join Mary at Dimensional Fitness Concepts every Friday for an amazing Breath class. Clear the stress of the week!

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May 7, 14, 21, 28 - Vista Farmers Market

Enjoy the longest running farmers market in the county.

May 7 - Pickling Class with KISMET Vinegars at TERI Campus of Life

Join us at the TERI Campus of Life for a Pickling Class with KISMET Vinegars, the first in our new “Cook. Cultivate. Create.” series and learn how to preserve and pickle ANY fruits and vegetables that are hanging out in your fridge!

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May 11 - 28 - Memphis the Musical at Moonlight Amphitheatre

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.

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May 14 - Craft Mocktails with KISMET Refining at TERI Campus of Life

During this class, you’ll learn to make spirit-free drinks with adult flavor profiles. Grab a couple of friends and experience something new. Mocktails are a hit!

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May 14 - Vista Historical Society Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame

Vista Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Induction at Shadowridge Country Club. This yearly event is an opportunity to learn about the Society and meet the living new Hall of Fame members.

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May 14 and 15 - Flower Show at Jim Porter Recreation Center

Visit the Vista Garden Club's Annual Flower Show. Free and open to the public.

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May 20 - Vista Twilight Market at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Vista Twilight Market is a monthly food and local night market. A percentage of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Vista Education Foundation.

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May 21 - Cinderella Ballet and La Bayadere (Indian Story Excerpts) at The Ritz Theatre

Encinitas Ballet is excited to present our original production of “Cinderella.” Join Cinderella as she endures a wonderous journey to discover that love can become magic, and magic can find true love.

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May 21 - Tea Party hosted by the Assistance League of North Coast at El Camino Country Club

The afternoon will include games, music, and lovely table decorations created by each table hostess. There will be tea, sandwiches, salad and delectable desserts.

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May 21 - Killing for the Crown at The Film Hub

God's Heart Ministry - Las Valientes will be celebrating 21 years of service to the community. There will be raffles, open bar, photo booths and dinner! Ticket price will be $45!

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May 23 - 45th Annual Tim Black Charity Golf Tournament at Shadowridge Golf Club

The Amigos de Vista Lions Club present the 45th Annual Tim Black Charity Golf Tournament.

Sponsorship opportunities available.

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