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December 2021
News & Information
‘TIS THE SEASON
We hope to see you this Saturday for the Vista Christmas Parade! We want our whole community to "Come Together" to celebrate this holiday season. The Vista Christmas Parade has been a Vista tradition for more than 60 years. We are thrilled to share it with you again this year. Check out our website for the route and other details.

The Vista Chamber Board of Directors and staff would like to wish you a safe and happy Holiday Season and Peaceful and Prosperous new year!
Grants for Vista Small Businesses
Applications are now open for the Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program. If your business is located in Vista and you encountered losses during the COVID-19 pandemic apply now.

Vista Magazine Winter Issue
The Winter issue of the Vista Magazine is here! Filled with articles and highlights of the best of Vista, as well as updates from Mayor Ritter and Superintendent Doyle, check out the Vista Magazine today!

Don't miss out Rachel's first word in which she gives a holiday shopping guide and show some love to our non-profits listed on our Giving Tuesday feature.

Stop by our office and grab some copies to share with friends!

Vista Chamber Podcast
New episodes of the Vista Chamber Podcast, Velocity, come out every two weeks on Wednesday mornings.

In November we heard from Danny Villaseñor from Peppertree Frosty, a Vista staple.

Rachel also provided us with an audio version of her Vista Holiday Shopping Guide for everyone to enjoy.

2022 Heroes of Vista Nominations
It's time to celebrate our Vista Strong Businesses!

Please nominate a business, organization, or person who is doing great things for our community. Winners will be announced at the Heroes of Vista Gala on March 18, 2022.

Save the Date for State of the Community!
The annual State of the Community Luncheon will be held on Monday January 24, 2022 at the Vista Civic Center. More details and tickets will be available soon! If you would like to be on the interest list for updates, email info@vistachamber.org.
Our November Rising Stars
Our stars continue to shine this year! From left to right:
  • Ryker King - Alta Vista High School
  • Bell Melendy - Guajome Park Academy
  • Dlainey Nakamoto - Rancho Buena Vista High School
  • Maesoon Rahman - Mission Vista High School
  • Kimberly DeLaCruz - Vista High School

Upcoming Events
December 4 Annual Vista Christmas Parade
Members Having Their Anniversary This Month
Happy 30th Anniversary
Welcome to Our New Members for November
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 paula@vistachamber.org.
Ribbon Cuttings
Thursday, December 2nd at 2:30 p.m.


Everyone is welcome to join us celebrate a dream come true!

Vista Chamber Events
90 Minutes with an HR Expert
SDHR Consulting is presenting the community with an informative HR seminar outlining recent changes to California HR laws in 2021 and 2022 as well as a discussion on the labor market shortage and tips on how to keep your employees engaged.

Holiday Business Mixer at Local Roots Kombucha
This will be the last Business Mixer of the year in which everyone is welcome to dress up with their ugliest Christmas sweater or tie to enter a competition to win a secret prize. This is open to members and non-members. Come join us on the holiday fun and enjoy food by Full Metal Burgers and desserts by Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen!
Sponsored by EDCO.

Business and Community Resources
Entrepreneur Bootcamp

The City of Vista, in partnership with Strategies 360, is offering a free entrepreneurship program that will provide new and aspiring Vista business owners with hands-on instruction, mentoring, and support to prepare for and/or launch a new...

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www.cityofvista.com
Business Winter | San Diego Gas & Electric

This winter don’t let the cold sneak up on your energy bill. We’re here for you with energy-saving programs and tips to help keep your business’s energy costs low – and that makes all the difference for your bottom line.

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www.sdge.com
Christmas Card Photo Background

Get you Christmas Card photos taken at The Film Hub's beautiful location.

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thefilmhubinc.com
When Should I Get a Skin Cancer Screening?
Skin cancer is an ongoing health problem in the United States. More than two people die of skin cancer in the US every hour. 

Community Event Spotlight
December 1-31 - Wishing Tree in Vista
The Vista Wishing Tree is a community space for unspoken words, dreams, resolutions, expressions of gratitude and a way to spread joy. Located at the corner of Beverly Dr. and Wolverine Way.
December 1 - 23
Nightly 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
The City's annual drive-thru event features holiday-themed light displays along the driving loop in Brengle Terrace Park.
December 3-5 - Presence of Breath Weekend
A dynamic weekend that highlights two very powerful integrative tools that will change your life. Held at Hyatt Place Vista/Carlsbad with shopping and dining just steps away.
December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 - Holiday Lights at Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Come and join us for holiday lights, visit with Santa, wagon rides, hot cocoa and night time tours.
December 3-23 - Miracle on 34th Street
You will want to bring the entire family to enjoy this holiday classic, performed in the style of a live 1940s era radio broadcast.
December 4-5 & 11-12 - Coaster Holiday Express
Join us for a magical, in-person experience as we travel the coastline on the COASTER Holiday Express! Santa Claus and his merry carolers will join us for an hour of fun with songs, gifts and Santa wish list reading!
December 12-19 - VCC's 35th Annual Holiday Homes Tour: A Virtual Experience
Tour 5 gorgeous San Diego homes that have been decorated for the holidays by professional designers.
December 19 - Winter Holiday Market on Main Street
Bring the kids to meet Santa, shop with holiday vendors, listen to Mariachi music, and more fun events.

May your days be filled with peace, hope,
and joy this holiday season.

As always, thank you for your business,
loyalty, and support.