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November 2021
News & Information
Happy November Friends!
There is so much happening this fall with events, activities and programs. Please take a few moments to read all about the Chamber's offerings!

Launching this week - the Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program! The City of Vista has allocated $2.7M for a grant program to support Vista-based companies. For more information and a list of documents needed to apply for funds, please visit our website.


Also, join us for the Business Expo, register for the Christmas Parade and nominate your favorite Vista Hero! More below!
Cheers,
Rachel
Vista Business Expo & Hiring Fair
Join us on November 10 for our annual Business Expo, which this year will also include a Hiring Fair!

Learn about Vista's businesses, network and mingle, explore job opportunities, and get an opportunity to win some amazing prizes. Including:
  • A Nintendo Switch
  • A pair of Apple Airpods, and
  • An Amazon Alexa!

Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Annual Vista Christmas Parade
Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 4th for the return of the Annual Vista Christmas Parade!

The theme this year will be "Come Together" to commemorate our community coming back together for this family friendly event.

If you're interested in participating in the Vista Christmas Parade, register using the link below.

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

In the latest episodes, CEO Rachel Beld got to interview Dr. Matt Doyle, VUSD Superintendent and Whit Rigali co-founder of Misadventure & Co.

Sit down with a cup or a glass of your favorite drink and relax while listening to these great interviews.

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 in March 2022.

Our October Rising Stars!
As the school year progresses, our stars continue to shine. The October Rising Stars, pictured from left to right:

  • Jett Warden - Guajome Park Academy
  • Angel Caro - Major General Raymond Murray High School
  • Elizabeth Anits - Mission Vista High School
  • Holden Manno - Rancho Buena Vista High School
  • Mia Pavia - North County Trade Tech High School
  • Hahle Taylor - Vista High School
Upcoming Events
Members Having Their Anniversary This Month
Welcome To Our Members That Joined in October
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
Wednesday, November 3rd at 10:00 a.m.
380 South Melrose Drive, Suite 202
Vista, CA 92081
Vista Chamber Events
2021 Vista Business Expo & Hiring Fair
Wednesday, November 10,
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Vista Civic Center
Join us at our Business Expo & Hiring Fair for an opportunity to learn about Vista's businesses and different hiring opportunities. There will also be prizes, including:
  • A Nintendo Switch
  • Apple Airpods, and
  • An Amazon Alexa

Use the link below to register for free, the day of the event will be $5.


Interested in being a vendor? Members can register using the link below, prospective members should reach out to paula@vistachamber.org to learn more about membership benefits.

Lunch Mob
Join us at When Pigs Fly BBQ for a lunch get together with fellow and potential members. Get to know each other and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of our member's location.

Feel free to bring guests to this no-host event where everyone buys their own lunch. Bring your appetite and business cards!

Member Orientation
If you are new to the Chamber, or the new point of contact for your company, this reception is to welcome you and your associates!

We will help you to maximize your membership, have some fun, meet the staff and established members!

December Event
90 Minutes with an HR Expert
In partnership with the Vista Chamber of Commerce, SDHR Consulting is presenting the Vista Chamber members 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. 

Please join us for this interactive and practical seminar on December 6th.

Business & Community Resources
Independent Redistricting Commission
The IRC is currently working to redraw the boundaries for the County’s five supervisorial districts. District lines can shape a community’s ability to elect the representative of their choice.

Redistricting takes place every 10 years after the federal census, and the County’s supervisorial district boundaries will change so the five County supervisors elected to represent those districts will each serve about 650,000 residents, and the districts reflect the County’s diverse and changing population.

What is the Vehicle Mileage Tax?
San Diego Elected Officials are looking to impose a new VEHICLE MILEAGE TAX to charge drivers PER MILE that we drive. This pilot program will then be implemented for all California drivers.

Emergency Preparedness

In an emergency, any animals in your care are dependent on you for their safety. It's important to take pets and service animals with you. If you can't get home to look after your pets, have a backup caregiver you trust and give them a key.

Read more
www.sdge.com
Going Virtual Playbook - Take Your Small Business...

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the world as we know it has changed. How we interact with one another, work, communicate, and travel; the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives.

Read more
www.business.att.com
Are Dietary Supplements Necessary for My Health?
Their labels claim they can help improve your health and well-being. But are dietary supplements necessary for your health?

November 30 is Giving Tuesday
Let's support our non-profits this holiday season!
Community Event Spotlight
November 2 - Dia de los Muertos
Join in a ton of awesome activities live music, food, face painting and more!
November 4 - New Haven's Holiday Bazaar
Shop New Haven's student-run businesses to support San Diego's at-risk youth this holiday season!
November 13 - Prohibition Brewery 10-year Anniversary
Live bands, games, prohibition era cars, and a special anniversary beer.
November 13 - Parents Night Out
Parents, take the night off!
Jim Porter Recreation Center
1200 Vale Terrace Drive
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
November 20 - Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Novemberfest
Novemberfest in the Gardens is a lively beer, wine, and mead festival. 100% of all proceeds support the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens and the Amigos De Vista Lions Club.


November 20 - Positive Phee x Misadventure & Co.: Anti-Black Friday Sustainable Curated Clothing Swap & Cocktail Event
Join us for a curated clothing swap with sustainable cocktails. Get a closet refresh & sip on carbon negative cocktails guilt free!
November 20 - Holiday Makers Market
Come and join re.find off main for their very first Holiday Makers Market! The market will take place in the re.find yard and the parking lot of the iconic Peppertree Frosty. The market will be made up of many talented vendors selling their handmade and curated goods.
November 26-27 - Holiday Lights at Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Come and join us for holiday lights, visit with Santa, wagon rides, hot cocoa and night time tours.

November 26-December 23 - Jingle Terrace Park
This annual, free drive-thru event will feature holiday-themed light displays along the driving loop in Brengle Terrace Park.
See our events calendar for the month of November.
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