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JULY 2022

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Happy Birthday America!

This Independence Day, let us celebrate what makes our Country great while also recognizing that we are still a work in progress. 

I send you all best wishes for a happy, healthy and safe 4th of July!

The City of Vista puts on the BEST fireworks show around. Don't miss it! Details here.



Happy Birthday to Us!

On June 6th, the Vista Chamber of Commerce turned 99!

We are proud to have served our community for nearly a century and we look forward to another 99 years of community partnership!

2022-2023 Vista Chamber Board of Directors

This past Tuesday our Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 fiscal year, running from July-June, was sworn by Deputy Mayor John Franklin nin at our Annual Board Retreat.

Executive Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Applications still open!

Applications are still open for the Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program. 

If your business experienced economic losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you could be eligible to receive up to $25,000.

Read more about the eligibility and find the application using the link below.

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Velocity, The Vista Chamber Podcast

Rachel continues to delight us with these interviews dedicated to highlighting the people making a difference in our community.

Last month we got to hear from David Zumaya, winner of the Chamber Champion Award at our past Heroes of Vista. Learn how David's hard work and dedication to North County makes him a true Chamber Champion.

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Vista Chamber Members are Hiring!

Want to work for a company that supports and cares for its community? Look no further than to work for a Vista Chamber Member!

Check the job postings on our website.

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Vista Chamber Members Have Some Hot Deals!

Our members have some great deals! From yoga classes to air conditioning to your child's preschool tuition.

Take advantage of these deals now!

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Coffee & Conversation - July 20

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 - July 21

It’s Happy Hour with the Chamber! Join us for a networking event in a relaxed and fun atmosphere at Misadventure & Co. All Chamber members and future members are welcome, and we encourage you to bring a friend, colleague, or spouse as well! Cheers!


Lunch Mob - July 27

Join us at Sabor a Vida Cafe & Deli for Lunch Mob!

Sabor a Vida Cafe & Deli is a vegan, plant-based restaurant serving all kinds of delicious food. Step away from work for an hour to enjoy lunch with other hardworking professionals from different industries.

Bring your business cards!



Join us to celebrate a dream come true!

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - MarLyn Meckel

Thursday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m.

170 Eucalyptus Avenue


Vista Fresh Cut Barber

Thursday, July 28 at 4:00 p.m.

545 S Santa Fe Ave.


No Limit Fitness

Tuesday, July 26 at 12:00 p.m.

950 E. Vista Way



Happy 5th Anniversary

Twisted Horn Mead & Cider


  1. The Vistonian Venue
  2. San Diego County Music Exchange
  3. Painting Fun

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


Get grants of up to $2,000 per employee out on Paid Family Leave

Do you have employees out on California Paid Family Leave? The California Paid Familiy Leave Grant (CPFLG) allows eligible small businesses in California with 1-100 employees with at least one (1) employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program to apply for grants up to $2,000 per employee to offset the increased costs associated with the employee out on leave.


Businesses impacted by California’s Paid Family Leave program will have increased costs such as training and upskilling existing staff to cover the duties of the employee on California’s Paid Family Leave; hiring and training additional staff to cover the duties of the employee on California’s Paid Family Leave; and marketing, recruitment, and other reasonably foreseeable training costs. 

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Payment Arrangments | San Diego Gas & Electric

SDG&E recognizes that this is still a challenging time for many customers and may be able to help if you are having trouble paying your bill. You may be eligible for programs and services that can provide immediate financial assistance and help you avoid interruptions in your service. Flexible payment arrangements are available to help you pay down past due balances. 

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Feeding San Diego Adds New Food Distribution Sites at 10 County Libraries to Address Childhood Hunger

Feeding San Diego, the hunger-relief and food rescue non-profit, has partnered with San Diego County Library branches to host food distributions this summer. Starting this month, 10 new sites will be in operation at various locations throughout the county, from Valley Center to Spring Valley to Oceanside.

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Microbusinesses Get More Time to Apply for $2,500 County Grants

The smallest of San Diego County's small businesses ― from dog walkers to tutors, sidewalk vendors and everything in between ― now have more time to apply for a free $2,500 County grant . The deadline for "microbusinesses" hurt by COVID-19 to apply for the second round of $2,500 grants has been extended from June 24 to July 15.

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Filing Period to Open for Property Tax Assessment Appeals

San Diego County residents and businesses who disagree with their property tax assessments for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year may file an application to appeal their value between July 2 and Nov. 30. The Clerk of the County Assessment Appeals Board, Andrew Potter, announced the filing period Thursday.

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California Mortgage Relief Program 

Even if the foreclosure process has started, it can often take several months before your home is foreclosed. You may still have time to seek help. To learn more about the foreclosure process, visit California's Housing Is Key website.

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Vista Irrigation District Declares Level 2 Water Conservation Condition

Vista Irrigation District board of directors has declared a Water Supply Response Program Level 2 Water Conservation condition, which requires residents and businesses to implement more stringent mandatory water use restrictions beginning June 18, 2022.

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Abbott-LISC Initiative to Support Diverse Businesses in Health | Local Initiatives Support Corporation

There's an equity gap in the healthcare industry, and it goes beyond patient care. There's a need for greater diversity in the healthcare supply chain - the broad network of businesses that help create the technologies and products that we all depend on to live healthy lives.

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Landlord Incentive Program

Landlords - participate in programs that are helping Homeless Individuals, Families and Veterans overcome the challenges of homelessness and lead independent lives. According to the 2019 Regional Taskforce on the Homeless Point-in-Time Count in San Diego County, there are 8,102 homeless people in our region. Approximately 3,626 are sleeping in emergency shelters with 4,476 unsheltered.

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Vista Chamber Members Discount

Vista Chamber Members can receive 20% off discount for rental of The Film Hub's meeting rooms and classrooms.

Don't miss out on this opportunity!

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Take Care to Secure, Calm Your Pets During Fireworks

Every year, dozens of dogs end up at shelters after Fourth of July fireworks shows. If you're lucky, your dog doesn't react to the explosions and shrill whistles of fireworks set off to celebrate the holiday. But for some dogs and other pets, the sounds can be terrifying due to their sensitive ears.

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Entrepreneur Bootcamp

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

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The Vista Historical Society is starting a new fundraiser. For $150, you can have three lines inscribed on a brick that will be placed on the Museum grounds, beginning with areas along the walkways. This is a chance to create a lasting memorial to a loved one or cherished pet, along with a donation to the Museum, for a relatively small cost.

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All Summer - Summer of Self-Care: Yoga

This summer, decompress and refocus your energy to caring for yourself. Have fun learning new methods to lower anxiety, reduce stress, increase focus, and improve relationships.

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July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Breathwork Class at Dimensional 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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July 1 - Queen Nation

Queen Nation preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage queen rocking through such hits as We Will Rock You, We are the Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, and many more.

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July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Vista Farmers Market

The longest running farmers market in the county (since 1981) open in all weather EVERY Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

July 2 - Summer of Soul

The documentary, Summer of Soul, now streaming on Hulu, captures that six-weekend festival for the first time and a host of award-winning San Diego musical artists will re-create and pay tribute to the artists and sounds featured in it.

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July 4 - Independence Day Celebration

The City's annual Independence Day Celebration offers food, fun, and fireworks on Monday, July 4. Festivities take place at Brengle Terrace Park and the Moonlight Amphitheatre.

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July 6 - Classic Albums Live-Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Classic Albums Live performs this Pink Floyd classic album in its entirety track-by-track followed by a greatest hits set.

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July 7 - Classic Albums Live-Eagles Greatest Hits

Classic Albums Live performs this classic album by the Eagles in its entirety track-by-track followed by a greatest hits set.

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July 8 - A Moonlight Cruise with Yachtley Crew

The titans of soft rock are back at The Moonlight after a stellar sold-out concert last summer!

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July 9 - Kids in the Garden Classes

Join Farmer Jones to learn about Nutrition and Cooking: Corn.


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July 9 - British Invasion Years

Chock full of the groovy sights and sounds from both sides of the Atlantic with this concert journey through the 60s.

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July 10 - Strength through Art at the Vista Library

This joint effort with the Vista Library, VETART.ORG and The Veterans Writing Group of San Diego county will include beautiful pottery and other works from VETART, and readings and book sales from the Veterans Writing Group.

July 13 - Teaching Your Children Good Money Habits

This session will look at some age-by-age questions and lessons to help you reinforce your family’s values about spending, giving, and saving.

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July 15 - Vista Twilight Market

Vista Twilight Market is a night food and local market at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum. Held every 3rd Friday of each month at 5-9pm.

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July 16 - Movies in the Park & Summer Fun Fest

Take the kids to the park to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home and enjoy Kids' face painting, crafts, activities, bounce houses, and more at Summer Fun Fest at Brengle Terrace Park.

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July 20 - August 6 - Something Rotten!

This hilarious new Broadway musical tells the story of the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, who set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.

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July 23 - Vista Historical Society Ice Cream Social

Bring the whole family and enjoy all the ice cream sundaes and root beer floats you can consume.

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July 25 - 2022 Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic

The North County Food Bank cordially invites you to join their sixth annual Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic on at the Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista.

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July 30 - Motorcycle Art Show

The show will be open to the public and proceeds will benefit equipment for Scripps Health’s perinatology program for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies. The family-friendly event will feature motorcycle-themed works of art for sale by painters, leather designers, illustrators and other artists.

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