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New Year, New Deals

January 2022

News & Information

Register now for our upcoming State of the Community Luncheon taking place Monday, January 24th at the Civic Center.

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Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a chance to relax and unwind a bit over the holidays. I am actually typing this message from Big Bear where I've gone to escape with my family for a few days. I'm looking forward to enjoying the outdoors and simple evenings of card games and "remember when" stories. Please hit me up and tell me how you enjoy downtime. I could use some suggestions!

As we jump into 2022, I want to challenge each of you to support local this year, and I mean really support - shop, dine, and frequent local businesses. Recommend your favorites to friends and family. Let's all work together to lift each other up!

Cheers to 2022!


Grants for Vista Small Businesses

If you own a business located in Vista and encountered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic now is the time to apply for our COVID-19 Grant Program.

Click the link below to read the details and see all the documents you need to gather before applying.

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Vista Magazine Winter Issue

Read the Winter Issue of the Vista Magazine. Learn about some of the new businesses we've had the pleasure of welcoming to our community.

Take a look using the link below or stop by our office and grab some copies!

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Register for the Vista Strawberry Run

Run or walk this scenic, mostly flat 3.1-mile course in the heart of downtown Vista. Kids 12 & under can run, walk or skip a flat 1-mile route through the heart of the Strawberry Festival. Registered participants receive an event T-shirt, goody bag, a custom finishers’ medal, age group awards, free craft beer (21+ only) and our fresh fruit finish line including fresh strawberries!

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Our December Rising Stars

We love to show off our Stars! From left to right:

  • Malia Mitchell - Guajome Park Academy
  • Ulises Martinez - Major General Raymond Murray High School
  • Megan Luck - Mission Vista High School
  • Jaedan Jaylo - Rancho Buena Vista High School
  • Maxwell Davis - North County Trade Tech High School

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Are you seeking access to insights that will support your professional journey as you explore career opportunities?

The vision is to give middle school, high school, post-secondary students and transitioning adults an opportunity to gain insights into career pathways, while allowing businesses and local organizations to participate in these students’ career exploration.

The Vista Chamber is proud to partner with Tri-City Medical Center, SDNEDC, and the Oceanside and Carlsbad Chambers of Commerce to launch SOCAL – Student Opportunities for Career Awareness & Learning, a long-term workforce development effort designed to provide students and career explorers with direct access to information and first-hand experiences regarding potential occupations and career opportunities in North County. Thank you to County Supervisor Jim Desmond for supporting the program with via a Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant from the County of San Diego. Learn more:

Welcome to Our New Members for December

  1. Get Beyond
  2. RUE Kitchen, LLC
  3. Norway Hall Foundation
  4. Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA
  5. San Diego North Economic Development Council
  6. True Identity Life Coaching
  7. Dan O'Donnell for Vista City Council 2022
  8. City Gates Events
  9. Peter M. Liss, Criminal Defense Attorney
  10. Altitude Trampoline Park
  11. Trade Mark Hemp / Aqualeaf Industries
  12. Legal Shield
  13. The Wrench House Cyclery

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

Ribbon Cuttings

Everyone is welcome to join us at these Ribbon Cutting ceremonies to celebrate a dream come true!

The Classical Academy

Tuesday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m.

2022 University Drive

Vista, CA 92083


BioLife Plasma Services

Wednesday, January 19 at 9:00 a.m.

1960 Hacienda Dr.

Vista, CA 92081


Direct Professional Cleaning

Wednesday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m.

410 S Santa Fe Ave., Ste. 201

Vista, CA 92084


Frontline Careers

Wednesday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m.

170 Eucalyptus Ave.

Vista, CA 92084


Minuteman Press of Oceanside

Friday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m.

4065 Oceanside Blvd. Ste. D

Oceanside, CA 92056


Our December Ribbon Cuttings

Five Suits Brewing

With Five Suits Brewing, beer won’t be a gamble.

Babies in Bloom

From pregnancy to birth and beyond, we help provide you with the experience that YOU’VE always dreamed of.

The 2 Painters

We have the talent and experience to paint your home right!

Want to schedule a Ribbon Cutting for your business?

Ribbon cuttings are offered to members when they open a new business, become a new member of the Chamber, have recently moved to a new location, newly renovated their premises, changed their company name or are celebrating an important anniversary. Contact Alma Gutierrez at or (760) 726-1122.

Vista Chamber Events

Business Mixer at Norway Hall (January 12)

Join us for our first Business Mixer of the year!

What better way to start off the year than with your fellow chamber members! Non-members are also welcome to join us for this fun event at Norway Hall's location. Awards will be given to the winners of the Christmas Parade categories.

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Member Orientation (January 20)

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! Bring your business cards!


State of the Community (January 24)

The State of the Community is back on January 24. Join us for this sit-down lunch and get updates from VUSD Superintendent Dr. Matt Doyle, Tri-City Medical Center Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gene Ma; and Mayor Judy Ritter will share her final State of the City address. Don't miss it!

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Lunch Mob (January 26)

After taking a break in December to enjoy the holidays, Lunch Mobs are back!

Our first Lunch Mob of the year will be at Raising Cane's. Open to members and non-members, feel free to also bring any guests with you. This is a no-host event, and everyone pays for their own lunch. We hope to see you there!


Business and Community Resources

City of Vista Non-Profit Grant Program

A community grant program for Vista-serving, non-profit, 501 C-3 organizations is being launched to offer assistance to nonprofits serving Vista residents who have been impacted by the pandemic.

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City of Vista to Offer Free Cybersecurity Classes

The City of Vista and the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence (SDCCOE) have partnered for a free cyber awareness and security education program that will be available to all Vista small businesses with fewer than 100 employees. The virtual program is anticipated to begin in January 2022 and last for 90 days.

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Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

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Energy Innovation Center | San Diego Gas & Electric

The Energy Innovation Center offers training, education and innovation around energy efficiency technologies and green building practices. Attend one of our 250 no-cost online professional training, including courses with continuing education credits and those that prepare you for certification. Enroll for no-cost online training today and learn from the pros.

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Youth Scholarships

The City of Vista is excited to announce a new youth scholarship program for income qualifying Vista families interested in registering their child in a city recreation program. The scholarships will fund registration for City of Vista youth classes, recreational sports, early education, and summer camp for families that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

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Product Donations

Nonprofit partners have used products as fundraising auction items, donor premiums, and crowdfunding prizes. If you have a fundraising campaign that would benefit from Dr. Bronner’s products, get in touch with them at Please note, they need a minimum of a two-week lead time to be able to process donations.  

Community Event Spotlight

January 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 - Vista Farmers Market

Farmer, Food Makers, and Makers. Visit the Vista Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

January 15 - Parents Night Out

Parents, take the night off! Drop the kids off at the City of Vista's Jim Porter Recreation Center for four hours of nonstop fun!

January 29 - Human Trafficking Awareness Event & Walk

Please join Soroptimist International of Vista for their 16th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Event & Walk. 

Member Events

Calling out all Vista Chamber members!

Add your events to our events calendar at no cost to also be featured in upcoming newsletters. Log into your member portal and let's get those events going!

It's the start of a new year and we look forward to spending it with all of our amazing members!

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