Escondido, CA

Chamber celebrates open house

Wednesday the Escondido Chamber of Commerce held its annual Open House.  There were about 92 attendees at the event, which was sponsored by Escondido Disposal Inc., and which paid for the food and desserts, served by Kennedy’s Karne and Tailored Desserts.

The Chamber honored some of the new businesses that have joined the organization in the last few months but were unable to have ribbon cuttings at their locations. New members included: California College of San Diego, Penn Mutual, Solutions for Change, Sign Post Studio, Operation Hope, Memorial Funeral Services, GoBe Rewards and United Healthcare Agent.

Two of the Miss Escondido pageant girls, Sadie Maydahl and Ashley Grincarevski are welcomed by Chamber CEO Rorie Johnston and new public relations manager for the San Diego Sabres ice hockey team, Frank Smid.

This year’s Escondido Chamber Chairman Kevin Svetich takes a moment for some harmony with fellow members, Carolyn Logan, EXP Realty; Joe Coyle, Printer Repair Depot; and Chris Uhles, Rita’s Italian Ice.

Teresa Collins, the City of Escondido’s public information officer, flashes a brilliant smile during the Chamber’s annual Open House. The small tables encourage intimate networking.

Elmer Heap, division manager at Escondido Disposal Inc., which was the sponsor of the open house, spoke about the recently opened EDI recycling plant, about which he said, “It’s the largest recycling center in the county, maybe the state, possibly the nation, and maybe the world. I’m very excited!”

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