Business

Office supply company switched gears during coronavirus pandemic


Glennie’s Office Supply, which has served Escondido businesses for more than five decades, had to make drastic changes in its business model and become even more nimble on its feet to survive during the pandemic. It made those changes without ever altering its philosophy of promoting Escondido’s businesses first.  In fact, Glen Burford, VP of Business Development, created a webpage […]

Research project aims to help medically fragile children


Some Escondido mothers who are the parents of medically fragile children are working with a researcher from UCLA on a Photovoice project that will be unveiled June 20 online. The project involves several San Diego based moms of medically fragile kids. Rady’s Children hospital is involved with this as well and nearly all of the participants in the study live […]

Businesses begin recovering


Thursday, May 14; Special Economic Development meeting; The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will be joined by Jeff Rossman, president of the San Diego chapter of the California Restaurant Association, Amber Tarrac, deputy director of Economic Development for the City of Escondido, and Louisa Magoon, Owner of the Grand Tea Room. Topic: Together they will be giving an overview and discussing […]

Graybill, Palomar Health moving toward merger

Graybill Medical Group and Palomar Health Foundation are moving forward on their planned merger, but there was a major pothole in the road caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting losses in revenue. Floyd Farley, CEO told The Times-Advocate this week that the merger plans should be completed within about two months. Farley last week sent a letter to Graybill […]

Glassblowing studio offers way to honor first responders

Escondido art glass and mixed media artist James Stone, of Stone & Glass, makes blue Gratitude Hearts made of glass for local nurses. San Diegans can give back to local first responders, during Nurses Week, May 6-12, and beyond. Stone is also offering glass hearts of any color for Mother’s Day (May 10), which come in a variety of sentiments; […]

Helping local business during the Covid-10 crisis


Next week we have three virtual Zoom meetings planned: THIS IS A MUST FOR PARENTS TO ATTEND AND KNOW ABOUT!   – Education in Escondido, Monday, May 11, noon-1 p.m. Speakers are Dr. Luis Rankins-Ibarra, Superintendent EUSD, and Dr. Anne Staffieri, Superintendent EUHSD. Topic is Distance Learning – The Escondido Districts Navigating the Challenges of COVID-19. Here is the link […]

Farmers Insurance names Escondido’s Allen Tepper to Presidents Council

Farmers Insurance agent Allen Tepper has been named to the national insurer’s Presidents Council, the Los Angeles-based insurance company recently announced. Membership in Presidents Council is the organization’s most elite honor for the top one percent of agents and district managers.  “A heartfelt congratulations to Allen Tepper on being selected as a member of Presidents Council, the most prestigious achievement […]

“Chamber Chatter”


As the current COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, with changes happening daily, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce has also continued to pivot and adapt to provide our members and the community with the resources they desperately need. With programs being developed and implemented to help businesses, both large and small, they come with lots of questions. You often need to […]

Cosmic Solar adds new roofing division to expand services


Cosmic Solar and Roofing has designed and installed over 3,000 solar systems in the last 11 years.   Now, with the creation of their roofing division, they have extended their services to include roof repair and roof replacement.  With the continued support of the community, they will keep working hard to ensure your roof is in good condition, and your […]

Motorists line up for free steaks

The day before Easter cars were lined up in the parking lot of Kennedy’s Meat Company from early in the day until 5 p.m. for a giveaway of New York Strip steaks that ended up totaling 20,000 pounds of meat and jerky. The giveaway was announced on Friday and cars started lining up at 5 a.m. The giveaway was the […]


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