Business

Elizabeth Hospice receives $10,000 Community Impact Grant

The Elizabeth Hospice, an Escondido-based nonprofit healthcare leader serving San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County, is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from New York Life. The funds will enable The Elizabeth Hospice to continue to provide free on-campus support groups for children who are grieving the death of their special person. “Children’s grief is more prevalent than many […]

Two Escondido wineries win medals at Toast of the Coast

Escondido winery Speckle Rock Vineyards won a gold medal for their  2017 Estate Falanghina at The Toast of the Coast wine competition; and Highland Valley Vineyards won a silver for their  2015 Craftsman Cuvee III. In total, 10 winery members from the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association (RVVA) received 22 awards from The Toast of the Coast wine competition where more […]

BIZstory: Lounsbery, Ferguson, Altona & Peak


“A lawyer’s time and advice are his (her) stock in trade” – Abraham Lincoln It was March 15, 1996 – the Ides of March – when a new law firm was formed from the roots of a larger regional firm. After working together for many years at Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, Ken Lounsbery, Dave Ferguson, Erick Altona and Helen Peak […]

Mayor tours Stone Brewing

Recently Mayor Paul McNamara visited Stone Brewing. CEO Dominic Engels and VP of Brewing Operations, Joel Grosser showed him around the bistro, brewery and packaging hall. Stone Brewing remains the largest craft beer employer in the US with about 1,400 team members internationally. 

Bimbo Bakeries USA recognized by EPA at Escondido bakery

On Thursday, March 28, at its Escondido bakery, Bimbo Bakeries USA was presented with a certificate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star Program after earning Energy Star certification at 14 of its facilities in 2018. This marks a record for the most facilities receiving Energy Star certification in one year across all industries. The certification signifies that […]

Senator Tours Baker Electric Home Energy

Escondido-based Baker Electric Home Energy, a leading San Diego company specializing in advanced solar systems, home batteries as well as heating and air conditioning services and smart home solutions, hosted State Senator Brian Jones Friday, March 22.  The Senator’s visit was intended to gain a greater understanding of solar and home battery technology as well as renewable energy’s impact on […]

Henry Avo recall affects prices

The recall last week of avocados processed at the Escondido Henry Avocado plant have caused prices of the green fruit to increase significantly, according to market reports.  Prices have jumped back up on domestic avocados since the recall, and market analysists are giving credit to the recall for the leap in price.  Last week Henry Avocado voluntarily recalled whole avocados […]

My Salon celebrates ribbon cutting

According to the Professional Beauty Association, the number of positions available in the beauty industry is expected to increase by 16 percent by 2020. This is largely in part to an increase in salon space for beauty professionals to be their own boss and own their own salon.  My Salon Suite is no stranger to this expected increase. In fact, […]

Be part of the celebration


Three reasons why you will want to save the date, June 14th.  Be a part of the celebration The Escondido Chamber will honor individuals, businesses and organizations that have impacted our community over the past year. In fact, you can nominate an awardee now! The categories are Community Organization, Community Enhancement, Family Owned Business, and Entrepreneur of the Year. Nominations […]

Palomar breaks ground on arboretum trails and renovation project

On a picture-perfect afternoon at Palomar, officials and guests of the college gathered on Friday, March 15 to break ground on a project to transform the 45-year-old arboretum on campus.  The 10-acre Edwin & Frances Hunter Arboretum contains more than 600 species of trees and shrubs, including numerous threatened and endangered species. In the shade of broad-leaved apple and endangered […]


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