Do we need a full-time legislature?

While most of us are trying our best to deal with the continued effect of the pandemic, our State legislature has been busy too. Busy continuing with their tax and spend answer to all that ails our beloved California.  And after what must have been an exhaustive budget process, they feel the need and have begun their four-month vacation.  Everyone […]

Escondido Goodwill expecting move to new location early next year

Goodwill Industries has reported that it plans to resume construction of its new Escondido retail store next month with the hope of moving to the new location in early April. The property — at the intersection of West Washington and Escondido Blvd and formerly a Rite-Aid Pharmacy — was purchased in November of last year. Reconstruction and remodeling necessary for […]

Neighborhood Healthcare’s Pope, Zavala, join Chamber Board of Directors

Neighborhood Healthcare, a regional Federally Qualified Health Center providing a wide range of medical, dental, and behavioral health services, announced this week that Tina Pope, its director of philanthropy and patient experience, and Adrian Zavala, its sr. director of marketing & community engagement officially joined the Escondido Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in its virtual installation ceremony recently.  Both […]

“Jumpstart Your Business” program launches this week

The City of Escondido, along with the four Innovate78 Corridor cities (San Marcos, Vista, Carlsbad, and Oceanside) and the San Diego North Economic Development Council, partnered with the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to launch the “Jumpstart Small Business – Start Your Business in a Day” Program.  The program launched August 12 and will assist entrepreneurs […]

Communication must be a two-way street

Communication is by definition: the exchange of information between people, e.g. by means of speaking, writing or using a common system of signs or behavior. Good communication can lead to rapport. Rapport by definition: an emotional bond or friendly relationship between people based on mutual liking, trust, and a sense that they understand and share each other’s concerns. In this […]

Elizabeth Hospice CEO retires

Jan Jones, RN, BSN, chief executive officer of The Elizabeth Hospice and CEO of California Hospice Network, announced her retirement. For more than four decades, she was at the forefront of the hospice and palliative care movement and an active participant on the state and national levels of hospice organizations and in government arenas.   Jones served as CEO of […]

Flying Toad soars to culinary heights with pocket-book friendly French-inspired delights

The Flying Toad restaurant is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 5–10 p.m. Ah, April in Paris! August in Escondido. While not precisely the same, there are similarities.  Among them are the joys of strolling the boulevard (all right, the avenue) taking in the sights and stopping to enjoy outdoor dining in the cool of the evening. It’s a different […]

Chamber installs new board members, ambassadors

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce Thursday evening remotely installed its 2020-21 board of directors and ambassadors during the 110th year celebration.  Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara administered the oath to the members who attended via Zoom.  2020-2021 Board of Directors & Ambassadors Board Members: Don Romo, Chairman Jayde Olin, Incoming Chair Dr. Luis Rankins-Ibarra, Education Chair Ernie Cowan, Economic Development Chair […]

Don Romo to take chairman’s helm at Chamber

Don Romo of Erickson Hall Construction will take the helm as chairman of the board of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce at the annual installation Thursday evening, which will be held as a virtual event starting at 6 p.m. Actually, Romo has been acting chairman since January, when the previous chairman resigned, so he’s already been in the thick of […]

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