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The historic Twin Inns building is shown at sunrise behind Carlsbad’s downtown sign. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

Hoping for business: Carlsbad merchants eye lifting of restrictions

Bella Ross June 12, 2020
Carlsbad, a city that has long been fueled by its strong tourism and industrial sectors, faces an entirely different set of considerations when it comes to approaching business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city generates the second highest tourism revenue in San Diego County.
Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

Encinitas business groups seek support in wake of coronavirus

North Coast Current June 9, 2020
Encinitas merchant associations are feeling the pinch in the wake of state and local COVID-19 lockdowns to the point that the groups are seeking renewed support to stay afloat.
The marquee of Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern announces the sale of downloadable past shows in place of live concerts Friday, April 10, as a stay-at-home order continues amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Hoping for business: Solana Beach is ‘pretty much all shut down’

Bella Ross April 16, 2020
The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has 54 food establishments within its membership, but 42 of them have been able to stay open for delivery and takeout as of April 16 since the current global pandemic forced most businesses to shut their doors. It’s a reality that’s tightened its grip on the global scale.
Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

Oceanside, other local business groups part of merchant support effort

North Coast Current April 13, 2020
The Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista chambers of commerce are among more than 80 business associations that have joined forces across the U.S. to create the Save Small Business Coalition.
From an upturn in housing to stable city coffers, local observers of the economy anticipate a positive 2015. (stock.xchang)

Business leaders optimistic about 2015

Alex Groves January 22, 2015

With 2015 underway, officials in North County say they see good things in store for business and the region’s economy overall. But in spite of noticeable gains in sales tax revenue, increases in chamber...

Pictured to left to right are: Councilman Mark Muir (left), Encintas Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Gattinella, Mayor Kristin Gaspar and Councilman Tony Kranz mark the chamber’s 50th anniversary Nov. 7 at the Encinitas Community Center. (Encinitas Chamber of Commerce photo by Bill Wechter)

Encinitas chamber marks 50 years as business booster

Debbie L. Sklar December 30, 2014

Fifty years ago, the first of the “pony cars,” the 1965 Mustang, was Ford’s most successful launch since the Model A, “The Munsters” were introduced to television audiences, and Encinitas was...

This chicken sculpture, pictured Aug. 15 at Old California Coffeehouse and Eatery in San Marcos, is part of the community’s Chicken Parade event running through Sept. 30. (North Coast Current photo)

Chicken ‘parade’ has San Marcos on the hunt

Helen Hawes August 15, 2014

Why do the chickens in North County cross the road? Because they’re in the San Marcos Chicken Parade. But these fowl don’t move, they actually get the residents in the area to crisscross the city’s...

From an upturn in housing to stable city coffers, local observers of the economy anticipate a positive 2014. (stock.xchang)

Better days ahead for 2014 economy? From Encinitas to Escondido, observers weigh strengths and challenges

Alex Groves January 22, 2014

As North County enters 2014, local officials say they feel confident that the economy is on the upswing from years past but that there’s still a long way to go. Within the past year, cities across...

Carlsbad chamber hosts First Friday Breakfast

April 21, 2013

CARLSBAD – The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce holds its next First Friday Breakfast on May 3, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., at La Costa Resort and Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road. Former Datron World Communications president...

Carlsbad chamber hosts First Friday Breakfast

January 25, 2013

CARLSBAD – The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce holds its next First Friday Breakfast on Feb. 1, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., at La Costa Resort and Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road. The cost for chamber members who register...

San Marcos chamber installation Jan. 25

January 21, 2013

SAN MARCOS – The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce holds its Board of Directors Installation Luncheon on Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive. The...

Networking breakfasts Jan. 22 and Feb. 26

January 21, 2013

SAN MARCOS – The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce hosts its next Success Networking Breakfasts on Jan. 22 and Feb. 26, 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m., at The Broken Yolk, 101 S. Las Posas Road. Attendees have the...

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