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

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)

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.

Oceanside, other local business groups part of merchant support effort

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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.

Business leaders optimistic about 2015

From an upturn in housing to stable city coffers, local observers of the economy anticipate a positive 2015. (stock.xchang)

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 of commerce memberships and other tell-tale signs of a prosperous economy, some leaders in the...

Encinitas chamber marks 50 years as business booster

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)

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 less than a decade from the beginning of a significant suburban expansion. It was also the era in which...

Chicken ‘parade’ has San Marcos on the hunt

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)

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 streets in a scavenger hunt in an effort to build community, have fun and win prizes. It’s a...

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

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

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 the county have facilitated a number of infrastructure and business deals in the hopes of bolstering...

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 and CEO Art Barter, now leading the affiliated Servant Leadership Institute, will be the featu...

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 before Jan. 25 is $32, and $55 after that date. Registration is $60 at the door. More informa...

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 guest speaker is John Quintera, AM Sports 1090 radio host and general manager of the San Diego Sock...

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 opportunity to introduce themselves and their businesses. Admission is $10 for members, $15 for nonm...

Encinitas chamber hosts January sundowner

January 14, 2013

ENCINITAS – The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce hosts its next sundowner Jan. 15, 5:30 p.m. To 7:30 p.m., the Holiday Inn Express, 1661 Villa Cardiff Drive in Cardiff. The business organization hosts sundowners on the third Tuesday of every month. For registration information, contact the chamber at...

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