State of the City address Aug. 19
Mayor Matt Hall gives his final State of the Community address from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa. More than 500 business, civic and community leaders will come together to discuss the state of the Carlsbad community and share ideas to plan for a successful future. Check-in and networking start at 10:45 a.m. Tickets are $105 for Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce members and $165 for nonmembers. Register at bit.ly/3box6Z8.
New chamber member announced
Sean Flannery, co-owner of Max Lux Media, has joined the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Since 2021, Max Lux Media has provided video production and photography for small to medium-sized area businesses. Company offerings include videos for recruiting staff, launching products and improving internal communications, and Max Lux also works with local nonprofits to make their fundraising more effective. The nonprofit Encinitas Chamber of Commerce connects businesses and residents through events, networking opportunities and marketing initiatives. Visit www.encinitaschamber.com.
‘Magic and Cosmic Principles’ featured at event
The San Diego North Economic Development Council holds its inaugural North County Spotlight Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. This is planned as an annual opportunity to hear from one of the region’s leading entrepreneurs about their business journey. The event will feature Michael Bronner, president of Dr. Bronner’s, speaking on “How Magic and Cosmic Principles are Transforming Business Practices.” Tables and tickets are now available. Member tables (10 seats) are $750 and nonmember tables $1,000; member individual tickets, $80 and nonmember individual tickets are $100. Register and buy tickets at bit.ly/3d4fOBa. Sponsorship opportunities are also available; contact Sofia Ayad at [email protected] or (442) 237-8330.
Military summit open for exhibitors
The 2022 San Diego Military Summit brings together the military and business communities for a day of workshops, speakers, exhibitors and networking. The summit is for active-duty, veteran and transitioning military members and their families, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Admiral Baker Club House, 2400 Admiral Baker Road, San Diego. Tickets are $10 military (active duty, veteran, spouse/family) and $40 nonmilitary. Admission includes coffee, lunch, exhibitors, networking and all sessions. Register at bit.ly/3btkyQi. Free parking. Exhibitor opportunities are now open. North San Diego Business Chamber members, $125; nonmembers, $250. Register at bit.ly/3JFIH2V for an exhibit.
SCORE offering training workshops
SCORE San Diego volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties, offered in small-business training workshops. For $25, clients receive a two- to three-hour workshop, in person at SCORE San Diego, 8825 Aero Drive, Suite 102, San Diego, or on Zoom; a PDF of the presentation; and a link to the final workshop video. Visit sandiego.score.org and click on “Take a Workshop.” Registration deadline is midnight the day before all events. SCORE can also provide these and other workshops in full or short form privately for your organization. Contact [email protected]
Thursday: Engaging Your Audience with Video. Your audience searches video, engages with video and makes decisions based on video. Stories and videos communicate your message more effectively than any other content, but you need to do it right.
Friday: Business Model Canvas. This interactive workshop will help you create your Business Model Canvas — a visual chart with blocks describing your company’s value proposition, customer segments and relationships, key activities, revenue streams, channels, cost structure, key resources and partners.
Aug. 19: How to Write a Business Plan. Discover what goes into a winning business plan. Learn how to put your vision on paper in a way that will persuade investors, lenders, and yourself that you can succeed.
Regional Connect event with soccer add-on
The North San Diego Business Chamber hosts a Regional Connect event from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club, Torero Stadium at the University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego. Join Chamber board of directors, members and business leaders for an evening of networking. Free for members; $35 for guests. Registration required at bit.ly/3JsH9ZK. Register by 3 p.m. Tuesday to receive the guest list. Stay after the event for a 7 p.m. soccer game vs. Monterey Bay FC. Discount tickets available. Contact [email protected]
Planet Fitness offering free workouts to teens
Planet Fitness is offering free workout access to teens ages 14-19 through Aug. 31. Sign up for a pass, download an app for the Summer Pass digital key tag, and start your workout. Those under 18 can sign up with a parent/guardian (online or in-club). Visit planetfitness.com/summerpass/registration.
Bootcamp for entrepreneurs offered
An Entrepreneurship and Adversity Community Bootcamp will be offered on six Saturdays in September and October for those in difficult circumstances who are trying to grow or start a business. The camp will be from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 10 to Oct. 15 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 6845 University Ave., San Diego. Presented by the San Diego State University Lavin Entrepreneurship Center and the Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Studies. The program is part of the Urban Poverty and Business Initiative, a collaboration among universities and nonprofits to help those in underserved communities start and grow successful businesses. The cost is $500, but scholarships of $400 are available. Register and learn more at leadershipcentersw.org.
Ice cream shop opens in North City
Wynston’s Ice Cream has opened its official flagship storefront in the North City neighborhood near Cal State San Marcos. Chris and Sarah Wynn started their ice cream shop with an incubator opportunity in the Union Cowork office in North City. Now they have a full-size ice cream churning facility at 250 N. City Drive, Suite 7. Among their frozen treats is their “For the Wynn Chocolate” ice cream, which won the North American Ice Cream Association National Blue Ribbon this year. Other regular flavors include Old Reliable (vanilla), Cookies In Cream, and Blue Moon; the shop also offers seasonal flavors and a dairy-free version. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. daily. Call (858) 923-1411.
Sundowner set for Tuesday
The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce invites the community to a sundowner from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Powerland Equipment Inc., 27943 Valley Center Road. Dinner is $10, catered by Fat Ivor’s. Reservations to (760) 749-8472) or email [email protected]
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