North County Business Records, December 5



“Santa Cares” respectful of the senses at The Shoppes

The Shoppes at Carlsbad is offering children with special needs a chance to visit Santa on one of the two “Santa Cares” days before the mall opens from 9:30 am to 10:30 am today and on December 12. It will be a sensory experience, a less hectic event so that these children can live the centuries-old tradition of a visit and photos with Santa Claus. Go to the lower level, near Macy’s. Reservations are encouraged at The Shoppes at Carlsbad is at 2525 El Camino Real. Call (760) 444-0620.


The Chamber will host a seminar on the tax credit

The Grand Escondido Chamber of Commerce welcomes Jennifer Schoeneck, Deputy Director of Economic Development at Escondido, for a free workshop on the Cal Competes Tax Credit. The workshop will be held Wednesday at 4 pm at the bedroom office, 720 N. Broadway. The types of businesses that can benefit the most from this seminar are those that plan to grow and / or offer well-paying jobs over the next five years; are in an innovative or fast-growing industry; and who are considering moving to another state if they cannot get California tax relief. Registration is required at

Grants available to help with employment

Grants are available from the Escondido Community Foundation to support organizations that provide the workforce development resources necessary for the economic growth of Escondido. In the 2022-2023 grant cycle, the foundation, affiliated with the San Diego Foundation, invites local organizations to submit a letter of intent specifically for projects at Escondido. The foundation engages in programs that provide resources for job preparation, job shadowing, internships, job training, advancement opportunities, and technology education. These projects should be achievable within 12 months and have long-term sustainability prospects. Find information and applications at (scroll to “Grants”). Submissions must be sent by 5:00 p.m. on January 24. To join the foundation, send an email to [email protected].


Artistic walk “Wine and bite” Friday

The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce is hosting the “Wine and a Bite” Art Walk from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Friday in downtown Fallbrook. Stroll among the shops and galleries, and taste the wine and food. Prices are $ 20 for military and designated driver or $ 30 for general admission; commemorative glass included. Part of the profits will be donated to local youth organizations. Participants must be 21 years of age and over. Tickets are available at the in-room office, 111 S. Main Ave. Call (760) 728-5845.


Regional Connect mixer supports food bank

Join the Board of Directors, members, guests and CEOs of the North San Diego Business Chamber for its Regional Connect Vacation Mixer from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday outdoors held at the Bernardo Winery with The Elizabeth Hospice. Happy hour drinks will be available for purchase. The mixer will also support the North County Food Bank. Guests who bring two or more items to the event will be entered into a raffle. The event is free for members; $ 35 for non-member guests. Registration is required at Members who register before 2 p.m. Tuesday will receive the guest list to effectively plan their networking. The Bernardo winery is located at 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego. Send an email to [email protected].


Rancho Valencia opens upgraded lounge

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa recently completed renovations to its Forbes Five-Star Spa. Notable additions include: the salon, offering finishing touches with shampoo and blow-dry options, as well as a clean Lawless Beauty makeup bar and nail services; an expanded retail store; an upgraded fitness center with the latest equipment from Precor, Cybex and Woodway, as well as Peloton bikes; relaxation areas for men and women; expanded locker rooms and additional spa treatment areas, including three facial treatment rooms. Existing offerings include a hydrotherapy circuit, yoga pavilion, fitness center, adult-only spa pool, hot tubs and private gardens. Rooms for couples include fireplaces, private patios, outdoor showers, and soaking tubs for two. Rancho Valencia is at 5921 Valencia Circle. Visit or call (858) 756-1123.


The CSUSM hosts a professional trade show for senior experience

The College of Business Administration at California State University at San Marcos is hosting its Senior Experience Trade Fair from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on December 16, showcasing final business students’ projects in the format virtual. Attendees can visit over 50 student team booths in Zoom breakout meetings to learn more about student research and business solutions the team has provided to sponsoring organizations. Business professionals and graduate students are encouraged to participate in this discussion of ideas and improvement. This event is free and open to the public. The business community is invited to a targeted networking event before the show, from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Register for both events at Call (760) 750-4242 or email [email protected].


Armstrong Feed hosts breakfast with Santa

Armstrong Feed & Supply hosts breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Santa Claus will take pictures with the children and the animals. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and breakfast. Large bags of fodder and hay will be $ 1 off. Armstrong is at 28520 Cole Grade Road. Call (760) 749-2223.


The trampoline park reopens for holiday enjoyment

The Vista Altitude Trampoline Park reopened to the public at 1928 Hacienda Drive. The park features thousands of square feet of trampolines, ziplines, rock climbing, dodge ball, trampoline basketball, and other challenges, all in a clean and safe environment. The park has activities planned to celebrate the holiday season. Monthly subscriptions are available for $ 10 per month, with an activation fee of $ 10 for subscriptions. The park’s opening hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Visit

The consulting firm invites everyone to the HR seminar

SDHR Consulting invites the community to “90 Minutes with an Expert in Human Resources,” a seminar outlining recent changes to California human resources laws in 2021 and 2022. The seminar, offered in partnership with the Vista Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to Monday at 10:00 a.m. at 170 Eucalyptus Avenue. There will also be a discussion of the workforce shortage and tips on how to keep employees engaged. This is open to chamber members and non-members. Book on

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