North County Business Briefs, August 7


State of the City Address August 19

Mayor Matt Hall gives his final State of the Community address from 11am. until 2 p.m. on August 19 at the Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa. More than 500 business, civic and community leaders will meet to discuss the state of the Carlsbad community and share ideas to plan for a successful future. Check-in and networking begins at 10:45am. Tickets are $105 for Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce members and $165 for non-members. Sign up at


The new member of the Chamber was announced

Sean Flannery, co-owner of Max Lux Media, has joined the board of the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce. As of 2021, Max Lux Media provides video production and photography for small and medium businesses in the area. The company’s offerings include videos for recruiting, product launches, and improving internal communications, and Max Lux also works with local nonprofits to make fundraising more effective. The nonprofit Encinitas Chamber of Commerce connects businesses and residents through events, networking opportunities and marketing initiatives. Visit


“Magic and Cosmic Principles” was presented at the event

The North San Diego Economic Development Council is holding its inaugural North County Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on September 21 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. This is designed as an annual opportunity to hear from one of the region’s leading entrepreneurs about their entrepreneurial journey. The event will feature Michael Bronner, president of Dr. Bronner’s, speaker on “How Magic and Secular Principles Are Transforming Business Practices.” Tables and tickets are now available. Member tables (10 seats) are $750 and non-member tables are $1,000. individual member tickets, $80 and individual non-member tickets are $100. Register and purchase tickets at Sponsorship opportunities are also available. contact Sofia Ayad at [email protected] or (442) 237-8330.

Military Summit open to 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 open to active duty, veterans and transitioning military personnel and their families, from 8 a.m. until 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 non-military. Admission includes coffee, lunch, exhibitors, networking and all sessions. Sign up at Free parking. Exhibitor opportunities are now open. North San Diego Chamber of Commerce Members, $125. non-members, $250. Sign up at for an exhibition.


SCORE offering training workshops

SCORE San Diego volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, business executives, and executives with a variety 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 video of the workshop. Visit 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 format privately for your organization. Contact [email protected]

Thursday: Engage your audience with video. Your audience searches for 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 that describe your company’s value proposition, customer segments and relationships, core activities, revenue streams, channels, cost structure, key resources, and partners.

August 19: How to write a business plan. Find out what goes into a profitable business plan. Learn how to put your vision on paper in a way that will convince investors, lenders and yourself that you can succeed.

Regional Connect event with football add-on

The North San Diego Business Chamber is hosting a Regional Connect event from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club, Torero Stadium at the University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego. Join the Chamber’s board, members and business leaders for an evening of networking. Free for members. $35 for guests. Registration required at Register by 3 p.m. on Tuesday to receive the guest list. Stay after the event for a football game at 7pm. against Monterey Bay FC. Discount tickets available. Contact [email protected]

Planet Fitness offers free workouts to teenagers

Planet Fitness is offering free workout access to teens ages 14-19 until August 31st. Sign up for a pass, download a Summer Pass digital key app and start your workout. Those under 18 can register with a parent/guardian (online or in-club). Visit


Bootcamp offered for entrepreneurs

Six Saturdays in September and October a Community Entrepreneurship and Adversity Bootcamp will be offered for those in difficult circumstances trying to grow or start a business. Camp will be from 8:30am-1pm. Sept. 10 through Oct. 15 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 6845 University Ave., San Diego. Presented by the San Diego State University Lavin Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Studies. The program is part of the Urban Poverty and Business Initiative, a partnership between universities and nonprofit organizations to help those in underserved communities start and grow successful businesses. The cost is $500, but $400 scholarships are available. Register and learn more at


An ice cream shop opens in North City

Wynston’s Ice Cream has opened its official flagship location in the North City neighborhood near Cal State San Marcos. Chris and Sarah Wynn started their ice cream business with an incubator opportunity at Union Cowork’s North City office. They now have a full-sized ice cream churn 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 common flavors include Old Reliable (vanilla), Cookies In Cream, and Blue Moon. the shop also offers seasonal flavors and a dairy-free version. Opening hours are noon to 10pm daily. Call (858) 923-1411.


Sundowner was set for Tuesday

The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce invites the community to a sundowner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Powerland Equipment Inc., 27943 Valley Center Road. Dinner is $10, catered by Fat Ivor’s. Reservations at (760) 749-8472) or email [email protected]

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