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Green Busines Expo marks return to In-person Events

Bret Schanzenbach President & CEO Carlsbad Chamber of CommerceAs we move past the one-year anniversary of the original Covid-19 stay-at-home order, many have been reflecting on the past 365 days.  All of us could come up with some “choice words” to describe the past 12 months.  My words would include challenging, frustrating, confusing, lonely and…

Understanding Recycling and Waste Prevention

Lori Somers Community & Municipal Relations Manager Waste Management Many businesses today are looking for ways to be more efficient and reduce costs. On that front, when was the last time you paid attention to the waste your business produces? Waste prevention, waste reduction, and waste diversion are three important approaches businesses can take to…
Carlsbad Chamber goes to Greece

Informational Session on our Trip to Greece

Greece is open for travel, and the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is going!  Our trip will be October 23 – 31, 2021.  Join us Wednesday, April 14, from  4:30-5:30 pm on Zoom for an informational meeting.  All are welcome to join us – so invite your neighbors, family and friends.  They do not even need…
Covid-19 Vaccine

San Diego County Moves to Orange Tier

Yesterday, San Diego County moved into the state’s orange tier. This move is based on continued improvement on public health indicators; Sunday, the county saw its fewest daily COVID-19 cases (127) since June of last year. Most importantly, the state has now administered more than 4 million vaccines in zip codes that correlate with our…

Officially Green

CAROLINA ALBAN-STOUGHTONDirector of Communication & Engagement Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce At the beginning of last year, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce set on a journey to become certified as a green business by the Carlsbad Green Business Network (CGBN). Partnering with City of Carlsbad Climate Action Plan Administrator, Mike Grim and Carlsbad Green Business Program Director,…
Sales Tools

10 Free Sales Tools for Your Small Business

10 Free Sales Tools for Your Small BusinessSales are the lifeblood of your business, and the right tools can make all the difference. Here are the best free sales tools for small businesses.Sales takes a lot of hard work, and as a busy small business owner, it can be challenging to do cold outreach, follow…
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

Carlsbad Business Update – Red Tier

Joint Communication to Carlsbad Businesses Regarding COVID-19 #28San Diego County Moves to Red TierToday, San Diego County moved into the state’s red tier. This move is based on improving public health indicators across the board; yesterday, the county saw its fewest daily COVID-19 cases since October of 2020. While health experts still advise caution and…
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

San Diego County Moves to Red Tier

Today, March 16, 2021, San Diego County was officially moved back into the Red Tier.  That means that restaurants are now able to open indoors (25% capacity), gyms, (10%) movie theaters (25%), and other businesses.Here is a complete breakdown:Shopping Centers (Malls, Destination Centers, Swap Meets) – Open indoors with modifications (Max 50% capacity; Closed common…
Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

On March 11, 2021 President Biden signed into the law the $1.9T American Rescue Plan.  Embedded in the plan is the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.  Here are the details:Restaurant Revitalization Fund:$28.6 BillionFor any restaurant, coffee shop, brewery, deli, caterer, food trucks, and moreThis is a “grant” program, not a loanPublicly traded companies are ineligibleFranchisees are eligible,…
Brewery Guidance

New Brewery Guidelines

On March 11, 2021, the office of Governor Newsom announced that the “meal requirement” for brewery tasting rooms will be REMOVED as of March 13, 2021! This means that starting this weekend, your brewery tasting room can open without the requirement for customers to purchase a meal in the same transaction as alcohol.  ALL alcohol…
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