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Moving “Beyond the Blueprint”

Joint Communication to Carlsbad Businesses Regarding COVID-19 #32Moving “Beyond the Blueprint”Today, June 15, the majority of business restrictions have been lifted. For more information on what is changing, click here. CDPH has also released a memo detailing what is expected to change, called the Beyond the Blueprint Framework. While a few restrictions still apply for…

Dealing with Angry Customers When You’re Short Staffed

Dealing with Angry Customers When You’re Short StaffedThe scene is a common one these days. Lines of people waiting to pay in a restaurant, retail establishment, or grocery store. Tempers flare. Customers yell at staff and wonder why there’s only one person checking people out. Your staff thinks, “Who needs this?” and they’re not wrong.…

Carlsbad is coming back

Catherine Magana Chair of the Board Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce There’s good news for Carlsbad. It appears that tourism is finally making a comeback. The tourism and hospitality industries are huge economic drivers for Carlsbad, so after suffering through the COVID pandemic over the last year, things are looking up. “With the use of some…

Flexible membership options

Kathleen McNaryVP of Member RelationsCarlsbad Chamber of Commerce With more than 1,100 member organizations, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce represents thousands of individuals and staff, each one having specific goals and needs. While the Chamber has existed for 98 years, the format of membership options has not changed much with the times. With ever changing…
Joint Communication

What’s Next for Business?

Joint Communication to Carlsbad Businesses Regarding COVID-19 #31Conditions in San Diego County continue to improve, as vaccination rates progress toward county goals. To date, 1.8 million county residents have received at least one dose, and 1.36 million county residents are fully vaccinated. As a result, both daily case rates and test positivity rates are lower…

A kind workplace

Carolina Alban-StoughtonDirector of Communication & EngagementCarlsbad Chamber of CommerceEvery year in January, kindness takes over the world for a full week as kids from more than 110 different countries celebrate The Great Kindness Challenge. This initiative, which started in three Carlsbad schools (Jefferson Elementary, Hope Elementary and Kelly Elementary) back in 2012, is now ready…

The return of the Carlsbad Village Faire

Bret SchanzenbachPresident & CEOCarlsbad Chamber of Commerce 2019 was a great year for the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce in that we celebrated 45 years of hosting the twice annual Carlsbad Village Faire. 2020, however, was NOT a great year as we all grappled with a global pandemic that took countless lives, destroyed businesses and shuttered…

Enjoy downtown’s summer harvest

Christine DavisExecutive DirectorCarlsbad Village Association As restrictions start to lift and the light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter, we cannot help but reflect on the State Street Farmers’ Market and the role it has played on the business recovery in Carlsbad Village. Celebrating its 27th summer in downtown Carlsbad, the State Street…

Why tourism is part of our secret sauce

Matt SanfordEconomic Development Manager City of Carlsbad A year after devastating economic blows, our tourism industry is on the ropes. But it’s by no means a TKO.The sector is slowly regaining its footing. Every week, attractions and hotels are safely welcoming back more visitors — an encouraging sign of economic recovery.On an average year, Carlsbad…

Carlsbad Chamber Announces 2021 Rising Star of the Year Scholarship Recipients

Carlsbad Chamber Announces Rising Star of the Year Scholarship RecipientsCarlsbad Chamber of Commerce awards $13,500 in scholarships.Carlsbad, CA (May 11, 2021) – In September, 2020 the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce launched its second Rising Star of the Month program.  Throughout the school year, nearly 30 high school seniors from four different high schools were recognized…
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