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Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Turns 100!

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Turns 100!Carlsbad, CA – This year marks The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce centennial year as an official organization, having been established in 1923. In recognition of this milestone, the Carlsbad Chamber is excited to announce Centennial Celebrations taking place throughout this year.Historically, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce stayed small for only…

Time for a 401(k) wellness check

Time for a 401(k) wellness check What’s going on in the world of company retirement plans? Competition for employee talent remains high, and 401k plans are an important employee benefit. Retirement plans enable business owners to shelter taxable income and diversify personal assets outside of their business assets.The mandated Cal Savers deadlines, impacting companies with 5…

Supporting lifelong learning and creative expression

Supporting lifelong learning and creative expressionWith the debut of a New Year, many of us make resolutions.  I find it advantageous to take stock by valuing family, friends and colleagues that fill my daily life.  I’m most fortunate to be part of the Carlsbad Library & Arts Foundation whose philanthropic mission is to improve our…

CSUSM ranks first in the nation in social mobility

CSUSM ranks first in the nation in social mobilityDuring her annual Report to the Community address in September, Cal State San Marcos President Ellen Neufeldt advanced what she called an “audacious” idea: that CSUSM will become a national leader in social mobility.Now, according to at least one metric, the university is the national leader in…

Encinitas Union School District proudly receives statewide awards

Encinitas Union School District proudly receives statewide awards Governance Team Leadership and Climate Change Innovation AwardsIn its 43rd year, the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Golden Bell Award program promotes excellence in education by recognizing outstanding public school programs that are innovative and sustainable, make a demonstrated difference for students, and focus on meeting the…

What are the health risks of childhood obesity?

What are the health risks of childhood obesity?Dangers can be reduced by teaching healthy habits at an early ageIt’s never too early to start building healthy habits in your child’s daily life, including making good food choices and increasing physical activity. If you believe your child may have a weight problem, talk with your pediatrician…

Business, culture, and community

Business, culture, and communityChristine DavisExecutive DirectorCarlsbad Village Association CVA’s line of Carlsbad Village branded merchandise includes tote bags, t-shirts, tank tops, baby onesies, sweatshirts, license plate frames, and hats.The Carlsbad Village Association (CVA) is a non-profit organization whose core purpose is to lead the continual improvement of Carlsbad Village by promoting and enhancing its business, cultural,…

Governor’s Budget Plans for Uncertain Economy

CalChamber—Governor’s Budget Plans for Uncertain EconomyGovernor Gavin Newsom presented a balanced budget this week with no new general tax increases. He identified a $22.5 billion “shortfall” between previously expected revenues and programmed spending, and addressed this gap with a variety of spending deferrals, loans, funding shifts, and cuts.General Fund revenues will increase by a half…

New year, new business!

New year, new business! Matt SanfordEconomic Development ManagerCity of CarlsbadJanuary is a great time to turn an idea into a business. With plenty of resources in Carlsbad and across North County to help you get started, why wait?Last year, 1381 businesses started in Carlsbad, an uptick of 179 companies compared to 2021. As a result of…

Your life is not a rehearsal—are you paying attention?

Your life is not a rehearsal—are you paying attention?Justin PeekCFP®, CEO & FOUNDER PEEK WEALTH Wow, a strong title to a “Business Spotlight,” right? I was invited to write this by the Carlsbad Chamber and it’s going to be about you. I believe you’ll be inspired to do a few things to improve your life.And,…