Chamber, Flower Fields hold Green Expo
The community is invited to a Green Expo, sponsored by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and The Flower Field, to mark the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day in North County. The event will showcase green business practices and how it pays to be green. The expo runs from 2-7 p.m. April 20 at The Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, with a 21-and-older happy hour from 5-7 p.m. Donation is $12 to benefit The Flower Fields Foundation, which provides education programs for children. Tickets are being sold online only at https://bit.ly/3jhmn2V. Call (760) 931-8400.
Local resident joins JA board
Maggie Leone, vice president and relationship banker of the La Jolla Commercial Banking Division of City National Bank, was recently appointed to the board of directors of Junior Achievement of San Diego County. Leone, an Encinitas resident, joins 44 business and community leaders on the board. Leone is very active in the community, volunteering with numerous San Diego nonprofits, including the San Diego Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in anthropology and classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania and completed post graduate accounting coursework at UC Berkeley. JA teaches young people how to get a job, start a business and how to manage money. In the 2020-2021 school year, Junior Achievement of San Diego County reached more than 11,500 students in 250 schools and after-school programs.
Jellybear snack kit helps animal rescue group
Jellybear Jelly Company is helping the nonprofit Hoofs and Woofs animal rescue with a jelly-tasting fundraiser through April. Owner Matthew Weathersby is offering a little go bag containing a mini jar of his jam or jelly, a packet of peanut butter and some crackers, available for a donation of your choosing. All proceeds go directly to the Valley Center-based animal rescue. Learn more at hoofsandwoofsanimalrescue.org. Jellybear Jelly Company sells jams and jellies in teddy-bear-shaped jars, in varieties including classic Strawberry Jam, Pomegranate Jelly, Strawberry Margarita Jam, Peach Cobbler Jam, Apple Pie Jam, Banana Rum-Raisin Jam and more. The store is at 321 N. Ash St. (behind the Circle K); closed Sunday and Monday. Call (919) 335-3559; visit www.jellybearjellycompany.com.
Green Transpo Expo coming up
The Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce will host a Green Transpo Expo at Westfield North County Mall on April 23, with events starting at 9 a.m. The expo focuses on trending ideas in transportation, from how the world is shifting from gas to electric fleets, to how to convert your home to accommodate this transition. A “Cars & Coffee” meetup runs from 9-11 a.m. with free coffee and doughnuts from local businesses. Car enthusiasts and car clubs are encouraged to attend. The main event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with vendors and an educational forum with presenters from SDG&E, the Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego, ALIVE Solar, and more. Rad Power Bikes will be on hand to test-ride bikes, and organizers will give away one Rad E-Bike at the end of the event. Online registration is encouraged but not necessary to attend. For an agenda, a list of speakers and topics, online registration, and a list of sponsors, visit escondidochamber.org/greentranspoexpo.
Workforce Partnership holds two job fairs
The San Diego Workforce Partnership is hiring and has scheduled two job fairs. The partnership offers services, custom programs and targeted initiatives to not only help people find jobs, but to connect what they know and love with careers that align with their talents. Come dressed to impress with your resume and ready to interview on the spot. Two fairs are available: from 3-5 p.m. April 20 and from 9-11 a.m. April 23. Open positions include career navigator, career center services supervisor, eligibility and intake specialist supervisor; training development coordinator; business services representative and training funds coordinator. Learn more about the open positions by visiting workforce.org/careers. Those unable to attend the event can apply directly at bit.ly/3x3SjzV. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual economic summit set for May 11
The ninth annual North County Economic Summit will be held May 11 at the Cal State University San Marcos student union ballroom. Hosted by the San Diego North Economic Development Council, this event highlights national and local trends presented by Wells Fargo and BW Research. To purchase a table, contact Ally Harano at email@example.com or call (949) 335-2884. Member tickets start at $100 and nonmember tickets start at $140. Breakfast included. Register at bit.ly/3wNXF2q.
Sundowner features rodeo performers
The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce holds a sundowner from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Star Valley Park, 14970 Vesper Road. All welcome; $10 entry fee includes old-fashioned picnic. Grand entry by the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo queens, followed by a performance by the Valley Center Vaqueros Young Riders. Visit www.vcchamber.com.
New chamber event meets at breweries
The Vista Chamber of Commerce introduces Thirsty Third Thursdays, networking events every third Thursday for an after-hours Happy Hour at a local brewery. The first no-host gathering is from 5-7 p.m. April 21 at Helia Brewing Company, 1250 Keystone Way. All chamber members and future members are welcome, including friends, colleagues and spouses. Reserve at bit.ly/3xcYD8B.
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