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North County Business Briefs, Jan. 8: Vista High business expo; Escondido job workshops; San Diego Business Summit



Free employment resource workshops offered

The San Diego Workforce Partnership is offering two free events next week for job seekers. Kick off 2023 with the new in-person resume building series, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on January 18 at the Goodwill Community Employment Center, 315 W. Washington Ave. Explore the latest resume strategies to help you stand out in today’s world. the job market. Sign up at or just enter. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the same day at the center, the Workforce Partnership is hosting a learning hour. Do you have questions about your CV, digital tools, resources or preparing for your job search? This session will introduce you to a member of the Workforce Partnership Learning Team who can help you answer these questions and achieve your career goals. No registration necessary. Visit for more workshops.


Inauguration of the new marketing office

The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce is hosting a grand opening at noon Tuesday to mark the opening of GoBeRewarded Marketing Agency’s new office at 249 S. Indiana Ave., Vista.


Another installment in the “Future of Work” series

The North San Diego Business Chamber presents another in its series of workshops, “The Future of Work,” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Palomar College Rancho Bernardo Education Center, 11111 Rancho Bernardo Road. Finding talent and retaining good recruits are two challenges for most companies, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. This episode, “Understanding Your Talent – The Generations,” will focus on understanding workforce needs, hiring the right employees, and training employees in new ways. The workshop is free for members, $45 for guests. Registration is required at

The Business Summit will be in-person and virtual

The North San Diego Business Chamber is holding its third annual San Diego Business Summit in person and virtually from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on January 25. The one-day interactive summit will bring together business owners, entrepreneurs, managers and leaders for a day of panel discussions, exhibitors and networking. Keynote speakers are Richard Marks, Founder and Chairman, RDM Management Group, and Kate Tellers, Senior Director, The Moth. Attendees can choose from several panel discussions, which will also be recorded for later viewing: New Business/Customer Acquisition Strategies; Understand the different generations; Burnout management strategies; Strategies for successful networking; Brand strategies for yourself and your business; and The importance of leadership development. In-person sessions will take place at Sony Headquarters, 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego. Tickets cost between $69 and $99 for members and between $99 and $149 for non-members. Register at

Speaker discusses indexing at editors meeting

The San Diego Professional Editors Network is hosting “Indexing Basics: What Editors Need to Know,” a virtual session, January 19. Heather Pendley, owner of Pendley’s Pro Editing & Indexing, is a freelance indexer and copy editor who will explain how indexes give readers a map of relevant information in a book. Learn more about the knowledge and skills needed to deliver this specialized editorial service. Networking and discussions begin at 6:45 p.m., with announcements at 7 p.m., followed by the program. Free for SD/PEN members and $7.50 for non-members. RSVP by January 18 at To learn more about SD/PEN, visit


Upcoming Economic Roundtable on January 18

The San Diego Workforce Partnership, University of San Diego Knauss School of Business, and San Diego County are hosting the 39th Annual Economic Roundtable, featuring experts assessing state and local economies for 2023. This free event year takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Jan. 18 at SHU’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego. Featured is a fireside chat with Ray Major, Deputy Managing Director of Business Operations at SANDAG, and Daniel Enemark, Chief Economist at Workforce Partnership. A panel of experts will also share information on economic trends in their industries and how public investment can boost the growth of the local economy. Sign up at Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m.


Vista High Invites Businesses to Student Expo

Vista High School College and Career Center invites healthcare-related businesses to attend its Healthcare Week Career Fair scheduled for Jan. 23-27, with a healthcare expo on Jan. 27 . This is an opportunity to speak directly to high school students looking for a career in this field. Hospitals, healthcare service organizations, managed care services, laboratories, medical device and medical product companies, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, colleges and training services are welcome. Health professionals such as doctors, nurses, technicians, pharmacists, etc., are also invited to talk about their path and the paths followed to get there from high school. There are two ways to participate in this week-long event:

— Host a career speaker session for 30-120 students (recommended and primary focus of the event). Give a live lecture on campus or via Zoom. Sign up at

– Host a table at the Healthcare Expo from 10:15-11:15 a.m. on January 27. These will be in the main quad, where students of all levels can talk to you. Sign up at

The expo portion is open to all groups, but the speaker and panel sessions have limited seating and will fill up quickly. For details on participation, contact Stephen Soderback, Career Center Director/Internship Coordinator, at or (760) 726-5611, ext. 71055.

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