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


Free workshops offered on business resources

The San Diego Workforce Partnership is offering two free events for job seekers next week. Kick off 2023 with a new personal resume builder series, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Goodwill Community Employment Center, 315 W. Washington Ave. Explore the latest resume strategies to help you stand out today. labor market. Register at or just log in. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the same day at the center, the Workforce Partnership is holding a learning class. Have questions about your resume, digital tools, resources, or job search preparation? 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 required. Visit for more workshops.


Ribbon cutting at the new marketing office

The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting at noon Tuesday to mark the opening of marketing agency GoBeRewarded’s new office at 249 S. Indiana Ave., Vista.


Another part of the “Future of Work” series

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

A business summit that will be personal and virtual

The North San Diego Chamber of Commerce is holding its third annual San Diego Business Summit in person and virtually from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on January 25th. The all-day interactive summit will bring together business owners, entrepreneurs, managers and leaders for a day of panel discussions, speakers and networking. Keynote speakers include Richard Marks, Founder and Chairman, RDM Management Group, and Kate Tellers, Senior Director, The Moth. Participants can choose from several panel discussions, which will also be recorded for later viewing: Strategies for acquiring new business/customers; Understanding different generations; Strategies for managing burnout; Strategies for successful networking; branding strategies for self and company; and The importance of leadership development. In-person sessions will be held at Sony headquarters, 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego. Tickets are $69 to $99 for members, $99 to $149 for non-members. Register at

A speaker discusses indexing at an editors’ meeting

The San Diego Professional Editors Network hosted a virtual session on “Indexing Basics: What Editors Need to Know” on January 19th. Heather Pendley, owner of Pendley’s Pro Editing & Indexing, is a freelance indexer and copy editor who will discuss how to index to give readers a map of relevant information in a book. Learn more about the knowledge and skills required to provide this specialist 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 For more information about SD/PEN, visit


Economic round table on January 18

The San Diego Workforce Partnership, the University of San Diego Knauss School of Business and San Diego County are hosting the 39th annual Economic Roundtable, with experts assessing the national and local economies for 2023. This year’s free event takes place from 8:30-10 a.m. on the 18th. January at USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego. Highlights include a fireside chat with Ray Major, Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Business Operations at SANDAG, and Daniel Enemark, Chief Economist at the Workforce Partnership. A panel of experts will also share insights on economic trends in their industries and how public investment can boost local economic growth. Register at Registration starts at 8 am


Vista High invites companies to a student exhibition

The Vista High School College and Career Center invites health care businesses to attend the Health Care Week job fair January 23-27, with a health care expo on January 27. This is an opportunity to speak directly with high school students who are looking for a career in this field. Hospitals, health services organizations, managed care services, laboratories, medical device and medical product companies, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, colleges and training services are welcome. Healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, technicians, pharmacists, etc., are also invited to talk about their careers and the paths they took since high school. There are two ways to participate in this week-long event:

— Hold a career lecture for 30 to 120 students (recommended and the main focus of the event). Give a speech live on campus or via Zoom. Sign up at

— Organize a table at the health care fair from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on January 27. They will be in the main four-day section, where students of all grades will be able to talk to you. Sign up at

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

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