North County Business News, Nov. 13: The Shoppes at Carlsbad Hosts Santa Claus, ‘The World’s Largest Job Fair’ in Vista


The Shoppes welcome Santa Claus from Thursday

The Shoppes at Carlsbad has released its month-long program of fun, free, family-friendly holiday activities starting Thursday 11/17 featuring cookies and story time with Santa. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., children can write Letters to Santa and enjoy story time with Santa every 30 minutes. Free cookies too. Find Santa on the lower level near Macy’s. For the full list of holiday events, visit The Shoppes in Carlsbad is at 2525 El Camino Real.


Holiday Street Fair coming November 20

The annual Holiday Street Fair, presented by the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 20 in downtown Encinitas between D and J streets. Shop for the holidays at more than 450 kiosks, and enjoy live music, kiddie rides, a beer garden, and Electra bike valet. Three stages will host performances by 15 different groups starting at 11 a.m. The family-run beer garden will feature craft beer from Ballast Point, Duck Foot Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing, organic hard kombucha from Boochcraft, Jiant hard kombucha and wine from PRP Wine. Visit


The chamber organizes a sunset at the health center

The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Sunset Mix from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fallbrook Regional Health District Community Health and Wellness Center, 1626 E. Mission Road. Food available for purchase; hostless bar. Bring a friend and your business cards. RSVP to [email protected]


The Editors Group Hosts a Ghostwriting Program

“Ghostwriting: A Career Option for Editors Who Are Writers” will be the topic of the San Diego Professional Editors’ Network meeting being held virtually on Thursday. Danielle Perlin-Good will present how to be a successful ghostwriter. Find out what ghostwriting entails, why people hire ghostwriters, and how to become one. The Zoom meeting opens at 6:45 p.m. for networking and announcements. At 7 p.m., members will elect a board of directors. The program follows. Free for SD/PEN members and $7.50 for non-members. Register before Wednesday at Visit

Top Tech leaders honored

Eleven of San Diego County’s tech innovators were recently honored at the 15th Annual Top Tech Awards. The celebration honored the region’s “unsung heroes of business” – information technology leaders – in business, education, government and non-profit organizations. Since 2008, Cox Business has been the presenting sponsor of the event. Will Moses, vice president of business services for ResMed, received the Top Tech Executive of the Year award, and Ray Chan, vice president of information technology for the San Diego Padres, received the Cox Business award Exemplary. The winners in the other categories, selected from more than 160 nominations, were: Education, Ken Wall, Poway Unified School District; Future of Technology Award, Sanjiv Prabhakaran, Bytes Inc.; Government, Sara Diaz, City of El Cajon; Nonprofit, Joe McNertney, The Arc of San Diego; Private Small Business (51-149 employees), Nathan Chavez, Alarms Unlimited Professional Security Solutions; Large private company (over 150 employees), Matt Putman, HG Fenton Company; Public Large (301+ employees), Julie Westcott, NuVasive Inc.; Startup, Joel Abitan,; and Founders Award, Larry Coval, Cox Business.


Charity golf tournament scheduled for Saturday

Clothing brand Linksoul is hosting its fifth annual Wishbone Brawl, a charity golf event, on Saturday at Goat Hill Park, 2323 Goat Hill Drive. Open to the public, the tournament also welcomes professional golfers. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The range clinic starts at 11 a.m. and the game starts at noon. All proceeds from adult tickets go to the non-profit North County Junior Golf Association. Tickets are $50 adults; free for 18 and under, but the ticket is still necessary. Get tickets and discover the online auction at Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


The Chamber invites everyone to an open day

The Poway Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to an open house at its new office from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at 12222 Poway Road, Suite 27. Learn more about the chamber, membership benefits and involvement in the community, meet board members, ambassadors, staff and Suite. Light refreshments. Free visit and open to the public.

Ribbon cutting at Board & Brew

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Board & Brew Poway from 5-7 p.m. Friday to celebrate the outlet’s one-year anniversary. Free to attend; the first 50 people receive a free sandwich from 5 p.m. while supplies last. Ten percent of sales will be donated to the Poway PAC Community Theater. Balloon artist, cornhole and Giant Jenga will also be on site. Board & Brew is located at 13501 Poway Road. Call (760) 331-3757.

Free webinar “Growing with Google”

The Poway Chamber of Commerce and the North San Diego Chamber of Commerce will host a free “Grow With Google” webinar, “Is Your Website Ready for the Holiday Season?” from noon to 1 p.m. on November 15. Learn how to create a search-friendly website and reach new leads this holiday season. Plus, how to create content that keeps customers coming back; how search works and how to optimize your site for better rankings; and how to measure the success of your website. Register on


Twilight Market opens in new location

The Vista Twilight Market will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Maj High School. Gen. Raymond Murray, 215 N. Melrose Drive. The market features food trucks, food vendors, artisan vendors, crafts, and a live DJ every third Friday year-round. Admission is $2 (free for ages 5 and under) via pre-purchased tickets at A percentage of ticket sales proceeds will be donated to the Vista Education Foundation.

“The world’s largest job fair” this week

City of Vista Joins Vista Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Workforce Partnership and Vista Business Park Companies to Present “The World’s Largest Career Fair” . The free event takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at participating park businesses, 2425 La Mirada Drive. Vista Business Park contains more than 17 million square feet of office and industrial space and is home to more than 900 businesses employing more than 25,000 people. Visit to access links for job seekers and a link where companies can register.

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