North County Business Briefs, June 27 – The San Diego Union-Tribune


‘Returning to Work’ offered by chamber

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts “Returning to Work in a Vaccinated World: Best Practices for a Smooth Transition,” at noon Wednesday. As California businesses reopen, many employers are preparing to transition employees back into the office. This virtual presentation will examine ways to adapt to this new environment. The speaker is attorney Ryan H. Nell, from the San Diego office of Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin. Topics include whether it is legal to ask if employees are vaccinated, and whether employers should mandate COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace. Register at


Reliability engineering open training offered

Quanterion Solutions is offering reliability engineering open training this fall at the San Diego Training and Conference Center, 450 B St., San Diego. Attendees can choose between Quantitative Reliability Analyses-Practical Approaches or Weibull Analysis. The Quantitative Reliability Analyses course gives examples of the more common calculations and statistical techniques used by reliability engineers. Weibull Analysis uses Weibull software applications to give students hands-on examples of performing analyses and interpreting the results. The course price is $1,950 and registration deadline is Sept. 1. The trainings take place from Sept. 14-16. Visit to see the course schedule and outline.

Nonprofit helping homeless earns award

San Diego County Credit Union recently presented the quarterly George Chamberlin Community Leadership Award to the Cardiff-based nonprofit Doors of Change. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that devote their time, talents and resources to helping others and making San Diego County a better place to live. Since 2001, Doors of Change has been helping homeless youths. Over the past 20 years, the organization has helped place more than 2,000 homeless youths in safe housing and off the streets. In 2013, the nonprofit expanded and now operates multiple programs aimed at developing trust with homeless people ages 12-24. Visit

Chamber will host Celebration of Business

The North San Diego Business Chamber hosts a 2021 Celebration of Business from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego. The event features a silent auction (now open, bidding closes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday), networking and drinks, followed by dinner, entertainment and presentation of the 2021 Leadership Awards. Nominees are: Andy Vaughn, Alliant International University; Meredith Perry, Catalent Pharma Solutions; John Gomez, Gomez Trial Attorneys; Chuck Gourley, Money Mailer of San Diego; Mia Nunes-Baker, Oracle; Richard Marks, RDM Management Group; Teresa Campbell, San Diego County Credit Union; Shawn Jough, Strategic HR Advisory; Lisa Paul-Hill, Wheelhouse Credit Union; Selena Roberts, Bernardo Winery; Lucinda Lilley, FBS Property Management, AMO; Jill Barrett, Harrah’s Resort Southern California; Heather Dueitt, MyPoint Credit Union; Tina Atherall, DSW, PsychArmor; Kam Karamshahi, RISE Consulting Group; Chas (Charles) Pratt, San Diego Zoo Safari Park; Tania Hurt, Sony Electronics Inc.; Michelle D. Gonzalez, TrueCare; Fit City Adventures; San Diego Blood Bank; San Diego County Credit Union; Sharp Rees-Stealy; San Diego Workforce Partnership; The Elizabeth Hospice; TrueCare; California Coast Credit Union; Cairn Leadership Strategies; Catalent Pharma Solutions – San Diego; Dr. Stephen Munday and registered nurse Christina Khaokham, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers/Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group; and JBS Transition Experts dba VetCTAP. General seating costs $129 for members and $169 for guests. Register at


Scripps opens medical center

Scripps Coastal Medical Center, San Marcos, has opened at 111 Campus Way, Suite 301, with four family medicine doctors, two internal medicine doctors and a pediatrics doctor. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Scripps HealthExpress also provides same-day, walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries for ages 2 and older. Virtual care options are also available with HealthExpress providers. Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and holidays. Visit to schedule an in-person or telemedicine visit. Call (760) 253-1530.


City National Bank donates to nonprofit

City National Bank recently provided Operation HOPE-North County with a $10,000 donation. The funds will help the Vista nonprofit assist more single women and families with children who are experiencing homelessness, and connect them with resources. The bank has supported hundreds of nonprofits in San Diego County for the past 42 years, contributing financial, in-kind and volunteer assistance. Visit Operation HOPE-North County, 859 E. Vista Way, offers a supportive environment to people experiencing homelessness as they rebuild their lives. Shelter residents are required to participate in all shelter activities, as they are a foundation to regaining independence and stability. Call (760) 536-3880.

In-person chamber mixer coming Tuesday

The Vista Chamber of Commerce hosts an in-person mixer for members and prospective members from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Film Hub Cafe, 170 Eucalyptus Ave. New directors will be inducted to the board, and there will be drinks and appetizers. Cost is $5 for members, $20 for prospective members. Register at Call (760) 726-1122.

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