North County Business Briefs, Sept. 12 – The San Diego Union-Tribune


Raising Canes set to open Thursday

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce celebrates the opening of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers with a ribbon cutting at 8 a.m. Thursday at 1280 W. Valley Parkway (the former Coco’s site). Open to the public. Raising Cane’s was founded in Baton Rouge, La., in 1996, and has developed a cult-like following (”Cane-iacs”) for their chicken ever since. This is the second location opened in North County this year; a San Marcos restaurant opened in July. Visit


Chamber hosts branding seminar

The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce hosts portrait photographer Marcy Browe for an educational seminar, “Unleash Your Branding Brilliance,” at 10 a.m. Monday at the chamber office, 111 S. Main Ave. Learn how to get clear on your personal brand, and establish a strategy to bring your branding to your audience. Free for chamber members, and $10 for non-members. RSVP to Jackie Toppin at (760) 728-5845 or email:


Free putter fittings after purchase

Club Champion, a golf club fitter, announces Putter Fitting Month to focus on the club responsible for more than 40 percent of a golfer’s strokes. Now through Sept. 30, Club Champion locations will waive the putter fitting fee, valued at $100, for anyone who buys a new putter or custom putter shaft with Club Champion installation. Club Champion has an outlet at 2710 Via de la Valle, Suite #B270, in the Flower Hill Promenade. Call (858) 847-2400. Visit


City, chamber hosting job fair

The city of Oceanside, in partnership with the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and Visit Oceanside, will host a job fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Civic Center Plaza, 300 N. Coast Highway. The job fair will feature more than two dozen Oceanside employers including Genentech, Hydranautics, and Steico Industries, the Oceanside police and fire departments, the Mission Pacific Hotel, Seabird Resort, and the Oceanside Unified School District. The event will also have information on the MiraCosta College Technical Career Institute and other resources. Registration is not required; however, it is encouraged so that employers can conduct follow-ups. Job seekers can register online at This is an outdoor event with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Contact Economic Development Manager Michelle Geller at (760) 435-3351.


Chamber hosts golf outing

The Poway Chamber of Commerce invites folks to register now for “Play Nine, Dine & Realign” on Friday at the Oaks North Golf Course. This nine-hole golf outing includes a BBQ lunch and drink, games and prizes, as well as wellness experiences from the health and wellness sponsors. Cost is $75 for single golfers; free for non-golfer attendee who can take advantage of the health and wellness offerings. Cost is $75 to sponsor a hole, and free for health and wellness sponsors to be providers at the event. Register at


Exercise Coach opens Scripps Ranch spot

Exercise Coach has opened a new location at 9820 Willow Creek Road., Ste. 103, San Diego, serving those in the Scripps Ranch area. The “Smart Fitness Studio” franchise uses bio-adaptive, artificial intelligence-augmented exercise equipment providing a customized, efficient workout. Owner is La Mesa resident Tracey Ashcraft, who has more than 30 years of experience in financial planning and analysis. She will continue working in finance full time, but plans to coach at the studio some evenings and weekends. Sessions have no more than four clients per trainer for semi-private training. The 20-minute workouts are scheduled by appointment only and always supervised by a coach. Call (858) 673-1777; email


Women’s finance seminar set

First Citizens Bank hosts the upcoming Vista Chamber luncheon, “Women Are the Backbone of Our Community,” at noon Wednesday at The Film Hub/Vista Chamber of Commerce, 170 Eucalyptus Ave. Women face distinct challenges in running their own businesses, and they became even greater in 2020 with the emergence of COVID-19. This session focuses on the financial solutions and resources designed to support women-owned and operated businesses in the community. Free to attend for chamber members and nonmembers. Seating limited. Reserve to Call (760) 726-1122.

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