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North County Business Briefs, August 14


City opens free online job readiness program

Carlsbad is launching the Carlsbad Job Readiness Room, a free program that helps job seekers learn skills and boost their chances of landing a new job in Carlsbad. Entry-level workers are encouraged to complete 15 hours of self-paced online professional training. After 15 hours of online training, the city will help workers get an interview with a Carlsbad company in the hotel and restaurant, office administration or manufacturing fields. This program is designed for residents who are no longer in the workforce, struggling to find work, or experiencing other barriers to employment. Sign up at

State of the City Address set for Friday

Mayor Matt Hall delivers his final state of the community address from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa. More than 500 business, civic and community leaders will come together to discuss the state of the Carlsbad community and share ideas for planning a prosperous future. They include Kim Sodoriak, President and CEO of Visit Carlsbad; Kurt Stocks, President of Legoland; and Tim Stripe, co-president and co-owner of Grand Pacific Resorts. Registration and networking begins at 10:45 a.m. Tickets are $105 for Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce members and $165 for non-members. Sign up at


National Online Career Fair Tuesday

RecruitMilitary and DAV will help veterans and their families find employment by connecting them with employers looking for their military skills. The Virtual National Career Fair will be held online from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. More than 100 national employers will be present. Registration is free and available to all military members, veterans, military spouses and transitioning dependents. Sign up at

Free webinar offers business predictions

San Diego County Credit Union and LPL Financial present “LPL Research Presents Midyear Outlook 2022: Navigating Turbulence,” a free webinar, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The webinar will be moderated by Jeffrey Buchbinder, Vice President and Equity Strategist of LPL Financial Research. This webinar is open to the public, but reservations are required. Visit


The chamber invites everyone to the expo/job fair

The Poway Chamber of Commerce invites the community to its 2022 Business and Career Fair from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on August 25 at the Mickey Cafagna Community Center. Meet local businesses, chamber members and potential employers. The keynote speaker will be motivational speaker and author David Corbin. The event is free to the public; registration is required at The center is located at 13094 Civic Center Drive.


The brewery is hosting an animal portrait event

Second Chance Beer Company is hosting their monthly “Paint Your Pet” event with LoveJoy Creations! for pet owners to paint a portrait of their favorite pet. The art class takes place from 1-4 p.m. August 21 at the Carmel Mountain Brewery location, 15378 Avenue of Science, Suite 222. Cost is $65, 15% of which goes directly to the charity nonprofit Second Chance Animal Rescue. Participants will learn how to transfer their pet’s photo to canvas with the option to paint in realistic or POPArt styles. Raffle prizes will be distributed during the event. Dial (858) 705-6250.

Dunkin’ rewards Red Cross donors

Dunkin’ of San Diego is partnering with the American Red Cross to provide 4,000 vouchers to blood donors in August. Donors will receive a coupon for a free semi-hot or iced coffee and a free classic donut, redeemable at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the San Diego area, while supplies last. Vouchers are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets using the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Visit

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