New Native Garden Donated to PACC!
Thank you to Public Works staff and the volunteers from the Lake Hodges Native Plant Club for designing, purchasing, and installing a beautiful, drought-tolerant, native garden at the Park Avenue Community Center. We look forward to partnering again on future projects
City to Host “Meet the Buyers” Event
On February 14 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the City will host a “Meet the Buyers” event at City Hall. “Meet the Buyers” connects small businesses with procurement contracts by providing informational panels, networking, tips and information on how to become a successful supplier for local, state and federal agencies. Since they began in 2010, these events have helped small businesses obtain over $193 million in contracts. The event is free. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit www.escondido.org/business.aspx or contact Michelle Geller, Economic Development Manager, at (760) 839-4587 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love Your Heart
Love Your Heart is an annual event in which organizations from across the U.S. and Mexico join together to provide FREE blood pressure screenings to the public on Valentine's Day, February 14. Last year's Love Your Heart event helped over 36,000 people get to know their blood pressure numbers and take charge of their own heart health. Both the Escondido Public Library and the Park Avenue Community Center will be participating working in conjunction with the Escondido Fire Department. Learn more here.
Innovate78 wins Gamechanger Award
The collaborative partnership between the five cities along the 78 freeway (Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Carlsbad and Oceanside) has won an Award of Merit from the CA Association for Local Economic Development. Innovate78 received the Gamechanger award for their efforts to grow the startup ecosystem in North County San Diego through their Startup78 program. More information about the program, and Innovate78 can be found here.
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