FEATURED THIS WEEK
New Store Hires Local
HomeGoods opened their 23,907 square-foot store earlier this month at 1352 West Valley Parkway. They hired 65 Escondido residents to work in their store providing locals with the opportunity to work in the community in which they live.
Escondido’s Stone Brewing is in the Top 10!
The Brewers Association just released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S. based on beer sales volume. Escondido’s Stone Brewing is listed as #8 on the list of craft breweries (up from #9 the previous year) and #18 on the list of overall breweries. Stone is the only San Diego area company to be listed in the top 50 overall, which is quite a feat considering the size and scope of the region’s beer industry. For a complete list and map of top 50 breweries nationwide, visit https://www.brewersassociation.org/press-releases/brewers-association-releases-2017-top-50-brewing-companies-by-sales-volume/ .
City Program & Staff Recognized as STEM Champions
This week the City of Escondido ASES (After School Education and Safety) Program was notified that they will receive the STEM Strong Champions Award, from the San Diego County Office of Education. This countywide event recognizes local after school program providers that offer extended learning opportunities to students through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). These extended learning programs are designed to have a significant impact on student understanding and achievement through engagement and exploration as well as the ability to explain, elaborate and evaluate.
Additionally, program staff Emma Melchor and Michael Illich will be recognized, as being instrumental in the creation and design of the program. This distinguished honor recognizes the collective impact the City has on the community through recreational and enrichment programming. The awards event will be held on Friday, May 11.
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