FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Michelle Geller (760) 839-4587

On Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., volunteers from the City of Escondido and Escondido Chamber of Commerce will conduct the first annual Escondido Business Walk.

The Business Walk concept was started by the City of Vista in 2011 and has grown into a successful, well-received event. In the spirit of collaboration, multiple cities in North County will hold concurrent events this year.

Focused on local business retention, the event has dozens of volunteers conducting brief visits with local businesses. The visits include a short survey of business retention-related questions about projected growth, challenges the business may be facing and ways the City can better support them. Survey data will be used to guide future economic development policies and activities, and will also be compiled into a report to be presented to City Council later in the year.

For more information about the Escondido Business Walk, contact Michelle Geller at (760) 839-4587 or mgeller@escondido.org .