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Guest speaker at chamber breakfast

Etiquette expert Elaine Swann

Etiquette expert Elaine Swann will be the guest speaker at the First Friday Breakfast for the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce in February.

(Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Lifestyle and etiquette expert Elaine Swann is the guest speaker for the February First Friday Breakfast held from 7 to 9 a.m. Feb. 5 by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. She will discuss “Collaborative Efforts to Fuse the Racial Divide,” including how to have meaningful and respectful discussions about race, inclusion and more. Register at


Survey seeks responses from certain sectors

The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation invites people working within specific industry sectors to complete a quick talent survey. This will help gauge the business impacts of COVID-19 throughout San Diego and help inform regional talent attraction and retention strategies for the corporation and its “SD: Life. Changing.” campaign. To qualify to participate, individuals must work within these industries: aerospace, biomedical devices and products, cleantech, cybersecurity, information and/or communications technology, manufacturing, software, or telecommunications. Find the survey at


Financial literacy workshop Friday

The Oceanside Chamber hosts a Financial Literacy Workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday to help you grow your business and improve your financial situation in the new year. Entrepreneur, business owner and business coach Juan Velasco will walk attendees through a business roadmap from laying a solid financial foundation to selling your venture when the time is right. The workshop will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration is required; login credentials will be sent after registration. This is the third in a four-part series, “How to Raise Your Prices and Double Your Profits Without Spending Money on Advertising.” Register at


Chamber offering free financial webinars

The Vista Chamber of Commerce invites chamber members and the community to free seminars about financial planning. These webinars are held via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. Your registration will give you the Zoom log-in information. Coming up: Feb. 17, Dave Baldwin, author of “The Balancing Act,” on how to create financial freedom balancing what you need and what you have; March 17, Shannon Watkins, business services representative with First Citizens Bank; April 21, Sammy Vega, financial representative with WestPac Wealth Partners, on “Business Planning.” Email

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