North County Business Briefs, May 29


First Friday breakfast hosts speaker

“Transform to Perform: Achieving Maximum Results in Your Business” is the topic for guest speaker Corryn Kivett at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday breakfast from 7-9 am Friday 6/3 at the Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive . Kivett is the owner of Evolution Room and a neuro-linguistic programming master coach and trainer. Tickets are $ 39 for members and $ 49 for guests. Register at

Chamber of commerce hosts job fair

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is hosting a North County Job Fair with the San Diego Workforce Partnership from 1-4 pm June 10 at 5934 Priestly Drive. Free for job seekers and chamber members. Call (760) 931-8400.


Barbershop hosts ribbon cutting

The Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce celebrates a second location of the Black Sheep Barbershop & Shave Parlor. The chamber and barbershop crew will hold a ribbon-cutting at 10 am June 8 at 1875 S. Center City Pkwy, Suite A. Black Sheep Barbershop & Shave Parlor also has a location in San Marcos. Free and open to the public, but registration requested at


First Monday coffee at chamber

The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce hosts a First Monday coffee at 9 am June 6 at the office, 111 S. Main Ave. Chamber members, guests and visitors are welcome to enjoy coffee, goodies and friendly conversation. Call (760) 728-5845.


Chamber hosts open house at new office

The Poway Chamber of Commerce hosts an open house and ribbon-cutting from 4-6 pm Thursday at its new office, 12222 Poway Road, Suite 27. Meet Chamber members, staff, board members, city officials and more. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Call (858) 748-0016; email


Info sessions explore info-tech sector

The San Diego Workforce Partnership is hosting two free information sessions about its programs in the information and communication technologies sector. Attend either info session (or both) and learn how to tap into this growing field. Find out which program is right for you, hear alumni stories and participate in Q & As to learn how SDWP connects job seekers with education, certification, on-the-job training and meaningful careers in this high-growth, high-demand field. A virtual session will be held at noon Friday. Register at The second is in-person at 11 am Saturday at the San Diego Workforce Partnership offices, 9246 Lightwave Ave., San Diego. Register at Call (619) 319-9675.

Pacific Surfliner welcomes pets aboard

Amtrak and the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency, which manages the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service, now offers a pet program for the Southern California train route. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner passengers can now bring their dogs and cats weighing up to 20 pounds onboard Pacific Surfliner trains for $ 26, or 800 Amtrak Guest Reward points. The Pacific Surfliner travels a 351-mile route through San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. All Pacific Surfliner trains feature reclining seats with power outlets, Wi-Fi, bike and luggage racks, a free baggage policy, and an onboard Market Café. A limited number of pet reservations are available per train. Each customer is limited to one pet reservation per trip. Pets will be allowed in all cars, except for Business Class and the Café car. Pets must remain in a carrier at all times, and carriers should remain under the seat. Service animals are welcome at no charge. To confirm pet eligibility, all customers must read and sign a Pet Release and Indemnification Agreement for each travel segment. For more about Amtrak’s Pet Policy, visit


Resort hosts ‘Wellness at the Lake’

The Lakehouse Hotel & Resort is hosting Wellness at the Lake at 10:30 am June 5. Start with a 45-minute Pilates class starting at 11 am on the Lakeside Lawn, led by local fitness studio Club Pilates, followed by free cocktails by the pool and 20 percent off Lakehouse Hotel’s pub-style restaurant, The Grill. Tickets are $ 35 and include the Pilates class, cocktails, a discount at The Grill and a day pool pass that will give access to the resort’s two pools and spa tubs. This event is for ages 21 and up. IDs will be checked at the gate. Bring yoga mat and sunscreen. Tickets are available at The Lakehouse Hotel & Resort is at 1105 La Bonita Drive. Call (877) 526-2671.

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