Cost to attend the Chamber breakfast is $20 per person for members with RSVP, $25 per person for guests with RSVP and $30 per person at the door without reservations. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sarah McCorkle at [email protected], (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org. Lakeside Chamber Will Host August Mixer at BD Pizzeria The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce will host its next third Thursday mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Better Days Pizzeria & Sports Grill, 10109 Maine Ave., Lakeside.
The mixer will include networking, food and drinks. Cost to attend is $5 for members and $10 for potential members. According to Kathy Kassel, Chamber president/CEO, the mixer is a great opportunity to connect with fellow chamber members and promote your business. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.LakesideChamber.org. Better Days features several TV's to catch your favorite game, a full bar and more than 40 menu options. La Mesa Chamber of Commerce Invites Nominations for Board of Director Seats The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations to serve as a member of the board of directors for a two-year term, from September 2016 to August 2018 Chamber year. Board members are expected to attend monthly board meetings, support Chamber meetings and gatherings and assist in fundraising efforts. Nomination forms and an information sheet listing expectations of board members are available at www.LaMesaChamber.com. For more information, contact Mary England, Chamber president and CEO, at (619) 251-7730.
Voting for the ninth annual election of board members will follow the announcement of board candidates. 22 at Hooley’s Irish Pub & Grill at Grossmont Center mall. Santee Chamber Presents Black Tie Car Show Gala The Santee Chamber of Commerce will present its inaugural Black Tie Car Show Gala featuring classic cars and modern aircraft, an awards dinner, live music, dancing, and more from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, at High Performance Aircraft at Gillespie Field, 1960 Joe Crosson Dr., El Cajon. The event will feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m., seated dinner and awards at 6 p.m., live auction with emcee Clint August at 7 p.m. and dancing to the live music of The Mighty Untouchables starting at 8 p.m. “Join us for an evening of fun and entertainment and enjoy the summer evening and sunset at Gillespie Field among the beautiful aircraft and the finest classic automobiles in San Diego County,” said Sandy Schmitt, Santee Chamber president/CEO. Parkway Plaza Opens PINK and Expanded Victoria’s Secret Parkway Plaza, a regional shopping center at 415 Parkway Plaza in El Cajon, has announced that Victoria’s Secret and PINK, a sister company to Victoria’s Secret, will opened at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 29 in a 10,600-square-foot space near the food court. The announcement was made by Ken Gray, marketing director, Parkway Plaza. Victoria’s Secret is known for its iconic lingerie collections, prestige fragrances, body care and sport lines. PINK, targeting university-aged women, offers a collection of bras, panties, loungewear and beauty products. Parkway Plaza features more than 170 stores, restaurants and an 18-screen Regal movie theater. Stores include Macy’s, Sears, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bath & Body Works, Forever 21, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Charlotte Russe and The Finish Line. Dining opportunities range from Applebee’s and On The Border to Mexican Grill & Cantina and Panda Express and Subway. For more information, visit www.ShoppingParkwayPlaza.com. The Water Conservation Garden to Host Customer Appreciation Day The Water Conservation Garden, a six-acre conservation demonstration garden in El Cajon, will host a customer appreciation day for customers of the Helix Water District and Sweetwater Authority. The Water Conservation Garden is at 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, adjacent to Cuyamaca Community College, in El Cajon’s Rancho San Diego area. Special presentations are planned for the customers of the two municipal water districts which support The Water Conservation Garden. Refreshments and discounts in the Water Drop Garden Shoppe also will be available to attendees.
Scheduled activities on Sunday, July 31 will include docent-guided tours of The Garden’s water-efficient displays and theme gardens at 10 a.m. In addition, Clayton Tschudy, director of horticulture, will lead a tour of the new Native Habitat Garden, as well as discuss native habitat gardening with drought-tolerant plants, water reclamation, composting and other ideas to incorporate water-wise gardening at 11 a.m. Smarty Plants,” will present an educational program how to attract butterflies at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Meisner has presented educational programs on gardening, nature and conservation to tens of thousands of students, from pre-school through high school, since 2008. Helix Water District treats and delivers water to more than 270,000 people in La Mesa, El Cajon, Lemon Grove and part of Spring Valley, Lakeside and unincorporated San Diego County.
Sweetwater Authority provides public water service to approximately 191,500 residents of western and central Chula Vista, National City and Bonita. Opened in 1999, the Garden is dedicated to promoting water conservation in the Southern California landscape through excellent exhibits and programs that educate and inspire the public. The Garden is supported by memberships, donations, grants and water agency funding.