4 The East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC), a regional non-profit, business-growth organization, is organizing a Manufacturing Expo from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, 335 Kenney Road at Gillespie Field, El Cajon. Exhibitors are expected to include GKN Aerospace/Chem-Tronics, Taylor Guitars, Quality Control Manufacturing Inc., Computer Integrated Machining, Fox Factory, RCP Brick & Block and others. Other event organizers include the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce and San Diego Workforce Partnership. Sponsors include San Diego Gas & Electric, US Bank, California Bank & Trust, GKN Aerospace/Chem-Tronics, Parkway Plaza, Taylor Guitars, Southland Envelope, XL Staffing/Excell Security, City of El Cajon and City of Santee.
ECEDC officials said the event will launch its “Made in East County” campaign that will highlight local manufacturers. “From widgets to ship repair, from defense to aerospace, including medical devices, sporting goods, musical instruments and wine, it’s all made in the East County,” said Jo Marie Diamond, president/CEO, ECEDC. The expo also will include resources for manufacturers about training, tax credits and other available resources. Any manufacturer is invited to attend the resource fair, as well as a post-event mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. For more event information, visit: www.EastCountyEDC.org. The ECEDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a healthy economic climate and enhanced quality of life in San Diego’s East County region. East County medical practice is supporting diabetes prevention 5k Children’s Primary Care Medical Group, with offices on Chase Avenue in El Cajon and Alvarado Road in San Diego, is participating with a team of employees, family members and friends at the 3rd annual Solana Beach Sunset 5k run-walk, a fundraiser for diabetes prevention, starting at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at Fletcher Cove Park 111 South Sierra Ave., Solana Beach. The fundraiser, billed as San Diego’s only sunset 5k on the beach at low tide, is presented by Champions for Health, a local non-profit foundation.
Organizers expect about 900 people will participate. Onsite registration on event day will begin at 3 p.m. Registration costs are $45 for individuals, $25 for children under age 15, $100 for four family members and $1,000 for team of 25 participants. “We’re encouraging everyone to meet us at the beach as we run or walk along the sand, soak in the gorgeous views and raise funds for diabetes prevention,” said Barbara Mandel, CEO, Champions for Health. Proceeds will benefit Jump Start for Health, a Champions for Health program designed to prevent diabetes among at-risk adults in San Diego County. Champions for Health, formerly known as the San Diego County Medical Society, operates numerous health promotion programs in San Diego County. For registration and event information, visit www.SB5k.org. Fletcher Cove, a small, sandy beach at the intersection of South Sierra Avenue and Plaza Street, is called the “Pillbox” by locals because of its history as a World War II gunnery installation. The beach is a popular spot for swimming, surfing and kayaking. Restroom facilities, picnic tables, playground and a basketball court are located nearby. Sponsors for the Champions for Health’s Solana Beach Sunset 5k run-walk include The Doctors Company and The Doctors Insurance Agency, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency’s Live Well San Diego, Tri-City Medical Center, Northgate Market, California Coast Credit Union, San Diego County Medical Society, First 5 San Diego, Skinny Gene Project, City of Solana Beach, The Brighter Side Boutique, Solana Beach Executive Plaza, T&M Mechanical Sales, Farm Fresh To You, Coastal Roots Farm, Smart & Final, Lara Bars, Movin’ Shoes, WANU Water, Architectural Interior Resource, Juice Wave and Colonial Life. KUSI-NEWS, Ranch & Coast Magazine, KPBS and Giving Back Magazine have signed on as a media sponsors. East County Chamber Names 2016 WILL Honorees The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce recently honored seven women with Women in Leadership Luncheon (WILL) awards. Ehrenfeld, MJE Marketing; Theresa Kemper, Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD); Jill Meyers, Women in Aviation International; Dana Rivers, Barona Resort & Casino; Catt Fields White, San Diego Public Markets; Sherry Yarbrough, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). According to Leah McIvor, 2016 event chair, 35 nominees were considered by the committee for the awards program, now in its 14th year. She said the recipients were honored for their outstanding leadership, exemplary character and integrity in the community, as well as their efforts to empower women to succeed and prosper in life and business. Cummings has served on the SMSC’s board of directors since 2004 and is currently board chair. Her 33-year career with the Cajon Valley School District included 21 years as principal at four elementary schools. Her firm’s clients have included the San Diego Association of Governments, San Diego State University, San Diego Zoo, County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation, City of La Mesa, Anthony’s Fish Grotto and Jamul Indian Village, operator of the Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego. Kemper has served as assistant superintendent of educational services with GUHSD since 2011. She previously served as principal of Grossmont High School from 2002 to 2011. Meyers has lived in San Diego since 2014 and works as a senior manager for Northrop Grumman Corp. on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program. She also is currently serving as 2016 president of Women in Aviation International’s San Diego chapter. Rivers has worked with Barona Resort & Casino since 2002. She also has served on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County (BGCEC) for the past 10 years, including two years as board president.
She is currently serving on the BGCEC’s La Mesa Capital Campaign committee for a sixth club location. As co-founder of San Diego Public Market, White has organized four weekly farmers markets held in Pacific Beach, North Park and Downtown San Diego at the County Administration Building, along with the Little Italy Mercato. The four markets generate more than $4 million in annual sales. Yarbrough serves as executive director of ABC’s Apprenticeship Training Academy in Poway. Since the training program began in 1989, more than 2,200 graduates have launched rewarding careers in five different construction crafts, including electrical, plumbing, pipefitting, sheet metal and air conditioning and heating. 16 luncheon drew about 360 attendees to the Town and Country Resort Hotel in Mission Valley. Emcee was former TV anchor Lee Ann Kim who now serves currently serves on advisory boards for the Women’s Museum and San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. Keynote speaker was fitness instructor, dancer and choreographer Dionne Thomas, a licensed Zumba instructor and speaker at a 2015 TedX Temecula event. Sponsors included Hollywood Casino, Barona Resort & Casino, The East County Herald newspaper, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Jasmine Creek Florist, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego Gas & Electric, St.
Madeleine Sophie's Center, Sycuan Resort & Casino, Diamond Creations by Ramona, Leah McIvor - Coldwell Banker, Foothills Christian Church, Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District, Grossmont Healthcare District, Nancy Dennison - Keller Williams La Mesa, iMortgage, Mail Management Group, Inc., MJE Marketing Inc., Oak Tree Escrows, Inc., Toward Maximum Independence, USS Midway Museum, Walmart, California Bank & Trust La Mesa branch, Point Loma Credit Union, RCP Block & Brick, Waste Management and XL Staffing/Excell Security. Joel Anderson Breakfast The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host California Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) for a breakfast meeting starting at 7:30 a.m.