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21 at Alpine Rock & Block, 13288 Highway 8 Business, El Cajon. Cost to attend the Chamber mixer 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

Founded in 1989, Alpine Rock & Block offers landscape, yard, pool, and home improvement products on a six-acre site in El Cajon. La Mesa Photographer Features Nature Images at Coffee Shop La Mesa photographer Sandra Small is presenting “Nature Revisited,” an exhibit of eight outdoor nature scenes shot over the past four decades, on display through the end of February at the All The Perks Expresso Café, 8046 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, in the La Mesa Springs shopping center in the Vons shopping center. Small said the images include a vineyard in Paso Robles, a tree in San Jacinto and flowers in the East County, as well as a scene from Yosemite National Park. East County Chamber to `Dine and Dialogue’ with Elected Officials The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled three local elected officials to appear at its “Dine and Dialogue” meetings in the coming months. The meetings will be held at the Chamber’s Business Resource Center Room at the Chamber’s headquarters, 201 S. Cost to attend is $10 per person, and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, contact Sarah McCorkle at [email protected], or Jonda Cvek, [email protected], or call (619) 440-6161. Scheduled speakers include Assemblyman Brian Jones from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

29, San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob from noon to 1:30 p.m. 16 and San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jones’ 71st Assembly district includes the East San Diego County communities of Alpine, Borrego Springs, El Cajon, Rancho San Diego, Ramona, Santee, Mount Helix, Spring Valley and Lakeside, as well as the Southern Riverside County communities of Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Lake Riverside and Mountain Center. Jacob’s second supervisorial district features more than 2,000 square miles and more than 50 communities and cities with more than 620,000 East County residents of the unincorporated communities of Lakeside, Alpine, Ramona and Julian and the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Santee and Poway, as well as the communities of Allied Gardens, College Area, Del Cerro, Grantville, Navajo, Rolando and San Carlos in the City of San Diego. Dumanis has served as district attorney since 2003. She ran for re-election unopposed in 2006 and 2010. Grossmont Healthcare District Seeking to Honor `Healthcare Heroes’ The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is seeking nominees for its 2016 Healthcare Hero Awards. Now in its 10th year, the Healthcare Heroes is GHD’s annual awards program honoring volunteers who help advance the delivery of quality healthcare in the East County region. Nomination forms are available at 23, 2016, at the GHD offices, 9001 Wakarusa St., in La Mesa. Entries can be mailed, faxed, emailed or personally delivered. For more information, contact the GHD offices at [email protected] Nominees can include front-line volunteers at a community clinic, a junior volunteer or auxiliary member, as well as a member of a service club, community group and advocacy or policy organization. Other possible nominees also can include first responders or other healthcare industry professionals, including educators, pastoral care providers and grant writers who volunteer their time beyond their professional duties and their regular scope of job responsibilities, according to Robert “Bob” Ayres, 2015 GHD board president. “We solicit the assistance of all East County residents because we want to recognize those unsung heroes of healthcare whose work might not otherwise be recognized,” said Ayres. “We want to honor those volunteers whose extraordinary care and selfless dedication inspires others to produce outcomes that provide for a healthier East County community.” Awards will be presented at a luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Steele Canyon Golf Club in Jamul. December 31, 2015 East County Chamber’s January Breakfast Will Be at Rock Church The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host its upcoming First Friday Breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m. 8, 2016, at The Rock Church’s East County campus, 808 Jackman St., El Cajon. Cost to attend is $20 per person for members (with RSVP), $25 per person for non-members, 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 For a limited time, the Chamber is offering an annual 2016 Breakfast Club package for $175 per person. Chamber members can purchase a full year of 12 breakfasts ahead of time and save $65. The Rock Church, which began in February 2000, opened an East County campus in 2013. Its East County campus was a former Michael’s retail store that was remodeled to feature a 725-seat auditorium. Santee Chamber Opens Application for $1k Scholarship The Santee Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications from high school students for the 2015 Les Hart Memorial Scholarship.

According to Santee Chamber president/CEO Sandy Schmitt, the $1,000 scholarship will be awarded based on community service and is intended to be used for education. The scholarship will be awarded at the Santee Chamber’s awards celebration on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the Barona Resort & Casino Golf Center.

For applications, visit, or call the Chamber office at (619) 449-6572. Hart passed away in February 2012 at his Lakeside home after a four-year fight with cancer.


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