Exhibitors invited for ‘Older, Bolder’ expo
The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is planning its first Older & Bolder Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 6628 Santa Isabel. The free event will educate and raise awareness about the issues that can and do affect us as we age. A lineup of speakers will discuss topics from financial planning and navigating Medicare to home safety, adult learning, caring for parents and grandparents, and stroke prevention. Dozens of exhibitors will offer the latest information and essential tips on aging successfully. “We are working to make the event as safe as possible with indoor and outdoor exhibits,” said Chamber President and CEO Bret Schanzenbach. “Indoor exhibits will be spread out to help with crowding issues. We will follow whatever COVID protocols are in place at that time.” Exhibit space is nearly filled. Companies interested in becoming exhibitors can visit bit.ly/3B9pGRX.
Discount connections for commuters
The North County Transit District recently announced a pilot program with Lyft, Uber and TripShot to provide discounted first- and last-mile connections for commuters using the Sorrento Valley and Carlsbad Poinsettia Coaster stations. The pilot is offered through the district’s NCTD+ mobility-as-a-service program. It gives riders a $7.50 credit toward trips to or from the Sorrento Valley or Carlsbad Poinsettia Coaster stations within defined geographic zones. The discounted Uber and Lyft rides are available during regular Coaster service times (5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Passengers with a mobility device can book similar discounted trips for curb-to-curb service with an NCTD vehicle using the TripShot application. Learn more at gonctd.com/services/nctdplus.
Chamber business expo scheduled for Thursday
The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Highway 395. The free event is open to the public. Learn about local businesses and other community attractions. There will be light appetizers, cash bar, networking and a same-day dining discount at Aquaterra Restaurant. Call (760) 728-5845.
Home Instead holds hiring event Tuesday
Home Instead, a provider of in-home senior care, is immediately hiring 20 permanent part-time and full-time positions in North County. The Vista office is hosting a hiring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at 901 Hacienda Drive, Suite B. Applicants can fill out an application, interview on the spot, and learn about hiring bonuses and employment benefits. For more about career opportunities at Home Instead, visit homeinstead.com/home-care-jobs. Call (760) 209-8503.
Program discusses real estate outlook
Join the San Diego North Economic Development Council at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday for discussions and an outlook on what is likely to occur in both the commercial and industrial side of the North County real estate market in 2022. Brokers, real estate investors, business executives with visibility on real estate needs and space planning are especially encouraged to attend. Guests will hear an economic forecast for the region, a specific analysis of real estate conditions. Speakers include Ray Major, senior economist, San Diego Association of Governments; Gary London, senior principal, London Moeder Advisors; Al Apuzzo, president, Lee and Associates; and Connor Boyle, senior vice president, Colliers. Register at bit.ly/3HI7NMz.
Home Depot offers free skills program
A lack of skilled construction labor is a key factor limiting housing inventory and affordability, according to the Home Builders Institute Fall 2021 Construction Labor Market Report. To help fill the labor gap and help business customers find qualified employees, The Home Depot is launching the “Path to Pro” skills program across California. The “Path” offers free job training and access to a new networking platform for those interested in a skilled-trades career. Learn at your convenience with virtual self-paced training in as little as 10 hours. Live virtual training sessions are available this week from Monday through Friday; for times and dates, as well as details and registration, visit pathtopro.com/free-training.
Planned community opens 2.6-acre park
Touchstone Communities has announced the opening of the 2.6-acre park at its master-planned community, Park Circle. The development has sold 40 percent of its 632 homes, and the construction of a private multipurpose clubhouse has also been completed. The park — Harvest Park — and the clubhouse — The Hangout — were recently opened to local residents during the community’s grand opening at 27679 Park Circle Way. The Hangout is a private, multipurpose clubhouse for residents that features a swimming pool, fitness center and indoor/outdoor living rooms. The public Harvest Park has sports courts, a civic stage and a great lawn with a playground and covered barbecues. The Hangout will be open to Park Circle residents and serve as an information center to guests. Harvest Park is set to open to the public this summer. Future amenities include two private recreation centers, 24,000 square feet of retail space at Park Circle Commons shopping center, and more than 8 miles of trails and paths. Visit parkcirclelife.com.
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