North County Business Briefs, Jan. 22: Home show in Del Mar; Poway health expo; Escondido leadership lunch


Memory care building opens at residence

Oakmont Senior Living has opened Villena — a Traditions Memory Care building — at Santianna, its luxury senior community. Villena will accommodate residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The new facility will allow families to transition their loved ones from independent and assisted living to memory care if needed. Villena’s two stories include 67 memory-care apartment homes plus a movie theater, activity rooms and outdoor courtyards. Programming is designed for residents with memory loss or cognitive impairment. Residents also have access to virtual reality programs that help brain function and memory recall. Villena at Santianna is at 2540 Faraday Ave.


Home improvement show at fairgrounds

The San Diego Home Improvement Expo visits the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday and Jan. 29 filled with demonstrations, home-improvement products and services, plant sales and consultations with home and garden experts. The show focuses on area services, products and businesses. Members of the San Diego chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry will answer questions about remodeling. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29. Free admission with online registration at


Electronics repair shop opens new outlet

Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions has opened an outlet at 191 N. El Camino Real, Suite 109. The store offers professional fixes for consumer electronics, including smartphones, tablets and computers, game consoles, smart speakers and drones. The owner is Nazir Fedahi. Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions stores offer repairs on all types of electronics, and are designated repair partners for many leading tech companies, including Samsung, Google Pixel and Apple. Book a repair appointment at, call (760) 642-3058 or stop by for walk-in service.


Chamber hosts leadership luncheon

The Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce hosts a free educational presentation and conversation on leadership from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the chamber office, 720 N. Broadway. Sponsor is Fix Auto Escondido, and lunch will be provided. Join leaders from entry-level positions, middle management and senior management levels. Guest speaker is Richard D. Marks, author of “Expect Great Things to Happen” and CEO of RDM Management Group. Register at Visit

Real estate experts offer preview

The 2023 North County Commercial Real Estate Outlook will be presented by the San Diego North Economic Development Council at a breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Feb. 2 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. This year’s event is in person and geared to brokers, real estate investors and business executives with real estate and space planning needs. Gary London of London Moeder Advisors will give an overview of the San Diego County economy. Tickets are $35 for members, $55 for nonmembers and are available at The arts center is at 340 N. Escondido Blvd.


Women in Networking meet for breakfast

Join the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Networking (WIN) group and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce for “Breakfast and Bubbly” from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 3 at The Broken Yolk Cafe, 2434 Vista Way, Oceanside. Guest speaker is Kimberly Aguirre of Kimy Gets Skinny, a bakery of oat-based “doatnuts.” Cost is $20 plus tax and tip and includes drink; full menu available. RSVP at


County requests damage survey forms

The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services is asking for residents’ help to estimate the regional flooding and rain damage caused by the recent storms. If your property or small business was damaged by storms between Dec. 29 and Jan. 17, complete a survey form at Data collected will be used to estimate total damage countywide and whether enough damage occurred to qualify the region for disaster assistance, such as low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration. Completing the form is not a guarantee of disaster assistance. Visit or email If your property was damaged by storms and you need immediate help, other services may be available through

Business summit to be in person and virtual

The North San Diego Business Chamber holds its third annual San Diego Business Summit in person and virtually from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The all-day interactive summit brings together business owners, entrepreneurs, managers and leaders for a day of panel discussions, exhibitors and networking. Keynote speakers are Richard Marks, founder and president, RDM Management Group, and Kate Tellers, senior director, The Moth. Choose from several panel discussions, which will also be recorded to view later. In-person sessions will be at Sony Headquarters, 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego. Tickets are $69-$99 for members, $99-$149 for nonmembers. Register at


Chamber invites all to health expo

The Poway Chamber of Commerce invites the community to a free Health & Wellness Expo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, sponsored by The Glen at Scripps Ranch. Meet local providers and fitness professionals, learn helpful tips, win prizes, enjoy healthful snacks and more. Registration is requested at The event takes place at Neighborhood Healthcare, Poway Gold Family Health Center, 13010 Poway Road. Call (858) 748-0016.

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