North County Business Briefs, Jan. 22: Home show in Del Mar; Poway Health Expo; Escondido Leadership Luncheon


A memory care building is opening in the residence

Oakmont Senior Living has opened Villena — the Traditions Memory Care Building — in Santianna, its luxury senior living community. Villena will receive 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 into memory care if needed. The two floors of the Villena include 67 living memory homes plus a cinema, activity rooms and outdoor courtyards. Programming is intended for people with memory loss or cognitive impairment. Residents also have access to virtual reality programs that help with brain function and recall. Villena at Santiana is located at 2540 Faraday Ave.


Home improvement exhibition at the fairgrounds

The San Diego Home Improvement Expo visits the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday and January 29 filled with demonstrations, home improvement products and services, plant sales and consultations with home and garden experts. The show focuses on local services, products and companies. Members of the San Diego chapter of the National Renovation Industry Association will answer remodeling questions. Opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 29. Free admission with online registration at


The electronics repair shop is opening a new office

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


The Chamber is hosting a leadership luncheon

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

Real estate professionals offer an overview

The North County Commercial Real Estate Outlook for 2023 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 is intended for brokers, real estate investors and business executives with real estate and space planning needs. Gary London of London Moeder Advisors will provide an overview of the San Diego County economy. Tickets are $35 for members, $55 for non-members and are available at The Arts Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd.


Women in networking meet for breakfast

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


The county is looking for damage inspection forms

The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services is asking for residents’ help in assessing regional damage from flooding and rain caused by recent storms. If your property or small business was damaged by the storm between Dec. 29 and Jan. 17, fill out the survey at The data collected will be used to assess total damage countywide and whether enough damage has 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 relief. Visit or email [email protected] If your property was damaged by the storms and you need emergency assistance, other services may be available through

A business summit that will be personal and virtual

The North San Diego Chamber of Commerce is holding 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, speakers and networking. Keynote speakers include Richard Marks, Founder and Chairman, RDM Management Group, and Kate Tellers, Senior Director, The Moth. Choose from several panel discussions that will also be recorded for later viewing. In-person sessions will be held at Sony headquarters, 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego. Tickets are $69 to $99 for members, $99 to $149 for non-members. Register at


The Chamber invites everyone to the health fair

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

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