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Velocity - Vista Chamber Podcast

Velocity - Vista Chamber Podcast

By Vista Chamber of Commerce
Vista Chamber of Commerce CEO Rachel Beld interviews the movers, shakers & changemakers that are moving Vista forward.
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Nick Ljubic Chamber Champion, David Zumaya - My San Diego North County
David Zumaya is the 2022 Nick Ljubic Chamber Champion! Named after former Vista Chamber Chair of the Board, this award honors an individual who gives of themselves to the Chamber and its members. David is a true Chamber Champion. He is a skilled connector and creative innovator who uses his abilities to lift up others. In addition to teaching film and digital media marketing, he is also the founder of Cafecito networking group and launched My San Diego North County, an online platform which showcases all the great things happening in North County San Diego. Join Rachel as she sits down with David to discuss all the ways he is a Chamber Champion!
31:28
June 01, 2022
County Supervisor Jim Desmond
San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond represents District 5 which covers more than 2,100 square miles and 700,000 residents. But what exactly does a County Supervisor do? Listen in as Supervisor Desmond sits down with Rachel Beld to share the role of County vs Cities and talks about the attributes, challenges, and what's next for North County San Diego.  Supervisor Desmond also shares about his journey to public service, how he supports the work on District 5 non-profits (including the Vista Chamber), and the hardest part of his job. Join Rachel and Jim as they discuss all things North County! Show Notes/Links County of San Diego, Board of Supervisors County of San Diego, District 5 Action/Areas of Focus - San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond District 5 Team - San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond SOCAL - Student Opportunities for Career Awareness & Learning The Vista Magazine - Summer English & Spanish version SANDAG regional plan The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran Wild Thing, The Troggs Curbside Cafe Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org. Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
36:20
May 18, 2022
Joe Henschel, The Steeping Giant
In this episode go behind the keg to learn the story of The Steeping Giant, manufacturer of delicious cold brew coffee. Joe Henschel, CEO, shares the history of the company and his personal journey as an entrepreneur. Learn how his leap of faith led The Steeping Giant through the pandemic - but don't call it a pivot. The Steeping Giant is what it set out to be - high quality cold brew coffee unlike any other. Join us for a glass of cold brew and some business insights along the way. Show Notes The Steeping Giant Bear Roots Brewery Cal State San Marcos The Lord of the Rings Fix U, Coldplay Milk Organics Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org. Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
47:38
May 04, 2022
Earth Day Episode! Alexis Panchevre, Only Losers Litter
Alexis Panchevre is a proud cat lady. She's also an artist and a trash blaster. She's Secretary for the BackFence Society and manages the Only Losers Litter community clean-up program. Join Rachel Beld as she sits down with Alexis for a chat about growing up in Vista, big boy cats, the intersection of art and trash, and how cleaning up trash is the very first step in caring about our planet. Happy Earth Day! Roosevelt Middle School Back Fence Society Only Losers Litter Adopt a Highway Program Alley Art Festival Author, Dean Koontz Celine Dion Quality Lock & Security Services Public Lemon Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube. Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org.  Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
27:57
April 20, 2022
Andrea Ruano, Direct Professional Cleaning Services
Direct Professional Cleaning Services is Heroes of Vista 2022 Small Business of the Year! Owner Andrea Ruano shares her personal journey into this industry, her passion for her clients and her commitment to empowering others. Join Rachel in this conversation about making your own future and the power of helping others. Show Notes/Links: Direct Professional Cleaning Services Heroes of Vista Small Business of the Year Servesafe Certification Business for Dummies Pedro Capó - La Sábana y los Pies (Official Video) Coast to Coast Renovation Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube. Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org.  Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
28:13
April 07, 2022
Terry Woods, North County Daily Star
Terry Woods is the founder and editor of North County Daily Star, where North County San Diego gets local news. A Veteran of the Vietnam War, Terry and his wife Kathy ended up in Vista in 1986 for an extended vacation and never left! He's been involved in nearly every aspect of life in Vista over the past 35+ years and dedicates his time to lifting up the community. Take a listen and learn a bit more about this man of mystery! Show Notes North County Daily Star Vista Little League Downtown Vista  Vista Village Pub City of Vista The Vista Strawberry Festival Operation HOPE North County Solutions for Change Boys & Girls Club of Vista James A. Michener, Author Jump, Van Halen Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook.  Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org.   Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
31:34
March 23, 2022
Kevin Ham, City of Vista, Economic Development Director (retired)
Join Rachel as she sits down with recently retired City of Vista Economic Development Director, Kevin Ham. Kevin spent over 20 years with the City and during his tenure was involved in the expansion of the Vista Business Park, the development of Vista Village and the growth of the historic Downtown as well as the development of two strategic plans which helped to foster the craft beer industry. Join two long-time colleagues as they discuss economic development in the City of Vista.   Show Notes/Links: City of Vista Vista Economic Development Department Vista Craft Beverages Map Economic Data, Maps & Reports | City of Vista Business Resources During Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic | City of Vista Innovate78 - Boosting Economic Prosperity Along the 78 Corridor Strengthsfinder 2.0 Goo Goo Dolls Duran Duran The Rain Forest Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube. Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org.  Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
35:52
March 09, 2022
Don Hein, Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen
Dive into this tasty episode featuring Don Hein, owner of Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen. Little Cakes is a two-time winner on the hit TV show Cupcake Wars. In this interview hear about the sweet (and not so sweet) parts of entrepreneurship, advice for business owners looking to expand, and the reason why Vista was Little Cakes secret ingredient in the recipe for success. No matter how you choose to enjoy it, this episode is extra sweet. Show notes/links: Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen Little Cakes/Gelson's Market Cupcake Wars Curbside Cafe 508 Tavern Vista Facade Improvement Program  Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull & Amy Wallace Take It As It Comes, J Roddy Walston & the Business  Lamppost Pizza Best Pizza & Brew Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube. Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org.  Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
41:52
February 23, 2022
Lisette Hart, Yoga Branch
Lisette Hart opened Vista's first yoga studio and now owns and operates Yoga Branch Vista. In this episode of Velocity, Rachel and Lisette sit down to discuss her background, how she found yoga, and why Yoga Branch represents Vista's unique vibe. Learn how Lisette showed flexibility of body and mind during COVID and has weathered the storm to emerge stronger than ever.   Show notes/links  Yoga Branch  Ashtanga Yoga  Roots & Wings Yoga Training  Bhagavad Gita   How Deep is Your Love  Bee Gees Documentary  Milk Organics   Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube.   Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org.  Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
39:48
February 09, 2022
Paige McWey Acers, San Diego Brewers Guild
Paige McWey Acers, a life-long Vistan, is the Executive Director of the San Diego Brewers Guild, a membership organization supporting all businesses connected to the brewing industry. In this episode, learn about the Guild's work to support local craft beer, current and future struggles and how the San Diego Brewers Guild became essential to its members during the pandemic.  Show notes/links San Diego Brewers Guild The Northern Spy Shut Up & Dance With Me Moonry Collective Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube. Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org. Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
28:16
January 26, 2022
Congressman Mike Levin
Mike Levin is US Representative for CA 49th District which includes southern Orange County and north County San Diego, including Vista. In this episode of Velocity Rachel sits down with Congressman Levin to talk about what led him to public office, legislative priorities for the district and why democracy matters.  He also shares why his work to support Veteran's opportunities is important and deeply personal. Join us as we learn more about Congressman Mike Levin. Show Notes/Links U.S. Congressman Mike Levin  Rep. Mike Levin 2021 Progress Report Constituent Services - U.S. Congressman Mike Levin  The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming: Wallace-Wells, David I Won't Back Down, Tom Petty Frazer Farms  Mike Levin (@MikeLevin) / Twitter Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube. Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org. Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
33:02
January 12, 2022
Shop Vista Holiday Guide
Join host Rachel Beld for a special episode of Velocity featuring her holiday shopping recommendations and some special announcements.  Show notes/links:   Babies in Bloom  Pair A Dice Games  Wave Waterpark  Moonlight Stage Productions  Alta Vista Botanical Gardens  Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum  Cat & Craft  RV Rent CA  Vacations by Andrea  TJ Crossman Auto Repair  Golden Wrench  J&R Auto Body and Paint  The Computer Factory  Pure Project  Five Suits Brewing  Guadalupe Brewery  Backstreet Brewing/Lamppost Pizza  Prohibition Brewing Co  Belching Beaver Tavern  Booze Brothers  Misadventure Vodka  117 West Spirits  Local Roots Kombucha  Twisted Horn  Grafted Cellars  Barrel & Stave  Frazier Farms  Bleu Oak Charcuterie  Shakarian Fine Jewelers  Beads, Crystals, & More  Re-Find Off Main  Deja Vu Love Boutique  Best Pizza & Brew  Madera Kitchen of Mexico  Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen  Peppertree Frosty  Frogy's Donuts  Cold Stone Creamery  Dunkin  Sunset Bay Candy Co  Embroidery Image  Alchemy Print Co  Support Vista's Non Profits this Giving Tuesday!  Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube.  Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org.  Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
11:50
November 24, 2021
Danny Villaseñor, Peppertree Frosty
Peppertree Frosty is a Vista institution. The Villaseñor family has been serving up tasty treats and savory snacks out of this charming snack shack since the 1950s. Join Rachel and Peppertree owner Danny Villaseñor for a conversation about Peppertree's iconic menu (it's HUGE!) and learn Danny's favorite item. Danny also shares the family's connection to the Vista community, inspiring the workforce of the future, and why he is deeply committed to the Boys & Girls Club of Vista.  There are some insights into Vista history, as well! Kick back and dig into this sweet conversation. Peppertree Frosty feels like home.  Show notes/links Peppertree Frosty The Film Hub Boys & Girls Club of Vista Hotel California Best Pizza & Brew Vista Chamber of Commerce Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube. Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org. Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
27:40
November 10, 2021
Whit Rigali, Misadventure & Company Vodka
In this episode of Velocity, Vista Chamber CEO Rachel Beld sits down with Whit Rigali, co-founder of Misadventure & Company. Whit and his business partner, Samuel Chereskin, created Misadventure Vodka, which is the world’s first carbon negative consumer good and also the first and only spirit made from excess baked goods. This means every drink of Misadventure takes a stand against food waste, growing landfills, and the myth that we can’t have fun while saving the world!  Join us for a thought provoking discussion about food waste, family, and the misadventures along the path to creating award-winning vodka. Show notes/links:  Misadventure & Company CA Spirits Company North County Food Policy Council Produced Good O'side Kitchen Collaborative North County Food Bank Beer Wine & Spirits Interview VIDEO Misadventure Hand Sanitizer Book: The Obstacle is the Way, the Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph - Ryan Holiday Song: The Rubberband Man - The Spinners Business shout-outs: Henebery 117 West Spirits BattleMage Brewing Company Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube. Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org. Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
48:54
October 27, 2021
Dr. Matt Doyle, Superintendent, Vista Unified School District
In this episode of Velocity (recorded just after school began in August), Vista Chamber CEO Rachel Beld sits down with Dr. Matt Doyle, Superintendent, Vista Unified School District. Dr. Doyle shares how he became an educator and what inspires him. Join us for a discussion about the important work of educating students with a focus on equity, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, connecting students to a Career Super Highway, and how local businesses can get involved. Show notes/links: Vista Unified Equity Project Vista ARPA fund allocations Career Super Highway Vista USD CTE Nuance: Why Some Leaders Succeed and Others Fail - Michael Fullan What a Wonderful World Big Jim's 395 Peppertree Frosty Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube. Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org. Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
37:08
October 13, 2021
Lev Gershman, Tideline Partners
In this episode of Velocity, Vista Chamber CEO Rachel Beld enjoys a thoughtful chat with Lev Gershman, Founder and Managing Partner of Tideline Partners. Heavily invested in Downtown Vista, Lev discusses why Vista was the right choice for several projects, why art matters, and the importance of the legacy we leave behind. Join us for a thought provoking discussion about change, growth, and the Bare Necessities of life. Show notes/links: Tideline Partners Found Lofts I Am That - Nisargadatta Maharaj Twice on Main Public Lemon Shak's Mediterranean Bistro 508 Tavern Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube. Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org. Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
35:52
September 28, 2021
Vista Mayor Judy Ritter
In the first-ever episode of Velocity, Vista Chamber CEO Rachel Beld sits down with Vista Mayor Judy Ritter to discuss her 23 year commitment to the City, what makes her proud, how she started in business, and what's next.  There is so much to discuss! Pour yourself a Diet Coke and settle in for a chat with Rachel & Judy.  Mayor Judy's shout-outs: The City of Vista Paseo Santa Fe Project Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey Old Time Rock & Roll Tacos Don Paco Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube.  Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org. Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.
34:30
September 14, 2021
Announcing Velocity - The Vista Chamber Podcast!
Velocity is the Vista Chamber Podcast. Bi-monthly, join Vista Chamber CEO, Rachel Beld, as she interviews Vista's movers, shakers, and changemakers. Velocity is moving Vista forward!
00:34
September 07, 2021