East County San Diego Business

Jeweler with La Mesa store is sponsoring MS Dinner Auction

Shareby Rick Griffin The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s San Diego-based Pacific South Coast Chapter has announced that Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers, with a store at 9461 Grossmont Summit Dr. in La Mesa, has been named a sponsor of the 25th annual MS Dinner Auction to be held on Saturday evening, Nov. 19, at Loews Coronado […]

Dick’s Sporting Goods opens El Cajon store

Shareby Rick Griffin Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based full-line sporting goods retailer, has opened its El Cajon store at the Westfield Parkway shopping mall, 565 Fletcher Parkway. It is the publicly traded chain’s 19th store in California and its 463rd nationwide. “Dick’s Sporting Goods is excited to become a member of the […]

Free shredding from SDCCU this Saturday, Oct. 22 in El Cajon

Shareby Rick Griffin San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution has announced that free shredding services will be available from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 22, at its El Cajon branch located at 312 West Main St. The public is invited to bring a maximum of two boxes […]

Write a 400-word essay on ethics and win $1,500 scholarship

Shareby Rick Griffin The San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) is inviting all 11th and 12th graders to write and submit up to a 400-word essay on the importance of marketplace ethics and receive up to a $1,500 scholarship from the BBB. The presenting sponsor of the BBB’s scholarship program is Sycuan Casino in El […]

Sycuan Casino is a sponsor of Holes for Heroes fundraiser

Shareby Rick Griffin Sycuan Casino in El Cajon’s Dehesa Valley has become a sponsor of the fifth annual Holes for Heroes golf fundraiser to be held this Friday, Oct. 14 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. The golf event is open to the public. Registration fee to play golf begins at […]

Home of Guiding Hands hosts golf fundraiser

Shareby Rick Griffin The Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports many non-profit, health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region, is a sponsor of the Home of Guiding Hands’ 29th annual golf classic fundraiser starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at Sycuan Resort, 3007 Dehesa Road in El […]

Women in Leadership Luncheon set for Oct. 28

Shareby Rick Griffin The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will present its 9th annual Women in Leadership Luncheon (WILL) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday October 28, at the Doubletree Hotel San Diego in Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego. More than 400 people are expected to attend the […]

Lakeside Chamber to host October mixer on Oct. 20

Shareby Rick Griffin The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce will host its October mixer starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at J.P. Witherow Roofing Co., 10176 Riverford Road. The evening of Halloween-themed fun will include Octoberfest brew, wine and food. Bring your business cards to exchange with other attendees and for a chance at […]

ECEDC bus tour to showcase economic development opportunities

Shareby Rick Griffin The East County  Economic Development Council (ECEDC) will host its annual bus tour showcasing economic business development opportunities in the East County on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The tour will begin at 7:30 a.m. with continental breakfast at Hooley’s Irish Pub and Grill, 2955 Jamacha Road in El Cajon. The bus tour will […]



Share October 6, 2011 (Rancho San Diego, CA)—The Water Conservation Garden’s Executive Director, Marty Eberhardt, has announced her retirement, effective February 1, 2012, after 7 ½ years of service to the non-profit organization.  Eberhardt has been the Executive Director of The Garden since August 2004. During her tenure as The Garden’s first executive director, the […]

El Cajon strip mall sells for $2.4 million

Shareby Rick Griffin A property that includes a single-family house and a strip mall at 518-554 E. Main St. in El Cajon 92020, has been sold for $2.4 million. The buyers were Raphael Ablahad and Bedria Gurgis as trustees of the Raphael Ablahad and Bedria Gurgis Trust, 3180 Vista Diego Road, Jamul 91935. The acquisition […]

GCCCD selected for global program

Shareby Rick Griffin The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) is one of eight colleges and universities across the nation — and the only community college district — that has been selected for an American Council on Education project to promote internationalization, diversity and multicultural education. The three-year project, “At Home in the World: Educating for Global Connections […]

Utility rate hike hearing scheduled in El Cajon

Shareby Rick Griffin The California Public Utilities Commission will conduct a public hearing on San Diego Gas & Electric’s general rate case at 2 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the El Cajon City Hall Council Chambers, 200 E. Main St. If SDG&E’s rate revenue increase is approved as filed, residential customers would […]

Pat & Oscar’s closes at Parkway Plaza following company bankruptcy

Shareby Rick Griffin The parent company of the Pat & Oscar’s restaurant chain has filed for Chapter 7 liquidation. As part of the bankruptcy filing, FFPE LLC recently closed its company-owned locations in Temecula, Carlsbad at Plaza Camino Real and El Cajon at Westfield Parkway at 415 Parkway Plaza in El Cajon. Founded by local […]

Grossmont College to celebrate its 50th anniversary with fundraising celebration on Saturday, Oct. 22

Shareby Rick Griffin Grossmont College will host a 50th anniversary fundraising celebration starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the college’s Health and Sciences Complex, the newest building on the El Cajon campus. The public is invited to attend.  Tickets are priced at $175 per person. Proceeds from the silent and live auction […]

Hospital construction monitoring group seeks additional member

ShareA volunteer citizens group monitoring construction projects financed by voter-approved public bonds at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa is seeking a new member. The Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC) has been meeting since 2006, when voters approved Proposition “G,” a $247 million bond ballot measure that is providing financing for a number of hospital […]

La Mesa resident walked 50 miles in 3 days for multiple sclerosis

ShareLa Mesa resident Jo McGlin was among 215 people, including 54 people who have multiple sclerosis, who recently completed a 50-mile walk over three days, from Friday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, 25, from Carlsbad’s Flower Fields to Downtown San Diego, at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 10th annual Southern California Challenge Walk MS. McGlin, who […]

Underground utilities work will affect road traffic at Grossmont Hospital

Shareby Rick Griffin The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that owns the property and buildings at Sharp Grossmont Hospital on behalf of local taxpayers, has awarded a $7.4 million contract to Swinerton Builders of San Diego for underground utilities improvements at the regional hospital in La Mesa. The GHD board of directors recently […]

Williams Chiropractic Grand Opening


Share September 27, 2010 – Williams Chiropractic celebrates their Grand Opening with the help of the East County Chamber of Commerce.

Pacific Health Systems Celebrates Grand Opening


Share East County News – Pacific Health Systems celebrates opening in El Cajon.

Glaze Fitness in El Cajon

ShareGlaze Fitness in El Cajon has just finished the remodeling of their state of the art fitness facility.  Glaze Fitness offers Zumba, Turbo Kickboxing, TRX, Spin and Core Body Blast Circuit training, in addition to private and small group training.

San Diego Adventure Boot Camp with Jake Glaze


Hughes Heating and Air Conditioning Grand Opening

Hughes Heating and Air Conditioning Grand Opening

Share May 19, 2010 – Hughes Heating and Air Conditioning Grand Opening in Santee.

Sparrow Bridal Boutique Celebrates Joining East County Chamber

Sparrow Bridal Boutique Ribbon Cutting

Share May 12,2010 – San Diego East County Business News Sparrow Bridal Boutique in La Mesa celebrated joining the East County Chamber of Commerce in style.  Friends and supports of Sparrow Bridal Boutique were treated to champagne and desserts. Sparrow Bridal Boutique is located at: 8283 La Mesa Blvd. La Mesa, CA 91942