What Chambers Are Doing Around the West

Oceanside Chamber Partners to Create Holiday Shop Local Scavenger Hunt

The Oceanside (CA) Chamber and MainStreet Oceanside are partnering with Humble Pie Communications to develop a Digital Treasure Hunt during ’Tis the Season to Shop Local, sponsored by City of Oceanside Economic Development Division.

The mobile app launched on Saturday, November 27 during Shop Small Business Saturday. Participants download the GooseChase app, which guides them to local businesses, destinations and events to complete missions by snapping selfies or shooting videos. Each mission completed earns one or more points toward winning local prizes. Each point earned in the app equals one giveaway entry. Grand prizes include an e-bike, staycation and $500 shopping spree.

You can view the campaign website at https://www.mainstreetoceanside.com/oceansideholidaychallenge. For more details, contact Hana Gilbert at Hana@oceansidechamber.com.

Medford & Jackson County Chamber Debuts New Job Board

The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County (OR) has partnered with Harry and David to recently launch a new Job Board, making it easier than ever for employers and prospective candidates to connect with each other. Companies that are chamber members can post their job openings at no charge. If employers have an active job listing, they can view the Resume Bank to find potential employees. Job seekers can search job openings, sign up for job alerts and upload their resume.

Learn more at https://www.medfordchamber.com/chamber-job-board.html.

SLO Chamber Announces New, Free Family-Friendly Workplace Accelerator Program

The San Luis Obispo (CA) Chamber launched its Family-Friendly Workplace Accelerator program, which will provide resources and support to all SLO County businesses to foster a strong local workforce through family-friendly policies. The program, supported by investment from both the County of San Luis Obispo and First 5 of San Luis Obispo County, was designed to help businesses attract and retain a strong, inclusive workforce through the implementation of policies that do not necessarily require significant financial investment. Family-friendly policies may include, but are not limited to: flexible scheduling, accommodations and support, health spending accounts and child care support. The SLO Chamber brought on Christina Lefevre Latner as their Workforce Development Manager to spearhead this new program.

For more information, contact Christina Lefevre Latner at christina@slochamber.org.

Glendale Chamber Launches New ‘Experience Glendale’ App for Downtown Area

The Glendale (AZ) Chamber has launched a mobile app that helps visitors in the Downtown Glendale area navigate their time in downtown, allows visitors to enjoy fun gamification features as they shop and roam the area, provides the Downtown Merchants with a tool to stay connected and grants Downtown Merchants the opportunity to promote their products and services to gain visibility in the marketplace.

Guests who sign into the app, which is available to locals and guests 18 and over, can also earn, collect and share uniquely themed achievements, rewarded for experiences, both in the app and across Historic Downtown Glendale. Whether searching for upcoming events or accomplishing an impressive feat while exploring local businesses, locals and guests are able to use this feature to showcase their Glendale fandom while filling their profile with these special achievements.

To learn more, visit https://experienceglendale.app/.

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