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North County Business Brief, 4th of September

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Adoption of Urban Corp’s new location

San Diego County’s Urban Corps is recruiting at its new North County location in Escondido. If you are his 18 to 26 years old and want to work hard and get paid while getting your high school diploma, Urban Corps might be right for you. Interested parties can attend the information session on Monday at 9:30 am at 2200 Micro Place. No reservation required. Walk-ins welcome. Urban Corps is also looking for supervisors to help train and supervise its personnel. If you have experience working in construction, urban forestry or the environment, please email your resume and cover letter to Visit

Auto club honors local businesses

Jonathan’s Towing in Escondido was recently named Battery Service Provider of the Year by the Southern California Automobile Club. The award is based on outstanding member service achievements, including involvement in auto his club’s programs and initiatives, and community leadership. The company is one of his 30 service providers who have been honored at the Auto Club’s annual Service Awards Luncheon. Several other area providers have won the Five Diamond Club Roadside Service Award. In 2021, he received ‘excellent ratings’ in three categories: overall satisfaction, service driver satisfaction and response time satisfaction. They are El Cajon’s California traction and recovery. Quality towing in Lemon Grove. Tony’s Auto Center in Chula Vista. These service providers make up the top 8% of over 400 service providers in his 13 Southern California counties.

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SME seminar to reduce losses

The San Diego Northern Economic Development Council will host a Lunch & Learning Workshop on Proactive Protection and Loss Reduction. Learn simple steps you can take to protect your business. The latest developments in the types of threats facing small businesses. more. The event will take place on September 27th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Green Dragon Tavern, 6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad. Speakers are Melissa Simmons of Buffini & Company and Jason Mossuto of Assault Fitness. $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Tickets are available at

“Blog launch” seminar held

The San Diego Professional Editors Network will host Emily Blackwood on September 15th for a virtual discussion about “launching a blog.” Networking and discussion will begin at 6:45pm with an announcement at 7:00pm followed by the programme. Free for SD/PEN members, $7.50 for non-members. Register by September 14th at The San Diego Professional Editors Network is a non-profit organization of editors, writers, proofreaders, indexers, and other word experts. Please visit

San Diego

Top tech awards are coming

The San Diego Top Tech Awards will be held on September 22nd from 4-8pm at San Diego State University’s new Snapdragon Stadium. Hosted by Cox Business, the community is invited to celebrate the region’s technology leaders at this outdoor event. Beyond the award ceremony, guests can enjoy tacos, craft beer, music, dancing, piano duels, and more. Cocktail or business attire. Tickets start at $100 and are available at

Foundation names new president

San Diego-based Warrior Foundation Freedom Station recently appointed Andrew Gasper as president. This organization provides sick and injured veterans with quality-of-life items, support services, and temporary housing during recovery. Gaspar will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, fundraising, directing programs and services, and providing transition support to those living at Freedom Station facilities. Gasper’s 20+ year career includes serving as a military police officer in the United States Marine Corps, serving as a private sector sales/financial manager, recovery care and career and education at his USMC Wounded Warrior Battalion-West in San Diego. Includes department management. Hawaii. He is a medically retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant who holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Argosy College and a Master’s degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from National University. Visit

San Marcos

EV company opens store in North City

SirrJohn Moto, an electric car company founded by San Diego native Sajad Ahmadi, has opened a store in the North City neighborhood near Cal State San Marcos. The shop offers electric vehicle options including ZERO brand scooters, bikes and motorcycles. Founded in 2018, SirrJohn Moto aims to reduce the planet’s carbon footprint and provide alternative transportation. He also donates 15% of his annual net sales to organizations that help children and families around the world. The shop is located at 251 North City Drive, Unit 121. Hours of operation are noon to 7 pm daily except Mondays and Wednesdays. Call (760) 658-4739. Visit

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