North County Business Briefs, July 9: Carlsbad salon expands; Basecamp Fitness opens in Encinitas; Poway chamber honors Stars


Hair and makeup salon expands staff, site

Salon Adair has undergone an expansion of its flagship location at 6894 Embarcadero Lane to two stories, and also has expanded its staff. The salon has also broadened its suite of premium client services. Operating seven days a week with 14 hours of services each day, Salon Adair offers expert hair coloring, cutting, styling and hair replacement services; skin and beauty treatments including facials, peels, waxing, LED treatments, microdermabrasion and oxygen facials; as well as other spa services including manicures, pedicures and lash services. Visit


Sponsorships open for Oktoberfest

The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce’s annual Oktoberfest will take place Sept. 24, and all area businesses are invited to become sponsors and exhibitors. This free family-oriented regional festival and craft fair celebrates German roots and culture. More than 15,000 guests are expected to attend the event, which spans one-third of a mile along Mountain Vista Drive, off El Camino Real between Wandering Road and Rambling Road. Call (760) 753-6041, email [email protected] or visit for more about participating and sponsorship.

Fitness studio offers discount at new site

Basecamp Fitness, a high-intensity interval training workout that packs 50 minutes of exercise into only 35, has opened a new location at 11 N. El Camino Real, Suite A. Franchise owners are Dan Sussman of DDK Inc. and his business partners, David Gieselman and Kawan Karadaghi, who began franchising with Anytime Fitness six years ago. Basecamp Fitness is owned by Self Esteem Brands, parent franchisor to Anytime Fitness. Basecamp Fitness will be providing 20 percent off their monthly membership rate until Aug. 31 to celebrate the opening.

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Register for financial workshop at library

The Escondido Public Library will host an information and registration session from 11 am to 1 pm July 28 and 29 in the lobby for its upcoming financial workshop. A representative will be on hand to answer questions and to register participants for the workshop, scheduled from 10 am to 1 pm Aug. 26 at the library, 239 S. Kalmia St.


Chamber honors its Business Stars

Poway Chamber of Commerce members, guests, staff, directors and city officials recently held the 2023 Business Star Awards, created to celebrate exceptional chamber members and business leaders. Award winners were: New Business of the Year, Board & Brew; Innovative Leader, David Guzman; Small Business of the Year, Crystal Gardens Florist; Customer Commitment, Addy’s Bistro; Marketing Magic, Poway Living Magazine; Large Business of the Year, Poway Unified School District; Nonprofit of the Year, Kiwanis Club of Poway; Employer of the Year, Amada Senior Care; Community Service, Tony Rubino; and Vern Marston Volunteer of the Year, Anita Della-Rocco. Visit


Job Corps launches recruitment drive

The US Department of Labor’s Job Corps program has launched a summer recruitment drive in California, offering immediate openings and free career training for those ages 16 to 24 from low-income households. The state has seven Job Corps campuses, including one in San Diego. Training is available in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive and Machine Repair, Construction, Finance and Business, Health Care, Homeland Security, Hospitality, Information Technology, Renewable Resources and Energy, Retail Sales and Services, and Transportation. Students can apply and enroll at any time. Job Corps also provides on-campus housing, meals, health care and job search assistance. Visit or call 800-733-JOBS (5627).

Editors’ group hosts virtual panel on AI

The San Diego Professional Editors Network hosts a virtual panel of experts discussing “AI and the Future of Editing” on July 20. It will share how artificial intelligence is rapidly changing the landscape of writing, editing and publishing. Though AI is a powerful tool, its use raises logistical, ethical and legal questions. Panelists are Sheree Trask, author, ghostwriter and book writing coach; Ellen Polk, copy editor, proofreader and consultant; and Barbara Ingrassia, copyright compliance and content protection strategist. Networking and discussions begin at 6:45 pm, with announcements at 7 pm, followed by the program. The event is free to SD/PEN members and $7.50 for nonmembers. RSVP by July 18 at

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