The Advancing Oceanside Podcast, brought to you by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, hosts business & community leaders from all industries to help inform, better educate & ultimately advocate for a prosperous, economic climate here in Oceanside. Each episode features an industry leader who focuses on current topics influencing not only Oceanside, but all of North County.
The Oceanside Chamber is working to serve as a champion for a stronger community, act as a convener for leaders and influencers and maintain a significant role as a catalyst for business growth.
3. Creating Oceanside's Now & Next | Kevin Shin - Veteran, Entrepreneur, Community Advocate, Leader and More
Joining us today is local community leader, Kevin Shin. Kevin owns and operates some of Oceanside’s favorite restaurants including the Switchboard, North County Roastery, and KNVS. After serving in the Marine Corps for 13 years, Kevin retired and was hired by the Culver City Fire Service, where he currently serves as the Fire Captain. However, he remained passionate about the food and service industry. During the interview you’ll hear why Kevin chose to land in Oceanside and what makes his restaurants unique. Most importantly, however, Kevin is a strong community advocate and leader. You’ll hear details on what’s up and coming from the entrepreneur and how he plans to help drive business downtown.
Learn more about the Switchboard: https://www.theswitchboardrestaurant.com/
Learn more about North County Roastery: https://www.northcountyroastery.com/
Learn more about KNVS: https://www.knvs.bar/
2. An Inside Look at the Oceanside Sea Center | Captain Ernie Prieto
The Advancing Oceanside Podcast is thrilled to welcome Captain Ernie of the Oceanside Sea Center! During this interview you’ll hear all about the incredible work the Oceanside Sea Center is doing from fishing trips to education opportunities and partnerships to fighting challenges within the sportfishing industry. Captain Ernie is such a wealth of knowledge and is so passionate about the growing the industry here in Oceanside.
Learn more about the Oceanside Sea Center
1. Understanding Oceanside's Tourism - Why We Need It and Where We're Headed | Leslee Gaul, CEO Visit Oceanside
The Advancing Oceanside Podcast is back with a new season, a new host and a new amazing guest! The Oceanside Chamber’s own Events and Programs Coordinator, Porsche Copeland, sits down with Visit Oceanside’s CEO Leslee Gaul. This episode is filled with great insight and details on Oceanside’s tourism and why it’s so important to the growth of our City. You’ll hear about the challenges facing Oceanside’s tourism and the innovative ways Visit Oceanside is working to not only mitigate those issues, but create new opportunities to bring people into our City. Leslee is so knowledgeable and her passion to keep Oceanside a top beach destination is evident. This interview is the perfect way to kickoff our new series.
Learn more about Oceanside’s tourism and see upcoming events in the area at https://visitoceanside.org/.
Follow Visit Oceanside's social media:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/VisitOceanside
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/visitoceanside/
7. How Martial Arts is Supporting the Oceanside Community | Ruben Rowell Jr., Extreme Power Gym
The Advancing Oceanside Podcast is back! Joining us on today’s episode is local Oceanside business owner, recognized Muay Thai instructor and role model for youth, Ruben Rowell Jr. As mentioned before, Ruben is a recognized Muay Thai instructor who is passionate about all the martial arts has to offer. Ruben goes into detail on why he’s so passionate about the martial arts, the awards and recognitions he’s received, and how he believes practicing martial arts has and will continue to significantly improve the lives of Oceanside’s local youth. I’m excited for you to hear Ruben’s story, so, let’s get into it.
Learn more about Extreme Power Gym here: https://extremepowergym.com/
Follow Extreme Power Gym on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/SootYordPalung
6. Made in Oceanside - Olli Salumeria, More Than Just Meats
Today on the Advancing Oceanside Podcast, we are so excited to have with us the owner of Olli Salumeria here in Oceanside.
Olli Salumeria is a local salami manufacture specializing in slow-cured fine meats based on old family recipes handed down over four generations. Olli, originally from Rome, has created a company that is so much more than meats. During the interview you’ll hear his incredible story and how he has created a company culture that excites his employees. He is passionate about what he does and treats his employees with the utmost respect. We are so blessed to have Olli here in Oceanside.
Learn more about Olli Salumeria: https://www.olli.com/
5. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Update | Colonel Daniel M. Whitley, Commanding Officer, Headquarters And Support Battalion
On today’s episode of the Advancing Oceanside Podcast, we have a very special guest. Joining us is Col. Daniel Whitley, Commanding Officer of the Headquarters and Support Battalion for the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and the liaison to Oceanside for all things military-related. An extremely decorated officer, Col. Whitely has worked internationally in a variety of roles providing him with a significant amount of expertise and knowledge. Our interview covers a very time-sensitive, relevant information including the impacts of the pandemic on military readiness, the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan, and how the Marine Corps is preparing for national security threats. This interview provides a great amount of detail on military activities for those interested on staying informed.
As someone who has a general appreciation and care for the Oceanside community, I’ve really come to enjoy tuning into this podcast. I find it highly informative and love learning about the various businesses, non-profits, etc and the great work being done in the area.