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.
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/.
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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.
4. Giving a Voice to the Voiceless - KOCT Celebrates 40 Years | Carly Starr, Executive Director
Today on the Advancing Oceanside Podcast we are celebrating another 40 year anniversary! Joining us is Carly Starr, Executive Director for KOCT, the Voice of North County. Before coming to KOCT, Carly was an award-winning filmmaker and the founder of Love Machine Films. After leaving her hectic Hollywood life, Carly brought that same passion for film and story-telling to KOCT. Carly explains she strives to give a voice to the voiceless, and that’s just what KOCT does. KOCT is a non-profit, live stream peg outlet partially funded by the City of Oceanside and powered by Cox Cable. The organization commits to programming the issues that directly impact the everyday lives of Osiders and aims to keep locals well-informed and actively engaged with the latest Oceanside news. They have consistently remained the voice of North County.
Learn more about KOCT - https://www.koct.org/
3. Ivey Ranch Park Association Then and Now, Celebrating 40 Years of Community-Based Work | Tonya Danielly, Executive Director
Joining us today on the Advancing Oceanside Podcast is Tonya Danielly, Executive Director for the Ivey Ranch Park Association. Ivey Ranch Park Association was established in 1981 and is a private non-profit, community-based corporation that provides services targeted to disabled and able-bodied children and young adults located throughout San Diego County. During the interview, Tonya will take you through Ivey Ranch Park’s history, and how over 40 years the organization has evolved from a dirt mound to 12-acres of beautifully kept grounds with the only duly accredited equestrian facility in the state of California. The organization has so much to offer and I’m excited for you to hear about their programs and the special horses that are happy to call Ivey Ranch home. And now, Tonya Danielly.
Learn more about Ivey Ranch Park Association here:
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.