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.
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:
2. Supporting Active-Duty Military & Veterans | Lori Boody, Veterans Association of North County Executive Director
The Advancing Oceanside Podcast is back! After taking a little hiatus while we worked on the launch of our new website, make sure you check it out at OceansideChamber.com, we’re back with another timely interview. Joining us today is Lori Boody, Executive Director for the Veterans Association of North County or VANC. VANC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created and operated by Veterans as a one-stop resource center for all active-duty military, Veterans, and their families. They centralize services from diverse agencies to assist with jobs, education, finances, health, and wellness. VANC has done so much for our veterans and active-duty military families, and Lori discusses pandemic related programs and aid, and how the community can get involved.
And, lastly, with the content of this interview pertaining to our service members and considering recent events in Afghanistan and the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Oceanside Chamber staff wants to say to all our veterans and active-duty military, thank you for your service. We at the Oceanside Chamber appreciate so much your sacrifice and duty to our country. And with that, Lori Boody.
Learn more about VANC.
1. Tri-City Medical Center Celebrates 60 Years of Service | Aaron Byzak, Chief External Affairs Officer and Jennifer Paroly, Chief Development Officer and President
Season 2 of the Advancing Oceanside Podcast is here! Our first episode celebrates Tri-City Medical Center's 60 years of service and we're joined by Aaron Byzak, Chief External Affairs Officer and Jennifer Paroly, Chief Development Officer and President. This episode explores Tri-City Medical Center's history, improvements in technology over the years, and exciting new projects and plans. Aaron and Jennifer even go over some exciting TCMC trivia. We're so blessed have have Tri-City Medical Center in our community, and are grateful for our many years of partnership.
After six decades of service, Tri-City Medical Center remains committed to the community—fulfilling the vision of the leaders who championed its creation. The combination of world-class care and community stewardship has earned national recognition for the hospital. Tri-City Medical Center has been named a Top 100 Hospital several times, received National Certifications in stroke care and heart failure for its Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, been named a Best Maternity Hospital by Newsweek, won Wound Care Facility of the Year, been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care and spine surgery by Blue Cross/Blue Shield, won countless awards for its heart and stroke care, and was named Top 100 hospitals for spine surgery nationwide, awarded by Healthgrades. Learn more at tricitymed.org/community.
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.