28 episodes

Vista Chamber of Commerce CEO Rachel Beld interviews the movers, shakers & changemakers that are moving Vista forward.

Velocity - Vista Chamber Podcast Vista Chamber of Commerce

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Vista Chamber of Commerce CEO Rachel Beld interviews the movers, shakers & changemakers that are moving Vista forward.

    HR Laws you need to know- Julie Wootton & Traci Hagan, SDHR Consulting

    HR Laws you need to know- Julie Wootton & Traci Hagan, SDHR Consulting

    For this informative episode, Rachel sits down with CEO Julie Wootton and HR Lead Traci Hagan from San Diego Human Resources Consulting to discuss HR laws that every employer needs on their radar in 2023. Are you in compliance with all the changes this year? Listen in as these experts walk through all you need to know. And you'll learn a little about these two HR rockstars, too! 

    San Diego Human Resource Consulting is a San Diego-based HR Consulting and Recruiting company that has been “doing good business” for decades. Their exceptional team has a diverse skillset and extensive experience that provides clients with a one-stop-shop for HR Consulting and Recruiting services. SDHR Consulting was voted as 2022’s ‘Best Places to Work’ and is a ‘Certified Woman’s Business Enterprise.’ By valuing our three C’s: Clients, Colleagues, and Community they create an environment that puts your business first and provides insight into the bigger picture of HR. 

    Show links: 

    SDHR Consulting 

    SDHR Consulting Compliance Check 

    List Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty 

    Taking Flight!: Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, Your Relationships...Your Life 

    Beautiful Day - U2 

    Meant to Be - Florida Georgia Line 

    Handels Ice Cream 

    Dog Leg Brewery 

    Thank you to Velocity supporters: 

    JR Auto Body & Paint Solatube 

    Tri-City Medical Center 

    Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook.   Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org.   Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.


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    • 41 min
    Jason Roberts-Frontline Careers

    Jason Roberts-Frontline Careers

    Jason Roberts is co-founder and CEO of Frontline Careers, a social impact startup on a mission to connect frontline employees looking for more, with companies that offer more. The startup’s proprietary Frontline Friendly℠ Assessment and Certification process enables frontline job seekers, customers, and investors to better identify those companies that truly value and invest in their frontline staff. In addition, Frontline Careers offers a job site exclusive only to companies offering benefits and perks beyond pay to their frontline employees.

    Prior to launching Frontline Careers, Jason spent nearly 20 years in leadership roles across multiple industries from manufacturing and business consulting, to wholesale energy and waste management. And it was his experience in Corporate America, running large-scale frontline operations which was the genesis behind Frontline Careers.

    Dive-in with Rachel and Jason as they discuss the role of frontline workers, why employers need to offer more and why mental health is so very important. 

    Show Notes

    Frontline Careers
    Mike Rowe
    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK, Mark Ronson
    Feels Good  - Tony!, Toni! Tone!
    Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen

    Thank you to Velocity supporters:

    JR Auto Body & Paint

    Solatube

    Tri-City Medical Center

    Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook.   Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org.   Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.


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    • 58 min
    Matt Koumaras-Boys & Girls Club of Vista

    Matt Koumaras-Boys & Girls Club of Vista

    The Boys & Girls Club of Vista is ensuring great futures for the youth of Vista! Led by CEO Matt Koumaras since 2007, the Club has grown to multiple sites and serves over 800 hundred kids aged 5-18 each year. The Club offers support in homework help, emotional and personal growth, music and sports programs, career exploration and much more!   It was an honor to sit down with Matt, Velocity's self-proclaimed "Biggest Fan." In this interview Matt shares about his background and why he is so passionate about supporting Vista youth. Listen in and you'll understand why BGC Vista has been ensuring great futures for nearly 60 years.   

    Show Notes 

    Boys & Girls Club of Vista 

    Peppertree Frosty   

    Book: The Little Prince;   Zombie Loyalists 

    Song: Just What I Needed, The Cars 

    Business Shoutout: Mama & Papa's Pizza Grotto  

    Thank you to Velocity supporters:     

    Frontline Careers 

    Industry Insights 

    JR Auto Body & Paint 

    Solatube  

    Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook.   Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org.   Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.


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    • 34 min
    Rochelle McLean - Babies in Bloom

    Rochelle McLean - Babies in Bloom

    Rochelle McLean was born for birth. From a young age, Rochelle was highly interested in all things related to birth, babies, and young children and thought she would be an OBGYN. But, life and love took her on a different path which led her exactly where she should be - serving pregnant families with education, services and lots of support. Rochelle now owns Babies in Bloom, a baby boutique which offers carefully curated products and everything growing families need to feel confident, supported and ready for the most miraculous time of their lives.   Rochelle is also passionate about being a small business owner and has wisdom and advice for others.  Check out this interview today!  
    Show Notes
    Babies in Bloom 
    Classes & Forums 
    Showrooming  
    Book: Judy Bloom 
    Song: Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack 
    Business Shoutout: Archer's Arrow Coffee, North Coast Jiu Jitsu  

    Thank you to Velocity supporters:     
    Frontline Careers 
    Industry Insights 
    JR Auto Body & Paint 
    Solatube International  
    Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook.   
    Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org.   
    Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.

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    • 38 min
    Tri-City Medical Center - Aaron Byzak, Chief External Affairs Office

    Tri-City Medical Center - Aaron Byzak, Chief External Affairs Office

    Aaron Byzak is the Chief External Affairs Officer for Tri-City Medical Center. In his role he oversees the marketing, communications, government affairs, community relations, and patient transportation for the District and the Medical Center. But Aaron is so much more than the role he serves at Tri-City Medical Center. He's a devoted husband and father, volunteer, mental health and drug reform advocate, and mentor. He's also a life-long learner and overcame incredible life obstacles to achieve big things for himself, his family, and his community. 

    Aaron sits down with Rachel to share about his story, his work at the hospital, and why Tri-City's COASTAL Commitment is impacting the lives of residents in the Tri-City area. If you love a full circle moment, this episode is for you!


    Show Notes
    Tri-City Medical Center
    TCMC Leadership Team
    COASTAL Commitment
    SOCAL Workforce
    San Diego North EDC
    Hazel's Army
    North Coastal Prevention Center
    Carlsbad High School Hall of Fame
    Mental Health Facility

    Rapid Fire

    Book: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln: Goodwin, Doris Kearns:
    Song: Master of Puppets, Metallica
    Business Shoutout: Vista Village Pub


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    • 49 min
    Julie Lowen - Children's Paradise

    Julie Lowen - Children's Paradise

    Julie Lowen is the founder and CEO of Children's Paradise Preschool and Infant Centers.  Julie, fueled by her personal experience and loss, founded the first Children's Paradise in 1993 and now operates five centers with several more coming on-line in the next year. Her intentional and unique approach to childcare encompasses the whole family and their needs. 

    Julie also founded the Smarty Patch Foundation which provides small "patches" of support for families who need it most. She serves on the Vista Education Foundation, has plans to open a restaurant, and so much more.  For these reasons, Julie was selected the 2022 Vista Chamber Business Person of the Year!

    Show Notes:

    Children's Paradise
    Smarty Patch Foundation
    Vista Education Foundation
    Heroes of Vista 



    Book: Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant: Kim, W. Chan, Renée Mauborgne:
    Song: Baddest in the Room
    Business: North County Janitorial



    Thank you to Velocity supporters:  Solatube - Daylighting and Ventilation Systems  J&R Auto Body Repair & Paint  Same Business Different Day Podcast  Run It By My Lawyer Podcast   

    Follow us at @velocityvistapod on IG and Facebook.  

    Advertising inquiries can be sent to ceo@vistachamber.org.  

    Velocity is produced by A Different Day Radio.


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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Great discussions

Rachel is a great host, asking wonderful, probing questions. Discussion with the distillery was fascinating and other tooics are great for business owners, residents and anyone looking to know more about Vista, City of Makers.

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