North County Business News, Dec. 18: SDCCU pet campaign, SANDAG e-bike program, ‘Future of Work’ in RB


Airline miles help

Jet charter operator Schubach Aviation, based at McClellan-Palomar Airport, is celebrating 30 years of Miles this year by launching Miles.It Matters, a charitable giving program. Inspired by the legacy of Henry Schubach, the retired founder of Giving Back in San Diego, the program includes the company’s philanthropic contributions, grants and events. The Every Mile Donation campaign donates one cent for every mile flown on Schubach Aviation’s annual private charter flights to the San Diego-based nonprofit. This year’s partners are Monarch School, Soldier Asylum, and Cureband. Monarch School is a public-private partnership of the San Diego County Office of Education and the nonprofit Monarch School Project. It serves students who are experiencing homelessness. Shelter the Soldier adopts dogs from local shelters and rescues and trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 veterans. Curebound raises strategic funding and invests in cancer research projects aimed at accelerating new discoveries into clinical application. The organization has raised and invested more than $23 million and funded more than 90 innovative research grants. Visit

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The chamber is scheduling its first event in 2023

The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2023 First Annual Annual Meeting on January 12 at 9 a.m. at the Chamber office, 111 S. Main Ave. , hosted by Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage. Bring business cards, enjoy a morning treat. RSVP to [email protected]

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Proposals for graft campaign are underway

San Diego County Credit Union is collecting monetary donations for “Gifts for Paws,” a special holiday fundraising campaign benefiting animal shelters and rescues in San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties. This will be the credit union’s 11th consecutive holiday season supporting the “Gifts for Paws” campaign, and hopes to raise $10,000 over the entire holiday season. In San Diego County, collections will benefit the San Diego Humane Society. Donations will be accepted this year at the branch or online at

New Director for the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation

Stephen Shoemaker

Stephen Shoemaker

(Courtesy of Stephen Shewmaker)

Stephen Shavemaker was recently appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation. Other newly elected officers are Vice President Glenn Down; Elisha Staley, treasurer; and De Pristinenzi, secretary. Shavemaker was appointed in 2012 to the Agriculture Association’s District 22, which oversees operations at the San Diego County Fair and other Del Mar fairgrounds. He soon became active in the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation, which provides college scholarships to students related to the Fair and Fairgrounds. A resident of Carmel Valley, he also served as president of San Diego-based Quebec Transportation Systems, retiring in 2016 after 30 years with the company. The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation awarded $1.3 million in scholarships and agricultural education grants. Go to

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Part 2 of the ‘Future of Work’ series

The North San Diego Chamber of Commerce is presenting Part 2 of a six-part one-on-one workshop, “The Future of Work,” Jan. 10 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Palomar College Rancho Bernardo Education Center, 11111 Rancho Bernardo Road. Finding talent and retaining good hires are two of the biggest challenges for many companies, especially for small and medium-sized companies. This episode, “Starting with a Foundation – Your Talent,” will focus on understanding workforce needs in 2030, hiring the right employees, and training employees in new ways. Workshop is free for members, $45 for guests. Registration required

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Sundog Pilot E-Bike Program

SANDAG has partnered with Pedal Ahead to promote the use of electric bicycles (e-bikes) and make it easier for people to travel through their communities. They are recruiting up to 125 new pilot program participants who are interested in using e-bikes to connect to local transit and/or reduce their dependence on driving for neighborhood trips. PedalAid is a do-it-yourself electric bike loan program that enables participants in the Sundog pilot program to work toward owning an electric motorcycle by traveling at least 100 miles per month over two years, logging their trips. , and share regular comments about them. Visit for more information and to apply to participate.

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