North County Business Briefs, Feb. 20


New Sweetgreen opening Tuesday

Sweetgreen, a fast-casual restaurant chain that specializes in salads, grain bowls and vegetable sides, opens a new outlet Tuesday at 7750 El Camino Real, Suite A. Visit; call (760) 280-6400.


Free virtual career session Saturday

The San Diego Workforce Partnership offers a free Family Career Exploration Day from 10 to 11:30 am Saturday for a virtual interactive workshop. Learn the characteristics and skills that lead to career success; in-demand industries and occupations in the county; online tools that can point you to promising career opportunities. Reserve to If you don’t have access to a computer, check with your local library on computer availability to log in and attend. Call (619) 236-5831.

‘Microbusinesses’ eligible for grants

Grants of $2,500 are now available to “microbusinesses” around San Diego County that were hurt by COVID-19. The County Board of Supervisors has approved making 1,550 grants totaling $3.8 million, funded in part by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate. They are aimed at small businesses such as those operated from home like pet sitters, shoppers, cleaners and home health care workers, and sidewalk vendors such as food cart operators. Learn more at or

All Veterans Job Fair set for Thursday

The Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary will co-host a San Diego All Veterans Job Fair from 2 to 6 pm Thursday at the Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio South, San Diego. The event is free to veterans, their spouses, active-duty military personnel and members of the National Guard and Reserve. More than 20 employers will be on-site representing industries from construction to medical to administrative and logistics. Veterans can also access free career counseling, employment and resume assistance, network with fellow vets and military personnel, and get help with their Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and claims. To register for the job fair and get additional no-cost resources for veterans and their families, visit The DAV has also developed The Veteran Advantage: DAV Guide to Hiring and Retaining Veterans with Disabilities. This guide offers helpful tools for employers and aims to inspire more organizations to consider veterans for jobs. Find it at

Host a lab tech intern at no cost to company

Advancing San Diego is seeking applicants from small life-sciences companies (under 100 employees) to host students for 240-hour internships at no cost to the company. Companies will review résumés and select students based on the company’s need. Students will have completed various levels of training and will be capable of doing routine lab processes, assisting in experiments, and doing general administrative and documentation work. Advancing San Diego is the employer-led talent development program of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and its partners. Visit for information and application forms. Applications will close at 5 pm Feb. 28.


Sponsors sought for golf tournament

The Poway Chamber of Commerce invites sponsors to apply for the ninth annual Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic to be held April 8 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The event was established in 2014 to honor Mickey Cafagna, former mayor of Poway. In keeping with his charitable spirit, a contribution will be made to one of the Poway Chamber of Commerce nonprofit members. For information about sponsorships, visit, call (858) 748-0016 or email


Businesses invited to high school jobs fair

Vista High School is holding a College and Career Futures Fair from 11 am to 1 pm March 3 in the campus main quad. This is an opportunity to reach students who are looking for their next steps into jobs, careers and the necessary education. Registration is free, and every group will get a 3-by-6-foot table and chairs. Sign up at or email

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