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  • Santee Chamber Weekly Update 01OCT20

  • Hello Santee!
    Political season's full moon is shining after the first Presidential debate was aired this week. Although you won't see me online trashing our President or his opponent, it doesn't mean I lack for opinion on our current and future leaders. Especially those local to us; I have found great joy in personally knowing those who serve in areas such as City Council, School Boards, Water Boards and those who extend throughout our region in their elected roles. Knowing these leaders opens up communication for our business members to express their needs and help them continue to thrive, and we are proud to offer that role as a convener in our community. That being said, please feel free to take a peek at our Voter's Guide to see if your voting aligns with our business friendly recommendations this year. Our Political Task Force volunteered many hours reviewing endorsement applications and reading material on ballot measures to provide a list of recommendations we feel suits what is best for business in Santee.
    Switching gears, I wanted to focus some attention on our newest medical facility in town, the Sharp Rees-Stealy building visible from the 52 neat the 67 connector on 8701 Cuyamaca Street. They will begin caring for patients this Sunday, October 4th, expanding services to those who live and work in East County. The 3-story building boasts a range of care offered including dermatology, diabetes education, family medicine, internal medicine, laboratory, mammography, ophthalmology, optical shop, optometry, OB/GYN, pediatrics, pharmacy, radiology, rehabilitation services, urgent care, weight management and health education. They will be offering a free online event to learn more about the new center through their virtual open house (more info found HERE on their website) or, to schedule a primary care appointment, you can call 858-499-2715.
    Lastly, if you're still reading this and you're wondering why I'm talking about politics and healthcare yet there is a photo of my kids, it's because I also wanted to thank local school district members, Grossmont Union High School District and Santee School District. This week both resumed on-campus learning and our kids along with thousands more were able to be back on school grounds after more than 6 months away. I understand we all may vary in how we feel about the course of action taken by each district but the reality is, this was no easy task and as a parent, I am grateful. Thank you for taking steps towards giving our children back the normalcies they love, miss and deserve. I really enjoyed seeing so many friends post again this week as we had another "first day of school" to celebrate.