North County Business Records, December 26


The donation of bicycles surprises children

Jamie Evans, a court-appointed special advocate with Voices for Children, his partner Kevin Herde, a supporter of Voices for Children, and HM Electronics of Carlsbad, were behind the recent donation of 20 bikes for young family d ‘homepage. The team at HM Electronics – a manufacturer of communications, audio and software solutions – came together to assemble the bikes in the weeks leading up to distribution. In addition to bicycles, other gifts including pajamas and books were distributed. CASAs support youth in foster care in multiple ways throughout the year, but this was an opportunity to ensure the kids could have a holiday treat. Visit


The tax credit program opens applications

The California Competes Tax Credit is a disposable income tax credit for businesses wishing to relocate to California or stay and expand in California. Businesses in any industry, size, or location can claim more than $ 180 million in tax credits during one or more claim periods each year. For the 2021-2022 fiscal year, GO-Biz will accept applications from January 3 to 24 and March 7 to 28. Prior to each application period, GO-Biz hosts online webinars about the program. All companies are encouraged to view the webinars to see instructions on how to apply. Register for a webinar on

High Speed ​​Internet Discount Deadline

Friday is the deadline to apply for discounted high-speed Internet service through the Federal Communications Commission. Eligible residents and families who apply by December 31st can take advantage of FCC High Speed ​​Internet Discounts through March 2022 through local providers – up to $ 50 per month for households and $ 75 per month on eligible tribal lands. The FCC created its emergency broadband service discount during the COVID-19 pandemic to help people connect or stay connected to high-speed internet service. To learn more about eligibility, to apply, and to learn more, visit (Note: FCC officials have warned the public that a fraudulent website is falsely offering to enroll in the program to collect information about people.)

The creative space opens doors

The STEM Zone Maker Space recently opened at 7805 Highlands Village Place, Suite G101, San Diego, with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Poway Chamber of Commerce. Carrie Wilson Herndon is the owner of this family-friendly creative space which offers moms-to-be, date nights, and after-school design classes for kids, teens and adults. The space also hosts fundraisers, birthday parties, home school groups, scouting classes and out of school day camps. Call (858) 358-4586; visit

The company receives a grant of $ 15,000 for a games room

Northwestern Mutual – San Diego was recently recognized as one of the company’s 2021 Childhood Cancer Impact Award recipients, receiving a $ 15,000 grant on behalf of the Mario Lemieux Foundation to support an Austin military playroom. inside the Balboa Naval Medical Center. The grant came from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation of the financial planning company. The network’s San Diego office, which includes offices in Carlsbad and La Jolla, has supported childhood cancer efforts since 2019. By working with the Mario Lemieux Foundation and its Austin’s Military Playrooms, the office has been able to raise funds to support not only those affected. by childhood cancer, but children of veterans and military families. Since 2012, the Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Program has provided more than $ 35 million to find better treatments and cures. Since 2014, the company’s Childhood Cancer Impact Awards have donated nearly $ 3 million in grants on behalf of the winning offices to nonprofits fighting childhood cancer nationwide. Visit

The credit union gives gifts to children

The North Island Credit Union recently partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego to bring a little joy to hundreds of Club kids across San Diego County. The credit union donated more than 200 new toys and gifts to children as part of its annual Holiday Life Changers program. NICU volunteers were on hand during the event to help wrap and organize gifts for the kids and put together holiday packed lunches for Club members and their families. All toys and gifts were donated during a month-long drive to all 11 NICU branches in San Diego County. “There is nothing like the joy of a child receiving a special gift during the holidays, and we are honored to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego in bringing this magic to life,” said Steve O’Connell, President / CEO of the NICU. A declaration. Visit The clubs serve children ages 5 to 18 at 19 locations across the county. Visit

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