College District, East County Chamber launches `Business Solutions Academy

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD), has launched a “Business Solutions Academy,” featuring a series of professional development educational classes planned for 2012 and designed to assist business owners in the East County. Two classes are scheduled for January, both of them from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Chamber offices, 201 S. Magnolia Ave. in El Cajon. “New Year, New Attitudes,” a class on how to improve attitudes in the workforce and how attitudes can affect customer service, company image, productivity and employee retention, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18. “Customer Care Essentials,” a class on exceeding customer expectations, dealing with challenging customers and managing customer feedback, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Cost to attend each class is $45 per person for Chamber members, $60 per person for non-Chamber members. For registration information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at or (619) 440-6161, or GCCCD Workplace Learning Resource Center at Cuyamaca College at (619) 660-4508.