East County Chamber will host First Friday Breakfast on June 7

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 will host its upcoming First Friday Breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, June 7, at Grossmont College’s Griffin Center, 8800 Grossmont College Dr., El Cajon. Cost to attend is $20 per person for members, $25 per person for non-members. Breakfast sponsor is the East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC). Jo Marie Diamond, ECEDC president/CEO, will discuss the latest regional economic and growth trends, including expansion in the manufacturing sector and redevelopment projects happening in several East County cities. Also speaking will be Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) and San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob.
Diamond will provide an update on plans to redevelop Gillespie Field into an “Aerotropolis,” the name given to an urban planning concept involving expanding the property surrounding the county-operated airport to become a hub for ripple commercial development. Recently, work began on expanding 70 acres near the site of the Cajon Speedway to include a new taxiway and businesses related to the aeronautics industry.
Breakfast will be provided by Sodexo, food provider at Grossmont College. The program will include networking and announcements. Seating is limited and attendees are requested to RSVP by Monday, June 2. For more information, contact the Chamber at (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org.