North County Business Briefs, May 16

CARLSBAD

Fire Awareness symposium Friday

The Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance Committee presents a Fire Awareness symposium from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Carlsbad Safety Center Conference Rooms, 2560 Orion Way. Learn how to protect homes, businesses and lives during fires. Topics will include a review of response operations and lessons from recent fires. Seating is limited. Cost is $15 and includes breakfast. For tickets, visit carlsbad.org/event/fire-awareness-symposium-2.

FALLBROOK

Women in Networking event hosts speaker

The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce hosts a Women in Networking event at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at LifePointe Church, 221 N. Pico Ave. Marybeth Glenn will give a presentation on “How to Be and Stay More Organized in Everyday Life.” Cost is $10 prepaid and includes lunch and networking. RSVP to Jackie at (760) 728-5845 or jackie.toppin@fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org.

Golf tournament tees up Friday for charity

Murphy & Murphy Southern California Realty hosts its fifth annual golf tournament Friday at the Pala Mesa Resort to benefit the Fallbrook Food Pantry. Golfing starts with noon check-in and 1 p.m. shotgun tee time; four-player scramble format. There will be prizes for men’s and women’s longest drive and closest to the pin; mulligan packages are available. Music from Old School starts at 5 p.m., with cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and live auction. “Blues Brothers"-themed attire is suggested. Call (760) 310-9292; visit murphy-realty.com/give. Ask about corporate sponsor package.

NORTH COUNTY

New team member joins real estate office

Amy McNamara has joined the Colliers International San Diego Region’s Urban Property Team, expanding the team’s retail, office and mixed-use leasing, sales and advisory services across San Diego County. With more than 30 years of experience, McNamara provides specialized experience in the sale and leasing of North County properties. The Urban Property Team represents owners, investors, developers and tenants countywide. Building on a four-decade legacy of shaping San Diego’s urban, mixed-use experiences from North Park to Oceanside, the team has closed lease and sales transactions valued at more than $1 billion. Recently, McNamara helped FABRIC, a real estate investment company, acquire an underused office and retail building in South Oceanside. FABRIC plans to transform the building into LAGOON, a retail and creative office building with turn-key spaces for small businesses, startups and micro-retailers.

OCEANSIDE

Walmart announces upgrades to area stores

Walmart expects to spend an estimated $145 million this year in California through the opening and remodeling of 21 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations. The store at 2100 Vista Way will undergo a remodel, as well as stores in La Mesa and San Diego. Among innovations coming to the various stores are grocery pickup and delivery, including Pickup Towers for online orders; autonomous floor scrubbers; and an unloading system called FAST that automatically scans and sorts items that come off trucks, based on priority and department. Visit walmart.com.

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