Catch up on what’s happening at the Chamber with this monthly roundup of policy work, events, Jerry’s activities, and member news. Chamber Digest is sent the first business day of the month.
November 7, 2016 – Chamber Digest
Last month the Chamber kept busy keeping the voters informed and prepared as election day approached. Throughout November the Chamber worked hard to bring San Diego business together with legislative, holiday mixer, and international tribute events.
October 3, 2016 – Chamber Digest
The Chamber team, together with 130 business and community leaders from San Diego and Baja, were in our nation’s capital to advocate for jobs, commerce, and the regional economy as part of our annual “Mission to Washington, D.C.” trip. From education to energy, healthcare and veterans, each delegate played an important role in ensuring our nation’s decision makers understand the issues facing our binational region.
September 6, 2016 – Chamber Digest
Last month, the Chamber honored six members at our Small Business Awards Mixer and partnered with Wells Fargo to launch the Small Business Resource Center. As part of the Regional Jobs Strategy initiative, we released the Affordability Dashboard last week. By closely examining the region’s business climate, we hope to identify opportunities for collaboration and best practices for job creation.
May 2, 2016 – Chamber Digest
Last month, the Chamber team was hard at work driving business and job growth for the Cali-Baja region. In addition to sending our largest delegation to Mexico City in order to increase foreign investment opportunities and strengthen business and political relationships, we gathered over 40 organizations across the San Diego region for the Regional Jobs Strategy initiative. Through this campaign, we hope to spur economic growth and attract quality, high-paying jobs for the entire region.
April 4, 2016 – Chamber Digest
March was an excellent month for advancing the Chamber’s international policy work. In addition to helping Chamber member Uber announce its new Passport service, the Chamber co-hosted the first private sector led meeting of economic development organizations along the southern border, met with the business organization leadership of Tijuana, and participated in the Baseball on the Border Summit to promote cross-border relations between the United States and Mexico.
March 1, 2016 – Chamber Digest
The Chamber’s annual delegation to Mexico City is coming up April 17-20, and – following that – our annual Chamber Leadership Delegation to Sacramento is May 24-25. Our annual delegations are an excellent opportunity to share San Diego’s specific business needs with elected officials and high-level executives.
February 1, 2016 – Chamber Digest
The Chamber team is looking forward to making considerable progress as we continue our work to make San Diego a great place to do business. Some of our goals for the year include initiating a Regional Jobs Strategy for all chambers, affordable housing for veterans, completion of the preclearance/joint inspection facility at Otay Mesa, and supporting business-friendly policies and candidates.
January 7, 2016 – Chamber Digest
The Chamber team is working hard to bring you the events and programs to make 2016 one of the best years yet, including the Get Fit San Diego 30-Day Challenge, which begins this Monday, January 11. The Challenge is free, online, and open to all participants so grab your friends, coworkers, and family and get ready to get fit.
December 1, 2015 – Chamber Digest
In the last month, the Chamber’s Board of Directors voted to endorse two additional candidates and we also launched the Chamber Young Leaders program for emerging business leaders. For more on what’s been happening at the Chamber, please read last month’s President’s Update.
November 2, 2015 – Chamber Digest
We have a lot of great events coming up, starting with our Coffee & Connections morning mixer this Wednesday. Remember, this is our last morning mixer of the year and space is limited to only 150 participants, so be sure to register now to reserve a spot.
September 1, 2015 – Chamber Digest
August was another great month for the Chamber. We had nearly 100 members attend an engaging morning mixer with the Challenged Athletes Foundation; received some media attention for the Chamber Board’s unanimous decision to endorse Congressman Scott Peters for re-election; and participated in San Ysidro’s inauguration ceremony for their new pedestrian facility.
August 3, 2015 – Chamber Digest
July was a fantastic month – we were recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as a 3-star Chamber of Valor for our commitment to assisting new veterans with employment; raised over $100,000 to elect business-friendly candidates in the upcoming 2016 elections; began a new partnership with a Tijuana-based business development organization; and hosted our 69th Annual Flag, General and Senior Officers Ball.