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Webpass – Simple Urban Internet

WebpassFounded in 2003, Webpass Inc., is a San Francisco based building specific Internet Service provider. Today, Webpass has over 10,000 residential and business customers in the major urban markets of San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, Miami and Chicago. We own and operate our own Ethernet network, eliminating modems and dependence on phone and cable companies.

Webpass delivers a very simple Internet service designed around the needs of our customers. We offer business Internet connections from 10 – 1000 Mbps and residential Internet connections at 100, 200 and 500 Mbps.

In January 2013 Webpass expanded its residential and business services into the San Diego market. Since then, Webpass has brought service to over 70 buildings. Webpass sets the bar in business Internet services by offering scalable and symmetrical bandwidth, no contracts, IPv6 addresses and local support.

Our Standard Internet package is ideal for small to medium sized businesses while our Premium Internet package is designed for businesses requiring dedicated bandwidth and unlimited data transfers. Amazon, Netflix, Instagram and Zappos are just a few of the business customers for whom we’ve been able to provide Internet solutions. Webpass business customers are free to upgrade, downgrade or cancel service at any time with no fee or penalty. We retain our clients by providing excellent customer service and support.

Whether operating a business or hosting an event Webpass can provide the business connection you need for success.

SeaWorld Returns a Rescued Fur Seal to the Ocean – with an HSWRI Transmitter Along for the Ride!

A female Guadalupe fur seal rescued off a seawall at Carlsbad State Beach was returned to the ocean this morning with a satellite transmitter attached. SeaWorld animal rescuers came to the aid of the seal that was found thin with lacerations on her right side and in need of urgent medical care December 12, 2014.

Upon arrival at SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue Center, the adult weighed in at 80 pounds. SeaWorld animal caretakers and medical teams treated the seal with fluids, antibiotics and supportive care, which included a nutrient-rich diet of capelin, sardines and herring. The seal, whose weight has increased nearly 20 pounds while in SeaWorld’s care, was returned to the ocean at a healthy 98 pounds, able to forage for food on its own.

January 8, HSWRI Senior Research Scientist Dr. Brent Stewart outfitted the seal with a satellite transmitter. Dr. Stewart and fellow Senior Research Scientist Dr. Pam Yochem hope to track the seal’s movements at sea to learn more about where the species travels along with perhaps why. The transmitter will likely dislodge from the seal when she molts within the next six months or so. An adult male fur seal can grow to 6 feet and weigh up to 350 pounds. Females reach 4½ feet and weigh up to 100 pounds.

Donate Now

Every day in local laboratories and outposts in far away lands, the scientists at Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute work toward ensuring that human and animal populations may share a vibrant and healthy environment. Our vision is a world that can sustain its rich biodiversity to ensure a lasting prosperity for future generations. But we need your help. Please help us in our quest to leave behind a world that is a little better than we found it by making a tax-deductible online contribution today by clicking on the Make a Donation button below. Or if you prefer, you may mail or fax your contribution to us by clicking here for a printable Donor Intent Form.

Whatever amount you can give and whatever area of HSWRI science you choose to support, your gift will truly make a difference. If you would like more information please E-mail or call Eileen Sigler at 619-226-3881. Thank you. Together we will continue “to return to the sea some measure of the benefits derived from it.”

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

Explore That Store – Build Your Online Presence

01 Explore StoreExplore That Store is a marketing agency that specializes in building the online presence of all types of businesses, organizations and individuals. At the core of our business, we help businesses to connect with customers. We do this by improving visibility online to send more traffic to their place of business online and in the real world.

With an increasing number of people using cell phones and tablets as their primary internet source, having an internet presence that looks good on the mobile device is crucial. We help our customers with this by providing mobile-friendly websites, hosting and online marketing services ranging from directory optimization to social media marketing and on-site SEO.

Explore That Store optimizes information presented to the digital and vastly mobile world. We stay ahead of the latest changes in technology and pass that knowledge on to you.

Our clients range from franchises to shops, restaurants, nonprofits, cultural centers, real estate professionals, private bankers and entrepreneurs of all kinds and we work collaboratively with clients because no one knows their business as well as the business owner.

We are located in the North Park neighborhood central to all San Diego areas. We are accessible, responsive and dedicated; our number one service is to always provide outstanding customer service.

The Explore That Store team loves to enjoy great live music, comedy, food and the local craft beer scene in our spare time.

Berman Travel

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Celia Tryzbiak has been in the travel business for 10 years and specializes in making dream vacations come true. Whether the journey is large or small, we have you covered from air, land and sea! Travel is her passion.

Celia got her start in the travel business as a reservations specialist with American Express Vacations and worked her way up the corporate ladder. She specialized in many departments within the travel field such as groups, product management and finance. Celia is also trained in managing corporate travel, and can even help plan special events and wedding groups.

Celia currently specializes in luxury and leisure travel along with large and small business groups and would be honored to plan an incentive trip for your business.

Her customer service far exceeds expectations and will work day and night until she books the perfect vacation for your family or for any business travel needs!

Celia Tryzbiak
Berman Travel LLC
Luxury & Leisure Travel Specialist
Office: 619-458-9098
Direct: 610-751-4366
** Specializing in the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Tahiti, Disney, Europe & Cruises **

Introducing: The Business Risk Review by Bellatrix PC

Comprehensive Risk Analysis for Your Business… At a Price You Can Live With!
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Bellatrix PC is pleased to announce the launch of their new Business Risk Review service just in time for the New Year.

It’s no secret that every business faces potential legal issues. It’s simply a part of being in business. But if you’re like most business owners, you don’t really take the time to take inventory of your legal risks until after a problem arises. At that point, though… it’s too late to take steps to protect yourself and your business… and to minimize your exposure. As a business owner, it’s not a good position for you to be in. It can be enormously costly when a legal problem rears its ugly head… plus, it takes your time and attention away from what you should really be doing – running and growing your business!

At Bellatrix PC, we understand that small businesses are the backbone of our community. And we work hard to make sure that legal problems don’t strip away everything they’ve worked so hard to build. We’d rather see you invest in your company, your management, and the employees who count on you every day than pay for legal problems. So we’ve made it both easy and affordable to get a full business risk analysis, so that you can avoid unnecessary expenses and ensure the longevity of your company.

Bellatrix PC is a law firm that exists to help businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals thrive. We partner with our clients to solve their complex legal problems, resolve their lawsuits, ensure their ongoing legal compliance, mitigate their risks, protect them from predatory litigants and negotiate and close their deals.

The name Bellatrix comes from the third brightest star in Orion. At 8.4 times the Sun’s mass, this giant blue-white star is the standard for luminary measure. “Bellatrix” is also Latin for “Female Warrior,” referring to the firm’s status as 100% woman-owned.

Visit to learn more about our new Business Risk Review service.

Community Partner of the Month: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Team In Training

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The Chamber is proud to announce its newest Community Partner of the year, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its Team in Training Program!

About Team in Training
Team In Training (TNT) is the largest fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and is the world’s leading sports charity training program. TNT participants have raised over $1.3 Billion for life saving cancer research therapies that are saving lives today. Individuals and teams commit to raising funds for blood cancer research and in exchange are provided with professional training to complete a marathon, half marathon, century cycle ride, triathlon or hike event.

Team in Training athletes have walked away with new friends, amazing accomplishments and the sense that they did something even more important than getting in good shape. In exchange for training and support, you help raise money towards cures for blood cancers like leukemia –the No. 1 disease killer of children — lymphoma and myeloma.

The Reason

  • Coaching and training
  • Travel to a major marathon, half marathon, century, hiking adventure or triathlon in exciting locations
  • The opportunity to make your athletic goals a reality (an unbeatable offer with great personal rewards)
  • A connection with an honored patient so you know just who and what you’re doing it all for

Join the thousands of runners, walkers, cyclists hikers, and triathletes who will participate in the world’s major marathons, half marathons, centuries, hiking adventures and triathlons this year. And if you’re looking for a program to fit your busy schedule, now there’s TNT Flex, a flexible, customized, online training option developed by TNT’s renowned coaches. If crossing the finish line after running or walking 26.2 miles or 13.1 miles, cycling 100 miles, completing a triathlon or hiking adventure while helping cure deadly diseases are things you’ve always wanted to accomplish, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training ® will make them happen.

Take the Next Step
Visit to learn more or contact Rick Rungaitis at (858) 427-6660. For more information on all the local campaigns for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, click here.