News & Updates

James Gang Company – New Process and New Quality Control Manager!

02 JamesGang1James Gang has instituted new process improvements and Quality Control Procedures throughout the production workflow that has improved on-time deliveries by 40% and reduced errors by 65%.

Two main changes we have implemented are 1) A workflow process system called “Trello”, and 2) Hired a Quality Control Production Manager, Steve Bellow, who monitors all the screen printing jobs.

Trello is a computer application that allows us to track the progress of the job throughout each step of production. This is important because there are on average 5-7 employees who “touch” the garment in production; with Trello, we can access accurate information in a timely manner in order to serve our customers better.

Each employee responsible for a process in the production can enter details about the job, and anyone can pull up an order to know where to pick up where the job was last left off. We can also use Trello to organize jobs by due date, which helps us stay on top of rush orders.

02 JamesGang2Additionally, Steve, our Quality Control Manager, has implemented routine best practices that maintains consistency in the quality of the work we produce. One example of this, is our customer service associates approve the prints before we go to full production, and the customer is informed if there are any changes that need to be made or problems that occur prior to the job printing. Another example is each garment is manually inspected as it comes out of the printer for flaws or misprints before the customer is given the product.

Please stop by our location in Ocean Beach (1931 Bacon Street) or visit our website for more information.

Acupuncture Express Making Frontier Moves

02 AcupunctureXpressThis isn’t just another acupuncture company, but a company with a mission to make acupuncture more accessible while making a change in the community. It’s turning acupuncture into people’s first choice instead of their last resort. Patients are coming in for as many reasons as lack of sleep, back pain, neck pain, digestive problems, arthritis, weight loss and much more.

One of the biggest dilemmas acupuncturists have to deal with is the lack of coverage from insurance companies. Acupuncture Express’ solution was to make it more affordable through a membership based system. For the three women who own Acupuncture Express, this wasn’t enough. They wanted to make a difference in the San Diego community by leveraging their healing skills. In result, for every membership purchased an equivalent membership is donated to cancer patients going through chemotherapy.

Acupuncture can help ease the symptoms of chemotherapy such as nausea, dry mouth, pain, poor sleep, hot flashes, and ringing in the ears. Acupuncture also helps boost the immune system, reduces stress and gives an overall improved quality of life.

By making acupuncture more accessible to the busy working San Diegan and making a difference in the cancer community, Acupuncture Express is here to make a point (no pun intended). Currently, Acupuncture Express has a handful of memberships to give away and if you know anyone who is dealing with the hardship of cancer, please refer them to the Acupuncture Express office. Plans are in the works for a second clinic location, tentatively planned for North County and expected to be open by the end of the year.

Acupuncture Express
Phone: (619) 341-1208
3456 Camino Del Rio North #100 SD, CA 92108

Community Partner of the Month: American Heart Association

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The Chamber is proud to announce its newest Community Partner, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association! The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our 2020 Impact Goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20%. Our efforts start right here in San Diego. Last year, the American Heart Association funded over $10 million in research at San Diego based facilities. This research is providing new, science-based methods to help us meet our impact goal – to help us save lives.

February is National Heart Month and focused on the Go Red For Women Movement. The movement raises awareness of heart disease in women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Stroke is the No. 5 killer and leading cause of disability in the U.S. This month is a great time to reflect on why it is important to keep your heart healthy. Life is Why. What is your why? Watch the video below to learn more about WHY.

On Saturday, May 2, the American Heart Association invites you to join us at the American Heart Association Heart Ball, celebrating the work and mission of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The event is taking place at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa from 5pm-10pm. During the event, the American Heart Association/American Heart Association will be honoring Dr. John Lamberti with Rady Children’s Hospital and Jerry Sanders, CEO of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.

To learn more of what this organization is doing in San Diego and how you can get involved by following the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association on Facebook and Twitter.