News & Updates

Community Partner of the Month: Travelers Aid Society of San Diego

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The Travelers Aid Society of San Diego has been serving residents and visitors to San Diego for over a century. We help stranded travelers, veterans, victims of domestic violence, and low income seniors with transportation, shelter placement, and counseling.

Our SenioRide program began in 2009 and has become incredibly popular. We have over 1,000 clients enrolled, and more than 3,000 monthly rides are provided at an average cost of $4.46 per ride. It serves low-income seniors over 60 with a menu of transportation options that they can select and customize. We offer taxicab vouchers, door-to-door service vouchers, a volunteer driver program, and senior bus passes. Seniors can select one, two, or all of the options each month to serve their needs, which range from getting back and forth to medical appointments, to shopping, to social engagements. This helps seniors to age in place, maintain independence, and protects them from isolation.

The purpose of the Journey to Safety program is to provide support services to women and children living in San Diego who are coping with domestic violence. The services include counseling, case management, and local and long distance transportation assistance. The program seeks to give these victims the support they need by helping them to put their lives back together and by giving them the skills and tools they need to become self-reliant. These women can develop and regain their self-esteem in a safe, secure environment.

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Each year, Travelers Aid volunteers assist more than two million visitors at major transportation hubs like the airport, train station, and cruise ship terminal with information, directions, reservations, and advice. They also personally assist and accompany severely injured military personnel and their families as they navigate the airport. Our Ready, Pet, Go program at the airport brings therapy dogs to weary and/or stressed out passengers, airport employees, and even the TSA agents, adding much-needed levity and sweetness to our terminals.

We have many volunteer opportunities for those interested in helping out seniors, and for those interested in travel. Take a look at our website for more information and a volunteer application.

ReachLocal: Online Marketing for Local Businesses

ReachLocal was the first company created specifically to help local businesses solve the unique challenges of their online marketing. We’ve spent more than a decade building digital marketing technology focused exclusively on local, gathering powerful insights about what works by analyzing over a million campaigns, and developing experts who collaborate with you to get the results you want – more customers.

As consumers are turning online for information, traditional advertising is becoming less effective. Busy running their companies, owners need help moving their marketing online and making sure they are getting the best results for their money. ReachLocal helps solve this challenge by working with you to understand your business, developing a digital marketing strategy, and managing the solutions that get you the most return from your online marketing investment.

With ReachLocal you will work with a dedicated marketing consultant to develop a custom online marketing plan that meets your business needs and help you select the right solutions from our total digital marketing system. Then, our marketing experts will set up your campaigns and make sure you have visibility and understand the results so you know exactly what’s working and what needs adjusting.

Thursday – 6/25

Free Seminar: Turn up your Digital Marketing Plan: San Diego
Hosted by: ReachLocal

Join ReachLocal, Google and other digital marketing rock stars at the Hard Rock Hotel for our “Locally Crafted Marketing” seminar.

We’ve put together a free interactive seminar packed with valuable information designed for small- and medium-sized business owners like you. We’ll discuss:

  • Fresh perspectives on how to take advantage of digital marketing to grow your business presented by Linda & Charles Musselwhite of Musselwhite Consulting
  • The latest trends and developments in search engine marketing from Google’s Bo Pulito
  • The key metrics you should monitor and why they matter to the success of your marketing from Kris Barton, Chief Product Officer, ReachLocal

This session is right for you if you:

  • Are currently investing in marketing
  • Want to move from offline advertising to online
  • Are already doing online marketing but want to do it better
  • Have a growing business and want to go to the next level

Date: June 25
Time: 3:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
207 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Price: Free – Refreshments will be served
Seating is limited so register today!

PDQ Precision Inc: Mini-Max Cleaning & Waste Management Systems

06 PDQ PrecisionPDQ Precision Inc is a small business headquartered in National City, Ca. since 2000. Started business 1985 in Los Angeles, moved to Chula Vista. Now have our own larger manufacturing facility. We’re an award winning technology using drops of water instantaneously, producing super heated high pressure steam vapor, to clean and dry at once. With Arma-sol rust inhibitor added there is no corrosion, documented!. Plus NO: VOC; VOHAP: ODC GWC: or waste water to cleanup.

The Mini-max Cleaning and Waste Management Systems provide the user a cleaning station providing complete safety to the user plus capturing the residues. We’re the proud winner of the SCAQMD award for Technology. In 2006 USEPA-SNAP entered DuPont and PDQ Precision Inc. into the Federal Register., noting us the replacement for solvents and chemicals in use. We’re FDA approved for cleaning the instruments prior to sterilization and used in many hospitals. Additional satisfied users are in Electronics, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical , Military, Aircraft etc. The ability to get into the most difficulty areas without disassembly has proven to be a big plus with all the users.

FOUR OFFERS (Your choice):

1- Come to our facility, use our equipment, see if it works for you. No charge. Call first.

2- Rent, prove it works ,if purchased, 50% of rental applied to cost.

3- Purchase now at 10% off. 15 days to upgrade to larger model. Just difference in costs.

4- Purchase-50% down, Bal 30/60/90/days no interest. Upgrade offer applies.

PDQ Precision, Inc.
1433 Roosevelt Ave.
National City, CA 91950

Join the Fight Against Hunger at the 4th Annual Caliber Collision Food Drive

06 Caliber Collision1 in 7 San Diegans don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Each summer, kids who depend on school lunches for regular meals turn to local food banks for assistance. This means local food banks need extra help to ensure that those in need don’t go hungry.

Join Caliber Collision Centers, Franks Dealerships, Group One Dealerships, Sunroad Dealerships, Farmers Agents and other members of our community in joining efforts in the 4th Annual Caliber Collision Food Drive to fight against hunger and help nourish our community.

We are happy to accept non-perishable food items, at all Caliber Collision Centers, Sunroad Dealerships, Franks Dealerships, and GroupOne Dealerships throughout San Diego, but are unable to accept glass containers, open containers, homemade or expired items. In keeping with good health, we recommend choosing from a variety of different food groups.

Thank you for supporting the communities we serve, and we look forward to the difference we’ll make together with these and the many more generous donations to come.

To make a donation, click here.

Danielle Scotia – Caliber Collision Centers San Diego

Our First Paella Festival is a Hit!

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Saturday, the Chamber hosted San Diego’s first International Paella & Wine Festival to a sellout crowd of over 1,700 attendees. 48 teams from Mexico and San Diego competed for “Best Paella in the Cali-Baja Region,” but in the end it was Vamanos de Tapas who took home the title.

Festival attendees enjoyed an afternoon of live music, flamenco dancing, cooking demonstrations, and unlimited tastings of paella, wine and – of course – craft beer.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Paella festival – we’ll see you again next year!

P.S. For more photos of the event, visit us on Facebook or Instagram.