Monthly Archives: August 2015

Presbyterian Urban Ministries (PUM), formerly known as the Crisis Center, is a ministry of the Presbytery of San Diego, a nonprofit 501(C) 3 organization. PUM ministers to the urban poor and homeless in San Diego. The services provided by PUM today began in 1968 as an extension of the Greater Parish Ministry of the Los […]

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Our Mission: The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care. Who We Are: We are fueled by a dedicated group […]

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The Ahlers Center for International Business at the University of San Diego offers working professionals the opportunity to develop a comprehensive set of skills and strategies to compete in today’s global marketplace through its Certificate in Global Business Strategy program. Corporate Entrepreneurship: How to Unlock a World of Opportunities Seminar Dates: September 1st and 8th Time: 6:00 […]

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Last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations approved a $22.5 million capital increase and $255 million in callable capital to the Norrth American Development Bank (NADB). The approved funding came in at half the amount proposed by both U.S. and Mexican institutions, but Chamber officials remain hopeful that the final amount will match the […]

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Bringing San Diego Business to Sacramento The Chamber’s group of 45 delegates traveled to Sacramento in March to meet with San Diego’s elected officials, as well as representatives from the California Transportation Committee, Department of Water Resources, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, Governor Brown’s Executive Secretary, the Senate Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee. […]

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After months of advocacy on the part of the Chamber and key partners including the San Diego Economic Development Council, the much-debated Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) were approved by both houses and signed by President Obama on June 29. These new trade measures will allow the President to negotiate agreements […]

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Last month, the Chamber backed Councilmember Chris Cate’s home-based business proposal at the San Diego’s City Council’s Economic Development & Intergovernmental Relations Committee. Currently, if a San Diego resident conducts a small business out of their home and wishes to hire an employee or conduct business transactions on-site, an initial deposit of $5,000 is required […]

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At a Good Government Speaker Series event last week, the Chamber released an interactive guide for businesses and residents to get an inside look at how the city’s economy compares to other California metro areas. A panel of industry experts, including County Supervisor Ron Roberts and County Treasurer Tax-Collector Dan MacAllister, were present to explain […]

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Beginning October 13, the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) will begin the initial phase of testing biometric technology for pedestrians entering and exiting the U.S. The new technology is expected to add an additional level of security in order to combat public safety threats. CBP is prepared to suspend the technology project if major […]

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