Monthly Archives: November 2015

Last week, the Chamber partnered with the Dress Code program, which helps military women transition to the civilian workforce by supplying them with professional attire. From October 29 – November 9, pink Dress Code bins were positioned throughout the San Diego area where supporters dropped off new and gently used professional clothing, shoes, jewelry and handbags. The Chamber office […]

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Friday, the Chamber hosted a “Meet and Greet” with Congresswoman Sanchez, candidate for the U.S. Senate and recognized leader on military and national security issues. Currently serving on her tenth term, Congresswoman Sanchez has addressed issues ranging from immigration reform to human trafficking as a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and focuses on keeping our […]

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Tuesday morning, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to approve President Obama’s nomination of Roberta Jacobson as the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Jacobson currently serves as the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and was previously Deputy Assistant Secretary for Canada, Mexico and NAFTA issues. Jacobson must be approved by the full […]

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While the national debate on immigration has continued to exude a negative tone, The Washington Post recently featured an article detailing San Diego’s successful leadership to enhance cross-border commerce. In particular, the Cross-Border Xpress facility – a new pedestrian skybridge connecting San Diego to Tijuana’s international airport – and Chamber President & CEO Jerry Sanders […]

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Last month, Congress voted to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) which expired in June. The Ex-Im Bank levels the playing field for San Diego businesses in the global marketplace by enabling both large and small companies to sell their products around the world. This creates jobs and contributes to a strong local economy. […]

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Last week, the Trans-Pacific Partnership was officially released for public review. As a strong proponent of the trade agreement, the Chamber released a statement making a case for congressional approval. A vote by Congress is expected in the first quarter of 2016. We strongly encourage you to take a moment to learn more about how […]

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In partnership with Simon Falic, COO of UETA/Duty Free Americas, the Chamber hosted a Good Government Series discussion with Seth Seigel, author of Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World. Chamber members took this opportunity to ask questions and discuss how businesses and government can come together to reach a water solution at […]

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Chamber President & CEO, Jerry Sanders, was honorary witness to a Memorandum of Understanding between the Aerospace and Defense Forum, San Diego Chapter and the Cluster Aeroespacial de Baja California. This agreement marks the beginning of international collaboration between a growing sector. From Xavier Peniche, SEDETI’s Secretary of Economic Development: “Our city (Tijuana) and entity along with San Diego and […]

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San Diego has long been known as “America’s Finest City,” but in recent years our region has earned a less attractive title: “America’s Least Affordable City.” In an effort to drive the conversation about the region’s ongoing housing shortage crisis, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce has released a study authored by Gary London […]

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