Monthly Archives: February 2016

Last week, Chamber Staff – including President & CEO, Jerry Sanders – met with Francisco Villegas, President of the Tijuana Conventions and Tourism Committee (COTUCO) and the organization’s Binational Liaison, Juan Saldana. In addition to promoting Tijuana as a destination spot for tourists, COTUCO advocates for city improvements in order to support the city’s thriving […]

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Last week, Chamber staff participated in a meeting hosted by Chamber member, UETA Duty Free Americas, with Al Zapanta, President of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. The U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, which has offices throughout Mexico and the United States, works to promote business between the two countries through mutually beneficial trade and investment relationships. […]

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The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce announced a transition to its Board Chairman position following the promotion and relocation of John Reilly, SeaWorld San Diego Park President. Assuming the role of Board Chairman will be current Board Vice Chair, Ernesto Arredondo, Jr., San Diego Area President of Wells Fargo Bank. “Despite just beginning his […]

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Chamber VP Paola Avila attended a meeting hosted by The Maritime Alliance which detailed effective strategies for promoting blue tech in the CaliBaja mega region. As the Chamber continues to advocate and support efforts to grow the region’s blue tech economy, the meeting was an excellent opportunity to foster relationships with Baja’s maritime industry. Notable […]

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Since 1934, the California Council of the Blind, with approximately 1,500 members, including two chapters in San Diego, has worked to improve the lives of persons who are vision impaired. College scholarships, no-interest loans for employment, assistance to parents of blind children, peer support to seniors suffering vision loss, and public education are just some […]

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More than 700 individuals took part in the San Diego Regional Chamber’s 4th Annual Get Fit San Diego 30-Day Challenge, logging a total of 12,651 hours of activity. The Challenge, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, ran from January 11 to February 9 to encourage employees and businesses in San Diego to commit to a healthy lifestyle […]

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OMNIA Nightclub is a multi-leveled nightclub in the heart of the downtown Gaslamp Quarter offering corporate event space with distinctive indoor and outdoor experiences that are completely customizable for any function. Your guests will discover an opulent main room, including balcony level as well as an outdoor terrace overlooking the energetic streets of downtown San […]

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Beginning in March 2016, Canada will enforce a new eTA entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals that are flying to the country. (United States citizens and travelers with a valid visa are exempt from the new policy.) An eTA is electronically linked to a traveler’s passport, similar to the United States Electronic System Travel Authorization […]

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Chamber Policy staff were recently on-site at Edward Air Force Base to view Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk, which will be leading several missions to collect detailed data over the Pacific Ocean to help further understanding and expectations of the coming El Niño. The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built NASA Global Hawk missions will take place from February […]

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On January 28, nearly 1,000 local businesses, community leaders and elected officials gathered to celebrate the San Diego Chamber’s 145 years of business advocacy. To report the past year’s accomplishments, the Chamber enlisted the help of local journalists, including ABC 10News’s Itica Milanes, who served as the evening’s co-host. Included among the event’s distinguished attendees was […]

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