The following content is from the August edition of the Out and About newsletter. To get Jerry’s updates directly to your inbox, sign up here.
Dear Chamber members,
August was a great month for celebrating the Chamber’s small business members and the significant impact they have in driving our region’s economy. This week, we honored five member businesses and one nonprofit at our Small Business Awards Mixer. Although the winners have small teams – most with under 30 employees – each award winner has made a major impact in both their own industries and San Diego’s business community at large.
I’m incredibly proud to give congratulations again to:
- Miramar Federal Credit Union for winning the Best For Vets Award,
- Innovative Employee Solutions for winning the Customer Service Star Award,
- San Diego Sports Entertainment Center (Total Combat Paintball) for winning the Cinderella Story Award,
- Moniker Group for winning the Only in San Diego Award,
- GroundMetrics for winning the Tech Savvy Award, and
- Reality Changers for winning the Outstanding Nonprofit Award.
.Please take a moment to learn more about these member businesses and reach out to them at the next Chamber event.
If you’re also a small business owner or an industry expert in your field, you may be pleased to learn that the Chamber has partnered with Wells Fargo to launch the Small Business Resource Center on the Chamber website. Whether you need help with financial management or are an expert in social media marketing, the Resource Center is a hub for gaining skills and sharing expertise in all aspects of small business management.
Coming up, the hotel block for the Chamber Mission to Washington, D.C. closes Tuesday, August 30. This delegation trip will be an incredible opportunity to voice your policy concerns while forming meaningful relationships with many of San Diego’s key business leaders. If you’re still deciding whether or not you should go, take a moment to read a few reviews from past delegation members.
Next, Dr. Maureen Orey – our professional development expert and President of the Workplace Learning and Performance Group will lead a workshop on Social Business: Getting Work Done in the 21st Century. Chamber workshops are a great opportunity to meet other members in a smaller and more intimate setting while gaining new business skills. If you haven’t already, I definitely encourage you to sign up today.
Until next time, enjoy your weekend and I look forward to connecting with you at a Chamber event soon.
President & CEO
San Diego Regional
Chamber of Commerce