President’s Update: Celebrating Small Businesses

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.

Jerry Sanders, Chamber President & CEO

Jerry Sanders, Chamber President & CEO

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:

.Please take a moment to learn more about these member businesses and reach out to them at the next Chamber event.


Small Business Awards Winners

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.

If you haven’t already, take a moment to visit the new Resource Center now or get in contact with your Member Relations Manager to add your own content.

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.

2015 Washington, D.C. Delegation

2015 Washington, D.C. Delegation – Click for Larger Image

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.


Jerry Sanders
President & CEO
San Diego Regional
Chamber of Commerce