President’s Update: Washington, D.C. and Member Visits

Jerry Sanders, Chamber President & CEO

Jerry Sanders, Chamber President & CEO

I hope you’re enjoying the last few weeks of our summer season. Last week the Chamber team, together with 130 business and community leaders from San Diego and Baja California, traveled to our nation’s capital for our annual “Mission to Washington, D.C.” trip.

From education and energy to healthcare and veterans, each delegate played an important role in ensuring our nation’s decision makers understand the issues facing our binational region.

Thank you for your continued support of the Chamber and the work we do to advance our region. For the full D.C. delegation recap, click here.

Back in San Diego, I had the pleasure of meeting with many of our local businesses and organizations. I’d like to thank all of the businesses I met with, including North Island Credit Union for inviting me to join their ribbon cutting ceremony. North Island recently celebrated the official opening of its tenth full-service branch in the newly-renovated Mister A’s building in Banker’s Hill.

Ribbon cutting at North Island Credit Union

Ribbon cutting at North Island Credit Union

I’d also like to thank Smurfit Kappa – a leading producer of paper-based packaging – for giving me a tour of their business in Tijuana. Smurfit Kappa’s impressive operation includes 100 percent renewable products produced with sustainable practices.

Business tour with Smurfit Kappa

Business tour with Smurfit Kappa

Looking ahead, our annual Legislative Lounge is coming up on November 10. This light-hearted reception includes a tongue-in-cheek awards ceremony to honor San Diego’s elected officials and their staff. It’s always a lot of fun, so if you’re looking for a laugh after this election season make sure to reserve your spot to attend.

Until next time, enjoy your weekend and I hope to see you at a Chamber event soon.

Jerry Sanders
President & CEO
San Diego Regional Chamber


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