Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Chamber Board of Directors welcomed Council President Myrtle Cole at its first meeting of 2017. Council President Cole shared her priorities with the Board, which included tackling homelessness, housing affordability, infrastructure funding, and economic development. Council President Cole also spoke energetically about Council District 4 and her work to bring jobs and economic vitality […]

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I hope you’re enjoying a productive new year so far. I’d like to share a few updates on what the Chamber is doing to drive San Diego’s economy and the business community. First, the Chargers – We were all disappointed to learn about the Chargers’ final decision to leave San Diego, especially considering the hard […]

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On January 23, Chamber President & CEO Jerry Sanders was invited by Congressmember Scott Peters to be one of ten individuals to testify at a meeting of the Congressional Border Caucus in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan hearing brought local perspectives from across the nation to counter the proposals of the Trump administration that threaten border […]

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Nonprofits will benefit from 2017 IMPACT San Diego program participants’ expertise and leadership LEAD San Diego directly brings about positive change in our region through Leadership Action Teams (LATs), the service learning component of LEAD’s flagship 10-month program, IMPACT San Diego. IMPACT not only provides participants with a greater understanding of the critical issues and […]

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On January 18, nearly 150 business leaders gathered for the Chamber’s Cross-Border Vision for 2017 Luncheon. The event featured a keynote presentation from Dr. Lee E. Ohanian, Professor of Economics at UCLA and former advisor to the presidential campaigns of John McCain, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. After the keynote presentation, IBA Committee Leader Heidy […]

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Continuing the tradition of honoring outstanding leaders and their work to improve the San Diego and Northern Baja California region, LEAD San Diego is hosting the 2017 Visionary Awards, Southern California’s premier leadership recognition event, on Thursday, June 8 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. “Leadership is the catalyst for positive change, providing a […]

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January Policy Update

WEDNESDAY: Cross-Border Vision for 2017 Luncheon With the inauguration just days away and as the future of international trade remains uncertain, more than 200 elected, business, and community leaders will gather to share one unified vision for the cross-border business community. Dr. Lee E. Ohanian, the UCLA Economics professor who served as an advisor to the […]

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California State Legislature: Assembly Member Todd Gloria enters his freshman year in the State Assembly as part of leadership. Gloria was named Assistant Majority Whip by Speaker Anthony Rendon. Also of note, Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez takes another round as Chair of the vital Appropriations Committee and Assembly Member Shirley Weber will lead the Public […]

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