Monthly Archives: September 2017

On August 30, the Chamber hosted the second of two workshops on Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) following the release of the City of San Diego’s CCA feasibility study which looked at options to help the city increase the percentage of renewable energy on the grid. Achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 was a key […]

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In recent years, environmental groups have advocated for stormwater capture and reuse as a sustainable water supply source with multiple benefits, but there are still many unknowns about the feasibility and potential for reuse of stormwater. Previously, the Chamber hosted three workshops to ask the question, “What is the potential to capture and reuse stormwater […]

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Tecate Art Installation

Last week French artist JR unveiled an art installation at the Tecate border. Since 2001, JR has been pasting his black and white images all over the world. He launched a global campaign by placing large-scale images in public space using his camera to shine a light on community heroes, to make political statements, and […]

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The Chamber attended a binational panel hosted by the National Albondigas Political Society (NAPS) on September 8. Paola Avila, on behalf of the Chamber, participated in a panel along with Denice Garcia, Director of International Affairs from the Office of Mayor Faulconer, and David Moreno, Secretary of Economic Development of Tijuana. They discussed relevant topics […]

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OneBorder Meeting

Driven by the lack of understanding of the border region in both Washington, D.C. and Mexico City, the Chamber worked with other like-minded organizations to co-found #OneBorder, a network of private sector stakeholders promoting of the binational relationship and collaboration. The next OneBorder meeting will be held Tuesday, September 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 […]

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Last week, President Trump announced a phasing out of the DACA program by March of 2018. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, created under the Obama administration, supported hundreds of thousands of youth immigrants by allowing them a two-year work permit and avoid deportation. Congress must now pass legislation to continue the program before the […]

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El Universal celebrates 100 years with an outdoor exhibition open 24 hours through September 28 at the Arts District in Liberty Station, Barracks 14, in Point Loma. Admission is free to this large photographic exhibition of “100 Years in the Life of Mexico & the World”, front-page stories that chronicle a century of national and […]

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Kimberly Hunt, News Anchor from 10 News, paid a visit to the Guadalupe Valley to learn about Baja’s wine industry. She had the opportunity to meet with Vineyard Monte Xanic’s CEO, Hans Backoff, and internationally renowned chef, Javier Plascencia, owner of a group of restaurants specialized in “Baja Med” cuisine. Plascencia describes his dishes as […]

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The Chamber welcomed Ambassador Bayan Sami Rahman, from Kurdistan (Iraq), who met with Director of International Business Affairs, Kenia Zamarripa, on August 16. The meeting provided insightful information about the presence of Kurdistan’s community in our region and allowed an open dialogue for collaboration opportunities. Ambassador Sami shared Kurdistan’s need for foreign direct investment, particularly […]

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The Chamber has been working with Anthony Kleppe, Senior Asset Manager with the General Services Administration (GSA) to receive updates on the upcoming temporary closure of southbound vehicle traffic on the I-5 and I-805 freeways. Traffic will be redirected to State Route 905 from 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23rd until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, […]

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