Monthly Archives: August 2018

On July 7th, the Chamber partnered with the US Chamber to host an intimate roundtable with U.S. Representative Scott Peters on intellectual property and innovation. In San Diego County intellectual property is at the very center of the region’s vibrant and growing innovation economy. Rep. Peters highlighted his experience on the House Energy and Commerce […]

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On July 16th , San Diego City Council voted to adopt compromise regulation regarding short-term vacation rentals. Under the new rules, only residents who live in homes in San Diego can rent them out to visitors up to six months every year. Granny flats were not part of the discussion, and under current rules cannot […]

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On October 4 and 5, 2018, Tijuana’s Customs Secretariat (SAT) will be hosting the second Trade Competitiveness and Customs Fair at their headquarters located just south of the Otay Port of Entry. The Chamber, along other organizations, has partnered with SAT in joint efforts to increase our region’s global competitiveness through the promotion and facilitation of […]

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The National Chamber of Commerce in Tecate extends an invitation to join them on August 25th for the 14th annual COCINARTE. This yearly event is a festival and exhibition featuring local restaurants, wineries and artisans. Organizers have offered shuttle transportation from and back to San Diego, to sign up or inquire for more information please contact Kenia Zamarripa, Director of […]

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Chamber member ATISA recently celebrated the opening of its 220,000 sq. ft. Diamante building. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place in the heart of Pacifico Industrial Park, and welcomed a range of brokers and business leaders from the San Diego area who enjoyed a taste of Baja’s world-famous cuisine and craft beer, behind-the-scene tours and networking with local […]

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On September 26th and 27th, the NADBank will host its 23rd annual Border Energy Forum in San Antonio, TX. The forum will bring together local and state officials, developers and investors, academics, large commercial users, and energy experts from both sides of the border. This year, speakers will address energy prosperity, innovation, financing, and cross-border opportunities […]

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Last week, the Chamber’s Cross Border Business Forum focused on our region’s infrastructure and connectivity and their contribution to Cali-Baja’s global competitiveness. With an integrated supply chain worth over $2.5B, a binational community and tourist destination, Cali-Baja relies on its connectivity to move people and goods by land, sea, and air. This connectivity is possible […]

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The Chamber participated in last month’s Border Legislative Academy (BLA) held in San Diego for its second consecutive year and included state legislators from the U.S.- Mexico border states of Baja California, Coahuila, California, and New Mexico; as well as legislators from Colorado, Nevada, and Washington. The Council of State Governments West (CSG West) Chair, […]

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On August 7th, Chamber Director of International Business Affairs, Kenia Zamarripa, was appointed by the San Diego City Council to the City of San Diego’s International Affairs Board. In her role on the board, Zamarripa will help promote San Diego’s global identity, create cultural connections, boost global economic competitiveness, and advise the Mayor and City Council on international […]

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In the past four months, the Welcoming San Diego steering committee which includes the Chamber, has organized and completed a series of community workshops in which input was gathered on how San Diego can better integrate and welcome immigrants into the community. This information will be used to produce a strategic plan which will be […]

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