Monthly Archives: August 2018

On July 25th, Chamber VP of International Business Affairs, Paola Avila, met with Baja California’s Senator-elect Jaime Bonilla in Tijuana with a group of business leaders. Bonilla reaffirmed Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s commitment to the border region, “whose policies have, for far too long, been determined by the capital” versus the local community. […]

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on August 15th to celebrate the completion of the renovated and expanded pedestrian crossing on the eastern side of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry. The project includes 22 pedestrian northbound lanes and a new pedestrian facility. The Chamber’s advocacy efforts in 2013 and 2014 with our regional partners and Congressional […]

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In order to improve cross-border trade and the economic health of our binational region, the Chamber has advocated for the expansion and improvements at the Calexico Land Port of Entry which include the construction of vehicle inspection facilities, additional southbound lanes into Mexico, and a new head house to supervise operations and service the non-commercial vehicle inspection […]

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Trade War

Chamber VP Paola Avila shared with 10News – ABC San Diego KGTV reporter Jon Horn how tariffs are impacting consumers and our regional economy. The Chamber, along with business organizations across the country, oppose tariffs as they are a tax passed on to businesses and consumers. Past use of tariffs to protect specific industries, proved to be counterproductive […]

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Saad Ilyas is the President & CEO for a consulting management firm named ASLPM. ASLPM provides Program & Project Management and project control services for infrastructure, aviation, utilities, rail and education markets. ASLPM is a driven & innovative company that believes in a culture of collaboration, and focusing on the most important thing: provide the […]

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Tapping insights from 30 years of experience as an educator, executive and emergency management professional, my 5-step program, Getting Ready, helps individuals and organizations deal with and heal from sexual harassment. My “I’ve been there, gone through that” approach is proactive, positive and aims to get us through this current crisis and back to focusing […]

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STACKED: Food Well Built is an innovative, full-service restaurant concept where guests can use their imaginations to create the perfect meal for themselves, choosing between dozens of ingredients in any of five menu categories.  Guests combine their favorite ingredients, visually creating their meal on an iPad at their table.  Our restaurant in Fashion Valley (next […]

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Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern new Prime Wagyu Burgers JFAT is now proudly serving new Prime, Mishima, Wagyu beef in its line-up of signature burgers. This naturally and humanely raised beef is graded three cuts above Prime, is uniquely flavorful, heart healthy, higher in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and lower in saturated fat than any […]

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