Monthly Archives: October 2018

What’s NEXT for Next Level Sailing? Since its inception in 2003, Next Level Sailing has significantly raised the authenticity and excitement of on-the-water leisure activities in San Diego. NLS introduced the first US Coast Guard inspected carbon fiber racing vessels that allowed guests for the first time in history to experience modern yachts that actually […]

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An exhibition of the African creative industry demonstrating the power, reach and profitability of African content will kick off in Nigeria on November 17 in partnership with the U.S. embassy of Nigeria. Dubbed “UNICON,” the exhibit will provide content creators with access to global consumers and stakeholders over two days of immersive engagements in animation, […]

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San Diego Padres celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and the anniversary of various Latin American countries from September 14 to 16. The three-day celebration included Fiesta in the Park, Hispanic Heritage Night, and Mexican Independence Day featuring different experiences and activities each day. Chamber Vice President of International Business Affairs, Paola Avila, was selected to throw […]

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On September 18th, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego celebrated the 208th anniversary of the Mexican Independence at the Institute of the Americas, University of California San Diego. The Chamber joined as a sponsor of this event, and is proud to work with Ambassador Marcela Celorio to strengthen the U.S.-Mexico relationship and advance […]

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The U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association was founded in 2011 to generate a strong advocacy voice for the binational metropolitan areas along the U.S.-Mexico border and their residents. Chamber President Jerry Sanders, then Mayor of San Diego, was one of the founders. On September 21, over 25 Mayors from border cities along the U.S. – Mexico […]

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Chamber President Jerry Sanders was honored with the International Tourism Merit Award from Tijuana’s Tourism and Convention Council (COTUCO). The award was presented by the Secretary of Economic Development of the City of Tijuana, Bernabe Esquer, who commended Jerry on his continued commitment to cross-border collaboration for the benefit of communities on both sides of […]

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Members of the Chamber’s Policy Committees toured the East Village “Sprung Structure” on October 9th. The facility is operated by Father Joe’s Village and serves 140 individuals including single women and families. The Father Joe’s East Village Campus is only a temporary location for the structure. A permanent housing project will break ground on that […]

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Jerry and staff met with Tijuana’s Economic Development Council’s new leadership, to discuss our organizations’ continue collaboration and strong partnership. CDT is a nonprofit organization that combines the voices of the State Government, City of Tijuana and business community in an effort to plan and implement long-term projects in Tijuana to increase economic and social […]

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A proud member of the REAL Coalition, the Chamber was glad to host the annual CEO Meeting for the coalition in our offices, where we heard from Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, and Assemblymember Todd Gloria. The REAL Coalition, made up of large economic development organizations and chambers of commerce, has […]

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USMCA, The New NAFTA

A new trade agreement for North America has been reached. The Chamber has worked to emphasize the importance of reaching an agreement that preserves the trilateral nature of the North American trading block, a fundamental component of NAFTA. Announced September 30, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) modernizes and improves several chapters from the original NAFTA […]

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