Monthly Archives: January 2019

If your business or organization took steps to increase its recycling or reduce its waste in 2018, the City of San Diego wants to recognize your efforts. Through Friday, February 8th applications are being accepted for the 2019 Business Waste Reduction and Recycling Award. Each year, the Environmental Services Department recognizes businesses and organizations in […]

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As Governor Newsom settles into Sacramento, his team is starting to shape up. Newsom’s incoming chief of staff will be Ann O’Leary, who has worked closely on the Children’s Health Insurance program, signifying a focus on healthcare. Jared Blumenfeld, a former Obama administration official and longtime environmental advocate, was named the new secretary of the […]

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Governor Gavin Newsom was sworn in this month and in his inaugural speech, he provided a broad look at what he believes are California’s greatest challenges and opportunities as he takes the helm of state government. Citing an adversarial relationship with Washington, D.C., Governor Newsom routinely cited the state’s role as a leader and an […]

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The California Competes Tax Credit was created to help businesses that want to come to California or stay and grow in California. Since the program launch, 112 San Diego companies have won $66 million in tax credits. The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) has set aside $75 million this round of the $200 million available for this fiscal year. Specific eligibility […]

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Chamber delegates are gearing up for an exciting trip to our state Capital during the 2019 Leadership Delegation to Sacramento on February 26th and February 27th. This trip will provide the opportunity to share expertise on issues that matter most to San Diego and all of California. Policy areas and issues that will be addressed […]

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State of the City

Mayor Kevin Faulconer delivered the 2019 State of the City Address on January 15th and addressed housing supply and affordability, homelessness, quality of life, and climate change. His focus was on transforming San Diego into a “YIMBY” city by removing height limit restrictions outside coastal zones, implementing more affordable housing incentives, allowing by-right approval for […]

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In January and February, Chamber Policy Committees are finalizing updated policy platforms intended to guide policy advocacy for 2019. Policy Sub-Committees include Healthcare; Energy & Water; Infrastructure, Housing & Land Use; Defense, Veterans and Military Affairs; the Small Business Roundtable; and the Education & Workforce Roundtable. The Sub-Committee Platforms are anticipated to be adopted by […]

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Piramid-All

After the earthquakes in Haiti, which occurred in 2010, then in Chile and then in Japan, where many people lost their homes, we saw the opportunity or the need to develop a house that is very resistant to the earthquake and, at the same time, it will self-supply with renewable energies.  This is how the PIRAMID-ALL […]

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San Diego’s biggest team has always been its unmistakably inspired Naval community. With heartfelt recognition of that, there’s a new pro football team in town, here to honor that historic ongoing tradition- introducing the San Diego Fleet. The Fleet, one of eight teams in the newly founded Alliance of American Football, will debut its inaugural […]

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Angela Gange joined as a partner in Moms Making Six Figures, founded in 2009.  She and the company have continued to build supportive connections between women ever since. “We all have really different backgrounds, but we all really wanted to have flexibility around our families,” Angie said of the group, noting that members come from […]

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