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Member Spotlight: Tech CU

At Tech CU your branch is as close as your phone!   

Your life is busy … work, kids, activities.  Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to not only manage your finances but also plan for your financial future. 

It is said that people who plan for the future tend to be happier? After all, the years ahead hold many unknowns — why not be prepared for what life may hand you? Take control by beginning to save — even a few dollars a month can add up over time.

Whatever you’re saving for — a home, a vacation, a new car or a “dry spell” — we’re here to help.

At Tech CU, we understand what you’re looking for.  Here are just some of the things we offer our members:

  • Competitive rates on the products
  • The convenience of being able to access your funds anytime, anywhere
    • Mobile Banking
    • Online Banking
  • 65,000 “fee free” ATM’s – there’s probably one near you now!
  • Superior customer service

If you live or work in San Diego, Los Angeles or Orange County, then you can join Tech CU and take advantage of all that we have to offer.

Interested in seeing how TechCU can help you make the most of your financial future?

Check out our special offers and join today: visit or call Cathy at 408-306-2202.

Remember….. Your branch is as close as your phone!


Canadian Consul Presents Chamber with Appreciation Award

The Canadian Consul in San Diego Frédéric Fournier presented the Chamber with a 2019 Appreciation Award in recognition of our work on securing NAFTA and the revised agreement the USMCA.


City of San Diego Looks at Community Planning Groups

On June 3, San Diego City Council heard from the Office of the City Auditor on Community Planning Groups (CBGs). CPGs are integral components of the planning process and provide citizens with an opportunity for involvement in advising development projects and land use matters, general or community plan amendments, rezoning and public facilities.

The City Audit had two findings.

Finding 1: The City’s limited oversight, guidance, and training of CPGs may be contributing to CPGs’ lack of transparency, inconsistent records retention, and potential non-compliance with Council Policy and the Brown Act.

Finding 2: Lack of oversight of the CPGs development project review process has made it difficult to analyze their performance and influence.

Read the full report.

Downtown Partnership’s Family Reunification Program

On June 11, the Public Policy Committee heard from the Downtown Partnership on their Family Reunification Program. The Family Reunification Program has assisted many individuals in returning home to friends and family. The goal of the program is to get homeless of the streets and into better living situations.

Inclusionary Housing Policy Update

On May 15, the City of San Diego’s Rules Committee passed an update to the City’s Inclusionary Housing Policy. Similar to the current policy, the new proposal gives builders a choice to incorporate at least 10 percent of the units as affordable housing into their projects or pay an in-lieu fee that will go to future affordable housing projects through the Housing Commission. The passed proposal would drastically increase the in-lieu fee.

Infrastructure, Housing, and Land Use Committee Hears About UCSD Hillcrest Campus Development

At the May IHLU Committee, UCSD presented their Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) for their Hillcrest Campus. The LRDP will outline the possibilities for growth in a way that acknowledges the Hillcrest Campus’s unique character and relationship to the community, while ensuring that UC San Diego can achieve its vision for healthcare, research and innovation. They intend on building workforce housing.


Millennial Study Reveals Employers Must Create ‘Purpose-Driven Culture’

Millennial employees in San Diego want purpose, supportive supervisors who provide development opportunities, and affordable places to live. These are the findings of “Millennials at Work: The Purpose-Driven Generation” a new study from Chamber’s Foundation released May 23 that points to several key strategies for retaining millennial workers. Millennials are the largest segment of the workforce. If businesses want to stay competitive, it is critical to create a workplace culture that brings out the best in these emerging business leaders.

Member Spotlight: Patricio Orozco Abogados

With 20 years of professional practice, Patricio Orozco Loza has developed substantial expertise in the representation of the interests of foreign entities doing business in Mexico. 

Patricio has served as Mexican counsel on international business transactions including the representation of International Banks to secure credits granted in Mexico. He also provides continued legal advice as Mexican counsel for the start-up and operation of a number of Mexican Subsidiaries as well as counsel on the merger and acquisition of U.S. entities and Mexican subsidiaries.

He has advised real estate and tourism developers on their legal, corporate and finance structure, from the acquisition due diligence of their properties, to various types of sale structure and financing arrangements with foreign Banks.

Here are a few of our specialties:

  • Starting and incorporating a business in Mexico to limit your liability and risk.
  • Closing and dissolving a business in Mexico.  Conduct Shareholders’ meeting, liquidating, conclude pending matters and filling the dissolution.
  • Acquiring or selling property in Mexico.
  • Setting up Trusts
  • Company Trademarks and Value: Increase the Value of your Mexican Company with your Trademark.  Appraisals for the value of your trademark and increase the stock capital of your Mexican Corporation

As a licensed Public Broker in Mexico, Patricio Orozco Abogados is authorized by the Federal Government to do official appraisals for the following:

  • Real Estate Property
  • Corporations
  • Mexican Subsidiaries
  • Stocks
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Intangible Assets
  • Trademarks and Patents

Name: Patricio Orozco Loza  Title: Corporate Attorney in México  Company: Patricio Orozco Abogados.

Website URL: Email:

Germán Gedovius 10605 int 205, Fraccionamiento Río.  Tijuana, B.C. C.P. 22010

Tel. 664 607-3531/2

Leader Board – June 2019

Katharine LiMandri (18 and SDYL Board Member) has left SDCCU Holiday Bowl to start her own event company, Tidal Consulting. Jenna Brossman (18) has joined NV5 Global Inc., a professional engineering and consulting solutions provider that operates out of more than 100 locations worldwide, as an Integrated Marketing Specialist. Barbara Gerber (10), Founder and President of Devon Hill Associates, has been awarded the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2019 Senior-Level Executive Regent’s Award in recognition of her significant contributions toward the achievement of ACHE’s goals and the advancement of healthcare management excellence. Phil Senescall (19) has joined the board of Autism Tree Project, which was his Impact Leadership Action Team project partner agency. Please join us in congratulating all!

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UnidosUS Annual Conference in San Diego

The Chamber is proud to partner with UnidosUS Annual Conference, an exclusive experience gathering over 3,000 community leaders, activists, volunteers; elected and appointed officials; members of the corporate, philanthropic, and academic communities; college students; and youth. This year, the UnidosUS Annual Conference will be taking place in San Diego from Saturday, August 3 to Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center. For event details, or to register, please visit the UnidosUS website.

Attendees gain a deeper understanding of topics of interest that intersect across communities, such as civil rights, education, health, financial empowerment, workforce, immigration, and civic engagement. The agenda includes over 25 interactive workshops, five inspirational general sessions, and three engaging plenary sessions (full agenda available here).