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Member Spotlight: Dalrada

Dalrada Financial Corporation is a publicly traded company delivering science, engineering, and technology solutions.  The company owns and operates multiple subsidiaries based in the US, EU, Malaysia, and India.  Dalrada’s mission is to make a significant impact on people’s lives by providing alternative solutions in the healthcare, low carbon clean energy, sanitization, precision manufacturing, and technology industries.


Dalrada Health’s new brand, GlanHealth, is a full line of anti-bacterial, anti-viral and disinfectant products for consumer and commercial use. The GlanHealth product suite is alcohol-free and is laboratory tested to eliminate bacteria and viruses by 99.9%. Products include:

  • Hand Sanitizer Foam, Wipes and Spray
  • Advanced Sanitizing Soap
  • All Purpose Advanced Surface Cleaner
  • Antimicrobial Wound & Skin Therapy
  • Mold and Mildew Sanitizing & Prevention
  • Laundry Sanitizing & Deodorant

Dalrada Health spray services feature breakthrough sanitizing products that eliminate harmful bacteria, germs, bio-films, and spores. Our alcohol, chlorine, and bleach-free solution provides long-lasting protection and is safe to use on virtually any surface. In just a matter of minutes, true sanitizing power is delivered through a state-of-the-art touchless application process that reduces cross-contamination and offers up to 28 days of continuous protection. For more information, please call (858-243-1223). 


Dalrada’s portfolio companies, Likido Limited and Dalrada Precision, are focused on sustainable “green” energy and precision parts manufacturing respectively. Based in Scotland, Likido Limited is innovating reductions in carbon (CO2) emissions with heating and cooling units for residential and commercial use.  Likido Limited is led by Dalrada’s Chief Engineering Officer, Stuart Cox, who holds nearly three decades of specialized experience in advanced mechanical processing, combustion systems, sustainable and renewable energy, and low carbon manufacturing.


Prakat Solutions Inc. is a technology solutions company specializing in test engineering, accessibility engineering, product engineering, and application modernization. The company partners with clients to create transparent, value-based relationships by leveraging the extensive experience of its team and by providing innovative solutions in a wide range of technology domains that ultimately enable customers to successfully attain their business goals. For more information, please visit

Schools Ordered to Begin School Year Online

Early last week, San Diego Unified School District announced that the new school year will start with online-only classes, with instruction resuming on August 31 as previously scheduled. The Governor’s office also released new industry guidance for schools and school-based programs. Under the new regulations, California school districts cannot reopen until coronavirus infections and hospitalizations have stabilized in their counties. Schools can offer in-person instruction only if their county is removed from the state’s monitoring list for more than two weeks. Districts are also required to test teachers for coronavirus every other month.

Midway Campaign Kick-off

On Wednesday July 22, San Diego City Council members Jennifer Campbell and Chris Cate held a press conference to officially launch the campaign to amend the People’s Ordinance O-10960 and Municipal Code Section 132.0505, following July 21’s City Council vote.

The campaign to Exclude the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Plan Area from Coastal Zone Height Limits is led by community members representing both the business and residential concerns in the region.

City of San Diego Franchise Fee Agreement

On Thursday, July 16, The City of San Diego’s Environment Committee voted 3-1 to accept a consultant’s report on the City’s franchise fee agreement with a number of small recommendations. The recommendations include the initiation of a Climate Equity Fund that would be capitalized by the winner of the franchise as well as assurances that the franchise fee bid winner retains utility employees and uphold wage increases that have already been negotiated.

The current franchise fee agreement expires January 2021 and Thursday’s Environment Committee action advances the process to renew the existing franchise agreement to the full city council for a formal vote. A franchise agreement dictates the terms by which a municipality allows a utility company the exclusive right to use public right-of-way’s for the transmission and distribution of gas and electricity lines.

Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum

The U.S. Commercial Service, through the U.S. Department of Commerce, will host a virtual forum and a series of industry-focused activities starting July 28 to help empower women from small and medium-sized businesses across a variety of sectors. Participants will develop skills and have access to the tools, networks, and resources to build an export strategy to grow their business. The virtual sessions cover how the following fields can benefit from the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): Aerospace & Defense; Automotive; Education; Design and Construction; Healthcare; IT; and Energy. For more information, or to register, please visit the event’s website.

IBA Forum: Leveraging Trade & Export Tools

The Chamber, in partnership with the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., and PCM Corporativo, will host an International Business Affairs Forum on Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. focused on trade and exporting tools and how to navigate the cross-border business landscape.

Our Cali-Baja region boasts tremendous assets from incubators to manufacturing, marketing, sales, and customer service. Companies from around the world are tapping into the business expertise that exists in our binational region. Together, we have created a $2.5 billion integrated manufacturing supply chain which boosted our region to the largest medical device cluster in the world. Investors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners aiming to expand to global markets have found a valuable and sustainable business environment here.

Attendees will learn how trade finance solutions can help mitigate risk in today’s business climate and expand sales in new or existing markets, while leveraging complimenting resources available in our Cali-Baja region. Register for the forum.

Travel Restrictions and Trusted Traveler Programs

The temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across shared ports of entry between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico have been extended an additional 30 days to August 20. To prevent long wait times for our cross-border community, the Chamber continues to urge U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to restore operating lanes and staffing at our ports of entry. Please visit the official Department of Homeland Security’s website and social media pages for updates on port operations.

Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers will continue to remain closed through September 8. Trusted Traveler programs provide expedited processing into the United States for pre-approved, low-risk travelers through dedicated lanes and kiosks at ports of entry. These programs allow members to travel between the U.S. and Canada (NEXUS), access land ports of entry to the U.S. from Mexico (SENTRI), import commercial shipments between the U.S./Mexico or U.S./Canada (FAST), and travel internationally through CBP processing (Global Entry). Trusted Traveler Programs applicants who have scheduled interviews at enrollment centers on or before September 7 must reschedule appointments starting September 8. Enrollment on arrival remains operational at participating airports.

CONAGUA Allocates $83.9 Million To Tijuana River Valley Efforts

Humberto Marengo Mogollon has been appointed as Commissioner of CILA, the Mexican section of the International Boundary and Water Commission). CILA has recently installed new pumps in Tijuana to address transboundary pollution impacting the Tijuana River Valley. Mexico’s Water Commission, CONAGUA, also allocated $83.9 million pesos (about $3.6 million USD) to aid operation of the new pumps and began the rehabilitation and maintenance of existing infrastructure.

In Baja, the Secretariat of Water Management, Sanitation, and Protection (SEPROA) announced a 60-day plan to remove an estimated 300,000 cubic meters of sediment and solid waste along the Tijuana River channel. The project began July 6 and removed 13,300 cubic meters of waste within the first week. To help raise funds for the project and other water infrastructure across the city, Tijuana’s Public Utilities Commission (CESPT) has implemented revised water fees. The estimated cost of the project is $4.5 million and is funded in equal parts by CESPT and CONAGUA.

Member Spotlight: 4th & J

Legacy Partners, a privately held real estate firm founded in 1968 and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, recently partnered with The Resmark Companies on the start of leasing at their 168-unit, mixed-use community 4th + J.

Located just one block from the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, 4th + J is a short walk to the Convention Center Trolley Station, Petco Park and Horton Plaza. Each residence features quartz stone countertops, stainless-steel appliances, modern recessed lighting, and wood-style floors.

4th + J features a mix of luxe studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments and lofts. Designed by San Diego architects Carrier Johnson+CULTUR3, the community has a strong orientation to the outdoors with the presence of a central courtyard, a secondary courtyard, a public plaza at street level, open corridor balconies, individual unit balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, private terraces, and rooftop terrace areas.

The community’s two rooftop amenity areas have panoramic views from downtown to the Pacific Ocean, as well as communal barbecues and fire pits. Other community features include a public plaza, 1,200 square feet of ground floor retail, a clubhouse, business and conference center, fitness room, pool and spa, dog park, and outdoor kitchen area.

To learn more about 4th + J and schedule a tour visit

Alaska Airlines Take Flight Promotion


As a Chamber member, you’re invited to take part in this exclusive offer.

Join Alaska Airlines dedicated business travel portal and loyalty program – EasyBiz.  It’s free to join, and from July 15th to December 15th, 2020, flights booked through this portal qualify for a number of benefits which will help your organization get back to essential business trips.


Watch the miles fly in

  • Get up to 15% off flights
  • Earn 5,000 bonus Mileage Plan bonus miles when your company spends $5000
  • Earn another 5,000 bonus miles after spending $10,000 through December 31, 2020


EasyBiz Benefits

  • Free use of the EasyBiz portal, including saving traveler profiles, shared company access, summary data, and more
  • Hold reservations for 24 hours before payment
  • Earn rewards for your business and for the individual traveler
  • Low-price guarantee


How to Join

  1. Sign up for a new EasyBiz account
  2. Register your account to receive discounts and bonus miles
  3. Book travel


Next Level Care

Learn more about how we are innovating our travel experience to keep our guests and employees safe and align with CDC recommendations:


Terms and conditions

EasyBiz registration is required from July 15 – August 15, 2020. Travel must be completed by December 15, 2020. Offer is good for new EasyBiz customers only in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Montana, and Hawaii. Discounts available up to 15% based on fare class.  In addition, earn up to 5,000 bonus Mileage Plan miles after spending $5,000 and another 5,000 miles after spending $10,000 through December 15th.

  • (F/Y): 15%
  • (SBMH): 10%
  •  (QLVK): 6%
  • GTR: 3%



If you have questions on setting up your account, you can reach the EasyBiz Help Desk at 1-888-280-8929.