News & Updates


For the first time in over 25 years, CAD/CAM CONSULTING SERVICES, INC. is opening a new office! They are a pivotal part of the ever-growing San Diego manufacturing community and now can better support, train, and consult their existing and future customers in the area.

Join their Open House May 10th at 11am. Register here by May 6th for a free T-shirt. Lunch is provided and the first 20 attendees get a free Mastercam class. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win 2 Padres tickets, Mastercam 2022 Design seat, a Nvidia Quadro graphics card, gift cards and more!

With what will be their third location across Southern California, the hope is that this new office will allow them to share their culture with an even greater amount of manufacturers in the region. They pride themselves on building long-lasting relationships with their customers and partnering in their success, and are excited to now have a home base in San Diego to better fulfill their customers’ needs.

The company recently decided it was finally time to plant their flag in San Diego soil. Both their Newbury Park and Anaheim locations have always hosted customers for training on various aspects of Mastercam, starting with their Mill, Lathe, and Multiaxis training courses and extending to one-on-one curated training or tech support for Mastercam and NCSimul, and they intend to have their San Diego office function just the same. After being a top 10 worldwide Mastercam reseller every year for the past 28 years, they helped their customers get the most out of their investment, and this formula will now be more effectively spread across the San Diego and Imperial counties. Additionally, they aim to make this location a focal point for manufacturers interested in the Desktop Metal line of 3D metal printers, and with their aforementioned longstanding success in growing Southern California manufacturing, this is yet another tool to offer customers looking to grow their company and stay on the leading edge of manufacturing.

As existing members of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and with the investment CNC Software has made in the San Diego and Imperial counties with partnerships with Workshop for Warriors and other tooling manufacturers, their goal is to continue to expand the roots of Mastercam in San Diego to strengthen the foundation of manufacturing in the region. A hot-bed for medical and defense manufacturing, as well as a myriad of other industries, San Diego is ripe with innovative and motivated companies constantly looking for ways to improve. With their combination of the full suite of Mastercam, various Desktop Metal 3D printers, and NCSimul verification software, all being supported by a world-class and industry trained staff, they hope to add an extra fold to the landscape of developing manufacturing business in San Diego.

More information about their open house can be found below.


CDC Announcement to End Title 42

According to the CDC, following a public health reassessment, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky moved forward with terminating Title 42. In effect, this means that unaccompanied non-citizen children will not be expelled from the United States under CDC’s order.

DHS Secretary Mayorkas released a statement in response to the CDC’s announcement to end Title 42, which currently grants the U.S. government the ability to ‘prohibit the entrance of individuals to mitigate the spread of a contagious disease’ and authorizes border officials to promptly turn around and deport migrants. It was initially enacted for 30 days in March of 2020 but extended indefinitely later on.

Dike Anyiwo Appointed to Climate Action Plan Advisory Group

Congratulations to our very own, Dike Anyiwo, for his appointment to the City of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan Advisory Group.

Dike is a Public Policy Advisor for the Chamber, where he specializes in education and workforce issues as well as sustainability & industry policy areas. Dike also serves as the Chair of the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Planning board. He attended the University of California, Riverside where he studied Business Economics.


AMLO’s Electricity Reform Fails in Congress 

After Mexico’s Supreme Court failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to declare President Lopez Obrador’s electricity reform unconstitutional, the MORENA party was unable to reach the votes needed to pass the reform in Congress. However, President Lopez Obrador announced another initiative to nationalize lithium. The proposed legislation strengthens government control over the mining sector by not awarding concessions to mine lithium and other strategic minerals vital for the energy sector.


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San Diego Housing Updates

Nearly two years since its passage, City of San Diego’s Complete Communities has four projects funded, with another 10 currently awaiting approval. In total, these projects could bring 864 homes to the region. 


The County of San Diego has approved funding for five different affordable housing developments. Running from Carlsbad to National City and locations in between, the funds will help create over 250 units that will be restricted based on income. 


The City of San Diego’s Planning Commission voted to support Build Better SD. Build Better SD is a citywide initiative to enable the faster delivery of

public spaces and buildings equitably and sustainably across San Diego. According to the City of San Diego’s website the initiative will set clear policies intended to create more opportunities for innovative, culturally relevant and interactive public spaces by prioritizing investments in areas where the needs are greatest—streamlining the delivery of more infrastructure, to more people, more quickly. 

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Mayor Todd Gloria’s FY23 Proposed Budget 

Earlier this month, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria released next year’s proposed city budget which includes continuing pandemic recovery and infrastructure enhancements. The budget proposal is broken down into three volumes and can be reviewed in full here.

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Member Spotlight: Mainstay Medical

Mainstay Medical’s journey started in 2008 with a patent that has led to their revolutionary therapy for mechanical chronic low back pain: ReActiv8.

The implantable ReActiv8 System

With the majority of adults suffering from low back pain at some point in their lives and many suffering from chronic low back pain, ReActiv8 has proven to be a leader in restorative therapy by addressing the underlying causes of the pain and not just the symptoms.

In the short time since its creation, ReActiv8 has received regulatory approval in several geographic areas, and is commercially available in the United States, the European Economic Area, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

By offering this restorative, one-of-a-kind therapy in the healthcare marketplace, Mainstay Medical’s ReActiv8 therapy has quickly grown to become a new hope for adults suffering from chronic low back pain.

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Patient Testimonials

Click the image above to hear more about the ReActiv8 therapy from patients around the globe.

Spine Specialist Dr. Meredith Langhorst

Click the image above to learn more about ReActiv8 from Spine Specialist, Dr. Meredith Langhorst

Patient Information Packet

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Member Spotlight: SL United Construction

SL United Construction was established in 2016 and is a family owned business.  SL United Construction is committed to its core values of integrity, innovation, and quality. They approach each project with our client’s vision in mind and build customer relationships based on communication and trust.  Every member of the construction team commits to exceed our clients expectations.  Their clients trust them because of their timeliness, attention to detail and service-minded attitudes.

As a general contractor, SL United Construction offers construction services in home remodels,

additions, new construction home building and services in all phases of construction. They create a successful partnership with our clients throughout the construction process  and is truly a leader in providing value-added construction services.

Spiro Walpert, Co-Founder and General Contractor, is the prime contractor of SL United construction and has been involved in the construction industry for over 20 years. From the initial estimate to the completion of your project, he will be on-site to ensure the work is done properly and on time.

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LEADers On The Move

We enjoy seeing what our graduates are doing and how they are making an impact on the world. Share your good news with us via email:

Impact 2014 graduate Greg Kershaw now serves as Board Chair for the Fred Finch Youth Center.

Current Impact participant Tracy Eckard is now the Director of Workforce Development for Energy, Construction & Utilities and Public Administration for the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

Impact 2019 graduate Erica Snyder now serves as the Secretary for the Townspeople Board of Directors.

Advance 2019 graduate & SDYL Chair Melissa Peterman received the Rising Aztec Award from San Diego State University.

Influence 2019 graduate Kimberly J. Becker was named one of California’s 39th Senate District’s Women of the District by Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins. Learn more.

Current Impact participant Amanda Nelson is now the Director of Marketing & Communications for San Diego Pride.

Influence 2020 graduate Ashley Camac now serves on the Board for San Diego Fleet Week Foundation.

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