Monthly Archives: May 2022

This month, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and Tijuana Mayor Montserrat Caballero signed a new memorandum of understanding in an effort to increase collaboration between the two cities. The MOU, signed in a ceremony in Tijuana that had been delayed several times due to the pandemic, will allow San Diego and Tijuana to continue working […]

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This year’s Regional Task Force on Homelessness (RFTF) Report is out. According to the report, the annual count of homeless individuals in San Diego County increased about 10 percent in over a little over 2 years– with an official count of at least 8,427 homeless individuals. Read Full Report Here   The RTFH is responsible […]

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The Chamber hosted a conversation with  Dilawar Syed as part of their International Business Affairs Forum series. Syed is a special representative for the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. During the forum, he shared an overview of resources and initiatives that help SMEs engage in international trade and the agency’s role in […]

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Mayor Gloria released his May revision of the “Ready to Rebuild” budget. With the total City budget now at $5.03 billion, strong commitments to providing mental health services, homeless shelters, affordable housing, and enhanced public safety are included. Here are a few highlights:  $878,000 to help residents struggling with mental or behavioral health.  $5.4 Million […]

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Governor Newsom unveiled a $300.6 billion budget, with an estimated $97.5 billion surplus far exceeding previous estimates from January. The legislature has until June 15 to pass a budget and send it back to the Governor. See what’s included here.  There was much discussion about the May Revise during our delegation trip to Sacramento. The […]

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The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Monday to advance three competing proposals for how to redevelop the 48-acre Sports Arena property in the Midway District. The list consists of Midway Rising, HomeTownSD and Midway Village+. All three plan to replace the arena and build thousands of units of new housing. Two other bidders were […]

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EZ-ERC helps companies determine if they qualify for and receive the Employee Retention Credit. As you may know, the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was initially passed under the CARES Act, the substantial COVID-19 government stimulus bill, to reward business owners for retaining employees throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It is similar to PPP except these are […]

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This just in: Chamber members can now receive exclusive discounts at Staples stores, thanks to their newest savings program! Whether you need in-store printing for signage at your next in-person event or every day office supplies as your employees settle back into the office space, Staples has you covered. Learn more about the Staples Connect […]

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On April 28 – 30, 24 leaders from our regional business community completed the 2022 Influence program! The class explored topics from Corporate Social Responsibility to Housing and Homelessness and more. They also heard from our region’s elected officials: Mayor Todd Gloria, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, and Congressman Scott Peters (95). Want some highlights from the […]

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Do you know a person or organization making substantive change in our region? We want to recognize the inspiring work happening all around us and those leaders making a difference in our community at the annual Visionary Awards. Submit your application/ nomination today for the following award categories: The Neil Morgan Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement […]

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