Monthly Archives: September 2022

We’re melting.   Business Updates: Chamber member San Diego Community Power has just launched its Community Power Plan Survey and is looking for responses from residents and businesses. We hope you will respond! We’re ready for that close-up. The City of Chula Vista and SDSU are teaming up to build a Cinematic Arts Center & […]

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  President Biden’s top advocate for small businesses was here in San Diego last week to speak with entrepreneurs and local leaders, including Chamber President,  Jerry Sanders.  Isabella Casillas Guzman heads the Small Business Administration (SBA), which is responsible for programs such as Paycheck Protection Program loans and the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.  […]

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State Public health leaders have just ended weekly testing requirements for workers. This move comes in an effort to better align with federal COVID-19 policy recommendations. This will now end for workers in high-risk areas such as healthcare, childcare, and other congregate facilities.  The state’s vaccination and booster requirements for employees in healthcare, correctional health, […]

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The Chamber’s Public Policy Committee discussed two board letters considered by the Board of Supervisors this week. In both cases, the committee directed staff to draft letters expressing concerns. The policies are: Right of Way Done Right – which provides direction to County staff to return within 120 days with a policy to require prevailing […]

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With the end of the California legislative session came decisions on many key bills, outlined below:  SB 1338 – CARE Act – Changes how the state cares for those with severe mental illness or substance addiction by creating a wraparound system to ensure care. Signed by Governor. San Diego Regional Chamber Board voted to approve […]

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The U.S. and Mexican sections of the International Boundary and Water Commission held a ceremony last month to announce a shared commitment to invest $474M in sanitation projects on both sides of the border to address transboundary wastewater flows in the Tijuana River. Following the ceremony, Baja Governor Marina del Pilar and water authorities hosted […]

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Member Spotlight: Wizehire

  For small business owners and executives who want to hire the best talent, WizeHire is a month-to-month online recruiting service that streamlines the hiring process and provides the best candidates for the job. Wizehire’s hiring platform helps you save time and money by providing your business with proven job templates written for your industry, one-click […]

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Just what we all needed in this triple-digit heatwave: hot, pumpkin-flavored stuff! While we joke (we swear, we love our Starbucks members and PSL season!) we are very serious about our absolute shock that we are now entering September. Yes. It is too early for Halloween directions, put that pumpkin down.   Business Updates: Baby […]

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