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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: lead@sdchamber.org. Influence 2021 graduate Sarah Lyman, Impact 1994 graduate and Past Board Co-Chair Stath Karras, and Board Member Satomi Rash-Zeigler now serve on the City of San Diego’s Middle-Income […]

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In July, San Diego’s unemployment rate clocked in at 6.9 percent, highlighting the frustrating question around why it’s been so hard to fill local job vacancies. The well-documented reasons for people not returning to the workforce, including childcare, extra unemployment benefits, and safety concerns as COVID cases rise, haven’t been able to result in meaningful […]

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This week, the Pfizer- BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine received full FDA approval for individuals 16 and up. While it was long expected, this approval does trigger the vaccine-mandates that many have said they would apply to their workforce. Some examples include the military, several hospitals, and public school systems. Upon announcing approval, President Biden encouraged the […]

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Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX) led border state lawmakers in introducing the Border Health Security Act to strengthen international cooperation to screen for infectious diseases and help support public health initiatives in border communities.  The bill would require U.S. members of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission to work with the Canada- United States Pan-Border Public Health […]

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In the last few years, we’ve seen significant progress on several of our region’s key priorities like USMCA, the new North American free-trade agreement, solutions to address pollution issues in Tijuana River Valley, and completion of landmark border infrastructure projects. Reaching these milestones is a testament to the power of our region’s longstanding commitment to […]

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Canada has reopened its southern border to fully vaccinated U.S. travelers. After almost a year and a half of non-essential travel restrictions at our land ports of entry, the U.S. is the only North American country that continues to enforce restrictions until at least September 21.  With northbound waits of up to six hours at […]

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The Chamber is pleased to welcome Tom Reott to the region as the new U.S. Consul General in Tijuana, a three-year assignment starting this month. Reott is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with 20 years experience in the Department of State, at both headquarters and overseas. He previously served as Minister Counselor […]

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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: lead@sdchamber.org. Amanda Flisher (Engage 2021)is now a Board Member for the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. Sam Attisha (Influence 2011) is now the Senior Vice President of Cox Communications. […]

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We congratulate those named as San Diego Business Journal’s Women of Influence 50 Over 50. Of those 50 women leaders, we are proud to recognize the eight who are Chamber members. Having strong, gender-balanced leadership yields robust analysis, thoughtful workplace policies, and enhanced decision-making. Congratulations: Cheri Pierre of Computers 2 Kids Debbie Chelberg of Marsh & […]

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