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48 individuals across various sectors and communities make up this year’s Advance Class of 2021. Throughout the twelve sessions, the cohort undergoes tailored coaching, mentorship, and skill building while having the chance to connect with fellow female executives, building lifelong relationships with inspiring leaders who will change the face of the region’s business, government and […]

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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. Travis Ives (Impact 2014 graduate), Cassandra Weinlein (Impact 2020 graduate), Erika Schimmel Guiles (Impact 2021 graduate), and Claire Groebner (Advance 2019 graduate) were named to San Diego Metro’s […]

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Earlier this month, the Chamber met with Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Affairs as part of this year’s Mexico City Summit and heard to explore efforts to restart a High Level Economic Dialogue between both countries. The formal convening took place on September 9th and focused on binational collaboration in economic recovery, promoting sustainable economic and […]

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On September 9th, the President proposed sweeping vaccine mandates that will extend to over 2/3 of the country’s workforce. These directives include the doubling of fines for unruly passengers on planes, requirements for federal contractors and large employers to be vaccinated, and streamlined processes for EIDL loans and PPP forgiveness, among others. That day, the […]

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The legislative cycle has concluded, with a flurry of last minute priority discussions either dying on the vine or being pushed over the finish line at the last minute. Among these late-game bills are the major housing policies supported by the Chamber are SB 9 (Atkins) and SB 10 (Wiener) which would allow for additional […]

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With 102 votes in favor and two against, the Mexican Senate passed the Presidential Mandate Revocation bill which would allow the early termination and removal from office of President Lopez Obrador next March. In Mexico, Presidents remain in office for a six-year term, with the next federal elections scheduled for 2024. The bill specifies that […]

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New IBWC Commissioner

President Joe Biden appointed the second woman and first Latina to lead the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). Maria-Elena Giner previously served as General Manager of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) where she focused on policies that addressed U.S.-Mexico cooperation on water, energy, and climate change. The Chamber looks […]

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2021 Mexico Summit Recap

Thank you again to everyone that joined our Mexico City Summit. In case you missed it, here’s a few highlights: Roberto Velasco, Unit Chief for North America for the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, welcomed delegates and shared insights on the High-Level Economic Dialogue between the U.S. and Mexico to strengthen our global competitiveness. A message […]

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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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