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Connect and Learn

July 14, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

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Join us for an opportunity to network and meet your fellow Chamber members! After spending time building your network of professional connects, you will have the opportunity to expand your business knowledge by attending one of three short workshops.

Each workshop is designed to be informative and fast paced to provide you with skills that you can use immediately to improve your businesses outcomes. There will be plenty of coffee and delicious morning snacks to keep you powered up for a strong start to your day.


Date: July 14, 2016
Time: Registration begins at 7:30am
Networking: 8:00 – 8:45am
Workshops: 8:45 – 9:30am

Marriott-Residence Inn & Springhill Suites Downtown/Bayfront
5th Floor – Ted Williams Room
900 Bayfront Court
San Diego, CA 92101
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Contact Details:
Kelsey O’Lea
Phone: 619-544-1343

Event Cost:
This event is complimentary for Chamber members. Not a Chamber member? Please contact our Membership Department at 619-544-1337.


Parking Information:
Discounted self-parking of $10 is available at the hotel to registered Chamber members. Additional options for parking include a pay lot across the street from the hotel and limited metered parking on the surrounding streets.

Event photography provided by: FC | SHWARTZ Photography (


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Marriott-Residence Inn & Springhill Suites Downtown/Bayfront
marriott_springhillThe SpringHill Suites-San Diego Downtown/Bayfront provides the ideal location to lodge out of town visitors or to host your next business meeting.  Take advantage of 11,397 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space backed by San Diego’s stunning skyline Set in an ideal location within walking distance to the San Diego Convention Center and landmark attractions, our hotel is within minutes of historic Lane Field, the San Diego Cruise Terminals and the Gaslamp Quarter. Spacious, tech-savvy suites and a vibrant lobby offer flexible spaces perfect for working, meeting or relaxing.


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July 14, 2016
7:30 am - 9:30 am
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Conor Hulett


Marriott-Residence Inn & Springhill Suites Downtown/Bayfront
900 Bayfront Court
San Diego, 92101 United States
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