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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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Connecting with people is always the main goal when it comes to Red Door Escape Room’s many exciting adventures. Each escape episode is created to spark imagination, inspire teamwork, and encourage endless screen-free fun. As COVID challenged businesses across the country, Red Door was no exception. When in-person gatherings became a risk, there needed to […]

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The Cravory opened its second location on August 18, 2021 near SDSU’s campus with a Grand Opening performed by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Jerry and the Chamber team welcomed The Cravory to the College Area District with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Cravory – SDSU is located off El Cajon Blvd in between […]

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The Caster Group is a family-owned development company specializing in the acquisition, development, construction and management of premier A-1 Self Storage locations throughout California. For over 60 years the Caster family has worked in all aspects of the real estate industry including industrial, residential, retail and beginning in 1983, self storage development and management.  There […]

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The 2020 census numbers were finally released, kicking off a flurry of efforts on redistricting, but also illuminating how our region has changed. While the state will lose a congressional seat — because of its declining population– San Diego grew by 7 percent and became more diverse.  The City is now the eighth largest, and […]

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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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