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June 15, 2016

POLICY UPDATE

San Diego & Baja California Election Results
We wish to congratulate all of the Chamber-endorsed candidates and newly-elected Baja officials on a successful election! Final results for the District 1 race are still pending.

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Chamber Announces New Railroad to Connect Tijuana's Factories to the United States
The new Desert Line Railway will alleviate border congestion, reduce air pollution, and increase economic output of the region

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Job-Killer SB 878 Defeated
SB 878 - the bill which would have required employers to submit a 21-day schedule and give 7 days' notice for any changes - was defeated in the California Senate. 

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Governor Brown Strikes Affordable Housing Deal with New Budget Proposal
If passed, Governor Brown's proposal will streamline the permitting process for developers, allowing new homes and units to be built.  

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Last Chance to Register for Congressional Luncheon - June 20
Listen to San Diego's Congressional delegation discuss the 2016 presidential race, gun control, homelessness, infrastructure, and more.

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Chamber to Launch New Cross-Border Business Forum on July 27
Attendees will learn vital information on how to expand their business across the border while forming new relationships within the Cali-Baja business community.  

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MORE NEWS

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
Good Government Speaker Series: San Diego's Beer Industry (June 16)
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Congressional Luncheon (June 20)
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Powerful Presentation Skills (June 22)
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Good Government Speaker Series: Innovation in Higher Education (June 30)
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Chamber 101: How to Maximize Your Chamber Membership (July 20)
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Candid Conversations for Difficult Situations (July 27)
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70th Flag, General & Senior Officers Ball (July 27)
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Chamber Mission to Washington, D.C. (Sept. 25-28)
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Liberty Mutual Golf Classic (Oct. 7)
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Apply to the Chamber's Policy Internship Programs!

As part of the Chamber's initiative to help grow and train a highly-skilled workforce, the Chamber's International Business Affairs and Public Policy departments have several internship opportunities available for high school and college students. If interested, please email Dana Stafford, Executive Director of Human Resources Director at dstafford@sdchamber.org.
Get Recognized For Employing Veteran Staff Members

The Defense, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee continues to accept applications to recognize businesses that hire veterans. We are proud to highlight firms that understand veteran hiring is a smart business move, and want to encourage additional participation.

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Give Back to the Veteran Community Through Vets' Community Connections

Chamber members are strongly encouraged to volunteer for the Vets' Community Connections initiative and help veterans transition to civilian life. Volunteering is simple, easy, and works with your schedule! 

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OUR MISSION

 
To be the leading, most effective advocate and voice for business policy and connections in the San Diego-Baja California region.
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