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July 13, 2016

POLICY UPDATE

The City of San Diego's New Minimum Wage & Sick Leave Ordinance - Effective July 11
Depending on the number of employees, types of violations and days of violations, businesses that fail to comply will be fined a maximum of $10,000 for the first offense.

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Chamber Responds to Trump's anti-NAFTA Comments
"Unrealistic, counter-intuitive, and damaging..." Presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to withdraw from NAFTA would inflict serious harm to San Diego's economy.

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California Secures $200 Million for Workforce Training
New allocated funds will help solve California's shortage of educated skilled workers.

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Economic Update on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
By eliminating barriers to trade, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will increase U.S. exports to new free trade partners by $34.6 billion (18.7 percent).

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One Paseo Mixed-Use Development Project Approved
The new development project will add much-needed housing, retail and commercial space while providing a model for future redevelopment in San Diego.

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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

NOW OPEN: 2016 SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS
APPLICATIONS

 
Winning an award for your business is a great way to strengthen your brand, increase your visibility and stand out from the competition. Each year, the Chamber honors our region's small businesses for driving the San Diego economy forward.

If your business is a leader of customer service, technology, or has a great San Diegan story to tell, we strongly encourage you to submit an application to be nominated. Applications must be received by August 1, 2016.

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

 
Connect & Learn (July 14)
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SDYL Meeting & Mixer (July 14)
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Mayor Faulconer's One San Diego 100 Reception (July 14)
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Deadline to Join Civics Engagement Academy (July 15)
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Execs Connect with Steve Breen (July 18)
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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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Accelerating Leadership Development (Aug. 17)
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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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COMMUNITY EVENTS


Free WiFi Available in Downtown San Diego (July 8-24)
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Grand Opening of HomeStreet Bank Kearney Mesa Branch (July 13)
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CSDBCC Talk Series: Inclusive Economic Development (July 13)
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Grand Opening of HomeStreet Bank Mission Gorge Branch (July 14)
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California Competes Tax Credit Workshop (July 28)
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2016 Pacific Military Youth of the Year Celebration (July 29)
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Live Well San Diego 5K Walk/Run (July 30)
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U.S. – Mexico Border Summit 2016 (Aug. 3-6)
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Spirit of 45 Day-WWII National Day of Remembrance (Aug. 14)
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San Diego Air and Space Museum’s Go For Launch! (Aug. 22-24)
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Get Recognized For Employing Veteran Staff Members

Special shout-out to Wounded Warrior Project for becoming an Elite Honor Roll member by employing more than 10 percent veteran staff!

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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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.

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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