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September 15, 2016

POLICY UPDATE

¡ FELICES FIESTAS PATRIAS MEXICANAS!
 
We join our neighbor to the south in celebrating Mexico's Independence Day.

At 11PM tonight, Mexico’s president will ring the bell of the National Palace and re-enact the “Grito de Dolores,” which was Mexican priest Miguel Hidalgo’s call to his countrymen to fight for independence. 
ACTION ALERT: Help San Diego End Chronic Homelessness
With more than 8,7000 homeless individuals living in San Diego, the County has reached a breaking point. Help us ensure San Diego gets its fair share of federal aid.

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New Access Bridge to PedWest Pedestrian Border Crossing Completed
After much controversy and criticism was received concerning the safety of the PedWest crossing on the Mexican-side, a new permanent access bridge has been completed.

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Mission to Washington, D.C. Registration Closes September 20
Don't miss out on an incredible opportunity to meet the nation's top policy experts while creating meaningful relationships with San Diego's business community.

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Affordable Housing Update: State Decision Still Pending
Governor Brown has until September 30 to sign or veto the Chamber-supported legislation which will increase the availability of affordable housing for San Diegans.

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Chamber's Candidate Endorsements
As the Chamber Board of Directors continue to take action on candidates and ballot propositions, we've compiled a quick roundup of which ones to support and oppose.

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MORE NEWS


ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress to Approve Trans-Pacific Partnership

Has Minimum Wage Impacted Your Business? - Help the California Policy Impact Project identify the economic impacts of California's minimum wage

UPCOMING EVENTS


Social Business: Getting Work Done in the 21st Century (Sept. 21)
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San Diego Regional Chamber Mission to Washington D.C. (Sept. 25 - 28)
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Meet the California Supreme Court Justices - Student Civics Engagement Academy Reception (Sept. 29)
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Liberty Mutual Golf Classic (Oct. 7)
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Strategic Planning for 2017 (Oct. 19)
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Cross-Border Business Forum (Oct. 26)
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Employee Engagement (Nov. 9)
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Legislative Lounge (Nov. 10)
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Leading Today's Workforce (Dec. 7)
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International Tribute Awards Gala (Dec. 8)
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS


Fleet Week San Diego (Sept. 3 - Oct. 1)
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Fall 2016 Global Business Strategy Certificate Seminars (Sept. 8 - Oct. 19)
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San Diego County District Attorney’s Citizens’ Academy (Sept. 8 - Nov. 10)
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2016 Women in Leadership Nominations & Awards (Sept. 16)
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The Emotion Code Seminar (Sept. 16)
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SDHC: Hotel Churchill Grand Reopening (Sept. 19)
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Business Emergency Preparedness presented by San Diego Business Journal (Sept. 27)
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Deadline to Join CONNECT2Careers (Sept. 30)
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Rady Children’s Hospital Inaugural Ride for Children (Oct. 1)
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32nd Annual Environmental Training and Symposium Conference (Oct. 5-6)
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12th Annual South County Elected Officials Reception (Oct. 6)
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Latino Impact Awards (Oct. 19)
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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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