News for Chamber

Wednesday, June 05, 2019
By ELIZABETH MARIE HIMCHAK  Soccer player Landon Donovan is expected to share an inspirational message during the North San Diego Business Chamber’s annual Celebration of Business awards dinner in Rancho Bernardo later this month. The 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 27 event will be held outdoors at the Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte, Rancho Bernardo. The cocktail hour and silent ...read more
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Friday, April 26, 2019
On April 30, 2018, The California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the case of Dynamex Operations West vs. Superior Court of Los Angeles. An important takeaway from this landmark case is the transition in how the California Supreme Court views workers’ rights. With this decision we are seeing the courts trend in favor of the employee/ individual and with this decision the court has ...read more
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Friday, April 26, 2019
San Diego is home to the largest concentration of the military personnel in the world. According to a San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) study there are currently 143,000 active duty personnel, with an increase of 15,000 more on the way in the near future. As a major hub for the military San Diego is also home to 214,000 veterans. The military and San Diego go hand in hand, as the ...read more
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Monday, April 01, 2019
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — San Diego Women’s Week kicked off Monday and all week long there will be an eclectic line-up of speakers in town. One of those women is Susan Munsey, the founder and director of an organization called GenerateHope who spoke at the SD Women’s Week kick-off luncheon on Monday. Susan spoke with Morning Extra about her inspiring story and how she is making a difference in the ...read more
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Thursday, March 21, 2019
The 10th Anniversary of San Diego Women’s Week will feature a dynamic and diverse line-up of influential leaders and executive women panelists who have disrupted their respective industries the week of April 1-April 5, according to organizers. “Leadership and Unity are the key themes to this year’s conference and each speaker will share their story of failures, resilience and finding success ...read more
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Thursday, February 21, 2019
By ELIZABETH MARIE HIMCHAKShow more sharing options  Are you someone seeking guidance on how to improve your leadership skills or your company? Next month you can learn “what great leaders do differently” from a business leader who has done just that during a luncheon in Rancho Bernardo. Sony Electronics President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Fasulo will share how he turned his company ...read more
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Thursday, January 03, 2019
By ELIZABETH MARIE HIMCHAKookTwitterShow more sharing options Businesses will need to adjust to new laws in addition to a changing economic landscape as they make efforts to grow in 2019, according to three local business leaders. North San Diego Business Chamber members were asked to identify the challenges and opportunities they anticipate this year, said President and CEO Debra Rosen. The ...read more
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Monday, December 17, 2018
SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Joining KUSI’s Allen Denton with a look at the holiday business climate in North County is Debra Rosen, president and CEO of the North San Diego Business Chamber. Watch Video here.  
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Monday, November 19, 2018
  When small business fails, we are all impacted but rarely understand why. In a world where everything can be bought by the click of a button, it is becoming even more critical that communities make a concentrated effort to shop locally. While the convenience of online shopping is unmatched, it may be costing you more than you think. Studies have shown when consumers shop local, significantly ...read more
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
  Let’s talk about normalizing discussions over mental health. Think about a time when a co-worker had a cold. No one hesitates to ask about their wellness and checks in continuously to see if they are feeling better. Why can’t we see mental wellness the same way? Often, we see signs of “the blues” or workplace anxiety in colleagues and want to ask how they are feeling. How do we walk the fine ...read more
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A San Diego Police detective fought back tears as he stood next to the woman who saved his life on Memorial Day this year.  The woman, Diane Craig, is a registered nurse from Poway. She was one of dozens honored during the 7th annual Hero Awards in Rancho Bernardo.  Craig was driving with her daughter on Memorial Day when she saw the off-duty detective face down on the side ...read more
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
By Andrew Johnson   A San Diego police detective finally met the woman who saved his life after he had a heart attack on the street Memorial Day. Diane Craig was driving by with her daughter when she spotted Detective Phil Worthington lying in a gutter. Craig, a nurse, quickly performed CPR until an ambulance could arrive, saving Worthington’s life. “I drove by, I saw his face, said ...read more
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Thursday, July 12, 2018
By ELIZABETH MARIE HIMCHAK A statewide rent control initiative is headed to the Nov. 6 ballot. If passed, it would repeal a 1995 law that limits local governments’ ability to slow rent hikes. If Proposition 10 — the “Local Rent Control Initiative” — is passed, local lawmakers would still have to approve rent control initiatives for cities like San Diego and Poway that do not have rent control ...read more
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The San Diego Union-Tribune July 6, 2018 By Elizabeth Marie Himchak Nine individuals were honored for their leadership during the North San Diego Business Chamber’s annual Celebration of Business. Those honored at the June 27 event held at the Bernardo Winery were Michiko Araki from Sony Electronics, Laura Ash from Sony Electronics, Gerry Borja from Oracle, Edward Hadfield from the Rincon Fire ...read more
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Economic Development & Advocacy Committee  Thursday, April 5, 2018 NSDBC Board RoomMEETING SUMMARY Committee Chairs Dave Rosenberg, Dan Roberts, Mike Nagy, and Mayra Salazar began the meeting by welcoming attendees and thanking guest presenters for taking the time to participate in the meeting. The Chamber provided three updates: Regional Connect Networking event held on April 11 at Second ...read more
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Monday, April 16, 2018
North San Diego Business Chamber Healthcare Committee Meeting North San Diego Business Chamber Board Room Tuesday, March 27, 2018MEETING SUMMARYThe theme for the Health Committee meeting was “Be the Catalyst to Connect Health and Business.” Committee Chairs Dr. Brian Davey and Lori Boody welcomed attendees. Each attendee followed with a short introduction of themselves. Jeff Meyer gave ...read more
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
The San Diego Union Tribune By Elizabeth Marie Himchak The impacts of the newly-approved federal tax reforms on small businesses have yet to be determined, but the gains may be minimal or non-existent, according to business experts. The 20 percent tax deduction that large businesses will benefit from are not likely to equally benefit all small businesses, according to Jan Allen, a tax attorney ...read more
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Friday, January 05, 2018
The San Diego Union-TribuneJanuary 3, 2018By Elizabeth Marie Himchak  The uncertainty of how new federal tax cuts will impact the area’s businesses and their customers is of utmost concern for 2018, according to local business leaders.  Despite the uncertainty, they are expressing an optimistic take on the changes, see this as a time for business owners to capitalize on financial opportunities ...read more
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Debra Rosen,President & CEO of the North San Diego Business Chamber joined Good Morning San Diego to talk about North County businesses in 2018. Rosen speaks about the impact the new tax reform bill will have on North County businesses, the challenges for small businesses in 2018 and more. Watch video HERE. 
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Friday, December 08, 2017
The San Diego Union-Tribune By Elizabeth Marie Himchak Tickets are on sale to hear “Shark Tank” investor Daymond John speak in Rancho Bernardo during a luncheon next month. The self-made multi-millionaire with more than $6 billion to date in global product sales, according to his bio, will be the featured speaker during the North San Diego Business Chamber’s Leaders of Change luncheon. It ...read more
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Monday, November 13, 2017
By Debra Rosen Published by San Diego Union-Tribune, Full Commentary The House has released a sweeping national tax reform bill that affects mortgage interest payments. The proposed legislation places a lower cap on interest payments from a home loan of at least one million dollars to only $500,000. California homeowners, especially those in San Diego County with a mortgage debt of over ...read more
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
By KUSI North County honored its public safety heroes with a luncheon and award ceremony Tuesday.    It was the 6th annual Hero Awards, presented by the North San Diego Business Chamber. The honorees are the officers, first responders and public leaders who go above and beyond in their duties, helping communities and saving lives. WATCH VIDEO  
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
By Dana Littlefield, San Diego Union Tribune http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-atf-investigation-20170920-story.html  Investigators know a gun can tell a story. That’s a fact that would likely ring true to law enforcement officers of all stripes, it would seem to resonate especially loudly with members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a ...read more
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
You could call it San Diego's dirty little secret, that sex trafficking is not only alive and well here, but also thriving, second only to drug trafficking.   KUSI's John Soderman was LIVE with all the details. Watch Video
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
By Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News / San Diego Union Tribune The North San Diego Business Chamber recognized 17 companies and individuals for excellence during the organization’s annual Celebration of Business. The June 24 event was held at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Three individuals were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. It recognizes an individual who has repeatedly ...read more
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
By Pam Kragen, San Diego Union Tribune Bill Loeber isn’t quite sure what possessed him, but four years ago at a town hall meeting he challenged a local congressman to do more for out-of-work veterans. To his surprise, the politician turned the question around and asked Loeber what he was willing to do to help. Loeber didn’t hesitate. Since 2013, the retired Hewlett-Packard executive has ...read more
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Paige Bryant, assistant director of SDSU CIBER, and Nathan Clookie, account manager-corporate relations for the American Cancer Society, have been appointed co-chairs of the North San Diego Business Chamber’s Emerging Leaders Advisory Council for the 2017-2018 term. The council is a working board of young professionals that meets monthly to strategically plan and host a quarterly networking and ...read more
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
There is a new website and social media campaign geared toward boosting tourism in the North San Diego region. The site — VisitNorthSanDiego.com — was created by the North San Diego Business Chamber.It helps those living in the area and those seeking a day trip or weekend experience in San Diego find a wide variety of choices that do not focus on the typical San Diego tourist destinations, ...read more
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
The North San Diego Business Chamber is launching a tourism initiative to attract visitors from neighboring cities like Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Las Vegas. Chamber President Debra Rosen said the initiative is the result of six months of meetings with two dozen tourism-related businesses that are members of the chamber. “If you look at the people coming to the region, they always want to ...read more
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
April 20, 2017  San Diego –North San Diego Business Chamber has launched a new tourism initiative to drive visitors to North San Diego because of the economic importance of tourism on our region.  This initiative will support small business visibility and drive traffic into their business while giving visitors many reasons to come North for an experience. "We're implementing a proactive marketing ...read more
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
San Diego — Debra Rosen remembers approaching her majority-male executive board nine years ago about possibly organizing a series of events to help women overcome obstacles in the workplace Read More
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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Harrah’s Southern California Resort will be one of the venues of  the 8th annual San Diego Women’s Week, running March 20-24 at multiple locations in San Diego County. The event last week announced new venues, events and lineup of speakers. The eighth annual San Diego Women’s Week, designed to empower, inspire, and connect women, with a focus on diversity and inclusion, will run March 20-24 ...read more
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News / San Diego Union Tribune Tickets are on sale for the eighth annual San Diego Women’s Week, set for March 20 to 24. Four days of events, including two nights planned for Rancho Bernardo venues, are among the offerings. It is organized by the North San Diego Business Chamber. Read More
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Friday, November 04, 2016
  By Daniel Lehman San Diego (Cox4) - Debra Rosen, President & CEO of North San Diego Business Chamber, and Kevin Cortes, Chief Military Officer of Miramar Federal Credit Union and Chair of the Chamber's Military Transition Council talk about Operation Connect.    Watch Video  
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By NBC7 September 21, 2016 NBC 7's Omari Fleming spoke with the son of fallen officer Jonathan "JD" De Guzman, who says life without his father has been tough, but he is fortunate for the support he is receiving from the community. See video  
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
  By Kelly Hessedal September 20, 2016 San Diego (CBS8) - First responders and others who go above and beyond to serve San Diego County were honored Tuesday in Escondido. The Hero Awards honored the dedicated officers, administrators, and community volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their duties. At this year's awards ceremony, a special tribute was held for San Diego Officer ...read more
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
By J. Harry Jones September 20, 2016 In a harrowing 10 minutes on July 4 in Carlsbad, California State Lifeguards Cole Magro and Jeff Knapp headed into a massive rip current to rescue 19 people, many of whom were screaming for help and one who was unconscious and being held aloft by a friend. The two lifeguards prevented multiple fatalities, officials said. In Encinitas earlier this year, ...read more
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
  By Lauren Phinney September 20, 2016 North San Diego Business Chamber remembered fallen San Diego Police Officer Jonathan De Guzman today. The Chamber honored men and women from various agencies who have risked their lives for their communities... See Video    
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By Sarah de Crescenzo, San Diego Business Journal Economic growth will remain sluggish for the region's small businesses, with the exception of real-estate-related firms, according to an analysis by the National University System Institute for Policy Research.  Eric Bruvold, president of the organization, spoke Wednesday morning to members of the North San Diego Business Chamber during an event ...read more
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