August 25, 2009

Public Policy News from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce  


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Water reliability is key to meeting the needs of businesses in our region. A package of five major pieces of legislation to fix the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta were recently introduced, which call for Delta protection, new water infrastructure, conservation and the creation of a Delta Stewardship Council. To ensure that Southern California’s interests are looked after, the Chamber has partnered with the Regional Economic Association Leaders (R.E.A.L) Coalition, to urge that the Legislature take action on one critical component of such comprehensive reform: the development of a governance structure capable of making significant progress toward the co-equal goals of water supply reliability and environmental quality in a way that is timely, efficient and effective.

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In an effort to curtail weapons smuggling, the Mexican government will start screening cars going into Mexico through an automated vehicle identification program.  Originally slated to start at the end of last month, Mexico has delayed the SIAVE Program (Programa “Sistema de Aforo Vehicular”) in order to do more testing . Read more

Member Advantage! Exclusive Offers For Chamber Members

Get your seats now for Live Nation’s Chamber Night featuring The Dave Matthews Band on September 12th at The Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre. Chamber members receive $50 off club seating plus dinner, pre and post parties, VIP Lounge access, free parking and more. Click here for details.

Join fellow Chamber members at PETCO Park to see the San Diego Padres take on the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, Sept. 12. Click here to take advantage and use the promo code SDRCC.

For more member discounts, networking tips, and upcoming events, check out the Chamber Source.

Have a great week!

Bill Holman
Vice President, External Affairs
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce



9th Annual International Tribute Awards Gala - Thursday, August 27

A Celebration of Bi-National Friendship Featuring Fernando Gómez-Mont Urrueta, Mexico’s Secretary of Governance (SEGOB-Interior). Special awards will be given: Outstanding Cultural Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award, San Diego/Tijuana Citizen of the Year, and Special Leadership Award.

Presented by:

Mexico Business
Center, SDRCC


Morning Buzz - Tuesday, September 1

This lively quarterly event will include a continental breakfast, networking activities, tabletop display opportunities, and a door prize drawing.

Circles of Influence Reception - Thursday, September 10

The Circles of Influence Reception will be sponsored by Premier Food Services and UCSD and held at the UCSD Faculty Club. Don't miss out this opportunity to mix and mingle at this exclusive event with other Chamber Circles of Influence members. Event is only open to members at the Bronze level or higher.

Business After Five Mixer - Wednesday , September 16

The September mixer will be hosted by Casa de Reyes in the newly reopened Fiesta de Reyes plaza within Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Come check it out! Plus, mix and mingle with at least 250 Chamber members while enjoying drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

One Region, One Voice, Mission to Washington DC - September 20-23

Join us as we strive for the betterment of our region on this very important visit to our Nation's Capitol. The One Region One Voice Washington D.C. Delegation is a rare opportunity for San Diego’s business leaders to personally engage federal officials on issues of importance to our region.


Router Security

So, we talked about patching the operating system and the applications, but there is still one thing left… the router. I hope you have a router.

A router allows you to share an Internet connection with multiple computers. Some routers provide wireless networking as well. Most routers include a basic firewall, and that is a good thing. However you still want to have a personal firewall, like the kind included with antivirus suites or other software providers.

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