May 19, 2009

Public Policy News from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce  


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The Chamber supports the expansion of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs that emphasize core subjects with practical, real-world skills to improve student achievement and develop a highly skilled regional workforce for employers.

We strongly believe students become more committed to their education when they are able to see a direct correlation between the lessons in their classrooms and the application of that knowledge in the world of work.  Read more

The Chamber has pressed the case for AB 343 with Assembly Appropriations Chair Kevin De Leon and Speaker Pro Tempore Lori Saldana.  This legislation will provide uniform treatment of students of military families transferring between school districts and states by allowing California to join the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.  Read more

The Chamber supports this legislation in favor of improved quality of life for military families and equal educational opportunities for military children. Contact your state assembly member to support AB 343 and ask the Legislature and Governor to approve the bill this year before Assembly Appropriations Committee meets on Wednesday, May 27.  Click here to find your asssembly member and click here to learn more about AB 343.

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Have a great week!

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



Entrepreneur Training Program (ETP) provides targeted information for small and emerging business owners. Starting in April 2009, the Chamber will offer two 6 10 week courses focused on Business Development, Strategy & Process and Enhanced Sales Training.

ExecuTrain Chamber Webinar - Tuesday, May 26

This webinar gives participants the opportunity to improve the critical communication skills of listening, asking questions and being aware of nonverbal messages.

Small Business Awards Luncheon & Business Exchange - Wednesday, May 27

The Chamber's Small Business Awards Luncheon & Business Exchange is the region's most efficient and affordable opportunity to celebrate San Diego's small business while gaining powerful visibility for your company.

Circles of Influence Reception - Thursday, June 4

The Circles of Influence Reception will be held at the House of Blues. Don't miss out this opportunity to mix and mingle at this exclusive event with other Chamber Circles of Influence members and the chance to see Gavin Rossdale Perform Live! Tickets are complimentary to event attendees. Event is only open to members at the Bronze level or higher.

Business Survival & Restructuring Strategies Thursday, June 11

This webinar gives participants the opportunity to improve the critical communication skills of listening, asking questions and being aware of nonverbal messages.

Business After Five Mixer - Thursday, June 11

The June mixer will be hosted by San Diego Air & Space Museum. Come explore and learn about the social and historical significance of aerospace technology and advancement. Plus, m ix and mingle with at least 250 Chamber members while enjoying drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

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