August 18, 2009

Business News from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce  

 

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Chamber events are a great way to increase your network, however you shouldn’t just socialize with the people you know.  Step outside of your comfort zone and introduce your company to other attendees.  A good place to start is near the food as it always attracts people and can be an easy place to strike up a conversation. Ask questions like, “what do you do?” or “who is your ideal customer?”  People love to talk about themselves, which will help you connect more easily.  

Don’t be shy, register now for one or more of the following Chamber networking events:

Get a jumpstart on your month at our free morning networking event, the Morning Buzz sponsored by Barney and Barney on September 1st at the Mission Valley Resort.

Make connections at the September 16 Mixer sponsored by ESET at Fiesta de Reyes Plaza within Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

For Circles of Influence members only - don’t miss the Circles Reception hosted by UC San Diego at the Faculty Club.   Presented by Fashion Valley Mall / Simon Gift Cards and sponsored by ESET & Prime Business Systems / AVAYA.

Member Advantage! Exclusive Offers For Chamber Members

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.

Live Nation presents Chamber Night featuring The Dave Matthews Band 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.

Stop procrastinating and use the resources the Chamber has to ease some of your financial troubles on your everyday expenses. Use the buying power of the Chamber and save 15% to 25% annually on office supplies and a variety of products and services. Click here for information and to sign up for the program.

Check out the Chamber Advocate for an update on what your Chamber is doing to promote a vibrant, positive business climate.


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

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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 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.

 

The Identity Theft Problem

It was recently reported that three men were indicted in the largest identity theft bust in US history http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE57G4GC20090817. There are steps you can take to reduce your chances of being a victim of identity theft and credit card fraud, but in this case most of those steps would not have helped. Read more..

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