September 1, 2009

Business News from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce  


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Congratulations to Chula Vista's Park View Little League for winning the Little League World Series. You make our entire region proud!

It’s normal to feel uneasy networking and meeting strangers, but the long-term benefits make the initial discomfort worthwhile. Connecting with the right people can mean the difference between securing referrals and strategic partnerships or continuing to struggle at finding business. Our most successful networkers tell us that the more you make yourself do it, the easier it gets. Remember, meeting people is the only way to get better at meeting people.

Get started today at a Chamber event:

Don’t miss the September 16 Mixer presented by Qualcomm and sponsored by ESET at Fiesta de Reyes Plaza in Old Town.

For Circles of Influence members only – make your reservation now for the Circles Reception sponsored by Premier Food Services Carriage Trade Catering and UCSD at the UCSD Faculty Club.  The Circles VIP Reception is proudly presented by Fashion Valley Mall / Simon Gift Cards and our corporate sponsors are ESET & Prime Business Systems / AVAYA.

Member Advantage! Exclusive Offers For Chamber Members

Last chance for Live Nation’s Chamber Night featuring The Dave Matthews Band.  Click here for details.  Join fellow Chamber members at PETCO Park to see the San Diego Padres take on the Colorado Rockies.  Click here to take advantage and use the promo code SDRCC.

Got reliable, cost-effective shipping?  Chamber members save up to 26% on select FedEx® shipping services. There are no costs and no minimum shipping requirements. Click here for more information.

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



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 Carriage Trade Catering, 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.

Business Exchange- September 21

In this fast-paced set-up each company will have a table to display information and have two representatives.  Each rep will be able to meet half the businesses in attendance, meaning your company will make 75 – 100 contacts in less than two hours.


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