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Results Found: 64
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
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Editorial
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Tell us about your company. ACI Specialty Benefits offers best-in-class benefit solutions to engage the new workforce and drive business performance. A top-ranked global benefits provider, ACI consistently helps customers achieve Healthiest Workplace awards, Best Place to Work rankings, and improve engagement, retention, productivity and performance. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in San ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Tell us about your company. C-Far Consulting supports leaders from all sectors in collaboratively improving the health and wellness of communities.  What products or services does your business provide? Management consulting, program development/evaluation, multi-sector collaboration to address chronic public health and wellness issues.  What was the most memorable or successful moment in your ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Tell us about your company. Janet Bark Photography is a custom portrait and commercial photography studio located in Poway, CA. I have been in business here for six years, but have worked in the industry for over 20. Photographing people is what I do, but I like to think it's more than the picture you receive. It's the relationships we build, and if I can take the fear out of having your portrait ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Tell us about your company. Established in Logan Heights in 1941, the Boys Club of San Diego was the first Boys Club built in San Diego County. Seventy-five years later, we have grown to include 18 sites and we are the second largest Boys & Girls Club youth agency in California. Our mission is to inspire and enable youth to achieve academic success, build good character and responsible ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Tell us about your company. We help our clients live a better life at home with quality in home care. Founded in 2010 by former 10News Anchor-Reporter Lauren Reynolds, At Home Nursing Care was inspired by Lauren's own experience needing in home care for her own mother, who died at 58 from breast cancer. Clients feel they can trust the care we provide because we only work with people that we'd be ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
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
Categories: Chamber, Editorial
Monday, October 01, 2018
Tell us about your company. The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy preserves, protects, and shares the natural and cultural resources of the San Dieguito River Valley through collaborative efforts to acquire lands, complete trails, restore habitats, establish educational programs, create interpretive centers, encourage recreation, and mobilize public support.  What products or services does ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Tell us about your company. New Pointe Communities is a privately owned home builder founded in October of 2007. Over the last 12 years, we have built over 250 homes throughout San Diego County. Besides being Chamber members, we are also members of the Building Industry Association of San Diego. Our office is located in Rancho Bernardo.  What products or services does your business provide? We ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Tell us about your company. Established in 1985, Skyline Home Loans is a full-service, direct lender ranked one of the top mortgage companies in the nation. Since we opened our doors, we’ve only had one goal: to help families buy homes. We make financing as easy as possible. And when it comes to making a purchase as big and essential as a home, the easier, the better!  What products or services ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Tell us about your company. The Moonlight Cultural Foundation serves the community of San Diego County through its support of Moonlight Stage Productions, the official Cultural Arts program of the City of Vista, and its mission to enhance and inspire community through cultural arts experiences, as well as Moonlight Youth Theatre and its mission to impact and improve the lives of students and ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Tell us about your company. San Diego Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves San Diego County. It is an autonomous 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is governed locally, raises funds locally and builds locally. Seeking to put God’s love into action, San Diego Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Tell us about your company. Second Chance is not just the name of our Company and award-winning beer, it’s an impassioned mission and a declaration of independence. Approximately 70%+ of everything you see in our Carmel Mountain Ranch Brewery & Tasting Room and North Park Beer Lounge is living its “Second Chance” through recycling, repurposing, and upcycling. Our passion for second chances ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
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
Categories: Chamber
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
Categories: Chamber
Monday, August 13, 2018
Tell us about your company. We started in early 2007 serving individuals and couples with financial planning and investing. We are registered investment advisors (RIA) - our own firm from ground up. We collaborate with our clients' other professionals so that the advice provided contains the collective wisdom of at least 3 of us. As we have enjoyed the amazing experience of bringing financial ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Tell us about your company. As a full service talent management solutions and executive career transition coaching firm, HCS is here to help you reach your full potential. Founder and President, Mark James, developed Hire Consulting Services (HCS) to help you lead your best career. Whether that be with starting a new path or diving deeper into discovering the needs of your team, HCS offers tools ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Friday, July 27, 2018
Tell us about your company.As a Veteran Integration Consultant, my mission is to guide employers to be strategic with the on-boarding and retention of military veterans. Becoming an employer of choice for veterans involves developing a retention strategy that supports veteran hiring initiatives, and navigates the cultural divide between civilians and veterans. I provide the training, guidance and ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
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
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Tell us about your companyIt's not really about us.....it is about you. Your goals are what we want to hear about.  Understanding your success and your challenges.  What your return on investments have been.  Tell us about your business so we can help you achieve the goals you believe are important. If you are working on growing your business it can help to have professional assistance to build ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
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
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Tell us about your company.At Global Leadership Academy we serve the community by organizing leadership development events/seminars to: -Develop leaders who value conscious business -Bridge the gap between the leaders of TODAY and TOMORROW -Connect scholars and practitioners -Encourage entrepreneurial activities -Engage in humanitarian acts What products or services does your business ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Tell us about your company.Founded in 2004, BottomLine Marketing delivers world-class results for its for-profit and non-profit clients. Each of the Principals at BottomLine Marketing has held senior marketing and general management roles at large corporations, as well as at small-to-mid-sized organizations. We understand the strategic challenges and appreciate the concerns business owners and ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Tell us about your company.Southwestern Mortgage Company is a discount mortgage broker. We have helped over 4,000 clients obtain home loans over the past 25 years. We are committed to provide our clients with the best possible mortgage options for their specific situation.What products or services does your business provide?We offer solutions for your financing needs - conventional, high balance, ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Tell us about your company.Coldwell Banker, whose parent company, NRT, LLC has been the #1 Real Estate Company for the past 21 years as reported by RealTrends.What products or services does your business provide?I am a full time, career Realtor with Coldwell Banker.  I have been in the business for over 30 years, as an agent, an investor, a flipper, and a property manager.  Being a full time ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Tell us about your company.The Century Club of San Diego is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that operates San Diego’s annual PGA TOUR event, the Farmers Insurance Open at the historic Torrey Pines Golf Course to impact the community economically and charitably.  What products or services does your business provide?Hospitality to entertain - Along with best-in-class partners, we have focused on the guest ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Tell us about your company.The San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) funds myriad programs that empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County. We are the local Workforce Development Board, designated by the City and County of San Diego.What products or services does your business provide?Together with community partners, we provide targeted ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Tell us about your company.The Simmons Firm, ALC counsels small and mid-size businesses, and family offices. The cornerstone of its practice is assisting startup ventures in entity selection, founders’ issues, and related transactions, and thereafter ensuring the legal side of their success.   What products or services does your business provide?Firm clients face a wide variety of legal needs, ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Tell us about your company.We are a coalition of inspired leaders who use collective resources to solve problems and bring positive change to the community. What products or services does your business provide?We provide a clear and simple pathway for business to engage in solving challenges in their local community. What was the most memorable or successful moment in your business' history?This ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Tell us about your company.Since 1956 Civic Youth Orchestra (CYO) has enriched the lives of young musicians throughout Southern California - from aspiring young children who are beginning their musical experience, to the most accomplished musicians, complementing their passion for music with the finest professional training.   What products or services does your business provide?The Civic ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Tell us about your company We are a full-service public affairs firm, based in Sacramento, with offices in 10 cities throughout California. What products or services does your business provide? Government affairs consulting, communications consulting, lobbying and advocacy. What was the most memorable or successful moment in your business history? We just celebrated our 20-year ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Tell us about your company.Point Loma Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative providing banking services including savings, loans, and other financial services to members. Since 1948, the field of membership has expanded and now includes everyone who lives, works, or worships in San Diego and Riverside Counties and members of their families. What products or services does your ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Tell us about your company.Founded in 1990, ABC is valued for its connections with the families, and raising the children filled with self-esteem, curiosity, and ability to make self–choices by our little leaders with big dreams. What products or services does your business provide?ABC Children’s Center is a family oriented Infant care and Preschool serving children from 3 months and above in ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Tell us about your company.Anchored in Southern California, USC Marshall boasts more than 80,000 alumni operating in 123 countries around the globe. USC Marshall offers its MBA students access to a truly first-rate business education on an unrivaled global scale. USC Marshall is proud to offer the Executive MBA in San Diego, a 22-month program designed for senior managers and seasoned ...read more
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Tell us about your company. Canine Companions for Independence is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly-trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships, free of charge.  What products or services does your business provide? Assistance dogs for people with disabilities  Do you have any upcoming events or ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Tell us about your company. Poway Transmissions provides you all the information you ask for – upfront – no games – no hidden fees.  We’ve helped car owners make educated decisions about their vehicle repairs since 1981. We explain what happened to your transmission – educate you about the various options and show you your broken parts.  Our customers tell us how easy it is to work with us – ...read more
Categories: Member Spotlights
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
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Press Release
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
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, March 05, 2018
According to TurnKey, Millennials are predicted to spend $1.4 trillion on travel each year by 2020. Due to this, many homeowners are making huge efforts to capitalize on the vacation rental market. Yes, opportunity is knocking at the door. Is it a trap or a trend? Maybe so, but each homeowner or investor has to look at the factors relevant to their property.Important considerations:Navigating the ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Economic, Education, Press Release
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
Categories: General News Article, Chamber
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
Categories: Chamber
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. 
Categories: Chamber
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
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest
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
Categories: Chamber, Editorial, Economic
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  
Categories: Chamber
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
Categories: General News Article, Chamber
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
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest
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
Categories: Chamber, General News Article
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
Categories: Chamber, General News Article
Friday, June 30, 2017
The State of California awards Cooking 4 Life, Inc. in honor of Healthiest Business for 2015. In special recognition of your service to the North San Diego Business Chamber and your unyielding dedication to promoting health and prosperity in our community.  Senator Joel Anderson June 13, 2015
Categories: Education, Fun Facts, Press Release
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
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
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
Categories: Chamber
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
Categories: Chamber
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
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, General News Article
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
Categories: Chamber
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
Categories: Chamber
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
Categories: Chamber
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  
Categories: Chamber
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  
Categories: Chamber
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
Categories: Chamber
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
Categories: Chamber
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    
Categories: Chamber
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
Categories: Chamber