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MISSION STATEMENT “To increase opportunities for businesses and advocate for our membership in matters related to business, government, and community relations.”

VISION STATEMENT “The National City Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the premier local Chamber of Commerce in San Diego Region, is highly respected by the community as the unified voice of business, and participates as a major partner in planning the future of our community, insuring a healthy balance between economic prosperity and quality of life. The Chamber is an advocate for business friendly legislation at all levels of government, and is an organization with a strong, active membership.”

CHAMBER PRIORITIES Advocate for members. Provide information on current issues. Promote business growth.

LEADING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITH NEW FUNDING AVENUES Propelling forward Business Development and Community Promotion May 29th Budget Hearing results in a drastic $50,000 budget cut to the Chamber, ending the City’s long history and support for economic development services and community events organized by the National City Chamber of Commerce. While city staff recommended a continued annual appropriation to the Chamber and presented a balanced budget to city council, there weren’t enough votes to reach success. Despite this major setback for the 108-year old organization, the Chamber remains committed to providing quality services to its membership base. In addition, President/ CEO Jacqueline Reynoso wants to ensure that the City's economic interests do not suffer. “The Chamber’s success and impact depends on strategic partnerships. We are pressed to identify new avenues to sustain the momentum achieved through past and present collaborations with the business community.” Underway is the Chamber’s formation of a new 501 C(3) community foundation, expanding our funding opportunities, and enabling the organization to have a greater community impact. “The National City Chamber of Commerce Foundation empowers us to work closer with community partners to meet National City’s workforce development, education, and community development needs,” shares Vice Chairwoman Ruth Ryan Cruz. The City of National City has always been the Chamber’s most important client and partner. “We remain grateful for their past support and investment in our economic development partnership,” adds Reynoso. The new foundation provides an opportunity to appeal to the philanthropic community, as well as new government and foundation sources. The Chamber’s ecosystem of partners is expected to grow, strengthening our capacity to serve both residents and businesses. We enlist your support as stakeholders, potential partners, and thought leaders to sustain our momentum in economic development. The Chamber continues to embrace the city’s “Together We Can” campaign, historically generating an attractive 23:1 ROI for the city’s $50,000 appropriation. • Over $1 Million in earned media naming the City of National City as a Key Sponsor and Partner in Community Affairs and Special Events • Over $50,000 in direct outreach to businesses • $115,000 value in sponsorship benefits to the city from investment in community events • District Tax supported by the Chamber, resulting in the 30 year extension of Prop. D funding, generating $10 Million per year to the City. (Cont’d on page 4)


2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND CHAMBER STAFF OFFICERS

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Chairman Stepheni Norton............................858-848-6914 *Annual Dinner Chair Dickinson Farm 1430 E 24th Street National City, CA 91950 stepheni@dickinson.farm

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Ruth Ryan-Cruz..................................619-528-2202 *Business Rendezvous Group Ryan-Cruz Law, APC 3111 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 400 San Diego, CA 92108 ruth@ryancruzlaw.com

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Marvin Harrison..............................619-231-1977 *Economic Development Considine & Considine 1501 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 meh@cccpa.com

Secretary Charles Reilly...................................858-452-6607 *Annual Dinner Charles Reilly PR Company 901 National City Boulevard National City, CA 91950 charlesr@san.rr.com

džĞĐƵƟǀĞKĸĐĞƌ Gary Fenelli......................................619-474-5573 *Automobile Heritage Day Frank Motors 2400 National City Boulevard National City, CA 91950 gfenelli@frankmotors.com

Raman Natarajan................................619-315-2250 *Job Fair Hollywood Casino, Jamul-San Diego 14145 Campo Road Jamul, CA 91935 raman.natarajan@pngaming.com

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Pedro Anaya..................................858-541-7800 *Mariachi Festival/Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival Southwest Strategies 401 B Street, Suite 150 San Diego, CA 92101 panaya@swspr.com

Armando Ramos.................................619-336-0392 *Ambassador Avacomtech, Inc 135 Civic Center Drive, Suite 101 National City, CA 91950 info@avacomtech.com

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Sophie Silvestri.............................619-419-1139 *Automobile Heritage Day Chair Pasha Automotive Services 1309 Bay Marina Drive National City, CA 91950 sophie_silvestri@pashanet.com

Victor Gonzalez..............................619-384-8536 *Mariachi Festival Chair Premier Property Security Services 135 Civic Center Dr. Suite 201 National City, CA 91950 premiersecurity@cox.net

Karen McManus...........................619-827-8103 *Golf Tournament Banner Bank 279 F Street Chula Vista, CA 91910 karen.mcmanus@bannerbank.com

Director Nick Inzunza..................................619-581-8965 Beautiful National City 333 Highland Avenue National City, CA 91950 inzunza181806@gmail.com

Randy Bogel..................................619-299-3762 *Salute to Navy San Diego Military Advisory Council 5330 Napa Street, Suite A San Diego, CA 92110 executivedirector@sdmac.org

Director Immediate Past Chairman Brian Clapper....................................619-962-9950 *Golf Tournament National School Board 1500 N Avenue National City, CA 91950 bclapper51@gmail.com

DIRECTORS Emeritus Past Chairman Paul Robinson.................................619-425-1999 CPP Printing & Direct Mail Marketing 100 West 35th Street, Suite B National City, CA 91950 pnbr4bus@cox.net

Director John Borja........................................619-668-2394 *Economic Development Chair/Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival Chair Teague Insurance 4700 Spring Street La Mesa, CA 91941 jborja@teagueins.com

Director Rebecca Cortez...............................619-871-0180 *Salute to Navy/Economic Development Life Vantage 901 National City Boulevard National City, CA 91950 becky@beckylifevantage.com

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Carlos Solorio.......................................619-888-8639 *Job Fair/Mariachi Festival Solorio Film Productions 6397 Radio Drive San Diego, CA 92114 carlos@soloriofilm.com

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Dinah Willier.................................858-871-7379 *Economic Development San Diego Gas & Electric 8335 Century Park Court, CP 11B San Diego, CA 92123 dwillier@semprautilities.com

Angelica Carillo............................619-269-2559 *Mariachi Festival Cox Communications 5159 Federal Boulevard San Diego, CA 92105 angelica.carrillo@cox.com

Director Analia Corrales.............................619-880-7007 *Ambassador Chair Heartland HR/Payroll 4642 West Point Loma Boulevard San Diego, CA 92107 analia@heartlandHR.com

Director Eddie Trejo....................................619-773-6986 *Bayside Brew & Spirit Festival Co-Chair Machete Beer House 2325 Highland Avenue National City, CA 91950 machetebeerhouse@gmail.com

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CHAMBER STAFF Jacqueline L. Reynoso.....................619-477-9339 President/CEO...........................Cell: 619-890-6614 901 National City Boulevard National City, CA 91950 reynoso@nationalcitychamber.org

Daniela Gorrino...................................619-477-9339 Office Manager.........................Cell: 619-796-8356 901 National City Boulevard National City, CA 91950 gorrino@nationalcitychamber.org

Kenneth P. Campbell........................619-477-9339 Marketing Coordinator 901 National City Boulevard National City, CA 91950 campbell@nationalcitychamber.org

Fabian Rodriguez...............................619-477-9339 Green Business Program Coordinator 901 National City Boulevard National City, CA 91950 f.rodriguez@nationalcitychamber.org

David Grepe.........................................619-477-9339 Project Coordinator 901 National City Boulevard National City, CA 91950 grepe@nationalcitychamber.org

Irma Islas...............................................619-477-9339 Membership Services 901 National City Boulevard National City, CA 91950 irma@nationalcitychamber.org

Paul Herrmann.............................619-474-2800 *Salute to Navy Ramada Hotel 700 National City Boulevard National City, CA 91950 paul@ramadasd.com

Director Carla Holland.................................619-482-6391 *Job Fair South San Diego SBDC 880 National City Boulevard National City, CA 91950 cholland@swccd.edu

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The Chairman’s Circle has been created to prominently recognize companies whose continual support has been instrumental in the growth of the National City Chamber of Commerce and its business members. In addition to visibility in the Chamber’s Newsletter, referral guide and event programs, Chairman’s Circle members receive priority seating at Chamber events, complimentary use of the Chamber's Conference Room SUMMER 2018 and invitations to special member-only receptions. Chairman’s Circle members enjoy the convenience of a one-time, all inclusive transaction that insures representation at Chamber events. Through a choice of five levels of financial commitment, benefit packages are tailored to meet individual preferences. Companies who are committed to the Chairman’s goals and objectives are invited to arrange for a visit to discuss the benefits and privileges of membership. Contact President/CEO Jacqueline Reynoso at (619) 477-9339 or reynoso@nationalcitychamber.org. Official Airline Sponsor

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2017-18 Community Enhancement Funding Outcomes 2017 CE

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Mariachi Festival Automobile Heritage Day Job Fair Green Business Program Annual Dinner Salute to Navy Brew Festival

$15,000 $7,500 $5,000 $7,500 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

$205,972 $80,371 $57,371 $51,421 $85,371 $62,771 $139,471

$500,000 $200,000 $100,000 $35,000 $20,000 $50,000 $250,000

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This practice of support to local Chambers by city governments in So Cal is common practice precisely because chambers make a contribution to the economic climate of municipalities that cities are ill-equipped to make for themselves. In San Diego County, average Total Per capita Per Year City Contribution to their local chamber is $1.36. The City of National City's Per capita contribution was $ 0.76, about half of what we know other chambers receive. That is among the reasons we were awarded $53,000 from the City of San Diego Arts and Culture Commission and $65,000 from the Port of San Diego. Here are facts reflecting the value of Chamber programs to our City. Our Board takes great pride in what these events and projects contribute to National City, its people, and it businesses. It is critical that the Chamber remain at the forefront of business development and community promotion. Help us get there. Contact us at (619) 477-9339 / info@nationalcitychamber.org. 1.

Career Pathways to Success Job Fair 1. Draws 75+ Employers and between 500-1,000 job seekers

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International Mariachi Festival & Competition 1. Attracts over 15,000 visitors, generating Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), gas tax, and sales tax 2. Generates over $400,000 in media value promoting the City 3. Promotes arts, culture, tourism, and business development for National City 4. Has been designated by the Port of San Diego as one of only five annual “Signature Events”

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Salute to Navy Luncheon 1. Promotes Naval Base San Diego as a regional and local economic force to an audience of 350 business, civic and community leaders 2. Connects local businesses to access military contracts 3. Strengthens the community partnerships that support the military 4. In partnership with USS Midway Foundation, we award a $1,000 STEAM scholarships annually to one student from Mar Vista High School, Sweetwater High School, and Naval Base San Diego

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Automobile Heritage Day Festival and Car Show 1. Promotes National City’s automotive industry and the City’s top revenue generator, the Mile of Cars 2. Achieves over $200,000 in media value to market the City 3. Attracts 5,000 visitors from throughout the region to National City 4. Connects businesses with resident and prospective clients 5. Promotes electric vehicles (EVs) through a free EV test drive event

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Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival 1. Led business recruitment and attraction services to draw new investments to the city. We continue to work closely with City staff to recruit and sustain an entirely new business to National City – one that is associated with booming prosperity in dozens of American cities. 2. Led the policy changes enabling craft brewers to open “by right” in mixed use zones, curtailing SUMMER 2018 the expensive and timely need for a CUP (Conditional Use Permit). 3. Organized the Region’s first Binational and 100% Craft Brew & Spirits Festival to make brewers aware of our interest – and our opportunities. 4. Organized the city’s first Craft Brewer Tour 5. Organized a joint City and Chamber business recruitment trip to Tijuana, MX to attract Baja, CA Mexican brewers to National City

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Economic Development Services 1. New Launch of the Elevate My Business Accelerator Program to stimulate business capitalization, job creation, and economic growth 2. Support the City’s Sustainability Initiatives through the Chamber’s Green Business Program: 1)Conduct weekly FREBE (Free and Reduced Energy Business Evaluations) Audits for all National City businesses 2) Host an annual awards ceremony honoring the Green Business of the Year 3) Led the 2017 quarterly South Bay Sustainability Fairs 4)Host the “Green Zone” at free community events 5) Host Educational Workshops in partnership with the Green Business Council 3. Working hand in hand with the City, developed and launched the Signage Assistance Program to facilitate a “business friendly” approach to code compliance 4. A.R.O.W. Program activation of Morgan Square through development of the new World Market to promote arts, culture, place making, and urban revitalization

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City Marketing & Promotion 1. City Map produced by the Chamber 2. Business Directory and Community Guide produced by the Chamber 3. Investor Guide produced by the Chamber

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BUSINESS OUTLOOK SOLIDLY POSITIVE FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH

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Businesses agree regulation of social media data is needed; views on regulation not tied to use of social media Highlights: • • • • •

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San Diego’s business community maintains its optimism, with a BOI of 21.9 Government regulations return as the top new business challenge Staffing related issues are the second most-mentioned concern The use of social media for marketing purposes varies, with small firms typically avoiding it 58 percent believe social media platforms should be federally regulated

This month’s Business Forecast sponsored by CalPrivate Bank shows clear skies ahead for San Diego’s business climate. The business community's outlook remains steadily optimistic with a Business Outlook Index score of 21.9, relatively unchanged from March's 22.5. In keeping with this steadiness, all four components of the index – expectations about hiring, revenue, hours offered to workers, and business conditions – are holding strong.

Looking at industry type, one soft spot is the maintenance space. These firms are barely holding in positive territory with a BOI of only 2. This sector’s previous two-month BOI was a healthy 26. The drop seen this month can be attributed to less optimism on the two labor metrics: hours offered to employees and hiring. When asked about new and challenging issues, government regulations have moved back to the top of the list. Nine percent of companies now cite this as a concern, up from 4 percent last month. One land-use planner shared that her consternation comes from "regulatory hurdles and a lack of willingness to stand up on tough issues from decision makers." An owner of a transportation company explained, "just the government and city [San Diego] getting in the way of us trying to do our job.” But more were general concerns, such as “government over-regulation.” Staffing issues are the second most-mentioned concern, at 6 percent. This marks the second straight month that more than 5 percent see it as a new challenge. Responses show that staffing issues are not specific to any one industry. We were told, "Qualcomm layoffs could affect my business as I am in high-tech recruiting," while a partner in an upscale steakhouse complained that immigration policies are making it hard to find help in the kitchen. Another simply reflected that "the labor market is tighter," which, as noted last month, should be a good sign for workers' wages. This tightening of the labor market in previous years has occurred mainly during the summer months, with staffing issues prominent in June and August 2016 and again in June 2017. Seasonal trends are at work when companies seek to beef up their summer staffs. Rounding out the top three concerns is competition, cited by 5 percent of respondents. Like staffing issues, competition is not limited to one industry and is most often mentioned by those in healthcare and the hospitality/restaurant industry. The top three issues are followed by concerns about rising costs, the minimum wage increase, changes in the political climate, as well as multiple less frequently mentioned issues. All told, 17 percent of the issues identified by San Diego County businesses are government-related. 6 SUMMER 2018


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Given recent national dialogue about social media data privacy, we asked about the use of social media platforms for business marketing purposes. Forty-three percent use social media to promote their firms a lot or always, whereas 28 percent rarely use the platforms as marketing tools. The remaining 30 percent are in between, sometimes using social media to promote themselves.

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How committed a company is to marketing itself through social media is primarily driven by its size, with larger firms using the sites far more often. Fifty-six percent of companies with more than 10 employees indicated they use the platforms’ marketing capability a lot or all the time. Leveraging social media tends to be a regular -even constant -- effort for medium and larger firms. On the other hand, companies with fewer employees make less of a commitment to social media marketing. Less convinced of the platforms’ usefulness for their business needs, nearly 40 percent of businesses with 10 or fewer employees use them infrequently or not at all. The survey also looked at the use of personal information collected by social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. When asked whether federal legislators should regulate the use of the data collected by these websites, a substantial majority want regulations, with 31 percent of that sentiment strong. While not quite an “outcry,” regulation is what most San Diego County businesspeople want. That said, 29 percent believe use of the data should not be regulated, while 14 percent are undecided on the issue.

Interestingly, the frequency with which companies use social media platforms for marketing purposes does not influence attitudes on the regulation of the personal information collected by social media websites. That is, businesspeople who market via social media are no more inclined to support regulation than those who don’t avail themselves of this type of marketing. Whether or not to regulate the social media mining of personal information is disconnected from the use of these platforms to engage the public. About the Business Forecast The San Diego County Business Forecast, sponsored by CalPrivate Bank, is a scientific look at where our region's economy is headed. The survey for this month’s installment was fielded April 17-25, 2018 by Competitive Edge Research & Communication using responses from 200 randomly selected members of the San Diego, East County, Alpine, Escondido, Lakeside, Vista, Santee, Encinitas and National City Chambers of Commerce. One-third of the members were invited to complete the survey online. Those members who initially did not respond were invited to complete the survey over the phone. The Business Outlook IndexTM (BOI) is comprised of four self-reported assessments regarding the next three months: Will a respondent’s business increase or decrease its number of employees, experience an increase or a decrease in revenue, increase or decrease the number of hours its employees work, and experience an improvement or a worsening of business conditions. For each assessment, definite and positive responses are scored 100, probable and positive responses are scored 50, neutral responses are scored 0, probable and negative responses are scored -50 and definite and negative responses are scored -100. The scores are summed and divided by 4 to get a range for the BOI of -100 to +100, with zero being a neutral outlook. Visit http://sdchamber.org/businessforecast to see past Business Forecasts.

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About CalPrivate Bank and Private Bancorp of America, Inc. Private Bancorp of America, Inc. (OTCQX:PBAM), is the holding company for CalPrivate Bank, the new name for San Diego Private Bank. CalPrivate Bank provides a Distinctly Different banking experience through unparalSUMMER leled service and creative funding solutions2018 to high net worth individuals, professionals, locally owned businesses and real estate entrepreneurs. Clients are serviced by experienced personal bankers through offices in Coronado, San Diego, La Jolla, Beverly Hills and Newport Beach as well as efficient electronic banking offerings. The Bank also offers various portfolio and government guaranteed lending programs, including SBA and cross-border Export-Import Bank programs. CalPrivate Bank is a SBA Preferred Lender and provides a full array of sophisticated treasury management and deposit products. www.calprivate.bank Please contact Paul Azzi, EVP and Market President at Paul@calprivate.bank to discuss your financial service needs. About The San Diego Regional Chamber The San Diego Regional Chamber is the hub for connections and collaboration among the regional business community, and uses that clout to advocate for public policies and candidates that support economic growth and the creation of jobs for all businesses. As the largest Chamber on the West Coast, representing approximately 2,500 businesses and an estimated 300,000 jobs, the San Diego Regional Chamber is fighting to make San Diego the most business-friendly region in California. For more information, please visit SDChamber.org or call 619-544-1300.

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The Green Zone is a new and exciting featured exhibit at three major annual community events hosted by the National City Chamber of Commerce. The Green Zone brings together sustainable organizations from throughout 2018 San Diego to showcase what SUMMER they are doing in our community to help you be more sustainable. At the Green Zone you will find resources for: - Latest Sustainable Technologies - Rebate Programs - No-Cost Programs - Giveaways - Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, Waste Diversion, Alternative Transportation, and Healthy Living. - Information for both Residents and Businesses CHECK US OUT! Visit the Green Zone to learn about resources and strategies to help improve your health and quality of life, make a positive impact on the environment, and save you money! The GBP thanks our Premier Partners including Center for Sustainable Energy and South Bay Energy Action Collaborative (SoBEAC). In 2018, the Green Zone will be featured at: - The 6th Annual International Mariachi Festival & Competition (March 11, 2018) - The 27th Annual Automobile Heritage Day & Car Show (August 11, 2018) - The 2nd Annual Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival (September 29, 2018) More information at: www.gogreenbiz.org/greenzone

Summer time-of-use rates arrive June 1, 2018 As warmer weather approaches, it’s important for customers on time-of-use plus pricing plans to be notified of event days. Event days happen when electricity conservation is needed – either to ensure public safety or stabilize the grid. On these days, the price of electricity is higher. Get notified of event days by enrolling in alerts at MyAccount.sdge.com. Click on “Alerts and Subscriptions” and “Sign up for Alerts and Subscriptions.” Summer Season: June 1 to October 31 Seasonal rate adjustments occur at the start of the summer and winter seasons. Summer rates reflect the higher cost of providing electric service during times of greater energy demand. Learn more about time-of-use business pricing plans by visiting: www.sdge.com/businesses/pricing-plans/time-use-tou-pricing-plans-business

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Easy earnings, good cause Our story We drive electric cars, we have solar panels on the roofs of our homes, and we can buy clothing made of recycled materials. Industries are greening up, encouraging customers to do better, without significantly changing their behaviour. The world of printing needs greening up too. Here, Ecofont provides a smart piece of software that helps you use less ink. Ecofont was founded in 2009 and has won several innovation awards since then. Our solutions have been downloaded over 5 million times. Ecofont was featured in internationally acclaimed media such as National Geographic, CNN, Financial Times and The Economist. And a few years ago we even opened the Dutch stock exchange.

Paperless offices will remain at front-of-mind in the transformation in our workplaces, but printing will never become obsolete. There will always be a tangible need for hard copies and physical iterations of documents. Today, each person still prints 50 pages per week. Although printing volumes will decline over the years, global researchers still project that 49 trillion pages will be printed in 2020. There’s still plenty of reasons to start saving ink today: Printer ink costs around a stunning ₏5,000 per litre making it a far more expensive liquid than even Chanel No 5 perfume or Dom Perignon champagne. Manufacturing just one single toner cartridge requires 1 litre of oil, and emits around 4.8kg CO2 greenhouse gases. Printer ink is highly toxic, and over 1 million cartridges are thrown away per day. It takes over 450 years to decompose a single one.

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Providing safe, reliable water to Chula Vista, National City and Bonita since 1977

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Richard A. Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility 3066 N. Second Avenue Chula Vista, CA 91910

TOPICS INCLUDE: Overview of water system & resources Water quality information | Your water bill & rates Water efficiency information & resources Facility tours | Equipment display

REUNIÓN INFORMATIVA ¡Para todas las edades!

LOS TEMAS INCLUYEN: Descripción del sistema de agua y recursos Información sobre la calidad del agua Su recibo de agua y las tarifas | Información sobre eficiencia de agua y recursos | Visitas guiadas de las instalaciones | Exhibición de equipo

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Smart Tips SUMMER 2018 Look for the EPA's WaterSense label when purchasing common water fixtures, like showerheads, toilets, sink aerators, and irrigation controls. Not only are WaterSense labeled products high-performing, but they'll also save you money on your water bill. Find a WaterSense-labeled product today!

Gain basic and advanced skills in green building practices. Specialized energy efficiency and sustainability courses are a great way for businesses to competitively get ahead. Stay current on the latest technologies that can help your business save energy and money. Check out SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center website for upcoming classes at seminars.sdge.com.

For any Green Business Program inquiries, please feel free to contact me at f.rodriguez@nationalcitychamber.org or at (619) 477-9339. I look forwad to working with you all. Best Regards, Fabian Rodriguez Green Business Program Coordinator

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Payroll Vault Payroll Vault is owned and operated by 2018 Kevin and Elsie Nash. WeSUMMER pride ourselves on providing quality service and support for local small businesses, but are also able to provide service to multi-state companies that need this as well. Our motto is to provide Ritz-Carlton service on a Holiday Inn budget. In the 1.5 years we’ve been in business, we have not lost a client or been late on even one payroll delivery. Our primary product is payroll, but we also provide other services in support of our clients, such as HR, time-keeping and scheduling, Labor compliancy…pretty much anything a small business needs but can’t afford to have in-house. Our clients enjoy direct access to Payroll Vault owners. Kevin and Elsie answer every call and inquiry personally! In addition to volunteering time at the National City Chamber, Kevin’s past volunteer efforts were with the National Sports Training Foundation (foundation for the Olympic Training Center), and the Boys and Girls Club of Chula Vista. Enchilamesta Enchilamesta is one of our newest members and they began their participation in the Chamber by sponsoring the VIP lounge at the International Mariachi Festival in March of this year. They not only served great food (enchiladas, chilaquiles, and tacos) but they had a great team at the event and provided great service. They focus on providing great flavors on the traditional Mexican dishes and making their catering service stand out with a great team of servers and cooks. We look forward to working with them in the near future for our upcoming events. Seven Mile Casino Seven Mile Casino is also one of our newest members, and they started their membership with a bang! They have signed up as sponsors for our Mariachi Festival, Golf Tournament, Summer Mixer and Brew festival. Seven Mile Casino donated 1,000 water bottles at our Mariachi Festival and have pledged 3 baskets as gifts for our opportunity drawing at various events. All these support activities for the Chamber will give Seven Mile Casino great exposure to the communities as they support the National City Chamber of Commerce.

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Newsletter Ads: For new and current chamber members, it is a great idea to place your ad in our Chamber Newsletter that is published on a quarterly basis. Our Newsletter is distributed to over 600 Chamber members and posted on our website for easy downloading and email forwarding. Newsletters are also distributed to over 3,000 contacts from the chamber's database, posted on social media, and shared at special events throughout the quarter. PRICE RANGE: $50 (business card ad) - $250 (full page color ad)

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Monthly Mailers: The Chamber’s monthly mailers are an excellent way to promote your business, event, workshop, or discount product or service to National City businesses, residents, and community partners. You deliver us 600 copies, and we prepare the postage and mailing. Mailers are due the first week of each month. PRICE: $150 Members / $250 Non Members Electronic Mailers: Email your flyer to our extensive database of business and community contacts. PRICE: $50 per e-flyer sent out Member Discount Program: The National City Chamber of Commerce has instituted a program where new and current members can provide a generous discount to other Chamber members when they purchase a particular product or service. The program not only helps other members but also provides additional exposure for participating businesses. FREE to participate. Contact us at (619) 477-9339. Breakfast Meetings: The Chamber hosts bi-monthly breakfast meetings. You can sponsor a breakfast meeting and provide excellent exposure for your business to an active group of business leaders, prospective clients, City officials, and elected representatives. Breakfast sponsorships offer display tables, prominent banner placement, logo in program, live recognition, and commercial time. Secure your sponsorship today! Limit 4 sponsors per breakfast meeting. Breakfast Sponsorships: $50 - $500 Mobile Apps MyChamberApp is a mobile directory built for the National City Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members can find and promote their Chamber businesses, events, and network within their local community. Equipped with location based mobile technology, the information is instantly geographically relevant, making it a great way to find local discounts and hot deals. It is available to download for free on the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. Check out how we can help your business today! Only $10 per year.

Social Media Facebook is another great way to promote your business; you may send us a PDF or JPEG image of a flyer, coupon, or other advertisement and a short message (less than 420 characters) that we can then upload to Facebook and distribute widely. Many of the posted items will also be posted simultaneously to our Twitter account. NationalCityChamber @ncccommerce

Offering discounts to members and non-members is an excellent way to attract customers to your business. As a member you have an opportunity to post coupons on our website under the “Hot Deal” section. You may preview our “Hot Deals” section at: http://www.nationalcitychamber.org/hot-deals/. Use your personalized login information to submit your deal.

Go Spotter Interactive Ads Promote on the National City Chamber of Commerce website using our interactive ad's featuring company branding, an interactive map, video commercial, social media links and much more. Contact us to inquire how you can maximize your marketing exposure. Contact: Kenneth P. Campbell at 619-477-9339. National City Chamber News 19


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Chamber Business Resources NATIONAL CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Green Business Program

SDSU Technical Assistance Program

The National City Chamber of Commerce Green Business Program encourages and facilitates energy efficient business practices in Na2018 and tional City through education, outreach,SUMMER networking, marketing, advocacy. We strive to raise the level of sustainable business practices used by NCCC members and influence a political environment that supports sustainability initiatives, policies, and promotion of “green” businesses. The objective of The National City Chamber of Commerce is to be a one-stop resource for information, education, program participation, and marketing tools to promote green businesses.

This is an ongoing technical assistance program designed to assist women owned, minority owned and other small businesses, as the key target populations. Call (619) 594-3950.

Benefits: Installation and/or retrofit of energy efficient equipment at no cost/low cost. FREE advertising and promotion for your business. Community recognition of your voluntary efforts to improve our environment. Cost savings through improved efficiency, energy and water. FREE Workshops and Seminars.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Legal Clinic

The Small Business Law Center (SBLC) will help underserved local businesses and support community economic development in San Diego. The transactional clinic will provide pro bono legal assistance to small businesses and nonprofits in the community. Assistance is offered in: business formation, contract review and negotiation, commercial leasing, subsidized property transactions, nonprofit tax exemption, permitting and licensing, and employment issues. Call (619) 961-4382.

City Manager’s Round Table Wednesdays

Once a month on the 1st Wednesday at 9am, the City Manager’s office invites the business community to participate in a round Table open forum with all City Department Heads. Those interested in asking questions, addressing their concerns and needs are invited to participate. Sign up today!

Consulting services that can be provided: - Business Plan Creation - Business Expansion - Market Study - Market Research - Advertising and Promotion - Web Site Development - Search Optimization - Internet Use - Computer Training - Contract Bidding - Time Management Scheduling

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The Small Business Development Center delivers management assistance and training to small businesses. Additional on-site resources are also available including a library of guides for various types of businesses. For more information visit online www.sandiegosbdc.org or call (619) 482-6391.

Center for International Trade Development

The San Diego Center for International Trade Development (CITD), hosted by Southwestern College, helps small and medium-sized businesses with international trade. If you're a seasoned import/export pro with a specific issue, or completely new to the expanding world of exporting, we have an International Trade Specialist who can answer your questions... for free! Schedule an appointment at

(619) 482-6393

San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center

The San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center (SDCOC), hosted by Southwestern College, provides free one-on-one business advising and training to help small businesses sell their products and services SCORE Business Counseling to federal, state and local government agencies. SDCOC hosts a free SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating introductory workshop every month titled "Are You Ready for entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed Government Contracting". This training covers the basic steps to get nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business started in government contracting, as well as free resources to help Administration (SBA). SCORE also provides local workshops and you determine if government contracting is for your business. events to connect small business owners with the people and inforVisit SDCOC's website at www.ptac-sandiego.org or call (619) 216mation they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well 6671 for more information or to sign up as a client. as online workshops available 24/7. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans CA Competes Tax Credit Program The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available they need to navigate their way to small business success. Available to businesses that want to come to California or stay and grow in at Chamber Office every Wednesday (9am-1pm). Schedule an California. Tax credit agreements will be negotiated by GO-Biz and appointment at (619) 557-7272. approved by a statutorily created “California Competes Tax Credit TO LEARN MORE CALL OR VISIT US Committee,” consisting of the State Treasurer, the Director of the DeNational City Chamber of Commerce partment of Finance, the Director of GO-Biz, one appointee each by (619) 477-9339 the Speaker of the Assembly and Senate Committee on Rules. For 901 National City Blvd., National City, CA more information visit the CA Competes Website at

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ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS COMING TO NATIONAL CITY San Diego Gas & Electric Co. plans to install more than 200 electric vehicle charging stations in National City. For free! The City Council approved the first eight stations on March 20. The stations will be installed on existing parking spaces along A Avenue between City Hall and Kimball Park. Because National City is considered a “disadvantaged community” for its air pollution by the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, SDG&E will install and maintain the charging stations at no cost to the city. National City is surrounded by highways, and transportation is a leading source of air pollution, said SDG&E Communications Manager Helen Gao. The stations will be available to city employees who have SDG&E’s Power Your Drive app, which lets electric vehicle drivers pay for the charging station through their phone, or a special key, according to National City. Hourly rates vary to encourage drivers to charge during off-peak hours. SDG&E has already installed 3,000 charging stations in apartment complexes and workplaces throughout San Diego County, including 110 in Chula Vista. They plan to install more in the South Bay, including 228 in National City.

NATIONAL CITY ROLLS OUT PROGRAM TO HELP SPRUCE UP STOREFRONTS The program is intended to encourage business and property owners to fix up their storefronts as part of a larger effort to beautify the city. City officials hope the program also stimulates private investment as property or business owners chosen to receive funds will be required to contribute to the renovations. As part of the program, the city will match up to 50 percent of the costs of improvements, with a maximum reimbursement of $10,000 for a single commercial business or $15,000 for a commercial property that includes multiple tenants. Businesses may be reimbursed for improvements involving signs, awnings, canopies, exterior painting, landscaping, doors, windows, outdoor and window lighting, and additions to patio and outdoor areas. The upgrades must be visible from the public right-of-way. Property or business owners selected to receive money must enter into an agreement with the city to maintain the renovations at their expense for five years. To be eligible to participate in the program, businesses must have no more than 25 employees and a business tax certificate. The program excludes national franchises, large office buildings, home-based businesses, residential buildings, banks and religious institutions. City officials said the initiative is important because National City — the second-oldest city in San Diego County — has its fair share of aging buildings. Business and city leaders, see the program as an opportunity to revitalize areas like downtown National City, where they hope to see more development.

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NATIONAL CITY’S 5TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY The City of National City is joining forces with community members to host the 5th Annual Community Service Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will include landscaping, painting, and spring-cleaning projects at various parks and recreation centers throughout National City. Volunteers do not need previous experience in any of these fields just a desire to beautify National City. Community Service Day brings approximately 300 volunteers together to improve and revamp the City’s parks and recreation centers. Projects will be held in the following locations: Camacho Recreation Center, Casa De Salud/Manuel Portillo Youth Center, El Toyon Recreation Center, Kimball Senior Center, and Las Palmas Pool. Interested volunteers can obtain additional information online at www.nationalcityca.gov/csday, by email at communityservices@nationalcityca.gov, or by phone at (619) 336-4290.

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CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN DAVIS VISITS SAN YSIDRO HEALTH Congresswoman Susan Davis had the opportunity to see one of the organization’s state-of-the-art facilities, learn about the comprehensive health care services the organization provides as well as the needs of patients in the communities served. These visits allow elected officials to see first-hand and advocate for the essential care services and programs community health centers provide. In addition, Congresswoman Susan Davis along with Congressman Scott Peters and Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas are the Health Champion honorees at San Ysidro Health’s ninth annual fundraising gala, Monte Carlo: A Night to Remember at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, taking place on Saturday, June, 30, 2018. Proceeds raised will help the organization help continue to provide essential high quality health services for children and seniors throughout San Diego County. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: · The 2018 Health Champion Honorees, those who have put forth extraordinary efforts in securing healthcare for all are: Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas and Congresswoman Susan Davis and Congressman Scott Peters. All are being honored for their tireless dedication to protecting funding for healthcare services for San Diego County’s neediest families. · The annual gala will provide guests an extraordinary experience, including sumptuous food and drink, an exciting auction experience and a ‘faux’ casino including gaming tables and discotheque. · The mission of San Ysidro Health is to improve the health and well-being of our community with access for all. · San Ysidro Health provides compassionate, high quality health services to over 95,000 patients through an extensive and cohesive network of 34 program sites in the county including: medical clinics, dental clinics, behavior health centers, HIV centers, WIC nutrition centers, mobile medical units, school-based health centers, chiropractic services, pediatric developmental clinic, teen clinic, senior health center and Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). · San Ysidro Health follows the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care, where the patient, not the support staff or provider, is the focus of all care and services.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS & TRANSCENDANCE

May was Mental Health Awareness Month and the value of this national campaign has been amplified for me this year because of the work we’re doing with students in our 2018 CREATE Program.

Each year, a cohort of 20 students – many from National City – are selected through auditions to participate in transcenDANCE’s CREATE Program. Beginning in March, teens enter an intensive 5-month program, during which they explore dance and the performing arts through technical dance training, while simultaneously being immersed in a social change/ emotional resiliency curriculum that incorporates self-reflection, community-building, and life and leadership skills training. Both the curriculum and chosen annual theme inform our students’ work as they co-create pieces for the culminating performance in July at the Lyceum Theater in San Diego. There was immediate consensus from the students this year to choose Mental Health as our theme from several possibilities we uncovered during in-depth group reflection and discussion. Obvious drivers that negatively affect the mental health of today’s teens include social media, technological “numbing,” and the pressure of socially-constructed identities. Not so obvious traumas sadly include sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other types of abuse. However, for many National City and San Diego teens, there also exists a constant fear that some member of their family will suddenly be removed due to undocumented immigration status: will mom or dad return home today? Creative Youth Development programs like transcenDANCE uniquely bridge mental health support, the arts, adult mentoring, and youth-driven programs with formalized leadership development. We hope you can join us for Light Within the Cracks – a dance theater performance exploring trauma, mental health, and resilience. Performances are July 20th & 21st at the Lyceum Theatre in San Diego. Tickets go on sale June 1st. More information is available at www.tdarts.org. 26 SUMMER 2018


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OLIVEWOOD GARDENS AND LEARNING CENTER Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is pleased to announce Jennifer Nation as their new executive director. Nation previously spent ten years developing partnerships and capacity building programs as the Director of Programs for Girl Scouts San Diego. “After an extensive search, we are confident that we’ve hired an executive director who has the vision, leadership skills, and experience to help Olivewood Gardens write the next chapter as a community-based non-profit,” said Cathe Burnham, Chair of Olivewood Gardens board of directors. “I’m honored to have been chosen to lead Olivewood, an organization whose mission is so critical in our community,” said Nation. “I’m eager to work with the dedicated staff, volunteers, teachers, and families of the Olivewood community to empower kids and families to connect to nutrition and environmental education.” Nation has a bachelor’s degree from University of Northern Iowa in non-profit management. She received a certificate in fundraising management from Indiana University’s Lily School of Fundraising and is a graduate of LEAD San Diego's Impact class of 2012. Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center serves nearly 2,000 children and 2,500 adults each year, hosting over 9,000 visits annually to its educational gardens and teaching kitchen. For Information about Olivewood’s programs, visit www.OlivewoodGardens.org. 28 SUMMER 2018


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WORLD MARKET-MARCH 25/ APRIL 29/ MAY 27, 2018 Each month, over 100 people attend the World Market to meet local artists, visit artisan vendors, and experience Sunday with acoustic tunes on the Boulevard. Our goal is to activate Morgan Square Plaza in National City's Downtown to stimulate the local economy, support the development of arts and culture, and embrace community building. Our vision is to bring together families, businesses, and the community at large to enjoy San Diego's rich diversity through art, music, crafts, culture, and goods. Come on out to support this dream!

8th ANNUAL CAREER PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS JOB FAIR - APRIL 11, 2018 The National City Chamber of Commerce partnered with the City of National City, and the South County Career Center, Business Services division for the 8th Annual “Career Pathways to Success” Job Fair. The job fair was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Thursday April 11, 2018. Seventy-five area employers from the healthcare services, hospitality sector, automotive, maritime industry, retail, as well as other key industry sectors participated in the job fair. A record breaking 600 job seekers attended this year! Attendees had the opportunity to talk to potential employers, network, and obtain career information. Additionally, volunteer opportunities and business development services were offered for individuals that want to start their own business. New for this year was a Technology Center with computers donated by the San Diego Futures Foundation for attendees to apply to jobs onsite!

CENTURION AWARDS MEMBER BREAKFAST MEETING- APRIL 26, 2018 The National City Chamber of Commerce honored local heroes from our community, including National City first responders and teachers from our schools. The event honored the tireless work and enduring love for the community that the honorees have for National City. Recognized this year are: • Sesha Haynes from Sweetwater Union High School • Jennifer Jaquish from the National School District • Antoinette Nagai from Southwestern College • Officer Daniel Long with the National City Police Department • Captain Jeremy Day from the National City Fire Department Each honoree received special certificates of recognition from State Congressman Juan Vargas, State Senator Benjamin Hueso, Assembly Member Shirley Weber, Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez- Fletcher, and Mayor Ron Morrison. In addition, all honorees received plaques from the National City Chamber of Commerce.

BIKE TO WORK DAY-MAY 17, 2018 The National City Chamber hosted a pit stop on Bike to Work Day, which took place on Thursday, May 17. We welcomed 30 bikers as early as 6am! A new initiative put together by SANDAG, known as GO by BIKE, proposes expanding a bike system of interconnected corridors, support facilities, and programs that make biking a convenient form of travel. It will allow residents to bike on more direct routes within and between major destinations and activity centers. According to Keep San Diego Moving, making the region more bike-friendly resolves issues like traffic congestion, air quality and livability. This great event is scheduled in conjunction with National Bike Month. We loved seeing bikers being safe on the road and promoting healthy living!

BUSINESS WORKSHOP: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING- MAY 31, 2018 About 25 members joined us for an educational workshop aimed at providing business owners with some tools to be able to market their services and products using Social Media Marketing. They were able to apply the program fundamentals as they followed on their own social media sites. The workshop was conducted by Francisco Meza from Planet Marketing. Look forward to more Business Workshops coming soon! They are all member benefits. National City Chamber News 29


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Port of San Diego Ms. Randa Coniglio 3165 Pacific Hwy San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 686-6200

Ron Baker Chevrolet Mr. Bill Cumming 2301 National City Blvd National City, CA 91950 (619) 477-2163

California Institute of Arts & Technology Jamie Doyle 401 Mile of Cars Way, Suite 100 National City, CA 91950 (877) 559-3621

Perry Ford of National City Mario Lopez 2050 National City Blvd National City, CA 91950 (619) 477-2711

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San Ysidro Health Mr. Kevin Mattson 1275 30th St. San Diego, CA 92154 (619) 662-4100

Carlill Auto Court Ms. Ellen Jennings 1414 Roosevelt Ave National City, CA 91950 (619) 434-1291

Kaiser Permanente - Medicare Senior Advantage Martha Camarena 10990 San Diego Mission Rd. Suite 101B San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 876-3575

Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation Jenny Ng 2 Kwaaypaay Ct El Cajon, CA 92019 (619) 445-6002

Castle Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Ms. Marissa Padilla 541 V Ave National City, CA 91950 (619) 791-7900

Wal-Mart #5023 Mr. Felix Silva 1200 Highland Ave National City, CA 91950 (619) 336-0395

Chick-fil-A Michael Gonzales 400 Mile of Cars Way National City, CA 91950 (619) 505-9103

Metropolitan Transit System Mr. Marcial Gutierrez 1255 Imperial Ave, Ste 1000 San Diego, CA 92101-7490 (619) 233-3004

Westfield Plaza Bonita Mr. Damien Osip 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd Ste 2075 National City, CA 91950-8007 (619) 267-2850

Costco Wholesale Optical Lab Monica Alvarez 1001 W 19th St. National City, CA 91950 (619) 336-3307

Mossy Nissan Mr. Kenny Afshar 2700 National City Blvd National City, CA 91950 (619) 474-7011

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Express/Champion Floor Service Mr. Abdur Fields 2412 E 13th St National City, CA 91950 (619) 461-4225

Motel 6 Mr. Harsh Desai 1125 E Plaza Blvd National City, CA 91950 (619) 477-4747

Hollywood Casino - Jamul San Diego Mr. Raman Natarajan 14145 Campo Rd Jamul, CA 91935 (619) 315-2250

EDCO Waste & Recycling Services Mr. John Snyder 6670 Federal Blvd Lemon Grove, CA 91945 (619) 474-8855 Paradise Valley Hospital Mr. Neerav Jadeja 2400 E 4th St National City, CA 91950 (619) 470-4115 San Diego Gas & Electric Dinah Willier 8335 Century Park Ct CP11B San Diego, CA 92123-1530 ((619) 654-1211

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Ambre Backflow Service Mr. Pat Ambre 2005 Highland Ave, Ste. 20 National City, CA 91950 (619) 419-6801 Chelsea Investment Corporation Athena Schmid 6339 Paseo Del Lago Carlsbad, CA 92011 (760) 456-6000 Frank Subaru Mr. Ronald Fornanca 2940 National City Blvd National City, CA 91950 (619) 470-5600 Paradise Village Mr. Bill Lawson 2700 E 4th St National City, CA 91950 (619) 475-5040 Pasha Automotive Services Mr. John Pasha 1309 Bay Marina Dr National City, CA 91950 (619) 419-1200

Protea Waterfront Development Alex Buggy 5960 Cornerstone Ct. W. #100 San Diego, CA 92121 (203) 940-0880

American Medical Response Mr. Michael Murphy 3465 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 410 San Diego, CA 92108 (858) 492-3500 Arrow Pipeline Repair, Inc. dba Pacific Drain & Plumbing Darin Duncan 1330 Park Center Dr Suite 101 Vista, CA 92081 (760) 476-9388 Ball Automotive Group Ms. Jenifer Ball 1935 National City Blvd National City, CA 91950 (619) 474-6431 Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Denise Halliwell 800 Bay Marina Dr National City, CA 91950 (619) 259-2800

Brickrow Group Ms. Adriana Ladd 2434 Southport Wy Ste A National City, CA 91950 (619) 477-3133 x108

Funeraria Del Angel National City Rosie Sandoval 607 National City Blvd National City, CA 91950 (619) 474-6565 H G Fenton Company Mr. Cory LaShell 2500 Hoover Ave Ste A National City, CA 91950 (619) 262-5666 Holiday Inn Express So SD So CV Ms. Tiffiny Smith 632 E St Chula Vista, CA 91910-2113 (619) 426-2500 HomeTown Buffet Cynthia Averilla "1135 Highland Ave National City, CA 91950" (619) 477-7990

J & S Investments Mr. Jess Van Deventer 125 E 17th St National City, CA 91950 (619) 477-6516

MAAC Mr. Arnulfo Manriquez 1355 3rd Ave Chula Vista, CA 91911 (619) 426-3595 Marine Group Boat Works Mr. Todd Roberts 1313 Bay Marina Dr National City, CA 91950 (619) 427-6767

NAPA Auto Parts Robert De La Cerda 1810 Highland Ave National City, CA 91950 (619) 474-4601 National City Motel Mr. Sunny Patel 510 National City Blvd National City, CA 91950 (619) 477-1673 National City Swap Meet Michael Derr 3201 D Ave National City, CA 91950 (619) 477-2203 Navy Federal Credit Union Eliana Tate 1727 Sweetwater Rd Ste H National City, CA 91950 (619) 477-3518

Pacific Commerce Bank Mr. Frank Mercardante 530 Broadway Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 422-5300

Pier 32 Marina Mr. Greg Boeh 3201 Marina Way National City, CA 91950 (619) 477-3232 Ranch House Liquor LLC Inc Mr. Monthir (Mike) Hermiz 404 Palm Ave National City, CA 91950 (619) 474-3000 Sam's Club Mr. Victor Aguilar 6336 College Grove Way San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 551-6202 San Diego Cold Storage Mr. Frank Plant 1240 W 28th St National City, CA 91950 (619) 474-6525 San Diego Habitat for Humanity ReStore Ms. Ellen Immergut 310 National City Boulevard National City, CA 91950 (619) 283-4663 Scripps Health Monica Montano 499 H St. CV 101 Chula Vista, CA 91910 619-691-7000 Seven Mile Casino Pedro Anaya 285 Bay Blvd Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 425-3333 Southwestern College Dr. Kindred Murillo 900 Otay Lakes Rd Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 421-6700 Super 8 National City Chula Vista Mr. Ramesh Patel 2435 Sweetwater Rd National City, CA 91950 (619) 470-8877

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Sweetwater Authority Ms. Leslie Payne 505 Garrett Ave Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 409-6723

The Outlets at The Border Mr. John Walker 4463 Camino De La Plaza Ste 120 San Ysidro, CA 92173 (619) 651-8018

Sweetwater Crossing Shopping Center Erika Abrille Sweetwater Rd & I-805 National City, CA 91950 (619) 780-0101

UnionBank Mr. Rafael Flores 22 E 8th St National City, CA 91950 (619) 336-2000

TDK- Lambda Americas Inc Ms. Lynette De Los Santos 401 Mile of Cars Wy National City, CA 91950 (619) 628-2803

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SILVER CIRCLE Worldpay Lauren Vernon Atlanta, GA 30350 (571) 259-1530

Wrigley's Supermarket & Catering Mr. Ivan Arabo 34 N Euclid Ave National City, CA 91950 (619) 264-4444

Westcott Mazda/Kia Mr. Kam Firozie 2800 National City Blvd National City, CA 91950 (619) 474-1591

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American Medical Response Birrias, Chivos & Cheves Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego Brock Auto Service Inc, Ray California Coast Credit Union California Institute of Arts & Technology CIO Systems Inc. Community Housing Works (CHW) Dickinson Farm Digital I/O LLC Flagship Cruises & Events Jacobs Center Jacome, Alicia La Maestra Family Community Health Centers Mind Masters South Bay Misako Hirota DMD Mission Federal Credit Union National City Car Wash National City Girls Softball League National City Transfer & Storage Office Depot Oxyheal Medical Systems Pacific Point Perrault, Marieanne Potter Electric Inc Reality Changers San Diego County Water Authority Scripps Health South Bay Family YMCA Sweetwater Authority Urban League of San Diego County We Lend More Inc

A B B Management Inc Accion San Diego American Vision Windows Beautiful Smiles Dental Bella Vita Apartment Homes CalPortland Company CDC Small Business Finance Child Development Associates City of National City Coronado Distribution Co Dalla, Michael R Deptula, Donna Gormsen, Axel and Denise J & S Investments Junior Achievement National City Swap Meet Paradise Village Perry Plumbing Heating & Air Phipps Ed D, Louise Realty World Security Public Storage Sweetwater Crossing Shopping Center U F O Upholstery Outlet West Coast Truck Service Westfield Plaza Bonita Zarate, Rosalie

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B & M Cleaning Services Brandon Fox P.O. Box 1001 Bonita, CA 91902 (619) 259-1514 bfox@bandmcleaningservices.com

GHI Mortgage Melanie Myers 2434 Southport Way, suite D National City, CA 91950 (619) 873-5865 mmyers@ghimortgage.com

Sign-ology, Inc. Don Pearson 925 Hale Place, Suite #8A Chula Vista, CA 91914 (619) 658-0808 don@sign-ology.com

Chick-fil-A Michael Gonzales 400 Mile of Cars Way National City, CA 91950 (619) 505-9103 03764@chick-fil-a.com

Gourmet Luxury Events Tanya Castaneda 285 Third Ave Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 208-0948 gourmetluxuryevents@gmail.com

Starbucks Coffee Grove Plaza National City Paul Fricovsky 2230 E Plaza Blvd National City, CA 91950 (619) 472-5318 us2414795@starbucks.com

Coast Drive Management Manny Biezunski (619) 309-8132 manny@coastdrivemgmt.com

GRWarehouse Services Inc. Gustavo Rodriguez 2953 Beyer Blvd. PMB169 San Diego, CA 92154 (619) 434-6206 GRWservices@cox.net

State Farm- Vince Duong Vince Duong 9920 Mira Mesa Blvd, Suite A San Diego, CA 92131 (858) 271-6400

Ecofont Sander Blom Doctor J.M Den Uylsingel 20 Alphen a/d Rijn, ZH 2404 CJ 3-188-326-3668 sales@ecofont.com

JSI Photography JosĂŠ Islas (619) 518-0327 jislas619@gmail.com

The Downtown Abbey Club Zapher Dajani 1302 National City Blvd. National City, CA 91950 (858) 777-0255 downtownabbey@theabbeycatering.net

Factory Window Coverings Joshua Lesch 2605 Hoover Ave, Ste. A National City, CA 91950 (619) 559-4149 joshua@factorywindowcoverings.com

Neighborhood National Bank Bruce Mills 1717 Sweetwater Rd # A National City, CA 91950 (619) 393-4311 ssoberanes@mynnb.com

Thomas-Strafford Investments Keith Robinson (619) 202-7283 team@thomas-strafford.com

FiveOne Development Daniel Van Schaik 101 West Broadway, # 300 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 728-5151 dan@fiveonedevelopment.com

San Diego Taco Company Inc. Ernie Becerra PO BOX 13267 San Diego , CA 91970 (619) 255-3868 info@sdtacos.com

Flagship Airport Services, Inc Rosalba Rodriguez 3665 N Harbor Dr. Ste 202 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 298-6793 rirodriguez@flagshipinc.com

Seven Mile Casino Pedro Anaya 285 Bay Blvd Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 425-3333 panaya@swspr.com

Trans-Border Advisors Juan De Dios Apodaca P. O. Box 532403 Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 373-8451 transborderadvisors@gmail.com

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