We Marched for Our Lives – What Now?

By Beth Gutierrez, Owner, Joy Culture Events

I’m a crier. Always have been. I’m a serious empathizer, easily moved. So, it should not have surprised me in the least that the March for Our Lives was a rollercoaster of emotions considering the matter at hand. And yet.

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Making #WeWelcomeYou happen: Meet Four Fin Creative

It’s no secret that we shamelessly believe all our members are the best at their craft. Call that sort of bias an occupational hazard if you want. But when our immigration committee wanted to refresh a poster campaign that lets businesses send a simple message loud and clear – We Welcome You – we turned to the team at Four Fin Creative for help, guidance and inspiration. We are not only thrilled at the result and the sheer brilliance of every concept they presented, but also proud to showcase the people with the skill and talent: Jen Derks, Jess Winet and Kendall Lord!

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About single payer healthcare

The mood was instantly productive when a group of Business For Good members sat down with new California Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins on January 19. It helps when these small business owners have been part of the Senator’s in-district life for a few years now: her 2017 small business of the year winner Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant; The Rose Wine Bar; Diamond & Branch; and The Moore Firm have all regularly crossed paths with Sen. Atkins in the community for a while now.

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Why San Diego should support energy choice – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Why San Diego should support energy choice

The UT published our Board President Mikey Knab’s Op-Ed on Community Choice Energy. Please share it in your feeds with some comments showing support if you’re so inclined. Continue reading “Why San Diego should support energy choice – The San Diego Union-Tribune”

SDG&E asks San Diego to make decision on competing green power proposals by 2019 – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Not Adding Up

A large company like SDG&E can afford to stall the process and play the waiting game. Even when the numbers don’t add up.

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Community Choice Is Key to Meeting Climate Plan’s Ambitious Goals — Voice of San Diego

Why we support community choice energy

Check out this awesome opinion piece by Kinsee in Voice of SD. It mentions BFG and links to our letter to the mayor about CCE. It’s also co-signed by Councilmember Bry. This is us, accomplishing our goals – both policy and public narrative – of the voice of business in San Diego. You should all be very proud.

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Key Questions When Considering a State-Based, Single-Payer System in California – CHCF.org

On single-payer health

A really thoughtful overview of the things we’re looking into, as we work with one of this bill’s authors (CA State Senator Toni Atkins of San Diego) to decide where we stand on it…

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Lawsuits claim top San Diego restaurants defrauding consumers with minimum wage surcharge – The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Surcharge Scam

Raising prices is a normal part of economics & business operations. I’ll gladly debate why the trade association behind the surcharge “strategy” didn’t suggest one when other costs have gone up – like energy bills by 35% since 2010…

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