His real life began after he broke his childhood promise:
Growing up in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, in Mexico, Juan Pablo Sanchez’s parents always instilled in him the following: “Your education is the one thing no one and nothing can ever take from you — so always invest in it.” He took his parent’s advice to heart and entered college immediately following high school and excelled in two majors –political science and economics. Though he didn’t know at the time, but that course of study would be the catalyst at the center of Juan Pablo’s professional life for many years to come.
Continue reading “Who is Juan Pablo Sanchez, Anyway?”
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!
Continue reading “Making #WeWelcomeYou happen: Meet Four Fin Creative”
• Summit to highlight how immigrant businesses create jobs and bring revenue to the city
• Business for Good executive director to lead economic opportunity session
• Small businesses invited to help craft San Diego’s strategic immigrant integration plan
Continue reading “San Diego’s Immigrant-Powered Economy on Display at February 2 Summit”
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.
Continue reading “About single payer healthcare”
Welcome back, and happy 2018. We wasted no time digging into our policy work. Please let us know how you’d like to join the momentum developing the small business voice in San Diego. Continue reading “January Policy Updates”
After a life-altering illness, U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Stepheni Norton, had to drastically change the way she ate. She asked her doctor if she could ‘garden a little’ in order to have a good supply of fresh vegetables, because at that time, fresh food was hard to come by in National City. Continue reading “Can someone with no agricultural experience really run a successful farm?”
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”
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.
Continue reading “SDG&E asks San Diego to make decision on competing green power proposals by 2019 – The San Diego Union-Tribune”
Unless yours was one of more than 1,000 private companies that got any of the $3 billion in contracts with the City of San Diego, small businesses are highly unlikely to be have benefited from this problem.
Government Transparency: one of the 5 issues your very own Business for Good San Diego is working on.
Continue reading “New law in San Diego firms up government transparency”
Sen. Toni Atkins to lead CA state senate
Pretty cool, right? Then you should join a members-only meeting with Sen. Atkins on January 19 at 2:30pm to discuss single-payer healthcare. Are you in?
Continue reading “San Diego’s Toni Atkins is tapped as the first woman leader of the California State Senate – The San Diego Union-Tribune”