San Diego East County Chamber

A NIGHT TO SHINE: EAST COUNTY CHAMBER AWARDS GALA FEB. 11

 

East County News Service

January 7, 2016 (Lakeside) – The San Diego East County Chamber will host its East County Honors  Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, February 11th at the Barona Resort and Casino in Lakeside.

The event starts at 6 p.m. and includes cocktails, dinner reception, silent and live auction, opportunity drawing. Balloon pop, and live entertainment by Guy Gonzalez and the Gypsy Swng Cats.

2015 WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY SAN DIEGO-EAST COUNTY CHAMBER

 

 

East County Magazine Editor and Founder Miriam Raftery is among those honored

Photo:  2015 WILL winners (from left to right): Elizabeth Smith Chavez, Erica Pinto, Wendy Urushima-Conn, Mara Fortin, Molly Nocon, Miriam Raftery. Not shown: Carey Guthrie, Shelly Zimmerman.

October 19, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) -- The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce has honored eight women with Women in Leadership Luncheon (WILL) awards.

Honorees included: Mara Fortin, Nothing Bundt Cakes; Carey Guthrie, Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors; Molly Nocon, Noah Homes; Erica Pinto, Jamul Indian Village; Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine; Elizabeth Smith Chavez, Smith Chavez Law; Wendy Urushima-Conn, Asian Business Association; Shelly Zimmerman, San Diego Police Department.

According to Leah McIvor, 2015 event chair, a record 41 nominees were considered by the committee for the awards program, now in its 13th year. She said the recipients were honored for their outstanding leadership, exemplary character and integrity in the community, as well as their efforts to empower women to succeed and prosper in life and business.

SIERRA CLUB: CHAMBER PROMOTING “SHAM” SITE THAT MISLEADS CONSUMERS ON UTILITY RATE PROPOSAL

 

CPUC holds public hearings Thursday, Sept. 18 in El Cajon on controversial utility rate change proposals

East County News Service

September 11,2014 (El Cajon) – Sierra Club’s San Diego chapter is warning consumers about deceptive claims made by the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce regarding proposed changes in utility bills, including links to a utility-backed website debunked by media for its efforts to dupe the public into supporting anti-consumer measures.

The California Public Utilities Commission will hold two hearings  on the utility-backed proposed rate changes on September 18 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in El Cajon City Council chambers,200 Civic Center Way in El Cajon. The public is invited to attend and testify.

The Chamber sought to persuade members to testify in favor of proposed utility rate changes, suggesting they would save money for most. But those changes  would actually “raise energy costs for low and middle income customers, those who can least afford to pay more on their energy bill,” says Pete Hasapopoulos with the Sierra Club My Generation Campaign. In addition, he warns, “the proposed changes by utilities are unacceptable and threaten our energy efficiency and rooftop solar programs. As a result, they are deeply out of line with state and public priorities on energy and climate.”

EAST COUNTY CHAMBER HOLDS ANNUAL DINNER JANUARY 25

January 5, 2013 (El Cajon) – The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual dinner on Saturday, January 25 at the Allen Airways Flying Museum at Gillespie Field, 2020 North Johnson in El Cajon.  The museum is a private facility open by invitation only, housing an impressive collection of vintage airplanes and memorabilia including an aviation poster collection displayed at the Smithsonian. 

Cost is $125 per ticket.   For more information or reservations, visit www.eastcountychamber.org.

MARCEL BECKER TO LEAD EAST COUNTY CHAMBER AFTER ALEVY OUSTER

March 1, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – It wasn’t a Valentine that the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted on February 14 to deliver to CEO Scott Alevy.  Facing a budget crunch, the inland region’s largest Chamber voted to eliminate its full-time paid CEO position, relieving Alevy of his duties.

“Both Scott Alevy and the Chamber are on soild ground,” acting President and Chief Executive Officer Becky Burgstiner told Chamber members at a First Friday breakfast this morning in the La Mesa Community Center. 

She announced that Board Chairman Marcel Becker will be taking the leadership helm as soon as he is fully recovered from surgery  in a couple of weeks.  Becker is also Chair of JCI Metals in Lemon Grove.

GRIP IT & RIP IT: CHAMBER GOLF TOURMANENT TEES OFF MAY 19 AT SYCUAN


April 5, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The ninth annual Grip it and Rip it Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, May 19. The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual event at Sycuan Resort.

 

TESTED BY FIRE: SAN DIEGO EAST COUNTY CHAMBER PRESIDENT/CEO SCOTT ALEVY HAS STRONG RECORD IN LEADERSHIP AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT

 

By Miriam Raftery
 

April 3, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--Many might find it daunting to head up a major business association during the worst recession in 80 years. But Scott Alevy, new President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, has been in far tougher spots. 

 

Those include combat zones in Southeast Asia and the crash site of PSA flight 182 in San Diego, where Alevy headed up public relations for the airline after the tragedy that claimed the lives of friends and colleagues.

 

In an exclusive interview with East County Magazine, Alevy shared insights gained from his experiences, as well as his leadership goals and vision for the Chamber’s future.
 

SAN DIEGO EAST COUNTY CHAMBER CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF BUSINESS LEADERSHIP IN GRAND STYLE

 

Inaugural Gala Recognized Outstanding Individuals and Businesses

 

March 3, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) -- More than 350 members and guests of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce gathered last Friday night to celebrate the start of the Chamber’s 100th year serving the business community and residents of our region. The evening featured recognition for many community leaders, introduction of some special new awards,  as well as inauguration of the Chamber’s new officers.

SD EAST COUNTY CHAMBER PARTNERS WITH LOCAL EDUCATORS AND LIFELONG LEARNERS ON TOUR OF PERU JULY 11-19

March 3, 2011 (San Diego's East County) — Over 150 local educators join the San Diego East County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual Summer Educational Tour each year. This year, the Chamber is inviting chamber members, school district colleagues and friends on an exclusive trip to Peru July 11-19 as part of the Chamber Travel Program for 2011.

 

SAN DIEGO EAST COUNTY CHAMBER HOSTS WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AWARDS OCTOBER 29

 

October 28, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – East County Magazine editor Miriam Raftery is among the nominees for a Women in Leadership Award. Winners will be announced Friday, October 29 at the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Women in Leadership luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley.

 

CLIFF DIAMOND TO REPLACE MIKE CULLY AS INTERIM CEO/PRESIDENT OF EAST COUNTY CHAMBER

October 4, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Cliff Diamond, former El Cajon Police Chief, has been named interim president and chief executive officer of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. He will replace Mike Cully, whose departure was announced in late September.

POLITICS IN PARADISE: AUGUST 20

July 28, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual “Politics in Paradise” event on August 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the Water Conservation Garden. The bipartisan program provides voters in East County with the opportunity to hear from legislators representing them in Washington, in Sacramento, and at the County level. 

 

POLITICS IN PARADISE: FILNER, HUNTER CLASH ON HEALTHCARE, BUDGET, CLIMATE CHANGE & MORE

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 25, 2009 (Rancho San Diego/El Cajon)—The setting was serene, but the political exchanges were rocky at “Politics in Paradise,” a community legislative forum sponsored by the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce Friday evening at Cuyamaca College’s Water Conservation Garden.