Greater San Diego Business Association
A wonderful part of my position as Board Chair of GSDBA is the opportunity to thank people who volunteer to make important decisions. They set aside their valuable time to help our Chamber create an environment where the LGBT community can develop and grow their dreams of owning a successful business or pursue their professional goals. It is always an honor to work with these professional leaders in their passion to serve others, in their drive to help GSDBA members create opportunities…Continue
Added by Eric D Brown on May 20, 2013 at 5:37pm — No Comments
Thank you to the Engaging Aging Professional Development Group for putting this wonderful event together, an opportunity to view the important film Gen Silent. Many thanks also to the expert panel who spoke after the film: Dr. Teresa Shanahan, Sacha Mackels, and Kevin T. Kellar, Esq. for their knowledge and…Continue
Added by Jeanne M. Burke on May 15, 2013 at 5:12am — No Comments
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Hello GSDBA Babes,
Melissa here from Lullababes, your one stop custom blanket shop. Covering Babes in three sizes so no babies needed to enjoy. I am hosting a benefit for the Babes of Boston. It will be on May 15, 2013, from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Thorn Street Brewery, in North Park. I will donate 10% of the proceeds to The One Fund - Boston, the money goes straight to the victims. If I sell more than 100 blankets I will bump up the donation to 15%. If you can't make it you…Continue
Added by Melissa Magee on May 7, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments
Regardless of employment status, being a mom is hard work - and often an undervalued position. Isn't it time you showed your mom (or the mother of your children) how much you appreciate her vital role in the family?
Added by Julia M. Garwood, CFLS on May 6, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments
The final part to Jim & Steve's story! Be sure to read their takeaway's on how to find financial advice. And catch up on all six parts if you haven't been following their investment journey!
Added by Steve Doster, CFP® on May 3, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments
I’ve been asked on many occasions if I’ve gone to Business School. I have not. I have a Masters degree in American Literature, which I almost never mention because really, who cares? Although, I do write a really beautiful e-mail if I do say so myself, and my texts are poetry – well, maybe not.
What I mention even less than my Masters degree is the fact that before I went to college I went to a professional Drama School. People often guess that I have a theater background because most…Continue
Added by GSDBA on May 1, 2013 at 4:20pm — No Comments
Community is Serving Community One Dish at a Time at East Hillcrest’s Newest Hot Spot…Continue
Added by GSDBA on April 23, 2013 at 3:55pm — No Comments
We’ve all been there. You’re uninspired, unmotivated, irritated and spending your free time surfing the web for apartments in Paris or tree houses in the jungle. You’re not alone. If you feel stuck and bored then here are some things that can help you move forward.
1. Take responsibility for where you are. This can be very difficult, but at the end of the day, we are responsible for our happiness and success. Think about what you’re currently tolerating.…Continue
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Over the last few years GSDBA has maintained a website. As a board member, I often wonder how many GSDBA members use it, how often the website creates business, whether it is referred to by the members, and whether the cost is less than the benefit?
Sue Sneeringer, in the GSDBA office, recently reported that in the ______, ### of hits occurred. Ultimately, the cost benefit depends on our members, their use of it, and how much of the features a GSDBA member might incorporate into…Continue
Added by Eric D Brown on April 15, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Every year about 6 million children are abused in the United States – and these are just the reported cases. Each day five U.S. children are lost to abuse-related deaths.
We all need to play an active role in protecting these children. The first step in helping an abused or neglected child is recognizing the warning signs.
Would you recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect if you saw…Continue
Added by Julia M. Garwood, CFLS on April 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Since this blog is about our journey from active investing with a big bank to “do-it-yourself” investing, using advice and direction from a certified financial planner (CFP), we are not going to try to convince anyone that passive investing is better than active or vice versa. Rather, the recommendation that we are making is to take the time to research both approaches. And, take the time to learn all about CFP’s. There is a lot of misinformation on the Internet. So, we will…Continue
Added by Steve Doster, CFP® on April 10, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments
Serving on the GSDBA Board, I have often been approached by GSDBA members who asked for support and help in marketing where they opened a business. In La Mesa, there is Marcella June's, a GSDBA member where a BNG meets weekly. We have GSDBA members who work in North County, on the Coast, and in South Bay. One of our Board members and Corporate Sponsors, Danielle Barger of Barger…Continue
Added by Eric D Brown on April 3, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The College Area Business District has partnered with Local Thunder to create a strong online and mobile presence for their 400+ business members with mapping, content, social media and promotion capabilities. The College Area Online…Continue
Added by GSDBA on April 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Not one, two, but three strikes you’re out at the Padres’ first game of the season as they take on the Dodgers! Knock it out of the park and head down to the game early to run the bases of drinks, food, and music at the 3rd Annual East Village Opening Day Block Party on Thursday, April 9 from 11 am to 6 pm. Then slide into home at Petco Park to see the Padres take on the Dodgers at 3:15 pm.
Stop by J Street between 6th and 10th Avenues to enjoy live music, local grub, and fresh…Continue
Added by GSDBA on April 1, 2013 at 4:55pm — No Comments
They are one of the most poisonous flowers to felines and cause kidney failure. If you have easter lilies in your home, please keep them out of reach from your cats.Continue
Added by Jacqueline A Leshko on April 1, 2013 at 6:48am — No Comments
I wrote this blog a few months ago, but with this week's Supreme Court hearings I wanted to share it again.
Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review two challenges to federal and state laws that limit civil marriage to the union of one man and one woman. This is the first time that the Supreme Court has weighed in on the topic of same-sex…Continue
Added by Julia M. Garwood, CFLS on March 29, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments
The Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) represents over 1,300 businesses in San Diego’s
premiere urban neighborhood. The HBA is seeking a member directory as an addition to their
Existing conditions: The HBA has two web sites, one that acts as the organizational site
Added by GSDBA on March 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Join our march for equality!For over 20 years, I have been a member of LGBT Chambers of Commerce working to convince businesses large and small about the impact of discrimination to their businesses.
Today, I stand in appreciation of efforts nationwide by many who have tirelessly and consistently worked toward the same goals. Workplace equality, tax equity, reduced discrimination, a healthier work environment,…Continue
Added by Eric D Brown on March 26, 2013 at 9:51pm — No Comments