2018 Chamber Committees
Joining a committee fully involves you and your company in the Chamber’s activities and events. Committee membership helps you network and keep in touch with others who care about business development. Make a difference and help shape National City’s economic and community development initiatives.
All Committee meetings are held at the National City Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 901 National City Blvd., National City, CA 91950.
Ambassador Committee – The Ambassador Committee is responsible for building and sustaining a strong, pro-active membership organization, providing financial assets to support programs and initiatives necessary to ensure the Chamber continues to be a leading advocate for businesses. This committee works collaboratively with the City of National City and other community partners to foster a healthy business environment by marketing the Chamber of Commerce services, and promoting members and community assets.
Meets First Wednesdays (11:30am-1pm)
Chairperson: Analia Corrales, Heartland Payroll
Business Rendezvous Group (BRG) - The National City Chamber Business Rendezvous Groups (also known as “BRG”) directly contribute to the economic development of theNational City area by increasing the business and profits of Chamber Member businesses and organizations through structured, relational networking and the exchange ofreferrals and leads.
Meets First & Thurd Thursday at 11:45am-1:00 pm
Chairpersons: Susan De Los Santos, Filipino Press / Ruth Ryan Cruz. Ryan-Cruz Law
Economic Development Committee – The Economic Development Committee of the National City Chamber of Commerce focuses on promoting economic development in National City through the development and implementation of projects, programs, and policies that stimulate economic growth and prosperity, enhance community development initiatives, leading to improved quality of life. This committee is the legislative and regulatory advocate for businesses at the local, state, and federal levels. The Committee reviews legislation, supports pro-business policies and actively represents Chamber members.
Meets First Thursdays (8am-9am)
Chairs: John Borja, Teague Insurance / Becky Cortez, Life Vantage
Economic Vitality Work Group (Live Well San Diego Initiative) - The Economic Vitality Work Group is made up of members of the Live Well San Diego South Region Leadership Team who are diverse community partners. The purpose of the Economic Vitality Work Group is to discuss community economic needs, priorities, and community level data as well as potential goals and improvement projects that would contribute to economic vitality in San Diego South Region.
Meets First Thursdays (10am-11am)
Chair: Jacqueline L. Reynoso, National City Chamber of Commerce
Co-Chair: Cindy Gompper-Graves, South County Economic Development Council
Executive Committee - The National City Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee maintains oversight of the Chamber’s finances, execution of Chamber Policies, member services, products and programs, and oversees the performance of the chief executive officer.
Meets Second Fridays (9am-11am)
Chair: Stepheni Norton, Dickinson Farm
Special Event Committees – The Special Event Committees of the National City Chamber of Commerce are tasked with organizing the Chamber’s annual events including:
- Annual Installation and Awards Dinner, Chaired by Brian Clapper; Co-Chair: Leslie Larranaga-Britt;
- Mariachi Festival & Competition, Chaired by Victor Gonzalez, Premier Property Securities, Co-Chair; R. Daniel Hernandez San Ysidro Health
- Golf Tournament, Chaired by: Karen McManus, Co-Chair: Brian Clapper, National School District
- Automobile Heritage Day, Chaired by Sophie Silvestri, Pasha Automotive
- Salute to Navy, Chaired by Brian Clapper, Lions Club
- Bayside Brew & Spirit Festival, Co-Chaired by John Borja and Eddie Trejo