San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is honoring regional leaders and businesses from San Diego and Baja leading the way with outstanding commitment to binational collaboration at the annual International Tribute Awards.
The event recognized those who have worked to establish international ties with Mexico. This is part of the critical binational culture that the Cali-Baja Mega Region has established in the last few years.
San Diego and Tijuana share cultural, economic, and physical ties. The two cities work together on many economic development projects and issues for the benefit of the entire binational region.
Officials representing the cities of San Diego and Tijuana have entered into an unprecedented partnership to facilitate the development of new relationships and the exchange of important program information on an array of vital civic issues impacting citizens of both cities.
This year’s International Tribute Awards will be given to:
- International Business of the Year- Taylor Guitars
- International Leader of the Year- Melisa Floca, Senior Advisor for Cross-Border Initiatives, University of San Diego’s Kroc IPJ
- Cross-Border Collaboration Supervisor Nora Vargas, County of San Diego; Ambassador Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, Consul General of Mexico in San Diego; Luis Lutteroth, President of Consejo de Desarrollo de Tijuana for the cross-border vaccination program.