Focuscom Summer

Welcome to Focuscom’s blog! We’re excited to share ideas, industry trends, news articles, community updates and photos with you through our new blog. The Focuscom team is passionate about serving and supporting our community, and we are involved in several local organizations and boards. We’ve had a great summer so far enjoying community events. Take a look at how our Focuscom team is involved in the San Diego community!:

Elections` Night Festivities – June 7th      

Our president Dan Hom was a part of election night festivities at the U.S. Grant Hotel. He (very enthusiastically) celebrated Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s victory and enjoyed the evening next to Councilman Chris Cate and his wife, Maria of District 6.

Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) San Diego – June 10th

Focuscom’s account manager, Nikki Jimenez, serves on the AAJA San Diego board as Digital Director. In early June, they hosted a mixer for members to meet the new leadership board! Want to meet the AAJA SD board and learn about storytelling from top API journalists? Save the date for Sept. 24 to celebrate AAJA’s 30th Anniversary and take a behind the scenes tour of NBC 7’s San Diego’s new studio! Reserve your tickets today.  

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) San Diego/Imperial Counties

Nikki is also a board member and co-chair of the Bernays Committee and Olivia is a volunteer on the Communications Committee. They both enjoy staying involved and building relationships with other local PR pro. Nikki attended their summer social at the Padres game… #prsaplayball.

PRSA puts on an awards ceremony, the Bernays Mark of Excellence, which awards San Diego ag encies for their successful campaigns. Summertime is the time to submit campaigns and Focuscom submitted for a variety of awards for the first time this year! Nikki and Olivia went to a Q&A event hosted by PRSA’s New Pros Committee that featured three experienced Bernays award winners who gave their best advice on how to put together these lengthy submissions. Check out the blog post that Olivia wrote about her biggest takeaways. Wish us luck!

San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) – June 16

Tomas, a board member on the SDCTA, and Olivia attended the annual Golden Watchdog and Fleece Awards put on by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. This event informs San Diego County about the good, the bad and the ugly of government efficiency and spending. Simply put – this event has the whole room laughing. We ran into our friend, Councilman Mark Kersey and enjoyed the evening, Anthony Pescetti of CGI and Monica Montgomery, Senior Policy Advisory for Councilmember Myrtle Cole’s office. #goldens

SDG&E Summer Pops Concert – July 2nd

Dan Hom attended the Bayside Summer Nights performance at the 2016 Summer Pops along the San Diego Bay. It was a wonderful night of music, good company and a waterfront view. Thank you for the invitation SDG&E Community Relations Team!

Chula Vista Police Foundation (CVPF) – July 16th 

Dan is the chairman of the Chula Vista Police Foundation board and leads a board of directors passionate about public safety. Their annual Evening with Heroes luau and dinner was an exciting night of police demonstrations, a silent auction and wine vault and spending time with public safety and community leaders.

Save the Date for these upcoming events!

  •  Chris Cate's Cornhole Tournament - Saturday, August 20th
  • Abnormal Dinner Series at The Cork & Craft – Monday, August 18th:  Enjoy seven-nine courses prepared Chef Phil Esteban and guest chef Jason McLeod from Ironside Fish & Oyster as well as craft beer pairings from Abnormal Beer Co. head brewer Derek Gallanosa. Also, a collaboration beer by Mikkeller Brewing Co. San Diego! 
  • Seven Mile Casino Vietnamese Show – July 30th 
Olivia Stafford