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Finding Weaknesses Is a Strength of ATA

ENGINEERING: Firm Does Analysis, Design and Software

Shake, rattle and roll. That is an admittedly nontechnical explanation of what ATA Engineering Inc. does.

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SD 500: Quartet Among Next 40 Honorees

Scot Chisholm, Matt Cole, Keith Jones and Ashok Kamal were among the 40 honorees in the San Diego Business Journal event, San Diego’s Next 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40.

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Executive Q&A: Matt Kite, Cerna Solutions CEO

Matt Kite moved to the U.S. from the U.K. in 2004. Today he employs more than 30 people at Cerna Solutions, which he established in 2012 to provide implementation services for companies looking to use the cloud-based IT services offered by tech giant ServiceNow.

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Viasat’s Stock Dips On Q1 Results

TECH: Some Analysts See Overreaction, Rate Stock as a Buy

Shares of Viasat Inc. swooned, dipping 17 percent Aug. 10 after the company released results from the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year.

Aroma Listens to Its Retailers, Keeps Eye on Economy

RETAIL: Housewares Co. Relies on Business Sense And Wide Product Line

Although keeping a relatively low public profile since launching 41 years ago, San Diego-based Aroma Housewares, mostly known for its rice cookers and multicookers, has managed to become a recognizable name in the small kitchen electric appliances industry.

Logistics Startup Lands $8M in Series A

Airspace Technologies, a Carlsbad-based logistics startup, has raised $8 million in a Series A financing round.

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AttackIQ Closes $5.5M Financing Round

Cybersecurity startup AttackIQ has closed a $5.5 million financing round led by Salesforce Ventures, CEO Stephan Chenette recently confirmed.

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Wave of Investment Has Life Sciences Swimming in Cash

Cash is pouring into early-stage San Diego life sciences, with 2018 shaping up as a banner year, according to observers.

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Novo Brazil Expansion Fits New Model for Malls

Beer fanciers looking for a new taste treat could soon head south to Chula Vista, where Novo Brazil is expanding into the Otay Ranch Town Center mall with a $2.5 million micro-brewery, tasting room, restaurant and beer garden.

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L.A. Investors Not Looking Down on S.D.’s CRE Market

Los Angeles investors are showing increasing interest in San Diego’s commercial real estate market, according to the commercial real estate firm Marcus & Millichap.

Cubic’s GATR Gets $522M Army Contract

GATR Technologies has a one-half billion dollar deal in hand.

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Kratos Reports Q2 Revenue of $151M

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. reported a net loss of $7.7 million on revenue of $151.2 million during the company’s second quarter, which ended on July 1.

Standout And Deliver

Solana Beach Projects’ Eclectic Designs Fit In By Bringing Their Own Character, Style to the Mix

A series of projects are planned or underway in the center of Solana Beach that in at least one case will remove what many said has become an eyesore.

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Developers Make Historic Structures Part of the Present Scene

When Donia Ackad bought a former used furniture store in downtown Oceanside in December, she had no idea what was beneath the patchy stucco that covered the exterior.

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This Home’s Views Include an Interesting Look Back to the Past

West of Interstate 5 and a couple of blocks from the ocean is a stately Spanish home with a storied past.

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McAlister Draws Crowd to Support Those Fighting Addiction

McAlister Institute’s 6th Annual 5K Walk for Sobriety raised more than $93,000 to bring help and hope to thousands of individuals and families impacted by addiction.

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Bar Exam Failures Help to Make Business Case for Prep Cos.

LEGAL: Smaller Firm Using Tech, Personal Attention to Compete

After passing the difficult California Bar Exam on his first try, San Diego attorney David G. Greco began wondering why someone hadn’t started a company that would do a better job of preparing law students for the test.

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Pop-Up Trend Gives Retail a Fun-Size

RETAIL: Versatile Uses Include Promotional Events

When sisters Anne Buehner, 33, and Mary Carr, 26, who have branding and retail experience collectively, noticed an absence in agencies dedicated to creating pop-up experiences in San Diego recently, they joined forces to launch their creative firm, & Boom Unlimited, last year.

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ANALYSIS: When It Comes to Big Civic Projects, We’re Out of Pluck

ECONOMY: Bold Moves Often Missing in Key Developments

Getting big projects done in the San Diego region is often a nearly impossible task, with the downtown San Diego Convention Center the latest to run into trouble.

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SDBJ INSIDER - Ballot Box Woes: Convention Center Not Only Issue

Angst is justified on many fronts over the struggles to get the San Diego Convention Center expansion on the November ballot.

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