San Diego Business Journal

SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

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Seminar Will Explain and Explore Angel Investing Opportunities

The San Diego Tech Coast Angels is looking for a few good investors.

2 San Diego Businesses Are in the Hunt for Carrier-Drone Contract

The U.S. Navy recently offered contractors details on what it would like to see in its first production aircraft carrier-based drone.

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MG Properties Buys 4 Apartment Communities for $80 Million

San Diego-based MG Properties Group has purchased four California apartment properties totaling 770 units, for a total of more than $80 million.

Conference Will Help Create Links Among Industry, Innovators and Foreign Investors

“Making It in America” is the title of a three and half-day conference aimed at making connections for local innovators with business representatives from China, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Nominations for “Best of the Bar” Close May 2

The San Diego Business Journal will soon be closing nominations for its inaugural Best of the Bar 2014 supplement. Nominations must be received by Friday, May 2.

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Active Network Plays Role in White House Easter Egg Roll

The Active Network handled the ticket lottery for the White House Easter Egg Roll.

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AMN Healthcare Refinances Its Outstanding Credit Facilities

San Diego staffing company AMN Healthcare Services Inc. has refinanced its existing credit facilities.

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Ace Parking Installs Solar-Powered Charging Station at Downtown Lot

Ace Parking has a new solar-powered vehicle charging station available at its 1220 Union St. location in downtown, the company said.

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Two Local Stores Closing as Coldwater Creek Shuts Operations

Two San Diego County stores are among 350 being closed by Coldwater Creek Inc., as the Idaho-based women’s clothing and accessories retailer shuts all of its locations as part of a recent Chapter 11 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

San Diegan Wins Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi, who grew up in San Diego and graduated from San Diego High School, won the Boston Marathon today, the first American man to win the prestigious race since 1983.

SDSU Names New Dean of College of Business Administration

San Diego State University has named an academic from Illinois to be the dean of its business school.

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Fans Run Up the Region's Economic Score From Bowl Games

San Diego’s two postseason college football games generated an economic impact to the region of $30.8 million last December, up nearly $2 million from the prior year, according to the San Diego Bowl Game Association, which commissioned a study.

$6.5M Donation to UCSD Will Fund Eye Research Lab

grateful patient has gifted University of California, San Diego $6.5 million to establish the Richard C. Atkinson Laboratory for Regenerative Ophthalmology at the university’s Shiley Eye Center.

County Unemployment Rate Is Down Slightly in March

San Diego’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 6.9 percent in March from 7 percent in February, as the region gained 12,700 nonfarm jobs, according to the state’s Employment Development Department.

Think Tank Formed to Promote San Diego Craft Beer

A new independent think tank, called the Craft Beer Association of San Diego, has been formed with the goal of raising the national and international profile of the local region’s burgeoning brewing industry.

The Business Calendar for the Week of April 21, 2014

A look at some of the business events happening in the county for the week of April 21, 2014

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Dickey’s Barbecue Opens Its First Local Restaurant in San Marcos

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has opened at 763 Center Drive in San Marcos. It is the first San Diego County location for Dallas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc.

Carlsbad Company Participates in White House Conference on Solar Energy

Carlsbad-based Everyday Energy took part in a White House conference on solar energy April 17.

SDSU Names New Dean of Business School

San Diego State University has named an academic from Illinois to be the dean of its business school.

Local Company Participates in White House Conference on Solar Energy

Carlsbad-based Everyday Energy took part in a White House conference on solar energy April 17.