Annie Lawless, the early co-founder of San Diego’s juice giant Suja Juice has launched a new venture in San Diego: a makeup company called Lawless. Like Suja Juice, this brand is also targeted to the health-conscious consumer. The company’s cosmetics are said to be free of carcinogenic, toxic, hormone and endocrine-disrupting ingredients, according to the company’s press release.
In honor of World Food Day on Oct. 16, 2017, San Diego-based Project Concern International announced the expansion of its McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program in Nicaragua. Thanks to a new award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the global nonprofit will provide 77,500 school children with daily school meals in some of Nicaragua’s most remote and vulnerable communities.
San Diego drugmaker Ignyta Inc. is piggybacking off recent positive press by raising $160 million in a new stock offering.
AMN Healthcare just returned back from its 5th annual mission trip to Guatemala, where the team has touched more than 16,000 people with its life changing efforts. This year, the focus was the disfiguring condition Strabismus, which creates a cross-eyed effect and is easily addressed through surgery. Strabismus does not affect the child’s brain or development otherwise, but they are rarely offered treatment.
Seacoast Commerce Bank reported recently that its net income in the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, was about $1.43 million, 4.9 percent below a year ago.
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INVEST: Brain Corp.’s Series C Brings $114M; Strong Q4 Is Expected
Investments in emerging companies in San Diego were bigger but fewer in number during the third quarter compared with the same time last year.
BANKING: Traditional Commercial Bank Added To Seacoast’s SBA Focus
San Diego’s Seacoast Commerce Bank has completed its first acquisition. The merger with San Juan Capistrano-based Capital Bank, now a division of Seacoast, closed Oct. 1. The banks’ systems will be integrated Oct. 30, said Rick Sanborn, CEO of Seacoast.
Compared to nine similar metro regions, San Diego finished last in affordability and has the third highest cost of living.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s business outlook index has dropped since the beginning of the year, though it remains in moderately positive territory
San Diego-based alternative lender Reliant Funding has hired Steven Kietz as chief marketing officer.
Private Bancorp of America, the parent company of San Diego Private Bank, announced an 8 percent year-over-year increase in quarterly earnings Oct. 18.
Medical device maker CareFusion will eliminate about 81 positions in San Diego as part of a strategic shift.
Following its failure in the clinic, San Diego’s fat-busting biotech Neothetics is folding into a growing local company called Evofem Biosciences.
Seacoast Commerce Bank has hired its first chief banking officer, longtime banker Ernesto M. Arredondo Jr.