San Diego Business Journal


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Sometimes, Startups Need Group Therapy

Startup communities have a culture that extols grit and perseverance, and San Diego’s tech scene is no exception.

By Brittany Meiling March 16, 2017 3:07 p.m. share »
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North County Founders Share Drinks, Thoughts

The crowd at this month’s North County Founder Drink Up was impressed by the Keurig-like prototype James Heczko brought in, especially when he tugged on a custom container and out popped one of the steel cylinders that warms soups and beverages through induction heating.

By John Cox March 16, 2017 2:30 p.m. share »
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Real Estate Co. Readies For Coming Wealth Transfer

Douglas Wilson, the founder and CEO of San Diego’s Douglas Wilson Cos., has spent most of his professional life closely tracking the big shifts in real estate and financial trends.

By Lou Hirsh March 16, 2017 2:26 p.m. share »

L.A. Bank to Close San Diego Branch

A Los Angeles-based bank is closing one of its San Diego branches and consolidating it into its Mission Valley office.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 14, 2017 1:41 p.m. share »

San Diego County Credit Union Grew Assets, Membership in 2016

The county’s largest locally owned financial institution, San Diego County Credit Union, grew its assets to $7.9 billion in 2016, increasing roughly 9 percent compared to $7.2 billion a year prior.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 14, 2017 11:32 a.m. share »
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S.D.-Based Objective Capital Opens Office in Century City

San Diego-based investment banking firm Objective Capital Partners has opened an office in the Century City area of Los Angeles, the company announced.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 10, 2017 3:01 p.m. share »
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S.D. County Credit Union to Sponsor Holiday Bowl

San Diego County Credit Union, which sponsored the now-defunct Poinsettia Bowl game through its 12-year run, on Thursday announced it would sponsor the city's remaining bowl game, the Holiday Bowl.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 9, 2017 4:26 p.m. share »
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EDC Study: SoccerCity Would Generate $2.8B Annual Regional Impact

The mixed-use SoccerCity SD proposed for Mission Valley would have a $2.8 billion annual regional economic impact and generate more than 25,000 jobs, according to an independent analysis done by consulting firm AECOM for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

By Lou Hirsh March 9, 2017 3:18 p.m. share »
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Canine Carnival Raises Funds for Woodward Animal Center

Helen Woodward Animal Center held its Fifth Annual Doggie Gras Parade to support its mission of promoting the rescue of abandoned animals from shelters. The event was held at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market in the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center in Rancho Santa Fe.

By Stephanie Glidden March 9, 2017 2:50 p.m. share »
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LoanHero Partners With Credit Union to Tap Medical Market

LoanHero, one of San Diego’s cadre of startup financial technology companies, has partnered with a New York-based credit union to offer point-of-sale lending for health care services to its more than 70,000 members.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 9, 2017 2:26 p.m. share »
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Dear Founders: Stop Pitching, Start Selling

Startups fail for a variety of reasons, but Austin Neudecker says one reason in particular is the most common culprit: Entrepreneurs aren’t building businesses, they’re building pitch decks.

By Brittany Meiling March 9, 2017 2:22 p.m. share »

Sales of Local Businesses Slid 5.6 Percent in February

The volume of small businesses changing hands in San Diego County slipped 5.6 percent in February but was still up 0.9 percent from a year earlier, according to an index maintained by online clearinghouse

By John Cox March 9, 2017 1:28 p.m. share »
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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Acquired by Kansas Company

San Diego’s Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has been acquired by Topeka, Kansas-based PT’s Coffee Roasting Co., for an undisclosed price.

By Lou Hirsh March 9, 2017 1:14 p.m. share »

Guild Mortgage Eyeing More Acquisitions

San Diego-based Guild Mortgage has gobbled up a trio of smaller companies within the past three years – and it is hungry for more, President and CEO Mary Ann McGarry told the San Diego Business Journal.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 8, 2017 4:11 p.m. share »

San Diego's Oldest Credit Union Opens 24th Branch

California Coast Credit Union, the oldest such institution in San Diego, recently opened its 24th branch.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 7, 2017 4:53 p.m. share »