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In The Right Field

MARKETING: Branding Co. Founders’ Creativity Gets Fans Into the Games

When Jason Klein and Casey White were students at Helix High School in the 1990s, they never imagined their love of sports would lead them to form Brandiose, their own branding company.

Black Plague to Open Brewery in Oceanside

Black Plague Brewery, Oceanside’s newest brewery, will lease a 12,945-square-foot, free-standing building located at 2550 Jason Court within the Jason Court Business Park, on the east side of Oceanside between State Routes 76 and 78. There already are eight breweries in the North County city.

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Valentin Ramirez Appointed CEO of Chicken of the Sea International

Valentin Ramirez has been appointed CEO of San Diego-based Chicken of the Sea International, a division of Thai Union Group PCL, the world's largest tuna processor and owner of a portfolio of global seafood brands.

Qualcomm Files Complaint Against Meizu in China

Qualcomm Inc. said June 23 that it took legal action against the Chinese company Meizu, filing a complaint in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court.

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Brewmaster Steele Leaving Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing Co. announced that Brewmaster Mitch Steele will be leaving the company at the end of June, after 10 years with the Escondido-based craft beer maker.

Manufacturer RF Industries Reports Q2 Net Revenue of $7.74 Million

RF Industries Ltd., a San Diego business specializing in cables and connectors, reported a net loss of $113,000, or 1 cent per share, on revenue of $7.74 million in its second quarter, which ended on April 30. In the same quarter of 2015, the business reported net income of $448,000 on revenue of $7.59 million.

Carlsbad-Based Verdezyne Inc. Awarded Presidential Green Chemistry Award

A Carlsbad company was recognized Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its production of a chemical that is used to make high-performance nylon used in a slew of products from paintbrushes to automotive oil.

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Pirch Finds Prime Luxury Position in New SoHo Location

RETAIL: Furnishings Store Sets Sights on Miami, Boston and D.C.

After less than seven years in business, San Diego-based home furnishings retailer Pirch recently landed its first location in New York City, in lower Manhattan’s trendy and upscale SoHo neighborhood.

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Jerome’s Sets Own Pace For Expansion, Change

RETAIL: Progress Driven By Steady Deliberate Decisions

As it continues to expand — recently opening its 12th Southern California store in Orange County — the family-run, San Diego-based Jerome’s Furniture is now also handling a significant transition in leadership.

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AMN Keeps Making Strategic Acquisitions

MEDICINE: Latest Buy Is Health Information Co.

San Diego’s AMN Healthcare Inc., the largest health care staffing company in the nation, has snatched up its fifth health care company in less than two years. The acquisition of Franklin, Tenn.-based Peak Health Solutions, a health information management company, is expected to immediately boost AMN’s revenue.

BAE Systems Awarded $53.4 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair in Barrio Logan a $53.4 million contract for shipyard work on the destroyer USS Russell. The Pentagon announced the award on June 6.

General Dynamics Reports Keel Laid in Construction of Commercial Tanker

General Dynamics NASSCO said that it laid the keel of a commercial tanker to be named Liberty on May 26 at its shipyard in Barrio Logan.

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Ballast Point Brewing Investing $47.8M in Virginia Brewing Operations

San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits will invest $47.8 million to establish East Coast brewing operations in suburban Roanoke, Va., the Virginia governor’s office announced.

Orexigen Co-founder Resigns From the Board of Directors

San Diego drugmaker Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. announced May 27 that Dr. Eckard Weber, the company’s co-founder and former chairman, has resigned from the board of directors.

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Brand Theft

Taylor Guitars Among Premium Manufacturers Battling Trademark Violations

Musicians buy high-end guitars for their craftsmanship and superior performance, but overseas counterfeiters are deceiving some consumers with cheaply made copies.