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Company’s History Helps in Competitive Organics Market

RETAIL: Customer Loyalty and Small Co. Image Are RespectedSan Diego-based Organics Unlimited Inc. is a major player in the produce game.

Sanford Gives $350 Million to National University

EDUCATION: School To Become Sanford National University

Banker and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford continued his generous support of National University.

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Union Kitchen & Tap Launches Food Truck

According to a press release, Union Kitchen & Tap, with locations in Encinitas and Gaslamp, recently hit the streets of San Diego with its Union Kitchen & Catering Food Truck.

Kitchens Changes Lives Through Culinary Career Paths

FOOD: Nonprofit Trains Workers While Feeding Those in Need

Since its founding in 2014, Kitchens for Good, a nonprofit that tackles issues of food waste, poverty and hunger, has helped more than 300 individuals.

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Sanford Gives $350M to National University

Banker and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford continued his generous support of National University with the announcement of $350 million gift to the university, which places it among the top 15 largest donations to a higher education institution.

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Coworking Model Finds Success in Salon Business

SERVICE: Company Sees $100 Million Revenue; Spaces Leased Month to Month

Phenix Inc., also known as Phenix Salon Suites, has 11 locations in San Diego, 69 throughout the state of California and more than 250 nationwide.

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Eateries Welcome Fido For Fun and Profit

DINING: Slice of the Pet Spending Pie Can Pay Off

According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans are spending more on pets than ever before.

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Cultura Develops a Unique Sense of Place In its Own Workspace

SDBJ Best Places to Work: Small Employer Category (15 - 49 U.S. EMPLOYEES)

Cultura is not just a furniture dealership. According to the company, it is a partner in creating places where people love to work, live, learn and play.

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Hughes Marino Values Excellence, Personal Growth, a Sense of Fun

SDBJ Best Places to Work: Medium Employer Category (50 - 249 U.S. EMPLOYEES)

Enjoy the journey. That’s one of the core values of Hughes Marino, a commercial real estate brokerage based in downtown San Diego that’s led by Jason and Shay Hughes.

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C&S Cos. Brings Staff Together for Personal Development, Softball

SDBJ Best Places to Work: Large Employer Category (250 - 1,999 U.S. EMPLOYEES)

For a large, national engineering firm, C&S Cos. still finds ways to keep employees connected.

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Swinerton Employees Build Up Benefits as They Transform Skyline

SDBJ Best Places to Work: Mega Employer Category (2,000+ U.S. EMPLOYEES)

A well-traveled barbecue smoker trailer is a key piece of equipment in the Swinerton Inc. inventory.

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JBK Wants to Sell You On Other Cos.’ Brands

HEATLH: Lab Behind Many Brands’ Skincare Products

JBK Wellness Labs’ customers’ brands are carried in high-end retailers and mainstream locations.

New Law Brings Big Challenges for Startups

LEGAL: Cos. Will Need to Examine Hiring Practices

In the early 1900s, the word “gig” appeared in jazz clubs, referring to a live music performance.

AIS Technology Services Acquires Local IT Firm

AIS Technology Services merged with Fortitude Technology, another San Diego-based IT company.

SAN First in Nation to Offer Ocean-Friendly Food Option

Einstein Bros. Bagels, operated by Mission Yogurt, Inc., is the first Ocean Friendly restaurant at the airport and one of many eateries that have pledged to reduce their waste and boost environmental awareness about the rise of “garbage cluttering Earth’s waterways,” reads the release.