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FINANCE: Small Businesses Get Chance to Buy Key Assets
Michelle McLeod and her husband, Michael, found a property they thought would be a good addition to their growing business, which sells rocks and other landscape material.
San Diego-based public relations agency Nuffer, Smith, Tucker has opened its first international office in Tijuana, Baja California, the firm said in a statement Wednesday.
LEGAL: Clients Get Platform Where Lawyers Bid On Needed Legal Work
Eddie Signaigo, a local litigation attorney, is launching a technology startup that he hopes will bring legal services into the millennial age.
GIVING: It’s a Selling Point For Donor-Advised Funds
When philanthropists give money to research, they don’t always feel like they’re making an impact. Money disappears into a foundation or a fund, and donors are left disconnected from how that money is being used.
ECONOMY: Logistics, Labor and Space Bring Cos. to North County
When Olli Salumeria scored an agreement putting its products in Whole Foods stores across the country, there was no question the salami-maker would need to expand beyond its 15,000-square-foot plant in Virginia. But where?
San Diego-based Council Connections, a national group purchasing organization founded in 1979, has rebranded as CNECT.
AMN Healthcare Services Inc. reported a 23 percent jump in revenues during the third quarter as compared with a year before, and disclosed plans to repurchase as much as $150 million of its outstanding shares.
U.S. News & World Report has named Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton as “Top Tier” in San Diego in three labor and employment categories: Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, and Litigation-Labor & Employment. This is the seventh consecutive year of recognition for the local employment firm. Paul, Plevin is the only law firm in San Diego to have been named “Top Tier” in all three categories every year the list has been published.
EDUCATION: Fowlers’ Matching Donation Boosts Campaign to $750M Goal
Local philanthropist and San Diego Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and his wife Alexis have pledged a $25 million endowment gift to San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration. University officials said the gift is the largest in SDSU’s 119-year history.
HOSPITALITY: Council Rejects Proposed Change, Seeks Clarifications
Two years of debate over how to regulate short-term vacation rentals in the city of San Diego recently came to a head, as hundreds of residents packed a City Council meeting to debate competing approaches to the problem of nuisances being created by renters booking stays in private homes through sites including Airbnb.
A big name in higher education is getting into a hot, business-oriented space: coding boot camps.
Operators of the San Diego-headquartered Luna Grill restaurants have secured nearly $30 million in financing, to aid its ongoing growth strategy. The fast-casual eatery has 29 current locations, with another 18 in the pipeline for 2017.
RESEARCH: Pair Has Designs on Mass CBD Production
What if the weed industry could brew cannabis like Budweiser brews beer — in big steel vats designed for large-scale production? It would certainly be better for business than waiting on cannabis plants to grow from the ground.
ECONOMY: Prop. 64 Could Open Many Business Lines
Excuse Dion Markgraaff if he seems a little charged up about the business opportunities that await if Californians vote to legalize recreational marijuana. Over-enthusiasm sort of comes with the territory.
Sempra Energy posted a big jump in third-quarter earnings, due mainly to a gain related to one of its subsidiary’s purchase of a Mexican pipeline builder and operator. After adjusting for one-time items, the company beat analysts’ profit expectations but missed on revenue.