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• AirporTour, a San Diego-based company that is building interactive airport guides with audio tours. • Ciari Guitars Inc., a San Diego-based startup that makes foldable travel guitars. The company p

A division of Rady Children’s Hospital that deploys quick-turnaround genomic sequencing in puzzling cases has added six board members.

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Viasat Partners to Provide High-Speed Internet in Brazil

Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. announced April 16 that it signed a wholesale distribution agreement with Ruralweb in Brazil.

Cubic Awarded New Zealand Defense Contract

San Diego-based Cubic Mission Solutions, part of Cubic Corp., has signed a 12-year contract with the government of New Zealand to provide command and control capabilities to the Ministry of Defense’s Tactical Network project.

Market Momentum Starts 2019 Strong and Keeps Going

San Diego’s commercial real estate markets in all sectors started 2019 with a burst of activity that brokers and analysts say is likely to continue.

USD Team Wins Real Estate Design Competition

Graduate students from the University of San Diego’s School of Business won a recent international real estate design competition — besting teams from such powerhouse schools as Harvard University, Columbia University and Cornell University.

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Murphy Begins Construction on Final Building at The Campus

Murphy Development Co. has started construction on the final industrial building at The Campus at San Diego Business Park, formerly known as the San Diego Business Park.

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Grant Helps Children Cope in the Grieving Process

The Elizabeth Hospice, a nonprofit health care leader serving San Diego County and southwest Riverside County, is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from New York Life.

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‘Taste of Our Community’ Raises Funds for Developmentally Disabled

Options For All, an organization that gives individuals with disabilities more options for living their lives to the fullest, held its 10th Annual Taste of Our Community recently at BRICK in Liberty Station.

JFS Gets More Resources For Its Food, Outreach Programs

The S. Mark Taper Foundation awarded the Jewish Family Service of San Diego a $100,000 grant to support its Hand Up Food Pantry and FoodMobile program, both of which provide nutritious food, hygiene products and other essentials to San Diegans in need.

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Ad Astra Ventures Launches Third Cohort with Three San Diego Founders

San Diego accelerator program Ad Astra Ventures welcomed three female-led startups into its third cohort this summer.

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Executive Q & A: Greg McKee, Torrent Ventures

A new fund in town is looking to support health software companies from San Diego to Los Angeles. Greg McKee launched Torrent Ventures in February after serving as CEO of nonprofit startup accelerator Connect for five years. In his new venture, he will team up with Los Angeles investment advisor Luke Hayes to help fund early-stage digital health companies in Southern California.

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SD 500: Jeff Church

Non-GMO, cold-pressed juice might seem a far cry from concrete and private equity, but Jeff Church has had a hand in these markets.

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SD 500: Dana Alligood

As Southern California commercial banking executive for Bank of America’s Middle Market Banking group, Dana Alligood oversees a business with $175 million in revenue.

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Getting With The Programs: Schools and Others Make Group Effort to Create Local Talent Pipeline

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San Diego’s got talent. Large tech firms Apple Inc. and Teradata Corp. cited it as the main draw when they announced plans to open new offices in the area, and a host of startups have also relocated down the coast, in hopes of being able to attract more workers.

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