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CFO Awards Is Chance to Connect With Key Corporate Execs

If you would like this to be a happy new year for you and your firm, you should plan to attend the San Diego Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards on March 16. Most outside attorneys report to a company CFO. At a minimum, that’s who is going to pay your bill for legal fees. Having a relationship with a CFO, or CFOs in general, is the best way to build friendships and trust, which lead to billable hours and long-term firm security.

SDG&E’s Setup for Marketing Division Rejected

UTILITY: CPUC Says Utility Needs to Establish Independence of Job Roles

The California Public Utilities Commission has rejected San Diego Gas & Electric Co.’s initial plan for forming an independent marketing division that would give customers information about local entities proposed to compete with the utility.

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Battery Facility Is Source of Pride

UTILITY: SDG&E Meets Deadline, Learns Lessons on Storage Project

The nation’s largest battery storage facility consists mainly of two dozen white, shipping container-size buildings lined up next to an Escondido electrical substation. It looks like a trailer park devoid of cars and residents.

CPUC Rejects SDG&E's initial Plan for Independent Marketing Division

The California Public Utilities Commission has rejected San Diego Gas & Electric Co.’s initial plan for forming an independent marketing division that would give customers information about local entities proposed to compete with the utility.

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Schools and Business Community Create Key Synergy for Region

Economic Trends: Key Universities

The region’s largest university, the University of California, San Diego, heads into 2017 on the heels of a bombshell announcement.

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Local Hotel Revenue Rose 4.4 Percent in First 11 Months

Total revenue at San Diego County hotels rose 4.4 percent from a year ago in the first 11 months of 2016, topping $2.48 billion, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

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Westgate Hotel Opening New Fitness and Spa Facility

Operators of downtown San Diego’s upscale Westgate Hotel plan a Jan. 2 opening for AquaVie, a new $14 million fitness and spa facility adjacent to the property at 234 Broadway.

Jan. 30 Debut Scheduled for Dave & Buster’s in Carlsbad

Dallas-headquartered Dave & Buster’s Inc. plans a Jan. 30 opening for its new restaurant and entertainment center at the Shoppes at Carlsbad mall. It will be the second San Diego County location for the company, which currently operates a venue in Mission Valley.

Judge Rejects Realtor Groups' Motion to Dismiss Part of Lawsuit

A federal judge has denied a motion by two San Diego-based real estate trade associations to dismiss a portion of an antitrust lawsuit filed against them by a third local real estate group.

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine Names New General Manager

Operators of Hyatt Regency La Jolla have appointed Allan Farwell as general manager, leading all operations of the 417-room hotel.

USD Appoints Director of University’s Center for Peace and Commerce.

An assistant professor of operations management at the University of San Diego’s School of Business has been appointed director of the university’s Center for Peace and Commerce.

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Why a Bonus Pool Should Be Divided Equally

Given the recent talk about how the working class has been largely ignored and how the rich are getting richer, I think it’s my duty to speak out. I want to change the conversation and question the status quo.

Résumés Show New Associates at Brown Law Are Ready to Go

Dana C. Nicholas and Collette M. Tesauro are new associates at the Brown Law Group, a firm that specializes in all aspects of employment law and business litigation. Nicholas has expertise in insurance defense including employment claims, premises liability, products liability and personal injury. She has extensive experience in litigating cases from inception to trial preparation.

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National Pen Looks to Click With Its Buyer

MARKETING: But Co. Still Expects Some Autonomy

If corporate acquisitions really are the marriages they sometimes purport to be, is it a sign of infidelity when a recently purchased company indicates it wants to continue playing the field, so to speak?

S.D.-Based Remittance Company Launches Online Platform

San Diego-based remittance company Golden Money Transfer Inc. this week launched an online platform called Inyo.