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Small Business Needs Fewer Burdens, Not More

As a small business operator in San Diego, I know that every penny from every sale is incredibly important to my success, and those sales are driven by the customers I am able to reach around the world through the internet and platforms like eBay.

In-House Stars Will Shine at SDBJ’s General Counsel Awards

The San Diego Business Journal has one of the best group of candidates for its General Counsel Awards for 2016. You should attend this event June 30 at Hall of Champions in Balboa Park from 4-7 p.m.

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Yogurt Franchisor Prepares Smooth Transition for Growth Plans

VENDING: Co. Takes New Name, Begins to Seek Other Markets

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc. is renaming itself and splitting its franchises in advance of its release of its latest product, a frozen yogurt robotic kiosk.

Chamber Poll Finds Looming Minimum Wage Hike Dampening Business Optimism

San Diego County business owners are less optimistic about prospects ahead because of the planned increases in the minimum wage and their own doubts about future hiring, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce reported on May 19.

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Italian Restaurant Chain Spoleto Plans Six Local Eateries

Brazil-based Spoleto, a fast-casual Italian restaurant chain that lets customers choose ingredients for their entrees, plans to open six of its first seven California locations in San Diego County.

Stadium Proponents Call For Boycott Against 3 Hotel Companies

An organization called San Diego Stadium Coalition has joined with Save Our Bolts and other civic and fan groups, calling for a boycott of three hotel companies they claim are collectively opposing development of a hybrid downtown stadium and convention facility favored by the San Diego Chargers.

Donald Knauss Named Chairman of USD Board

The University of San Diego board has named Donald R. Knauss as its new chairman, effective July 1. Knauss will succeed Ron Fowler, who is stepping down from the chairman’s post.

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Luna Grill Plans Two New Restaurant Openings

San Diego-headquartered Premier Food Concepts LLC, which operates the Luna Grill chain of fast-casual Mediterranean-style restaurants, plans to open new locations in Pacific Highlands Ranch and Mira Mesa, bringing its companywide total to 24.

Jack in the Box Reports Better-Than-Expected Q2 Earnings

Shares of Jack in the Box Inc. rose more than 10 percent to touch $71.99 in after-hours trading May 11 after the quick-service eatery chain reported second quarter earnings.

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Developers Get Financing, Start Construction on InterContinental Hotel

Developers of a new 400-room InterContinental Hotel, planned for the $217 million second phase of development at the former Lane Field in downtown San Diego, have obtained construction financing for the project. Construction was scheduled to begin May 10, with completion slated for September 2018.

CIM Inc. Opens Houston Office

La Jolla-based Cornerstone Integrated Marketing (CIM) Inc., a luxury hospitality and lifestyle public relations and marketing agency, announced the opening of its Houston office.

Drizly Launches Alcohol Delivery Service in San Diego

Drizly, a technology company that provides an on-demand alcohol delivery service, announced its launch in San Diego May 5.

Intellectual Property Prowess Is the Backbone of New Firm

Brenda Wallach has launched her own patent/consulting legal firm. Wallach is a former Sapphire Energy Inc. attorney, from 2009 to 2014. She also spent more than a decade at law firms Cooley LLP and Morrison Foerster LLP. Her company, Wallach IP Management and Consulting, can help clients search for prior art, prepare patent applications and work with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She specializes in biotech, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

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FitPod Changes the Mix for Your Workout Water Bottle

RETAIL: Product Makes Infusing Supplements A Simpler, Cleaner Task

A product as simple as the plastic water bottle may seem beyond innovative overhaul, but startup founder Joshua Hall has nearly 1,000 customers who say otherwise.

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Can-Do Attitude Sells Coconut Water

RETAIL: High Volume and Low Pricing Create Opening

Three surfers went to lunch, put together a business name, designed their business cards and then knocked on the doors of national retailers asking them to carry their new product.