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Andy Vaughn Named Permanent President/CEO of Alliant International University

Alliant International University announced Thursday that Andy Vaughn has been appointed the university’s president and CEO after about nine months as its interim leader.

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Work Beginning on New Carté Hotel in Downtown San Diego

A Sept. 9 ground-breaking is planned for Carté Hotel & Suites San Diego, a new 240-room downtown hotel being built at a cost of approximately $62 million.

Procopio Is Going Strong as It Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch is the largest local law firm and has been for the last few years.

Retail in Balancing Act With Malls and Mobile

RETAIL: Properties Use Fun, Budget Buys to Draw Crowd

Retailers and shopping center operators are making major changes to their business strategies as online and mobile commerce take an increasingly big bite out of traditional store sales.

Workforce Partnership Gets $400,000 Grant for Retail Worker Training

The San Diego Workforce Partnership has been selected to receive a $400,000 grant from the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, as part of a nationwide effort to increase economic mobility for workers in retail and related sectors.

Tourism Authority, Hotel-Motel Association Oppose Measures C, D

The San Diego Tourism Authority and the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association have issued a joint statement opposing both November ballot measures that call for hikes in the city’s hotel taxes.

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Stone Brewing Taps Engels as New CEO

Escondido’s Stone Brewing Co. has named Dominic Engels as its new chief executive officer, effective Sept. 6, as current CEO and co-founder Greg Koch is promoted to a previously announced role as executive chairman.

Petco Leads $10M Series A Funding for Digital Pet Care Company Petnet

Petnet, a startup that sells automated pet feeders, has closed a $10 million Series A financing round led by San Diego-based retail chain Petco, the company said Aug. 31.

Senomyx Receives Approval to Sell Flavor Ingredients in China

Senomyx Inc., a local biotech that makes flavor enhancers, has landed regulatory approval in China to sell two of its product ingredients: Sweetmyx SR96 and Bittermyx BB68.

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One Way the State Competes on Taxing Issues

You don’t have to be an entrepreneur or business owner to know that California is widely-considered a difficult state to do business in.

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Professor Sees Big Role of Real Estate in Most Business Sectors

EDUCATION: New SDSU McMillin Center Director to Expand Interest, Diversity

After nearly three decades involved with the subject as an educator and researcher, Elaine Worzala finds it hard to fathom why many business career tracks don’t require at least some training in the realm of real estate.

Firm Adds Experienced Employment Law Attorney to Its Team

Tami Penner has joined Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton, a management-side labor and employment law boutique, as senior counsel.

Carlsbad Hilton Garden Inn Gets New Management

Atlanta-based Davidson Hotels & Resorts was recently named manager of the 161-room Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, at 6450 Carlsbad Blvd.

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The Employees Benefit

ECONOMY: Millennials, Changing Labor Market Make Work Perks a Must

It’s sad, but true: many workers feel disposable, and employers do little to discourage the feeling, according to market research.

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Darryl Albertson Named Cubic Corp.'s First Diversity Officer

Cubic Corp. has named Darryl Albertson as its chief human resources and diversity officer.