Craft Beer Attorney Taking Her Pursuits to National Level

LAW: Knowing Intricacies Of Beer Industry Makes Her an Asset to Brewers

Not long ago a California craft brewer with more passion than business know-how opted to launch without the benefit of legal assistance, and ended up wasting $1,000 on a patent because — who knew? — federal law forbids printing the word “strong” on a beer label.

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Investors Betting on HouseCall’s B2B Efforts

SOFTWARE: More Manageable Model Brings $11M in Funding

Local software startups don’t often score venture money, but HouseCall is bucking that trend after closing an $11 million deal late last month.

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Bankruptcy Court approves Sempra’s Oncor Deal

Sempra Energy’s $9.45 billion deal to obtain ownership interest in Texas energy giant Oncor Electric took a step forward on Wednesday.

Transportation Firm Sets Up New Headquarters in Sorrento Mesa

San Diego-based Global Resources Management Group, a provider of transportation-related consulting and other services, recently relocated its corporate headquarters to The Park, a property within the San Diego Tech Center office campus in Sorrento Mesa.

Leading the Purpose Revolution in Business

Whatever your political persuasion, the current political climate suggests continued devolutionary trends in the form of the reduction of social systems, inequitable concentrations of wealth and asymmetrical changes to the tax code with significant implications for philanthropy and the nonprofits they support. These shifts and the policies that affect us all suggest that we need to take more responsibility for and leverage greater control over protecting the very social fabric upon which our civilization is based.

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For Open Office Space, Manage Change

Recently, I returned from New York where, during my stay, I enjoyed a quiet evening outdoors at the High Line Hotel Bar in Chelsea. As we were enjoying our cocktails I made an observation about the evening’s clientele.

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Firm’s Head of Medical Device Practice Group Moves to S.D. Office

Knobbe Martens senior partner Gerard von Hoffmann has relocated from Irvine to the firm’s San Diego office in Del Mar Heights. Von Hoffmann heads Knobbe Martens’ medical device practice group and works closely with startups and venture capital firms.

Women Execs Face Obstacles in Commercial Real Estate Career

DIVERSITY: Structural Barriers Need Addressing; Progress Made at Midlevel

While their counterparts on the residential side have attained near parity with men when it comes to filling the ranks of upper management, that level of corporate leadership remains the unbroken glass ceiling for most women in commercial real estate brokerage.

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Barbo Bounces Back With New Company and Same Tenacity

Cody Barbo, the former CEO and co-founder of Industry, is launching a new software venture just one month after being forced out of his last startup.

With $815M, SDSU Easily Surpasses Goal of 10-Year Fundraising Campaign

Donors put San Diego State University’s 10-year fundraising campaign over the top in fiscal 2016-17, bringing the total raised to $815.17 million, the university recently announced.

Work Is Starting on Dual-Brand Hilton Campus in Chula Vista

Carlsbad-based hotel operator Sethi Management Inc. plans an Aug. 28 ground-breaking for a new 204-room, dual-branded Hilton campus being developed in Chula Vista’s Eastlake neighborhood.

Sporting Goods Co. Takes on Tech Support Role for Youth Leagues

RETAIL: Acquisitions Used To Build Digital Platform Which Tracks User Data

Inside a 16,000-square-foot space in downtown San Diego, members of a national all-star team are vying for the future of sporting goods retailing.

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LGBT Certification Gives Co. Visibility, Opportunity

WORKFORCE: Program Boosts Supplier Diversity

Pride Resource Partners CEO Joe Maak has worked in San Diego since 1997, but it wasn’t until 2014 that he got the push he needed to launch his own business.

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Region’s Hotel Revenue Up 6.7% for First 7 Months of 2017

San Diego County hotel revenue rose 6.7 percent from a year ago in the first seven months of 2017, topping $1.69 billion, as the region continued to post strong numbers for its peak summer tourism season, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

Sempra Energy to Acquire Texas Energy Giant Oncor in $9.45 Billion Deal

San Diego-based Sempra Energy reached a deal to buy control of Oncor Electric, operator of the largest electric transmission and distribution system in Texas.