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LEADERSHIP: Company Pursues Growth Strategy And Branding Campaign
Vistage International has always been about leadership. Its new owners are taking that to heart, pursuing an aggressive growth strategy and brand awareness campaign, and committing $5 million to back those efforts.
EDF Renewable Energy has announced a 20-year power buying agreement with Southern California Edison.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is scheduled to open two new San Diego County locations of its small-format Walmart Neighborhood Market on Jan. 29, in Oceanside and Escondido.
The San Diego Foundation has hired Russell Reynolds Associates to help find a new leader to replace the foundation's outgoing CEO Bob Kelly.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe and The Grand Del Mar in Carmel Valley were recently among U.S. hotels garnering five stars in the 2014 edition of Forbes Travel Guide.
The Defense Logistics Agency awarded San Diego-based Coast Citrus Distributors an indefinite-quantity contract to supply fresh fruit and vegetables to the military services.
San Diego County’s unemployment rate dipped to 6.4 percent in December, down from a revised 6.9 percent in November, and down from the year ago rate of 8.2 percent.
Hospitality: Pier South By Pacifica Includes Well-Received Restaurant by Cohn Group
Pacifica Cos.’ newly opened Pier South luxury hotel, with its ground-floor restaurant operated by Cohn Restaurant Group, has delivered a jolt of new business activity to Imperial Beach’s long-sleepy beachfront area.
MANAGEMENT: CleanTech San Diego President Resigns After 6-Year Term
Two leaders of notable San Diego business groups recently resigned to join the private sector — David Gollaher, president and CEO of the California Health Institute, and Holly Smithson, president and chief operating officer of CleanTech San Diego.
Businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has donated $1 million to help create the Sanford Education Center at National University in San Diego. The new $10 million center will help train future teachers and nonprofit leaders, National University said. Its mission is to “effect positive change” by offering “inspirational and impactful programs that meet 21st century global needs.”
HEALTH: Rating Agency Cites Location, Strategic Partnerships as Strengths
The ratings outlook for the revenue bonds used to finance Palomar Health’s palatial new medical center has been downgraded to “negative,” according to Fitch Ratings. The change is largely because of the health system’s low liquidity and struggles to reach revenue targets in 2013.
A San Diego Superior Court judge awarded newspaper carriers from the San Diego Union-Tribune $4.95 million in a class-action lawsuit.
The Grand Del Mar resort in Carmel Valley was recently voted the top hotel in the nation as well as the No. 1 U.S. luxury hotel, in annual reader polls conducted by the travel booking and review website TripAdvisor.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has opened a temporary hiring center in El Cajon, as it looks to hire approximately 65 workers for a new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open in the city this spring.
Project Pie, a fast-casual pizza chain based in Carlsbad, said it entered into a partnership with Lee Equity Partners to accelerate its growth.