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A Funny Thing Happened At Work: Team-Building Exercises

WORKFORCE: Improv Theater Connect Staffs Through Comedy

Corporate team building often gets a bad rap, with employers forcing staff to participate in goofy games such as sandcastle building and egg-and-spoon racing — all in the name of “building trust and communication.”

CFOs Bullish on Hiring in Next Six Months, Report Finds

About one in five San Diego Chief Financial Officers expect to expand their workforces in the next six months, a survey from Robert Half said Wednesday, up from about 10 percent last year.

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Kimpton Completes $8 Million Renovation of Hotel Solamar

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has completed an $8 million renovation of its Hotel Solamar, at 435 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Craig Swenson Named President of Ashford University

Ashford University, a for-profit university owned by San Diego-based Bridgeport Education Inc., said Monday it was appointing Craig Swenson as its new president.

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Regulations Costly for Local Foreign Investment

There are more than 700 Japanese-based companies with offices located in Southern California, one of the highest concentrations of Japanese companies located outside of Japan.

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Finding the Path of ‘Least Resistance’ For Getting Around

Recent city changes, with more on the way, seek to streamline the flow of drivers and pedestrians throughout downtown San Diego.

Two Execs Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Launder Money From Illegal Butane Business

Two former executives of a Newport Beach-based butane manufacturer tied to the marijuana industry pleaded guilty March 11 in San Diego federal court to conspiring to launder money from their business.

Tyson & Mendes Brings Aboard Experienced Trial Lawyer

Susan L. Oliver is the newest San Diego partner at Tyson & Mendes LLP. A trial lawyer with more than 23 years of experience, Oliver has built a strong reputation for successfully defending a wide range of clients in professional and product liability, personal injury, business and employment cases, as well as complex civil litigation.

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Brewing Scene Experiences Changes as the Sector Expands

BEVERAGE: Twisted Manzanita Focuses Its Attention on Spirits

Santee’s Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits recently pulled the plug on its beer operations to focus on craft spirits, and the multivenue URBN Restaurant Group shut down brewing operations at its El Cajon brewpub.

Construction Cos. Have Second Job: Finding Skilled Workers

BUILDING: Sector Has Aging Workforce, Lack Of Training Pipeline

When the recession hit San Diego, Taylor Trim and Supply Inc. downsized from 168 employees to about 46, with many of them switching careers, taking unemployment or leaving the area.

Alternative Strategies Relocates to North Park

Local company Alternative Strategies announced that it moved to North Park from Mission Valley on March 7 as part of its expansion and rebranding.

AMN Healthcare, National University Announce Partnership

San Diego-based AMN Healthcare, the largest health care staffing company in the nation, has partnered with National University to build educational programs to better prepare clinical professionals for the field.

Law Firm One LLP Opens Del Mar Office

One LLP, an intellectual property, technology and media law firm, opened a new office in San Diego, the firm announced.

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New SpringHill Suites Hotel Opening in Mission Valley

Owner and franchisee OTO Development of South Carolina plans a March 10 opening for its new 135-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Mission Valley.

Senomyx Inc. Reports Q4, Yearly Results

Senomyx Inc., a San Diego biotech that makes flavor-enhancers, announced financial earnings for the fourth quarter and full 2015 year.