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University of San Diego Names Managing Director of Supply Chain Management Institute

The University of San Diego’s business school has named Mary Long managing director of its Supply Chain Management Institute.

By Brad Graves January 20, 2017 12:43 p.m. share »

A Trump University Case Victor Earns Promotion to Partner

Aaron Olsen, who earlier this year served as co-lead class counsel in litigation against Donald Trump and Trump University, has been promoted to partner at Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck.

January 19, 2017 4:02 p.m. share »

SDSU Alumnus Hired to Operate Consulting Firm's SoCal Office

The Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, a consulting firm based in Little Rock, Ark., has opened a Southern California office in Carlsbad and has hired a San Diego State University alumnus to run it.

By Brad Graves January 19, 2017 2:41 p.m. share »

Containers Stack Up Well For Many Uses

Recycled sea-shipping containers make for a unique, attention-grabbing design element in places like Quartyard, a popular retail and entertainment hub in downtown San Diego’s East Village.

By Lou Hirsh January 19, 2017 2:04 p.m. share »
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GreatCall Connects By Talking to Seniors

The call that came into a vast Carlsbad call center one recent morning was no emergency. Most aren’t. But it could have been, and the woman answering the phone had to be ready.

By John Cox January 19, 2017 1:59 p.m. share »
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Herrmann Named GM of Downtown’s Marriott Marquis Hotel

Operators of downtown San Diego’s Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina have appointed Tim Herrmann as the new general manager, overseeing all operations of the 1,360-room hotel.

By Lou Hirsh January 16, 2017 4:55 p.m. share »
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Walt Conwell Architects Names Partner, Rebrands

San Diego architect Walt Conwell, 74, who has had a career of more than 30 years as principal architect and owner of multiple design firms in San Diego, has brought on a new partner, Bryan Macias, 33, and renamed the firm.

By Sarah de Crescenzo January 16, 2017 12:50 p.m. share »

Kleinfelder to Oversee $125 Million Oil Refinery CleanUp

Kleinfelder announced Thursday its selection by a Fortune 500 petroleum client to oversee a $125 million environmental clean-up program in New Jersey.

By Sarah de Crescenzo January 12, 2017 5:32 p.m. share »
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Time to Reduce Energy Costs for Our Water

Our region is known for its ambitious leadership in climate change, renewable energy, and clean technologies, but increasingly it is apparent that we must broaden our view of energy to help us minimize pollution, create new jobs, and build a more climate resilient region. It is time to take a deeper look at how water shapes our energy profile, while continuing to pursue energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives in the region.

January 12, 2017 4:29 p.m. share »
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Natural Selections Help Vending Co. Evolve, Gain Markets

Two-year-old KarmaBox Vending has broken into the highly competitive vending machine industry by offering something different: personal service and a menu of healthy snacks.

By Emmet Pierce January 12, 2017 4:03 p.m. share »

Struggling Garden Fresh to Sell Assets to N.Y. Investment Firm

San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., which operates more than 100 Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants in 11 states, is selling the company's assets to affiliates of New York-based private investment firm Cerberus Capital Management L.P. and its partners.

By Sarah de Crescenzo January 10, 2017 10:36 a.m. share »
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Tom McCarty Named CMO at Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education Inc. has appointed a new senior vice president, Tom McCarty, to serve as chief marketing officer.

By John Cox January 9, 2017 3:57 p.m. share »

SDG&E Makes Its Case for Ratepayers to Pick Up $379M of Wildfire Costs

Just before two public hearings on the matter, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. made its case to local news media Jan. 6 why it wants ratepayers to pay 90 percent of the remaining $421 million in unrecovered costs from three devastating 2007 wildfires CalFire officials have blamed on the utility’s power lines.

By John Cox January 8, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »
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Legoland Starting Construction on New Castle-Themed Hotel in Carlsbad

Legoland California Resort has scheduled a Jan. 18 groundbreaking for its planned new castle-themed hotel, which will be the second on-site hotel at the Carlsbad park.

By Lou Hirsh January 6, 2017 12:32 p.m. share »

CFO Awards Is Chance to Connect With Key Corporate Execs

If you would like this to be a happy new year for you and your firm, you should plan to attend the San Diego Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards on March 16. Most outside attorneys report to a company CFO. At a minimum, that’s who is going to pay your bill for legal fees. Having a relationship with a CFO, or CFOs in general, is the best way to build friendships and trust, which lead to billable hours and long-term firm security.

By Randy Frisch January 5, 2017 2:50 p.m. share »