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San Diego-based Fast Forward Event Productions has been chosen by Visit San Luis Obispo County to produce “Sunset: Savor the Central Coast,” a culinary and wine event featuring celebrity chefs.
An affiliate of Maryland-based Marriott International Inc. has acquired the 264-room Sheraton Suites San Diego hotel in the downtown area for approximately $50 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.
LEWIS PR, a global communications agency, has acquired Piston, a full-service digital agency based in San Diego.
John E. Small, chairman of San Diego-based ResortCom International for the last 16 years, announced that he is stepping down effective May 1.
Sempra Energy, the San Diego-based energy holding company and parent to San Diego Gas & Electric Co., unveiled its 2014 financial results Feb. 26, reporting earnings of $1.16 billion on total revenue of $11.04 billion.
Cameron LNG announced on Feb. 24 that it is seeking federal approval to expand its Louisiana natural gas liquefaction plant from three units to five.
Former California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown has joined the advisory board of ecoATM, the San Diego company that produces and maintains a network of electronics recycling kiosks.
BuyAutoParts.com, an e-commerce and wholesale auto parts distribution company, announced that Adrian Crisan has been appointed chief information officer.
Sempra Energy announced that its board of directors has approved a 6-percent increase in the dividend on shares of the company’s common stock to $2.80 per share, on an annualized basis, from $2.64 per share.
San Diego-based URBN Restaurants, led by longtime restaurateur Jon Mangini, plans to debut its fourth pizza-oriented concept restaurant in March. Operators said URBN Coal Fired Pizza will open at 764 S. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has begun a $5 million renovation of downtown’s Hotel Palomar San Diego, with 50 of its rooms on five floors being reconfigured and rebranded under a concept called Skyline Collection.
The San Diego-based staffing company AMN Healthcare Services Inc. reported fourth-quarter net income of $10 million and net income per diluted share of $0.20. As a result, its stock increased nearly 14 percent to $22.96 per share.
LEGAL: City Seeks TOT Revenue as Web Changes Tourism Paradigm
San Diego has joined the growing list of major U.S. cities grappling with fiscal and social fallout from rising use of sites such as Airbnb, where property owners rent out rooms or whole homes to vacationers and others on short stays.
GREEN: Program Develops Bonds Between Consumers, Businesses
Solana Beach-based Cupio enables consumers to buy products that fund the preservation of endangered rainforest and then go online to locate the land they’ve helped to preserve.
The Business of Law Column
Brian Funk is president-elect of the San Diego County Bar Foundation and would like to remind you that the foundation supports access to justice, in a big way.