San Diego Business Journal

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YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU

LAW: Trade Secret Agreements Are a Must to Protect AssetsWhen it comes to protecting trade secrets, the biggest obstacle businesses often face is overcoming their employees’ inability to keep their work confidential. It’s human nature to share information, especially when you’ve learned something new and exciting, said Ned Israelsen, managing partner of the San Diego law firm of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP.

By Emmet Pierce August 15, 2014 4:07 p.m.   $$ Share

Whistleblower Laws Call for Sound, Clearly Defined Policies

LAW: Proliferation of Lawsuits Emphasizes Scope of the Problem

A tidal wave of new lawsuits claiming retaliation against so-called whistleblowers has been hitting business owners in recent years.

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Executive Q&A: SCPMG Chief Administrative Officer Jim Malone

Jim Malone is the chief administrative officer for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group — SCPMG — in San Diego, which consists of more than 1,100 physicians and 4,700 ancillary staff who provide care to more than 534,000 Kaiser Permanente members.

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Kaiser’s New Hospital to Bring 450 Beds to San Diego Market

MEDICINE: Increasing Demand to Be Met By New Facility, Upgrades

Kaiser Permanente’s new 450-bed hospital in Kearny Mesa will feature cutting-edge technology and innovative communication strategies while relieving the growing pressure on its current facilities.

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Operation Changes

Walking through the old mansion-converted City Hall in Amsterdam, N.Y., a young Tim Moran climbed into the gated elevator and braced himself when the elevator shook and creaked to a halt — stalled between floors.

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Hera Hub Blends Co-Working and Community at Its Offices

SERVICE: Business Signed First Franchise Agreement in April

San Diego-based Hera Hub, which provides women who work for themselves a working space where they can share ideas and meet with others, has signed its first franchise agreement.

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Workspace Trends Favor Flexibility, Collaboration Over Cubicles

PROPERTY: For Office Designers, Division Is Out as Shared Spaces Take Shape

If you’re wondering what the office of tomorrow looks like, two local office designers suggest looking at the trendsetters of today.

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Space Age

Offices of the Future Are Designed to Encourage Collaboration, Boost Job Satisfaction While Reducing Overhead

By creating office environments that place a greater emphasis on collaboration and having shared workspaces, many San Diego County businesses are striving to increase their productivity.

Bigger Budget Approved for Park Planned at Horton Plaza

Not much has happened at the site of the former Robinsons-May building since it was torn down more than a year ago to make way for a new downtown public square park at Horton Plaza.

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Executive Q&A: Susan Daly, attorney and partner with Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP

Susan Daly, a veteran commercial and residential real estate attorney with Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP, loves what she does, which is to “solve problems.”

Something for Everyone

PROPERTY: Varied Office, Industrial Markets Give Tenants Options

Trends like the comeback of San Diego’s downtown urban core, along with rising space demand fueled by the booming craft beer industry, contributed to continuing improvement in the region’s office and industrial real estate markets in the first half of 2014.

Millennials Prove to Be Hard to Place Because of Expectations

STAFFING: Demographic Will Account for Nearly Half of Workforce by 2020

Retiring baby boomers are being replaced in the job market by a group of young professionals notoriously difficult to employ. While millennials have a reputation for high expectations and a sense of entitlement, recruiters and employers may need to accept that there is a new normal in the talent pool.