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OceanLeaf Awards Honor Leaders in East African Communities

Somali Family Service of San Diego County recently celebrated San Diego’s Somali and other East African cultures and community leaders at the third annual OceanLeaf Awards Celebration.

By Stephanie Glidden March 27, 2015 4:08 p.m.   $$ Share

Small Business Adds Up for Outsourcing Accounting Firms

FINANCE: Local Cos. On Big Growth Curve With Financial Services

As recently as 10 years ago, few companies would give much thought to entrusting their financial services to an outsider.

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Knowledge-Based Economy

FINANCE: Companies Turn to Consulting Firms For the Expertise Needed to Expand and Thrive

As San Diego businesses reach for international markets, roll out new product lines or get ready to be sold, the accounting management consulting firms that cater to them are experiencing healthy revenues and looking to expand.

15 Companies That Are No Longer Public

(** Numbers indicate the company’s ranking, based on revenue, in the San Diego Business Journal’s 2005 list of the top public companies)

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Changing Landscape

Public Cos. Love Us, But Some Still Leave Us

Jack in the Box Inc. began selling hamburgers at a single restaurant on El Cajon Boulevard when Harry Truman was president.

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Going Public Is Part of the Formula for Success in Life Sciences

FINANCE: End Goal Often Is to Be Bought By Big Pharma

Companies go public for a variety of reasons, the most obvious of which is the need for additional capital.

The Ten With Staying Power

These Companies Remain Stalwarts in the San Diego Economy

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3-D Printing Is Beginning to Spread Its Wings Locally

PRODUCTION: From Tissue to Aircraft Parts, Process Shows Promise

Katie Rast uses the word “powerful” when she talks about 3-D printing. In her eyes, the technology has all sorts of potential.

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Pool of Possibilities

Spa Manufacturer Watkins Expands Into Aquatic Fitness, Will Leverage Its Dealer Network

With its acquisition in March of Endless Pools Inc., Vista-based Watkins Manufacturing Corp. is expanding into new markets with products that complement its hot tub business.

Executive Q&A: Aaron Hall, Borrego Solar

Aaron Hall, Borrego Solar

Before he became a 21-year-old CEO of one of the largest solar companies in San Diego, Aaron Hall had already flexed his entrepreneurial skills — starting on the playground.

Company Uses Data to Build On Sustainability Practices

GREEN: Firm Follows Its Projects From Start To Beyond the Finish

Sustainability Matters is more than a company name to founder Kristen Victor. “I just truly care about the planet and future generations,” said Victor, who started Sustainability Matters six years ago in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood.

Getting the Lowdown

BUILDING: Mapping of Underground Infrastructure Is a Key Part of Infill Development

With most land zoned for construction already built out in San Diego County, the mapping of underground utilities is expected to ease the way for more sustainable urban infill development.

Stone’s New Virginia Plant Also a ‘Failsafe’ for Drought

EXPANSION: Brewer Says 40% of Current Sales Are East of Mississippi

When Stone Brewing Co., one of the 10 largest craft beer makers in the U.S., hired Craig Spitz as its first CFO five years ago, the craft beer maker was generating $48 million annually in sales.