San Diego Business Journal


ACA Rule Hits California Cos. of 50-100 Employees

INSURANCE: Cos. Need to Get Creative In Planning Coverage

Health insurance broker Deric Fernandez could see it coming: An 80-employee local manufacturing company he works with was about to face a double whammy.

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Not Fit For Work

New Rules Limit Reach and Rewards Of Some Employee Wellness Programs

For years, the promise of improved health wasn’t the only thing attracting workers to the wellness programs Xavier Serrano helped local employers set up. Cash was a big incentive, as well.

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At This Institute, It Is About Degree of Interest and Aptitude

TECH: Technological, Mechanical Abilities Shaped Off College Track

Behind a big roll-up door, in warehouse space at the back of Coleman University on Balboa Avenue, Rod Weiss, James Burns and several other technologically inclined people have put together a space called ENVI.

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TransPower Converts Large Working Vehicles Into Electric-Powered, Fossil-Fuel Shunning Systems

If Mike Simon had his way, trucks in high-traffic areas might share a feature with San Diego Trolley cars. They would have pantographs. Pan-to … what?

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Outsource Aims to Make U.S. Manufacturing Work for Customers

PRODUCTION: Access To Facility, Savings on Shipping Are Pluses

Ted Fogliani wasn’t quite sure what to make of the animated Australian sitting in his office.

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Monument Co.’s Words Are Its Bonds to Customers

PRODUCTION: Artisans Engrave the Headstones; Internet Vies for Business

A visit to Carol Parker’s office and workshop seems like a trip back to the days before World War II. The neighborhood is old and her buildings date from the 1930s. Some of the furnishings and religious statuary seem equally old. However, the computer-aided design hardware and the many California employment posters on the walls show this manufacturing business is very much a part of the 21st century.

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Sharing The S.D. Airspace

Aerospace Cluster Gives Cos. More Resources, Bigger Talent Pool, and A Host of Opportunities

Carlsbad-based 5D Robotics Inc. learned the value of being located within an industry cluster a couple of years ago when, facing a two-week deadline on a land-mine-detection project for the U.S. Army, it suddenly discovered a $300,000 mechanical arm it had ordered from Germany wasn’t entirely reliable under adverse weather conditions.

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A Detailed Account

Software: DecisionLogic Fills In the Financial Picture Beyond the Credit Score of Borrowers

Nearly 13 million people have had their banking information instantly and electronically verified by a lender using software invented by a San Diego company that offers an alternate method of determining a borrower’s creditworthiness.

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Developers Seek Exemption for High-Rise Housing in Hillcrest

PROPERTY: Update To Community Plan Brings Clash of Interests

San Diego city planners by year’s end are aiming to resolve long-disputed issues relating to the future of commercial and residential development in the popular Hillcrest neighborhood.

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Task Mastering

BUILDING: Co.’s Software Gives Subcontractors the Technological Tools To Both Document And Do the Job

Wendy Rogers was once a consultant to subcontractors, helping them get paid for work they had done, but not clearly documented on large construction projects.

A New Kind of Policy to Safeguard Small Business Finances

Tech: New Insurance May Protect Companies From Cybersecurity Losses

About 18 months ago, a cybercriminal tricked a Regents Bank client into transferring $150,000 out of his business account.

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Lawyer Fights for Qualcomm, Under Qualcomm in Varied Career

LAW: Strauss Led Outside Team in Big Contamination Case

High-tech and low-tech. Steve Strauss considers the contrast and smiles. The issues that cross his desk run the gamut. Strauss is a trial lawyer, a partner with Cooley LLP, with an office in San Diego.