SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Community Banks Face Big Decisions

BANKING: Selling Out Seems Like Best Option In Difficult Environment

For the most part, the banking industry has recovered from the turmoil of the financial crisis.

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North Island Credit Union Exec Named CEO of the Year

Banking: Retiring CEO Leaves Credit Union In Great Shape

Nearly three years ago John Tippets accepted what some said was a losing proposition — trying to turn around North Island Credit Union, then teetering on the brink of collapse. When he retires for the second time, next month, Tippets can leave knowing he achieved that.

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Professional Profile: David W. Down

David (Dave) W. Down has been a managing partner since 1994 at the San Diego office of KPMG LLP, a Big 4 accounting firm.

Getting in the Card Game

E-COMMERCE: Devices Give Merchants Easy Way To Take Plastic Payments

People who visit Hess Brewing can enjoy a fresh beverage whose origins go way, way, way back in human history.

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There Is No Treading Water In the E-Commerce World

SALES: Exec Knows It’s Sink or Swim as Field Changes Rapidly

Chris Shimojima, the new CEO at Provide Commerce Inc., has seen e-commerce at its best.

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Not Your Older Brother’s Website

WEB DESIGN: Digitaria Builds Websites With A View to Innovation

Where will Web design and development take the world in the next 20 years?

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Executive Profile: Gary Peterson

Gary Peterson is the president of Gap Intelligence, a values-led corporation that works with information technology and consumer electronics manufacturers by providing up to the minute competitive intelligence information.

Healing Properties

PROPERTY: Medical Office Locations Involve Many Considerations

Health care providers have the same basic office needs as most other businesses, whether it’s the right amount of hassle-free parking, a well-maintained building with good signage that doesn’t confuse or turn off visitors, or ample space to grow with the customer base.

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Making its Mark

PRODUCTION: Process of 3-D Printing Can Cut Costs, Deliver Quickly

Michael Armbruster was recently manufacturing novelty drink straws for a customer who’s considering getting them on the shelves for the holidays.

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Making Manufacturing Work

PRODUCTION: McCain Sees Formerly Outsourced Work Return to the U.S.

McCain Manufacturing, the outsource manufacturing division of McCain Inc., has expanded its North American powder coating operation in Vista, adding two cutting-edge installations that involve painting.

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Executive Profile: Eric Basu

Eric Basu is the CEO of Sentek Global, providers of government and commercial information technology solutions, including security, program management, strategic consulting, engineering, software development and acquisition support.

The Business of Beauty

SERVICES: Academy’s Curriculum Covers Both Services and Operations

What most people don’t see when they’re enjoying a luxurious spa experience or salon pampering is the work that goes into training the service providers.

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