San Diego Business Journal


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Accountants Have a Number of Ways of Setting Their Services Apart

San Diego County has a singular profile as a market for accounting firms. The region is light on national headquarters, heavy on defense, home to a quickly mutating life sciences and pharmaceuticals industry, a petri dish for startups, a carved bowl for action sports and a place in the sun for alternative energy companies.

By Marty Graham January 24, 2011 midnight share »
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Caution Turns Out to Be Money in the Bank for Some

Although most locally based banks were still dealing with the consequences of a miserable economy last year, the majority were also generating profits.

By Mike Allen January 17, 2011 midnight share »

Bank Leaders Share a Wealth Of Experience in Industry

When Rancho Santa Fe Thrift & Loan President Mike Johns began working in financial services in 1970 it was at one of the nation’s first industrial loan companies Morris Plan Co. of California.

By Mike Allen January 17, 2011 midnight share »

Bank Views Its TARP Participation as a Win-Win Situation

When Hans Ganz, the former CEO of First PacTrust Bancorp, obtained $19.3 million in federal bailout money through the Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2008, he called it “cheap money,” and something many banks desired.

By Mike Allen January 17, 2011 midnight share »
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Executive Profile: Tory Nixon

Tory Nixon is executive vice president and San Diego division president for California Bank & Trust.

By Steve Adamek January 17, 2011 midnight share »
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Entrepreneurs Rise to the Challenge of Securing VC Funding

Two-year-old ecoATM recently arranged a yet undisclosed multimillion-dollar investment from a syndicate of three venture capital firms in a process that took about a year.

By Mike Allen December 20, 2010 midnight share »

Tech Coast Angels Financially Nurtures Fledgling Businesses

Suppose 50 or 60 business, science and technology professionals get together with their checkbooks and give young companies and projects the chance to audition for funding that can push them into the big time?

By Marty Graham December 20, 2010 midnight share »

Investment Bankers Adjust to a Changing Business Climate

Investment bankers say it’s a tough time in their business — if they’re still in the business.

By Marty Graham December 20, 2010 midnight share »

Economic Turmoil Takes Its Toll on San Diego’s Wealthiest

Just as the Great Recession took its toll on the ranks of the middle class and poor, it’s also caused considerable pain among the ultra-rich.

By Mike Allen December 13, 2010 midnight share »

Professional Profile: Keith McKenzie

As a founding partner at Delphi Private Advisors, Keith McKenzie focuses exclusively on providing customized wealth management solutions for wealthy families, including integrating and optimizing all aspects of their financial affairs.

By Steve Adamek December 13, 2010 midnight share »

Helping the Community Is Now Good Business

Thankfully, amid the worst financial crisis in decades, many companies throughout the country as well as here in San Diego have found creative and strategic ways to continue and even extend their philanthropy

By Nancy Jamison December 6, 2010 midnight share »

Professional Service Is Key to Effective Volunteer Contributions

As the economy continues to affect our communities and neighborhoods, more companies are considering how their skills, talents, and resources can help.

By Sue Carter Kahl December 6, 2010 midnight share »