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Entrepreneur Adds Beauty, Wellness Opportunity to Her Ventures

RETAIL: Plans Complete Line of Hemp-Based Products Free of THCFor the last 20 years or so, Gina Champion-Cain has made a name for herself in San Diego, mostly in the real estate, hospitality and retail industries.

Chuze Fitness Brings In $59M in 2018

SPORT: Hospitality, Tiered Pricing System Pay Off

For Cory Brightwell, CEO of the San Diego-based Chuze Fitness chain, with seven locations locally and 26 throughout the Southwest, what has kept the company steadily growing the past 11 years has been one thing: its focus on the guest experience.

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International Smoke Sees Right Ingredients For S.D. Location

New Eatery Appreciates Foodie Reputation, Access to Quality Foods

Ayesha Curry isn’t letting recent bad publicity — or her husband, NBA Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry’s highly-anticipated NBA Finals run — distract her from growing her booming food business.

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Battle of the Beers Reveals Some Strong Local Breweries

State Fair Beer Competition Provides Chance to Standout

The local craft beer scene may be oversaturated. But, the good news is that just means there are plenty of really good San Diego-brewed offerings to choose from.

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USD Faculty to Travel To Mexico to Teach Leadership Program

First Time USD Degree To Be Offered Outside The United States

The University of San Diego School of Business has teamed up with Centro de Ensenanza Tecnica y Superior (CETYS) to offer CETYS University graduate students the opportunity to obtain the USD Master of Science in Global Leadership degree in conjunction with an MBA from CETYS at their campus in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.

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Airport Innovation Lab Opens Third Round of Cohorts

A new incubator at the San Diego International Airport is seeking applicants for its third cohort.

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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants to Close Mission Valley Location

Approximately 79 employees, including 12 hosts and 26 servers, will be terminated as a result.

Six San Diego Breweries Voted No.1 in 2019 California Beer Competition

The judging took place earlier this month and included only beers brewed and available for sale in California.

Games Over: ANOC Event Cancels on S.D.

Lack of Sponsorships For Group’s Inaugural Event Cited

After winning a three-year bidding war against other U.S. cities and seven countries to host the inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games this year, San Diego will no longer host the 2019 event.

FTD Bankruptcy Puts ProFlowers in Hands Of Private Equity Firm

P.E. Firm to Buy ProFlowers for $95M; 167 Face Layoffs

ProFlowers, headquartered in San Diego, will close its local facility and lay off 167 employees, according to a WARN filing with the Employment Development Department (EDD).

Tijuana Nurtures and Taps Tech Talent

Workforce: Costs, Benefits and Enthusiasm Draw Startups

After working for San Diego-based software firm ArkusNexus for two years, Lonnie McRorey and Jesus Romero set out to start their own company. They founded Framework Science in 2017 in a tiny office in Tijuana.

Qdoba Officially Moves into Amp&rsand Office Building

According to press release, Qdoba's new offices are located in the Amp&rsand office complex, the former San Diego Union Tribune building, and will be dubbed the “Qdoba Flavor Central.”

Seaport Part of Builder’s Amazing Journey

BUILDING: From Refugee Camp to Gafcon Role, He Embraces Challenges

Canh Tran knew he wanted a career in construction from the time when a seventh-grade teacher told him he’d done a good job on a drafting project. “I was drawing and he would come up next to me and say, ‘you’re pretty good,’” Tran said.

ANOC World Beach Games Won’t Take Place in San Diego

According to a news release, ANOC has decided to relocate to a new host city that can provide "the best possible environment for NOC’s and their athletes.”

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Inventor Takes the Stylish Route With Twist It Up Comb

STARTUP: ‘Shark Tank’ Boosts Interest; Co. Battles Knock Offs

Founded in 2016 by CEO Noel Durity, a San Diego-based real estate broker, Twist It Up Comb came about after Durity realized using an actual tennis racket in a circular motion to twist his afro-centric hair was not only functional, but also cost-effective and sanitary; most twisting products currently in the market are porous sponges that tend to wear out after time.

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San Diego Restaurants Make Michelin Affordable Restaurants List

Cucina Sorella in Kensington and Cucina Urbana in Bankers Hill, El Jardin in Point Loma, Juniper & Ivy in Little Italy, Kettner Exchange also in Little Italy, Lola 55 in the East Village and Solare at Liberty Station all made this year’s list.

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