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TOURISM: Plan Will Raise Area’s Profile as Tourist Draw
If it can clear some significant long-range hurdles, San Diego can turn its cross-border proximity to the growing city of Tijuana into a boon for the local hospitality industry, tourism and government leaders said at a recent forum in Mission Valley.
Congratulations are in order for one very impressive University of San Diego MBA candidate. Daniel McAllister wins the first-ever All-America Student Analyst Competition, sponsored by Institutional Investor magazine and portfolio tracking software distributor Mark My Media.
Family-owned fixed auditorium seating provider Seating Concepts LLC, which was started in Mexico with just 5,000 in pesos in 1926, and moved to the U.S. in the 1980s, has announced that it has relocated its global corporate headquarters near Lindbergh Field in San Diego.
The San Diego City Attorney’s Office has released a project labor agreement tied to the planned $520 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, after a local coalition supporting nonunion contractors filed a lawsuit to make details public.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., which operates a big division here, made a nice splash on Wall Street when its initial public offering jumped 24 percent to $33.52, giving the company a market capitalization of about $3 billion.
A $186.5 million loan backing the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad has been placed back in special servicing because of a payment default by the borrower.
TRAVEL: California Pacific On ‘Fast-Track’ for FAA OK
California Pacific Airlines’ newly appointed president and CEO, industry veteran John Selvaggio, remains confident that the fledgling carrier can take to the skies by year’s end, despite a long and turbulent certification and startup process.
SPORTS: Golf Firm’s Clubs, Leadership and Marketing Win the Day
It’s one thing to grow rapidly. Then there’s grabbing market share to the point where you dominate it. That’s the story of TaylorMade-adidas Golf, now without peer in the worldwide sale of two categories of golf clubs: metalwoods, including drivers and fairway woods, and irons.
TOURISM: Cohn Restaurant to Also Be Part of Emerging Scene
San Diego developer Pacifica Cos. is nearing completion on a $34 million boutique luxury hotel in Imperial Beach, called Pier South, that local planners are also hoping serves as a big economic catalyst for the city and South County.
DINING: Company Continues Move To Franchise Model
For Jack in the Box Inc., business growth stems in part from territorial growth. There are still parts of the United States that have never seen a Jack in the Box restaurant or the company’s other format, Qdoba Mexican Grill. The $1.55 billion corporation is working to establish those eateries on new turf.
News and notes from communities around San Diego County
Tarzana-based Mollison 150 Enterprises LP has purchased the 150-unit Bella Vista Apartments in El Cajon for $12 million.
SPORTS: Sport Fishing Operators Must Manage Many Tasks for Success
Never mind that his workplace floats. Jack Rader is really in the hospitality business. Rader, 32, works as a captain on the privately owned Premier, an 81-foot vessel that operates out of H&M Landing on Point Loma. Every day, the Premier takes patrons out for half-day sport fishing excursions.
DINING: Tom Ham’s to Make Better Use of Scenic Location
Locally based restaurant operator Shelter Island Inc. is in the midst of a $3.5 million makeover of its landmark Tom Ham’s Lighthouse at Harbor Island, aiming to pay homage to its history while better capitalizing on its waterfront location.
TOURISM: Funds to Be Released; Filner Says Transparency Increased
San Diego City Council will soon clear the way for the first new funding to be disbursed for promotion of the region’s crucial tourism industry, after the mayor’s office and Tourism Marketing District officials apparently resolved a bitter dispute over the district’s renewal.