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San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, which operates San Diego International Airport, will hold a gathering aimed at helping small businesses win contract work on current airport construction projects.
Welk Resort Group, the San Diego developer and operator of resort properties, said it closed a $158.7 million securitization backed by notes receivable from vacation ownership interests.
Jack in the Box Inc. named a chief marketing officer and announced two other promotions.
Hisense Group, one of China’s top TV and electronics manufacturers, is using a MaxLinear tuner, the MxL661 in a new line of televisions.
The California Coastal Commission will review plans for a new 650-room hotel complex at Liberty Station in Point Loma, proposed by a unit of San Diego-based The Corky McMillin Cos.
The city of San Diego is seeking California Coastal Commission authority to allow restaurants and tasting rooms at microbreweries located in industrial areas adjacent to coastal zones.
Some of the business events happening around the county for the week of Dec. 2, 2013.
TOURISM: Tourism Authority Plans to Resume More Marketing Efforts
The planned $520 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center faces yet another legal hurdle after a local environmental group filed a lawsuit challenging the California Coastal Commission’s approval of the project.
TOURISM: Hotel Proposal Seeks 175 Rooms; Cohn Plans Eatery
Port of San Diego officials in coming months will discuss long-term development prospects for waterfront areas like Harbor Island, where locally based Sunroad Enterprises plans to build a new 175-room hotel.
News from the police blotter. Local dietary supplement retailer Ultimate Fitness Nutrition Inc. pleaded guilty to four misdemeanors, including the selling of dietary supplements stuffed with steroids and caffeine and questionable advertising practices, according to a news release from the city attorney’s office.
SPORT: Torrey Pines Golf Tournament Brings Company, County Exposure
Farmers Insurance was hailed as a white knight coming to rescue when agreed to be the title sponsor for San Diego’s biggest golf tournament in 2010.
TOURISM: Plan Calls for Establishing $30M Reserve To Deal With Litigation
The city of San Diego and the Tourism Marketing District leaders have agreed on a plan to free up at least $6 million and jump-start regional visitor-promotion efforts that have been stalled by political and legal disputes over funding.
Specialty women’s clothing retailer Free People will open its first city of San Diego location Dec. 6 at Westfield UTC mall, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive.
Blue Bridge Hospitality of Coronado plans a spring 2014 opening for Stake Chophouse + Bar, the company’s sixth restaurant concept and eighth location in that city.
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will add new daily nonstop flights between San Diego International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, beginning June 2, 2014.