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Balboa’s Birthday Bash Taking Shape

TOURISM: 100th Anniversary Expected to Boost Attendance

As events marking Balboa Park’s centennial get underway, San Diego business and tourism leaders are anticipating a significant boost in 2015 to the 10 million people who normally visit the park in a given year.

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Lodge at Torrey Pines Named Top Local Business Hotel in Magazine Survey

The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla was recently ranked as the top business hotel in the San Diego market, in an annual reader survey conducted by the magazine Travel + Leisure.

Business Calendar for Week of December 1, 2014

Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of December 1, 2014, and beyond.

City Scores on NCAA Bid, Loses on America’s Cup Races

SPORTS: Ball Still in Air For Hosting All-Star Game

The San Diego region chalked up a win to host a major collegiate basketball tournament, lost the chance to host the world’s biggest yachting competition, and made a bid for baseball’s All-Star game.

Changes Should Boost Chinese Tourism

TOURISM: Visa Extension, Marketing Efforts Aim for Gains

Local officials are looking to snag a larger share of the fast-growing contingent of Chinese travelers visiting California following a reciprocal agreement reached between the United States and China to significantly extend the duration of tourist visas — making them valid for 10 years instead of one year.

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Airport Green Build Named Best Project by Engineering News-Record

The $907 million Green Build Terminal 2 expansion at San Diego International Airport was recently named Best Project, in annual awards bestowed by the industry news publication Engineering News-Record, published by McGraw-Hill Construction.

San Diego Reportedly Loses America's Cup to Rival Bermuda

San Diego finished second to Bermuda in a high-stakes race to host the 2017 America’s Cup, according to an Associated Press report.

Business Calendar for Week of November 24, 2014

Some of the business events planned for the week of November 24, 2014, and beyond.

Group Readies to Build Up Region’s Tourism Reputation, Revenue

TOURISM: Promotion Key To Competing for Visitors, Increasing Hotels’ Business

A year after political turmoil disrupted its funding, handicapping its ability to compete for visitors, the San Diego Tourism Marketing District is pushing forward with efforts to boost local hotel revenue.

Shoe Co. Puts Its Best Foot Forward

RETAIL: Fashion-Oriented Focus, Online Efforts Pay Off

Like its mythical namesake, Phoenix Footwear Group is recovering from a near-death experience and rising once again.

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SeaPort Airlines Plans New Local Service to San Felipe

SeaPort Airlines plans to begin non-stop service between San Diego and San Felipe, in the Mexico state of Baja California, on Dec. 15.

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Chargers Blood Drive Set for November 25

The 36th annual Chargers Blood Drive, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Mission Valley.

Padres to Turn Petco Park into Holiday Wonderland

The San Diego Padres are transforming Petco Park into a Holiday Wonderland that includes interactive lighting displays, falling snow, reindeer, flocked trees, and Santa Claus for 12 nights starting Dec. 5.

Business Calendar for Week of November 17, 2014

Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of November 17, 2014, and beyond.

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Movie Plays Supporting Role for Legoland

TOURISM: Attraction Builds On Attention Film Generates

An old-school toymaker went Hollywood in a big way this year, as “The Lego Movie” racked up more than $468 million in global ticket sales.