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San Diego Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos said the team is mulling its options, after city voters firmly rejected a proposed hotel tax hike – Measure C -- intended to finance a dual-purpose downtown stadium with convention facilities.
The San Diego Padres has promoted its general counsel and executive vice president of business administration to become chief operating officer.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of November 7, 2016, and beyond.
WORKFORCE: Resources Assist in Career Transition
L.J. Eastmead left the U.S. Marine Corps with two anchors – a young son and a husband on active duty. But her career was adrift.
Operators of the San Diego Convention Center have hired Mohsen Khaleghi to serve as the facility’s new senior vice president and chief business development officer.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of October 31, 2016, and beyond.
San Diego County hotels saw total revenue rise 4.6 percent from a year ago in 2016’s January-to-September period, topping $2.08 billion, according to the latest monthly data from industry research firm STR.
Passenger traffic at San Diego International Airport rose 3.4 percent from a year ago in the first nine months of 2016, topping 15.5 million, according to the latest monthly data from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.
San Diego-based alternative lender National Funding has signed on as title sponsor of the upcoming Holiday Bowl for the second year running.
San Diego is a special place for many reasons, one of which is that it is home to a rare asset — a National Football League franchise. To retain that asset, and to leverage it in a way that brings maximum benefit to the local economy for years to come, voters should approve Measure C on next month’s ballot, paving the way for a new downtown home for the San Diego Chargers.
TOURISM: November Dates Fill Void, Attract Good Mix
Hotel operator Elvin Lai knows first-hand that the annual San Diego Beer Week delivers a potent business kick to what is otherwise a so-so period for the local hospitality industry.
Jamul Indian Village completed a $460 million refinancing of its Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego development project, the Indian band said Oct. 24. The casino opened Oct. 10 in San Diego’s East County region.
San Diego State University has named John David Wicker as athletic director. Wicker was previously deputy athletic director at SDSU from 2011 to 2015, when he took a job in the athletic department at Georgia Tech.
AGAINST: Proposal Off Mark Financially, Wrong for City Core
A business executive making a major investment will always examine all facets of the investment — size, risk, investment return and fit. Measure C, the San Diego Chargers’ initiative to raise San Diego’s tourism occupancy tax, would not measure up. Period.
FOR: First-Rate Facilities Essential to Vibrant Region
Bumble Bee Seafoods, the company I run from here in downtown San Diego, represents one of the most well-known brands around. Of course, San Diego has a great brand, too: As a great place to live or visit, as a wonderful place to start or expand a business, and as a fantastic place to raise a family.