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Chargers Mull Next Step After Defeat of Stadium Measure

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.

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Erik Greupner Appointed COO by San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres has promoted its general counsel and executive vice president of business administration to become chief operating officer.

Business Calendar for Week of November 7, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of November 7, 2016, and beyond.

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Veterans Scratching Entrepreneurial Itch

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.

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Convention Center Names New Chief Business Development Officer

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.

Business Calendar for Week of October 31, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of October 31, 2016, and beyond.

San Diego Hotels Posting 2016 Gains in Revenue, Other Key Metrics

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.

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San Diego Airport Passenger Traffic Up 3.4 Percent So Far in 2016

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.

National Funding Will Be Title Sponsor of Holiday Bowl

San Diego-based alternative lender National Funding has signed on as title sponsor of the upcoming Holiday Bowl for the second year running.

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Help the Chargers Help Us; Vote Yes on Measure C

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.

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Beer Week Pairs Well With Time and Place

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 Completes $460 Million Refinancing of Casino

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.

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John David Wicker Named Athletic Director at SDSU

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.

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Measure C Debate - AGAINST

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.

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Measure C Debate - FOR

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.