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SDSU Disengages from Talks on SoccerCity Project

San Diego State University has disengaged from talks on the proposed SoccerCity development in Mission Valley, a move that developers of the mixed-use project contend could negatively impact the university’s football program.

By Lou Hirsh May 17, 2017 2:59 p.m. share »

Nelson Resigns as Port Commissioner, Citing Conflict on Convention Center

Bob Nelson has resigned from the Unified Port of San Diego’s board of port commissioners, citing potential conflicts of interest with a new business venture and his plans to campaign in favor of a city ballot measure aimed at expanding the San Diego Convention Center.

By Lou Hirsh May 16, 2017 6:08 p.m. share »

Short-Term Rental Issue Comes to North County

Just three years ago, debates over short-term vacation rentals booked through sites like Airbnb and VRBO were confined primarily to the nation’s largest tourism-focused cities, including San Diego. That’s no longer the case in San Diego County.

By Lou Hirsh May 15, 2017 9:35 a.m. share »
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Feds May Have Nixed Sale of Hotel Del

Six months after its planned sale of Hotel del Coronado to a Chinese insurance company was apparently scuttled by scrutiny from federal officials, the iconic property remains in the portfolio of owner Blackstone Group LP.

By Lou Hirsh May 15, 2017 9:32 a.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of May 15, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 15, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek May 12, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »

Feds May Have Nixed Sale of Hotel del Coronado

Six months after its planned sale of Hotel del Coronado to a Chinese insurance company was apparently scuttled by scrutiny from federal officials, the iconic property remains in the portfolio of owner Blackstone Group LP.

By Lou Hirsh May 12, 2017 11:05 a.m. share »

Mayor Reiterates Push to Expand Convention Center in Talk to Tourism Leaders

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and tourism officials reiterated the need to expand the San Diego Convention Center, while addressing growing problems with homelessness, during the annual meeting of the San Diego Tourism Authority.

By Lou Hirsh May 11, 2017 12:57 p.m. share »

SeaWorld Parent Reports Continued Declines in Revenue, Attendance for Q-1

The parent company of SeaWorld San Diego reported a 15 percent decline in revenue for its first quarter, with attendance down by a similar percentage from the year-ago period for its 12 U.S. theme parks.

By Lou Hirsh May 11, 2017 11:52 a.m. share »
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Andaz San Diego Hotel Names New General Manager

Shane Nicolopoulos has been named general manager of Andaz San Diego, overseeing all operations of the 159-room boutique hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

By Lou Hirsh May 10, 2017 3:09 p.m. share »
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Report: SoccerCity Could Generate $1.4B for Roads, Schools

The SoccerCity mixed-use development proposed for Mission Valley could provide $1.4 billion in tax-value-based bonding capacity to build local schools and roads, according to a follow-up study by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. and consulting firm AECOM.

By Lou Hirsh May 10, 2017 11:36 a.m. share »

Top Tech Exec Awards Online Registration Closes May 10th at 5 p.m.

Tickets to one of San Diego’s most popular high-tech gatherings are on sale now.

By SDBJ Staff May 8, 2017 8:56 a.m. share »

Top Tech Exec Awards Takes Place This Week

Tickets to one of San Diego’s most popular high-tech gatherings are on sale now. The 10th annual Top Tech Exec Awards will take place on May 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. and will be staged in the field at Petco Park.

By SDBJ Staff May 7, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for the Week of May 8, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 8, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek May 5, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »
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Two New Sponsors Will Put Startup Week in Its Element

Organizers for the city’s largest startup event, San Diego Startup Week, just landed two big sponsors that will provide space and cash for the week-long event in June.

By Brittany Meiling April 28, 2017 12:54 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of May 1, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 1, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek April 28, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »