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Business Calendar for Week of April 11, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of April 11, 2016, and beyond.

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Chargers’ Plan Too Taxing on Our City’s Future

Like many native San Diegans, I would like to see the Chargers remain in San Diego, but not at any price. It needs to make sense.

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iDessert Creates Niche And Deliciously Fills It

DINING: Solid Fundamentals Back the Innovative Concept

A small boy looks on in amazement as he receives his dessert: a colorful, dome-shaped meringue shell filled with gelato, cream and fresh berries, topped with rainbow sprinkles and a chocolate sauce stick, and wrapped in a cloud of dry-ice smoke.

New Downtown Marriott Hotels Open at Former Lane Field Site

Developers planned an April 7 formal opening for the first dual-branded Marriott hotels on the former site of the Lane Field ballpark in downtown San Diego, part of a larger mixed-use project now known as BRIC.

Alternative Lender National Funding to Sponsor San Diego Padres

Alternative lender National Funding is the latest sponsor of the San Diego Padres, the financial technology company said Wednesday.

Tourism Authority Opposes Chargers’ Plan for Hybrid Facility

The San Diego Tourism Authority’s board chairman has issued a statement opposing the San Diego Chargers’ proposal for a combined downtown stadium and convention facility, citing clients’ preference for space contiguous to the existing convention center.

Former SeaWorld Show Producer Accused of Embezzling $750,000

A former SeaWorld San Diego manager has been arraigned on wire fraud charges, after allegedly embezzling more than $750,000 while working as a show producer at the marine park.

February Passenger Traffic Up 6.8 Percent at San Diego International

Passenger traffic at San Diego International Airport was up 6.8 percent from a year ago in February, topping 1.43 million, according to the latest available data from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

Business Calendar for the Week of April 4, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 4, 2016, and beyond.

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Kono USA to Bring Franchise to San Diego

Kono USA announced a new franchise agreement in San Diego April 1, with plans for 10 locations in the area as early as August of this year.

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Craft Glue

BREWING: In a Competitive, Growing Industry, Brewers Employ Stock, Cash, Culture and Other Methods to Retain Workers

The nation’s craft beer companies brewed 24.5 million barrels in 2015, according to figures recently reported by the Brewers Association trade group, besting the prior year’s production by 13 percent as retail sales grew by 16 percent, reaching $22.3 billion.

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Women Tackle Roles in Restaurant Ownership

DINING: Independence, Flexibility and Interaction Cited as Sector Pluses

Women-owned restaurant businesses in the U.S. grew at a far faster pace than that of the overall industry nationwide between 2007 and 2012, according to a recent report by the National Restaurant Association.

Chargers Release Language for Ballot Initiative

The San Diego Chargers have released the final language of their initiative to finance a $1.8 billion downtown football stadium-convention center hybrid, which would raise the city’s hotel tax from 12.5 percent to 16.5 percent if approved by voters in November.

JMI to Propose Converting Qualcomm Stadium to SDSU Campus

JMI Realty, former Padres owner John Moores’ development company, will announce a proposal next week to turn the current Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley into a “west campus” for San Diego State University, including a stadium of its own.

La Jolla Festival of the Arts Changes Name, Location

The La Jolla Festival of the Arts announced March 28 it will change its name to the San Diego Festival of the Arts and move into a new location for the event’s 30th anniversary.