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Vince Mudd Elected President of Local Bowl Games

Vince Mudd, chief operating officer at Carrier Johnson + Culture, was elected president of the 2014 National University Holiday Bowl and the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl by the bowl association’s board of directors.

Spy Inc. Reports Q4 and Yearly Results

Spy Inc., a Carlsbad maker of sunglasses and goggles, reported a net loss of $1.27 million, or 10 cents per share, on net sales of $8.62 million during the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Blaze Plans New Pizza Restaurant in Encinitas

Pasadena-based Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a fast-casual build-your-own pizza restaurant, plans a second-quarter opening for its new eatery in Encinitas.

Business Calendar for Week of March 24, 2014

Some of the business events happening around the county for the week of March 24, 2014.

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U.S. Open Returning to Torrey Pines in 2021

The U.S. Open Championship golf tournament will return to Torrey Pines Golf Course in 2021.

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S.D. Beverage Company Takes Title Sponsorship of Local Athletic Event

Suja Juice Co. was named the title sponsor for the 2014 San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon on June 1.

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SeaWorld Parent Company Reports Record Revenue as Attendance Drops 4.1%

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), the Orlando-based operator of SeaWorld San Diego, reported record revenue of more than $1.46 billion for 2013, up 3 percent from 2012, despite a nationwide year-over-year decline in visitors.

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 17, 2014

Some of the business events happening around the county for the week of March 17, 2014.

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SeaWorld Parent Company Reports Record Revenue Despite U.S. Attendance Drop

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), the Orlando-based operator of SeaWorld San Diego, reported record revenue of more than $1.46 billion for 2013, up 3 percent from 2012, despite a nationwide year-over-year decline in visitors.

Business Calendar for Week of March 17, 2014

Some of the business events happening around the county for the week of March 17, 2014.

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The Wave of Change Reaches Anthony’s

DINING: Landmark Eatery Plans Upgrades, New Venue

The Port of San Diego is reviewing plans by the operators of Anthony’s Fish Grotto that call for $4 million in renovations, including a modern makeover of its fisherman’s wharf-themed exterior and interior.

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At 50, SeaWorld Sees New Challenges

TOURISM: Controversies, Celebration Share Spotlight

SeaWorld San Diego is looking to make a splash as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this month as one of the region’s most popular visitor attractions, while also contending with unwanted controversy related to its parent company’s handling of its star killer whale performers.

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to Play China at Qualcomm Stadium

The U.S. Women’s national soccer team will play an exhibition match or “friendly” April 10 against longtime rivals from the People’s Republic of China at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium with kickoff at 8 p.m.

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Eddie V’s Opens Newest Restaurant at The Headquarters

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, a brand of Florida-based Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) has opened its newest location at 789 W. Harbor Drive, in The Headquarters at Seaport District retail center in downtown San Diego.

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Competitor Group Announces Leadership Changes, Names Abeles New Chief Executive

Competitor Group Inc., the San Diego firm that manages the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series and publishes four national endurance sports magazines, hired David Abeles, the top honcho at TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Co., as its new chief executive.