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Convention Center Projects Record Attendee Spending in 2016

San Diego Convention Center operators are projecting a record $708.1 million in direct attendee spending to be generated from a total of 108 events slated for the facility in 2016.

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Steve Stallings Named Chairman of Indian Gaming Association

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association, a Sacramento-based advocacy group, has named Steve Stallings as its chairman.

The Business Calendar for the Week of December 28, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of Dec. 28 and beyond.

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Harry’s Restaurant Leaving UTC for Bankers Hill in 2016

Harry’s Bar and American Grill, a staple at University Towne Center for more than a decade and a popular gathering spot for local business leaders, will be relocating to Bankers Hill in 2016.

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Carlsbad Hotel Owner Obtains $29 Million Refinancing

Owner Wave Crest Resorts of Encinitas has obtained $29 million in refinancing for its Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach hotel, according to real estate services firm Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF), which arranged the financing.

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Pechanga Breaks Ground on $285M Resort Expansion

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians broke ground Dec. 16 on a $285 million expansion that will double the size of its resort near Temecula.

Business Calendar for Week of December 21, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of December 21, 2015, and beyond.

National Funding Gives Holiday Cheer

TOURISM: Bowl Sponsorship Is Way to ‘Support Community’

At nearly the last possible moment, the Holiday Bowl has found a title sponsor, as alternative lender National Funding stepped in with two weeks before the Dec. 30 game.

Holiday Bowl Gets Title Sponsor, Names Parade Grand Marshal

At nearly the last possible moment, the Holiday Bowl has found a title sponsor, as alternative lender National Funding stepped in with two weeks before the Dec. 30 game.

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Top of the Market Reopening After Post-Fire Renovation

Locally based Fish Market Restaurants Inc. plans a Dec. 17 reopening for Top of the Market, the second-floor restaurant that sustained the brunt of damage from a May fire at its downtown San Diego location.

The Business Calendar for the Week of December 14, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of December 14, 2015, and beyond.

BOL Party Lets You Network in the New Year

The San Diego Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists party is on and you are invited.

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New Venue On The Menu

DINING: Brigantine’s Success Helps It Land Prime Waterfront Location

As the president of the family-run Brigantine Restaurant Corp., Mike Morton Jr. knows the challenges of maintaining the track record of what has become a local dining institution — and which, after 46 years in business, is older than he is.

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New Cross-Border Bridge Terminal Opens at Otay Mesa

Operators have officially opened Cross Border Xpress (CBX), a $120 million passenger bridge and terminal linking Otay Mesa to Tijuana International Airport. The facility includes a 390-foot enclosed pedestrian skybridge spanning the U.S/Mexico border.

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Padres Replacing Petco Park Bleachers With Beach-Themed Area

Petco Park is replacing some of its bleachers in favor of a 600-person “social space” modeled after beach piers, the Padres said Monday.