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Business Calendar for Week of March 28, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 28, 2016, and beyond.

Chargers Reportedly to Seek Hotel Tax Hike for Hybrid Stadium-Convention Center Project

The San Diego Chargers will seek voter approval in November to raise city hotel taxes from 12.5 percent to 16.5 percent, to finance a $1.8 billion downtown facility that combines a stadium with convention center space, according to published reports.

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Ride Service Provider Wingz Begins Operations at San Diego Airport

San Francisco-based Wingz, a provider of personalized and scheduled airport ride services, has begun operations at San Diego International Airport.

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Open-air Public Market Opens at Liberty Station

Operators have officially opened Liberty Public Market, an open-air dining and gathering spot featuring numerous food vendors in a former Navy commissary space at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

Business Calendar for Week of March 21, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 21, 2016, and beyond.

SeaWorld Announces it Will Stop Breeding Killer Whales

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. on Thursday said it would stop breeding killer whales across its theme parks, ending a legal battle with the California Coastal Commission.

Internet Gambling Among Challenges for Indian Gaming

GAMING: Casinos Must Adapt to Changing Tastes, Aging Customer Base

The growth of Internet gambling is the “most immediate challenge” facing American Indian tribes that rely on brick-and-mortar casinos to fund their governments.

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Kimpton Completes $8 Million Renovation of Hotel Solamar

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has completed an $8 million renovation of its Hotel Solamar, at 435 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter.

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Hotel Del Coronado Part of $6.5 Billion Portfolio Sale to Chinese Firm

The historic Hotel del Coronado is part of a portfolio of 16 U.S. hotels reportedly being sold by Blackstone Group LP to China’s Anbang Insurance Group, in a deal valued at approximately $6.5 billion.

Business Calendar for Week of March 14, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of March 14, 2016, and beyond.

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Make March Madness A Net Gain for Morale

Sport: Distractions Also Require Adept Management

Sports is a huge part of lender National Funding’s culture: it has a suite at Qualcomm Stadium, stepped in at the last minute to sponsor the most recent Holiday Bowl and has dozens of intense fans on staff eager to talk about their favorite teams.

Ted Tollner Named President of S.D. Bowl Game Association

Former San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ted Tollner has been named president of the San Diego Bowl Game Association, the organization said Thursday.

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New SpringHill Suites Hotel Opening in Mission Valley

Owner and franchisee OTO Development of South Carolina plans a March 10 opening for its new 135-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Mission Valley.

Business Calendar for March 7, 2016

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

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Driving Efficiency Fuels Growth for Telematics Reseller

TECHNOLOGY: Firm Utilizes GPS Monitoring To Reduce Trucking Costs

Even though gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in more than five years, companies in charge of vehicle fleets are constantly trying to cut down on fuel costs.