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SPORT: Group Will Use Money, Marketing And Events to Draw Fans
The RedCoats aren’t just coming, they’re going to knock on your door harder than ever this year.
SPORT: Private Equity Backs Expansion; Gym Stresses Customer Service
The early life of locally based gym chain Chuze Fitness can be summed up in its discount pricing strategy: Sure there’s more to the company’s approach, but mainly it grew by charging the relatively low price of $9.99 per month, or $20 for premium memberships, to attract large numbers of customers.
TOURISM: Football Fails to Score for Local Sector
National Football League games had a net $77 million impact on U.S. hotel revenue in 2015 — on par with the average $75 million seen over the past eight seasons — although the impact in San Diego was slightly negative, the research firm STR reported.
San Diego County hotels saw total revenue rise 3.7 percent from a year ago in the first eight months of 2016, topping $1.86 billion, even as occupancy dipped 0.3 percent to 79 percent, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of September 19, 2016, and beyond.
BIOTECH: Restaurateur Serves as Host, ‘Translator’ And Ambassador for Sector
In San Diego’s biotech world, there’s a name that circulates often: Amanda Caniglia, the lively café owner in Torrey Pines who’s shifted from outsider to industry insider.
PARK: Castle-Themed Hotel Is Expected To Open in 2018
Owner Merlin Entertainments has invested millions in a steady stream of new attractions at Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad over the past five years, and the theme park’s operators expect changes to keep coming well into the next decade.
San Diego International Airport has begun construction on a $127.8 million parking plaza at Terminal 2, slated to open in time for summer travel in 2018.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of September 12, 2016, and beyond.
A Sept. 9 ground-breaking is planned for Carté Hotel & Suites San Diego, a new 240-room downtown hotel being built at a cost of approximately $62 million.
ECONOMY: KAABOO Hits Demographic Bull’s-Eye
San Diego companies are prepared to broaden their name recognition and get their products into new customers’ hands this month at KAABOO, a three-day music festival in Del Mar that is ready to kick off its second year with a commitment to return for an additional four years.
Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center has appointed Darrell Pilant to be its next general manager. Pilant will succeed Janet Beronio, who is retiring later this month after serving as senior vice president and general manager since 2003.
The San Diego Tourism Authority and the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association have issued a joint statement opposing both November ballot measures that call for hikes in the city’s hotel taxes.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of September 5, 2016, and beyond.
Escondido’s Stone Brewing Co. has named Dominic Engels as its new chief executive officer, effective Sept. 6, as current CEO and co-founder Greg Koch is promoted to a previously announced role as executive chairman.