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Business Calendar for Week of March 10, 2014

Some of the business events happening the week of March 10, 2014.

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Opening Set for Dunkin’ Donut, Ice Cream Shop at Embassy Suites

Massachusetts-based Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. plans a March 10 opening for its combination Dunkin’ Donuts/ Baskin-Robbins restaurant, at downtown’s Embassy Suites San Diego Bay hotel.

The Party Is Over for Balboa Park Centennial Group as It Votes to Disband

Balboa Park Celebration Inc., the nonprofit organization formed to put on a year-long series of events to commemorate the 1915 Panama California Exposition, voted to disband and cede all its authority to the city of San Diego.

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Rebranding Results in Harrah’s Resort Southern California, aka, Harrah’s SoCal

Caesars Entertainment Corp. and the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians have put a new brand on their casino-resort as they get ready to open their second hotel tower.

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Upper Deck Gets NHL Contract for Trading Cards

Upper Deck, the Carlsbad maker of sports trading cards, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week with the announcement that it’s got a new contract with the National Hockey League to be the exclusive provider of its players’ trading cards.

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 3, 2014

Some of the business events planned for the week of March 3, 2014.

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154-Room Hotel Proposed for East Village Site

Developers are proposing a new 154-room Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel, planned for a site in East Village, according to documents filed with Civic San Diego, the city’s downtown project oversight agency.

Business Calendar for Week of March 3, 2014

Some of the business events happening around the county for the week of March 3, 2014.

Big Data Makes For Big Forum Topic at UCSD

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Members of the MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego will examine the impact of the big data phenomenon when they gather March 12 at the University of California, San Diego.

Ideas Brewing for Exhibit at Fairgrounds

Tourism: Operators Looking To Feature Craft Beer Industry

Officials are examining ways to turn San Diego County’s burgeoning craft beer industry, which racked up more than $780 million in 2013 sales, into a year-round attraction at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Problems Plague Park’s Centennial Celebration

CIVIC: CEO Resigns, While Fundraising Efforts Hit Snags

Balboa Park Centennial Inc., the nonprofit group formed to stage a year-long celebration of the 1915 Panama California Exposition, lost its third CEO since it was formed, calling into question to what extent the party will go on.

S.D. Still in the Field Of Olympics Hopefuls

SPORT: Choices for U.S. Bid For 2024 Down to 5 or 6 Cities

Don’t look for San Diego’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to resemble anything remotely close to the $51 billion that Russia spent to host the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Cox Communications Closing Local Call Center, Cutting 500 Jobs

Cox Communications said it is closing its Copley call center in Kearny Mesa, cutting about 500 jobs in a variety of customer-care functions.

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Westin San Diego Completes $15 Million Renovation

Operators of downtown’s Westin San Diego have completed a $15 million renovation, including upgrades to the hotel’s 436 guest rooms.

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Karl Strauss Holding Job Fairs as Remodeling Changes Staffing Needs

Karl Strauss Brewery’s Sorrento Valley site is undergoing a remodel, triggering the layoff of 67 employees last month.