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Hennessy Named General Manager of Estancia La Jolla Hotel

Mairead Hennessy has been named general manager of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, overseeing all operations of the 210-room luxury property at 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road.

By Lou Hirsh June 1, 2017 3:31 p.m. share »
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Hydroflight Industry Poised For Takeoff

For FlyDive Inc. CEO Christos Nicolaidis, the biggest challenge facing his company isn’t how to lead the hydroflight industry; it’s how to build it.

By Mark Carpowich June 1, 2017 1:35 p.m. share »

Nominations Open for SDBJ's Best Practices In Diversity and Inclusion Awards

The San Diego Business Journal is hosting an awards program and discussion featuring companies who have shown an exceptional commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in business leadership.

By SDBJ Staff May 29, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

Port District Starting Seasonal Waterfront Shuttle Service

The Unified Port of San Diego plans a May 26 start for seasonal downtown waterfront shuttle service, offering discounted rides through a program managed for the port district by locally based Ace Parking.

By Lou Hirsh May 25, 2017 3:28 p.m. share »

San Diego Hotels See Continued Growth in Occupancy, Revenue

San Diego County’s hotels continued to post strong post-recession metrics in the first four months of 2017, with total revenue rising 7.4 percent from the year-ago period, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

By Lou Hirsh May 24, 2017 11:28 a.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of May 22, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 22, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek May 19, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »
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A Very Prominent Angel to Keynote Startup Week

San Francisco angel investor Jason Calacanis, a bit of a celebrity in the startup world, will be keynoting this year’s San Diego Startup Week.

By Brittany Meiling May 19, 2017 11:45 a.m. share »
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Busy Summer Project Slate for Region’s Big Theme Parks

Here’s a sampling of long-awaited projects ramping up for openings this summer at SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo and Legoland California Resort.

By Lou Hirsh May 19, 2017 10:44 a.m. share »

Chargers New Stadium Delayed Until 2020

Southern California’s heavy rains this year eased the drought but put a damper on the NFL’s plans to build a stadium in Inglewood by 2019. The $2.6 billion project, meant to host the Rams and the Chargers, is now slated for completion in the summer of 2020, the developers said Thursday.

By Daina Beth Solomon May 18, 2017 5:31 p.m. share »

As Competition Heats Up, Harrah’s Says It’s Funner

Gearing up for what promises to be a competitive summer, the Harrah’s casino and resort northeast of Escondido is now marketing itself as Funner, Calif.

By Brad Graves May 18, 2017 4:47 p.m. share »

Jack in the Box Mulling Options for Qdoba Division

San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc. has retained Morgan Stanley & Co. to assist the company’s board in evaluating “potential alternatives” with respect to its struggling Qdoba restaurant division.

By Lou Hirsh May 18, 2017 4:08 p.m. share »
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A Proposal to Bring Life to San Diego’s Brand

Have you seen the newest menu addition from the world’s most recognized brand: Coca-Cola Life? Or the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.’s terrific new 2017 marketing campaign: “Life. Changing.”? Or the 2017 San Diego Lodging Industry event: “LIFE”?

May 18, 2017 2:32 p.m. share »
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Airport Begins Work on New Federal Inspection Facility

San Diego International Airport has broken ground on a previously announced, new $229.4 million federal inspection station, expected to open in summer 2018 at the west end of Terminal 2.

By Lou Hirsh May 18, 2017 2:29 p.m. share »

SDSU Disengages from Talks on SoccerCity Project

San Diego State University has disengaged from talks on the proposed SoccerCity development in Mission Valley, a move that developers of the mixed-use project contend could negatively impact the university’s football program.

By Lou Hirsh May 17, 2017 2:59 p.m. share »

Nelson Resigns as Port Commissioner, Citing Conflict on Convention Center

Bob Nelson has resigned from the Unified Port of San Diego’s board of port commissioners, citing potential conflicts of interest with a new business venture and his plans to campaign in favor of a city ballot measure aimed at expanding the San Diego Convention Center.

By Lou Hirsh May 16, 2017 6:08 p.m. share »