SDBJ WEEKLY EDITION
SPORT: Millennials Seek Good Times, Not Fastest Times
The growth of nontraditional running and endurance events here and around the country reflects a desire by young adults to combine fitness with fun.
Intelicare Direct, a leading call center service provider and customer service solutions company with offices in San Diego and Las Vegas, hosted its second annual “Pancakes and Pajamas” day to benefit StandUp For Kids, a nonprofit that works to end youth homelessness.
A walk along the trail bordering the protected 610-acre Batiquitos Lagoon is to experience what it must have been like 1,300 years ago when Native Americans were the only inhabitants.
David Diamond studies me through round, thin-framed glasses.
Does Cubic Corp.’s planned restructuring mean that there’s something bigger a-brewing in the defense industry?
TECH: Investors’ Backing Helps Support Expansion
Two San Diego businesses that let consumers summon service providers with a tap on a smartphone have pulled in seven-figure sums from investors.
SOFTWARE: Exposure To Smoke, Chemicals And More Is Logged
Sometimes business plans take a detour.
Cubic Corp. said that its Cubic Global Defense unit received a contract valued at more than $65 million; the customer is an army in an unnamed Middle Eastern country.
TECH: Top Two Recipients Were Biotech Companies
Venture capitalists invested $470 million in 53 deals in San Diego during the first six months of 2014.
Among the frustrations expressed by the San Diego Chargers in the football team’s bid for a new multi-use stadium is that they have been going at this without results for 14 years.
BREWING: Ballast Point, And Others Keep Growing
Few local beer makers had a growth ride on par with San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits during 2014.
BIOTECH: Investors See Good Bet in Heart Drug
San Diego’s abundance of intellectual capital and venture investors with deep pockets has lured yet another startup from its snow-steeped home to sunny Southern California.
SPORTS: Company Creates Winning Combo: Fun, Sports
VAVi Sport & Social, an organizer of adult sports leagues, is taking its nontraditional endurance events to a wider audience this year by partnering with Endemol North America, the producer of the obstacle course game show “Wipeout.”
PROPERTY: Retail Leasing Is on Development’s Agenda
With the political battles set aside at least for the moment, Kilroy Realty Corp. and its brokers are proceeding to fill retail and office spaces at the company’s controversial $750 million One Paseo mixed-use development in Carmel Valley.
Commentary: Editorials, letters, columns and other opinions
At the end of January, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer appointed a nine-member task force to identify a site and develop a plan to pay for the construction of a new football stadium for San Diego and the Chargers.
Commentary: Editorials, letters, columns and other opinions
Since President George W. Bush declared in his 2006 State of the Union speech that “America is addicted to oil,” our nation has seen a renaissance of its renewable energy industry.
Tory Nixon is executive vice president of California Bank & Trust and heads the San Diego and Northern California divisions of the bank.
Improving Economy Prompts Companies to Expand, Build or Buy
San Diego County banks are eagerly looking for borrowers in what’s become a highly competitive market.
LEGAL: City Seeks TOT Revenue as Web Changes Tourism Paradigm
San Diego has joined the growing list of major U.S. cities grappling with fiscal and social fallout from rising use of sites such as Airbnb, where property owners rent out rooms or whole homes to vacationers and others on short stays.
TECH: Direct Debit Payments Eliminate Processing Fees
By teaching nonprofits about cost-saving payment-processing practices, San Diego-based Optimal Giving helps them keep more of the money they raise.
TRANSACTIONS: Debit Card Allows Consumers to Donate Change to Charity
The goal of Give the Change, a San Diego cause-based company, is to make charitable giving simple and convenient through the use of debit cards.
GREEN: Program Develops Bonds Between Consumers, Businesses
Solana Beach-based Cupio enables consumers to buy products that fund the preservation of endangered rainforest and then go online to locate the land they’ve helped to preserve.
DEFENSE: Company Expects to Lay Off Less than 2% of Staff
Cubic Corp. announced Feb. 18 that it was restructuring, saying that it will fold together its two defense segments and lay off less than 2 percent of its worldwide staff, all in an effort to improve profitability and competitiveness.
FINANCE: Corporations Cut Expenses, Share Money with Charities
Working in partnership with nonprofit organizations, Accretive of San Diego helps corporations find ways to save money and channel a portion of the savings to charitable causes.
The Business of Law Column
Brian Funk is president-elect of the San Diego County Bar Foundation and would like to remind you that the foundation supports access to justice, in a big way.
The Hand Up Youth Food Pantry at Jewish Family Service of San Diego was awarded a $75,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.
Rocco Fabiano says it’s time to shift gears. Time to go from evangelizing to commercializing.
Real Estate Column
San Diego’s BioMed Realty Trust Inc. has not announced the tenants for its long-planned, $190 million life-science lab and office campus called i3, which recently broke ground at University Towne Center. But the trends in recent brokerage data suggest the company shouldn’t have much trouble filling up the 316,000-square-foot project.
Health Care Column
A looming Supreme Court case has put pressure on Congressional Republicans to design a new plan to replace President Obama’s signature health care law. But rather than develop new solutions, lawmakers seem to be producing more of the same. Out with the old, and… well, back in with the old.
TECH: New Leadership Prompted Group to Break with CONNECT
MIT Enterprise Forum-San Diego and CONNECT have gone their separate ways after an 11-year partnership.