San Diego Business Journal


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LEADERSHIP: In a Time of Solid Ceilings, These 2 Women Shattered StereotypesIn a recent study conducted by The Center for Women’s Business Research, with support from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the National Women’s Business Council, the economic impact of the estimated 8 million U.S. majority women-owned businesses is $3 trillion.

By Marion Webb July 3, 2014 3:05 p.m.   $$ Share

Social Media Sets Pace as ‘Unruns’ Change Course of Running

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.

Company Comes Up With Good Recipe to Help Homeless Youth

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.

Aviara’s Neighborhoods Provide the Perfect Place for a Stroll

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.

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Executive Q&A: David Diamond of Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

David Diamond studies me through round, thin-framed glasses.

Defense Sector May Have to Restructure if Budget Takes Hit

Does Cubic Corp.’s planned restructuring mean that there’s something bigger a-brewing in the defense industry?

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Companies Connect Various Service Providers and Consumers

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.

TrackTrain Gives Firefighters a Record of Risky Situations

SOFTWARE: Exposure To Smoke, Chemicals And More Is Logged

Sometimes business plans take a detour.

Cubic Global Defense Awarded $65 Million Deal

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.

VC Puts $470M into S.D. in First Half of 2014

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.

Pension Numbers Could Play a Part In Stadium Outcome

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.

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Beer Economy Golden to Region

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.

Formula Is New CEO, New Home, Old Drug

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.

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VAVi Changes Field of Play With Events

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.”

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Back to Business For One Paseo

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.

Stadium Work Should Not Be a Public Spectacle

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.

Diversifying Fuel Sources Makes Good Sense

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.

Executive Q&A: Tory Nixon of California Bank & Trust

Tory Nixon is executive vice president of California Bank & Trust and heads the San Diego and Northern California divisions of the bank.

Banking on Confidence

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.

It May Be Tax Time for Sites Offering Temporary Stays in S.D.

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.

Optimal Giving: Helping Nonprofits Keep More of the Money

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.

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Give the Change Makes it Easy to Be a Philanthropist

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.

Cupio: Saving Endangered Rainforests One Square Meter at a Time

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.

Cubic Announces Restructuring of its Defense Segments

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.

Accretive of San Diego: Corporate Savings Go to Nonprofits

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.

Bar Foundation Giving Aims To Promote Justice for All

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.

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Grant Will Fortify Food Pantry’s Efforts to Fight Hunger

Kudos/Giving Column

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.

Proximity Beacons Find Themselves in More and More Locations

Technology Column

Rocco Fabiano says it’s time to shift gears. Time to go from evangelizing to commercializing.

Timing Looks Right for This New Life Sciences Campus in UTC

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.

Supreme Court Case Could Dismantle Health Care Law

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.

Independent MIT Enterprise Forum Charts New Course

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.