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News from the board room: Viasat recently invited one of its longtime investors, Baupost, to take part in its board meetings as a non-voting observer. Why might they do such a thing? Baupost is an investment fund with about $30 billion in assets under management. A recent filing states they have a 23.06 percent stake in Viasat and are an active investor as opposed to a passive investor.
UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla will be the keynote speaker at the 46th annual National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 5 at the Town and Country hotel.
Shara Fisler and the Ocean Discovery Institute this past weekend celebrated the grand opening of their $17 million Living Lab facility in City Heights. The project began 10 years ago with the concept of an $8 million permanent home for the nonprofit and its programming, which annually serves about 4,000 students with access to a rich science environment.
Legoland California Resort general manager Peter Ronchetti was recently sworn in as a U.S. citizen during a ceremony at Golden Hall. Ronchetti, a native of England, has been at the Carlsbad resort since 2008, overseeing not only theme park operations but also development of their hotel properties.
Chelsea Investment Corp. and CEO Jim Schmid have been honored as the 2018 Builder of the Year by the Building Industry Association of San Diego County.
San Marcos-based Cart Mart Inc. has been in the slow-vehicle space since 1959, and owner Brian Rott has diversified its offerings from golf carts to on-campus electric vehicles and expanded the service area to include Orange County, the Coachella Valley and Los Angeles County.
Chris Cramer and Michael Cunningham will be inducted as Lifetime Laureates at Junior Achievement’s 30th annual San Diego Business Hall of Fame Gala on Oct. 25 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.
ElliptiGo Seeks to Follow Success of Other Disrupters
Sometimes it takes a few years, or even decades, for disrupters to find the right formula to scale their consumer-facing fitness products.
Mark Dankberg will be inducted in the Connect Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at the organization’s 31st annual Most Innovative New Product Awards on Nov. 29 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.
At least four candidates in Intel’s search for its next CEO have Qualcomm Inc. ties.