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Men's Footwear Startup Partners with Retailer DSW

Blake McKay, a new men's footwear brand based in San Diego, has entered into a partnership with Columbus, Ohio-based DSW Inc., which sells footwear and accessories at more than 1,000 locations in North America.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 20, 2017 4:01 p.m. share »

Carlsbad Advertising Agency Expands to Portland

The PIA Agency, a Carlsbad-based advertising agency, has opened a new office in Portland, Oregon.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 20, 2017 2:04 p.m. share »

Seacoast Commerce Reports Q2 Net Income of $1.4M

Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings, the holding company of Rancho Bernardo-based Seacoast Commerce Bank, reported second-quarter net income of $1.4 million, or 23 cents per share, compared with net income of $1.8 million, or 30 cents per share, a year ago, a 22.7 percent decrease.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 20, 2017 2 p.m. share »

Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors Names New Board

One of the largest trade associations for real estate agents in San Diego has announced its incoming board of directors. Members will be seated Jan. 1.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 19, 2017 4:39 p.m. share »

National University to Launch Precision Institute

La Jolla-based National University, the flagship of the National University System network of nonprofit education institutions, has launched a four-year, $20 million initiative that will pilot new approaches to personalize higher education.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 19, 2017 midnight share »

Koia Announces $7.5 Million Seed Round

Beverage company Koia, which makes fresh, plant-based protein drinks, announced Tuesday it had closed a $7.5 million seed round of financing led by KarpReilly LLC.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 18, 2017 5:15 p.m. share »
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Phoenix Molecular Appoints Chief Scientific Officer

A longtime member of San Diego’s life science community, Dr. Gerrit Los, has been named chief scientific officer at Phoenix Molecular Designs.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 18, 2017 9:41 a.m. share »

Steve Powell Named CEO of SynteractHCR

San Diego-based contract research organization SynteractHCR Holdings Corp. has hired Steve Powell as its new chief executive officer, replacing Wendel Barr, the firm’s CEO for six years.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 17, 2017 3:06 p.m. share »

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires Two Nevada Solar Projects

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy recently acquired two solar projects from publicly traded energy firm First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), the company announced July 14.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 16, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

Scorecard for Q2 Venture Capital Is Out

Venture-backed companies in the San Diego region took in 26 rounds of equity financing totaling $273.49 million in the second quarter of the year.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 16, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

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