San Diego Business Journal

SDG&E Names Shults VP of Electric & Fuel Procurement

San Diego Gas & Electric announced that Emily Shults has been named vice president of electric & fuel procurement for SDG&E.

The Business Calendar for the Week of Aug. 31, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of August 31, 2015, and beyond.

Business Calendar for Week of August 31, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of August 31, 2015, and beyond.

The Business Calendar for the Week of August 24, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of August 24, 2015, and beyond.

Business Calendar for Week of August 24, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of August 24, 2015, and beyond.

Contract for Anthrax Vaccine Potentially Worth $143.5M for Pfenex

San Diego-based Pfenex Inc. announced it has signed a five-year, cost-plus fixed-fee contract valued at up to $143.5 million with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services, for the advanced development of a mutant recombinant protective antigen anthrax vaccine.

Events.com, CrowdRise Partner to Create More Integrated Fundraising Platform

San Diego-based Events.com, an event management platform that facilitates the hosting and attending of events, and CrowdRise, an online platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising, recently announced a partnership that will offer an integrated fundraising experience on one platform.

Aethlon Medical Reports Fiscal 2016 Q1 Results

Aethlon Medical Inc., a maker of biofiltration devices to treat life-threatening diseases, announced results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 ended June 30, 2015. The company said it had a cash balance of approximately $5.65 million at June 30.

Youngevity International Inc. Reports Q2 Results

Chula Vista-based Youngevity International Inc., a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also a producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels, reported second quarter revenues increased 18.4 percent over the like quarter in the previous year to $38.7 million.

The Business Calendar for the Week of August 17, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of August 17, 2015, and beyond.

Business Calendar for Week of August 17, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of August 17, 2015, and beyond.

Aethlon Medical Inc. Reports Fiscal 2016 Q1 Results

Aethlon Medical Inc., a maker of biofiltration devices to treat life-threatening diseases, announced results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 ended June 30, 2015. The company said it had a cash balance of approximately $5.65 million at June 30.

Youngevity International Reports Second Quarter Results

Chula Vista-based Youngevity International Inc., a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also a producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels, reported second quarter revenues increased 18.4 percent over the like quarter in the previous year to $38.7 million.

PriceSmart’s July Sales Increase 14.5 Percent

San Diego-based PriceSmart Inc., which owns and operates U.S.-style membership shopping warehouse clubs in Latin America and the Caribbean, announced that for the month of July 2015 net warehouse club sales increased 14.5 percent to $227.4 million, from $198.6 million in July of 2014.

Several Leadership Changes Announced at Petco

Petco announced several leadership changes including the addition of chairman responsibilities to CEO Jim Myer’s role. The company also named Brad Weston as president.

The Business Calendar for the Week of August 10, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of August 10, 2015, and beyond

Traina Design, Lift to Merge Operations

Traina Design, a brand design firm, has merged its San Diego operations with creative services firm San Diego-based Lift, a design firm with special emphasis in the technology and retail industries.

Local Design Firms Traina, Lift Announce Merger Deal

Traina Design, a brand design firm, has merged its San Diego operations with creative services firm San Diego-based Lift, a design firm with special emphasis in the technology and retail industries.

Petco Announces New President, Leadership Changes

Petco announced several leadership changes, including the addition of chairman responsibilities to CEO Jim Myer’s role. The company also named Brad Weston as president.

Business Calendar for Week of August 10, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of August 10, 2015, and beyond.

EDF Completes Sale of California Solar Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy closed on the sale of the Catalina Solar 2 Project, located in Kern County, to Virginia-based Dominion, a producer and transporter of energy.

Primero Systems Announces New Leadership Roles

Primero Systems Inc. has promoted Steve Press to president and German Porta to chief technology officer, the company recently announced.

Sempra Subsidiary IEnova to Acquire PEMEX’s Equity Interest in Joint Venture

Sempra Energy’s Mexican subsidiary, Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V., and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) recently announced that IEnova has agreed to purchase PEMEX's 50-percent equity interest in the Gasoductos de Chihuahua joint venture for $1.325 billion, plus the assumption of approximately $170 million in net debt.

The Business Calendar for the Week of Aug. 3, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of Aug. 3, 2015, and beyond.

Business Calendar for Week of August 3, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of Aug. 3, 2015, and beyond.

CrediautoUSA Announces Completion of $75 Million Credit Facility

CrediautoUSA Financial Co. LLC announced the completion of a capital facility which provides up to $75 million to facilitate the acquisition by Crediauto of nonprime automobile financing contracts.

California Economic Activity Index Shows Second Monthly Increase

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index grew in May, increasing 0.8 of a percentage point to a level of 120.5.

The Business Calendar for the Week of July 27, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of July 26, 2015, and beyond.

Business Calendar for Week of July 27, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of July 27, 2015, and beyond.

Dealstruck Receives $10 Million Capital Investment

Carlsbad-based Dealstruck, an online provider of lending solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses, announced that it received a $10 million capital investment from Community Investment Management LLC.

The Business Calendar for the Week of July 20, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of July 20, 2015, and beyond.

SDG&E Awards $1M in Grants for Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety

San Diego Gas & Electric announced it has awarded $1,000,000 in grants to more than 87 regional safety partners as part of SAFE San Diego, a SDG&E philanthropic initiative aimed at supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to disaster preparedness, emergency response training, wildfire education, and defensible space assistance programs.

Business Calendar for Week of July 20, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of July 20, 2015, and beyond.

SDG&E Awards $1M in Grants for Fire Safety, Disaster Preparedness

San Diego Gas & Electric announced it has awarded $1,000,000 in grants to more than 87 regional safety partners as part of SAFE San Diego, a SDG&E philanthropic initiative aimed at supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to disaster preparedness, emergency response training, wildfire education, and defensible space assistance programs.

Survey Finds CEOs Expect Hiring Slowdown

WORKFORCE: More Than 70% of Small Firms Expected Revenue Gains

CEOs plan on adding fewer workers to their payroll despite cautious optimism about economic improvement, according to the second quarter 2015 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Survey of small- to mid-sized businesses.

The Business Calendar for the Week of July 13, 2013

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of July 13, 2015, and beyond.

Business Calendar for Week of July 13, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of July 13, 2015, and beyond.

PriceSmart Reports Q3 Results, New Store Opening

San Diego-based PriceSmart Inc. announced net warehouse club sales of $675.3 million for the third quarter of the 2015 fiscal year, an increase of 13 percent from the like quarter in 2014.

Survey Finds CEOs Expect Slowdown in Hiring

CEOs plan on adding fewer workers to their payroll despite cautious optimism about economic improvement, according to the second quarter 2015 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Survey.

Jack in the Box Inc. Amends Credit Agreement

Jack in the Box Inc. announced completion of an amendment to its existing senior credit facility. Under the terms of the amendment, the credit facility was increased to $1.2 billion, which consists of a $300 million term loan and $900 million revolving credit facility, the company said.

Maxwell Technologies Secures $25M Revolving Credit Facility

Maxwell Technologies Inc., a producer of energy storage and power delivery solutions, announced that it has obtained a three-year, $25 million revolving credit facility for working capital purposes, from East West Bank.

The Business Calendar for the Week of July 6, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of July 6, 2015, and beyond.

Business Calendar for Week of July 6, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 6, 2015, and beyond.

California Economic Activity Index Shows Slight Increase for April

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index improved in April, increasing 0.7 of a percentage point to a level of 119.7, the bank said.

HomeFed Closes $125 Million Private Placement

Carlsbad-based HomeFed Corp., real estate investment and development firm, announced that it has successfully closed a private placement of $125 million of 6.50 percent senior notes due 2018.

SANDAG Awards $39 Million Construction Contract for Transit Work

Watsonville-based Granite Construction Inc. announced that it has been awarded a $39 million contract by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to construct new bus rapid transit stations along state Route 15 at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue in San Diego County.

The Business Calendar for the Week of June 29, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of June 29, 2015.

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San Diego Junior Achievement Team Takes Company of the Year Title at National Competition

The teen entrepreneurs of CCA Today from Junior Achievement of San Diego County were selected from among 15 JA student companies as the JA Company of the Year, Powered by The Hartford, at Junior Achievement’s National Student Leadership Summit.

Business Calendar for Week of June 29, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of June 29, 2015, and beyond.

SANDAG Awards $39M Contract for Transit Work

Watsonville-based Granite Construction Inc. announced that it has been awarded a $39 million contract by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to construct new bus rapid transit stations along state Route 15 at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue in San Diego County.

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