San Diego Business Journal Calendar

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Tuesday, September 25

LeTip of Kearny Mesa Networking Group meets from 7:16 to 8:31 a.m. at Coco's Restaurant, 5955 Balboa Ave. in Kearny Mesa. For reservations, call John Himinkool at (858) 715-9400 or e-mail letipper@adnc.com.

Grice, Lund & Tarkington LLP, CPAs holds its QuickBooks Pro beginning class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at its offices, 312 S. Juniper St., #100 in Escondido. For reservations, call Chris at (760) 746-1560 or e-mail (qbclasses@gltcpas.com).

Nonprofit Management Solutions sponsors "Planned Giving for Small Nonprofit Organizations," from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the National University, 3580 Aero Court in Kearny Mesa. The fee is $30 to $45. For reservations, call (858) 292-5702 or visit www.npsolutions.org.

LeTip of Carlsbad Lunch Networking Group meets from 11:46 a.m. to 1:01 p.m. at the Tuscany Ristorante, 6981 El Camino Real in Carlsbad. For reservations, call John Himinkool at (858) 715-9400 or e-mail letipper@adnc.com.

EncourageMint sponsors "The Value of Communications," from noon to 1 p.m. at Denny's Restaurant's banquet room, 1048 Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad. The seminar is free. For more information, call Jack McClendon at (760) 730-3353 or visit (www.encouragemint.com).

Wednesday, September 26

Referral Associates meets from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at Spice House Caf & #233;, 9035 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. in Kearny Mesa. For more information, call June Bowerman at (619) 229-1864.

Nonprofit Management Solutions sponsors "Budgeting Nuts and Bolts for Nonprofit Organizations," from 9 a.m. to noon at National University, 3580 Aero Court in Kearny Mesa. The fee ranges from $45 to $60. For reservations, call (858) 292-5702 or visit www.npsolutions.org.

Fastleads Referrals meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Handlery Hotel & Resort in Mission Valley. For more information, call Lou or Terese at (858) 613-1889.

Franchise Network and Small Business Administration sponsor a free franchising seminar from 10 a.m. to noon, repeated from 6 to 8 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel in Del Mar. For reservations, call (760) 448-2400, Ext. 207.

San Diego chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services presents a discussion on the planning, design and construction at local universities from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Mission Valley. The speakers are Anthony Fulton, director of facility planning & management at San Diego State University; Marci Holcomb, director of project management at University of California San Diego; and Russell Decker, director of planning, design and construction at California State University, San Marcos. The reservation cost is $30 for members, $45 for nonmembers, and $60 for walk-ins. For reservations, fax to Shiloh Bigoski-Spriggs at (877) 397-9864 or e-mail (shilohbigoski@w-and-k.com).

Thursday, September 27

Mind Masters meets from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Coco's Caf & #233;, 407 Encinitas Blvd. in Encinitas. The breakfast cost is $5. For reservations, call (858) 467-9091 or visit (www.mindmasters.com).

Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce's Mixer is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at PearTrees Culinary Center, 2243 Verus St. For reservations, call (619) 575-5500.

LeTip of Greater San Diego meets at 6 p.m. at 5480 Baltimore Drive, Suite 210 in La Mesa. For more information, call Andy Kimari at (619) 644-3545, Ext. 102 or Kathy Selman at (619) 284-2951 or visit (www.letipofsandiego.com).

Sharp Speakers Toastmasters meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Buck Knives, 1900 Weld Blvd. in El Cajon. For more information, call Denise Paltz at (619) 448-1073.

Friday, September 28

LeTip of Chula Vista Networking Group meets from 7:16 to 8:31 a.m. at Marie Callender's Restaurant, 330 F St. in Chula Vista. For reservations, call John Himinkool at (858) 715-9400 or e-mail letipper@adnc.com.

Mind Masters presents "Jump Start Your Marketing," from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quality Resort in Mission Valley. The cost is $45 for active members, $55 for inactive members and $65 for guests. For reservations, call (858) 467-9091.

LeTip of Oceanside Lunch Networking Group meets from 11:46 a.m. to 1:01 p.m. at the Grandma B.B. Restaurant, 539 Vista Bella in Oceanside. For reservations, call John Himinkool at (858) 715-9400 or e-mail letipper@adnc.com.

Expressions Unlimited Toastmasters meets from noon to 1 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 2650 Garfield at Magee Park in Carlsbad. For more information, call (760) 730-3353.

Saturday, September 29

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America holds its third annual Gala beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency on San Diego Bay. For reservations, call Lisa Culver at (858) 274-8898.

Monday, October 1

San Diego Dialogue presents its third annual "A Celebration of Civic Excellence," from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. The tickets are $20. For registration, call (858) 534-8638 or visit (www.sandiegodialogue.org).

SeaWorld Toastmasters meets from 5:45 to 7 p.m. at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, 2595 Ingraham St. in Mission Bay. For more information, call Michelle Wright at (619) 225-4251.

Smoothtalkers Toastmasters meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Church of Today, 8999 Activity Road in Miramar. For more information, call Denise Paltz at (619) 448-1073.

Real Estate Leases

Property: 4344 Convoy, San Diego

Lessor: Harbaugh Convoy, Ltd.

Leasing agents: Joe Balla of Retail Properties Group, Inc. represented the lessee and the lessor.

Lessee/square footage: International Seafood Restaurant signed a 54-month, $42,468 lease for 6,508 square feet of restaurant space.

Property: 3505 Camino del Rio S., Suite 264, San Diego

Lessor: Lewis Hutchins

Leasing agents: Ryan Grove of Trammell Crow represented the lessee. Richard Gonor and Derek Applbaum of BRE Commercial/NAI represented the lessor.

Lessee/square footage: Mortgage Investors Corp. signed a three-year, $109,824 lease for 1,777 square feet of office space.

Property: 656 L St., Chula Vista

Lessor: Foster Investment Corp.

Leasing agents: Lee Stein of Voit Commercial Brokerage represented the lessee. Arthur Bleier of Voit Commercial Brokerage represented the lessor.

Lessee/square footage: Challenger Import/Export Inc. signed a 40-month, $109,821 lease for 4,176 square feet of distribution space.

Property: 1489 Poinsettia Ave., Suite 135, Vista

Lessor: Calwest Industrial Properties, LLC

Leasing agents: Lee Stein of Voit Commercial Brokerage represented the lessee. Mike Erwin of BRE Commercial/NAI represented the lessor.

Lessee/square footage: UTI Technology Inc. signed a five-year, $125,911 lease for 2,334 square feet of office space.

Property: 1317 Simpson Way, Suite C, Escondido

Lessor: Simpson Investors, LLC

Leasing agents: Karen Fuller of BRE Commercial/NAI represented the lessee. Todd Davis and Don Grant of BRE Commercial/NAI represented the lessor.

Lessee/square footage: Unique Lighting Systems, Inc. signed a one-year, $10,884 lease for 1,163 square feet of office space.

Property: 116 Azalea Drive, Suite G, Vista

Lessor: Azalea Properties

Leasing agents: Stephanie Schaefer of RC Properties represented the lessee. Trent France of BRE Commercial/NAI represented the lessor.

Lessee/square footage: Seth Walter signed a one-year, $7,920 lease for 1,100 square feet of office space.

Property: 9155 Brown Deer Road, San Diego

Lessor: Brown Deer LLC

Leasing agents: Dean Asaro of CB Richard Ellis represented the lessee and the lessor.

Lessee/square footage: Zone Development signed a three-year, $169,463 lease for 4,250 square feet of office space.

Property: 8680 Navajo Road, San Diego

Lessor: Navajo Lake Murray Partners

Leasing agents: Scott Duhs and Craig Duhs of Retail Properties Group, Inc. represented the lessee and the lessor.

Lessee/square footage: Avis Rent-A-Car signed a five-year, $59,970 lease for 750 square feet of retail space.

Property: 753 Anita St., Suite B, Chula Vista

Lessor: University Tech Center, LP

Leasing agents: Lee Stein of Voit Commercial Brokerage represented the lessee. Charlie Adolphe and Rudy Mendoza of Burnham Real Estate Services represented the lessor.

Lessee/square footage: Y & S Distributor signed a three-year, $98,892 lease for 4,800 square feet of storage space.

Property: 9910-B Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego

Lessor: Asset Management Group

Leasing agents: Chris Amelotte of Amelotte Commercial Real Estate represented the lessee. Joe Greeno and Reg Kobzi of Grubb & Ellis represented the lessor.

Lessee/square footage: Curves for Women has signed a five-year, $119,455 lease for 1,500 square feet of retail space.