San Diego Business Journal

LEAD San Diego is holding its eighth annual Visionary Awards on May 27 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. The 2010 Visionary Awards will salute business and public leaders who have demonstrated visionary leadership. Jim Mulvaney will receive the Morgan Award for Lifetime Achievement; Nikki Clay is the LEAD Graduate of the Year; Duane Roth will receive the Economic Opportunity Award; Maureen Stapleton will be recognized with the Ronald Kendrick Memorial Award for Regional Collaboration; Gaston Luken will receive the Charles Nathanson Memorial Award for Cross-Border Region Building; Louarn Sorkin will receive the LEAD Community Spotlight Award and the winner of the Herbert G. Klein Visionary Award will be announced at the event. Sempra Energy is the title sponsor and Union Bank, Qualcomm Inc., AT&T and 10News are presenting sponsors … The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is holding its inaugural yearly golf tournament as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. The tournament is scheduled for May 11 at the Del Mar Country Club. All proceeds from the event will benefit Salk’s medical research … The 19th Annual Spinoff: Auction for Life is being held May 6 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Proceeds from the event support cancer programs and services at Scripps Cancer Center, Stevens Division, at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Jim Cimino, executive vice president and managing director of Wells Fargo Private Client Services, Southwest Region is being honored for his outstanding dedication and generosity to Scripps Cancer Center … ROEL Construction Inc. and Union Bank were campaign sponsors of the American Heart Association’s 2010 Start! San Diego Heart Walk on April 7 at the San Diego Concourse. Wayne Hickey, ROEL Construction CEO and chair of the 2010 Start! event, led the one-mile wellness walk downtown, followed by health screenings … Mama’s Kitchen will host its 19th annual Mama’s Day 2010 fundraising event on May 7 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. The event is a major source of funding for Mama’s Kitchen to fund the preparation and delivery of meals to San Diego County residents affected by critical illnesses such as AIDS and cancer … Ben & Jerry’s and the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA held the 31st annual Free Cone Day on March 23 at the Ben & Jerry’s located at Westfield Horton Plaza Shopping Center. All donations received support the programs and services of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA … entracity Inc., located in Carlsbad, has been selected for the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Duns Support Record by the Small Business Commerce Association. The SBCA 2009 award program recognizes the top 5 percent of small businesses throughout the country. Steven Wells, founder and CEO, was also recently honored to be selected as a judge for the best software development solution for the prestigious Software & Information Industry Association 2010 CODiE Awards … La Costa Glen Carlsbad received the Environmental Spirit award from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at the annual business awards dinner which was held at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara on Feb. 26. It was recognized for its “Green Team” program which is designed to conserve energy, water, paper, gasoline and other nonrenewable resources … The California Center for Sustainable Energy held its sixth annual San Diego Excellence in Energy Awards on March 25 at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center at the Village at Market Creek. The SANDEE Awards recognize participants in several categories including Outstanding Organizational Achievement. The awards recognize notable energy achievements occurring in buildings, transportation, infrastructure, education, advocacy and/or outreach … The Otay Water District received the 2009 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. The award recognizes excellence in financial reporting and an organization must satisfy rigorous guidelines for effective budget presentation.

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