Stories for April 2020
Thursday, April 30
Helping Early-Stage and Mid-Size Cos. Navigate Uncharted Waters
Health Economics And Outcomes Research Are In Demand
According to a press release, shoppers can go to sprouts.com/order to place their order and then pick up at local Sprouts stores.
Local Participants Come Together to Make PPE For Healthcare Workers
Biotech: Aim Is to Have Scalable Source of Recombinant Antibodies
Wednesday, April 29
According to Suja, it was challenged to donate through the Switchfoot Bro-AM foundation, which is dedicated to giving back to the San Diego community, through its #HomeFoodChallenge Instagram campaign.
According to a press release, more than 400 orchids and 100 hanging baskets were given to medical personnel at Primary Care Associates Medical Group in Vista and at Villa Monticello Assisted Living Memory Care Facility for Seniors in Escondido.
Under the terms of the agreement, $15 million dollars was funded (initially)
Aim Is to Detect COVID-19, Other Respiratory Diseases
Tuesday, April 28
RESIDENTIAL: Developers Expect Project Will Become Escondido Focal Point
The San Diego Distillers Guild was established in 2014 and promotes artisanal distilled spirits production in San Diego County.
Deal Could Be Worth Up to $429 Million and Last Until 2026
TOURISM: Parks Employ More Than 3,000, Contribute 14,000 jobs
MEDTECH: More than 20 Nex Cubed Digital Healthcare Cos. Helping in Pandemic
Monday, April 27
CONSTRUCTION: ‘Portside Pier’ Project Expected to Be Finished By July
According to a press release, LonoLife will distribute product to influencers nationwide to encourage them to spread tales of goodwill through its Goodwill Hunting campaign.
$15 Million of Improvements Turned Over to City
Sunday, April 26
Sees Opportunity to Build 20-30 Small Satellites Per Year
Signal technology that automatically flashes the walk/don’t walk sign at intersections
This week, Sharp Rees-Stealy began collecting cloth face coverings for use by its patients, as well as medical procedure masks (including N95 masks) for its health care providers.
The following was issued April 16 by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Finance: Borrowers Step Up Requests For Payment Relief
Health: Platform Brings Specialists’ Perspective to PCPs
Demand Predicted to Bounce Back After Pandemic
Company to Donate Thousands of Socks To Local Hospitals
A Message from President and CEO, Mark Cafferty
Early Startup Sees User Growth Increase By 70% Since March
Friday, April 24
Thursday, April 23
Vaccine Trial Company Developed Very Low-Dose Treatment
EDUCATION: Funds Are Aimed to Help Students, Campuses Cope With Coronavirus.
Proximity to Trolley Station Opens Up Opportunities For Residents
A Message from North San Diego Business Chamber's President and CEO, Debra Rosen, on COVID-19
Foster Farms was scheduled to deliver more than 35,000 servings of frozen poultry to the San Diego Food Bank early April 24, bolstering local efforts to help families impacted economically by COVID-19.
Local Hospitals are Requesting Comfort Cubs For Healthcare Workers During Pandemic
In coming weeks, Spa Girl Cocktails will release its 200 ML ready-to-drink sparkling canned cocktails, as per the company.
Wednesday, April 22
Nonprofit: Foundation Will Hold Its Upcoming Annual Event Online
Tuesday, April 21
A message from President and CEO of the San Diego Regional EDC, Mark Cafferty and President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jerry Sanders
Program Taps Testing Kits to Draw Inquisitive Customers
Each Gets Up to $550M of Maintenance Work
Local Universities and Colleges Decide to Continue Distance Learning During Summer
Trust & Will Tries to Get Out the Word on Estate Planning
Monday, April 20
The seller was a private investor whose identity wasn’t disclosed.
Slowdown May Linger, But Rebound Is In the Cards
SMALL BIZ: Goal Is To Keep Interest and Investment in Area
According to a press release, new drive-thru distribution sites of pre-packaged, prepared meals include Dewey Elementary and Armed Services YMCA and will be held every Monday at 11am.
Sunday, April 19
Development: Downtown Office Project To Include 300,000 Square Feet of Retail
Biological Sensing Transistor Made Available for COVID-19 Testings
The 86,748 square-foot complex was undergoing renovation, which the new owner plans to continue.
It will become the new South Bay location of flooring wholesaler Rayo Wholesale Inc.
According to an email from the San Diego-based company, McGee was formerly CEO and president of Osmosis Beauty.
Friday, April 17
Thursday, April 16
Harris will also join the Jack in the Box Board of Directors effective on the start of his employment no later than June 15, 2020.
Leading Way With Cutting Edge Drone Technology
“The health and safety of our community takes precedence during this unprecedented time of crisis,” said Tim Fennell, CEO and general manager of the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
The Two Buildings Have a Total Of 234,000 Square Feet of Space
A Message from San Diego Regional EDC's President and CEO, Mark Cafferty, on COVID-19.
Real Estate Sales Listed As Essential Service During Pandemic
FOOD: Local Historic Canned Seafood Co. Moves Away From Turbulent Past
A list of the San Diego restaurants offering delivery, take-out and drive-thru options, during the COVID-19 crisis.
Wednesday, April 15
tech: Pump Is Used To Maintain Pressure in GATR Satellite Antennas
Newport Beach Investment Firm Predicts Benefits Will Come From Pandemic
Banks Are the ‘Railroad’ Delivering Government’s Forgivable Loans
Tuesday, April 14
Lockheed Martin to Get $4.7 Billion for 78 Aircraft
Cell Replacement to Be Used In Parkinson’s Patients
Masks must be properly manufactured with an effective microbiological organism barrier
According to a press release, the Escondido-based winery will donate 20% of its gross wine sales to the Food Bank to help with the supply of food for the underserved San Diego population.
Persephone’s Research, Data Looking For a Few Good Microbes
San Diego-Based Cocktail Co. Launches Online Promotion
Monday, April 13
CONSTRUCTION: Co’s. Work at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve Progressing
HOSPITALITY: Companies Are Supporting Those Displaced in Pandemic
BIOTECH: Phase 1 Trials Underway, Next Step to Test Efficacy
STARTUP: Floor Manager Streamlines Workflows, Schedules and Aids in Crew Accountability
General Atomics Affiliate’s Tests Use Diazyme Light Emission Analyzer
Since the start of its emergency response, according to a press release, Kitchens for Good has prepared 17,167 meals for families, seniors and displaced workers.
Sunday, April 12
According to a press release, once picked, the Rancho Valencia harvest will be divided and delivered to the Community Resource Center and Kitchen for Good in San Diego, who will then provide it to the food-insecure in the county.
Vacant Gaslamp Quarter Building Has Colorful History
Device Is Used to Reduce Second-Hand Smoke in Vaping
Effort to Create Interaction and Teaching Opportunities
The Succulent Source Creates DIY Kits in Response To COVID-19
Local Company Secures Funding During Crisis
Research: Antibody Library Will Be a Lifesaving Resource
Founders of Local Watch Co. Speed Up Launch of Supplements Business
Friday, April 10
Thursday, April 9
It’s difficult to coax RNA into cells without the body destroying them first. So, Arcturus developed its own RNA delivery system.
Feeding America will distribute Bumble Bee Foods supplies to Feeding San Diego, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey – three communities in which the company continues to operate daily.
Tech: Department of Homeland Security to Test Swimming Robots
The following legislative update was issued April 9 by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Tony Hall and Doug Gans of Torrey Holistics, have donated over 7,000 N95 face masks and over 10,000 hand sanitizers to various health centers, local organizations, customers and staff since mid-March.
Duo Creates Subscription Food Service Co-op For Small Businesses
Wednesday, April 8
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has reappointed Marc Swanson as its interim CEO following the resignation of CEO Serge Rivera.
Five Contractors Will Split as Much as $975M Of Work on East Coast
Tourism: San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Others Debut Online Programs
Thanks to community response to the plea for blood donation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the blood supply is currently stable both locally and across the nation. San Diego Blood Bank has issued a call for recovered COVID-19 patients, as they may be eligible to donate “convalescent plasma” to help treat patients fighting the virus.
The San Diego Food Bank, in partnership with the City of Chula Vista, will host a large-scale “drive-thru” emergency food distribution event for low-income families in the South Bay on Friday, April 10 at Southwestern College.
Tuesday, April 7
The following is a letter sent by the North San Diego Business Chamber to its constituents on April 7. In our continued effort to advocate for much-needed property tax relief for those impacted by COVID-19, we are asking that everyone send an email letter directly to County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister by 8 a.m. Wednesday.
HYLETE is offering up to 12 million shares of the company’s common stock that will be available to investors at $1.00 per share, the release states, with a minimum purchase of 500 shares per investor.
Organization Reaching Both Members and Non-Members Via Online Efforts
Pacific Coast Spirits, Rais Case, Others, Use Resources to Make Hand Sanitizer, Face Masks During Pandemic
Monday, April 6
Investing: Group Compiles List of Resources for Startups
Sunday, April 5
ResMed responds to Defense Production Order
The facility will occupy two floors in the medical center.
CourseKey Hit 30% Of Annual Customer Acquisition In Two Weeks
A Message from President And CEO, Mark Cafferty
Lyft will provide free ride credits to the above-mentioned organizations through LyftUp, the company’s effort to expand transportation to those who need it the most.
Goal Is to Flatten Curve, Protect Hospitals’ Ability to Help Patients
Self-Driving Startup Developing Autonomous Vehicle Technology On Commercial Scale
ER, ICU Nurses Are on Top of List of Needed Specialties
Thursday, April 2
Sales of Bonafide Provisions’ Bone Broth and Soups Have Jumped 500% Since Coronavirus Outbreak.
Entertainment: Kast Sees Daily Growth As COVID-19 Limits Non-Essential Activities
Already Proven Drugs Could Be a Quicker Way to Treat Virus
SDBJ's Editor-in-Chief, Jay Harn, on how San Diegans are dealing with the coronavirus disruption.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, San Ysidro Health is providing telehealth services to anyone in the San Diego region including its expanded service area in East County.
The San Diego Regional Chamber has released the first round of results from the business impact survey
The test is part of the Cue Health Monitoring System
Wednesday, April 1
E-Commerce Fulfillment Platform Has Teamed Up With A Wellness Focused Data and Tech Provider
Retail: La Jolla-Based Ocean Adventure And Lifestyle Brand Will Launch Ocean Related Livestreams During Pandemic
It Will Be Divided Into Two Neighborhoods, Each With Distinctive Design
A Message from President And CEO, Mark Cafferty
Nonprofit: Organization’s Experience, $32M Operating Budget Make It Force for Good