Stories for June 2020
Tuesday, June 30
San Diego City Council took two actions benefiting small businesses, renters and their landlords on June 30.
Prior to joining Jamul, Petell served as director of beverage at Pechanga Resort Casino.
Connect All at the Jacobs Center, a San Diego-based business accelerator will select three winners for its third annual startup competition.
Old Town Redevelopment May Help Improve Transit
FOOD: Companies Say They’ve Seen Accelerated Demand in Certain Segments
RESIDENTIAL: Leasing Started Virtually Because of COVID-19
Aircraft Systems Among Other Recent Defense Contracts
Monday, June 29
Cox Communications plans to generate and store solar energy. The Atlanta-based company contracted with EDF Renewables North America for solar photovoltaic and battery storage infrastructure at Cox’s San Diego corporate office.
Since 2000, when it was founded, SDWF has granted over $4 million to more than 100 nonprofit programs that works with underserved communities in San Diego.
BIOTECH: Investors Betting On Co.’s Potential Scientific Innovation
ARCHITECTURE: Innovative Project Offers More Casual Environment
INVESTMENT: Initiative Launched To Address Revenue, Job Growth Disparities
Sunday, June 28
Matt Hansen, CFP®, CEPA®, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services, offers his insights
TOURISM: Facility in the Process of Achieving Third-Party Health Accreditation, Developing Safety Guide for Clients
TOURISM: $11M Pulled from SDTMD’s Litigation Reserve
HOUSING: Elliott Pond Community to Bring Back Older Neighborhood Feel
Friday, June 26
Ad Astra, a local business accelerator, announced it graduated 15 founders from its Spring research-based training program which focuses on female entrepreneurs.
Acadia Pharmaceuticals has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Artiva is advancing a pipeline of off-the-shelf, allogeneic NK cell therapies, including CAR-NK cell therapies
Carlsmed, Inc., a San Diego-based MedTech company, has closed an oversubscribed $2.5 million seed round.
Thursday, June 25
Startup Provides Software to Over 250 Universities and Top Pharmaceutical Corporations
Historically, San Diego Has Bounced Back Quicker Than Other Cities in the U.S.
Wednesday, June 24
Funding will be provided by the “Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19” and will be contributed globally.
TECHNOLOGY: Firm’s Chemicals Help Clients’ Goods Stay Dry, Look Sharp
TOURISM: Operators Already Seeing Uptick in Reservations
HEALTHCARE: Company Offers Roadmap for Businesses to Return Safely
Tuesday, June 23
Project Covers 579 Acres With an Additional 968 Acres Set Aside as Open Space
Project Will House the Navy’s Own V-22 Ospreys
Monday, June 22
PROPERTY: Demand So Strong Some Developers Moving Ahead on Spec Projects
MANUFACTURING: Co. Working to Push the Envelope On Equipment Innovation
Focusing on Health, Safety and Flexibility
Will Expand Team and Build Next Generation Game
Sunday, June 21
NONPROFITS: Social Media Giant Boosts Co.’s Fundraising Options
RETAIL: David Bronner, CEO, Fights for Drug Policy Reform, Donates to Immigrants Affected by COVID-19
Tourism: Marketing Targets Locals and Those Within Driving Distance
TECH: Co. Doubles Down to Accelerate Growth in Enterprise, Industrial and Professional Service Applications
Friday, June 19
“Our sustainability journey started many years ago and we’re proud of our past accomplishments, but now is the time to accelerate our actions,” said Jan Tharp, president and CEO of the Bumble Bee Seafood Company.
Thursday, June 18
Stopgap Bill With Limited Funding May Be in the Cards
Other Deals Involve Shipyard Work and Aircraft Software
Thank Community Members With a Private Pre-Opening For Their Support During Closures
SPORTS: After Reopening, San Diego’s Golf Courses Enforce Strong Safety Protocols
More than 350 units of blood were collected over three days at the Padres Summer Blood Drive, presented by Sycuan Casino. The fourth annual event benefited the San Diego Blood Bank.
Wednesday, June 17
HOSPITALITY: Experts Say Shuttered Restaurants Due to Covid-19 Might Want to Explore the Food Hall Model
TECHNOLOGY: Goal Is to Have Satellites Exchange Information Quickly
REAL ESTATE: Survey Shows Being Safe From Disease is Now a Top Priority
Tuesday, June 16
As They Begin to Reopen, Many Hope to Gain Traction as Summer Rolls In
LIFE SCIENCES: Adaptability and Innovative Culture Brought Sustainability
Trials.ai Sees Opportunity In Transforming Speed And Efficiency
Co’s Technology Purifies Water Through Absorption of Chemicals
As the deadline for small businesses to apply for federal relief draws near, requirements for the forgivable loan program called Paycheck Protection Program continue to change, as have applications.
The donation will be used to help end hunger in the county as a result of COVID-19.
Monday, June 15
Complexes Being Built on Same Site for Both Seniors and Families
STARTUP: GoShare App Provides Access to Vehicles Needed for Hauling
SECURITY: Residential IT May Need a Tune-Up, and May Present an Economic Opportunity
ECONOMY: Growth Opportunities Plentiful In Border Communities
Founded in 2011, Chose Foods work with over 1,000 farmers in Central Mexico to grow more than 350 million avocados a year.
Sunday, June 14
Food: The Fast-Casual Mediterranean Restaurant Chain Plans To Open Smaller Stores by End of Year
HOSPITALITY: With 2020 Fair Cancelled, Self-Funded State Agency Focuses on Micro Businesses While Awaiting Emergency Aid
BIOTECH: Co.’s Technology Could Help Cystic Fibrosis, COVID-19 Patients
Friday, June 12
Carlsbad-based ChromaCode received Emergency Use Authorization of its SARS-CoV-2 PCR Assay.
Opened in 2016, the $430 million Jamul Casino is located in Jamul, California.
Thursday, June 11
Careview Medical Group, a private medical practice on Euclid Avenue in Southeastern San Diego, is now part of San Ysidro Health. The two organizations merged June 1.
Joseph Payne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arcturus, will present at the Raymond James Human Health Innovation Conference.
Uptick in Drop-offs During Lockdown Makes Thrift Stores More Attractive to Customers as They Reopen
New App Test Enables Accurate Findings Within 15 Minutes
Industry Pivots From Corporate Events To Working With Bars And Apartment Complexes
Oceanfront Building Was Even in Need of Some Good Windows
Wednesday, June 10
PROPERTY: Attracted By Lower Rents and More Available Space
RETAIL: Latin American Warehouse Club Chain Based in San Diego
UTILITIES: Programs Will Provide Cost Savings for the City and Possibly Bring Savings on Monthly Water Bills
STARTUPS: Organization Helps Develop Relationships with Over 400 VC Firms
TRADE: Expert Says Coping With Pandemic Exposes Need to Reinven
Tuesday, June 9
EXERCISE: Maintenance Expenses May Increase By 25% to 50%
Rancho Bernardo Office Builds Geospatial Software, Counts State as a Client
Education: $19.2M SWC Facility to Be Built in Otay Mesa
Widespread Testing Is Key to Understanding, Containing Coronavirus
RETAIL: Lotus Trolley Bag Reinvents Sustainable Grocery Gear
Monday, June 8
GA-ASI, Northrop Grumman Aircraft Programs Funded
Biotech: Co. Sees Opportunity To Expand What Small Molecules Can Do
PROPERTY: Six-Story Building to Share Site With Existing Tower
Real Estate: An Executive Q&A With CEO Brian Arrington and COO Wendy Purvey of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
Energy: NASA Exploring Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
Sunday, June 7
Thursday, June 4
Connect w/ San Diego Venture Group on May 28 announced the latest batch of startups to make its “Cool Companies” list.
TECHNOLOGY: Aims to Give Local Companies a Global Reach
Cos. Trying to Give Customers Sense Of Safety, Connection
DEVELOPMENT: Interior Renovations Will Depend on the Commercial Tenant
Close Contact Necessitates New Policies, Protocols
Company’s Team Is Experienced In Women’s Health
Wednesday, June 3
Special report to highlight leaders in our community who are leading their companies and making a difference during these unprecedented times
SOFTWARE: Company Finds a Good Fit in Curbside Service
DINING: From Implementing QR Codes For Menu Reading to Outdoor Dining Only, Local Restaurants Make Changes to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Main Driver for Company Is to Expand, Diversify
Company Helps Keep Dogs And Cats Occupied With Tech
Tuesday, June 2
DINING: Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Curbside Initiative Hopes to Kick Off Pilot Program at Six Sites
DEFENSE: Co. Builds Aircraft Launch and Recovery Systems; Deal Signals New Phase
Stand-Up Desk and Standing Desk Converters See Big Demand Spike
Group Gives Diverse Entrepreneurs a Chance To Gain Funding, Support
REOPENING: Grants Being Offered to Nonessential Businesses
TOURISM: Founder to Continue to Operate Three San Diego Hotels
Monday, June 1
AWARD: Miller Hull Wins Coveted ‘Living Building Challenger Petal Certification’
U.S. Army Deal for Gunner Displays Has $89M Ceiling
TECHNOLOGY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Is Its Inaugural Customer
Co. Considers Launching Satellite Constellation Into Low-Earth Orbit