Stories for February 2021
Sunday, February 28
TuSimple has filed paperwork to go public and plans to join the U.S. stock market as early as next month.
CONSTRUCTION: $7.5 Million ‘Village’ Designed with Kids in Mind
Rogers will lead as CEO in partnership with Brian Wendel, founder and president of Forks Over Knives, Lucy Danziger, editorial director and chief content officer of The Beet.
Friday, February 26
SDTWS will host a "Choose To Challenge" panel on Mar. 8, 2021.
Thursday, February 25
SPORTS: Performance Co. Has Trained More Than 2,000 Athletes
Wednesday, February 24
RETAIL: Marrow Fine Opens Second Store in Newport Beach, Kicks Off National Trunk Show
MARKETING: Wil Reynolds leads Seer Interactive as Both Teacher and Innovator
Tuesday, February 23
RESTAURANTS: Good Time Design Opens Cerveza Jack’s, Plans to Open Four More This Year
BIOTECH: Roswell Biotechnologies Uses Next Generation Tech to Solve Tomorrow’s Health Problems
CONSULTING: Shan Cureton Hopes to Offer Diverse Founders the Support She Needed as an Entrepreneur
Monday, February 22
REDEVELOPMENT: Office Tower Part of $275M Horton Plaza Project
In celebration of Black History Month, we are honoring the achievements of Black Owned Businesses in our community.
DINING: Ron Suel Creates Food Places that Cater to Local Black Community
BEVERAGES: SIP Wine & Beer in Escondido is Largest Carrier of BIPOC Wine in California
Arcturus Therapeutics Acquires Exclusive License from Alexion Pharmaceuticals for mRNA Manufacturing Technology
Arcturus Therapeutics acquired an exclusive, worldwide license from Alexion Pharmaceuticals to specific patent-pending mRNA manufacturing inventions related to nucleic acid purification technologies, the company announced on Feb. 22.
Sunday, February 21
PROPERTY: Move Brings Them Closer to Many of Their Clients
TECH: BlackOwned.com Aims to Elevate Black Business, Jobseekers and Culture
Avidity Biosciences leadership team will participate in a fireside chat.
Thursday, February 18
HEALTH: NewGait Founder Hopes to Change Lives and Improve Mobility with Rehab Device
CONSULTING: Meri Birhane Helps Sellers Improve Their Social Media Game
SERVICE: Group Aims to Help Businesses Increase Profits, Find Community
Wednesday, February 17
LAW: Firm Aims to Support Up to 50 Black Entrepreneurs Per Year
DEFENSE: Allen Maxwell Uses His Analytical Side to Identify, Work Within a System
EDUCATION: Reality Changers Supports First-Generation College Students’ Goals for Higher Education
AleSmith is one of 100 breweries recognized internationally on the tally.
Connect w/ San Diego Venture Group has opened applications for its next cohort of Cool Companies.
Tuesday, February 16
SPORTS: Oceanside Events Bring More than $12 Million in Local Spending Annually
Kratos Applies Leader-Follower Technology to Maintenance Trucks
NONPROFIT: Neighborhood House Association Delivers Services to San Diegans for More Than 100 years
Monday, February 15
NONPROFIT: Organization Builds Relationships, Hosts Events and Offers Support
Sunday, February 14
FOOD: Founder Wants to Bring Health Back Into the Community
BEVERAGES: Altipiano Vineyard and Winery Only Black Female-Owned Winery in SoCal
Engrail Therapeutics has acquired Neurocycle Therapeutics, a firm that specializes in sub-type selective GABA-A modulation.
Friday, February 12
Thursday, February 11
Scripps Health, the County of San Diego and the Del Mar Fairgrounds are partnering to open a COVID-19 vaccination super station at the fairgrounds on Friday, Feb. 12.
A new COVID-19 vaccination site designed specifically for the community’s most vulnerable seniors opened Feb. 11 at West PACE in northern San Diego County.
Wednesday, February 10
DINING: Bourbon Burger, Tokyo Hot Chicken and Mac ‘N Cue All Open in Last Six Months
Tuesday, February 9
INNOVATION: Co. Has Partnerships with Seafood Industry Leaders
ENTERTAINMENT: Orchestra Hopes to Open Outdoor Venue By Late Summer
LIFESTYLE: The Formula Skin Lab Finds New Ways to Reach Customers and Grow During Pandemic
As CMO, Miller will lead the nonprofit conservation organization’s marketing department in planning, crafting and executing communications, sales, membership, licensing and sponsorship initiatives.
Monday, February 8
PROPERTY: Couple Remodeling 1960s Era Downtown Building
Klinedinst PC is pleased to announce that Heather L. Rosing has been named Chief Executive Officer and President.
CIVIC: Kirby Brady Appointed City of San Diego’s First Chief Innovation Officer
Hushka will be responsible for the company’s efforts to protect and restore the health of the world’s oceans, part of its recent $40 million commitment to expand its sustainability efforts.
Sunday, February 7
MANUFACTURING: Co. Says ‘Isolation Renovation’ Drives Gains
2021 marks the 150th anniversary of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. To honor this milestone, the Chamber brought together members, community leaders, and government officials from across the region for a special 150th Anniversary Celebration event on Feb. 4.
MEDIA: Black SD Magazine is the First Printed African American Publication in San Diego
NONPROFIT: Black San Diego Hosts Networking Events, Workshops for Black Business Owners
Friday, February 5
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce presented TOOTRiS with its 2021 Moving San Diego Forward Award on Feb. 4.
Thursday, February 4
ServiceNow Inc. will invest $100 million in Black communities in 10 U.S. metropolitan areas
Will Support MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft Under One Year, $36.2M Pact
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa has been named the No. 1 Best Resort in California and No. 4 Best Resort in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Hotel Rankings.
Wednesday, February 3
REAL ESTATE: Carla Farley First Black Woman to Head Realtor’s Association
Tuesday, February 2
Sony Electronics Inc. announced on Feb. 2 that Neal Manowitz will be promoted to president and chief operating officer for Sony Electronics Inc. North America, effective April 1. He will take the place of Mike Fasulo, who is retiring.
BEVERAGES: Chula Vista Brewery Only Black-Owned Brewhouse in San Diego County
BEVERAGE: Husband and Wife Duo Renames Juice Crafters Locations
EDUCATION: Over 90 Local Businesses Have Received Support