San Diego Business Journal

CEO and entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis is featuring San Diego’s Harbor Drive on the 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 edition of CNBC’s “Streets of Dreams with Marcus Lemonis.” Filmed before COVID-19, the hour-long show centers on San Diego’s “blue economy” and features interviews with local waterfront leaders involved in ocean-based businesses.

The new primetime series is produced for CNBC by Zero Point Zero Productions with Lydia Tenaglia, Chris Collins and Shawn Cuddy serving as executive producers. Adam Barry is the executive producer for CNBC. The show highlights stories of entrepreneurs and the unique business cultures that “define America’s most iconic streets.” On this episode, San Diego’s fishing heritage is looked at along with the future of the waterfront. In addition, the show explores how the U.S. Navy contributes billions to the local economy.

The nationally televised five-part series premiered on Dec. 29 and is hosted by Lemonis who also hosted of CNBC’s highly successful “The Profit.”


The American Council of Engineering Companies, California has announced the winners of its 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards and four San Diego firms have earned the prestigious Honor Award distinction for local projects. AECOM was honored for their work on the San Elijo Lagoon Double Track in Encinitas; Kleinfelder was honored for their work on the UC San Diego Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge in San Diego; Michael Baker International was honored for their work on the Vista Village Trunk Sewer Project in Vista; and Moffatt & Nichol was honored for their work on the Gilman Road Bridge in Vista.

The firms are now eligible to enter the national level Engineering Excellence Awards competition in Washington, D.C.


A reminder that the San Diego Business Journal will be producing special reports for each of the four issues in February in honor of Black History Month. The reports will focus on Black-Owned businesses. Coverage will culminate on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. when we will be joining with the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce in recognizing local Black business achievements at a special virtual event. To nominate a company that should be recognized or to register for the event go to