Industry Looks at Ways to Sustain Growth After Pandemic

Biomedical Device Makers, Diagnostic Companies See Future in Paradigm Shift Toward Telemedicine and Telediagnostics

While the world faced a major pandemic, diagnostic companies and biomedical device makers alike innovated to help our healthcare system through COVID-19. Now, as vaccines become more widely available and conditions of the pandemic change, these businesses wonder: how can the industry sustain this growth going forward?

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Local Architect Says He is Living the American Dream

ARCHITECTURE: International Firm Known for Striking and Prominent Buildings

While in high school, Joseph Wong helped out in his parents’ restaurant with little idea of what he wanted to do with his life. “I had a very good drafting teacher at San Diego High School,” Wong said. ... “He suggested, ‘What about being an architect?’ It was like a light bulb.”

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Co-Harvest Helps Locals Grow Crops

50% of Food Grown Goes to San Diego’s Food Insecure

According to data, one in seven San Diegans is food insecure. When Avery Cramer learned of this statistic, he knew he wanted to help address this issue.

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Senate Confirms Cindy Marten’s Nomination to Education Post

The U.S. Senate on May 11 approved the nomination of San Diego schools Superintendent Cindy Marten as Deputy Secretary of Education in the Biden Administration.

Recognized for Safety

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San Diego’s Alvarado Hospital and National City’s Paradise Valley Hospital have both been recognized with an “A” hospital safety grade for spring 2021 from the Leapfrog Group.

Video for Big-Rig Trucks Attracts Funding and Customers

TECHNOLOGY: Lytx, Netradyne and SmartDrive Find Themselves in Demand

San Diego-based Lytx Inc. announced in April that it generated record revenue in 2020, driven by a 63% increase in new customers such as Coca-Cola Beverages Florida LLC and The Kroger Fulfillment Network.

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Boba Bar and Desserts Serves Internationally Influenced Treats

FOOD: Tiffany Tran Turned Her Love of Bubble Tea into a Business

Behind each sweet treat served at Boba Bar and Desserts is inspiration from shop owner, Tiffany Tran’s travels throughout Asia.

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Turning Tough Challenges into Success

RESTAURANTS: Tofu House Grows During Pandemic and Plans to Franchise

Joonsok Kim, said he couldn’t sleep at all the day it was announced that restaurants had to stop serving food indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Freight Co. Moving To Encinitas

Firm Hires 50 Staffers, Aims to Add 200 More

Flock Freight, a logistics technology company focused on the trucking industry, has announced it will be moving its main headquarters from Solana Beach to Encinitas.

Spreckels Theater Sold for $26.5M

Historic Downtown Building to Be Restored

The historic Spreckels Theater building – a San Diego landmark for more than a century - has been sold for $18 million with plans to restore the property.

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Co. Changes Plans for Theater Site

REDEVELOPMENT: Hotel Being Added to $350M Project

An Australian company - Caydon Property Group – has made significant changes to its plans to redevelop the former California Theater in downtown San Diego.

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Execs Launch Diversity-Focused Nonprofit

BIOTECH: Organization Seeks Community Partnerships

San Diego Squared (SD2), a nonprofit focused on increasing the number of minorities in the life science and technology industries, is seeking to partner with local organizations to expand its reach in San Diego.

$11 Billion Property Deal

REAL ESTATE: REIT Attracts Realty Income

Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O) has signed an agreement to acquire a second REIT, Phoenix-based VEREIT Inc. (NYSE: VER), in an all-stock transaction worth approximately $11 billion.

First of Its Kind Facility

HEALTHCARE: $44M Health Institute Opens

North County’s healthcare options expanded with the April opening of a $44 million rehabilitation center on the 56-acre campus of Palomar Medical Center Escondido.

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Executive Q&A: Alessandra Lezama - Founder and CEO, TOOTRiS

TECHNOLOGY: Disruptor Sees Digitizing Child Care Sector Saving Workforce, Businesses and Economy

A single mom and immigrant, Alessandra Lezama struggled with climbing up the executive ladder for the first 13 years of her career -- mainly due to inadequate child care.

Low-Impact Fitness Brand Enters Market

Gets Funding from Rapper Jay-Z, Former Padre Adrian Gonzalez

LIT Method Inc., a Los Angeles-based low-impact fitness brand, has launched its first ever permanent showroom in sunny San Diego. The 2020-founded company, with 16 employees, recently opened a studio in La Jolla’s Westfield UTC mall.

He Went from Parking Cars to Owning a Law Firm

LEGAL: Attorney Specializes in Immigration Cases

Harsh treatment was behind Peter D. Chu’s decision to become a lawyer specializing in immigration cases.

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Celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs

SDBJ is collaborating with the Asian Business Association San Diego throughout Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Special Report: Tourism

Full Recovery in Overall Visitation Numbers Expected in 2023

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