SD BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY ENEWS

SDBJ Insider: Book Offers Advice From a Woman Who’s Been There

Robin Toft has accomplished what she thought she would do way back when: Be an inspirational speaker. She’s penned a 147-page book which essentially sets you up with solid advice from a seasoned head hunter.

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LIfe Sciences: Analysts Skeptical of Smith & Nephew Acquiring NuVasive

A recent report stated that Smith & Nephew Plc has held talks to buy San Diego spine surgery company NuVasive. But analysts largely said the deal doesn’t make sense for the British firm.

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Life Sciences: Oncology Conference Puts Ideas Into Action

The 350 attendees are proven men and women of action.

Gossamer Bio Goes Public with Upsized $276M Offering

Gossamer Bio — a closely watched San Diego biotech during the government shutdown — made its public debut Feb. 8 with an upsized $276 million offering.

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Defense & Technology: Viasat Grows Revenue, Takes $10.4M Loss, Places Order for Third ViaSat-3 Satellite

Grow, grow, grow. Satellite communications specialist Viasat Inc. set revenue records for all three of its business segments during the quarter ended Dec. 31.

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Commercial Real Estate: Multifamily Growth Prompts New Sudberry Division

Sudberry Properties is building so many apartment projects so fast that it is creating its own residential development division to oversee them.

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Commercial Real Estate: Real Estate Investors Eyeing S.D.; Growth Rate of 15 Percent Predicted in 2019

San Diego will be one of the 10 hot spots in the nation in 2019 for commercial real estate investment, according to a company that provides environmental reports on commercial real estate property.

Philathropy: Tea by the Sea Supports Artistic Expression

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, or SMSC, partnered with The Marine Room to host the annual Tea by the Sea celebration recently. The event hosted 210 guests and raised more than $19,000 to fund SMSC’s art program, where students can explore their creativity through a variety of artistic mediums at Sophie’s Gallery.

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Philanthropy: Bank Enriches Lives With Support of Music Program

U.S. Bank announced that it awarded $5,000 to the San Diego Center for Children’s Music Enrichment Program. The music program empowers youth with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders to overcome the challenges they are experiencing and the obstacles that keep them from achieving their greatest potential.

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Philanthropy: Feed the Kids Food Pantry Gets Stocked Up

GBOD Hospitality Group, the team behind Mezé Greek Fusion, Havana 1920, El Chingon, Prohibition Liquor Bar, Monkey King and Mezé at Liberty Station, presented It’s All About The Kids foundation with a check for $17,500 at its holiday party for kids at the Feed The Kids Food Pantry.

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Philanthropy: Another Winning Effort by Helen Woodward Animal Center

The Helen Woodward Animal Center announced that Center Pet Encounter Therapy Manager, Robin Cohen was presented the 10 News LEADership award for her decades-long work in sharing the love of animals with those in need throughout our community. Cohen has led the center’s Pet Encounter Therapy, or PET, program for 25 years.

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Philathropy: Hardcore Fitness’ Donation Is a Lifesaver and Life Changer

Hardcore Fitness San Diego donated $2,600 to local nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts to benefit kids with physical deformities. All proceeds will benefit the Fresh Start Medical Program that provides free-of-cost reconstructive surgery for infants, children and teens with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse or disease.

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Agriculture Biotech Cibus Postpones IPO

San Diego-based Cibus postponed its initial public offering, citing “current market and technical conditions.”

Credit Data Analytics for Zebit’s Lending Model

FINANCE: Company Is Able to Avoid Harsh Penalties for Delinquencies

An under-the-radar San Diego e-commerce startup is looking for creative solutions to provide credit for underbanked customers.

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SD 500: Mary Ann McGarry

SD 500 recap: Mary Ann McGarry has built Guild Mortgage Co. into one of the nation’s leading lenders with 344 offices in 29 states, more than 4,000 employees and annual loan volume of $16 billion.

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San Diego Kombucha Startup Moves to 'Historic' Digs; Athletes, VCs Invest

JuneShine, a one-year-old kombucha startup, moved into Ballast Point's former Scripps Ranch facility after closing a seed round of funding.

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East Village Apartment Site Picks Its Own, Unusual Design Path

PROPERTY: Oversupply Said Not to Be a Problem; More Development Expected

East Village, the site of many a new luxury apartment tower, is getting something different — an apartment project that is relatively short at seven stories and not all glass and steel like many of its competitors.

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Lithium-Battery Maker Flux Power Grows Revenue

Flux Power Holdings Inc. reported a net loss of $2.92 million on revenues of $2.7 million for the second quarter of its fiscal year. Revenue grew 126 percent from the same quarter last year, when Flux had $1.2 million in sales.

SD 500: Navid Alipour

SD 500 recap: Navid Alipour is co-founder and managing partner of Analytics Ventures, a dedicated fund operating under a venture studio model co-founding companies in the AI & Machine Learning space.

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Mission Valley Office Building Sold For $3.9M

Building was fully leased

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