SD MANUFACTURING

It Is Brains Over Brawn at CleverMade

RETAIL: Founders Find a $35M Market In Everyday Efficiencies

From collapsible crates and totes, coolers and laundry caddies to inflatable outdoor chairs and its recently introduced Parcel LockBox (more on that later), CleverMade carries over 30 innovative products.

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Co., Curry on Course to Bring Golf to Communities, College

NBA Player Supporting Golf Team For Howard University

Golf equipment manufacturer, Callaway Golf Co., and three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry, have partnered to bring the game of golf to underrepresented youth.

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Caliper Covers Give Drivers a Reason to Stop, Take Notice

RETAIL: Co. Has Licensing Deals, Expects 10% Growth in 2019

Before Mike Barland launched MGP Caliper Covers a little over a decade ago, there were two common practices for beautifying a car’s calipers.

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Mead Makers Rely on Their Creative Juices

BEVERAGE: Drink Fits in With Craft Culture, Return to Nature

For a few decades now, San Diego has been distinctively known as the craft beer capital of America.

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Callaway Golf Partners with Basketball Player Stephen Curry

According to a press release, and as part of the initiative, Stephen Curry helped Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C., launch its first-ever Division 1 Golf Program last month, set to debut in 2020.

Executive Q&A: Todd Jackson, CEO Jackson Design

Todd Jackson, president and CEO of Jackson Design and Remodeling (JDR) entered the remodeling business at age 20.

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Co.’s Barware Mixes Function And Style for Intoxicating Blend

Extensive Market Research Backs Co.’s Products; Plan Is to Scale Slowly

When Rachel Eva and her husband and business partner Shawn Michael noticed the rise in the craft cocktail scene a few years back.

Navy’s IT Arm Awards $1.56B in Deals

NAVWAR Oversees Cybersecurity, Employs 5,200

Like planets around a star, businesses congregate around U.S. military facilities and acquisition commands.

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Whiting-Turner Gets $85M Building Deal

SEAL Campus Construction Effort May Grow to $107M

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in September.

Plexium Takes In $28 Million in a Series A Round

Ability to Screen Millions Of Small Molecules Should Bolster Results

Long impeding drugmakers, entire classes of proteins have proven too difficult to target.

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Markstein Beverage Co. to Close

Markstein Beverage Co.'s closure follows the acquisition of "key Markstein assets" in September by Anheuser-Busch InBev. The terms of that deal were undisclosed.

Cutwater Tequila Proudly Took the Long Way to Market

BEVERAGE: Ten Years In the Making, Co. Tapped Traditional Methods, Experts

San Diego-based Cutwater Spirits has revealed its latest creation: the brand’s first tequila offering.

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Public Can Warm Up To These Wearables

RETAIL: Heated Apparel Carried In Nearly 1,500 Stores

Tech Gear 5.7 Inc. has its Mobile Warming line of heated jackets, vests, base layers, socks and gloves.

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SD Climate Delivers for Coffee Drinkers

Local Production Seen As Start of Sea Change For Organic Coffee Scene

San Diego-based Bird Rock Coffee Roasters signed a deal with Oceanside’s Mraz Family Farms to sell the first San Diego-grown coffee and sold out in just four days.

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Glasses Focus on Style, Lifestyle

RETAIL: Pricing, Action Sports Connection Help Drive Sales

In its first year in business, Blenders Eyewear, founded in 2013, sold about one thousand pairs of sunglasses.

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