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Caterers Put More Tasks on Their Plate To Profit Year-Round

It was shortly before the Great Recession of 2008-2009 that Tracy Zemke, founder of Personal Touch Dining catering company, switched her business’ focus from corporate events to weddings.

Phil’s BBQ to Temporarily Close Sports Arena Location

The temporary closure will affect approximately 115 employees, although Phil’s is offering limited opportunities to work at other locations.

Bridgepoint Education Has Net Income of $4M in Quarter

Bridgepoint Education Inc., the San Diego company specializing in postsecondary education, reported net income of $4.3 million on revenue of $114.9 million during the third quarter.

Sempra Interests Stretch From Trade to Climate

ENERGY: With Most All Moves Regulated, Co. Weighs In on Issues

Lighting San Diego’s homes. Moving electricity around California and Texas. Sending natural gas through pipelines. Building infrastructure to export liquefied natural gas to foreign ports. Those are only part of what Sempra Energy does to stay in business.

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Sempra Earns $274M in Quarter, Signs Customers to Baja LNG Plant

Sempra Energy reported earnings of $274 million, or 99 cents per share, on total revenues of $2.94 billion in the third quarter of 2018. It also announced new customers for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export business.

Jack in the Box to Lay Off 66 Employees

The positions being eliminated are in areas including IT, finance & accounting, supply chain, and in the human resources and legal departments, company spokesperson Brian Luscomb said.

A New Steakhouse On The Dining Scene Raises Questions About Market Saturation

During an exclusive hard-hat tour in October of the then soon-to-be-opened $10 million Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse at the InterContinental San Diego hotel in downtown, general manager Michael Manoocheri stated: “There are steakhouses in every corner in this area, but, we hope to stand out by the ambience we’ve created.”

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Mitek names new CEO

Mitek Systems named a new CEO, Max Carnecchia, to lead the company.

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Judge Rules Qualcomm Must License Tech to Competition

A U.S. district judge ruled in favor of the FTC in its antitrust case against Qualcomm.

Jana Partners, Jack in the Box Investor, Signs Confidentiality Agreement

The New York-based hedge fund said it had trimmed its holdings in Jack in the Box, down to 1,831,007 shares from 2,050,325 shares during the second quarter.

S.D. Logistics Startup Launches New Shipping Service

Boxton, a San Diego-based shipping and logistics startup, launched a new service on Oct. 30.

PriceSmart CEO to Step Down

Jose Luis Laparte’s last day will be Nov. 16.

RAR Hospitality to Open Tapestry Collection by Hilton Hotel in 2020

Located adjacent to America’s Cup Harbor, the 92-room The Monsarez, currently Hotel Point Loma, draws on Portuguese influences with a mid-century modern feel.

Small Businesses Could Pay Price for Measure J

There are a few initiatives that will impact small businesses in this November’s elections. One of them is Measure J — the San Diego Business Interests Disclosure Charter Amendment.

S.D's Catalina Offshore Products Awarded Grant To Grow Opah Demand

The project is twofold, with one part focusing on broadening the appeal of opah, or "moonfish," and the second to develop new culinary markets for species being discarded by U.S. Pacific Highly Migratory Species fisheries in Southern California.

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