The Most Influential People in San Diego
by Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest
NONPROFIT: Export Assistance Available Through Program; Application Deadline Is Nov. 15
San Diego small businesses have a new opportunity to enter the sprawling marketplace that is the world.
The $70M Co. Moves to Wells Fargo Plaza Downtown
Tipsy Elves Clothing, the $125 million company that designs creative and memorable apparel, has found a new home.
RETAIL: Stores in Long Beach, Oceanside, Inland Empire and Japan Opening This Year
Brixton Inc. is expanding its brick-and-mortar footprint. Headquartered in Oceanside, the privately owned premium apparel and accessories brand recently opened a 1,600 square foot store in Long Beach.
Navy Awards $25.6 Million Contract to Improve the Building Process
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $25.6 million modification to previously awarded contract for additional special studies and cost reduction implementation studies in support of the John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler ships.
Collaborating with Reality Changers, an organization that prepares youth to become first-generation college graduates, San Diego-based Robolink taught 2nd through 12th grade students in robotics, artificial intelligence and fundamentals in coding.
FITNESS: $74M Co. to Offer Bundled Membership Plans in Early 2022
Jazzercise Inc., the Carlsbad-based aerobics and dance fitness brand, continues to strategize to increase market share.
Partnership Will Help Fund Global Expansion
Chosen Foods, the Downtown-based avocado-centric brand, has received a notable investment from Butterfly.
SPORT: Goal for NextLinks eGolf Arenas Is to Grow Game to Every Demographic and Generation
San Diego Architect Agustin Pizá, who has been director for the past 20 years of Pizá Golf a company known for challenging golf norms and redefining golf facilities with award-winning next generation designs is introducing a new golf entertainment concept.
TOURISM: Emperor Scheduled to Open March 2022
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. will soon set a new record. The Orlando, Fla.-based theme park, accredited zoo and aquarium is scheduled to open the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in California in March 2022.
INSURANCE: Brokerage Adds 4 Industry Leaders
A San Diego independent insurance brokerage is on a growth spurt, expanding to include a broadened construction and surety division with the addition of four industry veterans to head the new business.
MANUFACTURING: Company’s Growth Spree Continues Amid Pandemic
Carlsbad-based Fluidra resumed its acquisition spree with the $240 million purchase earlier this month of S.R. Smith, an Oregon-based swimming pool equipment manufacturer.
Front Porch and Lobby Get Restored, Main Entrance Redesigned
The Hotel del Coronado, the historic hotel founded in 1888 and the second oldest business in San Diego County, has wrapped up the third phase of its $400 million Master Plan reimagination.
NONPROFITS: Center to Assist Local Leaders in Attracting Federal and State Impact Dollars
The San Diego Foundation is expanding its philanthropic footprint in the area with the launch later this month of a new Regional Policy & Innovation Center.
DINING: Part of Effort to Expand Urban Kitchen Group's Market Reach
San Diego-based Urban Kitchen Group, which consists of five Southern California Italian eateries, has launched a new division that will expand its market reach.
Barrio Logan Chicken and Waffles Restaurant to Open Early 2022
Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles, the Los Angeles-based soul food restaurant chain with a reported revenue of $37 million annually, is bringing its culinary prowess to San Diego County.
A premiere U.S. business and economic event focusing on the New Mainstream Economy, L’ATTITUDE, is being held between Sept. 29 and Oct. 2 at the Grand Hyatt in San Diego.
NONPROFIT: New Chapter Offers Services for Veterans, First Responders
The Gary Sinise Foundation, headquartered in Los Angeles and with a focus on providing support for veterans and first responders, has opened its first West Coast chapter.
SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2021 Small Business Winners
Cultura, the San Diego-based company that designs, furnishes and creates work spaces, practices what it preaches.
SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2021 Medium Business Winners
Nth Generation can best be described as a people-first company. In addition to delivering its best for its clients, the business puts a lot of effort into its employees.
SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2021 Large Business Winners
Cory Hazlewood figures his team at C&S Companies must be doing something right.
SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2021 Mega Business Winners
Slalom Consulting is a global consulting firm focused on strategy, technology and business transformation.
Shows are Friday and Saturday Nights to Start
The National Comedy Theatre, located on San Diego’s India Street, is marking its return.
Wolfie’s Carousel Bar Makes a Full Rotation in 14.5 Minutes
LIttle Italy is now home to San Diego’s first and only rotating beverage bar.
DINING: Market on 8th Scheduled to Open in September
San Diego’s South Bay will soon get its first food hall. Pacific Point Properties, an Imperial Beach located real estate company, is scheduled to open Market on 8th in September.
Agriculture is still a regional powerhouse as the recently released San Diego County Annual Crop Report shows.