SD 500 Special Edition

The Most Influential People in San Diego

Nominate Today - Leaders in Law Awards 2021

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How to Build a Reputation Management Plan for 2022

by Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest

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Nominate Today - Cybersecurity Stewardship Awards 2021

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World Trade Center Seeks 15 Companies for Accelerator

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.

Tipsy Elves Clothing Finds New Home

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.

Brixton Inc. Expanding Brick-and-Mortar Footprint

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.

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NASSCO to Study Oiler Construction

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.

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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.

Jazzercise Plans for More Strategic Growth

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.

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Butterfly Invests in Chosen Foods

Partnership Will Help Fund Global Expansion

Chosen Foods, the Downtown-based avocado-centric brand, has received a notable investment from Butterfly.

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San Diego Architect Elevates Golf and Entertainment

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.

SeaWorld to Launch Tallest Dive Coaster

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.

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Construction Division Grows

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.

Fluidra Pays $240 Million for Oregon Competitor

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.

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Mission Valley Apartment Complex Sold

$32.6M sale

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Hotel del Coronado Completes Phase 3

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.

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S.D. Foundation Launches New Policy & Innovation Center

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.

Culinary Group Launches New Division

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.

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Roscoe’s to Join Local Food Scene

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.

Economic Growth

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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.

Gary Sinise Foundation Launches in S.D.

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.

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Cultura Leads by Example

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.

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Nth Generation Goes the Extra Mile for its Workforce

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.

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C&S Companies Chosen Best Place to Work For Third Year

SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2021 Large Business Winners

Cory Hazlewood figures his team at C&S Companies must be doing something right.

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Slalom Focuses on Business Transformation

SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2021 Mega Business Winners

Slalom Consulting is a global consulting firm focused on strategy, technology and business transformation.

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Winners Announced - Best Places to Work Awards 2021

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Comedy Theatre to Reopen Sept. 3

Shows are Friday and Saturday Nights to Start

The National Comedy Theatre, located on San Diego’s India Street, is marking its return.

Carousel Bar Opens in Little Italy

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.

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Local Retail Co. to Launch National City Food Hall

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.

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Output Up

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Agriculture is still a regional powerhouse as the recently released San Diego County Annual Crop Report shows.