DINING: Region Boasts a Plethora of Hispanic Culinary Offerings
San Diego’s proximity to Mexico and rich Hispanic heritage has undeniably helped shape its gastronomic identity.
RETAIL: San Diego Car Wash Business Has Cult-Like Following
Soapy Joe’s CEO Lorens Attisha “stumbled” across his first car wash by accident 20 years ago while considering investment opportunities in the San Diego area. “The business was closed and in foreclosure,” he said. “But I looked at it and thought, ‘This could be a great opportunity.’”
Special Habitat Will Open Next Summer
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will soon welcome new “tiny” tenants.
Five Area Food Places Added to New 2021 California Selection
San Diego County continues to grow its presence on the coveted Michelin Guide lists.
PUBLISHING: Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream Projected to Reach $30M in Revenue in 2021
In 2020, Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream, a Del Mar-based children’s book publishing company founded in 2017, sold 1.35 million books.
Coming up in a few weeks, San Diego will be the scene of the largest real estate event as the National Association of Realtors will hold its annual conference and expo at the San Diego Convention Center from Friday, Nov. 12 through Monday, Nov. 15.
RESTAURANTS: $1B Co. Focusing on Growth, Opening New Stores
Jack in the Box, the $1 billion fast food chain, has a strategic development plan in place to continue to scale and grow the brand.
NONPROFITS: Junior Achievement Focuses on Financial Literacy
The CEO of Junior Achievement of San Diego County said this week that his organization has not seen any drop in funding or community support since the onset of the pandemic.
TRANSPORTATION: International Flights Up
Just last week, the Biden administration announced it would lift travel bans for fully vaccinated international travelers starting in November. This includes visitors from the U.K. and the EU, according to reports.
LEADERSHIP: Position Created to Align Nonprofit’s ‘Programmatic and Governance’ Decisions
The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has appointed Lisette Islas as its first-ever vice chair of inclusive growth.
Surveying the Changing Business Landscape in San Diego
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of life, including how businesses operate.
TOURISM: Projecting Up to $3M in Revenue Its First Year
Comic-Con Museum, the project spearheaded by The San Diego Comic Convention, the purveyors of Comic-Con International: San Diego, is finally opening in November.
HEALTHCARE: La Jolla Co. Operates 17 Senior Communities
Westmont Living, a privately-owned senior living provider based in La Jolla, has named former senior vice president of operations Rob Henderson as COO and Dever Lamkin as CFO.
Local Independent Brewers Win 19 Medals This Year
Two Roots Brewing Co., the Kearny Mesa-based non-alcoholic beer company, has won a Great American Beer Festival medal… again.
BEVERAGES: RTD Category Records Record Growth During COVID-19
Driven by consumer demand, the ready-to-drink category in the United States recorded growth of 62.3% in 2020, in spite - or as a result - of the pandemic. Cutwater Spirits, the Miramar-headquartered distillery known for its lineup of canned cocktails, continues to bear the fruit.
The North San Diego Business Chamber has a new mentoring program that pairs students with “Emerging Leaders” who can offer them career advice, networking skills or a possible career path to follow.
TOURISM: Park Will Bring More Than 800 Jobs to the Area
San Diego County will soon boast a new theme park; Sesame Place San Diego, a partnership between SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. and Sesame Workshop, has announced a March 2022 opening date.
$20M Superfood Chain Plans For 50 More Stores
In June, Everbowl, the Vista-headquartered superfood chain, entered the Los Angeles market. Now it is expanding into yet another territory: Texas.
SPORT: Co. Raises Guidance for Q3, Full Year
When Callaway Golf raised financial guidance for Q3 and full-year 2021 earlier this month, President and CEO Chip Brewer said the Carlsbad-based company was successfully “navigating the rapidly changing business environment resulting from COVID-19.”
TRANSPORTATION: Focus Is on Air Quality
The Port of San Diego may mandate that by 2030, trucks hauling freight to and from the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal and National City Marine Terminal be Zero Emission Vehicles.
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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.