SDBJ WEEKLY EDITION

Co. Promises Stress Free Home Buying

Home Bay Technologies Gives Sellers Cash

A real estate company based in Rancho Santa Fe - Home Bay Technologies - has come up with a new wrinkle for buying and selling homes that the company says takes the stress out of home buying.

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Special Report: Business Confidence

Businesses Upbeat About the Months Ahead

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Event Preview - CEO of the Year Awards 2021

Register Today - this event recognizes our local industry leaders’ great achievements within their companies and in the community. Awards recipients will be announced during the event.

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Junya Watanabe Learns the Tricks of the Trade

Founder of The RakiRaki Ramen and The Yasai Adds His Own Spin on Japanese Recipes

Before opening the first The RakiRaki Ramen restaurant in Kearny Mesa in 2011, Junya Watanabe was a fashion designer.

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Wireless Firm’s Founder Began His Journey in China

TECHNOLOGY: Yan Hui Fine-Tunes Networks, Sees Growth With Airhop

As a boy, Yan Hui took a liking to radio. AM, FM and ham radio had a certain allure.

Creating Her Own Job and Community

RETAIL: Josephine Lee Makes Her Mark In the Dance World as a Pointe Shoe Fitter

For Josephine Lee, her first business was born out of tough times and her newest venture is no different.

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USD Students Take Honors in Real Estate Competition

EDUCATION: Real-World Skills Needed to Maximize an Opportunity on New Alderaan

A team of five Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) students from the University of San Diego School of Business made a very strong showing in the 2021 ARGUS University Challenge.

Burnham-Moores Center Names Scholarship Recipient

EDUCATION: Alexander Allione Receives Award Given in Memory of Daniel Woodruff

The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego School of Business presented Alexander Allione with the Daniel B. Woodruff Memorial Scholarship in April.

Viasat Promotes Senior Executives

TECHNOLOGY: Will Oversee Defense and Fixed Broadband

Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has promoted two executives to positions within the company’s leadership team.

Life Science Campus Completed

85% of Buildings Already Leased

Three Torrey Pines office buildings have been transformed into a campus for life science companies in a $100 million renovation project that was just completed.

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Lily Quan Found Her Niche

REAL ESTATE: Opened Carlsbad’s Q-Homes in 2019

Lily Quan wanted to be a doctor, worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines and in 2019 opened Q Homes in Carlsbad real estate agency with her husband.

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Companies Opt for Downtown San Diego

As Pandemic Concern Ends, Area Expected to Turn Corner

New leases have been signed in two prominent downtown office buildings, the newly renovated Paladion at the edge of the Gaslamp District and DiamondView Tower overlooking Petco Park.

San Diego Credit Unions See Record Numbers in Deposits

Area Firms Grow Assets and Memberships

Many credit unions based in San Diego experienced a record surge in lending and uptick in membership in the last quarter of 2020.

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School Testing

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San Diego’s Pharmatech Laboratory and Diagnostics, Inc. announced last week that with many public schools returning to in-classroom learning, it was piloting a COVID-19 testing program with the Jamul-Dulzura Union School District.

New SeaWorld Park President Focusing on Reopening

TOURISM: John Dunlap to Add Activations, Enhance Guest Experiences

Earlier this month, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. named John Dunlap as park president of SeaWorld & Aquatica San Diego.

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Pharma Co. Receives Funds, Prepares for Scale

Technology Helps Drug Makers Save Money and Time

San Diego-based Nano PharmaSolutions, a nanodrug delivery technology startup, has received a $149,000 investment from the Realize Impact’s Mission Driven Finance fund.

Local Cos. Win Craft Beer Awards

White Labs Brewing Co., AleSmith Among Winners

Numerous San Diego-based companies won 2021 Craft Beer Marketing Awards.

77 Area Restaurants Awarded Grants

Jasmine Seafood Restaurant, StreetCar Merchants Among Grantees

Seventy-seven single unit restaurants in San Diego County have been awarded grants up to $3,500 as part of California Restaurant Foundation’s Restaurants Care Resilience Fund.

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Female Founder Finds Success in Hydration

TECH: Device Applications Include Sports, Medical

Four years ago, Debbie Chen founded Hydrostasis to solve the problem around hydration monitoring.

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Cruises May Resume as Early as Fall

TOURISM: Over 450 Crew Members Vaccinated in San Diego

In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) placed a conditional sail order that required a number of steps be taken before cruise ships could start sailing again.

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NAVWAR Site Could Become Mini-City

REAL ESTATE: Preferred Development Plan Benefits Navy and Community

The sprawling 70.5-acre collection of World War II-era airplane hangars along Interstate 5 in Old Town would be transformed into a mini-city of sorts with a population of more than 14,000 under a preferred development plan advanced by the Navy.

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Canadian Firm to Buy D&Y

FINANCE: Need Seen for Wealth Management

Dowling & Yahnke, the privately held San Diego wealth management firm, has agreed to be acquired by a publicly traded Canadian counterpart, CI Financial (NYSE: CIXX).

Tide Rock Raises Over $100M+

FINANCE: Largest Since Firm’s Founding

Tide Rock Holdings, an Encinitas-based holding company, has raised over $100 million in capital to acquire additional business-to-business companies.

Target Store to Be Part of $145M Project

DEVELOPMENT: 22-Story Downtown Tower Will Include 241 Apartments

Cisterra Development will start construction this summer of a $145 million downtown project that will include a Target department store in the historic Farkas Store Fixtures Building.

BAE to Support Missile Launch Systems

Contract Could Grow to $165M; Part of the Work Will Go to San Diego

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems a contract for work as the design agent for the mechanical portion of the Mk 41 vertical launch system.

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Special Report: Finance

San Diego Credit Unions See Record Numbers in Deposits - Area Firms Grow Assets and Memberships

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Celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs - Week V

SDBJ is collaborating with the Asian Business Association San Diego throughout Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Local Performing Artist Builds a Beacon of Hope

ARTS: Anjanette Maraya-Ramey Combines Art and Business Experience to Inspire Others

Anjanette Maraya-Ramey said she “escaped death twice” and the pandemic was yet another test of survival for her new business.

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Growing Strawberries and a Family Business with Each Generation

AGRICULTURE: Carlsbad’s Jimmy Ukegawa Reinvents His Farm Business

Jimmy Ukegawa jokes that he’s a farmer turned gardener — what was once a couple thousand acres of farmland off Canon Road has shrunk to a 25-acre family business.

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