Welcome to America! But now that you’re here, buy American! Steve Wagner, owner of La Jolla-based Outdoor Insight, which specializes in outdoor advertising, becomes the co-owner of a new 1,100-square-foot, full-color LED billboard at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. San Diego-based Visual Impact Enterprises, which makes LED billboards, is co-owner of the electronic billboard, which will be visible to entrants coming into the U.S. Wagner says 130,000 people per day — nearly 50 million a year — cross into the U.S. using the San Ysidro entry point, and with process times of one to two hours, advertisers have a captive audience for messages … New meaning for “Divorce, American Style?” Bryan Buljat, owner of San Diego-based Divorce Solutions, a mediation service for married couples on the splits, has been named the highest grossing owner in the 38-unit franchise system. Buljat, an MIT graduate and nuclear reactor engineer in the military for 15 years, got into the business of mediation after going through a divorce, and finding the traditional process expensive, but not meeting his desire to separate quickly and amicably. You can find out more at divorcesolutionssandiego.com … And a new competitor launches in martial arts crazy San Diego. Local educator Stephen Scanlan along with area bio-scientists Yury Sigal and Veronica Gabarra team up to open Impact Self-Defense on 30th Street and Adams Avenue in San Diego, dedicated to Krav Maga, a self-defense program that originated in Israel. The trio, who’ve trained with two of the world’s top experts in Krav, were set to hold an open house Aug. 27. Check ’em out at impactsandiego.net … Looking for work in this deeply troubled economy? Susan Davis, U.S. representative, has scheduled a “boot camp” for the jobless Aug. 30, set for the University of San Diego. Davis said the event will be an ideal opportunity for out-of-work residents to get firsthand career advice and meet with employers who are looking to hire. The boot camp will feature workshops on interview techniques, networking and résumé writing. To reserve a spot, go to house.gov/susandavis … Oops! One of our defense-related startups is making a partial escape to the nation’s capital. Poway-based Decision Sciences International Corp., which makes nuclear-based cargo detection systems for airports and seaports as well as federal contractors, is relocating its headquarters to Northern Virginia next month, according to a report in the Washington Business Journal. Most of the company’s 15 or so laboratory employees will remain in Poway … No commercial real estate recession here! USD’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate enrolls 27 students: 17 full-time and 10 part-time for the fall semester, the largest number in the history of the program. Till next week.
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