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Co. Captures Piece of Blue Light Market

MANUFACTURING: Increased Computer Use Means Growth for Gunnar Optiks

With the majority of Americans working from home or virtually learning the past year, the blue light glasses category has seen a significant boost as a result.

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Man Behind Otay Ranch Built First San Diego Project in 1973

LEADERSHIP: Prolific Homebuilder Al Baldwin Named a Chula Vista Community Champion

A long-time friend of Al Baldwin described the developer as “a man’s man” and “an all-around guy.”

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Crack Shack Implements Growth Strategy During Pandemic

RESTAURANTS: $21M Co. Banking on Brand Equity in Southwest Market

The fried chicken market has been arguably one of the top trending food segments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Del Mar Investment Firm Acquiring Church’s Chicken

RESTAURANTS: High Bluff Capital Partners Now Owns Over a Billion Dollars in Acquisitions

High Bluff Capital Partners LLC, a Del Mar-based private investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Church’s Chicken, the Atlanta, Georgia, headquartered fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken.

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Korean Flavors Meet Southern Cooking

RESTAURANTS: Cross Street Chicken and Beer Meshes Cultures

It was during a trip to Seoul, Korea, in the early 2010s that Tommy Nguyen and his wife Grace Chi became inspired to introduce a Korean fried chicken food concept to San Diego.

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Daasity Provides Brands with Data Insights

Co. Raises $3.4M From Investors in Seed Round

San Diego-based Daasity, an analytics and data platform for e-commerce brands, has raised a $3.4 million seed round.

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GROWING DURING LOCKDOWN

RESTAURANTS: Coop’s West Texas BBQ Increases Revenue as Owner Adapts

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Creating Well-Rounded Students

NONPROFIT: Foundation Gives Young Men Tools to Succeed

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Creating Well-rounded Students

NONPROFIT: Foundation Gives Young Men Tools to Succeed

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Resources to Help Grow, Support and Sell Your Business

By Matt Hansen, CFP®, CEPA®, Financial Advisor at UBS Wealth Management USA

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Nashville Hot Chicken Trend Takes Off in San Diego

DINING: Dave’s Hot Chicken, Main Chick are the Latest Brands to Open Local Restaurants

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International Smoke Launches Ghost Kitchens

DINING: Bourbon Burger, Tokyo Hot Chicken and Mac ‘N Cue All Open in Last Six Months

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Banner Year for Bumble Bee

MANUFACTURING: Revenue Surpasses $1B

In spite of the pandemic - or possibly as a result of - Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, had a banner year last year, according to the company.

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MediKeeper Offers Vaccine Tracking App

TECH: COVID Navigator Helps Cos. Manage Risk

MediKeeper launched a new addition to its COVID Navigator mobile app that helps employers track COVID-19 vaccinations within their workforce as businesses plan their return-to-work strategies.

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New S.D. Leader For Deloitte

LEADERSHIP: Juli Moran Takes On Top Role

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Alcohol E-Commerce Co. Thrives

Speakeasy Shows Cos. How to Sell Directly to Consumers

Since last March, alcohol sales have been a bright spot in the troubled COVID-19 economy. One local company, Speakeasy Co., is bearing the fruit — pun intended.

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Birch to Welcome Little Blue Penguins

Special Habitat Will Open Next Summer

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will soon welcome new “tiny” tenants.

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Uplifting the Black Community

TECH: BlackOwned.com Aims to Elevate Black Business, Jobseekers and Culture

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Om Mushroom Superfood Releases New Products

FOOD: Mushroom Broth and Coffee Blend are Latest Offerings

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Executive Q&A: Dan Shea – CEO, Feeding San Diego

NONPROFIT: He Says It Is a Privilege to Serve Such a Reputable Organization

Dan Shea has been CEO of Feeding San Diego since November 2020, the county's leading hunger relief and food rescue organization. He served as interim CEO starting in July 2020.

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