Jay Harn


Email: jharn@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-925-3208

Recent Stories


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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.

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.

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.

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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Output Up

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

SDBJ Seeks Nominations to SD500 List

The Editorial Executive Team at the San Diego Business Journal is currently working to identify the most influential leaders in the San Diego region for our annual SD 500 list.

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Two future partners both started with the same company, 50 years ago on Aug. 23, 1971. Little did they know then that a year later, Rich Papike and Gary van Eik would become partners and buy the company. That partnership is now beginning its 51st year together as San Diego’s TriStaff Group of Companies.

Coming to Coronado

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Life Itself, a three-night retreat bringing together more than 50 speakers from disciplines who intersect in the fields of health and medicine has announced its 2021 location as the Hotel Del Coronado.

Seven Top San Diego Leaders to Receive Director of the Year Awards

LEADERSHIP: Executives to Be Honored by Corporate Directors Forum

Corporate Directors Forum will be honoring seven of San Diego’s top boardroom directors at its Director of the Year Awards on Thursday, Sept. 9, outdoors at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

Quality Care

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The University of San Diego School of Business will offer staff and faculty access to thousands of high quality child care programs, nannies and after school programs in the San Diego region through TOOTRiS.

Executive Q&A: Michelle D. Gonzalez – President and CEO, TrueCare

HEALTHCARE: Enhancing the Patient Care Experience

Michelle Gonzalez, president and CEO of TrueCare has deep roots in the organization. She started as a program coordinator almost 20 years ago.

Outdoor Compliance

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As of this week, the city of San Diego is restarting business compliance visits as it seeks to help local businesses comply with temporary outdoor business operation requirements.


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The San Diego Workforce Partnership along with help from the city of San Diego, is expanding three workforce training programs that help underrepresented communities secure quality jobs and help them start meaningful careers in both he public and private sector.

On Board

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Endera, the San Diego-based all-electric commercial vehicle company is adding Joe Pritchard as a member of its board.

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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Health Resources

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The Scripps Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program will be receiving $2.85 million in grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Education Innovation

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The innovative nonprofit Cristo Rey San Diego High School recently completed its first year supporting low-income students.

Join SDBJ & CCOE for July Cyber Threat Landscape Panel

Part of Continuing Commitment to Cybersecurity Information

As part of its continuing commitment to informing and helping its readers understand the complexities of cybersecurity, the San Diego Business Journal is partnering with the Cyber Center of Excellence for a special cyber panel discussion that will be available to view on sdbj.com on July 26.

Economic Opportunity

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Bank of America has announced more than $700,000 in grants to 30 San Diego nonprofit organizations that they say will help drive economic opportunity and upward mobility for individuals and families.

Going Over

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The Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel will be the scene of a unique fundraiser on July 17.

A Generous Donation

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The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center Jacobs Family Campus has received a $5 million donation from Joan and Irwin Jacobs.

In Person Is Back

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June looks like it is going to be a month of excitement as many businesses and organizations are planning to bring back in person work and events.

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.

Pledging Diversity

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The San Diego County Bar Association has launched its 2021 Diversity Pledge to increase the number of diverse attorneys in management and leadership positions in legal organizations in the region.

Guild Acquires Northeast Firm

FINANCE: $196.7M Purchase Strategic for Co.

San Diego-based mortgage company Guild Holdings (NYSE: GHLD), has signed a definitive merger agreement under which Guild will acquire Residential Mortgage Services Holdings, Inc. (RMS).


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Congratulations to California State University San Marcos and its College of Business Administration on recently receiving accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Recognized for Safety

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San Diego’s Alvarado Hospital and National City’s Paradise Valley Hospital have both been recognized with an “A” hospital safety grade for spring 2021 from the Leapfrog Group.

Executive Q&A: Alessandra Lezama - Founder and CEO, TOOTRiS

TECHNOLOGY: Disruptor Sees Digitizing Child Care Sector Saving Workforce, Businesses and Economy

A single mom and immigrant, Alessandra Lezama struggled with climbing up the executive ladder for the first 13 years of her career -- mainly due to inadequate child care.

San Diego to Market Unique Software

TECH: Get It Done Designed Through an Alliance with Deloitte

Software designed through an alliance between the city of San Diego and Deloitte is so unique and useful, the city council has now approved it to be available for sale to other cities and agencies.

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Fundraising Challenge

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has 11 San Diego leaders starting a 10-week fundraising challenge to honor local pediatric cancer patients.

Women in Tech

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San Diego women who are making a difference in technology careers either working directly in technology-based businesses, or in technology roles in businesses, are being honored in this week’s Women of Influence in Technology section.


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Advancing San Diego, a collaboration effort to expand access to diverse talent for San Diego companies is helping the region meet inclusive growth goals by strengthening relationships between local industry and area education systems.

Executive Q&A: Jack Illes — CEO Smart City Labs, Managing Partner Urban Strategies

LEADERSHIP: Top Urban Strategist Sees New Technology Working to Enhance the Public Realm

Jack Illes, CEO of Smart City Labs, and managing partner of Urban Strategies, helps cities get connected with three different strategies. Each has its own business model.

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Encouraging Sustainability

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Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Sony Electronics with a 2020 Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Management Award.

Tri-City Medical Center Honored With 18 Communicators Awards

HEALTHCARE: Hospital Wins Best of Show and Earns More Than Any Other Regional Institution

Oceanside’s Tri-City Medical Center was honored recently with 18 awards from the Health Care Communicators of Southern California for community outreach and its public engagement efforts.

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A Heartfelt Gift

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The Conrad Prebys Foundation announced last week that it was donating $1 million to the Rady Children’s Hospital Heart Institute.

An Invitation

Anvil of Hope is inviting community members from across San Diego County to support small businesses and restaurants who continue to suffer from the economic impacts of COVID-19 by participating in its inaugural 30-day Walk for Hope celebration.

Better Business


Area EDCs Work to Build a Stronger Economy

RESOURCES: Organizations in High Gear to Help Businesses Recover, See Economic Development as Core of What Brings Region Back to Normalcy

Diversity and Inclusion


New Additions


Flying on Mars


New Chair


Honoring Black Entrepreneurs

EVENTS: Inaugural Awards and Panel Event to Be Held Feb. 25

New President


Floyd and Sandra Robinson to Be Honored

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Caring About the Community



Celebrating Black Entrepreneurship

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Black-Owned Cos. Featured in Special Section

New Member

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A Top School