Mariel Concepcion

Reporter

Email: mconcepcion@sdbj.com
Phone: 646-409-3064

Recent Stories

Area Expected to Be Top Summer Destination

TOURISM: San Diego to Benefit from Vaccine, Pent-Up Travel Demand

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2 Top Destinations Earn 5 Star Awards

Seventh Year for Park Hyatt, Eighth for Rancho Valencia

Athletic Tape Becoming Big Business

RETAIL: Founder Honors Mother and Father with E-Commerce Company

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Trust Restaurant Group to Open New Steakhouse

DINING: Rare Society Solana Beach is Expected to Open in June

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Bag Co. On Track for Largest Revenue Year to Date

MANUFACTURING: Founder Projects Sash Group Will Reach $3.8M in 2021

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Tommy Bahama Opens Marlin Bar

Fashion Valley Mall Gets First Retail/Restaurant Combination

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San Diego-Based Andrew Rogers Named CEO of Upbeet Brands

Rogers will lead as CEO in partnership with Brian Wendel, founder and president of Forks Over Knives, Lucy Danziger, editorial director and chief content officer of The Beet.

Lifestyle Brand Opens First Local Store

Serena & Lily Now Has a Location at One Paseo

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Local Fitness Co. Hosts Arbery Event

Chuze Fitness Commemorates Slain African-American Jogger

Jewelry Company Expands, Growth Projections Doubled

RETAIL: Marrow Fine Opens Second Store in Newport Beach, Kicks Off National Trunk Show

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Hospitality Group Plans Expansion During Pandemic

RESTAURANTS: Good Time Design Opens Cerveza Jack’s, Plans to Open Four More This Year

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Operator Runs Oldest Black Owned Restaurant in San Diego

DINING: Ron Suel Creates Food Places that Cater to Local Black Community

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Destination Continues to Inspire

BEVERAGES: SIP Wine & Beer in Escondido is Largest Carrier of BIPOC Wine in California

Jack of All Trades

LEADERSHIP: Marshall Faulk Mentors the Next Generation While Building Empire

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Non-Alcohol Spirits Co. to Release Whiskey

Drink Monday Sales Expected to Reach $5M

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Comic-Con Museum Receives $100,000

One Step Closer to Opening Later This Year

AleSmith Ranks Among Top 10 Highest-Rated Breweries Worldwide

AleSmith is one of 100 breweries recognized internationally on the tally.

Coalition Plans for Return of Endurance Sports

SPORTS: Oceanside Events Bring More than $12 Million in Local Spending Annually

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Producers Join Forces

EVENTS: Group Puts Together Outline For Safe Reopening

Winery Has Rich History

BEVERAGES: Altipiano Vineyard and Winery Only Black Female-Owned Winery in SoCal

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Wahlberg Launches Carlsbad Apparel Co.

Teams with Former Callaway Golf Executive, Harry Arnett

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Seafood Company Launches Waste Effort

Collaboration Between Groups Encouraging Full Use of Fish

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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San Diego Symphony Launches 2021 Digital Season

ENTERTAINMENT: Orchestra Hopes to Open Outdoor Venue By Late Summer

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San Diego Zoo Global Names New Chief Marketing Officer

As CMO, Miller will lead the nonprofit conservation organization’s marketing department in planning, crafting and executing communications, sales, membership, licensing and sponsorship initiatives.

Bumble Bee Seafood Co. Hires SVP of Global Corporate Responsibility

Hushka will be responsible for the company’s efforts to protect and restore the health of the world’s oceans, part of its recent $40 million commitment to expand its sustainability efforts.

Telling Stories That Matter

MEDIA: Black SD Magazine is the First Printed African American Publication in San Diego

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Empowering A Community

NONPROFIT: Black San Diego Hosts Networking Events, Workshops for Black Business Owners

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IZO Mezcal Renamed IZO Spirits

Co. Releases New Products, Including a Tequila and an Ensemble

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Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa Named Best Resort in California

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa has been named the No. 1 Best Resort in California and No. 4 Best Resort in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Hotel Rankings.

Parakeet Café Owners Rebrand Juice Bars

BEVERAGE: Husband and Wife Duo Renames Juice Crafters Locations

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Feeding San Diego Receives $25,000

Wells Fargo Grant to Be Used To Help Feed Those in Need

Dermaclara Banks on Stretch Mark Patch

MANUFACTURING: Miramar Co. Expected to Reach $3M in Revenue in 2021

Italian Deli Concept Targets San Diego

FOOD: Hopes to Open at Least Five Local Kisses from Italy Stores in Next Two Years

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San Diego Becomes Largest County in U.S. to Commit to Zero Carbon Emissions by 2035

This makes it the largest county in the U.S. to commit to achieving this goal, according to the organization.

Power Digital Acquires Media/Social Creative Co.

MARKETING: Social Method Marks Fourth Asset Acquisition as Part of Rapid Growth Plan

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The California Spirits Co. Expands a Fourth Time

BEVERAGES: San Marcos Facility to Add Over 100,000 Square Feet of Needed Space

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Local Entrepreneur Launches PR Subscription Service

PitchBox Designed to Help Journalists Discover Brands

San Diego One Step Closer to Relaunching Cruise Industry

TOURISM: Five Holland America Line Cruise Ships, Sans Passengers, Currently Off Coast

Pure Project Expanding

Miramar-Based Brewery to Open in Vista and North Park

Organics Unlimited Adds Fair Trade Certified Label to Bananas

The organic label joins Organics Unlimited’s existing socially responsible GROW label and Organics Unlimited label.

Wood Plant Hanger Company Grows During Pandemic

MANUFACTURING: Moving Direct to Consumer, Braid & Wood Sees Highest Sales in April, May

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Luna Grill Names New Chief Operations Officer

Rounding out the new executive team, Holliday will report directly to company President Rich Pinnella.

Mamma Chia Capitalizing on Superfood Trend

BEVERAGES: Chiamilk Now Available in Sprouts, Will Soon Launch at Walmart

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Saint Archer Teams with Local Tea Co.

Releases Limited Edition Beer in Partnership with Paru Tea Bar

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Inspired by Success, Swagyu Chop Shop Expanding

FOOD: Founded Last Summer, Butcher Shop to Open Third Location This Month

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Stone Distributing Co. Grows Roster

BEVERAGES: Co. Adds San Diego-Based Societe Brewing Co. to Portfolio

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Saffron & Sage Expands Leadership Team

Dr. Trupti Gokani Becomes Holistic Health Club’s Chief Medical Officer

San Diego Convention Center Announces 2021 Board Officers

Elvin Lai, a San Diego-based hospitality executive and entrepreneur, will serve as board chair.

Sandy Naranjo Named Port Commissioner for National City

GOVERNMENT: Political Economist Involved in Civic and Labor Issues

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