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How do you single-handedly organize a campaign to raise $100,000 for charity in San Diego? If you are Brandon Hernandez, you tap into your extensive network in the craft beer industry.
Thoughts following a recent panel discussion on the impact of the convention center in the Distinguished Speaker Series at The University Club Atop Symphony Towers.
FORECAST: Tax Reform, Low Interest Rates Fuel Capital
Dr. Lynn Reaser, chief economist for Point Loma Nazarene University’s Fermanian Business & Economic Institute, delivered a local economic forecast Jan. 9 at an SDBJ event.
WORKFORCE: Wage Growth Will Average 3%, More for the Tech Sector
Brett Good, Senior District President of Professional Staffing Services, Robert Half, Southern California and Arizona, talked about how the biggest challenge for companies in 2018 will be attracting and retaining talent. He also talked about work environments and perks and benefits.
REAL ESTATE: Region Is Comparably Affordable To Other Cities, Tech Hubs
Tom van Betten, Managing Director/Tenant Representation for Cushman & Wakefield, talked about the office market conditions, construction, amenities and adoption of co-working spaces.
REFORM: Cos. Have Incentives to Add Staff, Make Capitals Investments
Kevin Dusi, Senior Tax Manager with Moss Adams LLP,talked about many aspects of tax reform, including capital expenditures and rethinking trade.
HEALTH CARE: Expect Wellness Programs to Increase in Popularity
Lynette Seid, Area Chief Financial Officer for Kaiser Permanente, spoke about trends in health care coverage, the future of the Affordable Care Act and how small group employers are under pressure to retain health care coverage as benefit while finding ways to minimize costs.
INSURANCE: Many Companies Are Buying More Cyber Coverage
Trindl Reeves, Principal and Chief Sales Officer for Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC, spoke about record property and casualty claims, cybersecurity insurance, harassment claims and workers’ compensation rates.
The findings come from the San Diego Business Journal-Cal State University San Marcos Business Confidence Index.
Egbert Oostburg, founder of Drone Aviator, was among the authors of new regulations that now require all recreational drones to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration. The new rules require owners of drone and model aircraft weighing between 0.55 and 55 pounds to pay a $5 registration fee and provide information linking them to a unique drone ID number that must be on the device at all times.