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Planned Hotels Would Be Boost for Oceanside

TOURISM: City Will Get Much Needed Meeting SpaceA $150 million resort development being planned in downtown Oceanside includes what would be that city’s first full-service hotel, as it seeks its share of a growing influx of North County coastal visitors and related economic benefits.

By Lou Hirsh September 5, 2014 3:06 p.m.   $$ Share

Business Calendar for Week of December 1, 2014

Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of December 1, 2014, and beyond.

City Scores on NCAA Bid, Loses on America’s Cup Races

SPORTS: Ball Still in Air For Hosting All-Star Game

The San Diego region chalked up a win to host a major collegiate basketball tournament, lost the chance to host the world’s biggest yachting competition, and made a bid for baseball’s All-Star game.

Changes Should Boost Chinese Tourism

TOURISM: Visa Extension, Marketing Efforts Aim for Gains

Local officials are looking to snag a larger share of the fast-growing contingent of Chinese travelers visiting California following a reciprocal agreement reached between the United States and China to significantly extend the duration of tourist visas — making them valid for 10 years instead of one year.

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Airport Green Build Named Best Project by Engineering News-Record

The $907 million Green Build Terminal 2 expansion at San Diego International Airport was recently named Best Project, in annual awards bestowed by the industry news publication Engineering News-Record, published by McGraw-Hill Construction.

San Diego Reportedly Loses America's Cup to Rival Bermuda

San Diego finished second to Bermuda in a high-stakes race to host the 2017 America’s Cup, according to an Associated Press report.

Business Calendar for Week of November 24, 2014

Some of the business events planned for the week of November 24, 2014, and beyond.

Group Readies to Build Up Region’s Tourism Reputation, Revenue

TOURISM: Promotion Key To Competing for Visitors, Increasing Hotels’ Business

A year after political turmoil disrupted its funding, handicapping its ability to compete for visitors, the San Diego Tourism Marketing District is pushing forward with efforts to boost local hotel revenue.

Shoe Co. Puts Its Best Foot Forward

RETAIL: Fashion-Oriented Focus, Online Efforts Pay Off

Like its mythical namesake, Phoenix Footwear Group is recovering from a near-death experience and rising once again.

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SeaPort Airlines Plans New Local Service to San Felipe

SeaPort Airlines plans to begin non-stop service between San Diego and San Felipe, in the Mexico state of Baja California, on Dec. 15.

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Chargers Blood Drive Set for November 25

The 36th annual Chargers Blood Drive, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Mission Valley.

Padres to Turn Petco Park into Holiday Wonderland

The San Diego Padres are transforming Petco Park into a Holiday Wonderland that includes interactive lighting displays, falling snow, reindeer, flocked trees, and Santa Claus for 12 nights starting Dec. 5.

Business Calendar for Week of November 17, 2014

Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of November 17, 2014, and beyond.

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Movie Plays Supporting Role for Legoland

TOURISM: Attraction Builds On Attention Film Generates

An old-school toymaker went Hollywood in a big way this year, as “The Lego Movie” racked up more than $468 million in global ticket sales.

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Making Winners

GAMING: Bally Bets on S.D. Slot Designers to Pay Off

Los Angeles has pop culture, Las Vegas has the casino game industry and San Diego has an abundance of software talent.

Montreal Indoor Surf Park to Feature SurfStream Wave System

American Wave Machines of Solana Beach said that a client plans to open an all-season indoor surf park in a city with freezing winters and more than 7 feet of snowfall per year: Montreal.