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Ground-breaking Is Planned for New Office Building at Makers Quarter

Developers of the mixed-use Makers Quarter in East Village have scheduled a May 30 ground-breaking for “Block D,” billed as the first multitenant downtown office building to be constructed in nearly a decade.

By Lou Hirsh May 26, 2017 2:04 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of May 29, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 29, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek May 26, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »

County Construction Starts Up 19 Percent So Far in 2017

The value of San Diego County’s construction starts rose 19 percent from the year-ago period in the first four months of 2017, topping $1.2 billion, although the region saw a decline in non-residential project activity, according to the latest monthly numbers from Dodge Data & Analytics.

By Lou Hirsh May 26, 2017 11:46 a.m. share »

Internet-of-Things Data May Be a Bonanza for Marketers

Marketers and brands can learn a lot about their customers by watching their internet behavior.

By Brad Graves May 26, 2017 9:51 a.m. share »

Seven Small Businesses in Line to Split Potential $600M in Navy Contracts

Seven small businesses are in line to split one-half billion dollars’ worth of work over five years, as the U.S. Navy awarded contracts for maintaining large ships at Naval Base San Diego.

By Brad Graves May 26, 2017 9:38 a.m. share »

Port District Starting Seasonal Waterfront Shuttle Service

The Unified Port of San Diego plans a May 26 start for seasonal downtown waterfront shuttle service, offering discounted rides through a program managed for the port district by locally based Ace Parking.

By Lou Hirsh May 25, 2017 3:28 p.m. share »

New Chairman Named at Maxwell Technologies Following Resignation

Maxwell Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery solutions, announced that David Schlotterbeck, chairman of the board of directors, has decided to resign for personal reasons. Steven Bilodeau, who joined the board last year, has been appointed as his successor.

By SDBJ Staff May 25, 2017 3:25 p.m. share »
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National City Apartments Sold for $4.67 Million

San Diego-based KA Real Estate LLC has acquired a 29-unit apartment complex in National City for approximately $4.67 million, according to brokerage firm Apartment Consultants Inc. (ACI)

By Lou Hirsh May 25, 2017 3:23 p.m. share »
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Co.’s Tech Competes for, And Along With, Customers

A semi-professional dirt bike racer is developing technology in Carlsbad that might give him the winning edge during competitions. It’s a tech he thinks other competitive athletes would pay for.

By br May 25, 2017 3:13 p.m. share »

LRAD ‘Talks’ to the Animals

LRAD Corp., which makes mass notification systems and other loudspeaker-like devices, said it received a $528,000 order from SGS Canada, which plans to install the equipment at an industrial site.

By Brad Graves May 25, 2017 3:11 p.m. share »

Cirrascale Corp. Is Acquired By Austin-Based Boxx

Austin, Texas-based Boxx Technologies has bought Poway-based Cirrascale Corp. for undisclosed terms.

By Brad Graves May 25, 2017 3:09 p.m. share »
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ViaSat-2 in Crucial Countdown for Co.

With its anticipated launch on June 1, ViaSat-2 will complete its journey from the concrete aerospace fortresses of El Segundo to the cold of space. There will be a lot riding on the satellite’s launch.

By Brad Graves May 25, 2017 2:10 p.m. share »

Is Your Company Named After a Fruit – Or a Person?

What’s in a name? For a startup, it can attract investors and customers – or repel both.

By Sarah de Crescenzo May 24, 2017 5:41 p.m. share »

Retail Real Estate Services Firm SRS Opens San Diego Office

Retail services provider SRS Real Estate Partners has opened a new office in downtown San Diego, at 402 W. Broadway Suite 400. It is the first office in the local market for Dallas-headquartered SRS.

By Lou Hirsh May 24, 2017 4:10 p.m. share »

Northrop Grumman Wins $64.5 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $64.5 million contract for a year of support for its Broad Area Maritime Surveillance demonstrator unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves May 24, 2017 4:07 p.m. share » Raises $1.3M in Seed Round

San Diego-based web content management system has closed a second round of seed funding, raising $1.3 million less than a year after raising $1 million from angel investors.

By Sarah de Crescenzo May 24, 2017 4:02 p.m. share »
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McDonald’s Buys Escondido Building for $4.05 Million

Illinois-based McDonald’s Corp. has purchased an Escondido building, which the restaurant company had been leasing for more than 50 years, for $4.05 million, according to brokerage firm Lee & Associates.

By Lou Hirsh May 24, 2017 12:03 p.m. share »

San Diego Hotels See Continued Growth in Occupancy, Revenue

San Diego County’s hotels continued to post strong post-recession metrics in the first four months of 2017, with total revenue rising 7.4 percent from the year-ago period, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

By Lou Hirsh May 24, 2017 11:28 a.m. share »

ViaSat Reports Record Net Income of $23.8 Million

ViaSat Inc. closed the books on its 2017 fiscal year, recording net income of $23.8 million on revenue of $1.56 billion. The Carlsbad business makes satellite communication gear and offers satellite services to consumers and the airline industry as well as government and military customers.

By Brad Graves May 24, 2017 10:14 a.m. share »
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Chelsea Opens $20.4M Affordable Apartment Complex in San Diego

Carlsbad-headquartered Chelsea Investment Corp. recently opened Ouchi Courtyards, a $20.4 million affordable apartment development in San Diego’s Encanto neighborhood.

By Lou Hirsh May 23, 2017 5:29 p.m. share »