San Diego Business Journal


Business Outlook Index Remains 'Solidly Positive'

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s latest business outlook index, released Wednesday, shows sentiment is "in solidly positive territory," and that 29 percent of businesses surveyed anticipate taking action to counteract the upcoming minimum wage increase.

By Jared Whitlock August 16, 2017 4:13 p.m. share »

New Carrier Launching Direct Flights Between Carlsbad, Las Vegas

Locally based commercial carrier Cal Jet by Elite Airways plans a Sept. 28 launch of service between Carlsbad and Las Vegas.

By Lou Hirsh August 16, 2017 3:01 p.m. share »
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Westcore Enters Portland Investment Market with $38.7M Industrial Deal

San Diego-headquartered Westcore Properties has acquired an industrial park in Vancouver, Wash., for $38.7 million, marking the investment company’s entrance into the Portland, Ore., metro market.

By Lou Hirsh August 16, 2017 2:56 p.m. share »
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Emmes Renovating Lobby, Plaza at Downtown Tower

Property owner Emmes Realty Services of California LLC has begun a multimillion-dollar renovation of the Seventh Avenue plaza and atrium lobby at its office tower at 701 B St. in downtown San Diego.

By Lou Hirsh August 16, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Acquiring Dutch AI Company

Qualcomm Inc. is buying Scyfer BV, a Dutch artificial intelligence business founded by a professor at the University of Amsterdam.

By Brad Graves August 16, 2017 1:03 p.m. share »
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Green Flash Brewing Expands Production Into Nebraska

San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. plans to expand into Nebraska, with a Lincoln production facility and tasting room set to open by the end of this year.

By Lou Hirsh August 16, 2017 10:50 a.m. share »
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Cheryl Goodman Leaving Athena for Sony Electronics

Cheryl K. Goodman, head of Athena San Diego, a professional association for women in science and technology in Southern California, has been hired as head of corporate communications by Sony Electronics Inc.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 16, 2017 9:44 a.m. share »

CureMatch Gets Seed Funding

San Diego software startup CureMatch Inc. has received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Midwest venture capital firm Serra Ventures and tech entrepreneur Phil Trubey.

By Brittany Meiling August 15, 2017 4:53 p.m. share »

Federal Grant to Power Development of Morphine Sensor

CARI Therapeutics, a business in residence at UC San Diego, has received federal funds to develop an implantable biosensor that could detect opioids in the bodies of patients recovering from drug problems.

By Brad Graves August 15, 2017 4:44 p.m. share »
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Bruce Littman Named EVP at One America News

San Diego-based Herring Networks Inc., parent company of cable networks One America News (OAN) and A Wealth of Entertainment (AWE), has hired cable industry veteran Bruce Littman as executive vice president of content distribution.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 15, 2017 3:58 p.m. share »

Silvergate Bank Reaches the Billion-Dollar Milestone

Total assets at La Jolla-based Silvergate Bank topped $1 billion for the first time in the bank's history during the second quarter, the bank reported Tuesday.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 15, 2017 3:50 p.m. share »

Encinitas Firm's Tech Behind GoDaddy Telephone Service

GoDaddy Inc. has rolled out a small business telephone service called SmartLine using technology developed with the help of its recent acquisition, Encinitas-based Freedom Voice.

By Brad Graves August 15, 2017 3:42 p.m. share »

Escondido Construction Firm Awarded Pentagon Contract

Herman Construction Group Inc., a small business based in Escondido, recently received a $9.4 million contract modification to design and build a structure at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County.

By Brad Graves August 15, 2017 3:08 p.m. share »
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Next Frontier for Amazon: Faster Delivery of Munchies

Amazon Inc. continues to grow its presence in San Diego County. And students at UC San Diego likely will be among the next beneficiaries of super-quick delivery of snacks, drinks and other college essentials, via another new offering from the e-commerce giant.

By Lou Hirsh August 15, 2017 12:54 p.m. share »
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NuVasive Appoints New CFO

San Diego medical device maker NuVasive on Wednesday announced the appointment of a new executive vice president and chief financial officer, the latest change to its executive team following a recent restructuring.

By Jared Whitlock August 15, 2017 11:08 a.m. share »
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Businessmen Say 200-Plus Support Temporary Housing Plan for Homeless

Two San Diego businessmen who advocate a plan to build temporary housing for San Diego’s homeless population released a list of more than 200 supporters on Aug. 14.

By Brad Graves August 14, 2017 5:10 p.m. share »
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Golf Legend Johnny Miller Signs On for Redesigns at Warner Springs Ranch

Operators of Warner Springs Ranch Resort have signed a deal with pro golf hall-of-famer and broadcaster Johnny Miller and his namesake course design firm for upcoming improvements to the North County property.

By Lou Hirsh August 14, 2017 4:59 p.m. share »

Marcos Milla Joins Synthorx

Synthetic biology startup Synthorx Inc. has brought on Marcos Milla, an executive with an academic and Big Pharma background, to serve as the company’s senior vice president of research.

By Brittany Meiling August 14, 2017 4:57 p.m. share »

New Industrial Facility Planned After $4.68M Santee Land Buy

An entity listed as Cuyamaca West Partners LLC of El Cajon has acquired a 7.28-acre industrial land parcel in Santee for approximately $4.68 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

By Lou Hirsh August 14, 2017 4:44 p.m. share »

Cheap Backwoods Assay Would Pinpoint Insidious Disease

Encounters with ticks are a bad byproduct of a pleasant walk in the woods. A San Diego company is harnessing technology found in home pregnancy tests to help hikers and outdoor enthusiasts determine if a tick bite presents a risk for Lyme disease.

By Brad Graves August 14, 2017 4:40 p.m. share »