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A Shot In the Arm

TOURISM: Doctor Groups Driving Convention BusinessSan Diego Convention Center officials say the facility should continue to benefit from a post-recession uptick in corporate meetings during 2015, particularly from medical groups, even as questions linger regarding how to expand the center to meet expected long-term growth in demand for space.

By Lou Hirsh January 9, 2015 1:47 p.m.   $$ Share

EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation of Hereford Wind Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy announced recently that the 200-megawatt Hereford Wind Project in Texas reached commercial operation in December. In addition, tax equity financing closed with BNY Mellon and MUFG Union Bank N.A. Financial details were not disclosed.

Higgs Fletcher & Mack Promotes Three to its Partner Ranks

Lots of news at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. Loren Freestone, AnneElise Goetz and Jason Ross were recently promoted to partner. Their promotions bring the organization’s partner total to 49.

MiraCosta, Mesa Colleges Part of Pilot Program

EDUCATION: Two Local Schools Among 15 Chosen in the State

MiraCosta College and Mesa College have been given the initial OK by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to host pilot baccalaureate programs.

Small Businesses Face Burden of New Laws

LEGAL: Compliance More Difficult for Some Firms

Burke Jones mulls a list of expenses for his three UPS Store franchises.

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Telehealth Pod Brings Care to Campuses

MEDICINE: Kaiser Part Of National Pilot Project

Kaiser Permanente San Diego is testing a high-tech telehealth station that allows patients to see a doctor without ever leaving work.

SCS Chosen for Environmental Consulting on I.B. Commercial Corridor Project

SCS Engineers have been contracted by Project Design Consultants to provide environmental consulting services on the City of Imperial Beach’s Palm Avenue Mixed Use and Commercial Corridor Master Plan Project, according to SCS.

Mesa, MiraCosta Colleges Chosen for Pilot Baccalaureate Programs

MiraCosta College and Mesa College have been given the initial OK by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors meeting to host pilot baccalaureate programs.

Supreme Court Declines Convention Center Case

LEGAL: Lawsuit By Company Claimed Antitrust Violations

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review an August lower-court ruling favoring the San Diego Convention Center in an antitrust lawsuit brought against center operators.

Marketing Agency AdEase Changes Name to Civilian

Community-centric marketing agency AdEase says it has changed its name to Civilian to better reflect the communications specialist’s character and sense of purpose. The change is effective immediately, announced CEO and founder Stacey Nelson Smith.

Software Company Measurabl Inc. Raises $2.3M in Financing Round

Measurabl Inc., a San Diego-based startup that makes software for companies to track environmental metrics, has raised $2.3 million in funding according to a recent business filing.

Law Firms Bring on Board Some Key Additions to Their Teams

Nadia Ruyle has joined the impressively growing Shustak & Partners law firm as an associate.

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Charter School Operator Buys Poway Property for $2.35 Million

Charter school operator Element Education Inc. of Escondido has purchased a commercial daycare center building in Poway for $2.35 million, according to brokerage company Pacific Coast Commercial, which represented the buyer.

Express Employment to Add Five More Offices in San Diego

Express Employment Professionals, a franchised staffing company based in Oklahoma City, Okla., said it plans to open five more offices in San Diego to expand from its current base of three.

SDG&E’s New East County Substation Is Operational

San Diego Gas & Electric announced that the new East County Substation project has been energized and is now operating as an integral part of SDG&E’s electric transmission system.

Petco Stops Selling Dog and Cat Treats Made in China

Petco Animal Supplies Inc. announced it has removed all China-made dog and cat treats from shelves at more than 1,300 retail stores nationwide, including Unleashed by Petco stores and online at, making it the first national pet specialty retailer to complete such a move, according to the company.