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National Law Firm Relocates Its San Diego Office

National law firm Wilson Elser has relocated its downtown San Diego office to 1 Columbia Place, 401 W. A Street, 19th floor.

By SDBJ Staff June 2, 2017 9:56 a.m. share »
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Hennessy Named General Manager of Estancia La Jolla Hotel

Mairead Hennessy has been named general manager of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, overseeing all operations of the 210-room luxury property at 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road.

By Lou Hirsh June 1, 2017 3:31 p.m. share »
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Budget Could be Trump’s Thump to Life Sciences

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget includes deep cuts in biomedical programs that could cripple San Diego’s life science industry. Possibly worst hit would be local jobs.

By Brittany Meiling June 1, 2017 3:09 p.m. share »
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Frederick Brown Named GM at iMatrix

Frederick Brown has been named general manager of iMatrix, a Sorrento Mesa-based internet marketing company specializing in the chiropractic, veterinary, beauty and eye care industries.

By Brad Graves May 31, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »

SDSU's New Business School Dean Had Troubles in Texas

San Diego State University has named Lance Nail dean of its Fowler School of Business. He will begin Aug. 3.

By Brad Graves May 30, 2017 4:39 p.m. share »

(W)right On Communications Opens Office in Los Angeles

Solana Beach-based public relations agency (W)right On Communications Inc. has opened an office in Los Angeles.

By Sarah de Crescenzo May 30, 2017 3:14 p.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 »

Senate Bill Opens 2 a.m. Closing Time to Debate

As a liberal Democrat from Northern California and a conservative Republican from Southern California, the two of us don’t always agree. But both of us came from local government where we represented diverse communities, and we both believe that it’s important that local leaders have as much flexibility as possible to make decisions that are in the best interests of the people they represent.

By Joel Anderson and Scott Wiener May 25, 2017 3:03 p.m. share »

Founder’s Good Spirit, Good Works Are Missed at Firm

Michael J. Duckor died in March, as noted in a previous column. But there is more to say. Duckor, Spradling, Metzger and Wynne is working through the grieving process as happens to firms when one of their founders dies. Gary Spradling and Duckor had the courage to leave the security of their respective practices at Gray, Cary, Ames and Frye, one of San Diego’s largest and respected law firms in 1977.

By Randy Frisch May 25, 2017 2:23 p.m. share »
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Culture and Creativity Bring Marketing Companies Together

An acronym sprang to mind shortly after Aaron Gaeir, CEO of Grandesign, met Hadley Media founder Patrick Hadley: PLU.

By Sarah de Crescenzo May 25, 2017 2:16 p.m. share »
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Shortage of Auto Mechanics Expected Down the Road

Auto repair shop owner John Eppstein noticed fewer job applications coming in the last several years, but the underlying problem didn’t hit him until he had to fire one of his four service technicians last year.

May 25, 2017 1:39 p.m. share »
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A Lean Approach To News

Robert Herring Sr. is a man on a mission. “What’s the breaking news?” he asked on a recent weekday as he ushered guests into a cozy, darkened room adjacent to One America News Network’s television studio floor where a handful of young men sat monitoring a series of televised news feeds.

By Sarah de Crescenzo May 25, 2017 1:32 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 »

Jack in the Box Mulling Options for Qdoba Division

San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc. has retained Morgan Stanley & Co. to assist the company’s board in evaluating “potential alternatives” with respect to its struggling Qdoba restaurant division.

By Lou Hirsh May 18, 2017 4:08 p.m. share »
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Grocer Trader Joe’s Opening New Store at SDSU

Specialty grocer Trader Joe’s plans a May 19 opening for its new store at San Diego State University’s South Campus Plaza. The store at 5140 College Ave. is the 15th in San Diego County for the Monrovia-based retailer.

By Lou Hirsh May 18, 2017 1:24 p.m. share »