SD SERVICES

Chick-fil-A to Open SD's First Drive-Thru-Only Location on Mile of Cars

This year Chick-fil-A says it aims to open a total of 140 new eateries across the country.

Mobike Launches its Dockless Bikes in S.D.

The company's signature orange and silver dockless bikes are now available throughout select locations in San Diego.

Marketers Find Promise, Peril in Diversification

MARKETING: Challenge to Find Expertise, Preserve Co. Culture

If it succeeds, diversification could boost an already sharp trajectory at Wonderist.

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North County Health Services Appoints New President and CEO

Barbara S. Kennedy will succeed Irma Cota starting Feb. 26.

Bagging Rights

RETAIL: Carlsbad Co. Among Winners From Ban on Plastic Bags

Some reusable bag makers in California were pleased when voters affirmed the state’s single use plastic bags ban in November 2016, but hesitant to attribute their successes and steady revenue to the bill itself. However, Lotus Trolley Bag based in Carlsbad was inspired to start its business because of the law.

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USD Renames Institute After Irwin and Joan Jacobs

Since 2011, the Jacobs have contributed around $10 million to the Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education.

AMN Healthcare Reports Solid Growth

Medical staffing company AMN Healthcare reported 2017 fourth quarter revenue of $509 million, a 4 percent year-over-year increase.

Cooley Continues to Add Talent to Its Global Litigation Bench

William O’Connor has joined Cooley as a partner in the litigation department. O’Connor previously headed Morrison & Foerster’s San Diego litigation department and chaired the firm’s unmanned aircraft systems/drones group and airports and aviation practice. O’Connor’s broad experience includes commercial disputes, trials and arbitrations with a focus on product liability, aviation disputes, patent license agreements, supply contracts, partnerships, real estate and insurance coverage.

SDSU Stadium Plan Headed For November Ballot

Voters will choose between two rival plans.

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$775M Settlement Spares SDG&E

ENERGY: Utility Still on Hook For Part of San Onofre Costs

San Diego Gas & Electric’s bottom line won’t be impacted by a proposed settlement that will cut by $775 million owed by ratepayers for the closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant.

State’s New Storm Water Regulations are Untenable

California’s Industrial Permit is in a state of disarray and has the potential to drive even more businesses out of the state. If you are an industrial business with operations in California, pay attention.

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Digital Marketing Agencies Combine to Offer Dental, Finance Expertise

Dental practice marketer Wonderist Agency has acquired Merger Labs, which works with PE and M&A pros.

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Detecon Innovation Institute Tapped to Run Airport's Innovation Lab

Innovations that improve waste management, streamlining transactions and use artificial intelligence are likely to be among the program's priorities.

Attorney Elected President of San Diego Bankruptcy Forum

Maggie Schroedter, business litigation and bankruptcy attorney at Higgs Fletcher & Mack, was elected 2018 president of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum.

UCSD, National University to Benefit From La Jolla Philanthropist's $30M Gift

Sanford’s charitable giving and contributions, which typically are tailored to improve health care and benefit children’s causes, exceed $1 billion.