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ECONOMY: Nonprofits Help Service Members Find Their Fit in the Workforce
Employment prospects for post-9/11 veterans were grim just a few years ago. About 15 percent were out of work in early 2011, compared with roughly 9 percent of the general population.
San Diego-based Bartell Hotels has purchased the 211-room San Diego Airport Hilton Hotel on Harbor Island for $37.7 million, the company announced.
iboss Cybersecurity raised $35 million in series A funding from Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing, the company announced on Nov. 3. iboss plans to use the funds to expand globally and to develop new products.
Owner Pacifica Host Hotels recently completed initial phases of a $12 million renovation at the vintage La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, with improvements covering the property’s guest rooms, front entry, lobby lounge and 10th-floor Sky Suite.
Cincinnati-based Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, with 20 offices across the country, is expanding to San Diego by merging with local firm Leventhal Law, Dinsmore said Monday.
Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. has agreed to buy San Diego-based HealthFusion Holdings for up to $190 million.
Youngevity International Inc., a Chula Vista-based global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels, announced new appointments to its leadership team.
BuyAutoParts.com recently acquired the domain Turbochargers.com to expand its product offerings.
In a world that’s constantly growing and evolving, what does sustainability truly mean? What does it look like? In a sense, sustainability captures the ability to continue a behavior for an extended period of time, balancing the needs of the present and those of the future for both the planet and its inhabitants. For those in the seafood industry, the preservation and protection of our world’s oceans and seafood supply is a conversation we’re fueling every day.
Ronald McDonald House Charities San Diego announced it raised $525,000 at the annual ROMP gala, which helps support families dealing with medical hardship.
The U.S. Supreme Court, some quip, exists to reverse the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Not even the land’s highest court would grant cert to reverse this item: Court staff from the circuit have received national recognition for their work in developing an electronic voucher-processing system that is improving how the federal judiciary manages spending for indigent defense.
TECH: Call Center Achieves Upsells, Aims To Mine Social Media
Restaurant Revolution Technologies is using your takeout ordering habits ― and soon your social media conversations ― to upsell takeout orders and maximize restaurant sales.
Talk about a recipe for success: fast casual in a high-traffic, trendy spot with a menu that fills a void in the in the guilty pleasure/comfort food category.That would be The Crack Shack, a walk-up fried chicken and eggs restaurant opening next week in Little Italy. Mike Rosen and chef/partner Richard Blais are opening the restaurant at Juniper Street and Kettner Boulevard. There is no shortage of people willing to indulge in a well-prepared, freshly cooked piece of fried chicken;the Crack Shack will be a huge hit.
TOURISM: Beer Week, Other Similar Events Bring Visitors
As the craft-beer faithful converge for the annual San Diego Beer Week — actually 10 days filled with countywide beer breakfasts, geek tours, ale marathons and “tap takeovers” – the local region is expected to get a significant economic buzz in the form of tourism benefits. If past years are an indication, this year’s seventh annual event, organized by the San Diego Brewers Guild and scheduled for Nov. 6-15, should create a steady flow of hotel room bookings, brewery tours, and increased sales at local stores, bars and restaurants.
ECONOMY: Startups Find Good Guides In Accelerators, Incubators
In a global world with increasingly complex problems, it’s not a surprise that a successful startup no longer consists of one person armed with one idea. “Nobody innovates on their own,” said startup guru Greg McKee, CEO of San Diego’s longest-running business accelerator CONNECT. “The concept of the solo inventor working out of his garage is the myth of invention.”