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EDUCATION: Fowlers’ Matching Donation Boosts Campaign to $750M Goal
Local philanthropist and San Diego Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and his wife Alexis have pledged a $25 million endowment gift to San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration. University officials said the gift is the largest in SDSU’s 119-year history.
HOSPITALITY: Council Rejects Proposed Change, Seeks Clarifications
Two years of debate over how to regulate short-term vacation rentals in the city of San Diego recently came to a head, as hundreds of residents packed a City Council meeting to debate competing approaches to the problem of nuisances being created by renters booking stays in private homes through sites including Airbnb.
A big name in higher education is getting into a hot, business-oriented space: coding boot camps.
Operators of the San Diego-headquartered Luna Grill restaurants have secured nearly $30 million in financing, to aid its ongoing growth strategy. The fast-casual eatery has 29 current locations, with another 18 in the pipeline for 2017.
RESEARCH: Pair Has Designs on Mass CBD Production
What if the weed industry could brew cannabis like Budweiser brews beer — in big steel vats designed for large-scale production? It would certainly be better for business than waiting on cannabis plants to grow from the ground.
ECONOMY: Prop. 64 Could Open Many Business Lines
Excuse Dion Markgraaff if he seems a little charged up about the business opportunities that await if Californians vote to legalize recreational marijuana. Over-enthusiasm sort of comes with the territory.
Sempra Energy posted a big jump in third-quarter earnings, due mainly to a gain related to one of its subsidiary’s purchase of a Mexican pipeline builder and operator. After adjusting for one-time items, the company beat analysts’ profit expectations but missed on revenue.
Joy Frieman, the wife of late Scripps Institution of Oceanography director Edward A. Frieman, has given $2.5 million to the University of California, San Diego in memory of her husband, who died in 2013.
Aya Healthcare, a San Diego-based provider of travel nursing and hospital workforce solutions, announced Nov. 1 it has acquired HealthCare Select, a vendor-neutral software company headquartered in Dana Point. Terms were not disclosed.
Three San Diego communications professionals have joined together to launch a new advertising and public relations firm.
San Diego County hotels saw total revenue rise 4.6 percent from a year ago in 2016’s January-to-September period, topping $2.08 billion, according to the latest monthly data from industry research firm STR.
TECH: B2B Design and Development Services Target Cause-Based Groups
Ten years ago, programmer Jay Buys was spending his professional hours building Facebook apps that could sell ringtones for a big public relations firm.
ECONOMY: Rankings Aim to Take the Measure Of For-Benefit Companies
A walk through the shared offices of local startups should be sufficient proof that “for-benefit” companies are a particular favorite of millennial entrepreneurs.
Local philanthropist and San Diego Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler, with his wife Alexis, have pledged a $25 million endowment gift to San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration. University officials said the gift is the largest in SDSU’s 119-year history.
The local University of California campus received a $1.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to explore the global internet and push the frontiers of cybersecurity research.