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Promoting Veterans

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.

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Bartell Hotels Buys Harbor Island Hilton for $37.7 Million

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 Raises $35 Million in Series A Funding

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.

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La Valencia Hotel Completes Upgrades in $12 Million Renovation

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.

Leventhal Law Merges with Dinsmore & Shohl

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.

Quality Systems Inc. to Buy HealthFusion Holdings for $190 Million

Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. has agreed to buy San Diego-based HealthFusion Holdings for up to $190 million.

Chula Vista-Based Youngevity Appoints New Management Team

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. Expands Offerings With Acquisition of recently acquired the domain to expand its product offerings.

Seafood Sustainability, From Catch to Can

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.

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Gala Furnishes More Funds for the Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities San Diego announced it raised $525,000 at the annual ROMP gala, which helps support families dealing with medical hardship.

EVoucher System Simplifies Process in Federal Court

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.

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Restaurant Revolution Tries to Be Real Good at Taking Orders

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.

This Chicken Should Soar In Popularity

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.

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S.D. Gets ‘Crafty’ In Drawing Tourists

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.

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Gaining Experience

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.”