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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.”

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ALTA Hires Ghina Yamout to Lead Business Development

Consulting firm ALTA Environmental has hired Ghina Yamout as the new head of business development for its water resources division, the company said Thursday.

Solar Manufacturer Closes San Diego Location

Soitec Solar Industries, LLC closed its Rancho Bernardo location on Oct. 16, with a projected layoff of 100 employees, according to the California Employment Development Department.

Tealium Establishes New Flagship Office in Japan

San Diego-based Tealium, a provider of enterprise tag management and real-time unified customer data solutions, recently announced the company has extended its global presence with the establishment of a new flagship office and executive leadership appointment in Japan.

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‘Wait Loss’ Is Goal In Aging of Alcohol

TECH: Device Said to Cut Time in Half For Barrel-Aging Process

The hardest part of barrel aging? Waiting. It typically takes months, even years, to make a quality beer or spirit, such as whiskey or rum.

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Financial Management Co. Finds Niche Helping Small Businesses

FINANCES: Firm Is Familiar With Challenges, Ins-and-Outs of Operations

What a Relief, a financial management firm serving small businesses, will near $1 million in revenue this year. Not bad for a company that began with three clients over a decade ago and now serves more than 100.

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Sharp Grossmont Adds Cancer-Fighting Tool

MEDICINE: System’s Precision Helps Avoid Unnecessary Damage

Sharp Grossmont Hospital announced that it has added a new cancer-fighting tool to its arsenal ― the Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator.

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Vuka Founders Strive for More Positive Energy in Their Drinks

BEVERAGE: Products Also Made With a Focus On What to Leave Out

The founders of Vuka Natural Energy created a thriving beverage company in Solana Beach by embracing one of the most demonized products in America — energy drinks — and making them healthier.

Health Nucleus Provides High-Tech Analysis at Healthy Price

La Jolla’s famed geneticist J. Craig Venter has launched what he describes as the world’s most comprehensive service to determine health and disease risk. The service provides a detailed picture of a person’s health down to the molecular level, which helps people make more informed decisions about treatment.

JetPurple Puts S.D. on Its Flight Path

JetPurple Airwayz announced plans to begin regularly scheduled luxury flights between San Diego and the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Ariz., beginning in April.

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Craft Brewer Takes Giant Step: Files for IPO

FINANCE: Ballast Point Would Be First Local Brewer on Nasdaq

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Inc. is planning to take the plunge with an initial public offering (IPO) of stock.

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Tide To Tap

RESOURCE: Desalination Plant Prepares For Big Role Locally And As Model Facility

San Diego’s vaunted $1 billion desalination plant, which will make water from the Pacific Ocean drinkable, is on the verge of pumping fresh water into the county’s water system for the first time.

Two S.D. Schools Make Bloomberg Business List

Two San Diego universities have made it onto Bloomberg Business’ annual ranking of the country’s top business schools.

Staffing Business Workpop Expands Reach to San Diego

Workpop, a Los Angeles business that connects service workers with hourly jobs, has expanded its reach to San Diego, the company said on Oct. 20.