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CSUSM Names Hamerly Dean of Business School

EDUCATION: He Brings Extensive Private Sector Experience

Jim Hamerly has been named dean of the College of Business Administration at California State University, San Marcos. His appointment was effective June 1.

Woman to Take The Helm at Port

LEADERSHIP: New CEO Is an Admired Insider

The Port of San Diego has chosen its next leader from within, tapping Randa J. Coniglio to be its executive director, president and CEO.

Federal Grant to Support Job Training Program for Inmates

San Diego Workforce Partnership will open two career centers in a San Diego jail and a probation office, using a nearly $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, the group said Thursday.

Welk Resort Group Closes $129.6M Securitization

Welk Resort Group Inc. announced that it closed a $129.6 million securitization backed by notes receivable from vacation owners.

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Jim Hamerly Named Dean of Cal State San Marcos Business School

Jim Hamerly has been named dean of the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos.

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Partnering With San Diego Foundation

National University and its Sanford Institute of Philanthropy have partnered with The San Diego Foundation to advance a certificate program that serves the region’s many nonprofits through specialized training, the university announced.

Ten Finalists Chosen for PitchTech Competition

Ten tech companies will vie for top honors in the Interactive Day San Diego PitchTech competition, set for June 12.

Orexigen, Takeda File Lawsuit Against Actavis Over Weight-Loss Drug

San Diego’s Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. and its partner, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, have filed a lawsuit against Actavis Laboratories FL Inc., Andrx Corp., Actavis Pharma Inc., and Actavis Inc., collectively referred to as Actavis.

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Technology, Marketing and Mother Nature Drive Business

SERVICE: Co. Finds Air Conditioning Is In Demand on the Coast

Carini Heating and Air Conditioning, a family owned and operated business, has found success in its short history by learning digital marketing, providing good service and offering innovative products that provide high energy efficiency.

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EDF’s Longhorn Wind Project Becomes Operational

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy announced that the 200-megawatt Longhorn Wind Project in Texas recently reached commercial operation.

Darren Findley Joins AMN Healthcare Team

AMN Healthcare announced that it has named industry veteran Darren Findley as vice president of recruitment process outsourcing.

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Green Features Give ICE an Energy-Saving Edge in Cold Storage

WAREHOUSE: It Also Benefits From Advances in Freezing

For fresh fruit smoothies in the dead of winter or enough hamburger patties to meet the demand for summer barbeques, food companies are increasingly turning to Otay Mesa-based Innovative Cold Storage Enterprises Inc. to store millions of pounds of frozen food year-round.

National University Receives $20M Donation

EDUCATION: Gift To Support Sanford Center Programs

National University announced an anonymous $20 million gift for the national expansion of the Sanford Education Programs.

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Bastyr University Names Powell Its New President

Bastyr University announced the selection of Charles “Mac” Powell as its new president. He will oversee the university’s campuses and clinics located in San Diego and Washington state.

National University Receives $20M Donation to Support Sanford Education Programs

National University announced an anonymous $20 million gift for the national expansion of the Sanford Education Programs. The gift — the largest in the university’s history — combined with a 50 percent matching contribution of $10 million from National University, raises the total amount dedicated to initiatives that support PreK-12 student learning and development to $30 million.