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Secure Investment

TECH: Venture Capitalists Betting On Maturing Cybersecurity Field

For Stephan Chenette, the time seemed right. After working in cybersecurity for the better part of two decades, Chenette figured October 2013 was the optimum time to start his own business.

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Car2Go Revs Up By Unplugging E-fleet

CLEAN-TECH: Co. Cites Lack of Charging Stations

San Diego’s leading car-sharing company, Car2Go, is replacing its all-electric fleet with gas-powered cars. The decision — which stemmed from a lack of local charging stations — is a setback to the city’s climate action plan, and a shakeup for the company’s business model.

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Ride Service Provider Wingz Begins Operations at San Diego Airport

San Francisco-based Wingz, a provider of personalized and scheduled airport ride services, has begun operations at San Diego International Airport.

Report Details Top 10 Careers for San Diego Graduates

The most promising careers for young San Diegans are increasingly reliant on data skills, according to a report Tuesday from University of California, San Diego Extension, with analysts making up half of the region’s top emerging careers.

T S Restaurants Promotes Reed to CEO Post

Jackie Reed has been promoted to the post of chief executive officer at locally based T S Restaurants, which operates 14 venues including Duke’s La Jolla and Jake’s in Del Mar.

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Open-air Public Market Opens at Liberty Station

Operators have officially opened Liberty Public Market, an open-air dining and gathering spot featuring numerous food vendors in a former Navy commissary space at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

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Preparing for the Unpredictable

MEDICINE: Active Shooter Training Simulation Creates Conditions That Put Participants to the Test

The string of active shooter incidents across the country prompted San Diego-based Strategic Operations to stage a live-action training event — complete with explosives, actors, and ammunition.

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A Funny Thing Happened At Work: Team-Building Exercises

WORKFORCE: Improv Theater Connect Staffs Through Comedy

Corporate team building often gets a bad rap, with employers forcing staff to participate in goofy games such as sandcastle building and egg-and-spoon racing — all in the name of “building trust and communication.”

CFOs Bullish on Hiring in Next Six Months, Report Finds

About one in five San Diego Chief Financial Officers expect to expand their workforces in the next six months, a survey from Robert Half said Wednesday, up from about 10 percent last year.

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Kimpton Completes $8 Million Renovation of Hotel Solamar

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has completed an $8 million renovation of its Hotel Solamar, at 435 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Craig Swenson Named President of Ashford University

Ashford University, a for-profit university owned by San Diego-based Bridgeport Education Inc., said Monday it was appointing Craig Swenson as its new president.

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Regulations Costly for Local Foreign Investment

There are more than 700 Japanese-based companies with offices located in Southern California, one of the highest concentrations of Japanese companies located outside of Japan.

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Navigation Aids

Finding the Path of ‘Least Resistance’ For Getting Around

Recent city changes, with more on the way, seek to streamline the flow of drivers and pedestrians throughout downtown San Diego.

Two Execs Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Launder Money From Illegal Butane Business

Two former executives of a Newport Beach-based butane manufacturer tied to the marijuana industry pleaded guilty March 11 in San Diego federal court to conspiring to launder money from their business.

Tyson & Mendes Brings Aboard Experienced Trial Lawyer

Susan L. Oliver is the newest San Diego partner at Tyson & Mendes LLP. A trial lawyer with more than 23 years of experience, Oliver has built a strong reputation for successfully defending a wide range of clients in professional and product liability, personal injury, business and employment cases, as well as complex civil litigation.