Construction Co.’s Culture Creates Value Proposition for Clients and Employees
In an industry that has failed to attract women in significant numbers, Johnson & Jennings General Contracting stands out.
BUILDING: Diverse Roles Are Offered in High Demand Sector
Theresa DeMarco has worked as a structural steel welder, ran her own construction company and is a project manager for Emmerson Construction in San Diego.
HOUSING: Co. Controls All Costs, Taps Community Spirit for Projects
Building affordable, middle-wage homes in San Diego’s pricey real estate market takes patience, tenacity, and a commitment to improving the community.
Middle-Wage Earners at the Mercy of A Continued Strong Market As Developers Mostly Deliver More High-End Units
Low vacancy rates are keeping the San Diego region’s multifamily market strong for real estate investors, but builders warn that not enough middle-wage units are being built to keep pace with population growth.
DINING: Local Flavors, Local Art and the Locals Are All Part of Biz Plan
Founder and CEO of the real estate, hospitality and lifestyle company, American National Investments (ANI), Gina Champion-Cain, continues to invigorate the food and beverage landscape of San Diego, this time opening a new restaurant in Encinitas as part of ANI’s The Patio Group division.
Eateries Adopt ‘Superfood’ Products and Labels as More Consumer Preferences Head Toward Healthy
For Everbowl founder, Jeff Fenster, who started the company in 2016 and now has 10 locations in San Diego and Riverside counties, using the word “superfoods” isn’t to get consumers to believe superfoods are new to the market nor that they can cure or keep a person immune from diseases.
New State Plan Changes Formula For Determining Level of Funding for Community Colleges
No longer content to tie support for community colleges primarily to enrollment levels, state officials have approved a new funding formula that will require the schools to demonstrate how well they are performing.
WORKFORCE: New Software, Tutoring Help Keep Students on Track
Although performance-based funding hasn’t come to California’s public universities, California State University San Marcos has begun taking steps to demonstrate how it is helping students succeed.
WINERIES: Millennial Palates and Good Prices Help Push Wine’s Sales
In the last several years, rosé has risen in popularity among wine drinkers nationally. Despite being a newer and smaller market compared with its California-based counterparts like Sonoma County, Napa Valley and the Central Coast, San Diego is capitalizing on the trend.
BANKING: Despite Good Economy, De Novo Banks Face Challenges
The ranks of the post-recession crop of aspiring de novo banks are thinning, but the headcount at San Diego’s Endeavor Bank is expanding roughly two years ahead of schedule to accommodate bankers looking to join the new venture.
ACQUISITION: L.A. Firm Gets Greater SoCal Presence With Donnelly Purchase
A $3.6 billion registered investment advisor (RIA) in Los Angeles run by two native San Diegans has acquired Donnelly Wealth Advisors (DWA), a San Diego-based firm with $405 million in assets under management.