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Stylish Lobbies Can Make That First Impression A Lasting One

DESIGN: Well- Executed Entryways Are Part Of a Co.’s ‘Communication’ With CustomersFirst impressions are important. Conventional wisdom says people establish an impression of someone after just seven seconds, but the most recent science says it’s even faster than that — a mere tenth of a second.

By Katherine Connor January 26, 2017 3:40 p.m.   $$ Share
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From Cuisine to Culture, Liberty Station Offers Local Flavors

A recent report by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. noted that the gross leasable area devoted to food and beverage outlets in U.S. retail centers could rise to about 25 percent by 2020, compared with just 10 percent today.

By Lou Hirsh March 23, 2017 2:07 p.m. share »
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Coffee Company Acquisition Seems to Be More of a Blend Than a Takeover

S ome people conduct business over coffee. Chuck Patton and Jeff Taylor just engineered a mutual career switch that both coffeehouse owners say came at the right time in their lives.

By Lou Hirsh March 23, 2017 2:04 p.m. share »
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Bank Investor Looks to Turn the Negatives Into Positives

A community development bank that serves low- and moderate-income areas in San Diego has been thrown a lifeline by an investor with an eye for troubled banks with potential.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 16, 2017 3:23 p.m. share »
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Silvergate: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Public?

Silvergate Bank is gearing up for the big leagues. With a new core banking system and a review underway to ensure compliance with good-governance regulations for public companies, the privately held La Jolla-based financial institution — San Diego County’s largest locally headquartered commercial bank, with assets of nearly $1 billion — is preparing to go public.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 16, 2017 3:20 p.m. share »
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Residential Influx Is Among Factors Boosting Downtown Retail

With a few exceptions, downtown San Diego has hardly been a mecca for retailers over the past two decades.

By Lou Hirsh March 9, 2017 3:14 p.m. share »
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Factors That Formed Little Italy Hard To Duplicate

Phenomenal growth. Gentrification. A line of tourists riding Segway scooters. Those are three things that show how Little Italy has become a runaway redevelopment success story.

By Brad Graves March 9, 2017 2:43 p.m. share »
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In East Village, Good Ideas Will Need Help Changing the Landscape

The development of East Village might best be described by one of its residents, a man who approached me at Park Boulevard and Market Street and asked for 10 cents. “10 cents?” I said, incredulously.

By Brad Graves March 9, 2017 2:39 p.m. share »
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Professional Snapchatting Hits Key Demographic Target for Companies

There’s an ever-growing list of social media sites used by marketers to get eyeballs on brands, with Twitter and Facebook dominating most budgets for social campaigns.

By Brittany Meiling March 2, 2017 2:49 p.m. share »
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Grandesign Creates the Experience; The Audience Creates the Buzz

Last weekend in Los Angeles, tourists and beachgoers stumbled across a giant gorilla footprint — measuring 600 cubic feet — stamped into the sand of Santa Monica Beach.

By Brittany Meiling March 2, 2017 2:40 p.m. share »
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Robust Market Feels Right at Home

As with the now 8-year-old bull market for U.S. stocks, it’s quite natural for many to wonder how much longer the good times can last for commercial real estate in San Diego County, after three straight years of primarily upward-trending metrics, fueled by the addition of more than 100,000 jobs in the region. Barring an unforeseen national or global event that rocks consumer or investor confidence, observers are predicting that the local real estate climate should stay strong in 2017 and possibly well into 2018.

By Lou Hirsh February 23, 2017 1:13 p.m. share »
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TALK ABOUT TECH TRENDS

Local Information Executives Discuss Emerging Strategies and Tactics From a Technology Perspective

February 16, 2017 3:13 p.m. share »
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Proficio Aims to Offer Top-Flight Security In MSSP Model

Insecure times seem to favor cybersecurity company Proficio, which has outgrown its Carlsbad space two years ahead of schedule and is planning a move to a building with three times the room.

By Brad Graves February 16, 2017 2:55 p.m. share »