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SD Climate Delivers for Coffee Drinkers

Local Production Seen As Start of Sea Change For Organic Coffee SceneSan Diego-based Bird Rock Coffee Roasters signed a deal with Oceanside’s Mraz Family Farms to sell the first San Diego-grown coffee and sold out in just four days.

Soccer Team Owner Sees It as a Business And a Community Investment

Andrew Vassiliadis To Lead Club With Warren Smith

In mid-June, Sports Illustrated reported that retired professional soccer player Landon Donovan and his business partner, Warren Smith, were looking for local investment.

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Cutwater Tequila Proudly Took the Long Way to Market

BEVERAGE: Ten Years In the Making, Co. Tapped Traditional Methods, Experts

San Diego-based Cutwater Spirits has revealed its latest creation: the brand’s first tequila offering.

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Luna Grill Appoints Chief Brand Officer, New CFO

According to a press release, Rich Pinnella is Luna Grill's first ever chief brand officer and Bob Bartlett its chief financial officer.

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Co.’s Sports Platform Has Solid Selling Points

SPORTS: High School Coverage Uses Ads, B2B to Raise Revenue

ScoreStream, a crowd-sourced platform for high school sports scores, photos, videos and fan chat, is continuing its growth trajectory.

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San Diego Aims to Be Player in Gaming

TECH: Warner’s New Facility Will Focus on Mobile Games

San Diego’s gaming community gained a new addition last month, after Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced it would open a new studio in Carlsbad.

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Entrepreneurs Must Know the Twists, Turns Of E-Commerce Course

From Marketing To Manufacturing, Startups Need Plan

According to a report released in July by Business Insider, San Diego — specifically the Carlsbad area — is the 11th top city in the nation for startups.

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Coworking Model Finds Success in Salon Business

SERVICE: Company Sees $100 Million Revenue; Spaces Leased Month to Month

Phenix Inc., also known as Phenix Salon Suites, has 11 locations in San Diego, 69 throughout the state of California and more than 250 nationwide.

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Eateries Welcome Fido For Fun and Profit

DINING: Slice of the Pet Spending Pie Can Pay Off

According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans are spending more on pets than ever before.

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Retailer Gets Used Equipment Back in the Game

Used Goods Are 75% Of Business; Is Planning an E-Commerce Store

In 2016, Colorado-based sporting goods retailer Sports Authority declared bankruptcy and shut its La Mesa location.

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Ten Finalists Ready to Deliver Their Pitches

$75,000 Up for Grabs; Investors Also to Be in Attendance

Tech Coast Angels picked 10 finalists for its John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition. The annual event brings together promising San Diego startups to compete.

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United Soccer League San Diego Appoints New Chairman

“San Diego is home for me, and both this club and I are here to stay,” said Vassiliadis via a statement.

SAN First in Nation to Offer Ocean-Friendly Food Option

Einstein Bros. Bagels, operated by Mission Yogurt, Inc., is the first Ocean Friendly restaurant at the airport and one of many eateries that have pledged to reduce their waste and boost environmental awareness about the rise of “garbage cluttering Earth’s waterways,” reads the release.

Airbnb Hosts in County Earn $112M in Summer

HOSPITALITY: San Diego Takes No. 2 Spot in State, Welcomes 482K Guests

San Diego County continues to be a popular Airbnb destination for travelers.

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SAN Consolidating Global Entry Program

According to a press release, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection department notified the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority that the global entry enrollment center at San Diego International Airport will close on Sept. 30.

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