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Entrepreneur Adds Beauty, Wellness Opportunity to Her Ventures

RETAIL: Plans Complete Line of Hemp-Based Products Free of THCFor the last 20 years or so, Gina Champion-Cain has made a name for herself in San Diego, mostly in the real estate, hospitality and retail industries.

Group Effort Has Kept Comic-Con In San Diego

TOURISM: Convention Center Expansion Still Appears to Be a Must

Thanks to efforts from Comic-Con International the San Diego Convention Center Corp., and other local groups, Comic-Con recently announced that it has extend its agreement at the convention center through 2024.

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In Age of Amazon, Swap Meet Looks to Make Events Special

Goal Is to Have Event Each Month to Stop or Stabilize Revenue Decline

In the face of online retailers like ebay and Amazon and big-box retailers like Target and Walmart, San Diego’s Kobey’s Swap Meet is reinventing itself in order to stay in the game.

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Woodstock’s Pizza Names New Chief Operating Officer

Woodstock’s Pizza was founded in 1978 and is co-owned by Jeff and Laura Ambrose.

Frontier Airlines Adds Low-Cost Nonstop Flight from San Diego to Phoenix

According to the press release, Frontier Airlines' new service from San Diego to Phoenix starts Nov. 14, from Monday-Saturday and will have an introductory fare of approximately $29.

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QDOBA Appoints New Corporate Executive Chef

According to a press release, Katy Velazquez most-recently worked as the creative executive chef of Puesto, a local modern Mexican restaurant chain, before joining QDOBA.

Wave Machine Business Has Momentum

RECREATION: Local Cos. Look for the Right Artificial Waves to Draw Customers

With the growing popularity of surfing as a sport and the advancement of manmade surfing technologies in recent years, experts in the industry predict surf parks are going to be everywhere in the near future.

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ACC Adds San Diego to Bowl Destination for 2020-2025

According to the press release, the conference will now send a team to the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl.

Airport Is One Step Closer to Mass Transit Option

A collaboration between the U.S. Navy and SANDAG, the San Diego Association of Governments, will allow the parties to explore possible options for redevelopment of the Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Campus, near San Diego International Airport.

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Jack in the Box Inc. Completes Sale of $1.3 Billion in Bonds

As per the purchase agreement, the Master Issuer is allowed to borrow up to $150 million of its Series 2019-1 Class A-1 notes on a revolving basis.

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SAN Is First Airport In Nation to Install Battery Energy Storage System

SUSTAINABILITY: Energy Usage Data Will Decide Optimal Charge, And Discharge Times

San Diego International Airport has become the first airport in the United States to install a battery energy storage system.

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Valley View Casino Unveils $50 Million Expansion

18 Month Project Brings More Restaurant, Casino And Gathering Space

San Diego’s Valley View Casino & Hotel has completed its 18-month-long $50 million expansion. Founded in 2001, the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians’ casino, located just east of Escondido and south of Temecula, held a ribbon cutting ceremony July 3 for the unveiling, according to the casino.

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Iron Fist Brewing’s Lager Shines at Walmart’s Open Call

San Marcos-Based American Agave Expects To Be in Store in 2020

San Diego-based San Diego-based Iron Fist Brewing Co. has got the magic touch, as well as the right product, according to <Walmart.Iron Fist Brewing Co. has got the magic touch, as well as the right product, according to Walmart.

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Jack in the Box Inc. Securitization Priced at $1.3 Billion

According to a press release, the 2019 bonds, or Notes, are expected to be issued in a privately placed securitization transaction.

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Swoop Airlines to Fly To and From San Diego This Winter

According to a press release, Swoop has added three times weekly service (Thursday, Friday and Sunday) between San Diego International Airport and both Edmonton International Airport and Abbotsford International Airport.

Whether Owning or Operating, RMD Knows Nightlife, Dining

DINING: 2 Openings Set for Summer; Forecasts $36M in 2019

The saying goes: “Let your work speak for itself.” For Mike Georgopoulos, managing partner at RMD Group, a San Diego-based restaurant and nightlife management, consulting and development company, it has been this very motto that has kept his business steadily growing since launching in 2008.

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