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Edelweiss Air Starting New Direct Flights Between San Diego and Zurich

Switzerland-based carrier Edelweiss Air plans to begin its previously announced direct flight service between San Diego and Zurich on June 9.

By Lou Hirsh June 8, 2017 2:25 p.m. share »

San Diego Airport's On-site Delivery of Food, Retail Items to Be First in Nation

San Diego International Airport will be the nation’s first to offer airport-wide gate delivery service of food and retail items, under a program being developed with two technology providers and slated to launch this summer.

By Lou Hirsh June 5, 2017 3:13 p.m. share »

Theme Parks’ Bottom Line: Not Everyone’s Having Fun

The latest annual global attendance report, published by the Themed Entertainment Association and consulting firm AECOM, demonstrates that amusement parks are still a growth industry, especially if you operate in China.

By Lou Hirsh June 2, 2017 1:52 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of June 5, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of June 5, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek June 2, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »
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Hennessy Named General Manager of Estancia La Jolla Hotel

Mairead Hennessy has been named general manager of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, overseeing all operations of the 210-room luxury property at 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road.

By Lou Hirsh June 1, 2017 3:31 p.m. share »
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Hydroflight Industry Poised For Takeoff

For FlyDive Inc. CEO Christos Nicolaidis, the biggest challenge facing his company isn’t how to lead the hydroflight industry; it’s how to build it.

By Mark Carpowich June 1, 2017 1:35 p.m. share »

Nominations Open for SDBJ's Best Practices In Diversity and Inclusion Awards

The San Diego Business Journal is hosting an awards program and discussion featuring companies who have shown an exceptional commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in business leadership.

By SDBJ Staff May 29, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

Port District Starting Seasonal Waterfront Shuttle Service

The Unified Port of San Diego plans a May 26 start for seasonal downtown waterfront shuttle service, offering discounted rides through a program managed for the port district by locally based Ace Parking.

By Lou Hirsh May 25, 2017 3:28 p.m. share »

San Diego Hotels See Continued Growth in Occupancy, Revenue

San Diego County’s hotels continued to post strong post-recession metrics in the first four months of 2017, with total revenue rising 7.4 percent from the year-ago period, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

By Lou Hirsh May 24, 2017 11:28 a.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of May 22, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 22, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek May 19, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »
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A Very Prominent Angel to Keynote Startup Week

San Francisco angel investor Jason Calacanis, a bit of a celebrity in the startup world, will be keynoting this year’s San Diego Startup Week.

By Brittany Meiling May 19, 2017 11:45 a.m. share »
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Busy Summer Project Slate for Region’s Big Theme Parks

Here’s a sampling of long-awaited projects ramping up for openings this summer at SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo and Legoland California Resort.

By Lou Hirsh May 19, 2017 10:44 a.m. share »

Chargers New Stadium Delayed Until 2020

Southern California’s heavy rains this year eased the drought but put a damper on the NFL’s plans to build a stadium in Inglewood by 2019. The $2.6 billion project, meant to host the Rams and the Chargers, is now slated for completion in the summer of 2020, the developers said Thursday.

By Daina Beth Solomon May 18, 2017 5:31 p.m. share »

As Competition Heats Up, Harrah’s Says It’s Funner

Gearing up for what promises to be a competitive summer, the Harrah’s casino and resort northeast of Escondido is now marketing itself as Funner, Calif.

By Brad Graves May 18, 2017 4:47 p.m. share »

Jack in the Box Mulling Options for Qdoba Division

San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc. has retained Morgan Stanley & Co. to assist the company’s board in evaluating “potential alternatives” with respect to its struggling Qdoba restaurant division.

By Lou Hirsh May 18, 2017 4:08 p.m. share »