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John David Wicker Named Athletic Director at SDSU

San Diego State University has named John David Wicker as athletic director. Wicker was previously deputy athletic director at SDSU from 2011 to 2015, when he took a job in the athletic department at Georgia Tech.

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Measure C Debate - AGAINST

AGAINST: Proposal Off Mark Financially, Wrong for City Core

A business executive making a major investment will always examine all facets of the investment — size, risk, investment return and fit. Measure C, the San Diego Chargers’ initiative to raise San Diego’s tourism occupancy tax, would not measure up. Period.

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Measure C Debate - FOR

FOR: First-Rate Facilities Essential to Vibrant Region

Bumble Bee Seafoods, the company I run from here in downtown San Diego, represents one of the most well-known brands around. Of course, San Diego has a great brand, too: As a great place to live or visit, as a wonderful place to start or expand a business, and as a fantastic place to raise a family.

Business Calendar for Week of October 24, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of October 24, 2016, and beyond.

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Talent Pool

SPORT: Aqua Lung Looks To Pass Competitors With The Help of Michael Phelps

Quick. Name one of the biggest French companies in San Diego’s North County. One that balances showy, high-stakes athleticism with the silence of military covert operations. One built on a legacy of undersea exploration.

San Diego Chosen to Host Extreme Sailing Series in 2017

An international sailing competition known for staging high-speed races in exotic locales will make its debut in San Diego next year as part of a return to the Americas after six years away.

Business Calendar for Week of October 17, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of October 17, 2016, and beyond.

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Convention Center Installs New Digital Advertising System

San Diego Convention Center operators recently installed a new digital advertising system at the downtown waterfront facility, using high-resolution video projection technologies.

Tourism Marketing District Accepting Program Funding Applications

The San Diego Tourism Marketing District (TMD) has begun accepting applications from organizations for the potential funding of sales and marketing programs within the city of San Diego.

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San Diego Padres Announce Exit of CEO Mike Dee

The San Diego Padres have fired team President and CEO Mike Dee, announcing the departure in a one-sentence statement on Oct. 12 that gave no further details. Dee’s replacement was not immediately announced.

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Buchholz Named New GM at L’Auberge Del Mar Resort

Terry Buchholz has been appointed general manager of the 121-room L’Auberge Del Mar resort in Del Mar, operator Destination Hotels announced.

The Business Calendar for Week of October 10, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of October 10, 2016, and beyond.

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Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego to Open Oct.10

Managers of Hollywood Casino Jamul–San Diego have chosen Monday, Oct. 10, as the attraction’s opening day.

Sports Cos. Need to Know Their E-Commerce Competition

SPORT: Accelerator Offers Aid, Advice for A Challenging Sector

With rolling hills and near-perfect weather, it’s no surprise that San Diego is home to a growing hub of sports-related startups.

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The Final Pros And Cons of Convadium

SPORT: Chargers Release Study; Mayor Backs Measure C

The race to decide the fate of the San Diego Chargers’ proposed downtown “convadium” has reached its noisy home stretch — signaled by a wave of high-profile endorsements, media advertisements, opposing press conferences and dueling consultant studies.