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S.D. Ranks Fifth on List of Top U.S. Meeting Destinations

San Diego ranks fifth among U.S. markets in an annual ranking of the top 50 destination cities for meetings and events, published by the event management services provider Cvent Inc.

Business Calendar for Week of May 23, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 23, 2016.

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Stone Brewing Co. Expanding to Wine Country with Napa Tap Room, Brewery

Stone Brewing Co. plans to open a new beer tap room and pilot brewery in downtown Napa, marking the latest expansion beyond San Diego County for the Escondido-based company.

Alaska Airlines Adds Three More Daily Stops in San Diego

Alaska Airlines announced it will add more stops in California between San Diego, Sacramento, Burbank and San Jose.

Stadium Proponents Call For Boycott Against 3 Hotel Companies

An organization called San Diego Stadium Coalition has joined with Save Our Bolts and other civic and fan groups, calling for a boycott of three hotel companies they claim are collectively opposing development of a hybrid downtown stadium and convention facility favored by the San Diego Chargers.

Uptick in Revenue for SeaWorld But Increase in Q1 Net Losses

TOURISM: Theme Park Continues Transition With Revised Expansion Plans

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. posted total revenue of $220.2 million in its first quarter ending March 31, up slightly from $214.6 million in the year-ago period, the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego reported.

Callaway Golf Announces Dividend; Shareholders Approve Slate of Directors

Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. announced a 1 cent per share dividend, payable June 15 to shareholders of record on May 25.

Business Calendar for Week of May 16, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of May 16, 2016, and beyond.

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Luna Grill Plans Two New Restaurant Openings

San Diego-headquartered Premier Food Concepts LLC, which operates the Luna Grill chain of fast-casual Mediterranean-style restaurants, plans to open new locations in Pacific Highlands Ranch and Mira Mesa, bringing its companywide total to 24.

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Developers Get Financing, Start Construction on InterContinental Hotel

Developers of a new 400-room InterContinental Hotel, planned for the $217 million second phase of development at the former Lane Field in downtown San Diego, have obtained construction financing for the project. Construction was scheduled to begin May 10, with completion slated for September 2018.

Tour of California Cycling Event to Start in San Diego

The Tour of California, a cycling event covering almost 800 miles of California terrain, will start in San Diego May 15.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. Posts Revenue Increase, Net Loss in First Quarter

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. posted total revenue of $220.2 million in its first quarter ending March 31, up slightly from $214.6 million in the year-ago period, the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego reported.

Business Events Calendar for the Week of May 9, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 9, 2016, and beyond.

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Restaurant and Movie Complex Opens at Liberty Station

San Diego-based Boffo Cinemas LLC has opened The Lot Liberty Station, which includes a restaurant and six-screen movie theater, at the mixed-use Liberty Station in Point Loma.

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Allegiant Begins Flights Between San Diego and El Paso

Las Vegas-based discount airline Allegiant has launched its previously announced new non-stop service between San Diego International and El Paso, Texas.