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Internet Gambling Among Challenges for Indian Gaming

GAMING: Casinos Must Adapt to Changing Tastes, Aging Customer Base

The growth of Internet gambling is the “most immediate challenge” facing American Indian tribes that rely on brick-and-mortar casinos to fund their governments.

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Kimpton Completes $8 Million Renovation of Hotel Solamar

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has completed an $8 million renovation of its Hotel Solamar, at 435 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter.

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Hotel Del Coronado Part of $6.5 Billion Portfolio Sale to Chinese Firm

The historic Hotel del Coronado is part of a portfolio of 16 U.S. hotels reportedly being sold by Blackstone Group LP to China’s Anbang Insurance Group, in a deal valued at approximately $6.5 billion.

Business Calendar for Week of March 14, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of March 14, 2016, and beyond.

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Make March Madness A Net Gain for Morale

Sport: Distractions Also Require Adept Management

Sports is a huge part of lender National Funding’s culture: it has a suite at Qualcomm Stadium, stepped in at the last minute to sponsor the most recent Holiday Bowl and has dozens of intense fans on staff eager to talk about their favorite teams.

Ted Tollner Named President of S.D. Bowl Game Association

Former San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ted Tollner has been named president of the San Diego Bowl Game Association, the organization said Thursday.

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New SpringHill Suites Hotel Opening in Mission Valley

Owner and franchisee OTO Development of South Carolina plans a March 10 opening for its new 135-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Mission Valley.

Business Calendar for March 7, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 7, 2016, and beyond.

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Driving Efficiency Fuels Growth for Telematics Reseller

TECHNOLOGY: Firm Utilizes GPS Monitoring To Reduce Trucking Costs

Even though gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in more than five years, companies in charge of vehicle fleets are constantly trying to cut down on fuel costs.

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Summer Debut Planned for Dual-Branded Hilton Campus Downtown

Developer and owner T2 Hospitality plans a summer opening for a new dual-branded Hilton hotel campus near Little Italy, nearing completion on the site that formerly housed Tops Nightclub and later the popular Fat City restaurant.

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Convention Center Names Rippetoe as New President and CEO

The executive board of the San Diego Convention Center Corp. has named Clifford Rippetoe as president and CEO of the facility’s operating entity. Rippetoe succeeds Carol Wallace, who retired from the post at the end of 2015 but remains a consultant to the corporation.

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San Diego REP appoints New Board President

The San Diego REPertory Theatre, known as San Diego REP, announced Y. Sachiko Kohatsu as its new board of trustees president Feb. 25.

Business Journal for Week of February 29, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of February 29,2016, and beyond.

SeaWorld Parent Firm Admits Spying on Animal-rights Activists

Leaders of Florida-based SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. have admitted that some of its employees posed as animal-rights activists to spy on critics of the company, a claim made last summer by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Chargers Back Measure for Downtown Site

SPORT: Supporters Favor Noncontiguous Expansion For Convention Center

The San Diego Chargers are supporting a previously announced ballot measure calling for a 5 percent increase in the city’s transient occupancy tax on hotel rooms, as the team looks to win public support at the polls for a new multipurpose downtown stadium.