Comic Book Stores Must Profit or Perish

RETAIL: Business Realities Loom Large at Hobby-Oriented Shops

Entrepreneurs who open comic book stores because of their love of comics quickly learn that they can’t succeed if they treat their business like a hobby.

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SeaWorld CEO Resigns; Former SD Park President Tapped as Interim

John T. Reilly, chief parks operations officer, is serving as interim CEO. Reilly served as park president of SeaWorld San Diego from 2010 through April 2016.

Business Calendar for Week of February 26, 2018

Business events planned in the county for the week of February 26, 2018, and beyond.

Nonstop Ambition

LEADERSHIP: From Resorts To Airlines, Ted Vallas Always Has a Project on his Radar

Ted Vallas, the 96-year-old driving force behind California Pacific Airlines, stands in the bright February sun in front of the passenger terminal at McClellan-Palomar Airport.

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Detecon Innovation Institute Tapped to Run Airport's Innovation Lab

Innovations that improve waste management, streamlining transactions and use artificial intelligence are likely to be among the program's priorities.

New CFO Named for the S.D. Convention Center

Mardeen Mattix was selected to succeed Mark Emch.

Chula Vista Looks to Be Big In Drone Testing

AIRCRAFT: City Offers Most Room, 375 Acres; Other Options Are in County

City officials have long envisioned it as a university campus. But a sprawling plot of land in the eastern part of the city has become a place for aerospace.

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Rush Cycle Takes The Franchising Path

SPORT: In Competitive Space, More Than 30 Franchises Awarded

A chain of indoor cycling studios started seven years ago by two childhood friends in their 20s in La Jolla’s Bird Rock neighborhood is poised to grow.

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Viejas Set to Open 'Hotel Within a Hotel'

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians has set Feb. 1 as opening day for its Willows Hotel & Spa.

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Museums Exhibit Self-Reliance

NONPROFIT: Institutions Shift To More Stable Business Model

Nonprofit museums are moving away from business models that rely heavily on traveling “blockbuster” exhibits to focus on strategies that require less financial risk.

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Labor Costs Spur Jack to Possibly Put Technology to Work

DINING: Kiosks Considered as Way To Cut Store Costs

A pair of Jack in the Box Inc. executives offered the financial community a first look at the company’s post-Qdoba future during a financial conference Jan. 9.

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Business Calendar for Week of January 15, 2018

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 15, 2018.

LiveXLive Media Closes Acquisition of Slacker

RADIO: Slacker’s Revenue Has Been In Steady Decline

LiveXLive Media Inc. of Beverly Hills closed its acquisition of Slacker Inc., the Rancho Bernardo internet music provider, in late December.

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PrepKitchen’s 3 S.D. Restaurants Sold

Buyers are the Las Vegas-based husband and wife team of David and Deborah Krause, owners of IAM Hospitality Group.

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Blue Bridge Hospitality Opens New Eatery in Coronado

The name of the restaurant, West Pac Noodle Bar, refers to a Navy phrase used to signify deployment from San Diego to the Western Pacific.

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