Mariel Concepcion

Staff Reporter

Email: mconcepcion@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-277-6359 Extension: 3114

Recent Stories

Co. Finds Food Biz, Expansion, and Real Estate Opportunities

FOOD: Tax Credits Help Ajinomoto Set Up Shop in Otay

When Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc., stumbled upon the chance opportunity to set up shop in Otay Mesa, after Tyson Foods decided to sell its San Diego-based Circle Foods plant, those in charge knew they had to jump on the opportunity.

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Ceramic Pro Teams Up with Carfax to Help Maximize Car Resale Values

San Diego-based Ceramic Pro will begin reporting product installation details to Carfax in order to help maximize the resale value of their customers’ vehicles.

Rosé Continues to Be a Rising Star For Local Wineries

WINERIES: Millennial Palates and Good Prices Help Push Wine’s Sales

In the last several years, rosé has risen in popularity among wine drinkers nationally. Despite being a newer and smaller market compared with its California-based counterparts like Sonoma County, Napa Valley and the Central Coast, San Diego is capitalizing on the trend.

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Canned Wine Stacks Up Against the Competition

Local Wineries See Advantages, But For Now, Fiscal, Size Realities Dilute Their Enthusiasm

Nico Roulston, owner of the Candied Apple Café in Julian known for its breakfast options and barbecue dishes, says he doesn’t serve his customers anything but wine in a can these days.

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More Victories Needed to Establish San Diego’s Sports Cred

TOURISM: Beach Games Give Something to Build On

Earlier this year, the Associated Press crowned San Diego the worst sports city in the country. But local groups like the San Diego Tourism Authority and the San Diego Sports Commission say the city shouldn’t be counted out just yet.

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Luna Fine Tunes Food, Décor as It Expands

DINING: Eatery Plans to Add 10 to 15 Locations in a Year

For Maria Pourteymour, co-founder and chief cuisine officer of San Diego-based Luna Grill Restaurants LLC, the love for good, simple yet high-quality food has been a tradition passed down through her family, from generation to generation.

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Home Start Names CFO

The San Diego-based child abuse prevention and treatment agency has named Rick Roark as its chief financial officer.

Luna Grill and The Hot Spot Coming to Del Sur Town Center

Luna Grill and The Hot Spot are headed to the Del Sur Town Center, the dining and retail center located in Black Mountain Ranch.

Gearbox Hits Right Composite Formulas

RETAIL: Sports Co. Cultivates Next Generation Of Players and Paddles

It was during his five-year stint in the United States military that Rafael Filippini, founder and president of Gearbox Sports, discovered the game — and the business — of racquetball.

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Frontier Announces New Flights from S.D. to Midwest and East Coast

The new destinations include Cleveland, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Raleigh/Durham.

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