Mariel Concepcion

Staff Reporter

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

Recent Stories

Growing Revenue Feeds Urban Plates’ Appetite for Expansion

DINING: Capital Facility Is Expected to Fund 25 More Locations

While some local fast-casual restaurants owners may be scratching their heads trying to keep cost downs as the minimum wage continues to go up, Saad Nadhir, co-founder of San Diego-based Urban Plates, isn’t too worried.

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Add Notre Dame to JMI’s Winning Record

MARKETING: Boutique Firm Does Multimedia, Innovation

Earlier this year, when the University of Notre Dame was looking to hire a company that could help with its unique marketing and multimedia initiatives, the Indiana-based university didn’t tap major players in the collegiate world like IMG College or Learfield.

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Petco Appoints Justin Tichy to Chief Stores Officer

Before joining Petco, Tichy worked with Walmart, Target and Best Buy and, most recently served as President of Sales at Confie, a privately-held national insurance company.

Costs Eat Up Revenue In Restaurant Business

DINING: Wage Increases Cited; Responses Include Job Cuts

Overall labor costs continue to increase in California.

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GDM Dials In Some Diverse Venues

Gaslamp District Media, a San Diego-based marketing, events and promotional agency, has been tapped to work with Music Box concert venue and event space. Its first collaborative event took place in early October by way of the West Coast Oktoberfest. That event was held in more than 55,000 square feet of space in Little Italy and featured live musical acts, an array of street food vendors and themed contests, among other activities and entertainment.

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Airport Has $12B Economic Impact On Region

The San Diego International Airport creates nearly $12 billion in economic impact for the region annually, according to a study conducted by the airport.

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Data Shows $1 Billion Economic Impact from San Diego County Craft Brewers in 2017

San Diego craft brewers generated about $802 million in revenue for 2017, up from $638 million during 2016.

San Diego-Based Annex Brands Announces Promotions

Patrick Edd has been named Chief Executive Officer and will remain company president.

Petco Names Michelle Bonfilio as Chief Human Resources Officer

Starting on Oct. 22, Bonfilio will be based at Petco’s National Support center in San Diego.

Imperfect Produce Comes to Kearny Mesa

San Diegans are digging the "ugly" fruits and vegetables.

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