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‘Most Innovative’ Products’ Are a Magnificent Seven

Connect, San Diego’s oldest startup accelerator, recognized seven companies with ground-breaking technologies on Nov. 29. This year’s winners designed products that are better, faster and stronger than the competition.

Callaway Is Game for Apparel, Gear Market

SPORT: Golf Still Strong Suit, While on Acquisition Course

Callaway Golf Co. is taking a shot.

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Utilis Is a Resource for Finding Water Leaks

SERVICE: Satellite Imagery Helps Detect General Location

The drinking water flows from a source in the mountains to the customer’s tap, but somewhere in the sprawling network of pipes, part of it disappears.

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Healthcare District Dumps At-Large Elections

HEALTH: Grossmont Makes Move; Palomar Considers Election Change

Under the threat of a lawsuit from a Malibu attorney, one San Diego hospital district is moving to a new type of election system, while another will consider doing so.

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Mission Federal Names CIO

Mission Federal Credit Union has named Jojo Seva as its chief information officer, making the announcement on Dec. 10. Seva is a recognized leader in core banking system technology, artificial intelligence, enterprise digital transformation and information security.

Pfizer Move to Transfer 100 Jobs to San Diego

Pharmaceutical behemoth Pfizer is set to close a South San Francisco site and relocate 100 jobs to its research and development campus in La Jolla.

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China Bans Some iPhones after Qualcomm Wins Preliminary Injunction

China banned the sale of several older iPhone models after a court found Apple violated two of Qualcomm's patents.

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Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Moot Acquires Small & Schena LLP Firm

Attorneys William F. Small and John A. Schena will be joining Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Moot as partners starting Jan. 2, 2019.

Mitek Cuts Chief Operating Officer

Mitek Systems will cut its chief operating officer in January. Mitek also received a bigger offer from ASG Technologies, which has been looking to buy the company.

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Report: Human Longevity’s Valuation Falls 80%

Human Longevity Inc.’s latest valuation: $310 million, down more than 80 percent from early 2017, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Pechanga Sports Arena Naming Rights Approved

The city will receive approximately $40,000 per year from the Naming Rights Agreement, or approximately $63,000 if the term expires in 2020.

Qualcomm to Cut 125 From San Diego Offices

Qualcomm will cut 125 employees from its offices in San Diego and Raleigh.

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BAE Systems Wins $79M Ship Repair Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair in Barrio Logan a $78.8 million fixed-price contract to maintain, modernize and repair the USS Shoup.

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Character Is Amenity For East Village Office

PROPERTY: SuperBlock to Offer Classic, Large Space

The former home of Jerome’s Furniture — an East Village landmark in downtown San Diego for nearly 50 years — will be transformed into a new landmark of sorts.

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CEO Meets, Defeats Challenges, Turns to Helping Others

From the dot-com bubble burst to selling her company, Kim Perell has seen a little bit of everything as an entrepreneur.

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SDBJ INSIDER Pack You Baggies: Here Comes Cannabis Tourism

One of my must-reads every December is the Hotel Guru’s Top 10 Hospitality Market Trends, in which Robert Rauch of RAR Hospitality predicts what will be making news in the coming year.

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RF Industries Chalks Up 87 Percent Growth

RF Industries, which makes specialized electronic connectors, said it increased annual sales 87 percent in the recently ended fiscal year. Fiscal 2018 sales were approximately $58 million, compared to $31 million in fiscal 2017.

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Business Calendar for Week of December 10, 2018

Business events scheduled in the county.

Mattis: Military Needs Sustained Funds, High-Tech Tools

Defense Secretary James Mattis called for continued, robust defense spending during a Dec. 1 appearance at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, and appealed for help from California’s advanced technology sector. I

San Diego Economic Surveys Find Optimism Holding Fast

ECONOMY: Craft Beer, Tourism and Overall Picture Remains Bright

Although big beer has been lurking around the craft beer neighborhood lately, it seems the latter isn’t too worried about the presence of the former just yet.

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