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Pop-Up Trend Gives Retail a Fun-Size

RETAIL: Versatile Uses Include Promotional EventsWhen sisters Anne Buehner, 33, and Mary Carr, 26, who have branding and retail experience collectively, noticed an absence in agencies dedicated to creating pop-up experiences in San Diego recently, they joined forces to launch their creative firm, & Boom Unlimited, last year.

Merlin Teams Up to Expand Its UAV Services

DEFENSE: 3 Cos. Coming Together Will Handle Variety of Roles

“Bob, 51 & Brian, 49, will start a company to support Big Safari and make things happen, with planning starting in 2007 and operations in 2008.”

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ANALYSIS: When It Comes to Big Civic Projects, We’re Out of Pluck

ECONOMY: Bold Moves Often Missing in Key Developments

Getting big projects done in the San Diego region is often a nearly impossible task, with the downtown San Diego Convention Center the latest to run into trouble.

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Hotel Industry Is Building on Its Solid Metrics

TRAVEL: In 2018, 77.5% Occupancy Expected; Biz Travel Makes Up 10%

On paper, San Diego doesn’t look very good as far as the hotel industry is concerned.

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Restaurant Group’s Biz Model Is Risky But Rewarding

For David and Lesley Cohn, president and co-founders of Cohn Restaurant Group, the San Diego-based, family-run business which owns and operates 25 restaurants in Southern California and Hawaii, what makes their company successful is the same thing that makes it, for a lack of a better word, difficult.

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Kearny Mesa Hotel Getting $3M Renovation

Four Points makeover

Hotel gets a complete makeover

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Club Champion Opens Del Mar Store

'Our only goal is to find the best combination of components to help customers...'

La Jolla Playhouse Names Development Director

La Jolla Playhouse has named Julia B. Foster director of development.

Business Events Calendar for Week of July 30, 2018

Event scheduled in San Diego County

ChuckAlek Independent Brewers to Close

According to, the reason for the closure is partly because the husband and wife owners are moving to Denver for career opportunities.

Greenhaus Lands Contract with Visit Santa Barbara

Greenhaus will oversee all marketing initiatives to help boost the Central California town's presence as a top travel destination.

Business Events Calendar for Week of July 23, 2018

Some of the events planned in the county

Compostable Cutlery Aims to Serve Diners and the Environment

DINING: Co. to Open Local Plant; Pricing May Be Challenge

It wasn’t until March of this year, after introducing his creation at the Natural Products Expo West, a natural, organic and healthy goods event in Anaheim, that Zhicong “Zack” Kong, CEO and founder of TwentyFifty Fork, a compostable cutlery company, decided to speed up plans to begin mass manufacturing his natural grain-based fork.

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Pechanga Resort & Casino Using Robots for Security

The casino resort has a staff of 300 security personnel, but the robots, manufactured by Mountain View-based Knightscope, are an added security measure.

New Eatery Isn’t Just in Encinitas, It Is Part of Encinitas

DINING: Local Flavors, Local Art and the Locals Are All Part of Biz Plan

Founder and CEO of the real estate, hospitality and lifestyle company, American National Investments (ANI), Gina Champion-Cain, continues to invigorate the food and beverage landscape of San Diego, this time opening a new restaurant in Encinitas as part of ANI’s The Patio Group division.

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Green Flash Brewing Co. Opens New Location in Nebraska

San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. has opened its first full-scale restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska, next to the University of Nebraska campus.