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Chamber Names 2022 Small Business Award Winners

EVENTS: Firms ‘Backbone of Our Region’ Says Sanders

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated small businesses and their significant contributions to our communities and regional economy through the Small Business Awards.

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Former Attorney Morrison Pursues Her Passion

SMALL BUSINESS: Brewery Co-Founder Helps Dogs Find Homes

Providing second chances comes first for Virginia Morrison. Morrison is co-founder and CEO of Second Chance Beer Company, the Carmel Mountain-headquartered craft brew business that champions dogs in shelters and with rescue organizations, using the award-winning brewery’s means to find forever homes for the animals.

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National City Apartment Complex Stays Affordable

Lincoln Avenue Capital, based in Santa Monica, in partnership with Pacific Housing Inc., which is based in Sacramento, has signed an agreement with National City to covert an existing market-rate apartment complex into affordable housing with a cap on rents.

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Nominate Now - Top 50 Influential Veteran Business Leaders Awards 2022

Nomination Deadline: October 5, 2022

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CCDC Hits Milestone in Chula Vista

SDBJ Insider

Community Congregational Development Corporation (CCDC) has reached a $6 million grant milestone in pursuit of its mission to serve and support the physical, social, psychological and spiritual health and well-being of older adults.

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Film Festival Will Spotlight Women

NONPROFITS: Women’s Museum of California Stars in 21st Annual Event

Since 2001, the San Diego International Film Festival, which annually receives requests from more than 3,000 independent filmmakers from more than 75 countries, has covered a wide array of topics.

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Foundation Medicine Comes to Torrey Pines

Foundation Medicine, based in Cambridge, Mass., has signed a 10-year lease on a more-than 80,000-square-foot building in Torrey Pines, marking the company’s formal entry into the San Diego life-science market.

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Convoy District Markers Make Freeway Debut

NONPROFITS: Signs on I-805 Designed to Draw Visitors, Boost Business

A major goal for the Convoy District Partnership since 2020 is finally coming to fruition – the placement of signs off the I-805 freeway in three different locations that read: “Convoy Asian Cultural District.”

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Capstone Advisors Endows Professorship at USD

REAL ESTATE: Endowment to Help Retain, Attract Top Faculty

Capstone Advisors, led by Alex Zikakis, has endowed a professorship in real estate at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego.

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NU’s Cunningham Set to Retire

EDUCATION: Longtime Leader to Exit Next Year

San Diego-based National University has announced that Dr. Michael Cunningham will retire in July 2023 at the end of the current school year.

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Poseida Inks $110M Deal With Roche

PHARMA: ‘Huge’ News in Cell Therapy

Poseida Therapeutics, Inc.’s gene and cell therapy technology has been given “validation” by Big Pharma. On Aug. 3, the company announced it had entered into a broad strategic collaboration and license agreement with Roche worth a potential $6 billion.

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East Village Growth Stronger Than Ever

REAL ESTATE: Commercial Development Booming Downtown

The East Village commercial real estate market is going strong, although there’s been a pause in new projects opening as developers catch up on projects that were slowed in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID.

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The New Way to MBA

The New Way to MBA, Provided by Knauss School of Business, University of San Diego

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2022 Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards Finalists

Meet the finalists in SDBJ's 2022 Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards. Congratulations on your achievements!

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Special Report: Commercial Real Estate

The San Diego Business Journal looks at the future of East Village; ranks San Diego County's largest office parks, retail centers and industrial parks; and offers a wealth of data on office, retail and industrial property at the close of Q2.

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Springboard, National University Launch New Partnership

EDUCATION: Helping Prepare Students for High-Growth Tech Careers

Springboard, the San Francisco-based workforce development company that prepares students for in-demand careers through comprehensive, project-based and online mentor-led programs, will now be in alliance with National University.

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Helix Water District Names Brian Olney New GM

UTILITIES: New Leader for County’s Second-Largest Water Provider

Brian Olney, a Santee native with nearly 30 years in the water industry, has been named the new general manager at the Helix Water District, the agency that provides water to more than 250,000 customers in San Diego’s East County.

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Encinitas Mixed-Use Building Sold for $3.9M

An Encinitas building that includes office and residential space has been sold for $3.9 million.

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Ben & Esther’s Vegan Jewish Deli Opens in Oceanside

RESTAURANTS: Portland Firm Opens Second S.D. Store

Coastal North County resident Heather Bradshaw has found a taste of home, right in her own backyard.

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Sempra’s Q2 Net Income Is $559M

ENERGY: Customers in Line for Planned Texas LNG Export Plant

Sempra’s plans to ship more liquefied natural gas (LNG) to overseas ports, as well as the condition of its broader business, came into clearer focus as the summer has unfolded.

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