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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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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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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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Customers: Plant-Based Mexican Food ‘Muy Delicioso’

RESTAURANTS: Tacotarian Expands into San Diego

To meet the growing appetite for plant-based dining options, a pair of husband-and-wife restaurateurs out of Nevada are expanding their brand into the San Diego area market.

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Encinitas Eatery Aims for Cottage Charm

DEVELOPMENT: Recreating a La Jolla Success Story

Jason Peaslee is trying to recreate the quaint atmosphere and charm of The Cottage restaurant that he and a partner own in La Jolla in a remodeled portion of an Encinitas shopping center.

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Ingenium Expands Services, Markets

WASTE MANAGEMENT: Company Projecting 50% Revenue Growth

It’s been a year of growth for Ingenium. The Escondido-based firm has added new revenue, new employees, new markets and new services.

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NU System Chancellor to Step Down in 2023

Dr. Michael R. Cunningham will retire from his position as chancellor of National University System (NUS) at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.

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Amber Frankhuizen Has a Passion for Marketing

REAL ESTATE: Making a Name for a Business

Real estate developers are pros when it comes to building everything from the apartment towers that are changing the skyline of downtown San Diego to single-family homes. But when it comes to making a name for themselves and establishing a brand identity, that’s another matter entirely.

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Jayne Aston Named Bahia Resort Hotel GM

HOSPITALITY: Former GM Cherashore Now Evans Hotels’ CFO

Jayne Aston is back in San Diego – and the third time is officially the charm for the United Kingdom native.

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Cordial Closes $50M Series C

SaaS: Firm Growing B2C Platform

Cordial is preparing to disrupt the business-to-consumer marketing industry – but, as their name suggests, in a nice way.

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Scripps Health Restores Historic Hillcrest Nursing College to Health

HEALTHCARE: Century-old Facility Gets New Life Helping Cancer Patients

A nearly 100-year-old Scripps Mercy Hospital building in Hillcrest that started out as a nursing school for the Sisters of Mercy has been restored and given a new life as place where cancer patients and their families can receive support services.

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San Diego County Sees Downward Construction Trend in 2022

HOSPITALITY: Atlas Mid-Year Report Shows Decrease in Hotel Development

The billion-dollar Gaylord Bayfront Hotel in Chula Vista, the largest hotel project currently under construction in California, will bring 1,600 new hotel rooms to the South Bay. But beyond the Marriott-owned project, there is currently a major lull in the hotel construction industry in San Diego County.

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Historic Home to Become High-Tech Boutique Hotel

REAL ESTATE: Brother-Sister Team Behind Unique La Jolla Project

Brother and sister Hailey and Max Waitt are renovating a historic La Jolla home that had been used as a bed-and-breakfast inn into a high-tech hotel catering to the mid-20s to mid-40s traveler.

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