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CCDC Hits Milestone in Chula Vista

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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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SD Top Destination in July

TOURISM: Visitor Traffic up 30%

Despite the lingering impact of COVID-19 and other health-related issues that continue to cause some amount of uncertainty in travelers, people across the globe are keeping the San Diego region in their vacation plans.

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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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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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Boatsetter Buoys Boaters – Without Ownership Worry

RECREATION: Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental Gaining in Popularity

Solana Beach resident Tariq Amassyali has a day job, but he‘s found a way to supplement his income doing something he loves – being on the water. Amassyali owns five boats docked in the downtown San Diego area that he rents to people who want to enjoy a day – or multiple days – on the bay.

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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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Olympics-like Event Coming to San Diego

NONPROFITS: Transplant Games Include 5K Run, Parade

Mark Neville, the 53-year-old CEO of Sports San Diego and executive director of the nonprofit San Diego Bowl Game Association, has had only two surgeries in his life.

New Hotel Opens with Old-World Charm

HOSPITALITY: brick Debuts in Downtown Oceanside

An historic building in the heart of downtown Oceanside with a multi-faceted and very productive past is seeing new life as a 10-room hotel.

Drawing Visitors While Improving Life for Locals

TOURISM: S.D. Tourism Marketing District Earmarks $38M for FY’23

With more than 35 million people coming to the region every year, delivering billions of dollars to the local economy, tourism and hospitality in San Diego is a big deal. And while COVID-19 has challenged tourism and hospitality officials efforts during the past three years, the industry continues to rebound strongly in 2022.

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Cloudbeds Grows with Whistle Acquisition

SOFTWARE: New Tools Will Boost Engagement with Guests

Hospitality management software company Cloudbeds is looking to reimagine how hotels think about “contactless” service.

CSU San Marcos Project Surveys Early ’22 Economic Trends

EDUCATION: Consumer Confidence Level in San Diego County Continues to Grow

Almost three years after the COVID-19 pandemic first began its assault on the success of businesses in San Diego County, the region’s overall economic trend looks to be moving in a healthy direction and in some sectors even eclipsing pre-pandemic status and numbers.

Big Bay Boom Returning to San Diego Bay

TOURISM: July 4 Spectacle to Benefit Armed Services YMCA

With the Fourth of July on its way, organizers of the Big Bay Boom fireworks show are preparing for another spectacle in the skies over San Diego Bay.

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GigTown Books a Post-Pandemic Reboot

ENTERTAINMENT: New Owners Look to Grow After Surviving Live Music Shutdown

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, the live music industry was one of the first to shutter. Not the most ideal time to take over a web-platform company that connects musicians to fans and venues, but ....

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New GM Hired at InterContinental Hotel

Canada Native Hughes Has More than Three Decades of Experience

The InterContinental Hotel San Diego has hired Brian Hughes as the luxury hotel’s new general manager. Hughes, 58, brings more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

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