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Daily Business Report — Oct. 20, 2009

An Evening With Your Elected Representative

The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce will hold a public meeting Wednesday night to give the public the opportunity to talk directly with local, county, state and federal elected representatives. “An Evening with Your Elected Representatives” will be held at 6 p.m. in the Viejas DreamCatcher Lounge, 5000 Willows Road, in Alpine. The cost is $35. Invited guests include Congressmen Duncan D. Hunter and Bob Filner, state Sens. Dennis Hollingsworth and Denise Moreno Ducheny and Assemblyman Joel Anderson.

Invitations also were submitted to county Supervisor Dianne Jacob, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, County Tax Collector Dan McAllister and county Board of Education President Sharon Jones.

Supporting sponsors for the event are the San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians. For more information, call (619) 445-2722.

Security Business Bank adds executives

Jay Hibert and Meghan Federico have joined Security Business Bank as consultants on commercial real estate and business lending and Win Englebert has joined the bank as vice president responsible for cultivating new clients. Hibert has close to 25 years of commercial banking experience at Bank of America, Union Bank, Mellon Bank and more recently as founder, shareholder and senior vice president of Regents Bank. Federico has 15 years of commercial banking experience, beginning her career at Valencia National Bank. She has held management roles at San Diego National Bank, Scripps Bank and Regents Bank. A co-founder of Market Street Consulting Group with Hibert, Federico was recognized as one of San Diego’s 40 Under 40 Award winners by San Diego Metropolitan magazine in 2006. Englebert is a business development executive with experience across the financial services and commercial real estate industries. With Wells Fargo in San Diego for more than seven years, Englebert served as commercial loan officer, business deposit consultant and wealth management advisor and previously, as a business development director for Washington Mutual Business Bank.

Pacific Forum set for Nov. 7

The fifth annual Pacific Forum, organized by the Sino-American Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA), will be staged Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Institute of Americas at UCSD. Admission is $20 to $50. A featured speaker will be Ted Plafker, best-selling author of “Doing Business in China — How to Profit in the World’s Fastest Growing Market.”

Federal Contract Awards

Northrop Grumman, San Diego, won a $56,295 federal contract from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, San Diego, for testing laboratory services.

Clinicomp International Inc., San Diego, won a $3,086,002 federal contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Health Care System, Dallas, to provide an intensive care unit clinical information system.

U.K. Gear North America, La Jolla, won a federal contract valued at up to $2,046,150 from the U.S. Coast Guard’s headquarters for men’s and women’s running shoes.

San Diegan wins Gold Medal in skydiving

Anabel Durham from San Diego won a first-place Gold medal in the advanced four-way formation skydiving event at the 2009 United States Parachute Association (USPA) National Skydiving Championships in Texas. Durham was one of nearly 500 of the country’s best skydivers who traveled to Texas to push their aerial skills to the limit and compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in six skydiving disciplines: Formation Skydiving, Durham’s high-flying specialty, Artistic Events (which include radical Freeflying and Freestyle), Canopy Piloting (popularly known as “Swooping”), Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing (the “Classics”), Canopy Formation and Vertical Formation Skydiving.

Durham made her first skydive in 1989. When she is not jumping out of airplanes, Durham works as a dean at San Diego Community College District.

USPA’s National Skydiving Championships, considered the largest display of parachuting proficiency in the United States, continues through Oct. 25 at Skydive Spaceland near Houston.

Renowned painter to appear at Mission Trails Gallery

The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation will present a demonstration and discussion by nationally  renowned mouth painter Lynda Hamilton on Oct. 24. The demonstration will be held from 11 a.m. to  2 p.m. in the Mission Trails Gallery located in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor and Interpretive Center, One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego. Born in 1950, Hamilton contracted polio when she  was 10, losing the use of both arms. When she  was still a child, she taught herself to draw with a pencil held in her mouth, and has since developed her own unique techniques for painting. After completing high school and college, Hamilton moved to San Diego and began volunteering at local schools. She and fellow MFPA member, Robert Thome, founded the Artability Artist Association, a San Diego-based group of disabled artists who teach at the San Diego Rehabilitation Center. Hamilton uses a specially designed foot-steered car, which she uses to perform day-to-day activities, as well as to get around to shows and exhibitions. The freedom that the car provides allows Lynda to assist other artists in presenting their work to the public.

For more information about Hamilton’s demonstration and discussion, contact Shandel Gamer, art coordinator, at: (619) 562-5791 or Roland Roberge, MTRP Foundation, at: (619) 668-3280.

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