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Daily Business Report — June 14, 2010

Port of San Diego Installing Shore Power for Berthed Cruise Ships

The Port of San Diego is installing shore power at its B Street Cruise Ship Terminal and Broadway Pier to allow cruise ships to use shore-based electrical power instead running their diesel engines. The switch will greatly reduce air emissions from the ships because electricity from the grid is much cleaner than generating energy from diesel engines. The shore power project is to be completed by December, with the first cruise ship using shore power in January 2011. The project’s budget is just over $7 million.

“When a cruise ship calls, it idles the entire time it’s here, running its diesel engines,” said Michelle White of the port’s environmental services department. “What shore power will do is allow cruise ships, while they’re at dock, to plug into electrical power. It is estimated shore power will reduce more than 1 ton of pollutants from each ship that plugs into the system in a nine-hour period.” The cruise ships — not the Port — will pay for the shore power they use.

The shore power system will supply up to 12,500 volts of power to a ship carrying up to 5,000 passengers, according to Mark McIntire of the engineering and construction department. “The transition from the ship’s onboard generation capacity to the shore power electrical capacity will be seamless.”

Initially, shore power will be available to one ship at a time. In subsequent years, two ships will be able to use shore power at the same time. The largest piece of equipment at the construction site is the transformer, weighing in at 85,000 pounds.

Museum of Contemporary Art Appoints Chief Curator

Kathryn Kanjo

Kathryn Kanjo, director of the University Art Museum at UC Santa Barbara, has been appointed the new chief curator and head of the curatorial department at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Kanjo will assume her new job on July 20.

Kanjo has been director of the University Art Museum since 2006. Before that she served for seven years as executive director of Artpace San Antonio, a contemporary arts exhibition and educational foundation that invites visiting artists and curators for residencies and produces original exhibitions and installations. Kanjo also served as the curator of contemporary art at the Portland Art Museum where she managed an art program within the city’s general museum. Her first curatorial appointment was at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego where she served as assistant Curator (1992-1994) and later associate curator (1994-1995).

Kanjo received her master’s degree in art history and museum studies from USD and her bachelor’s degree in art history and English literature from the University of Redlands.

Residents Can Now Track Flight Activity Around Carlsbad Airport

County residents can monitor flight activity around McClellan-Palomar Airport using Lochard WebTrak, an Internet-based service application that allows computer users to follow airport arrivals and departures as well as the flight path, altitude and noise levels of plans using the airport air space. In many cases, the aircraft type and identification (N number) are also shown. The information display also shows current weather conditions at the airport. Jim Swain, the airport’s environmental sound manager, said the service would add value to the airport’s community outreach program by increasing the accuracy of data collection. “It gives us the opportunity for direct community engagement by making airport environmental information more accessible and transparent,” Swain said. To access the service, visit sdcounty.ca.gov/dpw/airports/palomar.html.

Concession Opportunities at Airport to be Explained

Staff of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will explain how businesses can become concessionaires at San Diego International Airport during a June 15 meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. on the third floor of the commuter terminal at the airport. The session, called Concessions 101, is to inform the business community about upcoming opportunities and what it takes to succeed in an airport retail environment. The Airport Authority is making plans to completely redevelop the airport’s food, beverage and retail operations in all of the terminals. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for new concession opportunities at the airport are expected to be released in the first quarter of 2011. Based on this competitive process, the Airport Authority will select several companies to operate and manage single or multiple concession locations at the airport. New shops will open to the public beginning in early 2013.

SCORE San Diego Small Business Workshops

June 15 – Internet Marketing 302: Develop a Winning E-mail Marketing Success Strategy – 9 a.m. to noon at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

June 16 – How to Start and Manage Your Own Business – Carlsbad – 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at National University (705 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

June 18 – Tax Considerations for Small Business – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; pre-paid registration $29, $39 at the door).

June 19 – How to Start and Manage Your Own Business – 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

June 22 – Legal Issues for Small Business: Contracts and Leases – Carlsbad – 9 a.m. to noon at National University (705 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

June 23 – Business Plan 201: How to Write a Winning Business Plan – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $99, $109 at the door).

June 23 – Financing Your Business – Carlsbad – 9:30 a.m. to noon at National University (705 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011; pre-paid registration $29, $39 at the door)

June 23 – Good Governance for Nonprofits – 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The San Diego Foundation – Liberty Station (2508 Historic Decatur Road, #200, San Diego 92106; pre-paid registration $39, $49 at the door).

June 24 – Small Business Marketing – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

June 25 – Insurance: What You Need to Know to Protect You and Your Business – Carlsbad – 9 a.m. to noon at National University (705 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

June 26 – Internet Marketing 304: Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Tools – 9 a.m. to noon at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

June 29 – Internet Marketing 303: Social Media for Small Businesses – 9 a.m. to noon at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

June 30 – QuickBooks Basic – Carlsbad – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at National University (705 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

For more information on the workshops, call (619) 557-7272.

The Daily Business Report is produced by REP Publishing Inc., publisher of San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, the North Park News, Kensington News and the West Coast Craftsman. (619) 906-4104.

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