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Daily Business Report — Aug. 30, 2010

40 Under 40 Winners Heralded

San Diego Metropolitan Magazine’s 11th annual 40 Under 40 Awards luncheon will be held at noon on Sept. 9 in Ballroom 6 A&B of the San Diego Convention Center. Tickets are $75. Tables are $750. For tickets, contact Cyndi Meeves at (619) 906-4105. The awards honor 40 of the San Diego region’s best and brightest minds in a variety of industries. And read about the honorees in the September issue of  San Diego Metropolitan.

Ukrainian Delegation to Visit San Diego

A delegation of Ukrainians will visit San Diego Thursday through Sept. 23 to meet with various members of the local tourist industry. The visit is sponsored by the United States Agency of International Development. The local host is the Citizen Diplomacy Council of San Diego, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that promotes global understanding through visiting delegations from the State Department and other government agencies. CDCSD hosts over 500 international leaders in San Diego each year. The group of 11 includes a deputy in the Department of Investment Policy and External Affair of  the Yevpatoriya City Council, a Kerch City Councilwoman and private business owners. Their goal is to learn how to develop a successful tourist industry in Ukraine and the Crimea, providing good service, economic development and promotion of their country. The delegation is here to study how the city’s hotels, restaurants, and attractions provide strong service and quality for visitors. The delegation will be meeting with organizations and businesses such as the California Department of Transportation, Hotel del Coronado, San Diego Port of Entry and the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau.

S.D. County Credit Union Receives Top Performance Award

San Diego County Credit Union has been recognized as one of the top 10 highest performing credit unions in the country of those with assets above $500 million, according to an analysis by Raddon Financial Group (RFG), an industry research firm. The top 10 credit unions were measured on growth, income, efficiency and margin management and were awarded the Crystal Performance Award.

The 9 other honorees were Altra Federal Credit Union (La Crosse, Wis.); Community First Credit Union (Appleton, Wis.); Ent Federal Credit Union (Colorado Springs, Colo.); F&A Federal Credit Union (Monterey Park, Calif.); Lockheed Federal Credit Union (Burbank, Calif.); Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (Live Oak, Texas); Robins Federal Credit Union (Warner Robins, Ga.); Spokane Teachers Credit Union (Liberty Lake, Wash.); and Visions Federal Credit Union (Endicott, N.Y.).

“These credit unions have demonstrated excellence in terms of their commitment to develop and deploy successful strategies,” said Bill Handel, vice president of research and product development with RFG. “Recipients of this award tend to have strong member relationships with higher deposit and loan balances per household, but tend to efficiently and effectively control expenses. Credit unions tend to maintain an average efficiency ratio of about 75 percent, but Crystal Performance Award winners tend to maintain a much better ratio, around 60 percent.”

Zoll Gets USD Appointment

Sally Ann Zoll

Sally Ann Zoll has been named a member of the advisory board of the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES). Zoll earned a master’s degree in special education and a doctorate in leadership and management from USD. She has also served as an adjunct professor at the university.

Health Care Reform is Breakfast Topic

The San Diego chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will hear a talk about the new health care reform law at a breakfast meeting Sept. 22 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, in Carlsbad. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. The speaker is John Kahle. Cost is $30 for members, $45 for nonmembers. To reserve, visit

Ann Sasaki-Madigan Named to Nonprofit Board

Ann Sasaki-Madigan

Ann Sasaki-Madigan, a manager and administrator in the criminal justice system and private sector for more than 25 years, has been elected to the board of trustees of United Through Reading, a Sorrento Valley-based national nonprofit that helps separated families connect through reading storybooks to their children while being video-recorded. Sasaki-Madigan recently retired as the deputy chief probation officer of institutional services with the San Diego County Probation Department, overseeing more than 550 employees. She was formerly a division executive with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as the inmate services manager, supervising a division of more than 1500 full-time and volunteer employees.

Small Business Workshops

Upcoming SCORE San Diego small business workshops. Fees range from $29 to $109.

• Sept. 1 – Internet Marketing 101 – 9 a.m. to 3 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)

• Sept. 2 – Financing Your Business – 9:30 a.m. to noon at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; pre-paid registration $29, $39 at the door)

• Sept. 8 – QuickBooks Advanced – 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)

• Sept. 9 – How to Start a Non-Profit 9 to 11:30 a.m. at San Diego Foundation – Liberty Station (2508 Historic Decatur Rd #200, San Diego 92106; pre-paid registration $39, $49 at the door)

• Sept. 10 – Professional Selling – 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)

• Sept. 11 – Business Plan 101: How to Develop Your Best Competitive Advantage – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $79, $89 at the door)

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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